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Don’t hate RoboCop because it’s a remake of a beloved sci-fi classic, hate it because it’s a tepid and blandish spin on the original film that thinks the best way to re-energize the concept it to go all the places that first one didn’t. Sometimes you do get it right the first time, and sometimes doing things because you can isn’t really a good enough reason for you to go through with it. Having said that, there are some interesting ideas in the new 2014 RoboCop, and some very interesting actors who try to realize them, but essentially this new Cop is a B-effort for a C-movie. (more…)

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The first trailer for director Jose Padilha‘s reboot of the much beloved Robocop franchise has finally hit the Internet, now we just need to see how hard the Internet hits back. I’m truly conflicted when it comes to rebooting the Robocop franchise, the first movie has always been a favorite of mine. Will it stay true to the roots of the character or just change everything? If it does change significant aspects, will it still be good or just another mess like Total Recall?

The cast looks great on paper, in fact it blows away a point by point comparison with the original cast. The only questionable casting is the lead Joel Kinnaman. I just don’t know his work well enough to have confidence in his carrying this movie. The rest of this cast is a slam dunk, Abbie Cornish, Jay Baruchel, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Keaton and Gary Oldman is a grouping that inspires confidence and trust. How Padilha puts it all together could be the tipping factor.

Take a look at the trailer and then let’s talk about what we’ve just seen.


Hmm, I find myself liking the look of the sets and effects shown so far. Oldman’s line about “the illusion of freewill” is an interesting take that I look forward to seeing more about. It looks like in this version the wife is the one that makes the decision to allow the OmniCorp to put Murphy into the Robocop program. Will Murphy know about his family at that point or have to discover it like the original.

Seeing Jackie Earle Haley toward the end was great. His role as Maddox should be fantastic, I’ve always loved his work.

Well, what did you think? Are you more open to this reboot or did this trailer just set your disillusions in concrete? Will this movie do better than Dredd?

Robocop hits the big screen on February 7th.

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There’s been a lot of progress in the saga that is the RoboCop reboot. What was first deemed a terrible idea by fans, has gained plenty of steam with plenty of A-list talent supporting the José Padilha directed feature film.

Rebooting the film franchise of the 80s’, Padilha needed an all-star cast to back it up…and boy did he get it. Featuring stars Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Jackie Earle Haley, Abbie Cornish and Joel Kinnaman RoboCop was making quite the impact at this past San Diego Comic-Con. One of the films other stars, Samuel L. Jackson, was on hand at the convention to talk about the film, and at the same time revealed a bit about his own character Pat Novak.

According to Jackson:

“I play a character by the name of Pat Novak, who’s sort of a combination of Rush Limbaugh and Al Sharpton, if you can combine those two people. So I refer to him as Rush Sharpton,” Jackson said. “He has one of those shows that’s an opinion show, and his opinion is that automated policing is a good idea, so he’s a proponent of RoboCop.”

A character like Novak will hopefully add an intriguing mass-media layer to the film, which will also deal with the role of corporations in society and how the use of drones affects humanity. Someone with Jackson’s screen presence can definitely sell an opinionated media personality in ways few other actors could ever hope to.

Check out the entire interview, including Jackson’s response to why he considers RoboCop a “credible” remake below:

RoboCop is scheduled for release in theatres everywhere Feb. 7th, 2014.

Shot on set by bystander Mike McPhee, this footage has either a stunt double or star Joel Kinnaman -we can’t tell which- riding this new “RoboCycle”. Since there’s nothing exploding, or Jose shouting anything that involves “boom!” we’re going to assume it’s Kinnaman.

This short video, gives us a bit of an insight into just how filming has been so far for the stars and crew in Toronto. And, as far as I know, “RoboCycle” hasn’t been trademarked yet.

The jury is still out on whether this reboot will be worth watching. The Batman inspired suit and Judge Dredd’s motorcycle aren’t doing the film any favors.

RoboCop stars stars Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, and Samuel L. Jackson, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams, Jay Baruchel, Jennifer Ehle, Marianne Jean-Baptiste and hits theaters everywhere February 14th, 2014.

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‘ROBOCOP’ Teaser Poster Released

This past Friday, photos from the Toronto set of Jose Padilha‘s RoboCop reboot showcased Joel Kinnaman suited up in the redesigned RoboCop costume. And while many of us – ourselves included – have been bashing the new design and praying it’s only a prototype… Looks like we’ll have to get used to the new Alex Murphy, if this new teaser poster is any indication.

Originally thought to be a fan-made poster, the teaser has actually been around since last June’s Las Vegas Licensing Expo and confirmed to be official by Cinema Blend. We even included it in our round-up for 2013 films from the expo; this is just the first good quality image that has been released in the past few months.

Any way we look at it, there will still be some tweaks on the final RoboCop design. Check out the old, but now full-sized poster below the jump:

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*Sigh* First Look at The New RoboCop Suit

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Today, a few set photos snapped from the set of Jose Padilha‘s RoboCop reboot found their way online. From them, we see a guy in a cybernetic suit. We can assume that this is our first look at the new RoboCop. We can’t say for sure though.

Here’s the thing. We know, from script details, that OmniCorp -the evil corporation at the center of Robot Technology- has many failed attempts with its cybernetic drone program (aka RoboCops). So, it’s possible this is a look at one of those failed designs. I for one, hope it is the latter and that the final design has some semblance to the original (1987) film . I mean, my god,  did the the movies design team raid Daft Punk’s helmet closet or something? As for the rest of the suit, did they steal the Iron Man suit and spray-paint it black? Ugh, It’s awful!

I’m not going to judge this movie on the suit alone, that would be unfair. Imma hold out for the trailer before I go full tilt. The suit is not winning me over, though,  I’ll tell you that much.

What do you readers think? Sound off in the comment section below.

RoboCop also stars Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, and Samuel L. Jackson, with Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams, Jay Baruchel, Jennifer Ehle, and Marianne Jean-Baptiste. The film is set for release on August 9, 2013.

In RoboCop, the year is 2029 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Their drones are winning American wars around the globe and now they want to bring this technology to the home front. Alex Murphy is a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit. After he is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp utilizes their remarkable science of robotics to save Alex’s life. He returns to the streets of his beloved city with amazing new abilities, but with issues a regular man has never had to face before.

Director José Padilha (Elite Squad) reimagines the tale of part man, part machine, all cop starring Joel Kinnaman (The Killing) as the title character, Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight Rises) as the scientist who creates RoboCop, and Samuel L. Jackson (The Avengers) as media mogul Pat Novak. RoboCop is being produced by Strike Entertainment’s Marc Abraham and Eric Newman, with Eric Carraro as Executive Producer. The film is currently in pre-production and slated for a summer 2013 release.

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Were you as excited as we were when it was announced that former House star Hugh Laurie  was in negotiations to join the upcoming Robocop reboot directed by José Padilha? Yeah, well, better bottle up all those hopes and dreams because Laurie will not be joining the cast. Bummer!

Back in June, Variety reported that Laurie was in talks to play, “the cold, sarcastic CEO of Omni Corp, which creates the title character.” Many believed that meant he would be play senior president Dick Jones, head of the ED-209 enforcement droid program and villain of the original 1987 film.

According to Variety’s Jeff Sneider ( by way of Jeff’s Twitter account), though,  Hugh has pulled out of negotiations:

Seeing Laurie in a big budget film in which he doesn’t voice the son of Santa, or the Easter Bunny would have been pretty awesome. And he totally would have played a deliciously dick-headish corporate CEO. However, seeing as Hugh was never officially confirmed, there’s no big loss to the cast or crew. Principle photography hasn’t even begun yet, so there’s still time to find someone else to put on the suit and boss people around.

Robocop, starring Joel Kinnaman and co-starring Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Kenneth Williams, Jennifer Ehle, Jay Baruchel and Abbie Cornish hits theaters August 9th, 2013.

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Nobody asked for a Robocop reboot. Well, that isn’t true. Obviously, director José Padilha and the movie studio wanted it. I’m just saying us fans didn’t ask for it. The original 1987 classic by Paul Verhoeven was fine the way it was. Fucking reboots man, they just kick our favorite 80’s films right in the gooch.

Actually, I’ve slowly been coming around to this Robocop rehash. While I’m still very much in defense of the original, the more I hear about this new version, the more my ears peak. Primarily, it’s the casting that’s been getting my attention. Check out these names: Gary Oldman (The scientist who creates Robocop), Hugh Laurie (The CEO of of the insidious Omni Corp), Samuel L. Jackson (A charismatic TV mogul),  Abbie Cornish (Robocop’s wife) and Joel Kinnaman (Robocop). Those are some head turning names, huh? But wait there’s more…

Jackie Earle Haley has just joined the (already) star-studded cast.

Deadline reports that Haley has been cast as Maddox, the character who gives Robocop his military training.

Haley is a very much nerd approved addition to the cast. He creeped us the fuck out as Freddy Krueger in the Nightmare on Elm Street reboot. He kicked ass as Rorschach in Watchmen. And he made us laugh as Johnny Depps man-puppet in Dark Shadows. Scary, serious, funny…he can do it all.

So… Haley, Kinnaman, Cornish, Jackson, Laurie and Oldman. I couldn’t ask for a better cast. Truly, with these dudes involved, my level of faith in this reboot has been restored.

Padilha’s Robocop will shoot in the next few months, and will hit theaters August 9, 2013. Here’s the synopsis of the film:

In RoboCop, the year is 2029 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Their drones are winning American wars around the globe and now they want to bring this technology to the home front. Alex Murphy is a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit. After he is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp utilizes their remarkable science of robotics to save Alex’s life. He returns to the streets of his beloved city with amazing new abilities, but with issues a regular man has never had to face before.

Director José Padilha (Elite Squad) reimagines the tale of part man, part machine, all cop starring Joel Kinnaman (The Killing) as the title character, Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight Rises) as the scientist who creates RoboCop, and Samuel L. Jackson (The Avengers) as media mogul Pat Novak. RoboCop is being produced by Strike Entertainment’s Marc Abraham and Eric Newman, with Eric Carraro as Executive Producer. The film is currently in pre-production and slated for a summer 2013 release.

 

 

 

New Sucker Punch Banner!

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Warner Bros. Pictures has released a new banner for Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch. opening in theaters and IMAX on March 25th.  This movie just keeps looking better and better.  I think this banner and the character portraits after the jump would look great in a smaller format framed together.  The retro future look that this film has shown us so far is fantastic.  I just hope the finished piece is greater than the fragmented parts we have seen so far.

I am hoping the fight scenes of Sucker Punch continue in Snyder’s style used in 300 and Watchmen.  That slowed motion minute long shot from 300 of King Leonidas walking through his enemies, taking one out after the other.  That scene sang to my nerdbastard heart.  The film stars Emily Browning, Vanessa Hudgens, Abbie Cornish, Jamie Chung, Jena Malone, Carla Gugino, Jon Hamm, Oscar Isaac and Scott Glenn.  Quite the lineup, eye candy all around.

Which of these ladies do you think will steal this movie?  Which will stand out?

Larger image of the above and more of the lovely ladies after the jump

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