Cloud Atlas (2012)
Cloud Atlas DVD and Blu-ray release date was May 14, 2013. Cloud Atlas Netflix rental release date is June 11, 2013 (estimated) and Redbox release date is June 11, 2013 (estimated).
Starring: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim SturgessDirector: Tom Tykwer, Andy WachowskiWriter: David Mitchell, Lana WachowskiIn Theaters: October 26, 2012Runtime: 172 minGross: $27.1 mil 7.7
The complex and richly layered movie "Cloud Atlas," based on the book of the same name, intercuts among six storylines, each set in a distinct timeline ranging from the 1800s to a post-apocalyptic future. Most of the same actors appear in each timeline as different characters who may or may not have a connection to each other. The A-list cast includes Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving and Susan Sarandon. In each timeline, a person must overcome some sort of adversity in order to achieve a victory that will carry on to a later generation. Some form of storytelling also figures prominently in each timeline. This powerful movie is also bolstered by beautiful scenery, sets and top of the line special effects.