Production in South Africa is on the upswing, prompted not only by the country's sagging currency, the rand — the exchange rate makes local services cheaper for filmmakers coming in from abroad — but…
It turns out Matt Damon and “Elysium” didn’t quite crack the $30 million mark this past weekend. Sony released the final weekend grosses for “Elysium” on Monday with the big-budget sci-fier earning…
A critical digest of the week's latest U.S. theatrical releases. Where applicable, links to longer reviews have been provided. Elysium Distributor: Sony So close and yet so far, the colony of Elysium…
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UPDATE: Disney’s “Planes” is riding Matt Damon’s big-budget tail at the U.S. box office Friday afternoon. Analysts have both the 3D toon and Sony’s “Elysium” circling the $30 million mark for the…
Dieting is a big downside of being one of the world’s biggest action stars, says Matt Damon, who stars in Sony’s upcoming sci-fi actioner “Elysium.” “I was grumpy on the set, because I was on a diet…
'District 9' writer-director Neill Blomkamp delivers a less dazzling but absorbing and intelligent bit of futurism.
On Aug. 8, the film's writer-director is back with another socially conscious sci-fier, "Elyisum," but this time the budget is far bigger ($120 million-plus) and the cast more star-studded (Matt…
It’s summer movie season, which means distribs are scrambling to attach trailers for their big fall releases to maximum-exposure tentpoles. Amid all that long-distance hype drops a new extended…
With the success of 2009's "District 9" still fresh in their minds, producers are cherry-picking South African sci-fi properties, making it one of hottest genres this side of Swedish crime fiction.
Government agent Wikus Van De Merwe becomes unaware of the chain of events he sets into motion in "District 9."
We are used to seeing sci-fi in a highly polished way, not the way you would on CNN," points out editor Julian Clarke, describing how "District 9" used a doculike style to create the movie's…