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Movie Renter's Guide - May, 2008

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"Next" (Blu-ray)

movie-next.jpgSynopsis

Las Vegas has lots of magicians, including Cris Johnson (Cage). The difference is, Cris' act is not an illusion. He really can see three minutes into the future.

FBI Agent Callie Ferris (Moore) realizes Cris potential, and asks him to help them locate a terrorist group that has brought a nuclear weapon into Los Angeles.

Cris is reluctant to get involved, but Callie is insistent, and she chases him all over Nevada until he finally agrees to help. And it is just in time, for the bomb is being readied for detonation.

 

Specifications

  • Revolution Studios
    2007, Color, Rated PG-13, 1 Hr 36 min
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • 1080p
  • Codec: Not Specified
  • English DD 5.1, English PCM Uncompressed
  • Directed by Lee Tamahori
  • Starring Nicolas Cage, Julianne Moore, Jessica Biel
    Rating
  • Entertainment:
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  • Extras:
  • Violence: Yes
  • Sex: No
  • Language: Bad

Commentary

Being able to see into the future, along with time travel, are some of the oldest dreams we have. This story is kind of an interesting twist.

It probably should have been moved into the Rated R category though, as the whole thing is just a bit too banal.

Technical

This is a recent film, so Blu-ray represented itself well here, with excellent image detail. The high def soundtrack is uncompressed PCM. I am surprised there was no Dolby TrueHD or DTS-HD Master Audio.

Extras

These include making of, Two Minutes in the Future with Jessica Biel, and other things.