Astronauts

Lucy in the Sky

Natalie Portman sports the aforementioned tragic fake hair to star as Lucy Cola, a chronic overachiever, Type-A personality and NASA astronaut who’s just returned from her latest mission and is already itching to get back in space. She’s married to Drew (Dan Stevens), a grinning, aw-shucks-wholesome marketing executive for the space agency, who behaves as …

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There is an outstanding opening sequence that has astronaut/space-antenna worker Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) tumbling ass-over-teakettle from tens of thousands of feet above the earth as the antenna explodes in a catastrophic accident. Turns out the antenna wasn’t the only thing that suddenly failed; mysterious pulses from outer space have wreaked havoc across the globe, …

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Brad Pitt and his perpetually twitchy emotional-barometer lower lip (wanna know how he’s feeling or thinking? just watch the lip!) star as even-keeled Roy McBride, an astronaut whose most impressive skill seems to be keeping his pulse in check. Professionally revered, Roy struggles in his personal life – or so it’s implied, thanks to a …

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First Man

The thrilling and teeth-rattling opening sequence of First Man shows a test pilot in 1961 as he flies up to 140,000 feet, then almost doesn’t make it back. No, his plane doesn’t explode at that altitude, it just threatens to “bounce off the atmosphere”, hurling him out to space. Yikes! This scene viscerally and effectively introduces …

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OSCAR® NOMINEE RYAN GOSLING AND 2019 GOLDEN GLOBE® NOMINEE CLAIRE FOY SOAR IN THE GRIPPING AND EMOTIONAL DRAMA SYNOPSIS: Oscar®-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam for FIRST MAN,  the riveting story behind the first manned mission to the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the decade leading to the historic Apollo 11 flight. …

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Hidden Figures

Set in the early 1960s, the film follows a trio of black women working in NASA’s computing division. Or, more accurately, as NASA computing division (back before machines did all the thinking, people did the computing and were called “computers). Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson) is a mathematical genius, whose cat-eye glasses and anxious demeanor …

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