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Matt Damon: Sci-fi flick Elysium is realistic

Matt Damon: Sci-fi flick Elysium is realistic

Aug 17 2013, 10:12am CDT | by Bang Movies

Matt Damon claims his new sci-fi film isn't far off real life. The 'Elysium' actor wants fans to be ''completely entertained'' but doesn't think they should ignore the action film's deeper meaning....

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Matt Damon: Sci-fi flick Elysium is realistic

Aug 17 2013, 10:12am CDT | by Bang Movies

Matt Damon claims his new sci-fi film isn't far off real life.

The 'Elysium' actor wants fans to be ''completely entertained'' but doesn't think they should ignore the action film's deeper meaning.

The film follows two worlds in 2154, where the poor are forced to live in an overpopulated planet ridden with disease while the rich have fled to live on a spacecraft called Elysium.

Damon's character Max, a poor steel worker with a criminal past, is faced with turmoil after suffering an industrial accident and is in need of the medicine held by the First World to survive.

While the plot appears far-fetched, Damon says it draws parallels to real life.

He explained to ITN news: ''If you look at the difference between the bottom billion people on planet Earth and the top ten million, the contrast is as stark as living on a space station and living in a third world urban centre, you don't have to go far, particularly in other countries, you don't have to go far to see poverty like that.''

However, the 42-year-old actor insists the entertainment value comes before the bold social statement depicted by director Neill Blomkamp.

He continued: ''They can talk about it round the water cooler if they want to, what the deeper meaning of the movie is or the deeper message of the movie but the first order of business is, with particularly a summer movie like this is to make sure people are completely entertained by it.''

The movie, which also stars Jodie Foster, topped the US box office over the weekend with opening sales of $30 million.

'Elysium' is due out in UK theatres August 20.

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Exclusive Character Posters For THE ZERO THEOREM Introduce the Film’s Characters and their Philosophies

Aug 19 2014 1:26pm CDT | Source: Collider

I finally got a chance to see Terry Gilliam’s new film The Zero Theorem and was mightily impressed by its ability to conjure some of the magic of Gilliam classics like Brazil and Twelve Monkeys (albeit in a far warmer, less brutal manner than the latter film).  So I'm really glad we're debuting these character posters that don't just showcase the performers in the film, but the philosophies of the people they are playing.  The movie is all about id ...
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Ben Affleck has Secretly Been Batman for a While...and Today's His Birthday!

Aug 15 2014 4:59pm CDT | Source: movie pilot

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Terry Gilliam's 'Zero Theorem' Sued Over Copyrighted Street Art Mural

Aug 14 2014 1:23am CDT | Source: ace showbiz

Two Argentinian street artists and one Canadian are seeking injunction against the movie starring Matt Damon and Christoph Waltz due t ...
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23 Iconic Movie Monologues: From Pulp Fiction to A Few Good Men

Aug 13 2014 5:48pm CDT | Source: movie fanatic

When an actor gets a script and there's a rich monologue there, they must start drooling. Then, they might get nervous. It takes a special talent to deliver on the promise of what was written in the script and deliver it with nothing but you and a camera and an awaiting audience. We found 23 of what we think are the best movie monologues for actors that truly knocked our socks off.  Watch Pulp Fiction online and there's one of the most iconi ...
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Ridley Scott’s ‘The Martian’ Set to Arrive in 2015

Aug 2 2014 3:34am CDT | Source: movienewz

20th Century Fox has moved up director Ridley Scott’s The Martian almost four months from it’s original March 4, 2016 release date to November 25, 2015. Matt Damon will star in the sci-fi thriller based on The Martian: A Novel by Andy Weir. In the film, NASA astronaut Mark Watney (Damon), a botanist and mechanical […]The post Ridley Scott’s ‘The Martian’ Set to Arrive in 2015 appeared first on Movienewz.com. ...
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Fox Resets "Martian," "Peculiars," "Paper" Dates

Aug 1 2014 7:24pm CDT | Source: Dark Horizons

20th Century Fox is shifting around its release schedule with three films being affected. The big announcement is that the Ridley Scott 'mystery project' has been moved up from March 4th 2016 to November 25th 2015. It will indeed be the Drew Goddard-penned adaptation of Andy Weir's novel "The Martian" rather than the "Prometheus" sequel as previously rumored. Matt Damon plays an astronaut who is strand ...
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New Release Dates: ‘The Martian’, ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home’ & More

Aug 1 2014 6:50pm CDT | Source: screen rant

Twentieth Century Fox has announced new release dates for three of its upcoming projects: The Martian, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, and Paper Towns. The Martian, which will be directed by the ever-busy Ridley Scott, stars Matt Damon as an astronaut who gets stranded on Mars and must find his way back home. Originally set to debut on March 4, 2016, Fox has moved the sci-fi film up by four months to November 25, 2015. Now that the key players are in place, it seems as if the ...
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Ridley Scott’s THE MARTIAN Release Date Set for November 25, 2015; Tim Burton’s PECULIARS Pushed to 2016; PAPER TOWNS Dated for July 31, 2015

Aug 1 2014 4:16pm CDT | Source: Collider

We have a few release date changes and announcements to attend to this afternoon.  Briefly: 20th Century Fox’s “Untitled Ridley Scott Project” has been confirmed, as The Martian release date has been moved up from March 2016 to November 25, 2015. Director Tim Burton’s next film, Peregrine’s Home for Peculiars, will take over the date previously held by The Martin, as Fox has pushed it to March 4, 2016. Following the success of The Fault in Our Stars, Fox has set ...
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Ridley Scott’s ‘The Martian,’ Not ‘Prometheus 2,’ Opens November 2015

Aug 1 2014 4:15pm CDT | Source: Slash Film

Back in March, news broke that an untitled Ridley Scott film would open in March 2016. Rumors quickly suggested that film would be Prometheus 2, especially since the script for that was reportedly done. Well, the movie in that slot has now been moved up, to November 25, 2015. And it’s not Prometheus 2. It’s better. It’s Scott’s adaptation of the Mark Weir book The Martian, with Matt Damon reportedly set to star. Box Office Moj ...
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Comic-Con Bombshell: WB Wants ‘Batman V Superman’ Scribe Chris Terrio For ‘Justice League’

Jul 25 2014 4:58pm CDT | Source: Deadline

Warner Bros hosts its Comic-Con panel tomorrow morning where Batman V Superman is expected to be front and center, but here’s a morsel to nibble on today. I’m hearing that after he absolutely crushed the script on that film, Oscar-winning Argo scribe Chris Terrio is being courted by the studio to come aboard and script its Justice League movie. That super hero mash-up will be DC Comics answer to Marvel’s Avengers juggernaut. Not that well known prior to Argo, Ter ...
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