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Alex Garland takes us to Area X in Annihilation trailer

With an adaptation of Annihilation, the first novel in a trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer, Alex Garland is following his excellent directorial debut Ex Machina from 2014. Annihilation tells the story of a biologist (played by Nathalie Portman) who volunteers for an expedition in search for answers. Together with an anthropologist, a psychologist, a surveyor, and […]

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Movie Review: Gerald’s Game (2017)

It is just raining King adaptations this year, isn’t it? First we got The Dark Tower, followed by It- part one, now Netflix released Gerald’s Game with 1922 yet to come. This many King adaptations in such a short time does have the advantage in highlighting the variety of King’s work. Where The Dark Tower […]

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Movie Review: It, Part 1 (2017)

More than any other writer Stephen King has shaped the way we imagine horror for the last 40 years. The stories of Carrie, The Shining and It (to name but a few) are deeply embedded in the public consciousness, both because of the enduring popularity of the books but also because of highly regarded film […]

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Rewatching Dark Star

While his output has slowed down in recent years, John Carpenter is definitely one of the more interesting movie directors of the past decades. Throughout his career he’s always sought out the freedom to realize his own original stories rather than become a cog in the Hollywood machine. He has however always been more interested […]

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The Evil Plan – Dr. No

As the saying goes every good hero needs a rotten villain to go up against. The more cunning the villain, the bigger the evil, the more heroic the hero looks. Case in point: James Bond, the suave spy with a license to kill. In the movies Bond has battled evil masterminds for over half a […]

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Review: Doctor Strange (2016)

Ever since Marvel Studios released Iron Man in 2008, it has had a remarkable record of putting out exceptionally good movies with very few duds along the way so each new movie has a lot to live up to. Phase 2 of the Marvel cinematic universe was in large part about introducing new characters and […]

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News: Universal building a Monster Universe

These days it is not enough to produce a couple of blockbusters per year for studios to stay in business, thanks to the success of Marvel Studios everyone feels the pressure to come up with their own shared universe. Going with what they used to do best back in the olden days, Universal plans on stitching The Mummy, Dracula, Frankenstein […]

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