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8 Sci-Fi Predictions That Are Coming True

Inverse | Posted 09.01.2015 | Technology

Making those advances has almost always been the domain of the engineer, but predicting them has often been a job for those with grander visions. Science fiction writers and filmmakers have often beaten history to the present, conjuring inventions that circuits and polymers would later make manifest.

5 Fantastic Hacker Flicks

Steven Shehori | Posted 08.28.2015 | Entertainment
Steven Shehori

In the real world, hacking gets a bad name, what with it being immoral (except in rare, delightful instances) and illegal. But in the world of cinema, it's a whole 'nother ballgame.

You Don't Have to Be Racist to Benefit From White Privilege

Erika Kleinman | Posted 08.14.2015 | Politics
Erika Kleinman

When I went to the workshop, as a white progressive liberal woman born and raised in Seattle, I thought I had it covered. "I'm so not racist. I'm not even actually white!" I thought triumphantly. "My mom is Dutch-Indonesian! That's like, part-oppressed!" Nevermind that I benefit from being perceived as white every day, in every institution in the country.


Charlotte Safavi | Posted 07.28.2015 | Entertainment
Charlotte Safavi

OK, I'm a little late to the party. The 12-episode sci-fi drama Sense8 produced and created by J. Michael Straczynski (Babylon 5) and written by siblings Lana and Andy Wachowski (The Matrix) has already debuted June 5 on Netflix.

Into the Matrix

Denise M. Wilbanks | Posted 07.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Denise M. Wilbanks

For centuries, writers in the science fiction genre have put into words concepts that when viewed at first blush, appear to be set in a framework of...

8 Reasons Your Success Is Inevitable

Benjamin Hardy | Posted 07.07.2015 | Business
Benjamin Hardy

When you commit to a dream, your life is forced to change. Your growth forces the egg you're in to crack. You've outgrown it. You're ready to fly.

15 Movie Mistakes You Didn't Notice In Your Favorite Action Films

The Huffington Post | Madeline Kaplan | Posted 07.06.2015 | Entertainment

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a scenery-related continuity error! Even the most mind-blowing, heart-pounding action flicks can contain the occasiona...

Docter Who? The Pixar Director You Need to Know

Tom Klein | Posted 06.04.2015 | Entertainment
Tom Klein

For all the colors of Inside Out's assaulting ad campaign, you might suppose this is just another Day-Glo kid flick, but it turns out to also be a mind-bending thinker along the lines of The Matrix, whoa!

ReThink Review: Ex Machina -- Our Androids, Ourselves

Jonathan Kim | Posted 06.10.2015 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

There are so many questions we don't seem to be asking right now about the arrival of these potentially intelligent machines. And that is the genius of Alex Garland's film Ex Machina, a must-see that is one of the best, smartest, and most elegant films about artificial intelligence ever made.

Why 'The Matrix' And 'The Lego Movie' Are Basically The Same Film

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 04.06.2015 | Entertainment

It may seem unlikely at first glance, but “The Matrix” and “The Lego Movie” are actually the same film. According to this new video by Cin...

The Resurrection According to SciFi: Part 2 Star Wars and The Matrix

Ronda Lee | Posted 05.24.2015 | Religion
Ronda Lee

Instead of Luke's crucifixion, in the end it is Vader that dies. But before his death, like the robber crucified next to Christ, Vader seeks redemption from his son and encourages him to overcome the emperor and the dark side.

Lego Remake Of 'The Matrix' Lobby Scene Changes Entire Trilogy

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 03.22.2015 | Entertainment

The lobby shootout scene in "The Matrix" is one of the most iconic sequences in the Wachowskis' 1999 film. There are endless guns, one-armed handstand...

Zaki's Review: Jupiter Ascending

Zaki Hasan | Posted 04.12.2015 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

Unfortunately for the filmmakers, the audience, and (given the $175 mil price tag) the studio, Jupiter Ascending isn't exactly the second coming they were hoping for. Instead, it's a melange of misplaced ambition that's asphyxiated by tangled plot threads that are at once overcooked and undernourished.

Movie Review: Jupiter Ascending -- Not Terrible, Not Great

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.06.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

There aren't many films from the past 15 years that bowled me over the way The Matrix did. Unfortunately, the Wachowskis -- Andy and Lana -- haven't come close since then.

5 Hollywood Blockbusters Too Freakin' Bloated for Their Own Good

Steven Shehori | Posted 03.22.2015 | Entertainment
Steven Shehori

Quality filmmaking isn't just about what footage you put up on the screen -- it's what you choose not to put up there. Sometimes too much of a good thing can be just as frustrating as too little. Which is why a tight script and an experienced editor will always be a director's best friend.

WATCH: A Century Of Sci-Fi Film In Just Four Minutes

Singularity University | Jason Dorrier | Posted 01.20.2015 | World

I just watched over a hundred years of sci-fi crunched into four minutes. And beyond a fun trip down memory lane, I noticed a few things. The effects ...

The Pitti Uomo Diaries: I Could Wear That and Hood By Air

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 03.17.2015 | Style
E. Nina Rothe

At Pitti Uomo in Florence, running through Friday, where designers are showing their Fall/Winter 2016 menswear collections, I've seen quite a lot I like. From perfumes, to hats, to pocket squares, there was even a ball gown on display, made out of men's foulards.

There is No Spoon: A Pre-Christmas Story

Leighann Lord | Posted 02.17.2015 | Comedy
Leighann Lord

Here's the deal: I live in a two-family house with -- oh my god -- my family, and so when sharing a meal it's not uncommon for plates, pots, pans, and yes, silverware to circulate freely between kitchens. So my spoons weren't missing. They had just temporarily relocated.

How Commitment Is Changing My Life

Hannah Massarella | Posted 01.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Hannah Massarella

The discovery of who you are at your core is the easy bit. The bigger and often more difficult piece is embracing that new version of you fully and completely. The real work is swallowing the red pill. But what does that actually mean, how does that play out in our lives?

Cli-Fi Is Real

Scott Thill | Posted 12.30.2014 | Green
Scott Thill

That we have been sleepwalking through such massive destabilization for decades proves that we are much better at consensually hallucinating than we are at separating our sciences and fictions.

Is Life an Illusion?

Seth Shostak | Posted 12.10.2014 | Science
Seth Shostak

Do you ever wonder about the meaning of life, and in particular your life? Well, of course you do, but maybe you should ease up on the angst. There are academics who say you don't have a life. You're just an app.

Inside the Mind of Artist Miri Chais

Tom Teicholz | Posted 12.02.2014 | Arts
Tom Teicholz

"Re:Mind," a multimedia installation at USC's Fisher Museum of Art, is the first solo show in the United States for Miri Chais, an Israeli-born artist who now lives in Los Angeles.

7 Great Films About Lucid Dreaming

Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D. | Posted 11.08.2014 | Entertainment
Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D.

Christopher Nolan wrote and directed Inception, an action-packed, but rather depressing, science fiction story about corporate espionage via lucid dreaming. Leonardo DiCaprio and Marion Cotillard star as a couple who fall too deeply into the dream world.

What We Love Most About Keanu Reeves On His 50th Birthday

High50 | Posted 11.02.2014 | Fifty

This is how Keanu Reeves went from teen idol to all-around Good Egg.

I'm With Stupid: Remembering How Much You Liked Wedgies

Todd Hartley | Posted 10.29.2014 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

Like all movies that involve the artificial manipulation of people's memories, Eternal Sunshine, which hit screens in 2004, has always been considered a work of fiction. But that was before Wednesday.