District 9 filmmaker Neill Blomkamp is keeping the details surrounding his new film Chappie pretty close to the vest. All we really know so far is that Die Antwoord is involved, and that it’s basically a comedy about a ridiculous robot.
The filmmaker has offered up one more piece of the puzzle this week, revealing that his short… Continue reading Watch the Short Film That Inspired Neill Blomkamp's 'Chappie'
Nightcrawler isn’t just one of the best movies opening this fall, it’s one of the best of the year. It scratches at the underbelly of our relationship with modern media by asking the question just who exactly films all the carnage we see on nightly news, and why is it even on the news in the first place? And as shocking (and… Continue reading Learn the Real Stories Behind the Crazy Cameramen Who Inspired 'Nightcrawler'
When it comes to Jason Reitman’s “Men, Women & Children,” you can feel all the films that came before it (movies that tackled technological unease… Continue reading 5 Movies That Inspired Jason Reitman's 'Men, Women, & Children'
When asked what superpower they’d most like to have, the average person typically wants to fly like Superman. Invisibility, however, is usually right near the top of the list. While science has yet to figure out how to get us off the ground under our own power, the guys over at the University of Rochester have come up with a… Continue reading See a Real-Life Cloaking Device, Inspired by Harry Potter
Before George Lucas’ 1971 dystopian classic THX 1138 hit theaters — about a future in which an android police force controls the populace and mandatory drugs quell emotions and personal desires — there was Lucas’ student film the story was based on.
Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB was created in 1967 while the director was still wet behind the ears, attending the University of… Continue reading Watch: George Lucas' Student Short Film That Inspired 'THX 1138'