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    Exhilarating escapism, Spielberg-style

    Life, Published on 30/03/2018

    » A breathless romp through virtual reality, Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One presents a T-Rex-size irony: A film that cautions us against the exhilarating escapism of digital simulacrum that divorces us from reality -- VR, 3D, Facebook, online games, movies -- is first and foremost an exhilarating escapism manufactured upon a massive digital simulacrum. Spielberg, one of the first directors to turn Hollywood into a factory of digital effects, certainly knows this. But with unruffled confidence and youthful velocity, the 71-year-old gambles that the thrills would override the insincerity -- that nobody would mind the self-defeating scruples as long as the breakneck ride keeps us glued.

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    Lights, Camera ... Asia

    Asia focus, Published on 12/09/2016

    » Hollywood is often seen as the epitome of the global film industry as it is the primary source of some of the world's most commercially successful films.

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    At Sundance, a fresh look at man's first walk on the Moon

    AFP, Published on 26/01/2019

    » PARK CITY, United States: It's easy to think that 50 years on, we know everything there is to know about the Apollo 11 mission and man's legendary first footsteps on the Moon.

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    Ride through the wilder west

    Life, Brandon Harder, Published on 03/11/2016

    » From the beginning, there is something deeply wrong about Westworld, but that's what is so right about it.

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    Life cut short, Keeping mum, Hard times, In recovery

    News, Published on 18/05/2014

    » Dome’s dreams come to tragic end

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    The story of their life

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 16/04/2014

    » Dwellers of Klity village, an ethnic Karen hamlet set deep in the forest of Kanchanaburi province, are known for their quiet and painfully shy disposition. At an outdoor movie screening held earlier this month, however, they very much acted out of character.

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    Secret door cinema club

    Brunch, Justin Heifetz, Published on 06/10/2013

    » To enter Bangkok's new members-only club, which has no signage, there's a doorbell to the left of the entrance. Now three months old, the Friese-Greene Club on Sukhumvit Soi 22 is tucked clandestinely behind the Imperial Queen's Park Hotel down a dimly lit street.

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    Prime number

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 25/07/2012

    » With a smile on his face Jira Maligool is celebrating the seven-year itch. Or rather, seven years of hits.

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    Rebirth of a nation

    Life, Vanniya Sriangura, Published on 09/03/2012

    » This coming Sunday marks the first anniversary of one of Japan's worst natural disasters in its history. On March 11, 2011, the Land of the Rising Sun was shaken by a 9.0-magnitude earthquake and its resulting tsunami caused widespread destruction across the country _ entire towns were engulfed, industries destroyed and numerous lives lost.

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