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'80s Remakes

2014 sees remakes of '80s classics, like ''RoboCop,'' ''About Last Night,'' and more

About Last Night
Feb. 14
In the remake of the 1986 bar-to-the-bedroom romantic comedy based on a David Mamet play, two best friends (Michael Ealy and Kevin Hart) navigate the highs and lows of new love (with Parenthood's Joy Bryant in the Demi Moore role). Wary of remakes? "For people who say, 'Oh my God, not another one!' we bring a level of originality that's refreshing," Hart promises. "This isn't just a female film. It's told from a male point of view, which is so different for these types of movies." —Karen Valby

RoboCop
Feb. 12
Paul Verhoeven's 1987 RoboCop — the story of a newly deceased cop who's turned into a law-enforcement machine by a sinister corporation — is a sci-fi classic. But new star Joel Kinnaman (The Killing) says the remake delves even deeper into the man inside the metal suit. "It was important to me that the visor not cover my face all the time," he says, joking, "It's hard to act with just your jaw." —Josh Rottenberg


More '80s Flashbacks
Endless Love (2/14)
Gabriella Wilde (Carrie), following in Brooke Shields' wellborn footsteps, falls for a teenage bad boy (Magic Mike's Alex Pettyfer).

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (8/8)
In a live-action reboot, Megan Fox plays a newscaster reporting on a quartet of mutated reptiles defending Earth against aliens.

The Equalizer (9/26)
Reteaming with Training Day director Antoine Fuqua, Denzel Washington picks up Edward Woodward's TV role as an intelligence agent-turned-P.I.

Originally posted Jan 10, 2014 Published in issue #1294 Jan 17, 2014 Order article reprints
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