FlixChatter Review: CHAPPIE (2015)

Neill Blomkamp burst into Hollywood fame with his film debut District 9, a film that was well-received by both critics and audiences alike; although I’m not a fan of it myself. Then he hit a sophomore slump with Elysium, it wasn’t a great movie but I enjoyed it more than District 9. For his newest …

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Question of the Week: Which movie(s) are you looking forward to in March?

Now that award season is officially over... we can all look forward to what else 2015 has in store for us. February is practically dead in terms of new releases, in fact I only saw Jupiter Ascending & Kingsman in the theater. But there are more intriguing stuff coming next month. I have rsvp-ed for …

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Guest Post: Elysium, Her & The Nature of Science Fiction

Special thanks to Conor Holt for this post. Stay tuned for my full review of Spike Jonze's her coming this weekend! Well, this is awkward. Science Fiction is my favorite film genre, but in 2013 one of my favorite films of the year and my least favorite film of the year…are both Science-Fiction. How could …

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Question of the Week: What’s your favorite sophomore directorial films?

Since I just posted a review of Ralph Fiennes' second film that he directed, The Invisible Woman, I thought I'd turn the focus on other sophomore directorial efforts over the years. Interestingly, as I was working on this post, I came across this article that talks about the slump of directorial sophomore efforts in 2013. …

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FlixChatter Review: ELYSIUM

As a big fan of District 9, I had been looking forward to this for some time. I erroneously thought this was the follow-up to Neill Blomkamp's sci-fi thriller set in South Africa when I did this post but by the time the trailer came out, obviously this is an original story that doesn't involve …

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Neill Blomkamp’s sci-fi thriller ELYSIUM’s Poster & Trailer Spotlight

Boy oh boy! I've been looking forward to this film for quite some time now. In case you didn't know already, I'm a huge fan of District 9 which was a surprise to me as I didn't even know much about it when I saw it on the big screen. Well, it's been over three …

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What A-list Actors Can Learn from Sharlto Copley

District 9 is one of those powerful movies that stays with me long after I saw it (check out my review of the movie). For the most part, it's Copley's performance that makes the film work for me. Sure, the documentary style technique and all that technical stuff blew me away at first, but once …

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It’s inevitable, District 9 sequel chatter has begun

Death and taxes aren't the only things certain when it comes to the movie industry. Sequel is a sure bet as soon as a flick recoups at least the same amount it takes to produce. So now that District 9 already made more than its modest 30 million budget, it's no surprise the sequel buzz …

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Flixchatter Review: District 9

It's nearly eleven hours since I saw the movie and its effect lingers with me still. I haven't been this blown away by something I saw at the movies since The Dark Knight last year. Just like that blockbuster, I can say this with confidence, BELIEVE THE HYPE. But unlike the caped crusader tale, District …

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