Oscar Isaac Annihilation interview

Poe Dameron, the cocksure flyboy of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and Kane, the mysterious character whom Oscar Isaac plays in the upcoming sci-fi movie Annihilation, could not be more different. But while an actor typically has the ability to immerse themselves in a single character when he or she makes a movie, Isaac was sometimes shooting scenes from both movies on the very same day.

We spoke with Isaac and Annihilation writer/director Alex Garland at the film’s press junket last week, and the two explained Isaac’s intense shooting schedule, why it reminded the actor of Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, and how Rian Johnson and his Star Wars team went out of their way to help the Annihilation production achieve what they needed.
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last jedi rose finn poe

When we first meet Rose Tico (Kelly Marie Tran) in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, she is immediately established as the movie’s everywoman — a spunky Resistance underling who believes in fighting for the cause above all else, except for perhaps the occasional fangirl moment when she meets her heroes.

We see that when she first meets Finn (John Boyega) who, admittedly, kind of stumbled into the hero role in The Force Awakens. But we see no such reaction to the dashing, starfighter pilot Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) — maybe because they were in a tense life-or-death situation, or maybe because he was tangentially responsible for her sister Paige Tico’s death. In reality, according to a new Star Wars comic book, it’s because they had already met.

Spoiler warning: This article reveals plot points from Star Wars Forces of Destiny: Rose & Paige.

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Annihilation clip

We’re less than a month away from the release of Alex Garland‘s mysterious new movie Annihilation, and a new clip from the film takes you inside the nightmarish world of The Shimmer – a strange, dangerous area that’s slowly expanding and altering everything in its path. It’s all very weird and intangible, but one thing is for sure: entering The Shimmer isn’t going to be pleasant. Watch the Annihilation clip below.

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Annihilation Featurette - Natalie Portman

Not too long ago, we released our collective list of /Film’s 25 Most Anticipated Films of 2018. Even though films like Avengers: Infinity War and The Incredibles 2 ended up near the top, our #1 film ended up being Alex Garland‘s new sci-fi thriller Annihilation.

Starring Natalie Portman, the film is based on Jeff VanderMeer’s first novel in the author’s Southern Reach Trilogy, and it follows a group of female scientists and scholars as they head into a strange phenomenon that has appeared on Earth known as The Shimmer. A new Annihilation featurette explains a little more what appears to be happening in The Shimmer, and it doesn’t sound great for the human race. Read More »

rey and poe romance

There are plenty of delusional Star Wars fans out there, and I like to think that I’m not one of them. But — and don’t judge me — I kind of ship Rey and Poe. Yes, I know they shared barely more than 10 seconds together in Star Wars: The Last Jedi! And yes, those 10 seconds basically consisted of them introducing themselves! But gosh darn it, if they don’t look cute together.

And I’m not the only one who read way too deeply into their brief but flirty exchange. There’s a whole set of delusional Star Wars fans who are secretly hoping for a Rey and Poe romance and their clamoring for a love story has finally made its way to Star Wars: The Last Jedi star Daisy Ridley. But I’m sorry DameRey shippers, she won’t give the answer you were looking for.

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The Last Jedi 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: Rian Johnson‘s exciting, unpredictable Star Wars: The Last Jedi.)

With Star Wars: The Last Jedi, writer-director Rian Johnson takes the Star Wars saga into uncharted territory. Johnson resists fan service at nearly every turn, crafting the most surprising, most exciting film in the entire Star Wars franchise. A film that both rejects and embraces legacy; a film that takes characters we’ve grown to love and exposes their flaws, while also revealing that they’re more than their flaws. Our The Last Jedi spoiler review takes a deep dive into this wonderful, unpredictable new entry in the Star Wars saga.

Spoilers follow, obviously.

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Oscar Isaac in The Addams Family

Right now you can see Oscar Isaac taking on the First Order as Resistance pilot Poe Dameron in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. But soon the actor will be getting animated for a role that many fans have been wanting to see him tackle for a little while now.

You might remember that The Addams Family was being turned into an animated feature film at MGM with Sausage Party director Conrad Vernan at the helm of the creepy and kooky family comedy. Now the first cast member has been revealed with Oscar Isaac in talks to play Gomez Addams, the mustachioed patriarch of the Addams clan. Read More »

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Early Buzz

The world premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi happened on Saturday evening, and even though the embargo on full reviews won’t be lifted until 12pm Eastern Time on Tuesday, December 12, the first reactions from those lucky enough to be in attendance have already hit social media.

For anyone worried about spoilers, don’t worry, the Star Wars: The Last Jedi early buzz doesn’t give away any plot details or anything like that. They’re just initial reactions to the movie almost immediately after seeing it. Keep in mind that the vibe at a world premiere is very exciting, especially for a movie like Star Wars, so some of these reactions are be a bit over the top. But there are plenty of measured and thoughtful reactions as well. Read More »

Annihilation behind the scenes

Alex Garland‘s Ex Machina follow-up Annihilation, adapted from the first book in Jeff VanderMeer‘s Southern Reach Trilogy, looks incredible. But behind-the-scenes, one of the film’s producers has been concerned that Garland’s adaptation might be too intelligent for average moviegoers to grasp some of the film’s weirder, more complicated elements. The Annihilation behind-the-scenes issues have resulted in an unprecedented deal with Netflix.

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star wars the last jedi tv spot spoilers

It’s getting down to the final week before Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which means spoilers abound.

You have to be more wary now than ever of accidentally getting spoiled for the newest Star Wars film, as Disney and Lucasfilm kick their marketing into high gear and inundate us with hundreds of new TV spots with flashes of new, potentially spoiler-y, footage. The newest TV spot is a huge example of this. It plays like any regular Star Wars: The Last Jedi TV spot, until the last 5 seconds, when we see a brief glimpse of footage that we’ve never seen before.

You’ve been warned: there is something in this spot that you may not want to see before you’re sitting in the theater. This is your spoiler alert.

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