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'Ex Machina' Featurette with Oscar Isaac

19 December 2014 4:23 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Writer-director Alex Garland breaks down the complex story of his new sci-fi thriller Ex Machina in a featurette that includes new footage and interviews with stars Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson and Alicia Vikander. The film landed distribution with A24 Films back in October, with the first trailer debuting shortly after that announcement was made. Alex Garland makes his directorial debut on Ex Machina, after writing hit movies such as 28 Days Later, Sunshine and Dredd 3D.

Ex Machina is an intense psychological thriller in which Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson), a 24 year old coder at the world's largest internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a retreat belonging to the company's reclusive CEO, Nathan (Oscar Isaac). But when Caleb arrives he finds that he will have to participate in a fascinating experiment with the world's first true artificial intelligence, housed in the body of a beautiful robot woman, Ava (Alicia Vikander). Truths, »

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New Ex MacHina Featurette Explores the Themes of the Upcoming Sci-Fi Film Starring Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, and Alicia Vikander

19 December 2014 7:05 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

A new Ex Machina featurette has gone online, and it has me even more excited for the movie.  Written and directed by Alex Garland (writer of 28 Days Later and Sunshine), the film stars Domhnall Gleeson as a computer programmer who wins a contest to meet with the CEO of a large search engine company (Oscar Isaac), but when he arrives, he discovers he's part of an experiment to test the artificial intelligence of an android (Alicia Vikander).  It's a terrific premise, and in this featurette, the cast and Garland explain the various themes they're trying to explore with the movie.  I was hoping the picture would play at Sundance, but sadly, I'll have to wait until April to see it. Hit the jump to check out the Ex Machina featurette.  The film opens April 10th. Via IGN. Here's the official synopsis for Ex Machina: Alex Garland, writer of 28 Days Later and Sunshine, »

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UK movie releases: January 2015

19 December 2014 1:30 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

January 2, 2015

The Theory of Everything

Director: James Marsh

Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones

Running time: 123 mins

Certificate: 12A

The Woman in Black: Angel of Death

Director: Tom Harper

Starring: Helen McCrory, Jeremy Irvine

Running time: 98 mins

Certificate: 15

Birdman

Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu

Starring: Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis

Running time: 119 mins

Certificate: 15

Dying of the Light

Director: Paul Schrader

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Anton Yelchin

Running time: 92 mins

Certificate: 18

Enemy

Director: Denis Villeneuve

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Mélanie Laurent

Running time: 90 mins

Certificate: 15

January 9, 2015

Taken 3

Director: Olivier Megaton

Starring: Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace

Running time: Tbc

Certificate: 12A

Foxcatcher

Director: Bennett Miller

Starring: Channing Tatum, Steve Carell

Running time: 134 mins

Certificate: 15

Into the Woods

Director: Rob Marshall

Starring: Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick

Running time: 125 mins

Certificate: PG

January 16, 2015

American Sniper

Director: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller

Running time: 132 mins

Certificate: 15

Testament of Youth

Director: James Kent

Starring: Alicia Vikander, »

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The Story featurette for Alex Garland’s Ex Machina

18 December 2014 11:50 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following on from this week’s first clip [which you can watch here], Universal Pictures has now debuted a featurette for Alex Garland’s directorial debut Ex Machina, which delves into the story of the upcoming sci-fi. Take a look after the official synopsis…

Ex MacHina is an intense psychological thriller in which Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson), a 24 year old coder at the world’s largest internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a retreat belonging to the company’s reclusive CEO, Nathan (Oscar Isaac). But when Caleb arrives he finds that he will have to participate in a fascinating experiment with the world’s first true artificial intelligence, housed in the body of a beautiful robot woman, Ava (Alicia Vikander). Truths, emotions and motives are blurred as the relationship between Caleb, Ava and Nathan intensifies.

Ex Machina is set for release in the UK on January 21st.

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Watch: Learn About The Turing Test In First Clip From 'Ex Machina' With Oscar Isaac, Plus New Featurette

18 December 2014 1:26 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

A movie we figured would be a sure bet for the Sundance Film Festival, "Ex Machina" will skip Park City, likely because its opening abroad first, just after the events in Utah get underway. No matter. The latest from screenwriter Alex Garland ("Sunshine," "28 Days Later..."), who makes his directorial debut with the picture, packs a premise that already has sci-fi heads curious, and the arrival of a new clip and featurette will only spur that interest further. Oscar Isaac and Domnhall Gleeson star in the film about a young programmer who is invited to the home of the reclusive CEO of the company where he works in order to take part in a unique experiment: interact with the beautiful, AI robot Ava (Alicia Vikander). As the triangle gets more intense, the lines between humanity and technology start shifting. In this clip, you'll learn about the Turing test, which seems to »

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Ex Machina: Alex Garland talks making the best sci-fi film of 2015

17 December 2014 9:29 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The great projected blockbuster war of 2015 is all well and good, but with just over a fortnight left in December, we may already have found the best science fiction movie of the new year.

Screenwriter Alex Garland, who's best known for meaty sci-fi including Sunshine and Never Let Me Go, makes his directorial debut with the tautly constructed AI thriller Ex Machina.

Set almost entirely indoors with a cast of just four, the film is high concept sci-fi told like a simmering psychological stage drama, its tension built entirely around the characters, their loaded words and their ambiguous intentions towards one another. Domhnall Gleeson is Caleb, a mild-mannered young programmer who's selected to take part in a groundbreaking AI experiment.

Garland was inspired to write about consciousness and robotics by a debate he had with a friend, whose main interest was in neurology.

"The thrust of his argument was that computers can never be conscious, »

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Oscar Isaac Stands On The Edge Of Immortality In New Clip For Alex Garland’s Ex Machina

16 December 2014 9:30 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

First proposed in 1950, The Turing Test is an experiment that allows humans to appropriately gauge the intellectual capacity of a computer and, more importantly, whether it displays signs of artificial intelligence. It was a test that was irrefutably ahead of its time, and one that has become all the more relevant as technology continues to advance at an exponential rate.

It’s also one that will play a key part in Ex Machina, Alex Garland’s upcoming cerebral sci-fi that asks the pressing question: what happens when the line between man and machine becomes blurred?

Starring Domhnall Glesson and Oscar Isaac — who will both play a part in another sci-fi feature in 2015 that goes by the name Star Wars: The Force Awakens — alongside Alicia Vikander as the ground-breaking sentient A.I., Garland’s directorial debut is undeniably shaping up to be one to watch come next year. Plus, given »

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First clip from Alex Garland’s Ex_Machina with Oscar Isaac and Domhnall Gleeson

16 December 2014 8:58 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Universal have sent over the first clip for psychological thriller Ex_Machina, written and directed by Alex Garland (28 Days Later), which features Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Domhnall Gleeson (About Time).

Check out the clip below:

EX_MACHINA is an intense psychological thriller in which Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson), a 24 year old coder at the world’s largest internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a retreat belonging to the company’s reclusive CEO, Nathan (Oscar Isaac).  But when Caleb arrives he finds that he will have to participate in a fascinating experiment with the world’s first true artificial intelligence, housed in the body of a beautiful robot woman, Ava (Alicia Vikander). Truths, emotions and motives are blurred as the relationship between Caleb, Ava and Nathan intensifies.

Ex_Machina also stars Alicia Vikander (The Man from U.N.C.L.E.) and is released »

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First Clip from Ex MacHina Live-Action Film - "The Turing Test"

16 December 2014 7:56 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Not long ago we brought you the trailer for Alex Garland's fantastic looking sci-fi thriller Ex Machina. Now today we bring you the first clip from the film. The clip is called "The Turing Test," and it features Domhnall Gleeson and Oscar Isaac discussing the ins and outs of the Turing Test, which is a method for ascertaining whether or not a machine is artificially intelligent. This is a test that he and Gleeson are about to perform on Alicia Vikander's robot, and if successful, it would be a huge milestone in "the history of Gods," as Gleeson puts it. Of course, if there's one thing we've learned from playing God in the movies, it's that it comes along with negative consequences.

This is the first film that Garland has directed, although over the years he's written scripts for films such as Sunshine and 28 Days Later. This next »

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Watch: Oscar Isaac and Domhnall Gleeson Prepare to Awaken a Force in First Clip From ‘Ex Machina’

16 December 2014 4:45 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Domhnall Gleeson and Oscar Isaac may be leading a certain highly-anticipated sci-fi feature later next year, but there’s another that’s near the top of our radar. After working closely with Danny Boyle on films such as Sunshine, 28 Days Later, and The Beach, Alex Garland will make his directorial debut with Ex Machina, and after the impressive first trailer, […] »

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Watch The First Clip For Alex Garland’s Psychological Thriller ‘Ex_Machina’

16 December 2014 3:50 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

We’re very excited to share with you the first ever clip for Alex Garland’s upcoming directorial debut EX_MACHINA, starring Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson and Alicia Vikander.

This snippet introduces us to Caleb (Domhnall Glesson), a 24-year-old coder at the world’s largest internet company, who wins a competition to spend a week at a retreat with the company’s reclusive CEO, Nathan (Oscar Isaac) – Who looks completely different once again! Described as an intense psychological thriller, Caleb will end up taking part in an experiment with the world’s first true artificial intelligence, housed in the body of robot woman, Ava (Alicia Vikander).

Not only does this contain some of the finest up and coming actors, there’s also a very exciting premise, check it out:

EX_MACHINA opens in the UK on 23rd January, 2015. It’s also written by Garland you’ll also know him as the writer of The Beach, »

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Ex Machina: watch a clip of Oscar Isaac and Domhnall Gleeson in Alex Garland's sci-fi thriller – video

11 December 2014 11:00 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Written and directed by Alex Garland, Ex_Machina stars Oscar Isaac as a reclusive robotics scientist working on the promise of an artificial intelligence that's indistinguishable from a human being. In this exclusive clip he introduces his experiment to Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson), a young and ambitious programmer

• Ex_Machina, which also stars Alicia Vikander, is released in the UK on 23 January 2015 and in the Us on 10 April Continue reading »

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Featurette For A Most Violent Year Is A Wonderful Dissection Of The American Dream

26 November 2014 9:51 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Over the years, Oscar Isaac is an actor that’s been constrained to supporting roles, having cropped up in films like Drive, Robin Hood and Zack Synder’s Sucker Punch. But when the Coen Brothers placed him front and center for their wonderful, critically-acclaimed drama Inside Llewyn Davis, it was almost a bygone conclusion that the actor’s career would receive a monumental shot in the arm.

Fast forward to today, and Isaac has landed himself a number of eye-catching roles including Alex Garland’s promising sci-fi Ex Machina, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and, more recently, X-Men: Apocalypse. But before diving into the genre of science fiction, the actor is set to play Abel Morales in J.C. Chandor’s upcoming drama, A Most Violent Year, which recently debuted an all-new featurette that takes a closer look at the concept of the American Dream.

Joining Isaac for the film »

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Thn Turns 11! A Look Back At Our Favourite Films – Dredd (2012)

24 November 2014 4:45 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

As with many of the best film discoveries in my life, I went in to see Dredd with low expectations. I’d been invited and figured I might as well go, but the idea of another cinematic crack at the Judge? The scaled-down, rubbery-looking costumes and the prospect of an eyeball-squeezing 3D presentation weren’t enough to attract my interest. Once the lights went down, that all changed. I found myself sealed into a greasy and violent world that lives on in my scorched brainpan to this day. It may not be the greatest movie ever made, but of its type Dredd is a minor classic, evoking the spirit of the book in a way Stallone couldn’t manage whilst building its own gritty, low budget vibe. Of everything I’ve seen at the pictures over the last decade or so, this is the one that surprised and inspired me more than any other. »

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10 indie sci-fi films to look out for in 2015

17 November 2014 6:25 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Looking for some less mainstream sci-fi films in the year ahead? Then here's our list of 10 genre movies to look out for in 2015...

If you've been keeping an eye on next year's schedules, you'll probably already know about some of the major sci-fi films due for release in 2015. Ridley Scott will leave Matt Damon stranded on the red planet in The Martian. Colin Trevorrow will unleash a new breed of dinosaurs in Jurassic World. George Miller will be bringing us his belated Mad Max sequel Fury Road, Neill Blomkamp will show off his robot sci-fi comedy Chappie, and then, of course, there's Avengers: Age Of Ultron and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

But what about the smaller genre films, the ones that don't have the marketing budget of, say, Disney's Tomorrowland, or the brand recognition of Star Wars? Those are the kinds of films we're focusing on here: the lower budget, »

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Judge Dredd: Origins – a comic that should be a movie

17 November 2014 3:26 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Touted as the potential follow-up to the Dredd movie, here’s why Rob thinks Dredd: Origins is prime for a big screen adaptation…

One of the most frequently posted comments on this website over the past year? It'd be something along the lines of 'they can make [name of sequel that sounds not very good], but they can't make Dredd 2'. The frustration is understandable. When the Karl Urban-headlined Dredd movie tanked at the Us box office in particular, it seemed to take any hopes of a follow-up to what had been a raw, worthwhile film with it.

But the flame of hope still flickers, with a new web series the latest addition to the world of Dredd. However, should all concerned be looking for a future direction for Dredd 2, then Judge Dredd: Origins is surely prime material. It's a 2007 23-issue arc written and illustrated by Judge Dredd creators John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra to »

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Afm: Ketchup Forms U.K. Distribution Pact with Altitude (Exclusive)

7 November 2014 7:44 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Ketchup Entertainment has formed a U.K. distribution partnership with Altitude Film Entertainment for multiple windows including home entertainment, pay television and free TV.

The deal was announced Friday at Afm.

The first two releases under the new deal are David Hayter’s “Wolves,” starring Lucas Till and Jason Momoa, and the comedy spoof “Superfast” from directors Aaron Seltzer and Jason Friedberg.

Ketchup launched a U.S. film distribution division in 2012 and has released “The Love Punch,” starring Pierce Brosnan and Emma Thompson, and the Paul Walker thriller “Vehicle 19.” It will open “Wolves” on Nov. 14.

Altitude’s creative partnerships are with filmmakers Jalmari Helander, Petri Jokiranta, and Alex Garland for “Big Game” starring Samuel L. Jackson, Onni Tommila, Jim Broadbent, Ray Stevenson and Mehmet Kurtulus; James Watkins and Simon Duric for “The Loch,” to star Peter Mullan; director Jabbar Raisani for “Outpost 37″; and producer Gregor Cameron and Owen Harris for “Kill Your Friends. »

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Afm: Ketchup Forms U.K. Distribution Pact with Altitude (Exclusive)

7 November 2014 7:44 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Ketchup Entertainment has formed a U.K. distribution partnership with Altitude Film Entertainment for multiple windows including home entertainment, pay television and free TV.

The deal was announced Friday at Afm.

The first two releases under the new deal are David Hayter’s “Wolves,” starring Lucas Till and Jason Momoa, and the comedy spoof “Superfast” from directors Aaron Seltzer and Jason Friedberg.

Ketchup launched a U.S. film distribution division in 2012 and has released “The Love Punch,” starring Pierce Brosnan and Emma Thompson, and the Paul Walker thriller “Vehicle 19.” It will open “Wolves” on Nov. 14.

Altitude’s creative partnerships are with filmmakers Jalmari Helander, Petri Jokiranta, and Alex Garland for “Big Game” starring Samuel L. Jackson, Onni Tommila, Jim Broadbent, Ray Stevenson and Mehmet Kurtulus; James Watkins and Simon Duric for “The Loch,” to star Peter Mullan; director Jabbar Raisani for “Outpost 37″; and producer Gregor Cameron and Owen Harris for “Kill Your Friends. »

- Dave McNary

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Ex MacHina – First Look

2 November 2014 7:00 AM, PST | Horror News | See recent Horror News news »

Thriller Starring Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, And Alicia Vikander Will Be Released April 10, 2015

A24 has acquired U.S. rights to Alex Garland’s directorial debut Ex MacHina. Garland also wrote the film, which stars a trio of rising stars—Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, and Alicia Vikander. The film was produced by DNA’s Andrew Macdonald and Allon Reich. Scott Rudin and Eli Bush executive produced the film along with former Film4 head Tessa Ross. A24 will release … Continue reading →

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Alex Garland Plans Annihilation

1 November 2014 3:33 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

His first stab at directing, robo-thriller Ex_Machina, is generating some healthy buzz as it approaches release. So it’s not surprising that Alex Garland is being considered for other jobs. Paramount sees plenty of promise in his future, and have hired Garland to write and direct Annihilation.It might not be the cheeriest title, but it’s actually the first book in Jeff VanderMeer’s thriller trilogy The Southern Reach, which follows a biologist hunting for answers about her missing husband. He was exploring a dangerous environmental disaster area that has been sealed by the government for the past 30 years, so perhaps the bigger question might be why he went there in the first place?Still, the story has filled three books, with Annihilation hitting stores in March, Authority following in May and Acceptance in September. Garland will be adapting the book and developing the script to direct it. »

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