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Watch: Boot Up 'Transcendence' With 7 Minutes From Johnny Depp's Sci-Fi Film Plus TV Spot & New Viral Video

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • April 7, 2014 12:28 PM
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Transcendence
We’re less than two weeks away from the theatrical release of “Transcendence” and Warner Brothers has dropped seven new clips from the film, plus a TV spot, a poster, and a fifteen-second viral video. The clips give us a good glimpse of this impeccable cast which includes Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Paul Bettany, Morgan Freeman, and Cillian Murphy. And if you’re still not 100% sure as to what this film is all about, hopefully these clips can help fill in the blanks.

Watch: Log On To 'Transcendence' With 2 Viral Videos, Featurette And A Hard Drive Of New Pics

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • March 28, 2014 9:31 AM
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Transcendence, Johnny Depp
We’re just a few weeks out from its release date and the marketing roll-out for “Transcendence,” Wally Pfister’s directorial debut, is just kicking into high gear. Warner Bros. has released a pair of viral videos to hook you in the struggle of mankind versus an omniscient technological consciousness.

Berlin Review: Claudia Llosa’s ‘Aloft’ Starring Jennifer Connelly, Cillian Murphy & Melanie Laurent

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • February 13, 2014 11:05 AM
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Aloft, Jennifer Connelly
Forgiveness, faith and falconry are among the motifs that run through Peruvian director Claudia Llosa’s first English-language film “Aloft,” which premieres at the Berlin Film Festival this week. Like her previous two features—debut “Madeinusa” and Golden Bear-winning follow-up “The Milk Of Sorrow”—“Aloft” boasts Llosa’s exceptionally lyrical eye for cinematography and her unassailable ability to create a haunted, slightly otherworldly atmosphere even out of banal events. But “Aloft” and its icy landscapes and feel of gently dropping barometric pressure can only distract so far from what is essentially an overwrought melodrama that here and there tips over into heavy-handedness despite the restrained beauty of its images. In fact, the lingering mood and the committed performances almost act as a smokescreen: it may not be until you’re out the door and across the road thinking back on what you’ve just watched that you realize how, well, daft it all is.

Watch: First Full-Length Trailer For Wally Pfister's 'Transcendence' Starring Johnny Depp Boots Up

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 20, 2013 8:17 PM
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Transcendence Wally Pfister Rebecca Hall Paul Bettany
"....singularity, is a theoretical moment in time when artificial intelligence will have progressed to the point of a greater-than-human intelligence, radically changing civilization, and perhaps human nature. Since the capabilities of such an intelligence may be difficult for a human to comprehend, the technological singularity is often seen as an occurrence (akin to a gravitational singularity) beyond which the future course of human history is unpredictable or even unfathomable." So goes the the first couple lines of the Wikipedia entry on the subject, and the question is: can Wally Pfister turn that thematic material into a big screen, mainstream success in "Transcendence"?

Watch: Cillian Murphy's Audition Tape To Play Batman In Christopher Nolan's 'The Dark Knight' Trilogy

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 25, 2013 2:44 PM
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More goodies from the recently released "The Dark Knight Trilogy: Ultimate Collector's Edition" are making their way online, albeit briefly. Over the weekend, footage of Christian Bale's audition to play Bruce Wayne, from the extra features on the set, landed online, only to be quickly yanked and we presume the same will happen here, so click now while you can.

Review: 'Broken' Starring Tim Roth & Cillian Murphy

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 18, 2013 8:03 PM
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There is a difference between a kitchen sink drama and a drama that includes everything but the kitchen sink, and unfortunately for "Broken," it's more of the latter than the former. Marking the feature debut by theatre director Rufus Norris and with Tim Roth, Cillian Murphy and Rory Kinnear among the ensemble, this is the kind of movie that mistakes adding a new plot twist every fifteen minutes for narrative momentum and drama.

Jason Schwartzman Has 'Big Eyes' For Tim Burton; Cillian Murphy Goes 'In The Heart Of The Sea'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • June 20, 2013 8:58 AM
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It’s no secret that the past decade has seen Tim Burton in a creative slump, but with the Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz-starring “Big Eyes,” he’s set to escape his blockbuster rut. Now THR is reporting that the film is getting another actor outside of Burton’s regular troupe.

Cillian Murphy Feels 'Transcendence' For Wally Pfister's Directorial Debut

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 15, 2013 4:14 PM
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If there has been an unofficial rabbit's foot in Christopher Nolan's last run of films, it would have to be Cillian Murphy. The actor has appeared in all three "The Dark Knight" films, as well as "Inception," and now he's moving sideways into the directorial of Wally Pfister...produced by none other than Nolan himself.

Jennifer Connelly, Cillian Murphy & Melanie Laurent Will 'Cry/Fly' Together

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • November 2, 2012 1:18 PM
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After breaking onto the international scene with her sophomore feature, “The Milk of Sorrow,” Peruvian director Claudia Llosa will be making her English-language debut with “Cry/Fly,” and she’s landed a trio of talented actors for her first North American-set film.

Why Do Only Bad Things Happen? Trailer For 'Broken' With Tim Roth & Cillian Murphy

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 14, 2012 10:39 AM
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Mental disability, divorce, first boyfriends, teen pregnancy, bullying....yes, there is a lot going on in "Broken." And while the first trailer for the film does at least highlight the strong performances from the cast, it's too bad it's in service of a picture that doesn't quite do their work justice.

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