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POLL: Why Didn't More People Head to 'Elysium'?

by Eric Walkuski August 12, 2013 @ 10:40 AM
This summer has been filled with question marks. We've seen a surprising number of films underperform, even when they looked for all the world like winners on paper. The latest is 'Elysium,' an ambitious, original sci-fi action film, starring bankable actor Matt Damon and directed by 'District 9' maestro Neill Blomkamp. It just debuted to a so-so $30 million, surprising since it appeared that it would provide the boost the summer box office has needed lately. So this begs the question: Why didn't 'Elysium' fare better?

See the Cast of 'Elysium' Then and Now

by Britt Hayes August 9, 2013 @ 5:00 PM
Neill Blomkamp's latest sci-fi action effort, 'Elysium,' hits theaters this weekend. In the film, Matt Damon plays Max, a man living on a future, third-world version of Earth while the wealthy enjoy a utopian life on a luxury space station known as Elysium. When given only a few days to live, Max must become a reluctant hero to save himself -- and possibly the rest of humanity.
Damon leads a cast that includes Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, and William Fichtner, so we thought we'd take a trip down memory lane to see the cast of 'Elysium' way back when.

Another 'Bourne' Sequel in the Works; Jeremy Renner to Return

by Jacob Hall August 2, 2013 @ 2:46 PM
Although 'The Bourne Legacy' didn't live up to the critical and financial precedent set by the first three films in Universal's 'Bourne' series, the studio appears to be moving forward with a fifth film in the series. Although it's still early in the process, early buzz suggests that film will once again center around Jeremy Renner's Aaron Cross, with Matt Damon's titular amnesiac spy off doing whatever movie spies do when audiences aren't watching them.

'Elysium' Review

by Jordan Hoffman August 2, 2013 @ 8:19 AM
Sony Pictures
Here's one of my favorite jokes of all time. There's no punchline, it's just a sentence. "I've been rich and miserable, and I've been poor and miserable. And I'll tell ya: rich is better."
I don't know if this is what director Neill Blomkamp had in mind as the ultimate message of 'Elysium,' his visually stunning follow-up to 'District 9,' but beneath the dazzling spectacle, there isn't much else beyond that aphorism to cling to.

'Elysium' Clip: Matt Damon Experiences Some ... Technical Difficulties

by Jacob Hall July 23, 2013 @ 1:20 PM
One of the many great things about director Neill Blomkamp's tremendous 'District 9' is how it deftly blends insane sci-fi action with comedy and social satire. Much of the marketing for his sophomore effort, 'Elysium,' has focused on all of the cool action, but the first clip from the film showcases its sense of humor, promising that there will be plenty of laughs in between the gunfights.

Enter "The World of 'Elysium'" Through the New Featurette and TV Spot

by Jacob Hall July 12, 2013 @ 11:15 AM
There are few films that we're looking forward to more in the latter half of 2013 than Neill Blomkamp's 'Elysium.' A new featurette and TV spot have arrived for the film, both of which emphasize the science-fiction concepts at the core of the story over the impressive action that has been showcased in previous trailers.