464 – Altered Carbon (TV Series 2018– )

spacetime coordinates:  Bay City, year 2384 // “The Protectorate” alteredcarbon_kovacs_vertical-core_rgb_us-1Altered Carbon is an American science fiction television series created by Laeta Kalogridis and based on the 2002 novel of the same title by English author Richard K. Morgan.

In the future, a person’s memories have been decanted into “cortical stacks”, storage devices of alien design which have been reverse engineered, duplicated en masse, and surgically inserted into the vertebrae at the back of the neck. Physical bodies are called “sleeves,” disposable vessels that can accept any “stack”. Takeshi Kovacs (Joel Kinnaman), a political operative with mercenary skills, wakes up 250 years after his sleeve is terminated, and he is given the choice to either spend the rest of time in prison for his crimes, or to help solve the murder of one of the wealthiest men in the settled worlds (James Purefoy). 22c7a39790c31ba2d3f72c0929d5d9c6http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2261227/

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“When everyone lies, telling the truth isn’t just rebellion.
It’s an act of revolution. So think carefully when you speak it,
because the truth is a weapon.”

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439 – Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

preece_ragnarockThor: Ragnarok is a 2017 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Thor, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the sequel to 2011’s Thor and 2013’s Thor: The Dark World, and is the seventeenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

The film is directed by Taika Waititi from a screenplay by Eric Pearson and the writing team of Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost, and stars Chris Hemsworth as Thor alongside Tom HiddlestonCate BlanchettIdris ElbaJeff GoldblumTessa ThompsonKarl UrbanMark Ruffalo, and Anthony Hopkins. thor_exit_survey.0In Thor: Ragnarok, Thor must escape the alien planet Sakaar in time to save Asgard from Hela and the impending Ragnarök.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3501632/

427 – The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)

spacetime coordinates: unnamed war-torn European city in “The Age of Reason” (late 18th century, Wednesday)munchausen silkscreen movie poster artist Jeff SotoThe Adventures of Baron Munchausen is a 1988 adventure fantasy film co-written and directed by Terry Gilliam, starring John NevilleSarah PolleyEric IdleJonathan PryceOliver Reed, and Uma Thurman.

The film is based on the tall tales about the 18th-century German nobleman Baron Munchausen and his wartime exploits against the Ottoman Empire.

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096764/

389 – Clash of the Titans (2010)

clashClash of the Titans is a 2010 British-American fantasy adventure film and remake of the 1981 film of the same name produced by MGM (the rights to which had been acquired by Warner Bros. in 1996). The story is very loosely based on the Greek myth of Perseus. Directed by Louis Leterrier and starring Sam WorthingtonLiam Neeson and Ralph FienneswrathA sequel, Wrath of the Titans, was released in March 2012. A third film titled Revenge of the Titans was in development but later cancelled due to Wrath of the Titans’ disappointing box office performance.

imdb: clash // wrath

388 – Troy (2004)

spacetime coordinates:  late 12th Century BC –  ancient Greecetroy.coverTroy is a 2004 epic period war film written by David Benioff and directed by Wolfgang Petersen.  The film features an ensemble cast led by Brad PittEric Bana, and Orlando Bloom. It is loosely based on Homer‘s Iliad in its narration of the entire story of the decade-long Trojan War—condensed into little more than a couple of weeks, rather than just the quarrel between Achilles and Agamemnon in the ninth year. Achilles leads his Myrmidons along with the rest of the Greek army invading the historical city of Troy, defended by Hector’s Trojan army. The end of the film (the sack of Troy) is not taken from the Iliad, but rather from Homer‘s Odyssey as the Iliad concludes with Hector’s death and funeral.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0332452/

383 – Beyond Skyline (2017)

spacetime coordinates: 2010 Los Angeles //  rural Laos in Southeast Asiabeyond_skyline_ver2

Beyond Skyline is an 2017 American science fiction action thriller film directed by Liam O’Donnell and stars Frank GrilloBojana NovakovicIko UwaisCallan MulveyYayan Ruhian, Betty Gabriel and Antonio Fargas. It is the direct sequel to the 2010’s Skyline.beyond_skyline_ver3

“A tough-as-nails detective embarks on a relentless pursuit to free his son from a nightmarish alien warship.”

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1724970/

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