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Saturday Matinee: The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai

No Matter Where You Go, Here It Is By Peter Sobczynski Source: RogerEbert.com Practically from the moment that I first saw it at the age of 13 during its very brief run at the long-defunct Golf Mill Theaters (thanks for … Continue reading

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Dystopia Isn’t Sci-Fi—for Me, It’s the American Reality

By Cadwell Turnbull Source: Wired Imagine a city where a group of people have managed against all odds to carve out prosperity for themselves, at least for a little while. These people used to be owned by other people. Now, … Continue reading

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Why We Need Dystopian Fiction Now More Than Ever

By August Cole and P.W. Singer Source: Slate It hits you every so often. When you when you tug on a face mask to go pick up food for your family. When you witness the powerless suffer casual violence by … Continue reading

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America Has Always Been a Dystopia

Too many of us just haven’t been paying attention By Bryan Merchant Source: OneZero “Trump’s American dystopia has reached a new and ominous cliff,” warns a CNN opinion headline. “The last two and a half months in America have felt like the … Continue reading

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Minority Report (2002) Esoteric Analysis

By Jay Dyer Source: Jay’s Analysis Spielberg’s Minority Report is now an important film to revisit.  Based on the short story by visionary science fiction author Phillip K. Dick, Spielberg’s film version implements an important number of predictive programming elements … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Rakka

From Oats Studios Rakka is the story of broken humanity following the invasion of a technologically superior alien species. Bleak, harrowing and unrelenting, the humans we meet must find enough courage to go on fighting. Directed by Neill Blomkamp and … Continue reading

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Cyberpunk is Dead

By John Semley Source: The Baffler “It was an embarrasser; what did I want? I hadn’t thought that far ahead. Me, caught without a program!” —Bruce Bethke, “Cyberpunk” (1983) Held annually in a downtown L.A. convention center so massive and … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: John Dies at the End

“John Dies at the End” (2012) is a sci-fi/horror/comedy written and directed by Don Coscarelli and based on David Wong’s novel of the same name. Like Phantasm, it’s a cross-genre cult film involving an inter-dimensional invasion by body-snatching aliens, but … Continue reading

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