Posts tagged with "Philip K. Dick"

MyM magazine Issue 44 is out now!

MyM magazine Issue 44 is out now!
Issue 44 of MyM, the official magazine of MCM Expo Group, is out now! Featuring an unseemly amount of anime (from ‘Sea Dragon’ Tatsunoko Production to new kid on the block Cannon Busters), the best in MCM London Comic Con’s cosplay and some Christmas gift ideas to delight the most demanding otaku…    Read More →

TV Adaptations of Shutter Island, Minority Report and The Devil’s Advocate in the Works

TV Adaptations of Shutter Island, Minority Report and The Devil’s Advocate in the Works
Following the success of the recent television adaptation of the Coen Brothers’ crime thriller Fargo, it’s been announced that three more feature films will be getting the TV treatment. Late last week, NBC announced plans for an adaptation of The Devil’s Advocate, while Amblin Entertainment revealed that it was working on a serialised version of Minority Report. Not to be outdone, HBO has more recently staked its claim to 2010’s... 

Interview with Yasuhiro Yoshiura, Director of Patema Inverted

Interview with Yasuhiro Yoshiura, Director of Patema Inverted
A short distance from Holborn station, director Yasuhiro Yoshiura sits quietly and patiently at a table with translator, Bethan Jones. His appearance is youthful and relaxed despite the thirteen years he has spent working within the animation industry. Born in 1980, Yoshiura is most well-known for his work on Pale Cocoon, and the series and successive film, Time of Eve. He speaks softly and calmly, his words engaging as he discuss the forthcoming... 

Frictional Games teases SOMA

Frictional Games teases SOMA
Independent developer Frictional Games, responsible for horror titles such as Penumbra and Amnesia, have revealed details on their next game, which may or may not be called SOMA. The site somasystems.org has gone live with a case file referred to as Vivarium, which includes a five minute video. The majority of the video has an engineer trying her best to repair a machine with a modified screen and a clutter of cables. She doesn’t seem to be having... 

“Thoughtless and Immature”: Minami Minegishi and the Fall of the Roman Empire

“Thoughtless and Immature”: Minami Minegishi and the Fall of the Roman Empire
When Sonic Youth released Kill Yr Idols in 1983, it was more as a statement of humanity’s need to overcome the limitations set by admiration of those in a perceived higher place. It was also a call to commit deicide via the medium of “sonic death”. It could be argued that the need to improve by casting off and overcoming the previous status quo is the prime mover in human development and cultural change. To quote Gore Vidal, “It... 

Total Recall (2012) Review “Open your mind”

Total Recall (2012) Review “Open your mind”
Directed by Len Wiseman Starring Colin Farrell, Bryan Cranston, Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel “Open your mind” were the infamous words of mutant resistant leader Kuato from the 1990 cult classic Total Recall directed by Paul Verhoeven and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. Well that’s exactly what you need to do when watching the 2012 remake directed by Len Wiseman and starring Colin Farrell. It’s hard not to make comparisons with the original... 

Trailer for Total Recall remake lands

Trailer for Total Recall remake lands
After a short teaser, Sony Columbia Pictures have now released the first trailer for the new Total Recall remake. The film presents a future where fantastical dreams can become real inserted memories, all thanks to the company Rekall. Factory worker Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell) decides to pay them a visit, much to his wife Lori’s (Kate Beckinsale) disdain. Feeling that having memories of living life as a spy might be just what he needs, the procedure... 

Review: The Adjustment Bureau

Review: The Adjustment Bureau
Whatever happened to free will? Do we really have the power to control our own destiny or are our lives all part of some master plan? It’s a question which mankind has debated for thousands of years and one which Matt Damon asks in The Adjustment Bureau, the debut feature from George Nolfi who adapted the screenplay from a short story by sci- fi master, Philip K. Dick. Nolfi has worked with Damon before having written the scripts for The... 
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