Chappie (***) So the guy that invents A.I. lives in track housing…

Chappie - 2015 Director Neill Blomkamp Starring Sharlto Copley (voice and stop motion), Dev Patel, Watkin Tudor Jones, Yolandi Visser, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Sigourney Weaver, Hugh Jackman Screenplay by Neill Blomkamp, Terri Tatchell It's beginning to feel like Neill Blomkamp may be the next M, Night Shyamalan. He has several distinctive qualities that are unlike other filmmakers. He also has the emotional and political range … Continue reading Chappie (***) So the guy that invents A.I. lives in track housing…

Maleficent (***1/2) True love falls from trees

Maleficent - 2014 Director Robert Stromberg Starring Angelina Jolie, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, Lesley Manville Screenplay by Linda Woolverton based on Sleeping Beauty by Charles Perrault  While watching Angelia Jolie's re-imagining of Maleficent, part of me is amazed at the myriad ways one is allowed to see beyond what is really Disney's most incomplete Princess story.. … Continue reading Maleficent (***1/2) True love falls from trees

Elysium has no more than one answer to the world’s ills

Elysium - 2013 Written and Directed by Neill Blomkamp Starring Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga, Diego Luna, William Fichtner, Wagner Moura, Faran Tahir Alice Braga is one of the most beautiful women in the world.  Her beauty is breathtaking.  I spent much of Elysium wondering how in the world it was that Max De … Continue reading Elysium has no more than one answer to the world’s ills