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Live From the Sundance Film Festival: Wednesday, Jan. 22

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.25.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

My last day at the Sundance Film Festival ended with a big bang: The Raid 2, Gareth Evans' sequel to his eye-popping 2011 action film The Raid. And it was a good day prior to that, with a pair of mysterious films -- one a sci-fi thriller, one a marital comedy -- and most of an eye-opening documentary.

Fashion-Forward Pop-Up Disguised as M*A*S*H Tent In a Blah Building Downtown? What a N.I.C.E. Idea

Wyatt Closs | Posted 01.23.2014 | Style
Wyatt Closs

I'm not a fashion critic but certainly a more than casual consumer. I know what I like and I think I know what works and pushes boundaries. N.I.C.E. Collective is making great, well-constructed, minimalistic handsome gear that is modern and ready for the next frontier.

Best Films Never Made: Neill Blomkamp's Halo

David Brake | Posted 11.24.2013 | Entertainment
David Brake

Blomkamp has moved on to bigger and better things with District 9 and Elysium but the question remains -- what if?

Elysium: What Might Jesus Say?

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 10.19.2013 | Religion
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

Christ insisted on the oneness of all humanity. And if we truly understand that we are all one, that we are truly brothers and sisters, there would be no yawning chasm in the health care afforded the rich and the poor.

WATCH: Jolie Co-Star Describes Her 'Crazy' On-Set Antics

HuffPost Live | Posted 08.09.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Actor Sharlto Copley joined HuffPost Live Thursday to talk about his latest film "Elysium" and his upcoming project with Angelina Jolie, "Maleficent."...

ReThink Review: Elysium -- The 1 Percent in Orbit

Jonathan Kim | Posted 10.09.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

I was so blown away by Elysium that I need two reviews to describe why I think it's the best movie of this summer by far, and probably of 2013.

Movie Review: Elysium

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.08.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Anyone who thought District 9 might be some sort of newcomer fluke needs only watch the first few minutes of Elysium to see that Neill Blomkamp is the real thing: a visionary filmmaker with a headful of dystopia and the story-telling ability to give it some punch.

Director Neill Blomkamp Talks Elysium

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 10.08.2013 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

Last week I viewed the new sci-fi movie Elysium, which is about a large space station that's remarkably similar to Bel Air, orbiting above a Los Angeles that's remarkably similar to... um... Los Angeles.

Mike Ryan

Matt Damon Won't Take Ryan Gosling's Advice

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 08.01.2013 | Entertainment

It's startling that even Matt Damon -- who very few people would argue against being the definition of an A-list actor -- feels the crunch of the mode...

He Spent HOW MUCH Time At The Gym For 'Elysium'?

Posted 07.31.2013 | Entertainment

Stars are no strangers to prepping for movie roles with unruly workout regimens. Just ask Matt Damon, who revealed on Monday that he spent four hours ...

Epic New Look At 'Elysium'

Posted 06.13.2013 | Entertainment

What's labeled as the fourth trailer for "Elysium" has debuted online -- this one clocking in at over three minutes in length, something that's probab...

FIRST LOOK: Matt Damon's Political Blockbuster

Posted 04.10.2013 | Entertainment

The last time director Neill Blomkamp released a science-fiction film with political overtones in August, the result was "District 9." Four years late...

Mike Ryan

What You Need To Know About Matt Damon's New Film

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 04.08.2013 | Entertainment

Earlier on Monday, Sony previewed the trailer and a few minutes of footage from "Elysium," director Neill Blomkamp’s long awaited follow-up to “Di...

Living On The Wall

Charyn Harris | Posted 09.25.2012 | Los Angeles
Charyn Harris

"Stand for something or you will fall for anything," is one of my favorite quotes. What are the alternatives for the youth who are on the same path because we are not paying attention or caring enough to reach them?

An End to "Found Footage" Films -- Please!

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.06.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I'm declaring a moratorium on the "found footage" mock documentary. And, while we're at it, how about the same thing for movies shot to look like they're hand-held documentaries, even when they're just fiction films?

Are UFOs Coming For Our Gold? (That's The Word In South Africa)

Posted 11.30.2011 | Weird News

If humanity wants to understand the greed in a man or woman's heart, he might want to look to the stars . . . and the little green men who might be li...

Red For The First Time In 90 Years: How Weprin Lost To Turner?

Posted 11.14.2011 | New York

Former representative Anthony Weiner's Twitter scandal proved to cost much more than his seat in Congress on Tuesday, as Bob Turner defeated assemblym...

Early Voters Cite Spending, Social Security As Big Issues In NY-9

Forest Hills, NY Patch | Matthew Hampton Email the Author | Posted 11.13.2011 | New York

Polls have been open in the Ninth District and across Forest Hills since 6 a.m., and already, thousands of people have visited their local polling pla...

HuffPost Review: Battle Los Angeles

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Maybe the proliferation of computer-generated imagery in contemporary film has so inured us to visual magic that we don't even appreciate what a miracle Jonathan Liebesman's Battle Los Angeles is.

HuffPost Review: Monsters

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

You have to hand it to a horror movie that finds thrills and scares in a premise without having a massive budget with which to work. Though Monsters wants to be, it runs out of ideas long before it runs out of movie.

Oscar Schmoscar

Abe Gurko | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Abe Gurko

Attention celebrity publicists: Cut it out. You need to research the Golden Age of Hollywood. It was then that the star machine created real superstars.

Talking Freeman and Damon, Mandela and Eastwood -- with John Carlin, Author of Invictus Book

Barry Yourgrau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Barry Yourgrau

John Carlin is a much accomplished journalist and author who ranked as the dean of foreign correspondents (for the UK Independent) in South Africa dur...

I'm Already So Over the Oscars

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I've been asked to weigh in on whether Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds will somehow game the system or benefit from the screwy new best-picture voting process. Here's what I think: I don't care.

Open Letter To James Cameron: Fairness For Visual Effects Artists

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lee Stranahan

Visual effects artists typically work with no contract, no paid vacation, no benefits, and often no paid overtime. And because of the nature of the work health problems are common.

Oscar Best Picture Nominees 2010: What Should Win? (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The Oscar nominations were out Tuesday morning, and there are a few more Best Picture contenders to consider. This year, for the first time since 1943...