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04/12/2011 02:51 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Source Code

2011-04-10-085SC3031_rgb_350_410.jpgMarty McFly only had to be sure his mom 'n' dad fell in love. Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) has to keep a bomb from killing a trainful of Chicago commuters, identify the bomber, foil his plan for detonating a dirty bomb in the heart of the city, connect with a pretty passenger (Michelle Monaghan), and do it all within the same eight minutes that a secret military time travel program called Source Code permits him. In his sophomore effort, director Duncan Jones explores the same theme of a man alone and at the mercy of shadowy machinations that was explored in his rightly praised debut effort, Moon. Has the director expanded his palette, or is Source Code just an action film with a lot of flatscreens and flashing lights in the background? Come join Steve Biodrowski, Lawrence French, and Dan Persons as they discuss the outcome.

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