One of the movies we’re most excited to see over the next few months is Alex Garland’s Ex Machina. The noted screenwriter of films like Dredd, 28 Days Later, and Sunshine, among others, makes his directorial debut with this artificial intelligence thriller. We’ve been anticipating this one since day one, but this tense new trailer and clip make us practically foam at the mouth. Check them out for yourself.
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Teasers for movie trailers aren’t all that unusual anymore. Hell, a new trailer for a highly anticipated movie gets way more fanfare than the release of a lot of smaller films. The latest case in point is Avengers: Age of Ultron. A new trailer drops Thursday, but in advance of that, we’ve got this quick snippet of new footage to check out, as well as your first look at some of the cardboard cutouts you’ll see hanging out at theaters between now and when the film opens on May 1.
There’s not really much in the way of revelations in this video, but the few brief glimpses we see here are tense and full of action and should be at least enough to sustain you until Thursday. Disney-owned ABC is using what is sure to be one of the biggest movies of 2015 to hype their wares, and the new Age of Ultron trailer debuts this Thursday, March 5, during the premiere of their new series, American Crime. That’s one way to get people who don’t care about your show to tune in.
On screen, The Walking Dead follows roughly the same path as laid out in Robert Kirkman’s comics that serve as the source material. There are differences to be sure, including a sizeable one from the most recent episode, but fans are generally able to look forward and know what big things lurk on the future. The comic is full of great villains, and because they know it drives fans nuts, the show keeps teasing the appearance of the nastiest of the bunch.
There are some SPOILERS beyond this point for those of you not caught up with the series or those of you who don’t read the comics.
Jupiter Ascending was a mess, a crazy, beautiful, intriguing mess to be sure, but still a mess. This marks the Wachowskis’ third consecutive box office flop (it currently sits at $124 million worldwide, which sounds impressive, but against $176 million budget, that’s not good), and the brother-sister duo even joked recently that no one is going to give them the money to work on this scale ever again. That said, this hasn’t dampened their ambition on iota, and their upcoming Netflix series, Sense8, which teams them with Babylon 5’s J. Michael Straczynski, is going to be every bit as bonkers as their most outlandish films. The series has a new description and we now know exactly when we’ll get to check it out.
The more we see from Alex Garland’s upcoming artificial intelligence thriller, Ex Machina, the more stoked we get for it. Granted, this new poster isn’t the most exciting thing in the world, but it certainly fits in with the whole vibe of what we’ve seen thus far. The film opened in the U.K. in late January, but U.S. audiences will have to wait until April 10 to see it, except for those of you fortunate enough to check it out shortly at SXSW in Austin, where it is scheduled to make its North American premiere.
The story follows Caleb Smith (Domhnall Gleeson), a low-level programmer at a massive, Google-esque Internet search company. He wins a chance to hang out with the company’s reclusive CEO Nathan Bateman (Oscar Isaac), and thinks they’ll kick it in his remote mountain retreat, bro down, and maybe talk about a promotion. Instead, he finds that he’s the human component in a Turing Test to measure the consciousness of Nathan’s new creation, a stunning AI named Ava (Alicia Vikandar). During the test, however, everyone gets more than they bargained for.
Since his death on Friday at the age of 83, there have been countless tributes and memorials for the late Leonard Nimoy, including ones from costar William Shatner and President Obama. These range from inventive to genuinely moving, but this one may be my favorite. It may not be the most obvious tribute to the man, but it is really funny, and you have to imagine that the beloved Star Trek icon would be amused. It seems that many Canadians have taken to “Spocking” their $5 bills in tribute to Nimoy.