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“Moon” In Theaters Today in LA/NY! June 12, 2009

Posted by Nick Azer in MoonPop.

Today is the New York/Los Angeles release date of the movie “Moon”, starring Sam Rockwell as a helium-3 miner that goes through a series of strange experiences.

“Moon” has a healthy 84% on Rotten Tomatoes so far (38 positive reviews, 7 negative; from the press), with some pretty hefty praise:

“Director Duncan Jones (son of David Bowie), working from a script by Nathan Parker, pulls off sci-fi miracles on a $5 million shoestring. Moon is a potent provocation that relies on ideas instead of computer tricks to stir up excitement.” –Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

“Why don’t we see movies this mesmerizing more often? ” –Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News

As far as public awareness of the current outlook of moon colonization (and of fusion power), this film could be monumental. Sounds like a great film, too, which will definitely help.

I haven’t had a chance to check it out myself (I live in Portland, Oregon, where the film will be released July 3rd—click here for the full list of release dates), but I’ll have an extensive report (as part of my ongoing MoonPop series on moon colonization in pop culture) once it’s come around to the Northwest–I’m a film buff myself (even studied screenwriting briefly), so I can give multiple perspectives on the content :)

Here’s the trailer for the film, via The Film Stage on Youtube (and be sure to check out director Duncan Jones’ Twitter feed @ManMadeMoon):


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