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Directed by: Gabe Ibáñez
Following up 2009’s Hierro, Gabe Ibáñez goes from domestic to sci-fi mystery with Automata. Set in 2044 Ad, when solar storms turn Earth into a radio desert and reduces the human population, robots have become a staple for survival. A corporation called Roc, in particular, creates a line of robots called the Automata Pilgrim 7000s to assist humans in their quest for living, building the walls needed to protect mankind. Security protocols have been programmed to prevent robots from harming any form of life, and from altering themselves altogether. In this dark and dystopian future, plucked from a chapter of Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner or Danny Cannon’s Judge Dredd, the audience follows Roc insurance investigator Jacq Vaucan (Antonio Banderas). Burnt out and pessimistic, »
- Christopher Clemente
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Amanda Seyfriend & Dog Finn
Seyfried, 28, headed out with Finn for a jog in Los Angeles. The Ted 2 actress dressed for the workout in a pair of short black running shorts, a Wakeman basketball t-shirt and running sneakers. Multitasking, Seyfried held onto Finn’s leash and a water bottle in one hand while listening to music.
Though Seyfried has been spending a lot of time on the East Coast lately while filming Ted 2, she’s managed to keep her faithful dog at her side. Earlier this month, Seyfried shared a picture on Instagram of Finn posing with the stuffed animal star of the movie.
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Ever the adoring dog owner, Seyfried »
There's nothing sweeter than a coordinating couple—or a coordinating mother-daughter duo, in this case. Dakota Johnson and Melanie Griffith seemed to have opted for a matchy-matchy wardrobe during their trip to the Los Angeles International Airport yesterday. Sure, they could have taken their wardrobe to a more intense twinsie level, and yes, it probably wasn't planned, but that's what makes it even cuter. The Fifty Shades of Grey star wore black leggings with a multi-colored tunic top and black coat, while her famous mama kept it cazh in a pair of denim jeans, gray sweater and black scarf. Both of the stars added a red lip for a pop of color and put on their shades for the stroll through »
Like mother, like daughter! Dakota Johnson and her famous mom Melanie Griffith were spotted leaving Lax on Sunday, Oct. 19, and the two could've been mistaken for twins! Photos: Stars and their moms Wearing similar sunglasses and making almost identical pouts, the mother-daughter duo's resemblance was on full display. Johnson, who stars as Anastasia Steele in the upcoming movie adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey, looked casual chic in a blazer, sweater, and leather pants. Griffith opted for a grey sweater, shawl, and jeans. Photos: Dakota and other breakout [...] »
Hollywood loves a comeback story, and this one couldn’t be any sweeter. With the much-anticipated release of Birdman this weekend, Michael Keaton is back on top. One of Hollywood's biggest draws in the 1980s, he seemed to be able to do it all. His work with Ron Howard showcased his biting comedic talents and quickly made him a leading man. Playing a crude ghost with the most and a legendary superhero for Tim Burton made him a worldwide superstar. But by the late ’90s, Keaton'sstar was on the decline, though he continued to work consistently. With around 80 roles under his belt, we look back on 11 that shine brightest.11. Pacific HeightsIn this John Schlesinger thriller set in San Francisco, Keaton plays a psychotic con man who torments young couple Matthew Modine and Melanie Griffith, who've rented him an apartment. Outside of cheesy '80s moments, like Keaton sprinting after a »
- Jason Guerrasio
Jamie Dornan leaves little to the imagination.
Or, you know, he could just need some more support in the lower regions a la Justin Theroux!
Photos: The Gorgeous 'Fifty Shades' Cast
Either way, the Fifty Shades of Grey star, 32, let it all hang out while doing reshoots for the film in Vancouver on Monday, turning heads in one of his character Christian Grey's well-tailored suits.
.... As if Fifty Shades fans needed even more incentive to see the film out next February.
In August, Fifty Shades of Grey screenwriter Kelly Marcel praised Dornan's performance as intense billionaire Christian Grey.
"Apparently Jamie is »
Looks like Steven Bauer officially has the seal of approval from a very important person in his 18-year-old girlfriend's life: Her mom.The "Ray Donovan" star -- who is also known for his role in "Scarface" -- stepped out to dinner at Craig's in Los Angeles on Wednesday with his much younger Gf Lyda Loudon (center) and his love's mama, Dr. Gina Loudon (left).See Photos Steven & Lyda's Coffee Date!Despite their 39-year age gap, the couple looked happier than ever as they posed for paparazzi outside the restaurant with one of the girl's parents. The group was joined by Gina's conservative web show cohost Ann-Marie Murrell (right) and an unidentifiable male friend.This is the first time we've seen the 57-year-old actor out with his girlfriend's family, though Gina wrote a lengthy blog post about him in the past.Lyda's Mom: Her Father Was DEVASTATEDIn a blog from July, »
- tooFab Staff
In Gabe Ibáñez's sci-fi thriller "Automata," a solar flare has zapped a big chunk of humanity, and what's left is pretty dismal. The 22 million people left on earth use robots for practically everything, which means the Roc robotics corporation is large and in charge. Antonio Banderas stars as Jacq Vaucan, an Roc employee who investigates claims against the 'bots and whether or not Roc is at fault when one of their products goes haywire. (Hint: It's usually your fault, you silly human.)
Vaucan's newest assignment is to investigate a robot that was supposedly fixing itself, which, in this world, is against the second law of robotics. Unfortunately, the robot was shot by a crazy cop played by Dylan McDermott, so all Jacq's got to go on is a handful of robot parts. In this exclusive clip, Vaucan brings his findings to a scientist and robotics expert played by Melanie Griffith, »
- Jenni Miller
Automata begins with foreshadowing text:
Millions of robots witness the decay of the human civilization.
Millions of robots ruled by two security protocols:
First protocol: prevents the robot from harming any form of
Second protocol: prevents the robot from altering itself or other robots.
This thought provoking science-fiction film tells the story of an insurance agent of Roc robotics corporation who routinely investigates the case of manipulating a robot. What he discovers will have profound consequences for the future of humanity.
Read Travis Keune’s review Here.
For fans of the genre, I can’t emphasize enough how much you need to see this stunning film.
For Ibáñez, his own fascination about the theory of technological singularity, »
- Michelle McCue
Robots. Ever since the dawn of science-fiction arose from the industrial revolution, it seemed inevitable that technology would play a major role in the future evolution of mankind. Or, perhaps, as some would suggest, skip evolution all together as human beings become extinct and the fruits of our scientific prowess take over as the top of the Earthly food chain. Wherever we fall on that debate, the ultimate question remains… what will the continued advancement of technology look like and how would humanity fit into the long-term picture?
Writer and director Gabe Ibáñez returns five years after revealing his first feature film Hierro (2009) with AUTÓMATA. He dips his quill into the rich ink pot that is science-fiction to tackle the difference between man and machine, or the similarities that emerge beneath the blinding veil of fear and hatred. This may sound all too dramatic, but at its core, AUTÓMATA is »
- Travis Keune
Melanie Griffith is still working on wiping Antonio Banderas from her life. Well, at least from her arm. The Working Girl star was spotted with a bandage covering her Antonio tattoo when she rocked a sleeveless dress last night at the Best In Drag drag queen pageant in L.A. Just days after the Griffith and Banderas announced they split, Griffith hit a red carpet in Italy where it appeared she covered up her soon-to-be ex's name with makeup or had already begun the process of getting tattoo removal. "We have thoughtfully and consensually decided to finalize our almost twenty years marriage in a loving and friendly manner honoring and respecting each other, our family and friends and the »
I, Robot: Ibanez Saddles Asimov for Arresting A.I. Concoction
Spanish director Gabe Ibanez makes an impressive sci-fi entry with his sophomore feature, Automata, an exploration of ethical treatment of more technologically advanced creations that supersede our own intelligence. Meanwhile, the end of mankind is nigh. Though it’s sure to be compared to any number of classic sci-fi efforts, most notably Isaac Asimov’s famed robot in revolt chronicle I, Robot, which received the Hollywood gloss treatment a decade ago with Alex Proyas at the helm, Ibanez strikes an interesting comparison to another recent indie sci-fi release, James Caradog’s The Machine, an exploration of the inevitable outcome of self-awareness in creatures artificial or otherwise. In a sea of recycled cinematic endeavors, Ibanez stands out as an exciting new voice in the genre with this emotionally resonant and thematically rich film.
In the not too distant future, the depletion of the ozone, »
- Nicholas Bell
A quick review of tonight's "Bob's Burgers" coming up just as soon as I sing about having a head for business and a bod for sin(*)... I don't really have anything insightful to say on the subject of "Word Hard or Die Trying, Girl." It represents so much of what Loren Bouchard and company do well, particularly in how it blends their love of both musical parody and the pop culture of the 1980s with the manic enthusiasm of Gene and Louise (or the more elliptical enthusiasm of Tina) to create something weird and wonderful and hilarious. Of course Gene's "Die Hard" musical is terrible. Of course his rival's "Working Girl" musical is even worse. Yet they and the show throw themselves into the concept — and into the outstanding improvised mash-up of the two plays at the end — like it's the greatest idea anyone has ever had, which is how it ultimately feels. »
- Alan Sepinwall
Lethal Weapon‘s Danny Glover stars in the slick fantasy thriller Donovan’s Echo, about a physicist who has lived with 30 years of guilt over the death of his wife and child - out on iTunes, Blinkbox, Google Play, Amazon Prime, Xbox Video and Filmflex now, To celebrate the release we have one iTunes download vouchers (£13.99 Rrp) to giveaway.
With fantastic performances from Danny Glover and Bruce Greenwood (Star Trek, I Robot), Donovan’s Echo perfectly balances suspense and thrills in a compelling story that has plenty of action and intrigue.
Donovan Matheson (Danny Glover) is a man trapped in the past. Once an esteemed physicist, he worked on the Manhattan Project but in the years that followed, he became engulfed in regret, which soon turned into an obsession with finding a way to use his work to do good. When his wife and child died in an accident Donovan »
- Phil Wheat
Here's a hint: You may want to think twice before getting a tattoo in honor of your significant other. Some of these celebrities rounded up by ETOnline probably regret doing just that: Amber Rose: Has hubby Wiz Khalifa's face tattooed on her arm, while he in turn has "Amb" tattooed on his thumb. Only trouble is, they've now filed for divorce. Melanie Griffith: She had to get the "Antonio" tattoo on her arm removed after splitting from husband Antonio Banderas . Angelina Jolie: She turned the "Billy Bob" tattooed on her arm into the longitudes and latitudes of her six kids' »
- Evann Gastaldo
With a body like that, it's no wonder Christian Grey wanted to get Anastasia Steele into his Red Room of Pain! On Monday in Sicily, Fifty Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson gave a preview, perhaps, of what fans might expect to see in the movie when she showed off her slim, toned bikini body in a tiny two-piece. Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson's daughter will likely be showing a lot more than that, too, in Fifty Shades of Grey. The very adult role involved shooting some intense sex scenes (maybe even "kinky f--kery, as Mr. Grey likes to put it)—something Dakota and co-star Jamie Dornan had to get used to! But filming those S&M scenes probably isn't as wild and sexy as you might »
San Sebastian: Spanish star wants to make more films in his home country and says Hollywood no longer exists - “It’s just a brand”.
“Hollywood has ceased to exist as such, and now it is just a brand. I might have that brand on me my whole life, but I want to do more films from my own country. I recognize the talent here and I really believe in my people,”
- email@example.com (Juan Sarda)
Antonio Banderas has said he wants to focus on working in Spain.
The actor explained that he wants to help his native film industry, as well as take advantage of the greater diversity of roles it offers him.
"Hollywood has ceased to exist as such, and now it is just a brand. I might have that brand on me my whole life, but I want to do more films from my own country. I recognise the talent here and I really believe in my people," he continued (via The Hollywood Reporter).
"It's true that in Hollywood, I've always had certain limitations because of my accent or ethnicity. I go straight into certain roles. I've been working in Hollywood for 23 years with a certain handicap. »
Post-apocalyptic thrillers don’t come cheap, so perhaps there wasn’t enough left over from the “Automata” budget to pay for a decent script doctor. Spanish helmer Gabe Ibanez (“Hierro”) and co-writers Igor Legaretta Gomez and Javier Sanchez Donate pick from “Blade Runner,” “Terminator” and countless other pics in what , yet did the producers — none of them novices — not think to ask: “Does this work?” Set in the near future, when a vastly reduced mankind is assisted by robots that suddenly become self-sufficient, this dystopic mess will get some traction from star Antonio Banderas and indiscriminate sci-fi fans, but exposure is likely to be minimal. It opens Oct. 10 Stateside.
The lure of making a full-blown English-lingo futuristic thriller must have been particularly seductive, and Bulgarian locations, with Nu Boyana’s seasoned studio crew, no doubt allowed costs to stay within reason. The production designer’s vision, however, isn’t enough »
- Jay Weissberg
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