‘Interstellar’ in Theaters Nationally this Weekend

Opening wide in American movie theaters this weekend is the latest from director Christopher Nolan, a film that’s been described as both wildly ambitious and incredibly silly — sometimes in the same review — Interstellar.

Interstellar, which stars Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway, tells the story a team of space travelers venturing through a wormhole in a quest for a new, habitable planet. The flick’s script was written by Nolan and his brother Jonathan, who also scribed such flicks as The Dark Knight and Inception.

Critical response as been largely favorable.

The Guardian wrote an excellent piece about the flick, which you can check out here.

Here’s an excerpt:

At the same time, alongside this dedication to film craft lies the other strand of Nolan’s personality: the sceptic, pulling the rug from under the audience’s feet with carefully planted secrets and second-act twists that allow his movies to build, almost with the inevitability of logical arguments, and sustain their two-to-three hour running times. Online, where deconstruction of Nolan’s films approaches the density of a collapsed star, argument still rages as to the significance of the endings of Memento and Inception. “Part of the appeal of Memento is he’s challenging you in a game to poke holes in the mystery, and the scenario, and the storytelling,” said [Quentin] Tarantino. “As opposed to something like The Sixth Sense or Fight Club where you watch it, and then you want to see it a second time to poke holes in it. He’s actually challenging you to do that. If you find a hole in it that’s almost as much fun as not finding a hole.”

The film also stars Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine, Matt Damon, and Mackenzie Foy, all of whom can be found on PeekYou; along with those folks mentioned above, whose PeekYou profiles can be accessed by clicking their highlighted names.

Here’s the trailer: