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Review: Neill Blomkamp's 'Chappie,' Starring Die Antwoord, Dev Patel, Sigourney Weaver And Hugh Jackman

7 hours ago | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

After failing to launch an ambitious big screen adaptation of videogame sensation "Halo," South African filmmaker Neill Blomkamp unleashed "District 9," a tale of aliens abandoned in the slums of Johannesburg that was easily one of the boldest debuts in recent science fiction memory. (It was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture, along with Adapted Screenplay, Visual Effects and Editing.) Blomkamp's follow-up, "Elysium," was a much larger and loftier proposition, featuring movie stars like Matt Damon and Jodie Foster and an ungainly plot concerning a post-apocalyptic earth and a glittery space station where the planet's wealthy have relocated. Looking back on it, the movie is smart and entertaining and ahead of its time (#OccupyElysium), but it failed to connect on the visceral or emotional level that "District 9" did. For his third film, "Chappie," Blomkamp returns to a story that is more in line, in scale, theme and. »

- Drew Taylor

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Exclusive 1:1 Interview: Sharlto Copley talks Chappie!

23 hours ago | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Sharlto Copley doesn't go into any gig anything less than full throttle. The actor, who first broke onto the scene in 2009's District 9, has in a few short years gained a reputation as an intense and fiercely committed performer; as Matt Damon told me a few years ago, "Sharlto has no governor." And though I doubt he went "method" for his latest role, as a childlike robot called Chappie attempting to find his footing in a violent world, »

- Eric Walkuski

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Spider-man: Drew Goddard In Talks To Write And Direct

2 March 2015 2:00 PM, PST | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Drew Goddard, writer and director of Cabin in the Woods and writer of Sony's upcoming Sinister Six, is in talks to write and direct Sony and Marvel's new Spider-Man according to the report at THR.Other than Cabin and Sinister Goddard also wrote for Netflix's Daredevil series, the Cloverfield films and he apparently was the one who 'rescued' World War Z from its troubled production. He also wrote Ridley Scott's The Martian which stars Matt Damon as an astronaut who gets stranded on Mars. The studios are looking for a new lead actor and word is that the story will take in high school. This will be the first time that Spider-Man action takes place within a Marvel film. ...

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Neill Blomkamp on Elysium: "I feel like I f**ked it up"

2 March 2015 6:39 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Neill Blomkamp has admitted that he feels he "f**ked up" Elysium.

The Chappie director claimed that "[he] just didn't make a good enough film" when working on the 2013 Matt Damon sci-fi.

Elysium is set in 2159 and features a spaceship full of ultra rich passengers flying over a poverty-stricken earth.

Speaking to Uproxx about Elysium, Blomkamp said: "I feel like I f**ked it up.

"I feel like, ultimately, the story is not the right story. I still think the satirical idea of a ring, filled with rich people, hovering above the impoverished Earth, is an awesome idea. I love it so much, I almost want to go back and do it correctly.

"But I just think the script wasn't... I just didn't make a good enough film is ultimately what it is. I feel like I executed all of the stuff that could be executed, like costume and set design and special effects, »

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Smith to Have One of His Worst Domestic Openings Ever: 'Focus'

1 March 2015 1:58 AM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Focus' movie: Will Smith has third weakest weekend box-office debut of his career (photo: Will Smith in 'Focus') According to those referred to in polite society as "conservatives," winter storms and freezing temperatures are evidence that there's no such thing as global warming. Let's not even go there. Instead, let's focus (bad pun intended) on the Focus movie starring Will Smith and Margot Robbie as a con couple, which opened below expectations – with wintery weather as a possible culprit – in North America this weekend, February 27-March 1, 2015. According to box-office tracking, as late as a couple of days ago Warner Bros.' modestly budgeted Focus was expected to take in between $22-24 million. Barring a miracle akin to a sudden halt to rising ocean temperatures (pardon the hyperbole), that's not about to happen. Now, before I proceed: "modestly budgeted"? Well, for a Will Smith movie, $50 million – after »

- Zac Gille

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Celebrities Do the Best Impressions of Other Celebrities

27 February 2015 3:05 PM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Christina Aguilera became a viral hit this week thanks to her spot-on impression of Britney Spears (she also does a fantastic Samantha from Sex and the City, by the way). That said, Christina isn't the only star with a talent for impersonations - Benedict Cumberbatch, Kevin Spacey, and Matt Damon have all showed off their skills in the past. Take a look at all the best impressions of celebrities, by celebrities. Source: NBC »

- Becky-Kirsch

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Director Neill Blomkamp Says His Elysium Film is Not Very Good

27 February 2015 2:20 AM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

After making a name for himself with "District 9," director Neill Blomkamp moved on to the $115 million sci-fi movie "Elysium," starring Matt Damon. The movie grossed $286 million worldwide and has a decent 68% fresh rating on RottenTomatoes. But according to Blomkamp, he didn't do a good job with it. "I feel like, ultimately, the story is not the right story," he explained. "I still think the satirical idea of a ring, filled with rich people, hovering above the impoverished Earth, is an awesome idea. I love it so much, I almost want to go back and do it correctly. I just didn't make a good enough film. I feel like I executed all of the stuff that could be executed, like costume and set design and special effects very well. But, ultimately, it was all resting on a somewhat not totally formed skeletal system, so the script just wasn't there; the story wasn't fully there. »

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Neill Blomkamp: I Messed Up 'Elysium'!

26 February 2015 3:22 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After making his directorial debut with the 2009 Best Picture nominee District 9, Neill Blomkamp certainly became a filmmaker that everyone had their eyes on. His follow-up, 2013's Elysium, was received fairly well by the nation's critics (68% on Rotten Tomatoes) and took in over $286 million worldwide, from a $115 million budget, although some considered it a failed effort. While doing the press rounds for his new film Chappie, the filmmaker spoke candidly about Elysium in an interview with Uproxx, stating that he believes he "f---ed it up."

"So, let's say you make District 9 and it does well. So, now, a normal director is like, "Sh*t, I've got this pressure because this last film did well and I hope this one lives up to it." I don't have that. It definitely doesn't bother me. The thing that bothers me is if I feel like I f---ed it up."

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Neill Blomkamp: I Messed Up 'Elysium'!

26 February 2015 3:22 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After making his directorial debut with the 2009 Best Picture nominee District 9, Neill Blomkamp certainly became a filmmaker that everyone had their eyes on. His follow-up, 2013's Elysium, was received fairly well by the nation's critics (68% on Rotten Tomatoes) and took in over $286 million worldwide, from a $115 million budget, although some considered it a failed effort. While doing the press rounds for his new film Chappie, the filmmaker spoke candidly about Elysium in an interview with Uproxx, stating that he believes he "f---ed it up."

"So, let's say you make District 9 and it does well. So, now, a normal director is like, "Sh*t, I've got this pressure because this last film did well and I hope this one lives up to it." I don't have that. It definitely doesn't bother me. The thing that bothers me is if I feel like I f---ed it up."

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- MovieWeb

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Neill Blomkamp Says He “F*cked Up” ‘Elysium’

26 February 2015 2:30 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

For his second film, Neill Blomkamp chose to follow District 9 with a vision of class warfare as seen through a sci-fi lens. Elysium, starring Matt Damon, Sharlto Copley, and Jodie Foster, has some great concepts and in many cases is executed well. But the movie faltered significantly, with Copley’s over the top villain contrasting with […]

The post Neill Blomkamp Says He “F*cked Up” ‘Elysium’ appeared first on /Film. »

- Russ Fischer

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Julia Stiles hopes for Bourne return: 'I would love to be a part of it'

25 February 2015 4:01 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Julia Stiles has said that she is hopeful of returning for the next Bourne movie.

Director Paul Greengrass and star Matt Damon will both return for their first entry in the franchise since 2007's The Bourne Ultimatum.

Bourne film will not include Matt Damon, Jeremy Renner crossover

Stiles famously played Treadstone operative Nicky Parsons in 2002's The Bourne Identity, and later appeared in sequels.

The actress recently told reporters that she "would love" to reprise her role as Parsons in the next Bourne movie.

"Yeah, they're writing it now so I'm hoping that my character fits into the storyline somehow," she said.

"But Matt and Paul have so much integrity that they waited a long time before making another one, for many reasons, but largely because they wanted a good story there.

"And they're so much fun to shoot, I would love to be a part of it."

Stiles stopped »

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Every Day I'm Hustling: Film’s 10 most memorable con artists

25 February 2015 2:17 PM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Big Willy’s latest big screen outing makes its way to the multiplex this month. In Focus, Smith plays the consummate con man, a smooth operator who liberates people of their wealth with the help of a Margot Robbie-shaped femme fatale.

The duo of tricksters aren’t the first con artists to grace the silver screen however. So from pool sharks and grifters to tricksters, card cheats and American hustlers; here’s our rundown of the most memorable con artists in movie history.

 

Fast Eddie Felson – The Hustler (1961)

One of the finest fraudster films to ever grace the multiplex; The Hustler stars Paul Newman as Fast Eddie Felson, a pool shark intent on toppling legendary cue-man Minnesota Fats (Jackie Gleason). With its smoky sets, stunning black and white cinematography and superb performances from Newman and Gleason; the film is just as good today as it was on its release more than 50 years ago. »

- Daniel Bettridge

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11 of action cinema's great movie villain pairings

25 February 2015 8:11 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From early Bond to 21st century sci-fi, here's Ryan's pick of 11 unforgettable villain pairings from action cinema history...

You're generally lucky if a movie has one genuinely great villain in it, let alone two. This is probably because creating a villain takes great acting and writing - it's one thing to create a preening character who stomps around a story doing unpleasant things, but creating a villain who's three-dimensional, witty, scary and above all memorable requires considerable skill.

Every so often, a movie comes along which gives us not one, but two classic villains, with the personality of one complementing the other. A familiar dynamic was once laid out by Steven Spielberg: one is smart and eloquent , while the other is the tougher, more violent of the pair. It's a template that we've seen time and again in cinema, but it's only occasionally that both characters leap from the screen. »

- ryanlambie

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Has 'The Huntsman' made Jessica Chastain the Queen of Comic-Con 2015?

24 February 2015 3:34 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Is there any actress who appears as though she's having the time of her life than Jessica Chastain?  The two-time Academy Award nominee has joined Amy Adams as the next great American actress ready to be coronated for her body of work, but clearly isn't relegating herself to prestige fare.  Today, Deadline reported that Chastain is joining Chris Hemsworth, Emily Blunt and Charlize Theron in "The Huntsman," and, quite honestly, the news made us smile. "The Huntsman" has a lot of red flags surrounding it including the fact original helmer and screenwriter Frank Darabont departed over the dreaded "creative differences" excuse and first-time director Cedric Nicolas-Troyan (Visual Effects nominee for "Snow White and the Huntsman") was brought on to replace him.  The Universal Studios flick is supposedly a prequel to the aforementioned "Snow White," but it's all slightly confusing.  In hindsight, it was probably a mistake to develop it without »

- Gregory Ellwood

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'The Huntsman' Gets Jessica Chastain and Nick Frost

24 February 2015 3:19 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Jessica Chastain has signed on to star in Universal Pictures' The Huntsman, a follow-up to 2012's Snow White and the Huntsman. While Kristen Stewart will not be back as Snow White, Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron reprise their roles as The Huntsman and Ravenna. No details were given for Jessica Chastain's role at this time.

Deadline also reports that Emily Blunt, who was being eyed for the villain role last month, has finalized her deal. Snow White and the Huntsman star Nick Frost is also coming back to reprise his role as the dwarf Nion. We reported last month that Nick Frost and Toby Jones couldn't come to terms with Universal about reprising their dwarf roles, and that Eddie Marsan is also not returning due to scheduling complications with Ray Donovan. The site now reports that Nick Frost and Universal "have worked it out" for him to return. »

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'The Huntsman' Gets Jessica Chastain and Nick Frost

24 February 2015 3:19 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Jessica Chastain has signed on to star in Universal Pictures' The Huntsman, a follow-up to 2012's Snow White and the Huntsman. While Kristen Stewart will not be back as Snow White, Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron reprise their roles as The Huntsman and Ravenna. No details were given for Jessica Chastain's role at this time.

Deadline also reports that Emily Blunt, who was being eyed for the villain role last month, has finalized her deal. Snow White and the Huntsman star Nick Frost is also coming back to reprise his role as the dwarf Nion. We reported last month that Nick Frost and Toby Jones couldn't come to terms with Universal about reprising their dwarf roles, and that Eddie Marsan is also not returning due to scheduling complications with Ray Donovan. The site now reports that Nick Frost and Universal "have worked it out" for him to return. »

- MovieWeb

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Jessica Chastain Joins ‘The Huntsman’ For Universal

24 February 2015 3:00 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Jessica Chastain (A Most Violent Year) has joined the cast of Universal’s The Huntsman opposite Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron, who reprise their roles from the first installment of the Snow White redux. Chastain is currently filming The Martian for Ridley Scott opposite Matt Damon, Kristen Wiig and Kate Mara. She also has Guillermo del Toro’s horror pic Crimson Peak in the pipelines. Emily Blunt, rumored for weeks, has closed her deal to star in the film. Also… »

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What Line Made Benedict Cumberbatch Crack in Jimmy Kimmel's Post-Oscar Special? (Video)

24 February 2015 2:30 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

[Youtube "uvJ1K3Gl0r8"] On Sunday night Jimmy Kimmel hosted his 10th annual After the Oscars special, and the star-power was certainly worthy of the occasion - but, thanks to a new outtakes reel, we now know that so were the bloopers. Kimmel's original two-part sketch, "The Kimmel School of Perfect Acting," featured 2015 Best Actor winner Eddie Redmayne alongside former winners Jeff Bridges and Sean Penn, plus other A-listers Jennifer Aniston, Lupita N'yongo, Matt Damon, Gary, Mila Kunis, Susan Sarandon,Emily Blunt, John Krasinski and Kristen Bell - all of whom subjected themselves to ruthless acting master Jim Kimmel. On Monday, Kimmel revealed some »

- Lydia Price

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Not Your Average Poker Movie

23 February 2015 2:37 PM, PST | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »

What is generally considered as a dying genre of late, poker films have seen their popularity dwindle in recent years. With big budget Hollywood films like the recently released Paramount Pictures flick, The Gambler flopping amid stiff competition from Unbroken and Into The Woods, many have questioned its staying power in today’s movie landscape.

Cue, writer and director Greg Francis, who was acutely aware of this, but having the cunningness to market his film in a different way, he has garnered ‘Poker Night’ an altogether different audience.

As the movie may well have drawn in a crowd from the exasperated niche, the film doesn’t just rely on this audience for viewing figures alone. Although centered round a poker table, there’s very little poker play to contend with in this crime, horror thriller.

The film’s lead character, Stan Jeter played by Beau Mirchoff is an upstart cop »

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Agent Carter Finale: Bridget Regan Talks Peggy/Dottie Brawl, Black Widow Moves, ScarJo Ties and More

23 February 2015 2:00 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

That Dottie Underwood is a real gas.

As Marvel’s Agent Carter closed its penultimate hour, the Soviet assassin carted a canister of the mysterious “Item 17″ taken from Howard Stark’s toy trove into a movie house, which soon enough turned into one murderous matinee.

RelatedSave the Dates: 60+ February/March Premieres, Returns and Finales

What’s next for Dottie and cohort Dr. Ivchenko, as the ABC freshman uncorks its finale Tuesday at 9/8c? TVLine spoke with busy, busy Bridget Regan about that, her similarly not-so-plain Jane role and more.

Tvline | Before you called, I had just remembered that you were in John Wick, »

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