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Ex Machina a philosophical look at artifical intelligence

...uncertainty as to the true nature of her character throughout the film. The true star of the film, however, is writer/director Garland, who turns what could be a short "Twilight Zone" kind of tale into a gripping character study. The film...
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Inside out color coated memories

...they're going to carry it through for an entire movie." After watching the movie and seeing how masterfully the writers, directors and animators were indeed able to carry the concept through, I realized that I've had this same worry about Pixar...
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"Dumb and Dumber To"

...exploits, but the humor is so slight, so easy, so base that I found it hard to believe this was from the same writer/directors. Jim Carrey doesn't seem to have aged much, but as I mentioned, Daniels has, and not well. And poor Kathleen...
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Reeling It In: The best of films, the worst of films

...toward the end, but it's still a great genre flick and a lot of fun to watch. "The Social Network" Wow. Only a writer/director team as accomplished as David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin could turn the story of an introverted guy who comes up with...
Movie review: A big story to tell in 'Oblivion'

...isn't its ambition, but it's execution. Many of the intricate puzzle pieces just don't fit, no matter how much writer/director Joseph Kosinski seems to want them to. Morgan Freeman shows up as the leader of a mysterious band of humans who...
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Movie review: Lots of fun on the way to 'World's End'

...marks an end, of sorts. It is the final film in a trilogy, though "trilogy" should only be applied loosely. Writer/director Edgar Wright and his collaborators Simon Pegg and Nick Frost first brought us the touching, thoughtful, and gut-wrenchingly...
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...somebody up, the girl that stops somebody from getting beat up," Moore took on the challenge of playing a character writer-director Stuart Blumberg actually based on her."I had this idea for this female character who was like Pink," Blumberg...
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'Obama's America' draws conclusions without any facts

...just plain terrible. D'Souza clearly thinks of himself as a counterpart to Michael Moore. Not only is he the writer/director, but he's also the star. The film starts out with some background. D'Souza, like Obama, is the child of...
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Theater adds special benefit show

...He said he was excited by the experience, as it was his first time acting in a play. But he was amazed when writer, director and fellow teacher Joe Rizzo offered to organize an extra show to raise money for Matt's cancer treatment. "It's...
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Reeling It In: This comedy really tries hard

...role of the uptight, oblivious nerd, his manic side barely contained by a nearly impenetrable wall of positivity. Writer/director McKay, who tunes Ferrell's roles to the actor's exact rhythm, wisely includes scenes where these carefully...


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