Here’s the problem with Virtual Reality

As VR is becoming commonplace in our lives, experts tell EDGAR there may be real side effects. Virtual Reality is not actually new, with basic systems having come out in the 1950s, but even up until recently it was little more than a gimmick, looking more like the video for Dire Straits Money For Nothing…

Watches on screen: Seiko M516-4009 ‘Voice Note’

They didn’t make too many of these when it was first launched in 1983, but a year later it gained worldwide fame as the watch that the Ghostbusters wore. In the film it was used to pick up “Electronic Voice Phenomena” but in reality its key feature was the ability to record messages of eight…

Prima cinema

Home cinema worthy of the name… if you can afford it Let’s start with the bad news. There is an informal club called the Bel Air Circuit and you’re probably not a member, nor will you ever be invited to join. Founded decades ago by movie moguls including Louis B Mayer and Daryl Zanuck, it’s…

The Alternative Oscars 2015

Film we most want to see to prove a point: The Interview Sure, it was terrible, sophomoric and a waste of time but we made sure we saw it just because no hackers (praised by Korean dictators) are going to tell us what we can watch. We should have listened to them — boy did that…

The Indiana Jones Hypothesis

Is it true that in Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones plays no real role in the outcome? This was posited by the character Amy in an episode of The Big Bang Theory. She claimed that: “Indiana Jones plays no role in the outcome of the story. If he weren’t in the film it would…

Total Recall’s ending explained

It’s 24 years since Total Recall opened in cinemas worldwide, but it seems that audiences still don’t really get the reality of Arnie’s surprisingly cerebral movie. Arnold Schwarzenegger movies of the 1980s and early ’90s were largely exercises in crowd-pleasing dumb violence. Red Heat, Predator, The Running Man, Commando, and Raw Deal all obsessed over…

’60s Batman: What I’ve Learned

Robin and I are just good friends. Sometimes I just pretend I didn’t see the Bat Signal; especially if it’s really late at night and it’s cold and raining. Just send out some damn cops; my taxes pay for them, so in a way I’m still saving the city. And I pay a lot of…