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 »
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 »
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 »
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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Writer/director Alex Garland set a high bar for himself with Ex Machina, his stellar 2015 directorial debut. That sci-fi movie had a lot on its mind, but his newest film, Annihilation, is far more cerebral. It’s one of the most challenging movies of the year: bold, beautiful, and haunting in a way that occasionally verges on being experimental.
Not long ago, I had the opportunity to sit down with Garland and actor Oscar Isaac, who plays a key role in the film, to talk to them about bringing this story to the big screen. We touched on the film’s behind-the-scenes clashes, whether or not Garland was concerned with audiences being able to keep up with what he’s doing in this movie, Isaac’s approach to his troubled character, and much more. Read our full Oscar Isaac and Alex Garland interview below. Read More »
In this edition of Sequel Bits:
- Alex Garland says not to expect another 28 Days Later sequel
- M. Night Shyamalan? provides an update on Glass
- Piper Perabo joins the third Olympus Has Fallen film
- A new Pacific Rim Uprising video
- Sci-fi miniseries V is being rebooted as a movie
- Mile 22 already has a sequel in the works
- John Wick Chapter 3 begins filming soon
- J.J. Abrams says Cloverfield 4 is a “crazy movie”
- Zach Galligan really wants Gremlins 3
- Henry Rollins‘ cannibal flick He Never Died is getting a sequel
- Jamie Lee Curtis appears to have wrapped on the new Halloween
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Like so many filmmakers these days, Alex Garland has had his brush with the comic book movie industry. The Ex Machina and Annihilation director was a screenwriter before he made the jump to the director’s chair, and one of the films he penned was the 2012 comic book adaptation Dredd.
But now that he’s starting to gain renown for his work as a director, comic book fans are inevitably clamoring for Garland to make a return to superhero movies. And he’s right there with them. Read More »
Alex Garland only has two feature films under his belt as a director, but he’s quickly become one of the most exciting science-fiction filmmakers working today. And with early buzz for his upcoming film Annihilation suggesting that his directorial debut Ex Machina was no fluke, all eyes are on what Garland will do next.
It turns out, he’ll be doing much of the same — but this time, it’s on TV.
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Annihilation promises to be a cerebral science-fiction tale that could rival the acclaim of last year’s Blade Runner 2049 or even 2016’s Oscar-nominated Arrival. But why — with merely three weeks until the star-studded movie’s release — have we heard so little about it?
Alex Garland‘s adaptation of the best-selling Jeff VanderMeer novel has been shrouded in mystery mostly out of necessity. But worryingly, the reviews for the ambitious sci-fi film will remain under lock and key until the day before the film’s release. Thank goodness, then, that social media reactions have started flooding in this week. So far, the critical reaction to Garland’s follow-up to his stunning directorial debut, Ex Machina, has been over the moon.
Below, we’ve rounded up the Annihilation early buzz.
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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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