At a congress of Catholic media last week, Pope Benedict XVI warned that new technologies could cause people to confuse virtual worlds with our real one. Unfortunately, it looks like there's no salvation for avatars.
It's been a decade of ups and downs for science fiction television. On one hand we got Battlestar Galactica, on the other Firefly was canceled. But so many truly terrible shows managed to scrape by without notice — until now.
Cold Souls set out an ambitious task: tell a Charlie Kaufman-style tale about a company that extracts and leases human souls. But, tragically, the result is a film more interested in explaining its ideas than telling a compelling story.