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Luc Besson’s LUCY

Morgan Freeman as Professor Norman and Scarlett Johansson in the title role in Luc Bessopn's new film, LUCY
Morgan Freeman as Professor Norman and Scarlett Johansson in Luc Besson’s new film, LUCY

This is becoming the year for the most explicitly female-targeted movies, and fast paced LUCY has the red-hot Scarlett Johansson as a big-screen action heroine with strong screen presence. Lucy has unstoppable superpowers including strength and fighting know-how, in this mind-bending thriller with a science fiction bent.

LUCY is a quality French-made film, penned and directed by Luc Besson (Le Femme, Nikita, Fifth Element, Transporter, Taken) in his first foray into the superhero sub-genre. Continue reading Luc Besson’s LUCY

TRANSCENDENCE

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Dr. Will Caster with his highly controversial experiments, has become famous as the foremost researcher in the field of Artificial Intelligence with the creation of PINN. He has been unsuccessfully working to create a god-like sentient computer network, that has greater-than-human intelligence plus knowledge about everyone and everything from now until the beginning of time, but with full ethical standards and the full range of human emotions.

Directorial debut of cinematographer Wally Pfister, TRANSCENDENCE is both stylish and entertaining Sci-Fi, and at its core this film is an eternal love story of Dr. Will Caster (Johnny Depp) and his wife Evelyn (Rebecca Hall). There also is an interesting and unique science fiction premise, about the creation of a fully realised artificial intelligence that is fully self-aware. So we go on a journey of discovery where we can determine, if the newly created artificial intelligence with its extraordinary superpowers and its nano-technology, is it either benevolent or malevolent?

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THE LEGO MOVIE

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Best LEGO family adventure movie ever, this modern day satire is subversive and yet counter-cultural. This Australian made 3D computer animation comedy movie film, is already so beloved by USA audiences because this film satisfies audiences of all ages, and the sequel is already being made. Decent plot with very engaging characters, and you will be taken for quite an emotional and hectic ride, but near the end, the story has that unexpected twist, with an intriguing moral lesson for all, that is essentially true to life.

Emmet (Chris Pratt) a forgettable everyman, struggles as an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO mini-figure and is hopelessly and hilariously under prepared, when mistakenly identified by our surveillance culture. When anointed by an underground resistance movement as the “The Special” and the key to saving the world, Emmet is drafted into an epic quest journey (think HOBBIT) to stop Lord Business (Will Ferrell) the evil tyrant who intends to permanently glue everyone in place. Just like MR.PEABODY AND SHERMAN, there are some surprising voices used as cameos, this time from famous female and male actors. Amazing visuals and yes it is very hard to tell that everything, is not actually made of real Lego pieces.

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LAST VEGAS

The new film LAST VEGAS features a dream cast:- Morgan Freeman, Michael Douglas, Robert de Niro and Kevin Kline
The new film LAST VEGAS features a dream cast:- Morgan Freeman, Michael Douglas, Robert de Niro and Kevin Kline

John Turtletaub helmer of the National Treasure series and Dan Fogelman who wrote Crazy Stupid Love have teamed to present a comedy of the aged

Four academy award winning actors make a silk purse out of a sows ear in LAST VEGAS. Michael Douglas is getting married to a woman half his age and three of his old pals book into Las Vegas for a bucks night.

Two are happy to be there – still married Kevin Kline and divorced Morgan Freeman – but widower Bobby de Niro is less than delighted to be part of the party, nursing a grudge, a perceived slight that has festered since his wife died.

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