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Open Grave: Sharlto Copley Vs The End Of The World (Movie Review)

This is not the kind of film I’d normally go looking for, but when I saw that it starred South African up-and-comer Sharlto Copley (District 9, Elysium, Maleficent), I had to give it a spin. It’s framed like a gritty “what is real?” reality … Continue reading

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Snowpiercer: Escapist Train Hurtling Toward Hell (Movie Review)

Legend has it that South Korean director Bong Joon-ho stumbled across Jean-Marc Rouchette’s graphic novel, Le Transperceneige, about a perpetually-moving train that houses the remnants of the world’s population. Divided by class and perceived ‘worth,’ the train signifies the caste system … Continue reading

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Elysium: Good News For All? (Movie Review)

A few years ago, I found myself “discussing” Neill Blomkamp’s first feature film, District 9, with a friend. My friend thought it was an incredibly entertaining and visual film, but nothing more. I was incredulous! How could he not see the … Continue reading

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Neill Blomkamp’s Message For Christian Filmmakers

With the release of Neill Blomkamp’s Elysium, the story of a dystopian future where the privileged live in a safe space station above Earth while the impoverished struggle in a desolate waste, I went back to the first of Blomkamp’s … Continue reading

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The Matrix & Elysium: Psychological Oppression (Movie Review)

As we’ve worked toward the upcoming release of Neill Blomkamp’s (District 9) next release, Elysium, we’ve worked on preview pieces at Hollywood Jesus. I agreed to work on this one, a look at how the Wachowski brothers had taken Big Brother-like ideas … Continue reading

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