Short film #100 – Autonomous

February 23, 2017 Leave a comment

Check out the beautiful style and rendering in “Autonomous”, a sci-fi animated short as we are following the journey of F.R.E.D. the recon droid`s last order as he sets across a barren world of wrecks and autonomous weapons. For more information, please see the details and links below:

Autonomous started out as a proof of concept for a bigger story and completed as a free time project during 2 years by a team of 2 people based in Estonia.

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TED-Ed: limitele progresului tehnologic

February 23, 2017 Leave a comment

Many generations have felt they’ve reached the pinnacle of technological advancement. Yet, if you look back 100 years, the technologies we take for granted today would seem like impossible magic. So — will there be a point where we reach an actual limit of technological progress? And if so, are we anywhere near that limit now? Clément Vidal consults Kardashev’s scale to find out.

Lesson by Clément Vidal, animation by CUB animation.

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Scurte #532

February 22, 2017 Leave a comment

Bogdan Hrib vorbeşte despre genul thriller.

– un fragment din Ce-am găsit al meu să fie de Stephen King.

librării de pe mapamond.

nominalizările pentru 2017 Philip K. Dick Award.

despre Madame d’Aulnoy.

Twin Peaks Clips

February 22, 2017 Leave a comment

Don’t miss new episodes of Twin Peaks, starting Sunday May 21st at 9 PM ET/PT.

Directed entirely by David Lynch, the new SHOWTIME limited event series picks up twenty-five years after the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town were stunned when their homecoming queen Laura Palmer was shockingly murdered.

Widely considered one of the most groundbreaking and influential broadcast series of all time, TWIN PEAKS followed the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town who were stunned after their homecoming queen Laura Palmer was shockingly murdered. The town’s sheriff welcomed the help of FBI agent Dale Cooper, who came to town to investigate the case. As Cooper conducted his search for Laura’s killer, the town’s secrets were gradually exposed. The mystery that ensued set off an eerie chain of events that plunged the inhabitants of Twin Peaks into a darker examination of their very existence. Twenty-five years later, the story continues…

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Iron Fist I Am Danny Featurette

February 22, 2017 Leave a comment

Warrior. Monk. Businessman. Iron Fist. Danny Rand is all of these things and more. Finn Jones stars as Marvel’s Iron Fist.
Premieres March 17, 2017, exclusively on Netflix

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D-ale mele #120

February 22, 2017 Leave a comment

Chiar interesant și important anunțul celor de la NASA. Sper ca măcar o planetă sa nu necesite o terraformare majoră. Distanța până la respectivul sistem solar nu e așa de mare: 40 de ani-lumină.

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Alltime10s: predicții ce s-au adeverit

February 22, 2017 Leave a comment

The internet, organ transplants, atomic bombs… these all seem like very modern phenomena. But could it be possible that they were prophesied decades, if not centuries before?

Alltime 10s brings you 10 individuals who looked beyond their own time and accurately predicted a surprising array of key historical events and inventions.

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Beauty and the Beast Belle Clip

February 21, 2017 Leave a comment

Meet Belle in this new clip form Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, in theatres in 3D March 17!

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Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within. The film stars: Emma Watson as Belle; Dan Stevens as the Beast; Luke Evans as Gaston, the handsome, but shallow villager who woos Belle; Oscar® winner Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle’s eccentric, but lovable father; Josh Gad as Lefou, Gaston’s long-suffering aide-de-camp; Golden Globe® nominee Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, the candelabra; Oscar nominee Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, the harpsichord; Oscar nominee Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and two-time Academy Award® winner Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts.

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Ce povestiri am mai citit #92

February 21, 2017 Leave a comment

Gazeta SF nr. 70, ianuarie 2017:

1. Alexandra Bordas – Ploaia din Kiar. Expozițiune stângace. Formulări dubioase. Intrigă confuză.
Bonus: “mă voi duce spre pieire sigură din dorința mea de a știi ce e cu ploaia ce vine doar o dată pe an”.

2. Florin Giurcă – Haina cenușie a amurgului. De ce nu există un rând gol între cele două jumătăți ale povestirii? Oricât de tragică e relatarea naratorului, motivația lui nu m-a convins, vine de nicăieri.
A doua jumătate începe cu o frază de-a dreptul de clasa I. Și continuă (!) cu altă frază similară. De fapt, e mult mai rău: “se scurgea așadar prin spațiul liber de sub dop și se lansa vertical într-o cădere epică, începută în țeava de un țol și jumătate a sifonului,” (ce caută “așadar” acolo? “cădere epică”?).
Al doilea paragraf e la fel, iar rândurile următoare conțin adverbe nenecesare, repetiții și formulări dubioase gen “Își recuperă bicicleta de pe peluză, din nefericire având spițele rupte, și urmă docil ca un cățeluș fata,”. Dialogurile sunt caraghioase.
Bonus: “Am auzit apoi pe unul dintre mascați spunându-i mamei tale să-și desfacă picioarele.”

3. Ştefan-Decebal Guţă – Liniște. Sună doar a o introducere, chiar dacă are exact acea doză de suspans menită să citești până la capăt.
“– Ești, iremediabil nebun!”

4. Mihail Toma – RRR. Uneori amuzantă, alteori ridicolă. Greoaie din punct de vedere tehnic.

5. Victor Cilincă – Socola şi Govora. Decinu™ (a doua oară consecutiv).

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Trailer

February 20, 2017 Leave a comment

Charlie Hunnam stars in KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD, directed by Guy Ritchie – in theaters May 12, 2017.

Acclaimed filmmaker Guy Ritchie brings his dynamic style to the epic fantasy action adventure “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.” Starring Charlie Hunnam in the title role, the film is an iconoclastic take on the classic Excalibur myth, tracing Arthur’s journey from the streets to the throne.

When the child Arthur’s father is murdered, Vortigern (Jude Law), Arthur’s uncle, seizes the crown. Robbed of his birthright and with no idea who he truly is, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, his life is turned upside down and he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy…whether he likes it or not.

Starring with Hunnam (FX’s “Sons of Anarchy”) and Oscar nominee Law (“Cold Mountain,” “The Talented Mr. Ripley”) are Astrid Bergès-Frisbey (“Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”) as Mage; Oscar nominee Djimon Hounsou (“Blood Diamond,” “In America”) as Bedivere; Aidan Gillen (HBO’s “Game of Thrones”) as Goosefat Bill; and Eric Bana (“Star Trek”) as Arthur’s father, King Uther Pendragon.

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