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District 9 (movie)

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  • Best picture Oscar contenders often break the genre film barrier

    There is a long-running misconception that members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences love only underdog biopics, literary adaptations and anything in which Meryl Streep speaks with an accent. But if you look at the list of the 500-plus...
  • Sony Pictures hack fuels speculation about studio's possible sale

    Fallout from the crippling cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment has called into question exactly what the future holds for one of Hollywood's biggest names. A paralyzed computer system has hampered the studio's ability to make deals, promote...
  • Durban Festival: 'Snake' Hopes to Show New 'Truth'

    Durban festivalgoers are eagerly awaiting the premiere of documentary "A Snake Gives Birth to a Snake" on July 20, as it brings with it a host of politicians, writers and activists. Doc promises to be an unusual telling of the TRC (Truth and...
  • New Releases: 'Prisoners' a pulp drama with a stellar cast

    Prisoners Warner Bros., $28.98; Blu-ray, $35.99 Available on VOD beginning Dec. 17 Part mystery-thriller, part brooding meditation on how evil spreads, Denis Villeneuve's film is a gorgeously shot, masterfully acted piece of pulp that takes itself a...
  • Sony partners with Wal-Mart video service on new release feature

    Sony partners with Wal-Mart video service on new release feature
    In a bid to spur digital movie purchases, Sony Pictures has struck a deal with Wal-Mart's Vudu video streaming service to add video sharing and other features to new releases including "This Is the End" and "After Earth" as well as forthcoming titles such...
  • NBC wraps upfront. Can 'Elysium' be a slump buster?

    NBC wraps upfront. Can 'Elysium' be a slump buster?
    After the coffee. Before saying goodbye to July. The Skinny: You know you need a vacation when you wake up and don't know what day it is. I did get a chance to get to Dodger Stadium last night, but unfortunately the Yankees lost. Wednesday's...
  • Review: 'Europa Report' gets good mileage from low-budget sci-fi

     Review: 'Europa Report' gets good mileage from low-budget sci-fi
    "Europa Report" is a Grade A version of a B picture, a streamlined science fiction story that smartly tells a familiar tale without breaking the bank. Though modern moviemaking often mandates that science fiction be synonymous with multimillion-dollar...
  • 'Elysium' is solid sci-fi, but no 'District 9,' critics say

    Writer-director Neill Blomkamp's unheralded feature debut, "District 9," arrived like a bolt of lightning in 2009. With its propulsive energy and pointed aliens-as-apartheid allegory, the film racked up stellar reviews, a $115-million box office take...
  • 'Elysium' may beat 'Planes,' 'Millers,' 'Percy' at multiplex

    On a crowded box-office weekend, where four new films will fight for No. 1, "Elysium" may hover just above the competition.  The sci-fi flick starring Matt Damon is set to debut with a solid-if-not-spectacular $32 million, according to those who have...
  • Review: Despite Matt Damon, 'Elysium' disappoints

    Despite its title, "Elysium" is no promised land. Expectations were high that the film starring Matt Damon would carry the flag for thoughtful, big-budget films that care about more than profits. But it has ended up as something of a disappointment,...
  • 'Elysium' launches to No. 1; 'We're the Millers' is surprise runner-up

    Matt Damon rose above the competition at the box office this weekend, where his sci-fi film "Elysium" was No. 1 as four new films hit theaters. The pricey movie about a man desperate to get to a plush man-made space station hovering above Earth opened...