Category Archives: Applying Chaos Theory

The bust-out of Warner Bros.

Industrial-scale film distribution dates back to before World War I. In the bad old days with no way to transmit information digitally, movies had to be physically carried from Southern California outward, a supply chain that wound its way across … Continue reading

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Nostalgia dial revs, roars to ’90 in ‘The Batman’ trailer

If there is one unequivocally good thing about 2020, it’s that 1990 is now exactly 30 years ago. Because mass media nostalgia famously operates in 30 year cycles – roughly, it’s more complicated than that – that means it’s ‘90s … Continue reading

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Fucking seriously?

  The Rise of Skywalker? What? I’m trying to imagine a more lame title. Titles have never been Star Wars’ strong suit – it’s 20 years later, and I still don’t know who the phantom menace was supposed to be, … Continue reading

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Applying Chaos Theory: ‘Justice League’ looks so, so bad

You do tend to start taking excellent special effects for granted these days until you see them done really, really badly. If you want to start appreciating technical achievements, you only need to watch the last Justice League trailer-

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Applying Chaos Theory: Announcing Blade Runner 2049

Jeez, anybody want some music with that feedback? The first thing to notice about this trailer for Blade Runner 2049, once your ears and pulse recover, is the due date — next October. It’s way too early to start promoting this … Continue reading

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