Movie Renter's Guide - July, 2009


"Knowing" (Blu-ray)


John Koestler (Cage) is a mathematics professor at MIT, and has a young son, Caleb (Canterbury) in school. One day Caleb brings home an envelope that was given to him when his school had a ceremonial opening of a time capsule buried 50 years ago and handed out the contents to the students.

The envelope contains a page with a long series of numbers. John becomes curious about it and begins to analyze the sequences, discovering that the 9/11 disaster was predicted. He further discovers other terrible occurrences that happened after the page was written.

He realizes that there are several disasters predicted by the numbers on the page, but have not yet occurred, and he tries unsuccessfully to convince his associate at MIT that some horrific things are going to happen. When they come true, the professors realize that the last series of numbers predicts a catastrophe for the entire planet, and that they must prepare for the apocalypse.



  • Summit
  • 2009, Color, Rated PG-13, 2 Hr 1 min
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • 1080p
  • Codec: Not Specified
  • English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Starring Nicolas Cage, Rose Byrne, D.G. Maloney, Lara Robinson, Chandler Canterbury
  • Directed by Alex Proyas
  • Entertainment:
  • Video:
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  • Violence: Mild
  • Sex: No
  • Language: Bad


Cage does a pretty good job of playing a nerdy professor, but the movie doesn't have the magic of some of his earlier films in this genre.


The image is as sharp as it gets, but there is almost no use of the surrounds.


These include Director's Commentary, Knowing All, The Making of, and Visions of the Apocalypse.