Neill Blomkamp is returning to the sci-fi short film format that put him on the map in a new initiative for his new studio, Oats Studios, that will feature a series of shorts detailing the invasion of Earth by a malevolent, lizard-like species.
A bunch of the bigger releases from earlier this year are out, including our Pick of the Week, Run All Night.
Disney’s latest live action reboot of one of their classics had a massive debut this weekend, making more than almost all the other movies in theaters combined.
Using a police robot bound for destruction, an engineer (Dev Patel) tests out his experimental AI on it and creates Chappie (Sharlto Copley), a fully sentient robot, but both fall into the hands of the gangster Ninja, who wants Chappie as a weapon to pull of a massive heist.
Despite harsh reviews, Chappie took the top spot over the weekend, although it’s the lowest opening for Neill Blomkamp, and the weekend overall was easily one of the slowest of the year.
Dev Patel pull double duty this week, co-starring in both Chappie and The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel but only one is proving “Fresh” with the critics.
The latest from Neill Blomkamp, the next chapter of the Divergent series, a Will Ferrell/Kevin Hart team up and more are out this month.
This week on the podcast, Zach, Chris and Joe talk about the Fast & Furious timeline, if the Minions ever served Hitler, Marvel’s 2015 comics plans, Michael Bay’s track record with historical events, Terminator: Genisys, crafty evil genies and much more.
Neill Blomkamp and Sharlto Copley are back next year with Chappie, where Copley plays the titular character, a robot with an evolving AI who tries to learn and grow but becomes the target of an anti-AI activist, played by Hugh Jackman.