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Rocko joins the 21st Century in Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling trailer

  • JoBlo
Time displacement can be a nasty business, especially if you find yourself thrust into a new era when technology has advanced beyond your understanding. It's true. If you don't believe me, I ask that you consider the case of Sylvester Stallone's John Spartan of Demolition Man fame. In addition to physical sex being replaced by sensor-based Vr, the cop out-of-time was…
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This Fall's Must See Movies

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San Diego ComicCon 2019, and its requisite huge announcements, trailer drops, and star-studded Hall H panels, just wrapped and while we're as excited as anybody else about back-to-back Halloween sequels and Marvel's Phase 4, we're here to remind you that there are several must-see flicks that are still on the horizon in the coming months.

This fall will see the clowntastic horror of It Chapter Two and the potentially equally blooddrenched Rambo: Last Blood running amok in September. October is even more stacked, from Joaquin Phoenix's standalone Joker prequel from Warner/DC to The Addams Family reboot, plus new entries in the Maleficent and Zombieland franchises.

Add to that some holdovers from the summer blockbuster season like Hobbs & Shaw, The Lion King and Spider-Man: Far From Home and you may be wondering how exactly you'll be able to afford seeing everything you need to see as All Hallow's Eve gets closer.
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5 Of The Best: Female Cops In The Movies

Credit: Annapurna Pictures

Out on the home formats from this week is the brilliant Destroyer, a crime drama featuring a stunning performance from Nicole Kidman, who is virtually unrecognisable in the movie. The story revolves around Erin Bell, a hardened Los Angeles cop, who is haunted by her past, and on the hunt for an old nemesis who has suddenly resurfaced. What follows is a relentless pursuit of the criminal, Erin looking to bring down him down while finally laying to rest her own personal demons before it is too late. To celebrate the release, we take a look at five of the best female cops from the movies, past and present.

Nicole Kidman stars as Erin Bell in Karyn Kusama’s Destroyer, an Annapurna Pictures release.Credit: Sabrina Lantos / Annapurna Pictures

Anne Lewis (Nancy Allen), Robocop (1987)

One of the greatest sci-fi movies of modern times, Robocop is a masterclass from filmmaker Paul Verhoeven.
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Sylvester Stallone Settles ‘Demolition Man’ Profits Dispute

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Sylvester Stallone Settles ‘Demolition Man’ Profits Dispute
Sylvester Stallone has reached a confidential settlement with Warner Bros. in a dispute over profits from four films, including the 1993 action film “Demolition Man.”

Stallone filed suit in April 2017, claiming he had not received any profit participation from “Demolition Man” for a period of 18 years. Under his contract, Stallone was entitled to at least 15% of gross profits from the film.

The suit alleged that Warner Bros. stopped paying his profit participation in 1997, and did not resume until after he complained in 2014. The studio’s initial response was that the film was $67 million in deficit. The studio later acknowledged that Stallone was entitled to additional profits, and sent him a check for $2.8 million.

Stallone filed suit, alleging that he still had not been sufficiently compensated. Warner Bros. attorneys countered in June 2017, arguing that the suit was a “transparent attempt to grab some headlines and wring more money out of Warner on
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Watch Sting Parody the Police’s ‘Walking on the Moon’ With Jimmy Fallon

Watch Sting Parody the Police’s ‘Walking on the Moon’ With Jimmy Fallon
During Sting’s Friday night appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the singer and late-night host put a twist on the Police’s 1979 hit “Walking on the Moon” with “Two Stings on the Moon.”

Set against a backdrop of the moon and stars, both Sting and Fallon sported astronaut suits, while the host sported the singer’s icy-blonde hair. Together the duo joked about “Uranus” and chanted the chorus, “We’re two Stings on the moon.”

Later in the show, Sting took the stage to perform a raucous,
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Wesley Snipes to star in environmentally friendly heist thriller Payline

While he awaits that call from Marvel about reprising the role of Blade (you know – the one he keeps teasing every few months), Wesley Snipes has signed up to executive produce and star in the independent heist thriller Payline., which will see him portraying a villain for the first time since 1993’s Demolition Man.

As per THR, the film is described as a cross between Ocean’s 11 and Free Fire, and takes place in a small-town casino which is turned into a battleground as two different crews attempt to rob it on the same night. Snipes will portray the leader of one of the two groups, a team of ex-soldiers.

Apparently, the plan is for the production to be environmentally friendly, with Snipes stating that: “This is a vehicle to demonstrate the next generation of indie filmmaking in a 5G powered world. It is our goal to show how a
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Wesley Snipes Takes on Villain Role in Casino Heist Thriller Payline

Wesley Snipes Takes on Villain Role in Casino Heist Thriller Payline
Wesley Snipes is set to star in and produce a new heist thriller titled Payline, which will not only see the actor return to the screen as a villain for the first time in more than two decades, but the movie will also be made using entirely renewable energy. This movie also comes with a potentially very entertaining premise, making this something we might want to put on everyone's radar. Who doesn't want to see Snipes do his part to save the planet in the real world while robbing a casino on the big screen?

First off, let's talk about what Payline is about. According to a new report, the movie is described as a cross between Ocean's 11 and Free Fire. For those who perhaps didn't see Free Fire (which was quite underrated), it centers on an arms deal gone wrong in a warehouse, leading to a deadly and entertaining,
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Wesley Snipes to Star in and Produce Heist Thriller ‘Payline’

Wesley Snipes to Star in and Produce Heist Thriller ‘Payline’
Wesley Snipes is set to star in and produce a casino heist thriller called “Payline” for Dawn’s Light Media and Maandi House Studios, Snipes announced Tuesday.

Snipes will play the villain in the film, which will be the first time Snipes has taken a villain role since 1993’s “Demolition Man,” in which he starred opposite Sylvester Stallone.

Described as a project in the vein of “Ocean’s Eleven” and Ben Wheatley’s “Free Fire,” “Payline” centers on a small-town casino that turns into a battleground after two groups of criminals attempt to rob it on the same night. Rob Robol and Jay S. Boyd wrote the screenplay.

Also Read: You Can't Escape Wesley Snipes in New Virtual-Reality Short 'The Recall Vr Abduction'

Allan Ungar, who directed the fan film “Uncharted” starring Nathan Fillion based on the popular video game series, will produce alongside Richard Switzer and Jason Cherubini of Dawn’s Light.
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Heathers Week: Screenwriter Daniel Waters Talks Writing the “Teen Film of All Teen Films”

When it comes to Michael Lehmann’s Heathers, there are a myriad of reasons why the brutally dark comedy works as well as it does, and has more than earned its cult film status over the last three decades, but probably one of its greatest assets is the film’s razor-sharp script penned by a then up-and-coming screenwriter Daniel Waters. And while he had always been fueled by his love of cinema, Waters didn’t initially set out to write screenplays in Hollywood.

“Originally, I wanted to be a film critic because I love movies so much,” Daniel explained. “But what I began to realize was that when it came to the movies that were coming out during the ’80s, I just felt like the movies of the ’70s were much better. Also, I was obsessed with the films of Stanley Kubrick, who directed these completely cold and clinical, but brilliant dark comedies like Dr.
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The Matrix Almost Starred Sandra Bullock As A Female Neo


Dystopian sci-fi classic The Matrix recently celebrated its 20 year anniversary and it’s safe to say there’s still a viable market for its uber-cool brand of futuristic cyberpunk action. Though talk of a possible reboot at Warner Bros. has somewhat simmered down, there’s still a possibility that the studio is in the process of pursuing a sequel. Nonetheless, a fascinating piece of casting news has recently come to light courtesy of Lorenzo di Bonaventura, a Hollywood mega producer who was instrumental in getting the original 1999 movie off the ground.

Interestingly, when the pic was in early development, key filmmakers – The Wachowskis – found it difficult to get the script into the right people’s hands. Thankfully, di Bonaventura wholeheartedly believed in the project and as a result, the producer pushed for the film to be fast-tracked at Warner Bros. His one caveat, though, was that a major star
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Hear Sting Rework Three Classics for New Album ‘My Songs’

Hear Sting Rework Three Classics for New Album ‘My Songs’
Sting unveiled new versions of three of his classic songs, “Demolition Man,” “Desert Rose” and “Brand New Day,” from his upcoming album, My Songs, out May 24th via Cherrytree/A&M/Interscope.

My Songs finds Sting interpreting songs from across his career, both as a solo artist and a member of the Police. The three tracks he unveiled capture the spirit of the project, especially his new take on “Demolition Man,” in which he turns the reggae-tinged tune – first performed by Grace Jones, then later the Police on Ghost in
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Sandra Bullock Almost Starred in The Matrix Instead of Keanu Reeves

Sandra Bullock Almost Starred in The Matrix Instead of Keanu Reeves
It's been two decades since the release of The Matrix, but fans only recently discovered that the movie almost featured a completely different star. As fans will recall, Keanu Reeves played the main character Neo. But in a recent interview with The Wrap, producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura claimed Warner Bros. had such a hard time finding their leading man that the studio considered changing the hacker character to a woman.  "We went out to so many people I don't remember. We were getting desperate," di Bonaventura told the outlet. "We went to Sandy Bullock and said 'We'll change Neo to a girl.' [Producer] Joel Silver and I worked with Sandy on Demolition Man and she was, and continues...
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Sandra Bullock Was Almost Cast As Neo in The Matrix Before Keanu Reeves

We’ve all heard that before Keanu Reeves was cast in the role of Neo in The Matrix that the producers wanted Will Smith. Smith turned down the role because it was just too weird for him.

Well, Smith isn’t the only person they were looking at casting before Reeves was cast. According to producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura, they also wanted to cast Sandra Bullock in the role! She starred alongside Reeves a few years prior in Speed.

She was one of a few A-list actors that were considered for the role. Some of those other actors included Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio. The producer told The Wrap that they would have changed Neo from a male to a female for her if she wanted it:

“We went out to so many people I don’t remember. We were getting desperate. We went to Sandy Bullock and said ‘We
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The Matrix: Sandra Bullock Almost Cast as Neo

Kirsten Howard Mar 28, 2019

The producers of The Matrix offered to gender-flip the role of Neo to get the actress locked down.

Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock had a hit on their hands in 1994 with Jan de Bont's "bomb on a bus" outing, Speed. The movie grossed over $350 million off a $30 million budget, and generated a sequel, which Reeves wisely chose to eschew involvement in. Five years later, he had another low-ish budget hit with The Matrix, which made a terrific profit and spawned two sequels through Warner Bros.

But there was a deeper link between Speed and The Matrix than just Reeves at his action best - The Wrap has a new interview with Matrix producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura, who's revealed that way before Reeves was involved, they were desperately trying to cast Bullock as Neo in the Wachowskis groundbreaking sci-fi hit.

“We went out to so many people I don’t remember.
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The Matrix Almost Had Sandra Bullock as Female Neo

The Matrix Almost Had Sandra Bullock as Female Neo
The Matrix, one of the most important sci-fi movies ever made, will be celebrating its 20th anniversary in a number of days. In an alternate universe, on an alternate version of Earth, one almost completely identical to this one, but ever so slightly different, it was Sandra Bullock who portrayed the iconic Neo. Sounds crazy, right? As it turns out, that reality is far closer to this one than it seems, as the movie's producers actually reached out to Bullock for the role before it went to Keanu Reeves.

This comes from Lorenzo di Bonaventura, who is a mega-producer in Hollywood and was one of the key figures that helped get The Matrix made in the first place. At the time, virtually nobody saw the potential in what the Wachowskis were trying to do. It simply wasn't jumping off the page in the way it needed to for most people who read it.
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‘The Matrix’ Producers Offered Neo to Sandra Bullock and Were Willing to Gender-Flip the Role

‘The Matrix’ Producers Offered Neo to Sandra Bullock and Were Willing to Gender-Flip the Role
The Matrix” is celebrating its 20th anniversary this month, and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura marked the occasion by revealing to The Wrap some of the names Warner Bros. wanted to cast in the lead role of Neo. Since Warner Bros. was taking a big risk by employing the Wachowski siblings, whose only previous film was the $6 million crime thriller “Bound,” the studio wanted to ensure interest in the project by casting a prominent A-list actor as Neo. The result was a casting wish list that included Sandra Bullock.

“We went out to so many people I don’t remember. We were getting desperate,” di Bonaventura told The Wrap. “We went to Sandy Bullock and said ‘We’ll change Neo to a girl.’ [Producer] Joel Silver and I worked with Sandy on ‘Demolition Man’ and she was and continues to be a very good friend of mine. It was pretty simple. We
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‘The Matrix’ Wanted Sandra Bullock as Neo Before Keanu Reeves Took the Role

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‘The Matrix’ Wanted Sandra Bullock as Neo Before Keanu Reeves Took the Role
Before Keanu Reeves landed the lead in “The Matrix,” the producers had such a hard time finding the right man for the role that they briefly considered a woman — and that woman was Sandra Bullock.

Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura, who fought to get “The Matrix” made at Warner Bros., said the studio insisted on a big name for the Wachowskis’ epic, especially since they had only one prior directing credit prior to their dense, philosophical masterpiece.

He said Bullock, who starred alongside Reeves just a few years earlier in 1994’s “Speed,” was one of several A-listers considered for the part, including Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Will Smith.

“We went out to so many people I don’t remember. We were getting desperate,” di Bonaventura said. “We went to Sandy Bullock and said ‘We’ll change Neo to a girl.’ [Producer] Joel Silver and I worked with Sandy on ‘Demolition Man
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Redefining the Action Genre: The Lasting Impact of The Matrix and Yuen Woo-Ping

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The 90s provided a wealth of action movies from the campy to the iconic. At the tail end of the decade, however, The Matrix came in and changed the way action films appeared on screen and how they were made. Today, I’m taking a look at how it drastically altered the Action Movie genre, the key person behind it.

It’s hard to believe it’s been 20 years since the arrival of The Matrix, a film that thoroughly blew my mind with it’s heady concepts and stunning action. As a nerdy kid and a Martial Artist, there were a lot of concepts that spoke specifically to me. As the years have gone by, however, it’s easy to see the impact the film has had on the film industry, in general. Garrett detailed many of these in his article the other week, but I wanted to take the
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RoboCop Is KFC's New Colonel Sanders and It's Not a Joke

RoboCop Is KFC's New Colonel Sanders and It's Not a Joke
RoboCop is back with a brand new job. KFC has enlisted the help of the futuristic law enforcer to protect their top-secret chicken recipe. As much as this may sound like a joke, it is not a joke and there are several new ads that have been released online to prove it. What's more, is it sounds very much like KFC convinced original RoboCop star Peter Weller to return to his iconic role for this series of commercials.

The ads introduce this figure as "Colonel RoboCop" and, again, while it hasn't been clarified, the figure in the commercials sounds identical to Peter Weller, who starred in Paul Verhoeven's 1987 sci-fi classic as the titular character. The videos reveal that RoboCop has been tasked with protecting KFC's ever so precious secret recipe for their chicken. The law enforcement figure went so far as to take the recipe to an underground storage facility,
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Coming to America 2 Release Date, Cast, Story and Everything to Know

Joseph Baxter Kirsten Howard Aug 21, 2019

Paramount is moving ahead with sequel Coming 2 America, with Eddie Murphy returning to star as Akeem.

Good morning, my neighbors! Coming to America 2 is actually a thing that's really happening!

Craig Brewer is set as director, as first reported by Deadline. The sequel, which we now know will be titled Coming 2 America, continues the story of Akeem, an African prince who blew off his arranged marriage to seek true love in Queens. Brewer has just finished directing a movie with star Eddie Murphy, called Dolemite Is My Name, and the pair are very keen to work together again on this long-in-gestation follow-up flick.

Kenya Barris, the creator of Black-ish, rewrote a screenplay by original movie writers Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield. We previously heard the movie was about Murphy’s Akeem being a king who must take his son to America to sow his wild oats,
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