Chappie (2015)

For all of you sci-fi fans out there, here is Chappie.

Computer genius Deon creates the scouts, robotic police officers that are just as efficient as Robocop – and you don’t even need to blow anyone up to make them!

Chappie is set in South Africa, from which District 9 director Neill Blomkamp is from. And that’s also where the similarities to District 9 begin.

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Ex Machina (2015)

We don’t know what we don’t know about artificial intelligence.

For some, reaching the technological singularity brings nothing but excitement. But for others there aren’t many things scarier than not knowing what that will mean for us. It’s hard for humans to admit but we are a relatively advanced, yet young and primitive species and Ex Machina shows us this in a big way.

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Interstellar (2014)

Love is not bound by time and space.

Christopher Nolan has tested our limits. The extremities of what we are capable of, both as a species and as individuals.

In the near three-hour epic that is Interstellar, two strands in the narrative became vividly clear. There is no doubt that the universe and the rules that govern it are too gargantuan for our relatively young minds to comprehend. But within all that we have a purpose and a force driving us that is just as majestic – love.

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (2014)

The revolution has begun.

Katniss has finally found her calling – she’s the one to take down the Capitol. We’ve waited 3 years for this!

Catching Fire set the hearts of people everywhere ablaze with the action of the Games and, more importantly, the emotions, the oppression and the destitution forced on the districts by President Snow and the Capitol.

The stage was set to bring all of Pan Am to the fore to stand beside the Mockingjay.

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The Affair (2014-)

An anticlimax waiting to happen?

So, here we have a classic man meets woman situation. A loving husband, Noah, takes his family on a regular summer holiday to his in-Laws enormous mansion in a small town far from the big city.

In a small town cafe he meets a beautiful waitress who is married too. At this point, with the look in his eyes when they first meet we know that no matter how hard he fights it, no matter how good a father he seems to be, he’s going to cheat with this woman.

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Gone Girl (2014)

A lesson on marriage and life.

When I think of Ben Affleck, no memorable qualities come to mind.

I don’t know him personally so it’s likely I’m misjudging the guy. He’s probably got a great personality!

I just don’t see it come out in his performances on screen. Luckily, that’s just what his character, Nick Dunne, needs in Gone Girl.

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Gotham (2014-)

A closer look at James Gordon and Gotham City.

Gotham takes us back in time to the beginning of Bruce Wayne’s story – the birth of Batman, when his parents are killed in cold blood in an alleyway. What is different about this show is it doesn’t follow Bruce like we’ve seen in the much admired Dark Knight trilogy.

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The Leftovers (2014-)

The drama that hides the supernatural in plain sight.

This new supernatural drama has got me restless. I’m not satisfied, comfortable or content with each episode I watch.

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The Strain (2014-)

Another fun and bitter sweet fantasy from Del Toro.

I always enjoy Guillermo Del Toro’s concoctions. He comes across as a man who really doesn’t take himself too seriously.

When I watch films like Hellboy, Pacific Rim and Julia’s Eyes I can’t help but appreciate this guy’s amazing imagination and love of storytelling.

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