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'Transcendence'? Not in this Johnny Depp sci-fi thriller
'Transcendence'? Not in this Johnny Depp sci-fi thriller

Transcendence Warner Bros., $28.98; Blu-ray, $35.99 Available on VOD Tuesday Christopher Nolan's regular cinematographer, Wally Pfister, was unavailable to shoot Nolan's upcoming "Interstellar" because he was making his directorial debut with this brainy science-fiction thriller that strains credulity. Johnny Depp plays a scientist whose research into super-advanced computers takes a leap forward when he eludes would-be assassins by having his consciousness uploaded into a machine. The transformation gives him near-God-like powers, initially inspiring and then worrying his friends and family. Pfister and screenwriter Jack Paglen are grappling with serious ideas...

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