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Space Oddity

May 20, 2009

Mutants and superheroes are a dime a dozen, but good old-fashioned sci-fi films are increasingly hard to come by. And that makes Moon (in theaters 6/12) a welcome departure from Hollywood’s increasingly effects-driven everyday.

Directed by Duncan Jones (a.k.a. David Bowie’s son, Zowie Bowie) and co-written by Nathan Parker (who is the son of British director Alan Parker), Moon depicts Sam Bell’s (Samuel Rockwell) lonely tenure on a faraway lunar station. A robot (voiced by Kevin Spacey) is his only companion; messages from his wife and daughter are delivered via satellite. And it isn’t long before space sickness — or something even more sinister — takes hold of his imagination.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. bigdumbweirdo permalink
    May 20, 2009 11:30 pm

    That looks interesting. It’s hard to picture Sam Rockwell as the lead in a serious sci-fi movie after his performance in Hitchhiker’s, but I’m looking forward to it all the same.

  2. David M. permalink*
    May 21, 2009 12:30 am

    Evidently he’s getting raves for his performance in it. I somehow doubt it’ll be in theaters long though.

  3. bigdumbweirdo permalink
    May 21, 2009 1:47 pm

    Of course not. It looks like it could be funny, dramatic, dark and well-written. No such movie ever stays in the theaters too long.

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