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10:30 PM on 02.17.2014

Movie Monday for February 17, 2014

Welcome to an extremely late version of Movie Monday, but it was Presidents day so I knew you would have a super hangover. Be sure to check the links below.

Michael Jordan

Review: Robocop photo
Review: Robocop
by Matthew Razak

I have a great fear, dear reader. A great fear that the new RoboCop film will become the next Dredd. I fear that it's a great action movie that's coming out in the doldrums of the movie season without a big enough marketing push and with a character that not enough people care about even though they should. A movie that deserves sequels, but won't get them because it doesn't make enough at the box office. 

I have this fear so I'm putting this here so you don't even have to read very far to see it: Go see RoboCop. It deserves your money. 

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9:00 AM on 11.21.2013

International trailer for RoboCop answers a big question

While the other two trailers for RoboCop didn't exactly light the world on fire with their generic overtones, this international trailer for the film at least answers a big question I've had with the upcoming reboot. Is Murp...

Nick Valdez

10:25 AM on 11.07.2013

New RoboCop trailer expands on story

The original trailer for the reboot of RoboCop left us scratching our heads a bit. It looked promising, but it also left us with a lot of questions. This newer one answers plenty of them, and actually succeeds at gettin...

Matthew Razak

10:00 AM on 09.26.2013

Flixistentialism 27 - Dre Claus(e)

On this long awaited episode of Flixistentialism ... the guys catch up and try to do this whole "podcasting" thing another go, discuss all the movie related stuff missed during the hiatus, Liz explodes the universe (and boobies), Geoff defends his chair and we discover the Dre Claus(e). Also, Dre goes on a rant about how much he hates Gwenyth Paltrow (which is alot).

Andres Bolivar

RoboCop to release on IMAX screens photo
RoboCop to release on IMAX screens
by Matthew Razak

IMAX is totally the new 3D. Instead of hearing about every film landing in 3D we're now seeing more and more action movies hop onto the branded IMAX experience. Next up is the new RoboCop, which has just been announced to be releasing on IMAX on February 7, the same day it opens in standard theaters.

The film wasn't shot for IMAX meaning there won't be any screenings on truly legitimate IMAX screens like Dark Knight Returns or Star Trek had, but it's being digitally converted over to the branded IMAX theaters, which means it's still going to look and sound better there. Of course a ticket will cost more too. 

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12:00 PM on 09.13.2013

First RoboCop poster looks Dredd-ful

Remember when the first trailer for the RoboCop remake came out and I thought it looked like Dredd? Well the first official poster for the film isn't really helping matters much. It's the "all black" look of the new RoboCop t...

Nick Valdez

Identity and Humanity: Robocop remake trailer analysis photo
Identity and Humanity: Robocop remake trailer analysis
by Maxwell Roahrig

The day has finally come: the first trailer for the Robocop remake has debuted. Predictably, I dropped the bean burrito that was in my grubby mitts and watched the trailer two or three times. As Flixist's Senior Robocopologist, I feel like it is my duty to you, the reader, to offer some insight and commentary.

Whatever, you just came here to see me glub about RoboCop. Let's get started, shall we?

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First trailer for RoboCop remake has cops and robots photo
First trailer for RoboCop remake has cops and robots
by Nick Valdez

Ever since the first set photos of the new RoboCop's armor leaked onto the Internet, Flixist has been in a state of somewhat worry. Max thought the armor looked okay, but most of us were a little taken aback by the sleeker look. Then fishy sounding things began happening: the delay to February 2014, the multiple casting switches, the supposed script leak, and of course, the PG-13 rating

Well now that the first trailer is here, how is it? It's...okay. It's not bad, but not great either. As of now, the whole thing screams "average." I hope future trailers can change that since we have a good amount of time before it hits. RoboCop takes no prisoners (technically he could) February 7th next year. 

[images via LA Times]

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5:00 PM on 07.22.2013

RoboCop being shot for a PG-13 rating

Ever since the Robocop reboot script leaked things have been pretty dour for our half-human law enforcer. It's just hard to get people excited for sucking. However, word from SDCC was that it didn't look entirely terribl...

Matthew Razak

4:00 PM on 05.14.2013

Crime is happening in new Robocop set photos

I normally don't like talking about set photos since things normally look a lot better in post production, but for these Robocop reboot images I'll make an exception (it's probably because that Max guy isn't a thing anym...

Nick Valdez

1:00 PM on 05.14.2013

Check out the 10ft Robocop statue going up in Detroit

Just when you think the world couldn't get any more awesome, we finally have pictures of the glorious statue of Robocop that's going to be placed in the city of Detroit. Detroit is were the original movie takes place and thus...

Liz Rugg

11:00 AM on 04.19.2013

Funko's Pop! Movies line features Robocop, Predator

If you're someone who occasionally buys toys to place near your work space like me, then you've probably heard of Funko's line of vinyl figures. They've done everything from Disney characters, Marvel and DC characters, TV sho...

Nick Valdez

4:00 PM on 02.06.2013

Michael Keaton feels the Need for Speed

So besides Michael Keaton being in the RoboCop reboot, Keaton has signed on to do DreamWork’s Need for Speed adaptation.  It will be an adaptation of the Electronic Arts video game series of the same name. Also sta...

Logan Otremba

1:00 PM on 11.19.2012

Robocop sizzle reel contains new details

This past week has seen some exciting news for the highly anticipated (by me) remake of Robocop. Not only was a new version of the Robocop armor leaked, but a sizzle reel was somehow obtained and distributed on YouTube. Natur...

Maxwell Roahrig

2:00 PM on 11.15.2012

Robocop may have new armor

There exists a scene in a draft of the upcoming Robocop remake (449 days and counting!), where Omni Corp. is focus testing new designs for their Robocop. The criminals all laugh and carry on, saying "He looks like an 80's toy...

Maxwell Roahrig

6:00 PM on 10.16.2012

RoboCop remake release date pushed to 2014

I'll admit I've been giving José Padilha's RoboCop remake a pretty hard time, especially in the costume department, but I never wished ill on the director or his film. In fact, from the get-go it seems like p...

Thor Latham

5:00 PM on 10.08.2012

New Robocop on-set photos show off armor, Michael Keaton

Yeah, so what if I picked the most boring pic for the header just because Michael Keaton is in it? What are you going to do about it? Nothing, that's what, because it's f**king Micheal Keaton.  I guess it sums up my atti...

Thor Latham

7:00 PM on 09.17.2012

New Robocop teaser banner released, fears not quelled

After our recent look at what appears to be the new Robocop design, I'm going to need more than just a silly little banner to be won over by Jose Padilha and his remake. I want to give the benefit of the doubt here, so I...

Thor Latham

Robocop reboot armor confirmed, looks neat photo
Robocop reboot armor confirmed, looks neat
by Maxwell Roahrig

Production has finally started on 2013's Robocop reboot, and it was only a matter of time before set photos hit the web. And sure enough, we're blessed with pictures of Robocop's new armor. The verdict? Well, I'm kind of liking it.

Sure, it looks like any space marine body armor, but it also has this subtle sense of elegance and toughness. Like one of those new Dodge Challengers; pretty, yet kick-ass. I've long held the notion that from a design stand-point, Robocop has to reflect Detroit. In the 80's, Detroit churned out bulky, lame looking cars, so it made sense that Robocop was so bulky and slow. It's 2012, and Detroit is making some great products, and Robocop is no different. Then again, the suit could look terrible in motion. We'll just have to wait and see.

Take a look in the gallery for a bigger look, thanks to Coming Soon. What do you guys think?

[via Coming Soon]

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4:00 PM on 08.30.2012

Michael Keaton replaces Hugh Laurie in Robocop

In what's hopefully the last piece of the casting puzzle for Robocop, Michael Keaton will be replacing Hugh Laurie as the CEO of OmniCorp, the villainous corporation that builds the titular robotic man-cop. No word on what le...

Maxwell Roahrig

8:00 PM on 08.28.2012

Robocop remake having pre-production/casting issues

To say that the Robocop remake/reboot has had a troubled time getting here would be an understatement. Plans have been in motion to remake the greatest film of all time for a while now, with Darren Aronofsky slated to direct ...

Maxwell Roahrig