Joel Kinnaman Sweats It Out With ‘RoboCop’ Suit

ROBOCOP (Columbia Pictures) Joel Kinnaman, best known for his acclaimed run on the TV series The Killing, had the daunting task of wearing a technology driven suit for the lead role in RoboCop (he plays the human/half robot Alex Murphy in the film).

“The suit became one of the first seeds that led my imagination into the vulnerability of what Alex Murphy felt when he became RoboCop,” said Kinnaman. “It was an interesting contrast because he’s got this body that is so powerful but he feels very uncomfortable. He’s amputated from the throat down and he doesn’t know who he is anymore. So my little level of discomfort sort of led me to think of what Alex would have felt times a thousand. So I was surprised to think that this suit that should make me feel so powerful actually made me feel so vulnerable.”

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RoboCop, which also stars Gary Oldman and Michael Keaton, opens February 12.


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Greg Kinnear Gets His Greed On With ‘Rake’ Role

Rake (FOX)

Greg Kinnear (As Good As It Gets, The Matador) is back on television with Rake, a series based on the successful Australian comedy that was created by Peter Duncan. For the American version, Duncan is collaborating with Rescue Me co-creator Peter Tolan, and the series premieres tonight on FOX (9 pm et/pt).

Kinnear stars as Keegan “Key” Deane, a defense attorney who is way too opportunistic for his own good. Give the guy an inch, and he’ll probably stretch it a mile, as witnessed by his attempt to get free sessions with his ex-wife/therapist (Miranda Otto). One of his most reliable companions is Mikki (Bojana Novakovic), an escort who charges $500 an hour. And just like most womanizing case studies, Keegan also has a gambling and drinking problem.

Ambiguous characters who straddle the lines of morality, when written with an inspired pen (The Sopranos, Breaking Bad) can lead to excellent television, and we’ll see if Kinnear and crew can pull it off.

To hear Kinnear elaborate about the frailties of Keegan “Key” Deane, click on the media bar below:

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Bill Murray Relished ‘The Monuments Men’ Journey With Versatile Crew

Monuments Men (Columbia Pictures)

Opening February 7, The Monuments Men, centers on a motley crew of artists, curators, and art historians who risked their lives to rescue valuable pieces of art that was confiscated by the Nazis. Directed by and starring George Clooney, the picture, according to Clooney, is inspired by the character driven and viscerally thrilling works of filmmaker John Sturges (The Great Escape, Bad Day at Black Rock) as well as the 1970 adventure Kelly’s Heroes).

Bill Murray (Hyde Park on Hudson) had a wonderful time during the production, which also stars Cate Blanchett and Matt Damon.

“I’ve never been so well taken care of on a job, so protected, and covered,” said Murray. “All of us as actors, everyone had great scenes to do, everyone had a chance to have a turn, to do a wonderful piece of work…we got to see a wonderful story unfold.”

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Vanessa Hudgens Finds Real Life Inspiration For ‘Gimme Shelter’

Gimme Shelter (Roadside Attractions)

Thanks to such films as Spring Breakers and The Frozen Ground, Vanessa Hudgens has proven that she is willing to create characters that aren’t just shaped from a two dimensional, popcorn driven film.

Gimme Shelter continues with that creative aesthetic, as Hudgens plays Apple, a teenage runaway who finds comfort and a sense of direction during her stay at a shelter that nurtures and aids pregnant women. All of the actors, which included Rosario Dawson as her drug addicted mom and Brendan Fraser as her absentee dad, do excellent work in the film, but it’s Hudgens’ inspired and gripping turn as the frustrated youth which completely anchors the project.

The movie, written and directed by Ronald Krauss is inspired by Several Sources Shelter leader Kathy DiFiore. Apple was created from a composite of real life women, which includes Gimme Shelter co-star Darlisha Dozier.

In the clip below, Vanessa Hudgens talks about her friendship with Darlisha Dozier:


Gimme Shelter opens January 24.

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‘The Following’ Continues Darkened Path With New Villain Sam Underwood

The Following (CR: David Giesbrecht/FOX)After last season’s literally explosive finale to The Following, there were serious question marks on how the show could top the  unrelenting doom that pervaded through all the episodes. Last night’s preview episode of season two also had the onus of “following” the terrific (and eventually bitter) matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks, so any kind of letdown was, in hindsight, understandable.

But The Following didn’t disappoint, as it played with viewers’ emotions once again with the continued misery that engulfs Ryan Hardy’s (Kevin Bacon) life.

The breakout star this year will be Sam Underwood (Dexter), whose creepy work as identical twins Luke and Mark should give Joe Carroll (James Purefoy) a run for his money. Still, no matter which new villain Mr. Hardy faces, his tragic and obsessive bond with Carroll continues.

The Following (FOX, David Giesbrecht)“One of the interesting things about this second season is that seemingly I have lost my obsession for Joe,” said Bacon. “I have stepped into a different place in my life and he is no longer burning inside my heart in the way that he was in season one. But, like everything on The Following, things are not always what they seem. Just like the attack on the subways involved masks, I think you kind of find out in season two that a lot of us have masks that we’re living. Truth is, (Joe Carroll) is incredibly important to me, sadly (he’s) the most important thing in my life.”

To hear Sam Underwood discuss the appeal of psychopaths, click on the media bar below:

The Following airs Monday nights (9 pm et/pt) on Fox.

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