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  • Whitey Bulger: Who should play him in the movie? [Poll]

    Boston mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger is the kind of notorious, made-for-the-movies character who motivates actors to brush up on their scowls. With Bulger's conviction Monday on charges of murder, extortion, money laundering and weapons possession, the...
  • Sony, MRC Reunite With Neill Blomkamp on 'Chappie'

    Sony and MRC have agreed to co-produce and co-finance "Elysium" director Neill Blomkamp's next film, "Chappie." The duo made the announcement on Tuesday. Starring Blomkamp regular Sharlto Copley ("District 9," "Elysium"), "Chappie" tells the story of...
  • 'Elysium' director: 'Chappie' will be 'like RoboCop but hilarious'

    'Elysium' director: 'Chappie' will be 'like RoboCop but hilarious'
    Four days after "Elysium" hit theaters, the science fiction movie's backers announced Tuesday that they have greenlighted director Neill Blomkamp's next film, "Chappie." Sony Pictures Entertainment and MRC will once again co-produce and co-finance the...
  • Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'Who Do You Think You Are?' on TLC

    Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'Who Do You Think You Are?' on TLC
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of August 11 - 17, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES Nine for IX Filmmaker Shola...
  • Is 'Elysium' Socialist Agitprop or Smart Sci-Fi Filmmaking?

    (Spoiler alert: This piece reveals details about the ending of "Elysium.") In the days before "Elysium" opened last week, a handful of right-wing news outlets attacked the film for being "sci-fi socialism" (Newsmax) and "just the latest of several...
  • 'Elysium's' Final Weekend Cume: Less than $30 Million

    It turns out Matt Damon and "Elysium" didn't quite crack the $30 million mark this past weekend. Sony released the final weekend grosses for "Elysium" on Monday with the big-budget sci-fier earning $29.8 million in total, less than the $30.5 million that...
  • Box office: Matt Damon's 'Elysium' latest sign of a surreal summer

    Box office: Matt Damon's 'Elysium' latest sign of a surreal summer
    This past weekend, Neill Blomkamp's sci-fi pic "Elysium" opened to $30.5 million. Though it won the weekend, it was an unremarkable number -- and that's what made it so remarkable. "Elysium" might have been expected to jump up a lot closer to $40...
  • 'Elysium' takes first. Fox Sports 1 gets ready to battle ESPN.

    'Elysium' takes first. Fox Sports 1 gets ready to battle ESPN.
    After the coffee. Before getting another jet on the runway. The Skinny: Here's my ending for "Breaking Bad." In the final episode, a big dome comes down with Walter on one side and Dean on the other and a meth factory split in two. Seriously, I don't...
  • Box Office: Sony's 'Elysium' Struggles to Break Elite Barrier, With $30 Mil Bow

    Like its characters fighting for a piece of elite status, Sony's sixth release this summer, "Elysium," fought for box office glory -- but the $115 million-budgeted sci-fi actioner fell somewhat short, grossing a just-OK $30.5 million domestic opening....
  • 'Elysium' launches to No. 1; 'We're the Millers' is surprise runner-up

    'Elysium' launches to No. 1; 'We're the Millers' is surprise runner-up
    Matt Damon rose above the competition at the box office this weekend, where his sci-fi film "Elysium" was No. 1 as four new films hit theaters. The pricey movie about a man desperate to get to a plush man-made space station hovering above Earth opened...
  • Box Office: 'Elysium' Headed to OK $30 Million Debut

    Taking slightly less than previously expected, Sony's "Elysium" is looking at a three-day total just shy of $30 million, enough to beat three newcomers and a crowded marketplace of holdovers. Early estimates had the apocalyptic actioner earning just a...
  • Film Reviews: Opening This Week (Aug. 5-9, 2013)

    A critical digest of the week's latest U.S. theatrical releases. Where applicable, links to longer reviews have been provided. Elysium Distributor: Sony So close and yet so far, the colony of Elysium hovers just outside Earth's atmosphere, a mere 19-...