Source Code opens in China today, one of only 20 foreign films to open on the Chinese mainland due to a quota system currently in place. Things may change in the future, with up to 1,600 new cinema screens being added per year to service a growing appetite for both local, and foreign films (1). Even GERTY has seen the potential, with actor Kevin Spacey starring in entirely locally funded feature ‘Inseparable‘, where 50% of the dialogue will be in Mandarin (2).
So it seems, for the moment, Source Code is lucky to be one of the 20 foreign films screening this year, and thanks to meeting new friends on Twitter, it may be that Chinese fans have had something to do with it’s selection, and one fan in particular, who has been supporting Duncan Jones work since the 2009 release of MOON… Continue reading Chinese Fan Helps Spread The Word On MOON & Source Code→
Excitement is building over here as the April 1st release date for Duncan Jones’ ‘Source Code‘ is just 2 days away! I’ll not being seeing Source Code until release in the UK this Friday, but there are many that have seen Duncan’s second feature film, and a lot of them seem to have rather marvellous things to say, so while I sit here thinking “2 more sleeps” why don’t you check out some of the great reviews.
If you’re still undecided on whether Source Code is the ticket for you this weekend, the first 5 minutes are included, just to whet your appetite 🙂
“A high-end, feature-length ‘Twilight Zone’ concept, bolstered by two excellent performances (Jake Gyllenhaal and the luminous Michelle Monaghan) and presented in a crisp 90-minute package, ‘Source Code’ is precisely the sort of clever-yet-accessible sci-fi thriller we need more of.”
“A movie with an indie spirit and blockbuster sensibilities, Source Code is popcorn entertainment with genuine heft, and proof that the move to Tinseltown doesn’t always mean having to sell your soul to the suits.”
“Like the best science fiction, “Source Code” is quite deep and affecting on many levels with a premise that never gets dull or predictable or feels gimmicky. It’s very much the type of movie one can see over and over again and appreciate more of its intricacies each time despite knowing some of the many twists going in.”
“Jones has made good on Moon’s potential and we see a very talented director emerging, in command of his craft and pushing his boundaries. It is relatively unusual to be excited by what a director will do next and I want this film to do well if for no other reason than to have Duncan Jones working again, and soon.”
Source Code looks like it could also join MOON and get certified fresh as it’s just hit 90% on Rotten Tomatoes…