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On the September 21, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by Ben Pearson to talk about the latest news, including who might direct the live-action Akira movie; Matthew Vaughn's original plan for a young Wolverine movie, and hopes for Kingsman sequels and spin-off films, a fifth Game of Thrones prequel TV show.Full Story
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Whether or not Luke Skywalker is turning to the Dark side of the Force certainly won't be answered in any of the trailers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but that's not the big news from a galaxy far, far away. Instead, we now know one of Luke's ancient books probably tells the entire story of the galaxy. And that's because it's called the "Journal of the Whills."
USA Today teased a photo of Luke with his small stash of books in The Last Jedi, and one of them is the Journal of the Whills.Full Story
Steppenwolf speaks in new Justice League footage. Some new Star Wars toys may tease some intriguing Last Jedi dialogue. Lin-Manuel Miranda's Kingkiller Chronicles adaptation finds a home. Plus, Konami wants to bring another classic video game to the big screen, and Avengers 4 set pictures. Hooray for spoilers!Full Story
Nina Allan excels at creating subtle, shifting narratives straddling the mundane and the bizarre, the real and the unreal. In her second novel, The Rift , she has produced a lyrical, moving story beautifully balanced between the reality of contemporary England and the ethereal otherness of the alien world of Tristane. Selena and Julie were not only sisters but best friends, and when Julie vanishes aged 17 - the victim of a killer? - Selena's life and that of her family changes forever.
Two decades later, Julie reappears, claiming to have spent the intervening years in an alien world, supporting her story with a highly detailed account of her life there. The Rift is what Allan does best, exploring contemporary society, and what it means to be human, through the tropes of the SF genre. SelenaFull Story
We all love Tom Hanks. He's charming, funny, and his career has been consistently impressive over decades in the movie industry. Now, Hanks is going to add another iconic role to his already impressive repertoire - he'll be playing a key role in the brand new, original sci-fi movie called Bios, which will be directed by Miguel Sapochnik.Full Story
We're also getting a What We Do in the Shadows spin-off! With Thor: Ragnarok earning incredible reviews, the president of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige, must be absolutely delighted with his decision to give Thor's third standalone adventure to New Zealand director Taika Waititi. Then again, those who followed Waititi's career knew that something special was on the cards.
After being Oscar-nominated for his short film Two Cars, One Night, the talented filmmaker has since gone on to direct episodes of Flight of the Conchords and make some beloved films. Boy and Eagle vs Shark received great reviews, but it was his 2014 horror-comedy, What We Do in The Shadows, that really grabbed the world's attention. Since being released, the documentary which follows the lives of a group of vampires in WellFull Story
We're all time travelers nowadays. We project ourselves mentally into the misty past and the risky future. We revisit and revise our memories. We invent possible futures and explore them with anticipation and desire. We're temporal experts and manipulators; we have flashbacks and flashforwards and stop motion and instant replay and time gates and time shifting and time forks. Not content with nostalgia for the past that never was, we begin to feel nostalgia for futures that will never come.Full Story
Time travel is one of the most popular plot devices in science fiction, with the trope appearing in everything from Futurama to Kurt Vonnegut's Timequake. But just like ice cream at Baskin Robins, or the quarks that make up atoms, time travel stories come in many different flavors. If you're curious about tasting them all - or at least an extensive collection of them - YouTuber minutephysics has you covered with his latest video, which demonstrates the different ways characters can interact with their past, future, and alternate selves.Full Story
Robots and robotics have been a fixture in healthcare for decades. New telehealth and mHealth tools are giving them a chance to shine. Long a staple of science fiction, robots are now proving their value as a telemedicine resource.Full Story
Last January, Dr. Cynthia Headley stood in front of a class and announced her love of science fiction, sports and Shakespeare. Headley is a lecturer within the Literature and Writing Department who got her masters at CSUSM and her PhD at the University of Arizona in 2012, where her thesis is on Shakespeare.Full Story
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There are some cryptic clues in the latest Last Jedi trailer, but a canon Star wars novel has revealed that Kylo Ren and Snoke already know who she is.Full Story
The evidence? In one shot, Luke is seen on the ground, saying: "This is not going to go the way you think." Seconds later, we see Rey - in a separate shot - emerging from water, with Luke appearing to hover over her.Full Story
In the future police officers known as Blade Runners are sworn to hunt down and exterminate humanoid androids known as Replicants who have discovered a way to feel emotions and go away from their original programming as laborers. Thirty years ago, director Ridley Scott and actor Harrison Ford showed us this future, set in the year 2019.
This year, director Denis Villeneuve and actor Ryan Gosling brought us a new vision of the future, set 30 years after the events of the first film.Full Story
"'Blade Runner' started the whole Philip K. Dick revolution," says Paul M. Sammon, a filmmaker and author of "Future Noir: The Making of Blade Runner."Full Story
Adam Harper is an average man. And on an average day he suddenly finds himself catapulted into the strangest, reality changing game... A game of time and chance, where the stakes are a matter of life and death.
In June of last year, entrepreneur Elon Musk intrigued the science and technology community with his controversial remarks about the world being a "simulation." "The odds that we're in base reality," he said during the Code Conference interview, "is one in billions." In other words, the universe we live in is probably (or is probably like) a sophisticated computer game.Full Story
The Wall Street Journal recently reported on the "Blade Runner" curse. If you're familiar with the 1982 sci-fi cult classic, constantly reissued in some new "director's cut" or "special edition," you'd be forgiven for thinking the curse had something to do with a mysterious crone casting an evil eye on the producers, vowing the film would spend eternity in an editor's suite. But that's not the whammy the Journal had in mind.Full Story