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Cloud Atlas Synopsis

From acclaimed filmmakers Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer, and Andy Wachowski comes the powerful and inspiring epic Cloud Atlas, based on the best-selling novel by David Mitchell.

Drama, mystery, action and enduring love thread through a single story that unfolds in multiple timelines over the span of 500 years. Characters meet and reunite from one life to the next. Born and reborn.

As the consequences of their actions and choices impact one another through the past, the present and the distant future, one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.

Everything is connected.
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Watch Why First And Final Frames Are So Important In Epic Movie Mash-Up Watch Why First And Final Frames Are So Important In Epic Movie Mash-Up
The world's greatest filmmakers tell their stories from the very first frame in their movies to the very last. Need proof? Just watch the amazing supercut below, and you'll notice just how many brilliant films have beginnings and endings that work in stunning tandem.

Watch Why First And Final Frames Are So Important In Epic Movie Mash-Up

This Week In Home Entertainment: Cloud Atlas, Dexter Season 7 And More This Week In Home Entertainment: Cloud Atlas, Dexter Season 7 And More
CBS Broadcasting has released Dexter: the Seventh Season on to Blu-ray and DVD so that fans can relive Season 7’s most heightened moments. Additionally, Warner Home Video has put together a release for Cloud Atlas. Read on to learn about some of April 30th's best releases, and maybe even a few that may have slipped under your radar.

This Week In Home Entertainment: Cloud Atlas, Dexter Season 7 And More

Cloud Atlas Will Hit Blu-ray In May Cloud Atlas Will Hit Blu-ray In May
Cloud Atlas has been forgotten by nearly everyone at this point, including Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, which has dumped its release all the way into May. This is a shame, because the film is a visual treat, an intertwining of great acting performances and vivid storylines. If you’ve been waiting and waiting to add the Wachowski’s flick to your collection, the film will hit Blu-ray, DVD, and digital download on May 14.

Cloud Atlas Will Hit Blu-ray In May

Watch Back To The Future Vs. Cloud Atlas Trailer Mashup Watch Back To The Future Vs. Cloud Atlas Trailer Mashup
With its globe trotting and time jumping plotlines that speak of reincarnation, love and the fight against tyranny, perhaps Cloud Atlas would have been better served as trilogy. (Hey, it's working for The Hobbit.) At least, that's what a clever trailer from Justin Fields suggests.

Watch Back To The Future Vs. Cloud Atlas Trailer Mashup

A Quarter Of Cloud Atlas Is Chopped By Chinese Censors A Quarter Of Cloud Atlas Is Chopped By Chinese Censors
The version of Cloud Atlas that debuted in Beijing last night clocked in at 130 minutes, meaning roughly forty minutes had been cut from the version that has played in theaters worldwide. Basically, about ¼ of the film has been completely excised. Worse yet, the film's directors (Lana Wachowski, Andy Wachowski, and Tom Tykwer) were reportedly not involved with this edit.

A Quarter Of Cloud Atlas Is Chopped By Chinese Censors

The 5 Worst Snubs Of The 2013 Oscar Nominations The 5 Worst Snubs Of The 2013 Oscar Nominations
We've all had a few hours now to process this year's Oscar nominations, to scream to the heavens demanding justice for Ben Affleck or running through the forest with fireworks to celebrate Beasts of the Southern Wild. So now that the dust has settled, what are the snubs that are still burning us up? Who are we going to miss the most on Oscar night?

The 5 Worst Snubs Of The 2013 Oscar Nominations

The Top 10 Movies Of 2012: Eric's List The Top 10 Movies Of 2012: Eric's List
Many consider 1982 to be one of the greatest years in movie history. With titles like E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Blade Runner, The Thing, Poltergeist, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, and many other influential, revolutionary, unforgettable movies, it’s a year that will always be remembered as a landmark in pop culture history. And now 30 years later we have a year that could very well end up being remembered the same way.

The Top 10 Movies Of 2012: Eric's List

The Top 10 Movies Of 2012: Katey's List The Top 10 Movies Of 2012: Katey's List
2012 was a really, really hard year to sum up in list form, and a top 20 would really be more appropriate to reflect the astonishing variety of blockbusters, out-of-nowhere successes and totally tiny arthouse stuff that grabbed me this year. A lot of these movies snuck up on me, only revealing their brilliance long after I'd written a review or thought I'd forgotten about it. Plenty of those not on this list did the opposite, making an amazing first impression and fading so quickly

The Top 10 Movies Of 2012: Katey's List

Is Cloud Atlas Really The Worst Movie Of 2012? Is Cloud Atlas Really The Worst Movie Of 2012?
Personally I think it's way too early for anyone to be publishing their 10 best or 10 worst films of the year list-- you never know what gems you might be able to catch up with before year's end, and with Playing for Keeps opening this weekend, do you honestly think you've already endured the year's worst?

Is Cloud Atlas Really The Worst Movie Of 2012?

Weekend Box Office: Ralph Wrecks His Way To Number One Weekend Box Office: Ralph Wrecks His Way To Number One
Video games took center stage in theaters this weekend as a movie chock full of classic characters dominated the number one spot. Wreck-It Ralph was the easy champion with almost $50 million. While that was a nice boost for the box office after a sluggish October, it might not have been the debut the movie's producers had hoped for.

Weekend Box Office: Ralph Wrecks His Way To Number One

Now Streaming: Netflix Instant Alternatives to Cloud Atlas, Wreck-It Ralph & The Man With The Iron Fists Now Streaming: Netflix Instant Alternatives to Cloud Atlas, Wreck-It Ralph & The Man With The Iron Fists
This week we looked to Cloud Atlas, Wreck-It Ralph and The Man With the Iron Fist for inspiration, and so offer a selection of big idea sci-fi/fantasy, family-friendly adventures, and some very violent action flicks.

Now Streaming: Netflix Instant Alternatives to Cloud Atlas, Wreck-It Ralph & The Man With The Iron Fists

Oscar Eye: Is Flight A Contender Beyond Denzel Washington? Oscar Eye: Is Flight A Contender Beyond Denzel Washington?
This week there's so, so much going on that has absolutely nothing to do with the Oscar race, and it seems almost crazy to bring it up. There's the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, of course, which I'm witnessing in my own small way here in Brooklyn (though with power and running water and no damage to my friends or home, I'm exceptionally lucky)

Oscar Eye: Is Flight A Contender Beyond Denzel Washington?

Cloud Atlas Infographic Explains The Karmic Journeys Of The Movie's Characters Cloud Atlas Infographic Explains The Karmic Journeys Of The Movie's Characters
Beyond the adventures of the book's heroes, the filmmakers invented new character arcs by giving their cast multiple roles over the film's extensive timelines. In doing so, they not only bolstered Mitchell's theme of reincarnation, but also created character arcs that transcend lifetimes. Below, we break down how each of these characters rise and fall in their karmic worth over the course of Cloud Atlas. As you might guess, this is entirely constructed of spoilers.

Cloud Atlas Infographic Explains The Karmic Journeys Of The Movie's Characters

Cloud Atlas Star Doona Bae On Romancing Jim Sturgess And Emptying Herself Into Sonmi Cloud Atlas Star Doona Bae On Romancing Jim Sturgess And Emptying Herself Into Sonmi
For those of you who saw Cloud Atlas this weekend, it was likely your first introduction to Doona Bae, the Korean actress making her English-language debut as the reluctant revolutionary clone Sonmi-451 (and, like all of the film's actors, a few other roles as well). Bae had standout performances in the Korean film The Host and the Japanese film Air Doll

Cloud Atlas Star Doona Bae On Romancing Jim Sturgess And Emptying Herself Into Sonmi

Why Didn't You See Cloud Atlas This Weekend? Why Didn't You See Cloud Atlas This Weekend?
When we really love a movie around here, we do our best to tell you about it, not because we think our opinions are so important, but because you always want to get the word out about something that's great. And we were trying extra-hard last week with Cloud Altas, the massive new movie from the Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer that Sean, Katey and Eric all really liked

Why Didn't You See Cloud Atlas This Weekend?

Weekend Box Office: Cloud Atlas Dead On Arrival As Argo Floats To The Top Weekend Box Office: Cloud Atlas Dead On Arrival As Argo Floats To The Top
Really pretty pictures and the promise of Tom Hanks outdoing himself by snagging all five Oscar nominations for best actor for parts played in a single movie were not enough to draw audiences out for Cloud Atlas. The movie reportedly cost over $100 million to produce but only took in $9 million for an embarrassing third place debut.

Weekend Box Office: Cloud Atlas Dead On Arrival As Argo Floats To The Top

Argo And Silent Hill Lead Friday Box Office, While Cloud Atlas Stumbles Argo And Silent Hill Lead Friday Box Office, While Cloud Atlas Stumbles
Warner Bros. can probably be proud of being on top of the box office this weekend, but it's probably not exactly the setup they were hoping for. Argo will take over the #1 spot at the box office for the first time this weekend, making $3.9 million and projected for around $12 million for the weekend

Argo And Silent Hill Lead Friday Box Office, While Cloud Atlas Stumbles

The Biggest Differences Between The Cloud Atlas Book And Movie The Biggest Differences Between The Cloud Atlas Book And Movie
Most sane directors in Hollywood took one look at David Mitchell's sprawling, densely layered novel Cloud Atlas and said "this is unfilmable." Luckily for all of us, Andy and Lana Wachowski and Tom Tykwer are at least a little bit insane, and decided not just to translate Mitchell's novel to the screen

The Biggest Differences Between The Cloud Atlas Book And Movie

Operation Kino 86: Cloud Atlas Has Great Editing. Wait, What's Editing? Operation Kino 86: Cloud Atlas Has Great Editing. Wait, What's Editing?
This week on Operation Kino, we're yarning to the babbits, yay, and tellin' 'em the true-true, as we review the new film from Andy and Lana Wachowski and Tom Tykwer, Cloud Atlas. After that extra-long review segment we get into the fact that everyone has praised the editing of Cloud Atlas, but… wait? What's editing?

Operation Kino 86: Cloud Atlas Has Great Editing. Wait, What's Editing?

Why Accusing Cloud Atlas Of Racism Is Missing The Point Why Accusing Cloud Atlas Of Racism Is Missing The Point
To pick on Sturgess's transformation specifically, as well as the alteration of other actors (Hugo Weaving, James D'Arcy, Keith David) to appear more Asian, is to miss the purpose of Cloud Atlas, a movie devoted to the idea that these lines between races, genders and generations are as immaterial as, well, clouds

Why Accusing Cloud Atlas Of Racism Is Missing The Point

Cloud Atlas’ Hugo Weaving On Ambitious Filmmaking And The Movie's 'Yellowface' Controversy Cloud Atlas’ Hugo Weaving On Ambitious Filmmaking And The Movie's 'Yellowface' Controversy
During a recent press day for Cloud Atlas I had the amazing opportunity to sit down with the exceedingly talented performer to talk not only about his latest movie, but also the path of his career and the choices he has made. Check out the interview below, in which Weaving discusses his appearance-motivated performances, working with director Tom Tykwer in conjunction with the Wachowskis, and the film’s “yellowface” controversy.

Cloud Atlas’ Hugo Weaving On Ambitious Filmmaking And The Movie's 'Yellowface' Controversy

If You Still Don't Get Cloud Atlas, This New Featurette Should Help If You Still Don't Get Cloud Atlas, This New Featurette Should Help
We've been excited about Cloud Atlas for quite a while over here, with both Sean and I flipping for it at the Toronto Film Festival and both of us evangelizing to anyone who would listen that it's awesome, "Just give it a shot!" But no matter how many times we try to shake people and tell them about it's greatness, it's a fact that Cloud Atlas is a tricky movie to explain

If You Still Don't Get Cloud Atlas, This New Featurette Should Help

Oscar Eye: Box Office Matters, But The Avengers Still Won't Be Nominated For Best Picture Oscar Eye: Box Office Matters, But The Avengers Still Won't Be Nominated For Best Picture
Superhero movies remain the spot where the "box office success + critical raves = Oscars" formula falls apart. The Academy is still feeling some of the backlash from their snub of The Dark Knight in 2008, which many believe led them to open up the Best Picture category to 10 nominees (now a sliding scale of 5-10, depending on how many votes they get) and probably helped Inception get a nod two years later

Oscar Eye: Box Office Matters, But The Avengers Still Won't Be Nominated For Best Picture

This Rotten Week: Predicting Cloud Atlas, Fun Size, Chasing Mavericks And More Reviews This Rotten Week: Predicting Cloud Atlas, Fun Size, Chasing Mavericks And More Reviews
A lot going on this week. And by “a lot” I mean mostly a bunch of terrible movies with one Wachowski-led exception. We’ve got our head in the clouds, high school all-nighters, killer waves and silents hills

This Rotten Week: Predicting Cloud Atlas, Fun Size, Chasing Mavericks And More Reviews

Preview The Cloud Atlas Soundtrack And Watch A New International Featurette Preview The Cloud Atlas Soundtrack And Watch A New International Featurette
Thought a lot of the most effective trailers and TV spots for Cloud Atlas have used the excellent M83 song "Outro," the film's original score by Johnny Kilmek, Reinhold Heil and co-director Tom Tykwer is really fantastic, with the huge variety of themes and tones you might expect for a movie this enormous and wide-ranging

Preview The Cloud Atlas Soundtrack And Watch A New International Featurette

New Cloud Atlas TV Spot: Our Lives Are Not Our Own New Cloud Atlas TV Spot: Our Lives Are Not Our Own
What ought to be the most ambitious, baffling, possibly infuriating movie of the fall is moving faster and faster toward us, with Cloud Atlas now very close to its October 26 release date. The film from the newly dubbed "Wachowski Starship" (a.k.a. Andy and Lana Wachowski, the siblings behind The Matrix) and Tom Tykwer debuted at the Toronto Film Festival last month

New Cloud Atlas TV Spot: Our Lives Are Not Our Own

Watch Andy And Lana Wachowski Explain Cloud Atlas Watch Andy And Lana Wachowski Explain Cloud Atlas
The best reveal, for me, from that clip is the knowledge that Cloud Atlas novelist David Mitchell wrote all of his narratives from start to finish, then spent only 20 minutes chopping them in half and splicing them together to make the symbolic quilt that is Atlas. That’s remarkable, and more than a little insane.

Watch Andy And Lana Wachowski Explain Cloud Atlas

Cloud Atlas Clip Celebrates The Sprawling Film's Seamless Editing Cloud Atlas Clip Celebrates The Sprawling Film's Seamless Editing
The challenge to Atlas lies in linking the stories, even though they often take place decades apart. And as the clip shows, the virtuosity of the filmmakers leads to a smooth, engaging feature film that most of you will embrace.

Cloud Atlas Clip Celebrates The Sprawling Film's Seamless Editing

Cloud Atlas Banners Dazzle With Transforming Actors Cloud Atlas Banners Dazzle With Transforming Actors
Beyond the promise of epic storytelling, on a grand scale, Cloud Atlas also boasts a remarkable cast, many of whom are called on to play various roles throughout the winding narrative. The film's website gave us an early taste of these transformations, and now the latest banners posit some of these characters in the lushly realized worlds they inhabit.

Cloud Atlas Banners Dazzle With Transforming Actors

Cloud Atlas TV Spot Boasts Critical Acclaim Cloud Atlas TV Spot Boasts Critical Acclaim
When it debuted at Toronto International Film Festival earlier this month, Cloud Atlas had half the critics loathing it, half of them adoring it-- and every single one of them talking about it. That's pretty much the best case scenario you can get for a movie trying to build up buzz, and maybe even better than universal praise.

Cloud Atlas TV Spot Boasts Critical Acclaim

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