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A.I. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
March 24, 2016  | By David Bianculli

Cinemax, 7:30 p.m. ET

 

This 2001 movie, a collaboration of sorts between Steven Spielberg and, posthumously, Stanley Kubrick (they had traded ideas on this concept for years, and Spielberg completed it incorporating Kubrick’s final notes), is a sci-fi take on Pinocchio, starring Haley Joel Osment as an artificially created being who longs to be a real boy. The reason I point it out tonight, other than that it’s an underrated movie in the Spielberg canon, is that it’s the start of a cleverly paired Cinemax double feature, concluding at 10 p.m. ET with 1999’s The Sixth Sense. That movie, starring Bruce Willis, co-stars the same young Osment, playing another odd little boy – one who sees dead people.

 
 
 
 
 
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