November 26, 2013
Digital Multiplex: Elysium, Despicable Me 2, and More
This week in streaming video, we've got a sci-fi action film with a message, a sequel to a popular animated film, an auteur's biopic of a famous martial artist, and an action sequel, as well as a couple of worthy TV shows to watch. Read on to see what's available to watch right now.
August 13, 2013
Neill Blomkamp's Chappie Has a Synopsis
It'll be a sci-fi comedy about "a robot imbued with artificial intelligence who is stolen by two local gangsters who want to use him for their own nefarious purposes."
August 12, 2013
Box Office Guru Wrapup: Elysium Tops Crowded List of Newcomers
North American multiplexes were hit with a traffic jam as four new wide releases took all the leading spots with the top ten beating out both last weekend's and last year's numbers. Leading the way with a number one debut was the sci-fi action thriller Elysium starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster which opened to $30.5M from 3,284 locations for a good $9,287 average. Considering the original story, R rating, and the fact that 14 other summer action films came before it, the debut was respectable though not stellar.
August 8, 2013
Matt Damon's Best Movies
Since earning his career breakout with Good Will Hunting in 1997, Matt Damon has won an Academy Award, worked for some of the finest directors (and alongside some of the most talented actors) in Hollywood, and proved his mettle as a dramatic actor, gifted screen comic, and steely action hero. In honor of his latest starring role, in Neill Blomkamp's Elysium this weekend, we decided to rifle through the Damon filmography and take a closer look at the ten most critically successful entries. Which of your favorites made the cut? Which ones have the critics blasphemously overlooked? There's only one way to find out!
August 8, 2013
Video Interview: Cast & Director of Elysium
In his follow-up to District 9, writer/director Neill Blomkamp tells the story of a ruined Earth and a utopia rotating just out of everyone's grasp called Elysium. Matt Damon plays Max, a man determined to get there, and Sharlto Copley is the rogue agent who stands in his way. Grae Drake gets the scoop on what everyone strives for in their life. And yes, they do the robot too.
April 28, 2011
Jodie Foster Talks Elysium
Up until now, we haven't known much about Neill Blomkamp's "Elysium" -- but thanks to this new interview with Jodie Foster, we have a few details.