Dark City: Landscape and Memory

Dark City: Landscape and Memory

Dark City, Alex Proyas’s 1998 follow-up to his legendary The Crow, is an ambitious, overfull classic in its own right. I had not seen it since it was a new release on VHS, and wondered about how well it would hold up twenty years on. It did not disappoint. Dark

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Blade Runner Universe Expanding in Books

Blade Runner Universe Expanding in Books

Alcon Media Group and Titan Publishing are collaborating on expanding the Blade Runner universe on the printed page. The companies will produce comics and graphic novels that explore the in-canon world of the Blade Runner films, as well as non-fiction publications that describe the technical, behind-the-scenes process. Titan Publishing is

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Cyberpunk Series Altered Carbon Coming to Netflix

Cyberpunk Series Altered Carbon Coming to Netflix

Altered Carbon, Richard K. Morgan’s 2002 novel, is getting the series treatment from Netflix. Ten episodes have been ordered, with the pilot directed by Miguel Sapochnik (who gave us the “Battle of the Bastards” episode in Game of Thrones) and Laeta Kalogridis as the show’s writer/producer. It is rumored to

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Watch This: Strange Days

Watch This: Strange Days

Strange Days is an often-overlooked bit of 1995 cyberpunk written and produced by James Cameron (of Terminator, Aliens, and Avatar fame) and directed by Kathryn Bigelow (of Point Break and Zero Dark Thirty). As with many things Cameron it is overlong and somewhat bloated, but there is still a beautifully

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Chappie: A Soul in a New Machine

Chappie: A Soul in a New Machine

Set in the too-close-for-comfort near-future of 2016, Chappie is a take on artificial intelligence that focuses on emotion instead of intellect. According to his creator, Chappie is gifted with “proper, full artificial intelligence”—which, here, includes the ability to love.

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