Sharlto Copley

Chappie, out on Blu-ray now, may be a mess, but it has a strange kind of staying power, amidst all the madness.

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The only shock that registered when Spike Lee’s Oldboy was released in theaters was at how little money it made. It shows just how far violence in the movies has come in 10 short years, because this new Oldboy — released today on Blu-ray and packaged with a digital copy — is technically more overtly graphic.

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The tonally schizophrenic sci-fi actioner ‘Elysium’ and the unfunny mafia comedy ‘The Family’ arrive in Blu-ray-DVD combo packs, and at least one of them is still making an impression.

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The danger in remaking a great film is twofold. It draws scrutiny from an existing audience familiar with the source material, but if the remake is too similar, then why create the remake in the first place. Spike Lee manages to fall victim to both.

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Elysium is the first film in four years from writer/director Neill Blomkamp, who tackles class warfare and features a host of other political hot-button parallels from immigration and healthcare reform to drone strikes, but also throws in some campy ultra-violence.

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Matt Damon stars in Neil Blomkamp’s latest dystopian Sci-Fi epic, but does Elysium have anything new to say?

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Liam Neeson leads an elite commando unit found guilty of a crime they didn’t commit in “The A-Team,” the testosterone-fueled reboot of the 80s television series of the same name. Writer/director Joe Carnahan wisely avoids a self-serious tone that would have made a movie about four living action figures unintentionally funny and instead fills “The [...]

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