[Fantasia 2020] An Interpretation of the Unknown in THE BLOCK ISLAND SOUND

When is a conspiracy theory no longer theory but cold, hard, deadly truth?

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[Trailer] STARFISH Brings Mixtape Melancholy to the End of the World

A.T. White’s new film, STARFISH, is a beautiful, dazzling vision of cosmic horror.

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THE DARK TAPES: Fresh Indie Found Footage

THE DARK TAPES is a horror-science fiction-thriller mashup of related shorts, mingling together in an exciting yet flawed mix of terror.

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THE CRAZIES: A Different Romero Infection

Romero offers up something a tad different than his zombie films. This time, humanity is even nastier even if it isn’t near as good as the Dead Series.

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Black Mirror – Season 3, Episode 1: “Nosedive”

Netflix’s Black Mirror Season 3, Episode 1: “Nosedive” Directed by Joe Wright Written by Rashida Jones & Michael Schur * For a review of Episode 2, “Playtest” – click here “Nosedive” opens on an idyllic neighbourhood. Lacie Pound (Bryce Dallas Howard) goes for a run, though she can’t stop looking at her phone at all.Continue reading “Black Mirror – Season 3, Episode 1: “Nosedive””

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Westworld – Season 1, Episode 1: “The Original”

HBO’s Westworld Season 1, Episode 1: “The Original” Directed by Jonathan Nolan Written by Jonathan & Lisa Joy Nolan * For a review of the next episode, “Chestnut” – click here First of all, dig the opening sequence and title song. Very eerie in a sci-fi sense, yet also beautiful, too. Excellent tune. Someone talks toContinue reading “Westworld – Season 1, Episode 1: “The Original””

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DAYBREAKERS: Flawed Yet Fun Social Commentary via Vampirism

When vampires have taken over the world, feeding off humans, one vampire abstains & hopes for a way out; a way back to humanity.

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Minority Report’s Speculative Fiction is All Kinds of Awesome

Minority Report. 2002. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Screenplay by Jon Cohen & Scott Frank; based on the short story of the same name by Philip K. Dick. Starring Tom Cruise, Max von Sydow, Steve Harris, Neal McDonough, Patrick Kilpatrick, Jessica Capshaw, Anna Maria Horsford, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton, Tim Blake Nelson, Lois Smith, Mike Binder,Continue reading “Minority Report’s Speculative Fiction is All Kinds of Awesome”

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Plato’s Allegory of the Cave a.k.a The Matrix

The Matrix. 1999. Directed & Written by Lana and Lilly Wachowski. Starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, Gloria Foster, Joe Pantoliano, Marcus Chong, Julian Arahanga, Matt Doran, Belinda McClory, Anthony Ray Parker, Paul Goddard, Robert Taylor, David Aston, & Marc Aden Gray. Warner Bros./Village Roadshow Pictures/Groucho II Film Partnership. Rated 14A. 136Continue reading “Plato’s Allegory of the Cave a.k.a The Matrix”

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Danny Boyle’s Sunshine Takes Its Sci-Fi Seriously

Sunshine. 2007. Directed by Danny Boyle. Screenplay by Alex Garland. Starring Cillian Murphy, Rose Byrne, Chris Evans, Cliff Curtis, Troy Garity, Hiroyuki Sanada, Benedict Wong, & Michelle Yeoh. 20th Century Fox/DNA Films/Ingenious Film Partners/MPC. Rated 14A. 107 minutes. Adventure/Sci-Fi/Thriller ★★★★1/2 Ever since first laying my eyes upon Trainspotting, I’ve more or less knelt at the altarContinue reading “Danny Boyle’s Sunshine Takes Its Sci-Fi Seriously”

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The Butterfly Effect’s Personal Revisionist History

The Butterfly Effect. 2004. Directed & Written by Eric Bress and J. Mackye Gruber. Starring Ashton Kutcher, Melora Walters, Amy Smart, Elden Henson, William Lee Scott, Jesse James, Logan Lerman, John B. Lowe, Callum Keith Rennie, Ethan Suplee, Jesse Hutch, Tara Wilson, Kevin Durand, & Eric Stoltz. BenderSpink/FilmEnging/Katalyst Films. Rated R. 120 minutes (Director’s Cut). Sci-Fi/ThrillerContinue reading “The Butterfly Effect’s Personal Revisionist History”

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Relentlessly Fun Video Game Action with HARDCORE HENRY

A first-person shooter inside an action film inside a sci-fi story inside a whole lot of fun.

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