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Movie Ramblings: RoboCop

For me, RoboCop is the quintessential violent action movie from the 1980s . Sure, there are plenty of others and I love Die Hard and… 1,233 more words

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Lokum

The film is a cross between ‘Love Story’ and an earthy Rembrandt painting, with Rutger Hauer as a gifted Dutch sculptor who has a stormy, erotic, and star-crossed romance with an innocent and somewhat childish young girl from a rather conservative background. 84 more words

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Chappie (Neill Blomkamp 2015)

and so anyway it turns out that the best thing about Chappie (2015), Blomkamp’s bizarre mash-up of RoboCop (1987) and Short Circuit (1986) and every other sf cliché he could ineptly execute, is not that the Asian scientist actually gets to be played by an Asian actor (Dev Patel), although that is a vast improvement on having Fisher Stevens in brown face, nor is it the decision to subtitle only Brandon Auret’s heavily accented but comprehensible English rather than whatever heavily accented (Aussie? 94 more words

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WATCH: First Look at Paul Verhoeven’s ‘Elle’ Trailer, With Isabelle Huppert (EXCLUSIVE)

Isabelle Huppert-starrer “Elle,” the French-language debut of Paul Verhoeven (“Total Recall,” “The Black Book”), now has a trailer, to which Variety has had exclusive access. 571 more words

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