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Episode – 61 – Dark City

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Dark City Dark City is a 1998 neo-noir science fiction film directed by Alex Proyas and starring Rufus Sewell, Kiefer Sutherland, Jennifer Connelly, Richard O’Brien, and William Hurt. The screenplay was written by Proyas, Lem Dobbs, and David S. Goyer. Sewell plays John Murdoch, an amnesiac man who finds himself suspected of murder.   The […]

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Episode – 60 – The Terminator

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The Terminator The Terminator is a 1984 science fiction action film directed by James Cameron. It stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as the Terminator, a cyborg assassin sent back in time from 2029 to 1984 to kill Sarah Connor, whose unborn son will one day save mankind from extinction by a hostile artificial intelligence in a post-apocalyptic […]

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Episode – 59 – Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a 2004 American drama film written by Charlie Kaufman and directed by Michel Gondry. It follows an estranged couple who have erased each other from their memories. The ensemble cast includes Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Mark Ruffalo, Elijah Wood, and […]

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Episode – 58 – Love and Monsters

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Love and Monsters Love and Monsters is a 2020 American monster adventure film directed by Michael Matthews, with Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen serving as producers. The film stars Dylan O’Brien, Jessica Henwick, Dan Ewing, Michael Rooker and Ariana Greenblatt.   This episode we talk about the hero’s journey as a story structure, we get […]

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Episode – 57 – Space Sweepers

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Space Sweepers Space Sweepers is a 2021 South Korean space Western film directed by Jo Sung-hee, starring Song Joong-ki, Kim Tae-ri, Jin Seon-kyu and Yoo Hae-jin. Regarded as the first Korean space blockbuster, it was released on Netflix on February 5, 2021.   In discussing space sweepers we talk about the progressive nature of the […]

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Episode – 56 – The Martian

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The Martian The Martian is a 2015 science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Matt Damon. Drew Goddard adapted the screenplay from The Martian, a 2011 novel by Andy Weir. The film depicts an astronaut’s (Damon) lone struggle to survive on Mars after being left behind, and the efforts of NASA to rescue […]

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Episode – 55 – Metropolis

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Metropolis Metropolis is a 1927 German expressionist science-fiction drama film directed by Fritz Lang. Written by Thea von Harbou in collaboration with Lang, it stars Gustav Fröhlich, Alfred Abel, Rudolf Klein-Rogge, and Brigitte Helm. Erich Pommer produced it in the Babelsberg Studios for Universum Film A.G. The silent film is regarded as a pioneering science-fiction […]

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Episode – 54 – Alligator

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Alligator Alligator is a 1980 satirical horror film directed by Lewis Teague and written by John Sayles. It stars Robert Forster, Robin Riker and Michael V. Gazzo. Set in Chicago, the film follows a police officer and a reptile expert to track a giant murderous sewer alligator, flushed down the toilet years earlier, that is […]

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Episode – 53 – Space Balls

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Space Balls Spaceballs is a 1987 American science fiction comedy film co-written, produced and directed by Mel Brooks. The film stars Brooks, Bill Pullman, John Candy and Rick Moranis, with the supporting cast comprising Daphne Zuniga, Dick Van Patten, George Wyner and the voice of Joan Rivers.   This episode we laugh a little too […]

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Episode – 52 – The Discovery

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The Discovery The Discovery is a 2017 British-American romantic science fiction film, directed by Charlie McDowell from a screenplay by himself and Justin Lader. It stars Rooney Mara, Jason Segel, Robert Redford, Jesse Plemons, Riley Keough and Ron Canada.   This episode we talk about the afterlife, how knowing it was real might affect society, […]