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Interstellar [Blu-ray] [2014]

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    97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3648 out of 3769)

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    Interstellar
    Interstellar opens on Earth in the distant future, as Mother Nature is waging war on humanity. Famine is widespread, and all of mankind's resources are now dedicated to farming in a desperate fight for survival. A former NASA pilot and engineer named Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) has become a homesteader in order to support his teenage son Tom (Timothee Chalamet) and 10-year-old daughter Murph (Mackenzie Foy). Unfortunately, even that begins to look like a futile endeavor after a sandstorm ravages their close-knit community. Meanwhile, a seemingly supernatural mystery begins to unfold when the "ghost" that dwells in Murph's room sends her a mysterious set of coordinates -- which lead the curious father/daughter duo to a clandestine underground base housing the remnants of NASA. There, renowned physicist Professor Brand (Michael Caine) has been working with a team of astronauts and scientists to find a new planet capable of sustaining human life. Brand quickly persuades Cooper to pilot a mission that will hopefully carry the seeds of human life to a habitable planet in another galaxy. Cooper is soon bound for space with Brand's daughter Amelia (Anne Hathaway) and researchers Doyle (Wes Bentley) and Romilly (David Gyasi)., Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Matthew McConaughey
      Matthew McConaughey - Cooper
    • Anne Hathaway
      Anne Hathaway - Amelia
    • Jessica Chastain
      Jessica Chastain - Murph
    • Michael Caine
      Michael Caine - Professor Brand
    • Casey Affleck
      Casey Affleck - Tom



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    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 3769 reviews

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    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Overly ambitious and visually impressive

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      Brainiac
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      Overall, disappointing if ambitious film. It introduces some valid and interesting ideas but the sheer volume of those ideas causes So much weight that the narrative of the collapses under them. Ultimately the movie takes the easy way out and provides an unearned happy ending that presents the least of the interesting ideas front and center while discarding many of the more salient points it raises. There's my Spoiler free review. Now, There isn't any way to discuss the film properly unless we head into spoiler territory so stop reading now if you haven't seen the film and plan to. Spoiler alert The film creates a paradox situation with its tesseract ending that allows cooper to send messages to his daughter in the past. The paradox arises because cooper ultimately gives himself the communication and information needed to go on his journey - without cooper having gone through the movie's adventure he couldn't send himself on the adventure. This in and of itself isn't THAT big of an issue as quantum physics postulates that there could be time distortions when dealing with huge gravitational forces like what was being experienced. The tesseract, though, is pure comic book science - a physical place outside of time where you can interact with all time (think vanishing point from dc comics). Still, quantum physics is essentially based in the probability of improbable events so that isn't too offensive a concept. What is horrible, though, is that cooper transmits terabytes of quantum data from the event horizon of a black hole via the tesseract using Morse code. Good thing his daughter who is 9 can decode a morse code message at all, let alone something as complex as quantum data (it's never explained what the "quantum data" is and that term is pretty loosely applied but stil...this information is used to solve a mathematical time travel / interstellar equation so it must be good...all through morse code). The morse code is transmitted to the minute hand of a wrist watch by the way and the hand jiggles with gravity controls by cooper, who also suddenly knows morse Code. Even better is that cooper uses his love for his daughter as his way to anchor himself across time in the tesseract to his daughter. And by the way, any body thinking abou things would Have figured this out when it is shown in the beginning of the movie as a "ghost" in the daughters room. You think that is the dad sending back a message across time to his daughter? Disappointing that nearly three hours later the big twist turns out to be just that. The first third of the film on earth is poorly written too. Time is spent with cooper and his kids tracking down an Air Force drone and taking it but it does nothing in the plot. Cooper accidentally finds nasa and then they decide he is the only person to pilot their mission mere hours before the mission, no reason why he needs to train or anything - he is just a super pilot and can do anything the plot Needs him too. Most of the characters are not characters, they are a means to deliver plot information to the audience (John lithgow's grandpa is the worst offender of this). Finally, the emotional connection needed to pull off this movie simply isn't there. There is zero connection between cooper and his daughter or cooper and brand. And the movie (not) wisely focuses on the love theme leaving all of the various science themes as disparate parts that pop up periodically ultimately only calling attention to themselves as if saying "look how smart we are with this detail." However, those science parts play second fiddle to the "love conquers all" focus of the story and are either become a forgotten element or a far distant second to the main focus. The clunky integration of all these parts is the worst offense the movie makes because at the end of the day, it's kind of boring. The trademark Nolan ambiguity is on full-display here with the possibility that the end is a death-induced fever dream but it's only a suggestion since there isn't any way it could be...cooper HAS to send himself the message or he never goes and hence no fever dream. Unless the messages didn't come from him but from a far developed humanity as is also momentarily suggested. Except there is no other evidence to support that so now we have to write fan fiction to have the movie make sense. One final possibility is that cooper went into an alternate universe, something that is also theorized by quantum physics. Again, though, no mention of that at all so we are pack in fan fiction land. For the record, I had similar plotting issues with the dark knight returns where things simply make no sense and narrative logic is sacrificed for scene specific payoff even if those scenes don't add up to a total that is greater than the sum of their parts. And that is a sad thing about interstellar. It just can't juggle all of its ideas effectively and ends up throwing most of them away so it can catch the "love conquers all" idea. I wanted to really like this film...I love big ideas in movies and space movies often offer big ideas. The cosmos show (both of them) was amazing and I was hoping for a similar effect with this Film - especially after the hype. disappointed that the Big ideas are like chocolate sprinkles on top of an ice cream Sunday - tasty but fleeting. The ice cream, the main part, is the sugary sweet love storyline that ends up not being that big an idea at all. Just my $0.02 of course...

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      exquisite LOVE STORY, magnificent SciFi

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      WhiskeyTangoActual
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      exquisite LOVE STORY, magnificent SciFi setting Christopher Nolan and INTERSTELLAR were rudely slighted in the past award season. It should have been nominated for Best Picture, Original Screenplay, Director, Cinematography, in addition to the actual nominations in the Sound, Production Design, Score and Visual Effects (winner) categories. (In a time of gratuitous green-screen/CGI-everything, all of the interior sets were practical.) First and foremost, INTERSTELLAR is an healthy and heartfelt love story - about fathers and daughters. It's about smart, capable and caring female characters (who never need to ape macho-alpha-male-ness in order to hold their own); about humanity transcending ecological/planetary apocalypse; and about immensely innovative and entertaining Nolan-esque visual and dramatic presentations of science (physics/relativity/cosmology, biology/ecology, the psychology of survival - individual and genomic) all truly in service of story. With thanks and praise for the active participation of Kip Thorne (read his fantastic companion book _The_Science_of_Interstellar_). There any many, many layers to this story, that fully merit multiple, caffinated viewings over time. There are new things to discover with each attentive viewing, I promise you. Never once was my intelligence, or my gut, abused or insulted. None of us, today, are functionally-aware five-dimensional beings, so, INTERSTELLAR is the closest you can get to thinking/feeling like one for the time being, no pun intended. There are also no glaring, stereotypical conflicts between "scientific" and "spiritual" interpretations of this film. How wonderfully deep and refreshing. You might very well notice loving homages to 2001 A SPACE ODYSSEY, among other time-proven cinematic classics, but none of that is gratuitous or a rip-off. They are respectful nods to the broad artistic shoulders that Nolan stands on today. I also think that the film was perfectly cast, from end-to-end. Can't go into that anymore without giving away spoilers. My remaining wish is that the *entire* soundtrack eventually be released on CD, not just the subset that is currently for sale. Oh, and the rumored alternate ending, too. If you missed INTERSTELLAR on the big screen (70mm IMAX film was the BEST), treat yourself to it now. Even if you did catch the theatrical engagement, there is still more to mine from every successive viewing. How cool is that? (What a TRAVESTY that BestBuy failed to stock the 2BR/DVD/UVHD "Collector's Edition" of INTERSTELLAR. Not for everyone, but a must have for FAN BOYS, like moi.)

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of Nolan's best!

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      Leonabi
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      I watched this three times in the theater once in IMAX and a couple of times since the digital download was made available and twice since i bought the Bluray. Sincerely one of my favorite movies.  Why?  This movie catered to many of the likes I look for in my go to box office journeys. It’s science fiction. It deals with time paradox. It has a great plot with an extremely unique resolution… and to boot...Great casting. Yes there are a plethora of great actors in this film So in this future, the world has fallen apart due to climate change and a serious lack of food. Dust storms are constantly roaming the Earth fighting against future farmers. In one particular storm young Murphy Cooper, played talented Mackenzie Foy, leaves her window open and her and Cooper discover a hidden message caused by what is a gravitational anomaly.  This phenomenon leads them on a trail to a secret NASA think tank that is busy working out mankind's issues. They’ve concluded they need to find another planet that is suitable to sustain human life. As it turns out, Cooper is the ideal person to pilot humanity’s saving crew into a wormhole that was discovered just outside the rings of Saturn. Even on the other side of the wormhole time is against them as some of the most viable Earth-like rocks happen to be close to a black hole! And if you know anything about those pesky black holes… It’s that they’re gravitational pull is so strong that time itself slows for the person that gets close to them. Geeky nerdy quantum stuff!  While at one of these locales, the antagonist Dr. Mann shows up and muddles Cooper’s mission. That being to find an alternative to Earth and get back to Terra Firma. Needless to say, things go awry from here on out and fighting ensues. After the scuffle... and a space vacuum explosion, there is a super exciting space station docking sequence that brilliantly pays homage to Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey…only 100 times faster! The film’s resolution begins to unravel from this point on. This is the briefest summary I could share as the story is as intricate as quantum theory itself, but I promise, it’s way more engaging! I give this movie a highly deserved grade of 5star And definitely… a must see.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      "Interstellar" has it all

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      SLL2004
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      Even if you're not particularly interested in Sci-Fi movies, "Interstellar" is a must see for its outstanding visual excellence and soundtrack. When I watched "Gravity" in 2013, I never thought that in less than two years another movie will surpass the high bar that "Gravity" had established in outer space visuals. "Interstellar" offers a nice introduction, taking place on earth, before beginning its outer space journey. You'll get to know the characters, especially Cooper #Matthew McCaughey#, such that after an hour into the movie, you'll start to care deeply about the characters and their fates, which is yet another reason why this movie is so memorable. The cast have done an amazing job in portraying their characters in unique situations and environments. It must be very difficult and challenging to embody a character that is far away from earth on a mission to save the humankind, and I'm very happy to see talented people like Matthew McCaughey and Anne Hathaway doing such an amazing job. Overall, "Interstellar" is a breathtaking adventure that will make you think about it for days and weeks to come. It may fall short in places such as scientific accuracy, but I believe that everyone involved in the production of "Interstellar" did their best to create a great memorable movie. I highly recommend this movie, especially in high definition.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Amazing movie

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      AmberS
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      I absolutely love this movie! I love astronomy, cosmology, and astrophysics, so this movie was right up my ally. It is science fiction but it seems like the concepts about wormholes, blackholes, relativity, and the future of mankind were real life things happening or things that could happen in the near future, with the constant evolution of technology and ever growing knowledge of the universe/multiverse. I've actually seen this movie twice before I decided to buy it. I don't watch 99.9% of movie more than once, so the fact that I enjoyed Interstellar THAT much really says a lot about it. I even bought a book that's related to the movie, called "The science of Interstellar", which informs readers of the possibilities of the phenomenons of the movie happening and explains the concepts, etc. Also, I have the soundtrack, which is equally amazing. You can't go wrong with Interstellar because the events that happened in the movie give insight to events that may happen or being discovered in the future. I really did like the fact that the directors and writers had actual physicists helping them with the science concepts as they wrote and filmed the movie! So it's not like they were just pulling stuff out of nowhere, like many sci-fi movies. This is a great buy. I would recommended this movie to anyone, not just science nerds like me, because it's good for people to start thinking about what could be outside our Tiny Blue Dot (science people will get the reference!).

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      What a great movie!!!!

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      Ramivic
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      The first thing I want to say about "Interstellar" is that it is the best movie I have ever seen in my life. I saw it three times in the IMAX format, with each showing finding gems which I had missed in previous viewings. This movie had everything going for it: appealing, believable characters acted flawlessly; a fantastic and highly believable story; amazing special effects; and a musical score so beautiful it could bring tears to your eyes. Interstellar is not primarily a Sci-Fi movie; it is mostly a story about love and the responsibilities of love. The rockets, weird planets, black holes and so forth are just a setting for the story -- a spectacular setting -- and motivation to move the story along. Duty clashes with love, too, in Interstellar, and the story wraps itself around those clashes. A father loves his son and daughter but his only chance to save them is to leave them. He loves the woman too, but to save her -- and the mission -- he must leave her also. Lots to think about in this movie, and lots to feel too. The story in this movie is fantastic, utterly believable, and smart. That the writers paid homage to "2001" is obvious. Unlike 2001, however, everything is explained in this movie. I saw 2001 when it first came out. At the end of 2001 I was still glued to my seat, but I was sitting there asking myself, "What just happened?" Interstellar is the exact opposite: at the end it all makes sense, the weirdness is all explained. Very, very satisfying. The special effects were superb, the best ever.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Sci-Fi Redbox Rental

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      wisdomseeker
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      I admit that I actually planned on renting Interstellar via the Redbox machine at my job, however it was out of stock. Fortunately, I was able to rent a copy through another redbox machine within a few miles of my apartment. Anyhow, the following movie trailers are associated with the dvd version of Interstellar; Terminator Genisys, The Gambler, and Selma. The actual movie Interstellar stars Matthew McConaughey as a farmer/astronaut named Cooper who is sent to a secret Nasa colony as part of a plan to recolonize outside of earth as the earth’s food supply is threatened. Cooper is close to his children Murph and Tom (various ages played by Mackenzie Foy, Timothee Chalamet, Jessica Chastain, Casey Affleck). Cooper teams up with a man named Professor Brand (Micheal Caine), Professor Brand’s daughter (Anne Hathaway), and Romilly (David Gyasi)to go on the Nasa Secret mission. After he leaves, Cooper’s children are initially looked after by his father-in-law Donald (John Lithgow). There are multiple strange things that happen to Cooper after he leaves such as the fact that he eventually sees that his daughter (in one of the received space communications0 is now the same age that he was when he left. Matt Damon and David Oyelowo make appearances in Interstellar as well. Oyelowo makes an appearance as a school principal and Damon makes an appearance as fellow astronaut Dr. Mann.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Ambitious Space Epic from a very talented director

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      debeatup
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      Interstellar is a very polarizing space journey and refreshingly unique in the sheer discord of its dissenters and supporters. Cinemaphiles seem split between lauding the scope of Nolan's quest to portray the intergalactic quality (or curse) of love, or pointing out the Nolanesque plot holes in the final act of a film supposedly deeply rooted in scientific accuracy. What can't be denied, however, is the astounding commitment to practical effects in the film, only relying on computer-generated imagery when no other option is suffice (like a super-mammoth, yet visually elegant black hole). The utilization of real, full scale robots in almost all their scenes is an achievement that many, myself included, didn't fully realize upon initial viewing. I specifically opted for the Best Buy exclusive Blu-Ray to gain access to the extra bonus features. Whether you fawn over the transcending love ethos which drives the entire plot or if you cringe at the seventh rendition of "Do not go gentle...", most will tip their hats to the amount of detail and precision put into the effects and cinematography. And while the IMAX experience may have nearly blown an eardrum or two, Hans Zimmer's "No Time For Caution" during a critical docking sequence is absolutely a masterful fusion of tense drama and a gripping musical backdrop.

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