2012 Science Fiction Movie Preview

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February 3rd marks the opening of Chronicle, the first of what is shaping up to be a great year for science fiction movies. We've got a third and final outing for Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight, the return of Agents Kay and Jay and the debut of the very first comic book superhero All-Star film in Marvel's The Avengers, possibly the most anticipated film in this year's summer movie season. Join me as we take a look at this year's science fiction movies and discuss what has potential and what will probably fall flat.


America’s Love Affair With The End of the World

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People haven’t always had a fascination with the end of the world. It’s not an inherent thing, it’s a learned behavior , but as with all the things we pick up and take for granted in our march through time, it can be damn hard to un-learn again. Particularly if you’re American: Americans have always been crazy for the end of the world. We love it. We always have, really.



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Banniston looked out over the world as it burned. The air was greasy from the smoke and the humidity from the water heavy air. His small gang of survivors stared out, the look of defeat on their faces almost palpable. He had no answers for them, all he knew was that they had to keep moving. Stopping was extinction, as long as they kept going forward, they would keep going forward. He coughed the black phlegm out of his throat and waved everyone over to him so they could hear his cracked voice, “ I‘m not reviewing anything here, so unless stated otherwise I’ve not seen any of the movies in this ‘Preview’. All I am doing is quite thoughtlessly passing judgment on films that are scheduled to open this week and that I haven’t researched at all (I was tempted, but resisted). All of the film information, including the plot summary, has been pulled from the Opening This Week page of IMDb (http://www.imdb.com/nowplaying/). In this week’s installment of the Republibot Weekend Movie Preview we are taking a look at: 2012, Pirate Radio, and Fantastic Mr. Fox – among others….”

A little boy, what was his name again… Miles, Milton… something… looked up at him, his face streaked with dirty tears, and then collapsed on the ground unmoving.


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