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Movie Review: Annihilation (2018) *Enter Area X*

Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny, Natalie Portman and Jennifer Jason Leigh in Annihilation
Director Alex Garland’s last film, Ex Machina, is one of the best science fiction films of the last 25 years, so Annihilation has been greatly anticipated by me for quite awhile.  This is in spite of the fact that it is an adaptation of Jeff VanderMeer’s novel that I did not care for at all.  I found the book’s style of writing in which events leap in and out of the characters inner monologue and the reader has to do a lot of heavy lifting to keep up with a weirdly presented already odd plot to be off-putting.  Unfortunately, with a few minor changes to make the end a little more coherent (a little), Garland’s Annihilation is a pretty faithful adaptation of the novel. Continue reading Movie Review: Annihilation (2018) *Enter Area X*

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In Theaters This Week (2/23/2018): Annihilation, Game Night

Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams in Game Night

Each Thursday we look at what is going to be coming out in theaters this weekend, show you the trailers for the big releases, predict the box office winner and just generally give you enough of a carrot to pull you through the rest of the work week.   2018 continues a sudden uptick in quality with two well-reviewed new films to challenge Black Panther. Continue reading In Theaters This Week (2/23/2018): Annihilation, Game Night

Top 10: Trailers for 2018 Movies

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2018 has a lot of potential films out there that may hit or miss, much like 2017.  On paper, you just can’t be sure until you start to see the trailers.  For 2018, the trailers that have been released so far are nearly all for films January to February or big blockbuster franchises.  So, there may be releases coming in the first half of the year that will blow us away that we just haven’t seen any footage for yet.  Solo: A Star Wars Story has had to sit on the bench until The Last Jedi fades at the box office, but I think we’ll see our first look at that fairly soon, since Disney has five months to hype a Star Wars film people are on the fence or completely oblivious about.  Of the 2018 trailers released thus far, here are my ten favorite (Disney has the top 3, so it looks like another huge year for the biggest studio on Earth).

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Annihilation Trailer #2 (2018) *Enter Area X*

Paramount Pictures and Skydance have released the second official trailer for Annihilation, director Alex Garland’s follow-up to his 2015 hit Ex Machina. The futuristic gothic horror adaptation, based on the first part of novelist Jeff VanderMeer’s “Southern Reach” trilogy, stars Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny, and Oscar Isaac. Annihilation will arrive in theaters on February 23, 2018. Continue reading Annihilation Trailer #2 (2018) *Enter Area X*

Annihilation Trailer #1 (2018) *Alex Garland’s Follow-Up to Ex Machina*

Paramount Pictures and Skydance have released the first official trailer for Annihilation, director Alex Garland’s follow-up to his 2015 hit Ex Machina. The futuristic gothic horror adaptation, based on the first part of novelist Jeff VanderMeer’s “Southern Reach” trilogy, stars Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny, and Oscar Isaac. Annihilation will arrive in theaters on February 23, 2018. Continue reading Annihilation Trailer #1 (2018) *Alex Garland’s Follow-Up to Ex Machina*