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Our Favorite Films From SXSW

25 March 2015 6:16 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Kelly and Aaron both had the chance to go to SXSW this year and cover it for Cinelinx, here's their top movie recommendations that they had the chance to see and you need to see once they're released.

Kelly's SXSW Top 3

1. The Final Girls 

This film took me by surprise, in all honestly I was debating on not going but decided last minute to see it and I am glad I did. I was expecting it to be it a little entertaining because it does have an all star comedy cast including Adam Devine and Thomas Middleditch but i was blown away. With hilarious diagloue and a great meta storyline about modern day teens getting stuck in a 1980's sleep away camp horror, be sure to keep this one on your radar for it's release date. It's one of the most original movie concepts I have seen in a long time, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Kelly McInerney)

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Top SXSW Movie Picks

25 March 2015 6:16 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Kelly and Aaron both had the chance to go to SXSW this year and cover it for Cinelinx, here's their top movie recommendations that they had the chance to see and you need to see once they're released.

Kelly's SXSW Top 3

1. The Final Girls 

This film took me by surprise, in all honestly I was debating on not going but decided last minute to see it and I am glad I did. I was expecting it to be it a little entertaining because it does have an all star comedy cast including Adam Devine and Thomas Middleditch but i was blown away. With hilarious diagloue and a great meta storyline about modern day teens getting stuck in a 1980's sleep away camp horror, be sure to keep this one on your radar for it's release date. It's one of the most original movie concepts I have seen in a long time, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Kelly McInerney)

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SXSW: Critics Select the Best Movies of the 2015 Festival

25 March 2015 7:48 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

"Krisha," the film that made its presence known at last week's SXSW festival awards, also made an impression on critics. As we usually do at the close of major film festivals, we asked the members of our Criticwire Network who made it to SXSW 2015 to give us their favorite films and performances from their trip to Austin. See The Results: SXSW Film Festival 2015 Critics Poll  Trey Edward Shults' tale of a woman ingratiating herself with her estranged family finished in the top three in five different categories, including top marks for Best First Feature and Krisha Fairchild's Lead Performance. The other two films that appeared on a significant number of ballots come from the sci-fi ranks: Alex Garland's artificial intelligence drama "Ex Machina," making its North American premiere, and Benjamin Dickinson's "Creative Control," a thriller that's "at once otherwordly and familiar," according to Eric »

- Steve Greene

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The Callow Way – Where Are The British Comic Book Movies?

22 March 2015 9:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

This week Neil Calloway wonders why Britain doesn’t make films based on comics…

As someone who usually bemoans the apparent abundance of sequels and comic book adaptations, I was disappointed to hear Alex Garland’s announcement this week that there would not be a sequel to the 2012 film Dredd. Not just because I liked the film, and haven’t had a conversation with someone who didn’t like it (admittedly, I’ve only had a few conversations about it), not just because it was a messed up comic book film aimed squarely at grown ups, but because it was that rarest of things; a good British comic book movie.

Unfortunately, despite near universal good reviews, it made very little money – less than its $45 million dollar budget – and less than half, in fact, than the first Judge Dredd film, widely derided as a failure and released twenty years ago.

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- Neil Calloway

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Dredd 2 Is Definitely Not Happening

22 March 2015 1:57 AM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Alex Garland, the writer behind some of the best sci-fi in recent years, has finally put to bed any hopes we may have had about him re-teaming with Karl Urban for another movie about the toughest damn lawman in the world. Dredd was something of a conundrum in that it recieved rave reviews and was adored by action and sci-fi fans alike back in 2012. Modestly budgeted at $50 million, it should have been a no brainer that it garnered enough support to warrant more stories from the 2001Ad universe. Unfortunately, all that support didn't put bums on seats and the movie only made $35 million, therefore classing it as a failure in the eyes of the studio. There have been campaigns to try and resurrect the movie by boosting DVD sales, but now Alex Garland has spoken out about the possibility of a sequel and unfortunately it isn't good news. "There isn't, »

- noreply@blogger.com (Dave Higgins)

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SXSW 2015 Ex Machina Roundtable Ft. Writer/Director Alex Garland and star Oscar Isaac

21 March 2015 2:41 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Ex Machina was without argument the hottest premiere at SXSW 2015. The line around Paramount circled, back and forth and began wrapping the adjacent building even. When Director Alex Garland and stars Oscar Isaac, and Domhnall Gleeson hit the stage to present the film the rally cries violently approved. And the energy wasn't all for nothing, Ex Machina proved exceptionally seductive cinema. I was fortunate enough to attend the Ex Machina roundtable, with Alex Garland, and Oscar Isaac, to get a first hand opportunity to work out the big ideas and questions the film provokes. 

All non cinelinx labeled Q's, asked by other Film Journalists. And all non-cinelinx answers Paraphrased.

 

Q. On that dance scene...

 

A. Oscar Isaac explains that there was a lot of preparation, and rehearsals, and that Alex Garland (Writer/Director) would look over it, and join in on occasion. 

 

Q. On the dance coming out of left field. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Aaron Hunt)

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'Ex Machina' (2015) Movie Review

21 March 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I've made no secret about my love of theater on this website. Granted, a lot of that love has been reserved for musicals, but the love really stretches beyond that. Theater has the ability to put two people in a room and let dialogue and acting dictate a story in a way I find endlessly engrossing. Movies that employ this kind of storytelling are often dinged for being "too stagey" or "not cinematic enough". People want plays and musicals opened up for a more visual, less aural experience. It's not necessary, and can actually hurt what makes the piece interesting to begin with. Ex Machina isn't adapted from a stage play, but it employs the stage tactic of simply sitting two people in front of one another to hash out their ideas and emotions verbally. The result is intelligent, entertaining, pulp science fiction at its best. The questions proposed in »

- Mike Shutt

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Calgary Underground Film Festival Unveils 2015 Lineup

20 March 2015 4:30 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

With its Oil barons and gleaming skyscrapers, Calgary, Alberta might be a lot like Canada's Houston, but between April 13th to 19th it'll be a heck of a lot more like Austin or Park City as their 12th annual Underground Film Festival (Cuff) takes to the Globe Cinema.This year's slate includes a number of big hits from Sundance and SXSW, a slew of classics, and a retrospective of films from the king of Canada's genre cinema, David Cronenberg.It will be a change for local audiences to see a wide variety of films, from Alex Garland's Ex Machina, the sci-fi thriller from the 28 Days Later scribe, to Joshua Oppenheimer's immensely moving The Look of Silence, a companion film to The Act of Killing.International premieres also...

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Review: Alex Garland's 'Ex Machina' Asks Provocative A.I. Questions

20 March 2015 4:14 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Artificial intelligence seems to be a popular topic in science fiction these days–between giving life to a robot in Neill Blomkamp's Chappie, to extending life in Wally Pfister's Transcendence. The latest A.I. tale is Ex Machina, the feature directing debut of sci-fi screenwriter Alex Garland, whose past work includes 28 Days Later, Sunshine, Never Let Me Go and Dredd. How does he fare bringing to life his own script? Better than expected. Ex Machina is an engaging, amusing sci-fi thriller that literally asks provocative questions, with smart lines of dialogue that touch upon fascinating, honest topics. Garland digs deep with this movie, bringing up questions and concerns about artificial intelligence that not many others have really addressed. There's no question that Garland is a very capable science fiction storyteller, and his expertise in writing is obvious as the script for Ex Machina is sleek and sexy. Essentially, »

- Alex Billington

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Dredd: "a failed movie", says Alex Garland

19 March 2015 2:35 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Alex Garland says if a new Dredd film happens, "I can't think it's happening with me and the people who made the last one".

This is one of those news stories where you know how it's going to end, sadly. Alex Garland's excellent movie, Ex Machina, is shortly to get its Us release, and he's done promotional work for the picture at the SXSW Festival. Inevitably, the subject of Dredd and Dredd 2 came up.

Bottom line: the sequel's still not happening.

Chatting to Collider, Garland - who wrote and produced the Dredd film - said that the "Dredd thing is a surprise".

"It’s a really complicated set of emotions. I have a lot of regret about how things worked out with Dredd, but it’s very gratifying. The regret it - you do a kind of transaction, particularly with the creators of it, which is that we want »

- simonbrew

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‘Dredd’ will not be getting a sequel, says writer Alex Garland

19 March 2015 1:06 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Hollywood will remake just about anything. They will give just about anything a sequel. What’s more, Hollywood loves superhero and comic book movies to the point that a sequel is already preordained before the film comes out. And the Internet has proven that if they demand hard enough, they can get just about anything.

But even that system has its limits. A number of fans have been desperately buying up DVD copies of Dredd, the comic book movie from 2012, in the hopes that a sequel might actually happen. In fact, the movie was the number one selling new release on DVD back when it was released on Blu-Ray.

Well, the writer of that movie, Alex Garland, is asking that people stop doing that. Because Dredd 2 is not going to happen. (Gretchen, stop trying to make Dredd happen!)

Garland spoke to io9 about his directorial debut Ex Machina (watch the »

- Brian Welk

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"Dredd" Scribe On Failure, Unlikely Sequel

19 March 2015 11:45 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

If you're hoping that a sequel to "Dredd 3D" will ever see the light of day, you may be in for disappointment.

Granted the chances were always very slim at best, with the well regarded relaunch of the Judge Dredd brand scoring only $35.6 million worldwide from a $50 million budget. An online petition clocked over 100,000 signatures asking for a sequel, and producer Adi Shankar recently discussed online what would be required for a sequel to happen.

However, this week the first film's screenwriter Alex Garland says that while fan support has been great, ultimately there's nothing much that can be done. Asked about the fan support for a sequel, he tells Collider:

"How can I say this without being soppy? It's touching. It means something that these people support the film in that way, but the thing people want, which is a sequel, I don't think is going to happen. I »

- Garth Franklin

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You Didn't Really Think There Would be a 'Dredd 2' Did Youc

19 March 2015 9:49 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Okay, maybe that headline is a little harsh. After all, producer Adi Shankar has been talking about Dredd 2 long enough (as has everyone else involved in the first film) long enough now that you may have gotten the impression a sequel was in the cards. Fact is, when a movie makes $35.6 million on a $50 million budget, that's far too much money for a film to lose if the hope is for any kind of a sequel and screenwriter and co-producer Alex Garland is here to assure you of that. Speaking with io9, Garland said, "There isn't, as far as I can tell, going to be a Dredd sequel. The basic mechanics of film financing say that if you make a film that loses a ton of money, you're not going to get a sequel. And that's basically what happened." But, but, but... what about all the extra Blu-rays and DVDs »

- Brad Brevet

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Dredd fans unlikely to get a sequel, admits screenwriter Alex Garland

19 March 2015 9:38 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Fans of 2012 film Dredd are unlikely to see a sequel, according to the film's screenwriter Alex Garland.

Speaking at SXSW, Garland told Collider that the post-cinema cult success of the film was "a surprise".

"It's a really complicated set of emotions," he said. "I have a lot of regret about how things worked out with Dredd, but it's very gratifying.

"The story of Dredd is that of a failed movie. Both times, for f**k's sake. And to be party to that, when that was exactly the intention - to not do that - is kind of difficult."

He also advised Dredd fans that they should not spend their money on attempting to have a sequel made because it is unlikely to make a difference.

"I feel a sense of responsibility because I know there are these people who do this stuff," he said, "like they've got money and they »

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Alex Garland Says "Keep Your Money" And Stop Buying 'Dredd' DVDs Because A Sequel Will Not Happen

19 March 2015 8:31 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It seems like a few weeks can't pass without some kind of minor bit of chatter about the status of the "Dredd" sequel. Earlier this month, producer Adi Shankar explained how a follow-up could potentially happen by working with a smaller budget, getting a name brand director, and co-star for note for Karl Urban. But as everyone has long suspected, the notion of a sequel happening is a pipe dream, and screenwriter Alex Garland has finally made it clear that you might want to stop waiting for "Dredd 2." "There isn't, as far as I can tell, going to be a 'Dredd' sequel. The basic mechanics of film financing say that if you make a film that loses a ton of money, you're not going to get a sequel. And that's basically what happened," he told io9 during a roundtable talk, offering a counterpart to Shankar's more optimistic view. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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The Blunt Reason Dredd 2 Isn.t Happening

19 March 2015 7:10 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Stop trying to make Dredd 2 happen. It’s not going to happen. That's basically the latest word to come from the first film’s screenwriter, Alex Garland. Fans have been vocal about their desire for a sequel, after they saw Karl Urban shoot up the place in Pete Travis’ 2012 film. Like an Iron Man 4 or another solo Hulk movie, we’ll believe it when we see it, but Garland doesn’t believe we’ll see anything for quite some time.  In an interview with Collider for his directorial debut, Ex Machina, Garland was pretty blunt in suggesting fans scratch their plans to Kickstart this into ignition. Though he found the film to be "creatively satisfying," and he hoped the same for his colleagues, he referred to the story of Dredd as "that of a failed movie. Both times, »

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Dredd screenwriter Alex Garland says sequel probably isn't going to happen

19 March 2015 3:33 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Earlier this month Dredd producer Adi Shankar explained what needs to happen in order for a sequel to get made, but screenwriter Alex Garland doesn't believe Dredd 2 is going to happen. Garland's first film as a director Ex MacHina opens next month, and during a conversation with Collider said if there is going to be another Dredd movie it is very unlikely he will be involved. How can I say this without being soppy? It’s touching. It means something that these »

- Jesse Giroux

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'Dredd 2' Not Likely to Happen Says 'Dredd' Screenwriter

18 March 2015 3:39 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

It's been a year and a half since Dredd 3D became both a critical hit and a box office flop at the same time, taking in just $35.6 million worldwide from a $50 million production budget. While fans didn't show up in droves when it was released in 2012, it has developed a rabid cult following with some fans even starting an Internet petition that has over 100,000 signatures asking Lionsgate to give the green light for a sequel. Producer Adi Shankar even sent out a video earlier this month explaining what needs to happen in order for a sequel to get made. However, even if the follow-up does come to fruition, it will likely happen without Dredd 3D screenwriter Alex Garland, who revealed in a new interview that he doesn't think Dredd 2 will happen anytime soon. Here's what he had to say, adding that the fans' support has been "touching."

"How can I say this without being soppy? »

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Alex Garland rules out Dredd 2

18 March 2015 3:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Bad news for fans holding out hope for a sequel to 2012’s Dredd, as writer-producer Alex Garland has ruled out the possibility of a follow-up to the cult favourite during an interview with io9 to promote the release of his directorial debut Ex Machina. Check out his comments below…

There isn’t, as far as I can tell, going to be a Dredd sequel. The basic mechanics of film financing say that if you make a film that loses a ton of money, you’re not going to get a sequel. And that’s basically what happened.

And I understand and appreciate the support the film has had, and the campaigns that have existed for it, and it’s really genuinely gratifying — I love it in all respects except one, which is when I hear about people buying copies of the DVD in order to boost sales and to change the figures. »

- Gary Collinson

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Alex Garland Shoots Down Dredd 2, Again

18 March 2015 1:42 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

How many times will Alex Garland have to trot out variations on his same stock answer concerning the fate of Dredd 2? The screenwriter, who penned the 2012 comic book adaptation, seems to be constantly fielding questions on the topic despite having responded many times via many, many outlets.

Seeing as the incredibly talented scribe has recently made the leap to directing with his absolutely stunning sci-fi masterpiece Ex Machina, that means he’s out and about chatting up the press.

During a roundtable interview at SXSW, he was asked once more on the sequel that just won’t die. While his opinion remains firm on the matter (Dredd 2 still isn’t happening), Garland does offer some money-saving tips for eager fans who are barking up the wrong tree:

There isn’t, as far as I can tell, going to be a Dredd sequel. The basic mechanics of film financing say that »

- Gem Seddon

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