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"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: ...
Tags: Books, Stephen King, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, George Orwell, Philip Roth, William Gibson, Haruki Murakami, Philip K Dick, Kazuo Ishiguro, Brit Bennett, Paul Theroux, Southern California, Robert, Frank Herbert


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
Tags: Philip K Dick, Folio Society


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 […]
Tags: Reviews, David Cronenberg, Philip K Dick, Donnie Darko, Anthony Scott Burns, Come True


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...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, TV, Movies, Marvel, Disney, Earth, New Jersey, Oscar, Leonardo Dicaprio, TV News, Terry Gilliam, Richard Linklater, Smith, Wanda, Philip K. Dick, Chip


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...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Interviews, Sci-fi, Features, Chad, Warner Bros, Richard Linklater, Jon Lovett, Philip-K.-Dick, David Lynch, Dick, Southern California, Tarantino, Marco, Kelly


‘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 ...
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


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...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Documentary, Movie Trailers, Philip K Dick, Magnolia, Ben Pearson, Rodney Ascher, A Glitch in the Matrix, Rodney Asher


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...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Documentaries, Philip K Dick, Skype, Magnolia Pictures, Wachowskis, To Watch, Rodney Ascher, Ascher


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...
Tags: Science, Films, Warner Bros, Harrison Ford, Blade Runner, Ridley Scott, Philip K Dick, Blade, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, Creative Works, English Language Films, Entertainment Culture, Versions Of Blade Runner


‘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...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Documentaries, Philip K Dick, Skype, Vod, Wachowskis, To Watch, Rodney Ascher, Ascher


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 ...
Tags: Movies, Interview, Dwayne Johnson, Los Angeles, Features, Utopia, Philip K Dick, Justin Timberlake, Cannes, Sarah, Universal Pictures, Martin Sheen, Kevin Smith, Simon, Blu, Janeane Garofalo


"All that has happened is there was a peaceful transition of power from Trump to a career politician, in Joe Biden, who has done far more violence than Trump has..."

"... because he’s been … a politician for decades. We didn’t topple anything. All we did was replace one figurehead with another, we’ve done nothing about the institution. It’s not about the leader, it’s about the institutions and the structures and the systems of capitalism and white supremacy that we reside under that are the main forces of domination here." Said Joshua Briond, of the Black Alliance for Peace and co-host of the Millennials Are Killing Capitalism podcast, quoted in "Organizer...
Tags: Nbc, Law, Drugs, Joe Biden, Atlantic, Language, Barbie, Biden, Philip K. Dick, Trump, Ta Nehisi Coates, White Supremacy, Coates, Ann Althouse, Racial Politics, Trump to Trump


Here are the bestsellers at Southern California’s independent bookstores

The SoCal Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound and CALIBA, for the sales week ended Sunday, Jan. 10. 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 Vanishing Half: Brit Bennett 2. The Midnight Library: Matt Haig 3. Ready Player Two: Ernest Cline 4. Mexican Gothic: Silvia Moreno-Garcia 5. Anxious Peop...
Tags: Books, Matthew Mcconaughey, Barack Obama, Sport, Fox, Things To Do, Soccer, George Orwell, Moscow, William Gibson, Philip K Dick, Brit Bennett, Southern California, Frank Herbert, Katherine, Matt Haig


/Film’s Top 15 Films of 2020

Over the past week, we have published individual top 10 movies of 2020 lists representing each member of the /Film staff. And today, we present the grand climax of that endeavor: the site’s overall Top 15 Movies of 2020 list. Peter Sciretta, Jacob Hall, Ethan Anderton, Ben Pearson, Hoai-Tran Bui, and Chris Evangelista all contributed to this feature, with their personal lists being used to determine what made this main list and what did not. Let’s say goodbye to 2020 by celebrating one of its f...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, America, Features, Chicago, Tom Hanks, Rebecca, Miami, Shirley, Vietnam, Pixar, Leigh Whannell, Philip K Dick, Rudy Giuliani, Ahmed, Black


Chris Evangelista’s Top 10 Movies of 2020

It’s been a very, very weird year. And the movie landscape was severely hampered by a pandemic that closed down most movie theaters and had studios shuffling release dates to and fro. But that doesn’t mean there weren’t great movies that found their way to screens big and small. Amidst all the chaos and confusion, wonderful movies arrived and – if they were lucky – found their audience. With the year now in the rearview, here are my top 10 movies of 2020, and here’s to 2021 – dear god, let it b...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, California, Orson Welles, America, Features, Arkansas, Spike Lee, Shirley, Vietnam, Jackson, William Blake, Leigh Whannell, Philip K Dick, David Fincher, Elisabeth Moss


‘A Glitch in the Matrix’ Trailer: ‘Room 237’ Director Rodney Ascher Returns with Another Mind-Bending Documentary

Magnolia Pictures has acquired A Glitch in the Matrix, the newest documentary from Rodney Ascher, who made the acclaimed film Room 237 which presented fascinating deep-dive analyses of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. This new film, which will premiere at next month’s Sundance Film Festival, explores the notion that we are all trapped in a simulation and our concept of reality is not what it seems. Check out the first trailer below. A Glitch in the Matrix Trailer I had the chance to interv...
Tags: Movies, Documentary, Stanley Kubrick, Movie Trailers, Philip K Dick, Magnolia Pictures, Magnolia, Rodney Ascher, Ascher, A Glitch in the Matrix, Rodney Asher


Teaser Trailer for Rodney Ascher's Latest Doc 'A Glitch in the Matrix'

"None of this is real!" Magnolia Pictures has unveiled a short teaser 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 previously. This is premiering at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival and will be released right away only a week after it debuts at the festival. A Glitch in the Matrix tackles this question "are we living in a simulation?" with testimony, philosophical evidence and scientifi...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Documentaries, Philip K Dick, Skype, Magnolia Pictures, Indies, Wachowskis, To Watch, Rodney Ascher, Ascher, El Duce Tapes


CS Interview: Marshall Bell On Playing Kuato in Paul Verhoeven’s Total Recall

CS Interview: Marshall Bell On Playing Kuato in Paul Verhoeven’s Total Recall ComingSoon.net had the opportunity to speak with Total Recall star Marshall Bell on playing Kuato and George in director Paul Verhoeven’s Oscar-nominated 1990 sci-fi thriller which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year and will soon be released on 4K and Blu-ray on December 8! You can check out the interview below and pre-order your copy of the 30th Anniversary Edition here! P...
Tags: Movies, Interview, Orson Welles, America, Vienna, Rob, Brad Pitt, Mars, Gary Oldman, Philip K Dick, Paul Verhoeven, Anthony, Bell, George, PAUL, Salinger


Official Trailer for Dan Moss' Hallucinatory 'Imperial Blue' Set in Africa

"Prophecy comes at a price…" Port Royal Film has released an official trailer for an indie titled Imperial Blue, from British filmmaker Dan Moss. Nicolas Fagerberg stars as Hugo Winter, a roguish American drug smuggler, who travels to Uganda in an attempt to export a large amount of Bulu, a sacred herb that grants the user visions of their future. Upon arriving in Kampala, he soon discovers that his only means of achieving this is through two sisters with competing agendas, born-again Kisaky...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Africa, Uganda, Philip K Dick, Kampala, Angela, Indies, To Watch, Bulu, Dan Moss Hallucinatory Imperial Blue Set, Port Royal Film, Dan Moss Nicolas Fagerberg, Makaana, Dan Moss


Experience Blade Runner Like You Never Have Before Through a Feature-Length Remastered Soundtrack

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3fz6CC45ok There is no one Blade Runner. Ridley Scott’s influential “neo-noir” has appeared in several different versions over the past 38 years, both official — the “director’s cut,” the “final cut,” and lest we forget, the now-derided first theatrical cut — and unofficial. So has Blade Runner‘s soundtrack, the first official release of which lagged the film by about a dozen years, and even then didn’t include all the music so integral to the unprecedent...
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7 Filmmakers Share Their Favorite Keanu Reeves Stories

For three decades now, audiences have been falling in love over and over again with Keanu Reeves. We believe him when he’s saving the world, we believe him when he’s morally ambiguous, and in a few cases, we even believe when he’s the villain. He’s an actor who can transform himself, even when he remains so distinctly, well, Keanu Reeves. Reeves continues to evolve with the times and only sharpens his skills. What’s not to love about an actor whose movies have blown minds repeatedly as his magn...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Features, Austin, Idaho, Siberia, Francis Lawrence, Bob, Chris Miller, Richard Linklater, Jack, Philip K Dick, Maggie, Beirut, David Lynch, Keanu-Reeves


Good Movies as Old Books: 100 Films Reimagined as Vintage Book Covers

At one time paperback books were thought of as trash, a term that described their perceived artistic and cultural level, production value, and utter disposability. This changed in the mid-20th century, when certain paperback publishers (Doubleday Anchor, for example, who hired Edward Gorey to design their covers in the 1950s) made a push for respectability. It worked so well that the signature aesthetics they developed still, nearly a lifetime later, pique our interest more readily than those o...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Books, Design, Film, College, Wes Anderson, Ridley Scott, Philip K Dick, Seoul, Alfred Hitchcock, David Fincher, Stephen Frears, Agatha Christie, Steven Spielberg, Rian Johnson