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One More Time: Netflix's Us Trailer for Augmented Reality Film 'Anon'

"Who can hack a human being?" One more trailer for the indie sci-fi film Anon, written and directed by sci-fi storyteller Andrew Niccol. We posted another trailer earlier this year, and a new international trailer this week already. This new Us trailer from Netflix presents the story entirely differently - about hackers and hacking our augmented reality, and how one of them is getting away with murders by erasing memories. Clive Owen plays a cop investigating a series of unsolved murders, who meets a mysterious hacker woman known as "The Girl" - Amanda Seyfried. This also stars Colm Feore, Sonya Walger, Mark O'Brien, Joe Pingue, Iddo Goldberg, and Sebastian Pigott. This actually looks good, I'm planning to watch once it's available - starting in early May on Netflix. Here's the official Us trailer (+ new Us poster) for Andrew Niccol's Anon, direct from Netflix's YouTube: You can still watch the
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New International Trailer for Andrew Niccol's 'Anon' with Clive Owen

"We can't control what we can't see." Another new international trailer has debuted for the indie sci-fi film Anon, written and directed by sci-fi storyteller Andrew Niccol. We posted another trailer earlier this year, and it still looks very intriguing. The film is about a near-future where there is no privacy or anonymity, where even private memories are recorded in an effort to cut down on crime. Clive Owen plays a cop investigating a series of unsolved murders, who meets a hacker woman known as "The Girl", played by Amanda Seyfried. She has no identity, no history and no record. Also starring Colm Feore, Sonya Walger, Mark O'Brien, Joe Pingue, Iddo Goldberg, and Sebastian Pigott. I'm usually interested in whatever Niccol makes, especially if it's full-on sci-fi, and I'm fascinated by this. That digitized filmmaking style with augmented reality Pov is crazy cool. Check this out. Here's a second international
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Clive Owen stars in teaser trailer for Anon

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Sky Cinema UK have launched the first teaser trailer for upcoming sci-fi thriller Anon starring Clive Owen and Amanda Seyfried.

The latest from Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Andrew Niccol (The Truman Show, Gattaca, In Time), Anon is his latest meditation on the fraught relationship between technology and humanity. In a modern world where advanced biosyn implants mean everyone is subjected to a relentless visual stream of information, they call the ‘Mind’s Eye’, privacy and anonymity as we know it has vanished. With everyone’s personal information on public display and each person’s life recorded down to the millisecond, personal information is downloaded to a vast grid called ‘The Ether’, a database which law enforcement can access and use to prosecute criminals.

Also in trailers – Natalie Dormer and Ed Skrein star in trailer for In Darkness

The film will be released in UK and Irish cinemas and on Sky Cinema
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‘Anon’ Trailer: Amanda Seyfried and Clive Owen Try to Survive in a World Where Privacy Doesn’t Exist

‘Anon’ Trailer: Amanda Seyfried and Clive Owen Try to Survive in a World Where Privacy Doesn’t Exist
Gattaca” and “In Time” director Andrew Niccol is sticking with the science-fiction genre in his upcoming feature, “Anon.” The high-concept thriller is set in a world where the government has eliminated privacy, which has resulted in total government surveillance on the public and de facto self-censorship. Clive Owen plays a police officer who becomes the target of a hacker named The Girl (Amanda Seyfried).

Anon” marks a reunion between Seyfried and Niccol after “In Time” in 2011. The director’s last release, “Good Kill,” starred Ethan Hawke and premiered at the 2014 Venice Film Festival. “Anon” made headlines at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival when Netflix purchased U.S. and some foreign rights to the title for $4 million.

The streaming giant has not issued a release date for the film, but Altitude Films will be opening “Anon” in U.K. theaters May 11. The distributor has released an official trailer below.
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20 Best Heady Sci-Fi Films: Part 1

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In honor of the 50th anniversary of 2001: A Space Odyssey, we make our picks for the best cerebral science fiction films of all time. Here are picks #20 - 11.

The job of science fiction is to push boundaries. Indeed, the very description of science fiction suggests going a bit further than established fact. Science fiction is supposed to build on the known world around us. It is supposed to explore the unknown. When science fiction is at its best, this exploration is being fueled by our own human condition. The reason we are exploring outward is because there is an uncertainty inside. We feel incomplete in some regard, and the answers might be out there.

Science fiction films that can best communicate the relationship between the universe and our own minds tend to be the films that leave a lasting impression. This is my pick for the 20 films that do the best job of this.
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UK release date announced for Andrew Niccol’s ‘Anon’

From the pioneering mind of Academy Award nominated filmmaker Andrew Niccol (The Truman Show, Gattaca, In Time) comes Anon; his latest meditation on the fraught relationship between technology and humanity starring Clive Owen (Children of Men, Inside Man) and Amanda Seyfried (Lovelace, Ted 2)

In a modern world where advanced biosyn implants mean everyone is subjected to a relentless visual stream of information they call the ‘Mind’s Eye’, privacy and anonymity as we know it has vanished. With everyone’s personal information on public display and each person’s life recorded down to the millisecond, personal information is downloaded to a vast grid called ‘The Ether’, a database which law enforcement can access and use to prosecute criminals.

In Anon, Sal Frieland (Clive Owen), is faced with a series of shocking murders which appear to be linked. Unable to identify the killers it soon becomes apparent that what they have
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Anon Trailer: Andrew Niccol Creates a World Without Privacy in Latest Thriller

The first trailer for Andrew Niccol's tech thriller Anon has dropped and, as always with Niccol, he's got me intrigued. While his films (Gattaca, Lord of War) don't always turn out to be winners, he continues to explore intriguing sci-fi ideas (ahem, In Time). Anon is set in a Soviet-style near-future where the government is trying to fight crime by eliminating privacy, thus creating total surveillance and de facto self-censorship. A police officer named Sal Frieland (Clive Owen) is doing his best to fight crime in his city but things take a huge turn when he meets a hacker known as "The Girl" (Amanda Seyfried). Anon was also written by Niccol and co-stars Colm Feore, Sonya Walger, Mark O'Brien, Joe Pingue, Iddo Goldberg, and Sebastian...

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First Trailer For Andrew Niccol's New Sci-Fi Tech Thriller Anon with Clive Owen and Amanda Seyfried

The first trailer has been released for Andrew Niccol's upcoming sci-fi thriller Anon and it looks great! For those of you who aren't familiar with Niccol's work, he previously brought us films such as Gattaca, Lord of War, In Time, and Good Kill. I've enjoyed the films that he's made and this could be one of his better movies. The story is set in the near-future, there is no privacy or anonymity, where even private memories are recorded in an effort to cut down on crime. The movie stars Clive Owen and Amanda Seyfried and this is the synopsis:

The story is set in a Soviet-style near-future where the government is trying to fight crime by eliminating privacy, thus creating total surveillance and de facto self-censorship. A police officer named Sal Frieland (Clive Owen) is a tough cop who is doing his best to fight crime in his city.
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Anon: the latest film from Andrew Niccol announced

Ryan Lambie Feb 28, 2018

Gattaca director Andrew Niccol has a new sci-fi movie on the way: Anon, starring Amanda Seyfried and Clive Owen...

Great news everyone: Andrew Niccol has a new film on the way. If the name doesn't sound familiar, then he's the filmmaker behind The Truman Show (which he wrote) and the wonderful Gattaca - a film we absolutely do not go on about at tedious length whenever we get the chance.

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Not all of Niccol's films strike box-office gold, but there's always something interesting going on in them. In Time wasn't in Gattaca's league, but it still made for a diverting sci-fi twist on Bonnie And Clyde. The writer-director's most decent film, Good Kill, was a quite underrated thriller about drone warfare - Ethan Hawke's leading performance alone made it good value.

All of which explains our enthusiasm for Anon: Niccol's next movie which,
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Sky Cinema announces release of sci-fi thriller Anon starring Clive Owen and Amanda Seyfried

Sky Cinema has announced the upcoming release of the Sky Cinema Original Film Anon, a new sci-fi thriller from director Andrew Niccol (Gattaca, In Time) and starring Clive Owen (Children of Men) and Amanda Seyfried (Mamma Mia).

In a modern world where advanced biosyn implants mean everyone is subjected to a relentless visual stream of information they call the ‘Mind’s Eye’, privacy and anonymity as we know it has vanished. With everyone’s personal information on public display and each person’s life recorded down to the millisecond, personal information is downloaded to a vast grid called ‘The Ether’, a database which law enforcement can access and use to prosecute criminals.

In Anon Sal Frieland (Clive Owen), is faced with a series of shocking murders which appear to be linked. Unable to identify the killers it soon becomes apparent that what they have in common signals a major breakdown
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Your Handy Guide to the Plot of Altered Carbon, Netflix's Sci-Fi Epic

Summing up the plot of Altered Carbon is not a task so easily done. As visually stunning as the sci-fi series is, the amount of story crammed into its 10 episodes is relatively daunting. That being said, if you're a fan of lauded genre films like Blade Runner, Gattaca, and Minority Report, this slick, neon-soaked noir will no doubt suck you in once it hits Netflix on Feb. 2. Based on the novel by Richard K. Morgan, the series drops us far, far in the future, where the human race has the ability to download consciousness into empty bodies, aka "sleeves." Of course, only the very, very rich can keep this up, since resleeving - essentially living forever - costs a pretty penny (especially if you want to choose which sleeve your consciousness ends up in). Naturally, this results in some pretty devastating class divisions. Related15 Shiny New Shows Coming to Netflix
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Star Trek: Discovery Season 1 Episode 10 Review: Despite Yourself

So all the rumors come home to roost with Star Trek: Discovery Season 1 Episode 10. Discovery is indeed in the Mirror Universe and Ash Tyler may very well be what the interwebs have suspected all along.

Sigh.

Don't get me wrong. I'm super stoked about adventures in the Mirror Universe and I'm absolutely tickled by how beautifully they're pushing the Alice in Wonderland allegory.

Or Alice Through the Looking Glass, as it is now.

But the entire exposition about how Tyler's wounds were assumed the result of torture but are actually evidence of the Klingons actually turning him into someone else?

Despite the shades of one of my favourite films, Gattaca, it is so contrived, I actually cringed.

I mean, even if he was surgically changed to look human, inside and out, wouldn't medical scans detect Klingon DNA?

I know that Klingon and human DNA is compatible since bi-species children are
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Film News Roundup: Netflix Buys Clive Owen Thriller ‘Anon’

Film News Roundup: Netflix Buys Clive Owen Thriller ‘Anon’
In today’s film news roundup, Netflix buys Clive Owen thriller “Anon,” Burt Young is cast as a crime underboss in “Vault,” and Bresha Webb will play Kevin Hart’s twin sister in “Night School…”

Acquisitions

Netflix has acquired U.S. and some international rights to the thriller “Anon,” starring Clive Owen, Amanda Seyfried, Colm Feore, and Sonya Walger, following a pre-festival screening in Toronto.

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Andrew Niccol directed from his own script about a near-future world where there is no privacy, ignorance, or anonymity. Owen portrays a man who, while investigating a series of unsolved murders, finds a young woman (played by Seyfried) who has disappeared with no identity or history.

Niccol also produced with Oliver Simon and Daniel Baur at K5 Film. K5 Media Group financed. CAA arranged the funding and brokered the domestic deal. Sierra
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Netflix Lands Andrew Niccol’s ‘Anon’ For $4 Million – Toronto

Netflix Lands Andrew Niccol’s ‘Anon’ For $4 Million – Toronto
Exclusive: Netflix has acquired U.S. and some foreign rights to Anon, the Andrew Niccol-directed thriller that stars Clive Owen, Amanda Seyfried, Colm Feore and Sonya Walger. Word around King Street is that deal came in at $4 million. The picture was one of several that CAA screened last Thursday in Toronto, just before the festival’s programmed slate got underway. Niccol directed Gattaca and wrote The Truman Show and more recently Gemini Man (which Ang Lee will direct…
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Uma Thurman: "DuJour"

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Sneak Peek new revealing images of "Kill Bill" actress Uma Thurman in the Fall 2017 issue of "DuJour Magazine", photographed by David Bellemere, wearing "Dolce & Gabbana", "Emilio Pucci", "Tom Ford" and a whole lot more:

Following appearances on the December 1985 and May 1986 covers of "British Vogue", model Uma Thurman went on to star as a nubile innocent in "Dangerous Liaisons" (1988).

She rose to prominence with an Oscar-nominated performance in director Quentin Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction" (1994)...

...followed by "Batman & Robin" (1997)...

..."Gattaca" (1997), and "Les Misérables" (1998).

Thurman was awarded a 'Golden Globe' award for 'Best Actress in a Television Film' for "Hysterical Blindness" (2002).

She then reunited with Tarantino to play 'The Bride' in both Kill Bill films (2003–2004).

Other acting credits include "Be Cool" (2005), "The Producers" (2005), and "My Super Ex-Girlfriend" (2006).

She received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her five-episode role in "Smash" (2012) and received critical praise
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Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder Reunite for Destination Wedding

Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder Reunite for Destination Wedding
It's the reunion we've waited a lifetime for. Well, not really. The usually stellar Keanu Reeves and the always welcome Wynona Ryder first appeared together in one of Revees' most critically derided and divisive movies. One his most hardcore fans find hard to defend. Francis Ford Coppola's Dracula. Now, the pair are ready to give the world another taste of their unique chemistry, and it allows both actors to return to a genre they long ago abandoned, the romantic comedy. This is actually pretty exciting.

Keanu Reeves (The Matrix trilogy, John Wick, John Wick: Chapter Two) and Academy Award Nominee and Golden Globe Winner Winona Ryder (Girl Interrupted, Stranger Things) will star in Victor Levin's (5 to 7) comedy Destination Wedding, from Levin's original script. Sunshine Pictures' Gail Lyon is producing with Two Camel Films' Elizabeth Dell. Robert Jones is producing for The Fyzz Facility, which is fully financing the film.
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Winona Ryder And Keanu Reeves To Star In Destination Wedding

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Keanu Reeves (The Matrix trilogy, John Wick, John Wick: Chapter Two) and Academy Award® Nominee and Golden Globe® Winner Winona Ryder (Girl Interrupted, Stranger Things) will star in Victor Levin’s (5 to 7) comedy Destination Wedding, from Levin’s original script. Sunshine PicturesGail Lyon is producing with Two Camel Films’ Elizabeth Dell. Robert Jones is producing for The Fyzz Facility, which is fully financing the film. Elevated’s Cassian Elwes and The Fyzz Facility’s Wayne Marc Godfrey are executive producing. Principal photography recently wrapped in central California.

Destination Wedding tells the story of two miserable and unpleasant wedding guests, both pariahs at this affair, who develop a mutual affection despite themselves. But to act on those feelings would be to trust hope over experience, a foolish choice indeed.

Destination Wedding sees Reeves and Ryder renew a fan-favorite on-screen partnership that began with
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Cannes 2017: Uma Thurman Set to Preside Over Un Certain Regard Jury

Cannes 2017: Uma Thurman Set to Preside Over Un Certain Regard Jury
This year’s Cannes Film Festival has announced their pick for President of their Un Certain Regard jury — Cannes regular and American icon, actress Uma Thurman.

Per an official statement from the festival, “In a career spanning more than 20 years, the American actress has made some daring choices and enjoyed taking risks. She made her debut aged 17, in Stephen Frears’ ‘Dangerous Liaisons’ and in Terry Gilliam’s ‘The Adventures of Baron Munchausen.’ She became Quentin Tarantino’s muse, playing in ‘Pulp Fiction’ (Palme d’or winner, 1994) and in ‘Kill Bill’ (volumes 1 & 2), both presented at the Festival de Cannes. Since then, Uma Thurman has worked with many directors, including Andrew Niccol (‘Gattaca’); Woody Allen (‘Sweet and Lowdown’); Roland Joffé (‘Vatel’) and Ethan Hawke (‘Chelsea Walls’). She recently joined the cast of Lars von Trier’s new project, ‘The House that Jack Built,’ alongside Matt Dillon and Bruno Ganz.”

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Uma Thurman will preside over Un Certain Regard jury at Cannes 2017

The organisers of this year’s Cannes Film Festival, which kicks off on May 17th in the south of France, have announced that Uma Thurman will preside over the Un Certain Regard jury the 70th festival.

In a career spanning more than 20 years, the American actress has made some daring choices and enjoyed taking risks. She made her debut aged 17, in Stephen FrearsDangerous Liaisons and in Terry Gilliam’s The Adventures of Baron Munchausen. She became Quentin Tarantino’s muse, playing in Pulp Fiction (Palme d’or winner, 1994) and in Kill Bill (volumes 1 & 2), both presented at the Festival de Cannes.

Since then, Uma Thurman has worked with many directors, including Andrew Niccol (Gattaca); Woody Allen (Sweet and Lowdown); Roland Joffé (Vatel) and Ethan Hawke (Chelsea Walls). She recently joined the cast of Lars von Trier’s new project, The House that Jack Built, alongside Matt Dillon and Bruno Ganz.
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Uma Thurman to Preside Over Cannes’ Un Certain Regard Jury

Uma Thurman to Preside Over Cannes’ Un Certain Regard Jury
Paris – Uma Thurman is set to preside over the jury of Un Certain Regard at the upcoming 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival.

“In a career spanning more than 20 years, the American actress has made some daring choices and enjoyed taking risks….Whether playing crazy, sexy or dominant, the woman whose namesake is the Hindu goddess of beauty and light has definitely entered the pantheon of movie greats, with several of her scenes attaining cult status,” the festival said in a statement.

The actress delivered notable performances in Quentin Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction,” which won a Palme d’Or in 1994, as well as in “Kill Bill” Volumes 1 & 2, which were both presented at Cannes.

Thurman has since worked with a wide range of auteurs, including Andrew Niccol (“Gattaca”), Woody Allen (“Sweet and Lowdown”), Roland Joffé (“Vatel”) and Lars von Trier (“Nymphomaniac”).

She is set to re-reteam with Von Trier on his next project,
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