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Moon

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starring Sam Rockwell, Kevin Spacey

This is a movie that most probably never heard about and that really wasn’t touted much in the press or theater.  It’s a very surreal and thought-provoking drama with a lot of mind-bending suspense and plot twists.  It’s only science fiction in that it deals with a possible future involving moon mining.

The movie centers around Sam Rockwell’s character Sam Bell, who is on a 3-year contract with Lunar Industries which mines an element that powers nearly all of earth’s energy needs from the dark side of the moon.

Sam works alone, with only sporadic contact with earth, and his only companion is a computer and control system called Gerty (voiced by Kevin Spacey).  Then an accident occurs and everything changes.

The rest of the movie is Sam uncovering the truth.  Or should I say Sams?  Not to spoil the plot, though. .

The movie is a great watch and well worth the time.  One of the better movies I’ve seen in recent years.  It’s better than 2001: A Space Odyssey not because it’s a better plot (they’re not really even similar), but because it doesn’t take 2 hours to tell a ten minute story like 2001 did.

This is a great and unexpectedly good movie.

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