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UTG INTERVIEW: Writer/Director Alex Garland Talks ‘Ex Machina’ And The Auteur Theory

The Beach, 28 Days Later, Never Let Me Go, Dredd, Sunshine. These may all be sci-fi titles that you have seen or heard of in the past ten years. Alex Garland is the man who helped shepherd them to completion. Not only is he the writer on all of those aforementioned products, he is also a consultant on how those films ended up looking.

Starting out as a cartoonist, Garland turned his eye toward writing. When his book, The Beach, got optioned, Garland’s gaze turned towards filmmaking. Since The Beach, Garland has succeeded …

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Independent Film Festival Boston Unveils Full 2015 Film Lineup

The full film list for IFF Boston 2015 has been revealed.

In a newsletter to supporters and previous attendees on March 31, Independent Film Festival Boston revealed their opening & closing night films as well as their full narrative and documentary feature lineup. All of their films will play between April 22 and April 29.

Kicking off the festival this year will be the Sundance hit, The End of the Tour, directed by James Ponsoldt (The Spectacular Now). The End of the Tour recounts journalist David Lipsky’s travels and conversations with enigmatic author David Foster Wallace during …

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Pierce Morgan Makes A Cameo In Latest ‘Entourage’ Movie Trailer

A third (or fourth?) trailer for the highly-anticipated big screen continuation of the once popular HBO series Entourage has appeared online.

There are a lot of movies that spoil their best bits before being released due to having revealed too much to consumers during the marketing process. With the growing number of trailers created for Entourage it would be easy to suspect creator Doug Ellin of falling victim to this incredibly common mistake, but the latest trailer proves that is not the case. Instead of revealing more and more plot, the new trailer for Entourage focuses more on the numerous …

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New ‘Ant-Man’ Trailer Features Yellowjacket & Thomas The Tank Engine

Following a teaser clip released over the weekend, Marvel Studios has shared the second official trailer for this summer’s Ant-Man.

You know the way these reveals work by now. Offering more than you’ve seen before, but nowhere near enough to fully grasp everything taking place, the latest trailer for Ant-Man sells Marvel’s next big risk as well as any preview could. Viewers are shown a world in need of a new hero, and we soon learn Paul Rudd is the man to fill that role. Add in a few superhero bits, including the first on-screen reveal of Corey Stroll’s …

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‘Scream’ Is Now A TV Show & It Does Not Look Good

“You can’t do a slasher movie as a TV series.”

It’s as if the characters in Scream — the official TV series based on Wes Craven’s hit film that is allegedly an over-the-top remake of the original film, stretched to ten hours in length — want you to hate them. The series’ first promos, which premiered Sunday night during the MTV Movie Awards, offered a taste of the so-called carnage and terror that lies in store across three incredibly short montages. You can view all three clips below.

You will no doubt notice Bella Thorn, who appears in the network’s …

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Watch New ‘Ant-Man’ Footage in Trailer Tease

A new Ant-Man trailer will be online tomorrow, April 13, but you can see some new footage from the film right now thanks to recently released a thirty-second trailer tease.

I’m not going to lie or attempt to trick you, there is not a lot to be seen here. Running only thirty-one seconds long, the latest trailer tease for Ant-Man only has about twenty seconds of actual footage outside of logos. All that said, what is shown is almost entirely new, and what you’ve seen before now looks far more polished. There are shots of Paul Rudd in and out …

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First ‘Sinister 2′ Trailer Reveals New Setting And Scares

I wasn’t the biggest fan of Sinister. There is no question that filmmaker Scott Derrickson knows how to make audiences feel uneasy in their seats, but I don’t know if that feature necessarily showcased his talent in the best light. The story, while occasionally unsettling, didn’t deliver the kind of lasting impact many modern horror films have been able to offer and almost no one has been talking about the upcoming sequel while titles like Poltergeist and Insidious 3 compete for viral fame.

Sinister 2, which arrives this summer, looks to make good on all the promises left …

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Netflix Shares ‘Orange Is The New Black’ Season 3 Trailer

Brace yourself. The women of Litchfield will soon return, and in the first look at their latest escapades it seems absolutely anything could happen.

Earlier today, Netflix released the first trailer for the third season of Orange Is The New Black. The footage shows the return of many popular characters, as well as a series of new faces who are sure to shake things up a bit. There is also a few hints at the plot, including several people trying to make positive life changes, but knowing the show I doubt many see success for their endeavors. You can …

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘While We’re Young’ Is Baumbach At His Weakest

Film: While We’re Young
Starring: Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts
Directed by: Noah Baumbach

Noah Baumbach has spent the majority of his career exploring the idea of identity and what it means to different people at various stages in life. It’s a theme that runs throughout every single one of his works, but never has it been presented in such an oddly mischevious way than in his latest feature, While We’re Young.

Living on the wrong side of forty, a filmmaker (Ben Stiller) and his wife (Naomi Watts) have recently discovered they are growing increasingly bored by their continued existence. …

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Oh No, A Play-Doh Movie May Soon Be A Reality

Following the success of The Lego Movie, Hollywood execs began scrambling for other brands from our collective childhood that could be easily converted into box office gold. While I’m not sure 20th Century Fox has a sure thing on their hands, the studio’s latest acquisition is turning more than a few heads.

According to reports from a number of reputable outlets, 20th Century Fox is currently working on a plan to give Play-Doh its very own movie. That alone is surprising, but what makes this whole story even more interesting is the fact Bridesmaids mastermind Paul Feig is in …

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Cut Bank’ Finds Murder And Mystery In A Quiet Town

Film: Cut Bank
Starring: Liam Hemsworth, Billy Bob Thornton
Directed by: Matt Shakman

Set against the backdrop of a quiet community too small to make national headlines, Cut Bank tells a story of murder and hope through the eyes of a desperate young man.

Liam Hemsworth is Dwayne McLaren, a twenty-something who has spent the better part of the last half decade wanting nothing more than to move out of Cut Bank, the small town he calls home. One day Dwayne’s life is forever changed when he and his girlfriend, Cassandra, witness the first murder in the community’s history, which …

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UTG INTERVIEW: Directors Aaron Moorhead & Justin Benson Discuss ‘Spring’

Co-directors Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson released their debut film, Resolution, in 2012 to wide praise and an almost immediate cult following. We loved it and were excited to see what the future held for these two filmmakers, especially after they revealed to us that their next project was already well on its way.

Spring was released last month, and much like their first effort, it’s been scooping up loads of acclaim from all corners of the horror-loving world. It’s a monster movie but it’s a love story. It’s gorgeous in aesthetic, story and tone. It’s a great contribution …