"The room is lit by pale, shifting, blue light. It washes over you, as grand vistas of steel and glass pan across the screen. Our hero steps out of an abandoned warehouse, and lights a cigarette. Spires dotted in light rise up behind the warehouse. He walks away casually as the building explodes in ball of fire, littering the street with fragments of glass and metal."

In this section, you will find cyberpunk movie, television, and anime reviews and analysis.

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This last week in cyberpunk we witnessed governments behaving badly, the Girl Scouts turning towards the future, and witnessed a seat change in one of the most hated corporations in the world. Happy birthday, Blade Runner. Let’s get to the news. Cyberpunk Reality Travis Kalanick (Finally) Resigns From Uber In a move many have been […]

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‘If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—forever.’ – George Orwell, 1949. I’ve been wanting to write this for a long, long time now. Ever since I’d written my review on George Lucas’ THX 1138, Michael Radford’s interpretation of 1984 has been on my mind (especially after […]

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Crowdfunding is a distributed fundraising system that closely mimics the ethos of the open source movement and that of the hacker mindset. It then comes as no surprise that many cyberpunk projects would take this approach to funding, and there are a lot this month! Meanwhile in the dystopian now, crackdowns on encrypted communications and […]

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This last week in cyberpunk we saw a contractor blow the whistle, were reminded why it’s a bad idea to underestimate the youth vote and heard that an old cowboy is on his way back. Cyberpunk Reality Reality Winner Leaks Russian Docs, Gets Burned by Intercept and Microdots Despite rising to fame through Edward Snowden’s […]

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The global trend toward the normalization of mass surveillance continues while classic cyberpunk is revitalized, last week in cyberpunk. Cyberpunk Reality Theresa May is Building a Cyberpunk Dystopia in the UK The UK’s Prime Minister, Theresa May, is calling for international agreements that regulate the internet in the wake of the London Bridge terror attack. […]

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It’s difficult to make a lasting impression. Logan should’ve been just another comic book adaptation to pass on but James Mangold may have changed how these films are adapted going forward, and it’s due to a future setting that outperforms most science fiction. In the 2003 edition of Burning Chrome, William Gibson wrote: “Nothing acquires […]

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One of the many singular delights of new Netflix movie Okja, the first new film from visionary auteur Bong Joon-ho since his cyberpunk classic Snowpiercer, is that it’s nice to finally see a mainstream sci-fi depiction of Seoul from a South Korean. The last time we saw a cinematic chase scene set in Seoul was in Avengers […]

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Cyberpunk news this weeks goes viral with a video of a king in a sexy crop top, yet another attempt to revive T800s, and the end of consequence in American politics. Stay safe, journalists. Cyberpunk Reality Thai King Hunts Revealing Viral Video With Little Success King Maha Vajiralongkorn of Thailand took a bit of shopping […]

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I was cautiously optimistic walking into Alien: Covenant. Prometheus was no masterpiece by any stretch, and following Aliens the franchise hasn’t really lived up to its potential. Don’t get me wrong, each film, even Alien: Resurrection, does have its moments but they were just okay after Aliens. So, I wasn’t expecting much, but the spoilers […]

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