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Johnny Depp trapped in uncomfortable storyline as Transcendence fails to escape wacky pitfalls

1 out of 4 stars When you are competing with iconic, artificial intelligence characters such as Joshua, Mother, and of course HAL, you had better make sure your AI sci-fi movie can stand up to snuff.  Transcendence just doesn’t, unfortunately.  […]

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1 out of 4 stars When you are competing with iconic, artificial intelligence characters such as Joshua, Mother, and of course HAL, you had better make sure your AI sci-fi movie can stand up to snuff.  Transcendence just doesn’t, unfortunately.  […]

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Need for Speed: Aaron Paul shows he can drive a film

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