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Under The Skin Clip Features Scarlett Johansson Picking Up Strange Men

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Opening in a limited release in about a month, Jonathan Glazer’s return to directing features, Under The Skin, is one of our most anticipated movies of 2014. The strange science fiction film combines experimental techiniques with eerie improv from star Scarlett Johansson interacting with real people who unaware of who she was. While the making of Under The Skin was odd, the premise is even weirder, as you can see in this new clip.

A24 Films and Digital Spy released this video that perfectly illustrates the dark and gritty tone, while highlighting Johansson’s ability to command the screen. Just imagine, you’re walking down the street and a beautiful woman picks you up and takes you for a ride. She’s flirting with you, seduces you, and you go with her to a random motel room. While you think you’re about to get lucky, she violently kills you and mutilates your body for meat.

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Believe: Watch The First Two Minutes Now

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Alfonso Cuaron has been having a solid month, and we’re only a week deep. First off, his latest film, the space adventure Gravity, walk away with a ton of new hardware at the Academy Awards last Sunday, including an Oscar for best director. Eight days later, on Monday, March 10, his highly-anticipated new show, Believe, which he co-created and is producing with J.J. Abrams, will finally hit the airwaves in NBC after lengthy delays. We’ve been watching this one closely, and now you can check out the first two-minutes of the premiere episode.

In addition to creating and producing, Cuaron also co-wrote and directed the pilot. After watching this video that last part becomes rather obvious, the Mexican-born director’s fingerprints are all over this visually. The clip is a single shot, or at least made to look like one. This kind of long take and continual action has been a hallmark of Cuaron’s work since the beginning, and set almost entirely in a car as it is, you can’t help but be reminded of a similar exercise in his 2006 film Children of Men.

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Con Air Writer Takes On Angst And Giant Bugs In Grasshopper Jungle

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grasshopper jungleSometimes an idea is just so good you can’t stand to see it sit around without acting upon it immediately. That idea can be as novel as putting roasted garlic on a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, but it can also include impulsively acquiring a quirky novel to turn it into a movie. Sadly, I don’t have as much experience with that second one, though I guess it’s sadder I have experience with the first. Sony Pictures has officially snatched up the recently published young adult novel Grasshopper Jungle, with mega producer Matt Tolmach (the Amazing Spider-Man franchise) overseeing it for the studio.

Written by California author Andrew Smith and published less than a month ago, Grasshopper Jungle is a novel for young adults that handles some very adult themes. Our Midwestern protagonist Austin is a teenage virgin whose mind is cluttered with sexual thoughts and fantasies, some involving his girlfriend and gay best friend Robby. Austin and Robby’s small-town lives are similar, as both have Xanax-addled mothers and both are involved with trying to save the planet.

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How Jennifer Lawrence Convinced Shailene Woodley To Star In Divergent

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Shailene WoodleyIn a few weeks, Lionsgate will know whether or not they’ll have another hit movie franchise based on a young adult book series with Divergent. After the worldwide success of The Hunger Games film series, Divergent is looking to replicate that same kind of success with a brand-new franchise. And now it looks like one franchise influenced the other in more ways than one.

In an interview with THR, Divergent star Shailene Woodley revealed that Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence convinced Woodley to sign on for Divergent. Woodley recalls that Lawrence emailed her and said, “You must do it. You will not regret it for a second. Yes, there are some hard things, but there are so many beautiful things that will come from an opportunity like this. Woodley also reveals that the emails from Lawrence were sent at the behest of Erik Feig, Lionsgate motion picture group co-president.

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Orphan Black Hides Secret Literary Messages In Instagram Promotion

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orphan blackI’m the kind of person who sees the forest from the trees, but it’s probably only because my forest exists on a tiny island in the middle of an ocean of despair. But I heartily admire the people who look into the trees from the forest and delve into the minuscule details that add curiosity to spectacle. One such person is Valerie Anne of the website AfterEllen, who rounded up all of Orphan Black‘s recent Instagram clips and decoded the hidden message hidden at the end of each of them. I didn’t even realize there were hidden messages. Sigh.

The brilliant BBC America series took a unique approach to promoting its upcoming second season by dropping eight clips in eight days, most of which were at a peak moment of conflict. As if I wasn’t bursting with excitement already. And at the end of each clip, just before the “#CloneClub” screen, is a flash of binary code, different for every video. As Valerie explains, they are all taken from a single source.

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Harlan Ellison’s City On The Edge Of Forever Script Becoming A Comic Miniseries

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CityLove him or hate him, there’s no question that Harlan Ellison has had one hell of a colorful life. He joined a street gang to bone up on their world before he wrote a book about the subculture. He was fired on his first day at Walt Disney Studios after riffing on the idea of a pornographic movie starring Disney characters…within earshot of Roy Disney. He has earned a reputation for being contentious, vociferously opinionated, and possessed of a bountiful talent for revenge. To this day, one of the most legendary anecdotes about the writer is the story of him butting heads with Gene Roddenberry over Ellison’s script for Star Trek’s “The City on the Edge of Forever.” Now, nearly 50 years later, Ellison’s original teleplay for the episode is being adapted into a comic book miniseries by IDW Publishing.