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Trancendence: What fresh HAL is this?

  Oscar winning cinematographer Willy Pfister makes his directorial debut with this week’s highly anticipated new release starring Johnny Depp.  A fascinating but ultimately overly ambitious piece of filmmaking, Transcendence attempts in both its subject matter and visual artistry to raise itself to the level of the best of director Christopher Nolan’s work. Many are …

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Cinema Siren Reviews: The Lego Movie – A Real BLOCK-Buster

02/08/2014 Musicians Tegan and Sara, with help from The Lonely Island, wrote the tenacious ear worm, a perfectly appropriate yet alarmingly catchy theme song of The LEGO Movie. Cinema Siren walked in attempting to keep an open mind to what seemed like a blatant 2-hour LEGO commercial, and left sure to have seen the first …

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Now You See Me – Plenty Up Its Sleeve

June 1, 2013 Director Louis Leterrier (French director of The Incredible Hulk, Clash of the Titans and The Transporter) brings his unique flashy, big budget, art-house sensibility to this new release about a supergroup of illusionists called “The Four Horsemen” pulling off multiple heists as they get tracked by the FBI. While his hyper-colorized frenetic …

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‘Oblivion’: A Stunning Yet Flawed Sci-Fi

April 20, 2013 In director Joseph Kosinski’s Oblivion, you can see a love for and desire to expand on the great classics of science fiction on film. With the most impressive use of IMAX for a feature film to date, in that respect he has created something new and exciting, with what is essentially a …

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