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Chappie - Review

Chappie Is Pretty Good.  It’s Not District 9, But That’s Okay.

If you’ve seen Neill Blomkamp‘s Elysium, you may have given up on him, despite the fact that that can be considered a bit of an overreaction, especially since his first movie, … 248 more words


“I Am the Entertainer”: The Young, Uneven Career of Neill Blomkamp

“I suppose I’m an entertainer.”

Neill Blomkamp said this of himself during a TED Talk video recorded in November of 2009, three months after the release of his debut feature, “District 9.” He noted that many TED Talks are given by people with PhD’s, those who are the tops in their respective fields. 937 more words


Chappie: Blomkamp Gives Us A Solid, Fun Movie


Neill Blomkamp is a director whose work has always intrigued me. Since his debut feature-length film, District 9, he has been a director who has been very much on my radar. 835 more words


Movie of the week: Chappie

This week, I will see the third feature film from writer/director Neill Blomkamp, where the last hope for humanity isn’t human at all. Chappie is a robot, who is given sentient programming courtesy of a man named Deon. 169 more words

Neill Blomkamp: Dystopian futures that speak to today

Chappie is released this weekend in the UK and I’m excited about seeing it. Over the last few years I have, after several repeat viewings, become a huge fan of Neill Blomkamp’s previous films District 9 and Elysium. 164 more words


Elysium (2013) Movie Review "A Good But Not Perfect Science Fiction Tale"

Continuing is my set of reviews for Neil Blomkamp’s directorial work (all two of them) leading up to the new release “Chappie”.  We’ve already covered Blomkamp’s directorial debut (in “District 9″) and now we move on to his follow up, “Elysium”. 1,185 more words

Austin Goth Kids

A few weeks ago, I went roller skating with zombies. The Austin Blood Alliance was hosting their 5th Zombie Skate at Playland, and let me tell you, there is nothing better than roller skating alongside a grown man in full gore makeup and House of Torment booty shorts. 296 more words

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