Viral Video: District 11 World Cup Aftermath

We don’t get to see a lot of good District 9 parody videos here at MovieViral, but the sports comedy group 12 Angry Mascots has done a great job with their video “District 11: World Cup Aftermath”, featured on Atom.com. The video spoofs the Academy Award nominated film and the World Cup by replacing the aliens with foreign soccer fans. Given that both take place in South Africa, it’s a perfect fit. Check it out below, and let us know what you think.
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District 9 Cleans Up at Key Art Awards

The Key Art Awards, sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter, honor achievements in artwork and other promotional materials advertising films. Seems right up our alley, right? This year’s 39th annual event was held last night at Vibiana in Los Angeles, and one of our favorites, District 9, had quite the evening. Get the full details below.
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MTV Movie Award Nominees Include District 9, Paranormal Activity, Sherlock Holmes, Avatar and More

All those people that demanded Paranormal Activity to be released in theaters are called back into action again:  Katie could use your help in winning an MTV Movie Award. As for the District 9 fans, Sharlto could get some help as well for the same award. Find out how to vote for your favorites films we’ve covered at MovieViral, including categories with Avatar and Sherlock Holmes, after the jump.
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Viral Video: Wikus and Charlize

We don’t see a lot of video spoofs on District 9 here at MovieViral, so it’s nice that we now have one starring Wikus himself, Sharlto Copley. In the Funny or Die video, which is after the jump, Wikus tries to get fellow South African Charlize Theron to present with him at the 2010 South African Music Awards. Complete with several incidents of “fook” and the documentary-style filmmaking used in the movie, it’s definitely worth a view.
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ViralCast #7: Flashback Series


Listen to our Summer Movie Preview: Members Strike Back ViralCast from last year, originally posted on April 18th, 2009. Two of our forum members (including current reporter Corey) give their two cents about the movies to come out in Summer 2009.
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ViralCast #6: Flashback Series

With it being Spring Break where I am, the next big time for movies this year is Summer. We’ll have our 2010 Summer Movie Preview in a few weeks, but it got me thinking about last year’s great summer. Our first Summer Movie Preview podcast aired April 10th, 2009. Listen as Dan, Nick, Scott, and Ian talk about all the anticipated (and dreaded) movies that would be coming out from June to August 2009. It’s a great trip down memory lane.
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District 9: Prop Gun Replicas For Sale

Director Neill Blomkamp’s District 9 is a great example of  when Sci-Fi and Action are mixed together successfully. In District 9, the story goes that Wikus Van De Mere (Sharlto Copley) runs for his life from the M.N,.U (Multi-National United) and Nigerian gangs after an accident causes him to slowly transform into the alien species called the Prawn. His transformation is the only kind of transformation to ever happen before and because the weapons the Prawns have only work with Prawn DNA, both M.N.U and the Nigerian gang are after him. The weapons themselves are really freaking cool and when push comes to shove, Wikus and his new alien friend, Christopher, use them and completely destroy the humans that are trying to capture him. WETA, the prop making company that worked on the film, is selling full scale prop replicas of two alien weapons from District 9, on their website, available for pre-order at $500 each. Something a completely dedicated District 9 or Sci-Fi fan would really enjoy picking up. The two guns are the Gas Projector and the Arc Generator, two of the many guns in District 9.
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Roll Out The Red Carpet: Oscars 2010 Announced

This is it! The biggest awards show in Hollywood has released their nominations today and as expected, Avatar has been well represented in the categories. Perhaps the biggest news is that Avatar will NOT be able to steal the crown from Jackson’s masterpiece Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, the epic Ben-Hur and Cameron’s own Titanic. Each film won 11 Oscars and hold the joint record of most Oscars awarded. Avatar and The Hurt Locker (directed by Cameron’s ex-wife Kathryn Bigelow) both lead the pack this year with 9 nominations each.
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District 9 Action Figures and Statues Are Here!

District 9 fans have been waiting a while for something like this to be made, and wait no more: District 9 models are here (not the hot wife)! It’s been a while, but after going through home-made alien hands, miniature Exo-Suits, and an ARC gun, we’ve finally got ourselves a detailed statue of a prawn head.

Joe Dunaway is the artist behind this detailed work. He’s made over 230 albums for multiple movies and has now taken a whack at District 9.
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District 9: Behind The Scenes Photographs

Facebook isn’t a stranger to film and television promotions. They’re probably one of the biggest promotional tools on the internet next to YouTube, and having ads on their website (along with selling the site) is what made them the multi-billionaires that they are today. Facebook has added features in the last few years that have seriously helped films promote, including giving movies their own Facebook pages for the fans of join. Of course, District 9 is one of those films, having both a page for the film itself and a page for Sharlto Copley, the main actor in the film. District 9 has gained 200,000 fans while Sharlto Copley’s page has 5,000 fans. Those 5,000 fans were notified in their Facebook Live Feeds that on the Copley page, a new photo album was created giving us a never before look at the world behind District 9. This new 10 page photo album gives us, the fans of the movie, a wonderful look at the world behind District 9 we speculated and debated over for so long. Not really giving us a decent look at the world itself but the world of the people who created it, which is just extremely neat.

Check out some of the pictures after the jump.
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