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Cameron Crowe's new movie to upend our stable lives with its talking computers and island magic

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Just as we’d gotten used to our stable yet predictable lives, populated by Cameron Crowe movies about people whose stable yet predictable lives are turned upside down, Cameron Crowe has come along to completely upend us with the movie we didn’t even know we were waiting for, as we sat here brooding to Bob Dylan. Crowe’s next project—which, as previously reported, stars Bradley Cooper and Emma Stone, along with the just-announced Rachel McAdams—promises to throw us for a dizzying loop with a story about a defense contractor (Cooper) who teams with an Air Force pilot (Stone) to stop a weapons satellite from launching, falling in love with her in the process. McAdams will play Cooper's ex-girlfriend, who presumably subscribes to the old-fashioned way of thinking that all weapons satellites should be launched.

As The Hollywood Reporter notes, “Mystical island forces and a talking computer also play a part” in this romantic comedy that still doesn’t have a title (though We Bought A Talking Computer And The Complete DVD Set Of Lost would seem appropriate). And so, just like that, right when we’d given up on ever being surprised by a Cameron Crowe movie again, Cameron Crowe scampers in with his quirky talking computers and eccentric mystical island secrets. And suddenly we feel alive, perhaps for the very first time.