By Aubry D'Arminio
January 04, 2008 at 05:00 AM EST
Alex Bailey
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Sunshine, Danny Boyle’s extraordinary homage to philosophical sci-fi — think 2001 or Solaris with a rock & roll edge — begins in 2057. The world is frozen; eight astronauts are on a dubious mission to save mankind by jump-starting the sun with a nuclear bomb. The closer they get to the dying star, the more the task begins to — literally and figuratively — cook their brains. EXTRAS Boyle’s comprehensive commentary details his casting choices: Hiroyuki Sanada, the crew’s laconic captain, was recommended by Chinese director Wong Kar-Wai (2046). A

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  • 180 minutes
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