Gravity

Gravity

Blu-ray Disc - 2014
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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.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Bros. Entertainment, [2014]
Branch Call Number: BLU Drama GRAVITY
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (91 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in

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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 Ea... Read More »

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 »

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 Ea... Read More »

On a seemingly routine spacewalk, a medical engineer and a veteran astronaut find their shuttle destroyed, leaving the two spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth and any chance for rescue.


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FrancisMain
Jun 16, 2017

Amazing special effects, I can see why this film won multiple Oscars in 2014.
Effects 5/5
Acting 4/5
Story 4/5
Originality 4/5

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avantmegan
Mar 12, 2017

I love Sandra B. but I was disappointed in this movie. I found myself getting bored with it not even half way through.

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abcedmillered
Nov 28, 2016

Fair warning, I sobbed throughout the movie. It's a wonderful addition to the space adventure movie genre. I'd recommend it to people who like psychological thrillers because a lot of the movie's power is in the ability of the viewer to identify with or imagine what it is like to be Dr. Ryan Stone. It might be cool to have a double feature night of this movie and Space Cowboys or The Martian.

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Daveinportland
Oct 26, 2016

I thought this was horrible in the movie theater, even more so on my TV. The only think worse than the storyline was the physics and actual science involved n this catastrophe of a film.

A medical doctor working on the Hubble Telescope? I don't think so. Astronauts basically goofing off and acting like drunk college kids in space? I don't think so. Wait until they get to space before they even have a simple conversation abut backgrounds? I don't think so. The plot and the various special effects were far beyond was could even be realistic that it took away from the film.

One the other hand, Sandra Bullock in booty shorts.

TSCPL_ChrisB Jun 05, 2016

Such a phenomenal film. The vision, the action, the acting, the directing--all phenomenal. I am in awe how something like this can even be created with this medium. George Clooney was George Clooney, and I wouldn't have minded a different choice, though he played the role well. Sandra Bullock has never impressed me much, but she's great here. I've avoided the modern 3D movement and have not seen one film in 3D, but this was one that I wished I had seen in 3D. It must have been a fantastic--though possibly nauseating--experience. This is a film that will continue to be watched and rewatched for generations to come.

bookishdl May 22, 2016

Entertaining movie. Yes it was predictable. Yes it was a pretty weak plot and over done in the Hollywood manner with disaster after disaster. However, you can't knock it for the special effects, awesome space/earth shots and some pretty clever seamless camera work. Enjoy it for what it is.

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JihadiConservative
Apr 19, 2016

How did this junk get good reviews? It was awful. A lady hyperventilating through space. Nothing else.

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soccerkid89
Mar 05, 2016

This movie was one of the best action sci-fi movies I have ever seen. Sandra Bullock and George Clooney did an excellent job on this movie. Also I give props to Alfonso Cuarón for directing and producing this movie. This movie didn't win a lot of Oscars, Golden globes, People's Choice and all of the other awards for nothing. It took a lot of hard work and dedication putting this movie together. Plus it had an excellent storyline that the viewers can follow and relate to. Also it had a lot of great visual effects, a lot of animation, and sound effects to go along with it.

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talktimereader
Feb 10, 2016

Very thrilling with a complete surprise in the middle. Lots of action. Love Sandra Bullock and G Clooney.

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scifiandscary
Jan 12, 2016

I think they were definitely suffering under delusions of grandeur when they made this film. Gravity sets out to be this epic story of survival in space, and instead is just an overly predictable movie of disaster after disaster with unnecessary backstory with an actress and actor who have done much better work on … pretty much anything else beside this movie.

The synopsis makes it sound like Bullock and Clooney are together for most of the film, and its simply not true. He’s around for maybe 1/5th of it, if that. Not that’s a bad thing, as I’d much rather watch Bullock in general. So, you have a movie that’s essentially resting all its hopes on the acting ability of one person, and that’s always a dangerous proposition, especially when the plot itself is water-thin. I don’t blame Bullock for how bad Gravity is. I think she did the best she could with what she had.

Gravity starts off strong, with a disaster in space that (if not too believable) leads to an absolutely terrifying situation that makes me shudder just thinking about it. However, once that bit of scary happens, it swiftly switches gears and becomes one generic disaster scene after another, until by 3/4th of the way into the movie, you’re yawning and checking the time, wondering how much more you have to put up with.

…and then there’s the backstory they give Bullock’s character. Why in the world do writers/directors feel they have to inject a dead child into a story somewhere to give it a more emotional impact? As someone who has lost a child, its downright offensive that Hollywood uses child loss as such an easy sob-story injection into weak movies to try to get more of an emotional connection. If your movies were actually any good, you wouldn’t need the dead child side-note!

Overall, Gravity could have been much better than it was, but as it is, its barely worth the money you’d spent to rent it.

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aaa5756 Jul 06, 2014

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

aaa5756 Jul 06, 2014

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

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jimg2000
Apr 12, 2014

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.

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britprincess1
Mar 05, 2014

"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."

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britprincess1
Mar 05, 2014

(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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britprincess1
Mar 05, 2014

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

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britprincess1
Mar 05, 2014

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

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britprincess1
Mar 05, 2014

"I hate space!"

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britprincess1
Mar 05, 2014

"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."

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britprincess1
Mar 05, 2014

(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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RonNasty64
Mar 06, 2014

Must Watch: Jonas Cuaron's Superb Short Film That Ties into 'Gravity':
http://www.firstshowing.net/2013/must-watch-jonas-cuarons-superb-short-film-that-ties-into-gravity/

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