Everything About ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Is Voluptuous

Everything About ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Is Voluptuous

Blade Runner 2049, a follow-up to 1982’s Blade Runner, is out. Todd McCarthy, film reviewer for the Hollywood Reporter, describes it as “a voluptuous mood bath.” While that’s almost offensively evocative, it does kind of capture the film’s look. Cinematographer Roger Deakins’ color palette is so lush that it seems to push forward even the original film’s classic aesthetic. If a viewer happened to be so drawn in by the pretty colors, they might even describe the movie as “voluptuous.”   Image Via Alcon Entertainment   Also voluptuous are, apparently, Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford. Film reviewer for the Wall Street …

Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Buzzkill of Science, Takes on ‘Game of Thrones’

Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Buzzkill of Science, Takes on ‘Game of Thrones’

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Neil DeGrasse Tyson, who Jon Stewart lovingly nicknamed the Buzzkill of Science back in 2013, is back to debunking scientific inaccuracies in pop culture, this time taking on the dragons of Game of Thrones.    Intriguing Thermal Physics in #GameOfThrones: BlueDragon breath would be at least a factor of 3X hotter than RedDragon breath pic.twitter.com/RvpBkqJ1sw — Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) September 24, 2017   Viserion’s blue flame could have devastating powers in the upcoming eighth season, if Game of Thrones plays ball with the earthly laws of thermodynamics.   Combustion is an exothermic chemical reaction between a fuel source and an oxidant, typically oxygen. The …

‘Artemis Fowl’ Adaptation Gets Official Release Date!

‘Artemis Fowl’ Adaptation Gets Official Release Date!

Artemis Fowl fans will be happy to hear that after a decade (a DECADE) of awaiting the adaptation of the popular YA series, it has an official release date: August 9, 2019.    via GIPHY   Described by Irish author Eoin Colfer as “Die Hard with fairies,” this sci-fi-fantasy series is about 12-year-old Artemis Fowl who masterfully kidnaps a fairy in the hopes of ransoming the ole pot of gold. Of course, as plans typically go, things go awry, giving readers an entertaining read filled with suspense and mischief.    Legendary director-actor Kenneth Branagh, known for his film adaptations of Shakespeare plays like Hamlet (1996), will direct …

Brian Aldiss, Sci-Fi Pioneer, Dies on 92nd Birthday

Brian Aldiss, Sci-Fi Pioneer, Dies on 92nd Birthday

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Brian Aldiss, the sci-fi author, whose story ‘Supertoys Last All Summer Long’ inspired Steven Spielberg’s 2001 film AI: Artificial Intelligence, has died peacefully at the age of 92.    His death was announced in Twitter by his family today.   It is with great sadness we announce the death of our beloved father & grandfather. Brian died peacefully at home on his 92nd birthday ^TA — Brian Aldiss (@brianaldiss) August 21, 2017     Image Courtesy of The Telegraph   Neil Gaiman and Blur guitarist Graham Coxon were among many mourners who expressed their sadness at the news online.    This …

The Thrilling Finale of the “Illuminae Files” Series Is Almost Here

The Thrilling Finale of the “Illuminae Files” Series Is Almost Here

Bestselling author duo Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff will release the finale to their trilogy series on March 13th, 2018. Titled “Obsidian,” this will be the third and final book of the “Illuminae Files” trilogy. Remarkably unique due to its unusual storytelling technique, the “Illuminae Files” is written through a neat compilation emails, medical reports, interviews, and various other documents.   Set in the year of 2575, this Sci-Fi thriller shows the consequences of rivalry between two giant corporations at war. Kady and Ezra, the main characters of the novel, are forced to embrace their fears and fight their way for survival. Before …