Tag: sci-fi

Sci-Fi and VR: How Virtual Reality was Depicted in Movies

Posted: May 29, 2017 at 3:45 pm   /   Off the Wall

Different worlds and simulated environments have been a popular topic in science fiction for decades. Yet the form we know and use today – virtual reality – has not appeared until the early 1980s. While the perception of reality has been a question that has been a concert for thinkers and philosophers for ages – […]

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41: ‘Transcendence’ Starring Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany, Rebecca Hall

Posted: April 29, 2014 at 8:49 am   /   Film, Local, Reel Spoilers

This week on the show we back up (and run over) Transcendence. We took a week off for Easter (some of us love Jesus, some of us love candy, some of us love plastic grass). We also touch briefly on The Other Woman and Brick Mansions. Dan is out this week. He failed our weekly […]

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St. Louis Goes “DEFCON-4” with the Contamination Horror, Sci-Fi, and Pop Culture Convention (Aug. 2-4)

Posted: July 25, 2013 at 2:30 pm   /   Comic Books, Film, Local, St. Louis Events

Horror, Sci-Fi, and Pop Culture fans get ready, Contamination Defcon 4 will be invading the St. Louis area on August 2,3, and 4. The event, which began back in 2009, will be at a different location than last year. Contamination will take place at South County Holiday Inn at 6921 S. Lindbergh. Dave Dyer, of […]

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Movie Review: ‘After Earth’ Starring Will and Jaden Smith, Directed by M. Night Shyamalan

Posted: May 31, 2013 at 7:42 am   /   Featured, Local, Movie Reviews

Will Smith returns with his latest sci-fi, ummm…“epic” After Earth, set 1,000 years after humans have abandoned the planet for the safer of confines of Nova Prime. Smith plays a space ranger (but not the Buzz Lightyear kind) whose ship crash lands on the now-forbidden planet. He and his son (played by his real life […]

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Movie Review: ‘Oblivion’ Starring Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko

Posted: April 19, 2013 at 7:06 am   /   Featured, Local, Movie Reviews

Tom Cruise returns to the world of Sc-Fi in Oblivion after almost a decade, starring in Stephen Speilberg’s Minority Report and War of the Worlds in 2002 and 2005 respectively. If you are a fan of science fiction, you will no doubt be able to pick out similarities between this latest film and the staples […]

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‘The Darkest Hour’ Trailer Starring Emile Hirsch

Posted: August 10, 2011 at 1:30 pm   /   Coming Soon, Film, HD Movie Trailers, Local

Synopsis: In Russia, a group of kids are on vacation when they end up in the middle of an alien invasion. These invaders end up absorbing any and all types of energy sources, even humans.  It stars Emile Hirsch, Rachael Taylor, Olivia Thirlby, Joel Kinnaman Director: Chris Gorak Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller Release Date:  […]

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Comic-Con Sneak Peek: ‘In Time’ Trailer Starring Justin Timberlake and Olivia Wilde

Posted: July 25, 2011 at 4:17 pm   /   Coming Soon, Film, HD Movie Trailers, Local

Synopsis: In the not-too-distant future the aging gene has been switched off. To avoid overpopulation, time has become the currency and the way people pay for luxuries and necessities. The rich can live forever, while the rest try to negotiate for their immortality. A poor young man who comes into a fortune of time, though […]

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Contamination 2011: The Sequel hits St Louis starting this weekend

Posted: June 24, 2011 at 4:18 pm   /   Local, St. Louis Events

Contamination 2011 Offers Celebrities, Concerts, Parties, Movies & More! The area’s only pop-culture/horror/sci-fi convention all under one roof June 24-26 Dyer Straits Productions (DSP) presents year two of St. Louis’ only pop-culture, horror and sci-fi convention on June 24-26, 2011.  Contamination 2011: The Sequel takes place at the Sheraton Chalet in Westport Plaza and is bigger and […]

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“The Darkest Matter” HD Trailer

Posted: February 1, 2011 at 12:20 pm   /   HD Movie Trailers, Local

Synopsis:  Space is a dangerous place for a child. When their colony ship is destroyed in deep space, Elaine Barrett, and a small group of children survivors find themselves marooned on a mysterious derelict space station. As time passes, and their chances for rescue dwindle, the weary children begin to turn on each other. With her […]

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“Gravity” Finds a Co-Star for Sandra Bullock in George Clooney

Posted: December 16, 2010 at 11:00 pm   /   Film, Local, Movie News

Alfonso Cuarón is a very talented director to say the least.  He directed Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban which some consider as the best film in the franchise.  He also directed Children of Men which is a personal favorite of mine.  So it’s hard for me to believe that he has had a […]

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