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While we recently catalogued "The Most Violent Movie Titles of All Time" we wondered to ourselves, "But what are the straight-up most violent movies?" That line of thinking led to a lot of sordid YouTube viewing and a shameful amount of personal moviegoing recollection, with this list as the meat byproduct. Get More »
All of the week's hot casting news in one fell swoop ...
• We wouldn't mind getting snowed in with this trio! The Hollywood Reporter calls for stormy weather as "Project X" star Miles Teller will star opposite Analeigh Tipton and Jessica Szohr in "Two Night Stand," a romantic indie that centers on a pair of twentysomething strangers who awaken after an ill-advised one-night stand to find themselves snowed in by a blizzard that’s put all of Manhattan on ice.
• After playing a victim in "Straw Dogs," Kate Bosworth is looking to be the rabble-rouser this time around. Heat Vision reports that the "Blue Crush" beauty will be playing James Franco's revenge-minded (and meth-addicted) sister in "Homefront," the action thriller starring Jason Statham and written by Sylvester Stallone. Get More »
Michael Fassbender's riding into the sunset, Evan Rachel Wood is hitting the road and Jamie Bell is gettin' busy in this week's casting news.
Fassbender may soon be studying to be a quick draw as he's in talks to join the western, "Jane Got a Gun," according to Vulture. Natalie Portman is currently attached to the film about a woman who hires an ex-lover (Fassbender) to protect her ranch after her outlaw husband returns home bullet-ridden and with former criminal colleagues hot on his heels. Lynne Ramsay ("We Need to Talk About Kevin") is attached to direct.
Whenever a movie studio announces plans for another remake, the reaction among fans and pundits is always the same: Hollywood doesn't have any new ideas.
But we like to look on the bright side of things, which is why we're so happy when we hear of a cool remake or reboot. Hey, who needs new ideas when there are already so many great old ideas waiting to be rediscovered?
With that in mind, we've compiled a list of 50 — that's right, 50! — upcoming Hollywood remakes that tickle our fancy. Because if these films were good the first time, you never know, you might just enjoy them even more the second time around. Get More »
Joel Kinnaman isn't exactly the first person you'd think of when naming international movie stars. Well, that's about to change.
The Swedish actor is best known in the United States for his lead role in AMC's "The Killing," as well as his upcoming gig as RoboCop in the film's upcoming remake. In Europe, he's earned raves for his performance in the Swedish crime thriller "Easy Money," which comes out in the U.S. this week.
In the film, which has earned Martin Scorsese's seal of approval, Kinnaman is a college student named J.W. who is desperate to convince a group of wealthy colleagues that he belongs among them. But, to blend in, he'll need a steady flow of cash and winds up mixed up in a world of assassins and drug kingpins.
Something tells us the 32-year-old actor won't have to work nearly as hard to fit in here in the U.S. Get More »
It's been 25 years since the original "Robocop" became a sci-fi smash hit and an instant cult classic. But this weekend the long wait for a new take on the "Robocop" franchise finally came to an end as the first viral teaser for next year's hotly anticipated remake hit the internet.
Now that's something we'd definitely buy for a dollar. Get More »
Samuel L. Jackson is packing his bags for Old Detroit.
The producers of "RoboCop" have just said "Thank you for your cooperation" to the prolific character actor as he's signed on to star in the sci-fi action remake, according to Heat Vision.
Jackson will play Pat Novak, a charismatic TV mogul and a powerful force in the RoboCop world. He joins a cast that includes Gary Oldman as RoboCop's scientist creator and Joel Kinnaman as Officer Alex J. Murphy, the slain Irish flatfoot who's reborn as a law enforcement cyborg. Get More »
After balking at taking on the live-action "Akira," Gary Oldman has decided on a different route into cyberpunk territory with the tried-and-true cyborg badass "Robocop."
Oldman will appear in the remake as Norton, "the scientist who creates Robocop and finds himself torn between the ideals of the machine trying to rediscover its humanity and the callous needs of a corporation," The Hollywood Reporter dishes.
This character, new to the reboot, corroborates the notion that this version will focus more on Alex Murphy (played by "The Killing" star Joel Kinnaman) and his technological transformation into "Part man, Part machine, All cop." Get More »
It looks like we better come quietly or there will be trouble when "The Killing" star Joel Kinnaman inks the deal for his latest flick.
The actor, who most recently starred opposite Ryan Reynolds and Denzel Washington in "Safe House," is being courted to play the iconic robot crime fighter in MGM's remake of sci-fi adventure "RoboCop."
Deadline reports that the star has been offered the title role in the film, helmed by Brazilian director Jose Padilha, the man behind 2007 action thriller "Elite Squad" and its 2010 sequel. Get More »
Just this year actor/handsome fella Michael Fassbender has starred in "Jane Eyre," "X-Men: First Class," "A Dangerous Method," and "Shame," so he's already basically proven he's an acting machine. Now he may just cement that.
With shooting scheduled to ramp up at the beginning of next year, director José Padilha ("Elite Squad" 1 and 2) has told Brazillian TV channel Globo 1 that he wants none other than Mr. Fassbender to be his Alex Murphy in the remake of "Robocop." Get More »