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  • 'Elysium' is solid sci-fi, but no 'District 9,' critics say

    Writer-director Neill Blomkamp's unheralded feature debut, "District 9," arrived like a bolt of lightning in 2009. With its propulsive energy and pointed aliens-as-apartheid allegory, the film racked up stellar reviews, a $115-million box office take...
  • 'Elysium' expected to finish first. Alec Baldwin to MSNBC?

    'Elysium' expected to finish first. Alec Baldwin to MSNBC?
    After the coffee. Before getting too excited about preseason football. The Skinny: The Redskins won their first preseason game Thursday night but I won't read too much into that. Still, it beats losing! Friday's headlines include a preview of the...
  • Box Office: Matt Damon's 'Elysium' Orbits $30 Mil-$35 Mil Opening

    As the last of the summer's apocalyptic-themed pics, Sony's "Elysium" looks to do somewhat better than earlier end-of-the-world flops. But with the $115 million-budgeted film tracking for a decent but unspectacular low-to-mid $30 million opening, Sony...
  • Review: Despite Matt Damon, 'Elysium' disappoints

    Review: Despite Matt Damon, 'Elysium' disappoints
    Despite its title, "Elysium" is no promised land. Expectations were high that the film starring Matt Damon would carry the flag for thoughtful, big-budget films that care about more than profits. But it has ended up as something of a disappointment,...
  • 'Lovelace': A look back at the porno chic era

    The porno chic era began in 1972 with the groundbreaking mainstream success of the hard-core pornographic comedy “Deep Throat.” The film became such a catchphrase in pop culture that Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward used its title for the...
  • Stephen Colbert denies 'Get Lucky' dance party was a hoax

    Stephen Colbert denies 'Get Lucky' dance party was a hoax
    Stephen Colbert became the talk of the Internet on Wednesday after a star-studded dance party to the Daft Punk hit “Get Lucky” went viral. Given the level of attention generated by the clip — and the last-minute cancellation and...
  • 'Chicken Soup for the Soul' warms to the big screen

    'Chicken Soup for the Soul' warms to the big screen
    The popular series of self-help books known as "Chicken Soup for the Soul" will be coming to the big screen. Alcon Entertainment, whose previous projects include "The Blind Side" and the unlikely literary adaptation of "What to Expect When You're...
  • Ang Lee reportedly making 3-D boxing film

    Ang Lee reportedly making 3-D boxing film
    If one of the main draws for 3-D filmmaking and exhibition has always been its immersive, "you are there" quality, what if someone put viewers smack in the middle of a brutal, bloody boxing match? And has no one thought of this before? Ang Lee may be...
  • 'Elysium' may beat 'Planes,' 'Millers,' 'Percy' at multiplex

    'Elysium' may beat 'Planes,' 'Millers,' 'Percy' at multiplex
    On a crowded box-office weekend, where four new films will fight for No. 1, "Elysium" may hover just above the competition.  The sci-fi flick starring Matt Damon is set to debut with a solid-if-not-spectacular $32 million, according to those who have...
  • Why Matt Damon Was Grumpy on the Set of Sony's 'Elysium'

    Dieting is a big downside of being one of the world's biggest action stars, says Matt Damon, who stars in Sony's upcoming sci-fi actioner "Elysium." "I was grumpy on the set, because I was on a diet for the whole movie," Damon admits at the film's L.A....
  • George Clooney's 'Monuments Men' Trailer Hits

    The first trailer for George Clooney's "Monuments Men" offers several light-hearted moments, five months before the World War II drama opens Dec. 18. "So we get to shoot some Nazis?" asks Bob Balaban's character at one point. The cast includes Clooney,...
  • Gold Standard: Early predictions for Emmy Awards

    Gold Standard: Early predictions for Emmy Awards
    Will "Breaking Bad" finally win a series Emmy? Will "Modern Family" ever lose one? Are voters ready to go all in on Kerry Washington and Louis C.K.? We offer some answers and thoughts, but since it's early (very early), these predictions will likely be...