THE MIDNIGHT SKY – Review by Diane Carson

Two storylines compete for attention in director George Clooney’s sci-fi film The Midnight Sky. The central plotline begins with onscreen titles: Arctic Circle, 2049, three weeks after what is called the Event. That means Earth is now uninhabitable from an unspecified cause. However, the astronomer scientist Augustine Lofthouse and eight-year-old stowaway Iris survive in an Arctic research station.

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THE MIDNIGHT SKY – Review by Susan Granger

Part outer-space epic/part bleak Arctic survival story, George Clooney’s The Midnight Sky follows a lonely astrophysicist as he races to stop American astronauts from returning to Earth after a global catastrophe. When the maintenance crew of a remote outpost departs to face doomsday with their loved ones, terminally-ill Dr. Augustine Lofthouse (Clooney) remains at his post, eating a microwaved meal in the deserted cafeteria.

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, May 9 – May 15: MONEY MONSTER

Opening May 13, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is Money Monster, the new thriller from director Jodie Foster starring George Clooney as a financial TV host whose studio is taken hostage by an irate investor (Jack O’Connell) looking for answers. Read on…

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THE WEEK IN WOMEN: Switching genders in OUR BRAND IS CRISIS, ROADHOUSE and more – Brandy McDonnell comments

When filmmakers start casting women in roles originally written for men, it gives real hope that Hollywood might just be

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, May 18-24: TOMORROWLAND

Opening May 22, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is Tomorrowland, Disney’s family adventure in which a science-obsessed young girl discovers the existence of a secret futuristic world that exists somewhere in time and space and that may hold the fate of humankind.

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