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  • 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...
  • Box office: Matt Damon's 'Elysium' latest sign of a surreal summer

    This past weekend, Neill Blomkamp's sci-fi pic "Elysium" opened to $30.5 million. Though it won the weekend, it was an unremarkable number -- and that's what made it so remarkable. "Elysium" might have been expected to jump up a lot closer to $40...
  • 'Elysium' director: 'Chappie' will be 'like RoboCop but hilarious'

    'Elysium' director: 'Chappie' will be 'like RoboCop but hilarious'
    Four days after "Elysium" hit theaters, the science fiction movie's backers announced Tuesday that they have greenlighted director Neill Blomkamp's next film, "Chappie." Sony Pictures Entertainment and MRC will once again co-produce and co-finance the...
  • 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...
  • Analysis: WGA nominations build momentum for 'Dallas,' 'Jasmine,' 'Her'

    Analysis: WGA nominations build momentum for 'Dallas,' 'Jasmine,' 'Her'
    Writers who are not members of the guild, films made with production companies that are not WGA signatories and productions otherwise made outside of the guild's guidelines are deemed ineligible year after year, leading to such high-profile recent...
  • 'Elysium'

    Writer-director Neill Blomkamp ("District 9") continues his vision of a bleak future Earth with a bigger budget and more star power in this effective sci-fi tale. Matt Damon plays a worker drone on the ravaged, overcrowded terra firma, which sits...