Friday, February 21, 2014

Quickie Retrospective: My Bloody Valentine 3D (2009)

My Bloody Valentine 3D
Director: Patrick Lussier
Written By: Todd Farmer and Zane Smith
Starring. Jensen Ackles, Jaime King, Kerr Smith, TOM FUCKING ATKINS, Betsy Rue, Kevin Tighe, Megan Boone
Rated: R

Stay the fuck away from my wife!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Robocop Podcasts!

As sometimes occurs during these retrospective series, I get called up to guest on the show I boast the most, Out Now With Aaron and Abe.  In conjunction with the Robocop remake, I not only did the weekly episode for the show, but we also did another one of the popular commentaries on the original Robocop.  In addition to myself, the commentary features Aaron and Jim Dietz, and its actually a really great discussion about the Robocop series, remakes and filmmaking of the 1980s.  Its pretty impressive.  Be sure to check these out if you have the time.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Quickie Retrospective: My Bloody Valentine (1981)

My Bloody Valentine
Director: George Mihalka
Starring: Paul Kelman, Lori Hallier, Neil Affleck, Don Francks, Cynthia Dale, Alf Humphreys
Rated: R

Beware of what you make fun of, you little asshole!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Delta City's Finest: Ranking The Robocop Franchise

So what have we learned about Robocop?  I think we’ve learned that it is one really awesome/great/all-time/classic movie that still holds up and demands to be seen still to this day, but an incredibly weak franchise that has never risen close to the heights of the original or has lived up to even lesser but good sequels.  Paul Verhoeven is the one man that understood how this thing worked and also was able to successfully translate it to the big screen.  I like to give a lot of credit his way, but a case could also be made that this story and character truly can only work for one movie.  The more you focus on him and the longer you follow the goofier and more ridiculous it can get.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

REVIEW: Robocop (2014)

Director: Jose Padilha
Starring: Joel Kinnaman, Michael Keaton, Gary Oldman, Samuel L Jackson, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earl Haley
Rated: PG-13

We're gonna give American a product they can love, a figure they can rally behind.
                                                     ~Raymond Sellars

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Robocop Retrospective: That Time I Was Keen On Including Prime Directives...

So, when I started this retrospective I said I was going to do something different and cover this 4 part mini series that bombed on the SyFy channel back in 2001 when it wasn't afraid of itself and called the "Sci Fi Channel".  Its a mini series that takes place 10 years after the events of the Robocop 3.  However, its picks and chooses from continuity what it wants to have and have not taken place from the 2nd and 3rd Robocop movies.  Its got a new actor playing Robocop and once again has OCP (yeah, you know me) as a player in Delta City.  All the episodes were feature length and somewhat of a serialized story.  It got away from the kid centric stuff and went for a more adult tone.  However, the effects were pretty poor and kept it from achieving a full and serious adult entertainment venture.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Robocop Retrospective: Robocop 3 (1993)

Robocop 3
Director: Fred Dekker
Starring: Robert John Burke, Nancy Allen, Remy Ryan, CCH Pounder, Rip Torn, Bradley Whitford, John Castle, Stephen Root, Jill Hennessy
Rated: PG-13

What's it like being a rocket scientist?
     ~Jeff Garlin as "Donut Jerk"

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Robocop Retrospective: Robocop 2 (1990)

Robocop 2
Director: Irvin Kerschner
Starring: Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O'Herlihy, Belinda Bauer, Tom Noonan, Gabriel Damon
Rated: R

Bad language makes for bad feelings.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Robocop Retrospective: Robocop (1987)

Director: Paul Verhoeven
Starring: Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Kurtwood Smith, Miguel Ferrer, Ronny Cox, Dan O'Herlihy, Ray Wise
Rated: R

Bitches leave.
~Clarence J. Boddicker