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Of all the great movies the Oscars have shunned over the years, Drive's snub in 2012 was a tough one to take.
Ryan Gosling stars as the Hollywood stuntman who moonlights as a getaway driver in his most mesmerising performance since he was a Jewish neo-Nazi in 2001's The Believer. Carey Mulligan is the struggling single mum who Gosling falls for, and a between-Breaking Bad seasons Bryan Cranston plays his mechanic partner in crime.
Nicolas Winding Refn's direction is suave and daring; he follows the blood, sweat and tears of The Driver's journey with total badassness and ends up with something in between Taxi Driver and Michael Mann's Thief... And then there's the soundtrack. What a soundtrack.
So when Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe announced that he was curating a score of new music for the film masterpiece, you can understand the anger and confusion it sparked. But »
Alex Garland is an excellent writer. The screenwriter behind Never Let Me Go, 28 Days Later, Sunshine and Dredd has tremendous range, and the fact that he can go from breaking your heart with a tragic Kazuo Ishiguro adaptation to writing a ridiculously good action movie shows he has discovered few limits so far. Some may argue he has a problem landing third acts, but those final 30 minutes of Sunshine are completely built up to and valid. Seriously. Garland tackles high-concepts with real humanity, and his characters are generally as fascinating as his big ideas. He may strike that balance once again with his directorial debut, Ex Machina. The sci-fi film stars Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis), Domhnall Gleeson (In Time) and Alicia Vikander (Anna Karenina). Gleeson plays Caleb, a coder who wins a contest to spend time with a private CEO, Nathan (Isaac), and his A.I. creation. When Caleb arrives at Nathan’s home he’s »
- Jack Giroux
Ex Machina Trailers. Alex Garland‘s Ex Machina (2015) movie trailers stars Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, Alicia Vikander, Chelsea Li, and Corey Johnson. Ex Machina‘s plot synopsis: “Caleb Smith (Domhnall Gleeson), a programmer at an internet-search giant, wins a competition to spend a week at the private mountain estate of the [...]
- Rollo Tomasi
Watch the first trailer for Ex Machina, starring Oscar Isaac - Moviefone The mystery of making a nude TV scene is solved - HuffPost Entertainment 2001: A Space Odyssey is making a comeback in 2014 - Moviepilot Meet the designers from this season of Project Runway: All Stars - BuddyTV Kyra Sedgwick will play a disillusioned nun in a new HBO comedy - Splitsider Actual places that are creepier than any horror movie location - Cracked See this makeup pro's amazing Halloween looks! - Popsugar Beauty »
The sci-fi thriller marks the first time behind the camera for 28 Days Later writer and author of The Beach, Alex Garland. In the film, a young computer coder (Gleeson) wins a trip to visit the reclusive CEO (Isaac) of his company, only to discover that he is the human subject in his boss’ Turing test involving a new artificial intelligent being (Alicia Vikander). With a sensual and sophisticated intelligence, this female robot challenges both men in a game of deception, blurring the lines between man and machine.
Garland had proven he’s adept at expertly blending genres and is no stranger to sci-fi, having penned the screenplays for both the space odyssey Sunshine and his adapted screenplay for Never Let Me Go. He’s not leaving the genre or his writing days »
- Rachel West
With just one week until A Most Violent Year has its world premiere at AFI Fest in Los Angeles, A24 Films has released a new poster for director J.C. Chandor's drama, starring Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac.
Set during the winter of 1981 -- statistically one of the most crime-ridden in New York City's history -- A Most Violent Year is a drama following the lives of an immigrant and his family as they attempt to capitalize on the American Dream, while the rampant violence, decay, and corruption of the day drag them in and threaten to destroy all they have built.
Albert Brooks, David Oyelowo, Alessandro Nivola, Elyes Gabel and Catalina Sandino Moreno co-star in this upcoming drama, which premieres at AFI Fest Thursday, November 6 before arriving in theaters December 31. You can also clickHere to check out the trailer that debuted last month.
Here's the fresh new poster for @mostviolentyear. »
There's no god to save Domhnall Gleeson from this machine: The actor finds himself caught between man and robot in the intense new trailer for Ex Machina, a sci-fi thriller that marks the directorial debut of Alex Garland, the screenwriter behind 28 Days Later… and Sunshine.
Garland also wrote Ex Machina, in which Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis) plays Nathan, a reclusive CEO who brings in Caleb (Gleeson) to test the capability and consciousness of a new artificial intelligent experiment. While Caleb is immediately impressed with this robot named Ava (played »
A Most Violent Year is a searing crime drama set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically the most dangerous year in the city’s history. From acclaimed writer/director J.C. Chandor, and starring Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis) and Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty), this gripping story plays out within a maze of rampant political and industry corruption plaguing the streets of a city in decay. The film stars Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, Alessandro Nivola, David Oyelowo, Albert Brooks, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Ashley Williams, Elyes Gabel, Harris Yulin, and Giselle Eisenberg. Written and Directed by J.C. Chandor. “A Most Violent Year” opens in a limited release in NYC [ Read More ]
The post A Most Violent Year Gets A New Teaser Poster appeared first on Shockya.com. »
- Rudie Obias
[Updated with trailer, which looks great!] Alex Garland, writer of 28 Days Later, Sunshine and Dredd, has just directed his debut feature, Ex Machina. The folks at A24 have stepped up to distribute the film in the Us, with the release set for April 10, 2015.While I have been getting wary of man and machine stories as of late (the exception being that Black Mirror episode with Hayley Atwell and Domhnall Gleeson), Garland's take on such a tale makes me perk up. And with the promising talents of Oscar Isaac, Alicia Vikander, and *gasp!* Domhnall Gleeson in front of the camera, welll... Here's the lowdown on the story:Caleb Smith (Domhnall Gleeson), a programmer at an internet-search giant, wins a competition to spend a week at...
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The amazing new trailer has landed for the film, Ex MacHina.
Caleb Smith (Domhnall Gleeson), a programmer at an internet-search giant, wins a competition to spend a week at the private mountain estate of the company’s brilliant and reclusive CEO, Nathan Bateman (Oscar Isaac).
Upon his arrival, Caleb learns that Nathan has chosen him to be the human component in a Turing Test—charging him with evaluating the capabilities, and ultimately the consciousness, of Nathan’s latest experiment in artificial intelligence. That experiment is Ava (Alicia Vikander), a breathtaking A.I. whose emotional intelligence proves more sophisticated––and more deceptive––than the two men could have imagined.
Fans of the genre have been indulged recently with an influx of robot-themed films. From Disney’s upcoming Big Hero 6 to Spanish director »
- Michelle McCue
The directorial debut of screen writer and novelist Alex Garland (Sunshine, Never Let Me Go, and 28 Days Later), Ex Machina sees Domhnall Gleeson play Caleb, a programmer for an internet search giant, who wins a competition to spend a weekend with the company's reclusive CEO, Nathan Bateman (Oscar Isaac). But upon meeting Batemen, Caleb realises he has been selected as the human component in a Turing Test to evaluate whether or not his latest experiment in artificial intelligence, Ava (Alicia Vikander), possesses a human consciousness. This story is nothing new, but Garland has always had the knack of offering unique twists on sci-fi concepts. The first trailer does promise a tense thriller in amongst the sci-fi trappings, with some great performances from our three leads. Released: 23rd January 2015 (Irl/U.K.)/ 10th April 2015 (U.S.) »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
There’s a school of thought that says actors have to “earn” an Oscar nomination — voters are more likely to reward them if they’ve broken into the exclusive club with a previous nom. While such a theory didn’t apply to this year’s winner, Matthew McConaughey, it certainly doesn’t hurt for people to think a contender is “overdue.” But this year’s unbelievably tight actor race just might be made up of five gentlemen who have never been nominated before.
Right now, there are widely considered to be four likely nominees: Steve Carell (“Foxcatcher”), Benedict Cumberbatch (“The Imitation Game”), Michael Keaton (“Birdman”) and Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything”). None has ever been nominated for an Academy Award.
- Jenelle Riley
Earlier this week, high-tech entrepreneur Elon Musk likened humanity’s involvement with artificial intelligence to summoning the demon. For him, without imposing regulations on the proliferating advancements in the field, AI would quickly become the biggest existential threat that the human race has ever faced. What happens when the line between man and machine is blurred?
In the film, a young coder named Caleb (Domhnall Glesson) stumbles upon the opportunity of a lifetime when he wins a competition to spend a weekend with his reclusive boss (Oscar Isaac) at his lavish home. While there, the CEO introduces him to an experiment he has been working out to create an artificial intelligence that is housed in the body of a beautiful woman — a world’s first. »
- Michael Briers
At long last, the yet-to-be-seen science fiction film "Ex Machina" has been picked up for Us distribution. A24 Films will release the film on April 10, 2015. Starring Oscar Isaac and Domhnall Gleeson, this is the hotly buzzed-about Brit debut of Alex Garland, who has penned scripts for director Danny Boyle including "The Beach," "28 Days Later" and "Sunshine." Centered on a young programmer tapped to take part in a cutting-edge artificial intelligence experiment, "Ex Machina" has yet to land even at festivals (we hoped Fantastic Fest, but, alas) but is slated to premiere in the UK on January 23, 2015. Here's the official synopsis: Caleb Smith (Domhnall Gleeson), a programmer at an internet-search giant, wins a competition to spend a week at the private mountain estate of the company's brilliant and reclusive CEO, Nathan Bateman (Oscar Isaac). Upon his arrival, Caleb learns that Nathan has chosen him to be the human »
- Ryan Lattanzio
Following the two posters released yesterday, A24 Films have released domestic and international trailers along with a third poster for the sci-fi thriller Ex Machina, which marks the directorial debut of Alex Garland, the writer behind 28 Days Later, Sunshine and Dredd 3D.
Domhnall Gleeson stars as Caleb Smith, a talented a programmer at a massive internet-search company, who wins a competition to spend a week at the private mountain estate of the company's brilliant and reclusive CEO, Nathan Bateman (Oscar Isaac). Upon his arrival, Caleb learns that Nathan has chosen him to be the human component in a Turing Test-charging him with evaluating the capabilities, and ultimately the consciousness, of Nathan's latest experiment in artificial intelligence. That experiment is Ava (Alicia Vikander), a breathtaking A.I. whose emotional intelligence proves more sophisticated, seductive--and more deceptive--than the two men could have imagined.
A24 Films picked up the domestic rights to Ex Machina yesterday, »
"To erase the line between man and machine is to obscure the line between men and gods," warns the trailer for the upcoming sci-fi thriller Ex Machina. And the dangers that tagline implies are teased in a chilling promo that's as beautiful as it is unnerving. Star Wars: Episode VIII's Domhnall Gleeson and Oscar Isaac star as two men involved in an experiment that could forever change man's interactions with machine. Isaac is the creator of the artificial intelligence machine Ava, played by Gleeson's Anna Karenina co-star Alicia Vikander. But rather than your typical robot becomes sentient, robot turns on human overlords narrative, Ex Machina suggests Ava is not the one to fear, setting up one of the strangest and most compelling love triangles we've ever seen teased. With creepy music, clever cuts, and sneak peeks at some dazzling visual effects and a compelling story, Ex Machina's trailer has »
“Star Wars” star Oscar Isaac can't be trusted in “Ex Machina.” The first trailer (above) for the science fiction thriller makes it abundantly clear that Isaac's character is keeping secrets from a young programmer, played by Domhnall Gleeson, who is selected to evaluate the human qualities of a breathtaking female robot (Alicia Vikander). Also read: ‘Interstellar’ Review: Christopher Nolan's Sci-Fi Epic Launches Perfectly, Crumbles Upon Landing “Nathan isn't your friend,” the beautiful bot warns. “You're wrong… about everything.” Alex Garland, who wrote terrific sci-fi films “28 Days Later” and “Sunshine,” wrote and directed the movie that explores the following idea: “To erase the line between. »
- Greg Gilman
28 Days Later writer, Alex Garland, will make his directorial debut with Ex Machina. This science fiction film involves two programmers and a sophisticated robot. Ex Machina stars Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac and Alicia Vikander. This title will release in theatres April 10th, 2014. At the heart of the story is Ava (Vikander). Ava is both a program and a robot. But, is she also human? Her movements and dialogue make her appear to be both human and robot and her own personality comes through in the film's first trailer. Fans can see the clip below. Release Date: April 10th, 2014 (Theatrical). Director/writer: Alex Garland. Cast: Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac and Alicia Vikander. The trailer for Ex Machina is here: A fan page for the film is here: Ex Machina on Facebook Subscribe to 28 Days Later: An Analysis Email Subscription
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Allen)
To this point Alex Garland is known as the writer of Danny Boyle's 28 Days Later and Sunshine, but now he's stepping out of the shadows and not only did he write the upcoming sci-fi feature Ex Machina, but he's made it his directorial debut. Starring Domhall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac and Alicia Vikander, the film centers on Caleb Smith (Gleeson) whose just won a competition to spend a week at the private mountain estate of the brilliant and reclusive CEO, Nathan Bateman (Isaac). Upon arrival, Caleb learns Nathan has chosen him to be the human component in a Turing Test--charging him with evaluating the capabilities, and ultimately the consciousness, of Nathan's latest experiment in artificial intelligence. That experiment is Ava (Vikander), a breathtaking A.I. whose emotional intelligence proves more sophisticated, seductive--and more deceptive--than the two men could have imagined. A24 just picked up domestic distribution rights and will release »
- Brad Brevet
The first trailer for Ex Machina has debuted online.
However, things soon take a dark turn as the men realise that Ava is far more sophisticated, seductive and deceptive than they realised.
Gleeson and Isaac will also star alongside each other in Star Wars Episode VII, which is expected to complete filming in early November.
Ex Machina will be released in UK cinemas on January 23, and will arrive in the Us on April 10. »
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