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Elysium Grabs No. 1, as Millers Opens Strong

Aniston/Sudeikis vehicle unexpectedly takes No. 2

(Newser) - Despite some critics' reservations , Elysium soared to the top of this weekend's box office, opening with $30.5 million. But as the Los Angeles Times reports, the weekend's surprise was Jennifer Aniston/Jason Sudeikis comedy We're the Millers, which unexpectedly grabbed the No. 2 slot with $26.... More »

Elysium Not Exactly the 'Promised Land'

Many critics agree: Matt Damon is great, but 'District 9' was better

(Newser) - Much like in real life , Matt Damon's character in the sci-fi thriller Elysium isn't too fond of government bureaucrats. Set in royally screwed-up Los Angeles (home to the masses) and an idyllic space station in the clouds (home to the rich) circa 2154, this flick from Neill Blomkamp... More »

11 Possible Hobbit Directors

The movie is cursed, so surely the choice will be terrible

(Newser) - Now that Guillermo del Toro has quit The Hobbit, who will take over as director? Considering the movie is in jeopardy, since doomed MGM holds the rights, del Toro's replacement "has to be somebody who doesn't have much to lose in taking on a project with a 50% probability... More »

District 9 Is 'Magnificent Trash'

(Newser) - The aliens are despised outsiders stranded in post-apartheid South Africa in District 9, a film whose mix of social commentary and blood-spattered B-movie standards makes it the sci-fi movie of the year, say critics.
  • Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times: The movie is "a scathing social satire hidden inside a
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