Inception

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In between Dark Knight gigs, the fearlessly ambitious writer/director Christopher Nolan unleashed this mind-bending sci-fi action film about a thief who possesses the power to enter into the dreams of others, and in the process created that rare Hollywood thriller with the heart of a blockbuster and the brain of a philosophical jigsaw puzzle. Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state, when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb’s rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption. One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible – inception. Instead of the perfect heist, Cobb and his team of specialists have to pull off the reverse: their task is not to steal an idea but to plant one. If they succeed, it could be the perfect crime. But no amount of careful planning or expertise can prepare the team for the dangerous enemy that seems to predict their every move – an enemy that only Cobb could have seen coming. Also starring Ellen Page, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Tom Hardy. (Dir. by Christopher Nolan, 2010, US, 148 mins., Rated PG-13) Digital