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June 11, 2023 150 mins

We have so much to talk about with this pairing as we dive into the genre of New Weird with Control & Annihilation!

In Control - released in 2019 and developed by Remedy Entertainment - you are Jesse Faden, a young woman with a troubled past. You become the new Director of the Bureau of Control - Our frontline in researching and fighting against supernatural enemies like the Hiss threatening our very existence.

Annihilation - released in 2018, written for screen and directed by Alex Garland and adapted from the novel by Jeff Vandermeer - Lena (Natalie Portman), a biologist and former soldier, joins a mission to uncover what happened to her husband (Oscar Isaac) 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.

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