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ex-machina-movie

He helped redefine the zombie genre with 28 Days Later, and he helped wash the bad taste of the Sylvester Stallone-starring Judge Dredd out of our mouths with 2012’s Dredd, and now Alex Garland wants us to re-think artificial intelligence. It’s a tough topic to break despite the efforts of two recent high-profile, and high-budget, misfires (Transcendence and Chappie), but according to the early reviews from this year’s South By Southwest, Garland stands a better than average chance of changing that with his new film Ex Machina. In the fascinating and haunting new trailer, we get a new look at what Garland has in store with the movie. Does it make you even more anxious to see it? Let’s find out. (more…)

veronicamars

It seems like only yesterday that the Veronica Mars fan-base so frantically donated to Kickstarter that writer/director Rob Thomas managed to exceed his fundraising goal for a movie based on his beloved cult series in a mere 10 hours. Actually, it was a year ago, and next week the actual film resulting from that record-smashing crowd-sourcing effort will premiere at South By Southwest before heading to theaters and VOD. But wait, you’re the kind of fan that just can’t occupy yourself for another couple of weeks? You want your Veronica Mars now, you say? How about the first 2 minutes and 17 seconds of the film? Scroll on down… (more…)