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‘Automata’ feels too slight and ripped off to be successful sci-fi

26 October 2014 11:09 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Automata

Directed by: Gabe Ibáñez

Written by:  Gabe Ibáñez, Igor Legaretta Gomez, Javier Sanchez Donate

Starring: Antonio Banderas, Birgitte Hjort Sorensen, Dylan McDermott, Robert Forster, Tim McInnerny, Melanie Griffith

USA, 2014

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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Wamg Talks To Automata Director Gabe Ibáñez

9 October 2014 2:25 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

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

life.

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.

The film stars Antonio Banderas, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Melanie Griffith, Dylan McDermott and Robert Forster.

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.

In September I spoke with Automata’s writer/director Gabe Ibáñez. Like Stanley Kubrick, he has a profound understanding of the genre.

For Ibáñez, his own fascination about the theory of technological singularity, »

- Michelle McCue

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AUTÓMATA – The Review

8 October 2014 7:01 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

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

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San Sebastian Film Review: ‘Automata’

22 September 2014 8:58 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

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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A Contracorriente Films Acquires ‘Automata,’ Flowers’

18 September 2014 7:22 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Madrid – In the run-up to Spain’s 62nd San Sebastian Festival, which kicks off Friday, Adolfo Blanco’s A Contracorriente Films has taken off the table for Spain one of its biggest draws at this year’s event: Antonio Banderas’ starrer “Automata.”

A Contracorriente Films has also acquired rights to Spain on another main competition contender, Jose Mari Goenaga and Jon Garano’s “Flowers,” an intimist drama with suspense elements.

Also having bought San Sebastian closer “Samba,” A Contracorriente no packs with Golem thebiggest punch of any Spanish distributor at the Festival: Six picks in all, including two of Spain’s four competition entries.

World premiering Sunday in competition at San Sebastian, “Automata” will boast Banderas’ presence, the biggest budget of any new bow at the Festival. “Automata” also marks Banderas bow in the sci-fi genre, and his highest-profile production to date at his Spain-based Green Moon shingle, founded in »

- John Hopewell

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Trailer for Automata starring Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith

21 August 2014 10:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The trailer for Automata recently arrived (out of blue) from director Gabe Ibáñez (Hierro) and it’s already causing quite an interest in just the few hours it been swimming around the web.  Starring Antonio Banderas, Melanie Griffith, Dylan McDermott and Robert Forster this rather bleak looking fci-fi thiller looks extremely impressive, especially with the special effects given to the robot population. Check it out after the official synopsis…

Fast forward fifty years into the future, planet earth is in the midst of gradual desertification. Mankind struggles to survive as the environment deteriorates and the slow regression of the human race begins in AUTÓMATA. On the brink of life and the reality of death, technology combats the prevailing uncertainty and fear with the creation of the first quantum android, the Automata Pilgrim 7000. Designed to bring support to society’s plight, man and robot reveal what it means to co-exist in »

- Villordsutch

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Trailer for Antonio Banderas' Automata Sci-Fi Film

20 August 2014 7:32 PM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Millennium Entertainment just unveiled the official trailer for its upcoming "Automata" sci-fi film, starring Antonio Banderas, Melanie Griffith, Dylan McDermott, and Robert Forster. Check it out below. Plot: Set 50 years in the future, the story follows Jacq Vaucan (Banderas), an insurance agent of Roc robotics corporation who routinely investigates cases of manipulating robots. What he discovers will have profound consequences for the future of humanity as he uncovers a truth that is far more complex than the make or model of any machine. The new movie is directed by Spanish helmer Gabe Ibanez (Hierro) and is set to be released on VOD and in select theaters on October 10th. Trailer: »

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Watch: Antonio Banderas Gets Gritty in First 'Automata' Sci-Fi Trailer

20 August 2014 10:44 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"If you want to survive, you must stay with us." Just recently, we highlighted two teaser posters for an upcoming sci-fi flick called Automata, starring Antonio Banderas. Now the first trailer has arrived, and it definitely has our attention. It seems like a mix of Isaac Asimov's I, Robot mixed with Blade Runner and a hint of District 9. It's gritty, with practical robots, and some impressive visuals for such a low profile sci-fi project. Of course, the question is whether or not the big ideas teased in the trailer are effectively transferred to the big screen, unlike the Will Smith attempt to adapt Asimov's classic work. Watch below! Here's the first trailer for Gabe Ibáñez's Automata, originally from Yahoo: Automata is directed by Spanish filmmaker Gabe Ibáñez (Hierro) from a script he wrote with Igor Legarreta and Javier Sánchez Donate. The film, set 50 years in the future, »

- Ethan Anderton

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First Posters for Antonio Banderas' Automata Sci-Fi Film

18 August 2014 3:34 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Millennium Entertainment has unveiled the first two posters for its upcoming "Automata" sci-i film, starring Antonio Banderas, Melanie Griffith, Dylan McDermott, and Robert Forster. Check everything out below. Plot: Set 50 years in the future, the story follows Jacq Vaucan (Banderas), an insurance agent of Roc robotics corporation who routinely investigates cases of manipulating robots. What he discovers will have profound consequences for the future of humanity as he uncovers a truth that is far more complex than the make or model of any machine. The new movie is directed by Spanish helmer Gabe Ibanez (Hierro) and is set to be released on VOD and in select theaters on October 10th. Posters: (click to enlarge) »

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Automata Posters Show A Battered And Weary Antonio Banderas

11 August 2014 8:30 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

It's been five years since Spanish director Gabe Ibáñez crept onto the film scene with his subtlely disturbing thriller Hierro, and I for one have been waiting in anticipation for his next project. It looks like the waiting is almost over. Two posters have just dropped for his new film, science fiction thriller Automata, starring Antonio Banderas, Melanie Griffith and Dylan McDermott.An insurance agents of a robotics corporation routinely investigates the case of manipulating a robot. What he discovers will have profound consequences for the future of humanity.Hierro is a deft combination of arthouse character study and neo-thriller, with Ibáñez introducing what could become his signature cinematographic landscape eye and deep consideration or larger issues of identity and violence. Intelligent, philosophical sci-fi (Vanishing Waves, Moon,...

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Check Out Bald Antonio Banderas & Robots on 'Automata' Posters

11 August 2014 11:21 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Coming out of left field today is the tease of a sci-fi project that we haven't heard anything about. Automata comes from Spanish filmmaker Gabe Ibáñez, and wrangles Antonio Banderas back into one of his rare sci-fi roles after playing with Spy Kids and The Skin I Live In, two very different films in the genre. This time he's diving into the future, about 50 years to be exact, and he's playing an insurance agent responsible for looking into cases regarding defective androids. Now two posters have popped up showing off a bald Banderas along with some of the robots in the film. It has a Mad Max meets District 9 vibe. Look! Here's the first posters for Gabe Ibáñez's Automata sent to us from Millennium Entertainment: Automata is directed by Spanish filmmaker Gabe Ibáñez (Hierro) from a script he wrote with Igor Legarreta and Javier Sánchez Donate. The film, »

- Ethan Anderton

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New Trailer and Poster for Enemy with Jake Gyllenhaal

31 January 2014 1:09 PM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Earning rave reviews for last year’s acclaimed thriller, Prisoners, Denis Villeneuve and Jake Gyllenhaal will soon be back in cinemas for the former’s upcoming film, Enemy.

Previously titled An Enemy, the film was actually shot before Prisoners, with both making their debut on the festival circuit last year, with Prisoners officially bowing at Tiff after an appearance at Telluride, and Enemy launching out in Toronto as well.

With the film about to get an early on-demand release, ahead of its theatrical release in the Us in March, Yahoo Movies have launched a new trailer, with A24 also releasing a great new poster for the doppelganger film.

Enemy tells the story of a university lecturer named Adam (Gyllenhaal) who is nearing the end of a relationship with his girlfriend Mary (Laurent). One night, while watching a film, Adam spots a minor actor who looks just like him. Consumed by »

- Kenji Lloyd

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