The exceptionally mild Megan Leavey should come with a “must love dogs” disclaimer

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It’s undeniably heart-melting to see an animal demonstrate a pure and abiding devotion to its human companion. That is the operating premise of just about every animal-related drama that doesn’t end in a tragic mauling. The key to turning that premise into a workable film are the specifics of the human. Otherwise, why…

This AI-made trailer for Morgan fails to mention that the movie is about an evil AI

Get ready to breathe a sigh of relief, fellow humans, because at least one of our human jobs is in no danger of being rendered obsolete by machines just yet. Unfortunately, we’re not talking about one of the important jobs like teacher, senator, or Burger King cashier, we’re talking about the person who edits movie…

An angsty artificial being goes on a killing spree in the first full Morgan trailer

Once merely a script on the 2014 Black List, the sci-fi thriller Morgan now has a full-length trailer. Written by Seth W. Owen and helmed by first-time director Luke Scott (Ridley Scott’s son), Morgan tells the story of its titular artificial being, a synthetically made humanoid who evolves at a rapid rate. Morgan…

The teaser trailer for Morgan proves A.I. is always a bad idea

Two years ago, writer-director Seth W. Owen’s Morgan was included on the 2014 Black List, an annual tabulation of the film industry’s most popular unproduced screenplays. And the fact that sci-fi cautionary tale has now been produced—at least enough to facilitate this creepy teaser trailer—shows how valuable inclusion…

Matt Damon’s more determined than ever in new The Martian trailer

The latest trailer for The Martian shows the indomitable spirit of (one) man—that’s Mark Watney (Matt Damon), Earth’s most charismatic botanist. As you may already know, Watney is stranded on Mars after a space storm forces his space crew to get the hell off the planet. He’s presumed dead, but he’s not quite there…

Kate Mara going for national sainthood with movie about dog-loving Iraq vet

Fresh off her work keeping Fox’s Fantastic Four copyright intact for another few years, Kate Mara has apparently set her sights on becoming the world’s most beloved actress, signing on to star in a movie about a Purple Heart-adorned Iraq War veteran who fought against an unfeeling bureaucracy to save the life of her…

Matt Damon takes solitude very seriously in this clip from The Martian

Based on what we’ve seen so far, Ridley Scott’s The Martian looks like it’s going to be a reasonably serious sci-fi film. Matt Damon is starring as an astronaut who gets left behind on Mars when the other members of his space-crew are forced to leave the planet during a space-storm. He then has to use his classic Matt…