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‘Lifeline’ – The Creepiest Build Your Own Adventure Game Yet

8 hours ago | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Screaming rats. Possessed humans. A non-gender specific student astronaut.

Of all the things I was told I can be, I never thought I would ever get a chance to be a student astronaut. I mean, astronaut, yeah, I can do that, but not a student astronaut, let alone one lost in space with screaming rats and possessed humans.

Introducing Lifeline, an interactive text-based story app detailing the adventures of Taylor, a student astronaut who contacts you after Taylor’s ship crashed and is all alone. You lead the character through multiple stories, protecting this random person from the elements and whatever mysteries lie out there in the world.

Just recently named App of the Week on the iTunes store, Lifeline was launched in April 2015 and written by Dave Justus, under 3 Minute Games LLC, but the game is anything but. The first time you play, you abide by real time actions, »

- Catherina Gioino

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What Saved Blade Runner, According To Visual Futurist Syd Mead

3 February 2016 6:57 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

If you ask any modern science fiction fan to give you a list of classic Sci-Fi films from the last fifty years, they are without a doubt going to name Blade Runner somewhere in their top 10. Ridley Scott's iconic film has had quite a shelf life, despite a disastrous box office run in the summer of 1982. A success that, according to the film's "visual futurist" Syd Mead, is owed to the then burgeoning VHS market.  During this year's Visual Effects Society Awards, Mead was honored with the organization's "Visionary Award." With his resume filled with films like Tron, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, and most recently Elysium, his contribution to the world of futuristic sci-fi is undeniable. But perhaps his greatest success was the film that, in Mead's own words with Collider, succeeded only because of the following scenario: The movie comes out, if enough people like it, fine. »

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‘Star Wars,’ ‘Revenant’ Rain on ‘Mad Max’ Parade at Visual Effects Society Awards

2 February 2016 11:02 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

If indeed “Mad Max: Fury Road” is set to win the visual effects Oscar later this month, as many pundits believe, it hit a bit of a speed bump along the way tonight as films like “The Revenant” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” out-shined George Miller’s high octane actioner.

Star Wars” picked up four awards, while “The Revenant” claimed three. “Mad Max: Fury Road” did manage to beat “The Force Awakens” for honors in effects simulations, for its “toxic storm” sequence.

In feature animation, the Ves zigged where most of the industry zagged, awarding three trophies to Pixar’s tepidly received “The Good Dinosaur” and only one to the company’s Oscar favorite, “Inside Out.” And like Lucy yanking the football away from Charlie Brown, the Ves dangled six noms in front of Fox/Blue Sky’s “The Peanuts Movie” but gave it no trophies.

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- Kristopher Tapley and David S. Cohen

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Video Game Review: Fallout 4

2 February 2016 8:26 AM, PST | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

War. War never changes.

Neither does Bethesda’s Fallout.

Not that that’s necessarily a bad thing.

I remember my first memorable journey into the wasteland with Fallout 3 (and subsequent journeys with Fallout, Fallout 2, and Fallout: New Vegas). And while I had done plenty of playthroughs with the previous games, I was itching for a new journey back to the retro future. Since it’s been seven years since Bethesda rewrote Fallout and broke ground with the third iteration, I was extremely eager to see what they had in store.

If you’ve played Fallout 3 or Fallout: New Vegas, you’ll know what to expect here. Play a (now voiced) protagonist who leaves an isolated vault to explore the post-nuclear wastes of the city (now Boston) who’s searching for something (now his/her son) while battling hordes of giant mutants, S&M raiders, and haywired robots, while also exploring »

- Andrew Hudson

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Today in Movie Culture: Grindhouse 'Star Wars,' Tim Burton's 'Pinocchio' and More

1 February 2016 11:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Reimagined Movie of the Day: Mashable made a trailer that makes Star Wars into a Grindhouse movie:   Mashup of the Day: Artist Jerome Gomez mixed together Star Wars and Blade Runner for a piece he titles "A Dark Jedi and a Renegade Princess" (via Live for Films):   Misunderstood Movie of the Day: The Wolf of Wall Street is badly analyzed by an alien in the latest episode of Earthling Cinema:   Fan Build of the Day: Learn how to make a replica golden snitch from the Harry Potter movies in the latest episode of Diy Prop Shop:   Cosplay of the Day: Who wouldn't want another Hellboy sequel if all the characters were recast with pugs...

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Movie theaters are extinct, virtual reality rules in this French sci-fi film

1 February 2016 6:27 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

“The curtain opening on the screen. The smell of popcorn. Your generation will never know that.” So opens the teaser trailer for French sci-fi film Ickerman, which imagines a future where virtual reality rules society. It seems like an eerily plausible future, as virtual reality makes headlines at 2016’s tech expos and even at Sundance. Just today, HitFix’s Drew McWeeny speculated on the possibility that Star Wars is the property that may bring virtual reality into the mainstream. But in Ickerman that exciting tech has a dark side — the death of movie theaters (a nightmarish future for any film fan!) and the dangers of being so plugged into Vr that you need to be rescued back to reality. Today Ickerman filmmakers Raphaël Hernandez and Savitri Joly-Gonfard dropped a teaser trailer for the movie. The teaser is more like a proof-of-concept video — one with a Blade Runner-reminiscent metropolis and »

- Emily Rome

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New "Avatar," "Wolverine," 'Alien" Shoot In April

1 February 2016 9:40 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

A bunch of major 2017 releases are gearing up to begin production and today My Entertainment World has offered a breakdown of when these major tentpoles are going to shoot.

First up, Rupert Sanders' live-action film adaptation of the celebrated anime "Ghost in the Shell" will reportedly begin production this month and will shoot in New Zealand, Hong Kong, Macau and Shanghai. It is slated to be released March 31st 2017.

"Fifty Shades Darker" also begins production this month in Vancouver before a Valentine's Day 2017 release.

In early April, Ridley Scott's "Alien: Covenant" is aiming to begin production in April in Sydney ahead of an October 6th 2017 release.

The "Avatar" sequel is targeting a mid-late April start of filming in New Zealand. James Cameronhelms the project which has Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, and Stephen Lang set to return.

Next, the third "Wolverine" film will begin shooting April 25th »

- Garth Franklin

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What’s Leaving HBO Now: February 2016

29 January 2016 1:55 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Each month, several films and TV shows leave HBO Now’s catalogue. We provide a list of titles leaving the platform, along with a selection of titles that may interest you. For more comprehensive coverage of the best titles available on HBO and elsewhere, check out Vulture’s Streaming Hub, which is updated throughout the month.A real boy now: A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001) First developed by Stanley Kubrick, then completed by Steven Spielberg after Kubrick’s death in 1999, A.I. melds the former’s icy precision with the latter’s optimism and warmth. The result is jarring and eerie, but worthwhile, even in its paradoxes. Spielberg’s recent work has turned to smooth historical epics, but here he’s contradictory and fascinating. Leaving February 29. Like tears in the rain: Blade Runner (1982) A Blade Runner sequel is coming for us all very soon, but as good as it may be, it's impossible »

- Jackson McHenry

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Why Making Movies Is Really, Really Hard, According To Ridley Scott

28 January 2016 3:27 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

If you’ve ever picked up a camera, tried to wrangle actors, or sat down to write a script, you know that making movies is not an easy endeavor. There are a lot of moving pieces and continual obstacles to overcome, and even those who’ve been at it a while admit it’s difficult. This even includes some filmmakers who make it look almost effortless, like Ridley Scott, who recently revealed how hard the process is, and why he loves it so much. Over the course of his career, Ridley Scott has delivered some true classics, like Alien and Blade Runner, and some modern marvels, like 2015’s The Martian. But even with more than 35 directorial credits on his resume, with more in the works, and over a hundred producing bows, Sir Ridley told The Guardian that making a movie is still really damn hard. He »

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Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner sequel to start shooting in July

28 January 2016 4:25 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Alcon Entertainment has announced that production on the follow-up to Ridley Scott’s sci-fi masterpiece Blade Runner is set to get underway this July, with Warner Bros. Pictures handling U.S. distribition and Sony tackling international markets.

The film will be directed by Denis Villeneueve (Prisoners, Sicario) from a script by Hampton Fancher (co-writer of the original) and Michael Green (Green Lantern), from a story by Fancher and Ridley Scott. The sequel will take place several decades after the 1982 original, with Harrison Ford reprising the role of Rick Deckard, and Ryan Gosling (The Big Short) also featuring in the cast.

“We are excited to work with Tom Rothman, Michael Lynton and the entire Sony team on this very special project as well as maintaining our important and long-standing relationship with our domestic partner Warner Bros. Pictures,” states Alcon’s Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson.

“At Sony, we have made a »

- Gary Collinson

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How Drew Goddard Made Exposition Go Down Smoothly in ‘The Martian’

27 January 2016 3:30 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

The Martian represents Sir Ridley Scott‘s grand return to science-fiction and what a return. Unfortunately, the director behind Blade Runner and Alien was not nominated for Best Director at the Academy Awards. But that’s no matter, as his inspiring, exciting, and funny “comedy” (as the Golden Globes called it) will stand the test of time. Drew Goddard‘s (The Cabin in the Woods) script […]

The post How Drew Goddard Made Exposition Go Down Smoothly in ‘The Martian’ appeared first on /Film. »

- Jack Giroux

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Review: Jacob Gentry's 'Synchronicity' is Familiar But Exceptional Sci-Fi

27 January 2016 3:21 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Through the hazy light that seeps in via Venetian blinds and in the midst of the cold, dark hallways that make up the world in Jacob Gentry's Synchronicity, a mind-bending, sci-fi love story unfolds. Much of what plays out rests in familiar territory. The general design of the futuristic (but not quite future?) world is more than a little reminiscent of Ridley Scott's Blade Runner. But that familiarity in structure only serves the love story Gentry is telling, the greater of the two mysteries with which the filmmaker presents. With focus, determined pace, and nice swaths of dry humor, Synchronicity emerges as more than the sum of its influences' parts. Gentry succeeds in creating the world, implications and subtext of the story he's telling. At the head of Gentry's story is Jim Beale (Chad McKnight), a physicist who believes he has the key to the greatest, scientific discovery in history. »

- Jeremy Kirk

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Sequel Bits: ‘Jurassic World 2,’ Fast 8,’ ‘Blade Runner 2,’ ‘XXX 3’

27 January 2016 2:00 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Are you ready for some piping hot Vin Diesel news? What if I toss in some Bryce Dallas Howard and Harrison Ford? In today’s edition of Sequel Bits: A surprising actor may be returning for XXX 3: The Return of Xander Cage. XXX 3 also recruits a new villain. Fast 8 threatens to blow up […]

The post Sequel Bits: ‘Jurassic World 2,’ Fast 8,’ ‘Blade Runner 2,’ ‘XXX 3’ appeared first on /Film. »

- Jacob Hall

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The Overlooked and Under-Appreciated – Demolition Man

27 January 2016 10:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tom Jolliffe kicks off a new series looking at the overlooked and under-appreciated by revisiting the 1993 action classic Demolition Man

I found myself thinking recently about films that have been repressed to the dark recesses of forgotten cinema. The sort of films where you find yourself snapping a finger and exclaiming “oh yeah…I remember that!” These could be great films that have somehow not stayed in the consciousness of the mainstream. Then there is another band of films that perhaps didn’t quite get the love they deserved. In the course of time some films find that love. Blade Runner is a great example of this. With this in mind I will begin to explore films that should be shown more love, be they merely forgotten, or dismissed without due attention to their finer points.

With Sly Stallone hitting the comeback trail in such wonderful style in Creed, and »

- Amie Cranswick

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Finding Linky

26 January 2016 2:16 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

La Times the Academy has clarified some of its new rulings on membership due to confusion from within its own ranks - very useful info

In Contention Kris Tapley has some thoughts on that as well and depressingly mentions there is still talk of "expanding" the acting categories. This will be very hard for yours truly to stomach if it happens. Traditions are important (and no I dont mean traditions of discrimination - don't confuse the issue!). Changing an 80 year tradition of a set of five slots in no way helps diversity and may actually serve to make the Academy look much much worse sending an accidental message (you weren't good enough for five but maybe with seven -- oops you weren't good enough for seven either!) so I pray to all the cinematic gods that wiser heads prevail and they reject it. 

Fistful of Films... speaking of working through something by talking about it. »

- NATHANIEL R

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Confirmed: Blade Runner 2 to Shoot This Summer…But Should it?

26 January 2016 6:29 AM, PST | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Blade Runner 2 is happening…but will it be any good? Despite the headline above, it’s a fruitless pursuit to argue or comment as to whether or not remaking or sequelizing a beloved film classic is a good idea. Because, when it comes to the business of cinema, creative choices are almost always secondary to financial…

The post Confirmed: Blade Runner 2 to Shoot This Summer…But Should it? appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Chris Alexander

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Things You People Wouldn’t Believe – Blade Runner 2 To Start Shooting In July 2016

26 January 2016 2:35 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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The long-mooted Blade Runner sequel, starring Harrison Ford (returning as Rick Deckard) and Ryan Gosling, is to begin principal photography as early as July of this year, according to a new story from The Hollywood Reporter.

Anyone who’s been following the slow development of the film, since 2011 (when original director Ridley Scott was still in the hot-seat to direct), will be breathing a sigh of relief that it’s finally happening… provided they’re excited about the prospect of an addition to the franchise thirty years on, anyway. We all saw how Prometheus turned out.

The Blade Runner sequel has great potential considering the currently-attached director is Dennis Villeneuve, who has been impressing critics and audiences for a few years now with output like Sicario, Enemy, Prisoners and Incendies. For a film as artistic and dream-like as Blade Runner, it’s a real coup getting an auteur of Villeneuve’s caliber. »

- Dan Woburn

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Blade Runner 2 official; the sequel films this summer

26 January 2016 12:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

We all pretty much knew this but the rumours are true. Blade Runner 2 is happening and it will go before the cameras this summer. Ryan Gosling will lead out the cast with Harrison Ford, and Denis Villeneuve (Sicario) will step behind the camera to direct. Hampton Fancher and Michael Green have written the script.

It has been revealed that Sony Pictures will handle international distribution for the sequel around the world with Warner Bros. distributing on domestic soil.

Shooting is expected to kick off in July for 2017/ 2018 release.

The post Blade Runner 2 official; the sequel films this summer appeared first on The Hollywood News. »

- Paul Heath

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Blade Runner 2 to film this summer, Sony to distribute

25 January 2016 10:25 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Blade Runner 2, starring Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford, starts shooting in July.

Well, it's finally happening.

Over the past year or two there's been no shortage of talk about a sequel to Blade Runner. At one stage it looked as if Ridley Scott would return to direct it, too. However, the movie is pressing ahead, with Denis Villeneuve (Sicario) helming the feature. Furthermore, Ryan Gosling is set to star, alongside Harrison Ford who will be returning as Deckard.

The script for this one has been penned by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green (from an idea by Fancher and Scott), and Blade Runner 2 - as it probably won't be called - will be set decades after the first film.

Production on Blade Runner 2 is now scheduled for begin in July of this year, and Sony Pictures has acquired the distribution rights for everywhere but the Us and Canada. »

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Blade Runner Sequel Begins Filming in July, Harrison Ford’s Return Confirmed

25 January 2016 3:51 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling will step in front of the cameras for the Blade Runner sequel this July, as Alcon Entertainment has officially marked that month for the beginning of principal photography, with Warner Bros. Pictures now on board to release the film in North America and Sony set for international distribution:

Press Release (via The Playlist): Los Angeles, CA, January 25, 2016 – Sony Pictures Releasing International will distribute Alcon Entertainment’s follow-up to Ridley Scott’s 1982 masterpiece Blade Runner in all overseas territories in all media; with Warner Bros. Pictures distributing in North America and Canada through its output agreement with Alcon, it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-ceo’s Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson

Denis Villeneuve is directing the film starring Ryan Gosling (The Big Short) and Harrison Ford (Star Wars) who is reprising his role as Rick DeckardHampton Fancher (co-writer of the original) and Michael Green »

- Derek Anderson

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