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Have you seen the trending video of the fish playing fetch that was all over the internet last week? The viral video was courtesy of the new sci-fi thriller Self/Less, from Gramercy Pictures.
The movie, which releases on Friday, July 10th, features a fictional science process known as “shedding” which enables consciousness transfer from one person to the body of another, unlocking the key to human immortality.
The studio created a series of Youtube videos showcasing the results of a shedding experiment on animals by the fictional company Phoenix Biogenic, founded by Dr. Albright who’s brilliance created the shedding procedure. Although, shedding is currently a science fiction, it can soon become reality.
The first video, “fish play fetch like a dog”, launched on 6/22. It was viewed by more than 1.4Mm people across social media channels in eight days and was picked up by more than 75 viral sites.
- Michelle McCue
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Mad Men, The Flash, Person of Interest and Nashville!
1 | If you’d had to bet on who would off Outlander‘s pesky Horrocks, wouldn’t your money have been on quick-tempered Jenny rather than her cool-headed husband Ian?
2 | Was Mad Men‘s Peggy skating around Sterling Cooper & Partners’ vacant office, while Roger played the organ, the greatest visual the show has offered this season?
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On this week's Empire, Cookie won over the investors, Anika got a shocking surprise, and hip-hop mogul Lucious Lyon finally came clean to his family about his Als, setting the scene for the drama to come in the final episodes of the the breakout hit’s first season.
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The Lyon Family
From Cookie dressing down her youngest sons to the entire family working together to wow the Ipo investors, the Lyons are coming together to keep the Empire strong. Even though their family meeting in the final minutes of the episode was to announce Lucious’ tragic news, it was surprisingly nice to see everyone together in the same room, acting civil and fawning over Jamal’s daughter. Plus Cookie and Lucious’ genuinely sweet moment had us rooting for the exes to »
Editor's Note: RogerEbert.com is proud to reprint Roger Ebert's 1978 entry from the Encyclopedia Britannica publication "The Great Ideas Today," part of "The Great Books of the Western World." Reprinted with permission from The Great Ideas Today ©1978 Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.
It's a measure of how completely the Internet has transformed communication that I need to explain, for the benefit of some younger readers, what encyclopedias were: bound editions summing up all available knowledge, delivered to one's home in handsome bound editions. The "Great Books" series zeroed in on books about history, poetry, natural science, math and other fields of study; the "Great Ideas" series was meant to tie all the ideas together, and that was the mission given to Roger when he undertook this piece about film.
Given the venue he was writing for, it's probably wisest to look at Roger's long, wide-ranging piece as a snapshot of the »
- Roger Ebert
4 items from 2015
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