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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 »

- Michael Briers

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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. »

- Steve Palace

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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, »

- ryanlambie

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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 »

- simonbrew

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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. »

- Dave McNary

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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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News Shorts: November 1st 2014

1 November 2014 5:09 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

James Franco has posted an Instagram photo of himself shooting his film adaptation of the novel "Zeroville" alongside cast mates Seth Rogen and Will Ferrell. Rogen plays Viking Man, a character who is a thinly-disguised take on legendary writer/director John Milius. Ferrell's role is unknown, but he looks kind of like he's doing a take on producer Robert Evans.

"Voltage Pictures has scored international rights to Ken Sanzel's action title "Blunt Force Trauma". The story is set in the world of underground gunfights in South America and Ryan Kwanten plays a young man and Freida Pinto a vengeful woman who meet on their quest to locate the clandestine scene's elusive champion..." (full details)

"Starz has scored the North American rights to the action-adventure film "Northmen: A Viking Saga" starring Tom Hopper, Ryan Kwanten, Anatole Taubman, Charlie Murphy, James Norton and Ed Skrein. The story follows a gang of »

- Garth Franklin

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The Week In Movies, in case you missed it #12

1 November 2014 1:55 AM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Hey there, how you doing? We know, you’ve been busy, that’s why we’ve rounded up some of the biggest news stories from the last week. Catch up on what went down in the world of movies below. Reports are saying that Benedict Cumberbatch will play Marvel’s Doctor Strange Speaking of Cumberbatch, here’s a new clip from The Imitation Game Three time Tony award winner Mark Rylance has been cast as the title character in The Bfg, which Steven Spielberg will direct Nicole Kidman is an evil taxidermist. Must be the new trailer for Paddington, the beloved bear. Fans of the Hunger Games, prepare to explode with the final trailer for Mocking Jay Part 1 With days to go until Chris Nolan’s Interstellar lifts off, we’ve got a brand new clip Michael Keaton is the Birdman, in this new clip of what is surely the »

- noreply@blogger.com (Vic Barry)

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Alex Garland Tapped To Write And Direct Horror Adaptation Annihilation

31 October 2014 12:07 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

After a break from film, genre writer Alex Garland is making a formidable comeback. Following on from yesterday’s trailer debut for his futuristic directorial effort, Ex-Machina, Garland is now in Paramount’s crosshairs for another intriguing project. Should the pieces fall into place, the 28 Days Later scribe will be writing and directing environmental horror, Annihilation.

Variety broke the news this morning, and based on their report we understand the studio have pegged producers Scott Rudin and Eli Bush to head up development on the pic. After acquiring the movie rights earlier this year, it seems they’re now moving full steam ahead on Annihilation, which is based on the first instalment in author Jeff VanderMeer’s recently-released trilogy, The Southern Reach.

The story revolves around a mysterious site called Area X, and one woman’s mission to discover what happened to her husband when he ventured within its limits many years before. »

- Gem Seddon

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McGregor On 'Star Wars' "Wankers", New 'Age of Ultron' Clip, 'True Detective' Season 2 Casting & More

31 October 2014 11:30 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Ewan McGregor tells Details the Trainspotting sequel "might happen" and doesn't speak to highly of Star Wars crazies saying: I don't have any experience with them. I've never been to one of the conventions. The people I meet are the f**kers who want me to sign Star Wars photos so they can sell them on the Internet or the people at premieres who are crushing children against barriers to get me to sign their f**king picture of Obi-Wan Kenobi. They're not fans -- they're parasitical lowlifes and f**king wankers. The Lego Movie directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller have signed on to write The Lego Movie 2, though no word on whether they'll return to direct the sequel which is set for a May 25, 2018 release date. Deadline Bruce Greenwood joins Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett in Truth for writer/director James Vanderbilt (Zodiac) telling the story of »

- Brad Brevet

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Star Wars Day leads December's Sci-Fi at BFI Southbank

31 October 2014 11:21 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The original Star Wars trilogy leads the December lineup for Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder at London's BFI Southbank.

Throughout the whole of December, there will be screenings of sci-fi classics, Q&A sessions, special guests, music events and exhibitions from the BFI National Archive.

On Star Wars Day (Saturday, December 13), the original trilogy will be shown in full, featuring the special editions of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977), Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983).

There will be a costume competition where the winners will receive prizes, and at the end of the day Benugo Bar & Kitchen will be transformed into the Mos Eisley Cantina, where you can have space-inspired cocktails and listen to a themed DJ set.

On Tuesday, December 16 there will be a preview of upcoming film Ex Machina followed by a Q&A »

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Paramount Planning 'Annihilation' Thriller Directed by Alex Garland

31 October 2014 11:09 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

This week we just saw two teaser trailers for Ex Machina, the directorial debut of Dredd and 28 Days Later screenwriter Alex Garland. And with the film poised to hit theaters in 2015, Garland is already lining up his next directing job. Variety reports Paramount Pictures has set Garland to direct Annihilation, an adaptation of Jeff VanderMeer's thriller novel of the same name, which the filmmaker will also adapt for the big screen himself. Annihilation, the first book in what is called The Southern Reach trilogy, was published in March and followed by Authority in May and Acceptance just last month. So what is the story all about? Here's the official synopsis of the first book in the trilogy: Area X has been cut off from the rest of the continent for decades. Nature has reclaimed the last vestiges of human civilization. The first expedition returned with reports of a pristine, »

- Ethan Anderton

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'Ex Machina' Director Takes on 'Annihilation' for Paramount

31 October 2014 10:42 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just one day after the trailer for Alex Garland's sci-fi thriller Ex Machina was released, the filmmaker has signed on to write and direct Annihilation for Paramount.

Based on Jeff VanderMeer's novel of the same name, Annihilation centers on a team of four scientists who set off to explore a mysterious place known as Area X, which is cut off from all civilization. This will be the 12th expedition into Area X, with the story focusing on a biologist seeking the truth about why her husband disappeared, after the previous missions have ended with members committing suicide, being stricken with cancer or developing mental illnesses.

Paramount and producer Scott Rudin acquired the rights to Jeff VanderMeer's book trilogy known as "The Southern Reach" last year. The first book, Annihilation, was published in March, with the follow-ups Authority and Acceptance arriving in May and September.

Scott Rudin will produce along with Eli Bush, »

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Alex Garland to Write and Direct Enviro-Horror Thriller Annihilation

31 October 2014 9:51 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Just yesterday, the trailer debuted for 28 Days Later, Dredd, and Sunshine writer Alex Garland’s directorial debut, the fantastic-looking sci-fi thriller Ex Machina, and now Garland is lining up another incredibly promising directorial project.  Variety reports that he has been tapped by Paramount to write and direct an adaptation of the first book in Jeff VanderMeer’s excellent Southern Reach trilogy, Annihilation. The books are at once terrifying and incredibly compelling, with each novel written from a different perspective and with a unique authorial voice. The first book, Annihilation, follows the expedition of four women who are sent into the mysterious “Area X”, a portion of land in the United States that has been secretly quarantined due to abnormal activity.  They are the twelfth expedition sent into Area X.  The second ended in mass suicide, the third in a hail of gunfire as the members turned on one another, and »

- Adam Chitwood

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‘Annihilation’ Movie Gains Momentum at Paramount with Alex Garland (Exclusive)

31 October 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paramount’s moving forward on its thriller “Annihilation,” tapping “Ex Machina” writer-director Alex Garland to adapt the script and direct the project.

The studio and Scott Rudin acquired movie rights to Jeff VanderMeer’s “The Southern Reach” trilogy last year. The first book, “Annihilation,” was published in March. It was followed by “Authority” in May and “Acceptance” in September.

Rudin and Eli Bush are producing “Annihilation,” which centers on a biologist seeking answers about her husband’s disappearance in an enivironmental disaster areas sealed off by the government for the last 30 years.

Garland made his directorial debut on “Ex Machina,” which stars Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson and Alicia Vikander and has Rudin and Bush exec producing. A24 acquired U.S. rights to the film on Oct. 29 and set an April 10 release.

Garland wrote the screenplay for “Ex Machina.” His writing credits also include “28 Days Later,” “Dredd” and “Sunshine.”

 

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- Dave McNary

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Trailer for Alex Garland's Ex Machina Sci-Fi Thriller

31 October 2014 4:58 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Alex Garland, the writer of such films as "The Beach," "28 Days Later," "Sunshine," "Never Let Me Go" and "Dredd," is making his directorial debut on a sci-fi thriller called "Ex Machina." And today we have the official trailer. Check it out below. Plot: The film follows a billionaire inventor who arranges for a young employee to spend a week at his home to test an artificially intelligent female robot that the inventor has constructed. "Ex Machina" is set to hit UK theaters on January 23rd, 2015. A Us release will follow on April 10th. Trailer: »

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Domhnall Gleeson stars in fantastic first trailer for Ex Machina: watch now

30 October 2014 11:49 PM, PDT | TotalFilm | See recent TotalFilm news »

The first trailer has exploded online for Ex Machina, Alex Garland’s directorial debut, in which Oscar Isaac and Domhnall Gleeson find themselves embroiled in a rather unusual love triangle. Gleeson plays a talented programmer, selected to work with Isaac on developing an extremely advanced, artificially intelligent robot in a remote research facility. However, since said robot looks like Alicia Vikander, the situation soon grows complicated, with Gleeson starting to develop feelings for her while beginning to question Isaac’s...

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- George Wales

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Ex Machina Trailer Is The Coolest Thing In Years, Nevermind The Film

30 October 2014 2:48 PM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

Sci-fi stories that play with “jargon” are always suspect, because they immediately have a certain air about them that suggests they went to school, you didn’t, and they are very interested in the fact. So, when Ex Machina oversells its premise by making sure it says “Turing Test” a lot, you have to raise an eyebrow.

But, few movies have quashed concerns with a trailer better than this one. A three-person show, with apparently virtually no supporting characters, the film centers on Oscar Isaac as a super-wealthy recluse who has built an A.I. (Alicia Vikander), and Domhnall Gleeson, who plays the unsuspecting programmer who has come to serve as the test to see how “conscious” the A.I. really appears to be. As the trailer reveals, it may be that things aren’t what they seem… exactly, and perhaps we aren’t testing what we claim to be… »

- Marc Eastman

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