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Catch Up On The Sci-Fi Culture You're Missing With Blade Runner

I have a confession to make: despite writing stuff about tech on the internet for a couple years now, and despite making poorly-worded references to it in hastily-written ledes, I’ve never actually watched Blade Runner, which is (as I am informed by my incredulous friends and colleagues) the seminal sci-fi film.


Celebrate 25 Seasons Of Treehouse Of Horror By Watching The Simpsons

Quick! Stop what you’re doing (including reading this), and go watch television history. The Simpsons will be airing the 25 instalment of a now national Halloween tradition known as Treehouse of Horror.


See The Gone Girl Before She Was Gone In An Education

Rosamund Pike kills it as Amy Dunne in Gone Girl, but she isn’t an overnight sensation. Pike has been stealing scenes as a supporting actress for years, and her turn as a beautiful but not-so-smart ’60s socialite in 2009′s An Education is some of her best work.


Manakamana Captures The Entire Country Of Nepal In Just One Cable Car

Stephanie Spray and Pacho Velez’ Manakamana isn’t a film for everyone. Labelled as experimental, it comes with the territory that this isn’t your average doc with an identifiable beginning, middle, and end. Instead Manakamana is something you’ve never seen before, and that’s why it’s worth watching.


The Imitation Game Review: A Stirring Look At Turing's Tragic Life

Alan Turing’s life story is unequivocally a tragedy. The Imitation Game, a new biopic that focuses on his accomplishments as a codebreaker during World War II, manages to recognise this while celebrating his formidable legacy.


Tod Browning's Freaks Did Sideshow Horror Before It Was Cool

Tod Browning’s Freaks is an interesting film both on and off the screen. For one, this 80-minute story of a collection of characters in a freakshow raised lots of controversy when it originally premiered in 1932, primarily because its actors were actual circus “freaks.” The film was so widely panned and controversial, needing extensive edits to even be screenable, the legendary director Browning never quite recovered as a director from the cinematic disaster.


Watch NASA's Full TV Broadcast Of The Apollo 11 Moon Landing Right Here

Exactly 45 years ago today, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first men to set foot on the moon. And right now, NASA is replaying the full TV broadcast from that fateful day in real-time. Watch it below — it’s just as exhilarating today as it must have been 45 years ago.


How The Neverending Story Taught Us To Love 80s Synth-Pop

Exactly 30 years ago today, the world saw The NeverEnding Story for the first time. It was a time before CGI, when you had to make fantasy movies with puppets. But nothing feels old fashioned about the synth-laden, sunset-coloured theme song by Giorgio Moroder. The flying dragon-dog was pretty cool, too.


Watch La Jetee, The Incredible Experiment That Inspired 12 Monkeys

Syfy’s forthcoming 12 Monkeys TV show is actually more than 50 years in the making. If you read the previews, you’ll know that the show is based on the 1995 Terry Gilliam flick starring Bruce Willis. What you might not know is that that the Gilliam movie is based on a much older, much weirder short film by French director Chris Marker.


Celebrate Seinfeld's 25th With The Story Behind The Show About Nothing

While you wiled away your weekend, an anniversary snuck by us: on July 5th, Seinfeld turned 25 years old. And despite being old enough to drink, smoke, and drive a rental car, the show is still a nearly-universal cultural reference. The one-hour documentary Seinfeld: How it Began is required watching for any die-hard fan.


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