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Starring Domhnall Gleeson (Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens), Alicia Vikander and Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: Episode 7 as well), Ex Machina tells the story of a gifted computer programmer (Gleeson) who wins a week at his company's CEO's retreat. There he finds himself part of an experiment to interact with a seductive android (Vikander) in an artificial intelligence experiment that goes further than he could have ever imagined.
The Ex Machina Blu-ray release is a combo pack with Digital HD ($24.98 Srp) while the DVD edition ($19.98 Srp) also comes bundled with a Digital HD copy.
In a home video first, the Ex Machina Blu-ray features a new audio format to combat Dolby Atmos directly, DTS:x audio. Lionsgate's press release describes DTS:x having the ability to "replicate and convey the »
Following its successful theatrical run, Lionsgate Home Entertainment has announced that we'll see an Ex Machina Blu-ray / DVD release on July 14th. Here's a look at the cover art and list of special features:
"Santa Monica, CA (May 20, 2015) - The stylish, psychological thriller Ex Machina will leave audiences enthralled when itarrives on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) July 14th from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. After blowing away critics at its U.S.premiere at the 2015 SXSW Film Festival, the highly anticipatedsci-fi film was theatrically released by A24 and has been applauded as "sizzlingly smart, gorgeous and astute" (Wall Street Journal), "a triumph" (The Playlist), and "the year's best sci-fi movie" (Esquire). Rotten Tomatoes Certified Fresh, Ex Machina is about a breathtaking android (A.I.) whose emotional intelligence proves more sophisticated-and more deceptive-than man could have imagined. Making his directorial debut, Ex Machina was written and directed by Alex Garland (writer of 28 Days Later, »
- Jonathan James
To celebrate the release of the intense psychological thriller Ex_Machina available on Digital Download from 18th May and Blu-ray™ and DVD from 1st June, we’re giving X lucky winners the chance to get their hands on a copy of the Blu-ray!
Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis, Star Wars 7), Alicia Vikander (Anna Karenina, The Man From U.N.C.L.E.) and Domhnall Gleeson (Unbroken, About Time) lead the incredible cast of Ex_Machina, which is the directorial debut of acclaimed popular culture writer – Alex Garland (28 Days Later, The Beach).
24 year old coder Caleb (Gleeson), who works at the world’s largest internet company, can hardly believe his luck when he wins a competition through work to spend a week at a private mountain retreat with his CEO Nathan (Isaac). Caleb arrives at the remote location and is eerily forced to sign an Nda to take part in the week-long project with the reclusive Nathan. »
- Dan Bullock
A few weeks back I praised Alex Garland's Ex Machina for being an "anti-blockbuster" of sorts. For having the gall to rely almost solely on story and character rather than huge set pieces and explosions during the summer movie season. Today, I'm going to celebrate George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road for mastering all of the above. For providing me with the most exhilarating, breathless movie theater experience I can remember having and for telling me a great story with interesting characters along the way. By now I'm sure you've heard the near universal acclaim for Fury Road. How it's a modern action masterpiece, a wildly inventive, fiercely inspired, over the top piece of filmmaking that belongs alongside some of the best films that the genre has ever produced. For what it's worth, I believe all of this to be true and I fully expect the film to withstand the test of time. »
- Jason Barr
After starring in the riveting sci-fi thriller Ex Machina, which you can still catch in theaters, Swedish actress Alicia Vikander is on the rise to stardom. Aside from being sexy and mysterious in Alex Garland’s magnificent film about artificial intelligence, we’ll also see Vikander in Guy Ritchie’s forthcoming Man from U.N.C.L.E., the chef-centric Adam Jones […]
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- Ethan Anderton
2015 has undoubtedly been Alicia Vikander’s breakthrough year with fantastic lead parts in the thought provoking sci-fi thriller Ex Machina and the harrowing World War I drama Testament Of Youth, which is now available digitally and will arrive on Blu-ray and DVD from 25th May. However, this rise to the fore is by no means out of the blue for Vikander, who showed promise as a leading actress in A Royal Affair in 2012 and then went on to hold her own opposite the likes of Keira Knightley in Anna Karenina and Benedict Cumberbatch in The Fifth Estate. In this feature we take a look at the very best of Alicia Vikander.
Anna Karenina (2012)
Anna Karenina is a bold, theatrical adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s timeless novel by Academy Award winner Tom Stoppard. The film was the third collaboration of Academy Award nominee Keira Knightley with acclaimed director Joe Wright, but »
- Jazmine Sky Bradley
Ever wonder what the code you see running on screens in movies and television is all aboutc Is it actually germane to the plot or just a bunch of garbage leading to a close-up shot of a character hitting the "Enter" buttonc Well, a Tumblr site by the apt name of Source Code in TV and Films seeks to answer that question and features plenty of television shows as well as movies such as Kingsman: The Secret Service, Godzilla and Blackhat, but the one that caught my eye was the above capture from Ex Machina, primarily because it reveals a cool little Easter Egg that most of us never would have found. Here's the code: #BlueBook code decryption import sys def sieve(n): x = 1 * n x1 = 0 for i in range(2,n/2): j = 2 * i while j < n: xj=0 j = j+i return x def prime(n,x): i »
- Brad Brevet
In writer/director Alex Garland’s Ex Machina, a coder (Domhnall Gleeson) for a Google-esque tech giant is summoned to the remote compound of the company’s CEO (Oscar Isaac) in order to test his latest creation – an alluring humanoid robot named Ava (Alicia Vikander). Gleeson’s mission is to conduct a Turing test – a series of questions designed to determine if a form of artificial intelligence has achieved human consciousness. Ex Machina cinematographer Rob Hardy was faced with a similar mission – convincing audiences of Ava’s humanity despite her obvious mechanical parts. Hardy talked to Filmmaker about using everything from lens choices […] »
- Matt Mulcahey
According to Alex Garland who wrote the screenplay for Danny Boyles top notch zombie feature 28 Days Later... a third film in the franchise is indeed moving forward. More good news comes in the revelation that Garland who passed on writing duties for the second film in the franchise 28 Weeks Later is back on board to some degree having already written the story concept for 28 Months Later the planned final film in the trilogy. »
Alicia Vikander is going to be huge. Heck, she’s already huge.
The beautiful Swedish actress might seem like a new face to many people, due to her recent – and downright brilliant – turn as android Ava in Alex Garland’s modern sci-fi masterpiece, Ex Machina. But Vikander has been offering up fine performances for a number of years now, as her reputation for cool, ethereal, and intelligent roles grows.
Born in Gothenburg, Sweden, Alicia Vikander first came to public attention when she appeared on a soap opera called Andra Avenyn in her native land. Her film acting debut came with Pure, and was critically praised; it led to further roles in films such as A Royal Affair opposite Mads Mikkelsen, and in Joe Wright’s adaptation of Anna Karenina.
Now, following acclaimed performances in both the adaptation of Testament of Youth and sci-fi sleeper hit Ex Machina, she »
- Sam Hill
The Elizabeth Banks-directed Pitch Perfect 2, the sequel to the 2012 film, became the latest number one hit of the year, as the Anna Kendrick-starring feature displaced the reigning champion Avengers: Age of Ultron with a total of $70.3 million. The Marvel feature, while falling to third place on the box office chart, still earned $38.8 million over the weekend, enough to leapfrog it above Furious 7 as the highest grossing feature of 2015 to date. The other big opener of the weekend, the George Miller-directed Mad Max: Fury Road, rounded out the top three by landing in second place with a total of $44.4 million.
Last weekend’s fifth place finisher Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 continued to hold steady in the same spot this weekend with a total of $3.6 million, tying it with Furious 7, while Hot Pursuit fell to fourth place in its second weekend, earning $5.8 million in a »
- Deepayan Sengupta
After weeks of breathless hype, we finally get our proverbial claws around Alex Garland’s much-vaunted sci-fi opus Ex: Machina, starring Osar Isaac and Domnhall Gleeson, and guests Jr Kinnard and Les Chappell are onboard to help dissect it in both spoiler-free and spoiler-full format. After that, Simon and Jr take a look at an idiosyncratic indie making the festival rounds at the moment, the difficult-to-Google H, a film from directors Rania Attieh and Daniel Garcia.
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Mad Max: Fury Road isn’t just a brilliant film. It’s one of the most important blockbusters in years. Ryan explains why...
That Mad Max: Fury Road even exists is a miracle. This is, after all, a new instalment in a franchise that hasn’t seen any activity for the best part of 30 years. Its director, George Miller, originally conceived the film at the end of the last century, yet it’s taken more than a decade of cast changes, calamitous weather and a punishing shoot in the Namibian desert to get it finished.
Yet after the kind of production that would give a director half his age a heart attack, the now 70-year-old Miller has finished his fourth Mad Max film. Who could have predicted that a sequel to such a relic of a franchise could be so thrilling, so vital, and stand as a beacon of frenzied »
Cannes Film Festival? More like Natalie Portman casting festival. With several projects already announced featuring the actress either taking the job or in talks in the past few days, here comes another, with word that she’ll play Jackie Kennedy in a long-gestating drama.The film itself, Jackie, chronicles the four days in Kennedy’s life after the assassination of her husband, President John F. Kennedy in Dallas in 1963. She’s dealing with losing the love of her life while a nation rallies around her in a time of tragedy.Darren Aronofsky had been developing the project to star then-partner Rachel Weisz back in 2010, but it fell into limbo when they split. Portman was mooted as the new Jackie in 2012, but it has taken a few years to come together. Aronofsky remains on board as producer, with No director Pablo Larraín now calling the shots. He’s scheduled to start »
Ex MacHina A24/ Universal Pictures Reviewed by: Harvey Karten for Shockya. Databased on Rotten Tomatoes. Grade: A- Director: Alex Garland Screenwriter: Alex Garland Cast: Alicia Vikander, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Sonoya Mizuno, Claire Selby, Symara A. Templeman Screened at: Regal Union Square, NYC, 5/9/15 Opens: April 24, 2015 If you’re into theater, you’ll know that a deus ex machine is “a god from the machine,” and is a plot device uses when a writer is painted into a corner and does not know how to end the play. The writer then uses a contrived solution, such as Euripides used in Medea, when the title character, about to be caught for [ Read More ]
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- Harvey Karten
Back in January, Alex Garland suggested that “serious discussions” had taken place between himself, director Danny Boyle and producer Andrew Macdonald about 28 Months Later, a follow-up to the 2002 horror 28 Days Later and its subsequent sequel 28 Weeks Later. Well, Garland has now provided an update to The Playlist, stating that he’s come up with the story, but won’t be involved beyond that.
“About two years ago, Danny started collaborating on the potential to make Trainspotting 2, another sequel. In that conversation, an idea for 28 Months arrived. I had a sort of weird idea that popped into my head. Partly because of a trip I’d taken. I had this thought, and I suggested it to Andrew and Danny, but I also said I don’t want to work on it. I don’t really want to play a role, and Andrew said, ‘Leave it to me.’ So he’s gone »
- Gary Collinson
This week on The Collider Podcast, Matt and Adam talk about Alex Garland’s excellent sci-fi film, Ex Machina. The conversation includes why the film works so well, the myriad of themes it raises, how Garland effectively draws in the audience, the tremendous performances, how the picture has become a hit at the box office, and much more. As always, we finish up with our recommendations. Click here to download the latest episode of The Collider Podcast or listen below, click here for last week’s episode ("The McU and Avengers: Age of Ultron"), and click here to find us on iTunes. And if you like the podcast, please leaves a positive review on iTunes. We’ll think you’re a terrific person! If you don’t like the podcast, feel free to keep that to yourself. Also: We Know Where You Sleep (We Assume It's In A Bed). To »
- Matt Goldberg
Ex Machina director Alex Garland‘s second major film was 28 Days Later, which he wrote for director Danny Boyle. The sequel to that film was only exec produced by Garland, and in general the writer/producer/director hasn’t seemed much interested in making sequels. But there is talk of another sequel, and as it turns out, if […]
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- Russ Fischer
A third movie in the "28 [Timeframe of Choice] Later" zombie infected franchise has been discussed for so long, Moviefone had a story back in 2008 called "Danny Boyle Considers Directing '28 Months Later.'" It's sure as heck been more than 28 months since that plan, but maybe the issue was that no one had a good idea for another sequel. Until now.
We still don't know the idea, but Alex Garland -- who wrote "28 Days Later" (2002) and had a distant connection to "28 Weeks Later" (2007) -- told Indiewire a third movie is moving forward with producer Andrew McDonald, based on an idea Garland came up with himself. "About two years ago, Danny started collaborating on the potential to make 'Trainspotting 2,' another sequel," Garland said. "In that conversation, an idea for '28 Months' arrived. I had a sort of weird idea that popped into my head. Partly because of a trip I'd taken. I had this thought, »
- Gina Carbone
After Ex Machina, Alex Garland pretty much has Hollywood in the palm of his hand. Not only did he manage to make an insightful, suspenseful, and thrilling sci-fi tale on a low-budget that still managed to resonate with an audience, but it.s also already made twice its production value back, and is only growing in popularity. But rather than moving on to a new project, Alex Garland has actually taken a look back at the idea of a second sequel to the first ever screenplay that he wrote, as he.s confirmed that he stumbled upon an idea for 28 Month Later that he really wants to see come to fruition. During his recent interview with Indiewire, Garland confirmed that plans are actually moving ahead with 28 Months Later. And though he says he probably won.t be involved with the follow-up, he confirmed that he was the one that actually »
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