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‘Blade Runner’ Anniversary: The Weekend When ‘E.T.’ and ‘Star Trek II’ Crushed Ridley Scott

In the early 1980s, Cinefantastique was an extraordinarily detailed and authoritative sci-fi film magazine. Founded as a mimeographed fanzine a year before the 1968 release of “2001: A Space Odyssey,” it became a serious, almost scholarly glossy. And in 1982, Cinefantastique opened the year with a double issue that featured “Blade Runner,” Ridley Scott’s adaptation […]

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Christopher Eccleston: ‘I don’t watch TV – it’s too hard to suspend disbelief’

In the latest of our series in which artists share their viewing choices, the actor recommends a Japanese animation and an epic Oj Simpson documentaryRead all the other Lockdown watch choicesThe best arts and entertainment during self-isolationI’m self-isolating alone, but, for five nights a fortnight, I have my children, Albert, eight, and Esme, six, to […]

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‘Blade Runner’ Video Game Getting Remastered and Re-Released for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch & PC

Blade Runner will be making a surprising comeback in video game form thanks to Nightdive Studios, the company known for restoring classic video game favorites like System Shock and Turok: Dinosaur Hunter. The classic 1982 sci-film noir directed by Ridley Scott was turned into a point-and-click computer game in 1997 that follows an original story […]

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The 7 Best Movies New to Netflix in February 2020

There’s no shortage of great movies coming to Netflix in February 2020, as the streaming giant’s typically eclectic release slate runs the gamut from recent favorites like “Good Time” and “Anna Karenina” to unimpeachable ’90s classics like “Jerry Maguire” and “Starship Troopers.” And while Netflix’s library of older films continues to dry up, the addition […]

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Denis Villeneuve Has Another ‘Blade Runner’ Film In Mind But It’s Not A Sequel

Though it didn’t make $1 billion at the box office and reignite the world’s love of “Blade Runner,” Denis Villeneuve’s “Blade Runner 2049” is an acclaimed film and has many fans that are anticipating the filmmaker’s eventual return to the franchise. Of course, that doesn’t seem likely, as the aforementioned sequel didn’t necessarily make a […]

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Syd Mead Dies: Visionary Futurist Who Worked On ‘Blade Runner’ & ‘Tron’ Was 86

Syd Mead, the visionary futurist who worked on such classic fantasy/sci-fi films as Tron, Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049, died today in Pasadena. He was 86.His manager Roger Servick told Deadline that Mead had been in failing health due to lymphoma cancer and he was undergoing treatment at City of Hope in Duarte, CA.Mead’s […]

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Syd Mead, Visionary ‘Blade Runner’ Artist and Futurist, Dies at 86

Visual artist and futurist Syd Mead, who helped shape the look of influential sci-fi films including “Blade Runner,” “Tron,” “Aliens” and “Star Trek: The Motion Picture,” died Monday of complications from lymphoma in Pasadena, Calif. He was 86.Autoline journalist John McElroy first reported the news, which was confirmed by his spouse Roger Servick to several […]

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Syd Mead, ‘Blade Runner’ Artist and Visual Futurist, Dies at Age 86

Syd Mead, the visual futurist and artist who helped influence the look of films like Blade Runner, Tron, and Star Trek: The Motion Picture, has died. He passed away in Pasadena, California on Monday due to complications from lymphoma. Read on for an appreciation of Mead’s incredible career. Variety brings the sad news that Mead […]

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Cinematographers List the 100 Best Shot Films of the 20th Century

To celebrate its 100th anniversary, the American Society of Cinematographers has released a list of the 100 best shot films of the 20th century – the first list of its kind “to showcase the best of cinematography as selected by professional cinematographers.” See where films like Blade Runner, Apocalypse Now, Citizen Kane, and Lawrence of […]

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