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‘RoboCop’ is a prescient satire worth revisiting

There is no movie more prescient than RoboCop.

The 1987 action movie may seem ridiculous on the surface — a cop gets turned into a robot cop to fight crime in futuristic Detroit — but it takes aim at some of the United States’ biggest issues that are still affecting us today, including privatization of public institutions, gentrification, unchecked capitalism, corruption, and television media.

Yes, RoboCop is over the top, but that’s what makes it so fun. That, combined with its messages that still hold merit 32 years later, makes it worth revisiting. Read more…

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‘Isn’t It Romantic?’ is only pretending to be a different kind of rom-com

Isn’t It Romantic? will have you know that it is not like other rom-coms.

Its heroine, Natalie (Rebel Wilson) doesn’t look like most other rom-com heroines. She does not have a lavish apartment, or an adorable wardrobe, or even an Instagram-ready pet. She isn’t especially interested in finding love. And she definitely doesn’t like rom-coms themselves. “All these movies are lies,” she huffs. “So unrealistic!”

In truth, though, Isn’t It Romantic? is, in almost all respects, exactly like other rom-coms, down to the sugar-coated morals it wants to feed you. It’s just one that loudly calls attention to the tropes it’s using before using them, and then pats itself on the back for turning them on their heads – never mind that most of those “subversions” have themselves been rom-com staples for years. Read more…

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People are shook by a very blue Will Smith as Genie in the upcoming ‘Aladdin’ film

Another teaser for the live-action version of Aladdin dropped during the Grammys on Sunday, giving us more of a look at the much-anticipated film.

Fans saw more of Mena Massoud as Aladdin, but we also got to see Will Smith take on the important role of Genie. A very blue Genie.

A glimpse of Smith on the front cover of Entertainment Weekly was published back in December, leaving fans thinking that was the final look for Genie, and for some, perhaps wondering “why isn’t he blue?”

We can show you the world… of Disney’s live-action #Aladdin! Get a shining, shimmering, splendid first look at the reimagined classic in our magical First Look issue: https://t.co/Kwkcdfen5v pic.twitter.com/7NbyiRRcLH

— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) December 19, 2018 Read more…

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