Just wanted to pop my head in and say "Don't miss Ex Machina".
I'm actually loathe to write reams of text about it (I know!). The more beginner's mind you go into this movie with, the better it will go for you.
I won't speak to the plot apart to say that it involves a Gynoid
-- a fact you already know if you've seen a poster for it.
What I will say is this: We once had a discussion on the Squad Boards about sci-fi ("hard" sci-fi) and how and why there's precious little of it in the gaming world. At the time we were talking not about SCVs gathering vespene gas or aliens with pulse rifles -- these are the trappings of sci-fi and there is plenty of that in gaming -- but stories that are about *ideas*...which are pretty thin on the ground, let's be honest.
Ex Machina is an ideas movie. If it were elemental it would be entirely air. Etherial, sparse, quiet.
The plot is neo-noir crossed with heady Asimov-era sci-fi. The pacing and direction falls somewhere between stageplay and short story. You have your central "what if" conceit presented densely inside a very limited environmental scope (the entire movie takes place in a single location, though it is an awesome location). The cast is basically 4 actors. That's it and that's all. There are no Tom Cruise minority report setpieces -- the entire weight of the production is carried by dramatic performances, framing and atmosphere.
The effects - which are great BTW - are not showy. The director is smart in using CGI as a subtle seasoning that enhances the natural flavors of the drama already in play. Again, good sci-fi at work here... the story definitely couldn't exist without the sci-fi enhancement, but the effects do not carry the piece for their own sake. They're used in service to the plot, as they should be.
The effect is the rare sci-fi piece where the focus is not on the technology but the questions begged by the technology. The soundtrack (by one of the Portishead guys) is also a tour-de-force of understatement
that wouldn't be out of place in UNATCO.
Honestly I'm shocked that something like this even got made in the first place. If this were a videogame it'd be halfway between the old Westwood Blade Runner game and a Telltale joint. Note: I would LOVE to play an experience like this. Too bad it'd never sell.
Unrelated: Fast and Furious 7 is now the 5th best grossing movie of all time.