Knowing

Dan Movie Reviews

How frustrating is it when you see a film that is really good and well done – and then falls apart during the last third?  Such is the case with Knowing, the new sci-fi/thriller from visionary director Alex Proyas.  50 years after it was written and shoved into an elementary school time capsule, MIT astrophysicist John Koestler (Nicholas Cage) comes across a mysterious piece of paper filled with numbers.  Sensing a pattern, he discovers that the paper contains the dates …

I, Robot

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It’s not often that a movie comes along and completely takes me by surprise. In this case, it was I, Robot. I never read any of the Isaac Asimov books, so I can’t compare. He might roll over in his grave; I don’t know for sure. But what I do know is that this film was completely and utterly mis-advertised. It’s an interesting blend of action, mystery, thriller and drama. And it’s anything but dumb. Directed by Alex Proyas (The …