Elysium Reviews, Interviews & More

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.

Box Office Roundup: 'The Butler' #1, Kicks 'Kick Ass II's Ass Too

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Hat tip to Rian Johnson for the headline. This weekend audiences didn't seem to care much about any of the new movies besides Lee Daniels' The Butler, which managed to exceed expectations, for the most part (we'll get to that). And while there were not high expectations for films like Paranoia, who thought it would finish outside the top ten?...

Box Office Predictions: 'The Butler' Clashes with 'Kick Ass'

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With cinema hitting the mid-point of August, you can really feel things winding down so everyone can catch a breath. Even though this week offers an Oscar hopeful and a comic-book sequel, neither is going to break $30 Million, and -- though there are some good films between now and then -- the box office isn't going to pick up again until October.

Box Office Roundup: 'Elysium' Does Well-ish

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With four new releases this weekend, and way less pressure, the good news is that Elysium was able to get a little over $30 Million for the weekend, and We're the Millers outperformed expectations. The bad news is that the kiddie films Planes and Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters opened...

Box Office Predictions: 'Elysium' Fights Off 'Planes'

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Elysium is set to hit the big screen as one of the most thoughtful (in that it has thoughts) films of the summer season. But where District 9 was a little picture that could, here director Neill Blomkamp is working with Matt Damon and Jodie Foster, and there seems to be less a groundswell of interest. Still, mech suits.

Elysium: Movie Review

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After a few years away, Neill Blomkamp returns to theaters with Elysium. It's a sci-fi thriller that gives Matt Damon a major messiah complex. The film tackles issues of class and healthcare set over 150 years into the future. The film has strong themes that can easily parallel today's political climate.

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...

News Roundup: Rosamund Pike Is David Fincher's 'Gone Girl,' Jennifer...

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David Fincher has found a new leading lady in Rosamund Pike. She'll star in Gone Girl, opposite Ben Affleck. More details on that below. We also have updates on Aaron Sorkin's The Trial Of The Chicago 7 and Transformers 4. Also, we have a fun clip of Jennifer Lawrence geeking out at Comic-Con. All that and more below.

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...

News Roundup: Guillermo Del Toro Introduces Short Film That Inspired...

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Before Guillermo Del Toro's Pacific Rim hits theaters next summer, he'll unleash Mama, a horror film by first-time feature director Andres Muschietti. The film is actually based on a short Muschietti wrote and directed, which impressed Del Toro so much that he decided to take the young filmmaker under his wing. Below you can watch Del Toro introduce the short...

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...

Wagner Moura Cast as the Villain in Neill Blomkamp's Elysium

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There's been an update on Neill Blomkamp's sophomore feature Elysium. According to Latino Review a pivotal role has been cast -- the villain. A movie is only as good as its writing and of course the protagonist and antagonist. The site claims that a Brazilian actor by the name of Wagner Moura has been tapped to star opposite a couple of Hollywood...

Jodie Foster Joins Neill Blomkamp's Elysium

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The cast of Neill Blomkamp's highly anticipated new film Elysium has been infused with a multiple Oscar winner. According to Deadline, Jodie Foster has just signed on to co-star in the film alongside Matt Damon and Sharlto Copley. Elysium is the follow up project to Blomkamp's solid feature film debut District 9.

Matt Damon in Talks to Join Neill Blomkamp's Elysium

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Neill Blomkamp is on a roll! The up and coming director has finally buckled down and begun work on his sophomore feature Elysium. Earlier this week we learned that his District 9 star Sharlto Copley became the first to sign on for a part in the film and now according to Deadline, the South African actor may be joined by Boston native Matt...

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...