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Duncan Jones's indie MOON looks like excellent sci-fi

The movie site firstshowing.net has the excellent new trailer for MOON, an indie sci-fi film that debuted at the Sundance Film Festival and hits theaters, in limited release, on June 12. Starring Sam Rockwell as a solitary astronaut preparing to head home after a three-year stint on the moon, the film appears to be a psychologically rich character study that closely follows the Kubrick thematic blueprint: prolonged isolation, unmediated identity, and the coldness of technology. Rockwell’s character even has a HAL-like companion called GERTY, voiced by Kevin Spacey. This trailer also reminds me a bit of Danny Boyle’s decent 2007 offering SUNSHINE.

I’m definitely planning to catch this in the theater.

In January, Alex Billington of First Showing wrote a review of MOON after seeing it at Sundance.