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Is Deckard a Replicant or Not?

2 hours ago | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Does Blade Runner: 2049 answer the question about Rick Deckard’s identity once and for all, or is the answer now even more murky than before?  

Warning - This article features in depth spoilers for both the original Blade Runner and Blade Runner: 2049. If you have not seen both films, proceed at your own risk!

It’s one of the most discussed questions in science fiction cinema of all time. Rick Deckard, the central character of 1982’s Blade Runner, is employed to hunt down human-like androids called replicants. But could he actually be a replicant himself? The original film doesn’t give a clear answer, which has left the door open for discussion on the topic. Two director’s cuts released over the next two decades added in additional important materials to be taken into consideration, but the mystery remained.

Blade Runner: 2049 was the long awaited sequel released »

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Screen Anarchists On Blade Runner 2049

4 hours ago | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

We almost didn't publish a "Screen Anarchists On Blade Runner 2049" article. I did a quick tally among our editors, critics and contributors, and everybody seemed to like the film. Now that ain't interesting, is it? We want divisiveness in this category! Thing is, a few days later everybody was still talking about it. And when I saw the film myself, I couldn't shut up either. People weren't talking about the same subjects, and when they did, they often didn't agree. A few were gobsmacked by how awesome they thought it was. A few dismissed the film as pretty, and not too bad. Stuart Muller saw both Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049, both in a cinema, for the first time of his life,...

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The 25 Best TV Love Stories of The Last 25 Years

17 October 2017 8:30 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Love stories are often hard to execute on TV, because ongoing shows will try to manipulate romances for plot purposes — yet at the same time, it’s so easy to get hooked on a tale of two people finding each other. The couples featured below have undergone no shortage of strife as they forged their own unique paths, but one thing these narratives all have in common is that they illustrate the ways in which romance can be found in the most unexpected of circumstances, and how it can become the foundation of something so much bigger and profound.

Phillip and Elizabeth Jennings, “The Americans”

They met as strangers, but the complicated relationship between these two Russian agents has never lacked for passion and love, even as they find themselves tied up with other partners. Their ultimate fate could go in a lot of different directions, but for right now »

- Liz Shannon Miller, Zack Sharf, Hanh Nguyen, Ben Travers and Steve Greene

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The 25 Best TV Love Stories of The Last 25 Years

17 October 2017 8:30 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Love stories are often hard to execute on TV, because ongoing shows will try to manipulate romances for plot purposes — yet at the same time, it’s so easy to get hooked on a tale of two people finding each other. The couples featured below have undergone no shortage of strife as they forged their own unique paths, but one thing these narratives all have in common is that they illustrate the ways in which romance can be found in the most unexpected of circumstances, and how it can become the foundation of something so much bigger and profound.

Phillip and Elizabeth Jennings, “The Americans”

They met as strangers, but the complicated relationship between these two Russian agents has never lacked for passion and love, even as they find themselves tied up with other partners. Their ultimate fate could go in a lot of different directions, but for right now »

- Liz Shannon Miller, Zack Sharf, Hanh Nguyen, Ben Travers and Steve Greene

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Ridley Scott Explains Why Deckard Is A Replicant, Says ‘Alien’ Franchise Is Still Financially Viable

17 October 2017 6:20 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Whether or not Deckard is a replicant lies at the heart of “Blade Runner” and its evolving themes of artificial intelligence and free will. However, it’s also been one of the most debated elements around the original film for decades. “Blade Runner 2049” doesn’t quite come out and answer the question, but according to Ridley Scott, the entire story doesn’t work if Deckard is human.

On the Empire podcast, the director of the original and executive producer of the sequel explains how before shooting on ‘2049,’ he met with Harrison Ford to clear one thing up.

Continue reading Ridley Scott Explains Why Deckard Is A Replicant, Says ‘Alien’ Franchise Is Still Financially Viable at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Pop Addled: Movie Special – Blade Runner 2049

17 October 2017 2:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Another week, another episode of the Pop Addled podcast, part of the ever-growing podcast roster here on Nerdly!

Pop Addled is a pop culture podcast with nerd tendencies. Join Keenan, Sam and Timmy as they discuss movies, music, video games, sports, TV, comics, and any intersection thereof. Their brains have been thoroughly addled by pop culture and they’re here to share their twisted thoughts with you!

If you haven’t heard the show yet, you can check out old episode on Libsyn and iTunes; and we’ll be bringing you the latest episodes each and every week (and sometimes more than that!)…

Pop Addled: Movie Special – Blade Runner 2049

In 1982 Blade Runner was released in the theaters, 35 years later Ridley Scott and Director Denis Villeneuve released it’s sequel. Keenan, Tim and fan favorite Morgan discuss Blade Runner 2049. Please rate, review, and enjoy!

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- Phil Wheat

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Why Was Sean Young’s Role So Minimal in Blade Runner 2049?

16 October 2017 6:00 PM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Sean Young is an American actress who has appeared in a number of well-known movies such as Dune, Wall Street, and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. However, her single most famous role was the replicant named Rachael in Blade Runner, who managed to shake some of the titular character’s most fundamental beliefs. With that said, Young’s minimal involvement in Blade Runner 2049 has been noted, which stands out all the more because Harrison Ford returned to reprise his role as the ex-blade runner Rick Deckard. What Was Sean Young’s Role in Blade Runner 2049? Since Blade Runner 2049 has not been

Why Was Sean Young’s Role So Minimal in Blade Runner 2049? »

- Nat Berman

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‘Blade Runner 2049’ 4K and Blu-ray Pre-Orders Live at Amazon

16 October 2017 3:41 PM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Director Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner 2049, the sequel to Ridley Scott's Blade Runner starring Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford, didn't live up to box office expectations. The visually mesmerizing film is primed for a big home video run, especially for 4K Ultra HD adopters looking for those reference quality discs to show off their gear.

Online retailer Amazon.com has already begun accepting pre-orders for Blade Runner 2049 on Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray. The prices are higher than what they'll lower to prior to shipping in early 2018, so keep Amazon's low price guarantee in mind if you lock up your pre-order early.

Pre-order Blade Runner 2049 on 4K Uhd or Blu-ray at Amazon.

As of right now, Blade Runner 2049 sits in the number 19 position at Amazon on their Blu-ray bestsellers chart. That's almost 10 spots lower than where the original Blade Runner currently sits.

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This Blade Runner 2049 Theory Will Convince You That a Sequel Is Coming

16 October 2017 10:35 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

The following contains serious spoilers for Blade Runner 2049. While the ending of Blade Runner 2049 doesn't look good for Officer K (Ryan Gosling), his story might not be over . . . at least, not if this theory proves true. Much of the film's focus is on the miracle of life - specifically, the fact that it is possible for artificial replicants to conceive a child. But while the main revelation of the movie revolves around Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) fathering a daughter shortly after the original film concludes, it's possible that the audience also witnesses a new miracle without even realizing it. What if, over the course of the film, another replicant child is conceived? Image Source: WWE As viewers learn, Deckard and Rachael are the only replicants in their world's history to successfully procreate, and it puts them in immense danger. It is declared "a miracle" on several occasions and »

- Brinton Parker

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Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams episode 5 review: Real Life

16 October 2017 2:53 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Louisa Mellor Oct 16, 2017

Electric Dreams delivers a glossy Vr thriller in its latest episode, written by Battlestar Galactica’s Ronald D. Moore

This review contains spoilers.

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1.5 Real Life

If you’re a glassy-eyed wreck suffering from equal parts Ptsd and survivor guilt, don’t rely on your own subconscious to conjure you up a relaxing psychic holiday. You may as well book a world cruise through Boko Haram instead of Thomas Cook.

However unwise, that’s what traumatised cop Sarah (Anna Paquin) does in the opening segment of Real Life, the fifth Electric Dreams story, written by Ronald D. Moore and directed by Jeffrey Reiner. Still visibly shaken a year after fifteen of her colleagues were killed in a police massacre, Sarah agrees to take an experimental Vr trip out of her mind. »

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‘Blade Runner 2049’ Leads Worldwide Box Office With $44.4 Million

15 October 2017 1:10 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Blade Runner 2049” is the leader of the worldwide box office this weekend, despite finishing in a distant second domestically to “Happy Death Day.”

The sequel is tracking to earn $29.3 million overseas from 64 territories this weekend, which, combined with its $15.1 million domestic total, is enough to claim first. The long-awaited sequel starring Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling has struggled to make up for its massive budget. Its global grosses are expected to total $158.6 million worldwide by the end of the weekend. Warner Bros. is distributing the film domestically, while Sony is handling the overseas rollout.

Still, “Blade Runner 2049” is not the highest grossing movie at the international box office. That title goes to Chinese sports comedy “Never Say Die,” which is expected to earn $30 million more this weekend from 5 markets. After Sunday, the film’s projected total is $281.8 million.

The Thai heist thriller “Bad Genius” follows “Never Say Die” and “Blade Runner” at the international box office »

- Seth Kelley

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Introduces Us All to Kellywise, the Scariest Monster This Side of ‘It’ — Watch

15 October 2017 1:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Kellyanne Conway really wants to be on TV. In a new “Saturday Night Live” sketch, Kate McKinnon once again played the Counselor to the President — this time with an “It” twist. Appearing to Anderson Cooper (Alex Moffat) in a storm drain, she pleads with the CNN host to be a guest on his show by offering to be even more outrageous than usual.

Read More:‘Saturday Night Live’ Creates a Mental Image of Harvey Weinstein ‘Naked, Hanging Upside Down From a Monkey Bar’ — Watch

A dead ringer for Pennywise the Dancing Clown — not only the face paint, but also that distinct voice — she says she “toned it down” when asked what she’s done with her makeup. Then she offers an absurd quote as a bargaining chip: “Okay, so Puerto Rico actually was worse before Hurricane Maria and the hurricane actually did blow some buildings back together — and I don »

- Michael Nordine

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Introduces Us All to Kellywise, the Scariest Monster This Side of ‘It’ — Watch

15 October 2017 1:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Kellyanne Conway really wants to be on TV. In a new “Saturday Night Live” sketch, Kate McKinnon once again played the Counselor to the President — this time with an “It” twist. Appearing to Anderson Cooper (Alex Moffat) in a storm drain, she pleads with the CNN host to be a guest on his show by offering to be even more outrageous than usual.

Read More:‘Saturday Night Live’ Creates a Mental Image of Harvey Weinstein ‘Naked, Hanging Upside Down From a Monkey Bar’ — Watch

A dead ringer for Pennywise the Dancing Clown — not only the face paint, but also that distinct voice — she says she “toned it down” when asked what she’s done with her makeup. Then she offers an absurd quote as a bargaining chip: “Okay, so Puerto Rico actually was worse before Hurricane Maria and the hurricane actually did blow some buildings back together — and I don »

- Michael Nordine

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‘Happy Death Day’ Smells Sweet at Weekend Box Office

15 October 2017 12:53 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Horror flick “Happy Death Day” (Universal) easily topped the weekend. The latest production from prolific horror supplier Blumhouse ranked below their early year openers “Get Out” and “Split,” but $26.5 million for a movie with a $5-million production budget marks an instant success.

While some of the Blumhouse aura has been overshadowed by the massive success of Warner Bros.Stephen King juggernaut “It,” that shouldn’t take away producer Jason Blum’s mastery at consistently packaging original low-budget smash hits.

Happy Death Day” is a bit lower-profile than other recent Blum house efforts, but it still landed some respectable mainstream reviews. That’s a big change from how the genre has been treated in recent years.

Read More:The 15 Best Horror Directors of the 21st Century

The film was positioned well in two ways. Mid-October is often a prime pre-Halloween date for horror entries. Lionsgate claimed the weekend before October 31 for “Jigsaw, »

- Tom Brueggemann

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Box Office Roundup: ‘Happy Death Day’ Opens Number One

15 October 2017 9:48 AM, PDT | Age of the Nerd | See recent Age of the Nerd news »

Blumhouse’s reign of terror continues to be a bright spot in otherwise light 2017 box office returns.  Made on yet another micro-budget of around $5 million, their new film Happy Death Day has opened with an estimated $26 million.  Following the financial success of Get Out and Split, Happy Death Day is another example that you don’t need to spend $150 million on a movie to earn huge profits as long as you make a product that people want to see.  But, who knows what people want to see.  It seems most have zero idea what will fail and what will stick the landing.

Speaking of huge budgets and a misunderstood interest in the lore of a franchise, Blade Runner 2049 finished second with an estimated $15 million.  After a disappointing $32 million opening last weekend, the Denis Villeneuve sequel to Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner continues to struggle at the box office.  While »

- Peter Towe

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4 Standout Blade Runner 2049 Moments

14 October 2017 10:09 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Samuel Brace with four standout moments from Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049 is one of the more visually spectacular film’s you are ever likely to see, and the movie as a whole is full of incredibly cinematic moments, both aesthetically and thematically. What Denis Villeneuve achieved with the sci-fi sequel is close to astonishing, and the fact that a film like this, so far removed from your traditional blockbuster offering, was given $150 million to play with, is heartening to say the least.

There is so much wonder contained within the highly stylised confines of Blade Runner 2049 that picking out just four moments of note is rather difficult. Each scene brought something spectacular to the table but here we have endeavoured to try and highlight some of the more memorable. Blade Runner 2049 is truly a film lover’s fantasy come to life, and these four moments go »

- Samuel Brace

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Box Office: ‘Happy Death Day’ Poised to Exceed Initial Estimates With $23 Million Weekend

13 October 2017 3:43 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Happy Death Day,” which picked up $1 million on Thursday night, is projected to earn another $9 million Friday, $8 million Saturday, and $4.8 million Sunday, estimates show. That puts the horror film’s cumulative opening weekend estimate at $23 million, a leap ahead of its initial $15 million to $20 million estimate.

The plot of “Happy Death Day” is akin to that of “Groundhog Day” — but gorier. The film follows a college student (Jessica Rothe) who must relive her murder over and over again until she discovers the identity of her killer. Universal backed the low-budget picture, with Jason Blum’s Blumhouse producing. “Happy Death Day” caps a tremendous year for Blumhouse. In January, the company’s “Split” launched to $40 million, before ending its run with $278.3 million globally. A month later, the critically acclaimed “Get Out” delivered a $33.4 million debut, going on to pick up $253.1 million in global grosses.

In addition to “Blade Runner 2049,” “Happy Death Day” must race against STXfilms’ “[link »

- Taryn Nobil

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Answering the Big, Tragic Question at the End of Blade Runner 2049

13 October 2017 11:30 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

The following contains spoilers for Blade Runner 2049. Let's face it: both Blade Runner and its worthy sequel do little to spell things out for viewers. Not only that, but it seems like Blade Runner 2049 significantly adds to the franchise's ongoing list of unresolved questions. Following the film's premiere, however, the cast and screenwriters have been clearing some things up. Apart from the big mystery surrounding Harrison Ford's character, Rick Deckard, the other major question viewers will have at the end is: does Officer K (Ryan Gosling) die? Throughout the course of the film, K suffers through a lot of unimaginable injuries. Though he is a powerful replicant, his body seems to nearly give up on several occasions. It's his willingness to help the replicant resistance and reunite Deckard with his daughter, however, that keeps him going. Fortunately, K is able to fulfill that promise. After a brutal »

- Kelsey Garcia

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Denis Villeneuve Tells Rian Johnson About Being Offered ‘Blade Runner 2049’ With a Mysterious Envelope — Listen

13 October 2017 11:09 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Just about everyone is happy that Denis Villeneuve directed “Blade Runner 2049,” including Rian Johnson. The two filmmakers spoke to each other after a recent screening of the film, which was recorded as an episode of the DGA’s podcast the Director’s Cut. A few minutes in, Villeneuve describes the cloak-and-dagger circumstances that led to him taking on the project — and why it took him two months to decide to do so.

Read More:‘Blade Runner 2049’ Was Never Going to Be a Blockbuster, But It Can Become Something Cooler: a Cult Classic

“The project was written by and for Ridley Scott, and the thing is that Ridley had a lot of things cooking at the same time. Harrison Ford was anxious to start the project, and Ridley was working on finishing ‘The Martian’ going into ‘Alien: Covenant,’ and so they decided, the producer and Ridley decided to reach for someone else, »

- Michael Nordine

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Rian Johnson & Denis Villeneuve Talk ‘Blade Runner 2049’ in Spoiler-Filled Conversation

13 October 2017 9:54 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Whatever you think about Blade Runner 2049, it’s impossible to watch that movie and deny that it is incredibly director-driven. Even though it’s a sequel, and even though it still feels like part of the world of the original Blade Runner, director Denis Villeneuve’s stamp and signature is felt in every frame. From the pace to the themes to the score and cinematography, Blade Runner 2049 fits right in line with Villeneuve’s other films like Sicario and Arrival, and it’s pretty terrific that we can have such a signature piece of filmmaking fit so … »

- Adam Chitwood

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