One Book, One Chicago is on right now. Join us!
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon is available for all Chicagoans to read online in six installments.
Part 4 is available until Sunday, April 5, 2015.

Chicago is reading The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon. Join us!

Show Less  Learn More 


DVD - 2009
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
Nick is a 'mover' - someone who can move things with his mind. He meets up with Cassie who is a 'watcher' - someone who can predict the future. She is trying to rescue her mother from the government. As they try to piece things together, Kira enters their lives. Kira is a 'pusher' - someone who can influence the thoughts of others. She has had a relationship with Nick and is the only person to survive a powerful 'enhancement' drug that was administered to her by the sinister Company. Now, the Company is after her, and Nick and Cassie will need to help her if they want to survive.

Publisher: [United States] : Summit Entertainment, c2009.
Branch Call Number: FICTION
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (111 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


Featured Blogs and Events

GenreList I: Super-Flicks You Might Have Missed

Welcome to GenreList, your space for genre entertainment! This week, I'm shining light on a few of the superhero films you might have missed between summer blockbusters, starting with: In the found-footage film Chronicle, three friends develop telekinetic powers after being exposed to an odd, glowing rock. If you can get past the premise, the rest of the film delivers a surprisingly insigh… (more)

From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

Jun 16, 2014

all the copies are missing from nypl. could you purchase some replacements.

Sep 11, 2013
  • jimg2000 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

A wild ride began when a young woman imprisoned in a sinister laboratory escaped with a syringe of power enhancement drug from USA to Hong Kong. The woman had a special ability to put ideas as reality in other's mind. She was determined to bring down the lab with helps from a motley group of other special people, each possessed extraordinary psychic power as psychokinesis, remote viewing, imaging future events and ultra senses etc. Most of the movie was filmed in crowded Hong Kong city as a "special" Chinese gang was also in pursuit of the new wonder drug ...

Jun 01, 2013
  • Kewashere rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This movie...omg this movie. Is one of my favorites, the scenes, actions, characters and details (and special effects) are a work of art and I commend you guys on how wel they did. This movie is the kind that I sit up watching 20- 30 times on a dark quiet night. I watch this movie over and over with an extra large bag of very over buttered and drizled in garlic salt popcorn. I found it beautifully created and I am proud to say I own the DVD and can't get enough of it.

Dec 17, 2012
  • marcellmurray rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

The story line was fairly good. The action to build up to it however needed a lot more work. It's material was like I am Number Four. At the very end-I give it a 2/5 stars.

Jun 26, 2012
  • Froster rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

BAM! SPLAT! THUD! HUH??? This is an almost completely incoherent rip-off of the X Men franchise.with some very attractive players getting banged up for WHAT we never quite figure out. The director ramps up a whole lot of style and atmosphere but unfortunately has no storytelling ability. it's a pity that the first ten minutes leave you so hooked, as the subsequent 100 do nothing to explain them. Fantastic setting, good actors (with the exception of the zombie-like Camilla Bell, who HAS to be screwing someone important) lotsa action, entirely opaque. A perfect example of brainless Hollywood-style moviemaking. FEH.

Jun 22, 2012
  • lasertravis rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Decent sci-fi movie. I didn't really expect much, but was entertained enough. Had a cool look about it. Cyberpunk elements. The acting was not a key element here. Style over substance. The story was interesting enough to keep me watching. There is enough action and enough of a plot to justify watching this as a sci-fi fan.

Jun 20, 2012
  • oasisboy rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Lots of excitement, and twists. Good concept, with good acting

Jun 19, 2012
  • daemonyx rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

If you like to suspend your disbelief and become absorbed in science fiction, this one's for you! This movie wasn't about action so much as a though-provoking evolution scenario of humankind. If you're a sci-fi fan, you will love it. If you're looking for a brainless crash 'n' bash, shoot 'em up chase, get something like Transporter or The Expendables. This movie has action and lots of chase, but that's not the movie's focus. It seemed to be more about the possibilities of human ability and potential evolution (similar to the X-men, only not as big and flashy). The characters were unique, interesting and entertaining, and the progresison of the story was creative. The only thing I found a little lacking was that they didn't explore the main character's abilities as much as I would have liked. I'm not crazy about good movies being destroyed by a sequel, but I think this one could really pull it off, and hope eventually there will be a Push 2.

Jan 11, 2012
  • tj_is_cool rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

Poor man's version of x-men.

Dec 30, 2011
  • aaa5756 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.


View All Comments


Add Age Suitability

Oct 24, 2009
  • Cheryl rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Cheryl thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add a Notice

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Find it at CPL


Powered by BiblioCommons.
app14 Version ofelia Last updated 2015/03/23 12:01