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This coming-of-age British “dramedy” was released in 2010 and marked the directorial debut of Richard Ayoade, a popular British comedian. Submarine follows Oliver, a teenage boy who is socially awkward but thinks he’s secretly a genius. Oliver lives a relatively normal life growing up but is soon surrounded by intensely emotional events that threaten to shatter his life goals. Submarine is a clever tale of the vulnerability that affects all of us as we grow up in the cruel adult world. Fun Fact: Alex Turner, frontman of The Arctic Monkeys, wrote the original songs for the movie.
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Imagine a future in which people stop aging at 25. That’s the plot of this movie — with a slight twist — which stars Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried, and Cillian Murphy. The twist is that people are only engineered to live one more year after 25, and they must earn more time through their private lives. So, the wealthier a person is, the longer they live. In Time seems to be a more modern and dystopian version of Logan’s Run. Fun Fact: Despite the fact that everyone is genetically engineered to stop aging at 25 in the movie, Seyfried was the only significant character who was actually 25 during filming.
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Directed by Steven Soderbergh, Contagion is the film version of the popular online Flash game Pandemic. A disease of unknown origin starts spreading rapidly throughout the world’s population, with a select few immune to the deadly virus. The film follows several intersecting plot lines, primarily a team of researchers who must identify where the virus originated and create a vaccine to stop it. Scientists have praised the movie for including scientifically accurate scenes of how a virus of the magnitude shown would be dealt with. Big stars in this movie include Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Matt Damon, Bryan Cranston, and even Demetri Martin.