Tag Archive | "jake"

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The Source Code is the movie to see this week…

Posted on 01 April 2011 by TH3 No08

There is a lot of discussion that goes on around here about movie adaptations of video games and how they never get it right. They always seem to be missing something whether it be important characters being re-imagined or plot points changed to make it more hollywood’ish or for the most part they just don’t get what video games are about. They are about the experience and the challenge. A good video game is one you can play over and over again and not get bored. The challenge is what brings you back and that’s the best way I can describe The Source Code for you. This movie is the live action version of a mystery/action-adventure video game that keeps bringing you back over and over again, each time discovering something new that will allow you to advance to the next mystery and hopefully escape from the danger and save the girl. While The Source Code may not actually be based on a video game, it certainly has all the elements of a great video game in droves.

I’m sure you’ve probably all known what this movie is about at this point. There has been a ton of trailers and press for this movie. It seems like rarely a day has gone by in the past few months that we didn’t get a new poster, trailer, teaser, or interview for this movie teasing out bits of info to keep us interested. The Source Code is an action thriller centered on a soldier who wakes up in the body of an unknown man and discovers he’s part of a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. He has eight minutes to discover who is responsible for this terrible deed and report back to his commanders before the train is going to explode. What we soon learn is that Gyllenhaal must relive these 8 minutes over and over again until he is able to solve the mystery and save the day. Sounds pretty straight forward right? Well that’s where this movie wins the day.

The real drawing point to this movie is the “video game” style replays where the character of Stevens must relive these moments over and over again in a Groundhog Day style series of events using what he’s learned each time to get closer to solving the mystery. The whole time he’s reliving these events he’s falling in love with Michelle Monaghan’s character and instead of just finding out who the terrorist is and handing over the info to his superior officers he begins to plot a way to save the people on the train and get the girl as well.

The Source Code is a very good movie that just happens to be a one of the better sci-fi movies I’ve seen in a long time. I love the way that they didn’t just gloss over the scientific aspects of whats going on here to focus on the action and romance elements. The science was respected, and that allows for some good discussion on whether what was happening in this movie could actually be possible and what the repercussions of those actions are, but that’s a thought for another day. What you should really take away from this review is that The Source Code is definitely a movie worth seeing. It’s smart, funny at times, has a little romance, has a lot of good action sequences, and has a mystery behind it all that will keep you guessing as to what’s really going on up until the very end. Check this movie out and support good movies like this, they just might make more smart sci-fi movies and that’s never a bad thing.

Comments (0)

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Watch the first five minutes of “Source Code” here…

Posted on 16 March 2011 by TH3 No08

We’ve been talking a lot on this site about how great “Source Code” is and putting a lot of promo behind it lately and the reason for that is that it really is a good sci-fi movie. People tend to talk a lot about comic book adaptations or video game adaptations that just never measure up to the source material but here is a movie that is based on neither yet contains all the classic elements that make video games and comics great. So here’s your chance to see the first five minutes of “Source Code” and get a taste of what makes this movie worth seeing. So enjoy this and know that the first five minutes are just the beginning of a very good story…

Comments (0)

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Source Code Featurettes gives you a peek behind the scenes…

Posted on 15 March 2011 by TH3 No08

Source Code doesn’t hit theaters until April 1st but we at thenoobnews.com have seen it and can tell you that it’s one of the better sci-fi movies I’ve seen in some time. Here are a few behind the scenes featureettes to give you a glimpse of what this movie has in store for you…

Comments (0)

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

New Source Code trailer is up…

Posted on 25 February 2011 by TH3 No08

We’ve been following this movie for a while and I like what I’ve seen so far. Jake Gyllenhaal is money and I dig the sci-fi time conundrum thing thats going on. It’s almost like a video game type scenario where you keep playing until you get it right. Good concept. Check it out below…

When decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) wakes up in the body of an unknown man, he discovers he’s part of a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. In an assignment unlike any he’s ever known, he learns he’s part of a government experiment called the “Source Code,” a program that enables him to cross over into another man’s identity in the last 8 minutes of his life. With a second, much larger target threatening to kill millions in downtown Chicago, Colter re-lives the incident over and over again, gathering clues each time, until he can solve the mystery of who is behind the bombs and prevent the next attack. Filled with mind-boggling twists and heart-pounding suspense, Source Code is a smart action-thriller directed by Duncan Jones (Moon) also starring Michelle Monaghan (Eagle Eye, Due Date), Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air, The Departed), and Jeffrey Wright (Quantum of Solace, Syriana).

SOURCE CODE is in theaters April 1, 2011. Visit the official site for more — http://enterthesourcecode.com

Comments (0)

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Official release date for Source Code

Posted on 02 December 2010 by TH3 No08

The official release date for Source Code, the Jake Gyllenhall action thriller looks to be going head to head with the dark comedy by James Gunn, Super. Both movies will be released on April 1st 2011. Looks like a great day for a double feature. You can check out the trailer below…

the noob has spoken

Comments (0)

Advertise Here
Advertise Here