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This Ex Machina Clip Introduces Man And Machine

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Alex Garland’s Ex Machina has quickly become one of our most anticipated movies of 2015, sci-fi or otherwise. It’s got a great cast, an isolated setting, a cool hook, and more than anything else, what we’ve seen looks really damn good. And that includes this tense new clip that introduces man and machine.

The story follows Caleb Smith (Domhnall Gleeson), a lowly programmer at a massive, Google-esque internet search company, who wins the chance to hang out with the company’s CEO, Nathan Bateman (Oscar Isaac). Caleb thinks they’re going to bond and maybe talk about his future or a possible promotion, but when he gets to Nathan’s remote mountain estate, he finds that he’s been selected to be the human component in a Turing Test. The subject is Nathan’s latest creation, an advanced, not to mention gorgeous, new AI named Ava (Alicia Vikander). The test is designed to evaluate the level of consciousness Ava has achieved, but as they get into it, Caleb realizes there’s much more going on than he initially thinks.

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Oscar Isaac Says Those Star Wars: The Force Awakens Fan Theories Are All Wrong

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star wars the force awakensWith just a little less than a year to go before the massive release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, anticipation couldn’t be higher, and neither could the number of fan theories currently making up roughly 115% of Internet chatter. But just in case you thought all the stuff you were reading about was completely legit and based on good info, actor Oscar Isaac is here to wash all that away.

Speaking with Yahoo! Movies, Isaac shared about as much as he possibly could without having J.J. Abrams send out a pack of wild dogs to hunt him down. When asked about the leaks, here’s what Isaacs had to say:

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Watch The First Trailer For Ex Machina, Alex Garland’s Man Machine Love Triangle

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Well that happened fast. After not hearing much about Alex Garland’s directorial debut, Ex Machina, for a good long while, yesterday we got a poster, news that A24 will distribute the film, a release date, and another poster. And bright and early this morning, what do we have but a shiny new first trailer, and if you thought we were intrigued and excited by this before, wait until you check this out for yourself.

Garland made a name for himself writing action heavy movies like Dredd and teaming up with Danny Boyle for 28 Days Later, The Beach, and Sunshine, but as you can see here, he also has a keen visual eye of his very own. This trailer is full of gorgeous natural panoramas, juxtaposed against sterile laboratory environments, and even those claustrophobic, blood red hallways that call to mind HAL 9000 and 2001.

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Episode VII’s Oscar Isaac Is No Fan Of George Lucas’ Star Wars Tinkering

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IsaacWith George Lucas having stepped away from the helm of Star Wars, the franchise finds itself in an interesting position. Like the Marvel films or the modern incarnation of Doctor Who, we now have Star Wars movies being made by people who grew up loving the material, people who are now getting to play in the same sandbox that captured their youthful imaginations. Except now it’s the real deal, and they’ve got millions of dollars to work with instead of just some action figures and an actual sandbox. But part of that new Star Wars reality is that the filmmakers returning to George Lucas’ galaxy far, far away are bound to have some strong opinions about it…and not always positive ones.

Actor Oscar Isaac is one of the lucky few, having landed a role in Episode VII that we still don’t know much of anything about. Isaac has had plenty of praise for director J.J. Abrams’ and his Episode VII castmates in recent interviews, but he was admirably candid when The Huffington Post asked how he felt about the “special edition” changes Lucas made to the original Star Wars films. He told HuffPo: