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Review: Chappie

Using a police robot bound for destruction, an engineer (Dev Patel) tests out his experimental AI on it and creates Chappie (Sharlto Copley), a fully sentient robot, but both fall into the hands of the gangster Ninja, who wants Chappie as a weapon to pull of a massive heist.
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Chappie Trailer

Neill Blomkamp and Sharlto Copley are back next year with Chappie, where Copley plays the titular character, a robot with an evolving AI who tries to learn and grow but becomes the target of an anti-AI activist, played by Hugh Jackman.
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Lethal Weapon 2 Trivia Has Diplomatic Immunity

Lethal Weapon 2 exploded into theaters 25 years ago today and found Riggs and Murtaugh up against ruthless South African diplomats. Read on for some behind the scenes info and trivia for this action classic.
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Everything Action Theater: District 9

A great lead performance, fantastic special effects and action sequences and a Best Picture nomination, if you haven’t seen District 9 yet, stop what you are doing and watch the whole thing right here, thanks to Crackle.
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Vehicle 19 Trailer

Paul Walker is back with a much smaller and claustrophobic vehicular action movie with Vehicle 19, which takes place almost entirely in the car as Walker is driving around South Africa trying to escape a group of corrupt cops who have set him up.
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Review: Safe House

The always welcome bad ass side of Denzel Washington is in full effect in Safe House, which, while it doesn’t do anything original, is still a solid action movie.
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Action Heroes of the Week: Riggs and Murtaugh

Roger Murtaugh: See how easy that was? Boom, still alive. Now we question him. You know why we question him? Because I got him in the leg. I didn’t shoot him full of holes or try to jump off a building with him. Martin Riggs: Hey, that’s no fair. The building guy lived.
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Admit One 12/11

We see what critics thought of the two new movies out in wide release this weekend.
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Review: District 9

Zach and Brian finally give their thoughts on one of the best movies of the summer, Neill Blomkamp’s District 9.
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