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'Elysium' to 'Iron Man 3': This Summer's 4 Weirdest Accents (Video)

'Elysium' to 'Iron Man 3': This Summer's 4 Weirdest Accents (Video)

Summer films let us explore and escape to imaginative future worlds where people live on space stations, cancer is cured as quickly as taking an X-ray and flying robots protect humankind. But during the summer 2013 season, some films had one distracting addition: odd accents. Apparently in the future, people will speak in a strange amalgamation of British, South African, Australian and French accents. Also this summer, Johnny Depp brought a new sound to Tonto and Ben Kingsley rocked a very unique tone as The Mandarin.

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Is Movie Science Fiction Actually Anti-Science Fiction?

Is Movie Science Fiction Actually Anti-Science Fiction?

As Elysium hits theaters and everyone starts thinking about the end of a summer of movies that were filled, at least in part, with science fiction ideas -- whether superheroes who were actually aliens or using high-tech suits of armor, or giant robots that fought giant monsters, or space-faring explorers trapped in revenge cycles that make more sense if you remember the pre-reboot stories that inspired them -- here's a question: Were this year's sci-fi movies actually anti-science fiction?

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'Elysium': Neill Blomkamp's 'Dirty,' 'Cheap' Sci-Fi Debuts With Matt Damon, Jodie Foster

'Elysium': Neill Blomkamp's 'Dirty,' 'Cheap' Sci-Fi Debuts With Matt Damon, Jodie Foster

Elysium descended upon Westwood's Regency Village Theater on Thursday as Matt Damon, Jodie Foster and filmmaker Neill Blomkamp stepped out for the premiere of Sony's sci-fi thriller.

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JUL
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New 'Elysium' Featurette Goes Inside Matt Damon's Sci-Fi Epic (Video)

New 'Elysium' Featurette Goes Inside Matt Damon's Sci-Fi Epic (Video)

Writer-director Neill Blomkamp and his Elysium stars are giving fans a closer look inside the sci-fi film.

In a new featurette, Blomkamp says he wanted to visually represent the disparity of wealth and  poverty in his film, which takes place 150 years in the future.

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JUL
8
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Dev Patel in Early Talks to Star in Neill Blomkamp's Next Movie (Exclusive)

Dev Patel in Early Talks to Star in Neill Blomkamp's Next Movie (Exclusive)

Dev Patel may be returning to the slums.

The actor, who broke through with his award-winning performance in 2008’s Slumdog Millionaire, is in early talks to star in the sci-fi movie Chappie, Neill Blomkamp's follow-up to Elysium.

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'Elysium' Trailer: Robots, Spaceships and Matt Damon (Video)

'Elysium' Trailer: Robots, Spaceships and Matt Damon (Video)

A new trailer for Matt Damon’s Elysium is now online, and it provides a clearer idea of the film’s scope and its characters' arcs.

The film, from District 9 director Neill Blomkamp, takes place in a future in which the poor live on Earth while the privileged live on a space station called Elysium, where poverty and illness don’t exist.

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First 'Elysium' Trailer Debuts Online (Video)

First 'Elysium' Trailer Debuts Online (Video)

The wait is over for a first look at Elysium, the sophomore effort from District 9 helmer Neill Blomkamp.

In the sci-fi film’s first trailer, a bald-headed and tech-enhanced Matt Damon is seen living in the slums that seem to have popped up all over Earth. The wealthy, including a sinister-looking Jodie Foster, orbit Earth on a space station called Elysium, where poverty and illness don’t exist.

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JUL
13
2 YEARS

Comic-Con 2012: 'Elysium' Footage Stuns in Hall H

Comic-Con 2012: 'Elysium' Footage Stuns in Hall H

The world got its first look at Elysium, the follow-up sci-fi movie from Neill Blomkamp, who burst onto the film scene with District 9.
 

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29
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Comic-Con 2012: Sony to Show Off 'Elysium' From 'District 9' Filmmaker

Comic-Con 2012: Sony to Show Off 'Elysium' From 'District 9' Filmmaker

Sony will be the dominant film force at Comic-Con Friday, July 13, with an hour and half presentation in Hall H which promises a first look at Elysium, the follow-up from District 9 director Neill Blomkamp.

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MAR
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3 YEARS

Neill Blomkamp's 'Elysium' Has a Release Date

Neill Blomkamp's 'Elysium' Has a Release Date

Sony will release Neill Blomkamp’s high-profile Elysium on March 8, 2013, in time to take advantage of spring break and the Easter holiday.

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'Elite Squad' Star Wagner Moura Set for Neill Blomkamp's 'Elysium'

'Elite Squad' Star Wagner Moura Set for Neill Blomkamp's 'Elysium'

Wagner Moura, the Brazilian actor who starred to great acclaim in the South American country's Elite Squad crime thrillers, will make his Hollywood debut playing the villain in Neill Blomkamp's Elysium.

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JAN
19
3 YEARS

Sony Snags 'District 9' Director Neill Blomkamp's 'Elysium'

Sony Snags 'District 9' Director Neill Blomkamp's 'Elysium'

Neill Blomkamp is back in business with Sony.

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