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1910s-1940s • 1950s-1960s •
1970s • 1980s

            Gort, Patricia Neal, Klaatu (Michael Rennie) from 'The Day The Earth Stood Still'             here on page 3:

selected movies
& TV (cont'd)

from 1990

2000 • 2010

recent

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More  Selected  Movies & Television
{ in chronological order }

search DVDs on keywords 'computer' and 'internet' at Amazon
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"Sneakers" [Universal Studios Sept 1992]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sneakers_(1992_film)

"Robot Wars" [1993] /tt0107979/

"Robot In The Family" [1994] with Joe Pantoliano, John Rhys-Davies
http://www.amazon.com/Robot-Family-VHS-Joe-Pantoliano/dp/6303001696/

"American Cyborg: Steel Warrior" [1994]

"The Android Affair" TV movie [1995] /tt0112360/

"Hostile Intent" [Alliance Ent. Aug 1997]
Hostile Intent thriller movie starring Rob Lowe  Filmed in Toronto; a team of renegade hackers have finally perfected the 'Guardian' software that blocks government cyber-snooping; a celebratory paintball game in the wilderness turns into a deadly battle for survival - personal survival as well as for freedom in cyberspace • Directed by Jonathan Heap; written by Manny Coto; starring Rob Lowe, Sofia Shinas, James Kidnie, John Savage, Saul Rubinek, Louis Del Grande, Ronn Sarosiak, Rino Romano, Christopher Kennedy, Gerry Quigley, Jody Racicot, Simon Reynolds, Patrick Chilvers, Marlon Brand, Sean Sullivan, Kevin Rushton, Randy Butcher, Chris Adams, Damir Andrei, Jonathan Potts & Ken Steadman
Echo Bridge Home Ent. color DVD [3/2005] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDb

"Lost In Space" feature film [New Line Cinema April 1998] /tt0120738/
William Hurt (Actor), Mimi Rogers (Actor), Stephen Hopkins (Director)
https://www.amazon.com/Lost-Space-Blu-ray-Gary-Oldman/dp/B002HFWAXG/
https://www.amazon.com/Lost-Space-William-Hurt/dp/0780622650/ dvd
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lost_in_Space_(film)
featuring the Rambler-Crane series Robot

"You've Got Mail" [1998]
http://www.amazon.com/Youve-Got-Mail-Tom-Hanks/dp/6305368171/

"The Contact" [] Korean remake 'inspired by YGM'
http://www.amazon.com/Contact-Chu-Sang-mi/dp/B001AII4OK/

"The Matrix" media franchise [Warner Bros. 1999]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:The_Matrix_(franchise)
http://www.thematrix.com/

listed #13 on Timeout London's Best 100 Science Fiction Movies in 2015  "The Matrix" feature film [Warner Bros. March 1999] /tt0133093/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Matrix

"The Matrix Reloaded" feature film [Warner Bros. May 2003] /tt0234215/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Matrix_Reloaded

"Animatrix" animation compilation [Warner Bros. June 2003] /tt0328832/

"The Matrix Revolutions" feature film [Warner Bros. Oct 2003] /tt0242653/
http://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-Matrix-Collection-Blu-ray/dp/B000OPPBEQ/
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001CEE1YE?psc=1&smid=A25MSY3QRPJIMP

The Matrix Collection 10-DVD box set  "The Matrix Collection" DVD Box Set [2008]
Warner Home Video widescreen color Blu-ray set [10/2008] 10 disks for $35.50
Warner Home Video widescreen color DVD set [10/2008] 10 disks for $31.43
the first four disks contain 4 feature-length films (with extras): "The Matrix" [1999], "Matrix Reloaded" [2003], "The Matrix Revolutions" [2003], and "Animatrix" animation compilation [2003]
— and the other six disks contain bonus material, including 106 {sic} short films & featurettes!

listed #81 on Timeout London's Best 100 Science Fiction Movies in 2015  "The Iron Giant" [Warner Bros. Aug 1999] /tt0129167/
animated science fiction comedy-drama film using both traditional animation and computer animation; based on the 1968 novel The Iron Man by Ted Hughes; directed by Brad Bird, scripted by Tim McCanlies, and stars Jennifer Aniston, Harry Connick Jr., Vin Diesel, Eli Marienthal, Christopher McDonald & John Mahoney
http://www.amazon.com/The-Iron-Giant-Special-Edition/dp/B00009M9BK/
http://www.amazon.com/Iron-Giant-Special-Eli-Marienthal/dp/B00009M9BK/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzK8ut_6ZQE = preview for remastered [3:13]

"Bicentennial Man" [1492/Columbia Dec 1999]
Bicentennial Man movie starring Robin Williams  An unusual android experiences emotions like a human, and wants to become more and more human, over two centuries of time. An excellent look at what exactly it means to be 'human', to be 'mortal'.
Directed by Chris Columbus; script by Nicholas Kazan, based on books by Isaac Asimov & Robert Silverberg; starring Robin Williams, Embeth Davidtz, Sam Neill & Oliver Platt
Touchstone widescreen DVD [1/2002] out of prodn/used
Disney color VHS [11/2000] out of prodn/used
Sony soundtrack CD by James Horner [12/99] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia
Bicentennial Man story collection by Isaac Asimov  "The Bicentennial Man & Other Stories" [11 stories; 1976]
by Isaac Asimov [1920-92]

story won 1977 Hugo Award for Best Novelette
Orion Publng pb [3/2000] out of print/used
Orion Publng pb [3/2000] out of print/used
Doubleday 8¼x6 hardcover [9/76] out of print/50+ used
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"The Strange Case of Seρor Computer" [indep Jan 2000]
'The Strange Case of Seρor Computer' film by Tom Sawyer  An antisocial, repressed, alcoholic, virginal computer scientist creates a robot that calls him 'Father' and offers advice on the man's troubled love life; the robot narrates the film • Co-produced, written & directed by and starring Tom Sawyer; also starring Rick Ziegler, Spencer Koerner, Will Lewis, David Damico, Gladys Hans, Lisa Goodman, Frenchy O'Brien, Isaiah Jurado, Barbara Beneville & Constance Tillotson • full credits at IMDb
World Artists b&w DVD [4/2002] for $14.99

"Track Down" [studio 2000]
Skeet Ulrich (Actor), Russell Wong (Actor)
http://www.amazon.com/Track-Down-Skeet-Ulrich/dp/B0002L57YQ/

"Antitrust" [Jan 2001]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antitrust_(film)

listed #23 on Timeout London's Best 100 Science Fiction Movies in 2015  Spielberg's "A.I. {Artificial Intelligence}" [Warner/DreamWorks June 2001]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A.I._Artificial_Intelligence
http://www.amazon.com/I-Artificial-Intelligence-Widescreen-Two-Disc/dp/B00003CXXP/

"Simone (S1m0ne)" [New Line Cinema Aug 2002]
written, produced and directed by Andrew Niccol; starring Al Pacino, Catherine Keener, Evan Rachel Wood,
Rachel Roberts, Jay Mohr, Winona Ryder + http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simone_(2002_film)

"Robot Stories" [Jan 2003] /tt0301777/
winner of 23 awards; 4-part film starring John Cariani, Catherine Carota
http://www.amazon.com/Robot-Stories-John-Cariani/dp/B0006Z2NMW/

Isaac Asimov's "I, Robot" feature film [Fox July 2004]
I, Robot movie poster  Directed by Alex Proyas; screenplay by Jeff Vintar & Akiva Goldsman; starring Will Smith, Bridget Moynahan, Alan Tudyk & James Cromwell
Fox widescreen color Blu-ray [3/2008] for $12.99
Fox Collector's Edition widescreen color DVD [5/2005] 2 disks for $17.99
Fox widescreen color DVD [12/2004] for $10.49
Fox color DVD [12/2004] for $13.49
Fox color VHS [12/2004] priced for rental market
Verese soundtrack CD [7/2004] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb
I, Robot novel by Isaac Asimov  
GOLD STAR: listed on Business Insider's The 25 Best Sci-Fi Books Of All Time, 10/2013  "I, Robot" [1950]
ten stories as told by robo-psychologist Dr. Susan Calvin
Bantam pb [7/94] for $7.50
Doubleday hardcover [6/63] out of print/used

more details (synopses, sequels, books & ebooks, links, merchandise) on the
Isaac Asimov Robot Mysteries Page at Blackhat Mystery Bookstore

"Robots" animated movie [Fox Blue Sky March 2005]
'Robots' 2005 animated movie  
'Robots' 2005 animated movie game on Xbox  
Robot Rodney likes to invent things; he decides to travel to The City to meet his inventor hero Bigweld . . .
Exec-produced by Christopher Meledandri; directed by Chris Wedge & Carlos Saldanha; written by David Lindsay-Abaire, Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel, Ron Mita & Jim McClain; featuring voices of Ewan McGregor, Mel Brooks, Greg Kinnear, Paula Abdul, Halle Berry, Lucille Bliss, Terry Bradshaw, Jim Broadbent, Amanda Bynes, Drew Carey, Jennifer Coolidge, Dylan Denton, Will Denton, Marshall Efron, Damien Fahey, Lowell Ganz, Paul Giamatti, Dan Hedaya, Jackie Hoffman, James Earl Jones, Jay Leno, Natasha Lyonne, Brian Scott McFadden, Tim Nordquist, Jansen Panettiere, Al Roker, Alan Rosenberg, Stephen Tobolowsky, Stanley Tucci, Chris Wedge, Dianne Wiest, Harland Williams, Robin Williams, Craw-ford Wilson; some DVDs include bonus material including an 'Aunt Fanny' animated short, deleted scenes, the original 'Robots' short that sold the movie to the studio, and a Blue Man Group music featurette
Fox widescreen color Blu-ray [10/2013] 2 disks for $5.96
Fox widescreen color Blu-ray [10/2015] 2 disks for $14.99
Fox widescreen color DVD [10/2013] for $5.19
Fox widescreen color DVD [3/2014] for $6.59
Fox Spanish-dubbed color VHS [3/2006] for $12,33
full credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia
"Robots" video game for Xbox [2006]
Microsoft video game for Xbox [9/2006] for $17.97 + s/h

"The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy" [Touchstone/Buena Vista April 2005] /tt0371724/
http://www.amazon.com/Hitchhikers-Guide-Galaxy-Blu-ray/dp/B000KEG938/ [2010]
http://www.amazon.com/Hitchhikers-Guide-Galaxy-Various/dp/B000BHHVNQ/

"The Making of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" video [2005] /tt0862752/

"Hitchin' a Ride with The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" TV movie [2005]

"Inside The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" TV movie [2005]

"On the Set: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" TV movie [2005]

"Don't Crash: The Documentary of the Making of the Movie of the Book of the Radio Series
of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"
video [2005]

"Zathura: A Space Adventure" [Sony/Columbia Nov 2005] /tt0406375/
http://www.amazon.com/Zathura-Special-Josh-Hutcherson/dp/B000DBHX4M/

"Android Apocalypse" TV movie [June 2006] /tt0470023/

"Run Robot Run" [indep Oct 2006] /tt0498383/
http://www.runrobotrun.com/
http://www.amazon.com/Run-Robot-Chris-Gibbs/dp/B002AP5WZQ/

"Transformers" live-action/CGI film [DreamWorks/Paramount June 2007]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transformers_(film)

"Transformers II: Revenge of the Fallen" live-action/CGI sequel [2009]
http://www.amazon.com/Transformers-Revenge-Single-Disc-Shia-LaBeouf/dp/B002IPFWTE/
http://www.amazon.com/Transformers-Extinction-Blu-ray-Bonus-Disc/dp/B00PNV3BA2/

"Transformers III: Dark of the Moon" live-action/CGI sequel [2011]

"Transformers IV: Age of Extinction" live-action/CGI sequel [2014]

"Hitman" [Europacorp/Fox Nov 2007]
'unrated' poster for Hitman 2007 movie  Agent 47 is a geneticaly-engineered professional hitman raised from birth to be an assassin by the group known as The Organization; he is double-crossed and becomes embroiled in an international conspiracy, caught between Interpol and Russian intelligence. (Troubled production: director Gens fired, many re-shoots, re-edited film.) Directed by Xavier Gens; written by Skip Woods, based on the "Hitman" video game by IO Interactive; starring Timothy Olyphant, Dougray Scott, Olga Kurylenko, Robert Knepper, Ulrich Thomsen, Henry Ian Cusick, Michael Offei, Christian Erickson, Eriq Ebouaney, Joe Sheridan, James Faulkner, Anca Radici & Peter Hudson
Fox Unrated Edition widescreen color Blu-ray/DVD combo [3/2008] 2 disks for $6.97
Fox Special Edition widescreen color Blu-ray/DVD combo [3/2008] 2 disks for $8.39
Fox Unrated Edition widescreen color DVD [3/2008] for $3.99
Fox Unrated Edition widescreen color DVD [3/2008] out of prodn/used
Fox widescreen color DVD [3/2008] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDb • official movie site • movie entry at Wikipedia
'Hitman' video game by IO Interactive   "Hitman" video games [2003]
Hitman Trilogy: "Blood Money", "Silent Assassins", "Contracts",
and sneak preview of new "Kane & Lynch"
Eidos/Square Enix video game set for PC [6/2007] 4 disks for $19.99
Eidos/Square Enix video game set for PlayStation2 [6/2007] 4 disks for $59.99
"Hitman 2: Silent Assassin"
Eidos/Io Interactive video game for Nintendo GameCube [6/2003] for $27.45
"Hitman: Contracts"
Eidos/Square Enix video game for PlayStation2 [4/2004] for $23.70
Eidos/Square Enix video game for Xbox [4/2004] for $18.99

listed #40 on Timeout London's Best 100 Science Fiction Movies in 2015  "WALL•E" [Disney/Pixar June 2008]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WALL-E
http://www.amazon.com/Wall-E-Three-Disc-Blu-ray-DVD-Combo/dp/B004UFEJXK/

"Maidroid" aka "Maid-Droid" [2008] /tt1381106/
Akiho Yoshizawa(Actor), Anri Suzuki(Actor), Naoyuki Tomomatsu(Director)
http://www.amazon.com/Maid-Droid-Akiho-Yoshizawa/dp/B002OVB9Y4/

"Maidroid 2: Maidroid vs. Hostroids" sequel [2010] /tt1759731/

"Summer Wars" [Warner Bros. Aug 2009]
Japanese animated science fiction film directed by Mamoru Hosoda
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Summer_Wars

"K9" TV series [26 episodes 2009-2010] spin-off from "Doctor Who"
robotic dog TV series; pilot aired October 2009, 25 more episodes aired January-July 2010
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1102732/ • 'K9' official fansite

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"Robot World: A Meeting With Your Alternate Double" documentary [2010]
'Robot World' non-verbal film essay  60-minute non-verbal film essay that depicts the evolution of robots from a mechanical somnambulist to an autonomous sensorium • Directed by Martin H. Schmitt; music by neoclassical violinist Matt Howden
VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available at Amazon • soundtrack CD exists, not available on Amazon
bare credits at IMDb • official movie site
watch official trailer [2:21] online at YouTube

"Enthiran / Robot / Robo" [Ayngaran Intl./Sun Pictures India Sept 2010]
poster for Enthiran / Robot / Robo 2010 movie from India  Bollywood epic running almost three hours; an android falls in love with his creator's bride-to-be; location filming in Goa, Peru, Brasil, India, Austria & VietNam • Co-written & directed by S. Shankar; music by A.R. Rahman; starring Rajinikanth {dual role}, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Danny Denzongpa, Santhanam, Karunas, Delhi Kumar, Cochin Hanifa, Kalabhavan Mani, Devadarshini Chetan, Sabu Cyril
155-minute Reliance Hindi-language w/Eng subtitles widescreen color DVD [2011] for $18.49
Hindi-language w/Eng subtitles color DVD [2011] for $39.00
Sri Balaji Video Telugu-language widescreen color DVD [2011] for $14.99
Tamil-language w/Eng subtitles color DVD [2011] 2 disks out of prodn/used
Amazon Instant Video w/English subtitles [2:56:00] rental $3.49, purchase $7.99
Think Music MP3 album by A.R. Rahman & others [4/2016] 7 tracks for $5.99
Think Music MP3 album by A.R. Rahman & others [7/2010] 7 tracks for $6.99
full credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia
watch 2-hour subtitled version [2:00:01] online at YouTube

"Enthiran 2.0" [Lyca Prodns Diwali 2017?]  10/2017
poster for 'Enthiran 2.0' 2017 movie from India  Budget of 350 crore rupees, making it the most expensive movie of Asia to date; takes place in year 2030 {not a sequel}: missiles attack San Francisco, London, Los Angeles and Chitti the Robot is rebuilt to save humanity • Directed by S. Shankar; starring Rajinikanth {dual role}, Akshay Kumar, Amy Jackson, Sudhanshu Pandey, Adil Hussain, Kalabhavan Shajohn, Riyaz Khan, Kaizaad Kotwal, Maya Krishnan
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • full credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia

"Rob The Robot" TV series [TVO Canada 2010-13] /tt1787439/
45 episodes aired from Sept 2010 to 2013

"The Social Network"
[Relativity Media / Columbia Oct 2010]
Social Network 2010 movie poster  "You don't get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies": The story of the college student who created the Facebook phenomenon and six years later became the youngest billionaire in history. Directed by David Fincher; based on the book by Ben Mezrich; starring Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Brenda Song, Rashida Jones, Max Minghella, Rooney Mara & Joseph Mazzello
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • full credits at IMDb • official movie site
Accidental Billionaires / Founding of Facebook book by Ben Mezrich  "The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook - A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius, and Betrayal" [2009 bestseller] by Ben Mezrich
Without access to central figure Mark Zuckerberg, the author fictionalized many important parts of the story, as well as sensationalizing college life; the result is a questionable but nonetheless exciting tale.
Anchor 8¼x6 pb [5/2010] for $10.85
Doubleday 9¼x6 hardcover [7/2009] for $16.50

"Glenn The Flying Robot (Glenn 3948: Le Robot Volant)" [DVD release 2011]
co-produced & directed by Marc Goldstein; starring Gerard Depardieu, Billy Boyd, Marc Goldstein + /tt0934446/
http://www.amazon.com/Glenn-Flying-Robot-Gerard-Depardieu/dp/B004FUYSVS/
http://www.amazon.com/Glenn-3948-Blu-ray-Patrick-Bauchau/dp/B0057JISVW/

"Source Code" [Vendτme/Summit Ent. April 2011]
Source Code time loop movie  Source Code time loop movie starring Jake Gyllenhaal   Tagline: "Make every second count" • A U.S. Army pilot who barely survived a mission in Afghan-istan (he is comatose and many of his body parts are now missing) is locked inside a time chamber and sent to ride a commuter train to Chicago in repeated attempts to identify the passenger who will set off a 'dirty bomb' in downtown Chicago unless he is stopped. Directed by Duncan Jones; written by Ben Ripley; starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga & Jeffrey Wright
Summit Ent. widescreen color Blu-ray [7/2011] for $5.00
Summit Ent. widescreen color DVD [7/2011] for $5.00
full credits at IMDb • official movie site • movie entry at Wikipedia
watch 11/2010 official trailer [2:23] online at YouTube

"Robotropolis" [U.K. Sept 2011] /tt1754438/
filmed in Singapore; written & directed by Christopher Hatton

"Real Steel" [DreamWorks/Touchstone Oct 2011] /tt0433035/
Starring Hugh Jackman; in the near future, robot boxing becomes a top sport; a struggling promoter finds a discarded robot
and decides to train him to be a champion.
http://www.amazon.com/Real-Steel-Three-Disc-Combo-Blu-ray/dp/B004A8ZWWE/

"Hugo" [Warner Bros. Nov 2011]
Hugo 2011 movie from Martin Scorsese  Live-action adventure in 3-D based on Brian Selznick’s bestselling 2007 book; filmed in U.K. & in Paris, France
Co-produced & directed by Martin Scorsese; script by John Logan; starring Asa Butterfield, Ben Kingsley {as cinema pioneer Georges Mιliθs}, Sacha Baron Cohen, Chloe Grace Moretz, Helen McCrory, Jude Law, Christopher Lee, Emily Mortimer, Frances de la Tour, Richard Griffiths & Michael Stuhlbarg, with archive footage enhanced for 3-D of Charles Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd & Georges Mιliθs; received 11 Oscar nominations: won for Best Art Direction, Best Cinemato-graphy, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing & Best Visual Effects; nominatited for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Music Score, Best Costume Design & Best Film Editing; also won A.F.I. Movie of The Year, Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Award, two BAFTA Film Awards (and 7 other BAFTA noms), National Board of Review Awards for Best Director & Best Film, Satellite Award for Best Visual Effects, three Visual Effects Society Awards
Paramount 3-D Three-Disk Combo w/s color Blu-ray/DVD/digital bundle [2/2012] for $27.99
Paramount Two-Disk Combo widescreen color Blu-ray/DVD/digital bundle [2/2012] for $21.99
Paramount Studios widescreen color DVD [2/2012] for $15.49
full credits at IMDb • official movie site • movie entry at Wikipedia

Invention of Hugo Cabret children's book by Brian Selznick  "The Invention of Hugo Cabret" [ages 9-12; 2007 bestseller]    
by Brian Selznick

An orphan boy surviving inside a Paris, France railroad station meets an
eccentric girl and a bitter old man, putting the boy's most precious secret
in jeopardy; book won the 2008 Caldecott Medal

Scholastic Press 8¼x6 hardcover [1/2007] for $13.72
official book site • book entry at Wikipedia

"Time of The Robots" [indep Feb 2012]
poster for screening of 'Time of The Robots' in Chicago  An epic silent space opera about a robot-based alien invasion, featuring unique visuals created by meticulously modifying and editing thousands of hours of silent and serial film footage; the original story, musical score, and sound design create a new experience highly reminiscent of early cinema. "It's a NEW silent sci-fi B-movie . . . MADE from B-movies . . . for people who LOVE B-movies!" • A film by Erik Hammen • full credits at IMDb • official movie site

"Robot & Frank" [Aug 2012]
Robot & Frank 2012 movie starring Frank Langella  An elderly jewel former thief receives the gift of a robot butler from his son, and soon Robot & Frank team up for one last heist. • Directed by Jake Schreier; screenplay by Christopher Ford; starring Frank Langella, Peter Sarsgaard {voice of Robot}, James Marsden, Liv Tyler, Susan Sarandon, Jeremy Strong, Jeremy Sisto, Bonnie Bentley, Ana Gasteyer, Katherine Waterston, Dario Barosso, Joshua Ormond, James D. Compton, and robot performers Rachael Ma & Dana Morgan
Region 1 Blu-ray not available (2017)
Sony Pictures Home Ent. widescreen color DVD [2/2013] for $8.77
full credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia
watch 6/2012 official trailer [2:39] online at YouTube
watch 3/2013 featurette [5:24] online at YouTube

"App" aka "Android" [2013] /tt2536436/

"Disconnect" [L.D. Ent. April 2013] /tt1433811/
A hard-working lawyer, attached to his cell phone, can't find the time to communicate with his family. A couple is endangered when their secrets are exposed online. A widowed ex-cop struggles to raise a mischievous son who cyber-bullies a classmate. An ambitious journalist sees a career-making story in a teen who performs on an adult-only site. They are strangers, neighbors, and colleagues and their stories collide in a riveting dramatic thriller about ordinary people struggling to connect in today's wired world.
http://www.amazon.com/Disconnect-Blu-ray-Bateman/dp/B00DUX28V8/

"Annedroids" webcast series [Amazon Studios 2013-2015]
'Annedroids' children's webcast series  Independent half-hour VOD {video on demand} series about girl genius Anne who secretly builds robots from parts found in the junkyard next door; other key characters are Shania, Nick, and Grandma; featured robots are named Pal, Eyes, and Hand. Pilot went online in April 2013; first season also had six episodes online in July 2014 and six more episodes online in October 2014; second season of 13 episodes online in July 2015. Series co-produced, co-written & directed by J.J. Johnson; starring Addison Holley, Jadiel Dowlin & Adrianna Di Liello
so far 26 episodes are available - exclusively on Amazon Instant Video & Amazon Prime
Amazon Instant Video [7/2014 & 10/2014] purchase SD $19.99, HD $24.99
Amazon Instant Video [7/2015] - pricing not yet displayed
series credits at IMDb • series official site • series entry at Wikipedia
watch official trailer [2:23] online at YouTube

"Cybornetics: Urban Cyborg" early version? [2012] /tt1974241/

"Cybornetics: Urban Cyborg" 111-minute feature [360 Sound & Vision Sept 2013] /tt3036250/
directed by Dwayne Buckle; starring James Rich & Justin A. Davis
http://www.amazon.com/Cybornetics-Urban-Cyborg-VHS-2014/dp/B00NRYU8ZI/
http://www.amazon.com/Cybornetics-Justiin-Hillary-Hawkins-Yen-Pfisterraw/dp/B00D6I7

listed #46 on Timeout London's Best 100 Science Fiction Movies in 2015  "Her" [Warner Bros. Dec 2013]
produced, written & directed by Spike Jonze
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Her_(film)

"Internet Famous" [indep Jan-Feb 2014]
Internet Famous 7-episode internet series  A thirty-year-old who works the copy desk of the 'Celebrity Corner' column at Pittsburgh's second worst newspaper thinks that he has artistic talent and really wants to be famous; but an obcene rant during a drunken night out is filmed by his roommate, the video goes viral, and he gets much more than he bargained for . . . (There seems to be no connection to the 2016 movie, except the shared title, which is a recent meme.) 7-episode internet series (podcast) filmed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; co-produced, written & directed by Chris Lee & Thomas Williams; starring Trent Wolfred
Sandbar Stories Complete First Season color DVD-R [6/2014] for $14.99
full credits at IMDb

"The Adventures of RoboRex" [Kaboom! Ent. 2014]
Adventures of RoboRex 2014 movie  A boy and his dog must save the world: a robotic dog with superpowers is sent from the future to battle an evil science professor and an evil robotic cat . . . • Filmed in Utah; co-written & directed by Stephen Shimek; co-produced & co-written by Kristi Shimek; starring Kalvin Stinger, Ethan Phillips, Ben Browder, Adam Johnson {voice of RoboRex}, Maggie Scott, Rocky Myers, Christopher Buster, Blake Webb, Clinton Coltrin, Casey Scott, Kendra Hitchcock, Amannda Ashby
Phase 4 Films widescreen color Blu-ray [5/2016] for $21.99
Sony Pictures Home Ent. widescreen color DVD [10/2014] for $6.87
full credits at IMDb • watch official 9/2014 trailer [2:19] online at YouTube
watch full movie [12/2016 upload; 1:27:00] online at YouTube

"Algorithm: The Hacker Movie" [July 2014]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qpudAhYhpc [1.30.27]

"The Congress" [studio VOD release July 2014] Robin Wright, Jon Hamm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2k4btxCSkns

"Sync" [2014] /tt4160734/
8-minute short film produced, written & directed by Hasraf Dulull

"WhoAmI - Kein System ist Sicher" [Germany Sept 2014]
("Who Am I - No System Is Safe") /tt3042408/
Filmed in Berlin and Rostock, Germany; written & directed by Baran bo Odar; starring Tom Schilling, Elyas M'Barek
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Who_Am_I_%E2%80%93_No_System_is_Safe
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vnjheCqRIs [2.02]

"Men, Women & Children" [studio Oct 2014] /tt3179568/
co-written & directed by Jason Reitman; a bit like a French farce: a suburban neighborhood gets more and more
involved with the internet, amid swirls of interconnected surprises

"Automata (Autσmata)" [Millennium Ent. Oct 2014]
Automata sci-fi feature film starring Antonio Banderas  Filmed in Bulgaria; in the near future, Persona Synthetics is selling 'synth' (synthetic human) robots as helpers in the home and in business; but not everyone treats them properly, and insurance investigators have been finding that some of the new models are missing the Asimov's Second Protocol . . . • Co-written & directed by Gabe Ibαρez; co-produced by & starring Antonio Banderas; also starring Dylan McDermott, Melanie Griffith, Birgitte Hjort Sψrensen, Robert Forster, Tim McInnerny, David Ryall, Javier Bardem & Andrew Tiernan
Millennium Ent. widescreen color Blu-ray [11/2014] for $14.99
Millennium Ent. widescreen color DVD [11/2014] for $12.99
full credits at IMDb • official movie site • watch official trailer [2:25] online at YouTube

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"Blackhat" [Universal/Legendary Jan 2015]
Blackhat 2015 cyberterrorism movie  A convicted hacker is released from prison to track an international cybercrime network; he and his partners travel from Chicago to Los Angeles to Hong Kong to Djakarta, leaving a trail of dead bodies . . . • Co-produced & directed by Michael Mann; written by Morgan Davis Foehl; starring Chris Hemsworth, Leehom Wang, Wei Tang, Viola Davis, Holt McCallany, Andy On, Ritchie Coster, Christian Borle, John Ortiz, Yorick van Wageningen, Tyson Chak, Brandon Molale, Danny Burstein, Archie Kao, Abhi Sinha, Jason Butler Harner, Manny Montana, Spencer Garrett, Shi Liang, Kan Mok, Sophia Santi & Muscle Marquez
Universal Studios widescreen color Blu-ray [5/2015] 2 disks for $19.96
Universal Studios widescreen color DVD [5/2015] for $14.11
full credits at IMDb • official movie site • movie entry at Wikipedia

"Chappie" [studio March 2015]

"Robot Overlords" [Pinewood/Signature March 2015]
Robot Overlords 2015 British movie  Earth has been conquered by robots from a distant galaxy; survivors are confined to their houses and must wear electronic implants, risking incineration by robot sentries if they venture outside. But British teenagers learn how to neutralize the implants, and they begin a rebellion . . . • Co-written & directed by Jon Wright; co-written by Mark Stay; starring Ben Kingsley, Gillian Anderson, Callan McAuliffe, Ella Hunt, James Tarpey, Milo Parker, Craig Garner, Steven Mackintosh, Tamer Hassan, Geraldine James, Roy Hudd, David McSavage, Lalor Roddy, Justin Salinger, Jonathan McAndrew, Sonny Green, Andy Linden, Mark Asante, James Swain, Abigail Castleton, Jude Wright (voice), Nicholas Farrell (voice)
Region A/1 Blu-ray not available • Vertical Ent. widescreen color DVD [8/2015] for $10.86
full credits at IMDb • official movie website • movie entry at Wikipedia
watch 11/2014 official trailer [2:02] online at YouTube

"Robot Warlords" video game [I glumedia March 2015]
official company website {parked 2017}

"Robot Warlords" [in development 2017] /tt3398576/
aka "Our Robot Overlords 2: Dominion"

"Unfriended" [Universal Pictures April 2015]
'Offline', 'Cybernatural', 'Unfriended' movie  A found-footage supernatural teen horror film; filming and festival circuit in 2014 under the title "Offline"; renamed "Cybernatural" in 2015; renamed again for Universal release; the video of a teen being raped went viral and she was bullied to commit suicide; a year later, six of the worst bullies find themselves ordered to stay logged on to a Skype conference call or 'someone will die' • Directed by Levan Gabriadze; co-produced & written by Nelson Greaves; starring Shelley Hennig, Renee Olstead, Courtney Halverson, Jacob Wysocki, Will Peltz, Moses Jacob Storm, Heather Sossaman, Mickey River, Cal Barnes & Christa Hartsock; won two awards at Fantasia Film Festival
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDb • official movie site • movie entry at Wikipedia
watch official trailer [2:45] at YouTube

"Ex Machina" [UK Jan 2015, USA April 2015]
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0470752/ + www.meet-ava.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYGzRB4Pnq8 Official Trailer

"Mr. Robot" TV series [USA Network June 2015]
    
'Mr. Robot' TV series  
'Mr. Robot; TV series, second season DVD  
Location filming around New York City (Manhattan, Coney Island, Kensington, Brooklyn, Queens, the subway); Elliot is working as a cyber-security engineer by day and as a vigilante hacker as part of Fsociety by night; his internal struggles surrounding his upbringing and personal life intertwine with his present external challenges; First Season ten episodes, Second Season twelve episodes, Third Season set for 2017 but episode count unknown (2017). • Series created & co-produced by Sam Esmail; starring Rami Malek, Christian Slater, Carly Chaikin, Portia Doubleday, Martin Wallstrφm, Stephanie Corneliussen, Michael Cristofer, Sunita Mani, Azhar Khan, Grace Gummer, Michael Drayer, Vaishnavi Sharma, Michel Gill, Jeremy Holm, Ron Cephas Jones, Gloria Reuben, Ben Rappaport, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Frankie Shaw, Omar Metwally, Joey Bada$$, Craig Robinson, Aidan Liebman, Sakina Jaffrey, B.D. Wong, Aaron Takahashi, Michael Maize, Deshane Granger, Anne Tolpegin, Annika Pergament, Michele Hicks, Bruce Altman, Erik Jensen, Chris Conroy, Bernadette Quigley, Sean Allan Krill, Eve Lindley, Elliot Villar, Don Sparks, Rasik Ohal, Nadia Gan, Olivia Washington, Anthony Jennings, Kareem Savinon, Budd Mishkin, Armand Schultz, Rick Gonzalez, Nick Mills, Randy Harrison, Jordan Gelber, Sandrine Holt, J. Alphonse Nicholson, Luke Robertson, Kenneth Lee, Tom Riis Farrell, Tom Knutson, Stephen Lin, Edward James Hyland, Kaitlin Large, Mark Lotito, Lyman Chen, Olli Haaskivi, James Lloyd Reynolds, Sahar Bibiyan, Laurie Segall, Abeer Khan, Lorin Partalis, Sean Patrick Folster, Danielle Nicolette Najarian, Grant Chang, Kevin Hogan, Craig Wroe, Samrat Chakrabarti, Susan Pourfar, Fang Du, Mark McGann, Paul Fusco {as ALF}, Lucy Teitler (voice); won Primetime Emmy Awards for Lead Actor & Music Composition, AFI TV Program of the Year Award, Peabody Award, Casting Society of America Artios Award, Gold Derby Awards for Guest Actor (Drama) & Lead Actor (Drama), Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor, Audience Award at S.X.S.W. Film Festival, W.G.A. Award for New TV Series
Season 1: Universal Studios Home Ent. widescreen color Blu-ray [1/2016] 2 disks for $24.86
Season 1: Universal Studios Home Ent. widescreen color DVD [1/2016] 3 disks for $17.96
Season 2.0: Universal Studios Home Ent. widescreen color Blu-ray [1/2017] 3 disks for $29.99
Season 2.0: Universal Studios Home Ent. widescreen color DVD [1/2017] 4 disks for $24.99
Season 3: DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDb • official movie website • movie entry at Wikipedia
watch fanmade Season 1 trailer [2:23] online at YouTube
watch official Season 2 trailer [1:30] online at YouTube
visit 'Mr. Robot' Channel [est. 3/2015] at YouTube
'Mr. Robot' TV series soundtrack album on CD  "Mr. Robot Original Television Series Soundtrack, Volume 1" [2016] by Mac Quayle
Lakeshore Records soundtrack CD [6/2016] for $13.75
"Mr. Robot Original Television Series Soundtrack, Volume 2" [2016] by Mac Quayle
Lakeshore Records soundtrack CD [6/2016] for $14.99
Lakeshore Records MP-3 soundtrack album [6/2016] 23 tracks for $9.49
listen to fanmade soundtrack album [1:01:51] online at YouTube

"Who Is Mr. Robot?" official fansite [NBCUniversal 2014]
includes listserve function and free video game • click here

"The Careful Massacre of The Bourgeoisie" short film [1984]
parody and homage to the surrealist movie "The Discreet Charm of The Bourgeoisie" [1972] by Luis Buρuel [1900-83]
one of "Mr. Robot" creator Sam Esmail's favorite films; included on the Season 2 DVD & Blu-ray
watch short film [8:35] online at NBCUniversal's fansite

"Mr. Robot: M4k1ng_0f_Mr_R0b0t.mov" documentary short [Universal Studios Jan 2016]
Directed & edited by Esteban Arguello; featuring Sam Esmail, Rami Malek, Carly Chaikin, Portia Doubleday, Christian Slater
run time 12 minutes 13 seconds • available on the Season 1 DVD & Blu-ray • credits at IMDb
watch short film [12:13] online at V.K. Intl

"Mr. Robot: Behind_The_Mask_Mr_Robot_2.0.mov" documentary short [Universal Studios Jan 2017]
run time 10 minutes 35 seconds • available on the Season 2 DVD & Blu-ray • no credits at IMDb

'Mr. Robot: Red Wheelbarrow' TV series tie-in book  "Mr. Robot: Red Wheelbarrow (eps1.91_redwheelbarr0w.txt)" [2016]
by Sam Esmail and series writer Courtney Looney

hints and explanations about Season 2; bonus objects include a torn newspaper clipping,
a sealed envelope, and a postcard

Kindle Edition from Harry N. Abrams [11/2016] for $13.49
Harry N. Abrams 9¾x7¾ hardcover w/objects [11/2016] for $19.46

"HUMVNS" TV series [Channel Four & A.M.C. June 2015]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humans_(TV_series)
http://www.channel4.com/programmes/humans
http://www.amc.com/shows/humans
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eb2RTxKnmn8 [2.25]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQp3qJWDQg8 [0.31]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_7cuBM53vs sally ad 1.31

which is based on "Δkta Mδnniskor (Real Humans)", a 20-episode Swedish science fiction/drama series that aired 2012-2014
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Real_Humans

"Hitman: Agent 47" [T.S.G./Fox Aug 2015]
poster for 'Hitman Agent 47' 2015 movie  Filmed in Singapore & Germany; years ago, a Russian/East German scientist created G.M.O. (genetically-modified) assassins for the I.C.A. (Intl. Contract Agency); but he realized that these cloned humans were intended as an army of terrorists, so he abandoned the project and his daughter and went into hiding. Adult Katia has exceptional powers of hearing and sensing and her only purpose in life is to find her father. Failed cyborg experiment John Smith arrives to protect her from Agent 47, who is supposedly trying to kill her - the rest of the plot is kinda complicated. • Co-produced & co-written by Skip Woods; directed by Aleksander Bach; co-written by Michael Finch, based on the "Hitman" video game by IO Interactive; starring Rupert Friend, Hannah Ware, Zachary Quinto, Ciarαn Hinds, Thomas Kretschmann, Rolf Kanies, Thomas Kretschmann & Angelababy
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • full credits at IMDb • official movie site • movie entry at Wikipedia
watch official trailers at YouTube: 2/2015 trailer #1 [2:29] • 6/2015 U.K. trailer #2 [2:30] • 8/2015 trailer #3 [2:24]

"Robot World" [Dec 2015]
Robot World   A space pilot is marooned on an alien planet and soon discovers that the only inhabitants are predatory machines that are designed to hunt down all animal life • Executive producer Jason Price; co-produced, written & directed by and starring Neil Rowe; co-produced, music by and starring Amanda Rowe; also starring Ian Rowe, Tamsyn Pickford, Jacob Peter Rowe, Claire Soper, Paul Soper, Lisa Mitchell, Tony Mitchell, Alex Soper, Izzy Soper, Olivia Mitchell
Sony Pictures Home Ent. widescreen color DVD [8/2016] for $13.59
full credits at IMDb

"Ratchet & Clank" animated feature [April 2016]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvWRilQ9lnI trailer #1 (2:30)

"Internet Famous" feature film [indep June 2016]
Internet Famous 2016 feature-length video  Parody of internet content; a group of internet 'sensations' compete to become a television show: one song-parody artist, one sexy commedienne, one prankster, one girl with no actual talent, and one 'serious filmmaker' and his cat, Mr. Blankets. (There seems to be no connection to the 2014 podcast, except the shared title, which is a recent meme.) Co-produced, co-written & directed by Michael J. Gallagher; co‑produced & co-written by and starring Steve Greene; also starring Shane Dawson, Amanda Cerny, Wendy McColm, Richard Ryan, Christian DelGrosso, John Michael Higgins, Missi Pyle, Tony Cavalero, Roger Bart
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • full credits at IMDb • official movie website
watch 6/2016 official trailer [3:17] online at YouTube
Lakeshore Records MP-3 soundtrack album download [6/2016] 15 tracks for $9.49

"Hard Knock Robots" animated short [D+Fault Ent. VOD release June 2016]
Hard Knock Robots 2017 animated short  Robots are treated as second-class citizens, making it hard to find a job; robot Steel-Toe finds a dream job, which turns out to be a nightmare . . . • 19-minute short produced, written & directed by Dandrell Scott; featuring voices of Chyna Fox, Dandrell Scott, Sarah Albritton, Mike Samp, Em Brown, Tony Harris, Briane Goodrum, Quincy Duncan, Ryan Williams, Krystal Carter, Chris Higgins, Lem Slaughter
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • Amazon Instant Video [6/2016] rental $2.99, purchase $5.99
credits at IMDb • filmmaker official website
watch 6/2016 official trailer [0:30] at YouTube

"Lo and Behold: Reveries of The Connected World"
[Magnolia Pictures Aug 2016]
Lo and Behold documentary film by Werner Herzog  98-minute documentary film by Werner Herzog told in ten chapters on the origins of
the 'connected world' and the internet and social networks and their future . . .

DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
latest credits at IMDb • official movie site • movie entry at Wikipedia
watch official trailer [2:15] at YouTube

"OMG, I'm A Robot!" [Israel 2015, USA Dec 2016]  12/2016
Israeli movie 'OMG, I'm A Robot!'  Filmed in Hebrew, U.S. release dubbed in English?; teenager suddenly realizes that he is a robot, with superpowers . . . • Written & directed by Tal Goldberg & Gal Zelezniak; starring Yotam Ishay, Tzhay Grad, Dror Keren, Hili Yalon, Inna Bakelman. Yossi Marshak, David Kigler, Nelly Tagar
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • full credits at IMDb

Coming  Soon?

"Android" [in development - 2017 release?]  
Directed by Niall Johnson; written by Matt O'Reilly; starring Olga Kurylenko & Aaron Paul • latest info at IMDb

"Lost In Space" TV series remake [in development for 2018?]  2018?
Announced 11/2016: Actress Parker Posey is signed for gender-swapped role of Dr. Smith in the Netflix remake of 1960s "Lost in Space";
the 10-episode series is set to debut sometime in 2018 • series credits at IMDb • series entry at Wikipedia

R.U.R. Genesis video short  "R.U.R. Genesis" [Helicon Arts Sept 2013]
7-minute live-action color video short; no real plot, robot girl tries to escape robot gangster thugs; youngsters 'protected' by requiring sign-in at YouTube for some reason • Co-written & directed by James Kerwin; co-written by Andrew Deutsch; starring Chase Masterson, Kipleigh Brown, James Ellis Lane, Amara Cash, Vic Mignogna, John Champion, Mary Czerwinski, Vanessa Loret, Jason Weiss, Frederic Jean, Shadii, Meg Wolf
Helicon Arts soundtrack CD by Mike Avenaim [2/2014] 4 tracks for $13.99
full credits at IMDb • official movie site • watch official promo/short [9/2013 upload; 6:56] at YouTube

"R.U.R." feature film [Helicon Arts - in development for 2019?]  2019?
based on "Rossum’s Universal Robots" 1920 stageplay by Karel Capek
latest info at IMDb • official movie site

untitled 'Boilerplate' project [in development since 2010]
Announced 7/2010: Producer J.J. Abrams acquired rights for an adaptaion of the 'Boilerplate' books • latest info at IMDb (2016)

Heartbreakers Meet Boilerplate book by Paul Guinan & Anina Bennett  "Heartbreakers Meet Boilerplate" [2005]
by Paul Guinan & Anina Bennett

Two female activist clones discover the Victorian robot Boilerplate and team up with him to prevent being captured by the evil clone-makers; a graphic novel in author Guinan's 'paintography' style
I.D.W. Publng 8½x6 pb [8/2005] out of print/used
Boilerplate Mechanical Marvel book by Paul Guinan & Anina Bennett  "Boilerplate: History's Mechanical Marvel" [2009]
by Paul Guinan & Anina Bennett, Foreword by Sean G. David

The 1893 mechanical soldier Boilerplate lived an action-packed 'Zelig'- or 'Forrest Gump'-style life, fighting alongside Teddy Roosevelt at San Juan Hill, Pancho Villa in Mexico, and Lawrence in Arabia, traveling to Alaska and the South Pole, then disappearing during the Great War; lavishly illustrated text, with a full index
Harry N. Abrams 11x8½ hardcover [10/2009] out of print/60+ used
official booksite • watch official book promo video [2:30] online

"How To Survive A Robot Uprising" [postponed] /tt0800340/
"You probably found 'How To Survive A Robot Uprising' in the humor section. Let's just hope [that] that is where it belongs." — author Daniel H. Wilson
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_to_Survive_a_Robot_Uprising

"Robopocalypse" [Fox/DreamWorks - postponed] /tt1541155/
In January 2013, producer Steven Spielberg said that the script was not ready (too costly) and needed a rewrite,
and that the project was postponed indefinitely

"Robopocalypse" bestseller book [2011] by Daniel H. Wilson
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robopocalypse
Doubleday published the official sequel "Robogenesis" in 2014.
http://www.danielhwilson.com/

"Cyborg" [D.C. / Warner Bros. release 2020?] /tt4123436/
based on the comic books by George Pιrez & Marv Wolfman


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