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Elysium: The IMAX Experience

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Elysium

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In Neill Blomkamp's dystopian science-fiction fantasy, Matt Damon's Max is a tattooed grunt stranded on the Earth of the future, a dismal, dried-out planet filled with have-nots who live short, brutish lives. The rich have long ago decamped to their own shiny, inhabitable satellite, Elysium, where all its citizens enjoy miraculous...
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In the Oddly Emotional Chappie, Humans Are Weirder Than the Rapping Robot

3 years ago by Amy Nicholson
It's an ironic truth that directors fascinated by robots tend to make inhuman movies. From Ridley Scott's Blade Runner to last year's Transcendence, these stories that ponder the gap between man and machine often reveal filmmakers unsure of where they fit in — they get so involved in the question...
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Chappie: The IMAX Experience

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Chappie

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Elysium Is Too Heavy for Matt Damon to Carry

4 years ago by Stephanie Zacharek
Movie stars shouldn't be subject to the rules of gravity, as we mere mortals are. One of the great pleasures of watching actors is to see them move, and when yesterday's youngsters start creaking, we feel it in our joints. That's not to say actors can't age gracefully, or that...
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District 9: Divide and Conquer

8 years ago by Scott Foundas
The aliens have been with us for 20 years already at the start of South African director Neill Blomkamp’s fast and furiously inventive District 9, their huddled masses long ago extracted from their broken-down mothership and deposited in the titular housing slum on the outskirts of Johannesburg. Unlike the space...
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A History of Violence Screenwriter Josh Olson Does NOT Want to Read Your Script

8 years ago by LA Weekly
We know you've been working very hard on your screenplay, but before you go looking for some professional feedback, you might keep in mind the following piece by A History of Violence screenwriter Josh Olson. I will not read your fucking script. That's simple enough, isn't it? "I will not...
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We Ranked (Almost) Every Character in the Alien Franchise

3 years ago by Michael Nordine
It was recently announced that Neill Blomkamp, whose Elysium and Chappie have failed to set the world on fire quite like his overvalued District 9, will be directing the first new Alien movie since 1997. And, what’s more, he plans to ignore the last two installments, 3 and Resurrection. That’s great news...
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Pleasure in the Rubble: Why the Summer's Last, Smallest Blockbuster Was Its Best

4 years ago by Chris Klimek
We'll always have Iron Man, they must be telling each other in Hollywood. As summer wanes, the hulking corpses of would-be blockbusters litter the home-video distribution channels like fallen kaiju from Guillermo Del Toro's giant-'bots-vs.-giant-beasts movie Pacific Rim, the most enjoyable of 2013's many urban-renewing summer blockbusters. In Del Toro's...

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