Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games: a televised competition in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to fight to the death.
At the age of 21, Tim discovers he can travel in time and change what happens and has happened in his own life. His decision to make his world a better place by getting a girlfriend turns out not to be as easy as you might think.
Ballerina Dominika Egorova is recruited to 'Sparrow School,' a Russian intelligence service where she is forced to use her body as a weapon. Her first mission, targeting a C.I.A. agent, threatens to unravel the security of both nations.
After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.
David O. Russell
Robert De Niro
The spaceship, Starship Avalon, in its 120-year voyage to a distant colony planet known as the "Homestead Colony" and transporting 5,258 people has a malfunction in one of its sleep chambers. As a result one hibernation pod opens prematurely and the one person that awakes, Jim Preston (Chris Pratt) is stranded on the spaceship, still 90 years from his destination.Written by
Michael Sheen has described the bartender Arthur he played as "a cross between a puppy and a toaster." See more »
From all appearances, the ship generates gravity by rotating. If this is true, then the stars are constantly shown as rotating wrong. For example, at the 1h24m mark, the characters are shown in a room with a window looking out on space. With gravity oriented downward in the shot, then the outermost part of the ship should be at their feet, and the stars should sweep past the window left-to-right or right-to-left (depending on if the window is forward- or rear-facing). But they move past in some other, weird pattern, as if the center of rotation were off to the left of the window (whereas the center of rotation should be above their heads). But since we don't know how the artificial gravity is generated, we can't make any conclusions about how the stars should appear to move, or if we're even seeing the real stars, versus another view-screen image or hologram. See more »
Professional film critics are stupid. That is the conclusion you must reach after watching this movie. I was not expecting much after reading the uniformly negative critical reviews. But I was surprised. The movie is plausible. It is more than plausible, it is realistic. And the acting is so eminent that you are there yourself trying to decide what you would do if you awoke on a fully autonomous spaceship trying to figure out what is going on.
Granted, there are no alien horror creatures, no protracted fast-action sequences, no superficial technical nonsense to cover a thin plot. Maybe this is what the critics were missing.
There is only beautiful scenes, eminent acting, a plausible plot and a surprising ending. But that was enough for me.
So go watch this movie and decide for yourself how implausibly stupid the film critics are.
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