Tag Archives: Moon

Apollo 11 celebrates 50th anniversary with a red carpet event at the Rose Bowl

Charlie Duke (astronaut, Apollo 16), Buzz Aldrin (Astronaut, Apollo 11), Gerry Griffin (Apollo flight director)
In our modern age where one can barely make it an hour without his or her cell phone, it is amazing to think it has been 50 years since the first man stepped foot on the moon on July 20, 1969.  Prior to that, it was the stuff dreams were made of.  Last night, a VIP red carpet opening was carried out for the APOLLO 11: The Immersive Live Show at the all new custom built Lunar Dome at the Rose Bowl Stadium, the world’s largest touring venue.   The live play written by Todd Kreidler and directed by Scott Faris tells the story of the 400,000 individuals it took to accomplish this mission is told through the eyes of Ben, a retired NASA Aerospace Engineer, as he recounts those days to his granddaughter Sydney.  This celebration of one of mankind’s greatest achievements takes audiences of all ages on the ride of a lifetime and inspires future generations to imagine what comes next.

Continue reading Apollo 11 celebrates 50th anniversary with a red carpet event at the Rose Bowl

MOVIE REVIEW: A Fantastic Voyage to the MOON

4

It is the near future. Astronaut Sam Bell is living on the far side of the moon, completing a three-year contract with Lunar Industries to mine Earth’s primary source of energy, Helium-3. It is a lonely job, made harder by a broken satellite that allows no live communications home. Thankfully, his time on the moon is nearly over, and Sam will be reunited with his wife and their three-year-old daughter in only a few short weeks.

Continue reading MOVIE REVIEW: A Fantastic Voyage to the MOON

INTERVIEW: Duncan Jones takes us to the MOON & back

Duncan Jones - Director of the new Sony Pictures classic movie "Moon"
Duncan Jones - Director of "Moon"

Duncan Jones makes his feature film debut as director in the new Sony Pictures Classic MOON, which opens in limited release on June 12th. MOON is a science fiction adventure with a human interest element that moviegoers will enjoy. I had the pleasure of chatting with Duncan to discuss his newfound journey.

Eclipse Magazine: Duncan, how did you get involved with the film?

DUNCAN JONES: Well, I wrote the original story because  I had a meeting with Sam Rockwell. I wanted to work with him on my first feature  film because I done commercials for a few years. I had the opportunity to meet with him. I fed him the script and he really liked it. It was for different project. He actually wanted to play a different role than the one I wanted him to do. So we met up in New York so we can run into each other, that didn’t work out but we got on really well. We started talking about bring some films we both love and the kind of roles as an actor that he was interested in playing. That gave me the genesis and the material to come up with something for him. So, I wrote MOON for Sam Rockwell.

Continue reading INTERVIEW: Duncan Jones takes us to the MOON & back