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Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall And the Cast Of ‘Transcendence’ Talk The Singularity Of Wally Pfister’s Directorial Debut

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • April 14, 2014 3:16 PM
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Since their first partnership on 2000’s “Memento," the work of Oscar-winning DP Wally Pfister has helped shape and define the trademark style of Christopher Nolan and his output. His influence has proved so pronounced that Nolan’s upcoming “Interstellar” will mark an unclear break in DNA, it being “The Dark Knight” director’s first outing in 14 years without his usual collaborator.

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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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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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.

Paul Bettany Upgrades His Role, Will Play The Vision In 'The Avengers: Age Of Ultron'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 6, 2014 8:06 PM
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Well, well. Despite claiming that he'd never seen any of the "Iron Man" or "Avengers" movies in which he features as the voice of Tony Stark's helpful A.I. Jarvis, it looks like Paul Bettany is in it for the long-haul with the mega-franchise, because the reliable Baz Bamigboye at the Daily Mail is reporting that the actor is on board for "The Avengers: Age Of Ultron."

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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"....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"?

Review: Cop Thriller 'Blood' Starring Paul Bettany, Stephen Graham, Brian Cox & Mark Strong

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 6, 2013 8:04 PM
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The history of the British police movie is not a glorious one. Perhaps it's because (for the most part) U.K. coppers aren't allowed to carry firearms, which somewhat reduces the capacity for squib-happy action sequences. Or maybe it's the lack of glamorous locations for said shootouts, which can hardly compete with Manhattan or L.A. But after Edgar Wright imported the cop movie to rural Britain with "Hot Fuzz," we've seen a string of more straight-faced takes on the genre from the U.K., including the Jason Statham vehicle "Blitz," '70s remake "The Sweeney," and this spring's "Welcome To The Punch."

Exclusive: Paul Bettany Gets A Warning In Clip From Crime Thriller 'Blood'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 30, 2013 11:40 AM
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Flipping through VOD options can be daunting, especially given the plethora of content available at just the click of a button. So sometimes, it can be hard to figure what's worth paying for on that upcoming cable bill and what can wait until later on. Sometimes, all you can go on is the cast, and in the case of "Blood"—which features a strong ensemble led by Paul Bettany, Stephen Graham, Mark Strong and Brian Cox—betting on this quartet is a good way to go.

Paul Bettany Says Lars Von Trier "Has No Interest In What Actors Think" As He Gears Up Directorial Debut 'Shelter'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 30, 2013 11:45 AM
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While Lars Von Trier seems to have no problem getting actors to line up for his films (just look at the stacked cast of "Nymphomaniac"), the experiences often vary wildly. Bjork swore to never act again after clashing with the director on "Dancer In The Dark," while on the other hand, guys like Willem Dafoe and Udo Kier have been back time and again. But one person who won't be working with enfant terrible any time soon? Paul Bettany.

Watch: Trailer For Cop Thriller 'Blood' With Paul Bettany & Mark Strong & Sci-Fi 'Europa Report' With Sharlto Copley

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • May 21, 2013 6:00 PM
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As Cannes passes its halfway mark, already a number of deals and release dates have been set, with Asghar Farhadi’s “The Past” being just the latest. But away from the Croisette, a number of smaller pictures are nearing release, and a diverse slate at that: a UK cop thriller with a stellar ensemble, a coming of age drama starring Claire Danes, and a space horror with Sharlto Copley in the lead.

Wally Pfister's 'Transcendence' With Johnny Depp Nails Down Spring 2014 Release Date

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 1, 2013 1:25 PM
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Prepare thyselves. The Christopher Nolan-produced, Johnny Depp-starring directorial debut by cinematographer Wally Pfister has nailed down a release date. So let the next twelve months of clue-gathering begin.

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