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The 20 Best Dystopian Movies Of All Time

The differences between a dystopian story and an apocalyptic one are slight. It's common for a dystopia to set in after an apocalypse, and a dystopian world often hides its true nature, only revealing itself after subtle revelations pile up. H. G. Wells was one of the first writers to popularize dystopian fiction, with "The Sleeper Awakes" using what today's sci-fi fans may recognize as a Douglas Adams gag: A man falls into a coma and wakes up centuries later, his accrued financial interests mak...
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Alice in Wonderland Syndrome: The Real Perceptual Disorder That May Have Shaped Lewis Carroll’s Creative World

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland isn’t just a beloved children’s story: it’s also a neuropsychological  syndrome. Or rather the words “Alice in Wonderland,” as Lewis Carroll’s book is commonly known, have also become attached to a condition that, though not harmful in itself, causes distortions in the sufferer’s perception of reality. Other names include dysmetropsia or Todd’s syndrome, the latter of which pays tribute to the consultant psychiatrist John Todd, who defined the disorder in 1955. ...
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Here's Where You Can Stream Every Matrix Movie

(Welcome to Where to Watch, which provides a clear and simple answer to the question, "Hey, where can I watch this thing?" In this edition: the Matrix franchise.)The recent trailer for "The Matrix Resurrections" has stirred its fair share of reactions both positive and negative, including our own staff's mixed-positive opinion. Whichever way you went with it, if you're a fan of the over two-decade-old series it no doubt stirred some memberberries, and perhaps put you in the mood to enter The Mat...
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18 Sci-Fi Movies You Should Watch Before The Matrix 4 Comes Out

The Matrix, with its trippy, action-heavy explorations of the nature of reality (and heavy doses of trans allegory), brought mind-bending science fiction to the masses. It was, in many ways, the perfect blending of brain and brawn: a thoughtful movie, open to a wide variety of interpretations, that also happened to…Read more...
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Academics tell UK lords that folk aren't keen on predictive policing, facial recognition, heightened surveillance

Philip K Dick is rolling in his grave Senior UK lawmakers are being warned of an emerging pushback against the use of smart technology such as facial recognition, increased surveillance, and predictive policing to fight crime.…
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The 12 Best Action Movies On Amazon Prime Right Now

Ever since "Iron Man," studios have been trying, almost like clockwork, to make action movies using the Marvel formula. "The Suicide Squad" was just "Guardians of the Galaxy" with bad dudes. "Justice League" was "The Avengers," but worse. And every A-list actor under the sun has suddenly tried to become a money-making superhero. Aside from the flying cars of the "Fast & Furious" franchise and the occasional chapter of "John Wick" or "Mission: Impossible," superhero films rule the day, action-wis...
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13 Box Office Bombs That Are Truly Worth A Watch

Good movies aren't all created equal. While some benefit from great trailers and well-crafted marketing campaigns, other films suffer from a lack of promotion. Sometimes, a good movie is released at the same time as bigger, much-awaited production that overshadows everything else in theaters; it's never a good idea to schedule a movie's opening against the latest entry in a hot franchise or the biggest stars' latest blockbusters. Whatever the reason, many truly great movies bomb at the box offic...
Tags: Hollywood, London, Movies, Robert Downey Jr, Julianne Moore, California, New York City, Stephen King, Roald Dahl, Disney, Los Angeles, World, Maine, Paris, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Salem


Hear Philip K. Dick’s Famous Metz Speech: “If You Find this World Bad, You Should See Some of the Others” (1977)

A newspaper article about this speech could well be titled: AUTHOR CLAIMS TO HAVE SEEN GOD BUT CAN’T GIVE ACCOUNT OF WHAT HE SAW. — PKD In 1977, cult writer Philip K. Dick arrived at a science fiction convention in Metz, France to deliver a speech called, “If You Find this World Bad, You Should See Some of the Others.” (Read an edited transcript here.) The audience would leave bewildered, mystified. His talk ranged widely across such topics as cosmological time, the possibility of the un...
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Maze Runner's Dylan O'Brien Stars In New Sci-Fi Film From Christopher MacBride

Director Christopher MacBride is no stranger to pushing the limits of storytelling. His previous film, The Conspiracy, explores the world of conspiracy theories through its two protagonists. His new sci-fi thriller Flashback, starring Dylan O’Brien (Maze Runner), takes things to the next level.Read more...
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Maze Runner's Dylan O'Brien Stars in a New Sci-Fi Film From Christopher MacBride

Director Christopher MacBride is no stranger to pushing the limits of storytelling. His previous film, The Conspiracy, explores the world of conspiracy theories through its two protagonists. His new sci-fi thriller Flashback, starring Dylan O’Brien (Maze Runner), takes things to the next level.Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Syfy, The Maze Runner, Flashback, Philip K Dick, Dylan, Cindy, Human Interest, Dylan Obrien, Russell Ackerman, Christopher MacBride, Dylan O'Brien Maze Runner, The Conspiracy, Imax Films, Creative Works


Book: Fundamentals: Ten Keys to Reality

I’ve been reading hard science fiction lately, along with some actual science. The hard sci-fi includes and by Robert Forward (wow – awesome) and by Samuel Delany (also awesome). The science includes by Michio Kaku and by Frank Wilczek. In between runs this weekend I finished Nova (I was listening to it on Audible), Fundamentals (I was reading it on Kindle), and read most of Starquake (It’s only available in physical form.) I also started listening to by Andy Weir. The only thing ...
Tags: Books, Sci-fi, Trends, Mit, Philip K Dick, Nova, Robert, Andy Weir, Feld, David Gross, Asimov, Frank Wilczek, Michio Kaku, Delany, Kaku, Samuel Delany


"Paper architecture has often had a real utopian or critical underlying agenda to it... [It] was often explicitly anti-capitalist, and emphasized the possibilities of a post-revolutionary society."

"Today’s C.G.I. interiors, on the other hand, offer a fantasy of individual consumption and relaxation, but suggest a certain amount of political indifference. 'This seems like there’s no plan, no societal vision, no critique....Taking a historical view, to have anything appropriating fictional utopian architecture with no utopian vision is a bit depressing.' The earlier part of the twenty-tens saw an explosion of 'cabin porn' on Tumblr: a nostalgic, earthy aesthetic of Obama-era hipster America...
Tags: Travel, Politics, Instagram, Law, Obama, Wikipedia, Global Warming, Earth, Architecture, Capitalism, Antarctica, Un, Philip K. Dick, Fournier, Ann Althouse, Interior Decoration


The stunning book design behind the new Philip Dick collection

The Folio Society is releasing a limited edition collection of all 118* short stories written by Philip K. Dick — and like a lot of the Folio Society's work, the graphic design is absolutely stunning. Check out the video for more about the process: This limited edition of Philip K. — Read the rest
Tags: Books, Video, Design, News, Book, Designers, Graphic Design, Design Fiction, Philip K Dick, PKD, Folio Society, Science Fiction Design, Philip Dick, Philip K Read


Here are the bestsellers at Southern California’s independent bookstores

The SoCal Indie Bestseller List for the sales week ended April 18 is based on reporting from the independent booksellers of Southern California, the California Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound. For an independent bookstore near you, visit IndieBound.org. HARDCOVER FICTION 1. The Hill We Climb: Amanda Gorman 2. Klara and the Sun: Kazuo Ishiguro 3. The Midnight Library: Matt Haig 4. First Person Singular: Stories: Haruki Murakami 5. The Four Winds: Kristin Hannah 6. Northern Spy: ...
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I’m salivating over this new four-volume Philip K. Dick collection by the Folio Society

Like a pink laser beam hitting you between the eyes
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Philip K. Dick’s mind-expanding tales get the La Boca treatment

All the sci-fi legend’s short stories in one eye-catching, exclusive bundle
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‘Come True’ Review: A Hypnotic Dream Thriller About a Creepy Sleep Study

“Come True” wears its many influences on its sleeve, notably the work of David Cronenberg and Philip K. Dick, “A Nightmare on Elm Street” and “Donnie Darko,” with nods to “The Shining,” “Night of the Living Dead” and “The Terminator” thrown in for good measure. Nonetheless, filmmaker Anthony Scott Burns (“Our House”) melds those inspirations […]
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CS Soapbox: The Novel That Inspired Matrix, Inception & WandaVision

BEGIN SLIDESHOW CS Soapbox: The Novel That Inspired Matrix, Inception & WandaVision In 1969 the famed sci-fi author Philip K. Dick wrote what was arguably his most groundbreaking and influential novel, titled Ubik. Since his death in 1982 the late writer’s work has become a cornerstone of the genre (the phrase “Dickian” is common parlance) and has been transformed into numerous classic films and television (Blade Runner, Minority Report, Total Recall, The Man in the High Castle), yet Ubik...
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Director Richard Kelly is Playing the Long Game – Here’s What He’s Working on Now [Interview]

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Donnie Darko. Although not a box-office success, it didn’t take long for the cult film and director Richard Kelly to find a devoted audience. The filmmaker struck a strong chord with his debut, which had an obsessive quality about it. That overwhelming sense of obsession continued to run deep in Kelly’s movies, including Southland Tales and The Box. They’re typically dense pieces of work demanding discussion and repeat viewings. Even with only three direc...
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‘WandaVision’, ‘A Glitch in the Matrix’ and Why Simulated Realities Are All the Rage

This post contains spoilers for recent episodes of WandaVision. Toward the end of the third episode of WandaVision , Marvel’s incendiary new television series, something strange happens. Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) gives birth to two beautiful yet rapidly growing baby boys, and she and her neighbor Geraldine (Teyonah Parris) lean over the crib and coo and quail and admire the newborn twins. “I’m a twin,” Wanda smiles. “I had a brother. His name was…Pietro.” As Wanda starts to sing an ...
Tags: Movies, Features, United Kingdom, Sony, Jim Carrey, National Football League, Wanda, Philip K Dick, Paul Bettany, Bell, John Carpenter, Plato, Geraldine, Truman, Ultron, Roddy Piper


Sophia, everyone's favourite humanoid robot, is being prepared for mass production during the pandemic

Sophia has been a regular attendee of conferences around the world. Tyrone Siu/Reuters A Hong Kong robotics firm planned to mass produce an AI robot during the pandemic, Reuters reported. Named Sophia, the robot has been appearing at conferences and speaking to journalists since 2016.  "Don't worry, if you're nice to me, I'll be nice to you," Sophia said in 2017.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Sophia, a talking humanoid robot, is being readied for mass production ...
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Sophia, the talking humanoid robot, is being readied for mass production during the pandemic

Sophia has been a regular attendee of conferences around the world. Tyrone Siu/Reuters A Hong Kong robotics firm planned to mass produce an AI robot during the pandemic, Reuters reported. Named Sophia, the robot has been appearing at conferences and speaking to journalists since 2016.  "Don't worry, if you're nice to me, I'll be nice to you," Sophia said in 2017.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Sophia, a talking humanoid robot, is being readied for mass production ...
Tags: Photos, Hong Kong, Elon Musk, Jimmy Fallon, Saudi Arabia, Trends, Artificial Intelligence, Mexico City, Switzerland, Robot, Philip K Dick, Malta, Kiev, Reuters, Don, Geneva Switzerland


‘A Glitch in the Matrix’ Trailer: A Creepy New Documentary About Simulation Theory

Rodney Ascher‘s (Room 237) new documentary asks: what if we’re all living in a simulation? It’s a creepy thought, and A Glitch in the Matrix explores it in detail. The documentary, which debuted at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, explores the subject of simulation theory, a long-held theory that reality is not what it seems. Watch the A Glitch in the Matrix trailer below. A Glitch in the Matrix Trailer What if we’re all living in a simulation? It’s the kind of thought experiment tha...
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Final Trailer for Kooky Simulation Theory Doc 'A Glitch in the Matrix'

"The only clue we have is when some alteration in our reality occurs." Magnolia Pictures has released one final full-length trailer for A Glitch in the Matrix, the latest film from conspiracy doc filmmaker Rodney Ascher - of Room 237, The Nightmare, and The El Duce Tapes. A Glitch in the Matrix tackles this question "are we living in a simulation?" with testimony, philosophical evidence and scientific explanation in his for the answer. The feature film "traces the idea's genesis over the yea...
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The Mistake That Changed the History of Blade Runner

These days, Blade Runner is considered one of the all-time masterpieces of science fiction. The combination of Philip K. Dick’s idea, Ridley Scott’s direction, Harrison Ford’s performance, and a laundry list of technical masters behind the scenes created a film that has stood the test of time. But it wasn’t that way…Read more...
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‘A Glitch in the Matrix’ Review: ‘Room 237’ Director Explores Simulation Theory [Sundance 2021]

Rodney Ascher is still best known as the filmmaker behind the enthralling 2012 documentary Room 237, a deep dive into several unconventional readings of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining that ended up being a movie about obsession. He’s directed a few other projects since then, but now he’s back to explore that same topic from a different perspective with A Glitch in the Matrix, a film which delves into the long-held theory that we’re all living in a simulation.  From the very first frame, Ascher...
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Full Trailer for 'A Glitch in the Matrix' Docu Premiering at Sundance

"The Matrix was real." Bring on this cinematic mindfuck! Magnolia has debuted the full-length trailer for A Glitch in the Matrix, the latest film by acclaimed documentary filmmaker Rodney Ascher - of Room 237, The Nightmare, and The El Duce Tapes. This is premiering at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival this week, and will be released on VOD right away only a week later. A Glitch in the Matrix tackles this question "are we living in a simulation?" with testimony, philosophical evidence and scie...
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CS Interview: Richard Kelly Talks Southland Tales’ Cannes 15th Anniversary

CS Interview: Richard Kelly talks Southland Tales’ Cannes 15th anniversary As the film nears its 15th anniversary of debuting at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival and in time for the new Blu-ray release featuring that infamous cut, ComingSoon.net got the opportunity to chat with Southland Tales writer/director Richard Kelly to discuss the latter and revisiting the polarizing cult classic sci-fi crime thriller. RELATED: Exclusive: Richard Kelly Talks Donnie Darko Sequel & Rod Serling Biopic ...
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