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It takes time for “The Hallow” to get rolling, but once it reaches a bang-up final act, genre fans could walk out clamoring for a sequel. The directorial debut of visual artist Corin Hardy is never less than arresting to the eye, but thin characters and a familiar story hold this Irish chiller back from entering the top tier of recent horror entries. Fortunately, the human characters ultimately don’t matter nearly as much as the diabolical beings they encounter. That’s enough to make the film’s haunted forest worth a visit for creature feature buffs worldwide.
Like so many genre entries before it, “The Hallow” opens with a married couple — Adam (Joseph Mawle) and Clare (Bojana Novakovic) — relocating to a remote area, in this case with their newborn baby, Finn, in tow. They’re almost immediately warned by foreboding neighbor Colm (Michael McElhatton) that their choice of abode »
- Geoff Berkshire
This week, "Project Almanac" comes out in theaters nationwide. It's the tale of a group of teenagers who stumble upon a time machine and use it for their own personal gain. It harkens back to movies like "Back to the Future," with the potential hazards of messing with the space-time continuum revealed as the movie goes along. But the movie is filmed as though it is being recorded by one of the kids, in an aesthetic commonly referred to as "found footage." That's right, it's grainy and shaky and purposefully amateurish, and while the movie mostly works, it's still not enough to make you wish the movie was photographed and edited like an actual movie.
The found footage genre, exemplified by genre exercises like the "Paranormal Activity" series, has reached an impasse. Audiences are bored with it, and there's been barely any new spin on the aesthetic since 1999's groundbreaking "The Blair Witch Project. »
- Drew Taylor
Powers, the intriguing comic book adaptation from PlayStation network, will be landing in March…
Of all the upcoming comic book TV shows (learn about all 19 here), Powers is among the most interesting. Featuring District 9 and Elysium’s Sharlto Copley as a de-powered superhero and comedian Eddie Izzard as a villain, the show is based on an Image comic by Brian Michael Bendis.
Today, we’ve learnt that the first three episodes will premiere on PlayStation Network on Tuesday the 10th of March. After that, we’ll get one new episode every Tuesday. You will need to be a member of PlayStation Plus to watch the whole thing, but the pilot episode will be available to all internet-enabled folk via PlayStation.com
In case you missed it, here’s a trailer from New York Comic-Con which neatly introduces the concept of the show…
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A year after it was announced, PlayStation's first original series will become available. The Sony entertainment console has given March 10th release date to Powers, its superhero series/crime drama hybrid.
Powers, based off a graphic novel, is a ten-episode series about a pair of detectives who track down super-powered murderers. District 9 star Sharlto Copley and Susan Heyward star in the two lead roles, with comedian Eddie Izzard leading a strong supporting cast.
“I’m happy to report that production has wrapped on all 10 episodes of ‘Powers,'” wrote series executive producer Brian Michael Bendis in a blog post. “Under the skillful hands of our showrunners Charlie Huston and Remi Aubuchon (“Falling Skies”), our amazing directors, writers, cast and crew, the episodes are coming together beautifully.”
The March 10th debut date covers the show's first three hour-long episodes, with a new episode arriving each Tuesday after that. PlayStation will »
- Sam Gutelle
From the director of District 9 comes his next creation. Meet Chappie, the only one who can save us this Spring, as a police state grows out of control. Sony Pictures has released the first TV spot for Neill Blomkamp's latest sci-fi epic, which pits an innocent robot against a growing army of drones gone awry.
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. The first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself. His life, his story, will »
As director Neill Blomkamp is wont to do, details about Chappie have been scarce up until now. However, with the film fast approaching we are starting to see a flurry of trailers and articles with fresh insights.In addition to the new UK trailer below (via Yahoo), which stresses emotion over action and sheds further light on the film's protagonists (and Hugh Jackman's inner asshole), an article has appeared over at Hero Complex with some new interesting tidbits. Blomkamp apparently wrote the script in just two weeks, after striking upon an idea for the film during the making of Elysium. Chappie, like District 9, is based on one of Blomkamp's short films, Tetra Vaal, which you can see here. Interestingly, similarities to Short Circuit not withstanding, he reveals that...
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After the unprecedented success of his debut, District 9 (2009), South African director Neill Blomkamp thankfully avoided stepping right into a sequel, instead making his next film, Elysium (2013). Even though it was another grunge dystopia and was less well received, Blomkamp proves to be an innovative genre filmmaker, one of few filmmakers who can do a lot with a small budget and still retain an authorial voice when cast into the studio system. We have high hopes for his latest, which sounds to be a different angle from the filmmaker still working within preferred parameters. Based on his own 2006 short film, Blomkamp’s latest is Chappie, the tale of a robot kidnapped by two criminals and growing up under these strange familial circumstances as he grows into a prodigy. Blomkamp famously cast the members of provocative South African rap-rave group Die Antwoord, »
- Nicholas Bell
Last week, Sony released the new trailer for Neill Blomkamp‘s Chappie. For this film, the director of District 9 and Elysium is back with another tale about both the dangers and positive potential of technology. This time, the film stars Sharlto Copley (District 9) as a newly created artificially intelligent robot who has the potential to […]
The post UK ‘Chappie’ Trailer Stresses Emotion Over Action, But There’s Lots Of Both appeared first on /Film. »
- Germain Lussier
"Don't let people take away your potential, Chappie." Just after the second Us trailer for District 9 director Neill Blomkamp's latest sci-fi endeavor Chappie arrived last week, a new trailer from the United Kingdom has arrived that's completely different. This one actually takes cues from the melodramatic and sappy teaser trailer and mixes them with the more suspenseful, action-oriented tone of the second one. Personally, I'm not sure about this one yet, if only because it seems to tread a lot of the same territory that films like RoboCop, I Robot and more have already walked, and I was hoping for something more. Watch it! Here's the new UK trailer for Neill Blomkamps' Chappie from Yahoo UK: You can still watch the second Us trailer for Chappie right here. Every child comes into the world full of promise, and none more so than Chappie: he is gifted, special, »
- Ethan Anderton
The official U.K. trailer has arrived for the sci-fi adventure Chappie. Starring Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver, Dev Patel and the voice of Sharlto Copley as Chappie, District 9 and Elysium director Neill Blomkamp returns for his third feature film. This thrilling look at the future follows a sentient robot who is born out of a police program gone wrong.
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. The first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself. His life, »
“I do believe the problem with artificial intelligence is that it’s way too unpredictable,” the mulleted Hugh Jackman says in the new UK trailer for Neill Blomkamp’s sci-fi film “Chappie.” That line is a fine summation of the movie: a nerd inventor creates the first independently thinking and feeling robot, which is stolen by thugs, and then concerned technophobe authorities seek to have it destroyed using the hardware they borrowed from “RoboCop.” “I am consciousness, I am alive, I am Chappie,” the robot voiced by Blomkamp’s “District 9” and “Elysium” star Sharlto Copley says. Unfortunately, he’s not funny… yet. The filmmaker promised a sci-fi comedy —the inclusion of the wacky rap rave duo Die Antwoord in prominent roles was your first clue— but for some reason Sony’s been marketing this movie as a more serious, somber sci-fi film. Maybe that tests better with the kids? »
- Edward Davis
The movie in question is Chappie, and far more promising than a sequel to that Shawn Levy film, it's actually the latest film from Neill Blomkamp- the man that gave us District 9 and Elysium. This original sci-fi action film will tell the story of an android named Chappie that is able to feel and think for itself. Shortly after his "birth" he is kidnapped by two criminals and raised as part of a dysfunctional family. Chappie suddenly finds himself in the crosshairs of Jackman's Vincent, who sees the robot as a threat to humanity.
Below is the latest TV spot for the film:
- Mario-Francisco Robles
It’s a wonderful time to be a TV-binging comic book fan. In fact, if you were a little tactical about your viewing habits (and not too fussy in your Marvel/DC preference), we’re approaching a state where you could probably fill an ‘all the soap operas’ shaped hole in your schedule every day with the stuff of capes, cowls and crime-fighting.
Of course, we already have Arrow, The Flash, Gotham, Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, The Walking Dead and – for now – Constantine gracing our schedules. Of those, Arrow, The Flash and The Walking Dead have already been picked up for further seasons, as well. With the exception of Constantine, we wouldn’t be too surprised to hear the rest renewed too.
The fun doesn’t stop there. »
The latest trailer for Neill Blomkamp‘s Chappie offers a bit more information, and gives us a clearer picture of where Chappie comes from, and how Hugh Jackman‘s character fits in with the state of the world we’re in. The new information may or may not make things more interesting, and may give one the impression that our overall story seems more familiar than we thought it would.
It also doesn’t hurt that Dev Patel has never really let me down, Sharlto Copley seems to know how to work himself into whatever Blomkamp wants, and Hugh Jackman ought to be able to sell this role. Hopefully, we’re going to get something that is wildly fun, »
- Marc Eastman
Sony Pictures returns strong with this exhilarating new trailer for director Neill Blomkamp’s highly anticipated film, Chappie. The latest preview stars Sharlto Copley (“Chappie”), Dev Patel, Ninja and Yo-Landi Vi$$er, Jose Pablo Cantillo with Sigourney Weaver and Hugh Jackman.
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.
The first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself. His life, his story, will change the way the world looks at robots and humans forever.
- Michelle McCue
We saw the first trailer for District 9/Elysium director Neill Blomkamp’s latest, Chappie, a couple of months ago. Now here comes the latest promo to fill in even more of the plot blanks.Chappie sees Dev Patel create a thinking, feeling robot off the back of his work on mindless robot drones for the police. But not everyone is delighted by the seemingly sweet machine: Hugh Jackman’s Vincent and Sigourney Weaver as his boss are worried that this could mean the end of humanity. So the beardy Vincent sets out to destroy our hero and Chappie will have to rely on both his friends and his newly developed wits to survive. And from the looks of it, he’ll need ‘em, since Jackman has a nasty-looking Ed-209-type droid at his disposal, armed with more firepower than a small American police force.The film finds Blomkamp once more exploring ideas of technology, »
Today we have a new trailer for the upcoming sci-fi robot movie "Chappie," which is directed by Neill Blomkamp (Elysium, District 9) and stars Sharlto Copley (District 9) and Hugh Jackman. Check it out below. "Chappie" tells the story of a robot imbued with artificial intelligence who is stolen by two local gangsters who want to use him for their own nefarious purposes. Copley (Elysium, District 9) provides the voice of the title character. The new movie is set to hit theaters on March 6th. Trailer: »
Sneak Peek more new footage from "District 9" director Neil Blomkamp's upcoming science fiction, action adventure "Chappie", starring Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver, Sharlto Copley and Dev Patel, opening March 6, 2015:
"...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. The first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself. His life, his story, will change the way the world looks at robots and humans forever..."
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Chappie"...
- Michael Stevens
A new trailer for Chappie, a robot movie by District 9 writer and director, Neill Blomkamp has been released and we get to see a bit more of the actual story surrounding Chappie. I.ve got to admit, it looks pretty cool. Check it out: This trailer is leaps and bounds over the first trailer we saw for this film. While a cute, goofy robot (voiced by a Blomkamp favorite, Sharlto Copley) is a fun idea in theory, it definitely didn.t seem like a strong enough concept to center an entire movie around. And maybe I.m alone on this one, but it seemed like the film wasn.t going to be much beyond a modern Pinocchio adaptation. At some point, watching a robot discover the world around him starts to get old. I.m pretty relieved with this trailer to see that there.s a bit more story »
After a deeply heart felt first look, a new trailer for Neil Blomkamp's Chappie has come online, giving us a much better look at the story and the action spinning out of the tale of an artificially intelligent robot starting to grow and think for himself. He may be completely motion captured, but Chappie as a character is incredibly engaging and likable, due in no small part to Sharlto Copely bringing him to life. This may see Blomkamp taking a different tack to District 9 and Elysium, but it should be no less fantastic. Released: 6th March 2015 »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
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