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Podcast Episode 52: The Wolverine, Attack of the Friday Monsters, and Elysium

Posted by Matthew on August 16, 2013
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Awesome Friday

We’re back for Episode 52! This week we talk about The Wolverine, Attack of the Friday Monsters and Elysium.

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Review: Elysium

Posted by Matthew on August 12, 2013
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Elysium

Neill Blompkamp burst on the scene a few years back with District 9, a movie fresh new SciFi action film concerning a group of displaced aliens living in a massive ghetto in Johannesburg South Africa. The film was born out of Blompkamp and Peter Jackson’s attempts to put together a Halo movie and when that fell apart those resources when to expanding Blompkamp’s short film Alive in Joburg into a full fledged movie. The result was a fantastic film with an original approach, story, characters and clear allegory to social and political issues facing us today. I’m not going to spoil it, just go watch it.

I mention this because the follow up, Elysium, is another SciFi action film with an interesting and unique approach and some clear allegories to social and political issues of our time. So how does it stack up? Not bad, actually.

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First Elysium Trailer is Kind of Epic

Posted by Matthew on April 10, 2013
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Elysium

Neill Blomkamp’s follow up to District 9 has a cyborg Matt Damon attacking the space station where the rich live from a ruined Earth where the unwashed masses are barely scraping by. Yeah, I am indeed down with that.

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