Alex Garland‘s Ex Machina feels familiar while also being unique. It may be the latest in a string of films about artificial intelligence, but the look of the movie, the tension it creates, and the surprises within do everything to separate it from films such as Her, Transcendence and Chappie.
Garland, making his directorial debut, had all of that in his head when shooting Ex Machina. He purposely avoided every other piece of new pop culture out there that may have lined up with his movie, but he also used older movies as a reference to make something fresh. The result is an electric, frightening film that’s achieves great deal from three characters (played by Oscar Isaac, Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson) dealing with some very heavy issues.
In our interview with Garland, we talked about how he maintained tension on set, as well as the connections the film may have had with stories like Black Mirror, some of his aims in creating this story, the beautiful design of the robot Ava and whether or not he asked his lead actors about their roles in Star Wars. Below, read our Alex Garland Ex Machina interview. Read More »
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The comic Wytches, from writer Scott Snyder and artist Jock, only just made its debut this past week. But as revealed at the New York Comic Con, it has already been optioned for development by quired by New Regency, with Brad Pitt’s Plan B set to produce. That’s leading to a lot of “Brad Pitt making Wytches movie” headlines, but for the moment we’ll just look forward to seeing what the companies can do with the comic that Snyder and Jock have designed as a true piece of horror storytelling. Read More »
The first details from the first Mondo comic convention have now been revealed. Dubbed MondoCon, the show will take place September 20-21 in Austin Texas. So far, that’s really all we knew. Today we know much more. Mondo has revealed the first round of guests who’ll attend the convention, including Mike Mignola, Bernie Wrightson, Phantom City Creative, Jock, Jay Shaw, Jason Edmiston, Francesco Francavilla and many others.
The’ve also revealed the event won’t only be for posters. It’ll offer “new artwork and products as well as panels and special screenings” in the areas of film, music, and toys, as well as art. Tickets go on sale Thursday June 4 and cost $70 for both days or $35 for one day.
Below, check out the press release with all the info. Read More »
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While millions of shoppers brave the cold and crowds looking for deals on Black Friday, others are stuck in front of a computer, rapidly searching for deals online. If that sounds like you, hopefully your refresh finger is quick, as Mondo has some very cool offerings going up on Friday.
There’s everyone’s favorite Spider-Man villain Venom by Randy Ortiz, a new take on Halloween by Jock, the underrated Sightseers by Olly Moss, the gruesome The Fly by Drew Millward, a gorgeous Lost Boys portrait by Jason Edmiston and even a new Watchmen poster (previously seen in Superhero Bits) by Kevin Tong. Yup, Friday is gonna be fun. Check out all the images below. Read More »
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While most of the world was watching Seth McFarlane and the drama of the Academy Awards Sunday night, poster fans were refreshing Twitter waiting for Mondo to drop the rest of their 2013 Oscar posters. Last week they revealed posters for nominees Les Miserables, Paranorman and The Master. Then, during the show, they revealed posters for Argo, Moonrise Kingdom, Brave, Wreck-It Ralph, Zero Dark Thirty and two different posters for Django Unchained including one by Tyler Stout. Check them all out below. Read More »