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Jan 27, 2014
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This 2014, there’s more than enough reason for you to head to the cinema and cough up some cash from your measly paycheck. This year's movie landscape provides variety and entertainment that will have you gorging on popcorn from the opening titles to the end credits. With remakes, videogame adaptations, sequels, and sci-fi visual stunners ready to assault your cineaste senses, Hollywood is sure to deliver something for every bro, his girl, and his girlfriend’s cousin.

Here’s a rundown of the flicks to watch out for!

I. THE REMAKES

RoboCop
Cast: Joel Kinnaman, Samuel L. Jackson, Abbie Cornish, Michael Keaton, Gary Oldman

Why mess with the almost-perfect 1987 classic? Well for one, special effects these days provide high-octane action the era of cocaine and shoulder pads could never offer.

When standup cop and family-man-of-the-year Alex Murphy (Kinnaman) gets into a near fatal accident, weapons company OmniCorp fuses what’s left of him to some cogs, screws, and heavy artillery to test out a brand new form of police officers. RoboCop (in a killer matte black tactical suit) is born. Shit blows up. We get to see Samuel L. Jackson yell. And Detroit is rid of criminal activity.

                                   

Out: February 5

Godzilla
Cast: Aaron Taylor Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Ken Watanabe, Bryan Cranston

So the 1998 Matthew Broderick starrer kind of sucked. But who cares, it’s a giant freakin’ lizard! Expect more buildings to be ripped into rubble this time around. But the best part about this unoriginal extravaganza: Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston joins in on the reptilian fun.  

                                   


Out: May 15


Maleficent
Cast: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley

More a retelling than a remake, this film sees Mrs. Brad Pitt stepping into the shoes of the iconic titular Disney villain. From what they’ve released on the web, it seems like this Sleeping Beauty POV switcheroo is anything but a snore-fest. It focuses on the life of Maleficent and how she climbed her way into becoming the kingdom’s mega-bitch. Happily ever after: not really.

                                   


Out: July 2

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