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Watch: 2 Alternate Endings For 'The East' Starring Brit Marling & Alexander Skarsgård Plus Win A Copy On Blu-Ray

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • September 17, 2013 11:15 AM
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It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time for you to pick up the latest releases on DVD and Blu-ray. While you could just pick up the latest blockbuster—“World War Z,” in this case—the stylish, though divisive, eco-terrorist thriller “The East” would be a more worthwhile purchase. And if you haven't seen the movie, you might want to skip this part—a look at the alternate endings from the Zal Batmanglij-helmed film arrived online that show the different paths the film could have taken.

Exclusive: Malcolm Gladwell Discusses 'The East' With Zal Batmanglij & Brit Marling In New Featurette

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 14, 2013 11:18 AM
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Well, here's an intriguing step out of the ordinary. While film featurettes usually present the principal cast and crew talking about the making of a movie, it's rare they'll bring in someone from the outside to probe a little bit deeper. And it's even rarer they'll bring in someone like celebrated author and journalist Macolm Gladwell ("Blink," "The Tipping Point"). But with "The East" continuing to expand to cities nationwide, a new look at the film is here and it dives right into the themes and ides behind the picture.

What Are You Seeing This Weekend? 'Kings of Summer,' 'The East,' 'After Earth' & 'Now You See Me' All Coming

  • By Emma Bernstein
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  • May 31, 2013 1:48 PM
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The summer season is upon us and, despite the lack of J.R.R. Tolkien adaptations, it's all magic and monsters moving forward. For this weekend, at least. Between the magician cons, straight up cons, Euro spies, underground terrorist cells, underground plastic surgeons, lethal mutant creatures, and potentially nonlethal aliens, there's no shortage of horror or illusion -- as well as a few horrifically illusioned characters and plots -- filling the theaters. (Curiously enough, despite all the trickery, there's nothing opening in 3D, go figure.) Which tales of deception and mysterious beasts will be catching your eye? Let us know in the comments below!

Review: 'The East' Is A Divisive, But Stylish Thriller & Worthy Companion Piece To 'Sound Of My Voice'

  • By Cory Everett
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  • May 31, 2013 10:59 AM
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The East, Ellen Page, Alexander Skarsgard
The first images in "The East" – the new thriller from Zal Batmanglij and Brit Marling, the team who made last year's underrated cult thriller "Sound Of My Voice" – are grainy footage of intruders breaking into someone's home juxtaposed with images of seagulls covered in oil. We are told through voiceover that this is the home of a CEO whose company was responsible for dumping millions of gallons of oil into the ocean. Our narrator (Ellen Page) we will learn is one of the members of an anarchist collective called The East, who are determined to enforce a strict eye-for-an-eye philosophy that will make their voices heard. The music pulses, the images are chilling and so we buckle up for a ride.

Director Zal Batmanglij Talks Making 'The East,' Harnessing The Power Of Young Filmmakers & Creating An Anarchist Collective

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • May 30, 2013 11:22 AM
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With "The East," director Zal Batmanglij crafts a combination of spy thriller and intimate romance against the backdrop of eco-terrorism, pitting the titular anarchist collective against the faceless corporations polluting the environment. It's a group facing an established system -- exactly how Batmanglij felt when he, alongside "Another Earth" director Mike Cahill and lead Brit Marling, moved to Hollywood in 2008 to try their luck at filmmaking.

‘The East’ Actress & Co-Writer Brit Marling Talks The Stakes Of Espionage Thrillers, Real Life Inspiration & More

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • May 29, 2013 11:02 AM
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Alongside her co-conspirators and director friends Mike Cahill and Zal Batmanglij, actress and writer Brit Marling has fashioned a confident path for herself in the film world, simply by creating the roles she’d always wanted to play. In “Sound Of My Voice,” she played Maggie, the enigmatic cult leader possibly from the future, and in her second collaboration with Batmanglij, “The East,” an operative for a private intelligence firm who infiltrates an anarchist collective led by Alexander Skarsgård, Ellen Page, Shiloh Fernandez, and Toby Kebbell.

A Dozen New Photos Of Brit Marling, Ellen Page & Alexander Skarsgard In 'The East'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • May 17, 2013 3:30 PM
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It’s a testament to the talents of Zal Batmanglij and Brit Marling -- the writer/director and lead star of the Sundance hit, "The Sound of My Voice" -- that their indie thriller doesn’t look too out of place with its competition, especially during the crowded months of summer. The stylish thriller hits theaters at the end of the month, and a dozen new photos have arrived online via Fox Searchlight.

Watch: Infiltrate & Obliterate With New Clip & 2 TV Spots For Zal Batmanglij's 'The East' Starring Brit Marling

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • May 14, 2013 9:41 AM
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While this summer will see big films like "Pacific Rim," "Elyisum" and “Man Of Steel” stomping their way into theaters. they’ll be brushing elbows with indies like the latest film from Sundance darlings Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij, the thriller “The East.” And Fox Searchlight has released a new clip alongside two new TV spots.

Exclusive: New Images From Thriller 'The East' Starring Brit Marling, Alexander Skarsgård & Ellen Page

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 9, 2013 2:13 PM
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The East, Alexander Skarsgard, Brit Marling
With "Sound Of My Voice," director Zal Batmanglij, and co-writer and star Brit Marling, delved into the world of infiltration, exploring the repercussions of going down the rabbit hole and what happens when expectations are upended, and sympathies to cult behavior start to emerge. And it seems to be a theme that fascinates them as their latest collaboration in the upcoming thriller "The East" also dives into similar territory.

Watch: The Unexpected Is The Advantage In New Trailer For 'The East'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 25, 2013 1:55 PM
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The risk of going undercover (especially in the movies) is that you can go so deep that you can't come up again. And that threat forms the crux of "Sound Of My Voice" director Zal Batmanglij's latest tale of infiltration, "The East." Only this time, it's coming with a zeitgeist-worthy twist.

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