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Steven Spielberg’s ‘Ready Player One’ Is A 1980s Cinematic Nostalgia Trip

WARNING – SPOILERS!!! Pac Man, Back to the Future, and Blade Runner are only a few titles that make up the 1980s cinematic nostalgia trip in Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One, now playing in theaters. Based on the novel by Ernest Cline, Ready Player One follows a young man named Wade Watts who lives in a dystopian United States in 2045. Humanity, as Wade knows it, is plagued by a failing economic system, an ominous corporate-governing body, and a tainted outdoor environment, all the result of an energy crisis caused by global warming, corporate greed, and the depletion of Earth’s fossil fuels. Since the real-world is no longer a pleasant place to spend your time, Wade, like most people, spends his days in the OASIS, an interactive virtual reality comprised of games and puzzles from every video game, movie, book, or television show made primarily between 1980 and 1990, although there are a few exceptions. The OASIS is the mind-child of James Halliday (obviously Cline’s own doppelganger) who, prior to his death, left a hidden Easter Egg inside the OASIS that, if found, provides the winner with his massive fortune and control of the corporation running the OASIS, and that’s where Wade’s (or Parzival as he is named in the OASIS) story begins. Continue reading

Radius-TWC Sets June Release For ‘Snowpiercer’

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After more than a year in post-production, with newly edited cuts and a delayed release, Snowpiercer is finally being set for release in June. The director’s cut has finally been approved for limited release by Radius-TWC, and the film will appear in select theaters June 27, 2014. Starring Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, Tilda Swinton, John Hurt, and Ed Harris, the story follows a group of survivors on board a train that travels around the globe after a global-warming experiment whipped out almost all life on Earth. Chris Evans will first appear in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which hits theaters next month.