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Neill Blomkamp teams with Sharlto Copley again in new sci-fi comedy “Chappie”

Copley will play the titular lead.

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“Elysium” still reveals first look at Sharlto Copley’s villain character

“Elysium” comes out on August 9.

Guillermo del Toro can’t wrest the Rings from Gollum-esque creditors. (photo)

Guillermo del Toro can’t wrest the Rings from Gollum-esque creditors.

History teaches us to be very skeptical of filmmakers who change their plans because of “scheduling conflicts.” Earlier this month, for instance, Sharlto Copley left the upcoming film “I Am Number Four” because of “scheduling conflicts” caused by “The A-Team” press tour. But according to Film Drunk, that was merely a cover for the real […]

The A-Team, 80’s TV theme song reborn. (photo)

The A-Team, 80’s TV theme song reborn.

Anyone who watched TV in the ’80’s likely recognizes “The A-Team” theme song when they hear it. If they were kids at the time, they probably know it by heart. Maybe that only applies to boys, but I for one knew it so well I could whistle, hum or da da dum it from start […]

District 9’s newcomers (photo)

District 9’s newcomers

The plot of “District 9” centers around a group of aliens in Johannesburg, South Africa that no one knows anything about at the outset. Likewise the film’s director and talent are unknowns, though I suspect they will be quite famous (and treated much better) in short order when this film opens. Indeed, I suspect Blomkamp […]

Putting a Fine Point On It (photo)

Putting a Fine Point On It

Twelve years ago, Paul Verhoeven, ever the cynical prankster, turned Robert A. Heinlein’s jingoistic ’50s sci-fi novel “Starship Troopers” into a plug-ugly satire of homicidal xenophobia, making his whitebread human “heroes” even more grotesque than the giant insectoid creatures they regularly slaughtered. Trouble was, mainstream America didn’t really get the sick joke, even when Neil […]