As Elite Squad director Jose Padilha gears up for his Hollywood debut, a remake of Paul Verhoeven‘s 1987 cult classic RoboCop, casting seems to be coming in like clockwork. We’ve already got Joel Kinnaman of AMC’s The Killing taking the lead role, with Gary Oldman playing the man who creates him. Then there was Samuel L. Jackson and now, RoboCop’s got a wife.
Deadline reports that Abbie Cornish, who we first loved in Jane Campion‘s Bright Star, has been cast in the lead female role. The actress has dabbled in the blockbuster sphere before, with Zack Snyder‘s Sucker Punch and with Bradley Cooper in Limitless. While her other indie turns in Madonna‘s W.E. and The Girl haven’t worked out so well, we can’t wait to see her in Martin McDonagh‘s In Bruges follow-up Seven Psychopaths later this year. This newly acquired RoboCop part isn’t huge, but Cornish is another good addition to one remake that actually seems to have some promise.
RoboCop hits theaters August 9th, 2013.
When discussing the “merit” of titles joining The Criterion Collection, it seems like a no brainer to see Fred Newmeyer and Sam Taylor’s Safety Last! as the latest masterpiece to get a spine number. The Harold Lloyd-starring comedy remains an endlessly delightful romp, as inventive as well as relatable as it must have felt in [...]
Today marks the launch of our new recurring column, which dives into the cream of the crop when it comes to this week’s home releases, including Blu-ray and DVD, as well recommended deals of the week. Check out our rundown below and return every Tuesday for the best films one can take home. Note that [...]
Note: The following piece contains spoilers for both Shadow of a Doubt and Stoker. Alfred Hitchcock’s Shadow of a Doubt is already available on Blu-ray, as a component of the sizeable Hitchcock box-set that was released last October. This month, however, sees its individual, standalone release on the format, and the timing couldn’t be more [...]
After a recent New York screening of František Vláčil‘s Marketa Lazarová, my friend and fellow critic, Vadim Rizov, tweeted the following response: “Sheep God war men snow church blood swords ‘old crone’ justice grass wtf WTF UNCLE.” He certainly wasn’t alone in such a confused response. Lazarová — now out on Blu-ray via Criterion — is [...]
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