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01.22.2014by: Paul Shirey

2014 Sony Pictures Preview!

Sony did not have such a hot year in 2013, but still managed to eek out some solid flicks, including AMERICAN HUSTLE, CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2, THIS IS THE END, and CAPTAIN PHILLIPS, but still suffered the pain of WHITE HOUSE DOWN and AFTER EARTH. Sadly, their biggest hit was GROWN UPS 2, which isn't anything to brag about. Fortunately, their 2014 slate is looking pretty good, with a sequel to their comedy break out hit 21 JUMP STREET and THINK LIKE A MAN franchises, a disaster epic, another Rogen/Goldberg/Franco comedy team up, a hard-boiled TV show adaptation, a sex tape comedy, two '80's movie remakes, a religious drama, a quirky war film, and of course, a famed web slinger vs. every villain under the sun. It's likely the the ol' webhead will provide more than enough financial cushion for any shortcomings of the year, but there's potential here for at least a few blockbusters. Take a look at the roster and let us know what you're most looking forward to!

The Monuments Men (February 7)

Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action drama focusing on seven over-the-hill, out-of-shape museum directors, artists, architects, curators, and art historians who went to the front lines of WWII to rescue the world’s artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their rightful owners. With the art hidden behind enemy lines, how could these guys hope to succeed? But as the Monuments Men found themselves in a race against time to avoid the destruction of 1000 years of culture, they would risk their lives to protect and defend mankind’s greatest achievements.

From director George Clooney, the film stars George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville, and Cate Blanchett. The screenplay is by George Clooney & Grant Heslov, based on the book by Robert M. Edsel with Bret Witter. Produced by Grant Heslov and George Clooney.

Robocop (February 12)

In RoboCop, the year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Overseas, their drones have been used by the military for years, but have been forbidden for law enforcement in America. Now OmniCorp wants to bring their controversial technology to the home front, and they see a golden opportunity to do it. When Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) – a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit – is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp sees their chance to build a part-man, part-robot police officer. OmniCorp envisions a RoboCop in every city and even more billions for their shareholders, but they never counted on one thing: there is still a man inside the machine.

Starring: Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams, Jennifer Ehle, Jay Baruchel, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, and Samuel L. Jackson. Directed by Jose Padilha.

About Last Night (February 14)

A modern reimagining of the classic romantic comedy, this contemporary version closely follows new love for two couples as they journey from the bar to the bedroom and are eventually put to the test in the real world.

Starring: Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy, Regina Hall, Joy Bryant, Christopher McDonald, and Paula Patton. Directed by Steve Pink.

Pompeii (February 21)

Set in 79 A.D., POMPEII tells the epic story of Milo (Kit Harington), a slave turned invincible gladiator who finds himself in a race against time to save his true love Cassia (Emily Browning), the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant who has been unwillingly betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts in a torrent of blazing lava, Milo must fight his way out of the arena in order to save his beloved as the once magnificent Pompeii crumbles around him.

Starring: Kit Harington, Carrie-Anne Moss, Emily Browning, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jessica Lucas, Jared Harris, and Kiefer Sutherland. Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson.

Heaven is for Real (April 16)

Based on the #1 New York Times best-selling book of the same name, HEAVEN IS FOR REAL brings to the screen the true story of a small-town father who must find the courage and conviction to share his son’s extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world.

The film stars Academy Award® nominee and Emmy® award winning actor Greg Kinnear as Todd Burpo and co-stars Kelly Reilly as Sonja Burpo, the real-life couple whose son Colton (newcomer Connor Corum) claims to have visited Heaven during a near death experience. Colton recounts the details of his amazing journey with childlike innocence and speaks matter-of-factly about things that happened before his birth ... things he couldn't possibly know. Todd and his family are then challenged to examine the meaning from this remarkable event.

Starring: Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly, Connor Corum, Margo Martindale, and Thomas Haden Church. Directed by Randall Wallace.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (May 2)

We’ve always known that Spider-Man’s most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker finds that a greater conflict lies ahead.

It’s great to be Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield). For Peter Parker, there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen (Emma Stone). But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: OsCorp

Starring: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Campbell Scott, Embeth Davidtz, Colm Feore, Paul Giamatti, Felicity Jones, and Sally Field. Directed by Marc Webb

22 Jump Street (June 13)

After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) when they go deep undercover at a local college. But when Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team, and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art major scene, they begin to question their partnership. Now they don't have to just crack the case - they have to figure out if they can have a mature relationship. If these two overgrown adolescents can grow from freshmen into real men, college might be the best thing that ever happened to them.

Starring: Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Ice Cube, Peter Stormare, Dave Franco, Nick Offerman, Rob Riggle, and Jillian Bell. Directed by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller

Think Like A Man Too (June 20)

In the highly anticipated sequel, which was inspired by Steve Harvey’s best-selling book Act Like a Lady, Think Like A Man, all the couples are back for a wedding in Las Vegas. But plans for a romantic weekend go awry when their various misadventures get them into some compromising situations that threaten to derail the big event.

Starring: Adam Brody, Michael Ealy, Jerry Ferrara, Meagan Good, Regina Hall, Dennis Haysbert, Taraji P. Henson, Terrence J, Jenifer Lewis, Romany Malco, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Gary Owen, Gabrielle Union, David Walton, and Kevin Hart. Directed by Tom Story.

Deliver Us From Evil (July 2)

In DELIVER US FROM EVIL, New York police officer Ralph Sarchie (Eric Bana), struggling with his own personal issues, begins investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest (Edgar Ramirez), schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the frightening and demonic possessions that are terrorizing their city. Based upon the book, which details Sarchie’s bone-chilling real-life cases.

Starring: Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez, Olivia Munn, Sean Harris, Joel McHale. Directed by Scott Derrickson.

Sex Tape (July 25)

When Jay (Jason Segel) and Annie (Cameron Diaz) first got together, their romantic connection was intense – but ten years and two kids later, the flame of their love needs a spark. To kick things up a notch, they decide – why not? – to make a video of themselves trying out every position in The Joy of Sex in one marathon three-hour session. It seems like a great idea – until they discover that their most private video is no longer private. With their reputations on the line, they know they’re just one click away from being laid bare to the world... but as their race to reclaim their video leads to a night they'll never forget, they'll find that their video will expose even more than they bargained for.

Starring: Jason Segal, Cameron Diaz, Rob Corddry, Ellie Kemper, and Rob Lowe. Directed by Jake Kasdan.

When The Game Stands Tall (August 22)

Inspired by a true story, WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL tells the remarkable journey of legendary football coach Bob Ladouceur (Jim Caviezel), who took the De La Salle High School Spartans from obscurity to a 151-game winning streak that shattered all records for any American sport.

Starring: Jim Caviezel, Michael Chiklis, Alexander Ludwig, Clancy Brown, and Laura Dern. Directed by Thomas Carter.

No Good Deed (September 12)

Terri (Taraji P. Henson), a devoted wife and mother of two, lives an ideal life that takes a dramatic turn when her home and children are threatened by Colin (Idris Elba), a charming stranger who smooth-talks his way into her house, claiming car trouble. The unexpected invitation leaves her and her family terrorized and fighting for survival.

Starring: Taraji P. Henson, Idris Elba, Leslie Bibb, Kate del Castillo, and Henry Simmons. Directed by Sam Miller.

The Equalizer (September 26)

n The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a former black ops commando who has faked his death to live a quiet life in Boston. When he comes out of his self-imposed retirement to rescue a young girl, Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), he finds himself face to face with ultra-violent Russian gangsters. As he serves vengeance against those who brutalize the helpless, McCall’s desire for justice is reawakened. If someone has a problem, the odds are stacked against them, and they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer.

Starring: Denzel Washington, Marton Csokas, Chloë Grace Moretz, David Harbour, Bill Pullman, and Melissa Leo. Directed by Antoine Fuqua.

The Interview (October 10)

Dave Skylark (James Franco) is king of the celebrity interview and host of the hit night time talk show "Skylark Tonight." The brain behind Dave's empire is his producer and best friend, Aaron Rapoport (Seth Rogen). Unfulfilled, Aaron yearns to do meaningful work. He scores the chance of a lifetime when he secures an interview for Dave with Kim Jong-Un, the mysterious and ruthless dictator of a nuclear-armed North Korea. As Dave and Aaron prepare to leave for North Korea, they are approached by the CIA and asked to assassinate Kim. They accept the mission, becoming two of the least qualified men ever to assassinate – or interview – the most dangerous man on earth.

Starring: James Franco, Seth Rogen, Lizzy Caplan, and Randall Park. Directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.

Untitled Brad Pitt/David Ayer (November 14)

April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.

Starring: Brad Pitt, Shia LeBeouf, Logan Lerman, Jon Bernthal, and Michael Peña. Directed by David Ayer.

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1:47PM on 01/23/2014
wow cant take serious that douchey looking Deehan, mark my words he will be a dick when he gets famous
wow cant take serious that douchey looking Deehan, mark my words he will be a dick when he gets famous
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8:45AM on 01/23/2014
ugh no ty
ugh no ty
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2:08PM on 01/22/2014
sounds A LOT like Ahnuld's End of Days. Still. love Bana
sounds A LOT like Ahnuld's End of Days. Still. love Bana
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2:03PM on 01/22/2014
brad pitt. WWII. take my money now
brad pitt. WWII. take my money now
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2:02PM on 01/22/2014
this is the end, but better. cant wait!
this is the end, but better. cant wait!
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2:01PM on 01/22/2014
DENZEL. next.
DENZEL. next.
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2:01PM on 01/22/2014
i think this remake had a good thing going for it but i dont feel it will manifest into what it was originally intended to be
i think this remake had a good thing going for it but i dont feel it will manifest into what it was originally intended to be
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2:00PM on 01/22/2014
another niche audience release....faith based drama thats good for some, bad for others. caviezel will, as always, give a great performance
another niche audience release....faith based drama thats good for some, bad for others. caviezel will, as always, give a great performance
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3:30PM on 01/22/2014
Faith-based? High School Football is a religion? Or is it that such a long win streak is hard to believe?

Wait, is this because this was a Catholic high school? I guess Rudy must also be faith-based then.
Faith-based? High School Football is a religion? Or is it that such a long win streak is hard to believe?

Wait, is this because this was a Catholic high school? I guess Rudy must also be faith-based then.
1:59PM on 01/22/2014
cameron diaz tits. solid comedy. nuff said.
cameron diaz tits. solid comedy. nuff said.
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1:58PM on 01/22/2014
bana always gives a great performance. with a solid script, could be a criminal thriller ala se7en.
bana always gives a great performance. with a solid script, could be a criminal thriller ala se7en.
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1:56PM on 01/22/2014
again, another solid screen gems release aimed toward urban demographic. low budget, high profit entertainment.
again, another solid screen gems release aimed toward urban demographic. low budget, high profit entertainment.
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1:56PM on 01/22/2014
21 jump st was my favorite comedy of the year when it came out. under the radar, but really funny. cant wait for the sequel. jonah hill and tatum are at the top of their games
21 jump st was my favorite comedy of the year when it came out. under the radar, but really funny. cant wait for the sequel. jonah hill and tatum are at the top of their games
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1:55PM on 01/22/2014
it will be really good. probably the best spiderman since spiderman 2, which is not bad at all
it will be really good. probably the best spiderman since spiderman 2, which is not bad at all
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1:48PM on 01/23/2014
come one man, none of these will be good, they are still to pocorny and you know tahts true when chicks really dig it but find DK or X-Men boring, they are all so silly and you lose credibility when casting Denis Leary in a straight dramatic role along with Garfield (might as well be the cat)
come one man, none of these will be good, they are still to pocorny and you know tahts true when chicks really dig it but find DK or X-Men boring, they are all so silly and you lose credibility when casting Denis Leary in a straight dramatic role along with Garfield (might as well be the cat)
1:54PM on 01/22/2014
faith based movie based on a popular inspirational book. niche audience, will be good for them, bad for everyone else. diversity is always encouraged
faith based movie based on a popular inspirational book. niche audience, will be good for them, bad for everyone else. diversity is always encouraged
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1:38PM on 01/31/2014
That's the problem with this country, we need to stop encouraging dumb ideas and behavior, like religion and duck dynasty
That's the problem with this country, we need to stop encouraging dumb ideas and behavior, like religion and duck dynasty
1:53PM on 01/22/2014
itll be a solid 6/10, great VOD flick with the stereo turned up
itll be a solid 6/10, great VOD flick with the stereo turned up
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1:52PM on 01/22/2014
another solid release by screen gems.
another solid release by screen gems.
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1:52PM on 01/22/2014
only thing this movie has going for it is the director. this movie will be defined by its action sequences
only thing this movie has going for it is the director. this movie will be defined by its action sequences
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1:51PM on 01/22/2014
the documentary on these men is very interesting. hitler was on a mad art tear. hopefully the movie utilizes this unique story the right way.
the documentary on these men is very interesting. hitler was on a mad art tear. hopefully the movie utilizes this unique story the right way.
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11:22AM on 01/22/2014
Looking forward to this. I was underwhelmed by the first one after seeing it in the theater because I was expecting something different. But after giving it another chance on Blu-Ray I liked it much better and now consider it to be a pretty solid movie. I like the direction the sequel seems to be going in so I'll keep my fingers crossed.
Looking forward to this. I was underwhelmed by the first one after seeing it in the theater because I was expecting something different. But after giving it another chance on Blu-Ray I liked it much better and now consider it to be a pretty solid movie. I like the direction the sequel seems to be going in so I'll keep my fingers crossed.
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1:49PM on 01/23/2014
you tricked yourself, you were right on the first count. remember what they say go with your gut, you shouldn't have to rewatch something to convince yourself. Maybe he can use MySpace along with Bing in his future web searches
you tricked yourself, you were right on the first count. remember what they say go with your gut, you shouldn't have to rewatch something to convince yourself. Maybe he can use MySpace along with Bing in his future web searches
11:15AM on 01/22/2014
They'll probably end up calling it "Wardaddy"
They'll probably end up calling it "Wardaddy"
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11:13AM on 01/22/2014
Pretty ballsy making the dictator in the movie a real one when they could have easily made one up to avoid controversy.
Pretty ballsy making the dictator in the movie a real one when they could have easily made one up to avoid controversy.
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10:51AM on 01/22/2014
The only reason I'd like this movie to fail is because it may get studios attention to either stop making remakes or if they do, to stop making those remakes completely different form their original film
The only reason I'd like this movie to fail is because it may get studios attention to either stop making remakes or if they do, to stop making those remakes completely different form their original film
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1:25PM on 01/22/2014
First, a box office failure will not stop Hollywood from remaking films, so it doesn't matter how this film does.

Second, I read complaints about shot-for-shot remakes and now you complain about remakes different than the original. In my mind, if you are going to remake a film, you should try to do something different. There is no point in making the same film again, since the original still exists. A quality remake reinterprets material into a film that works on its own, without
First, a box office failure will not stop Hollywood from remaking films, so it doesn't matter how this film does.

Second, I read complaints about shot-for-shot remakes and now you complain about remakes different than the original. In my mind, if you are going to remake a film, you should try to do something different. There is no point in making the same film again, since the original still exists. A quality remake reinterprets material into a film that works on its own, without comparisons to the original.
9:53AM on 01/22/2014
No high hopes for this. The first was painfully mediocre.
No high hopes for this. The first was painfully mediocre.
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1:50PM on 01/23/2014
if its not a complete disaster of a snoozefest I will be shocked.
if its not a complete disaster of a snoozefest I will be shocked.
9:44AM on 01/22/2014
Jason Segal looks like he's lost a good deal of weight!
Jason Segal looks like he's lost a good deal of weight!
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7:42AM on 01/22/2014
Denzel Washington sits on a chair while holding a gun = epic pose!
Denzel Washington sits on a chair while holding a gun = epic pose!
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7:39AM on 01/22/2014
I'm sure this version is nothing compare to Paul Verhoeven's classic RoboCop but it should be fun time at the movies.
I'm sure this version is nothing compare to Paul Verhoeven's classic RoboCop but it should be fun time at the movies.
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6:58AM on 01/22/2014

This spider can bite me alright!

In the image above, is that Zabu's skull in the background? Probably not. Marc Webb doesn't know what a comic book is. LOL.
Marvel Studios could do a Ka-Zar movie to compete with the upcoming Tarzan movie. The producers would probably make Shanna's outfit more politically-correct. But, still, I would go see that. I ain't seeing Amazing Spider-Man 2. But, others are, and that's okay. They like this interpretation of Spidey. As a kid, I liked the versions of the Web-Slinger on The Electric
In the image above, is that Zabu's skull in the background? Probably not. Marc Webb doesn't know what a comic book is. LOL.
Marvel Studios could do a Ka-Zar movie to compete with the upcoming Tarzan movie. The producers would probably make Shanna's outfit more politically-correct. But, still, I would go see that. I ain't seeing Amazing Spider-Man 2. But, others are, and that's okay. They like this interpretation of Spidey. As a kid, I liked the versions of the Web-Slinger on The Electric Company and in Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends. As an adult, I liked the Sam Raimi movies. If doing the Clone Saga, Sony should bring Maguire in for at least a cameo. It would be amusing.
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2:33AM on 01/22/2014
I hope they keep the title "Fury".
I hope they keep the title "Fury".
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2:33AM on 01/22/2014
That sounds like a really funny premise. It also sounds like it has the potential to turn out to be a mess.
That sounds like a really funny premise. It also sounds like it has the potential to turn out to be a mess.
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2:32AM on 01/22/2014
Denzel being a badass? Sign me up.
Denzel being a badass? Sign me up.
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2:31AM on 01/22/2014
I'm not going to judge this on that synopsis alone, but why do all sports movies sound exactly the same?
I'm not going to judge this on that synopsis alone, but why do all sports movies sound exactly the same?
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2:30AM on 01/22/2014
It does look like a retread of the first movie but I am glad that Phil Lord and Chris Miller are helming once again and I hope there are some innovative and funny set-pieces in this one.
It does look like a retread of the first movie but I am glad that Phil Lord and Chris Miller are helming once again and I hope there are some innovative and funny set-pieces in this one.
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2:30AM on 01/22/2014
Please be good. This is one of those movies where I've seen things that make me look forward to it and things that aren't really encouraging, both in equal measure.
Please be good. This is one of those movies where I've seen things that make me look forward to it and things that aren't really encouraging, both in equal measure.
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2:29AM on 01/22/2014
I'm shocked Milla Jovovich isn't in this. Looks to be only marginally better than The Legend of Hercules.
I'm shocked Milla Jovovich isn't in this. Looks to be only marginally better than The Legend of Hercules.
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2:28AM on 01/22/2014
Yeah, don't have high hopes for this one at all. I actually thought Total Recall wasn't terrible, it was just an unnecessary remake and very much a neutering of the 1990 film. This looks to be doing the same thing for RoboCop. Sleek, shiny and missing the point. It does have a good cast going for it, though.
Yeah, don't have high hopes for this one at all. I actually thought Total Recall wasn't terrible, it was just an unnecessary remake and very much a neutering of the 1990 film. This looks to be doing the same thing for RoboCop. Sleek, shiny and missing the point. It does have a good cast going for it, though.
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2:22AM on 01/22/2014
Really wish this hadn't been delayed, because it did seem like a prime awards contender. Clooney has proven himself as a great director and he's gathered together a kickass cast. I also like the more quirky, less sombre but still respectful approach to a war film this seems to have going.
Really wish this hadn't been delayed, because it did seem like a prime awards contender. Clooney has proven himself as a great director and he's gathered together a kickass cast. I also like the more quirky, less sombre but still respectful approach to a war film this seems to have going.
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2:10AM on 01/22/2014
This sounds like a pretty cool movie, but stop acting like this shit really happened. Ghosts and demons aren't real, grow the fuck up.
This sounds like a pretty cool movie, but stop acting like this shit really happened. Ghosts and demons aren't real, grow the fuck up.
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2:07AM on 01/22/2014
Wow, what a bullshit premise.
Wow, what a bullshit premise.
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