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Styles Bilinski
post Jan 26 2015, 07:36 PM
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This was better than the trailer suggested imo. A really interesting, gripping psychological thriller. I liked the way it touched on sexuality and I also thought it had a very good ending, they're often hard to get right for me and leave something to be desired, especially a movie like this laugh.gif. Odd bit of dark humour thrown in too, I recall being amused a few times.

I thought it went downhill a little from when the character Caleb started cutting himself (a scene I couldn't watch) but it's not like everything before that was a realistic portrayal of the world anyway.
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post Jan 26 2015, 07:43 PM
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Looking forward to seeing this myself and the reviews have been nothing short of brilliant for it! Oscar Isaac is apparently amazing in this and I'm a fan, so I'm eager to see his performance!
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post Jan 26 2015, 07:46 PM
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Also looking forward to this! The trailor alone has me gasping for more. Hopefully going to see it on Wednesday, now i finally have a regular cinema buddy to accompany me biggrin.gif
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post Jan 27 2015, 01:29 PM
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Saw this the other day..

I was highly anticipating it quite a lot and it did disappoint me slightly. The first 2 acts were slightly dry. The third act, however, made up for it. I feel as though it ended very well.

The dancing scene was clearly the highlight.
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post Jan 28 2015, 11:41 PM
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^ i wasn't sure whether to laugh or cringe or eyeroll at the dancing scene laugh.gif i think i ended up doing all three.

I too was slightly disappointed though. The trailer led me to believe that it was going to be a hugely important & powerful film, but it fell quite short of that. A lot of ideas and a fair bit was executed well but a lot of it didn't wash over with me. Probably would watch it again if the opportunity came, but one of those where the trailer is far superior to the actual film.
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post Jan 31 2015, 06:32 PM
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I actually really enjoyed this! I thought it'd be one of those films where I drifted in & out of interest but it kept me hooked all the way through. Great twist at the end too! I like the way the characters were developed.

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post Feb 3 2015, 09:02 PM
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ponderous, more like an early 70's low-budget dark sci-fi movie than anything. The premise was unconvincing, and without giving anything away, we have here a genius of programming who's created an artificial intelligence, and is ultra-careful to ensure top secrecy and security to the nth degree.


Yet he's so effing stupid he

a) forgets about the First Law of Robotics (see Isaac Asimov)
b) doesn't use a password on his top secret computers
c) let's a plastic hotel key be his main avenue of security
d) hires a geek who also turns out to be a genius of reprogramming security systems (see password protect)

sorry, plotholes like that just suggests they started with an ending and back-filled to get to it.

lots of female-only nudity, though, so should gather a DVD audience.
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