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Competition: Win a Blu-ray player and a CHAPPiE goodie bag

Competition: Win a Blu-ray player and a CHAPPiE goodie bag
CHAPPiE – director Neill Blomkamp’s vision of the near future – sees the streets patrolled by an oppressive mechanised police force. Yet when a police droid is stolen and given new programming, he becomes the first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself. As powerful, destructive forces start to see CHAPPiE as a danger to mankind and order, they will stop at nothing to maintain the status quo and ensure that he is the last of his... 

New Google AI Uses Old Movies to Discover the Meaning of Life

New Google AI Uses Old Movies to Discover the Meaning of Life
With a slew of artificially intelligent beings gracing big and small screens this year, ranging from Disney’s cuddly Baymax to Marvel’s messed-up Ultron and Ex Machina‘s disturbingly uncanny Ava, it’s perhaps unsurprising that the real science is catching up with the fiction. In a move away from more conventional analytical processes, Google has been working to develop a system that uses art and creative expression to better... 

Chappie (2015) Review

Chappie (2015) Review
Neill Blomkamp first hit the big screen after a bunch of interesting short films with District 9 – a science-fiction film that had a much smaller scope in a location that wasn’t the United States for a change, yet could still deliver wonderful special effects and impactful action. He followed that groundbreaking film with Elysium, a general disappointment of a flick despite some stellar trailers. Now he brings us this: Chappie. In what... 

District 9 Director Neill Blomkamp to Helm Upcoming Alien Sequel

District 9 Director Neill Blomkamp to Helm Upcoming Alien Sequel
20th Century Fox has officially closed a deal with District 9 and Chappie director Neill Blomkamp to lead a new addition to the Alien franchise. The news was confirmed by Blomkamp himself via Instagram, and follows a series of concept designs teased over recent months. According to Variety sources, the as-yet untitled film will stand apart from Ridley Scott’s upcoming Prometheus 2, being set several years later. It appears that the project... 
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