When Alex Garland revealed that his next film would be an adaptation of Jeff VanderMeer’s novel Annihilation, the first thing I did was order a copy. After all, if this book was worthy of rousing the interest of the man who directed Ex Machina, then it was surely something worth reading. Having now finished the book in a single marathon session (it’s a… Continue reading The Last Sci-Fi Blog: Why 'Annihilation' is the Perfect Way For Alex Garland to Follow Up 'Ex Machina'
Two guys and a robot girl. That’s all you need to make a killer sci-fi movie. Oh, and the brain of Alex Garland, who cooked up the smart, engaging, often stunning Ex Machina as his directorial debut. If you haven’t seen it yet, you can fix that now that the hit movie about two men testing an artificial intelligence is out on DVD… Continue reading Interview: Alex Garland Talks Going From the Low of 'Dredd' to the High of 'Ex Machina'
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Drew Pearce Explains the Tone Behind ‘Mission: Impossible 5’ and the Christopher McQuarrie Touch by Peter Hall
5 Ways Paul Verhoeven’s ‘RoboCop’ Is As Relevant As Ever by Alexander Huls
‘Cheap Thrills’ Poster Premiere and VOD Announcement: Ethan Embry and Pat Healy Pose for One Hell of a Night by Peter Hall
Brace Yourself: ‘Jingle All the Way 2’ Is Coming, and It Will Star Larry the… Continue reading Best of the Week: Alex Gibney on 'The Armstrong Lie;' Coolest Movie Sets; 'RoboCop' Past, Present and Future
People have been complaining a lot about the recent action-movie titling trend that forgoes any sense of specific flavor and instead just presents the main character’s full name. It’s a curious marketing choice, to be sure, but there really aren’t as many offenders as you might think. A lot of them do seem to start with the letter “J,” though.
With the release of this week’s Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (a title… Continue reading Who Wins in a Battle of the Titular Action Heroes: 'Jack Ryan,' 'John Carter,' 'Jack Reacher,' 'Alex Cross' or...?
Following our lid-blowing report on pre-arranged scenes on the Real Housewives of Orange County, former Real Housewives of New York cast member Alex McCord shares her own experiences with the Bravo franchise’s penchant for re-creating history, one take at a time.
McCord recalled an incident in the show’s first season in which castmate Jill Zarin summoned her to a shindig — which producers threw a wrench… Continue reading Deja Vu! Following Our Lead, Alex McCord Opens Up About Faked Scenes On ‘The Real Housewives Of New York’