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'Arrival' and the Raw Power of Smart Sci-Fi

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'Arrival' and the Raw Power of Smart Sci-Fi

The opening scenes of the new sci-fi film "Arrival" cover familiar territory, as we see enormous spacecraft hovering over cities on our troubled planet Earth. But soon the film reveals that it's not going to be like other alien movies. The spaceships have no weapons. Our hero is a linguist. Cerebral narrative puzzles take shape. A procession of subtle and intriguing ideas ultimately blossom into a story of profound insight and hope. "Arrival" is the best sci-fi movie of the year because it does what science fiction does best: It encourages thoughtful conjecture and lateral thinking. It asks us to...

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3D Animated Short Film: "PLANET UNKNOWN" - by Shawn Wang

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3D Animated Short Film: "PLANET UNKNOWN" - by Shawn Wang

Enjoy this Award Winning CGI 3D Animated Short, "PLANET UNKNOWN"... At the end of the 21st century mankind was facing global resource depletion. Space Rovers were sent out to find potential inhabitable planets. Created by the talented Shawn Wang! Read More: planetunknownfilm.com

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New Movie "Arrival" Trailer

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New Movie "Arrival" Trailer

Watch the new official movie trailer for Arrival. Coming to theatres November 11, 2016. When mysterious spacecrafts touch down across the globe, an elite team - lead by expert linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams) - is brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers – and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity. Starring: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker Director: Denis Villeneuve Official Movie Site: http://www.arrivalmovie.com/

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Korean movie theaters are awesome

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Korean movie theaters are awesome

Seriously awesome. As in "an entire theater of fully reclining La-Z-Boys" awesome. As in "a 3-course meal with your movie" awesome. As in "this bathroom is so nice it looks like a living room" awesome. Koreans have upped the game to an entirely new stratosphere.

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The Genius of Paranormal Activity

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The Genius of Paranormal Activity

In an age of where found footage are plentiful and often generic, its easy to look back at Paranormal Activity and think of it as nothing more than another mediocre found footage flick. I’m not going to argue thatParanormal Activity is a horror masterpiece, but I will argue that it is effective and certainly one of the most decent horror films to come out in the last two decades. Paranormal Activity is a scary film, in a way not many people have recognized - and here's why. The Build Up In the first act, we learn that the couple are...

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