Monday, July 13, 2009


Moon is a new science fiction film starring Sam Rockwell. This is the directorial film debut of Duncan Jones (aka Zowie Bowie, David Bowie's son). The Younger Son and I saw it at the Ridgeway 4, where the price of a matinee ticket has gone up to $7.50 since the last time we went there. We both enjoyed the film but are still wondering why they needed live video capability on the base.


The New York Times calls it
a meditation on the conflict between the streamlining tendencies of technological progress and the stubborn persistence of feelings and desires that can’t be tamed by utilitarian imperatives.

Roger Ebert says,
"Moon" is a superior example of that threatened genre, hard science-fiction, which is often about the interface between humans and alien intelligence of one kind of or other, including digital.

Variety has a review. It was screened at Sundance. The Vault of Horror thinks Rockwell deserves an Oscar.

Other reviews:
Bowen's Cinematic
366 Weird Movies
Movie Zeal
Quiet Earth

1/18/2009: The Crotchety Old Fan

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