Review: Gravity


The new element

GRAVITY, directed by Oscar (R) nominee Alfonso Cuaron, stars Oscar (R) winners Sandra Bullock and George Clooney in a heart-pounding thriller that pulls you into the infinite and unforgiving realm of deep space. Bullock plays Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (Clooney). But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone

Gravity continues to soar at the box office, and the movie’s lead, Sandra Bullock, couldn’t be happier about it.

“It’s not my doing, but I’m along for the ride. I don’t mind it,” the smiling Oscar winner told E! News while attending the Hollywood Film Awards in Beverly Hills on Monday, Oct. 21.

The sci-fi flick, which also stars George Clooney, has been No. 1 for three straight weeks and has grossed more than $170 million domestically since its release.

 

 

Last month, Sandra Bullock’s three-year-old son, Louis, made a casual reference to the time when she was an astronaut. He was barely walking when she was making the film Gravity, which takes place in space, so she was left wondering whether his memories were based on the astronaut doll he was given during the shoot in 2011, or on actually being on set at Pinewood and Shepperton while the film was made. ‘I didn’t want to question him,’ she says. ‘He just said, “It’s like when Mama was an astronaut.” It was a fact to him. I’m an astronaut! And that’s almost close to being a rock star or a superhero.’

Bullock as Ryan Stone in Gravity. (Warner Bros)

 

12 Years a Slave

Director: Alfonso Cuaron
Stars: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney
Rating: R for violence/cruelty, some nudity, brief sexuality
Running time: 1 hr. 31 min
US Box Office:£218.9M

In Theaters: Nov 8, 2013 Wide

Warner Bros. Pictures – Official Site

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