Tag Archives: Sharlto Copley

Chappie: Neil Blomkamp’s Tackles Nature Vs. Nurture (Movie Review)

Chappie is Neil Blomkamp’s ode to robot films of the 1980s, like Robocop and Short Circuit, and this little Walt Disney flick, Pinocchio, from 1940. It has a big heart, the desire for its protagonist to be a “real boy,” and some social issues to … Continue reading

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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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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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