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Is A.I. the New Other?

Aliens and robots are swapping seats as filmic sci-fi reformulates its visions of the foreign and the familiar.

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Digital Dynamite: The 30 Best DVDs of 2007

It was the year of the behemoth box set, the multi-disc triumph that tried to give long suffering fans everything their demanding little digital hearts ever desired. Here are PopMatters' 30 picks for the best DVDs of the year.

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Future Shock: The Death of Serious Science Fiction

The serious Science Fiction film genre is dead or at least on cinematic life support. As the new millennial marches forward, and an omnipresent production paradigm that substitutes spectacle for smarts, futurist filmmaking is definitely gasping for breath.

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Stanley Kubrick's '2001: A Space Odyssey' in 2001

Kubrick's 2001: A Spacy Odyssey, and the revolutionary epoch of its making, seem a mere Technicolor blip in an otherwise olive drab post-World War II empire.

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