Tag: sharltocopley

Review: FREE FIRE, Bullet-riddled Mayhem From Beginning to End

At about 15 minutes into Ben Wheatley’s sixth feature film Free Fire, it becomes pretty clear we're probably not leaving this room anytime soon. But that is totally cool. This bold storytelling gambit works because Wheatley and his collaborators (notably...

Toronto 2016 Review: FREE FIRE Brings Guns Blazing Glory From Beginning to End

At about 15 minutes into Ben Wheatley’s sixth feature film Free Fire, it becomes pretty clear we're probably not leaving this room anytime soon. But that is totally cool. This bold storytelling gambit works because Wheatley and his collaborators (notably...

Review: HARDCORE HENRY, A Nonstop Thrill Ride

In some number of years from now when Virtual Reality is finally really here and we're all immersed in first person narratives, we'll look back at Ilya Naishuller's Hardcore Henry and ask, "Were we all really so impressed by this...

New HARDCORE HENRY Trailer Kicks Out The Jams

Gearing up for release in U.S. theaters nationwide on April 8, Hardcore Henry (formerly titled Hardcore) is "the first feature film to fully realize the first person "shooter" perspective," wrote our own Ryland Aldrich in his review from last fall's...

Toronto 2015 Review: HARDCORE's Visceral Action Will Squeeze Your Balls Off

In some number of years from now when Virtual Reality is finally really here and we're all immersed in first person narratives, we'll look back at Ilya Naishuller's Hardcore and ask, "Were we all really so impressed by this film?"...

CHAPPIE: New UK Trailer And Other Tidbits Offer A Deeper Look

As director Neill Blomkamp is wont to do, details about Chappie have been scarce up until now. However, with the film fast approaching we are starting to see a flurry of trailers and articles with fresh insights.In addition to the...

New Trailer: "If You Want To Survive CHAPPIE, You Must Fight!"

The new Chappie trailer up!More robots. More explosions. Less Die Antwoord. A lot more Jackman (sporting his full Aussie accent), Patel, and Weaver.  And a whole lotta Sharlto Copley's Chappie bringing the fight!This one drops March 6th, and as is...

I Am Consciousness. I Am Alive. I Am CHAPPIE. We Have Our First Trailer!

Hot on the heels of yesterday's Chappie poster comes our first trailer.It looks like we have another heady science fiction treatment by Neill Blomkamp, with little of the rumoured humour in the film showing face in this trailer. Plenty of heart...

Review: MALEFICENT Casts A Feminist Spell

Call her Beneficent. Rebooting the studio's 1959 animated film Sleeping Beauty into a live-action version suitable for the 21st century, Maleficent casts a strong feminist spell. "I don't think she's very happy," says one of the fairies in Walt Disney's...

Blomkamp's CHAPPIE Underway And Those Die Antwoord Stories Were Very Much True

It was back in May that Twitch reported on stories that South African director Neill Blomkamp had tapped his nation's biggest musical export - Die Antwoord - to star in his upcoming third film Chappie. The news was widely met...

Elizabeth Olsen Should Never Read Josh Brolin's Letters! It's A New OLDBOY Clip

No matter how you feel about Spike Lee "reinterpreting" Park Chan-wook's Oldboy (me, I'm neutral as I'm merely so-so on the original) one must admit that Film District's marketing machine has been pumping out some decidedly intriguing material over the...

Review: ELYSIUM Falters By Taking The Middle Road

After storming onto the scene with District 9, made on the fly after a much-publicized aborted attempt to film Halo, Neill Blomkamp immediately established himself as a sci-fi director contending with the big guys. While not everyone loved his overtly...

Review: EUROPA REPORT Takes An Enjoyable Journey Into Deep Space

Ecuadorian filmmaker Sebastián Cordero has a handful of titles on his directing resume, the best known probably 2004's John Leguizamo-starring non-comic journalist drama Cronicas. All of his films have been in Spanish and none venturing into what we would commonly...

First Bloody, Red-Band OLDBOY Trailer Picks Up The Hammer

Its very existence has already made Spike Lee's Oldboy arguably the most divisive movie of the year. Will the first trailer change anyone's mind? Note that this trailer is the red-band version (i.e., Not Safe For Work) ... and it...

Josh Brolin Emerges From The Official OLDBOY Poster

Spike Lee's spin on Oldboy hits theaters screens October 25th, at which point the dissection of how much the film is a straight remake of Park Chan-wook's violent opus versus how much it calls back to the source manga (as...

LA Film Fest 2013 Review: EUROPA REPORT Is Mushy But Enjoyable Sci-Fi

Ecuadorian filmmaker Sebastián Cordero has a handful of titles on his directing resume, the best known probably 2004's John Leguizamo-starring non-comic journalist drama Cronicas. All of his films have been in Spanish and none venturing into what we would...

Neill Blomkamp's CHAPPIE to Star Sharlto Copley and Die Antwoord

Two years ago we reported that District 9 director Neill Blomkamp had another film greenlit after Elysium, no mean feat given that at that point the shoot of his big-budgeted sci-fi epic had yet to start. And then all went quiet...

Get Your First Look At Sharlto Copley In ELYSIUM

The gang's getting back together. The first look the overwhelming majority of us had at Sharlto Copley was when the South African made his feature acting debut as the lead of Neill Blomkamp's District 9. Copley's lack of acting experience...