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8 Things People Say In Interviews That Usually Mean A Movie Will Suck

We constantly get our hopes up for upcoming movies… and then they let us down. It’s easy to get sucked into the hype cycle, as people talk up their projects — but sometimes, you can tell just from the way people talk about a film that it’s probably not going to work. Here are eight key phrases that usually indicate danger.


RoboCop Looks Better Than Ever In These Awesome New Posters

Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 film RoboCop gets better and better with age. The social commentary, the intentionally excessive violence, the humour, the character design, everything is just perfect. And if you don’t already celebrate the film on your walls, we’ve got just the thing.


This RoboCop + Terminator Mashup Figure Needs To Exist

Two of film’s greatest robotic leading men have finally been mashed up into this wonderful prototype figure that Neca teased on its Twitter feed last night. But supposedly it’s not just the company’s designers messing around, Neca might actually produce the figure in 2016.


Threezero's 12-Inch RoboCop 1.0 Definitely Looks Better Than The Remake

Toys: It’s rare that a remake of a movie lives up to the original, and the recent RoboCop reboot was definitely no exception. What it did have going for it was some awesome robot designs, and while we’re still partial to Peter Weller’s RoboCop, the 2014 version still translates to an impressive 12-inch figure courtesy of Threezero.


Design Directives: Remaking Robocop's Interface For The 21st Century

The Robocop remake doesn’t just reinvent his outer shell with a sleek new shape — it also changes how the cyborg police officer sees the rest of the world. We spoke to lead designer Mert Kizilay from the L.A. design studio yU+Co about creating a new user interface for Robocop.


RoboCop: The Musical

When it comes to off-Broadway musical adaptations of classic Sci-Fi franchises, one could do much worse than Robocop (itself a remake of a biblical allegory). Thank goodness, we’ve never had endure horrendous musical versions of, say, The Planet of the Apes or Spiderman. Oh, wait.


Maybe This 1/4 Scale Robocop Figure Is Too Realistic

If the recent RoboCop remake has made you extra nostalgic for the original films, this 1:4-scale figure should provide you with all of the fond memories you need. In fact, with 30 points of articulation, and a face painted with a multi-layer technique that even shows veins beneath the skin, from a distance you might just mistake it for the real thing.


The Original Robocop Was A Christ Allegory

The original Robocop, released in 1987 and directed by Paul Verhoeven, was not only one of the best science fiction films of the last three decades — “a brilliant comedy operating in the guise of an ultraviolent action movie,” as Tom Scocca described it on Gawker — it was also a Christian allegory. At least according to Paul Verhoeven himself who, in a 2010 interview, referred to his resurrected robot hero as “the American Jesus.”


This Week's Top Comedy Video: Comparing RoboCop With Its Inspiration

Can a remake of a legendary classic ever live up to its inspiration? That’s the challenge set before José Padilha’s RoboCop and film critic Peter Rosenthal takes us through the key differences between the 2014 remake and its inspiration, a classic from the bygone era of silent film.


Robocop Review: What Did You Think?

I have a theory about the making of the new RoboCop. At some point during the development process, a rival movie studio infiltrated MGM and deliberately sabotaged the film with extreme prejudice. The screenwriters, director and executive producers were all hatchet-wielding moles with a secret mission – to deliver the crappiest take on RoboCop possible. Someone powerful wanted to kill this franchise in the womb. And for the most part, they succeeded.


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