Movies Travel Through Space And Time

Late last week, we got our first look at Alfonso Cuarón's new sci-fi survival film, Gravity, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. To say it looks amazing, based on this brief first look, is underselling it to an astounding degree. The film looks meticulous, heavy on the realism, and gorgeous. And I don't know why, but I'm more ready to buy Bullock and Clooney as astronauts then I would have been Angelina Jolie and Robert Downey Jr. I'll be going into this film with high expectations and a close eye on the science. It's early days, but I'd say that Gravity will be Europa's only competition for the hard science fiction award this year.

After the jump, Richard Curtis quantum leaps.

Richard Curtis, he of Four Weddings And A Funeral and Black Adder fame, is not exactly the first name that pops to mind when it comes to science fiction. Even his episode of Doctor Who was a grounded, emotional character piece rather then an genre soaked adventure. But I'm a whore for time travel fiction, and Curtis has earned our trust. Happily, despite a heavy amount of rom-com overtones, About Time looks like quite a lot of fun. Helps to have Bill Nighy in the cast, but that can be said of anything. What it does appear to be, and I'm sure having Rachel McAdams in the cast isn't going to help this comparison, is a very British version of The Time Traveller's Wife.

I'm on the record with being very OK with that. Bias alert, but I feel that everything should be the very British version of itself.
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