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Trash movie review: you know, for kids?

18 hours ago | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

This isn’t a children’s movie… and yet it kind of is, too, with its odd mishmash of social realism, action thrills, misplaced comedy, and simplistic drama. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

I have not read the source material

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

The police in Rio de Janeiro “treat poor people like trash.” So says young teen Raphael (Rickson Tevez), in case you hadn’t already grasped the double entendre of the title. When Raphael discovers a really nice, surely accidentally discarded wallet while working as a trash picker in a massive Rio landfill, he shares the cash with his pal Gardo (Eduardo Luis), and then the two are off on a sort of treasure hunt to unravel the meaning of the other mysterious items in the wallet, including a train-station locker key, photos of a little girl, »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Update: Interstellar available to pre-order on Blu-ray, released March 31st

23 January 2015 8:38 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Yesterday we reported that Christopher Nolan’s Oscar-nominated sci-fi epic Interstellar was available to pre-order at online vendor Amazon, but today Paramount Home Entertainment has officially announced the release of the film on March 31st on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand, with a digital release on March 17th.

The Blu-ray release for Interstellar is set to include a cell from an original 70Mm IMAX print of the film in addition to three hours of bonus content, details of which you can view below, as well as a look at the artwork for the release.

–The Science of Interstellar — Extended cut of the broadcast special.

–Plotting an Interstellar Journey — Discusses the film’s origins, influences and narrative designs.

–Life on Cooper’s Farm—Bringing Americana and the grounded nature of a farm to a sci-fi space movie.

The Dust—Learn how cast and crew avoided sand blindness, and see how to create, »

- Scott J. Davis

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PlayStation Network sets premiere date for Powers

21 January 2015 12:55 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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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New UK Trailer for Chappie starring Hugh Jackman

15 January 2015 5:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following the second trailer last week, a new UK preview of Neill Blomkamp’s Chappie has been released and you can check it out below after the official synopsis…

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.

Chappie is set for release on March 6th 2015 with Blomkamp directing a cast that includes Hugh Jackman (X-Men: Days of Future Past »

- Gary Collinson

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Chappie: New UK Trailer And Other Tidbits Offer A Deeper Look

14 January 2015 6:30 PM, PST | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

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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Top 25 Most Anticipated Studio Films of 2015: #2. Neill Blomkamp’s Chappie

14 January 2015 1:00 PM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Chappie

Director: Neill Blomkamp // Writers: Neill Blomkamp, Terri Tatchell

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

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UK ‘Chappie’ Trailer Stresses Emotion Over Action, But There’s Lots Of Both

14 January 2015 9:30 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

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

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'Chappie' UK Trailer with Hugh Jackman and Dev Patel

14 January 2015 7:20 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

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, »

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Watch: New U.K. Trailer For Neill Blomkamp’s ‘Chappie’ Shows Off More Action, Robots & Mullets

14 January 2015 5:56 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

“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

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New TV Spot For 'Chappie'

13 January 2015 9:29 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

On March 6th, the Hugh Jackman-starrer Real Steel 2 will roll into theaters. Wait. No. That's not right. 

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:

Chappie is played, via motion-capture, by frequent Blomkamp collaborator, Sharlto Copley. The cast also includes sci-fi royalty Sigourney Weaver, and Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire, The Newsroom).

Source: Sony

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- Mario-Francisco Robles

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Chappie Trailer 2 – Hugh Jackman Really Doesn’t Like AI

12 January 2015 10:37 AM, PST | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

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.

That said, Elysium may not have blow me away, but it was still worthwhile entertainment, and Blomkamp hasn’t used up his District 9 credit yet, so I’m pretty hopeful for this one.

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

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New Chappie Trailer Boots Online

11 January 2015 7:43 AM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

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, »

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New Trailer for Chappie Robot Film, with Sharlto Copley and Hugh Jackman

10 January 2015 5:08 AM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

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: »

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By the Power of Sony Synergy, Here’s a New ‘Chappie’ Trailer

9 January 2015 1:08 PM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

There are a few overlaps of scenes from the first Chappie trailer to the latest, including a bit where the title robot watches and mimics the cartoon He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. You’d think this was from the same studio putting together a new Masters of the Universe movie. Oh right, they’re both Sony. Synergy! Interestingly, Sony is also one of the studios behind last year’s RoboCop remake and they own the company that made Short Circuit (but not the rights to its planned remake), and those are two movies that are very much felt in this new feature from Neill Blomkamp. That’s not a complaint, because this looks much better than both of those things. Sure, the line “I am consciousness. I am alive. I am Chappie!” doesn’t have the same ring as the rhyming “Johnny Five is Alive!” but then Short Circuit doesn’t have Die Antwoord. Nor »

- Christopher Campbell

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New trailer for Neill Blomkamp’s Chappie

9 January 2015 12:23 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A second trailer for Neill Blomkamp’s latest movie Chappie has been released, and we have it for you right here after the official synopsis…

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.

Chappie is set for release on March 6th 2015 with Blomkamp directing a cast that includes Hugh Jackman (X-Men: Days of Future Past »

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Hugh Jackman Shows His Dark Side in the Chappie Trailer

9 January 2015 11:34 AM, PST | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

If District 9 and Elysium are among your favorite movies, you'll be excited to hear that the trailer for director Neill Blomkamp's latest futuristic feature is here. Chappie is the name of the film, and it's also the name of the lifelike robot it centers on. He is created by Dion (Dev Patel) and his friends, supporters of artificial intelligence who want Chappie to have his own thoughts and goals. Enter Hugh Jackman, who is anti-ai because of its unpredictable nature. There doesn't appear to be anything vicious about Chappie, but the trailer does take a violent turn. The movie also stars Sigourney Weaver and Sharlto Copley and is set to open on March 6. Take a look below, and check out more 2015 movies! »

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Watch: New Trailer for ‘Chappie’

9 January 2015 10:44 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sony has unveiled a new trailer for Neill Blomkamp’s sci-fi actioner “Chappie,” two months before its March 6 release.

The trailer starts with CNN’s Anderson Cooper setting the stage by describing the deployment of the world’s first robotic police units in 2016.

Sigourney WeaverHugh Jackman, Sharlto Copley and Dev Patel star in the story of an experimental robot who can think and feel for himself. That leads to powerful forces wanting to ensure that the robot is the last of his kind.

Blomkamp, whose credits include “District 9″ and “Elysium,” directs from a script he co-wrote with Terri Tatchell. He also produces with Simon Kinberg.

 

 

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Must Watch: Second Trailer Arrives for Neill Blomkamp's 'Chappie'

9 January 2015 9:37 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"A thinking robot could be the end of mankind!" Sony Pictures has unveiled the second trailer for Neill Blomkamp's third sci-fi feature, titled Chappie, about a young robot being raised in a violent world. This is the second trailer we've seen following the first teaser for Chappie, and it has a completely different tone, focusing on the comedy that leads to the tragedy in the end. At least they're not holding back showing the social-political angle. Dev Patel stars, with Die Antwoord's Yo-Landi & Ninja plus Sharlto Copley as Chappie. We also get a few more glimpses of the bad guys: Hugh Jackman with a mullet, and Sigourney Weaver. This looks really, really good - even after Elysium I'm still excited for Blomkamp's latest creation. Here's the second official trailer for Neill Blomkamp's Chappie, originally from Entertainment Weekly: Every child comes into the world full of promise, and none »

- Alex Billington

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Full 'Chappie' Trailer from 'Elysium' Director Neill Blomkamp

9 January 2015 9:18 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The deployment of the planet's first robotic police units in 2016 becomes the focus of the world in the latest trailer for Chappie. Anderson Cooper helps set up the backstory in this latest sci-fi epic from District 9 and Elysium director Neill Blomkamp. We also get to learn more about Hugh Jackman, who stars as former solider Vincent Moore.

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, »

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Watch: New Trailer For Neill Blomkamp’s Sci-Fi Film ‘Chappie’ Starring Hugh Jackman, Dev Patel & Die Antwoord

9 January 2015 9:04 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

So what was director Neill Blomkamp up to with those “Alien” designs and concept art that he posted a week back? As some were speculating — given the design had a young Sigourney Weaver and the likely long dead Michael Biehn as Corporal Dwayne Hicks — maybe he was planning a video game within that same time period? Who knows. He hasn’t admitted what that secret, now evidently abandoned project was. We’ll assume details will come to light some day. In the meantime, Blomkamp’s got his sci-fi “Chappie” on the way. Some have noted that the first trailer didn’t show a lot of “comedy” and was actually quite serious with a melodramatic score. Well, that’s marketing for you, and we’ll assume the movie has more than one flavor ala “District 9” (and is hopefully a lot less like the more humorless “Elysium”). Backing up a little »

- Edward Davis

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