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Review: 'Transcendence' Starring Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara & Morgan Freeman

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • April 16, 2014 12:03 AM
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Transcendence
We are the company we keep, and in the case of Wally Pfister, he and his professional cronies are some of the most iconic around. As DP alongside Christopher Nolan, his outlook working with key actors promises a certain atmosphere, a unique method. So here we are: a gloomy thriller trying to ground its at-times-daffy premise, emphasis on a grieving protagonist, with supporting turns from Morgan Freeman and Cillian Murphy. These aren’t rumored plot details from Nolan’s “Interstellar,” however. No, in mounting his feature directorial debut, “Transcendence,” Pfister has chosen to tackle familiarity head on, carving out a new arena for himself while rigging the grounds with pitfalls at every step.

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.

New Poster & Pics For Wally Pfister's 'Transcendence' Digitize Johnny Depp

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 12, 2014 2:30 PM
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Transcendence
The interwebs as we know them will no longer be the same once Johnny Depp's brain gets uploaded into it and causes the singularity. Or something. We're still puzzling it out if Wally Pfister's "Transcendence" sounds either deeply awesome or deeply hilarious (maybe both?) but some new pics and a poster are here to take you into the deep web.

How The 'Fantastic Four' Reboot Might Be Changing Canon, And Why That's A Good Thing

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • February 20, 2014 4:02 PM
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Fantastic Four Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara & Jamie Bell
Poor Josh Trank has had to answer a sea of rumors in putting together his vision for "The Fantastic Four." The scrutiny is understandable: this is a property that has been adapted into film twice already (three times if you count a basically-unreleased early '90s incarnation), each time failing to impress the hardcore fans. And Fox, eager to kick-start the series to keep it from reverting back to Marvel, have been keeping things close to the vest, refusing to disclose any story details for a film that’s a little over a year away, and about to begin production. But if this latest casting notice is anything to go by, Fox is playing fast and loose with the series. And why not?

Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara & Jamie Bell Lining Up As The New 'Fantastic Four'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 20, 2014 9:00 AM
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Fantastic Four Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara & Jamie Bell
Although the trades are being cautious and using phrases like "seems that way" while underscoring some deals aren't in place, Josh Trank hasn't hit Twitter yet to debunk this latest news, and most places seem pretty confident that casting on "Fantastic Four" has finally been locked down. And it looks like the reboot of the superhero quartet are bringing some rising young faces to the roles.

Hunt Or Be Hunted: Watch The New Trailer For 'House Of Cards' Season 2

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 6, 2014 10:21 AM
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"Democracy is overrated," declares Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey), and certainly in "House Of Cards," the machinations of the White House have little to do with the power of the ballot. And if you thought the stakes were high and the drama was intense in the first season, apparently, we ain't seen nothing yet.

Watch: Power & Hypocrisy Collide In Full Trailer For 'House Of Cards' Season 2

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 13, 2013 7:22 AM
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House Of Cards Season 2 Trailer
Frank Underwood is back for a second helping of "House Of Cards," and it looks like the scheming, duplicitous world of Washington, D.C. is only getting more twisted in the next season of the hit Netflix show.

Watch: Anton Yelchin & Kate Mara Team Up For Broken Bells; Jared Leto Tapes Kanye West, James Franco For Short & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 30, 2013 10:24 AM
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Anton Yelchin Kate Mara After The Disco
Indie bands doing short films is kinda so hot right now. As it becomes increasingly challenging to get noticed above the fray, bands have taken to the medium to give fans and newcomers alike a different way of entry for their music. Of course, Arcade Fire teamed with Spike Jonze for "The Suburbs," while Beach House took the more DIY route and made "Forever Still" themselves. And now a couple more bands are stepping towards cinema with interesting results.

Kate Mara & David Oyelowo Are 'Captive'; Jim Sturgess & Anthony Hopkins Drink Up 'Heineken' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 16, 2013 10:36 AM
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wo rising young stars are getting the chance to shine in lead roles, by starring in a true life thriller. Kate Mara ("House Of Cards") and David Oyelowo ("Lee Daniels' The Butler," "Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes") will feature in "Captive," for helmer Jerry Jameson.

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