Check out 13 Pieces from Hero Complex Gallery’s Upcoming I AM THE LAW / A LIFE OF CRIME Show

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This Friday, Hero Complex Gallery will begin its new show, “I Am the Law / A Life of Crime”.  Per the press release, the gallery is an “art tribute to cops and criminals, authority figures, buddy cop films, cons, prison films, heists, gangsters, gangs, westerns, spies, murders, whodunits, private eyes,” and more.  The gallery will feature works based on RoboCop, Taxi Driver, The Killer, Se7en, Dirty Harry, Manhunter, The Wire, and many more.

Hit the jump to check out thirteen of the pieces that will be featured at the show.  “I Am the Law / A Life of Crime” will have its opening reception Friday, August 15th from 7-10pm.  The additional hours will be Thursday to Sunday, 11am-6pm.  Go to Hero Complex Gallery’s Facebook page to RSVP.  Online sales will begin Sat. August 16th at approximately 1pm Pacific time here.

New to Blu-ray: BREAKING BAD: The Complete Series, LONE SURVIVOR, ROBOCOP, and More

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This week’s new Blu-ray releases include the non-limited edition complete series set of one of the greatest TV shows of all time, the latest from director Peter Berg, the supposedly “final” cut of Oliver Stone‘s historical epic Alexander, and a sci-fi remake from earlier this year that failed to make much of a splash.  Briefly:

Samuel L. Jackson Talks CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER, Nick Fury Kicking Ass, ROBOCOP, Matthew Vaughn’s THE SECRET SERVICE, and More

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With directors Joe and Anthony Russo‘s Marvel sequel Captain America: The Winter Soldier opening in North America this weekend, every day this week I’ve been posting a new video interview for the film.  In the fantastic sequel, we find Captain America (Chris Evans) joining forces with Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and the Falcon (Anthony Mackie) to expose a conspiracy, fight off professional assassins, and battle a new enemy, the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan).  Loaded with amazing action, a fantastic script, and great character moments, Captain America: The Winter Solider is going to be a huge hit with Marvel fans and regular moviegoers alike.  The film also stars Cobie Smulders, Anthony Mackie, Georges St-Pierre, Frank Grillo, Hayley Atwell, Toby Jones, Emily VanCamp, Maximiliano Hernández, Robert Redford, and Samuel L. Jackson.  For more on the movie, here’s Matt’s review and all our previous coverage.

During my exclusive video interview with Jackson he talked about his reaction to The Winter Solider script, finally getting a kick ass action scene for Nick Fury, if he read the reviews after the first press screening, Avengers: Age of Ultron, his role in the RoboCop remake, Matthew Vaughn’s The Secret Service, and more.  Hit the jump to watch.

Over 40 Pictures from Mondo’s Martin Ansin and Kevin Tong Gallery Show in Austin

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Just another week after Mondo’s hit Disney gallery show Nothing’s Impossible where over 300 people were in line by the show’s opening, Mondo had another hit on their hands with the Martin Ansin/Kevin Tong show.  Around 150 people were in line before opening, but it was still just as amazing as the Disney show.  Hot properties such as Robocop, Scott Pilgrim versus the World, and Flash Gordon were all displayed and for sale.  Hit the jump for photos from inside the gallery.

Exclusive: Martin Ansin’s ROBOCOP Poster from His Mondo Gallery Show

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If you’re at SXSW or in the Austin area, I strongly suggest heading over to the Mondo Gallery at 4115 Guadalupe St.  That’s because Martin Ansin and Kevin Tong are opening their show tonight and it focuses on sci-fi, fantasy, and horror with a bent towards emulating classic movie posters.  From what I’ve seen, it’s going to be a great show and I’m sure fans are going to love it.

With the doors to the gallery about to open, Mondo has provided us with a great exclusive: Ansin’s posters for director Paul Verhoeven’s Robocop.  As usual, Ansin has done a great job bringing the classic movie to life and Mondo is offering a regular and variant version of the poster.  Hit the jump to check them out.

THE COLLISION: Episode 77 – ROBOCOP

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This week on The Collision, we’re joined by contributing writer Jason Barr, and talk about the remake of RoboCop, how it compares to the original, where it comes up short, the “necessity” of remakes, how they’re done right and how they’re done wrong, and more. As always, we finish out with our recommendations.

Click here to listen to the new episode of The Collision, click here for the previous episode (“The LEGO Movie“), click here to add the podcast to your RSS, and click here to find us on iTunes. To keep up to date with The Collision, you can follow us on Twitter at @MattGoldberg and @AdamChitwood.

TOP 5: ROBOCOP, TRANSCENDENCE, Paramount to Release Darren Aronofsky’s Cut of NOAH, TAMMY, JODOROWSKY’S DUNE Trailer

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The best thing I can say about director Jose Padilha‘s RoboCop remake is that, for better or worse, it tries to do its own thing. It makes an honest attempt at updating the scathing social critique of the original to fit within our immediate corporate and political landscape and I respect it for that. The most condemning thing I can say about the film is that I found it painfully boring. Aside from the original music playing over the opening title card and watching Samuel L. Jackson‘s spot-on depiction of the pure theater that cable television sells as honest political discourse, I rarely mustered so much as a grin throughout the film’s 108 minutes. To be fair, I don’t envy anyone who is tasked with making a PG-13 reimagining of Paul Verhoeven‘s subversive classic. It’s like Verhoeven was allowed to work with a sledgehammer and Padilha was asked to make due with a Q-tip. It was never a fair fight to begin with.

Opening thoughts aside, we’ll talk more about the RoboCop remake in this week’s Top 5 including an official review and interviews for the film. We’ll also cover the new trailer for Wally Pfister‘s directorial debut Transcendence, Paramount’s decision to release Darren Aronofsky‘s cut of Noah to theaters, the first trailer for Melissa McCarthy‘s Tammy, and a trailer for the excellent looking doc Jodorowsky’s Dune. As is so often the case, a brief recap and link to each of the above can be found after the jump.

Abbie Cornish Talks ROBOCOP, How it’s Not Just an Action Movie, Changes During Production, and More

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Opening this week in theaters and IMAX is director Jose Padilha’s new take on RoboCop.  For those unfamiliar with the film, it takes place in the near future where a company called OmniCorp has pushed drone technology to new levels, and they now want to mix the technology with a human operator.  When police officer Alex Murphy (Kinnaman) is gravely injured, OmniCorp takes the opportunity to use him as their prototype cyborg police officer.   The experiment on Murphy is meant to be the first of many RoboCops the company hopes to put in every U.S. city.  The film also stars Abbie CornishGary OldmanMichael KeatonJackie Earle HaleyMichael K. WilliamsJennifer EhleJay BaruchelMarianne Jean-Baptiste, and Samuel L. Jackson.

At the recent Los Angeles press day, I landed an exclusive video interview with Cornish.  She talked about how the film has a strong social and political point of view, how she got involved in the project, whether the script changed during production, how she wishes she had scenes with Samuel L. Jackson, and more.  Hit the jump to watch.

Director José Padilha Talks ROBOCOP, Deleted Scenes, the PG-13 Rating, His Series in Development at Netflix, and More

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From director José Padilha, this re-imagining of RoboCop is set in 2028, with OmniCorp as the world’s leader in robot technology.  When loving husband, father and honest cop Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) nearly dies, OmniCorp sees an opportunity to build a part-man, part-robot police officer that will not only stop crime and corruption in Detroit, but reap billions for their company.  The film also stars Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams, Jennifer Ehle, Jay Baruchel, Marianne Jean-Baptiste and Samuel L. Jackson.

At the film’s press day, filmmaker José Padilha spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about why he wanted to re-envision RoboCop, the ideas in the original that are still relevant today, how much the final product changed from the original script, how much freedom he had to make the movie he wanted to make, the deleted scenes that will be included on the Blu-ray/DVD, why it was so important to get the film right before they did an audience preview, and how the film ended up with a PG-13 rating.  He also talked about what he’s in development on next, and that he’d like to do a TV series for Netflix about the history of the DEA in Columbia, as they were trying to get Pablo Escobar.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

Gary Oldman Talks ROBOCOP, How He Got Involved, How Soon Could Robocop be Real, Working with Michael Keaton, and More

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Opening this week in theaters and IMAX is director Jose Padilha’s new take on RoboCop.  For those unfamiliar with the film, it takes place in the near future where a company called OmniCorp has pushed drone technology to new levels, and they now want to mix the technology with a human operator.  When police officer Alex Murphy (Kinnaman) is gravely injured, OmniCorp takes the opportunity to use him as their prototype cyborg police officer.   The experiment on Murphy is meant to be the first of many RoboCops the company hopes to put in every U.S. city.  The film also stars Abbie CornishGary OldmanMichael KeatonJackie Earle HaleyMichael K. WilliamsJennifer EhleJay BaruchelMarianne Jean-Baptiste, and Samuel L. Jackson.

At the recent Los Angeles press day, I landed an exclusive video interview with Oldman.  He talked about how the film has a strong social and political point of view, how he got involved in the project, what it was like to work with Michael Keaton, how soon a “Robocop” could become a reality, and more.  Hit the jump to watch.

ROBOCOP Review

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Trying to do a beat-by-beat remake of a classic film is usually a recipe for disaster, and to his credit, director Jose Padilha doesn’t do that with the new iteration of RoboCopPaul Verhoeven‘s 1987 original is a mix of biting satire and ridiculously gratuitous violence, but Padilha turns RoboCop into a blend of familial bonds and social commentary.  Unfortunately, both efforts never reach their full potential as the emphasis on the family relationship lacks depth, and the story casts too wide of a net on its commentary, so it never really finds fresh insight into any particular issue.  Although it ditches the extreme violence of Verhoeven’s film, the new RoboCop manages to be at least a serviceable action movie with admirable goals.

Joel Kinnaman Talks ROBOCOP, How the Film has a Strong Social & Political Point of View, Working for Terrence Malick on KNIGHT OF CUPS, and More

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Opening this week in theaters and IMAX is director Jose Padilha’s new take on RoboCop.  For those unfamiliar with the film, it takes place in the near future where a company called OmniCorp has pushed drone technology to new levels, and they now want to mix the technology with a human operator.  When police officer Alex Murphy (Kinnaman) is gravely injured, OmniCorp takes the opportunity to use him as their prototype cyborg police officer.   The experiment on Murphy is meant to be the first of many RoboCops the company hopes to put in every U.S. city.  The film also stars Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle HaleyMichael K. WilliamsJennifer EhleJay BaruchelMarianne Jean-Baptiste, and Samuel L. Jackson.

At the recent Los Angeles press day, I landed an exclusive video interview with Kinnaman.  He talked about how the film has a strong social and political point of view, the challenge of wearing the Robocop suit, if he was aware of all the set photos being taken while they were filming, what it was like working for Terrence Malick on Knight of Cups (and how he only filmed for one day but had a 17 page monologue), and more.  Hit the jump to watch.

Atlanta Readers: Win Passes to See ROBOCOP

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Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 action film RoboCop is a classic, and it’s very difficult to remake classics.  I have mixed feelings about trying to redo this film, but I was somewhat encouraged last year at Comic-Con when director Jose Padilha (Elite Squad) noted that there will be social commentary in his version just as Verhoeven has satire in his.  While I highly doubt Padilha’s film will have a toxic-waste-degenerated henchman getting destroyed by a car, the remake could still be entertaining in its own way.

I’m please to announce that we’re giving away 30 admit-two passes to the Atlanta screening of RoboCop.  Hit the jump to find out how you can see the movie early and for free.  The film stars Joel Kinnaman, Abbie Cornish, Gary OldmanMichael KeatonJackie Earle HaleyMichael K. WilliamsJennifer EhleJay BaruchelMarianne Jean-Baptiste, and Samuel L. JacksonRoboCop opens February 12th.

Extended Sneak Peek of 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE Will Be Attached to IMAX Showings of ROBOCOP

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Warner Bros. is pulling out all the stops for its upcoming 300 follow-up 300: Rise of an Empire.  The studio previewed the first 13 minutes of the Noam Murro-directed film in front of screenings of 300 earlier this month, then they invited a handful of media outlets (Collider included) to watch the same footage, and now they’re attaching an extended look at the film to IMAX screenings of RoboCop.  The sneak peek will play exclusively in IMAX showings of Sony’s RoboCop remake starting February 12th, giving fans an early look at the actioner, which takes place before, during, and after the events of Zack Snyder’s 300 and revolves around the naval battles between Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) and Artemisia (Eva Green).

The footage we’ve seen thus far has been visually impressive, but it’s still unclear whether WB can recapture the 300 magic given that it’s now been seven years since Snyder’s original film took audiences by storm.  We’ll find out when 300: Rise of an Empire opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on March 7th.

Joel Kinnaman, Michael Keaton and Gary Oldman Talk ROBOCOP, Challenges of Acting in a Suit, Joining the Picture, Finding Their Characters, and More

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From director José Padilha, this re-imagining of RoboCop is set in 2028, with OmniCorp as the world’s leader in robot technology.  When loving husband, father and honest cop Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) nearly dies, OmniCorp sees an opportunity to build a part-man, part-robot police officer that will not only stop crime and corruption in Detroit, but reap billions for their company.  The film also stars Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams, Jennifer Ehle, Jay Baruchel, Marianne Jean-Baptiste and Samuel L. Jackson.

During a press conference at the film’s press day, actor Joel Kinnaman talked about the challenges of acting through such a heavy suit, what sold him on this particular remake, what it was like to get to say some of the lines from the original film, and working with The Wire’s Michael K. Williams, while Gary Oldman talked about how he found his character, and Michael Keaton talked about his own experience acting through a suit for Tim Burton’s Batman.  Check out what they had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers

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