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I don’t want to say that January 2014 was a bad month for cinema, but the last time I saw something that rotten, I was arrested for desecrating 13 cemeteries. Luckily, I got out on good behavior just long enough to celebrate with readers how superlative February’s theatrical releases will be in comparison.
Yeah, that’s a funky poster, right? Look, some of you are never gonna come around on this RoboCop remake. Some of you are upset about the PG-13 rating. Some of you think it was a terrible idea right off the bat.
As February inches closer, we continue to get new looks at Robocop, including the above international TV spot, which emphasizes control. Is Alex Murphy's free will just an illusion? It sounds like OmniCorp has it set up that way, but then we hear the words, "He's undoing what we did to him," which suggests that control is shifting.
How do you put RoboCop through a field test? Drop him in a warehouse, tell him not to get shot in the face and then start firing, not necessarily in that order. This, according to the new clip from the upcoming Robocop remake. That description is probably a bit too vague to be accurate, technically.
Dead or alive, you’re going to bear witness to quite a bit more marketing for José Padilha’s upcoming RoboCop reboot, which could potentially put an end to U.S. crime forever, or at least until the inevitable sequel.
We’re going to go ahead and assume these ten aren’t going to be the films that surprise us all that much. The writing seems to be on the wall as far as talent involved, quality of promotional material, and behind-the-scenes gossip.
There should be a little something for everyone in the coming year. And to help you plan out your movie-watching year, we singled out 14 titles we’re looking forward to in 2014, as well as a list of additional can’t-miss movies.
Yes, it’s a reboot, but every time we get a fresh look at Jose Padilha’s upcoming RoboCop, we’re allowing ourselves to get a little more excited. Could it actually be good?
Don't let this soiree-filled season go to your head and make you forget the importance of driving sober. Who better to get that message across than RoboCop, the part man part machine at the center of the rebooted RoboCop.
You're gonna cringe within the first few seconds of this new Robocop trailer, which proves at the very least that there are some lines that even Samuel L. Jackson can't sell. In the near future, America is producing peacekeeping robots that are protecting people all over the world… except in their home country. And in a nation dependent on Siri and Roombas, the only way to achieve robot acceptance is, of course, to kill a cop and put him inside a robo-suit and make him into a machine
Honestly, the teaser doesn’t look terrible. I didn’t even cringe too badly when they changed “good cop/bad cop” to “good cop/RoboCop.” At least it’s Michael K. Williams delivering the line.
December marks a crowded theatrical release line-up with studios vying for family outing dollars and the attention of award season voters. But Christmas Day just got a little less packed as Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit has been bumped to a release in the new year.
Here’s the thing: I don’t actually have a problem with tons of movies making the move to IMAX theaters, as I one day hope that IMAX is the most common way to watch a movie. But after having watched the trailer for Robocop several times, I just can’t figure out what this movie will do visually that absolutely needs to be seen in IMAX theaters.
Based on a script by Nick Schenk, James Vanderbilt, and Joshua Zetumer, RoboCop is set in the year 2028 in a crime ridden Detroit, where Officer Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) works as a police officer. When Murphy is nearly killed during a car explosion, the multinational conglomerate OmniCorp swoops in and makes an offer to turn him into something more
Jose Padilha is not remaking your father’s RoboCop. “That would be silly,” the director told us during a recent conversation. “I love the first movie. It’s amazing. It’s iconic.” But times have changed – locally and internationally – and Padhila’s vision of a new RoboCop should transition along with them. (Ironically, the actual hometown in the bloody, blue-collar original film – Detroit – recently filed for bankruptcy and likely could use a legitimate hero, but that’s another story.)