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    Elysium

    Matt Damon, in yet another first-rate performance, plays an ordinary guy who’s had squabbles with law enforcement in the past and continues to buck the system.

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    10 Futuristic Sci-Fi Movie Concepts That Could Actually Happen

    While star Matt Damon and writer/director Neill Blomkamp have been repeatedly stating that there is no inherent social message to their new futuristic thriller "Elysium" (review here), it's something of a dubious claim. There are a number of real-life social and political parallels that you can draw...

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    Watch: Kruger Comes Out In New Clip, TV Spot & 2 Featurettes For Neill Blomkamp's 'Elysium'

    Last month the drum was banging pretty hard in some quarters for everyone to show support for Guillermo Del Toro's "Pacific Rim," as it was that increasingly rare beast; a summer movie not based on a pre-existing property. But where is the nerd choir for Neill Blomkamp's "Elysium"? More inventive, e...

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    Immersed in Movies: Neill Blomkamp Talks 'Elysium,' Sci-Fi, VFX (TRAILER)

    "Elysium" director Neill Blomkamp discusses going more commercial and the have and have nots of his movies and the VFX industry.

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    How 'Elysium' Critiques Every Other Blockbuster Released This Summer

    Mega-budget spectacles are rarely considered the beacons of high culture, but those factory-sealed, CGI-heavy efforts have attracted an especially large amount of vitriol this summer. With a range of pricey flops streaming out of the studios, seemingly foolproof products now take on the dimensions o...

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    First-Time Feature Composer Ryan Amon Scores Neill Blomkamp's Sci-Fi Thriller 'Elysium'

    The email was unexpected and short--a single sentence: "Is this you?"--with a YouTube link and a signature from a name Ryan Amon didn't recognize: Neill Blomkamp. "It's a little bit embarrassing," Amon says of his first reaction to the message: "I had to Google his name!" When he did so, of course,...

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    Review and Roundup: Neill Blomkamp's 'Elysium,' Starring Damon, Absorbing Sci-Fi with Heavy-Handed Message UPDATE

    South African writer-director Neill Blomkamp had a tall mountain to climb with his follow-up to low-budget Best Picture Oscar contender "District 9," which scored $215 million worldwide. Ever since the indie pick-up put Blomkamp on the map as an original filmmaker with an extraordinary command over ...

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    Top Ways (Sarcastic and Not) Futuristic 'Elysium' Reflects Today

    Matt Damon can save almost any film for me, and the perfectly competent, entirely predictable Elysium may be where "almost" kicks in. Like most summer action movies -- from Man of Steel to World War Z -- it has an intriguing premise that gets lost mid-way through in the barrage of special effect...

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    Review: Neill Blomkamp's 'Elysium' Starring Matt Damon & Jodie Foster

    The year is 2154, and while the future may include ships that reach supersonic speeds in fifteen seconds, and advanced weaponry and technology that now interacts directly with the human body, the divide between the haves and have nots has never been greater. Los Angeles has essentially become one la...

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    Watch: New Extended Trailer & Clip From Neill Blomkamp's 'Elysium' Starring Matt Damon

    If you've been wondering who wins out when a director would prefer to keep things under wrap versus a studio who wants to make sure people show up in theaters....let this new nearly four minute long extended trailer for Neill Blomkamp's "Elysium" answer that question.

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