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Gravity

(Blu-ray Disc - 2014)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Gravity
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Dr. Ryan Stone is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky. On a seemingly routine spacewalk, the shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left, and the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.
Title: Gravity
Publisher: Burbank, CA :, Warner Bros. Entertainment,, [2014]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (91 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: writers, Alfonso Cuarón, Jonás Cuarón ; producers, Alsonso Cuarón, David Heyman ; director, Alfonso Cuaron
Notes: Title from web page
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013
Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy
Summary: Dr. Ryan Stone is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky. On a seemingly routine spacewalk, the shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left, and the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.
Branch Call Number: BLU Drama GRAVITY
Performers: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris.
System Details: Blu-ray, widescreen; requires Blu-ray player
Other Language: English, French, Portuguese or Spanish dialogue; Spanish, Portuguese or French subtitles; subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing
Subject Headings: Space shuttles Accidents Drama
Genre/Form: Feature films
Action and adventure films
Fiction films
Blu-ray discs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Topical Term: Space shuttles
Publisher No: 1000296384 Warner
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A chance accident sends Dr. Ryan Stone careening out into space. The deafening silence tells her she has lost any link to Earth and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left, and the only way home may be to go further out into the ter... Read More »


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Nov 21, 2014
  • eiknarf rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

1.5 stars for visuals, minus a star for the ridiculous hype, then further minus everything but that tiny sliver of my memory about how, truly, it looked pretty good, and still felt so not worth it. wish i could thumbs-up all the snarky and "what a waste of library funds" comments here cause this film...this film! aggggh! it's so bad! flee! flee! FLEE!!! super overrated, mediocre, annoying film. suckyyyyyyyyyy

Gravity is mildly entertaining - Clooney enters the Soyaz Escape Capusel in full rig space suit while Bullock is wearing Little more more than her birth suite. The reality of space physics would have sucked Bullock, extruded is better word, from the escape pod and left her body an elongate mass of interconnected organs and connective tissue. In he movie George simply enters the capsule in full space walk uniform and nothing happens Bullock should have immediately died that been extruded from the capsule as a fine elongate strip of protoplasm.Reality was never a strong point of Hollywood . 2001 A Space Oddoesy is a better choice for plausable outterspace thriller on a cold winters night.

Oct 16, 2014
  • JOSEPH DENHAM rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This movie has some of the best visual effects I've ever seen and the sound effects are likewise brilliant. But seeing Sandra Bullock floating around in space for over an hour was a bit tedious. It deserved to win the "Visual Effects" and "Sound Mixing" Oscars, but not the other 5 (Best Director, Best Cinematography, etc).

Oct 11, 2014
  • Blue_Bird_177 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

This movie was nothing more than Sandra Bullock floating around in space, screaming, and running into stuff. I know some people are saying it was good for the sounds, or technology used to make the film. However when I watch a movie I watch it to enjoy it, not to say that the effects were good. This movie really didn't have much of a plot, and it was boring.

Oct 07, 2014
  • MKCL rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Visually interesting, but the story and characters weren't compelling. I thought the best part was the special short on how they filmed it--that was fascinating!

Sep 20, 2014
  • Sanrin rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Wow -- this was an incredible movie! Although some aspects don't seem realistic in terms of the science, I realized that space was really a metaphor for different aspects of Ryan's condition. At first, space represents being involuntarily and dangerously isolated from those she had depended on, from loss of all communications with Houston to the loss of her fellow astronauts. But then there's a moment when space also represents a welcome slide into oblivion, a quiet giving up of having to fight to live. Sometimes (esp in the beginning) Sandra Bullock irritated me, but by the end, I was drawn into her character and the story. George Clooney is also excellent. An amazing, powerful movie, harrowing as well as inspiring!

Sep 15, 2014
  • BloomFree rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Wow -- Loved the special effects. Story had a lot of holes in it -- but one really needed to flow with the tale rather than scrutinize it.

To me it was an uplifting story about how a woman got a grip and came into her own.

The last scene where she reblesses her life on earth felt really real and fantastic. Sandra Bullock did a great job.

Aug 27, 2014
  • akirakato rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This is a 2013 science fiction thriller directed, co-written, co-produced and co-edited by Alfonso Cuarón.
It depicts the mid-orbit destruction of their space shuttle and their subsequent attempt to return to Earth.
The British company Framestore spent more than three years creating most of the film's visual effects, which comprise over 80 of its 91 minutes.
The 144-minute "Making of Gravity" is a fascinating, amazing yet entertaining documentary you would love to enjoy.
Although the story is a simple and straightforward, it is a gripping and suspenseful film.

Aug 27, 2014
  • kevfarley rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I thought it might be 'too slow',.. but the 91 minutes sped by quickly for me. The people badmouthing this film as "Bad Science" should at least TRY to be specific. Just what are they claiming is inaccurate ??!

Good acting, great action, breathtaking scenery,.. works for me.

Aug 22, 2014
  • Ashan22 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

When I expected this film to win an Oscar for best picture, I was shocked that it didn’t, but I concider Gravity to win best picture instead of 12 Years of Slave, as it was the highlighted film to win many Oscars as Slumdog Milllionaire. Gravity was intense and gripping! This movie was shot as a simple survival story in space... but I connected to it even more at a much deeper level. The way that the cinematography was shot, I felt I was in space floating with Sandra Bullock's character, Dr. Ryan Stone... that was a technical achievement in itself... But I was also able to feel what it was like to be in the mind of her character. I feared with her, struggled to survive with her, felt the hopelessness of life and accepted death with her, and then, found air, found new life, and was born again with her. Sandra Bullock has put on an Oscar worthy performance, and it sure did help with Alfonso Cuaron being at the helm to guide this film. What a genius. It's been awhile since I've been deeply absorbed into the thoughts and feelings of a character on screen. This movie was truly a journey and an experience into the mind and soul of Dr. Ryan Stone's character. Wow, such an amazing film. An unforgettable experience! Must see in theaters with the biggest screen you can find. Therefore, this is why I like Gravity, as it should’ve won an Oscar for best pictutre, but someday, it will with other significant awards, like Golden Globe, BAFTAs, and etc………….

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Apr 14, 2014
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Mar 31, 2014
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Mar 29, 2014
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Jul 06, 2014
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“We do these things not because they are easy, but because they are hard” - John F Kennedy

Jul 06, 2014
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else.” -Winston Churchill

Apr 12, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

At 600KM above planet Earth the temperature fluctuates between +258 and -148 degrees Fahrenheit. There is nothing to carry sound. No air pressure. No oxygen. Life in space is impossible.

Mar 05, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Matt, do you have visual on just what Mission Specialist Shariff is doing up there?" "He appears to be doing some form of the Macarena. That would be just a best guess scenario on my part."

Mar 05, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

(on how to use a reentry module to get back to Earth) "You just point the damned thing at Earth. It's not rocket science."

Mar 05, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

(after a satellite is destroyed) "Half of North America just lost their Facebook."

Mar 05, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"I'm about to undock from Tiangong ... and I have a bad feeling about this mission."

Mar 05, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"I hate space!"

Mar 05, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Matt, do you have visual on just what Mission Specialist Shariff is doing up there?" "He appears to be doing some form of the Macarena. That would be just a best guess scenario on my part."

Mar 05, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

(on how to use a reentry module to get back to Earth) "You just point the damned thing at Earth. It's not rocket science."

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