July 24, 2011 |
Source Code Summit, $26.99; Blu-ray, $30.49 A clever, briskly paced sci-fi mystery, "Source Code" stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a soldier enlisted against his will in a secret government project. His consciousness is being projected back through time, over and over, to the scene of a train bombing, where he has eight minutes to find the bomber. Part "Inception" and part "Groundhog Day" — and propelled by a lively Gyllenhaal performance — "Source Code" verges on the silly whenever writer Ben Ripley and director Duncan Jones try to offer a scientific explanation for how the hero can do what he does, but the premise is pretty terrific, and for the most part, the filmmakers don't squander it. They parcel out clues and details smartly, and even turn the doomed passengers on the train into fleshed-out characters.
April 1, 2011
'Source Code' MPAA rating: PG-13 for some violence, including disturbing images, and for language Running time: 1 hour, 33 minutes Playing: In general release
April 1, 2011 |
Easter may be weeks away, but that won't stop the holiday's iconic bunny from bouncing right over the competition at the box office this weekend. "Hop," a hybrid computer-animated comedy about the Easter Bunny's teenage son that also features live actors, is on track to open to about $25 million, according to people who have seen prerelease audience surveys. That should far exceed the ticket sales of "Source Code," a sci-fi thriller starring Jake Gyllenhaal, which is likely to collect $15 million to $18 million.
April 1, 2011 |
It's the obvious thing to say, but it can't be avoided: "Source Code" is the science-fiction thriller version of "Groundhog Day," and that turns out to be not a bad thing at all. Crisply directed by Duncan Jones from a cleverly constructed Ben Ripley script, "Source Code" doesn't have protagonist Jake Gyllenhaal repeat the same day ad infinitum the way Bill Murray did; no, he has to relive a particular eight minutes over and over again. Not because he wants to but because, wouldn't you know it, large numbers of innocent lives are at stake.
November 14, 2006 |
Computer server and software maker Sun Microsystems Inc. said Monday that it had begun to make its Java technology an open-source software project available for free on the Internet. The announcement represents one of the largest additions of computer code to the open-source community -- and it marks a major shift for a company that had once fiercely protected the source code used in 3.8 billion cellphones, supercomputers, medical devices and other gadgets. Santa Clara, Calif.
January 26, 2006 |
Under threat of daily fines by European Union antitrust regulators, Microsoft Corp. agreed Wednesday to let competitors examine some of the blueprints to its flagship Windows operating system. Microsoft said it would offer commercial rivals access to a "pretty significant" chunk of the source code governing communications between servers. The code is from its Windows workgroup server and its desktop operating systems.