From the creators of The Signal (Sundance 2007) comes Synchronicity, a mind-bending 'Sci-fi Noir' in the tradition of Dark City, Blade Runner, and Alphaville. When physicist Jim Beale invents a machine that can fold space-time, a rare Dahlia appears from the future. He must now find the flower's identical match in the present to prove his machine works. Jim soon discovers that the Dahlia lies in the hands of a mysterious girl, who seduces him into revealing his secrets. Convinced that he's fallen prey to a femme fatale trying to steal his invention, Jim travels back in time to stop her betrayal before it happens. But once in the past, Jim uncovers a surprising truth about the machine, the girl, and his own reality. Written by
The name of the Irish bar, McTiernan, is in honor of the director John McTiernan. See more »
At the beginning when Matty is putting the MRD inside the 'holder' to insert it into the machine, Jim says "Hold exposure to no more than ten seconds" and starts counting down from ten. Jim's warning is not very clear, as it takes at least twenty seconds from the time the MRD is exposed to when it is put into the machine, exposing Matty and Chuck to its lethal radiation. Before Jim issued the warning, it had already taken Matty about five seconds to pick it up and put it into the 'MRD holder.' The time from when Matty actually picks it up and puts it into the machine is about fifteen seconds. It would have made more sense if Jim had started his warning with "Remaining hold exposure..." See more »
[from control booth]
Balance metric pressure at 057.
[working in full suit]
Metric pressure sustaining 057. Releasing valves.
Prepare to load M.R.D.
Radioactivity meters online, ready for exposure.
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I tried, I really did. I got three quarters of the way through this thing and finally gave up. I couldn't figure out what was going on, and then decided that I really didn't care. It would have helped had they explained how their machine worked in simpler terms. Instead, they did something with a flower which I never understood. Then there were the strange noises and headaches the main character was having. Again, no clue? It had potential, but it failed to live up to it. Avoid this one.
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