JCC Matt Damon in Elysium

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  1. Eeth-my-Koth Chosen One

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  2. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    BWWWWAAAARRRRPPPPPPPP
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  3. Havac Some Guy Who Moderates Lit

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    I'm not sure I'm sold on Damon's super-exoskeleton, but hot damn, visually that film looks gorgeous.
  4. Aytee-Aytee Force Ghost

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    No.
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  5. mrsvos Force Ghost

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    So far from the fields....
  6. Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus

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    District 9 is a sci fi masterpiece on par with Blade Runner and Alien on a tier of classics just below 2001 and Metropolis.

    Elysium looks great. Blomkamp has a visual style that makes his films look different from everything else. I love his dystopic cyberpunk grunge combined with flawless visual effects. There are $200 + million budget movies that don't look half as convincing as the $30 million District 9, which consequently was immensely profitable. If he's vying to become the greatest living sci fi auteur, he's off to a decent start.

    As one of a tiny crop of summer movies that isn't a comic book sequel or cartoon sequel other comedy/action sequel, it's one of the few I really want to see.
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  7. Eeth-my-Koth Chosen One

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    Blomkamp forever has an auto "take my money" card thanks to District 9.
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    Indeed. Having such a well-made SF flick with such a pittance of a SFX budget (by Hollywood standards) is simply amazing.

    If Elysium is a success, one has to wonder what is it gonna take for Bill Gates or whichever responsible parties at M$ to reconsider their previous stance and simply throw this guy and Peter Jackson whatever money and leeway they need to simply make a Halo film a reality.
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    This. Ticket/DVD=sold.
  10. Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus

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    There's a surprising number of original sci fi films this summer, despite the usual comic book and sequel bloat:

    Oblivion
    After Earth
    Elysium
    Pacific Rim

    It's harder to tell what Oblivion is really about, but that one looks like fun too. I have no idea about Pacific Rim.

    Overall, it good be a great summer.
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    After Earth is by Shyamalan, though. He's hit and miss.
  12. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    The Wolverine was originally my most anticipated film of the summer, but it looks like this wins.
  13. Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus

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    The film looks great, but the Elysium habitat itself doesn't make much sense for a lot of reasons. Just from the point of view of physics: could the atmosphere be thick enough at that size to sustain humans, and could they really spin it fast enough to keep the atmosphere from leaking away without a roof? Or is there some unexplained force-field that holds in the air and pressurizes it?
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    Oblivion is a Tom Cruise movie. There's no way you could even pay me to see a Cruise film after his Scientology related shenanigans. The fact that Katie Holmes was married to him was a big reason why I never saw Batman Begins.
  16. Eeth-my-Koth Chosen One

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    That is an assanine reason.
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  17. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    The hell?
  18. Eeth-my-Koth Chosen One

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    She has no problem watching the Redskins who have multiple players who have been arrested for drugs, domestic violence, etc.
  19. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    Our team is pretty much mostly clean these days. Are you sure you're not talking about the Bengals? I mean they do lead the league on that (which is nothing to be proud of).
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  21. Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus

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    Plenty of people say they won't be seeing Ender's Game because of Orson Scott Card's virulent anti-homosexual politics.
  22. mrsvos Force Ghost

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    ironic when you read the book
  23. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    I honestly thought Jeff Bridges was in this, but that's actually Sharlto Copley.
  24. Darth_Invidious Chosen One

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    Ditto. That pretty much broke my inaneometer right there. 8-}
  25. Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus

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    The Elysium station looks like a variation on the Stanford Torus. Nice retro sci fi touch.