Tag Archives: 35th anniversary

Year of the Blade

Today I came across an RT article where Slovenian philospher Slavov Zizek outlines his conviction that as humans and machines merge, people will lose their individual freedom. Here are some words… “The fact that is what possible to break into, to hack a computer through a DNA, means that our identity, determined by DNA is [...]

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Ready. Set. Chaos!

Anyone who’s ever watched a Jurassic Park film or who’s heard of the “butterfly effect” has already come across chaos theory. Frankly, it’s hard to think of any pop cultural expression more mainstream than a Steven Spielberg film, but it wasn’t always that way for this interdisciplinary theory which states that within the apparent randomness [...]

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Remembering The Wall

1982 was an amazing year for sci-fi, fantasy, and horror films: E.T., Conan the Barbarian, Blade Runner, Creepshow, The Thing, Poltergeist, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Tron, and The Dark Crystal all debuted that year. Another 1982 movie that was full of fantastic elements as well as fantastic music was Pink Floyd — [...]

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Sold On Sellers

Comic genius and all-around super strange dude, Peter Sellers was born 90 years ago on September 8, 1925, and he died 35 years ago on July 24, 1980. Now that we’re somewhere right between these auspicious dates, it seemed like a good time to remember the great jester with this bizarre film about his bizarre [...]

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The Shining at 35

This spring my favorite Stanley Kubrick film is celebrating its 35th birthday. The Shining was beat up pretty badly when it debuted in 1980 — Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall’s performances were panned and Kubrick was held responsible. Of course, years later, the film is considered to be a classic by the master. In celebration, [...]

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35 Years of The Wall

Pink Floyd has finally released the details of their oft-rumored upcoming new project — a mostly instrumental affair that will serve as a memorial of sorts for late keyboard player Rick Wright. The album will be called The Endless River. I’m not super excited by the announcement, though I’d be more interested if the project [...]

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