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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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Anonymity is Non-Existent in Anon [Trailer]

Looking at Andrew Niccol's filmography, it's clear he has an interest in technology and how it affects us now and in the future. From Gattaca on, this has been a central theme in his films and though The Host was a tiny misstep, even that carried through on Niccol's obvious fascination/fear of what technology will do to humanity. His latest is no different.

Anon takes place in a future where privacy is non-existent and someone is always watching. Clive Owen plays a detective working in this new reality when a murder suggests that someone has unlocked the ability to hack a person's brain and control what they see. Amanda Seyfried plays a woman who has mastered the art of anonymity and she'll do whatever it takes to stay anonymous.

In addition to Syefried and O
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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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Giveaway – Win Cure on Dual Format

Cure [Kyua], Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s mesmerising and hypnotic psychological thriller, is available on home video for the first time in the UK in a Dual Format edition on April 23rd, and we have three copies to give away thanks to Eureka Video. Read on for details of how to enter…

Released to critical acclaim in both the East and the West, Cure was a breakthrough film for director Kiyoshi Kurosawa, a nerve shredding thriller about the hunt for a serial killer in a bleak and decaying Tokyo.

A series of murders have been committed by ordinary people who claim to have had no control over their horrifying actions. Following the only link – a mysterious stranger who had brief contact with each perpetrator and their victim – detective Kenichi Takabe places his own sanity on the line as he tries to end the wave of inexplicable terror.

Described as one of the greatest
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The Best Monster Movies to Watch Instead of ‘Rampage’ — IndieWire Critics Survey

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday.

Last weekend saw the release of “Rampage,” which may be the highest-rated video game movie on Rotten Tomatoes, but probably won’t go down in history as the king of monster movies.

This week’s question: What monster movie should people watch instead of “Rampage?”

Matt Zoller Seitz (@MattZollerSeitz), RogerEbert.com

The 2014 “Godzilla,” directed by Gareth Edwards. Try to watch it on the biggest screen you can find, in a dark room. It’s the most aesthetically daring monster movie, and one of the most daring big budget Sf films, released in the last decade, owing as much to “Close Encounters” as it does to anything Toho made. I was shocked by how much money it made. It was basically a Terrence Malick Godzilla movie, right down to the cutaways to other
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13 Horror Movies to Stream on Netflix for Friday the 13th (Photos)

13 Horror Movies to Stream on Netflix for Friday the 13th (Photos)
Friday the 13th is a big day for horror, big enough that there’s a longrunning slasher movie franchise called “Friday the 13th.” So to help you celebrate the right way — by watching a horror movie, we’ve selected 13 scary flicks that are readily available for streaming on Netflix.

Unfortunately — and ironically — “Friday the 13th” is not available

The Babadook” (2014)

Essie Davis stars as a single mother who is horrified to discover the monster from her son’s nightmares might be real.

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night” (2014)

A mysterious vampire preys on men who disrespect women in an Iranian film billed as a “vampire western.”

The Host” (2006)

A monster emerges from the polluted Han River, terrorizing local residents in Bong Joon-Ho‘s South Korean horror movie.

Devil” (2010)

A bunch of strangers are trapped in an elevator, and one of them might be Satan. And they start dying one by one.

Oculus” (2013)

A recent overlooked gem, “Oculus” finds a brother and sister dealing with an evil mirror that may have been responsible for the deaths of their parents when they were children.

“V/H/S” (2012)

An anthology film that features a lineup of horror shorts that hit sweet spots in a number of subgenres.

Creep” (2014)

Patrick Brice‘s found footage horror film follows a man who begins to suspect he’s in danger after he responds a cryptic Craigslist job listing.

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Eureka Entertainment to release Cure

Eureka Entertainment to release Cure (Kyua), Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s mesmerising and hypnotic psychological thriller, on home video for the first time in the UK on 23 April 2018 as part of The Masters of Cinema Series in a Dual Format edition featuring a Limited Edition O-card (First 2000 copies only).

Released to critical acclaim in both the East and the West, “Cure” was a breakthrough film for director Kiyoshi Kurosawa, a nerve shredding thriller about the hunt for a serial killer in a bleak and decaying Tokyo.

A series of murders have been committed by ordinary people who claim to have had no control over their horrifying actions. Following the only link – a mysterious stranger who had brief contact with each perpetrator and their victim – detective Kenichi Takabe (Kôji Yakusho, “13 Assassins”, “Tokyo Sonata”) places his own sanity on the line as he tries to end the wave of inexplicable terror.
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‘Condor’ Review: ‘Three Days of the Condor’ Takes Flight on TV in a Smartly Expanded Adaptation

‘Condor’ Review: ‘Three Days of the Condor’ Takes Flight on TV in a Smartly Expanded Adaptation
A movie based on a book. A TV show based on the movie. “Six Days of the Condor” to “Three Days of the Condor” to just this: “Condor,” the new Audience Network spy series that’s lost five days while expanding to 10 hours. Amid all these changes, something has to go wrong, right?

It’s not just that Sydney Pollack’s 1975 classic feels untouchable (and relatively timeless, despite the fact that part of Robert Redford’s job is reading newspapers); it’s that the series directly lifting from the film comes from a somewhat unproven pedigree and will play on a network only accessible to satellite subscribers.

Well, after the first two episodes, the latter point isn’t a warning so much as a shame. Jason Smilovic (“Lucky Number Slevin”) and Todd Katzberg’s “Condor” isn’t a “drop everything and subscribe to DirecTV” kind of show, but it is
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First Full Trailer for Andrew Niccol's Sci-Fi Technology Thriller 'Anon'

"Anonymity is the enemy." A trailer has launched from Greece for the new sci-fi film Anon, the latest from one of my favorite sci-fi filmmakers - Andrew Niccol, who last made The Host and Good Kill. 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. What he learns from her changes everything. Also starring Colm Feore, Sonya Walger, Mark O'Brien, Joe Pingue, Iddo Goldberg, and Sebastian Pigott. Why does Seyfried look so like anyone but herself? This seems to be a slick sci-fi neo-noir. I'm always curious about Niccol's films, will be watching it. Here's the first international trailer for Andrew Niccol's Anon,
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Twilight author Stephenie Meyer’s The Chemist heading to the small screen

Tomorrow Studios and ITV are developing a small screen adaptation of The Chemist, a thriller novel from Twilight and The Host author Stephenie Meyer.

“Stephenie is one of the most prolific authors of our time with her unique portrayal of heroines that resonate with readers and television viewers around the world, and we look forward to working with her and Meghan on bringing the The Chemist to television,” said Marty Adelstein of Tomorrow Studios, who will produce alongside Meyer, Becky Clements and Meghan Hibett.

Published in 2016, The Chemist “follows the gripping tale of a woman who was one of the darkest secrets of a U.S. government agency so clandestine it didn’t even have a name. And when they decided she was a liability, they came for her without warning. When her former handler offers her a way out, she realizes it’s her only chance to erase the
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"The X-Files," Season 11, Episode 4 Recap: That’s a Mirror

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X-Files Recap is a weekly column by Keith Uhlich covering Chris Carter's 10-episode continuation of the X-Files television series.Some late-night chatter overheard at a diner: “The world’s gone mad…” says Martin (Dan Zukovic), a man of wild stare and clammy brow. “…because Martians have invaded, but nobody seems to care!” The eatery’s owner, Buddy (Alex Diakun), tries to calm the guy down with a bit of coffee and straight talk, but Martin—convinced that these extraterrestrial invaders are using some kind of mind-erasing laser gun—isn’t having it. His paranoia is soon proven true, since Martin turns out to be one of the bulbous-headed, multi-appendage aliens and Buddy is actually Satan himself. (What a twist!) But just before the big reveal, a fearful Martin points down the counter, right at the camera—at us, the audience, watching. “There! I just saw one!” he says, “Outside through that window!
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‘Snowpiercer’ TV Series Ordered by TNT, Starring Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs

Joon-ho Bong is a fascinating filmmaker who brings fantastic visuals and a pointed morality to every one of his tales. His talents were most recently put on display in the Netflix film Okja, which arrived more than 10 years after his breakthrough film The Host, a creature feature with a now-familiar pro-environmentalism slant. But for my money, the 2013 film Snowpiercer, based on the French post-apocalyptic graphic novel "Le Transperceneige", is the story most deserving of further exploration. This is all to say that I'm thrilled a series version of this sci-fi tale will …
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Meet Rising Star Alex Russell, the Aussie Actor Making a Mark in Hollywood (Exclusive)

Meet Rising Star Alex Russell, the Aussie Actor Making a Mark in Hollywood (Exclusive)
Meet Alex Russell, the 29-year-old Australian actor whose breakthrough role in 2012’s inventive found-footage sci-fi superhero thriller, Chronicle, has paid off in spades. Five years after the release of the film, the not-so newcomer is preparing for the simultaneous release of three projects: real-life, big-screen adaptations Jungle, opposite Daniel Radcliffe, and Only the Brave, with Miles Teller and Josh Brolin, along with the upcoming premiere of the CBS drama, S.W.A.T., starring Shemar Moore.

It’s been a nonstop ride for the actor ever since. Before 2017 rolled around, Russell -- whose first credited role came just seven years ago -- had a whirlwind year filming four movies back-to-back, taking him from Los Angeles to Colombia to Mexico to the Gold Coast with a quick 24-hour respite in between in Nashville to reunite with his love, Goliath star Diana Hopper, for a wedding.

The past several months, though, Russell has called Southern California home while he’s been in production
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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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Captain Marvel enlists Oscar-nominated production designer

With Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck on board to direct, and Geneva Robertson-Dworet working on a new draft of the script, the crew for Captain Marvel continues to expand, with Marvel bringing on board Oscar-nominated production designer Andy Nicholson for Carol Danvers’ big screen debut.

Nicholson has previously worked with Marvel Studios on Captain America: The First Avenger, where he served as supervising art director, while his production design credits include The Host, Divergent, Assassin’s Creed and the upcoming Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. He also received an Academy Award nomination for his work on Gravity, which should certainly put him in good stead for Carol’s cosmic adventure.

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Captain Marvel is set for release on March 8th, 2019 and will take place in the 1990s, as Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers battles the Skrulls.
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Diane Kruger-Starrer “In the Fade” Acquired by Magnolia

“In the Fade”

Diane Kruger’s name is looking more and more likely to enter the awards conversation in the coming months. The “Inglourious Basterds” star took home the Best Actress award at Cannes this year for “In the Fade,” and now comes word that the drama has been acquired by Magnolia Pictures with an awards-qualifying run planned for this autumn. ScreenDaily reports that a theatrical release will follow in early 2018.

The timely, well-reviewed German film sees Kruger playing a woman seeking revenge after her husband and son are killed in a bomb attack carried out by Neo-Nazis.

Diane Kruger’s performance in ‘In the Fade’ is one for the ages,” commented Magnolia president Eamonn Bowles. “It is a stunning anchor to this incredibly timely and powerful film.”

“I was so moved by this movie — it’s a film about terrorism, but also a film about the people who have been left behind,” Kruger has said.

“In the Fade” marks the first time the German actress has acted in her first language. “Disorder,” “The Bridge,” and “The Host” are among Kruger’s previous credits. She’s spoken about the importance of opening up more opportunities for women and hiring more women directors “so that the younger generation can see that anything is possible.”

Diane Kruger-Starrer “In the Fade” Acquired by Magnolia was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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Max Irons Bio: In His Own Words [Exclusive Video]

Max Irons and Samantha Barks on ‘Bitter Harvest… by Uinterview Max Irons is a British actor known for his work in young-adult dramas such as The Host and The Riot Club. He has also done modeling work. This Max Irons bio will let the actor tell his story in his own words. Max Irons Age, Personal Life […]

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Daniel Radcliffe Gets Lost in the ‘Jungle’ Again (Trailer)

Daniel Radcliffe Gets Lost in the ‘Jungle’ Again (Trailer)
Last year, The Woman In Black, Harry Potter and HornsDaniel Radcliffe was lost in between the trees with Paul Dano in Swiss Army Man. Now, he’s lost in the Jungle with Thomas Kretschmann (Avengers: Age of Ultron) and Alex Russell (Chronicle, The Host and Carrie). Directed by The Darkness, Wolf Creek, Rogue’s Greg McLean, who saw his The Belko Experiment in theaters this past weekend, the thriller is based on the […]
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Josh Duhamel, Bokeem Woodbine, Jimmi Simpson to Star in USA’s Tupac-Biggie Pilot ‘Unsolved’

Josh Duhamel, Bokeem Woodbine, Jimmi Simpson to Star in USA’s Tupac-Biggie Pilot ‘Unsolved’
USA Network has set key members for the “Unsolved” pilot, a scripted true crime project based on the murder investigations of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls.

Josh Duhamel, Jimmi Simpson and Bokeem Woodbine will all star as detectives who were integral in the cases surrounding the highly-publicized murders, Variety has learned.

Unsolved” will chronicle the two major police investigations into the separate murders of rappers Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls. The series is based on the experiences of former Lapd Detective Greg Kading, who led multiple law-enforcement task forces investigating the murders.

Duhamel will star as Detective Greg Kading. Best known for “Transformers,” Duhamel has been courting a few broadcast pilot offers this season. His other film credits include “Safe Haven” “You’re Not You” and “New Year’s Eve.” He also starred on the NBC crime drama “Las Vegas,” and recently recurred on Hulu’s “11.22.63.” He is repped by ICM Partners, John
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AnnaSophia Robb to Star in Supernatural Drama ‘Down a Dark Hall’ From Stephenie Meyer

AnnaSophia Robb to Star in Supernatural Drama ‘Down a Dark Hall’ From Stephenie Meyer
AnnaSophia Robb will star in the supernatural drama “Down a Dark Hall” for Lionsgate, which has been in development for two years.

Rodrigo Cortes is directing “Down a Dark Hall,” which also stars Isabelle Fuhrman. The film started shooting in Barcelona.

Lionsgate acquired rights to the project in 2014 with “Twilight” author Stephenie Meyer and “Twilight” movie franchise producers Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen on broad to produce. Adrian Guerra of Nostromo Pictures is also producing.

The project is based on the 1974 novel by Lois Duncan. Meyer and Meghan Hibbett will produce via their Fickle Fish Films along with Godfrey and Bowen through their Temple Hill Entertainment banner. Meyer optioned the book in 2013.

The story follows the newest student at a boarding school who confronts the darkly seductive powers of the headmistress and comes face to face with the supernatural abilities that could make her all-powerful or destroy her.

Fickle Fish produced “The Host,
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