CLOUD ATLAS (10/26)
Written and directed by the team behind The Matrix trilogy, Andy and Lana Wachowski, as well as Run Lola Run’s Tom Tykwer, this epic adventure-fantasy is adapted from David Mitchell’s 2004 novel of the same name. The time-traveling film tells how our actions impact the past, present, and future, and include an 1849 diary of an ocean voyage across the Pacific, a murder at a nuclear power plant, a rebel army in futuristic Korea, an ancient forest tribe in post-apocalyptic Hawaii, and more. The cast, playing multiple roles, includes Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant, Hugo Weaving, and Susan Sarandon. This could be a sci-fi classic or a Heaven’s Gate-esque disaster, but either way, it should be worth the price of admission.