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New VOD and Streaming Movies, Plus: How to Be Part of the Faction That Watches 'Divergent' at Home Now

22 July 2014 3:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and own this week on the various streaming services such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods Heaven Is for Real (drama; Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly; rated PG) Sabotage (action; Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington, Joe Manganiello, Josh Holloway, Terrence Howard; rated R) Transcendence (sci-fi; Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Cillian Murphy, Morgan Freeman; rated PG-13) The Single Moms Club (Tyler Perry-directed comedy; Nia Long, Amy Smart; rated PG-13) Cesar Chavez (drama; Michael Peña, America Ferrera; rated PG-13...

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- Robert B. DeSalvo

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Transcendence Blu-Ray Review

21 July 2014 10:13 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

In a shocking and dispiriting turn of events, Wally Pfister, the talented cinematographer of InceptionThe Dark Knight and practically every other Christopher Nolan film, chose Transcendence, surely one of the most jaw-droppingly brainless sci-fi movies in years, as his first directing gig. And Pfister will hopefully get out just about unscathed from this agonizing trainwreck, because his consistently stylish and visually pleasing direction is the only reason Transcendence should get any stars.

But I still must ask, what was he thinking? How is it possible that an Academy Award winner who worked on one of the best and most thoughtful sci-fi films of the last decade could have looked at the story of Transcendence and thought, “Yup, sounds good”? I can’t think of a wannabe blockbuster in recent memory that has ever been as gruesomely mauled to death by its script as Transcendence – after learning that screenwriter Jack Paglen »

- Isaac Feldberg

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New DVD Blu-ray: 'Transcendence,' 'Sabotage,' 'Ginger Snaps'

21 July 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week

"Dom Hemingway"

What's It About? Jude Law dons impressive chops and gold teeth to play a sleazy

safecracker fresh out of jail. Dom took the fall without ratting out his boss (Demián Bichir), and now it's time to pay the piper. Richard E. Grant co-stars as his best friend, whom Dom enlists on his quest to get paid. Emilia Clarke (the mother of dragons!) plays Dom's estranged daughter, Evelyn.

Why We're In: We love darkly funny crime thrillers, and it's cool to see Jude Law back in action.

Moviefone's Top Blu-ray of the Week

The Essential Jacques Demy (Criterion)

What's It About? This box set comes with the most beloved movies by the French auteur: "Lola," "Bay of Angels," "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg," "The Young Girls of Rochefort," "Donkey Skin," and "Une Chambre en Ville."

Why We're In: In addition to the digital restorations of these delightful classics, »

- Jenni Miller

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Which Marvel movies pass the Bechdel Test?

19 July 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

"This is not She-Thor. This is not Lady Thor. This is not Thorita. This is Thor. This is the Thor of the Marvel Universe." So ran this week's statement from Marvel Comics, announcing that hammer-wielding Norse god Thor will be female in a new comic series. While a number of reactions from fans and industry folk have been dead on, others have been predictably hostile.

Coupled with the imminent release of Guardians of the Galaxy, which is the first Marvel Studios movie to date with a female screenwriter, this announcement has reignited an ever-brewing debate about women in superhero movies. More to the point, the lack thereof.

After Black Widow proved to be more or less second lead in Captain America: The Winter Soldier earlier this year, many were hoping that Marvel would finally bite the bullet and announce a standalone movie for Scarlett Johansson as part of their Phase Three plans. »

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Watch: Knightley, Rockwell and Moretz Shack Up In Trailer for Lynn Shelton's 'Laggies' (New Poster)

16 July 2014 12:24 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

The fine track record that Seattle filmmaker Lynn Shelton had established with “Humpday” and “Your Sister’s Sister” met a speed bump “Touchy Feely,” which attracted mixed reviews. (Here's Toh's interview with Shelton and star Rosemarie DeWitt.) Her latest title “Laggies" was scooped up by A24 at Sundance and marks a return to form. Significantly, "Laggies" is the first Shelton film based on someone else's writing, in this case Andrea Siegel. No question Sam Rockwell marks an improvement over originally cast Paul Rudd, while Keira Knightley eventually replaced Rebecca Hall.  Check out the first trailer, which showcases another mix of fish-out-of-water tropes and angst-ridden adults. Megan, 28, (Keira Knightley) enjoys hanging out with Annika (Chloë Grace Moretz), 16, who she meets outside her old high school at a class reunion gone wrong. After her boring boyfriend (Marc Webber) proposes, Megan escapes from her life by shacking »

- Anne Thompson and Nick Newman

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‘A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder’ Continues Award Season Reign at Occ Theatre Awards

12 May 2014 9:56 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

“A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder” has been enjoying more recognition as awards season rolls on. The musical comedy has garnered four wins at the 64th annual Outer Critics Circle Theatre Awards, including nods for actor Jefferson Mays and director Darko Tresnjak; “Bullets Over Broadway” and “The Glass Menagerie” are close as well, with three each.Nick Cordero and Marin Mazzie both took outstanding featured actors in a musical for their performances in “Bullets Over Broadway.”  Bryan Cranston took outstanding actor with his Broadway debut “All the Way” (outstanding new Broadway play winner), wherein he plays the former United States president Lyndon B. Johnson; he beat out Ian McKellen in “No Man’s Land.” Cherry Jones from “The Glass Menagerie” was the winner in the outstanding actress category beating out Rebecca Hall (“Machinal”), Jessica Hecht (“Stage Kiss”), Estelle Parsons (“The Velocity of Autumn”) and Tyne Daly (“Mothers and Sons »

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Transcendence Concept Art By Victor Martinez

8 May 2014 5:01 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

"Basically, there are a few early concepts of the “Bdc” (Brightwood Data Center) - the lab set up by Johnny Depp’s character “Will Caster”, who is at the forefront in the development of sentient computers. It’s a lab set in the near future that utilizes some very forward thinking technology (not to give any spoilers away). There is also the “Pinn Computer Core” - which was a quantum computer core developed by Caster in order to create the foundation for a sentient computer system that could become self-aware. As well, I’ve included some early concepts for the small town of “Brightwood”, where “Evelyn Caster” (Rebecca Hall) has set up shop in order to carry out her husband’s work. I had a great time working with Production Designer Chris Seagers and Director Wally Pfister, who's vision for the film was a blur between the seductive, bright, shiny »

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Bryan Cranston, Sophie Okonedo, and More Announced as 2014 Theatre World Award Winners

7 May 2014 8:25 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

The 2014 honorees for the 70th Annual Theatre World Awards Ceremony have been announced. Winners for Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance, the Dorothy Loudon Award for Excellence in the Theatre for an Outstanding Performance in a Broadway or Off-Broadway Production, and the John Willis Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre will be presented with awards at the June 2 ceremony, hosted by Peter Fillichia, being held at Circle in the Square. The Theatre World Awards are presented at the end of the theatre season to 12 actors for “their significant, reviewable, debut performances in a Broadway or Off-Broadway production.”  A full list of the winners is below: 2014 Theatre World Award winners:Paul Chahidi, “Twelfth Night,” or “What You Will”Nick Cordero, “Bullets over BroadwayBryan Cranston, “All the Way”Mary Bridget Davies, “A Night with Janis JoplinSarah Greene, “The Cripple of Inishmaan”Rebecca Hall, “Machinal”Ramin Karimloo, “Les Misérables”Zachary Levi, »

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5 Great Films That Explore Our Relationship With Technology

5 May 2014 11:58 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The relationship between humankind and technology has long been fertile ground for filmmakers. Feeding easily into a variety of dynamics – good guys and bad guys, the mighty oppressing the weak, corporate facelessness versus heartfelt creativity – the opportunities for story-telling are endless. The latest entry to this catalogue is Transcendence, written by Jack Paglen.

As the directorial debut of Wally Pfister – best known for his work as cinematographer for Christopher NolanTranscendence is an update on the ‘technology tries to take over the world’ trope, incorporating global issues such as environmentalism and healthcare into its narrative. Starring Johnny Depp as Artificial Intelligence researcher Dr. Will Caster, we discover that he and his wife, Evelyn (Rebecca Hall) are trying to create a machine able to achieve sentience and collective intelligence, which Will refers to as ‘Transcendence.’ During a fundraising event, Will is shot by an Anti-ai extremist, with a bullet coated in »

- Sarah Myles

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Second Opinion – Transcendence (2014)

3 May 2014 12:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Transcendence, 2014.

Directed by Wally Pfister.

Starring Johnny Depp, Morgan Freeman, Rebecca Hall, Paul Bettany, Cillian Murphy, Kate Mara and Clifton Collins Jr.

Synopsis:

As Dr. Will Caster works toward his goal of creating an omniscient, sentient machine, a radical anti-technology organization fights to prevent him from establishing a world where computers can transcend the abilities of the human brain.

Do you remember when movies were turned into novelizations to tie-in to their release? Watching Transcendence it dawned on me around the hour mark that this film would probably make for an engaging and fascinating read over the course of 500 pages or more, but when you’re left thinking this, it’s clear the film playing in front of you isn’t working. In a reverse logic to how Hollywood works, this is one film which someone should adapt into a book because the screenplay is essentially unfilmable if the goal »

- Gary Collinson

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'Gentleman's Guide', Neil Patrick Harris' 'Hedwig' lead nominations for the 2014 Tony Awards

29 April 2014 6:15 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Fully realizing its underdog appeal, the cheeky musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder slayed the competition this morning with a whopping 10 Tony nominations, including nods for both of its tireless leading men, Jefferson Mays and Bryce Pinkham. Neil Patrick Harris’ return to Broadway after a decade yielded him his first-ever Tony nomination for the celebrated revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, which netted an impressive eight nods. (Had it been eligible as a new musical, Hedwig probably would have easily tied Guide, as score and book would have been slam dunks). Trailing these shows with seven »

- Jason Clark

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Watch the 2014 Tony Nominations Announcement Here!

29 April 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

The 2014 Tony nominations announcement is here! Sponsored by Ibm and hosted by Jonathan Groff (who graced our cover in January) and Lucy Liu, the announcement will begin at 8:30 a.m. Est, today, April 29. Make sure to tune in to see if your favorite stars will be nominated! And while you’re waiting, check out some of our Broadway coverage, including interviews with Idina Menzel, James Franco, “Rocky’s” Andy Karl, Lisa O’Hare, Rebecca Hall, and many others! The 68th Tony Awards will be held on Sunday, June 8, and will be hosted by Hugh Jackman.  Launch the 2014 Tony Awards Live Video Console! »

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‘Transcendence’ Review

28 April 2014 11:34 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Morgan Freeman, Paul Bettany, Cillian Murphy, Kate Mara, Cole Hauser | Written by Jack Paglen | Directed by Wally Pfister

Surely one of the more anticipated American films of the year for a lot of cineastes, Transcendence is the directorial debut of the wonderfully named Wally Pfister, a man who up until this film was predominantly known for being one of Christopher Nolan’s key collaborators, shooting all of his films since Memento and in the process heightening Nolan’s cerebral work with a look that is pretty much as polished as you can ever hope for, while also being a vocal proponent of non-digital film formats and keeping the 35mm dream alive. Armed with $100 million for a budget, the ability to use 35mm and a rather starry ensemble cast, critics have been lining up to take a swing at Transcendence and audiences haven’t been lining »

- Ian Loring

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Chick flick knocks off Spidey

27 April 2014 7:10 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Australian cinemagoers preferred watching a chick flick about vengeful females to the latest adventures of Spider-Man in a surprising result last weekend.

Less surprising was the mediocre opening of Johnny Depp.s sci-fi thriller Transcendence, which was only marginally better than its dud debut in the Us the previous weekend.

Box-office takings stayed strong with a haul of $18.6 million, off just 10% on the Easter weekend, according to Rentrak.s estimates.

The curiosity of the frame was 3D Naked Ambition, a raunchy Hong Kong comedy about a frustrated sex writer whose popularity is waning in the era of free internet porn, which scored a lusty $121,000 on 15 screens.

The top title was The Other Woman, the only wide release targeted at females. The Nick Cassavetes-directed comedy which follows three women (Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton) as they plot revenge against a philandering husband/lover (Nikolai Coster-Waldau), grabbed $4.3 million in its second weekend, »

- Don Groves

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Win A Transcendence Prizepack

26 April 2014 12:29 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

If you could upload your brain to a supercomputer, would you? That’s the question asked in the new film, Transcendence.

Transcendence stars Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany, Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Cillian Murphy, Clifton Collins, Jr., and Morgan Freeman.

Now playing in theaters: http://bit.ly/TransTix

Wamg is giving away two Transcendence Prize Packs!

Each winner will receive:

Hollywood Movie Money to take you and 3 of your friends to see the movie One (1) Radio.

5 Runner-ups will receive Hollywood Movie Money for you and 3 of your friends.

Enter Your Name And E-mail In Our Comments Section Below.  We Will Contact You If You Are A Winner.

Official Rules:

1. You Must Be A Us Resident. Prize Will Only Be Shipped To Us Addresses. No P.O. Boxes. No Duplicate Addresses.

2. Winners Will Be Chosen From All Qualifying Entries.  No Purchase Necessary.  Prizes Will Not Be Substituted Or Exchanged.

Contest Ends – Thursday, »

- Movie Geeks

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Transcendence: Joel Courtney & Kat McNamara's Movie Star Movie Crix Movie Review

26 April 2014 12:06 AM, PDT | kidspickflicks | See recent kidspickflicks news »

Transcendence dives into some heady ideas, but do they make sense? KidsPickFlicks Movie Star Movie Crix Katherine McNamara (Contest) and Joel Courtney (Super 8) say it's a film worth exploring:

"To what limits should technology stretch? Transcendence does not answer this question, it merely begins to explore its possibilities. The film follows the story of Will and Evelyn Caster as their journey to creating artificial intelligence changes suddenly when Will is fatally wounded by an intelligence resistance group. Stunning visual effects show a myriad of futuristic technologies made possible in this world including plants being brought to life with nano-technology. These phenomena were made believable by the performances of Paul Bettanny and Rebecca Hall as they saw their possibilities for healing and destruction. Johnny Depp also delivered a fantastic performance as Will Caster in his ever-changing altered state of consciousness, if you will. Some strong language is used in the film, »

- contactus@kidspickflicks.com (Joel Courtney and Katherine McNamara)

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Movie Review – Transcendence (2014)

25 April 2014 2:25 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Transcendence, 2014.

Directed by Wally Pfister.

Starring Johnny Depp, Morgan Freeman, Rebecca Hall, Paul Bettany, Cillian Murphy, Kate Mara, and Clifton Collins Jr.

Synopsis:

As Dr. Will Caster works toward his goal of creating an omniscient, sentient machine, a radical anti-technology organization fights to prevent him from establishing a world where computers can transcend the abilities of the human brain.

During the empty screening of Transcendence, I noticed a few things. The first, Rebecca Hall wears her trousers about an inch or two too high. Second, the cup holder the right of me protruded from the chair in a distractedly awkward manner. And third, Futurama did it better. In the hands of a more efficient, experienced director and with a script that didn’t read as if written by a think tank of those with no knowledge of intelligent science fiction, I would not have noticed these (except Rebecca Hall’s ankles, »

- Gary Collinson

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Film Review: 'Transcendence'

24 April 2014 3:05 PM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★☆☆☆Helmed by Christopher Nolan's longtime DoP Wally Pfister and packing an all-star cast, there were plenty of reasons to be excited about Transcendence (2014). Sadly, the end result is a disappointing mess of a movie which fails to deliver on its strong premise. Transcendence follows Will Caster (Johnny Depp), one of the leading minds in artificial intelligence research along with his wife Evelyn (Rebecca Hall). That makes them the target of anti-tech extremists, and an assassination attempt leaves Will wounded and dying from a radioactive bullet. With time running out, Evelyn and colleague Max (Paul Bettany) hatch a desperate plan to upload Will's consciousness into an experimental A.I.

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- CineVue UK

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The James Clayton Column: picture the post-human future

24 April 2014 6:35 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Feature James Clayton 25 Apr 2014 - 06:27

The arrival of Transcendence leaves James pondering AI computers in the movies and our post-human future...

Johnny Depp undergoes a metamorphosis and inhabits the persona of someone or something completely different. He does this frequently and is so renowned for it that he's come to be acclaimed and appreciated as a 'chameleon' actor. This very talented and charismatic man completely immerses himself in his roles, his essential Johnny Depp-ness very present but clothed in the form of someone or something wholly other than himself.

Flicking back through his varied and colourful career, we find that Depp has become real people like gonzo journalist Hunter S Thompson, children's author Jm Barrie and transvestite B-movie director Ed Wood, Jr. He has become an artificial man with scissors for hands. He has become a rogue rock star pirate. He has become a Mad Hatter, a loopy Comanche, »

- ryanlambie

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Let's get ready to mumble! 14 amazingly incoherent performances

24 April 2014 2:17 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Eh? What did he say?

Earlier this week, viewers complained that they couldn't make out half of what was being said in BBC One's new drama Jamaica Inn. A combination of Cornish accents and dodgy sound meant that most of the dialogue went over people's heads. Say what you want about Made in Chelsea or EastEnders, but at least you can follow what's going on.

Turn on the subtitles as Digital Spy takes a look back at some of the most confusing performances from TV and film, whether it was intentional or not.

1. Bane - Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises)

Fans of Christopher Nolan's Batman series were already concerned about Bane after seeing the first trailer. After reassurances that the sound will be altered in time for its full release, we are as confused as ever by what Bane was going on about. We thought Christian Bale's growling Batman was bad enough. »

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