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‘Ex Machina’

“Ex Machina” mostly revolves around the idea of the Turing test, which determines a machine’s ability to exhibit intelligent behavior indistinguishable from a person’s. The movie is a test of sorts too, a battle of wits between the cold, dark, and manipulative eye of technology and the wit and perseverance of man. Caleb, played by […]

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‘Furious 7’

“Furious 7” is a mishmash of different ideas done in typical “Fast and Furious” fashion, filled with dashed-off story arcs, bland acting and cliché-filled plots, with sprinkles of mediocre action scenes served at a fast pace. For lack of a better word, the movie makes me furious to the seventh power. So I guess the […]

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‘Focus’

“Focus” is a balancing act between a decent heist movie and an alright romance. The heist is quiet – a gun is fired only once – and otherwise there’s mostly conversation, sleight of hand, deceit, and the relationship of the two leads. Nicky (Will Smith) is an expert con artist whose techniques seem almost magical. […]

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‘Kingsman’

In one of its advertisements, “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” is described as “Quentin Tarantino meets James Bond.” I generally didn’t see that. This movie tries to be a kinda-sorta action-spy movie but falls flat plotwise once you figure out the evil scheme. But if you don’t care about the plot or the sub-par graphics, it […]