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Neill Blomkamp

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    Screen Talk: From Albert Maysles and Lena Dunham to the Rise and Fall of Abel Ferrara and Neill Blomkamp

    Indiewire's Eric Kohn and I range around this week from the death of documentary cinema verite pioneer Albert Maysles of "Gimme Shelter" and "Grey Gardens" fame, to Lena Dunham's ancillary projects outside of "Girls."

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    Why Fizzling 'Chappie' Buzz Might Curb Hopes for Blomkamp's 'Alien' Revamp

    Now that reviews have broken for Neill Blomkamp's new sci-fi, let's reassess the state of his 'Alien' restart for Fox.

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    'Chappie' First Reviews: Artificial Yes, Intelligence No

    Before he reboots the Alien franchise, Neill Blomkamp needs to jump-start his imagination.

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    'Oldboy' Baddie Sharlto Copley Opens Up to Indiewire: 'Hollywood doesn't quite know where to place me'

    Sharlo Copley's came out of seemingly nowhere, along with his "District 9" writer-director Neill Blomkamp, in 2009 and has since racked up a resume that most seasoned veterans would be jealous of, appearing alongside everyone from Jodie Foster and Matt Damon, to Angelina Jolie and Liam Neeson in big...

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    Neill Blomkamp's Next Project, A.I. Robot Film 'Chappie,' To Be Produced by Sony

    Sony Pictures Entertainment and MRC will be co-producing Neill Blomkamp's "Chappie," the director's follow-up to this past weekend's "Elysium." The script, written by Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell, centers on an Artificial Intelligence robot, named Chappie, stolen by a duo of gangsters who plan to use...

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    Robots, Spaceships & Jodie Foster: The Good, The Bad, And The Wildly Uneven Of 'Elysium'

    Few summer movies in 2013 were as highly anticipated as "Elysium" and few were as divisive. Perhaps it was because the promise of something meatier on the bone than the occasionally entertaining, but all too often disposable summer blockbusters. "Elysium" had the potential to hit all our sweet spot:...

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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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    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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