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01 May 2012 @ 11:24 am
Film Recommendation  
See Lunopolis. Period.
"Two documentary filmmakers accidentally uncover the greatest moon secret the world has never known, and the powerful organization determined to keep it that way."
Not much of a description, really. Makes it seem trite and forgettable. It's not. Yes, it's low-budget, filmed in a "documentary" style, and starts off a little cheesy, but this was all by design. What follows is one of the best written sci-fi* stories I've experienced in a while, with some tight acting, a great ending, and some surprising moments that came across as very believable.

Netflix has it on Instant Watch, so there's no excuse for those of you with an account. For those without, track it down. Do it now.


*Don't let the "sci-fi" designation throw you, this is not Star Trek. Fairly down-to-earth, real people dealing, there's-more-to-the-world-than-you-know stuff.
 
 
 
Staxstaxxy on May 1st, 2012 05:38 pm (UTC)
It's in our queue already.

Have you seen 'Ink' yet? I do not know for sure that it is available in Watch It Now, at the moment, but it usually is. It's a fairy tale written in modern time - not specifically for or about modern times, that just happened to be when the tale was written. Granted, I am not sure how some of the aspects of the story would play out without it being set in a modern era, but they certain could be translated to others with a bit of creativity. It is a delightful story and horrendously overlooked, I think because of it's low budget and lack of star power. It is well worth the time spent on it.
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Rollarchmage on May 1st, 2012 06:03 pm (UTC)
Ha, we've talked about this more than once. Yep, seen it, own it, own the soundtrack. Just a fabulous film.
Staxstaxxy on May 1st, 2012 06:05 pm (UTC)
oh, right. Ugh, I will be so glad when my brains are descrambled. This is really kicking my ass.