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post #31 of 134
OK the closest is Chicago for me .

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post #32 of 134
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Originally Posted by Matt_Stevens View Post

Checked the official site. This one won't be playing anywhere near me. Not even close. So I am forced to wait for the BD.

In New York City?

I had my choice of three places that were reasonably close to me (Arclight in Hollywood, Pasadena 7, and Encino Town Center). And I live in what's considered "the boonies" of Los Angeles. The Town Center was actually the furthest from where I was, but I like the theater so I went there.
post #33 of 134
Amazing movie!!! It's a must see if you like Alien, 2001, Silent Running and Blade Runner.
post #34 of 134
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Amazing movie!!! It's a must see if you like Alien, 2001, Silent Running and Blade Runner.

Strong movies to compare it to. I hope I feel the same way.
post #35 of 134
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Strong movies to compare it to. I hope I feel the same way.

Having seen Moon, I must tell you that if you expect it be something at that level, you're going to be extremely disapointed. Moon is very low-budget production, very laid back, and very slow paced. Don't expect too much, and you'll find it's a nice little Sci-Fi pic. Something on par with an Isaac Asimov short story.
post #36 of 134
Yeah, the closest match to it of the above films is Silent Running, and even that film clearly had more to work from in terms of model and special effects.

But for what it is it does spectacular, especially considering most filmmakers with that budget would do something seen on the Sci-Fi channel.

Moon stands with the others in terms of story quality.
post #37 of 134
Moon is the next film I plan on seeing in the theater. In fact, I may go tomorrow. Unlike some of you, I would rather suffer the spoilers that many critics inevitably include in their reviews than to have no idea what they are thinking. That's particularly true of limited release films like moon from which it is often hard to get much meaningful word of mouth feedback. I'll report further after seeing the film but will include no unmasked spoilers, I promise.
post #38 of 134
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Part of what made this movie so great for me was that I didn't have any idea on the direction they were going to take with the storyline. I still haven't read any real reviews since seeing it (other then the RT blurbs), but after watching it I would have been really disappointed if I had read them and the main spoiler was revealed. If you can avoid them, I would suggest doing so.
post #39 of 134
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Part of what made this movie so great for me was that I didn't have any idea on the direction they were going to take with the storyline. I still haven't read any real reviews since seeing it (other then the RT blurbs), but after watching it I would have been really disappointed if I had read them and the main spoiler was revealed. If you can avoid them, I would suggest doing so.

Apparently I managed to avoid any big spoilers in the reviews I read because I have no idea what the plot twist is. I'll carefully avoid reading any more reviews until after I've seen the film.
post #40 of 134
Finally showing in Memphis (at least this week anyway) and I got to check it out at the Matinée today. Great movie!! Highly Recommended!

It's amazing that a movie as good as this could be made without a shaky cam, tight close-ups, fast editing and lots of explosions. There's a plot and you can actually follow the story line; unbelievable, just unbelievable; what was the director thinking?
post #41 of 134
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Finally showing in Memphis (at least this week anyway) and I got to check it out at the Matinée today. Great movie!! Highly Recommended!

It's amazing that a movie as good as this could be made without a shaky cam, tight close-ups, fast editing and lots of explosions. There's a plot and you can actually follow the story line; unbelievable, just unbelievable; what was the director thinking?

LOL! Now that's funny. And I whole heartedly agree.
post #42 of 134
It's amazing that a movie as good as this could be made without a shaky cam, tight close-ups, fast editing and lots of explosions.

...and all for five million dollars (I can't recall where I read that, probably in one of the review excepts on Rotten Tomatoes. If it is true, it's particularly hard to believe something that looks this good could be made for so little money. You couldn't get catering for that much money for lots of Hollywood productions). I even hesitate to bring this figure up, as it may dissuade people from going, expecting a film with a cheapo-cheapo look. Nothing could be further from the truth.

And, for all you old fossils, writer-director Duncan Jones' original name was Zowie Bowie, the son of David and Angie Bowie.
post #43 of 134
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And, for all you old fossils, writer-director Duncan Jones' original name was Zowie Bowie, the son of David and Angie Bowie.


Easy to see why he changed his name.
post #44 of 134
Jones is David Bowie's original name, so it was a logical choice, like Emilio Estavez.
post #45 of 134
I saw the movie yesterday and ended up liking it a lot. During its first 15 or 20 minutes, though, I was wondering whether I had made a mistake. I had not. Moon is an original, perhaps the most thoughtful sci-fi movie I have seen since 2001: a Space Odyssey. With rare exceptions. Sam Rockwell is the only actor we see and, as I had expected, he was wonderful. Duncan Jones has done an intriguing job of directing his own excellent screenplay, creating a film that manages to be, funny, creepy, and a little sad, all at the same time. There is a lot to think about here. Highly recommended. 8 out of 10.
post #46 of 134
The people in this thread who've seen the movie and recommended to others are absolutely correct: it's a gem.
post #47 of 134
Finally got a chance to see 'Moon' (just got released locally) and I am so glad I went instead of staying at home. Terrific film!
post #48 of 134
I just saw this today, really good movie. Being about five years old when Star Wars first came out, I've grown up going to most sci-fi movies expecting them to be big loud explosive action packed adventures. This one was good, a throw back to some of the classic 60 and 70's some sci-fi movies I've only seen on VHS/DVD, which are much more story driven.

Ironically, the AMC theatre is the only one carrying it and only have SDDS sound decoders. Since this movie is only available in DolbyD for digital, it was played back in analog stereo sound. Kind of added to the aura of the movie, as it's story and special effects look very 70'ish. Still glad I saw it on the big screen.

I do have one gripe about the AMC here, all three movies I've attended have had the cleaning crew of two or three people come in exactly three minutes before the credits are about to roll where they just stand their waiting looking at the audience. weird and annoying experience........
post #49 of 134
Really hope this is playing in NYC mid August.
post #50 of 134
OK, saw it today. Worth the wait. great film. Well done. Go see it!
post #51 of 134
It blows my mind that New York City of all places didn't get the film until now.
post #52 of 134
Watched the BD tonight.
Glad I only rented.

Not too impressed with the movie itself; it just doesn't live up to the hype it was given.
My main complaint is this 2001/Blade Runner mashup is a little light in the story dept.
Some logic problems or perhaps just not fleshed out enough.
Either way, no real surprises for me, always knew exactly where it was going and how it was going to get there.

Not a bad movie, but zero replay value for me.
post #53 of 134
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Watched the BD tonight.
Glad I only rented.

Not too impressed with the movie itself; it just doesn't live up to the hype it was given.
My main complaint is this 2001/Blade Runner mashup is a little light in the story dept.
Some logic problems or perhaps just not fleshed out enough.
Either way, no real surprises for me, always knew exactly where it was going and how it was going to get there.

Not a bad movie, but zero replay value for me.

oink -- What is is about "great minds?" We agree totally about Moon. I saw it in the theater and liked it. Nevertheless, I had no interest in seeing it again and did not even bother to put the BD in my NF queue.
post #54 of 134
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oink -- What is is about "great minds?"

Indeed....we are ALWAYS right and everyone else is wrong.

Seriously though, it seems here at AVS, at least among the regulars, subjective views of films are decidedly one way or another.
It is rare for opinions to be split down the middle.
post #55 of 134
Loved it, great B movie

Watched it twice, and going for three. Don't watch 5% of highly targeted inventory twice, although finding that 10+ year intervals are acceptable for some good'uns.

Better to not know about the money on the first view. I suspect commercials may cost more, and that is where the director came from.

This could also be a great A movie, but everything would need to be changed, inc story. Better to be a great B movie
post #56 of 134
Watched this movie on Tuesday.
Although, I did like it, I would not view it 2 or 3 more times so soon.
Will I watch it again in a few years?
Probably.
post #57 of 134
I rented this on Blu-ray this week and watched it the other day.
Moon will go down as a classic. In my opinion, it's the best science fiction movie I have ever seen. It is movie making perfection. How or why Sam Rockwell isn't getting award buzz is beyond me. The guy was so good. And Duncan Jones. This is a guy I will follow for some time. I'm already looking forward to Source Code, which he just started production on. Can't wait.
post #58 of 134
I preferred Sunshine. Don't get me wrong, it's not like I want my 2h back. I found it disappointing that

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there were clones. I expected it be a full-on psychological thriller where it really was just Sam and he goes off the deep end just before he gets to go home. I thought it would have been creepier to explore the effect of loneliness.


OTOH, Sam Rockwell is excellent. He blew me away in Matchstick Men and Frost/Nixon.
post #59 of 134
I thought it was okay. I actually liked the director's short film in the extras better.
post #60 of 134
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

Watched the BD tonight.
Glad I only rented.

Not too impressed with the movie itself; it just doesn't live up to the hype it was given.
My main complaint is this 2001/Blade Runner mashup is a little light in the story dept.
Some logic problems or perhaps just not fleshed out enough.
Either way, no real surprises for me, always knew exactly where it was going and how it was going to get there.

Not a bad movie, but zero replay value for me.


Total agreement.

Fairly early on, it seemed pretty obvious what the twist was nd I told my wife "Please don'tlet it be ___, that's too easy. It's gotta be more than that". Unfortunately, it wasn't.

Fine little movie, especially for a small film, but cetainly not a classic for me.
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