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“What Happens Now?”

Interstellar (2014) I knew when I first saw this movie that I would return to it some day: today is that day. As always, movies are open to individualized interpretation. This one is no different:   The US Space Force … Continue reading

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The Machine Stops…

Written in 1909 I want this fact to sink in: 109 years ago, E.M. Forster sat down to write a science fiction short story. In it he envisioned a world of people living underground after ‘something’ makes living above ground … Continue reading

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Life Could Be A Dream

Reverie There’s a new show on television, one that I had been avoiding for some reason. It stars Sarah Shahi, of Person of Interest fame. And it is a very slick but entertaining programme. The concept isn’t new: a computer-generated … Continue reading

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Ready Player One: Easter Egg Hunt

They’re all in his mind We finally went to see this movie (and yes, it is a movie) last night. I can now see why ‘purists’ (those who read the book first) would not particularly like the way the story … Continue reading

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Ready Player One: Film or Movie?

  Less than a week to go now I was reading a interview that Steven Spielberg gave about this upcoming extravaganza. He used the terms ‘film’ and ‘movie’ in a way that I hadn’t thought about before. His point was … Continue reading

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Father (in) Time has Wrinkles

A Wrinkle in Time According to everyone who read this 1962 bestselling book, this is one of the world’s best. I wouldn’t know, never having been privileged enough to read it. But I saw the movie today with my granddaughter, … Continue reading

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Armageddon: Having an Apocalyptic Fit?

The End of the World as We Know It Let’s put some perspective on this. Apocalypse literally means ‘an uncovering’. That’s why the book in the Bible where this is discussed is called “The Revelation of St. John”. John’s images … Continue reading

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