articles tagged: movies
movies are getting more violent but crime rates continue to fall
# science

movies are getting more violent but crime rates continue to fall

Slowly but surely, violence in movies has been escalating, prompting recurring spasms of fear that a surge in violent crime will inevitably follow, yet violent crimes rates keep declining. Why?

what interstellar’s black hole can teach us about science in entertainment
# science

what interstellar’s black hole can teach us about science in entertainment

After Interstellar, more and more representations of black holes are leaning towards scientific correctness. It may not sound like much, but it’s actually kind of a big deal.

how would you fight pacific rim’s giant monsters in the real world?
# tech

how would you fight pacific rim’s giant monsters in the real world?

Giant bipedal robots look cool in anime and movies. In real life, you probably wouldn't want to use them to fight giant eldritch creatures made of teeth, fangs, and acid.

why the new star trek was doomed to trekkie hatred
# space

why the new star trek was doomed to trekkie hatred

When you remake a fan favorite, you're doomed to get a bad reaction from a lot of die hards, and Star Trek was no exception.

looking for science in all the wrong places
# tech

looking for science in all the wrong places

Science bloggers are trying to wedge scientific accuracy into Tron Legacy, a movie which doesn't have any scientific content to speak of.

tron legacy’s glimpses of high tech idealism
# tech

tron legacy’s glimpses of high tech idealism

Tron Legacy didn't just have countless special effects and a custom soundtrack, it managed to cram in a massive dose of tech utopianism.

turning humans into digital vapor, revisited
# tech

turning humans into digital vapor, revisited

Tron's human/computer gateway certainly seems cool, but it's going to be pretty much impossible to build, ever.

a look at monstrous wildlife, graboid edition
# oddities

a look at monstrous wildlife, graboid edition

A closer, more scientific-ish look at the dreaded primordial graboid...

space nazis, coming to a screen near you
# oddities

space nazis, coming to a screen near you

Way back when this blog was just getting started, I decided to include an odd and neat little image I once found making the rounds on the web in a post on Jim Marrs’ latest conspiracy potboiler. That graphic was a piece of concept art for an alt history film Iron Sky, currently being produced […]

are the oscars allergic to science fiction?
# oddities

are the oscars allergic to science fiction?

Science fiction has been a vehicle for humanity exploring its deepest fears and highest aspirations. But to gatekeepers of the film world, sci-fi is always nothing more than pulpy shlock.

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