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Neill Blomkamp No Longer Sure He’d Direct ‘Alien 5’ If Given the Chance: ‘It’s Completely Dead’

Every once in a while, concept art from Neill Blomkamp’s unmade “Alien 5” pops up online and sends fans of the space franchise into a tizzy. The “District 9” and “Demonic” filmmaker’s involvement with a proposed fifth “Alien” movie dates back over half a decade. Blomkamp intended to create a sequel to the original “Alien” […]

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The 15 Best Debut Films From Directors

A great first film can jumpstart a filmmaker’s career and show the world what makes them unique. For example, the conversational dialogue, ’70s soundtrack, and nonlinear narrative of Quentin Tarantino’s first film “Reservoir Dogs” established tropes that the director still relies on today.Not every great director starts out strong, though. Although he’s one of the […]

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Neill Blomkamp: ‘It’s possible Ridley Scott watched Chappie and was like: this guy can’t do Alien’

The Oscar-nominated writer-director of District 9 talks why his Alien film fell apart and why he went back to basics for his new movieFor most of us, the early pandemic months were are a time to panic, stay home, panic and make banana bread (while panicking) but for Oscar-nominated writer-director Neill Blomkamp, he saw an […]

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‘Demonic’ Review: Director Neill Blomkamp Gets Lost in District Anodyne

Back in the ’30s, ’40s, ’50s, and ’60s, what we used to call monster movies had simple concepts and catchy, explicit titles that mirrored them. “Dracula.” “The Werewolf.” “King Kong.” “Mothra vs. Godzilla.” “Invasion of the Body Snatchers.” “Creature from the Black Lagoon.” “The Blob.” When you watch a movie like “Demonic,” you only wish […]

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‘Demonic’ Review: Neill Blomkamp Returns with a Dull but Visually Inventive Supernatural Horror Movie

Technology has always been the dominant creative force behind the films of Neill Blomkamp, a former special effects artist whose “what if Apartheid, but aliens?” metaphor “District 9” earned him a Best Picture nomination before he was 30, whose dopey Matt Damon vehicle “Elysium” took class warfare to intergalactic levels, and whose Twitter-famous “Chappie” — […]

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‘Demonic’: Neill Blomkamp’s Supernatural Horror Misfire Is More Interested In Toying With New Tech Than Story [Review]

Neill Blomkamp affirms again with “Demonic,” his least entertaining feature film yet, that he is a true mad scientist with genre even if everything blows up in his face. His convictions can be truly bizarre, like with something as small as Jodie Foster’s peculiar accent in “Elysium” or the entirety of “Chappie.” Whether one likes […]

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Neill Blomkamp’s ‘Demonic’ First Look: Watch Behind-The-Scenes 8mm Footage & More

What did you do during the pandemic? If you’re a filmmaker with horror tendencies, you made a lo-fi horror film, it seems. That’s what Ben Wheatley did with “In The Earth,” same with filmmaking duo Nick Simon and writer/actor Luke Baine (“The Girl in the Photographs“), and it’s also what “District 9” and “Chappie” director […]

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AGC Studios to screen Neill Blomkamp’s ‘Demonic’, Jackie Collins doc at EFM (exclusive)

”At AGC we’re cognisant that we are one of the cornerstone suppliers to the international marketplace.”AGC Studios will screen its newly titled Neill Blomkamp supernatural thriller Demonic and Jackie Collins documentary Lady Boss to worldwide buyers at the upcoming EFM.Demonic shot in secret in British Columbia last summer and features an up-and-coming cast.AGC Studios fully […]

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‘Metamorphosis’ Trailer: A Fresh Take on Demonic Possession

The latest Shudder original looks like a fresh twist on the somewhat played-out demonic possession story. Ever since The Exorcist became a blockbuster in 1973, movies about demonic possession have been a dime a dozen, and more often than not, they’re all borrowing heavily from William Friedkin’s horror masterpiece. So whenever something in the same […]

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