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Release Date: February 23rd, 2018

R|1 hr 55 min

Plot Summary
Lena, a biologist and former soldier, joins a mission to uncover what happened to her husband inside Area X -- a sinister and mysterious phenomenon that is expanding across the American coastline. Once inside, the expedition discovers a world of mutated landscapes and creatures, as dangerous as it is beautiful, that threatens both their lives and their sanity.

Cast: Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny, Oscar Isaac, Benedict Wong, David Gyasi

Director: Alex Garland

Genres: Thriller, Science fiction, Adventure

Production Co: Skydance Productions, DNA Films, Scott Rudin Productions, Paramount Pictures, Netflix

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

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  • Able to generate dread and awe with equal skill, Annihilation is an absorbing amalgam of genres and influences, all coming together to produce a dazzling creation as vivid as the hybrid life forms our heroes encounter on their perilous journey. show more

  • The result is daringly original and frequently beautiful, a shimmering treat from a singular intelligence. show more

  • To be sure, the climax delivers copious amounts of blood and guts and tension and look-away temptations. But there are enough interesting surprises, in addition to the narrative promise, to provide for the presumed, and now quite desired, sequels. show more

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