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photo for Ex Machina Psychological sci-fi thriller about a breathtaking android (A.I.) whose emotional intelligence proves more sophisticate — and more deceptive — than man could have imagined. After winning a competition to spend a week at the mountain estate of his company’s brilliant CEO (Oscar Isaac), programmer Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson) arrives to discover he has been chosen to take part in a study of artificial intelligence. Sworn to secrecy and cut off from the outside world, Caleb meets his subject, the beguiling and seductive android Ava (Alicia Vikander) — and is plunged into an A.I. experiment beyond his wildest dreams when he discovers that her emotional intelligence proves more sophisticated — and more deceptive — than the two men could have imagined. Vitals: Director: Alex Garland. Stars: Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, Oscar Isaac, Corey Johnson, Deborah Rosan. 2015, CC, MPAA rating: R, 108 min., Science Fiction Thriller, Box office gross: $23.587 million, Lionsgate. Extras: “Through the Looking Glass: Creating Ex Machina” five-part featurette, SXSW Q&A with cast and crew, eight behind-the-scenes vignettes. The Blu-ray features DTS:X immersive audio technology, which replicates and conveys the fluid movement of sound to create a richer soundscape than previously possible by moving sound to precisely where the mixer placed it.

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