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  • Film Review: 'RoboCop'

    If anyone was under the impression that Paul Verhoeven's 1987 "RoboCop" was a vision of the future, Jose Padilha's pumped-up, cleaned-up update makes it clear that this sci-fi concept merely holds a mirror to the political present. Shifting the prime target of its satire from corporate greed to post-9/11 jingoism, this well-cast, smarter-than-expected remake repairs much of the damage done to the iron-fisted lawman's reputation by meat-headed sequels and spinoffs; it's a less playful enterprise than the original, but meets the era's darker demands for action reboots with machine-tooled efficiency and a hint of soul. The new model should capitalize on a dearth of equivalent genre fare in theaters, without automatically activating a franchise relaunch.
  • 'The Dallas Buyers Club,' the AIDS film no one wanted to make

    METAIRIE, La. — In the summer of 1992, an aspiring filmmaker named Craig Borten drove from Los Angeles to Dallas to see a man named Ron Woodroof. Borten was just a few years out of Syracuse University and didn't know what kind of movies he wanted to...

    Zhu Zhu: International Star You Should Know

    CLAIM TO FAME The 28-year old native of Beijing caught the public’s eye as a host of MTV in China. She made her bigscreen debut in the Chinese remake of "What Women Want." She also appeared in two English-language entries last year, as the 12th Star...

    ‘Man with the Iron Fists’: Rapper RZA makes jump to film director

     
    Call it a case of life imitating martial arts. On the Shanghai set of the kung fu saga “The Man ...

    Universal Studios: Halloween Horror Nights with ‘The Thing’

     
    Universal Studios has revealed a theme for one of its haunted houses for its annual Halloween Horror Nights event. It will be tied to “The Thing,” a film distributed by Universal Pictures set to open Oct. 14. It's a prequel to the 1982 John...