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  • 'Elysium' director: 'Chappie' will be 'like RoboCop but hilarious'

    'Elysium' director: 'Chappie' will be 'like RoboCop but hilarious'
    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...
  • 2011 Oscar nominations: Was 'Inception' robbed?

     
    At its heart, Christopher Nolan's sci-fi epic "Inception" is a heist film -- which makes it ironic that the film seems to have been snubbed in a major Academy Award category. The Leonardo DiCaprio-starring film earned eight nominations: Best Picture,...
  • 'Animal Kingdom' and 'Mother and Child' are first DVD screeners of Oscar season

     
    Being first out of the gate often matters a lot in the Oscar derby. "Frozen River" and "Little Miss Sunshine" reaped top nominations in 2008 and 2006, respectively, after being the first DVDs shipped to academy members. This year, that distinction goes to...
  • Indies find success at the Nebula awards

     
    From the independently produced, Oscar-nominated movie "District 9" to Catherynne M. Valente's self-published young adult novel "The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making," independent works were well rewarded at the 2009 Nebula...
  • Is 'Monsters' this year's 'District 9'? A fanboy guide to the Los Angeles Film Festival

     
    LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL The Los Angeles Film Festival strives to be both urban and urbane with its move downtown and its far-ranging program of foreign films and serious documentary fare, but take a closer look and you'll notice this......
  • Adrien Brody did 'Predators' research: 'I would sleep in the jungle alone'

     
    Adrien Brody is on the hunt for a new career chapter with his action-hero duty in "Predators," which hits theaters Friday. Amy Kaufman caught up with the Oscar winner to discuss aliens and alienation. This is a longer version of......
  • REVIEW: 'Predators' doesn't fight to the finish

     
    Film critic Michael Phillips says "Predators" is a cinematic stab in the dark. "Predators," plural, starts well and ends poorly, and in the middle it's in the middle. The original 1987 "Predator," featuring future politicians Arnold Schwarzenegger and...
  • Sharlto Copley was a howlin' mad 'A-Team' fan: 'We even had "A-Team" gangs at school'

     
    ON THE SET: "THE A-TEAM" Here's more Hero Complex coverage of "The A-Team" from Chris Lee's visit to the set in Vancouver in December. Just like those prawn aliens in "District 9," Sharlto Copley has a strange, long-hidden secret in......
  • Movie review: 'Trollhunter'

    Movie review: 'Trollhunter'
    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...
  • Oscar nomination breakthroughs: 'Avatar,' Kathryn Bigelow, Lee Daniels ...

     
    By reaping Academy Award nominations for best picture, "Avatar" and "District 9" have shattered a strong bias among academy voters. In the past, only two sci-fi films have been nominated for the top Oscars: "Star Wars" (1977) and "E.T." (1982). OK,...
  • Shrewd DVD strategies reap rewards with Oscar nominations

     
    So how did "A Serious Man" pull off that underdog Oscar nomination for best picture? Perhaps because it was among the first wave of DVD screeners shipped to academy members, long before the deluge of discs that arrived during the holiday season. Such an...