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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/Filmcast Ep. 456 – Annihilation

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David, Devindra, Jeff, and Kristy discuss Alex Garland’s latest film, Annihilation. Check out Indiewire’s piece on Netflix streaming and Chris Evangelista’s deep-dive into Annihilation. To enter our Coco contest, email slashfilmcast@gmail.com with the words “Coco Contest” in the subject line and share your favorite musical moment in films. Include your address (US only, no PO boxes).

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On the February 26, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined /Film weekend editor Brad Oman and writers Ben Pearson, Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest news, that filmmaker Kevin Smith suffered a heart attack. In the Spoiler Room, we’ll be talking all about Annihilation. Spoilers, the ending, the differences from the book, script and what the sequels would have been about.

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Making Sense of That ‘Annihilation’ Ending

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Major spoilers for Annihilation await you below.

A woman stands on a deserted beach. Behind her, grey waves crash; ahead of her, crystal trees grow out of the sand, and a row of bones mark the entrance of a lighthouse, a structure containing the horror and beauty of the universe.

That’s the setup for the third of act of Alex Garland’s dazzling new sci-fi epic, Annihilation. Natalie Portman plays the woman, Lena, a retired Army veteran and a biology professor at Johns Hopkins University. She’s in a place called the Shimmer, a strange anomaly of land that started when something resembling a meteor crashed into the lighthouse and took up home there. The anomaly spread, and teams started going in to investigate. Lena’s husband, Kane (Oscar Isaac), was a part of one expedition – he was the only survivor, and returned abruptly with no memory of what happened to him, and with multiple organ failure. Lena, hoping to find answers in the Shimmer, enters with an all-female crew to do what the other expeditions could not: uncover the nature of the anomaly and stop it from spreading.

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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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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 »

/Answers: Our Favorite Hard Science Fiction Movies

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Every week in /Answers, we answer a new pop culture-related question. In this edition, we celebrate the release of Annihilation by asking “What is your favorite hard science fiction movie?” For our purposes here, we’re defining “hard science fiction” as sci-fi that bases its concepts in actual science or builds it’s narrative around far-reaching concepts and ideas. Read More »