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In RoboCop, the year is 2028 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 (Kinnaman) 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. RoboCop will be directed by Jose Padilha and star Joel Kinnaman (The Killing) in the lead role of Alex Murphy/Robocop. The film also stars: Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Kenneth Williams, Jennifer Ehle, Jay Baruchel and Abbie Cornish. The remake »
Director: José Padilha
Running Time: 121 minutes
First of all, it’s easy to negate remakes or reboots and wax lyrical about their purpose or the advantages of having a new angle but what it always comes down to, beyond anything, is the story and how it tries to tell and achieve it – regardless of originals.
In Robocop (2014), we’ve jumped out of the gritty, violent late 80s and delved into the paranoia of nearly 30 years later, where the world is a lot more aware but evidently just as concerned over things beyond their control. While Jose’s Robocop tries to tell a story »
- Dan Bullock
RoboCop officially took over the city of Detroit yesterday as the crime fighter hit the streets to meet and take pictures with fans in celebration of #ROBOCOPDay and the Blu-ray and DVD release of the film.
RoboCop visited iconic landmarks including The Monument to Joe Louis, The Spirit of Detroit, 8 Mile, and Comerica Park. Additionally RoboCop visited top radio stations at Clear Channel, CBS Radio, and Greater Media Detroit and even did the weather on Wjbk-tv, the local Fox affiliate.
The day concluded as he threw the ceremonial first pitch at the beginning of the game between the Detroit Tigers and Toronto Blue Jays, with the first 10,000 fans receiving a commemorative RoboCop poster and some lucky fans taking home a copy of the new Blu-ray. RoboCop took photos with players, invaded the press box, and kept the peace with passionate fans.
- Steve Barton
Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and own this week on the various streaming services such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods Lone Survivor (action; Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch; rated R) RoboCop (action remake; Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Abbie Cornish, Michael Keaton; rated PG-13) The Pretty One (comedy; Zoe Kazan, Jake Johnson; rated R) A Long Way Down (comedy; Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette; pretheatrical release premieres 6/5, rated R) Ping Pong Summer (comedy; Susan Sarandon, Joseph McCaughtry, Lea Thompson, Amy Sedaris; premieres 6/6 on Mod and in theaters...
- Robert B. DeSalvo
With 20th Century Fox's RoboCop debuting on Blu-ray, DVD and VOD June 3, the city of Detroit will unveil their 10-foot bronze statue of the crime-fighting cyborg, portrayed by Peter Weller in the original Robocop and by Joel Kinnaman in this year's reboot. Take a look at the photo of this statue, then read on for more details about "RoboCop Day" in the Motor City tomorrow.
The initiative to construct a RoboCop statue started three years ago, when a Massachusetts resident suggested to Detroit mayor Dave Bing that the city should celebrate this iconic character with a statue in the following message.
"Philadelphia has a statue of Rocky & RoboCop would kick Rocky's butt. He's a Great ambassador for Detroit."
While the mayor responded that there were no plans for a RoboCop statue, non-profit organization Imagination Station raised $50,000 to fund the construction, just days after the initial suggestion was made. The unveiling »
To celebrate the Home Entertainment release of Studiocanal’s Robocop, which arrives on Blu-ray™, DVD on 9th June 2014, we’ve got a great exclusive clip that takes behind-the-scenes ‘To Serve and Protect’ of the action-thriller!
Directed by José Padilha (Elite Squad), Robocop is a re-imagining of Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 classic, in which a critically injured cop is transformed into a part-man, part-robot police officer designed to rid Detroit of crime.
The year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the centre of robot technology. With robotic drones winning American wars around the globe, they feel ready to translate this technology to the home front. When loving husband, father and skilled cop Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman – Easy Money, TV’s The Killing) is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp – headed by CEO Raymond Sellars (Michael Keaton – Batman, Need For Speed) – utilises its remarkable science of robotics to save his life. »
- Dan Bullock
On Tuesday, June 3, the Motor City will celebrate RoboCop Day to honor the brave men and women of the Detroit Police Department. There will be a RoboCop appearance and meet and greet, a chance for the fans to check out some screen used memorabilia and...
...the action will culminate with RoboCop throwing out the first pitch for a Detroit Tigers game.
In conjunction with the release of RoboCop on Blu-ray and DVD, RoboCop Day promises to be a memorable event and it's open to all. The afternoon activity takes place at the Detroit Police Department and Public Safety Headquarters, 1301 Third Street, Detroit. Check out the schedule below, and if you're in the Detroit area, you're primary directive is now to be sure to attend RoboCop Day!
From the Press Release
RoboCop Day (Tuesday, June 3) Schedule
12:00 p.m. - RoboCop and Detroit Police Department arrivals
12:10 p.m. - RoboCop »
- Scott Hallam
Director Jose Padilha has brought back Detroit's cyborg crime fighter RoboCop for a new generation with Joel Kinnaman stepping into the shoes of Alex Murphy, a dedicated police officer given a second chance at "life." Fox Home Entertainment is bringing RoboCop to Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD for the first time on June 3, and we've hooked up with the studio to offer one lucky reader one of the combo packs in this contest.
For a chance to win RoboCop (2014) on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD, please fill out and submit the short entry form below. The odds of winning can be increased each and every time you stop back to enter again for as many days as the contest is open. You must be a resident of the U.S. or Canada to enter.
Here is a sampling of pieces that are included in "Femme Fatale", a stunning portrait series by Australian based screen-print artist Rhys Cooper. The show will run from May 31st through June 21st at Spoke Art Gallery in San Francisco.
If my TMZ-like memory for actors’ faces hasn’t failed me, I’m certain these femme fatales were modeled after some very famous and extremely beautiful actresses (no complaints here). Obviously Maleficent is in the likeness of Angelina Jolie. Natalie Portman looks to be used for Sorceress from He-Man [thanks to NietzschesGhost for the correction]. Poison Ivy is definitely modeled after Game of Thrones star Natalie Dormer — the side shave is a dead giveaway. Sofia Vergara is Red Riding Hood, and Mystique looks to be Kate Beckinsale [note: readers on Fb have also pointed out that she looks like Charlize Theron (the eyes definitely), others say Scarlett Johansson. It's perhaps a mix of a few actresses.] The only one I’m not so sure about is Rogue, who looks equal parts Abbie Cornish and Amber Heard.
The remaining art will be released online June 2nd. »
- Eli Reyes
Stars: Joel Kinnaman, Douglas Urbanski, Abbie Cornish, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams, Jennifer Ehle, Jay Baruchel, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Samuel L. Jackson, Aimee Garcia | Written by Joshua Zetumer | Directed by Jose Padilha
Remakes eh? They’re not going away are they? I’m not going to proselytize in favour or against them; as long as punters keep lining up to see the same stories retold every decade or so with younger actors and fancier graphics then studios are going to keep making them. They’re safe bets. But there’s a difference between remaking and sanitising. Paul Verhoeven’s eighties original RoboCop is a scuzzy, violent piece of work and all the better for it. The moment the BBFC’s 12a certificate appears on screen for the 2014 version, it’s hard to not to feel just a little bit disappointed. Of course, you can get away »
- Jack Kirby
Digital Release Date: May 20, 2014; Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: June 3, 2014
Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $39.99
Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
“Part Man. Part Machine. All Cop,” says the tag line for the original 1987 version, but the Robocop remake doesn’t quite live up to its predecessor, according to critics.
The 2013 movie stars Swedish actor Joel Kinnaman (TV’s The Killing) as loving father, husband and dedicated cop Alex Murphy, who’s critically injured on the job in corrupt Detroit. He gets a new life thanks to OmniCorp, which sees this as an opportunity to make billions. The company builds Murphy into a part-man, part-robot super cop, just the first in a fleet. But they don’t count on Alex fighting to stay human.
The Discovery Channel is (or at least used to be) a place you would find documentaries. This is why adding Klondike to their schedule would seem to be a strange occurrence. You would think that with the show being on this channel then there would be a focus on historical accuracy and a focus on the lives of the miners working the mines of the Yukon in the late 1800s. The truth is though it may be based on real people who existed, the focus is more on the drama and relationships which in turn becomes more about fiction, rather than accuracy. Once you get past that realisation though, you’ll find a show that is enjoyable and, somewhat, interesting.
When two childhood friends travel to the Yukon Territory »
- Paul Metcalf
Jose Padilha's RoboCop reboot/remake starring Joel Kinnaman, Michael Keaton, Gary Oldman, Abbie Cornish, Samuel L. Jackson and Jackie Earle Haley has a confirmed June 3 release date on Blu-ray and DVD, with an early May 20 release date on Digital HD.
RoboCop underperformed at the domestic box office where it has earned $57.88 million to date. Overseas box office business has boomed with ticket sales approaching $184 million, bringing the total global box office total to over $241 million. The MGM and Twentieth Century Fox co-production cost an estimated $100 million to produce.
Fox is presenting RoboCop on Blu-ray in 1080p video and 5.1 DTS-hd Master Audio. Bonus features run over an hour total and include the following:
Deleted Scenes OmniCorp Product Announcement Robocop: Engineered for the 21st Century The Illusion of Free Will: A New Vision To Serve and Protect: Robocop's Weapons The Robocop Suit: Form and Function
Click here to pre-order RoboCop 2014 on Blu-ray, »
Sony.s RoboCop reboot was a fun, spectacle-filled revisit to the world initially created by Paul Verhoeven and Edward Neumeier. Starring The Killing.s Joel Kinnamon, Gary Oldman, Michael Keatman, Abbie Cornish and a whole host of other prominent names, the movie made for a pretty good watch in theaters, and soon the action flick is springing onto Blu-ray, DVD and Digital, thanks to a collaboration between MGM Studios and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Avid fans of the theatrical release will be able to nab a Digital copy on May 20. A couple of weeks later, on June 3, RoboCop will be available on Blu-ray and DVD. The film starts in 2028, during a time in which the United States is working hard to procure new military weapons to keep the peace. Enter OmniCorp, a company with an idea and plenty of ambition to support that idea. They want to turn a »
Directed by José Padilha, RoboCop stars Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley and Samuel L. Jackson. In RoboCop, the year is 2028 and OmniCorp - the world's leader in robot technology - sees a golden opportunity to reap billions for their company. When Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) - a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit - is critically injured, OmniCorp grabs their chance to build a part-man, part-robot police officer. OmniCorp envisions a RoboCop in every city and will stop at nothing - no matter the cost to Alex - to make sure the program succeeds. But OmniCorp never counted on one thing: there is still a man fighting inside the machine. »
Directed by José Padilha, RoboCop stars Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley and Samuel L. Jackson. In RoboCop, the year is 2028 and OmniCorp – the world’s leader in robot technology – sees a golden opportunity to reap billions for their company. When Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) – a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit – is critically injured, OmniCorp grabs their chance to build a part-man, part-robot police officer. OmniCorp envisions a RoboCop in every city and will stop at nothing – no matter the cost to Alex – to make sure the program succeeds. But OmniCorp never counted on one thing: there is still a man fighting inside the machine. The RoboCop Blu-ray is charged with nearly an hour of extra features and featurettes, taking fans behind-the-scenes of OmniCorp to witness the »
Game of Thrones star Richard Madden and Abbie Cornish (Robocop 2014) head up an all-star cast that includes; Tim Roth (Pulp Fiction), Sam Shepard (Mud), Tim Blake Nelson (Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?) and Ian Hart (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone).
The show is produced by the legendary multi-award winning Ridley Scott (Alien, Gladiator) and has been gaining critical-acclaim in the Us ahead of its UK premiere on Discovery Channel later this month.
Based on incredible true events, the six-part adventure about the ruthless and cut-throat quest for gold in turn-of-the-century America takes its inspiration from Charlotte Gray’s book “Gold Diggers: Striking it Rich in the Klondike”.
Having just graduated from college, the highly ambitious Bill Haskell (Madden), along »
David Riker, who directed independent immigrant drama La Ciudad, helmed a film in 2012 titled The Girl. This seems at first glance a far-too-general name for a movie about immigration, life on the border, motherhood and desperation. Is the "girl" of the title Ashley (Abbie Cornish, Bright Star, Sucker Punch), a young mother struggling to make money so she can get back custody of her son? The viewer wonders as we see her flustered under the keen eye of a social worker, arguing for more shifts at the grocery store, or riding along with her trucker dad (Will Patton, Remember the Titans, TV show Falling Skies) to Mexico.
Ashley becomes convinced that she can be a coyote -- she desperately needs the money this bad idea will bring her. Among the group of people she picks up in a Nuevo Laredo plaza to convey over the border is a young girl, »
- Elizabeth Stoddard
Madonna doesn't care what us mere mortals think, and who could blame her? Forget Queen Esther; Madonna was Queen of Dragons for Purim! You can't shush her during a movie! So why would terrible reviews stop her from directing another movie? They won't!
The book that's luring Madonna back to the director's chair is a politically charged love story by Rebecca Walker, "Adé: A Love Story." Walker, who is the daughter of Alice Walker and Mel Leventhal, has previously written non-fiction about feminism, sexuality, being multiracial and Jewish, and her painful, contentious relationship with her Pulitzer Prize-winning mother. "Adé" is a semi-autobiographical novella about a bisexual woman who, while traveling abroad with a friend, falls in love with a Swahili Muslim man named Adé. Their love affair, which takes place on an island off the coast of Kenya, is interrupted by political upheaval and much more.
Madonna co-wrote and directed »
- Jenni Miller
When first bursting onto the scene as a young, fledging filmmaker, Australian director Robert Luketic was first brought to our attention with Legally Blonde – however since then he’s made movements towards more psychological, thrilling narratives, as he presents his latest picture, Paranoia.
With an incredible casts consisting of the likes of Gary Oldman, Richard Dreyfuss, Harrison Ford, Liam Hemsworth and Abbie Cornish – when we spoke to the director on the phone, we discusses the casting process and his delight at working with such talented individuals. Luketic also reflects back on his own career and how he’s started to move towards his desired genre of late. We also discuss social media, and in light of the film Luketic tells us that he doesn’t quite use the internet as much as he used to…
I’ll start by asking about the cast – you must have been so thrilled when »
- Stefan Pape
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