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    Review: 'Real Steel' A Simple, Effective Crowd Pleaser Like A Robot-Driven 'Warrior' For Kids

    If the maturity and sophistication of “Warrior” is more than you can handle, then “Real Steel” might be the movie for you. A start-to-finish festival of storytelling conventions, director Shawn Levy’s bid for credibility differs only from its predecessor in that it’s aimed at a kid-friendly audience, making its relentless obedience to formula perhaps more acceptable, but less augmented by genuinely great performances. Nevertheless a crowd-pleaser of the first order – even on par with the ‘80s films from folks like Spielberg and Zemeckis that inspire it – “Real Steel” is an effective retelling of a familiar story, albeit one that it might help...

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    Watch: 7 Clips From 'Real Steel' Take You Into The World Of Robot Boxing

    It seems as if the hype has been building for months, but next week, DreamWorks will finally put its fall blockbuster contender "Real Steel" in the ring and it will be up for audiences to decide if they want to go toe-to-toe with a movie about robot boxing.

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    Shawn Levy Confirms He'll Direct 'Real Steel 2,' But Will Have To Wait For Busy Hugh Jackman

    Casting Will Decide Whether The Director Shoots 'Fantastic Voyage' Or 'Frankenstein' Next SpringExclusive: Director Shawn Levy is still two weeks away from the release of his robot boxing movie, “Real Steel,” but development work has already begun on a sequel. It’s a show of faith from DreamWorks an...

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    Watch: Japanese Trailer For 'Real Steel' Gets In The Ring With New Footage

    While we have to wait for Hugh Jackman to sharpen his adamantium claws in "The Wolverine," he's got another metal alloy based movie on the way this fall in the way of the robot-boxing movie "Real Steel." A new Japanese trailer for the film (don't worry, it's mostly in English with some Japanese voic...

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    'Real Steel' Poster Is Real Bad; 'Friends With Benefits' One Sheet Has Two Friends Sharing Benefits

    A couple of not-too-exciting posters have cropped up, so let's get right to it.

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    Watch: 'Real Steel' Trailer Is Essentially A Robot Rocky Story

    Plus 5 New Images From the Film Starring Hugh Jackman, Evangeline Lilly And Anthony MackieThere's no doubt about it. DreamWorks already believes in "Real Steel" with work already starting on a sequel, but the question is, will the rest of us care. And with the first full-length trailer for the film ...

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    DreamWorks Starts Work On 'Real Steel' Sequel, Hires John Gatins To Start Writing Script

    With the release date still six months away, DreamWorks thinks they have a big winner in "Real Steel" and they're putting the wheels in motion to get a script for a sequel ready to go.

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    Hugh Jackman and Shawn Levy To Reteam On Untitled Action-Adventure From 'Lost' Writer Carlton Cuse

    Pitch Can't Possibly Be As Stupid As Robot Boxing, Can It?If the box office in the last few years has made anything clear, it's that contemporary audiences like nothing more than the combination of CGI robots and punching. The first two "Transformers" movies grossed $1.5 billion between them, with t...

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    The Escapist & Potentially Entertaining Films Of 2011

    Tentpoles That Hopefully Are Fun, Indies That May Or May Not Be Quality, Etc.You could see our annual three sets of anticipated film features like this: the Most Anticipated is an earnest example of the films we're truly looking forward to the most in that year, with a few caveats listed within if you read closely (i.e., we're looking forward to it, but the writing might be on the wall). Then our Escapist, Popcorn piece is more like: these are the fun, entertaining films of the year that may or may not be good. For us and our taste, it's always a bit of a toss up and history shows that we're generally on the money in terms of how we'll feel a...

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    Watch: Trailer For 'Real Steel' Is The Transformers Boxing Movie You've Been Waiting For

    Updated: New Photos ReleasedSo, not going to get enough of robots beating the ever-loving shit out of each other in next summer's "Transformers: Dark of the Moon"? If the answer is no, then get ready to cream your pants because the first trailer for the Hugh Jackman-led "Real Steel" arrived and it p...

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