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    ‘Elysium’ a chaotic, only slightly involving sci-fi follow-up to ‘District 9’

    Elysium Directed by Neill Blomkamp Written by Neill Blomkamp USA, Canada, and Mexico, 2013 District 9 offered the promise of a fresh new talent in writer-director Neill Blomkamp. Elysium doesn’t totally squander that promise, but at least raises the disturbing possibility that District 9 may have been a fluke. More likely, Blomkamp will be best […] More

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    New Trailer for ‘Elysium’, From the Director of ‘District 9’

    The 2009 feature District 9, following the tale of a stranded alien ship in Johannesburg, South Africa, rose to surprising critical and commercial acclaim, making its mark despite competing against summer blockbusters in American theatres, and making co-writer and director Neill Blomkamp and start Sharlto Copley names to look out for. Despite the film’s success, however, […] More

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    Saturday Shorts: “Alive in Joburg”, directed by Neill Blomkamp

    Today’s film is the 2006 short Alive in Joburg. The short is directed by South African filmmaker Neill Blomkamp, who also worked on the visual effects for the film, and stars Sharlto Copley. Blomkamp and Copley reunited again for the former’s feature film debut, 2009’s sleeper hit District 9. Blomkamp is currently working on Baja Dunes, a science […] More

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    Minimalistic Infographic Movie Posters

      The Tumblr round-up is a compilation of images, links, posters, stories, videos and so on, taken from the Sound On Sight Tumblr account. We simply do not have the man power nor time to write articles on every interesting movie related goody we find, so this is our way of still promoting some of […] More

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    10 Reasons To Love: Alternative Sci-Fi

    Science Fiction can have a bit of an odd identity in the mainstream publics perception of cinema. Either perceived as a cult, nerdy genre that’s synonymous with Trekkies, gamers, and cosplay Stormtroopers or on the flip-side – a viable channel for overblown, hype-glossy action films, most serious sci-fi goes overlooked by the general film-loving audience. […] More

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    Mysterious Video By “District 9″ Director Found Online

    Recently a mysterious video linked to filmmaker Neill Blomkamp was found on the YouTube channel. The video which was included in the latest iPad digtial version of WiReD Magazine (issue number 18.12) and later on the Splash page credited simply as “Video By: Neill Blomkamp,” is believed to be a teaser for the director’s next […] More

  • The Best Films of the Decade: 2000 – 2009 Part 8 (Revised)

    50- District 9 (2009) Directed by Neill Blomkamp Genre: Sci-fi District 9 is an allegory for our time, bursting with contemporary themes such as oppression, greed, power and propaganda and while the metaphor itself is pretty clear, Blomkamp goes for the visceral quality of the images and situations proving that sci-fi thrillers don’t have to […] More

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    If I Ran the Oscars

    This may be the year the Oscars get out of their ratings slump. The expanding of the Best Picture category from five to ten was a smart move. Its big enough to include red state crowd pleasers (The Blind Side), fan boy fare (District 9), the biggest movie ever (Avatar), and at least one ballsy […] More


    The Oscar telecast will air on ABC on Sunday, March 7, 2010, at 8 pm EST. Best Picture Avatar dir. James Cameron Stars: Sam Worthington Sigourney Weaver Michelle Rodriguez The Hurt Locker 2009 dir. Kathryn Bigelow Starring Jeremy Renner Anthony Mackie Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire dir. Lee Daniels Stars: Gabourey ‘Gabby’ […] More

  • 2009 A Year In Film: Top 10 Films from the Sound On Sight team.

    10– A Serious Man (18 Points) Directed by Ethan Coen & Joel Coen Blending dark humor with profoundly personal themes, The Coen Brothers deliver their most intimate film yet. Expanding upon some of the themes they’ve played with in the past, the film deals with everything from man’s search for meaning, the existence of God, […] More

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