Movie Critic: Brad DeiterMovie Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, TrillerOntario Movie Rating: PGOpening Date: October 4th, 2013Starring: Sandra Bullock, George ClooneyDirector: Alfonso CuaronTobacco Use: None A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space. We follow Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) on her very first shuttle mission to fix a satellite in space. She is partners with veteran astronaut and country music lover Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney) and the pair must now survive as they float further and further into the darkness. There were many scenes where I was holding the armrests for dear life afraid that if I let go I too would float out into space. The music was extremely fitting and complimented those very intense scenes. Also in space, sound is absent and they used this element to make the audience feel that they themselves were out there too. The acting is superb as the actors really make you feel their fear. Oscar buzz…I think so. Sandra Bullock delivered one of, if not her stronger, performances in a role with a very simple plot and script. George Clooney is only ever seen with his suit on and yet somehow he wins the entire audience over with personality and charm. The scenes were visually astonishing and the 3D was (for my first experience ever with 3D) needed. It added an element of reality to this film that everyone in the audience can feel. There was no smoking in this film! Even though the characters were going through a lot they never felt the need to smoke. This definitely makes the film better as we can look up to these characters in many ways. I loved this film and since seeing it I have recommended it to all of my friends. Everyone should experience it on the big screen because for most people this is their closest chance at getting to experience being in space.