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The Matrix Reloaded

Whoa It takes my old computer about five minutes to restart, so it’s no surprise that it took the Wachowski brothers a few years to reload the Matrix. They’ve spent their time well, producing a sequel that feels more like … Continue reading

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Metropolis

Anime vitae Osamu Tezuka was so taken with Fritz Lang’s Metropolis that he had to create his own version. In 1949, Tezuka was one of Japan’s favorite young cartoonists. His New Treasure Island series had been a big hit, and … Continue reading

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Conquest of the Planet of the Apes DVD

The monkeys strike back In the previous entry, Escape from the Planet of the Apes, the series was established as a vicious circle. Seemingly, the apes’ travel back in time was destined to make the future planet ruled by them … Continue reading

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Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within

The sequel to Next to Last Fantasy This isn’t the first all-CGI animated film. No, those are old digital hat and common as pixels in a bitmap these days. Plus, a lot of “live-action” films now contain a great deal … Continue reading

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A.I.

The Anti-Intellectual This film will always be remembered as the project left unfinished by Stanley Kubrick, then picked up and finished by Steven Spielberg. The first question this brings up is: how much of A.I. (Artificial Intelligence)is Kubrick and how … Continue reading

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The Good Book VHS

Reality Bites Whoever said the cinema is about ideas? Here we have a film with what is so often the critics best friend: a fresh concept. In this low budget independent effort, the world of the future is presented (via … Continue reading

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Bicentennial Man

Man or Ro-man? Well, it was probably a mighty struggle, but Robin Williams (What Dreams May Come) put aside the ham for once and let the story breathe. Which is excellent, as movie adaptations of the works of Isaac Asimov … Continue reading

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The Matrix

One Pill Makes You Bigger, the Other Makes You Small As any SubGenius knows, the normal world is an illusion. Those with the gift can see through the veil and see the wondrous and horrifying reality lurking beneath the surface. … Continue reading

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New Rose Hotel

Vague This is based on a relatively well-known William Gibson story that appeared in an early issue of Omni magazine. I don’t think I read it when it was published, but I’m going to have to track it down and … Continue reading

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L5: First City in Space

Space was Never Spacier The biggest science fiction film ever made – literally!

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