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Box office update: 'Lego' and 'About Last Night' freeze out the competition with $13 million each on Friday

The Lego Movie built a second floor to its box office success yesterday, earning $13.03 million and just beating out the Kevin Hart-starring About Last Night, a remake of the Rob Lowe- and Demi Moore-topped 1986 comedy.

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Joel Kinnaman gives the 'RoboCop' remake a fresh new face -- EXCLUSIVE PHOTO

Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 RoboCop is widely hailed as a sci-fi-action classic, and if you’re the kind of hardcore fan who can spout quotes from memory (“I’d buy that for a dollar!” “Dead or alive, you’re coming with me”), you may be understandably a little wary about Sony’s upcoming remake, which hits theaters Feb. 12.

Actor Joel Kinnaman (AMC’s The Killing), who’s stepping into the role originally played by Peter Weller — a mortally wounded Detroit cop turned into a deadly law-enforcement machine by a sinister corporation — totally gets it. Kinnaman grew up loving Verhoeven’s film and admits he wasn’t initially all that interested in signing on to the remake. In the end, he says, he was won over by the prospect of working with filmmaker José Padilha, the Brazilian director of Bus 174 and Elite Squad, who promised a fresh take on the RoboCop story, one that would let Kinnaman delve a little deeper into the character of Alex Murphy, the man inside the metal suit.

“It was important to me that the visor not be covering my face all the time,” says Kinnaman (pictured above with Marianne Jean-Baptiste, who plays the Detroit Chief of Police). He laughs. “It’s hard to act with just your jaw.”

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'Oldboy': Check out the special NYCC poster for Spike Lee's new thriller -- EXCLUSIVE

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The humble hammer has been surprisingly underused as a weapon on the big screen — particularly when compared to the knife, the chainsaw, and that upstart, the nail gun. But this may all change on November 27, when the Spike Lee-directed, Josh Brolin-starring Oldboy hits cinemas.

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'We Are What We Are': Check out a clip from the new cannibal horror film -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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To call the new film We Are What We Are a “cannibal movie” is both misleading and does a disservice to this latest collaboration from writer-director Jim Mickle and actor-writer Nick Damici, whose previous credits include 2010’s apocalypse vampire movie Stake Land. A thoroughly reimagined remake of Mexican director Jorge Michel Grau’s acclaimed 2010 film, Mickle’s movie is as much about family, religion, and the unique flavor of beautiful-but-beleaguered upstate New York as it is about people eating human flesh.

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'The Wicker Man -- The Final Cut': Director Robin Hardy on the re-release of his cult classic

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Rejoice, fans of cult British horror films, twist endings, and big-screen nudity! On Friday, The Wicker Man will return to the big screen in a newly restored and recut version largely scanned from a 35mm print recently discovered at the Harvard Film Archive.
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'We Are What We Are' filmmakers talk about their cannibal thriller...over home-cooked dinner!

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Actor and screenwriter Nick Damici’s new film We Are What We Are concerns a close-knit clan of cannibals. So when he welcomes EW into his New York apartment for a home-cooked dinner one obvious question springs to mind: You’re not going to eat me, right? “No, but you’ll notice my girlfriend’s not here,” Damici chuckles, before handing out plates of spicy peppers and what one hopes are pork sausages to EW and We Are What We Are director and cowriter Jim Mickle.
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Fantastic Fest announces closing night film

Filmmakers don’t get much more fantastic — in every sense — than Terry Gilliam, the agreeably bonkers auteur whose filmography includes Time Bandits, Brazil, and Twelve Monkeys. So it seems appropriate Fantastic Fest has decided to close this year’s event with his new movie, The Zero Theorem. The Christoph Waltz-starring film, which concerns a reclusive computer genius plagued with existential angst, will screen at the Austin, Tx.-based genre festival on September 26.

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'A Field In England,' 'Witching & Bitching,' and organ trafficking doc to screen at Fantastic Fest

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British filmmaker Ben Wheatley’s English Civil War-set film A Field In England and cult director Alex de la Iglesia’s Witching & Bitching will both receive their U.S. premieres at this year’s Fantastic Fest, which revealed its second wave of programming today.

Other movies set to play at the Austin, Texas-based genre festival — which runs September 19-26 at Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline — include the horror remake Patrick, the Elijah Wood-starring Grand Piano, a David Cronenberg-narrated documentary called Tales From the Organ Trade about the secret world of international organ trafficking, and the Canadian film Septic Man, which concerns a person who undergoes “a hideous transformation when trapped inside a septic tank.” It’s enough to put you off your BBQ!

As previously announced, the festival’s opening night film will be Robert Rodriguez’s action sequel Machete Kills.

They're heeere! Again!: 'Poltergeist' reboot to start shooting this fall

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Hollywood’s love affair with ghoulies and ghosties was reconfirmed Thursday with the announcement that Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer is partnering with Fox 2000 Pictures to finance and distribute a new version of director Tobe Hooper’s 1982 horror classic, Poltergeist. The film will be directed by Gil Kenan (Monster House), written by David Lindsay-Abaire (Oz: The Great and Powerful), and produced by Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert through their Ghost House Pictures company, together with Roy Lee (The Strangers). Ghost House’s previous credits include The Grudge, last year’s The Possession, and the recent reboot of Raimi’s own Evil Dead.
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Elijah Wood talks about his new horror movie 'Maniac'

The filmography of Elijah Wood has some dark moments, be it his depiction of the killer Kevin in Sin City or his twisted relationship with the titular canine in the sitcom Wilfred, which returns to FX on Wednesday. But there isn’t much in the Lord of the Rings actor’s résumé that would prepare you for his new movie, Maniac. Directed by Franck Khalfoun (P2) and co-penned by French gore-teur Alexandre Aja (High Tension, Piranha 3D) this remake of the 1980 cult slasher flick stars Wood as a mannequin renovator and serial killer whose passions come together in extremely violent fashion.

Below, Wood talks about Maniac — which opens this Friday at New York’s IFC Center and will also be available on VOD — his love of genre movies, and the upcoming horror film he can’t wait to see.
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