Contact is a 1997 science fiction drama film directed by a great visual storyteller, Robert Zemeckis. It stars Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, William Fichtner, Tom Skerrit, James Woods, John Hurt, David Morse and Jena Malone. An incredible cast. It is a film adaptation of Carl Sagan’s 1985 novel of the same name. Carl and his wife Ann Druyan wrote the story outline for the film. Jodie Foster plays the lead role of Dr. Ellie Arroway, a SETI scientist who discovers undeniable evidence of extraterrestrial life, and is chosen to make first contact.
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World War Z is a 2013 action horror film directed by Marc Foster, written by Matthew Michael Carnahan, Drew Goddard, and Damon Lindelof based on the 2006 novel of the same name by Max Brooks. It stars Brad Pitt as Gerry Lane, a retired United Nations investigator who must travel the world to find a way to stop the worldwide zombie epidemic. Before you discard this film because you’re not into zombies, hear me out. I am not into the whole zombie hype that has taken the world by storm these past couple of decades. Usually anything with zombies in it, I ignore. Heck, even when this came out in theatres back in 2013 I looked the other way. But I was wrong to do that, at least with this particular film.
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