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Love on Altered Carbon: The Ramification of Stacks and Sleeves!

Altered Carbon – Detective Kristin Ortega (Martha Higareda), Takeshi Kovacs (Joel Kinnaman) – Photo courtesy of Netflix.

Love has many components – physical attraction, pheromones, appreciation of similarities and differences, and so on.

In Netflix’s Altered Carbon, where bodies (sleeves) can be replaced/exchanged by simply moving one’s digitally recorded soul (stacks) into a new sleeve, how does love even work?

In a new video, the series creator and stars take a look at love on Altered Carbon.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Altered Carbon Is Addictive B-Movie-Style Fun!

Altered Carbon – Takeshi Kovacs (Joel Kinnaman), Laurens Bancroft (James Purefoy) – Photo courtesy of Netflix.

You can see elements of other science fiction classics in Altered Carbon – protagonist wakes up after hundreds of year (Samurai Jack); those who can afford it can live forever via imprinting their souls on ‘stacks,’ which then be inserted into the body (called a sleeve) of one’s choosing (Ghost in the Shell) and a setting very similar to Blade Runner – but even when a series wears its influences on its (ahem) sleeves, it can still be something bigger, smaller or equal to those influences.

Altered Carbon is mostly equal – and a lot of fun.

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You Always Have To Get Up: Behind the Fight Sequences of Altered Carbon!

Altered Carbon – Takeshi Kovacs (Joel Kinnaman) – Photo courtesy of Netflix.

Altered Carbon director Laeta Kalogridis and her cast take us behind the scenes for a look at the series’ unique fight sequences.

Netflix’s Altered Carbon premieres on February 2nd.

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McFarland, USA – Running into the Heart of America!

McFARLAND

Yes, it’s a sports movie. And yes, there’s a ‘Big Race.’ But MacFarland USA is not just another sports movie. It’s a story of families – the ones we’re born into; the ones we build around us in our communities, and the ones that expand beyond even that.

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First Poster: McFarland – Champions Can Come From Anywhere!

McFarland Pep Talk

Based on the 1987 true story, “McFarland” follows novice runners from McFarland, an economically challenged town in California, as they give their all to build a cross-country team under the direction of Coach Jim White (Kevin Costner), a newcomer to their predominantly Latino high school, with whom they ultimately bond to build not only a championship cross-country team but an enduring legacy as well.

Check out McFarland’s first poster after the break. McFarland opens on February 20, 2015.

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Uplifting Trailer: McFarland!

McFARLAND

Based on the true story of a team of long distance runners from a predominantly Latino high school and their decidedly not Latino coach, McFarland is the story of a unique kind of American dream.

McFarland stars Kevin Costner, Maria Bello, Morgan Saylor, Martha Higareda, Michael Aguero, Sergio Avelar, Hector Duran, Rafael Martinez, Johnny Ortiz, Carlos Pratts, Ramiro Rodriguez, Danny Mora, Valente Rodriguez, Vanessa Martinez and Chris Ellis. It premiere on February 20, 2015. Check out the trailer after the jump.

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