Tag Archives: RoboCop

Review: Ex Machina (2015)

It’s about time a movie delivered on the promise of an AI thriller, particularly in 2015, a year with such disappointing offerings so far. CHAPPIE was underdeveloped to the point of stupidity, and AGE OF ULTRON was muddled and overstuffed. … Continue reading

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Review: Chappie (2015)

In a world where we already have ROBOCOP, then why do we need actually need a CHAPPIE? Not only was the morality of robotic law enforcement already explored in fine fashion in Paul Verhoeven’s classic (and somewhat undermined in the … Continue reading

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Looking Back and Looking Forward: 2014

Well, it’s been an interesting year on the Big Screen. Last year, I said that 2014 would be the cinematic pits. I’ll admit that I wasn’t entirely correct. Some of the films I dreaded did indeed turn out a bit … Continue reading

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Review: Frank (2014)

FRANK is not even remotely about Mancunian comic character Frank Sidebottom, it just appropriates his iconography to come up with an original story of its own. This might annoy diehard fans of Chris Sievey and his creation, but I’m sure … Continue reading

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Review: RoboCop (2014)

Is it bad to be annoyed that I don’t hate José Padilha‘s ROBOCOP remake quite as much as I expected to? Don’t get me wrong, it’s bad, but not THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 bad. In an updated take on the dystopian … Continue reading

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Remake Victim: Paul Verhoeven

Paul Verhoeven is an underrated filmmaker in Hollywood. Many think of him as simply a purveyor of trash, and it is true that he’s the man responsible for SHOWGIRLS and BASIC INSTINCT. But the Dutchman is also behind three of the smartest, most important American science-fiction … Continue reading

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2014 Will be the Cinematic Pits!

I honestly can’t remember a time I was less excited about an upcoming year in filmmaking. But 2014 is currently one of those years for me. I could of course be surprised by what I see, but at the moment … Continue reading

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