Andrew Garfield, Mahershala Ali, Ruth Negga, and five others received their first-ever acting nominations for 2017. While these actors are new to the Academy Awards, you may recognize them from their earlier work.
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In 1942, a Canadian intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war.
WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people, and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot.
The story of Ray Kroc, a salesman who turned two brothers' innovative fast food eatery, McDonald's, into one of the biggest restaurant businesses in the world with a combination of ambition, persistence, and ruthlessness.
John Lee Hancock
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The spaceship, Starship Avalon, in its 120-year voyage to a distant colony planet known as the "Homestead Colony" and transporting 5,258 people has a malfunction in one of its sleep chambers. As a result one hibernation pod opens prematurely and the one person that awakes, Jim Preston (Chris Pratt) is stranded on the spaceship, still 90 years from his destination. Written by
Aurora is the name of the ship from Battlestar Galactica, in the refugee fleet. Named after Aurora, in Roman Mythology, the goddess of the dawn. See more »
In the film, the vessel is traveling at "half the speed of light", which is 93,000 "miles per second". At the beginning of the film, you see the vessel encounter a small debris/asteroid field, and the ship uses its "energy shield" to protect itself from damage. The speed portrayed in the film shows the ship hitting the debris at a much slower speed, possibly less than 1 mile-per-second. If the ship were actually traveling at 93,000 miles per second, any encounter with a debris field would have been instantly catastrophic, energy shield or not. There is simply no way an energy shield, as portrayed in the film, would have the time to destroy anything at that speed. Small dust-sized particles, perhaps, but not large asteroids as shown in the film. See more »
Ignore the critics- a great movie with lots of suspense
I'm almost convinced film critics are paid off...I thoroughly enjoyed this movie more than most of the "critically acclaimed" films I've watched this year. This movie had everything- love, drama, philosophical/existential questions, and incredibly suspenseful moments (and not just action scenes!!). The acting was great, pacing was good (never was bored), and the visuals were amazing as well. Also the trailer didn't spoil the movie at all, which was nice. My only gripe would be about the ending, which was still fine.
Overall would really recommend watching over the holidays. Really enjoyed it.
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