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watch it: “The Raven”

Sci Fi Wire wonders if this is the next District 9. Heat Vision offers this as an example of how over short films Hollywood is. I’m with Heat Vision on this. Unlike “Alive in Jo’burg,” the short that D9 was based on, this is all FX, no story. Unlike “Jo’burg,” which created an entire vibrant … more…

watch it: “Ataque de Pánico! (Panic Attack!) 2009”

It’s gonna be Neill Blomkamp and District 9 all over again, or at least that’s the hope. Sez Ben Child at the Guardian Film blog: [I]t’s pretty hard to ignore someone like Federico Alvarez, who has just been picked up by Sam Raimi’s production company Ghost House, for a $1m deal. The Uruguayan film-maker’s short … more…

more from Neill Blomkamp on ‘District 9’

I’m totally obsessed with District 9, and I don’t care who knows it. I haven’t been this gripped by a movie in years: it’s almost like being in love: I can’t wait to see it again. (I’m gonna have some time to kill on Thursday evening before my midnight show of The Final Destination, and … more…

District 9 (review)

Even as half my brain was ticking off all those little nods with a geek’s appreciation for fellow geekitude, the other half of my brain was so floored with surprise that this could all still feel so fresh, so original, so like nothing I’d ever seen before.