Tag Archive: Artificial intelligence

Haiku Review: Her (2013)

herStarring: Joaquin Phoenix, Scarlett Johansson, Amy Adams, Rooney Mara & Chris Pratt
Written & directed by Spike Jonze

In the not-so-distant future, a lonely man develops a romantic relationship with his artificially intelligent operating system.

Admit it, after
watching this you tried to have
phone sex with Siri.

Grade: A

By Daniel J. Hoag
Her is playing now in theaters nationwide.


Starring: Frank Langella, Peter Sarsgaard, James Marsden, Liv Tyler & Susan Sarandon
Written by Christopher D. Ford
Directed by Jake Schreier

A retired jewel thief is given a robot butler by his son to help with the old man’s care, and soon the two new friends are pulling off heists together.

Touching and funny.
This robot makes a better
friend than most people.

Grade: A-

By Daniel J. Hoag
Robot & Frank opens 8/12/12 in select cities.
TCFF 12-04

Featuring: Ray Kurzweil
Directed by Barry Ptolemy

A documentary about inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil, who predicts that the exponential growth of technological advancement and artificial intelligence will lead humans to merge with machines in just forty years–an event known as the Singularity.

Sci-fi sans the “fi”
A prophet to believe in
Watch out for Skynet!

Grade: B+

By Daniel J. Hoag
Transcendent Man is available on DVD tomorrow.