“Avengers: Age of Ultron”

“Avengers: Age of Ultron”

The sequel to “The Avengers” has been chugging along in the background of moviedom for the past three years, since the first one became the third-highest-grossing film in history. The wait for “Avengers: Age of Ultron” has been three years of are-we-there-yet, with trailers and teasers and trailer teasers trickling out to fluff our interest, […]

“Ex Machina”

“Ex Machina”

Casually elegant in concept and spookily claustrophobic in execution, “Ex Machina” plops us into the near future, when a hermit genius has devised a foxy android capable of convincing even the audience that she’s got a thing for nerds. A coder named Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson) finds that he’s won some kind of company lottery at […]

“Unfriended”

“Unfriended”

The central conceit of “Unfriended,” the latest cheapo horror flick to sate you till summer blockbusters arrive, is also its motivating gimmick. Six teenagers gather online (mostly via Skype, iMessage and Facebook) and notice a strange anonymous character in the video chat room with them. Coincidentally, they’re all making plans together on the anniversary of […]