Question of the Week: What’s your favorite film(s) on Man-Machine relationship?

I saw The Machine back in April and while I didn't think it was perfect, it's a pretty darn good sci-fi that's worth your while. I think the concept is intriguing, with fantastic acting [Toby Stephens, natch!] and compelling direction. I have been re-watching clips of this film recently, especially the scenes between the scientist …

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Weekend Roundup: The Machine (2013) Review

Happy Monday everyone! I'm slacking off a bit here, I was hoping to get my Breathe-In review this weekend but just couldn't find the time to do it. But I was supposed to catch the Brendan Gleeson/Taylor Kitsch comedy The Grand Seduction on Friday but I made a snafu that I didn't order an extra …

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5 Films That Are Better Than the Books They Are Based On

Every time Hollywood studios turn popular books into films, most fans of the books will always coin the term “The book is better”. I’m quite sure fans of The Hobbit and Jack Reacher books are already saying that. Most of the time they’re right, as an avid reader myself, I used that term many times …

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Musings on the case of Great trailers, bad films & Bad trailers, great films

Movie trailer is the greatest selling tool in marketing for Hollywood. Heck even tech start-up companies today are using short trailers to sell their product. Case in point, a start-up company I’m involved with just got done with a short intro/trailer about the product, I saw it and I thought it was awesome, well maybe …

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Guest Post – Forgotten Box Office Misfires Part I

[rtm's note: Who knew that the little blue people can actually take on Cowboys & Aliens? The Smurfs and the hybrid Western tied at the box office with $36.2 mil. It's perhaps too soon to call it a flop, but given the $163 production budget for the Harrison Ford/Daniel Craig starrer, it definitely underperformed.] ... …

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Musings on Blade Runner: What does it mean to be human?

As promised in my Friday post, I finally saw the cult-favorite Blade Runner last Friday. I see what all the fuss is about now, and to those who vouched for its important place amongst the best sci-fi movies ever made, glad to say it didn't disappoint. It's impressive given this was made 20 years ago …

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