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'Mortal Instruments,' 'RoboCop,' and 'Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2' at the Sony Comic-Con panel

The Projects: The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, the bigscreen adaptation of Cassandra Clare’s YA book series. RoboCop, the remake of Paul Verhoeven’s action classic. And Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2, the sequel to Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs that you’ve been waiting for, according the producers of Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs. (Collectively, they were the opening act at the Sony panel for The Amazing Spider-Man 2.)

The Panel: For Mortal Instruments, Clare and director Harald Zwart were joined by stars Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Godfrey Gao, Kevin Zegers, and Robert Sheehan. For RoboCop, director Jose Padilha and stars Joel Kinnaman, Abbie Cornish, Michael Freaking Keaton, Samuel L. Motherf—ing Jackson. For Cloudy, directors Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn were onstage with stars Bill Hader, Anna Faris, and embryonic cult icon Terry Crews. READ FULL STORY

'Elysium' pushed to summer 2013, 'Robocop' to winter 2014

Audiences will have to wait a little bit longer to make it to Elysium.

EW has confirmed that Sony Pictures has pushed director Neill Blomkamp’s ambitious science fiction thriller — named after a space station for the ultra-wealthy that orbits a poverty stricken and pollution-choked Earth — from its initial March 1, 2013 release date to Aug. 9, 2013. That is roughly the same weekend that Sony released Blomkamp’s District 9, and suggests the studio is keen on giving the film, which stars Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, and District 9‘s Sharlto Copley, a wider platform (and, perhaps, a second go ’round at San Diego Comic-Con).

The move meant that Sony had to find a new release date for its remake of Robocop, which had been set for the Aug. 9, 2013 date. READ FULL STORY

'Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs': An inspired movie for (comfort) foodies

There are certain “best of” movie lists that critics are always asked to compile. Two of the most popular ones are Best Romantic Movies (usually pegged to Valentine’s Day) and Favorite Scary Movies (cue the Halloween hoopla). One perennial list, however, has no holiday to call its own. That would be Best Food Movies, a list that tends not to be especially adventurous because almost everyone can agree, more or less, on the films that should be on it.

There’s Babette’s Feast, the slow-moving but still rather tasty Danish drama that, in 1987, really put the food genre on the art-house map. A little ahead of the curve was Tampopo (1985), the gonzo Japanese cowboy culinary parable about the search for the ultimate bowl of noodle soup. There’s Like Water for Chocolate (1992), another Babette-style fable in which the forces of food represent sensuality, freedom, and the overthrow of stuffed-shirt 19th-century values. There’s that gooey-sweet multinational-Hallmark confection Chocolat (2000), and the movie that a lot of folks, including me, consider the lip-smacking romantic masterpiece of the genre, the great, rich, sad, happy, little-men-making-huge-flavor comedy Big Night (1996). And, recently, there’s the one that proved that the foodie movie could thrive in the megaplex: Julie & Julia, that stirring, stir-the-pot homage to Julia Child and the gourmet revolution to which she lent her face and spirit.

I enjoy some of these films more than others (the overthrow of stuffed-shirt values is, from my experience, a theme that tends to appeal mostly to stuffed shirts), but there’s one crucial thing that they share: They’re all about a quest for food that is special, rarefied, refined, exquisite. What never gets included, perhaps because it barely exists, is a movie about the search for, you know…the ultimate cheeseburgers and fried chicken. And that’s why I loved Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs. It’s a film I would now add proudly to that list. READ FULL STORY

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