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RoboCop Blu-Ray Coming Next Month

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So, RoboCop didn’t do too well in the box office. According to Box Office Mojo, the movie didn’t do too well domestically; but the international numbers crush the domestic grosses by a long shot. Which brings the release to finally be obtained by the fans or curious who can’t afford to spend a days worth of income at the theater. As early as May 20th fans will be able to obtain a Digital copy and a few weeks later, June 3rd, RoboCop will be available on Blu-ray and DVD.

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TNT’s “Falling Skies” Season 4 Trailer Looks AWESOME

I have no idea how I’ve overlooked this show…maybe its because I watch most of my television on Hulu Plus and Netflix. I need to find out if either have Season 1..anyways, check this out!

Executive produced by Steven Spielberg. Staring Noah Wyle, Moon Bloodgood, Will Patton, Mira Sorvino, Drew Roy, Connor Jessup, Maxim Knight, Seychelle Gabriel, Mpho Koaho, Colin Cunningham and Sarah Carter.

Falling Skies: Season Four premieres on June 22 at 9/8c.

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Looper

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Months ago while sitting in the theater awaiting the movie I came to see, I was hit by the Looper trailer. As the trailer ended all I remember is wanting to see more because I am a sucker for a good time travel movie. After watching I will tell you now Looper doesn’t disappoint. It has action, drama, thrills and a tiny bit of romance.

 In a mere 62 years from now time travel exists, but it’s illegal. That does not stop the mob from sending people they want murdered back to the past (2044), to assassins nicknamed “Loopers” that stand ready at a designated spot and time to shoot the victims as soon as they appear. The Loopers are paid with silver bars that arrive strapped on the bodies in which they spend on vehicles,clothes,drugs and women.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays Joe, when younger is recruited by Abe (Jeff Daniels) who was sent back in time to manage the Loopers.Joe is living the high life in a dismal looking future America,saving up his earnings so he can one day retire to France.  Complications occur when a new unseen mob boss named the Rainmaker starts sending back the Looper’s future selves to kill which is called “closing the loop”. So when the time comes when Joe goes to assassinate the next target only to find out it is his future self (Willis) he hesitates to pull the trigger giving future Joe a chance to escape.

Future Joe has a agenda of his own. To track down down and kill the Rainmaker who is now a child and change an event that is tragic to him in the future all while trying to avoid Abe and his mob. Young Joe, also on the run from Abe, ends up at a farmhouse where he meets Sara (Emily Blunt) and her son Cid, who is definitely special ( do NOT get Cid angry). There are more twists and turns than this so I won’t spoil the ending.

This is the second time that writer-director Rian Johnson and Gordon-Levitt have teamed up. The 1st being the 2006 “Brick” which I enjoyed.I am now looking forward to watch his 2nd movie”The Brothers Bloom” which is next in my Netflix queue. Gordon-Levitt, Willis and Daniels give superb performances.The story is well-constructed with a few minor flaws. I would love to see the Looper universe get a series or a comic book series to explore more story lines. So do yourself a favor, geek out and see this movie. As of now it’s on my Top 10 movies of the year.

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Initial Thoughts on Revolution

NBC has been hyping its new show Revolution for weeks and last Monday night it premiered. The concept behind Revolution is what would happen if all the technology and electricity in the world suddenly stopped working? In the beginning of the first episode this is what happens. The power around the world goes out, planes fall out of the sky, and everyone is sent hundreds of years back in time as far as how we all live. All modern technology no longer works. The show jumps fifteen years after the power goes out and US Government has fallen apart. The story follows a teenage girl as she journeys to find her uncle who she has never met to assist her and her friends to rescue her brother who has been kidnapped by a rogue militia. Her brother is kidnapped because the militia tried to capture her father and ended up killing him in the process and took the brother instead. The militia feels her father and uncle may have the key to turning the power back on. Even though the concept sounds good, Revolution fails to have any character development. The characters are boring and fail to make a connection with viewers. When the commercials first started airing for this show I immediately thought they adapted a book called Dies the Fire by S.M. Stirling where a similar event happens that changes the way physics around the world works. All technology no longer works like in Revolution but other things such as gun powder has changed as well. Unlike Revolution, the characters in Dies the Fire are fairly well developed and by the end of the book readers become attached to them. Hopefully Revolution will take some ideas from Dies the Fire and develop the characters better. For now I plan on watching a few more episodes and give the show a better chance to grow on me.

Revolution airs Mondays on NBC at 10 PM and is directed by Jon Favreau and produced by J.J. Abrams.

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