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2009 Nicolas Cage Sci-Fi Film

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This Movie Rivets the Audience to Their Seat Until the Very End!

  • Dec 26, 2009
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Nicholas Cage stars in one of his better films as a widowed father who is raising a son (Kaleb).  On the 50th anniversary of a time capule at Kaleb's school, the time capsule is to be opened.  The audience got to see the time capsule being created in 1959 where the students were asked to draw pictures of what they thought the world would be like in 50 years. 

One of the girls just put a series of what appeared to be random numbers.  This girl appeared to be possessed by some unknown force that was making her write the numbers.  That paper and the drawings get removed from the capsule in 2009 and distributed to the school to see if any of the kids had predicted correctly.  Of course Kaleb happens to get the paper the girl had written the numbers on.

Through chance, Kaleb's father (Cage) looks at a section of the letter and he seems to see a pattern.  The first pattern he sees is the date of 09/11/01 with a number after it.  Cage looks up the World Trade Center attack on the Internet and discovers the number matches the number of deaths that happened on that date.  Cage then starts checking all the other numbers and finds they sequentially match other disasters that had occurred since 1959.

Cage then notes that there are possible disasters listed after and he tries what he can to prevent them from happening.  Cage is then led to look for the woman who had written the original document but she had died several years prior of an overdose.  Cage then goes to find the woman's daughter who is a divorced mother with a daughter Kaleb's age.  The woman becomes frightened of Cage when he starts asking her questions about her mother and the impending disasters.

The movie keeps the audience riveted throughout as Cage tries to avert disasters and figure out the last prediction on the paper.  There are a bunch of mysterious men that seem to be like evil spirits that keep approaching Kaleb and the daughter of the the divorced mother.  Everything seems to be moving towards a disaster of world proportions and Cage must figure out the end of the prophesy or all that he knows may perish.

This movie has the feel of the recent movie The Forgotten but that movie was disjointed and disappointing at the end.  This movie is a compelling tale in which the audience is never bored and tries to guess what will happen next.  Well worth renting or catching it when it comes to cable!

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December 26, 2009
Interesting review. Sounds like a fascinating idea. Think I will be on the lookout for this one.
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review by . February 27, 2011
posted in SF Signal
I finally got around to watching this excuse for a Nicolas Cage film, courtesy of RedBox DVD rentals. It was my first time using Redbox as well, which experience was smoother and more professional than the movie presentation, but this being a blog about science fiction and not about automated retail merchandising, suffice it to say that Redbox was easy to use, simple to use, completely inexpensive (if it took real money instead of plastic, most kids could scrounge up the rental fee off the street …
Quick Tip by . December 25, 2010
posted in That's Beat
Worst movie ever. Nicholas cage has successfully ruined his career with horrible sci-fi nonsense. How does a movie like this get produced?
review by . July 12, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
   Movies that have the premise of end times are a dime-a-dozen. There have been some successes and quite a few failures. I loved “Dark City” so when I heard that director Alex Proyas is at the helm of “KNOWING”, I was once again curious and made time to see it. The story is crafted by novelist Ryne Douglas Pearson and carries a thought-provoking idea that asks the viewer to ponder certain questions about our existence. Are all these things around us products …
review by . November 12, 2009
The end of the world is the most heated and talked about discussion in Human history. No one  knows when it will be and no one knows  what will happen, but  we all know in some way  that it's coming. Knowing gives us a very intelligent spin on  how  the world might end  through ideas from the last book of the bible Revelation that talk about  the end of the world and the second coming of God.  But  while it doesn't have a hundred percent  take …
review by . March 23, 2009
 "Knowing" ... where do I begin?    My girlfriend had wanted to see this movie after seeing many previews for it.  I figured I would give it a try because it couldn't be any worse than "The Day The Earth Stood Still (2008)." Well ... it was close.    The movie begins in 1959 with a young girl (Lucinda) hearing whispers in her head. Her classmates are drawing pictures to place into a time capsule, while the voices force her to write down a long series …
review by . April 28, 2009
Short Attention Span Summary (SASS):     1. Massachusetts schoolgirl foresees grim numbers for the future.   2. She tries to write them all down, but runs out of time before they get sealed in a time capsule.   3. Her numbers sit there until 2009 when the capsule is opened.   4. MIT Astrophysics professor and single parent (Nicolas Cage) happens upon them and starts unraveling their meaning.   5. So far, so good   6. He finally …
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Knowing is a 2009 science fiction film directed by Alex Proyas and starring Nicolas Cage. The project was originally attached to a number of directors under Columbia Pictures, but it was placed in turnaround and eventually picked up by Escape Artists. Production was financially backed by Summit Entertaiment. Knowing was filmed in Melbourne, Australia, using various locations to represent the film's setting, Boston. The film was released on March 20, 2009 in the United States and Canada.

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