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“Embrace of the Serpent”: Odyssey into Amazonian "heart of darkness”

Inter-species interaction between outer space aliens and human beings has long been a staple of the science fiction genre.

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Today in history: “War of the Worlds” on radio causes riots, maybe

Historical research suggests the panic was far less widespread than newspapers had indicated at the time.

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Sci-fi in “Tomorrowland” makes a good point

It's refreshing to see science fiction used for something that isn't dystopian!

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“Ex Machina”: what will the androids do?

You can tell when a movie was a genuine art experience if you're still thinking about it a week after you saw it.

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"The Imitation Game": Binary consciousness at many levels

The enthralling story of an inspired, harassed and troubled genius, British mathematician Alan Turing and his conquest of the "unbreakable" Nazi "Enigma" code.

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"Interstellar" says the world may not end

If you are still marveling over Stanley Kubrick's great sci-fi film 2001, released 46 years ago and still stunning, you will probably like Interstellar.

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"Lucy" evokes Kubrick, visually visionary

Writer/director Luc Besson's "Lucy" is arguably the most visually visionary science fiction movie since Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey."

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In "Snowpiercer," classes struggle on a train

The master and inventor of the perpetual train lives in the engine, while subsequent cars are filled with succeeding levels of privileged people. Our heroes barely survive in the back.

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H.R. Giger, 74: Surrealist artist known for his "Alien"

Known worldwide by fans of alternative and surreal art and having something of a cult following, Giger was known for his unsettling and unique style of biomechanical science fiction designs.

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"Alphaville" totalitarian fears still relevant decades later

Almost 50 years later, the prescient Godard's sci fi classic takes on a whole new dimension as a parable of the NSA national security surveillance state.

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