Episode 80: I Wouldn’t Buy That for a Dollar

I Wouldn’t Buy That for a Dollar

This week, Chad, Fizz, and TJ talk about RoboCop, both old and new. Tune in as the epic battle ensues over which is better! Also, Find out why you should always return your rentals on time so you don’t go to jail, find out about ‘Back to the Future’ style power laces coming in 2015 — right on time, listen to a little pontificating about ‘House of Cards’, and find out that ‘Black Widow will be getting her own Marvel Movie starring, of course, Scarlett Johansson.

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  • Police State Warning: Woman Jailed for Failing To Return Movie Rental From 2005

    South Carolina woman Kayla Michelle Finley was sent to jail last week for failing to return a copy of the Jennifer Lopez comedy Monster-in-Law that she’d rented nine years ago. Although the store where she originally picked up the tape, Dalton’s Video, has since shut down, the warrant for her arrest never expired.

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  • ‘Back to the Future’ Power Laces Coming Right On Time

    Technically, we’ve still got one year to go before Marty McFly is due to fly in from 1985 in his DeLorean. But so far, it’s not looking all that likely that next year will deliver on the oddly ’80s-ish future promised in Back to the Future Part II. There are no hoverboards in the streets, the Jaws frachise stalled after four installments, and fax machines are growing more obsolete by the day.

  • TV Line’s 5 Things To Know About ‘House of Cards Season 2’

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  • ‘Black Widow’ To Get Her Own Film Starring Scarlett Johansson

    Hold on to your hammers, Scarlett Johansson is about to shatter the comic book movie glass ceiling. After stealing scenes from Tony Stark and the rest of super men in Iron Man 2 and The Avengers, Scarlett Johansson’s popular spy character Black Widow is going to get her own movie. Marvel Studio president Kevin Feige has said that the Marvel movie universe is going to change dramatically going forward.

  • RoboCop (1987) — Review

    I think this film may be one of the more genre confused films I’ve seen in quite a while. It wasn’t sure if it wanted to be a comedy, an action film, a “blood, guts, and gore” film, or just a drama. So the film decides to try it’s hand at all the above and fails miserably.

  • RoboCop (2014) — Review

    I believe that, when you look across the films of history that stand the test of time, the focus is almost always on the story and the characters. My issue with the original film is that they didn’t focus too much on the story and characters. In fact, as I argued, they never really figured out what to focus on.

    This modern remake is actually quite refreshing in that regard.

  • RoboCop (2014) — IMDb

    In 2028 Detroit, when Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) - a loving husband, father and good cop - is critically injured in the line of duty, the multinational conglomerate OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer.

  • RoboCop (2014) — Rotten Tomatoes

    While it's far better than it could have been, José Padilha's RoboCop remake fails to offer a significant improvement over the original.

  • RoboCop (2014) — Box Office Mojo

    Domestic Total as of Feb. 17, 2014: $30,007,193
    Distributor: Sony / Columbia Release Date: February 12, 2014
    Genre: Sci-Fi Action Runtime: 1 hrs. 48 min.
    MPAA Rating: PG-13 Production Budget: $100 million