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‘RoboCop’ 2014 movie: Full-fledged flop at domestic box office (photo: Joel Kinnaman in ‘RoboCop’ 2014) Directed by José Padilha, and starring Joel Kinnaman and Abbie Cornish, Sony Pictures’ $100 million-budgeted RoboCop 2014 remake opened with disappointing numbers on Wednesday, February 12, 2014. Things improved a bit over the weekend, but there’s no denying that RoboCop 2014 will become a major domestic box office bomb. (See also: José Padilha hates ‘RoboCop’ 2014 filmmaking process.) According to studio estimates found at Box Office Mojo, Padilha’s remake of Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 "classic" (as mentioned elsewhere on this site, just about anything made before 2003 is considered a classic these days) landed in third place this extended Presidents Day Weekend, February 14-17, trailing both Warner Bros.’ overwhelmingly well-received The Lego Movie and Sony Pictures / ScreenGems’ low-budget romantic comedy About Last Night. Directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, 21 Jump Street), and featuring the voices of Chris Pratt, »
- Zac Gille
Comedian Sarah Silverman is off the market - the comic is no longer single and will have a boyfriend for valentines day 2014, she is dating Michael Sheen. The comedienne was reportedly seen ''making out'' with the 'Frost/Nixon' actor at Hollywood nightspot Soho House last Thursday, and insiders have confirmed they are now a couple. A source told Us Weekly magazine: ''They were making out at Soho House. They were all over each other for a lot of the night.'' The pair also seemed close at Michael's 45th birthday celebrations at Craig's last week, where they joined revellers including his 'Masters of Sex' co-star Lizzy Caplan, Nicole Richie, Kate Hudson, Demi Moore and his former partner Kate Beckinsale and her husband Len Wiseman. A source said: ''Sarah and Michael came and left together. She drove. When they left, Sarah opened her trunk so Michael could put all »
The list of cast members attending this year’s PaleyFest is here, and it’s full of fan favorites. Mindy Kaling and Chris Messina will be there to (hopefully) talk about where their on-screen romance is going, Josh Holloway and Henry Ian Cusick will be among the actors appearing on the 10-year Lost reunion panel, and ABC Family fans should be happy to hear that three out of four Pretty Little Liars will be spilling secrets at their show’s panel.
Tickets for the individual panels can be purchased here, but take a look at the entire list of who’s speaking below first:
- Ariana Bacle
Directed by José Padilha
Paul Verhoeven’s science-fiction films RoboCop and Total Recall take place in different environments and eras, but share a similarly raucous, ramshackle, satiric attitude. These films are products of their time, filled with garishly practical effects and grimy, tactile sets, costumes, and character designs; you could reach out and touch his visions of futuristic Detroit or Mars, even though you probably wouldn’t want to spend much time in either locale. The recent Total Recall remake from director Len Wiseman was lifeless and devoid of personality; it assembled a decent ensemble including Colin Farrell and Bryan Cranston, and proceeded to waste them entirely in a world that was intentionally fake and shiny, a green-screen facsimile. So it is faint, if not inaccurate, praise indeed to say that the RoboCop remake, which also boasts a stellar line of performers, »
- Josh Spiegel
This week I caught three movies in theaters, two I've already reviewed -- The Lego Movie and The Monuments Men -- and the other is Winter's Tale, which I don't think I'm able to review just yet, but I will say I was expecting something terrible and that's not what I got... I'll say more next week when it hits theaters. At home I watched Francois Truffaut's Jules and Jim on Criterion Blu-ray, which I reviewed and only two people, sadly commented... Hopefully more people come to the table with thoughts and opinions when I review Alfred Hitchcock's Foreign Correspondent this coming week. I watched the new Criterion Blu-ray this week as well. Also, I finally saw Paul Thomas Anderson's Hard Eight, which played Sundance and Cannes in '96 before being released in the States in '97, the same year Anderson's Boogie Nights was released. In fact, »
- Brad Brevet
Friendly exes alert! Kate Beckinsale recently attended ex Michael Sheen's 45th birthday party at popular celeb restaurant Craig's in West Hollywood, Calif., where she was seen arriving with an elaborately decorated cake for the celebration. Proving there's no bad blood between the former couple—who were together for eight years—the 40-year-old stunner arrived with her current hubby of ten years, Len Wiseman, who also brought along a neatly wrapped gift for the birthday boy. Looking gorgeous as ever, the Total Recall star sported a pair of black skinny jeans, a trendy cropped jacket and a pretty white top. She paired her chic ensemble with a jeweled statement necklace, high-heeled »
Michael Sheen rang in his 45th birthday in La on Wednesday with a slew of Hollywood's most beautiful women. Kate Hudson, who costarred with Michael in 2002's The Four Feathers, dropped by the bash at Craig's restaurant, while Lily Collins pulled up to the event with her rumored new boyfriend, Australian actor Thomas Cocquerel. Other guests included Michael's Masters of Sex costar Lizzy Caplan (who arrived with a massive gift) and his ex-girlfriend Kate Beckinsale, who arrived with her husband, Len Wiseman. With so many stars at a birthday party, you'd expect Michael to walk away with some ritzy loot. However, the actor was seen emerging form the restaurant with some unpretentious gifts, including a model of a human torso and a stack of vinyl records. Keep reading to see photos from Michael's birthday party. View Slideshow › »
- Maria Mercedes Lara
• News: Fans furious over first images of new Robocop
• Blog: Robocop trailer suggests remake won't suit everyone
As a kid, I heard of Detroit by watching RoboCop, which portrayed the city as a disaster area marked by rampant street crime and corporate exploitation. I knew it was a fantasy, a tongue-in-cheek exaggeration of Reagan-era social anxieties, but the associations lingered.
Now reality is catching up: Detroit recently declared bankruptcy, with a judge noting that it "no longer has the resources to provide its residents with basic police, fire and medical services". It's a desperate situation for the city's residents, but I thought it might at least lend the new remake of RoboCop the satirical urgency that Paul Verhoeven brought to his 1987 movie. »
- Ben Walters
If you watch supernatural cop show Sleepy Hollow on Fox (Universal in the UK), you will definitely know who Kristin Burke is. Her sartorial contribution to the first season has ingrained the series with a handsome, consistent, yet oddly plausible look. We say ‘oddly’ because the show is, for want of a better term, completely batshit crazy; a mix of 18th century drama and modern day X-Files, involving headless horsemen, a tree monster, deadly black vein disease, and all manner of creepy mythology based beasties. It’s terrific fun.
Kristin M. Burke is what we would politely call a veteran costume designer, over 50 films to her name, although not someone especially used to working in television. Her big screen credits include The Cooler, Running Scared, Paranormal Activity 2, Insidious, The Conjuring, and Insidious 2. Kudos for spotting the trend – there are several horror titles in that list. The genre it seems »
- Lord Christopher Laverty
Fabulous at 40! Kate Beckinsale proved to be just that when the stunning star attended the Warner Music Group Grammy Party hosted by Heineken in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 26. Wearing a strapless red and black floral mini dress, the actress showed off her enviable figure as she made her way in to enjoy the festivities with husband Len Wiseman. Although, Beckinsale looking beautiful is really nothing new. After all, time and time and time again, she has easily managed to exude perfection. Which, of course, makes the following quote that she gave to Women's Health almost too hard to believe. "I wasn't particularly athletic," she told the magazine in 2012 regarding »
Following a disappointing trend started by the Emmys, there was no alcohol at the actual Grammys ceremony at the Staples center. But after CBS signed off on Sunday night, the party was on. While Universal Music Group took over the newly opened Ace Hotel downtown, the late heat was at Warner Music Group’s party at the Sunset Tower in West Hollywood. Two Lens and two stars: Len Wiseman and Kate Beckinsale, and Forbes lister Len Blavatnik with Chris Martin at Warner Music Group’s bash. By the time the West Hollywood Sheriff showed up to enforce the noise curfew around 11:20 p. »
- Mikey Glazer
"Sleepy Hollow" ends what has been a thrilling first season of watching Tom Mison's Ichabod Crane and Nicole Beharie's Lt. Abbie Mills battle demons, a headless horseman, and various other supernatural creatures in order to keep the apocalypse at bay.
And, Executive Producer Len Wiseman, has promised not just big twists and big surprises in Monday night's Season 1 finale on Fox.
As things stood in at the end of the Season 1 penultimate episode, Ichabod and Abbie had discovered a message George Washington had written in his Bible - one that was dated after his death. And, ...
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Face Off is back tonight, and it hits the ground running. Last season’s Pros vs Rookies was a great theme and hard to beat, but we are promised that Season 6 will be a “season of extremes,” and I can’t wait. Tonight gets us off to a great start; wait until you see the wigs on the Foundation Challenge.
Though you’ll see the fabulous house in which they’re staying during the competition, all you’ll be hearing about is how great the house is. No strategizing, no trash talk. It’s a terrific, informative, inspiring competition show, and as I often say, the only one I follow.
Get a taste of all the tension and talent and the near-complete lack of whining and back-biting in the trailer and clip below:
Trailer: Face Off – Season 6
Clip: Face Off – Season 6: Episode 1
Syfy’s smash hit and acclaimed unscripted series, »
- Erin Willard
Talk about a sexy trio. Not only did Kate Beckinsale party at the Golden Globes last night with her director hubby Len Wiseman, but joining them was her ex, Michael Sheen. The Masters of Sex star is Beckinsale's former longtime boyfriend and father of their daughter Lily. The three posed arm-in-arm on the carpet at The Weinstein Company/Netflix party with the stunning Beckinsale in the middle. They were just as close inside the bash, too. They were spotted at about 11 p.m. heading for the valet when Sheen said goodnight with a quick kiss on the lips with Beckinsale. If only all former exes could get on so well. Beckinsale and Sheen were together for eight years before »
After-party trio! Following the 2014 Golden Globes on Sunday, Jan. 12, Kate Beckinsale attended an after-party with husband Len Wiseman and an unlikely third wheel: ex Michael Sheen. The 40-year-old actress, looking gorgeous in a strapless Zuhair Murad gown, posed between Sheen and Wiseman on the red carpet at The Weinstein Company's party at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Exes Beckinsale and Sheen, 44, were all smiles for photographers and shared a few laughs. The red carpet run-in, however, may have been coincidental. An eyewitness tells Us Weekly that [...] »
Man is there a lot of new content on streaming services this week. There are literally hundreds of new titles available for your viewing pleasure, I couldn’t possibly have written about all of it because I would be writing into next week! Just know that there is something there for everyone whether your bag is comedy, drama, action or horror.
Most impressively this week, Netflix have stepped up to the plate and unleashed a full load of good stuff. They have also announced that they are going to add an audio commentary to their original show House of Cards, which can only be good news for those holding on to their physical media love and may mean that this most valuable of DVD extras is not going away but will instead be reborn in a different guise.
This week’s new titles are as follows:
- Chris Holt
16 items from 2014
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