Reviewing the best science fiction movies from the past, present, and future.
Devil Girl from Mars
Devil Girl from Mars is a 1954 British film about a flying saucer landing on the Scottish moors near a country inn. The residents are a professor, his assistant, an old couple that runs the place, another woman, some society dame, a young boy, a waitress, her escaped convict husband, and whew! I get tired just giving out that roster. Was there anyone I missed?
The 'Blade Runner' Question
Something that I find very interesting whenever I read an article about Blade Runner film theory is that they never (and I do mean NEVER) mention the book the movie is based on. It's called Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick. Instead, everyone gets caught up in this question: Is Deckard a replicant?
Top Stand Up Comedy Shows Online in 2023
Explore the world of stand-up comedy. Discover top online standup comedy shows currently streaming on Netflix, Amazon Prime, GUDSHO, and more, like Chappelle's Home Team and Hannah Gadsby's 'Something Special.' Learn about comedians like Manoj Prabakar and Vir Das. Find out how they make money from live performances and online platforms.
‘Her’: An Essential Revisit
When ‘Her’ initially released in 2013, its predictions about the future ahead may have seemed nebulous. In the year 2023, though, it’s a difficult film to watch without an unnerving awareness of the reality we’re marching into.
'Tenet': Time-Bending Masterpiece or Misfire?
Released in theaters before the arrival of coronavirus vaccines, many had hoped in September of 2020 that Tenet would be the movie that proved why theaters were still necessary. But in a world reeling from the first pandemic in a century, it never managed to achieve the acclaim it strived for. When compared with so many of Christopher Nolan’s previous films, its reception was fairly tepid.
The Believable Dystopia of Black Mirror Season 5
So what if I'm doing a review for the fifth season of Black Mirror a few years late… and? Maybe I wanted to put off my fears for the future for as long as I could. Maybe I wasn't particularly excited to watch the singer of "Party in the USA" starring in a Black Mirror episode. But now that season 6 is upon us, I guess I can wait no longer.
A new kind of 3D-printed carrot, in the words of its Qatar-based inventors
Qatari students aim to make ‘food accessible to people all over the world’ with their newly invented 3D printer. Innovation in the heart of Qatar has birthed a groundbreaking solution to the widespread issue of food insecurity. Two visionary students, Mohammad Annan, aged 20, and Lujain Al Mansoori, aged 21, both pursuing information systems at Doha's Carnegie Mellon University, have achieved an extraordinary feat - the creation of a 3D printer capable of mass-producing vegetables, offering a potential remedy to the global food crisis.
The Evolution of Special Effects in Film: From Practical to Digital Magic
The movie and film industry has always been something where directors and creators can show us a new world. One of the big things that helps make this happen is special effects. Special effects have been adapting and growing throughout the years and are now so advanced everything looks natural. This blog by Anthony J Mazza will go through the evolution of special effects in movies, from just minor practical effects to significant impacts of digital and visual magic.
The Thaw, part two.
Submission Elijah tried to explain to Mary of working and socialising with the new team always seemed to lay down the boundaries for him to work and keep his distance.
Best gadgets for upcoming winter!
The pursuit of warmth and comfort becomes of utmost importance as the first winter winds start to blow across the landscape. Fortunately, we have a variety of winter tools at our disposal in today's age of technological innovation to help us brave the chilly weather in style and comfort. These innovative technologies, which range from warm blankets to heated coats and touchscreen gloves, not only keep us warm but also improve our wintertime experiences.
The Thaw part one.
The Thaw part one. It was a time of great change in all countries and Lands. The big freeze in 1867 had preserved our extinction of insects, birds, and humans. They were frozen in caves and mountains so treacherous that they were unable to be accessed by humans in order to survive the extinction process that was to occur in the future.
Why Games of Thrones and other authors are suing the creators of ChatGPT
George R. R. Martin, David Baldacci, Jodi Picoult, George RR Martin, George Saunders and Michael Connelly. In all, 17 American authors have joined the Authors Guild in filing a complaint against ChatGPT start-up OpenAI. The largest writers' organization in the U.S. accuses the conversational bot of illegally training its popular AI-based tool on their works.