blu-ray.com – StudioCanal has officially announced that it will release on Blu-ray Brazilian director director José Padilha’s latest film RoboCop (2014), starring Joel Kinnaman, Douglas Urbanski, Abbie Cornish, Jay Baruchel, and Michael Keaton. The release will be available for purchase online and in shops across the United Kingdom on June 9th.
In addition to the standard release, StudioCanal will also release a Limited SteelBook Blu-ray Edition of RoboCop.
In RoboCop, the year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Their drones are winning American wars around the globe and now they want to bring this technology to the home front. Alex Murphy (Kinnaman) is a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit. After he is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp utilizes their remarkable science of robotics to save Alex’s life. He returns to the streets of his beloved city with amazing new abilities, but with issues a regular man has never had to face before.
Deleted Scenes -
LEWIS AND DEAN
NORTON CONFESSES TO DREYFUS
Omnicorp Corporate -
M2 BATTLE RIFLE
NEXT GENERATION ROBOCOP
The Illusion of Free Will
To Serve and Protect
The Robocop Suit
USAToday.com – It’s not that he doesn’t get her.
Olivia Munn says she and her boyfriend, The Killing’s Joel Kinnaman, have a small communication problem. She talks so fast that he can’t keep up.
“He tells me ‘Baby, slow down! I cannot understand you.’ And I think to myself, ‘Just listen faster!’ ”
The Newsroom star, featured in the May issue of Redbook, also talks about news, telling the mag:
“I think there’s entertainment news, which is like Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, that’s about the entertainment business. And then there is news as entertainment — and that’s what Nancy Grace is. I think you have to look at it differently; you cannot look at it as if you’re watching the news. It’s not news. They’re taking news and discussing it and debating it and doing God knows what with it, but it’s not news.”
The actress says we all need to be reading the hard stuff.
“News stories that interest me — the protests in Venezuela or in the Ukraine, or the rapes in India — also give me anxiety, and I want to pull back. But this small anxiety that I’m feeling pales in comparison to what these people are going through, so I feel like it’s the least I can do, to read their stories. I think the beauty of the Internet is that it’s in our laps as soon as we wake up in the morning: We can’t ignore it.”
Oh, and about starring as Eric Bana’s wife in the new exorcism thriller, Deliver Us From Evil, she says, “I took a guy friend to see a screening and he had to pop a Xanax.”
Most superheroes would probably agree it’s hard for them to, well, pee.
Those suits make it pretty hard to do your business.
Just ask Joel Kinnaman, who stars in the new Robocop reboot (in theaters now) as the iconic cyborg crime fighter.
“There was a procedure,” he told me at the movie’s premiere in Hollywood. “It took awhile, but you get through it. They didn’t have to take me [to the bathroom] but they had to remove certain parts, the essentials.”
But it was all worth it.
“It was great wearing the suit in that it made me feel badass,” Kinnaman said. “But it also made me feel some of the vulnerability that the character was going through and that was an interesting contrast of emotion, being amputated from the throat down but at the same time having this almost invincible incredible new body. The suit helped me understand some of those thoughts.”
Kinnaman remembers seeing the original Robocop for the first time. “Sometime when I as nine or 10 years old,” he said. “I’ve seen it like 20 or 25 times. I know it by heart. I loved it and still love it.”
His costar Gary Oldman also recalled his first time.
“I remember it being sort of sci-fi horror,” said Oldman, who plays Robocop’s scientist creator Dr. Dennett Norton.. “There were a lot of heads rolling around with a lot of blood and guts and all that kind of stuff. I thought it was cool.”
Directed by Paul Verhoeven, the original Robocop was released in 1987 and starred Peter Weller in the title role.
- source: eonline.com
I can see it now. Detective Alex Murphy swaps the streets of Detroit for the streets of Derry and the PSNI all go on holiday.
Sadly, Detective Alex Murphy a.k.a. RoboCop is fictitious and even if he were real, there’s more chance of Derry City winning the Champions League than there is of the ironclad law enforcer leaving the Motor City for the Maiden City.
‘RoboCop’ first arrived on the big screen back in 1987 courtesy of Dutch director, Paul Verhoeven.
Verhoeven’s film, which was made for a modest $13m became an instant success and is widely regarded as one of the most intelligent and entertaining science fiction films of the 1980s.
It’s now 2014 and ‘RoboCop’ has a new master. Picking up from where Verhoeven left off is Brazilian director José Padilha.
‘RoboCop’ is Padilha’s first commercial blockbuster but his 2007 film, ‘Elite Squad’ is a superb film and definitely worth a watch.
Padilha had a much bigger budget than his predecessor; $130 million to be exact.
With greater financial fluidity and a dependency on special effects it’s remarkable that not once does it feel like Padilha has sacrificed substance for style.
In fact, it’s quite the opposite. So much work and effort went into creating an authentic plot that the film sometimes felt like it lacked the right measure of action and violence.
Be that as it may, everything that made Verhoeven’s film a success is present and correct in Padalha’s version.
RoboCop was always going to be a dark film. A man is left hanging on to life and the only way he can survive is if scientists put what’s left of him into a machine. What’s not dark about this?
I was apprehensive when I read Padalha’s film was to be given a 12A certificate because what made Verhoeven’s film so palatable was its 18 rating.
Padilha doesn’t drop the ball and it’ll be no surprise at all if both he and RoboCop were to have a second outing together in the next few years.
Peter Weller’s iconic portrayal of Detective Alex Murphy/RoboCop over 25 years ago was always going to be a tough act to follow. Taking up the mantle is Swedish born actor Joel Kinnaman (‘The Killing’ – American re-make version).
Kinnaman does exactly what is required of him and whilst he’s not quite as memorable as Weller he does command empathy and compassion.
The scene where Detective Murphy discovers what has become of him after the car bomb attack will divide audiences.
I’d be lying if I didn’t admit to hearing a few sniggers in the cinema but I thought it worked brilliantly.
When RoboCop seeks out revenge on those who left him the way he is it feels a little unsatisfactory and Michael Keaton’s transition from cash hungry head of OmniCorp to murderous villain is awfully rushed.
Gary Oldman stars as Dr. Dennett Norton. Norton is the brains behind RoboCop but he’s also the only man who can protect and help him.
Oldman, as you’d expect, is great and if there is a sequel I would love to see him back again too.
‘RoboCop’ is currently showing at the Brunswick Moviebowl. For full cinema listings visit www.brunswickmoviebowl.com
VERDICT: 3/5 – Does it surpass Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 classic? Not at all. But does it entertain and offer something a little different? Yes.
José Padilha’s first box office film is a decent offering and Joel Kinnaman is an impressive successor to Peter Weller’s ironclad law enforcer.
It’s certainly not perfect. Whilst it’s clear a lot of time and effort went into the story it has come at the expense of a satisfactory amount of action. A sequel should follow.
- source: derryjournal.com
Since I was sick with a stomach bug I havent really had time too to update anything but I have added all the recent appearances of Joel to the gallery. He looks amazing in all of them so be sure to check them out.
Gallery: Public Appearances > Events From 2014 > February 11 | “Robocop” – Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals
Gallery: Public Appearances > Events From 2014 > February 11 | “Robocop” – Los Angeles Premiere – After Party
Gallery: Public Appearances > Events From 2014 > February 12 | Celebrities Attend The Sacramento Kings Vs New York Knicks Game
Gallery: Public Appearances > Events From 2014 > February 12 | Joel Kinnaman Surprises NYC Students During A “Robocop” Special Screening
Gallery: Public Appearances > Events From 2014 > February 13 | Celebrities Visit SiriusXM Studios
They are here! Happy Valentines Day! The March 2014 Men’s Fitness magazine scans are now in the gallery. He looks amazing in these shots and the article is great as well. So head over and check those out. Please credit the site if you use anywhere else!
Gallery: Magazines / Publications > Men’s Fitness – March 2014
I have added 2 new photoshoots to the gallery of Joel. The first one is from cosmo and the second is the shoot from his August Man magazine appearance. So check them out.
Gallery: Photo Sessions > 046 – Cosmopolitan (2014)
Gallery: Photo Sessions > 047 – August Man [Malaysia] (2014)