Wednesday, July 15, 2009


This is another limited release movie, and we were fortunate to see it Tuesday (before Harry Potter took over the theatre). The movie is called "MOON", and is Directed by David Bowie's son!! But, that's not why we went to see it - from what we read, the plot seemed interesting.

MOON, stars Sam Rockwell, as a worker ending his 3 year contract on the moon, and anxious to get back to his wife and young daughter. While there isn't a HAL, there is a GERTY, a computer that is very reminiscent of HAL in 2001-A Space Odyssey. Gerty's voice is played by Kevin Spacey.

That is where the similarity ends. Sam, plays an astronaut named "Sam", and as the plot progresses, he begins to realize that things aren't what they seem to be. If you're looking for action, lasers, and battles, then you should skip MOON. This is one of those rare INTELLIGENT movies that suck you in, and keep your attention from the beginning to the end. I'm not going to give you any spoilers, but I would highly recommend "MOON" as THE movie to see this week (if it's playing in your area).

This was one of the best movies we've seen this year, and it's on my list of movies to purchase when it's released on DVD!

I thought a lot about what to rate it, and after some consideration, I give it 4.5 out of 5 stars....



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