District 9

Battle: Los Angeles Review

Do you like modern war movies, gritty action, alien invasions, Aaron Eckhart and (most importantly) do you really really like over-the-shoulder shaky cam? Do you not care for things like original dialogue, plotting, or characters? If this describes you, then Battle: Los Angeles is what you should be watching right now.

District 9 Review

2009 has been an incredible year for science fiction films.  Duncan Jones’ impressive Moon and James Cameron’s super-hyped Avatar can consider themselves in extremely good company with District 9.  Director Neill Blomkamp has a very bright future ahead of him. Based on Blomkamp’s short film Alive in Joburg, District 9 is quite simply one of […]

The Short Films and Commercials of Neill Blomkamp

People are going to be absolutely blown away when they see District 9; the first feature film South African born-Vancouver, BC based filmmaker Neill Blomkamp.  With the release of District 9 tomorrow, Blomkamp is sure to quickly become the hot new director in Hollywood.  His cinéma vérité style combined with his seamless integration of computer effects, […]

District 9 Theatrical Trailer

Yahoo Movies has posted the full theatrical trailer for Neill Blomkamp‘s feature film debut District 9. The unorthodox alien invasion film was produced by Peter Jackson, who hired the director to helm the live-action Halo movie which fell through.  District 9 is based on Blomkamp’s short film Alive in Joburg.  District 9 will be released […]

Podcast 5: Phone Journey

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District 9 Trailer Lands

Commercial director Neill Blomkamp was originally hired by Peter Jackson to direct the live-action Halo film, but when that fell through Blomkamp was left in the lurch.  Thankfully at least some good has come of the situation, with Halo in development hell Blomkamp was given the opportunity to make District 9, a feature length version […]