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Is Margot Robbie this year’s Alicia Vikander? How 2 roles can equal 1 Oscar

Is Margot Robbie this year’s Alicia Vikander? How 2 roles can equal 1 Oscar
Will Margot Robbie earn an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress? If so, will it be for “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” or “Bombshell”? Academy rules prohibit an actor from being nominated twice in the same category. But maybe it doesn’t matter. Having two roles getting attention in the Oscar race could lead to a victory no matter which one you’re actually nominated for. Just ask Alicia Vikander.

Vikander was one of the breakout stars of 2015, showing up in a handful of films including “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” and “Burnt,” but the two she got the most attention for were “The Danish Girl” and “Ex Machina” in which she played the wife of a transgender artist and a robot, respectively. Critics were most fond of her role in “Ex Machina” — that performance won her prizes from Los Angeles, Chicago and many other regional journalist groups — but industry groups favored “The Danish Girl.
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Alex Garland has no interest in returning to the world of Dredd

Although he was officially credited as writer and producer, Ex Machina and Annihilation’s Alex Garland was heavily involved with production on 2012’s 2000 Ad adaptation Dredd and took over the editing process after creative differences with credited director Pete Travis. His involvement was so significant in fact that actor Karl Urban stated last year that “a huge […]

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10 Hidden Details Everyone Missed In Ex Machina

Ex Machina is one of the best and most compelling science-fiction films in recent memory. The small-scale film tells the story of a young man, Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson) who wins the opportunity to spend the weekend in a secluded getaway with the boss and genius inventor, Nathan (Oscar Isaac). But once there, Nathan unveils his stunning new project to Caleb – an A.I. being named Ava (Alicia Vikander).

Related: 10 Best Sci-Fi Movies About Artificial Intelligence, Ranked

Despite the intimate nature of the film, it is a gripping and tense exploration of humanity's relationship with technology and where these advancements could lead. The movie is a brilliant and complex story that is fascinating to revisit for multiple viewings to see what you missed. Here are some of the hidden details in Ex Machina.
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Alex Garland Will Never Direct Another ‘Dredd’ Movie: ‘It Was a Crude Experience’

Alex Garland Will Never Direct Another ‘Dredd’ Movie: ‘It Was a Crude Experience’
Before Alex Garland became one of the best science-fiction directors working today (see “Ex Machina” and “Annihilation”), he was best known as the screenwriter of such films as “28 Days Later,” “Sunshine,” “Never Let Me Go,” and “Dredd.” The latter was released in 2012 with Karl Urban in the leading role. While “Dredd” was released with Pete Travis credited as director, it’s common knowledge in the industry that it was Garland who saved the movie after Travis lost control of the project in post-production.

Karl Urban confirmed as much in March 2018 when he told JoBlo, “A huge part of the success of ‘Dredd’ is in fact due to Alex Garland and what a lot of people don’t realize is that Alex Garland actually directed that movie.”

Dredd” was not a box office hit at the time of release but has become a beloved cult favorite action movie in the years since.
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Alex Garland Has No Intention Of Returning To The Dredd Franchise

Alex Garland and Judge Dredd have officially gone their separate ways. Not that we can say we’re particularly surprised, mind you.

The filmmaker, best known for his work on top-tier sci-fi movies in the vein of Ex Machina and Annihilation, reportedly worked extensively on the 2012 Dredd, yet received no credit for his endeavor. Instead, it was Pete Travis’ name on the masthead, and subsequent reports have indicated that Travis was ostensibly “prohibited” from participating in the editing process due to creative disagreements.

What followed was an “unorthodox collaboration” between Travis and Garland leading up to release, but despite his significant contribution, Garland was essentially robbed of a co-director credit. So, you can’t blame the filmmaker when he says that he currently has no intention of ever returning to the Dredd franchise. Not now, and perhaps not ever.

No. It was a pretty crude experience, for a bunch of reasons.
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Devs: Alex Garland Explores New AI Avenues in FX Series

Michael Ahr Oct 11, 2019

After Ex Machina and Annihilation, Alex Garland takes on artificial intelligence and quantum computing in his new FX series, Devs.

It's difficult to get a clear idea of what Devs, the latest project from acclaimed Ex Machina and Annihilation writer/director Alex Garland, is about just by watching the trailer, but based on a few clips of the eight episode television series presented at New York Comic Con and our press room interviews with the cast, the show is certain to explore similar themes to Garland's earlier work and will no doubt please those who enjoy his signature take on morality and science.

Devs (short for "developers") follows the exploits of software engineer Lily Chan, played by Sonoya Mizuno, at the Amaya Corporation, a company on the bleeding edge of quantum computing and predictive software. After a mysterious death in the development team, Lily begins to dig
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First Full Trailer for Netflix Psychological Thriller Earthquake Bird Starring Alicia Vikander

We’ve got the first full trailer for you to check out from the Netflix indie thriller Earthquake Bird. The film is directed and adapted by Wash Westmoreland from a novel written by Susanna Jones. The film stars Alicia Vikander, Riley Keough (Logan Lucky), Jack Huston (The Irishman), Kiki Sukezane (Westworld), and Ken Yamamura (Godzilla). Here’s the synopsis:

A psychologically unsettling and atmospheric thriller set in 1989 Tokyo from director Wash Westmoreland, Earthquake Bird follows Lucy Fly (Alicia Vikander), an enigmatic expat haunted by a painful past, who enters into an intense relationship with Teiji (Naoki Kobayashi), a handsome local photographer. Lucy’s imperturbable exterior begins to crack when a naive newcomer, Lily Bridges (Riley Keough), becomes entangled in their lives and ends up missing — suspected dead.

This looks kind of creepy and weird and probably has twists and turns, but I just don’t know if I’m sold on the trailer alone.
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[Teaser] ‘Ex Machina’ and ‘Annihilation’ Director Alex Garland Bringing Sci-fi Series “Devs” to FX

Will you travel the road? Earlier this year, FX ordered Ex Machina and Annihilation director Alex Garland‘s sci-fi project “Devs“ to series, and out of Nycc we’ve now got a short teaser and the first images. Preview the series below, which doesn’t yet have a premiere date. “Devs is a limited series that focuses on a young software engineer […]
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Alex Garland’s Devs gets a first teaser trailer and new images

The first teaser trailer has been released for creator Alex Garland’s new sci-fi thriller limited series Devs, along with three new images featuring Sonoya Mizuno and Nick Offerman; check them out here… In ‘Devs,’ a young computer engineer, Lily Chan, investigates the secretive development division of her employer, a cutting-edge tech company […]

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‘Devs’: After ‘Annihilation,’ Alex Garland Got Sick of Battling With Film Distributors and Turned to TV

‘Devs’: After ‘Annihilation,’ Alex Garland Got Sick of Battling With Film Distributors and Turned to TV
Alex Garland has been working on “Devs” for more than two years, and there are still months of work ahead before the show’s spring 2020 release. Knowing the commitment required for his mysterious FX limited series, the Oscar-nominated scribe had very good, artistic reasons in mind before signing up.

“I was really interested to know what it would be like to have closer to eight hours to tell a story rather than two,” Garland said during the New York Comic-Con panel for “Devs.” “The scale and scope were very attractive.”

But he was also frustrated with the filmmaking process — specifically, the distribution complications facing all of his films so far.

“On a more human, personal level, my filmmaking career [has been]: I’ve made something, I’ve given it to a distributor, and they say, ‘We don’t want to distribute this,’” he said, adding that as soon as he turns in his work,
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‘Devs’ Teaser: Alex Garland’s New Television Series Is Giving Us Some Serious ‘Ex Machina’ Vibes

Here’s to Alex Garland, a writer who has made his career out of a straightforward question: “What the future, but bad and scary?” From his early work on titles like “Sunshine” and “Never Let Me Go” to his current directorial work that has cemented his status as a Hollywood visionary, Garland has emerged as one of the most exciting voices in the realm of science-fiction.

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Sonoya Mizuno Joins Kaley Cuoco in HBO Max’s ‘The Flight Attendant’

  • The Wrap
Sonoya Mizuno Joins Kaley Cuoco in HBO Max’s ‘The Flight Attendant’
Crazy Rich Asians” actress Sonya Mizuno will join Kaley Cuoco in HBO Max ‘s upcoming dark comic thriller series “The Flight Attendant.”

Mizuno will play series regular Miranda, described as a savvy and potentially dangerous businesswoman who Cassie (Cuoco) meets in Bangkok.

The Flight Attendant” will premiere on WarnerMedia’s new streaming service HBO Max. The series is described as a terrifying story of how an entire life can change in one night. It stars Cuoco as a flight attendant who wakes up in the wrong hotel, in the wrong bed, with a dead man – and no idea what happened.

Also Read: Ellen DeGeneres Signs 4-Series Deal With HBO Max

Based on the novel of the same name by New York Times best-selling author Chris Bohjalian, the hourlong series is the first project under Cuoco’s new overall deal with WarnerBros. Television.

Since her long-running sitcom “The Big Bang Theory
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A24 Books Will Highlight ‘Moonlight’, ‘The Witch’, and ‘Ex Machina’

  • Slash Film
A24 Books Will Highlight ‘Moonlight’, ‘The Witch’, and ‘Ex Machina’
A24 has quickly risen to be a recognizable name in the film world. From humble beginnings, they’ve sprung up to release Oscar-winning films like Moonlight. They’re not just a distributor – they’re a brand, and a popular one at that. A24 has already branched out into products: clothing, candles, and so on. Now they’re adding books […]

The post A24 Books Will Highlight ‘Moonlight’, ‘The Witch’, and ‘Ex Machina’ appeared first on /Film.
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A24 Launches Book Imprint to Showcase the ‘Singular Vision and Unbridled Artistry’ of Beloved Films

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A24 Launches Book Imprint to Showcase the ‘Singular Vision and Unbridled Artistry’ of Beloved Films
In addition to its reliable stable of great films, A24 has long enjoyed creating and trotting out unique bits of movie swag and paraphernalia to accompany the release of features like “Lady Bird,” “The Farewell,” and “Krisha” over the years. From pins of Toni Collette’s screaming “Hereditary” face to fingerboards for “Mid90s,” the boutique distributor has long excelled at kitting their films out with fun accompaniments.

This month, A24 is adding to their film-adjacent holdings yet again, joining the book publishing fray with the launch of their own book imprint. The new collection will “celebrate the singular vision and unbridled artistry of… noted writer-directors, showcasing how they saw their films through from script to screen.” The distributor already has its own signature ‘zine that it centers around various new releases (a recent issue focused on “The Farewell” was dedicated to first generation Americans).

Each of the new books
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Adam Sandler Is ‘Having a Good Time’ in ‘Uncut Gems’ Trailer – Until He’s Not (Video)

  • The Wrap
Adam Sandler Is ‘Having a Good Time’ in ‘Uncut Gems’ Trailer – Until He’s Not (Video)
Adam Sandler’s starring role in his new feature film is no laughing matter. On Tuesday, A24 released the trailer for upcoming drama “Uncut Gems,” which hails from the Safdie Brothers.

Due out in December, the dark film also stars former NBA Champion Kevin Garnett as a version of himself, as well as Idina Menzel, Lakeith Stanfield, Julia Fox and Eric Bogosian.

Hell, even Wfan sports talk radio host Mike Francesa is in this movie, but that one is a fictional role.

Also Read: Why Kevin Garnett Was So Good Playing a Version of Himself in 'Uncut Gems' (Video)

Set in the diamond district of New York City, Howard Ratner (Sandler), a jewelry store owner and dealer to the rich and famous, must find a way to pay his debts when his merchandise is taken from one of his top sellers and girlfriend.

Perhaps K.G. can influence a Boston Celtics game?
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First image from Alex Garland’s Devs featuring Sonoya Mizuno

FX has released the first image from Devs, the upcoming limited series from Ex Machina and Annihilation director Alex Garland, which features actress Sonoya Mizuno (Ex Machina) who stars as Lily Chan, a young computer engineer who investigates the secretive development division of her employer, a cutting-edge tech company based in San Francisco, which she believes is behind the disappearance of her boyfriend.

Garland has directed all eight episodes of Devs, which features a cast that also includes Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation), Jin Ha (Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert), Zach Grenier (Fight Club), Stephen McKinley Henderson (Lady Bird), Cailee Spaeny (Pacific Rim: Uprising) and Alison Pill (American Horror Story).

The first trailer for Devs is expected to hit during next month’s New York Comic Con ahead of a premiere on FX in 2020.

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First Look at ‘Annihilation’ Director Alex Garland’s FX Series ‘Devs’

FX has unveiled the first image from the upcoming original limited series Devs. The highly anticipated show hails from Ex Machina and Annihilation filmmaker Alex Garland, who serves as executive producer and director of the new show. Devs is described as a high-tech suspense thriller about a young software engineer who investigates the secretive development division of her employer, which she believes is behind the murder of her boyfriend. The news comes hand-in-hand with the revelation that Devs will have its big unveiling at New York Comic-Con on October 5th. A panel discussion with Garland, executive …
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‘Waiting for the Barbarians’ Review: Ciro Guerra’s Anti-Imperialism Screed Is Far From Radical

‘Waiting for the Barbarians’ Review: Ciro Guerra’s Anti-Imperialism Screed Is Far From Radical
Though he’s worked steadily since the turn of the century, Ciro Guerra only ascended into the upper tiers of contemporary world cinema quite recently. With 2015’s “Embrace of the Serpent” and last year’s “Birds of Passage,” the Colombian filmmaker announced and subsequently confirmed himself on the global stage with works that focused on the violent collisions between modernity and tradition in Aboriginal Colombian communities, and then tracked the aftershocks through an often hallucinatory lens.

By way of scale and star-power, “Waiting for the Barbarians” — which stars Mark Rylance, Johnny Depp, and Robert Pattinson, claims a Nobel laureate as screenwriter, and premiered in competition in Venice — marks his biggest step forward to date. In terms of artistic success, however, it’s at best a lateral move.

Guerra’s English-language debut finds the filmmaker working in a more subdued register, foregoing the oneiric flourishes of his most recent output for
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‘The Dark Crystal’: See Each ‘Age of Resistance’ Puppet and the Actor That Plays Them Side-By-Side

‘The Dark Crystal’: See Each ‘Age of Resistance’ Puppet and the Actor That Plays Them Side-By-Side
As a prequel series to “The Dark Crystal,” Netflix’s “Age of Resistance” takes place long before the majority of the Gelfling population disappeared and features seven divided Gelfling clans on Thra who are under Skeksis rule. But when the Skeksis’ horrifying secret is discovered and its effects on the planet of Thra, the Gelflings must unite to fight back against the evil overlords.

Although it takes multiple people to bring just one character to life – from the writers and puppet designers to the puppeteers who also do the initial voice performance as a guide – a slew of celebrities were also lured by the song of Thra to lend their voices. Sigourney Weaver, however, is the one big name who was never seen on screen, in puppet form or otherwise, as the voice of the narrating Myth Speaker.

Take a look below to see whose voice you may or may
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A24 developing fantasy TV series based on Ursula K. Le Guin's Earthsea

  • JoBlo
Fans of Ursula K. Le Guin's "Earthsea" fantasy series will be pleased to know that A24, the distribution/production company behind Ex MacHina, Room, The Witch, Hereditary, Midsommar, and more, will be developing a TV series based on the novels along with Oscar-nominated producer Jennifer Fox (Nightcrawler). [Seemore] Per Deadline, Ursula K. Le Guin gave Jennifer Fox her blessing…
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