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Elysium

The Summer 2013 film season was a wild ride for the studios, but can any of them learn lessons from the results? Two major notes before we dive in. Some of these films are still in release, but they have still been named winners and losers based on projections. I.E. Getaway only came out this… read more

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The summer movie season is definitely winding down as action films take a back seat to a character piece. The Butler – I refuse to call it “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” as it sounds stupid as was forced upon the movie by the MPAA over some stupid copyright problem with a silent film – came… read more

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It was a crowded weekend for new releases, and some definitely did a bit more than expected. At the top of the box office Elysium took in $30.4 million, but that is well under Neill Blomkamp’s District 9 opening of $37 million. Seeing as this film had a $115 million dollar budget, things may be… read more

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The quietest weekend of the summer at the box office kicked off the final month of the 2013 summer film season. 2 Guns took the top spot with a fairly weak haul of $27.3 million off of a $61 million dollar budget. Considering I didn’t see any marketing on this film until about three weeks… read more

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Elysium is the latest film from Neill Blomkamp, and it looks amazing. While Neill Blomkamp may not be a household name yet, I’ve been watching his career with some interest for a while now, and if you’ve seen District 9, you know it. He has an amazing talent for making the most otherworldly items looks like they… read more

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Neill Blomkamp definitely has a unique visual style, but I have to say it’s one that grabs your attention. While Blomkamp’s name may not ring any bells for the casual movie goer, if you’ve seen his fantastic District 9, you know who his work. As I said when I did a mini-review of that film: Lastly,… read more

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Welcome to the third quarter of 2013 and a look at the end of the summer film season! I decided to attempt something new this year where I would make some comments about every major release for the year before they released. I have compiled the list and broken it down by quarter. Wednesday- 1st… read more

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