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Interstellar (B+). Director Chris Nolan (Inception) is back with another big-concept movie. I can’t say too much about the plot for fear of spoilers, but almost a month into the film’s release I think I can safely say it is about astronauts searching for habitable worlds other than Earth because Earth itself is getting increasingly less habitable as the 21st century goes on. Matthew McConaughey (Mud) plays the lead astronaut on the mission, while Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables) plays some other scientist-type member of the crew. More than that, I cannot say. I definitely enjoyed it; although the run time is 169 minutes, I never got bored or looked at my watch. But I can’t quite give it an “A” grade because there’s just too much stuff that left me scratching my head and thinking, “Huh?” I understand that Nolan tried to stick to the known rules of science in creating the movie, but he gets into some pretty far-out theoretical physics along the way. As long as I turned my brain off and focused on the spectacle, I liked it just fine. If you’re into sci-fi, and especially if you enjoyed 2001: A Space Odyssey, you will probably enjoy this movie.