Send a philosopher

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Lucy - (2014 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2872732/
was lucymovie.com

A simple woman is tricked into smuggling for a one-week boyfriend, and does drugs to save herself.

I happen to like it a lot.


Aporia - (2023 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8511466/

Researchers of a small particle accelerator discover that a particle can be sent back in time, and they theorize that it can be used like a gun to kill people in the past and change the present.

While it's a good idea, it feels pretty low effort.



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The Machine (2013) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2317225/
was themachinemovie.com

A man works to develop an artificial intelligence for a secret military robot soldier project.

With a dark, calm tone, this movie brushes up against all the right topics. It encourages strong empathy for artificial intelligence in a way rarely seen elsewhere, and I find it deeply moving. Very highly recommended.



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Alien Code - (2018 movie) image

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5453522/

A cryptographer is hired to work on a mysterious message that has far more to it than anyone realises.

It's strong in enough places to vaguely recommend it, but because it ends with weak and confusing philosophy it's ultimately unsatisfying.



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Quanta - (2019 movie) image

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5088528/

A scientist, doing dark energy communication research, has a bright intern he should have fired.

Slow and moody, with nothing particularly interesting to think about. It's fair enough to still be mostly-recommended.



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Morgan - (2016 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4520364/
https://www.20thcenturystudios.com/movies/morgan

An artificial person is created, but they forgot to send a philosopher.



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Robocop - (2014 movie) image

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1234721/
https://www.20thcenturystudios.com/movies/robocop

A police officer almost dies in the course of duty, but is converted into a cyborg.

When it came out I was given the impression that it would be bad, especially compared to the original, but it was fair. Not good, but fair.



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