Disappointed or just plain pissed off Hollywood and director Jose Padhila rebooted the 1987 sci-fi classic ROBOCOP with the likes of Nick Fury, Commissioner Gordon, Beetlejuice, Sweet Pea, Rorschach, and that dude from that show that keeps getting cancelled then renewed the cancelled then renewed? No worries. Producers David Seger and Tim Marklevitz have got the cure for what ails you.
OUR ROBOCOP REMAKE is a crowd-sourced film project based on the 1987 Paul Verhoeven classic. Connected through various filmmaking channels (including Channel 101) we’re 50 filmmakers (amateur and professional) from Los Angeles and New York who have split the original RoboCop into individual pieces and have remade the movie ourselves. Not necessarily a shot-for-shot remake, but a scene-for-scene retelling. As big fans of the original RoboCop, and as filmmakers and film fans admittedly rolling our eyes at the Hollywood remake machine, we’ve elected to do this remake thing our own way.
Our RoboCop Remake premiered in Los Angeles on January 26th and New York on February 5th. On February 6th, it was released online.
Because if anyone is going to ruin RoboCop, it’s us.
The vid after the jump is feature length and incredibly NSFW so don’t get to watching it at work, around kids, in public, at school, in church, etc. Definitely check it out, but at home. At home nobody will be offended by the obscene amounts of ultra-violence, swearing, camp, puppets, goofy animation, overacting, and explosive full frontal nudity. You’ve been warned.
Click the pic to check it out…
So yeah, today is Valentine’s Day. Definitely a 50/50 holiday for most. Some people love it, some people hate it, and some just don’t give a sh*t. Guess it’s not really 50/50, but more 33/33/33? Or maybe more 50/25/25 with the 50% being the people for it and the 25’s belonging to those who hate it and don’t care. Or is the 50% the people who hate it? I don’t know. I’m not a math kind of guy. Was told once by an algebra teacher in the 11th grade I was a “black hole dragging down the intelligence of those sitting around me”. No joke. She got in quite a bit of trouble for that remark. Thing is, she was right. I was pretty good, almost aces, in all my other classes. But algebra? I was a complete dunce. Couldn’t crack algebra to save …uh oh. Rambled a bit there, didn’t I? Sh*t.
Anyways, Valentine’s Day. I love it, but I have the love of a good woman so why wouldn’t I love it? And one of my favorite things about today is all the cool artwork and geeky bits of goodness the fanboy/fangirl community dishes out. Putting pop culture icons into goopy sweet situations always brings a smile to face …especially when those icons aren’t exactly ones who you might immediately associate with the holiday.
Case in point: The humans, Jaegers, and Kaiju of Guillermo del Toro’s sci-fi epic PACIFIC RIM. Artist Benjamin Dewey has been posting PR-themed Valentine’s Day cards over on his Twitter for a few weeks now and they are fantastic. I’ve cribbed some of my favorites for you below but definitely click HERE check out the rest. Dude has cranked out of them so far and isn’t showing any signs of stopping.
Click the pic to check them out…
To say Marvel Studios has kicked the marketing machine for CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER into high gear is an understatement. They’ve taken the machine, rebuilt it from the ground up with parts designed specifically to appeal to the geek inside of all of us, put the machine back together, filled it with enough high octane geek fuel to keep it running till time to get everyone psyched the f*ck out for GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, and they’ve launched it at the masses with little to no regard as to how much awesome they can actually take.
Don’t believe me? I dare you to click the pic and check out the plethora of WINTER SOLDIER goodies I’ve procured for you and not totally geek out. I dare you. I dare you because it can’t be done. It just can’t. Even non-Cap fans will/should agree this flick looks AMAZING. Cap (Chris Evans) kicking ass for freedom, Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) dropping quips and doing her sexy pose/kill thing, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and S.H.I.E.L.D. head honcho Alexander Pierce (ROBERT REDFORD!) going full ‘70s political paranoia thriller, Winter Soldier (Um… Is it cool to reveal he’s played by Sebastian Stan?) tearing EVERYONE a new one, Falcon (Anthony Mackie) rocking double semi-automatics and soaring through the sky using robo-wings, a fleet of helicarriers, war in the streets, fist fights in elevators, flashbacks to WWII featuring the Howling Commandos, a possible post-credits stinger that sets up THE AVENGERS 2 with the first appearance of [SPOILER ALERT!!!] Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), and plot twists and turns so shocking they will resonate through the entire Marvel Studios film universe including AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. What’s not to love?!?
It has long been my opinion the world doesn’t need a live-action adaptation of Yasuomi Umetsu’s infamous 1998 anime/hentai KITE. You can click HERE and HERE to check out my previous rants about this subject, but it really all boils down to one simple thing: There’s just no reason.
No slick studio-produced reboot is ever going to recapture the gritty and controversial edge of the original. Hell, the original is so f*cked up it’s actually banned in a few countries. Not just banned, but no longer available uncut. Any version you see of KITE nowadays, even if it is labeled UNCUT or UNCENSORED, is cut and/or censored in some way.
Click the pic to check out a new trailer for the live-action adaptation of KITE and some promo material for Samuel L. Jackson’s other teen assassin pic BARELY LETHAL…
Disney starlet Bella Thorne, soon to be seen in the cleverly titled home invasion thriller HOME INVASION and the Adam Sandler “comedy” BLENDED, is the new face of the Candie’s clothing line. Seeing as I’ve posted previous the campaign pics of Candie’s girls Vanessa Hudgens and Hayden Panettiere, I thought it would be a good idea to share Thorne’s set.
That’s all I’ve got to say about lovely young Thorne since any further discussion might result in me suffering a CHINATOWN-esque meltdown. She’s jailbait! She’s clickbait! She’s jailbait! She’s clickbait! She’s jailbait! She’s clickbait! She’s BOTH!!
Click the pic to check her out…