Monthly Archives: March 2018

Get Ready to Play in a World in Pure Imagination

Friday is finally here.

The only thing missing is a flashback. And with a certain low-budget, independent film now in theaters, it seems fitting to feature a movie trailer about a story that takes place in the future, yet is simultaneously defined by the past.

Ready Player One is now playing in movie theaters.

P.S. Steven Spielberg has done it again! 

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Michael Crichton’s Other Chaos Theory Returns

As Chris Webber would say this time of year: Timeout!

With my tickets safely guarded for tomorrow night’s primetime showing of Ready Player One, a new trailer dropped for one of the best shows on television. With that being said, he’s a brief deviation from this week’s Ready Player One-themed blog posts.

HBO’s Westworld has been adapted by superstar screenwriting husband and wife Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy from the 1973 film written and directed by the late Michael Crichton. The show’s themes, characters, writing, sets–and virtually everything found in this imaginatively pleasing, yet tragically gritty and violently-designed world–enlightens, entertains and challenges its viewers with delightfully surgical precision. And it’s this complex dynamic that is refreshing in the ever-evolving television medium. Add into this the support from the groundbreaking creative services at HBO and saying they’ve got a winner would be a dramatic understatement.

Ladies and gentlemen, prepare yourselves for–in a word–chaos.

(Warning: This is not a PG-rated trailer or show)

Westworld returns to HBO on Sunday, April 22 at 9 p.m. ET.

In a few more words, season 2 of Westworld looks primed to surpass the revised welcome to Michael Crichton’s other park defined by his other chaos theory in this show’s debut season.

Dr. Ian Malcolm would have a field day…and a shot of whiskey in the saloon with a beautiful host while wearing a black hat.

What is REALity?

The reality of seeing Ready Player One’s visually stunning virtual reality world is coming to a theater near us all very soon.

And as this week has been dedicated to this film’s highly-anticipated release, let’s dive right into a recent interview with legendary director Steven Spielberg, actress Olivia Cooke, and actor Tye Sheridan.

These days, the line between reality and virtual reality seems to be moving ever closer towards a gray zone (ironically). The fictional, dystopian future portrayed in Ready Player One seems to reveal an immersive world between reality and virtual reality, yet one that hints at distinguishing reality from virtual reality.

Welcome to a world perfectly built for Steven Spielberg.

Ready Player One arrives in movies theaters tomorrow, March 29.

The Biggest Screening of the Future?

I’m ready already.

Yesterday’s Happy Monday kicked-off a week of blog posts leading up to the highly-anticipated science-fiction cinematic adventure Ready Player One. A film intertwined with VR-technology that may not be as far off into the future as we imagine has been described as “Pure Spielberg magic” by Empire Magazine’s movie critic Terri White.

The scenes in the real world look gritty and, well, real. The scenes in virtual reality look visually stunning and playfully immersive from an inactive audience perspective.

The making of this cinematic experience behind-the-scenes is equally engaging.

Could this be a modern attempt at Back to the Future-level nostalgia and visions of the future?

We’ll just have to see. Literally.