Friday, June 12, 2009

The wait begins...

Ya know, the fact of the matter is that some movies don't get nation wide releases -- especially not films with a $5 million dollar budget. I had high hopes for this one and I really wanted to see it, but it looks like I may have to wait until it comes out on DVD to see the sci-fi flick "Moon", starring Sam Rockwell and the voice of Kevin Spacey. The film was directed by Duncan Jones, a name probably unfamiliar to those who aren't in the know, but then that's the point, isn't it? Who would want to live under the shadow of the infamous David Bowie? Yes, Duncan Jones is the son of David Bowie, and has reportedly said he was influenced by the film Labrynth, which explains to an extent why he is so interested in doing sci-fi flicks.

Regardless, this film looks good for many reasons. Unfortunately, with such a tight budget they probably don't expect too many people to run out to see it, and so it is currently stuck in the limbo of "limited release". This of course means that entertainment hubs like Los Angeles and New York City will no doubt see releases of this film, but everyone else will either have to wait for a DVD release or a nationwide release depending on how well it does in limited release. Personally, I'm hoping it will do very well so that I'll at least get a chance to see it in theaters this summer. I've heard that seemingly true to the roots of Labrynth, not so much time is wasted on the special effects as is spent in the story -- which might have more to do with the limited budget they were working with than what they actually wanted to do with the film.

If you happen to live in one of these entertainment hubs, I highly suggest checking out this veritable diamond in the rough if and when you get the chance. The film is in limited release as of now, June 12th, and I can only hope that a larger release will follow soon. Either way, at least check out this more than promising trailer for the film and consider giving it a chance whenever it comes your way.
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