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Review: Robocop (2014)

Directed by: José Padilha

Starring: Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams, Samuel L. Jackson.

Rating:   Running Time: 118 mins.

2029, and as Omnicorp – a division of Omni Consumer Products – provides humanoid drones and great lumbering artillery machines called ED209 to the military to provide security and patrol foreign territories, at home in the U.S. despite police struggling with levels of crime, a bill in the senate prevents their use on American soil. In Detroit, at Omnicorp’s headquaters, CEO Raymond Sellars (Michael Keaton), comes up with an idea to sell the public on the idea, by using the technology of Dr Dennett Norton (Gary Oldman), a doctor who works with amputees using cybernetic devices to replace their lost limbs. Read the rest of this entry

Trailer: Robocop

The first trailer for director José Padilha’s remake of Paul Verhoven’s original movie about a cop, killed in the line of duty and turned into a cyborg, with The Killing actor Joel Kinnaman taking over the role of Alex Murphy originally played by Peter Weller.

First Impressions: While I like some of what I see, including the casting of Samuel L Jackson, Gary Oldman and Michael Keaton, i have many more reservations about some of the differences they have made to the character. It does look like they are maybe trying to focus more on the question of how much of the man is left in the machine, but it’s other aspects such as the character’s wife (played by Abbie Cornish) being involved in the decision to change him into a cyborg, and his relationship with his son. Guess we’ll find out if this and any other changes made make for an improvement when Robocop is released on 7th February 2014.

Coming up this week (19/08/13)

Coming up on this week, in the cinema section Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg team up in action thriller 2 Guns, real superheroes are back in sequel Kick-Ass 2 and Disney takes over from Pixar in the world of card to bring us Planes. In this week’s numerous DVD & Blu Ray releases, Tom Cruise battles to save the future of humanity in sci-fi epic Oblivion, Ed Harris and David Duchovny star in submarine thriller Phantom, Eli Roth presents another tale of grizzly horror in Aftershock, a disturbing true-life scenario plays out in Compliance, we have yet another spoof in Scary Movie 5, Kevin Spacey stars in thriller Inseparable, horror in Sawney: Flesh Of Man, and a live action adaptation of Japanese Anime Space Battleship Yamato, plus as usual our TV movie of the week, the latest movie news, UK box office top 10 & DVD/Blu-Ray top 10.

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Coming up this week (12/08/13)

Coming up on this week. in the cinema section it’s another very packed show with no less than four new releases, Logan Lerman returns in Olympian sequel Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters, Johnny Depp teams with director Gore Verbinski, this time also with Arnie Hammer as The Lone Ranger, Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Kevin James and David Slade are all back in comedy Grown Ups 2, and Steve Coogan brings to the big screen his most famous character in Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa. On DVD & Blu Ray we review Fede Alvarez’ remake of grizzly horror movie Evil Dead, an all star cast including Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper star in drama The Place Beyond The Pines, Noomi Rapace and Rachel McAdams star in director Brian De Palma’s remake of French movie Love Crime in Passion, and James Franco, Vanessa Hudgens and Selena Gomez star in controversial drama Spring Breakers, plus as usual our TV movie of the week, the latest movie news, UK box office top 10 & DVD/Blu-Ray top 10.

Join us live from Monday 12th August at 7:30pm (GMT) on our Spreaker page or the Spreaker app (which you can download free from the Apple app store/Android marketplace and find us on by just searching for The Monday Movie Show). Don’t forget you can also catch up with any episode of the show on iTunes, Spreaker or you can now find us on Youtube, just search for the Monday Movie Show.

Review: Evil Dead

Director: Fede Alvarez

Starring: Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Jessica Lucas, Elizabeth Blackmore

Rating:BBFC-18 Running Time: 91mins

Back in 1981 a very small director by the name of Sam Raimi made his name from a small movie called The Evil Dead that shocked the world, not because it was done on such a small budget and not because it had a cast that nobody had heard of but because it was a horror movie that cause so much uproar it wasn’t just banned in a lot of countries but it was nearly outlawed.  You see when the film hit the UK shores back in 1981 and it was instantly labelled under the notorious video nasty, movies that the BBFC deemed so bad that they tried to keep away from the public, so much so that a lot of cinema’s trying to show the movie and video shops that were trying to sell the movie were told to stop or they would be prosecuted.  This didn’t stop people from wanting to see the movie, in fact it gave it a cult status, so much so that it spawned two sequels and now this remake.  So can this film hit the heights of the original or will it just be another one of those films that people will look back on and call torture porn.

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Trailer: Evil Dead

*warning the following trailer contains excessive scenes of gore and violence that should not be viewed at work or by young children

Remakes are more than plentiful these days so when another one get’s announced you just shrug your shoulders and sigh, not this one though.

The Evil Dead is a cult classic when it comes to the world of horror, what they have done with the remake is take a movie that isn’t serious at all and turn into  a straight forward horror movie that will try and take you on the ride through hell that the fans have been needing.  The trailer from the start doesn’t hold very much hope for the film making it look like another cabin in the woods type movie, after about a minute though you are hit in the face with this onslaught of violence, gore and darkness.

Let’s hope that when the film comes out it does the original films justice, unfortunately we have to wait until March next year to find out.

Plot Synopsis: Mia, a young woman struggling with sobriety, heads to a remote cabin with her brother and a group of friends, where the discovery of a Book of the Dead leads to danger and horror.

Review: The Sweeney

Directed by: Nick Love.

Starring: Ray Winstone, Ben Drew, Hayley Atwell, Damian Lewis, Paul Anderson, Steven Mackintosh.

Rating:   Running Time: 112 mins.

Based on the 70’s television series, The Sweeney follows officers Jack Reagan (Ray Winstone) and George Carter (Ben ‘Plan B’ Drew), members of London’s Metropolitan Police Force’s ‘Flying Squad’ – a special section dedicated to investigating and preventing armed robberies who frequently break the rules to get the job done. When Reagan and Carter are called to investigate the robbery of a jewelers where an innocent bystander has been shot and killed, Reagan recognises the methods used to crack the store’s safe as those of a man named Allen (Paul Anderson) who he previously dealt with and put behind bars. Read the rest of this entry

Review: Total Recall (2012)

Directed by: Len Wiseman.

Starring: Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston, Bokeem Woodbine, Bill Nighy.

Rating:   Running Time: 118 mins.

After a world war at the end of the 21st century, living space is the most valuable commodity. Most of the surface of the Earth lies uninhabitable from attacks using chemical weapons that has left only two habitable territories – The United Federation of Britain (UFB), a region controlled by Chancellor Cohaagen (Bryan Cranston) and The Colony (formerly Australia), a kind of shanty town area where people live in basic housing including Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell) and his wife Lori (Kate Bekinsale). Read the rest of this entry

Trailer: Red Dawn

A group of teenagers look to save their town from an invasion of North Korean soldiers.

First Impression: This film has been in movie hell like a previous Chris Hemsworth film and too me it look’s like it could be a fun action film, yes it’s another remake of a 80’s film but let’s hope it’s much better than the Australian version Tomorrow When the War Begins.

Trailer: Total Recall (Trailer #2)

Len Wiseman’s remake of Paul Verhoven’s classic action thriller, with Colin Farrell taking over for Arnold Schwarzenegger as Doug Quaid in the thriller based on the Phillip K Dick short story ‘We Can Remember If For You Wholesale’.

While I’m a massive fan of the original, I have to admit I am curious to see if this will be any good and can bring anything new to the table. The original’s going to be very hard to beat in my eyes, it’s one of the seminal science fiction movies of the 90’s and still holds up against recent action blockbusters. Total Recall is due for release on 29th September. Meanwhile, the original is due to get a small re-relase theatrically soon, keep your eyes peeled at your local theatres!