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


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It’s no surprise that director Neill Blomkamp would choose to cast Sharlto Copley in his upcoming movie “Chappie.” The two were friends before Copley started acting, and Blomkamp gave him his big breakout when he cast Copley as the lead in “District 9.”

Copley is also playing a villain in Blomkamp’s sophomore feature “Elysium,” so it actually would have been more of a surprise if he hadn’t been cast in “Chappie.” According to Entertainment Weekly, Copley will play the lead in the upcoming movie.

There is little known about “Chappie” beyond the fact that it will be a science fiction comedy and that it will have an unusual setting. It has been rumored that Die Antwoord members Ninja and Yo-landi Vi$$er will be cast in the movie as well, though that has not been confirmed.

“Elysium” seems like it will be pretty straightforward sci-fi, while “Chappie” sounds a bit more unconventional. For those of you wondering if Blomkamp will ever get around to directing “District 10,” he addressed that during a recent “Elysium” press conference.

“In terms of sequels to my own stuff, a lot of it comes down to if there’s just more to say,” he said. “I think the world of ‘District 9’ has a lot of very interesting sort of race and oppression-based ideas that I would still like to explore.”

“Elysium” stars Matt Damon, Sharlto Copley and Jodie Foster. It’s due in theaters on August 9, 2013.

Are you excited to see “Chappie” reteam Copley and Blomkamp? Tell us in the comments section below or on Facebook and Twitter.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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