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  • Sundance Film Festival 2013: 8 movies for fans of the fantastic

     
    Thursday evening sees the kickoff to the 2013 edition of the Sundance Film Festival, the annual indie confab that is ......
  • With “King of the Nerds,” TBS invites viewers to Nerdvana

     
    Back in 1984, being a nerd was more likely to get you beatdowns than ballyhoo. Heck, they even made a whole movie about nerds having to mount a David-vs.-Goliath campaign to stand up for their rights against the bully jocks. But the world has changed...
  • 'Computer Chess' Examines the Line Between the Human Spirit and Digital Technology

    'Computer Chess' Examines the Line Between the Human Spirit and Digital Technology
    The default stance of the movies towards artificial intelligence, from HAL 9000 to Haley Joel Osment as robo-Pinocchio, is somewhere between mild unease and shrieking terror. So it's not surprising that there's plenty of paranoia hanging over the heads of...
  • Columnist Vladimir Putin vs. a grandmaster

     
    Russian president Vladimir Putin has an op-ed about Syria in today's New York Times A Plea for Caution From Russia This prompted former world chess champion and chairman of the Human Rights Foundation Garry Kasparov to tweet: I hope Putin......
  • Wii bowling at the Bain Center

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  • Maladroit pioneers right on cusp of digital change ★★★ 1/2

    Maladroit pioneers right on cusp of digital change ★★&#9733 1/2
    Very little in the movies is harder to get right than very recent history. "Computer Chess," a fantastically deadpan comedy from the writer-director Andrew Bujalski, gets its chosen corner of the early 1980s very, very right — and on a wee budget,...
  • 'We win, they lose'

    Here we go again. The most impressive, or maybe just depressive, aspect of the current debate over what to do about Syria is the air of unreality about it. Words, words, words about Syria -- but only words, no action -- filled the daily news and...
  • MTV to premiere new “Star Trek Into Darkness” clip

     
    Star Trek Into Darkness director J.J. Abrams, and stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana and Benedict Cumberbatch, will appear on-air on MTV this Wednesday, May 8, at 7:56pm ET to introduce an exclusive clip from Star Trek Into Darkness, the...
  • Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje talks ‘Thor’ sequel, ‘Bullet to the Head’

     
    Amid the narrowing concentric circles of corruption, murder and big city racketeering featured in the shoot-'em-up action caper “Bullet to ......
  • ‘Iron Man 3′: Rebecca Hall talks Maya Hansen, ‘playing a nerd’

     
    “Iron Man 3″ brings several Marvel characters to the big screen for the first time, among them Dr. Maya Hansen, ......
  • Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove TV series comes to Hallmark

     
    “New York Times” Best-Selling Author Debbie Macomber Cedar Cove TV series comes to Hallmark Channel July 20 What a burst of sunshine. New York Times best-selling author Debbie Macomber is one of those people who always see the glass as half...