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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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Science fiction duo looks at life after ‘The Martian’

What could be better than hearing a science fiction writer talk about how to create whole new worlds? How about doubling that to two science fiction writers? That was the case for a Seattle-area appearance by Andy Weir — the … Continue reading

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‘Star Wars’ trailer signals start of ticket rush

The Force is clearly with “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” The trailer for Episode VIII of the movie saga made its debut in the midst of Monday Night Football, kicking off ticket sales for the Dec. 14 premiere and beyond. And the … Continue reading

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