Reviews by Michael Flynn
Ominous
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The final grind of humanity after the final war. Radiation is coming and no one can do anything to fix it. "There is still time brother"!
Seminal work of sci-fi
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In this film you can see the source of ideas that continue to echo in the sci-fi genre. Look for source material that led to: the green text computer code of "The Matrix", the android C3PO, the empty white netherworld of "The Matrix", and the first use of the word "wookie". There are many others. The film moves slowly but delivers an enveloping view of a possible future of techno-enhanced fascism. Check out the interview with the sound engineer on the DVD extras.
Science Fiction Double Feature
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Logan's Run" (1976) and "In Time" (2012) are terrific together.
Both films explore dystopian systems designed to address the social burden of old age. A totalitarian central computer controls a socialist society through an elite police force in "Logan's Run"; while "In Time" explores a capitalist oligarchy in which anyone can stay young indefinetly, if they are wealthy enough. However, not everyone can be immortal- where would you put them all?

The costumes and sets of Logan's Run are like Buck Rodgers reimagined as soft porn; while "In Time" finds some of its gritty sexiness in hyper-hybrid reimaginings of classic cars from the 1960's.
Science Fiction Double Feature
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Logan's Run" (1976) and "In Time" (2012) are terrific together.
Both films explore dystopian systems designed to address the social burden of old age. A totalitarian central computer controls a socialist society through an elite police force in "Logan's Run"; while "In Time" explores a capitalist oligarchy in which anyone can stay young indefinetly, if they are wealthy enough. However, not everyone can be immortal- where would you put them all?

The costumes and sets of Logan's Run are like Buck Rodgers reimagined as soft porn; while "In Time" finds some of its gritty sexiness in hyper-hybrid reimaginings of classic cars from the 1960's.
Distorted upside of addiction
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Spoiler alert:
Likable protagonist trys an experimental brain stimulant with lethal side effects. His addiction and withdrawal nearly kill him but he finds a way to minimize the harsh side effects, he locks in a steady supply of his drug and becomes filthy rich. He wins a seat on the US Senate and wins the girl. Take home message is that addictive drugs are terrific if you can master them- a dangerous misrepresentation for teen viewers.