Imagine, for a moment, that you have a time machine. What would you do? You might, like the scientists in this film, choose to commune with dinosaurs, because dinosaurs are cool and nobody’s done that. Or you could journey 500 years into the future, to see what’s happened to science, where it’s gone, and how those abstract theories have worked out. Possibly, you’d have a more personal ambition, like Ron Mallett, from the University of Connecticut, whose father introduced him to science but died at the age of 33, leaving 10-year-old Ron devastated. Dr Ron would go back and tell his dad to stop smoking. (Though that would surely have consequences. If the boy Ron was no longer fascinated by HG Wells on account of his father’s tragic death, would he still be drawing equations on a whiteboard showing the theory in which time becomes a loop?) Here’s the spoiler. There are no spoilers in this review. Well, maybe one. That title is misleading. … [Read more...] about Tuesday’s best TV: Horizon: How To Build A Time Machine
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Back when Netflix simply delivered mail-order DVDs, it was still called Netflix, anticipating the day when it would be a big internet presence. The name also forecast its plan to expand into original movies, drawing the type of premium audiences the company wanted to attract. That day has arrived. Last October, the well-received Idris Elba war drama “Beasts of No Nation” became the streaming service’s first theatrical release. In February, “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny” arrived as the first feature film to premiere on Netflix and in theaters — cementing the company’s status as a significant force in Hollywood. Even if they are expensive to produce, such original productions are valuable to its customers, creating what Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos has called “a halo effect on the brand.” That scheme, shared by other streaming services, is disrupting brick-and-mortar cinemas, stimulating the cultural … [Read more...] about How Netflix, Amazon and other streaming services are revolutionizing movies
Sections N News S Sports O Opinion R Religion A Arts & Living M Must Reads Video Photography P Podcasts S Sponsored Legal Notices Obituaries Jobs Homes Sections Thursday, April 26, 2018 Sign In Subscribe Account Sign Out Sign In Subscribe Account Sign Out The technology, highlighted in “Ready Player One,” isn’t just for games but can be used in medical and training applications. facebook twitter email facebook twitter email By Sean P. Means · Published: March 29 Updated: March 29, 2018 The reality of virtual reality is a lot closer to the fictional world of “Ready Player One” than most people realize — and much of VR’s future is being imagined and created at the University of Utah. It’s not just about games, like the … [Read more...] about The virtual reality of ‘Ready Player One’ is coming, and the University of Utah is where some of it is being created.
Winter and Spring 2018 are packed with everything from Marvel Cinematic Universe movies to X-Men films, Pacific Rim and Tomb Raider installments, and multiple Steven Spielberg projects. Things will cool off a bit at the start of the new year, following December’s barrage of late year awards season contenders and crowd pleasing tentpoles (led by Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle). However, it won’t be long before things pick back up and big franchise movies – as well as buzzed about filmmaker offerings – begin flooding theaters again.Acclaimed storytellers like Ryan Coogler, Ava DuVernay, Wes Anderson, and the king of blockbusters himself, Mr. Spielberg, will be unveiling their latest directorial efforts over the first four months of 2018. The Last Jedi costar John Boyega and Welcome to the Jungle headliner Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson aren’t resting on their laurels either and have fresh … [Read more...] about 2018 Winter & Spring Movie Preview – The 15 Films to See
Read more: Oscars 2018: full list of nominationsPeter Spears, Luca Guadagnino, Emilie Georges and Marco Morabito –Call Me By Your Name (best picture)“We are equally ecstatic and humbled by the Academy’s embrace of Call Me By Your Name and honored to be amongst the other exceptional nominees. The nominations for the film and in recognition of Timothée, James and Sufjan are a gift for the whole creative ensemble who came together from around the globe to make this film, including our distributor Sony Pictures Classics. Over a decade ago we began our journey to adapt André Aciman’s beautiful novel into a great cinematic romance that challenged conventions. Today we are incredibly proud that this endeavor, helmed by our extraordinary director Luca Guadagnino, not only resulted in delivering a movie that we needed when we were growing up, but also affirms that the purity, the beauty, the magic and the mystery of love are universal.”Emma … [Read more...] about ‘This ceiling has taken so long to break’: 2018 Oscar nominees react