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Episode 004: Niell Blomkamp films

Updated: May 4, 2021

Martini Giant looks at the prescient work of filmmaker Neill Blomkamp, who’s amazing first feature District 9 is arguably even more relevant today than it was upon its release. He also directed a sexy Matt Damon as a robo-powered blue-collar worker in Elysium and a sexy Hugh Jackman as an white-collar engineer in Chappie.

In addition, listeners might want to Google his YouTube hits Tetra Vaal and Alive in Joburg, as well as the spectacularly inventive collected shorts of Blomkamp’s Oats Studios, which star Sigourney Weaver and Dakota Fanning in excellently badass roles. Also of note: Thron offers a lengthy mia culpa about being such a dick about Elysium on Facebook.

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