The Force Has Almost Awoken!

The trailer is out and Star Wars fans across the galaxy are counting the minutes until Episode Seven hits the big screens. The Force Awakens, directed by J. J. Abrams, is set some thirty years after the death of the Emperor Palpatine. Continue reading

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Why Elysium is no District 9: Part 2

ElysiumNeill Blomkamp received many a plaudit for his 2009 low-budget sci-fi flick District 9 and deservedly so. It was a well-crafted and thought-provoking film which explored the concept of extra-terrestrial apartheid and did not assume its audience would consist solely of pubescent morons. The South African-born director stuck with the science fiction genre in his follow-up movie, Elysium, starring Matt Damon, though he now had a lot more studio money to play around with. But was it money well spent? Continue reading