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A Violent Delight: Reviewing Michael Crichton’s ‘Westworld’ (1973)
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Recently, we started a new podcast here at Geeks Of Doom called Violent Delights. It follows HBO’s reboot of Westworld, which began airing and streaming on October 2nd, and takes a deep look into the themes and storytelling that take place on the show. We couldn’t possibly hope to understand what Westworld 2016 could become without taking a look back at the original Westworld (1973). Here’s how this 43-year-old iconic film stands up to the scrutiny of fall 2016.

Anyone who’s ever delved into a DC or Marvel comic has noticed that, for the most part, while the world those stories take place in may be nearly identical to our own, it’s just slightly…better. The Dark Knight Rises and The Avengers both took place in New York in 2012, but both stories employ superior technology and characters with the goodwill to use them well — to take their power, however gained, and employ it in opposition of the selfish, the greedy, and the grim for the embetterment of all those who are too weak to stand up and face those threats themselves. We call these people heroes.

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Watch ‘The 33’ Trailer: The Chilean Mining Disaster
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The 33

In the summer of 2010, 33 Chilean miners were trapped underneath 2,300 feet of rock, when the mine they were working in caved in. The real-life event became the subject of international news, as people around the world watched to see the outcome. 69 days later, the 33 members were freed.

News events like these are also good for dramatizations, and come November of this year, we will get to see the big screen adaptation of the event that unfolded before the world’s eyes. The 33 stars Antonio Banderas, Rodrigo Santoro, Juliette Binoche, James Brolin, Lou Diamond Phillips, Bob Gunton, and Gabriel Byrne.

Now WB has released a trailer for the film, which you can check out below.

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CBS Unveils Pilot Trailers For ‘Supergirl,’ ‘Limitless,’ More!
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Supergirl Melissa Benoist

In addition to releasing their new fall primetime lineup on Wednesday, CBS revealed five trailers for several of their new shows. And you are in luck! We have pulled them all together here for you. Several of these will definitely be finding their way onto my television, no doubt about it.

Make sure to check out the trailers below.

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