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‘Chappie’ is gloriously bonkers

Writer-director Neill Blomkamp pushes all his chips onto the table with this fascinating sci-fi gamble that dares you not to be entertained. Derivative, ultra-violent, and completely baffling, Chappie also manages to be insightful and sweet at times. This technically-accomplished and thematically-suspect ­­­­­­robot melodrama has something for everyone to love (and hate). Mostly, it offers the giddy exhilaration of a movie that’s determined to tell its story, no matter how bat-shit crazy it is.

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New Projects: Neill Blomkamp’s ‘Alien’, Will Ferrell, and ‘Duck Tales’

New Projects is a weekly round up of movies and TV shows recently announced and currently in development for the near future.  To be honest, I was a little skeptical of the news last week that Neill Blomkamp would be helming an Alien remake. Elysium was a bust, the jury is still out on Chappie, …

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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 …

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‘Elysium’ Image Gallery

[callout] Synopsis: In the year 2159, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy, who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. The people of Earth are desperate to escape the planet’s crime and poverty, and they critically need the state-of-the-art medical care …

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Jodie Foster In and Out of Neill Blomkamp’s ‘Elysium’

Last month a Deadline exlusive claimed that Jodie Foster (The Brave One) had committed to writer/director Neill Blomkamp’s sci-fi thriller Elysium, his last feature being 2009’s critically acclaimed and Oscar nominated sleeper hit District 9. Foster was said to be co-starring along side confirmed participants Matt Damon (The Adjustment Bureau, True Grit) and Sharlto Copley (District 9, The …

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Will We See District 8?

Empire has caught up with Sharlto Copley about the possibility of a District 9 sequel with director Neill Blomkamp, in fact, from what he tells Empire is that there may be a prequel in the works. I’m sure it’s not going to be called Distrcit 8, but perhaps that got your attention anyways.

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Dune Who’s directing the remake?

Some people don’t like the first Dune by David Lynch, but of course, they’re crazy. With a stunning cast like the effortless Kyle MacLachlan, badass Sting, the mysterious Jürgen Prochnow, the black-goop-dripping Kenneth McMillan, the incomparable Linda Hunt as Shadout Mapes…coupled with the as-cool-and-strange-as-it-gets-for-1984 effects, not to mention the storyline itself… come on, it rocks! …

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