Ex Machina – Good, Bad & Ugly Review

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 91% (Critics) / 89% (Audience)
Directed By: Alex Garland
Written By: Alex Garland
Starring: Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson, Sonoya Mizuno and Oscar Isaac
Studio: A24
Synopsis: A young programmer is selected to participate in a breakthrough experiment in artificial intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breathtaking female A.I. – (Source)

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Good, Bad & Ugly Review: Interstellar

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 73% (Critics) / 89% (Audience)
Directed By: Christopher Nolan
Written By: Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine and John Lithgow
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Synopsis:A group of explorers make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage. – (Source)

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Wishful Casting A Star Trek TV Series Reboot

With it being reported a while ago that Roberto Orci, one of the minds behind the JJ Abrams STAR TREK feature film reboot, had meetings with CBS to bring Trek back to television, it got me thinking about what type of show I’d like to see. Amidst all my thoughts about a Starfleet Academy show or a show about the shadowy Section 31 agents, I had the bright idea that maybe the new TV show should be a reboot of THE NEXT GENERATION. That way the movie and TV universes could remain separate but equal. And right after my idea of a TNG reboot I had the even brighter idea to do a wishful casting post where I cast the TNG roles myself. So click onward to boldly go where my little brain has decided to take me.

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Good, Bad & Ugly Review: Edge of Tomorrow

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 89% (Critics) / 91% (Audience)
Directed By: Doug Liman
Written By: Christopher McQuarrie, John-Henry Butterworth and Jez Butterworth
Starring: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton and Brendan Gleeson
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures

Synopsis:The epic action of “Edge of Tomorrow” unfolds in a near future in which an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world. Major William Cage (Tom Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop-forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again…and again. But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Emily Blunt). And, as Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy. – (Source)

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Short Shrift Theater: Loom

This short film comes from Luke Scott, son of director Ridley Scott, and it focuses on a lab tech (played by Giovanni Ribisi) at an industrial food corporation who seems to be doing some side genetic engineering in his off hours.

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