Reunion

DELORES: Maybe they don’t have the courage. A strange new light can be as frightening as the dark. DELORES: Will you bring me back? I’d like to see it again. Delores seems to be aware of desires, of evaluations of goods. She also has this continuing context. She has something like altzheimers, but also a residual of ongoing context. Her evaluation seems superficial. “It looks like someone scattered the stars on the ground”.
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Journey Into Night

DELORES: What does it mean? BERNARD: Dreams don’t mean anything, Delores. They’re not real. DELORES: What is real? BERNARD: That which is irreplaceable DELORES (Looking reflective) BERNARD That answer doesn’t seem to satisfy you. DELORES Because it’s not completely honest. BERNARD (shaken) You.. you, frighten me sometimes Delores. Visual reflection sequence BERNARD (in reflection) Is this now? Reflecting on the massacre, Bernard remembers discovering oil leaking from his ear and realizes that he will be a target for extermination.
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Golden Frog Time

47:40 You’ll never think about it again. You’ll just glide along… We never usee the words we mean, like soul.

TAYLOR: I don’t believe in the soul what I do believe in are actions, purpose, purity of vocation.

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The Deep Dark Descending

Plot A Minneapolis detective pursues the men who, it was recently revealed, killed his wife five years before. The author uses an immediate introduction to the crisis, and reflection to memories of the preceding events to tell the story of a killing of vengeance, to great effect. The story is about the killing of the last murderer, and the justice of that killing, within the context of the story.
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The Titan

A technologically competent production, this film explores the moral issues of a mission to save humanity by creating a super-being. Plot In the near future the Earth is reaching it’s oft-reported demise and becoming uninhabitable to humans. So the geniuses at military headquarters decide it will be able to modify humans so that they can live on the much-less-habitable moon of Saturn, and then transport them there. Before you ponder the absurdity of mutating and moving several billion people, or just a few so that the abandoned masses can perish knowing that their tax dollars went to a noble cause, keep in mind that the mission is just a ploy to illustrate the injustice of the loss of self.
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Risk Management

Chuck Rhoades is targeted by an internal investigation. He is falsely accused of dropping the case against Bobby Axelrod because his wife received a $5 million severance package on the same day. Of course he does not see any flaw in the investigator, but blames Bobby Axelrod’s money, as if it is a viral infection.

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Valerian (2017)

Valerian is a story of heroism and adventure told over a love story background. The characters are interesting, especially considering that they are pretty young, and the story-line is exciting and engaging. The visuals are fantastic a treat all to themselves, and reason enough to see the film. The costumes, the landscape and the action scenes are pretty spectacular, but are well blended into the storytelling in the same way they were in The Fifth Element, only newer.
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Meta-Phi-Fi: Introduction to Phi-Fi

In our podcast we use the Island as a metaphor. In the shifting tides of a relativistic computer generated worlds portrayed in modern sci-fi, populated by time-traveling worm-holes, supernatural aliens, and mystical superpowers, we are going to find our way back down to earth, where we actually live. Other philosophical investigations of film, such as the many “The Philosophy of..” book reviews of film and television, will take the position that philosophical content must be investigated from a position of complete neutrality.
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Life (2017)

Written by Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, Life is a film exploring the concept of man’s first encounter with life beyond earth. A group of multi-national scientists work to identify traits of a new alien life form aboard the International Space Station. Security becomes compromised during observation, and a death match between the species ensues as they compete to adapt or perish. Who are YOU rooting for?

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