I fully expected to have trouble sitting through this nearly three hour movie. Instead, I was pleasantly surprised by the fast pace and compelling narrative. I loved the nonlinear storylines, the gripping vignettes and thrilling action sequences. Moving in and out of time as seamlessly as it weaves in and out of lives and relationships, “Cloud Atlas explores how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.” Great movie. Mythology worthy of the Matrix and Bladerunner.
Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus” is filled with mythology and asks some of the biggest questions man has ever pondered. To it’s credit, it does not offer neatly packaged answers. Instead, it leaves most of the backstories unexplained. Why did the Engineers change their minds and decide to destroy life on earth? Why did the android David poison Holloway? What is going on in the beginning when the Engineer drinks the black goo? Tell us your theories and check out this interesting collection of fan sites that think they have the answers. Enjoy!
“Awake” is an intriguing drama about a detective (Jason Isaacs, “Harry Potter,” “Brotherhood”) who finds he is leading an arduous double life that defies reality. Helping Michael to navigate his two realities are his bureau-assigned therapists Dr. Evans (Emmy Award-winner Cherry Jones, “24″) and Dr. Lee (BD Wong, NBC’s “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”). While both therapists work to untangle his two worlds, Michael has no interest in proving either one is false. But when memories of the accident begin to haunt him, he is forced to confront the truth about what really happened the night of the crash.
On February 24, Annie Jacobsen posted this Backstory report for the Los Angeles Times Magazine: Sixty-nine years ago tonight, with World War II in its third, nerve-wracking month, air-raid sirens sounded across Los Angeles as the U.S. Army responded to what it believed was an aerial assault on the city by the Japanese. Seems an undetermined number of flying craft had been spotted over Santa Monica Bay.
This dramatically edited news footage makes a compelling case for increased UFO activity around the world. The strange lights, unexplained meteoro’logic activity, ominous warnings from former area 51 personnel make for a storyline that rivals any that have come out of hollywood.
Yes! says NASA scientist Richard B. Hoover, in a paper published in the online Journal of Cosmology. But don’t pop that champaign cork yet. “Richard Hoover has discovered evidence of microfossils,” according to the journal “in freshly fractured slices of the interior surfaces of the Alais, Ivuna, and Orgueil CI1 carbonaceous meteorites.”
Is that a time traveler chatting on a cell phone in an old Charlie Chaplin film from 1928? James Williams gets two possible explanations on what’s happening in this viral YouTube video.
NASA’s Kepler mission has discovered its first Earth-size planet candidates and its first candidates in the habitable zone, a region where liquid water could exist on a planet’s surface. Five of the potential planets are near Earth-size and orbit in the habitable zone of smaller, cooler stars than our sun.
Professor Stephen Hawking explains why he takes a dim view of typical tales of UFOs and alien abduction. Into The Universe with Stephen Hawking is an epic new kind of cosmology series, a Planet Earth of the heavens. It takes the world’s most famous scientific mind and sets it free, powered by the limitless possibilities of computer animation. Hawking gives us the ultimate guide to the universe, a ripping yarn based on real science, spanning the whole of space and time — from the nature of the universe itself, to the chances of alien life, and the real possibility of time travel.
Dr. Michio Kaku reveals his theory on how to create a gateway or portal that leads to a parallel universe. “Perhaps one of the most fantastic schemes that push the very boundaries of physics.”