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    Review: 'Narcos' Season 1 Had Promise, But Netflix Could Have Learned From 'Entourage'

    Alas, this is not the best Pablo Escobar biopic to be made in our lifetimes — real or fictional.

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    Netflix's 'Narcos' Is a Flawed, Epic History of the 'War on Drugs'

    Almost quaint in its reluctance to investigate the complex motivations of real-life antihero Pablo Escobar, 'Narcos' emerges as a series full of promises it can't keep.

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    Review: 'RoboCop' Starring Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Abbie Cornish, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Keaton & More

    Every movie should be approached with an open mind. Ideally, be it a film from Martin Scorsese or Friedberg and Seltzer, a reviewer should be going in without expectations, ready to play it as it lays. But it'd be dishonest to pretend that that was the case going in to "RoboCop," because it's a long...

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    First Look: 'RoboCop' Remake, Starring Joel Kinnaman, Gets a First Trailer and Images

    The first trailer and images for the long-awaited "RoboCop," a remake of Paul Verhoeven's 1987 dystopian, ultra-violent cult classic, have finally arrived. The reboot stars Joel Kinnaman ("The Killing") as Alex Murphy, a cop who is critically injured in the line of duty and undergoes a transformatio...

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    'RoboCop' Director Jose Padilha Set To Direct True Crime Thriller 'The Brotherhood' For Warner Bros.

    Early word was that Jose Padilha, the Brazilian filmmaker whose unbelievably intense "Elite Squad" films had cinema-goers chewing off their fingernails the world over, had kind of a rough time on his big budget remake of "RoboCop" for MGM. Of course reports varied, but it seems the experience on tha...

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    Jose Padilha Says 'Elite Squad' Sequel Is His Scorsese-Like Take On Cops & Politics In Brazil

    Brazilian Auteur Talks "Fascist Vs. Marxist" Perspective In Filmmaking, Police Corruption, Social Politics & MoreJose Padilha may currently be best known for directing the upcoming remake of Paul Verhoeven’s “RoboCop,” but rest assured that the Brazilian filmmaker is anything but a purveyor of style brought in to polish off a classic property. His previous work, including the documentary “Bus 174,” the police thriller “Elite Squad,” and its new sequel “The Enemy Within,” was not only hugely successful in his native Brazil, but it was all distinguished by a sophisticated, incisive commentary on contemporary culture which will undoubtedly come ...

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    Exclusive: José Padilha Downplays Michael Fassbender Talk, Explains How He'll Rebuild 'RoboCop'

    Director Says No One's Been Cast In Remake, Was Just Listing Off Actors He LikesJosé Padilha may be in the midst of conducting interviews for his current film, “Elite Squad 2: The Enemy Within,” but he has a clear eye on what he’s doing next: a remake of Paul Verhoeven’s “RoboCop.” Speaking to The P...

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