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American Assassin Trailer

Mitch Rapp truly has nothing left in his life to lose. Following the death of his parents in an horrific car crash when he was a teenager, he has been on a collision course with authority, eventually being expelled from three boarding schools. Life seemed to be coming together when he met the love of his life Katrina, but only moments after he proposed to her on the beach, an armed terrorist opens fire on the crowd killing her and many others. Now life has become nothing more than a pursuit of revenge and he trains hard, learning how to handle a firearm all in preparation for taking the terrorist and his cohorts down once and for all. Naturally he draws the attention of the CIA, who recruit him into their black ops. He is sent to a cabin in the woods where a warrior of a man named Stan Hurley runs a team of highly skilled assassins and he is invited to investigate the ongoing series of terrorist attacks while trying to prevent the onset of World War 3.

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Spider Man: Homecoming Trailer

It turns out that Tony Stark makes a better Avenger than a mentor. After a teenager named Peter Parker gets bitten by a radioactive spider, he finds himself with some incredible super powers; increased agility, and the ability to climb walls and shoot webs. Naturally, he feels alone with no idea how to use his newfound skills. That's when he meets Iron Man, who intructs him to use his powers to rid the streets of petty criminals with the strict caveat that he must leave any supervillain problems to the Avengers. It doesn't take long for Peter to get frustrated with Tony's treatment of him, and he longs to be a fully-fledged member of the team. Of course, he is still a kid, but when a new menace threatens the city in the form of the Vulture, he's determined to help take him down whether Tony likes it or not.

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The Founder Review


This is the story of Ray Kroc, the man who created the concept of McDonald's. And the most remarkable thing about this film is that it's not a feature-length advertisement for the fast-food outlet. Instead, it's a strikingly balanced, warts-and-all exploration of one man who pioneered a whole new way of making a fortune, even if it meant crushing some innocent people along the way. Which of course makes the film both entertaining and involving.

Michael Keaton delivers a storming performance as Ray, who we meet as a travelling salesman in the American Midwest in 1954. Unable to get anyone to understand his theory about simplified menus and faster service, he follows a lead out west to Southern California, where brothers Dick and Mac McDonald (Nick Offerman and John Carroll Lynch) have done just that. He buys into their concept and begins opening franchises back in the Midwest, and his network rapidly expands. But a business partner (BJ Novak) shows him that he'll need to push the brothers aside if he wants to make some proper money.

Director John Lee Hancock keeps the film's tone light and the pace brisk, never bogging down in the darker edges of the story. But he never shies away from them either, which adds a blackly comical tone to Keaton's full-on performance as a man who will do whatever it takes to make a profit. As a result, the audience is able to sympathise with Ray even though he's increasingly unlikeable, a charming monster who shamelessly borrows ideas from everyone he meets. This makes his relationships with his fragile first wife (Laura Dern) and his more aggressive second wife (Linda Cardellini) fascinating, even if neither woman is very well defined.

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Michael Keaton: 'The Founder Is A Classic American Story'

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Resurgent star Michael Keaton has spoken about his latest critically acclaimed role in The Founder, the story about the businessman who bought the McDonald’s franchise and built it to become one of the biggest companies in the world, Ray Kroc.

While working as a milkshake mixer salesman for Prince Castle, the middle-aged Kroc becomes a franchising agent for a fast-food restaurant, and helps the McDonald brothers (played by John Carroll Lynch and Nick Offerman) turn their idea into one of the most commercially successful business models in the world.

Keaton, 65, who won huge praise for his performance in the Oscar-winning movie Birdman in 2014, was asked at a red carpet event about what made him want to take on the role of one of the most successful businessmen in history in the first place.

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The Founder Trailer

Ray Kroc is a milkshake maker salesman who is intrigued by a large number of orders one day and decides to track down the business buying them. It's a burger restaurant in California owned by two brothers named Richard and Maurice McDonald who have revolutionised dining with their lightning fast service and quality control. Ray starts to see potential in the company and tries to encourage them to branch out, and while the McDonald brothers are initially hesitant, they soon slowly allow Kroc to take over their business without realising that they are in danger of losing their hold on it. Kroc wants McDonald's and he's not going to let anyone stand in his way.

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Spider-Man: Homecoming Trailer

Peter Parker is a teenager who has a lot to deal with after being bitten by a radioactive spider. He suddenly finds himself equipped with the ability to climb buildings and spin webs - powers that he knows he wants to use for good but of which he really doesn't know where to start. He's being mentored by Tony Stark, who suggests he keep to small-time crime rather than taking on the city's supervillains, but he's ready to take on the big guys and he's certainly tired of being patronised by Iron Man who doesn't think he's ready to become an Avenger especially when he's still got high school to complete. When a new menace in the shape of the Vulture makes himself known in New York, the newly dubbed Spider-Man wants to help take him down, but how can he do that with the Avengers trying to keep him out of the loop?

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8 Upcoming Non-Music Biopics To Be Excited About

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We love a good true story blockbuster as, indeed, was aptly demonstrated at the 88th Academy Awards; success came to the likes of 'Spotlight', 'The Revenant' and 'The Danish Girl', and now we've got a number of music biopics to look forward to like 'Nina' and 'Miles Ahead'. But what historical events of the world will be newly documented on the big screen in the coming months?

Here are 8 forthcoming biographical/historical films that we're definitely looking forward to:

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'Spotlight' Wins Big, As Independent Spirit Awards Celebrate Diversity

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Spotlight was the big winner at last night’s Independent Spirit Awards, taking home five gongs, including best feature. The ceremony, which was held at Santa Monica Beach, included many references to the ongoing diversity debate in Hollywood, just one night before this year’s Oscars.

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Spotlight took home the awards for best feature, best director, best screenplay, best editing and best ensemble cast. The drama, directed by Tom McCarthy focuses on the investigation by the Boston Globe newspaper into sex abuse within the Catholic Church.

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'Boyhood' And 'Birdman' Among AFI's Top Films Of 2014

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Boyhood and Birdman continue their tussle as this year's awards season, with both movies being included on the American Film Institute's (AFI) top films of 2014. The Oscar frontrunners were joined by Angelina Jolie's Unbroken, Christopher Nolan's Interstellar, Foxcatcher, Nightcrawler and the British code-breaking drama The Imitation Game.

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For the first time in history, the AFI chose 11 movies - instead of 10 - with Whiplash, Into the Woods, Selma and American Sniper also making the list. The selections come ahead of the Golden Globe nominations later this week, with both Birdman and Boyhood expected to pick up numerous nods.

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'Birdman' Dominates Spirit Award Nominations - But What's The History?

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Alejandro Inarritu's comic fantasy Birdman leads the nominations for the Film Independent Spirit Awards with nods in six categories including best picture. However, the most interesting development to come from Tuesday's list is the nomination of the major studio release - civil rights drama Selma.

BirdmanBirdman leads the Film Independent Spirit Awards, while Michael Keaton [above] is nominated for Best Actor

Birdman also received nominations for Inarritu as director, lead actor Michael Keaton, and supports for Emma Stone and Edward Norton. The movie follows a once-great Hollywood actor trying to reignite his career by mounting a Broadway play.

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'Gone Girl' Wins Top Honour & 'The Imitation Game' Gains 4 Awards At 18th Annual Hollywood Film Awards [Pictures]

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The results are in from the 18th Annual Hollywood Film Awards which were held at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles on Friday (14th November). Check out the winners list and pictures from the ceremony!

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Benedict Cumberbatch won the award for Hollywood Actor.

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Is 'Birdman''s Protagonist Really Based On Michael Keaton?

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'Birdman' is currently receiving glowing reviews from critics and general audiences alike. The movie, which follows the story of an old super-hero movie actor trying to make a comeback by directing and starring in his Broadway debut, is receiving most of its praise directed towards the stars and director alike. But perhaps it is the infinity that the cast and director share which makes the film such a tight-knit product, as the star Michael Keaton has suggested the true message behind the movie.

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"Me and Ed [Norton] both think that everyone in the script is Alejandro, which is kind of true" explains Keaton, suggesting that writer/director Alejandro González Iñárritu looked inward when coming up with the characters for the film. This comes from a conversation Keaton and Norton had about the nature of dreams, and how the subconscious mind effects the people and objects of a dream in a very personal way. Keaton explains: "there is a theory that when you dream - Ed was talking about it the other day - that you are everyone in the dream, actually there's also a theory that you are everyTHING in a dream".

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Make No Mistake, 'Birdman' Could Blitz The Oscars In 2015

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In the next couple of months, you're going to read a lot about Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), Alejandro González Iñárritu's masterpiece starring Michael Keaton as a washed up actor attempting to mount a Broadway show. It's released in Canada today (October 24, 2014) though will be a mainstay on the awards circuit before the big one in February.

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Keaton plays Riggan, a once-great actor known for his performance as a well-known superhero. Inarritu's comedy-drama unfolds as Riggan prepares for his opening night on Broadway, chronicling his ego backstage and insecure, nervy co-stars - played wonderfully by Ed Norton and Naomi Watts. Zach Galifianakis has a stellar turn as Keaton's voice-of-reason manager, while Emma Stone plays his just-out-of-rehab daughter.

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Michael Keaton Discusses "100% Percent Original" 'Birdman' At New York Film Festival

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Michael Keaton has spent most of his career on the fringes of Hollywood even after playing such iconic roles as Batman and starring in cult classic Beetlejuice. It's fairly easy to draw parallels between Keaton and the character he plays in his latest film, Birdman.

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Michael Keaton stars in Birdman.

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How A Boozy Night Could Have Led To Michael Keaton's Oscar Winning Role

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Cinema buffs love an on-paper weird casting that turns out to be genius. Quentin Tarantino has the knack for it - Travolta was nowhere, literally nowhere, when cast in Pulp Fiction and Kurt Russell was probably the only actor on the planet who could have pulled off Death Proof, despite his preceding credits reading Dreamer: Inspired By A True Story, Poseidon and family-comedy Sky High.

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When Alejandro Inarritu - the man behind Babel, 21 Grams and Biutiful - recruited Michael Keaton for his avant-garde new movie Birdman, eyebrows were raised. Though an incredibly talented actor  and once regarded as one of the most in-demand on the planet, Keaton hasn't delivered a stand-out lead performance since Live From Baghdad, some 12 years ago.

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Michael Keaton And 'Birdman' Have Oscars In Sight After Telluride Festival

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Birdman conquered at in Venice and although the movie didn't go down quite as well at the Telluride Film Festival, it still got a huge nod of approval from the Colorado crowd and was probably the most accomplished and interesting work on offer - which tells you something of this movie's sheer quality.

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It's also a strange movie, given it's come from Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu - the man behind intense dramas Amores Perros, Babel, 21 Grams and Biutiful. Birdman on the other hand is essentially a comedy - a dark comedy, but a comedy nonetheless. Put it this way, should it be nominated for a Golden Globe, it'll find itself in the comedy/musical category. 

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Telluride Festival 2014 Line-up Could Include 'Best Picture' Oscar Winner

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The line-up for the Telluride Film Festival has been announced for 2014 and it appears to further cement the festival's knack of showcasing the movies that are eventually in the mix when the Oscar for Best Picture is eventually handed out. In recent years, Telluride has launched the likes of 12 Years a Slave, Argo and The King's Speech and this year appears no different.

BirdmanThe Oscar-tipped 'Birdman' will play at Telluride

Telluride will play host to Alejandro Gonzalez's Inarritu's black-comedy Birdman - an intriguing movie starring Michael Keaton that just scored 5 star reviews across the board in Venice. Also screening is Bennett Miller's true-crime thriller 'Foxcatcher' - a sure fire platform for Steve Carell to mount a serious Oscars challenge though also a movie that is destined to fight it out with Boyhood and others for the top honor.

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Emma Stone Attends 'Birdman' Premiere At 71st Venice Film Festival [Pictures]

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Emma Stone looked fabulous whilst attending the opening of the 71st Venice Film Festival on Wednesday (27th August). 

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Emma Stone was sporting a new haircut at the 71st Venice Film Festival.

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Birdman - International Trailer

20 years ago, Riggan Thomas (Michael Keaton) played the iconic Birdman - a comic book hero for the big screen. Having watched his career dissolve in the intervening years, Riggan has adapted a Raymond Carver's What We Talk About When We Talk About Love and intends to direct and star in it as part of his big come back. In an attempt to show the world that he still matters, he ends up struggling most of all to prove his worth to both himself and his family. As troubles begin to emerge in the run up to the opening night, Thomas becomes haunted by his early fame, manifesting as a Birdman alter ego. 

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Oscar Tipped Al Pacino Movie 'Manglehorn' Set For Venice Film Festival

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David Gordon Green's Manglehorn - a drama featuring a promising performance from Al Pacino - is heading to the Venice Film Festival and will screen in competition. It joins Alejandro Gonzelez Inarritu's Birdman at the 71th Venice Biennale, organizers announced on Thursday.

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Manglehorn tells the story of a locksmith in a small town in Texas, who never managed to get over the love of his life. Gordon Green has good form heading into this - he directed the excellent Prince Avalanche (2013) and drama Joe (2013), the latter of which made everyone remember how good an actor Nicolas Cage actually is. It was tipped up as a possible Oscar winner by Almost Sideways back in March.

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25 Years Ago, Michael Keaton Let Slip The Ultimate ‘Batman’ Spoiler On Letterman

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This week marks the 25th anniversary of Tim Burton’s Batman, a movie which, back in 1989 broke box office records and reinvigorated our obsession with the caped crusader. But before the film’s release, star Michael Keaton nearly managed to ruin it for everyone, when he revealed a little too much during an late night appearance on 'Letterman'.

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The day before Batman was set to open in theatres, Michael Keaton was out on the promotional trail and stopped by Letterman to help hype up the movie. Not that he really needed to, Warner Bros were already making sure that Batman was the one movie on everybody’s mind that summer. The studio had launched a massive marketing campaign that boasted a whole range of Batman related merchandise, as Keaton happily discussed with the chat show host.

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Michael Keaton V Edward Norton: What We Learnt From The ‘Birdman’ Trailer

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Michael Keaton is back in action with a new film on the way entitled Birdman, which actually looks as strange as it sounds. But from the trailer Birdman also looks to be one of the most interesting and exciting movies of the year so far. It’s a black comedy which centers around an actor, once famous for playing a superhero, who now finds himself trying to rebuild his career. The trailer has just been released and while it doesn't give too much away it did leave us with plenty of talking points as we eagerly await its release this October.

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1. This movie is crazy!

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Birdman - Trailer

Riggan Thompson used to be a major movie star having played a much-loved onscreen superhero, Birdman, in his more prolific years. However, he's starting to believe he was just a one trick pony as he struggles desperately to get his Broadway debut underway having just written his first play. Things just don't seem to be going right for Riggin, however, when everything surrounding the production begins to fall apart and he has to cast a younger and cockier actor for the main role - a man he utterly abhors and feels he simply cannot work with. Not only that, but his personal life is also taking a massive blow and he must find a way to reconnect with his family so that, maybe, he can re-discover himself along the way.

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Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s ‘Birdman’ Could Have Oscars Shout [Trailer + Pictures]

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We always had a feeling that Birdman was going to be good. It has a lot going for it. Babel’s Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu is behind the camera for a start – and the cast is probably one of the most impressive and intriguing line-ups in recent years: Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Zach Galfianakis, Emma Stone and Naomi Watts.

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Oh, and then there’s the plot. Birdman tells the story of a washed-up actor (Birdman) who once played an iconic superhero (Yeah, we know) and must overcome his own ego and family troubles as he mounts a Broadway play in a bid to reclaim his past glory.

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Need For Speed Review


It's difficult to understand how a movie about fast cars, tough guys and feisty women could be so little fun to watch. But the filmmakers, working from a popular videogame, have managed to make something only a gaming nerd could love. It's strikingly well shot, with a likeable cast and an eye-catching use of real stuntwork, but the limp script leaves it utterly joyless. Just a tiny hint of self-awareness goes a long way in these kinds of movies.

Our hero is Toby (Paul), a super-talented driver and mechanic stuck in small-town New York while his high school rival Dino (Cooper) makes millions on the racing circuit. Dino has also stolen Toby's ex-girlfriend (Johnson), and rubs salt in the wound by asking Toby to fix up a wildly valuable Mustang for him. Toby needs the cash to save his garage, so takes on the job with his pals (Cudi, Malek and Rodriguez). But things take a dark turn when Dino leaves Toby to take the fall for manslaughter. And when he gets out of prison two years later, Toby vows to get revenge, working with hellcat racing chick Julia (Poots) to enter the underground winner-take-all race organised by a radio deejay (Keaton).

Despite trying to fool us with various plot twists, the film's script is so by-the-books that we can predict everything that will happen next. So as it heads to its jaw-droppingly implausible finale, there isn't a single moment that surprises us. All we can do is try to engage with the characters, but they take themselves so seriously that this isn't easy. Clearly, director Waugh is much more interested in the cars than the people. So at least the driving scenes are visceral and sometimes thrilling in that choreographed stunt-driver sort of way. And they're notable because there isn't a digital effect in sight.

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Michael Keaton May Reprise His Role As The Eponymous Bio-Exorcist In 'Beetlejuice 2'

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Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetle... For fans of the 1988 comedy, repeating the name of the mischievous bio-exorcist three times is not something one should take lightly. Especially if you're dead! Although Beetlejuice has been banished to the waiting room of death, he may be heading back to earth as Michael Keaton has revealed he is in contact with Tim Burton, the original film's director.

Keaton starred as Beetlejuice in the 1988 supernatural comedy, centred on a deceased couple who attempt to regain possession of their house once a living family move in. Geena Davies and Alec Baldwin play the ghostly couple who request Beetlejuice's help and after a number of complications, including Beetlejuice's attempted elopement with the family's daughter (Winona Ryder), successfully regain control of their home. Ryder is also rumoured to be reprising her role. 

Keaton, speaking to MTV, discussed the possibility of a second film at the Robocop junket in Los Angeles on Thursday (13th February). Although rumours of a sequel have been circulating since 2012 when it was revealed Seth Grahame-Smith was working on a script for Beetlejuice 2, Keaton has not mentioned the possibility of his involvement before. In the interview he said "I've e-mailed Tim a couple of times, talked to the writer a couple of times, but all really, really preliminary stuff. I always said that's the one thing I'd like to do again, if I ever did anything again. But it kind of required Tim to be involved some way or another."

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'Mr Peabody' Takes Down 'Robocop', Because Robocop Is Rubbish

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While Robocop was staring over a dystopian land, contemplating whether to fight crime or corruption, or both, Sherman knelt down behind him and Mr. Peabody made the augmented super-enforcer look stupid by pushing him over.

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That’s what happened. Alright that’s not what happened. But ‘Robocop’ was beaten by ‘Mr Peabody and Sherman’ over in the U.K as both films enjoyed – or endured – their debuts.

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RoboCop Review


There's a robust, intelligent tone to this action remake that makes it continually intriguing, even if it's never properly exciting. The problem is that the characters are far too simplistic for us to care about, with moral dilemmas that are extremely cut and dried. Because the premise deals with several provocative themes, it wouldn't have taken much work to beef up the screenplay.

Set in the near future when American military robots patrol the world but are outlawed at home, the story centres on Omnicorp boss Sellars (Keaton), who is determined to sell his robots to the US market as police enforcers. So he decides to get around the law by putting a man inside a robot, drafting seriously injured Detroit cop Murphy (Kinnaman) as his guinea pig. Doctor Norton (Oldman) does an amazing job, building a machine around Murphy with extremely high technical capabilities. But Murphy can't help but worry about his wife (Cornish) and son, and he's obsessed with revenge over his attempted murder. So Norton is forced to use chemicals to suppress his emotions.

In other words, Murphy is actually more machine than man now, and operates at the whim of Sellars and his media spokesperson (Ehle), marketing nerd (Baruchel) and a rabid TV host (Jackson) to manipulate the US Congress to change the law. This greedy corporation gives the film a bite of satire, as does the issue of America's rampant willingness to brutally suppress anyone outside its borders. But without even a shading of complexity, the plot feels predictable and, frankly, rather dull. It's fun to watch everything happen, but our pulse rates never rise at all.

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Alex Murphy is a hard-working police officer who lives an ordinary life with his beautiful wife Clara and young son David. However, his life is swiftly turned upside down when a bomb in his car explodes leaving him with 70% burns all over his body. Meanwhile, the multinational corporation OmniCorp who have been sending out robot technology abroad for warfare purposes are now coming up with other ideas; namely to deal with the increased crime rate of Detroit. They create a robot with the intention of programming it to target major wanted criminals, but on discovering Murphy's predicament and seeing how he has lost two limbs from his accident, they decide to kill two birds with one stone by fixing him into the suit so that he's able to continue working as a cop, but with more power than he could ever have imagined. The suit has been created to give him the illusion of free will while being externally controlled, however that changes when Murphy begins to use the suit for his own means.

'Robocop' is the upcoming remake of the 1987 sci-fi action flick of the same name directed by Paul Verhoeven. This adaptation has been helmed by Jose Padilha ('Elite Squad', 'Bus 174') and written by Nick Schenk ('Gran Torino'), James Vanderbilt ('The Amazing Spider-Man') and Joshua Zetumer. It will be reaching UK cinemas on February 7th 2014.

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Ben Affleck Takes Batman Rejection In His "Big Boy" Stride

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Ben Affleck has finally responded to the backlash and online petition against him being the next Batman in the 2015 Zack Snyder face-off with Henry Cavill's Superman. As the petition's signatures crept past 90,000, the actor could not pretend he was unaware of the furore any longer. It was time for the Oscar-winning director to address the online tirades and bad feeling towards him.

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Appearing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Monday night (16th Sept), Affleck was given a platform to air his views on the tidal wave of hatred he was hit with. He revealed how he was given stern advice by Warner Bros., who told him: "don't use the internet for a few days."

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The First Trailer For The 'RoboCop' Reboot Doesn't Look As Bad As You Might Expect [Trailer]

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Joel Kinnaman will star as Alex Murphy/RoboCop in the upcoming reboot of cult 80's action movie RoboCop. This, like sop many other recent reboots, was a film that few people wanted or expected to be any good, however if the first official trailer for the film is anything to go by, then the naysayers may be proved wrong after all because from the look of the 2 and a half minute clip, the film doesn't look half bad.

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Joel Kinnaman stars as Alex Murphy/RoboCop

With established stars like Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Keaton and Gary Oldman featuring in the film, there is a presence of experience that is comforting to see for fans of the original film, and the action sequences that are teased look pretty decent too. On top of this, the glimpses of the storyline make it look as though the writers have given their own take on the original source material, rather than just rip off the 1987 classic.

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'Robocop' Reboot Trailer Introduces New Justice System

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The Robocop reboot trailer has just hit the web and the revised, futuristic action film has already indicated differences from the original 1987 film. Joel Kinnaman stars as police officer Alex James Murphy, who eventually becomes 'Robocop'. 

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The year is in the not too distant future, 2028, and the USA have decided to 'upgrade' their justice system with a crime fighting cyborg, half human/half robot. The law abiding citizens of Detroit will see a new addition to the police force as 'Robocop' pursues justice for the crime ridden city.

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One Batman To Another: Michael Keaton Approves Of Ben Affleck Casting

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Former Batman Michael Keaton says he approves of Ben Affleck's casting as Batman. Affleck has been under fire from fans of the superhero ever since news of his casting was revealed. Affleck will star as Batman, alongside Henry Cavill as Superman, in the 2015 sequel to Superman: Man of Steel.

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Michael Keaton approves of Ben Affleck as Batman.

Keaton featured as Batman in two films. The first in 1989 was directed by Tim Burton and featured Jack Nicholson as the Joker. Keaton reprised his role in 1992 in Batman Returns, also directed by Burton, playing opposite Danny De Vito as the terrifying Penguin villain. 

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The Other Guys Review

A sharp script sets this fast and furious action comedy apart from other brainless summer movies. And it's played with such deadpan precision that it keeps us laughing from start to finish, even when things get bogged down by the plot.

New York cops Gamble and Hoitz (Ferrell and Wahlberg) have been relegated to unimportant positions by two teams of flashier detectives (Jackson/Johnson and Wayans/Riggle). But when Gamble arrests a millionaire investor (Coogan) for a minor infraction, he and Hoitz are plunged into a murky case involving a ruthless Aussie goon (Stevenson) and bribed city officials. Even their captain (Keaton) tells them to leave it alone, but Gamble can't let go and Hoitz sees this as a chance to stop being the "other guys".

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Toy Story 3 Review

Pixar's keystone franchise takes on the tone of its more serious recent films (Wall-E and Up), mixing comedy, action and emotion in a way that's pure magic: we end up laughing, frightened and crying tears of both dismay and joy.

Andy (Morris) is getting ready to go to university, so the toys are preparing to be deposited in the attic. But a mix-up sees Woody (Hanks), Buzz (Allen) and pals sent instead to Sunnyside Daycare, an apparently happy place with no end of children to play with them. Except they're put in the terrible 2's room. And the leader of the Sunnyside toys, Lots-o-Huggin Bear (Beatty) is more like a prison warden. After a series of adventures, the toys must plot an elaborate escape.

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Live From Baghdad Review

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Nothing fascinates the media as much as itself. So it should come as no surprise that one of the best films (so far) about the 1990-91 Gulf War is a drama about the reporters who covered it.

As part of its bid to make 24-hour news an institution, CNN sent producers Robert Wiener (Michael Keaton) and Ingrid Formanek (Helena Bonham Carter) to Baghdad in August 1990 to cover the brutal Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. The HBO film Live from Baghdad is the story of how Wiener and CNN overcame adversity to become the only network to continue broadcasting from Baghdad during the U.S. air strikes.

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Herbie: Fully Loaded Review

A car with a mind of its own meets a screenplay with no mind to speak of in Herbie: Fully Loaded, Disney's brainless but painless effort to reintroduce its overhauled Volkswagen Bug to a new generation of gearheads. And while party gal Lindsay Lohan is a significant visual upgrade over original Love Bug stars Buddy Hackett and Dean Jones, Herbie has the same sophomoric physical gags and safe family humor tucked under his hood.

Lohan plays Maggie Peyton, the only daughter born into a family known for producing stock car drivers. Dad (Michael Keaton) calls the shots from the pits, brother Ray (Breckin Meyer) crashes cars on a weekly basis, and Maggie goes unnoticed until the day she comes into contact with a possessed VW Beetle that feels the need for speed. Together with her best friend and fellow mechanic, Kevin (Justin Long), Maggie starts entering local races, where she accidentally humiliates NASCAR Nextel Cup champ Trip Murphy (Matt Dillon) and sets the stage for a showdown race at the California Speedway.

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White Noise Review

White Noise is predicated on an intriguing process called Electronic Voice Phenomenon (EVP) where the dead contact the living through televisions, telephones, and radios. Some may think it's ridiculous, but EVP has long been a fascination for ghost researchers. It's also been the basis for some of the creepiest and most disturbing horror movies ever made, like The Ring and Poltergeist. But with White Noise, we receive mixed signals and a new broadcast that becomes a boring waiting game for the thrills to begin.

Michael Keaton is Jonathan Rivers, a successful architect and loving husband to his pregnant novelist wife Anna (Chandra West) and father to his son Mike (Nicholas Elia), from a previous marriage. After Anna's sudden disappearance and subsequent death, a man named Raymond Price (Ian McNeice) contacts Jonathan claiming he's been receiving messages from Anna on the other side. Desperate to be connected once again with his wife, Jonathan begins a dangerous obsession with EVP.

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Herbie: Fully Loaded Review

Every time Lindsay Lohan and Disney join forces to updatea kiddie movie from the studio's slap-dash period of the 1960s and '70s,they've come away with a winner.

1998's remake of "The Parent Trap" showed a savvy sense of humorwhere the original was merely cutesy-poo. 2003's hilarious "FreakyFriday" expanded on its predecessor's body-swapconcept to hit the nail on the head of mother-daughter relationships. Nowcomes "Herbie: Fully Loaded," a witty and creative follow-upto the dumb but endearing "Love Bug" movies about a race-crazyVolkswagen Beetle that comes to life.

Lohan plays fresh college grad Maggie, a speed demon groundedfrom racing by her struggling NASCAR-driver father (Michael Keaton) aftera bad crash in an illegal street race. For her graduation present, Daddytakes her to a junkyard to pick out a fixer-upper car, and she reluctantlychooses a rusty 1963 Volkswagen Beetle with a forgotten history and waymore personality than Maggie bargained for. The moment Maggie turns thekey in Herbie's ignition, the little Bug takes off like an excited puppy-- with his passenger screaming her head off -- and the pair end up ata backwoods body shop where Herbie gets a make-over and Maggie gets a loveinterest (Justin Long).

While looking for parts at a car show, Herbie and Maggiefall into an impromptu street race, which leads to a nitrous-fueled desertshowdown for pink slips, then a demolition derby ("10 cars enter,one car leaves!" chants the crowd in a "Mad Max" tribute)and -- after some serious souping-up with a roll cage, fat tires, a spoiler,and passing mention of a rules loophole -- a shot at NASCAR glory.

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First Daughter Review


Set in an absurd, patronizing fantasy world in which flag-waving citizens line the streets to see the president's kid off to college and angry political protesters share the red-carpet sidelines at black-tie events with shallow reporters asking stupid questions, "First Daughter" could well be the most hackneyed and insipid movie of 2004.

Failing to achieve even the shrug-worth mediocrity of January's similarly plotted "Chasing Liberty" (with Mandy Moore), this gimmick-driven disaster drags star Katie Holmes down with it as Samantha Mackenzie, the sheltered, personality-free offspring of a controversial commander-in-chief (an unconvincing, completely vanilla Michael Keaton), who falls in love with a cute Secret Service agent (an even blander Marc Blucas) posing as a student in her dorm.

Although introduced in the manner of a fairytale, the film's rampant lack of authenticity is simply insurmountable. Samantha's bodyguards constantly hover three feet behind her -- even in class and while she's alone in the dorm's TV room. The girl is never once shown doing anything that even remotely resembles studying, yet as she's egged on by a soundtrack of flutes and twinkling triangles, she proclaims her determination to have a normal coed experience. In pursuit of it, she sneaks out on dates with that charming classmate she doesn't know is an undercover agent -- that is until he blows his secret identity by rescuing her during one of many security breaches so impossibly contrived that the Secret Service should sue 20th Century Fox for defamation of character.

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