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Elysium

Matt Damon with gun

I thought I was tired of the blockbuster summer movie busts, but here I am, anticipating yet another one. Basically it’s because this new one has two of my favorite actors in it.

Jodie Foster and Matt Damon are being billed as the stars of the movie Elysium1. Both are known for choosing movies with interesting subject matter, so this looks promising.

Neill Blomkamp, the director of District 92 is also directing this film. Apparently Elysium will explore more of the same types of themes. This time dealing with issues such as immigration, health care and class issues. Seems pretty timely.

Check out the previews. (When I viewed these, there must have been a large number of people at the server because there was a lot of  stutter.  Hopefully  Sony Pictures will correct this soon.)

Jodie Foster


  1. Scheduled for release 9 Aug 2013.
  2. From Wikipedia: The story, adapted from Alive in Joburg, a 2005 short film directed by Blomkamp and produced by Sharlto Copley and Simon Hansen, pivots on the motifs of humanity, xenophobia and social segregation. The title and premise of District 9 were inspired by events that took place in District Six, Cape Town during the apartheid era.

Recount

I watched HBO’s movie, Recount tonight. My wife refused to watch it because she said it would just upset her. I told her that it was eight years ago, and bush was almost gone, so I wouldn’t be upset by it. I told her that it would be good to see it without being as emotional as I was at the time.

Guess what? All the anger came back.

It plays again tomorrow and will also show up on Video On Demand, if you care to join me in my anger.