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Jerry and Rachel are two strangers thrown together by a mysterious phone call from a woman they have never met. Threatening their lives and family, she pushes Jerry and Rachel into a series of increasingly dangerous situations, using the technology of everyday life to track and control their every move.

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Jerry Shaw is an amiable slacker with an over-achieving twin brother. After his twin dies in an accident, strange things happen to Jerry at a dizzying pace: a fortune shows up in his bank account, weapons are delivered to his flat, and a voice on his cell phone tells him the police are on their way. Jerry follows the voice's instructions, and soon he and a woman he's never met are racing through the city, on to a plane, and eventually to the Pentagon, chased by the FBI. She is Rachel Holloman, a single mom; the voice has threatened her son's death if she doesn't cooperate. The voice seems to know everything. Who is behind it, what is being planned, and why Jerry and Rachel? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action and violence, and for language | See all certifications »

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26 September 2008 (USA)  »

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Eagle Eye: The IMAX Experience  »

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Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$29,150,721 (USA) (26 September 2008)

Gross:

$101,111,837 (USA) (26 December 2008)
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ARIIA is voiced by Julianne Moore, who chose to go uncredited. See more »

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Even if vibrations from the voices on the surface of the coffee cup were large enough for ARIA to read clearly, there is the question of whether ARIA's vision is fast enough to distinguish separate vibrations. The frequency of human voice goes to 2,000 Hz and a common consumer camera samples at most 25 frames per second. If ARIA was limited in this way, the vibrations would blur together and be indistinguishable. However this assumes that the military's most advanced data gathering machine is limited to parts available in electronics super-stores. It's already established in the movie that ARIA transfers data optically from all her data banks using infrared light, which would require a IR camera with an incredibly high sampling rate - more than enough to sample vibrations from a human voice. Visual sampling of vibrations for eaves dropping is done with lasers. It is currently the only way to keep up with the vibrations. While it is true that there are cameras with a frame rate high enough that they might work, the chances that one such camera just happened to be in that room when ARIA needed it is beyond slim. Also, ARIA was looking at the cup through a window. If she could read the vibrations in the cup, she should have been able to read them in the window, and if not, whatever prevented her from reading the window would also prevent her from reading any vibrations beyond the window. See more »

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Soldier: Valhalla, this is Thor. Valhalla, this is Thor. We have visual on a possible high value target.
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Sometime Around Midnight
Written by Mikel Jollett
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14 October 2008 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Steven Spielburg is just hitting out blockbusters 3 times a year at least at the moment and this outing is definitely not different. The film is exciting, well acted and has been well thought out and directed.

The film is about a slacker who gets drawn into a government scandal by a mysterious voice on a cell phone along with the mother of a young child who is performing at the white house and they eventual find themselves running from not only the machine, but the whole country of America as well. This leads to a very good movie I would definitely recommend to any movie goer.

Anyway, Shia Labeouf is very good in this film and helps hold it together with Billy Bob Thornten, who, I must admit actually did a good job in this film.

Overall, I think this film is a good watch and a good movie to watch with friends. It really does show that Steve is one of the masters of Hollywood. I rate it 74%


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