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Spiral: From The Book Of Saw First Trailer – Chris Rock and Sam Jackson Enter The Horror Franchise

Lionsgate is bringing Saw back to theaters this year in a surprising new way thanks to Spiral. The new film is from executive producer Chris Rock, who also came up with the story. Rock stars as a police detective investigating a string of sadistic murders targeting cops.

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New Trailer For Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

The new Tim Burton feature to debut this year is Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children based on the best-best selling novel of the same name by Ransom Riggs. The story revolves around a place where “peculiar” children can be themselves, or rather a place where they don’t have to hid from their peculiarities. The trailer does a pretty good job explaining so check it out here:

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The Hateful Eight Gets A Brand New Blood-Soaked Theatrical Trailer

The second theatrical trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s highly anticipated snow-filled Western The Hateful Eight is out now and it gives us our first, real look at the chaos and blood-soaked savagery that will befall these scoundrels, outlaws and gunslingers.

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The Hateful Eight Trailer: Tarantino’s Snowy Western

The first trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight dropped today offering viewers a first glimpse at what QT has in store for moviegoers the world over. “Got room for one more?”

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Heists Coming to GTA Online In March

The long-awaited and much complained-about feature that Rockstar sold to fans from on the onset of GTA Online is finally coming to the multiplayer community over a year later. Four-player heists are launching on Grand Theft Auto V‘s ambitious multiplayer platform in early March. Continue reading Heists Coming to GTA Online In March

Mace Windu The Unlikely Subject Of A New Star Wars Spinoff?

The Star Wars universe is getting a major directorial shot in the arm.

J.J. Abrams is hard at work on Star Wars Episode Seven: The Force Awakens, with fellow Hollywood directors Rian Johnson, Josh Trank and Gareth Edwards all on related projects. Lucasfilm has tapped these talented individuals to craft future installments of the SW Universe over the next decade. Some of the rumored names who may be a part of those stand alone projects include Han Solo, Yoda and even the infamous bounty hunter Boba Fett.

But if the information we caught on display in a recent director-helmed Reddit AMA is to be believed, another Jedi may join that list of characters planned for their own big screen stories. The Jedi we’re referring to is none other than Master Mace Windu!

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Director A.J. Edwards hopped on Reddit to promote his upcoming film The Better Angels, which focuses on a young Abraham Lincoln. A fan asked about the unlikely scenario of Edwards taking on a Star Wars film.  Here’s what transpired during that Q&A session:

The Better Angels is a great film and I can’t wait for the world to see it. Is there any truth to the rumor you will be directing a spin-off Star Wars film?

Talking about it, not able to say a lot yet. It will focus on Mace Windu.

For those of you who need a refresher on who Mace Windu is, his life was taken during an intense stand-off with Chancellor Palpatine and a newly turned Dark Side Anakin Skywalker. That climactic scene took place in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (it hurt us to see that cool as hell purple lightsaber wielder get electrocuted so bad. It’s likely that this film, if made, would have to take place even earlier than The Phantom Menace, and that seems like something Disney isn’t eager today revisit – prequels.

We hope the rumors surrounding this Star Wars spinoff movie comes true as seeing a young Mace could be interesting, though Jackson would likely be too old to reprise the role. In earnest though, given his resume, Edwards seems an unlikely choice to do a SW film, and this was no doubt said in jest. We’re still waiting for confirmation on the first couple standalone flicks in the series, so we’re pretty sure this news wouldn’t have been dropped in this manner. Anyhow, keep hoping Jedi fans, we’ve been wrong before.

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New Robocop Trailer Arrives. Is the Film Still Worth Giving a Shot?

So now two new trailers have arrived for the film which is fast becoming the bane of all pop culture fans everywhere. Yes you guessed it it’s the Robocop remake. Why do people hate this movie so much compared to other remakes? The lure of nostalgia is obviously strong and the fact the original movie is beloved by fans (because of its hard-hitting violence and social commentary means the new movie has very big expectations to live up to. As a Robocop fan myself I feel their pain, there have been too many sub standard remakes to make anyone think differently. But after seeing the first trailer a while ago it did peak my interest enough to not be to judgemental about it. This new trailer expands more on the information we saw in the first trailer. Watch it below and see what you think.

Some interesting things come out of this. We see a lot more emphasis on Alex Murphy as a family man and the problems caused with him now being a big old cyborg. Gary Oldman Doctor gets to show the more sensitive side of science here and he is engaging enough, while Joel Kinnaman as Murphy looks in this trailer  a little bit of an under whelming screen presence. In his defence though aside from a few brief moments of confusion over his new form, he is mostly seen blowing stuff up which we see a fair bit off. ED 209 and the Robodrones cover the streets and some nice scenes of Robocop in training and jumping about on the street show the action is a lot more streamlined and (dare we say) Hollywood than the gritty original. The robots have a Battlestar Galactica feel to them which I am still not sure about, more exposure should confirm whether I like or dislike this style. The worry that the speed that the CGI scenes whiz by the viewer could easily turn this into another Transformers movie if all the film is constantly like this.

Let’s move on to the next trailer now and we notice a slightly different tone here. Check out the trailer below.

“Why is America so  Robophobic?” is not only an awesome line but could also be a little tongue in cheek jab at the haters of the film. There are some more alternative action scenes here, but for the most part this focuses on the propaganda element of the film and it does this to great effect.. Media spinning Samuel L Jackson as Pat Novak and money grabbing Michael Keaton as Raymond Sellars shine when ever they are on-screen (not surprising with their strong screen presence). The trailer makes sure that the audience knows that O.C.P are still money grabbing scum bags.

So overall the film still  looks kind of impressive and this reviewer is still very interested to see how this all pans out. There are some concerns here aside from the memories of the past affecting the present. The action scenes from both trailers, though they look fast and streamlined also look a bit to sharp and kind of hollow. It fits in with the style of movie they are going for, less grime more style but I’m concerned that this will become more style over substance. This gleaming, futuristic look the film is going for were everything is made to look slick and polished makes Murphy having his hand still human seem slightly redundant. Would O.C.P not just whip it off and give him a robot hand as it is more productive? I can understand the face exposure because that shows a human side to him which people can relate to. I assume the hand has been left there as a nod to the fans. Story wise I doubt it will make a difference either way. I have noticed that each trailer seems to make Robocop less cop and more superhero like. The shots of him jumping high up in the air and the sleek, black armour he now has on would not look a miss in an X-Men movie. Some of the fears I have about this been a tad dull and suffering from Total Recall remake syndrome (look at my previous article on this to see what I mean ) are still there, but it is tricky to truly know from just a trailer. At least it warrants a watch and if nothing else I want to be able to see this film and then say whether it crashed or burned through my own view point. All we need is an entertaining movie and that cannot be too hard to make right? Well should not be to long until we find out the films released on February 2014 (changes withstanding). For now I leave you with some publicity stills that showcase a few familiar faces you may recognise from the above trailers (like Jackie Earle Haley as Mattox). Enjoy and remember don’t be a Robohater people!

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