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I was fortunate enough to see Interstellar twice on the big screen. And, no, it wasn’t entirely because I needed a second viewing to fully grasp its significance, it was mostly because I absolutely loved this film, it is truly a cinematic masterpiece.

I want to get this off my chest straight away, Interstellar was the biggest oscar snub for me. I know, it has 5 nominations, but they are all in the technical categories, no recognition given to the famous and at times infamous Christopher Nolan. This frustrates me, and possibly even angers me. Anybody out there back me up on this??? I will take this post down, if Interstellar doesn’t win at least one oscar.

If you haven’t seen it, this is the one movie that I will recommend over and over again, until you’ve actually seen it, and once you’ve seen it, I will talk to you about it for days! A friend of mine, who is also a film muncher, texted me when he had watched Interstellar, and this is what he said, “It’s the greatest movie I’ve ever seen!” he continues, “I was in total awe, the whole time! I was absolutely speechless when I walked out of the cinema. It was perfect! I could’ve sat there and watched it again and again, without blinking. It made me reflect upon this year and my whole life.” I hope he doesn’t mind that I’ve directly quoted from his private text messages to me, but I need to share that with you, because it best echoes my feelings towards this marvel of cinema. Who agrees?

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Visually engaging and stunning. Every frame of this film is pure elegance. Christopher Nolan has created a sci-fi epic. Hans Zimmer’s score is apt and fitting. The score may be critiqued by most as being too ‘over the top’, but for such an epic scale story, an epic scale score is required. Whenever I re-listen to the score, I can not help but be moved to tears, and at times, its just too much, I need to pause it, and regain composure. I am not exaggerating my emotions, I am simply telling the truth. Some of you may not agree with this, and I would like to know why not?

I love earth, I love our home. I want us to all look after it better. I want future generations to be able to enjoy earth. The message is clear in Interstellar, we are destroying our earth. Are we literally going to have to go into space and look for another home, one day? Gosh, I hope not, but now is the time to act, now is the time to make a difference! It takes real guts to make a film like Interstellar and I thank Christopher Nolan for having such a profound vision and sharing it with us.

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Mathew McConaughey is a brilliant actor, having won his first oscar for The Dallas Buyers Club, I was almost certain he was in good order to win his second with Interstellar. He delivers an amazing performance, full stop. Matt Damon, unexpectedly plays a very convincing role as Dr. Mann. Jessica Chastain also stands out as a solid performer in this amazing ensemble.

A lot of hard work has gone into this film, and with every minute of the film, costing about $976,000 to make, this film is as gourmet-ish as they get! It is an ‘interstellar’ scale commitment that we have, to look after our home. It is also our duty to take on adventures such as the ones taken on in Interstellar. Interstellar is the new 2001: Space Odyssey (1968), it will be mocked for a little while yet, but there will come a time when all will look back and say, “Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar is a cinematic masterpiece.”

TRIVIA COOKIES:  The shape of the space station is in reference to a clock face, with time, being a major theme in Interstellar.

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Interstellar is the longest IMAX film to be released as of 2014, with a run time of 2 hours, 47 minutes and 7 seconds.

Matt Damon was not included in the promotion of the film. His name was not mentioned and he did not attend any of the premieres. In fact, his role was kept a secret until the release of the film. Don’t know if this ‘stunt’ has been done before? Anybody know?

Christopher Nolan actually grew 500 acres of corn, to film a cornfield scene. At the conclusion of the project he sold the cornfield and made a profit.