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Oscar-nominated actress Adriana Barraza has joined the cast of Netflix's new series “Narcos,” TheWrap has learned. Written by Chris Brancato and directed by Jose Padilha, series follows the cocaine drug cartels around the world and the efforts of law enforcement to stop them. Also read: Jennifer Aniston Joined by Brad Pitt's ‘Babel’ Co-Star in ‘Cake’ (Exclusive) Wagner Moura stars as Colombian cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar, while “Game of Thrones” star Pedro Pascal plays a Mexican DEA agent who's sent to Colombia on a U.S. mission to capture and ultimately kill him. Barraza will play Pablo Escobar's mother, Hermilda Escobar. »
- Jeff Sneider
Broadway star Joanna Christie will play one of the female leads on Netflix's new drug cartel drama “Narcos,” TheWrap has learned. Christie is joining a cast led by Wagner Moura who will play infamous drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, with Boyd Holbrook (“Milk”) and “Game of Thrones” alum Pedro Pascal playing DEA agents trying to take him down. Also read: Brooklyn Decker, Ethan Embry Join Netflix's ‘Grace & Frankie’ Christie has lined up the role of Connie, a nurse and the wife to Holbrook's character Steve Murphy. The series was written by Chris Brancato and will be directed by Jose Padilha. Netflix has ordered. »
- Linda Ge
Captain America: The Winter Soldier taps into current fears about surveillance and data-mining. Ryan looks at its subversive undertones...
Every generation carries with it a heavy payload of shared anxiety. A fear of nuclear annihilation permeated the Cold War era. The 1970s brought with it a distrust of leadership, as Richard Nixon's presidential authority crumbled in the wake of the Watergate scandal.
These collective preoccupations constantly find their way into the stories we share, not least in movies: Cold War paranoia manifested itself in 50s invasion science fiction; the distrust of the 1970s found its expression in such conspiracy thrillers as The Parallax View, The Marathon Man and Capricorn One.
For several years after the global financial crisis of 2008, a resentment towards banks, billionaires and corporate types became a common sight in movies. The comedy »
Today we have two international trailers for the upcoming "Rio, I Love You" anthology film, comprised of segments directed by different helmers. Check out the trailers below. Some of the directors include Vicente Amorim (Crossface), Fernando Meirelles (City of God), Carlos Saldanha (Ice Age), Jose Padilha (RoboCop), John Turturro (Fading Gigolo), Stephan Elliott (Easy Virtue), Guillermo Arriaga (Babel). The new movie stars Vincent Cassel, Rodrigo Santoro, Jason Isaacs, Ryan Kwanten, Emily Mortimer and Harvey Keitel. It's set to hit theaters in Brazil on September 11th. No word on when we'll see it in Us. Trailer 1: Trailer 2: »
Okay, the World Cup might be over but that doesn't mean attention on Brazil will be fading away. After sojourns to Paris and New York, producers are now bringing the cinematic spotlight to Rio de Janeiro with the omnibus "Rio, I Love You" and two international trailers are here to preview the ten shorts that will make up the film. Featuring segments directed by Fernando Meirelles, Carlos Saldanha, José Padilha, John Turturro, Im Sang-soo, Stephan Elliott, Paolo Sorrentino, Guillermo Arriaga, Andrucha Waddington and Nadine Labaki with folks like Vincent Cassel, Rodrigo Santoro, Jason Isaacs, Ryan Kwanten, Emily Mortimer and Harvey Keitel taking roles, the formula is what you'd expect. Filmmakers and famous faces using gorgeous locations to tell stories of love and life, while making you want to book a ticket to South America. The omnibus formula by its nature can be hit or miss, but there's certainly some top shelf talent playing along here. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Anthology films have been a mainstay in cinema for a number of years, as numerous filmmakers take the opportunity to create short films around a specific subject, or rooted in a specific genre. One of the more well-received of these anthologies was 2007′s Paris, Je T’aime, which led to a New York, I Love You. Film fans were thus intrigued to learn that a third one was underway, this time focused on the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro. Titled Rio, Eu Te Amo, or Rio, I Love You, the anthology features works from directors such as Fernando Meirelles, Paolo Sorrentino, José Padilha, and John Turturro, with performances from Emily Mortimer, Vincent Cassel, Jason Isaacs, and Harvey Keitel. The first trailer for the film has now been released, and can be seen below.
The post ‘Rio, Eu Te Amo’, the third entry in the city-focused anthology series, releases a »
- Deepayan Sengupta
The first Rio, I Love You trailers have gone online. The movie is the latest in the "Cities of Love" series, which includes Paris, je tamie and New York, I Love You. This latest anthology includes short segments from directors Fernando Meirelles (City of God), Carlos Saldanha (Rio), Im Sang-soo (The Housemaid), Stephan Elliott (Easy Virtue), Paolo Sorrentino (The Great Beauty), Guillermo Arriaga (Babel), Andrucha Waddington (Party Crashers), Nadine Labaki (Where Do We Go Now?), José Padilha (Elite Squad), and John Turturro (Fading Gigolo). Vincent Cassel, Rodrigo Santoro, Jason Isaacs, Ryan Kwanten, Emily Mortimer, Harvey Keitel, and more appear in the segments. Hit the jump to check out the Rio, I Love You trailer. The movie opens in Brazil on September 11th, and while it doesn't have a U.S. release date, I'm sure it will open here eventually. I also wouldn't be surprised to see it pop up during the fall festivals. »
- Matt Goldberg
Following World Cup fever, Brazil is poised to get even more attention, at least internationally, with the romantic anthology Rio, I Love You, inspired by the previous projects Paris, je t'aime and New York, I Love You. As one would expect, two trailers showcase a charming collection of short stories, all set in some gorgeous and interesting locales in the South American setting, and it looks much better than the animated film which shares its title with the city as well. Directors like Fernando Meirelles (City of God), John Turturro (Fading Gigolo) and Jose Padilha (RoboCop) all directed segments, and it looks wonderful. Here's two international trailers for the anthology Rio, I Love You from YouTube (via The Film Stage): Rio, I Love You is an anthology of short stories following in the same footsteps as New York, I Love You and Paris, je t'aime. The film features shorts »
- Ethan Anderton
Chicago – After years of being envisioned with numerous directors (“Noah’s” Darren Aronofsky was once attached), a new version of “RoboCop” has arrived. While the original 80s classic stood out for its foresight into current cultural turmoil, this remake is more a product of movies of the past, and to be more specific, our recent beloved superhero movies.
This film from director Jose Padilha is a decent one, but it’s more like a prologue than a work that can stand on its own. This is the “Batman Begins” or “Man of Steel” of the hopeful new franchise installation, but without the same amount of intrigue as the former. Instead, “RoboCop” remains stuck between wanting to be dialogue-driven but also accessible with action. The camera itself has more movement than its hero, which makes for a couple dynamic scenes, but not an extraordinary protagonist.
“RoboCop” is not just the »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
The shows stars Wagner Moura as infamous drug kingpin Pablo Escobar. Mattos will play one of the founding members of the Escobar’s notorious Medellin cartel.
Broncato, Bernard and Doug Miro penned the script.
Mattos is repped by represented by Timaeus Group.
- Justin Kroll
The shows stars Wagner Moura as infamous drug kingpin Pablo Escobar. Sigman will play Escobar’s mistress in the series.
Broncato, Bernard and Doug Miro penned the script.
- Justin Kroll
RoboCop - Home Ent Deleted Scene - Norton... by MyMovies_International 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, »
★★☆☆☆In a modern world increasingly dependent on technology, you'd think a remake of Paul Verhoeven's RoboCop (2014) wouldn't necessitate the same near-future landscape of its predecessor. Surely in an age where drone warfare is legally waged, ubiquitous advertising is the norm and 24-hour news coverage plentiful, there couldn't be a better time for a revival of Verhoeven's cybernetic cop. The inaugural RoboCop was a cheap but endearing mash-up of violence and stop-motion effects. It felt trashy, but the film's sardonic tone and razor-sharp wit prevailed. In José Padilha's glossy revision, the aesthetic flaws have been ironed out but so too have the complex layers of socioeconomic criticism.
- CineVue UK
Q. When did you first see the original 1987 RoboCop, and are you a fan ?
A. I first saw it on video. My dad rented it as soon as it came out, and then he bought me the sequel for Christmas. I’ve seen all the movies and was actually educating Michael Keaton on one the other day in which RoboCop flies…
Q. What is your take on remaking popular films?
A. I don’t believe anyone should make blanket statements on sequels or remakes, because there are some that are terrible and others that are amazing and even better than the original.
Q. Were you aware of José Padilha’s previous work before getting involved in this film?
A. Yes, »
- David Agnew
From Brazilian Elite Squad director José Padilha comes RoboCop (2014), a hugely respectful 21st century reimagining of Paul Verhoeven's 1987 classic in which a critically injured police officer (here played by Joel Kinnaman) is transformed into a part-man, part-robot police officer designed to rid Detroit of crime. The film also stars Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson and Gary Oldman. To celebrate the home entertainment release of Padilha's remake, we have Three Blu-ray copies of RoboCop to give away to our always compliant civilian readership, courtesy of the generous folk at StudioCanal. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven't already, 'Like' us at facebook.com/CineVueUK or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.
- CineVue UK
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
RoboCop Blu-ray RoboCop has a lot going for it. The PG-13 remake of a 1987 hard R classic is a visually appealing narrative with plenty of glossy action sequences. It ranks up there with Gravity and Avatar as far as its VFX goes. Add in a few nice acting performances and a fine enough script and RoboCop becomes a decently entertaining movie. The only angle that it is really missing is fun. RoboCop is only amusing in moments. Our hero, Detroit Pd officer Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnamon), is fighting corruption from the very start in director José Padilha.s vision. He.s a relentless officer but also a family man, that is, until an accident forces modern science to play its own hand: turning Alex into the first modern-day robot cop. While Alex has to adjust to the reality of his new body and lifestyle, he also looks to take down »
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
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