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"To erase the line between Man and Machine is to obscure the line between Men and Gods." A24 Films has premiered the first teaser trailer for screenwriter Alex Garland's directorial debut from his own script, a sci-fi called Ex Machina starring Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis, Drive, Star Wars) as the CEO of a company who invites a young prodigy at his company to meet with the first true artificial intelligence. Ava is played by Alicia Vikander (Anna Karenina, The Fifth Estate, Son of a Gun), and Domhnall Gleeson (Frank, About Time, Dredd) plays Caleb. I've been anxiously awaiting footage from Garland's feature debut and this looks absolutely great, even for just a teaser trailer. It's intense and mysterious. Watch below now!
We first wrote about this documentary a few months ago, originally posting a video of Banksy showcasing his own work, not actually a trailer. HBO has, finally, launched a trailer for the documentary Banksy Does New York that they're airing in November. It'll actually be available starting this Friday via the HBO GO app, so if this captures your attention there isn't too long of a wait to see it. The trailer shows a doc that seems to be indeed based on "user-generated footage", with pop up tweets and videos, but there's not much to it. I honestly was expecting to see more, especially with Banksy putting together a three minute trailer. Maybe more will come, then again I want to watch this doc right now anyway. More on Banksy's NY show.
It's been two years since Susanne Bier wrapped production on the period drama Serena, but the film has sat on a shelf without any indication of when it might finally hit theaters. It's already been released across the pond, and now the US trailer has finally arrived with the film getting released early next year. Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper reteam again in the story of George (Cooper) and Serena Pemberton (Lawrence), love-struck newly-weds, who begin to build a timber empire. However, once Serena discovers George’s hidden past and faces an unchangeable fate of her own, their marriage begins to unravel. Watch it!
Over the summer, we learned that Helen Mirren would team with Colin Firth for a military drone drama called Eye in the Sky from Ender's Game director Gavin Hood. Now some photos from the film have surfaced online from Empire showing off Mirren as military intelligence officer Colonel Katherine Powell, remotely commanding a drone operation to locate terrorists in Nairobi, and another photo with Captain Phillips star Barkhad Abdi. Meanwhile, Aaron Paul has also been revealed as American Steve Watts one of the drone pilots in the story who questions his mission when a 9-year old girl enters the kill zone. Look!
"They're coming, Katniss. They're gonna kill everyone! You'll be dead by morning!" Tickets are finally on sale for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part I, so if you absolutely have to see the first showing of the movie, then check your local listings and guarantee your seat in the theaters on opening night. In the meantime, one final trailer for the first chapter in the two-part finale has been revealed. It doesn't show much more that we haven't already seen but there's a pretty intense exchange between Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and the imprisoned Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and a nice message for President Snow. Watch!
The City Shines Brightest at Night. Ain't that the truth? Described as "pulp fiction cinema at its finest", Dan Gilroy's Nightcrawler is one of those out-of-nowhere sleeper hits that seems to be hitting a certain note with some people. The film stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a "driven young man" in Los Angeles who takes on the job of freelance late-night crime journalism, speeding to crime scenes to capture footage and sell it to local news stations. To promote the film, ShortList has put together a set of artistic posters made by various designers & illustrators and they're damn good (I love the first and last one). Always love seeing great art for a great movie, and this is one of those under-the-radar movies we fully support. View eight posters below.
We already know production is complete on the forthcoming franchise reboot Terminator: Genisys, and now we're just waiting for the film to arrive next summer. Up until now, the only official photo released came from Arnold Schwarzenegger after shooting was completed, but now EW has given us a first look at Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor, Jai Courtney as Kyle Reese, Jason Clarke as John Connor and Matt Smith playing a new character in the series. The new film begins in 2029 and finds Kyle Reese being sent back to 1984 again, however, the timeline is much different than when he was sent back in The Terminator.
After taking on some young adult sci-fi with Ender's Game last year, Oscar-nominated actress Hailee Steinfeld is getting her own young romance too. Deadline has word that Steinfeld will star in The Statistical Probability Of Love At First Sight, an adaptation of Jennifer E. Smith's young adult novel of the same name. The film will see Steinfeld as a young twentysomething who has having a pretty terrible day waiting in an airport for a flight to London to attend her father's second wedding. But while she waits, she meets a young British guy, and of course sparks fly when they're seated next to each other on the plane.
After scripting 28 Days Later for Danny Boyle and the recent sci-fi cult classic Dredd, screenwriter Alex Garland is hopping in the director's chair for Ex Machina. We got a first look at the sci-fi thriller starring Domhnall Gleeson, Alica Vikander and Oscar Isaac back in the spring, and now the first teaser poster from the United Kingdom has arrived. Since it comes from across the pond, it's a quad poster showing off Vikander as the robot woman who is housed with the world's first true artificial intelligence. Sadly the film doesn't have a release date in the United States yet, so we don't know when we'll get to check it out. Look!
Previously, we'd seen a colorful teaser poster for the comedy Absolutely Anything, a pseudo reunion of the infamous Monty Python comedy troupe with John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin and Terry Jones voicing aliens who bestow magical powers on a secondary school teacher and watch what happens. Simon Pegg leads the film, and Robin Williams voices his dog Dennis in one of his final film performances. Now we have some first look photos showing Pegg in the film with his talking dog, and we even get a shot of Kate Beckinsale, playing a love interest. Will this pack a hilarious Monty Python punch?
After making his directorial debut with the thoroughly enjoyable Bad Words last year, Deadline reports Jason Bateman has just lined up his sophomore directing effort with a comedy called IPO Man. Bateman will again also take the lead role in the film set up at Fox Searchlight and based on a Wired article by Joshua Davis called "Meet The Man Who Sold His Fate To Investors At $1 A Share." In case you haven't guessed, the film follows a man who turned himself into a public offering. However, what started out as a seemingly genius way to make money became a disaster as the shareholders wanted more control than he expected.
Normally, we don't like to post clips from upcoming movies, because we think that they should only be seen within the context of a movie, and they don't sell a film as something that needs to be seen in the same way that a trailer does. Having said that, since Hydra leaked the teaser trailer for The Avengers: Age of Ultron, that prompted Marvel Studios to release another tease of the sequel. And the only reason we're posting it is because it's the fun scene that was played at Comic-Con this past summer with Tony Stark, Steve Rogers and the rest of The Avengers crew trying to pick up Thor's hammer after a party. Watch below!