A group of young scientists are working on a secret project that may allow them to travel ahead in time. They test it by sending one of their own ahead one hour. He returns pleading with ... See full summary »
After being shot, Tom wakes from a coma to discover that fragments of his smart phone have been embedded in his head, and worse, that returning to normal teenage life is impossible because he has developed a strange set of superpowers.
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
When Jim goes to Abby's apartment for the first time, you can read on the intercom :"Sebastian, J.F. #2019". J.F. Sebastian is a character from Blade Runner (1982), set in 2019, and directed by Ridley Scott. Just above is "Scott, Anthony #2012". Anthony Scott, aka Tony Scott, director known for Top Gun (1986), Spy Game (2001) and Crimson Tide (1995), among others, died in 2012 and was Ridley's younger brother. See more »
When the limousine drives through the city, on-coming traffic is to the left. In one "filler-shot", of a city intersection lit by Chinese language signs; not depicting the aforementioned limo, on-coming traffic is to the right. 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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Talk about your mixed metaphors! Seen a lot of films, reviewed a lot of films, have found A movies I hated and B movies I loved, but cannot readily recall a film where the auteur put so much effort into creating an atmosphere that he completely smothers whatever spark might have existed in the film itself.
The plot is about ... honestly I can't remember. That's how distracting the direction and sound track were. They actually overwhelmed the story.
I was paying so much attention to the lighting and use of shadows and greys (very Blade Runner) that after a while the main characters and their incessant whining just became a nuisance.
Never mind the experiment in the script. The experiment that the film-maker attempted -- mixing two different genres in the same production -- was the real one (not the one in the story) and yes it almost collapsed the time space continuum as we know it.
For movie watchers anyway.
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