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10 Films To See In February

  • By Kristen Lopez
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  • February 3, 2014 12:19 PM
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10 Films To See In February
The shortest month of the year can still yield ten movies worthy of your attention! We continue through the doldrums of that cold time called “every month before summer,” and while March has transformed into a time for decent fare, we still have to blaze through February. The films assembled are a mix of blockbusters and art house, mindless entertainment and incisive filmmaking, so settle down and get ready to explore the month of February.

Exclusive: First Listen To 2 Tracks From 'RoboCop' Score By Pedro Bromfman

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 3, 2014 11:30 AM
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RoboCop
"RoboCop" is returning to the streets of Detroit, with a brand new suit of armor, but with the same directive: "Dead or alive, you're coming with me." And bringing this new version of "RoboCop" to the big screen is award-wnning Brazilian filmmaker José Padilha, making his Hollywood debut. It can be a challenge for many directors to make the leap into a blockbuster sized production, but to help get his vision of "RoboCop" across, Padilha called in the skills of a regular collaborator.

Watch: Honest Trailer For 'RoboCop' Celebrates The Original Masterpiece

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 30, 2014 10:19 AM
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RoboCop
So, in a couple weeks the "RoboCop" remake comes out, and truth be told, it kinda looks grim (seriously, just watch this first clip to see how wonky the tone is). But the good news is that the 1987 original still rules and hasn't aged a day, and now here's pretty solid reminder.

Watch: 2 Clips & TV Spot For 'RoboCop' Plus IMAX Poster And Over 25 New Images From The Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 22, 2014 4:47 PM
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RoboCop
Next month, swift violent justice is coming to the streets of Detroit. Yep, "RoboCop" is getting a shiny new suit, fancier toys and some bigger firepower in this reboot of Paul Verhoeven's satirical classic, and a bunch of case files (meaning: promo stuff) have landed online.

Watch: First Full Clip, OmniCorp's CES 2027 Presentation, TV Spots & More For 'RoboCop'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 15, 2014 2:38 PM
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Dead or alive, this remake is being made. Yep, "RoboCop" has been rebooted, bringing back everyone's favorite cyborg for more action and less satire. And if this first clip is anything to go by, you might want to stick with Paul Verhoeven's version for the time being.

What Kind Of Suit Is This? Watch The New International Trailer For 'RoboCop'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 20, 2013 6:41 AM
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RoboCop
After two rather more uptempo trailers selling the familiar tale of "RoboCop" in a slick new package, a fresh international spot takes a more mournful tone, one that puts the emotional arc of the story first and the explosions second. And oh yeah, it features lots of new footage too.

Watch: New Trailer For 'RoboCop' Starring Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman & Samuel L. Jackson Goes On Duty

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 7, 2013 10:03 AM
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Robocop, 2014
While we didn't necessarily want this remake, it has been made, and we have to admit, we're intrigued by "RoboCop." The talent for this is certainly undeniable with "Elite Squad" helmer Jose Padilha guiding a helluva cast—Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams, Jennifer Ehle, Jay Baruchel and Samuel L. Jackson—through futuristic Detroit. But can it even begin to come close to Paul Verhoeven's twisted perfection? Well, this new trailer is going to make a case for it.

The Future Of American Justice: Watch The New Trailer For The 'RoboCop' Remake, Plus New Photos

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 5, 2013 7:52 PM
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  • 17 Comments
Robocop
Well, here it is… After endless speculation and just as many snarky, internet-based remarks, the trailer for the remake of Paul Verhoeven's satirical masterpiece "RoboCop" is here. And it's… something alright.

Killer Kids: 5 Unforgettably Lethal Children In Film

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • August 15, 2013 1:04 PM
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Killer Kids: 5 Of The Most Lethal Children In Film
One of the touchstones of the horror genre are movies that involve the "scary little kid"—things like "The Omen," "Village of the Damned," "The Innocents" and, more recently, movies like "Joshua" and "Orphan." In these films, childhood innocence is perverted, replaced by pure, blackened evil, and the results are often chilling. But a much more interesting sub-genre, one that "Kick-Ass 2" (opening this weekend) fully engages with is the "killer kid" genre. This is different than the "evil kid" strain because these children aren't necessarily evil (and there is no supernatural mumbo jumbo) but they can drop you like a bag of laundry just the same.

'RoboCop' Director Jose Padilha Set To Direct True Crime Thriller 'The Brotherhood' For Warner Bros.

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • April 10, 2013 6:08 PM
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Jose Padilha
Early word was that Jose Padilha, the Brazilian filmmaker whose unbelievably intense "Elite Squad" films had cinema-goers chewing off their fingernails the world over, had kind of a rough time on his big budget remake of "RoboCop" for MGM. Of course reports varied, but it seems the experience on that $100 million film wasn't too painfully awful, since he has signed on for another American project, and this time it's a true crime story called "The Brotherhood" for Warner Bros.

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