| Aug 8, 2013
| 5:50 PM
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,...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 9:22 AM
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...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 10:29 AM
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...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 12:02 PM
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...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 10:49 AM
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...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 6:10 AM
Consider "Oldboy" Spike Lee's cover version of "If I Had a Hammer." This new American remake of the 2003 Korean revenge drama, also titled "Oldboy," stars Josh Brolin as the victim of a bizarre kidnapping and 20-year imprisonment. Upon his release, as...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 1:27 PM
Brace yourself. Spike Lee has gone all Quentin Tarantino on us.
In re-imagining Park Chan-wook's mysterious thriller "Oldboy," Lee embraces the extremes of Japanese manga tradition with a vengeance. The graphic brutality, the warped sexuality, the...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 12:10 PM
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...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 7:44 PM
From Norwegian writer-director André Ovredal comes the spry, amusing and pulse-pounding "Trollhunter," a monster movie with a love for mountainous, tree-lined Scandinavian scenery and an even greater love for setting memorably ugly, hulking and...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 11:37 AM
Walt Disney Studios has begun filming its live-action fairy tale "Maleficent," starring Angelina Jolie, in London.
Disney said Tuesday that production began last week on the movie, billed as the untold story of the villainess from the 1959 Disney classic...
| Jul 7, 2012
| 2:23 PM
Drew Roy can't complain about playing teen-turned-alien fighter Hal Mason in "Falling Skies." Despite a constant alien threat, Hal seems to find time for romance.
"I'll agree with you there," Roy said, laughing. "You know, being Hal, they throw a new...