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The future of movie theaters might look a lot like an apple store

May 20th, 2020 at 10:15 am » Comments Off

From the people who brought you the iPhone: a whole new theatrical experience. It’s no big secret that the movie theater industry is facing an existential crisis, with serious challenges coming from streaming platforms developed by technology giants like Apple, Netflix, and Amazon, and now a pandemic that’s forced cinemas to shutter around the globe. […]



Dead celebrity earnings show gender inequality reaches beyond the grave

January 6th, 2020 at 12:41 pm » Comments Off

Dead famous: Elizabeth Taylor and James Dean in a still from Giant (1964). Warner Bros Death is no excuse for celebrities to stop working. James Dean, despite being dead since 1955, has recently been cast in a new Vietnam war movie, Finding Jack. His co-starring role will be computer generated from old footage and photographs […]



‘Blade Runner’ was set in November 2019. So how close have we come to that prediction of our future?

November 12th, 2019 at 12:52 pm » Comments Off

Science-fiction movies are pretty goddamn awesome because it goes beyond the restrictions of realism and predicts what can or cannot happen in the future. Netflix’s Black Mirror is likely everyone’s hot favourite now because it’s showing us the deranged situation we’ll be in 15-20 years from now. But what if I say that we are […]



Inside the bitter war to bring Tupac and Michael Jackson back to life

May 20th, 2018 at 10:45 am » Comments Off

Dead celebrities reincarnated as holograms are big business – and, for two startups looking for fame and fortune, a source of untapped millions A black curtain raises, the sound of a helicopter rotor fades and there he is. Surrounded by body-painted dancers, wearing a gold jacket and sitting on a throne at the centre of […]



AI program writes ‘perfect’ horror script, seeks crowdfunding

August 15th, 2016 at 6:48 am » Comments Off

Artificial intelligence has evolved enough that it can now take care of daily chores, drive a car, function as a trusty shopping buddy, and… write a screenplay? Impossible Things, an independent horror film project from Greenlight Essentials’ Jack Zhang, was reportedly produced (in part) by an augmented intelligence software tool which analyzes audience response data to […]



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