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Dolores Umbridge, Maverick: 5 Infamous Movie Villains Who Got Away Scot Free

Every film contains some form of protagonist, or hero, and an antagonist, or villain. Audiences can count on the fact that the hero is going to win, and the villain will lose. This expectation is subverted occasionally, and more often than not that subversion is reversed in the sequel. This is generally accepted as the […]

Devs: FX Orders Alex Garland Tech Thriller Limited Series with Sonoya Mizuno, Nick Offerman

FX's Television Critics Association (TCA) summer press event wasn't just about returning series like American Horror Story and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, with FX Networks and FX Produtions CEO John Landgraf announcing that the cable network has upped award-winning writer/director Alex Garland's (Annihilation, Ex Machina) Devs from pilot to limited series order. Produced by FX Productions, Garland is […]

FX Puts in Pilot Order For Alex Garland's 'Devs' Series

Maybe I'm slightly biased because of how much I LOVED Ex Machina, but I'll see anything Alex Garland makes.  Annihilation was pretty great, minus the final 10 minutes, and Karl Urban has now gone on record to say that Alex "directed Dredd" (which was AMAZING), so that puts more positive tally marks in Garland's collum. It appears his next project will […]

Mondo Black Friday Sale Includes Thor: Ragnarok And More

Mondo is having a Black Friday sale with exclusive posters, art books, figures, and pins. The Sale begins on their site at 12 Central. Let's take a look at what is being offered: Thor: Ragnarok by Matt Taylor The first one with the green tint is limited to 425 and costs $60. The orange version […]

Ava Evolved – The Art Of Ex Machina From Jock

Rebellion is publishing a hardcover volume Ex Machina – Ava Evolved by Jock and Alex Garland. Only available from its website, limited to 500 copies and priced at £40 (around $65) plus postage and out for August. This 60 page loose-leafed A3 scale portfolio book collects the incredible concept art charting the evolution of the […]

Ex Machina: Serious Drama + Serious Humor = Seriously Ominous

By Octavio Karbank Great science fiction should have you asking questions even after the final credits have rolled. Upon leaving the theater not only should you be left capable of having a coffeehouse conversation, but you should also want to, as you explore the nature of the film you just watched. And so we arrive […]

PCH @ The Movies – Ex Machina With Alex Garland!

By Chris Thompson [audio:http://popculturehound.net/podcast/PCHAtTheMoviesEpisode7.mp3] Following on from my last film-based podcast with Bill Plympton to discuss his new animated feature Cheatin' (which you can still listen to here), this time I'm back with writer/director Alex Garland to talk about his recent sci-fi thriller Ex Machina which is in cinemas now. Alex & I discuss the […]

There's A Brand New Trailer For Ex Machina Ahead Of Its Friday Opening

Ex Machina is available in select theaters right now, and opening nationwide this Friday, on April 24th. The film spins out of Stephen Hawking's assertion that "the development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race". And the plot is described by the filmmakers thus: Upon his arrival, Caleb learns that […]

Ex Machina Trailer Released On-Line (UPDATE)

Ex Machina is the directorial debut of Alex Garland (Dredd) and stars Domnhall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac and Alicia Vikander. The film focuses on the relationship between humans and artificial intelligence as a young programmer is put into an experiment by evaluating the human traits of an A.I. female. Ex Machina hits US theaters April 10. Here's […]

Tony Harris On Rebuilding Bridges

A short while back, Bleeding Cool came under attack from comic creator Tony Harris after we ran his thoughts on cosplayers, as he had asked people to do. "And lastly, Bleeding Cool, and Rich Johnston are Shithead, scumbags, and this isnt the first time his camp has come after me. Fuck you Rich." Yes, that […]