District 9 Reviews, Interviews & More

'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...

'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...

Trailer Park: 10 Clichés of The Sci-Fi Movie Trailer

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We watch a lot of movie trailers here at ScreenCrave, and, as we inch closer to summer with its ever-increasing torrent of new films, we're seeing more and more previews with each passing day. As we do so, we can't help but notice some similarities, repetitions, and clichés among them. Here at Trailer Park, we'll be offering a rundown of those clichés, where they come from, and which...

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...

Producers Guild of America Nominees

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Following the suit of Oscar, the Producers Guild has expanded their nominee list to ten films this year, and that move has yielded a few surprises. Sci-Fi crowd favorites Star Trek and District 9 found their way onto the Guild's shortlist along with the requisite cadre of prestige pictures and critical darlings to round out the rest of the...

Blu-Ray Bargins: Up!, The Hangover, Harry Potter...

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Who likes cool stuff on sale? I know I do. Who likes it when you can be lazy enough that you don't even have to go anywhere to buy cheap stuff? Blu-Ray discs are typically pretty expensive, but with Christmas coming up you can expect lots of sales and Amazon is always a good website to start with. So, we made a handy little list with some recent movies including,...

Weekend Box Office: District 9 Rules!

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Finally a number one film to be excited about. There is no doubt that many critics thought that District 9 was the best film of the summer, but it was yet to be seen if audiences would respond. Everything from the first time director (Neill Blomkamp) and never before seen star (Sharlto Copley) to the interesting marketing campaign with alien posters all over LA and...

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...

Movie Releases: District 9, The Time Traveler's Wife, Pnyo

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After seeing the posters, the trailers, the image of an alien-like figure with its spaceship, the time has come; Neill Bloomkamp's District 9 comes out this week. The sci-fi thriller has been getting a lot of hype, let's hope it delivers. On the complete opposite end of the movie spectrum, we have the romantic-drama The Time Traveler's Wife...

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,...

District 9 Early Reviews

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It's time to put up or shut up. After what seems like a lifetime of marketing, the highly anticipated film District 9 will hit theaters this Friday. It's directed by Neill Blomkamp and produced by Peter Jackson. It's led by a relatively unknown South African actor, and the same goes for it's supporting cast. Does it live up to the...

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,...

Sharlto Copley District 9 Interview

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District 9 star Sharlto Copley has quickly become a favorite of mine. The actor will be making his major film debut in the Neill Blomkamp, Peter Jackson collaboration, and is managing to stay completely humble and unlike his character in the film completely endearing. I previously interviewed him at Comic-Con this...

Comic-Con 2009: Fan Attacks Peter Jackson and James Cameron!

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Today at the Entertainment Weekly Visionary panel, James Cameron and Peter Jackson's discussion was cut short when a crazy fan hopped on stage. Not only did this random guy interrupt the flow of the panel, but he had the audacity to go up to Peter Jackson, and steal his glass of water! He literally had enough time to pour a pitcher of water, lean over the man,...

Comic-Con: Peter Jackson Talks The Hobbit

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During the press conference for District 9 at Comic-Con, the producer of the film Peter Jackson spoke about pre-production on his upcoming film The Hobbit. Apparently, the script for the film is about 3-4 weeks away from being turned in and months away from any casting notices. Check out the video below...

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...