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Sam Rockwell shows you his Revised MOON poster! + New Trailer hits the web!

Hey folks, Harry here with the latest trailer from MOON and the exclusive debut of the wonderful poster! I love posters like these where they feel as though they come from another era... because that is exactly the feeling you'll get as you watch this movie. But not in a "cynical dump on the period" kinda way, but a loving embrace of the themes, smarts and serious commitment to filmmaking that it reminds us of. Duncan Jones has crafted one helluva movie and while it is a small film - it is about big things and absolutely deserves to be found this summer when it hits from Sony Classics. Without further yapping, here ya go...

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  • April 10, 2009, 12:20 a.m. CST


    by vettebro

    Oh Yeah...

  • April 10, 2009, 12:23 a.m. CST

    Kevin Spacey?

    by JuanSanchez

    The computer voice?

  • April 10, 2009, 12:24 a.m. CST

    Sam Rockwell showed me his moon, too

    by hobsnobber

    Just sayin' is all...

  • April 10, 2009, 12:24 a.m. CST

    Great trailer

    by slone13

    Love Rockwell. Looks like it could be a great movie.

  • April 10, 2009, 12:24 a.m. CST



    yup, fantastic too

  • April 10, 2009, 12:27 a.m. CST

    Looks interesting...

    by vettebro

    The obvious question is: Why put a man on the moon alone for 3 years? Unless, he died in a crash...and he is a ghost...I bet that's the "twist".

  • April 10, 2009, 12:27 a.m. CST

    It amazes me...

    by codymr

    how much 2001: ASO still influences the SF genera. <P> This looks really good.

  • April 10, 2009, 12:28 a.m. CST

    This looks AWESOME

    by gnarwhal_evan

    I love Sam Rockwell and was always hoping he'd land a good starring role in something. This looks like it will be it. Very excited.

  • April 10, 2009, 12:31 a.m. CST

    Looking at it again...

    by codymr

    It's sorta 2001: ASO meets Solaris.

  • April 10, 2009, 12:32 a.m. CST

    950,000 miles from home?

    by stevok

    Which moon is that?

  • April 10, 2009, 12:35 a.m. CST


    by BadMrWonka

    come on...I was trying hard after seeing the trailer not to think about posibilities, even though that's where my mind goes straight away usually...<p>dammit, come ON man!!

  • April 10, 2009, 12:35 a.m. CST


    by dirtsandwich

    <P> Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell) is nearing the end of his contract with Lunar. He's been a faithful employee for 3 long years. His home has been Selene, a moon base where he has spent his days alone, mining Helium 3. The precious gas holds the key to reversing the Earth's energy crisis. </P> <P> Isolated, determined and steadfast, Sam has followed the rulebook obediently and his time on the moon has been enlightening, but uneventful. The solitude has given him time to reflect on the mistakes of his past and work on his raging temper. He does his job mechanically, and spends most of his available time dreaming of his imminent return to Earth, to his wife, young daughter and an early retirement. </P> <P> But 2 weeks shy of his departure from Selene, Sam starts seeing things, hearing things and feeling strange. And when a routine extraction goes horribly wrong, he discovers that Lunar have their own plans for replacing him and the new recruit is eerily familiar. </P> <P> Before he can return to Earth, Sam has to confront himself and the discovery that the life he has created, may not be his own. It's more than his contract that is set to expire. </P>

  • April 10, 2009, 12:36 a.m. CST

    also, isn't this the real Sam Rockwell Moon promo poster?

    by BadMrWonka

    I think the one above is just a fan made one...<p>

  • April 10, 2009, 12:37 a.m. CST


    by codymr

    I guess sprinkle in some Space: 1999, Silent Running and Outland for good effect. <P> I. AM. THERE.

  • April 10, 2009, 12:39 a.m. CST

    Looks like its made for ppl who cant handle Kubrick's 2001

    by axel fff

    and I never trust a trailer that resorts to a Harry Knowles seal of approval. Is that the best they can do? If so, no thanks.

  • April 10, 2009, 12:40 a.m. CST

    M-O-O-N: That'moon'

    by thebearovingian

    Where the hell is the M-O-O-N guy? This is your talkback, weirdo!

  • April 10, 2009, 12:40 a.m. CST

    thank you!!

    by BadMrWonka

    now at least I have like 4 or 5 possible ways this could go...<p>do you guys ever which that you WEREN'T a movie geek? that you DIDN'T think immediately of possible twists and plot points? that you could just go to the movies blind and dumb and just turn your brain off?<p>I wish that sometimes. also, I wish I could stop time like Hiro...I'd be the best poker player in the WORLD.

  • April 10, 2009, 12:40 a.m. CST

    And did AICN discover Twitter this week?

    by axel fff

  • April 10, 2009, 12:41 a.m. CST


    by BadMrWonka

    there's no Jamaican bobsled team on this one...not sure what you're talking about...

  • April 10, 2009, 12:47 a.m. CST

    The director of this is David Bowie's son...

    by FilmCritic3000

    So, you know, in coolness points, that's insurmountable. Now that that's been said, this movie looks amazing and I can't wait to see it. There's nothing harder for an actor than to essentially pull off a one-man or one-woman show, when they're essentially the only actor in a film. But Rockwell's got the chops, no doubt about it. Now if only Sony Pictures Classics would find it in their hearts to give this a wide enough release so that those of us who live in cities with a population of 334,000 can see it in the theater. It seems like, unless it's Academy Award season, those staggered release schedules for indie films, pass us the fuck by. It's irritating to say the least.

  • April 10, 2009, 12:47 a.m. CST


    by codymr


  • April 10, 2009, 12:55 a.m. CST


    by codymr

    Oh... "Cool Runnings"... LOL. <P> It took me a second to get your gag... sorry man it's late here.

  • April 10, 2009, 12:55 a.m. CST

    Shouldn't it be 10,000 times cheaper and safer...

    by ganymede3010

    To travel to the moon for crying out loud? The on-board computer in the lunar module was equivalent to a pocket calculator. The Astronauts used tin foil for radiation protection. So why haven't we returned to the moon with today's technology?

  • April 10, 2009, 12:57 a.m. CST

    Do you ever know that you are dreaming...

    by The Dum Guy

    ... And yet, you see yourself as you are looking at yourself... sometimes down a long hallway?<br><br>My guess... this is some sort of Dick(ish)ness story with random memories of things that occured to a person who hasn't yet lived.<br><br>Attack of the MOFO Clones... beware the Obama's plan for the future, they will clone.

  • April 10, 2009, 12:59 a.m. CST


    by codymr

    I agree, but I guess most people are kinda "been there, done that." <P> Plus, there really wasn't much there for the price.

  • April 10, 2009, 1:03 a.m. CST


    by Playkins

    This movie was made for people like me.

  • April 10, 2009, 1:03 a.m. CST

    That other MOON movie

    by berserkrl

    Why all this support for MOON but no love for MOON EUROPA? <p>

  • April 10, 2009, 1:05 a.m. CST

    tinyurl for MOON EUROPA

    by berserkrl

  • April 10, 2009, 1:22 a.m. CST


    by Jobes War

    The first half of that trailer made it look like Wall*E. Then, not so much.

  • April 10, 2009, 1:23 a.m. CST

    by smackfu

  • April 10, 2009, 1:25 a.m. CST

    I'm a sucker for space travel

    by Rindain

    Can't wait for this. Let's hope we make it back to the moon by 2020.

  • April 10, 2009, 1:26 a.m. CST

    Codyr, there's Helium 3 on the Moon!

    by ganymede3010

    Even though no one has figured out how to make it work. I know the Russians are salivating at the chance to mine Helium 3.

  • April 10, 2009, 1:26 a.m. CST

    "M-O-O-N" that spells....Moon?!

    by smackfu

  • April 10, 2009, 1:26 a.m. CST


    by The InSneider

    Pretty tricky but it's right there in Sam's name... X4.

  • April 10, 2009, 1:31 a.m. CST

    This looks fantastic

    by George Newman

    Love Rockwell, love space

  • April 10, 2009, 1:31 a.m. CST

    additional trailers for MOON EUROPA

    by berserkrl

    for a more representative sense ... <p> <p> <p>

  • April 10, 2009, 1:32 a.m. CST

    The moon is fucking boring.

    by xevoid

    There are so many other exciting moons int he solar system. Ones with actual things to mine that might be useful to us. The moon is cold, and dead. But why not put him on Titan (Gattaca notwithstanding), Triton, Io, Mimas, Callisto, Ganymede, Europa, Enceladus, or any other number of interesting moons?<br><br>Our moon sucks, by the way. It sucks ass. I hate our moon. <br><br>THE MOON SUCKS! FUCK THE MOON!

  • April 10, 2009, 1:45 a.m. CST

    I walked on the moon...

    by ebonic_plague

    ...did a pushup, ate an egg on it... what else can you do with it?

  • April 10, 2009, 1:53 a.m. CST

    This looks excellent

    by Ray Gamma

    This is exactly the sort of thing I've been waiting for someone to do. It's like Silent Running.!

  • April 10, 2009, 1:58 a.m. CST

    The moon gets pretty cold once the sun goes down

    by smackfu

    and the temperature reaches zero. "Fahrenheit or Celcius?" 'First one...then the other'

  • April 10, 2009, 2:15 a.m. CST


    by smackfu

    Going to the moon for real today is a hell of a lot more dangerous than pretending to go to the moon in the Sixties. I hate to be the one to restart this stale conversation but honestly, the answer to your question is very, very obvious. Yes, if they had really gone to the moon in the Sixties, by now we would have perfected it to the point of being as commonplace as a redeye flight.

  • April 10, 2009, 2:42 a.m. CST

    epilepsy warning!

    by Potatino

    umm won't this shitty poster cuase some poor person out there to have a seizure?... honestly what the fuck!

  • April 10, 2009, 2:48 a.m. CST

    I'm the only fuckin star round here but...

    by Kenny_Fuckin_Powers

    One of the perks of being such an awesomely talented guy such as myself is that I am allowed to see movies early, and I got to see Moon before the rest of you plebs. An honor I consider second only to my signed Blu Ray of "Punisher War Zone". Moon is fucking awesome. And yes I really have seen it. How can I prove it? Somebody's hobby gets trashed. You'll see what I mean, anyway... This movie is fucking awesome. It's the kind of thing that appeals to the part of my brain that is scientist like, it features space and man vs himself and genuine emotion that had me confronting a very important question and answer. Namely that I am proud to love myself, as other people cannot. In all seriousness, Moon is a throwback to intelligent, thoughtful, brain bending science fiction that makes you question your own reality and ponder an inescapable what if. And Sam Rockwell ought to get an Oscar nom for what he pulls off.

  • April 10, 2009, 2:49 a.m. CST


    by geek molester

  • April 10, 2009, 3:10 a.m. CST


    by codymr

    Hmm, who knew?! You learn something new everyday... and I've been told these talkbacks are a waist of time! <P> Seriously, that's cool, but is it economical to mine refine and return that stuff to Earth? Just wondering.

  • April 10, 2009, 3:11 a.m. CST


    by codymr

    I just want us to go back because I wasnt around the first time they did it.

  • April 10, 2009, 3:14 a.m. CST

    He finds out he is the son of K-Pax.

    by Dingbatty

  • April 10, 2009, 3:22 a.m. CST

    At last a film showcasing Sam Rockell's formidable talents!

    by cameron1975willi

    This is gonna be awesomwe!

  • April 10, 2009, 3:30 a.m. CST

    That poster is retro gold

    by smitme

  • April 10, 2009, 3:44 a.m. CST

    I'm So There

    by Autodidact

    This looks right up my alley. Hard sci-fi settings will sell me a ticket every time.

  • April 10, 2009, 3:49 a.m. CST

    Helium 3 isn't economical today, however!

    by ganymede3010

    Within 20 to 30 years(and that's a ultra conservative estimate) we'll have the reactor technology to process Helium 3. "The moon contains 10 times more energy in the form of helium-3 than all the fossil fuels on the earth."

  • April 10, 2009, 4:40 a.m. CST

    I'm There

    by Brian

    Solaris 2: Rockwell Boogaloo. sold.

  • April 10, 2009, 4:44 a.m. CST


    by codymr

    Really? That's cool! <P> I'm not a physicist or chemist... so forgive my ignorance: Is helium 3 used for fission? or is it a candidate for fusion reactors? Is it safe to use (ie what is the downside... is there radioactive waist)?

  • April 10, 2009, 4:45 a.m. CST

    There opening day...

    by quantize


  • April 10, 2009, 5 a.m. CST

    Looks great. Can't wait.

    by Bones

    The trailer is fantastic. Beware the five clips floating around the internet--they are very Spoiler-y!

  • April 10, 2009, 5:18 a.m. CST

    I think the synopsis Dirtsandwatch posted

    by Lemming

    gives it away, tbh.<p> He's a clone with a three year life span and false memories. The 'double' is either his replacement that has been in an accident, or the original before him.

  • April 10, 2009, 6:27 a.m. CST

    Rockwell is one of the best living actors in the game

    by Broseph

    The dude has made some kick ass movies.i thought choke was fantastic.definitely one of the best movies of 2008

  • April 10, 2009, 6:33 a.m. CST

    Awesome poster

    by Droid

    Just needs Werewolves.

  • April 10, 2009, 6:45 a.m. CST

    Right On

    by Cobbio

    Wow, that looks REALLY good! I liked the premise of it, the acting, the wide open yet claustrophobic landscape... man, this could be great film.<p> Can't wait to see it.

  • April 10, 2009, 6:58 a.m. CST

    Hate to say it...

    by pax256

    But the premise is razor thin. I love this kind of serious space flick but if we can use helium 3 in fusion reactors then we have the tech to send a bunch of guys up there. Not just one poor guy for 3 frikkin years (not to mention make the operation fully automated...). And yea its 300 000 miles not 950 000 and its a 3 day trip. Crossing the Atlantic by steamship used to take a week. So better be a damn good reason for that 3 year stint to be the case here. Now Id have had the mining on Mars instead and the crew dying off save one guy be believable. That way the mission and typical one year flight to and back he is gonna be alone for 2-3 years no question. What would he be mining for on Mars tho I cant say... fossils?... archeological expedition recovering remnants of an ancient but primitive martian civilization (be a nice contrast to the common theme of alienish advanced martians and make the mission a bit more prosaic). Then again I think itd play a big second fiddle to what seems an all character driven story here so who cares...

  • April 10, 2009, 7:10 a.m. CST

    Looks Interesting


    about time we got some decent sci-fi, and don't start the did we really land on the moon shit because if you think we didn't your a fucking idiot.<p> The one thing they forget is if it was faked Russia would be all over it, fact is Russia knows America got there first, end off.

  • April 10, 2009, 7:17 a.m. CST

    awesome poster


    awesome concept. awesome actor. and it's sci-fi, so that's awesome. YAY..! this is what movies should be.

  • April 10, 2009, 7:17 a.m. CST

    Needs more Phillip K. Dick.


    proper PKD movies I mean. Not shit staring Cage or Affleck.

  • April 10, 2009, 7:22 a.m. CST

    thebearovingian and smackfu please show

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    some respect. You guys should have left that one for Tom Cullen. You guys stole his thunder.

  • April 10, 2009, 7:23 a.m. CST

    It's ironic that I just started watching

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    SPACE:1999 on DVD yesterday.

  • April 10, 2009, 7:32 a.m. CST

    What happened with the Keith Moon biopic?

    by Napolean_Bonerparty

    Wasn't Austin Powers supposed to be in that or something?

  • April 10, 2009, 7:34 a.m. CST

    M-O-O-N. That spells "this joke's been done already...twice"

    by TomCullen

    But hey, like I wasn't going to make an appearance after being called out. So the 'weirdo' is in da house, as all the cool kids likely don't say. Unfortunately, I have nothing to say about this movie much at all, other than looks like it might be a cool old school type sci-fier, and we certainly don't see enough (or in fact hardly any) of those these days. So, um, yeah. Weirdo out.

  • April 10, 2009, 7:37 a.m. CST


    by Droid

    Maybe i just don't get the irony in you watching something completely unrelated other than it's about space. <p>How ironic that i tied my shoe today then saw a converse ad on tv. <p>Nope. Still not ironic.

  • April 10, 2009, 8:04 a.m. CST

    Someone on a space station, isolated from

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Earth, going a little buggy, working on the energy waste/crisis, and dealing with strange goings on? You're right. No similarities at all.

  • April 10, 2009, 8:05 a.m. CST

    Don't worry TomCullen

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    You're not a weirdo, and I've got your back.

  • April 10, 2009, 8:08 a.m. CST

    Attack of the Clones

    by Dhaemon

    On the Moon. :)

  • April 10, 2009, 8:08 a.m. CST

    xevoid, i thought you were a troll at first...

    by dr sauch

    But you redeemed yourself with "THE MOON SUCKS FUCK THE MOON"

  • April 10, 2009, 8:11 a.m. CST

    I understand that they are similar...

    by Droid

    But it's not ironic that you are watching one at the same time as this story was posted. The word you're looking for is coincidental.

  • April 10, 2009, 8:22 a.m. CST

    Guam Goes To The Moon

    by CanYouFlySucka

    Whatever happened to this interesting sounding movie, about a wealthy guam (ese?) business man who enlists the help of a washed up astronaut (last I heard, Bill Pullman) to spearhead the Guam space project, putting a man on the moon? Did I imagine this? Also, Sam Rockwell has NEVER BEEN KNOWN TO FAIL.

  • April 10, 2009, 8:24 a.m. CST

    "Brainy & Thoughtful" - AICN

    by JohnnyLaBamba

    I guess you should be proud this site is getting break-out quotes in movies these days, but isn't that like stealing lunch money from a blind kid? Harry loves everything. Of course filmmakers are going to get a positive quote from him.

  • April 10, 2009, 8:30 a.m. CST

    I_am_not_the_droid_you_are_looki ng_for

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Actually I think we're both right. It is coincidental, yet it is also ironic which by definition is strangely interesting. Hell, at least we can have a rational conversation. I was on the Dollhouse talkback, and some Buffy fan went apeshit because I dared to say I like My Own Worst Enemy Better than Dollhouse.

  • April 10, 2009, 8:33 a.m. CST

    950,000 miles??

    by dengreg31

    how is that mistake possible? Honestly, I'm speechless? I mean, "Google"? "Wikipedia"?? "4th grade"????? movie looks good, although the Spacey choice for the voice is wrong I think.. all I thought of was "2001" the entire time...

  • April 10, 2009, 8:43 a.m. CST


    by Droid

    A friendly game of Roshambo is better than Dollhouse. I give the Whedon freaks a wide berth.

  • April 10, 2009, 9:08 a.m. CST

    250,000 miles

    by kevsnyde

    Maybe in the future, miles are almost 4 times shorter than they are now. Or someone forgot to carry a one or something.

  • April 10, 2009, 9:10 a.m. CST

    That Looks Fucking Awesome

    by Crow3711

    Seriously. I can not wait to see that.

  • April 10, 2009, 9:19 a.m. CST

    Is this supposed to be a 2001 remake?

    by HerbWestAustin

    It looks just like it.

  • April 10, 2009, 9:45 a.m. CST

    This is a great film. Saw it at Sundance.

    by Lovecraftfan

    Thoughtful, intersting, it looks amazing, and Sam Rockwell is fantastic. Why the trailer gives away a major twist I don't understand. I know you guys love to bitch about everything because you're all deeply cynical but guess what the movie is great.

  • April 10, 2009, 9:52 a.m. CST


    by Jared

    Really hoping this film delivers. We haven't had a true sci-fi film since 2004's "Primer".

  • April 10, 2009, 10:04 a.m. CST

    Why does this remind me of:

    by RogueWarrior65

    2001, Silent Running, Solaris perhaps with a little bit of The Shining thrown in?

  • April 10, 2009, 10:08 a.m. CST

    It's a typo...

    by The Eskimo

    ...according to other sources, the reprints will be corrected. So if you can get your hands on one of these posters I'd snap to it. M-O-O-N: That spells "collector's item."

  • April 10, 2009, 10:18 a.m. CST


    by xevoid

    fuck it.<br><br>That is all.

  • April 10, 2009, 10:23 a.m. CST

    Looks fucking great.

    by HoboCode

    Right up my alley.

  • April 10, 2009, 10:28 a.m. CST


    by dancetothebeatofthelivingdead

    Saw the poster, rolled the eyes, clicked the trailer and was blown the fuck away. Looks good...loks real good!

  • April 10, 2009, 10:30 a.m. CST


    by shran

    Now that I know the plot of this flick it will be like reading a story in the sports section about a game I watched. And I'm not talking about the TB speculation. I pretty much figured out what was going on from that trailer. It still looks like a very well made flick and I will see it if it ever makes it to the big screen in my town. But really. Couldn't they have hidden just a wee bit more of the plot? Anyway, I support this movie if for no other reason than it uses physical filmimg models for it's FX.

  • April 10, 2009, 10:39 a.m. CST


    by comicsniper

    This may be the longest thread I've read here regarding a movie poster where some jackass has yet to chime in with "Wow, this looks like some Photoshop crap done with an XYZ filter!" Personally, I like it though I wish it came in a black light version too.

  • April 10, 2009, 10:44 a.m. CST

    Good flick.

    by Shepard Wong

    It's got more humor than alot of the films it's being compared to in this talkback. impressive for a first time director.

  • April 10, 2009, 10:51 a.m. CST


    by Bishop6

    like a theatre production of the week kinda thing. no thanks

  • April 10, 2009, 11:16 a.m. CST

    cant wait

    by andokomando

    this movie looks great been waiting for this since i read the review of it here.

  • April 10, 2009, 11:59 a.m. CST


    by alice 13

    why do they give away a major twist <p>of the movie in the trailer? <p>its a great trailer except for that. <p>dont show the identity of the other astronaut in the trailer. <p>thats all. <p>is that so hard?

  • And it looks a lot cooler then I thought it would. Can't wait.

  • April 10, 2009, 12:07 p.m. CST


    by MrMysteryGuest

  • April 10, 2009, 1:49 p.m. CST

    What the fuck is going on

    by Kenny_Fuckin_Powers

    is moon so good that there's a talkback with relative peace and stability?

  • April 10, 2009, 1:50 p.m. CST

    i have to admit

    by Kenny_Fuckin_Powers

    when i saw it, I knew what the "twist" was. it's not really the twist cause it comes early and is what the film is about. still, how it's explored and exposed to the audience is really smart and thoughtful so it doesn't feel stale.

  • April 10, 2009, 2:06 p.m. CST

    anything that reminds me of 2001

    by smudgewhat

    makes me happy. therefore i will see this.

  • April 10, 2009, 2:53 p.m. CST

    Awful tagline

    by Anything But Tangerines

    but at least it doesn't tell you to "prepare" for the film or even warn you that you can not prepare for it. Here's how I prepare for any blockbuster, marketing jackasses: Buy popcorn and sit the fuck down.

  • April 10, 2009, 2:54 p.m. CST

    by Anything But Tangerines

    Or maybe just point and click if your marketing really ticks me off.

  • April 10, 2009, 5:29 p.m. CST

    silent running meets 2001 meets solaris

    by zapano

    looks promising, really nice poster

  • April 10, 2009, 5:47 p.m. CST

    Damn, I thought this was gunna be...


    ...Pt1 of 43 prequels to Roland Emmerich's "Moon 44". I wonder if Rockwell will dance in this one? BTW - WTF thinks giving a computer Kevin ("Outer") Spacey's voice would do ANYTHING but drive an astronaut barmy? Eh? Put me on the moon with Mariella Frotrup's voice FFS! That is all.

  • April 10, 2009, 6:32 p.m. CST


    by codymr

    Wikipedia says the Moon is 405,696km from Earth at its apogee. That is 252,087.81 miles?! <P> What's all this in the tagline about being 950,000 miles from home?

  • April 10, 2009, 6:54 p.m. CST

    Moon looks great

    by Gwai Lo

    Moon Europa looks awful.

  • April 10, 2009, 6:56 p.m. CST

    950,000 miles

    by Gwai Lo

    Don't blame the filmmakers for this, I'm sure Moon the movie is smart. It's obvious that some Photoshop lackey somewhere fucked up here.

  • April 10, 2009, 7:11 p.m. CST

    Rockwell's desperation is like Ripley's in ALIEN

    by NoHubris

    This looks and FEELS like it'll be a good one.

  • April 10, 2009, 9:15 p.m. CST

    Yeah, Tom Cullen,

    by TedKordLives

    I've got your back. Just like a deaf Rob Lowe. <P> Interestingly enough, Rob IS deaf in one ear. Or partially deaf. Or something. I'm about to leave work and I'm in a hurry. Just wanted to give Tom a shout out. <P> Love Sam Rockwell, hope this movie rocks. Beetle out!

  • April 10, 2009, 9:16 p.m. CST

    Gwai Lo

    by berserkrl

    MOON looks like an imitation of 2001. MOON EUROPA isn't imitating anything.

  • April 10, 2009, 9:34 p.m. CST

    I love the poster, graphic and modern...

    by The Merk

    and going from the trailer it seems to fit the story. To me it seems like the twist of the plot can be figured out pretty easily, but I think that the performances are what are going to make or break this movie. I'm looking forward to this.

  • April 10, 2009, 9:34 p.m. CST


    by codymr

    Do I get to take credit for the revised poster... meh, probably no.

  • April 10, 2009, 9:53 p.m. CST


    by Gwai Lo

    Strong disagreement on both counts. 2001 is my favorite movie, I would be quick to call ripoff it Moon looked like one. It doesn't, aside from the obvious tip of the hat to Hal. Every science fiction film with thought behind it is subjected to judgment against 2001, which is lazy and unfair. And is it so bad to be influenced by the best, anyway? Heaven forbid filmmakers should try and make a movie on 2001's level, shame on them for trying. Moon Europa, on the other hand, looks like your standard piece of pretentious film school crap made by people who are naive enough to assume they are too creative for traditional concerns, such as oh, I dunno, story. Wow, a chick eating off different colored plates on a bunch of cheap looking sets. How daring and experimental. I reserve my official opinion on this matter until after I have seen both films, but on the basis of their trailers I calls em as I sees em.

  • April 10, 2009, 9:59 p.m. CST

    With music by QUEEN

    by Gene_Wilders_screaming_ballsack their JAZZ album...

  • April 10, 2009, 10:03 p.m. CST

    Moon Europa update

    by Gwai Lo

    I watched the other trailers. Not sure how the chick on lithium fits into all this Battlefield Earth business but what I said still stands.

  • April 11, 2009, 5:33 p.m. CST

    Is it my imagination or did Tom Cullen

    by smackfu

    just call *someone else* out for over-using a stupid joke?

  • April 11, 2009, 9:24 p.m. CST

    This shouldn't be a spoiler about MOON, but...

    by Leafar the Lost

    ...on an earlier talkback someone revealed why Sam Rockwell finds someone that looks exactly like him. It should be obvious, and it shouldn't prevent you from seeing the movie.

  • April 11, 2009, 9:27 p.m. CST

    At least you didn't crop 1/3 of the poster out to make your case

    by Glory_Fades_ImMaxFischer

    like you and Merrick did for the taking of phelm 123.

  • April 11, 2009, 9:28 p.m. CST

    an how does Harry know what kind of "feeling" i will get watchin

    by Glory_Fades_ImMaxFischer

  • April 12, 2009, 2:06 a.m. CST

    Parts: The Lunar Horror

    by Castlemonster

    Yeah, they didn't do anything to hide the climactic twist at all. Unless the climactic twist is that the other guy isn't a clone but a brain-sucking alien or his future self or something. I hope he's a brain-sucking alien.

  • April 12, 2009, 12:36 p.m. CST

    Gwai Lo

    by berserkrl

    Everything in the MOON trailer would scream 2001 even if HAL were missing.<p>You find artistic movies pretentious? LOL

  • April 12, 2009, 12:38 p.m. CST

    Gwai Lo - P.S.

    by berserkrl

    Accidentally posted before I'd finished:<p> You find artistic movies pretentious? LOL -- 2001 was an artistic movie. 2001 had long minutes of dialogueless apes; MOON EUROPA has long minutes of dialogueless astronaut chick. Why love the former and hate the latter?

  • April 12, 2009, 11:06 p.m. CST


    by Gwai Lo

    Please quote the part of my post where I said I find "artistic" movies pretentious. <p> 2001 is not an art film because it lacks dialogue. I'm not sure it's even fair to call it an art film. It has a traditional narrative structure if you consider the human species to be the protagonist. The problem with whoever made Moon Europa, based on what I can glean of the narrative from the trailer, is that they did not notice that 2001 is a story about a protagonist (man) who experiences an inciting incident (the monolith) that causes him to pursue a goal (the next stage of man) in direct competition with an antagonist (supercomputer) until progressive complications lead to a climax (disconnection of hal), a revelation (trippy wormhole sequence) and new equilibrium (star child, the next stage of man). Same as virtually every successful story ever told. Pretentious art snobs notice that there is no dialogue and long sequences of monotonous activity and interesting uses of color, but usually fail to notice that the main bulk of the story is not complicated or obtuse in the slightest. They say "ooh look, a scene with apemen barking at each other! How avant garde!" but fail to notice that the Dawn of Man sequence is just a thematic precursor to the rest of the movie with the same narrative arc. The humans in 2001 are mostly silent, robotic, monotonous because they have advanced to a degree that is paralleling the artificial "humanity" of Hal. Why is the chick in Moon Europa behaving like she's on horse tranquilizers? Let me guess, because some film school student thinks 2001 is "cool". <p> Again, haven't seen it, but nothing irks me more than amateurs thinking Kubrick was just some willfully obfuscating iconoclast who would do something in a movie to be arbitrarily "artistic". Why love the former and hate the latter? Because Kubrick is a genius and if you can't figure out why then don't even bother trying to work in his realm.

  • April 15, 2009, 12:12 p.m. CST

    Gwai Lo

    by berserkrl

    Even though a heck of a lot is obviously happening in the three trailers, you've arbitrarily decreed that MOON EUROPA is a movie where nothing happens.<p>In any case, the point of the plot is not to get to the end as quickly as possible; otherwise we could just start at the end. The point is to enjoy the view along the way. Thus hauntingly beautiful sequences are part of the point.<p>And I think your confusing the astronaut woman's being bored (which she obviously is) with the scene's being boring (it's not).

  • April 15, 2009, 12:13 p.m. CST

    Gawi Lo - P.S.

    by berserkrl

    I think you mean "abstruse," not "obtuse."

  • Sept. 6, 2009, 8:07 a.m. CST

    moon europa bites the dust

    by terra001

    The makers of MOON EUROPA are just mad because now that MOON has come out their film seems lame and pales in comparison. They'll never sell or distribute it unless they do it themselves. I've seem both by the way. I am from Asheville. A little bird told me that the MOON EUROPA people have almost given up and have even tried selling the film as a short instead of full-length movie. Lesson learned: don't try a sci-fi film unless you can invest the $ needed to make it. Styrofoam sets just don't cut it when you can recognize the stereo box you left on the street last week.