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'Chappie' (Blu-ray) Review

6 hours ago | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Every year of movies seems to have a dominant theme. Half way through the year, it seems the focus is on artificial intelligence. It's well documented on the site of our fervent love for Alex Garland's Ex Machina that so eloquently dealt with the matter of A.I. and humanity's coexistence (read Brad's interview with Alex here). Heck, even Marvel touched on the subject with Avengers: Age of Ultron. Those are most fresh in our mind, but on June 16, Neill Blomkamp's Chappie will hit shelves on Blu-ray and DVD to remind moviegoers it was the first film to kick off the year of A.I. Of course, of the three, Chappie garnered less than stellar reviews (check out Brad's theatrical review). But just like the titular android, it's a flawed yet misunderstood piece worthy of reinspection. Part of the negative reception likely has to do with »

- Sean Cordy

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What's New on Netflix, TV, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: May 25 - 31

25 May 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.

TV Worth Watching

"Critics' Choice Television Awards" (Sunday on A&E at 8 p.m.)

FX's final season of "Justified" and HBO's "Olive Kitteridge" have the most nominations going into this year's live show, which is hosted by Cat Deeley. A one-hour red carpet special will air before the awards are handed out. Check out the nominations. Hopefully there will be some memorable/juicy moments and speeches.

"Game of Thrones" (Sunday on HBO at 9 p.m.)

If you're not into awards shows, or you just want something to cut to during commericals or boring speeches, "Game of Thrones" will be airing Season 5, Episode 8, "Hardhome" on May 31. In this episode, Arya will make progress in her training, Sansa will confront an old friend, Cersei will "struggle," and Jon will »

- Gina Carbone

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How Powers turned its first season around

17 May 2015 1:59 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Powers – the comic book show from PlayStation, with Sharlto Copley – got off to a shaky start. Thankfully, it improved over time…

Warning: this article begins spoiler-free for those yet to watch Powers, but features signposted spoilers later on.

If you’ve clicked on this article purely out of intrigue, let's start by filling you in on a few details before getting into the nitty gritty of Powers. This TV show (produced by Sony and aired exclusively on PlayStation) is an adaptation of a fantastically enjoyable series of comic books penned by Brian Michael Bendis (best known, arguably, for inventing the Ultimate Marvel universe) and drawn by Michael Avon Oeming (who also has lots of Marvel on his CV, as well as the Bluntman And Chronic comics).

Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim are the books’ protagonists - an experienced detective and his new partner, based in a fictionalised Chicago stuffed full »

- rleane

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Chris Pine & Elizabeth Olsen Jump Into 'Wind River,' Sharlto Copley Will Take On 'Free Fire' For Ben Wheatley

14 May 2015 12:25 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Cannes is in full swing, so that means a zillion deals and movie packages are being revealed. One of the biggest assembles two major stars Chris Pine and Elizabeth Olsen to star in “Wind River.” It’s the directorial debut of actor/writer Taylor Sheridan, who wrote the upcoming Cannes thriller “Sicario.” Pine will play a fish and game hunter forced to confront his past when he joins a rookie FBI agent (Olsen) in a quest to solve a murder in the lawless Wind River Indian Reservation. [ScreenDaily] Ben Wheatley’s “High Rise” didn’t show up at Cannes, but the picture will turn up later this fall, you can bet. Meanwhile, the uber-prolific filmmaker is already prepping his next film, a gang shootout movie called “Free Fire.” It already stars Luke Evans, Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy, Armie Hammer and Wheatley regular Michael Smiley. “District 9” actor Sharlto Copley announced on »

- Edward Davis

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Casting: Pine, Copley, Carrey, O'Dowd, Bening

14 May 2015 10:15 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Wind River

Chris Pine and Elizabeth Olsen are set to star in "Sicario" screenwriter Taylor Sheridan's directorial debut "Wind River" at Insiders, Thunder Road and Film 44.

Pine is set to play a fish and game hunter forced to confront his past when he joins a rookie FBI agent in a quest to solve a murder in the lawless Wind River Indian Reservation. [Source: Screen]

Free Fire

"District 9" actor Sharlto Copley has signed on to star in "Kill List" director Ben Wheatley's next film, the action thriller "Free Fire" which Martin Scorsese will executive produce.

Set in Boston in 1978, the story deals with a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two gangs turns into a shootout and a game of survival. Luke Evans, Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy, Armie Hammer and Michael Smiley also star. [Source: Twitter]

True Crimes

Jim Carrey is in talks to star in Alexandros Avranas' indie drama »

- Garth Franklin

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Sharlto Copley joins Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire

14 May 2015 6:02 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ben Wheatley’s hotly anticipated upcoming movie High Rise based on the acclaimed novel by J.G. Ballard and starring Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller and Luke Evans won’t be hitting the big screen until later this year but already the English director is gathering a stellar cast for his next project Free Fire.

Sharlto Copley (District 9, Chappie) announced via his Twitter that he has officially signed on for Free Fire, although he doesn’t give up any details about what the role is. The South African will join the likes of Armie Hammer (The Man From U.N.C.L.E.), Brie Larson (Short Term 12), Cillian Murphy (In the Heart of the Sea), Luke Evans (The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies) and long-time Wheatley journeyman Michael Smiley.

Set in Boston in 1978, Free Fire focusses on a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two gangs that turns into a shootout and a game of survival. »

- Gavin Logan

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Powers: Sony renews comic book drama for second season

6 May 2015 11:53 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Sony and PlayStation Plus will bring back the Powers comic book drama next year. There'll be a new showrunner needed, though…

Clearly, Sony were happy with how PlayStation Plus' first original series Powers (based on - but rather different to - the brilliant comics by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming) performed: they’ve just announced a second season for 2016.

Here’s Sony's statement: "The reception to Powers has been incredible and we are thrilled to have successfully launched a platform for original content with the PlayStation gamer in mind. We believe original content will continue to be a key pillar as we broaden the value proposition for PlayStation Plus, and we’re excited for what’s to come with season two of Powers."

Interestingly, showrunner Charlie Huston has concurrently departed the show. Here’s his full statement:

“Not mentioned in the Variety story announcing the second season of »

- rleane

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PlayStation Renews Original Series ‘Powers’ For Second Season

6 May 2015 2:53 PM, PDT | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

PlayStation’s first original series is back for another season. Sony Computer Entertainment announced it will develop a second season of the PlayStation Plus-hosted show Powers.

Developed by Sony Pictures TV, Jinxworld, and Circle of Confusion (the studio behind AMC’s hit series The Walking Dead), Powers stars Sharlto Copley and Susan Heyward as two homicide detectives investigating cases about people with super abilities, dubbed “Powers.” The second season will continue to follow the law officers’ efforts to stop the Powers from ruling humanity.

“The reception to Powers has been incredible and we are thrilled to have successfully launched a platform for original content with the PlayStation gamer in mind,” said John Koller, Vice President of Platforms Marketing of Sony Computer Entertainment America, to Deadline. “We believe original content will continue to be a key pillar as we broaden the value proposition for PlayStation Plus, and we’re excited for »

- Bree Brouwer

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PlayStation Renews Powers For Season 2

6 May 2015 2:37 PM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

PlayStation’s is keeping its Powers. The freshman drama, which is based on Brian Michel Bendis’ comic of the same name, has been renewed for a second season. The Hollywood Reporter was the first to report the renewal news. Powers follows Sharlto Copley’s Christian Walker, a former super-powered individual who now works as a cop in the Powers division of the police force, a special group that deals with crimes involving those that possess extraordinary abilities. The series’ cast also includes Susan Heyward, Noah Taylor, Olesya Rulin, Adam Godley, Max Fowler, Michelle Forbes, and Eddie Izzard. Although Powers was originally developed at FX, the network ultimately decided not move forward with the series. Eventually, Powers ended up at PlayStation and was given a 10-episode straight-to-series order. The show’s entire first season is available for free to PlayStation Plus subscribers; it will return for its second season in 2016. “The »

- Chris King

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Sony Renews PlayStation’s Superhero Show Powers For Season 2

6 May 2015 10:41 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Sony’s superhero drama Powers may not have lit up the PlayStation Network in a way the company would have hoped – perhaps stifled by the success of Marvel’s Daredevil – but that doesn’t mean the Japanese giant isn’t prepared to have another crack of the whip. In fact, The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Sony will bring the series back in 2016 for season 2.

Following the ten-episode stint, the company will be looking to assemble the creative team back for another turn in the Powers Department, and here’s what Sony’s top brass had to say on the renewal.

“The reception to ‘Powers’ has been incredible and we are thrilled to have successfully launched a platform for original content with the PlayStation gamer in mind,” said John Koller, vp platforms marketing at Sony Computer Entertainment America. “We believe original content will continue to be a key pillar as »

- Michael Briers

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Sony renews Powers for a second season

6 May 2015 10:35 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony’s Powers adaptation – which aired exclusively on the PlayStation Network – has been renewed for a second season.

Sony’s VP of Platforms Marketing, John Koller, had this to say about the renewal:

“The reception of Powers has been incredible, and we are thrilled to have successfully launched a platform for original content with the PlayStation gamer in mind. We believe original content will continue to be a key pillar as we broaden the value proposition for PlayStation Plus, and we’re excited for what’s to come with season two of Powers.”

Powers will return in 2016, and stars Sharlto Copley (District 9, Chappie), Susan Heyward (Poltergeist, The Following) as Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim, respectively, two detectives in the powered crimes division of the police force.

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- James Garcia

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'Powers' Renewed for Second Season at PlayStation (Exclusive)

6 May 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Powers has muscled its way to a second season. The drama, based on the Image/Icon comic book of the same name, has been renewed for a second season at PlayStation, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Powers, based on Brian Michael Bendis' comic, stars Sharlto Copley as a cop who works in the Powers division of the police force and deals with crimes involving those endowed with special abilities. The drama will return in 2016. Read More Comic Book Critical Mass: Inside TV's Biggest Bet The drama was originally developed at FX — including going to pilot — before it landed at

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- Lesley Goldberg

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Mason to produce action thriller

30 April 2015 2:48 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

.Fast & Furious 7 cinematographer Stephen Windon will make his directorial debut on DragonSlate.s motorcycle action-thriller Full Throttle, produced by Andrew Mason and set to shoot in the first quarter of 2016. Mason, executive producer of The Matrix trilogy and producer on Russell Crowe.s The Water Diviner, will lead the Full Throttle production team.

DragonSlate Media CEO LeonTan will also serve as a producer, while Sukee Chew, Andrew Ooi, Harriet Spalding and Robert Lundberg will executive produce. Full Throttle follows a motorcycle racer who, after a career-ending crash during a race in Singapore, plies his skills as a courier in Kuala Lumpur. After his girlfriend is abducted, he is forced to crisscross the city against the clock, avoiding capture by relentless authorities while being blackmailed to perform escalating acts of crime by a twisted criminal mastermind. Windon is an Emmy-nominated cinematographer whose 35 years of working behind the movie camera include numerous international accolades and awards. »

- Staff writer

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Neill Blomkamp’s CHAPPiE Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Release Dates and Details (Updated)

29 April 2015 7:38 PM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has set the CHAPPiE Blu-ray and DVD release date for June 16, 2015, or a little over a month from now. Those of you pining for the CHAPPiE Digital HD release will be happy to learn that it will drop three weeks ahead of its physical disc counterparts on May 26, 2015.

Update: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has pushed back the CHAPPiE Digital HD release from May 26 to May 29.

CHAPPiE comes from the mind of Neill Blomkamp who shot to fame with the immensely successful Sci-Fi thriller, District 9. For CHAPPiE, the story about a reprogrammed robot who begins to think for himself, Blomkamp reenlisted Sharlto Copley to star in the writer/director's third straight film, and paired him with Hugh Jackman and Dev Patel.

The estimated production budget for CHAPPiE was $49 million and the film earned just over $31 million in North America. Overseas interest helped ease the pain a »

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Powers Creator Brian Michael Bendis Talks PlayStation Series, Changes from the Comic

24 April 2015 9:52 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Inspired by the graphic novel series of the same name, Powers follows the lives of two homicide detectives, Christian Walker (Sharlto Copley) and Deena Pilgrim (Susan Heyward), who are assigned to investigate crimes involving people with extraordinary abilities, called “Powers.” It is a world full of superheroes who aren’t actually heroic and who use their powers as an excuse for mischief, mayhem, murder and endorsement deals, while today’s paparazzi culture eats up every second of it. During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, executive producer/comic co-creator Brian Michael Bendis talked about why he wanted to be involved with the TV adaptation, how close they got in the past to actually getting a show made, how different the original FX version was, that they really just needed the time it’s taken to be able to make this the show it was meant to be, how true they »

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Blu-ray details for Neill Blomkamp’s Chappie revealed

22 April 2015 8:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced details for the Blu-ray release of Neill Blomkamp’s Chappie, starring Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire), Sigourney Weaver (Aliens), Sharlto Copley (District 9) and Hugh Jackman (X-Men: Days of Future Past), which will arrive on June 16th.

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In addition to the standard edition of Chappie, Sony will also release the Blomkamp³ Limited Edition Collection Blu-ray set, which will also include Blomkamp’s Elysium and District 9.

Every child comes into the world full of promise, and none more so than Chappie: he is gifted, special, a prodigy. Like any child, Chappie will come under the influence of his surroundings – some good, some bad – and he will rely on his heart and soul to find his way in the world and become his own man. But there’s one thing that makes Chappie different from anyone else: he is a robot. »

- Scott J. Davis

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Neill Blomkamp’s CHAPPiE Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Release Dates and Details

20 April 2015 8:59 PM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has set the CHAPPiE Blu-ray and DVD release date for June 16, 2015, or a little over a month from now. Those of you pining for the CHAPPiE Digital HD release will be happy to learn that it will drop three weeks ahead of its physical disc counterparts on May 26, 2015.

CHAPPiE comes from the mind of Neill Blomkamp who shot to fame with the immensely successful Sci-Fi thriller, District 9. For CHAPPiE, the story about a reprogrammed robot who begins to think for himself, Blomkamp reenlisted Sharlto Copley to star in the writer/director's third straight film, and paired him with Hugh Jackman and Dev Patel.

The estimated production budget for CHAPPiE was $49 million and the film earned just over $31 million in North America. Overseas interest helped ease the pain a little as the film grossed $52 million outside this continent for a worldwide total of $83.3 million.

For its home video debut, »

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Directors' Trademarks: Neill Blomkamp

20 April 2015 5:29 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

At least once a month, Cinelinx will chose one director for an in-depth examination of the “signatures” that they leave behind in their work. This month we’re examining the trademark style and calling signs of Neill Blomkamp as director.

Although Blomkamp’s feature film career is young, his films have shown remarkable consistency and commitment to his vision as a director. Blomkamp started his career as a 3D animator. He worked on television shows before being promoted to lead animator for several feature films, and becoming more well known due to his talents. He created several short films which caught the eye of Peter Jackson. With Peter Jackson’s support, he was hired to direct his first feature length film, which was supposed to be a film adaptation of the video game series Halo. That film never got off the ground and Peter Jackson agreed to produce a feature »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (G.S. Perno)

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Zoolander 2: First Look at Cyrus Arnold as Derek Zoolander’s Son

13 April 2015 11:44 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

We're still a ways away from getting a solid sense of what Zoolander 2 will actually be about, as the sequel isn't slated to hit theaters until February 2016, but a few photos and hints of what is in store have been trickling out over the last few months. There was that rather perfect runway gag that Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson played up at Paris's fashion week, and the announcement that the script for the sequel is penned by Stiller's Tropic Thunder collaborator and all-around hilarious heartthrob Justin Theroux. On top of this, we now have a solid glimpse at what Zoolander's progeny might look like, as Stiller posted a photo of newcomer Cyrus Arnold, who will play Zoolander Jr. in the sequel, and himself in Zoolander garb to Instagram earlier today. [caption id="attachment_423007" align="alignright" width="354"] Image via Paramount[/caption] Cyrus is known mostly for bit parts in television, including About a Boy and Richie Rich, »

- Chris Cabin

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‘The Snow Queen 2’ heads to Us

13 April 2015 2:41 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: eOne nabs North American rights to 3D animation.

eOne has picked up Us and Canadian rights to Wizart Animation’s popular 3D family feature The Snow Queen 2.

The sequel to Russian animation The Snow Queen (2012) includes a voice cast of Sean Bean (Game of Thrones), Sharlto Copley (Maleficent), Bella Thorne (Blended) and Isabelle Fuhrman (The Hunger Games).

The film tells the story of the troll Orm who has become a hero after the victory over the evil Snow Queen. However, after grossly exaggerating his exploits in the Snow Queen’s downfall, Orm learns that friendship and happiness can’t be won through deceit.

Alexey Tsitsilin directs. Producers are Yuri Moskvin, Vladimir Nikolaev, Diana Yurinova and Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted).

eOne will release in winter 2015.

“We are thrilled to be handling the release of Snow Queen 2 in North America, building on the success of the first installment. We look forward to sharing this classic tale with family audiences »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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