Multcolib Picks: While You Wait For...Cloud Atlas
Annotation:A man glimpses the future fate has planned for him and chooses to fight for his own destiny. Battling the powerful Adjustment Bureau across, under, & through the streets of New York, he risks his destined greatness to be with the only woman he's ever loved.
Annotation:The discovery of a strange monolith on the moon leads to an investigation of its origins and of the nature of consciousness itself.
Annotation:Out of nowhere, a mysterious flash causes nearly everyone in the world to lose consciousness and gain a glimpse of their lives six months into the future. As one elite FBI unit attempts to solve the mystery, the rest of the world's population soon discovers that, when it comes to destiny, nothing is set in stone.
Annotation:Three stories explore the quest for eternal life: in the past, conquistadors search for the tree of life, while in the present, a doctor tries to heal his wife, and in the future, an astronaut journeys toward a dying star. While many reviewers felt this film was flawed, it's still interesting and shares many themes with Cloud Atlas.
Annotation:A psychologist on a space station orbiting the planet Solaris begins to see inexplicable apparitions from the past. This is the newer version by Steven Soderbergh; those with a strong constitution will also watch the very classic Russian version. The even stronger will read the original book by Stanislaw Lem.
Annotation:Los Angeles, 2019: Rick Deckard of the LAPD's Blade Runner unit prowls the steel & microchip jungle of the 21st century. His job is to track down and eliminate assumed humanoids known as 'replicants.'
Annotation:1000 years after a great war destroyed civilization, a young princess must keep it from happening again. A beautiful and epic Japanese anime full of mutant creatures and decayed technology.
Annotation:A group of pilgrims voyage to the planet Hyperion to witness the opening of the Time Tombs. Each recounts a story in a different style and setting that explore the nature of the tombs and their maleficent guardian, the Shrike. Inspired by Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.
Annotation:Everything you think you know about modern science is about to unravel in this critically acclaimed film about two young engineers and the consequences they face when they invent a machine that enables them to travel back in time.
Annotation:Newly deceased find themselves in a way station somewhere between Heaven and Earth. With the help of dedicated caseworkers, each soul is given three days to choose one cherished memory for their life that they will relive for eternity. As the film reveals, recognizing happiness and finding a life's worth of meaning in a single event is no simple task.