Well what a disappointment on the film release front this week. Only two main stream films, I want to say for you all to enjoy but I would be lying.
Dr. Will Caster (Johnny Depp) is a top researcher in the field of Artificial Intelligence, working with a team of scientists including his wife Evelyn (Rebecca Hall) and best friend Max Waters (Paul Bettany) they are striving to create a machine that combines the collective intelligence of everything ever known with every human emotion possible. Dr. Caster soon finds himself the target of Anti-AI extremists who will do whatever it takes to stop him in his tracks. However, they become the very catalyst that feeds his need to succeed in his own Transcendence. The only problem is as Will’s thirst for knowledge deepens so does his quest for power, but at what cost?
This is Director and cinematographer Wally Pfister directorial debut and from the pretty weak storyline that’s all too evident. Visually Transcendence ticks all the boxes and with a cast of the likes of Deep, Bettany, Morgan Freeman and Cillian Murphy you would expect a blinder but there just seems to be very little logic behind the whole story. If you want to get lost in a world completely out of this one for a couple of hours you may as well give this a shot. Sci-Fi fans, Johnny Depp obsessives and those that have a keen eye for cinematography over real storyline substance just might enjoy Transcendence. Oh I do have to add one positive, the score, composed by Mychael Danna this is probably the one saving grace adding a bit of much needed depth
SEE IF YOU LIKED: Her, A.I.
THE OTHER WOMAN
Carly Whitten (Cameron Diaz) has discovered her boyfriend Mark is actually married. After find out this startling and devastating revelation she tries desperately to put her ruined life back together. After accidently meeting the wife, Kate (Leslie Mann,) they spark up quite an unexpected friendship. Not only that but they also stumble across yet another voluptuous airheaded mistress, teaming up they plan the ultimate revenge on the three-timing cheating scumbag Mark.
It’s a Rom Com with Cameron Diaz in it so you all should know what to expect, complete absolute drivel. How this woman has lasted so long in Hollywood I have no idea. She can’t act to save her life. That’s probably why she always says yes to these poor films. What really does disappoint me though is the fact that the Director is Nick Cassavetes (The Notebook, Alpha Dog) directed the film. Think the man has lost his way a little to be frank. I really don’t know what to say except please don’t waste your money.
SEE IF YOU LIKED: Bad Teacher, John Tucker Must Die.
MY PICK OF THE WEEK: ARE YOU KIDDING ME? I JUST CAN’T GIVE YOU AN ANSWER.