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The mind / body dualism of 'Edge of Tomorrow'

This weekend, I watched the movie, ‘Edge of Tomorrow‘, also known as ‘Live. Die. Repeat.’  It’s the latest in a common motif in science fiction and fantasy, the time loop story, where the hero repeats the same events over and over until they find a way to break out.   1,009 more words


10 Word Review - Transformers: Age of Extinction

Production. Effects. Universe. Autobot. Chases. Action. Exaggerated. Sci-fi. Extinction. No.

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10 Word Review - Transcendence

Intelligence. Love. Loss. Power. Consciousness. Dangerous. Possibility. Sentient. Yes.

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I'm Having a Hard Time Getting Excited About [Insert Name of Upcoming Science Fiction or Fantasy Movie Here]...

…because Hollywood is all about the special-effects-porno when it comes to science fiction and fantasy right now. Seriously, it’s all about the cool effects, the explosions, the slow-mo pan, the lens flare (I’m looking at you, Abrams), the really detailed thing moving super fast to confuse the eye and create an impression of WOW WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT I CAN’T WAIT TO BUY THE DVD SO I CAN PAUSE IT AND GAZE AT ALL THAT DETAIL WITH MY EYE THREE INCHES FROM THE SCREEN. 167 more words

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Movie review: Melancholia [2011]

136 minutes
Directed by Lars von Trier
Starring Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg
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We have a wedding to attend. Justine (Kirsten Dunst) has just married Michael (Alexander Skarsgård), and her sister Claire (Charlotte Gainsbourg) and brother-in-law John (Kiefer Sutherland) are holding them a reception at their estate–an estate so large it comes with its own 18-hole golf course. 971 more words

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Movie review: Snowpiercer [2013]

AKA Le transperceneige
South Korea
126 minutes
Directed by Joon-ho Bong
Starring Chris Evans, Kang-ho Song, Tilda Swinton
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Of all the possible ways the tattered remnants of humanity could survive a global Hoth-pocalypse, “on a train” doesn’t seem like a particularly likely option. 841 more words

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Movie review: The Zero Theorem [2013]

United Kingdom
107 minutes
Directed by Terry Gilliam
Starring Christoph Waltz, Mélanie Thierry, David Thewlis
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An eccentric loner struggling against a suffocating bureaucracy. 835 more words

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