Midnight In The Desert — movies

Man vs. Computer: Hollywood’s Long History of Distrusting Technology

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Man vs. Computer: Hollywood’s Long History of Distrusting Technology

Hollywood has rarely had much faith in the future. Just look at the sheer number of cinematic dystopias and post-apocalypses, at the deadly desert wastelands and rain-soaked urban nightmares. In the movies, tomorrow is not just another day, it’s just another step toward a world where technology consumes us and then kills us. According to the world of film, the human race is constantly on the path to being enslaved and murdered by the machines we create. Although Hollywood’s stance on the evils of technology has softened in recent years, ‘Transcendence‘ is a throwback to a different age, when computers...

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Star Trek Teleportation Stuns Shoppers

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Star Trek Teleportation Stuns Shoppers

To celebrate the release of Star Trek Into Darkness, movie and TV streaming service blinkbox worked with top illusionist Scott Penrose to perform some cunning teleportation trickery. Shoppers looked on in awe at what appeared to be the world's first successful attempt at teleportation. The illusion was achieved using a combination of science and trickery. It caused a stir among thousands of shoppers who witnessed'volunteers from the crowd step into a high-tech unit and appear to have been 'beamed' to nearby locations in seconds.

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Dyatlov Pass Indicent: What slaughtered nine hikers on Siberias Death Mountain in 1959?

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Dyatlov Pass Indicent: What slaughtered nine hikers on Siberias Death Mountain in 1959?

What had gone on in those dark and dreadful hours on the Mountain of the Dead? What had caused nine highly educated, young adults to plunge panic-stricken into the sub-zero night to their deaths? The official Soviet investigator into the tragedy, Lev Ivanov, could find no answers. He concluded in his hastily composed report that all nine deaths had been caused by what he described as ‘an unknown elemental force which they were unable to overcome’. Privately, he told people he thought they’d been killed by aliens in a UFO. And that was where official investigations ended. Case closed. Access...

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‘Europa Report’ director explains how he put the science back in science fiction

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‘Europa Report’ director explains how he put the science back in science fiction

At a time when most “science fiction” movies tend to sacrifice science for fiction in the pursuit of mainstream appeal, Europa Report offers a welcome reminder that a great sci-fi story need not always be the effects-driven, explosion-filled, alien-fighting spectacle we’ve grown accustomed to in recent years. Directed by Ecuadorian filmmaker Sebastian Cordero, Europa Report tells the story of six astronauts on a mission to Europa, one of the moons of Jupiter, on a search for signs of life beneath its frozen surface. The trip is a long one — lasting several years — and along the way they lose...

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