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Max was born at the tender young age of zero in town noted for its horses and baseball bats. He enjoys giraffes, Robocop, oft forgotten movies of the 90's, vaudeville, British comedies, and bicycling. He realizes that this is slowly turning into an eHarmony listing, so just read his words, alright?

9:00 AM on 09.06.2013

Identity and Humanity: Robocop remake trailer analysis

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 Rob...

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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...

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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...

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8:00 PM on 11.07.2012

Colin Trevorrow in line for Star Wars Episode VII?

Last time on "Star Wars Episode VII Rumors", Matthew Vaughn was supposedly in talks with Disney to direct the next Star Wars film. But since this is the internet, rampant speculation has to run wild.This latest dire...

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8:00 PM on 11.05.2012

Star Wars: Episode VII...directed by Matthew Vaughn?

Since Alex went and left to fight in the Great War, I've put it upon myself to bring you, the readers, every tid-bit of Star Wars Episode VII news I can find. So we'll start with this, the first directing rumor to come o...

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1:00 PM on 11.01.2012

Nine things that should happen to the Star Wars franchise

In the video above, George Lucas and LucasFilm executive Kathleen Kennedy sit down to discuss the future of the franchise now that Disney owns the rights. It's fair to say that this announcement is the biggest industry news ...

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3:30 PM on 10.30.2012

Disney buys LucasFilm

Huge news today, as Disney has bought LucasFilm for $4 billion in cash and stocks. This acquisition includes all LucasFilm brands, including ILM, LucasArts, and Skywalker Sound. Also in the press release, Star Wars: Episode V...

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2:00 PM on 10.25.2012

James Cameron goes back to narritave film

Remember back in May when James Cameron said he's stepping down from narrative filmmaking, endless Avatar sequels notwithstanding? Well, look who changed his mind!In an interview with the good folks at IGN, Cameron went back ...

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12:00 PM on 10.17.2012

GoPro announces HERO3 camera

We don't cover a lot of tech announcements over here in Flixistan (official name of our imaginary country), but this one seemed notable for a number of reasons. GoPro, the makers of fine action cameras, announced an update to...

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10:00 AM on 10.17.2012

Hanna director eying Houdini biopic?

Harry Houdini is one of my most favorite people of all time. But the fact that a good biopic based on his life hasn't been made yet is kind of a tragedy. The dude lead such an incredible and interesting life that it's almost ...

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1:00 PM on 10.12.2012

The Goon lives a Kickstarter

I've been following the trials and tribulations of the film adaptation of The Goon for quite some time. While Hollywood has passed on this film several times it seems, The Goon just won't die. Now, the filmmakers have turned ...

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7:00 PM on 09.24.2012

Fox still wants to make that new Mr. Ed movie

About a year ago, I pitched what is still the best idea for a new Mr. Ed film. Fox still hasn't called me back about it, but that hasn't stopped them from going ahead with this...thing. Word has it that Waterman Entertainment...

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2:30 PM on 09.15.2012

Robocop reboot armor confirmed, looks neat

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 liki...

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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...

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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 ...

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6:00 PM on 08.28.2012

Interview: Jason Dohring (Searching for Sonny)

Many of you remember Jason Dohring from the cult TV-show Veronica Mars. As the lovable bad-boy Logan, Dohring showcased and honed his talents to a great degree. Now that the show is off the air, Dohring has bee...

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5:30 PM on 08.22.2012

Kevin Durant won't be in my sequel to Space Jam

During a press junket for the upcoming movie Thunderstruck, the film's star and NBA superstar Kevin Durant was answering the usual questions left and right. He even commented that he's been asked the same questions for the pa...

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11:40 PM on 08.19.2012

Tony Scott dies at age 68

The world just lost a great director. Tony Scott, director of classics such as True Romance, Top Gun, and Man on Fire, committed suicide Sunday afternoon in San Pedro, CA. As someone who dreamed of making movies during high s...

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1:00 PM on 08.14.2012

Trailer: Seven Psychopaths

In Bruges was one of my absolute favorite movies from 2008. Hilarious, dark, poignant, and hilarious, the movie not only put Martin McDonagh in my mind, but made me remember that Colin Ferrel can be a great actor. Oh, a...

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2:00 PM on 08.13.2012

Robocop remake script leaks, sucks

Drew McWeeny over at HitFlix apparently got his hands on an early draft of the Robocop script. sucks. Judging from Drew's tweets about the matter, it looks like the draft is filled with nothing but winks and nudges t...

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1:00 PM on 08.07.2012

Kubrick's first film to finally be released on Blu-Ray

In 1953, Stanley Kubrick released his first feature film, Fear and Desire, to minor critical success and poor box office draw. It got to the point where Kubrick had to take a job directing a promotional film to raise funds fo...

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9:00 PM on 08.03.2012

Once Upon a Time in America screenings delayed

How did I miss this? At Cannes this year, a new cut of Sergio Leone's final film Once Upon a Time in America was screened, featuring 25 minutes of previously deleted footage. However, the print is going out of circulatio...

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