INCEPTION
2010, Warner Bros., 148 min, USA/UK, Dir: Christopher Nolan

Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) is the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction: stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb’s rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive. Now Cobb is being offered one last job that could give him his life back if he and his team can accomplish the near-impossible - not to steal an idea but to plant one. It would be the perfect crime … but the team faces a dangerous enemy that seems to predict their every move. Christopher Nolan’s meticulously constructed sci-fi thriller won four Oscars and features an all-star cast including Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy and Michael Caine.


THE MIST
2007, The Weinstein Company, 126 min, USA, Dir: Frank Darabont

"The story is less about the monsters outside than about the monsters inside, the people you're stuck with, your friends and neighbors breaking under the strain," noted writer-director Frank Darabont of this muscular sci-fi horror thriller, which features a darker ending than the original Stephen King novella. After a thunderstorm knocks out power in Bridgton, Maine, residents seeking supplies become trapped inside a local supermarket, where a mist conceals deadly creatures from another dimension. With Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden and Andre Braugher.


GATTACA
1997, Sony Repertory, 106 min, USA, Dir: Andrew Niccol

This sci-fi thriller is set in a dystopian future when social roles are rigidly constrained by genetics. By using someone else’s DNA, Vincent Freeman (Ethan Hawke) hopes to become one of Gattaca Aerospace Corporation’s flight navigators - a plan that is threatened when a Gattaca administrator is murdered. With Uma Thurman and Jude Law.


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