Sunday, August 9, 2009

Moon - Get up, go find it and put another ass in the seat

"Moon". When I first heard of it (from a twitter post) I thought it was the Twilight sequel "New Moon", but no, thankfully Moon is really quite different and has been playing now for a few weeks. Until then I had not heard of it nor seen any press, ad's, reviews or the like. Saw it this afternoon.

My wife is not a big sci-fi fan, she mostly puts up with it because I am. But she agreed to venture out this afternoon in the 100 plus degree afternoon to see Moon anyway. I think she feared the worst, some alien exploding out of someone's chest...again. Thankfully it wasn't like that. She liked it , really liked it, and so did I.

Moon being an Indie film just isn't getting the kind of ad and big time Hollywood promotion that it should get. Too bad because it's good. Directed by Duncan Jones (son of David Bowie), starring Sam Rockwell and Kevin Spacey, written by Duncan Jones and Nathan Parker. Moon takes place in the near future on the far side of the moon. You can see the trailer here.


Moon took 33 days to shoot on a modest budget and was shown at Cannes and the Sundance festival were it received great reviews. It has a limited release at this time and therefore is hard to find, heck, I live in the 5th largest metro area in the US and only 3...wait now down to 2 screens were showing it, and then only at a few limited times. Thank god for Dan Harkins and his chain of theaters. Dan is in the business for more than popcorn sales, he loves great movies and in this area his chain is the only place were 3.5 million people can go see it. Happy to say that the theater was nearly full.

I am not going say what Moon is about, because you should just go see it, even if it requires packing up the truck and driving to the big city for the afternoon.
Go see it.

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