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DVD and Blu-ray Picks for December 17 - 23

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This week brings a lot of new releases, and two of the summer’s most talked about films, one starring Johnny Depp, the other starring Matt Damon. There’s something for everyone.

Interview: 'Elysium' Director Neill Blomkamp on Sequels, Sharlto Copley and...

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Friday, Neill Blomkamp will debut his highly-anticipated film, Elysium. It follows in the footsteps of his previous feature District 9, and stars Matt Damon, Jodie Foster and Sharlto Copley. The director recently spoke to ScreenCrave about the ins and outs of his latest project. We discussed Hollywood's obsession with sequels, R vs. PG-13...

'Elysium' Extended Trailer: Want To Watch The Whole Movie In Four Minutes?

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Look, at this point, I think it’s safe to admit that the summer of 2013, at least in terms of big movies, was at least so-so, if not an outright dud.  Which is one of the reasons why we’re so banking on (and hoping that) Neill Blomkamp’s follow-up to District 9, Elysium, will be one true satisfying hit of the summer.  It looks great, has a smart premise, great-looking...

New 'Elysium' Trailer and TV Spot Show Matt Damon Trying To Save The World

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If there's one summer movie we're excited about, it's Neill Bomkamp's Elysium. The sci-fi flick looks like it's loaded with social commentary and also features a great storyline, not to mention that we're all excited to see what Blomkamp has for us in his followup to District 9, which was great. Sony has released a brand new trailer and TV spot for the film. Check them out...

'Elysium' Long Trailer: New Footage Of Matt Damon Fighting The Bourgeoisie...

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Back in April, we showed you the first trailer for Neill Blomkamp’s follow-up to District 9, Elysium, starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster.  That clip gave the film’s broad strokes—in the future, the poor live on an overpopulated and disease-covered Earth while the privileged live in an orbiting paradise called Elysium—while this newest trailer gets more specific,...

'Elysium' Trailer: Matt Damon Engages In Sci-Fi Class Warfare (With A...

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Expectations are pretty lofty for Neill Blomkamp’s follow-up to District 9, Elysium, and it seems he’s crafted a film to meet those expectations head-on (following a 10-minute sneak-peak, our own Damon Houx compared the film to Christopher Nolan’s Inception and dubbed the film “like District 9 times100.”  Set in a dystopic future (is there any...

'Elysium' Sneak Preview: It's Like 'District 9' Times 100

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Though later today will launch the first trailer for Neill Blomkamp's Elysium, yesterday a special event was held in select cities to show off the new trailer, and show a ten minute extended preview of the film, which stars Matt Damon, Jodie Foster and Sharlto Copley. We'll post the trailer as soon as it's available, but until then, here's our preview of that...

Comic-Con 2012: First Look at Neill Blomkamp's 'Elysium'

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  Friday evening, Neill Blomkamp blessed Comic-Con with a world exclusive. The director debuted the first footage from his new sci-fi flick Elysium to the Hall H audience. The film stars Matt Damon and Jodie Foster like we've never seen them before. Prior to showing the clip, Blomkamp hit the crowd...

Neill Blomkamp's 'Elysium' Plot Details Revealed

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After director Neill Blomkamp spectacularly burst onto the scene with his stellar 2009 science fiction film District 9, he’s been keeping relatively tight-lipped about his second feature film, Elysium. Now details of the plot have been released, revealing it’ll be a sci-fi tale laced with socio-political concerns taking place a hundred years or so in the...

Neill Blomkamp and Sharlto Copley Reunite for Elysium

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Reunited and it feels so good! Neill Blomkamp will once again team up with his District 9 star Sharlto Copley for his latest film, Elysium. According to an exclusive report from Deadline, like District 9, Elysium will be another sci-fi film that has outer worldly elements and a political undertone. In other words, they're...

Neill Blomkamp Talks District 9 Sequel and Hollywood

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Neill Blomkamp is turning down offers left and right. The South African newcomer recently made a name for himself with his mid-budget sci-fi alien film District 9. Now, Blomkamp is being offered films with huge budgets, however, he's not having it. In a recent interview with LA Times' Hero Complex writer Geoff Boucher, the...

District 9 Sequel in the Works?

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This past weekend the little engine that could District 9, dominated the box office with a hefty 37 million dollars in box office receipts. The Neill Blomkamp directed and Peter Jackson produced flick has got critics and viewers in a tizzy over their need for more Prawns! In a typical Hollywood move, sequel talk has reared its ugly...

Poll: Does District 9 Live Up to The Hype?

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August 14th is finally here and the highly anticipated film District 9 is currently running in theaters all across the country. It seemed like this day would never come for the Peter Jackson, Neill Blomkamp collaboration. Now that it's available for the public, the pressure is on. For those of you who were lucky enough to a have already seen the film...

District 9: Movie Review

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I love moments like this. Moments where you know something pretty amazing is about to happen... That things might actually change for the better. I am giddy for the rest of the world, and for you. At 12:00 a.m., on August 135h, District 9 a new film directed by Neill Blomkamp (watch interview part 1, part 2) produced by Peter Jackson,...

Exclusive Neill Blomkamp Interview Part 2

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I know we already have a video interview with Neill Blomkamp for District 9 up on the site from Comic-Con. But like I said in that interview, I hadn't seen the movie yet, after seeing the film I had a whole new list of questions. When I went to interview the star of the film Sharlto Copley (watch interview), in which he repeatedly said "that's because of how amazing...

New District 9 Photos

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Over at IGN, they've posted a few new production stills from Neill Blomkamp's sci-fi film, District 9. The movie is produced by Peter Jackson and will hit theaters on August 14, 2009. District 9 is a high concept film about a race of aliens who land on earth and instead of taking over the planet,...

Exclusive Interview with Neill Blomkamp Director of District 9

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Yesterday I got a chance to sit down with Neill Blomkamp at Comic-Con 2009 to talk about his upcoming film, the Peter Jackson produced movie which is about to hit theaters is August. Neill has done what many film-makers dream to do -- made a short film that got the attention of an A-list Director, who then decided to take him under his wing and let...

Comic-Con 2009: Sony Entertainment Panel

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5:09: The film was shot for $30 million, enough to get it done, but made for fans without the pressure from studios and such. Jackson: "Gave him the ability to just go crazy." 4:59: Peter Jackson admits to the possibility of getting back into the low budget horror/thriller film while The Hobbit is being made.

Third District 9 Theatrical Trailer

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In my opinion District 9 is taking entirely too long to hit theaters. Every time I turn around there's a new trailer making me want to watch the film in it's entirety right now. The film won't be released until August 14, but Sony Studios has been dropping promotional pieces left and right. The latest is the third theatrical trailer for the...