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Gary Oldman Shares British Valentine’s Day Tradition (Video)
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Gary Oldman Shares British Valentine's Day Tradition

It looks like Gary Oldman has become the spokesperson for how the British view holidays. In November, he shared an anglicized message about America’s Thanksgiving, and now The Dark Knight Rises actor is back to share a British Valentine’s Day tradition.

During an appearance last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote this new film, RoboCop, which opens in theaters today, the British actor showed the audience how the romantic holiday is celebrated in his native country. As is expected from Oldman, the segment is pretty wacky.

Watch the video here below.

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Movie Review: RoboCop (2014)
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RoboCop Remake Theatrical PosterRoboCop
Director: José Padilha
Screenwriter: Joshua Zetumer
Cast: Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams, Jay Baruchel
Columbia Pictures
Rated PG-13 | 118 Minutes
Release Date: February 12, 2013

“I’d buy that for a dollar!”

Directed by Dutch filmmaker Paul Verhoeven, 1987’s RoboCop is a sci-fi satire that explores themes of greed, privatization, capitalism, dystopia, and identity. The film spawned two theatrical sequels, two animated series, and two live-action television series – not to mention comic books, video games, toys, and theme park rides.

Because the RoboCop franchise was popular and profitable in the ’80s, it was only a matter of time until Hollywood resurrected it. For an industry that rides a fine line between creativity and commerce, movie studios see remakes as a way to mitigate financial risk. Why take a chance on new ideas and original scripts when they can dust off a recognizable brand and put a “new spin” on it, appealing to the audience’s collective nostalgia for said brand? For studios, remakes operate on the simple principle that, even if it sucks, it will still make money.

And so here we are, in the year 2014, with a RoboCop remake by Brazilian director José Padilha, best known for the 2007 crime film Elite Squad and its sequel, 2010’s Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (the highest-grossing film in Brazilian history). The Elite Squad films are action-packed; filled with intense violence, police corruption, and political commentary, which is probably why MGM and Sony chose Padilha to direct in the first place.

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‘Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes’ Trailer: Watch Humanity Die
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Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Trailer Header Image

Rise of the Planet of the Apes ended on a bittersweet note. Caesar (Andy Serkis) had evolved his fellow apes at an unexpectedly fast pace, and a stealthy killer virus was being spread throughout the world. Now 20th Century Fox has released the first trailer for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, which shows us just how far humanity has fallen, and how apes have risen up to be the dominate species.

But how well has humanity fared since those events have transpired, and are the apes really off in a better place now that they have established themselves as the dominate species? You’ll just have to hit the trailer below to find out.

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A Thanksgiving Message From Gary Oldman (Video)
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A Thanksgiving Message From Gary Oldman

Jimmy Kimmel pondered what the Brits must feel about how every year for Thanksgiving Americans have a fancy feast to celebrate their escape from England. “England’s probably our closest ally,” he said, “and yet we have a big divorce party every November.”

So, he looked towards British actor Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight Trilogy) to get an idea of how our allies across the pond feel about American Thanksgiving. Check out the video here below, which aired on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

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‘RoboCop’ Trailer: Let’s Play Bad Cop/RoboCop
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RoboCop (2014) Header Image

This isn’t the RoboCop you remember. Paul Verhoeven’s film was a mix of over-the-top violence and a satire of the American culture, and while some may be hesitant about José Padilha‘s vision of the film, a new trailer for the remake could change your mind.

The new trailer for the film has premiered online, and it looks to smooth over some of the lingering rough edges that were left behind by the first trailer, which was more concerned about the violence than paying homage to the original.

Watch the new trailer here below.

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All Machine, No Man: Thoughts On The First ‘RoboCop’ Remake Trailer
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Robocop

On Thursday, the first trailer for next February’s RoboCop reboot/remake was released. I watched it twice – the first time squinting and achingly readjusting my eyesight as a YouTube embed played on my trading card-sized cell phone screen; the second time in high-definition on my laptop. Viewing it initially with lackluster screen resolution and barely passable sound quality, I felt that I couldn’t judge the content fairly, since I was only able to process a flurry of rapid-fire images. The most visually appalling that I could recall were Samuel L. Jackson‘s hairpiece and some the sight of the iconic cyborg police officer of a crime-ridden Detroit re-envisioned (and I use that term so loosely it would not stick even if I used applied super glue and hammered nails into it, crucifixion style) as the stillborn love child of Mike Baron and Steve Rude’s sci-fi comic book superhero Nexus and one of those Jaeger pilot suits from Pacific Rim.

So I waited until the second time when I could finally hear and see everything the trailer had to offer to decide for myself if this 2:20 spot that us fans of the original RoboCop had been waiting for with the kind of anticipation that can reduce your stomach lining to beef jerky was a positive sign of things to come. As it turns out, I shouldn’t have bothered with the second viewing because I hadn’t really missed anything on my initial viewing of the trailer. No matter what size you watch it on, be it Google Glass or IMAX, the trailer for the rebooted RoboCop represents everything the bad buzz that has been gathering and festering for months like locusts feasting on the decaying remains of Bubonic plague victims was priming us for: ugly, bland, humorless, monotonous, and derivative of not only the original RoboCop movies, but of every jacked-up and failed superhero movie ever made by a major studio.

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Watch The Trailer For The ‘RoboCop’ Reboot
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Back in July at SDCC, we told you about the first trailer we got to see for the reboot of RoboCop, starring Joel Kinnaman, Abbie Cornish, Gary Oldman, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael Keaton, and Samuel L. Jackson.

Now, that trailer has been released online. Watch it here below.

RoboCop, directed by Jose Padilha, is scheduled to hit theaters on February 7, 2014.

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Judy Greer Joins ‘Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes’ As Female Ape Lead
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Judy Greer In Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Judy Greer is set to reunite with her 13 Going On 30 co-star Andy Serkis as the new female lead in Matt Reeve’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the sequel to Rise of the Planet of the Apes. But it’s not the type of female lead you may be thinking. While Keri Russell has landed the female human lead role, Greer will play the female ape lead.

Vulture reports that in addition to providing the voice for the Cornelia, she will also do the motion capture performances. Greer isn’t known for her motion capture work, but she has plenty of experience in the voice over department, her most notable work can be seen on the hit FX animated comedy Archer, which has just been extended for a fifth season. According to the report it was Serkis who convinced Greer auction for the part.

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Watch Now: ‘Gary Oldman Loses His Shit’ Supercut
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RoboCop Remake Gary Oldman

Gary Oldman, the versatile actor who’s played such memorable roles as Count Dracula, Sirius Black, Jim Gordon, and Sid Vicious, among many other non-pop culture characters, turns 55 years old today.

To commemorate the occasion, the folks over at Flavorwire put together a video supercut titled “Gary Oldman Loses His Shit,” which compiles scenes from some of Oldman’s movies where the English actor basically loses his shit. Included are clips from Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, The Fifth Element, Romeo Is Bleeding, Sid and Nancy, True Romance, and many more. If you’re familiar with Oldman’s movies, then you know, if one of his characters loses their shit, chances are, someone’s getting hurt. Yes, before he was Harry Potter’s Godfather and helping Batman fight crime, The Dark Knight actor played some pretty frightening characters.

Check out the video supercut here below – it’s the best thing you’ll watch all week.

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Gary Oldman Joins Cast Of ‘Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes’ Sequel
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Rise of the Planet of the Apes

The great Gary Oldman has joined the cast of Fox’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the sequel to Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

Oldman will play a character named Dreyfus, who is the leader of the human resistance after the apes take over control of power from people.

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