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5 ‘Martian’ miscues to fix in future space flicks

LOS ANGELES — Planetary scientist Pascal Lee could give astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson a good run for his money when it comes to truth-squadding movie depictions of space missions. For almost two decades, Lee has been working on the tools and techniques … Continue reading

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Elon Musk touts scary movie about AI

If you want to get really scared about the future, you could see “A Quiet Place” this weekend at your local theater — or you could stream “Do You Trust This Computer?” The latter movie, about the potential threat posed by artificial intelligence, comes … Continue reading

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5 tech twists from ‘Ready Player One’

“Ready Player One,” the Steven Spielberg movie that blends memes from the 1980s with a virtual-reality vision of 2045, is getting mostly positive reviews from film critics and filmgoers, and from box-office trackers as well. Some see the film as a metaphor for the … Continue reading

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Who takes the prize for Oscar predictions?

Looks like the living, breathing humans — and Unanimous AI — take the statuette for Oscar predictions this year. The Academy Awards are literally the gold standard when it comes to Hollywood movies, but they’re also a testing ground for a far … Continue reading

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Spoof touts Quentin Tarantino’s R-rated ‘Star Trek’

What would an R-rated “Star Trek” movie directed by Quentin Tarantino look like? We may find out someday soon: The director of “Kill Bill,” “Pulp Fiction,” “Inglorious Basterds” and other violence-laced neo-noir films is reportedly working with “Revenant” screenwriter Mark L. … Continue reading

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From ‘Last Jedi’ to ‘Solo’: 10 sci-fi shows for 2018

The dust has barely settled on the premiere of “Star Wars, Episode VIII: The Last Jedi.” Or is that a thin layer of salt? In any case, it’s already time to look forward to the science-fiction screen offerings in the months ahead, … Continue reading

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Star Wars fans suit up for ‘The Last Jedi’

For Star Wars fans, it’s the hap-happiest season of all — and that makes dress-up artists like Kay Ahern something akin to Santa Claus. “Forget Christmas,” said Ahern, who was costumed as emo villain Kylo Ren tonight for the premiere of … Continue reading

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