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FX Productions signs Ex Machina scribe Alex Garland to develop a new series

I said hot damn! It looks as if Alex Garland , screenwriter of the 2014 sci-fi thriller EX MACHINA is making his way to the small screen courtesy of FX Productions. Today, we've learned that he Oscar-nominated writer, producer and director is now set to develop, write, and produce a TV series for the FX networks. As you might recall, Garland was nominated for an...
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Judge Dredd: Mega-City One to lay down the law in a new television series

Holy hell, it's quite the afternoon for cool comic book-related announcements. Shortly after receiving word that brothers Donald Glover and Stephen Glover of ATLANTA fame will executively produce and write a DEADPOOL animated series for FXX , Entertainment Weekly has revealed that the independent entertainment studio IM Global in a partnership with games developer and...
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Ex Machina's Sonoya Mizuno to star in Jon M. Chu's Crazy Rich Asians

It's official! EX MACHINA and LA LA LAND's Japan-born ballerina-turned-actress Sonoya Mizuno is joining the cast of Warner Bros.' CRAZY RICH ASIANS. Directing the adaptation of Kevin Kwan's New York Times best-selling-novel of the same name will be Jon M. Chu, whose all-Asian cast features Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh , and Gemma Chan ....
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Top 10 Worst Movie Diseases You Wouldn't Want to Catch (video)

Getting sick is the worst, right? Like, you get headaches, your armpits break out in hives, you start farting uncontrollably and sometimes you even sprout hooves. Alright, in all honesty I don’t get sick that much, so I made some of that up. Still, catching a bug can be nasty business, and we here at JoBlo sympathize with everyone who has a case of the sniffles, but we’re...
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Ink & Pixel: Ex Machina

Ink & Pixel is a source of pride and joy for me as a writer and as such, I'm always striving to take this column further for those who read and enjoy it. In an effort to widen the reach of our continuously growing fan-base, Ink & Pixel has broadened its horizons with the inclusion of films from the Horror, Sci-Fi, Action-Adventure, and Fantasy genres. Additionally, if you...
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Why It Works: Ex Machina

Why It Works is an ongoing column which breaks down some of the most acclaimed films in history and explores what makes them so iconic, groundbreaking, and memorable. ****SPOILERS AHEAD**** With the intriguing sci-fi thriller MORGAN coming to theaters this weekend (you can read our review here ), I thought it might be a good time to look at the most recent major...
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Karl Urban says "conversations are happening" about more Dredd

No one expected this kind of support behind DREDD, the 2012 cult favorite starring Karl Urban that improved in every way upon what Sylvester Stallone had previously done to the comic book character. At the time of its release, there were those who were ready to criticize it for being too close premise-wise to Gareth Evans ' THE RAID: REDEMPTION, and others who saw it as another...
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Oscar Isaac to reteam with director Alex Garland for Annihilation

The Tracking Board has learned that Oscar Isaac will reteam with his EX MACHINA director Alex Garland for ANNIHILATION, a big screen adaptation of the first novel in author Jeff VanderMeer's "Southern Reach" trilogy. Isaac joins the previously cast Natalie Portman , Jennifer Jason Leigh , Tessa Thompson and Gina Rodriguez, and although there's no word on...
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The UnPopular Opinion: Ex Machina

THE UNPOPULAR OPINION is an ongoing column featuring different takes on films that either the writer HATED, but that the majority of film fans LOVED, or that the writer LOVED, but that most others LOATHED. We're hoping this column will promote constructive and geek fueled discussion. Enjoy! ****SOME SPOILERS ENSUE**** Every so often, a genre film defies convention and...
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Top 10 Filmmakers You Should Know

Every year, a new crop of young directing talent breaks out from the independent scene and hits it big. We are all familiar with names like Ava Duvernay, Rian Johnson, Colin Trevorrow, Josh Trank, Ryan Coogler, and J.C. Chandor, but who will be the next big name helming motion pictures we laud and cannot stop talking about? Here is our ranking of the ten directors on the brink of hitting it...
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Awesome Art We've Found Around The Net: Donnie Darko, Ex Machina, Labyrinth

Some cliche somewhere said that 'a picture is worth a thousand words.' This has proven to be the case for me and especially when it comes to fan art. I have always sought out great fan art and have wanted to share it with as many people as possible. "Awesome Artwork We've Found Around The Net" is the outlet for that passion. In this column I will showcase the kick-ass...
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Jennifer Jason Leigh may join Natalie Portman in Alex Garland's Annihilation

Director Alex Garland has already landed Natalie Portman , Tessa Thompson (CREED) and Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin) for his EX MACHINA follow-up ANNIHILATION, and now The Wrap is reporting that Jennifer Jason Leigh is in talks to join them in the sci-fi thriller. A deal hasn't been made yet, but Leigh does have an offer, and "appears eager to join the...
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