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Elysium, from director/writer Neill Blomkamp (District 9), takes place in 2154.  Earth is overpopulated, making for an impoverished, third world planet.  As overcrowding takes its toll with disease and other aspects, the wealthy got together and created the space station Elysium to get away from it all.

'Elysium' review

Elysium has all the finest things that money can buy, including medical technology. It’s perfection.  On Earth people struggle to survive from day to day.

We’re given an in-depth introduction to Max (Matt Damon), from when he was a child in an orphanage to his adult days, where he’s a parolee trying to go clean in this harsh, automated world.  During the intro, we also meet Frey (Alice Braga).  Frey is Max’s good friend, but obviously she went in a professional direction while Max went the car thief direction and got busted for it.

Matt Damon in 'Elysium'

Now he’s clean, letting his probation time run down while working a thankless job in a police robot factory.  Of all places.

But something goes horribly wrong and Max finds himself in need of the medical technology on Elysium.  This leads him to hooking back up with some old “professional” peers to help him get up to the infamous space station and doing a job for them.

Sharlto Copley in 'Elysium'

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{ 0 comments } Entertainment news and opinionI’ve been collecting bookmarks over the last week or so and haven’t had a chance to write about the news bites.  These interest me, so here are some bits about J. Michael Straczynski‘s new movie, Agent Coulson is not dead on TV, Iron Man 3 news, Ant-Man movie news and a few others.

Do you know how to tell when news is dry or a site is stretching?  When you start getting allot of “What if” article titles how old movies could have been, just if.  Like, What if Bambi lived after being stomped on by Godzilla. LOL.

Movie Release Date Changes…

Sony revamped it’s upcoming release dates for several movies… the worst of it was the Robocop reboot getting shoved into a February 2014 release.  February is known to be the dumping ground for movies that studios don’t have faith in.  I had heard rumor of how bad the script was, but I figured it was just one person’s personal angst.

Another redated release include Neill Blomkamp‘s (District 9) Elysium, is now coming out on August 9th, 2013.  (This was where Robocop was first slated.)



Ant-Man 2Wow…  the movie that has been rumored for years, has finally been acknowledge by Marvel/Disney and a release date has been announced.

The Ant-Man movie from Edgar Wright, is due to be released in Nov of 2015.

I’m guessing that’s pretty cool news for the few thousand mega-fans of the franchise.  But the big question is, which Ant-Man will grace the movie pages?  Yes, there was more than one!

There was Hank Pym, but then there was the guy who stole the gear from Pym and went on to turn into a good guy.

Thor & Iron Man 3 in 3D

Iron Man 3 news - drawing War Machine and Extremis Armors

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Neill Blomkamp’s ‘Elysium’

July 12, 2011

Neill Blomkamp’s ‘Elysium’

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Cinema Static News Bits: ‘Elysium’ ‘Supernatural’ ‘NCIS: LA’ ‘The Crow’ + 2 More

April 11, 2011

Cinema Static News Bits: ‘Elysium’ ‘Supernatural’ ‘NCIS: LA’ ‘The Crow’ + 2 More

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Halo Reach News, Statistics, Videos, Warthog Giveaways & Contests

September 22, 2010

Halo Reach News, Statistics, Videos, Warthog Giveaways & Contests

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DISTRICT 9 Review & The Pre-Orders Have Shipped!

December 21, 2009

I pre-ordered myself the 2-disc DVD package of District 9, most undoubtedly one of the best Sci-Fi stories to come along in a long time…  at least back when it was released.  I just received confirmation that my pre-order if District 9 has been shipped from Amazon!  Woo hoo! For me, District 9 is one […]

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Movie Review: ‘District 9′

October 23, 2009

District 9 (D-9) is an incredibly imaginative tale of social injustices that can happen across the span of any species.

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