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Reeling It In: New 'Planet of the Apes' film impresses

...good are Jason Clarke, as Caesar's human counterpart, working to build a peace that is all but impossible, and Gary Oldman as Clarke's partner, but less impressed with the apes' capacity for compassion and intelligence. The greatest feat...
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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Opens Friday, Jul 11, 2014 Synopsis: A decade after the Simian flu took a devastating toll on mankind, a war for the future of the planet begins to brew between the surviving humans and the thriving society of genetically evolved simians led by the wise Caesar (Andy Serkis) in this sequel to 2011's Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, and Kodi Smit-McPhee star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Kirk Acevedo, Judy Greer Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Reeling it in: A new 'Robocop' - what could go wrong?

...playing a first-person shooter video game. The acting is barely on par, though the tone is all over the place. Gary Oldman, as the scientist/inventor with a conscience is OK, but I couldn't figure out what Michael Keaton was doing with...
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RoboCop (2014)

Now Playing Synopsis: A powerful multinational conglomerate attempts to bring robotic law enforcement to the United States by transforming a critically injured police officer into a cyborg cop in this remake of the subversive 1987 sci-fi classic. The year is 2028. For a long time, cutting-edge robotics company OmniCorp has been supplying the U.S. military with drones for use overseas, though their repeated attempts to bring the technology stateside has met with fierce resistance. When devoted family man and upstanding Detroit policeman Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) is grievously wounded in the line of duty, OmniCorp CEO Raymond Sellars (Michael Keaton) attempts to innovate by recruiting top scientist Dennett Norton (Gary Oldman) to transform Murphy into a prototype half-man/half-robot crime-fighter. When initial tests fail to provide the results OmniCorp had hoped for, Norton reprograms Robocop to operate strictly on software rather than human emotion. Later, Robocop finally hits the streets, and the citizens of the crime-ridden city welcome him with open arms. But as Murphy's emotions begin to interfere with his programming, he sets out to find the criminals who nearly killed him, and ensure that justice is served. Abbie Cornish, Samuel L. Jackson, Jay Baruchel, and Jackie Earle Haley co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson, Abbie Cornish, Michael Keaton Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Gangsters are back with 'Lawless'

...given much to do, either, but Chastain makes the most of every scene she's in. Rounding out the supporting cast is Gary Oldman as a crazy mob enforcer, but he's in the film for such a short time as to almost be considered a cameo. On the whole...
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'Wolfman' wins points for style, it makes fiscal sense as well, because your movie has a built in audience. Robert De Niro, Jack Nicholson, Gary Oldman, and Tom Cruise, among others, have all traded on their fame and hollywood clout to play werewolves, vampires...
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy: Movie takes a while to digest

...the same in the past as the present, it becomes pretty difficult to tell when each particular scene is taking place. Gary Oldman, as protagonist George Smiley, is called in out of retirement to take up the search for the mole. Smiley is kind...
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An epic of Biblical proportions

...States, to California, where it will be safe. Unfortunately, Eli runs across Carnegie, played by the numbers by Gary Oldman. Carnegie has other plans for the book -- he sees it as a way to control people and cement his power over them. And...

Now Playing Synopsis: Director Robert Luketic and screenwriters Jason Dean Hall and Barry Levy team up to adapt author Joseph Finder's novel centering on a tech-savvy twentysomething who becomes a corporate spy for a scheming businessman. Determined to make the most of his new job at Wyatt Telecom, Adam Cassidy (Liam Hemsworth) is horrified when a felonious mistake earns him the wrath of unforgiving CEO Nicholas Wyatt (Gary Oldman). Typically, Wyatt's first response would be to throw a lawbreaking employee under the bus. But this time he's willing to cut a deal: Should Adam agree to infiltrate Wyatt Telecom's chief rival, the CEO will turn a blind eye to his employee's error. In no time Adam is climbing the corporate ladder straight to the top. No one suspects a thing, and Wyatt is gaining a distinct advantage over the competition. Later, upon realizing that his success is a mere illusion and he's become a simple pawn in a much bigger game, Adam hatches an ingenious plan to get out of his situation before it's too late. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Liam Hemsworth, Gary Oldman, Harrison Ford, Amber Heard, Lucas Till Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Opens Friday, Dec 9, 2011 Synopsis: An ex-British agent (Gary Oldman) is brought out of retirement to rout out an MI6 double agent in this adaptation of John Le Carré's novel. Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, and Ciarán Hinds round out the starring cast, with Tomas Alfredson helming a script by Bridget O'Connor and Peter Straughan. In 1979, the BBC aired a highly acclaimed miniseries adaptation starring Alec Guinness in a rare small-screen appearance. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi Cast: Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, Mark Strong, Ciarán Hinds Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review


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