Chappie tells the story of a robot imbued with artificial intelligence who is stolen by two local gangsters who want to use him for their own nefarious purposes. (SONY/COLUMBIA)
Dev Patel earned a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for his performance in 2008’s Oscar winning Best Picture “Slumdog Millionaire”. Sharlto Copley previously teamed-up with director Neil Blomkamp on 2009’s “District 9”. Hugh Jackman won a Golden Globe Award and was Academy Award nominated for his performance in the 2012 musical “Les Miserables”. Sigourney Weaver is a three-time Oscar nominee for “Aliens”, “Working Girl” and “Gorillas in the Mist: The Story of Dian Fossey”. She also won the Best Supporting Actress British Academy Film Award (BAFTA) for 1997’s “The Ice Storm”. Blomkamp also directed the 2013 sci-fi thriller “Elysium”, starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster.
Lights Camera Jackson (a.k.a. Jackson Murphy) began his career as a film critic in 2006 at the age of 7. To date, Jackson has written nearly 1,000 reviews of new releases and, in total, has seen more than 1,500 films. In 2010, Jackson became the youngest person to win a NY Emmy Award, for his on-air movie reviews on Time Warner TV station, Capital News 9. And in 2011, Jackson was inducted into the Broadcast Film Critics Association as their youngest member. The BFCA’s annual Critics Choice Awards is one of the industry’s most recognized and prestigious awards shows. Jackson is also a member of SAG-AFTRA and votes annually for the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Currently, Jackson can be heard every Friday morning on WGNA-FM and his reviews are also posted on his website, YouTube channel and Cultjer.com. He is also a contributor to AnimationScoop.com, run by animation historian Jerry Beck. And Jackson hosts the weekly internet pop culture news show “LCJ LIVE”, along with “The LCJ Q&A Podcast”, on which he interviews celebrities and filmmakers.