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Thursday Movie Picks: Love in the Tech Age

Thursday Movie Picks

Since it’s February, we’re still on the love train and this week we’re bringing you some tech age love! I picked two movies last week that could fit perfectly into this week but it’s okay. I had planned this out perfectly (totally lying) and have a theme within a theme where those wouldn’t have fit anyway. So eventually, this worked out brilliantly!

1. EX MACHINA (2014)

Now I’m guessing my theme within the theme is clear right away because in the center of this movie is an artificial intelligence. So basically, I’m going way into the future where AI’s exist more often and well, the love for them is also more common. I do believe people are in some ways in love with technology so much so it’s not a stretch for them to fall in love with an AI. Ex Machina is sort of an educational movie for the future to stay safe and not trust a computer. I mean, honestly, has any AI love story ever really worked out? By the way, this is by far my favourite Alicia Vikander performance and shout out to Oscar Isaac for those awesome dance movies!

2. TRANSCENDENCE (2014)

The movie is based on this concept of  transporting ones mind into a computer. Johnny Depp is a scientist who then suddenly becomes part computer and slowly loses its mind to the computer entirely. He is basically a human who turned into an AI. The love aspect here is his marriage, where Rebecca Hall plays the wife. It’s not my favourite movie but I’m a sucker for sci-fi concepts and this one tickled my brain quite nicely. To be completely honest, I don’t exactly remember the ending of this movie. I know it must have not ended very romantically. A bonus, a theme within a theme of a theme this week: romance gone wrong.

3. BLADE RUNNER 20149 (2017)

Here we have a stunning movie with painting like visuals. It might not have had a huge impact on me in 2017 yet it has stayed with me. It’s the visuals, the sort of slow paced narrative that has been embedded in my brain. It makes me think that this movie had a bigger impact on me than I acknowledged a few years back. Anyway, here we have an AI that looks absolutely stunning. The AI is Ava de Armas who is a chameleon and looks cute (her last name literally means cute in Estonian). The twists and turns here are actually wonderful and part of me can’t help to like this movie for having so much human feeling, in a world of AIs. PS: I miss Ryan Gosling a bit, where he at!?


THIS AMAZING SERIES IS CREATED BY WANDERING THROUGH THE SHELVES

 

 

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18 Comments

  • Reply
    Brittani
    February 20, 2020 at 7:28 PM

    I can’t believe I didn’t think of Ex Machina. I LOVE that movie and it’s so obvious. Damn it. lol

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      MettelRay
      February 21, 2020 at 5:02 PM

      Haha, I hate it when that happens.. so annoying. It’s like missing an obvious question on a movie quiz and then beating yourself up for the next week or so. 😛

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    Big Screen Small Words
    February 21, 2020 at 3:16 AM

    Love Ex-Machina and Blade Runner 2049! I haven’t watched Transcendence. Great theme within a theme!

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      MettelRay
      February 21, 2020 at 5:00 PM

      Thank you! I like all of them except maybe Transcendence even though the concept in there is wonderfully strange and cool. 😀

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    Sonia
    February 21, 2020 at 10:41 AM

    I wanted to pick Ex Machina at first but then it totally slipped my mind 😅 great picks!

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      MettelRay
      February 21, 2020 at 4:59 PM

      Ha yes, I saw the theme and I was like, Ex Machina and that’s like.. maybe a too obvious choice even. 😛

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    Sati
    February 21, 2020 at 11:23 AM

    Gosling is in Katy’s basement😈 Oscar’s dance moves were definitely the highlight 🙂

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      MettelRay
      February 21, 2020 at 4:58 PM

      Hahaha, well, I bet he’s having a good time there. 😀

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    ruth
    February 21, 2020 at 6:13 PM

    Oh I almost picked Ex Machina and Blade Runner! I haven’t seen Transcendence yet, it sounds intriguing but I’m just not fond of Depp right now.

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      MettelRay
      February 21, 2020 at 8:53 PM

      Depp has had a few rough years but the latest media leak where Heard was proven to be the abusive ones, I’ve tried to see things more from Depp’s perspective.

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    Birgit
    February 21, 2020 at 7:49 PM

    I almost pick Ex Machina and I am surprised that you seem to be the only one who picked it so far.. I gave a giggile when you said the second film tickled your brain since Depp’s brain seemed to be really tickled and not in a pink way. I almost went with the original Blade Runner so i am glad to see the 2nd one here which i still need to see

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      MettelRay
      February 21, 2020 at 8:51 PM

      Ah see the concept tickled my brain, the movie not so much! 😀 And I’m surprised Ex Machina hasn’t been more popular this week, it is literally the tech age love story that popped into my head first. 😛

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    Keith
    February 22, 2020 at 5:29 PM

    Fun list! I remember Transcendence and like you I’m a sucker for those types of flicks. It wasn’t great but I didn’t hate it like most people did. It definitely fits this list.

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      MettelRay
      February 23, 2020 at 2:40 PM

      Thanks! It’s not amazing for sure but I mean, how can you not like the idea of it.. especially since it looks so possible in the far future for some reason. 😀

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    sara
    February 25, 2020 at 3:10 PM

    I bought Ex Machina to watch years ago and I still haven’t done it .But gah I love Oscar Isaac so I need to just sit and watch it already.

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    Katy
    February 25, 2020 at 11:16 PM

    Nice picks! I wasn’t crazy about Ex Machina when I first saw, so I might give it a re-watch sometime this year. Love your pick for Blade Runner 2049, not just for Gosling but the visuals are beautiful.

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    Wandering Through the Shelves
    February 27, 2020 at 11:02 PM

    Love Ex Machina.
    Blade Runner 2049, I love the visuals rather than the story. Storywise I prefer the original.
    I can’t stand Transcendence.

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      MettelRay
      February 28, 2020 at 9:38 PM

      Ah see, it was a sloe decent into hate. 😀

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