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Neill Blomkamp's Oats Trailer Reveals Mysterious Monster Project

Neill Blomkamp's Oats Trailer Reveals Mysterious Monster Project
After filmmaker Neill Blomkamp revealed that his Alien 5 sequel was not happening anymore, many fans had wondered what the director would take on next. A few weeks ago, the filmmaker started teasing a new endeavor of his called Oats Studios on social media, which will be a series of experimental short films that will be featured on the studio's YouTube channel, and on the Steam streaming service as well. While it remains to be seen when the first films through this endeavor will be released, the director debuted a new trailer for Oats Studios: Volume 1, featuring a unique monster movie.

This trailer from Oats Studios YouTube doesn't reveal what the name of this film is, but during one of his tweets from earlier this month, the filmmaker referred to this project as Rakka, while debuting the first 15-second teaser. No plot details were given for this first short film, or
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Today in Movie Culture: Spider-Man in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron,' the Original 'Chappie' and More

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Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Watch one of the antecedents of Chappie in Neill Blomkamp's 2006 short, Tempbot, below. There was also Tetra Vaal before that (see our post from last fall).   If only this cooler modeled after the Sandcrawler from Star Wars really existed (via Dave's Geeky Ideas):    Now we have more than just yesterday's gif. Here's the latest Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer as if Spider-Man was a major part of the sequel:   And here's a digitally painted poster of Hulk and Iron Man in the Hulkbuster suit from Avengers: Age of Ultron, available to buy on Etsy (via Geek Alerts):   Fathom Events has released this new trailer for the restored...

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Film Review: ‘Chappie’

Film Review: ‘Chappie’
Intelligence, artificial or otherwise, is one of the major casualties of “Chappie,” a robot-themed action movie that winds up feeling as clunky and confused as the childlike droid with which it shares its name. Mashing together various elements from director Neill Blomkamp’s earlier sci-fi pictures (including another prominent role for Sharlto Copley), this South African spin on “Short Circuit” displays the same handheld immediacy and scene-setting verve as its predecessors, but all in service of a chaotically plotted story and a central character so frankly unappealing he almost makes Jar-Jar Binks seem like tolerable company by comparison. Absent “District 9’s” subtle apartheid allegory or “Elysium’s” health-care brief, but offering a bizarre performance showcase for the rap-rave group Die Antwoord, Blomkamp’s third feature exhausts its meager ideas and the viewer well before the end of its two-hour running time. Curiosity will beckon for a few, but this
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Saturday Shorts: ‘TempBot’, directed by Neill Blomkamp

Today’s film is the 2006 short Tempbot. The film, which stars Lynda Carter and Kirsten Robek, is written by Mark Fitzloff and directed by Neill Blomkamp. Blomkamp rose to prominence in 2009 with the Peter Jackson-produced District 9, which ended up being a surprise hit of the summer. His newest feature, Elysium, which he also wrote, opens in wide release in American theatres this weekend.

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[DVD News] - "District 9" on Blu-ray and DVD 28th December 2009

From Academy Award®-Winning Producer Peter Jackson And Rising Star Director {Neill Blomkamp, Comes the $199+ Million Global Box-Office Smash "District 9" The Action-Packed, Critically-Acclaimed Sci-Fi Thriller Debuts on Blu-ray Disc. and DVD on December 28, 2009 Blu-ray Features include movieIQ and .Joburg from Above. Interactive Map From producer Peter Jackson ("King Kong", "The Lord Of The Rings" trilogy) comes the critically-acclaimed sci-fi thriller District 9, debuting on Blu-ray and DVD on the 28th December, 2009 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Director Neill Blomkamp ("Crossing The Line", "Tempbot") enlists a cast of relative newcomers, including Sharlto Copley and Jason Cope (Doomsday), and a host of groundbreaking special effects for the enthralling...
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District 9 on Blu-ray and DVD December 22

The DVD and Blu-ray release of J.J. Abrams' awesome sci-fi adventure Star Trek finally hits shelves next Tuesday (11/17), giving sci-fi geeks what they've been wanting since May. However, it might not be enough to satisfy those who have been especially touched by the genre this year, as we must still wait for the year's biggest surprise, Neill Blomkamp's District 9. Rest easy though, fellow nerds, as we know have the details on the District 9 DVD and Blu-ray release. It is scheduled to hit on December 22nd with an epic set of special features. Find out more via the official press release below: From executive producer Peter Jackson (King Kong, The Lord of the Rings trilogy) comes the critically-acclaimed sci-fi thriller District 9, debuting on Blu-ray™ and 2-Disc DVD December 22 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Director Neill Blomkamp (Crossing the Line, Tempbot) enlists a cast of relative newcomers, including
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The Short Works Of… Neill Blomkamp

The Short Works Of… [1] is a semi-regular feature on Film Junk where we spotlight commercials, music videos and other short form work from a well-known director. With the recent release of the first trailer for District 9 [2], arguments over the talent and skill of director Neill Blomkamp have resurfaced across the blogosphere. Blomkamp is perhaps best known for the movie he never directed: Halo. Peter Jackson chose him to direct a blockbuster movie based on the popular video game franchise despite the fact that he had never directed a feature film. However, it is his short form work that landed him the job, so I figured it would be a good time to look back at his impressive resume and show why this guy is the real deal. Citroen Commercial: "Alive with Technology" You can't start a discussion about Neill Blomkamp's work without talking about this amazing car commercial,
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