This is a trailer for a new sci-fi movie starring Sam Rockwell called Moon, you guys:

OK. It looks great. I predict the best space movie since Space Buddies. I love a beautifully filmed non-action-blast sci-fi movie about the tortures of self. It’s like 2001 crossed with Sunshine minus the weird 30-minute horror movie tacked on at the end of Sunshine crossed with Solaris (Russian). There is just one problem:



Stupid Kevin Spacey smiley-face computer. What’s wrong, Robin Williams was unavailable? Seriously, with the exception of Robin Williams would anyone have been worse as the voice of the smiley-face moon mine computer? OK, besides Robin Williams, Colin Farrell, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson?

OK, the more I think about it, lots of people would be terrible as the voice of the smiley face moon mine computer. In large part I feel that this is due to the fact that the moon mine computer HAS A SMILEY FACE. (Although I maintain that Kevin Spacey is still very very bad. At everything.)

Look at this guy’s face:


Comments (47)
  1. Jake  |   Posted on Apr 10th, 2009 +5

    This movie looks like the tits, Kevin Spacey or no.

  2. Laura  |   Posted on Apr 10th, 2009 0

    Yessssss. Clint Mansell did the score? This is like Solaris (American) Pt 2. I’m in love.

  3. i looooooooove solaris (russian)

  4. blah  |   Posted on Apr 10th, 2009 +2

    Don’t forget to throw in a little ‘Silent Running’

  5. Don’t knock the rock.

  6. Houston, we have a dog!

  7. The best is when Sam Rockwell brings in an injured body cradled in his arms, and Kevin Spacey is all : S

  8. This movie looks awesome, and I love the smiley-face. He just looks like such a little douchebag, which is fitting for (what I’m assuming is) the antagonist, right?

  9. “Brainy and Thoughtful”

  10. Stop saying tour de force, reviewers. Dear god, please stop.

  11. I had high hopes going in to see it at Sundance, and I gotta say, it really lived up to its potential. Sam Rockwell is fantastic as usual, but the best thing about the movie is the atmosphere. It’s like another 2001. It doesn’t come off as a copycat or anything, but it definitely shares some of the same feelings as that movie. Glad to see it’s getting a proper release.

  12. Oh, and the smiley face thing is handled well. Doesn’t come off as gimmicky. Admittedly it’s a little silly hearing Kevin Space’s voice echoing from a smiley face, but it works out and it’s never overdone.

  13. while we’re here, can anyone explain “the weird 30-minute horror movie tacked on at the end of Sunshine”?

    • lolocaustsquirrel  |   Posted on Apr 13th, 2009 0

      So basically, (SPOILER ALERT) the guy from the other spaceship gets on their spaceship, kills people, is like the world’s worst burn victim, and tries to sabotage their mission. and then they get to the sun and something happens and then it stops being a horror movie and everything is happy.

  14. I like how the face skips right over :( and goes directly to :C. Very, very sad.

    I also appreciate the appearance of the Suck Cut utilized to perform a space haircut.

    And no, krup, nobody can explain that weird 30-minute horror movie they tacked on to the end of Sunshine.

  15. Effie from Skins is in it too! Skins! Skins!

  16. szczur  |   Posted on Apr 10th, 2009 -1

    this is like exact plot of solaris dude, except of living ocean and stuff

  17. re: cliff martinez soundtrack: yessss, that alone is going to get me into this movie, because you won’t be able to appreciate the bass unless you’ve got ridiculous speakers. also, sam rockwell was surprisingly good in Joshua.

  18. yomomma  |   Posted on Apr 10th, 2009 0

    He looks different than his “what what” video on ebay.

  19. Hopefully its different from 2001.

  20. It’s from I Love You, Man. Personally I prefer saying “the boobies”.

  21. Ning  |   Posted on Apr 10th, 2009 +7

    For the last time, the phrase “the tits” is NOT from I Love You, Man. It may be in that film, but it’s been in circulation long before that. Do you dum dums think the usage of “tool” originates from Tool Academy?

  22. We’ve got a winner. This movie is bullet nipples. Did i just start a thing?

  23. And the ROCKwell(imagined nickname) is good in most everything.

  24. 2 Sam Rockwells? 2 SAM ROCKWELLS!? Sold.

  25. Looks pretty fantastic.

    Tidbit of trivia: I met Sam Rockwell once and was incredibly pleased to find he was amazingly amiable, in addition to being hot.

  26. Jono  |   Posted on Apr 10th, 2009 +3

    The Director is none other than Zowie Bowie, David Bowie’s son!

  27. nisf  |   Posted on Apr 10th, 2009 +5

    But the real question is, will it be better than Sam Rockwell’s performance as Guy in Galaxy Quest

  28. also, “the tits” sounds fucking dumb. Just tits is fine. Ex: This movie looks tits.

  29. i have forgiven sam rockwell for choke in light of his overwhelming awesomeness. also: i really think he belongs in outer space.

  30. Dane  |   Posted on Apr 13th, 2009 +1

    Finally, the fake moon landing set gets some more use.

  31. I found this movie in the Tribeca Film Festival site and I’m totally planning on seeing it!

    Also, the smilie face for the computer character is very “ironic”.

  32. 9…make that 10 comments dedicated to deciding if “the tits” was
    [a] a real thing
    [b] whether or not “the” is really necessary and
    [c] if it was cited during “I Love You, Man” (or not)

    That’s all I got out of this entire post….

  33. Forrealsies?  |   Posted on Apr 16th, 2009 -1

    There are people who don’t like Kevin Spacey? Like, real people?

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