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Karl Urban Claims Alex Garland Actually Directed ‘Dredd,’ Not Pete Travis

Rumors have persisted for years that the making of “Dredd,” the 2012 science-fiction film starring Karl Ubran, was plagued by confrontations between Lionsgate and director Pete Travis in the editing room. The studio apparently disliked the direction Travis was taking the movie so much that he was forced out of post-production. The rumor has never […]

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‘Annihilation’ Is Fiction, but the Science ‘Isn’t Bullshit’: Alex Garland’s Scientific Accuracy, Explained

Doctor Adam Rutherford probably doesn’t mean much to you, but if you’re a fan of writer-director Alex Garland and his brand of challenging science-fiction, he should. Garland’s directorial efforts “Ex Machina” and “Annihilation” are two of the best reviewed sci-fi movies of the decade, and it turns out they owe a lot to Rutherford, a […]

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/Filmcast Ep. 456 – Annihilation

David, Devindra, Jeff, and Kristy discuss Alex Garland’s latest film, Annihilation. Check out Indiewire’s piece on Netflix streaming and Chris Evangelista’s deep-dive into Annihilation. To enter our Coco contest, email slashfilmcast@gmail.com with the words “Coco Contest” in the subject line and share your favorite musical moment in films. Include your address (Us only, no Po […]

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Science friction: can Netflix figure out its blockbuster problem?

Costly sci-fi films have received poor reviews but the streaming giant still has an eager audience in its vast subscriber baseThe future hasn’t been kind to Netflix. In the last two months, it’s launched three science fiction blockbusters – Will Smith’s orc cop adventure Bright, the shock assault The Cloverfield Paradox, and the bizarre Berlin-set […]

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‘Annihilation’ on Netflix: Moviegoers Need to Take Responsibility For Paramount’s Controversial Deal

Paramount opened Alex Garland’s “Annihilation” in 2,012 theaters in the United States, giving domestic moviegoers the chance to see the science-fiction thriller on the big screen. Unfortunately, not many of them did — the movie barely grossed a quarter of its budget on opening weekend — but still, more audiences saw “Annihilation” in North American […]

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