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Another Earth, 2011.
Directed by Mike Cahill.
One night people start to spot what to all intents and purposes it looks to be a carbon copy of Earth. Aspiring Physicist Rhoda Williams (played by co-writer Brit Marling) hears this on the radio whilst driving home drunk from a party and her resulting interest leads to something terrible. In prison for four years she emerges into a world in which ‘Earth 2’ has become somewhat of a normality, but she also emerges just as Earth first makes contact with its twin counterpart. Throughout this Rhoda slowly inveigles herself into the life of victim John Burroughs (William Mapother) in an attempt to make amends for her mistake.
At the start of 2011 weather forecasters missed a trick. Rather than talking about sun, snow, wind and more rain than you can shake a soggy stick at, they really »
I like the concept: A mirror to our homeworld appears in the skies... and it appears that we all have doppelgangers on this other Earth. Neat-o, if entirely outlandish. What’s even more intriguing is that this isn’t a “let’s send a rocket to the other Earth and explore” sort of action film (though the planning for that is happening in the background) but a “let’s use this as an opportunity to reconsider our lives and what our other selves might have done differently” sort of deeply personal indie film. The problem is, screenwriters Brit Marling and Mike Cahill -- she also stars; he also directs -- don’t know where to take it beyond that initial premise. Rhoda Williams (Marling) was a teenager on course for MIT and greatness before she caused the terrible traffic accident that killed a woman and her small son and put her husband and his father, »
- MaryAnn Johanson
Another Earth is released in UK cinemas this Friday and if you missed them, a couple of days ago we heard from Brit Marling and yesterday from William Mapother who both star in the movie. Today we hear from the Director, Mike Cahill who also Produced, Edited, Writer, Cinematographer and find out how he was able to wear all those metaphorical hats to make the movie as well as how the cast all came together.
In Another Earth, Rhoda Williams (Brit Marling), a bright young woman accepted into MIT’s astrophysics program, aspires to explore the cosmos. A brilliant composer, John Burroughs (William Mapother), has just reached the pinnacle of his profession and is about to have a second child. On the eve of »
- David Sztypuljak
Another Earth is released in UK cinemas this Friday and we got to chat with one of the film’s stars, William Mapother who you may know as Ethan in TV Series Lost along with multitudes of other things. If you missed it, yesterday I put up the interview with Brit Marling. In the interview, we get to hear from him about his take on the movie and what we can expect to see. We find out more about his character, John Burroughs in the movie and working on the movie with Mike Cahill who seemed to have a figure in every part of the movie as well as both the disadvantages and advantages of making the movie on a budget compared to a big studio movie.
- David Sztypuljak
Another Earth is released in UK cinemas this Friday and earlier in the year, we caught up with one of the stars of the film, Brit Marling to talk about what we can expect from the movie and has co-writer with Director Mike Cahill, how she did her research for the movie to blend the mix of science fiction and real life.
In Another Earth, Rhoda Williams (Brit Marling), a bright young woman accepted into MIT’s astrophysics program, aspires to explore the cosmos. A brilliant composer, John Burroughs (William Mapother), has just reached the pinnacle of his profession and is about to have a second child. On the eve of the discovery of a duplicate Earth, tragedy strikes and the lives of these strangers become irrevocably intertwined. »
- David Sztypuljak
Beautifully shot on a tiny budget by former documentary maker and debut feature director Mike Cahill, Another Earth brings with it a similar style and meditative atmosphere that Gareth Edwards brought to last year’s Monsters. And like Monsters, Another Earth introduces a great sci-fi concept that serves as a tantalising backdrop rather than a central premise.
It asks what would happen if an identical copy of Earth, populated by our exact doubles, were to suddenly float into our solar system. It’s a great idea, but one only lightly explored in Another Earth’s 90-minute duration. Instead, Cahill’s film concerns itself with the life of a young girl, Rhoda Williams (Brit Marling, who also co-wrote) who, at the outset, is an intelligent yet reckless 17-year-old. »
After celebrating her admittance to MIT, high school student Rhoda Williams drives home while listening to a radio broadcast that reveals another planet has been found in our solar system. Drunk, and staring up into the night sky to catch a glimpse of the distant blue dot that is this new world, Rhoda fails to notice another car stopped at an intersection and crashes into it at high speed. Only she and the driver of the other car, a composer named John Burroughs, survive; his wife and young son are both killed instantly.
Several years later Rhoda is released from jail. By now the new planet has been identified as a mirror Earth – a parallel world to our own – and looms large in the sky both day and night. With her life irrevocably changed by the events of that fateful night years before, Rhoda’s ambitions fall by the wayside »
- Tim Leng
Director: Mike Cahill
Running Time: 92 min
Synopsis: On the night of the discovery of a duplicate planet in the solar system, an ambitious young student and an accomplished composer cross paths in a tragic accident.
In his debut feature, director Mike Cahill takes us on a journey that’s not just about ‘Earth 2’ but also considers the possibility of an identical planet with an identical you…and all the metaphorical questions that come with it. Brit Marling portrays the lead character Rhoda Williams, Marling co-wrote the film with director Cahill and is half of the major focus of proceedings.
We begin Another Earth with party girl Rhoda on a night out, boys, strobe lighting, drink and living life to the full. As she drives home, reports of this Earth 2 blast out on the radio and she’s distracted. »
- Dan Bullock
The heartfelt sci-fi drama tells the story of Rhoda Williams (Brit Marling), a brilliant young woman searching for a way to right the tragedy that ruins her career. It occurs just as a mysteriously similar planet, provisionally dubbed Earth 2, suddenly appears in the sky.
When she gets the chance to travel there, it will expose the hidden truth between them and raises the question: what if the greatest mystery in the vast unknown is ourselves?
Marling co-wrote the screenplay with the director. The movie was a breakout hit at this year's Sundance Film Festival, »
- David Bentley
The Walt Disney Studios proudly announces the addition of Lady and the Tramp and Cinderella to its coveted, cutting-edge Blu-ray Diamond Collection line-up of animated classics. Released from the Disney vault for a limited time only, the lovingly pampered cocker spaniel and the mutt from across the tracks will unveil on February 7, 2012 and Cinderella's clock will strike midnight in Fall 2012.
Disney's Blu-ray Diamond Collection represents The Walt Disney Studios' most prestigious and treasured animated classics. Diamond Edition titles boast the highest level of picture and sound; feature groundbreaking, state-of-the-art immersive bonus content; and include unprecedented levels of interactivity, personalization and customization, made possible because of Blu-ray technology.
About Lady and the Tramp (February 7, 2012):
Generations of fans have fallen in love with Disney's »
In Another Earth, Rhoda Williams (Brit Marling), a bright young woman accepted into MIT’s Astrophysics Program, aspires to explore the cosmos. A brilliant composer, John Burroughs (William Mapother), has just reached the pinnacle of his profession and is about to have a second child. On the eve of the discovery of a duplicate earth, tragedy strikes and the lives of these strangers become irrevocably intertwined…
If you could meet another version of yourself, what would you say? What if you had another chance at a life just like this one, only different – what would lure you, what would scare you, and what, if anything, would stop you?
Mike Cahill’s intimate and provocative first feature, Another Earth, tells the starkly moving story of Rhoda Williams (Brit Marling), a brilliant young woman searching for a way to right a terrible tragedy. She lives in a world just like ours, except that suddenly, »
In the grand history of the cosmos, more than thirteen thousand million years old, our world is replicated elsewhere. There's another you out there.
Rhoda Williams (Brit Marling), a bright young woman accepted into MIT's Astrophysics Program, aspires to explore the universe. A brilliant composer, John Burroughs (William Mapother; Lost, The Grudge), has just reached the pinnacle of his profession and is about to have a second child.
On the eve of the discovery of a duplicate earth, tragedy strikes and the lives of these strangers become irrevocably intertwined.
The movie (certificate 12A, running time 92mins) was a breakout hit at this year's Sundance Film Festival, »
- David Bentley
Art house cinemas seem to get a flood of low-budget indie dramas about drifting twenty-somethings every year. Well, here’s one with an interesting twist. Another Earth, as it’s title suggests, is indeed about another, parallel, earth. It’s like our planet’s looking into a mirror. This film focuses not on that twin, but on how it’s sudden appearance effects the residents of this earth. And you guessed it- how this effects a woman in her twenties who seem to be adrift.
Said woman is Rhoda Williams, played by the film’s co-writer Brit Marling. We first see her celebrating at a party. Seems the young genius has been accepted by MIT. Driving home she hears on the radio the news of the discovered twin earth. Craning her head out the car window, she causes a horrific accident. We next see Rhoda being released from prison after serving four years. »
- Jim Batts
Directed by: Mike Cahill
Running Time: 1 hr 32 mins
Release Date: August 5, 2011
Plot: Scientists discover a duplicate planet in the solar system, and a young student (Marling) has a tragic accident that alters her life and another’s (Mapother).
Who’S It For? Indie sci-fi fans, which means this isn’t filled with special effects, it’s more about the emotional journey and overcoming tragedy.
Expectations: The title is pretty much all I knew. I heard the creepy guy from “Lost” was in it (Mapother).
- Jeff Bayer
“Another Earth” starts off with an interesting enough, if completely ridiculous premise. Scientists have found a heretofore-unnoticed planet, an exact replica of Earth to be exact, hiding behind the moon, and the movie attempts to explore the impact this discovery has on the people of “Earth One”. What it actually does is meander around for a while, trying to be moody, but succeeding only at boring the ever loving crap out of you. At times it is painfully indie, full of long, static shots of characters walking from one side of the frame to the other. Once in a while that device is okay to use, but it comprises roughly half of “Another Earth”. You just want something interesting to happen, but it never does. For Rhoda Williams (Brit Marling, who co-wrote the script with director Mike Cahill), a brilliant, about-to-be-an-mit-astronomy-student, this discovery means going out with her friends, getting wasted, »
- Brent McKnight
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In Another Earth, Rhoda Williams (Brit Marling), a bright young woman accepted into MIT.s astrophysics program, aspires to explore the cosmos. A brilliant composer, John Burroughs (William Mapother), has just reached the pinnacle of his »
- Movie Geeks
"...'Rhoda Williams' (Marling), an astrophysics student at MIT, is driving when she sees a planet and leans out for a closer look. But she accidentally careens into a minivan, killing an entire family.
"Imprisoned for four years, she is released and seeks out the widower of the family, composer 'John Burroughs' (Mapother), before questions of a 'parallel earth' arise..."
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- Michael Stevens
Directed by: Mike Cahill
Running Time: 1 hr 35 mins
Release Date: July 29, 2011 (Chicago)
Plot: While a second planet hovers in the sky, a young woman (Marling) hopes to help the victim (Mapother) of her vehicular manslaughter incident recover from his grief, five years after the incident.
Who’S It For?: If your whistle is whet by the mentioning of the movies Moon or even Primer, chances are you’ll at least have a positive reaction to this movie. If you thought either of those movies were boring or just really weird, then stay away from Another Earth.
Expectations: Before seeing this film for the first time at SXSW 2011, I had little idea about the movie, aside from hearing that some people at Sundance liked it. Seeing the movie for a second time, I was curious to see how it would hold up, »
- Nick Allen
Note: This interview was originally posted on the filmwax blog. With Another Earth, Mike Cahill has made his first feature film, from a script he co-wrote with one of the movie's lead actors - Brit Marling - with whom he previously collaborated on some short film projects. The film tells the story of Rhoda Williams (Marling), a brilliant young woman who causes a car accident with tragic results on the evening it is announced that a second "mirror" Earth has been discovered. After she is released from prison, Rhoda moves back to her family's home and gets a job as a janitor in a local school. Feeling wayward, she enters a write-in contest that is sending the winners to the other planet. Meanwhile, she attempts to reconcile what she has done with the surviving member of the car accident, a composer (William Mapother, Lost) who has sealed himself off since losing his family. »
The film, written by Cahill and Marling, concerns Rhoda Williams, a beautiful, smart young woman on track for a bright future after getting accepted into MIT's astrophysics program. Things take a nosedive for Rhoda when she accidentally crashes her car into another, leaving famed composer John Burroughs (William Mapother) without a wife and child.
Four years later, Rhoda is released from prison harboring major guilt for her deadly actions. In a freak occurrence, she happens upon John's house and strikes up a friendship with the stranger who remains clueless about her past.
- Nigel Smith
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