CONTACT: 8

A good sci-fi movie with a more serious tone than the spoofy MIB. And while I prefer the more serious alien encounter movies, and this one was good overall, it dragged in more than a few spots. This was mainly due to good character development, which for some, might be a fair trade-off. Personally, I was looking for a different (more alien) ending, but you can't be all things to all people I suppose. Don't expect any cool special effects.


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Cinema Description: Rated: PG

Based on the Carl Sagen novel, this sci-fi thriller stars Jodie Foster as an astronomer who uncovers signs of alien radio transmissions. When the message is de-coded and found to include instructions on building an enormous and mysterious machine, confusion and fear spread across the world. Helmed by Robert Zemeckis, the intrigue also starts Matthew McConaughey, John Hurt, James Woods and Jake Busey.