Monday, January 28, 2013

Elysium Comic-Con Video Interview with Matt Damon and Jodie Foster

Since the year 2013 began, whenever I am online catching up on movie updates, I keep hoping to see some news about the Elysium trailer or more so for the actual trailer to be online. The movie releases on August 9 and I'll be waiting another week until its India release on August 16. (Damn you Sony Pictures India).

So now in anticipation of the trailer I began going through the various comic-con videos which I had watched and saved from movie sites back in July 2012, but I forgot to share them online before.

If you enjoyed District 9 and if you're remotely excited about Elysium, you should consider watching these interview videos which are embedded below.

Matt Damon gets into more details as to how the movie took off and how he got the role, Neill Blomkamp's creative approach, importance of comic-con, among other things. Jodie Foster talks about comic-con, her movie Contact, her role in Elysium, themes explored in the film, the studio's involvement with Neill, her approach in acting, her directing projects.

There is a moment in the video where Matt Damon mentions, "there was a whole separate book on weaponry". And I couldn't stop smiling while thinking about the awesome weapons and props this movie is going to showcase.

You can now pre-order the book Elysium: The Art of the Film, which will also include inputs from designer Syd Mead.

Interview with Matt Damon by Edward Douglas of (If video plays glitchy on Firefox, use Chrome)

Interview with Jodie Foster by Steven Weintraub of

TEDxVancouver - Neill Blomkamp - November 21, 2009

While looking up on Elysium, I came across this TED talk given by Neill Blomkamp few months after District 9 got released. He talks about aliens and possible future Earth civilizations. The video is not exactly related to Elysium, still it's a great thought provoking talk by Neill on a fascinating subject.

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

My 30 Most Anticipated Movies of 2013

District 9 director Neill Blomkamp's sci-fi film Elysium is my #1 most anticipated film of 2013, followed by Pacific Rim from Guillermo del Toro and Man of Steel from Zack Snyder.

My 30 most anticipated movies of 2013 are listed below in release date order.

You can find my bigger list of movies releasing in 2013 on the RPF here.

Some of the images below are placeholders until official posters are released. Click on the release dates to view the trailers and click on the posters to enlarge them. The list will be updated with posters and trailer links, so if needed bookmark this page.

1. Oz The Great and Powerful

March 8

2. G.I. Joe: Retaliation

March 29

3. Jurassic Park 3D

April 5

4. Upstream Color

April 5

5. Evil Dead

April 12

6. Oblivion

April 12

7. Iron Man 3 

May 3

8. The Great Gatsby

May 10

9. Star Trek Into Darkness

May 17

10. After Earth

June 7

11. Much Ado About Nothing

June 7

12. Man of Steel

June 14


13. This Is The End

June 14

14. Monsters University

June 21

15. World War Z 

June 21

16. Kick-Ass 2

June 28

17. Pacific Rim 

July 12

18. The Wolverine 

July 26

19. Elysium 

August 9

20. Gravity

October 4

21. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

October 4

22. Captain Phillips

October 11

23. The World's End

October 25

24. Ender's Game

November 1

25. Thor: The Dark World 

November 18

26. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

November 22

27. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

December 13

28. Monuments Men

 December 20


29. Saving Mr. Banks

December 20


30. 47 Ronin

December 25