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The highly anticipated trailer for RoboCop finally made its debut last week, and now its time for the official poster, one that features more than just the futuristic logo. Joel Kinnaman stars as Alex Murphy, a devoted Detroit cop who nearly dies in a car bombing, making him the perfect candidate for an experimental program run by multi-national conglomerate OmniCorp. Man and machine are combined into one powerful crime-fighting unit, and RoboCop is born! Director José Padilha's remake is in theaters February 7. 'It's your move, Creep!'
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— Sony Pictures (@SonyPictures) September 12, 2013
"Check out the all-new #Robocop poster reveal - In theaters 2014. pic.twitter.com/ZDNaPWbhMC"
RoboCop comes to theaters February 7th, 2014 and stars Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael Keaton, Jay Baruchel, Michael K. Williams. The film is directed by José Padilha. »
That's great and all -- but in a certain part of the pop-culture consciousness, he'll always be Matthew Burton.
You know, the lead character of "It's Your Move"? The one-season NBC sitcom from 1984-85?
Welcome to Before They Were Emmy Nominees. Each Tuesday and Wednesday between now and the Emmy Awards on Sept. 22, we're going to look back at some early and obscure roles of a few of this year's acting nominees. (See Zap2it's Before They Were Nominees photo gallery.)
"It's Your Move" came from Ron Leavitt and Michael G. Moye, the future creators of "Married ... With Children." Bateman's Matthew was a teenage prankster and scam artist who lived with his sister (Tricia Cast) and their mom (Caren Kaye). Matthew met his match »
"Are we so sure that these are strategies we want to perfect?" What in the heck is this weird piece of nerdy cinema? Take a look at the Alfred P. Sloan-winning Sundance black & white indie film Computer Chess, a sort of found footage drama about / featuring nerdy chess prodigies. The actual plot in the film revolves around "a man vs. machine chess tournament" and a group of "young geniuses as they try to make the ultimate chess program to beat a human player." It's hard to decipher that from this odd jumble of awkward footage, but I'm intrigued nonetheless. Something about this seems particularly fascinating. It's your move! Here's an early trailer for Andrew Bujalski's Computer Chess, courtesy of Trailer Addict (via SlashFilm): Description from the Sundance 2013 guide: "Is there a computer program in the house which can stand up against a human chess master?" That's the question »
- Alex Billington
3 items from 2013
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