When Ghost in the Shell debuted in manga form in 1989, we were living in a pre-Internet age – a time of William Gibson cyber-punk fiction, the personal computer held infinite potential and the year 1999 still felt like the far-flung, robot-filled future. It was a pre-The Matrix time. It was a more innocent technological age.
A friend of mine has already turned ‘Magic Mike’ into a verb. A verb that could be used in the sentence, “What am I doing tonight? A glass of wine, a warm bath-- maybe a Magic Mike.” She hasn’t even seen the film, just the trailer in which Channing Tatum and his beefcake co-stars strip [...]