Starring: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris
Directed by: Alfonso Cuaron
Plot: During a mission to work on the Hubble telescope, a massive field of debris destroys their shuttle and leaves a pair of astronauts stranded in space.
Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 98%
Directed by: “Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity is an eerie, tense sci-fi thriller that’s masterfully directed and visually stunning”
Starring: Ben Affleck, Justin Timberlake, Gemma Arterton, Anthony Mackie, Ben Schwartz, Oliver Cooper
Directed by: Brad Furman
Plot: A college student trying to pay for college with on-line poker believes the site screwed him over and he travels to Costa Rica to confront the site’s owner and gets dragged into the seedy underbelly of the online poker world.
RT Freshness: 9%
Critic Consensus: “It has an impressive cast and an intriguing premise, but Runner Runner wastes them on a bland, haphazardly assembled thriller with very little payoff”
Metallica: Through the Never
Starring: Metallica, Dane Dehaan
Directed by: Nimrod Antal
Plot: While Metallica plays to a massive crowd, their roadie heads out into the city on a mission for the band and must survive a massive riot that breaks out.
RT Freshness: 79%
Critic Consensus: “Imaginatively shot and edited, Metallica Through the Never is an electrifying, immersive concert film, though its fictional sequences are slightly less assured”