Justice: AI

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Today I stumbled upon this BBC tech story about the latest advances in replacing lawyers using AI… Amid the dire – and somewhat overhyped – predictions of occupations that will be decimated by artificial intelligence and automation, there is one crumb of comfort. Yes, lorry drivers, translators and…

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Rakka Roll

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On Halloween night I was watching the original Halloween film — John Carpenter’s first masterpiece pioneered the slasher genre, provided us with an unforgettable score, and introduced the world to Jamie Lee Curtis. The flick is a classic of course even if it’s still controversial in some circles.…

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Creepiest Comics

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Well it’s almost Halloween and I’m planning to keep the blog spooked-out right through the eerie evening. I’ve been posting a lot about horror films, but of course books are also good for a great scare, and comics provide both the deep reading of a words-on-the-page experience with the king of…

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Very Scary CARRIE

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I’m still bingeing on horror films during this last week before Halloween: I had a recording session last night but before I ran to the studio I caught the second half of the original Child’s Play film and the opening of its sequel. The Chucky marathon was part of AMC’s Fearfest scary cinema…

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Kubrick: Acid Fascist

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My last Kubrick post was well-received so I’m going back to Rob Ager to share another one of his videos deconstructing the master. Ager has done lots of analysis of Kubrick’s work, and this take on A Clockwork Orange is good for October because it touches on a contemporary horror… Please subscribe…

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Crowley Outloud

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I’ve got a bit of a difficult film writing assignment hanging over my head this week so rather than posting another horror film post, here’s a selection of recordings from the 1920′s and 1930′s featuring Aleister Crowley reciting occult poetry in both English as well as the Enochian language…

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Dark in THE SHINING

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Getting the week started correctly, here is another scary cinema post in this last week before we’ll all celebrate the season with treats or tricks. I might argue that 2001: A Space Odyssey is Stanley Kubrick’s most innovative, ambitious, and visionary film. But The Shining is my favorite Kubrick flick,…

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Calvin with a K

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Tonight I got to see Calvin Johnson play a live show just down the road from my house at Fond Object. Johnson is an indie music pioneer based out of Olympia, Washington. More specifically, Johnson and his K Records label — along with the scene around The Evergreen State College — created a breeding ground…

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Freddyversary

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I was running errands last week when I popped into a used book store to unload some volumes I no longer had space for. Knowing I’d get a bit of store credit back I ultimately traded my books for a handful of scary movie DVDs to watch during October. One of those movies was the original A Nightmare on Elm Street…

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Chat with the Devil

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I just watched a preview screener for the new Mansfield 66/67 documentary about the doomed bombshell and camp pioneer Jayne Mansfield. If you’re in Nashville look for my full review in The Contributor next week. The film will open at the Belcourt Theatre on Saturday, October 21. The movie’s opening…

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