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Monday, July 13, 2015

Surprise! Pluto is bigger than scientists thought

New Releases: The thought-provoking, brainy sci-fi drama 'Ex Machina' - LA Times

"Domhnall Gleeson stars as a bright young programmer named Caleb, who's invited by his genius billionaire boss, Nathan (Oscar Isaac), to spend a week at a remote compound, testing the intelligence of a super-advanced android, Ava (Alicia Vikander). As the experiment plays out, Caleb begins to have feelings for Ava and questions the sanity and motivations of Nathan. The movie follows a somewhat predictable path from there, but the striking set design and strong performances make it an enjoyable trip, and the conversations about what makes us human will be sparking inspiring, late-night arguments for decades to come. The DVD and Blu-ray add featurettes."

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Movie review: Cyborg mind games in ‘Ex Machina’ -

This fascinating and provocative film peeks into the dystopian future predicted by Stephen Hawkins in his famous quote; "Artificial Intelligence may be man's greatest achievement and also his last". In the past year we have seen two thought provoking science pectin movies Ex Machina and Interstellar. It looks like the long drought is over.  John H Armwood