The Toymaker's Secret

Alex Garland is known for directing heady sci-fi movies like Ex Machina and Annihilation, but his latest project marks a shift in the career of the English filmmaker. TriStar Pictures has acquired the rights to The Toymaker’s Secret, a haunted house script written by Garland that’s being described as “family friendly,” which is not exactly the first thing you think of when you think about his existing movies. Read more about this new film below. Read More »

Devs

Writer/director Alex Garland left a huge mark with his 2015 directorial debut Ex Machina and sliced his way through our psyches in a much different way with this year’s Annihilation. Last month, we heard he would be following that up with a new science fiction TV series for FX. Now the cable channel has officially ordered a pilot, and we know the show is called Devs. Read on to learn some plot details about Garland’s new sci-fi show.
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Annihilation deleted scene

Director Alex Garland recently spilled the beans on a lengthy Annihilation deleted scene that never made it into the final film. The scene in question featured more time spent at the mysterious Southern Reach facility.

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Annihilation ending

Annihilation may not have been a box office smash over the weekend, but it’s certainly a film that has people talking. Those who’ve watched Alex Garland‘s weird, disturbing adaptation of Jeff VanderMeer‘s novel have come away with questions; particularly in regards to the film’s ambiguous conclusion. An earlier draft of Garland’s Annihilation script, however, reveals a an alternate Annihilation ending that’s far less mysterious. Spoilers follow.

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annihilation sequels

Alex Garland‘s Annihilation is now playing in theaters. While the film is adapted from the first in trilogy of books by author Jeff VanderMeer, it’s highly unlikely we’ll ever see Annihilation film sequels. Let’s dive into the Annihilation book sequels, Authority and Acceptance, and explain why.

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annihilation spoiler review

(In our Spoiler Reviews, we take a deep dive into a new release and get to the heart of what makes it tick…and every story point is up for discussion. In this entry: Alex Garland’s haunting Annihilation.)

With AnnihilationEx Machina director Alex Garland has crafted a weird, challenging, and disturbing sci-fi horror film that will repel some and amaze others. This is the type of strange, hypnotic work that film fans obsess over. Don’t be surprised if people are studying and talking about this film in years to come.

This Annihilation spoiler review will attempt to get to the heart of Garland’s often impenetrable film. Spoilers follow, obviously.

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Annihilation Featurette - Natalie Portman

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, director Alex Garland breaks down a scene from his cerebral sci-fi thriller Annihilation. Plus, the first trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story gets a little bit of a modern makeover with the help of the Beastie Boys, and the podracers of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace get a cool LEGO arcade-style game. Read More »

annihilation interview

Writer/director Alex Garland‘s new movie Annihilation was /Film’s most anticipated movie of 2018, and it didn’t disappoint. It’s an intense, unsettling piece of science fiction that will send you staggering out of the theater holding your mushy brain in your hands.

Now, a new 30-minute Annihilation interview with Garland sheds some light on the making of the movie, including his appreciation for subversion, the most surprising element about writing, and more. Read More »

The Beach adaptation

Alex Garland‘s new movie Annihilation is in theaters right now, but the filmmaker got his start as a writer when his debut novel The Beach was published in 1996. The book was adapted into a movie in 2000 starring Leonardo DiCaprio, and now Garland says that a new adaptation is in the works. Read on for more about the latest The Beach adaptation. Read More »

Annihilation differences

Alex Garland‘s weird, wonderful adaptation of Jeff VanderMeer‘s Annihilation hits theaters this week. Anyone who read the novel and watched the trailers could’ve guessed Garland took liberties with the source material. Below, we examine some of the major Annihilation differences between book and film. There are a lot of them.

Major spoilers for both book and film follow.

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