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  • Film Review: 'Automata' delivers enjoyable futuristic tale

    Film Review: 'Automata' delivers enjoyable futuristic tale
    “Automata” takes place 30 years from now, when environmental abuse has wiped out all but 21 million of us. Most of the world is a parched, radioactive wasteland. Any activity outside one of the few safe zones must be accomplished by sophisticated robots — who also take care of much of the work in the remaining settlements. The one task utterly forbidden to robots is, logically, repairing themselves. ROC, the corporation that manufactures them, has implanted two inviolable directives: First, they can not harm — or, through inaction, allow harm — to come to any living thing. Second, they can’t alter themselves, which might allow them to rewrite the first directive (among other scary possibilities).
  • 'Automata' adds little new to sci-fi genre

    "Automata" is yet another "Blade Runner" knock-off, a sci-fi dystopia about robots getting too smart for humanity's own good on an already sun-cooked Earth. The novelty in this, which owes as much cinematically to "I Robot" as it does the rainy perpetual...

    Watch Robin Williams' Oscars speech; Affleck, Damon pay tribute

    Watch Robin Williams' Oscars speech; Affleck, Damon pay tribute
    Robin Williams' emotional Oscars speech recalls an actor at the top of his game. The comedian, who was found dead Monday after an apparent suicide by hanging, won the 1998 Academy Award for supporting actor for his role as mourning psychology teacher...

    Noel Black, Director of Cult Hit 'Pretty Poison,' Dies at 77

    Noel Black, who directed the 1968 black comedy "Pretty Poison," a cult hit despite a diverse critical response, died of bacterial pneumonia at a hospital in Santa Barbara, Calif. on July 5. He was 77. Starring Anthony Perkins and Tuesday Weld, "Pretty...

    'The Intruders' trailer: Immortality has a price

    'The Intruders' trailer: Immortality has a price
    BBC America's new drama "The Intruders" suggests that humans can achieve life after death—but someone will pay the price for said immortality. "You'll see that some will fight it. Sometimes it takes years when the older one doesn't want to give...