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Ex Machina – What is alive?

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Ex Machina – What is alive?

There are only a handful of films that I grant the title of “mind expanding,” even fewer that stand can stand the test of time. While Ex Machina certainly receives the title, I was more intrigued by the question it proposed. How do you go about testing artificial intelligence? More so, how do you determine what’s alive and what are the boundaries that holds something back from becoming human.

Now the term human doesn’t necessarily dictate the species or genome. So, more or less, what defines us as human? What characteristics would we deem as necessary to becoming such?

One of the joys of science fiction is its ability to challenge us in how we perceive a certain situation, and the whole robot uprising is a very classic genre. But what defines human nature and how do you test this?

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Breaking: Tilda Swinton offered role of Ancient One in “Doctor Strange”

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Breaking: Tilda Swinton offered role of Ancient One in “Doctor Strange”

According to comicbook.com and comicbookresources.com, Tilda Swinton (known for her performances in such movies as Adaptation, Michael Clayton, Burn after Reading, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Only Lovers Left Alive, and many more) has reportedly been offered the role of the Ancient One in the upcoming Doctor Strange film. Should talks go through and the deal finalized, she will play Steven Strange’s (Benedict Cumberbatch) mentor, a Tibetan mystic who is portrayed as male in the comics.

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Movie Issues: Weird Science

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Movie Issues: Weird Science

The guys are still watching movies that have Marvel Universe actors in them; this week they check RDJ off the list by watching John Hughes’ 80s classic, Weird Science. You know the one, where the two nerds somehow make a woman come to life using their computer and she is like magic or something. Thus comedy ensues. Whatever she may be it’s one of the best movies of the 80s and one of Leland and Spooky’s favorites. The guys also hit some movies news from the week. Please download and enjoy.  Read On

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WONDERCON 2015: Batman Unlimited Interviews Pt 2

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WONDERCON 2015: Batman Unlimited Interviews Pt 2

The legend of Batman continues this week as Warner Bros. Animation releases Batman Unlimited: Animal Instinct on BluRay, DVD, and digitally everywhere. Although audiences may be more used to the darker and more intense Batman from Warner Bros. and DC’s usually straight-to-video releases, Batman Unlimited has lightened the tone for a larger family viewership, but is keeping all the action of Batman’s previous television stints. In this animated adventure the cape crusader faces off against a menagerie of DC’s most animalistic antagonists: The Penguin, Cheetah, and Silverback. This threat to Gotham is so huge that even the Dark Knight won’t be able to handle it by himself, so enter Nightwing, Red Robin, Green Arrow, and of course The Flash to help save the day!

While at this year’s WonderCon in Anaheim we got to catch up with the incredible voice talent of Roger Craig Smith (Batman), Yuri Lowenthral (Red Robin), Will Friedle (Nightwing) and writer Heath Corson to talk to them about DC’s latest animated feature and the return of Batman to the all-ages audience.

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WONDERCON 2015: Batman Unlimited Interviews Pt 1

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WONDERCON 2015: Batman Unlimited Interviews Pt 1

The legend of Batman continues this week as Warner Bros. Animation releases Batman Unlimited: Animal Instinct on BluRay, DVD, and digitally everywhere. Although audiences may be more used to the darker and more intense Batman from Warner Bros and DC’s usually straight-to-video releases, Batman Unlimited has lightened the tone for a larger family viewership, but is keeping all the action of Batman’s previous television stints. In this animated adventure the cape crusader faces off against a menagerie of DC’s most animalistic antagonists: The Penguin, Cheetah, and Silverback. This threat to Gotham is so huge that even the Dark Knight won’t be able to handle by himself, so enter Nightwing, Red Robin, Green Arrow, and of course The Flash to help save the day!

While at this year’s WonderCon in Anaheim we got to catch up with the incredible voice talent of Roger Craig Smith (Batman), Yuri Lowenthral (Red Robin), Will Friedle (Nightwing) and writer Heath Corson to talk to them about DC’s latest animated feature and the return of Batman to the all-ages audience.

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Well, Why Shouldn’t We Call Black Widow A Slut?

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Well, Why Shouldn’t We Call Black Widow A Slut?

So Jeremy Renner is in “internet trouble” because in an interview last month he called Black Widow a slut, and then this week on Conan he defended that statement; Black Widow is definitely a slut.

The internet jumped on him (though, seriously guys, can we keep the death-threats to a minimum? Like zero?) and people are upset and telling him to shut it. I don’t want to attack him (I honestly do like the guy, most of the time, and I admire his resolve to not back down under pressure) but I want to look at what prompts that kind of comment, why people are entitled to their opinions no matter what they are, and why some words are unhelpful.

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