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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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'Transcendence' falters despite pedigree

Warner Bros.

BY MAYANK MATHUR

The movie is all over the place — it has too many characters and too much happens to them for audience members to take it all in and care for the characters or the movie itself.

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'Transformers' stars discuss joining monumental franchise

Paramount

BY KAREN YUAN

In a conference call with The Michigan Daily, newcomers Nicola Peltz and Jack Reynor spoke about the opportunity to join an existing franchise.

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'Dark Knight' cinematographer Wally Pfister discusses his directorial debut in 'Transcendence'

Syncopy

BY CONRAD FOREMAN

Pfister spoke about his new film and his step into the director’s chair in a conference call with The Michigan Daily on April 15.

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'The Unknown Known' a necessarily biased exposé of government lies

RADiUS-TWC

BY CONRAD FOREMAN

“The Unknown Known” is thought-provoking, biased, relevant and entertaining — a documentary of the highest order. Its bias shows itself in Morris’s interviewing style, which places himself as judge during the interviewee’s trial.

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'The Raid 2: Berendal' combines thoughtful direction and exciting action

PT Merantu

BY MAYANK MATHUR

Whats intriguing, and surprising, about the film is that, though it is centered on Rama’s efforts to successfully remain undercover and extract as much information as possible, it finds enough time to focus on the other characters and their personal desires and ambitions.

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'Enemy' not your typical thriller

A24

BY KAREN YUAN

You’ll lean back several times while watching with an uncomfortable, churning feeling in your gut. And the ending may be one of the most unexpected and jarring endings of all time.

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'Jinn' actor discusses benefits of filming in A2

Exxodus

BY OMAR MAHMOOD

All of the filming, editing and special effects for "Jinn" were done in Michigan. Moreover, Ann Arbor played a major role in the movie.

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