| Nov 15, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Will the new crop of Academy members be swing voters?
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences in July invited 276 new members; of this group, more than 100 represent the org's aggressive move toward diversity: women, foreign-born artists and people...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 3:30 PM
"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...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Completion guarantor Film Finances Inc. is launching a South African arm to be headed by longtime local Endemol exec Jane Fry.
Fry, who spent 15 years at Endemol South Africa and also served as an overseas production accountant on several international...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 7:34 AM
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...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 1:42 PM
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...
| 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 9, 2013
| 8:14 AM
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...
| 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 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...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 10:30 PM
South African heist thriller "iNumber Number" has been picked up for international distribution by Hong Kong and Amsterdam-based Fortissimo Films.
The picture has its world premiere in the Contemporary World Cinema section of the Toronto Film Festival....