Tag: Robocop


I have a real sinking feeling today.
The sun has disappeared and I’m in my last two days of annual leave.

Last night I watched the ‘Carrie’ re-make and what a pile of crap ‘that’ was!
I then had to sit through ‘Mighty Joe Young’ because Marjorie wanted to watch it and she won’t watch it one her own because it makes her cry!!

Anyway, I’ll be watching Robocop tonight!!
It’s been on loan to a friend who’s bringing it back today and I’m getting serious withdrawal symptoms.
Got to see my man dancing to ‘Fly Me to the Moon’ again!

Fly me to the Moon

I got a serious ‘fix’ yesterday when I marathoned ‘The Killing’s’ final series.
Yet again….. something good coming to an end.

I’ve also been keeping an eye on what Joel’s been up to since he finished filming ‘The Killing’ and it’s good to see that he’s had a break and spent some time at home in Sweden.
He’s looking very relaxed and happy.
However, he’s still found some time to take on some work of a different kind.

Joel has joined ECPAT (End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes) as a Goodwill Ambassador.
He previously worked with ECPAT on a global campaign against child trafficking and is now stepping up as the organization’s Goodwill Ambassador.

There are no announcements as to what he’ll be working on next be he has stated he’s in negotiations for a few things but until contracts are signed he can’t talk about anything.
It will be interesting to see what he gets.
I’ve seen him do serious, comedy, romance and sci-fi.
I can’t wait to see what he gets his teeth into next.

One thing he’s been working on though, is the tattoo on his right arm!!
I’ve always loved the tattoo on his left arm but have been a little unsure about the design he had on his right arm.
However, he has very recently had some more work done to it and now it has a little colour and some words under it.
I just wish I could find a better image to take a closer look.

Joel Tattoo

Whatever, as long as he stays relaxed and happy and ready to give us some more of himself on film I’ll be happy.

Joel Relaxed

And now I have to go to Tescos…. excitement is NOT the word!!



It’s going to be a.good day.
Kids are all at school and I’ve just picked up my copy of the Robocop bluray.
Time for a quick tidy before I park my bottom in front of the TV for a couple of hours.
Then I can watch it again with the kids later!!
Sounds like a plan.



Way back on February 7th 2012 I posted a blog entitled ‘Is it the Costumes or the Muscles’

Anyway, I thought it was about time that was updated because there have been some amazing films since I posted that blog and I have come to the conclusion that it is most definitely the costumes that grab my attention before complete obsession of the actor takes over!!

The first mid life crisis obsession was Dredd with Karl Urban.
I really don’t know why I became so obsessed with this character.
I never read the comics and didn’t know much about him apart from what my husband had told me.
However, in Sept 2012, along came Dredd.
I went to the cinema with my husband and……

Dredd 1

Mid life crisis obsession number one had started.
For the next 17 months, Karl Urban was my number one obsession.

I watched everything I could lay my hands on and added to my film collection with 18 of his films!

I’ve got to know him and who he is as a person.
How he’s a complete geek himself and loves his job and his fans.
He’s even named one of his sons Indiana after one of his favourite film characters.
He’s only 3 years younger than me.
He loves surfing.
He loves Star Trek and idolised his nemesis, DeForest Kelley, who played Dr McCoy in Star Trek, a role he has now made his own in the re-boot.



I love him and I still love him.

February 7th 2014 and a trip to the cinema to see a re-boot of a childhood favourite has bumped poor Karl down a peg.


I loved the original Robocop with Peter Weller and I was intrigued to see how it could be brought up to date.
I did not expect to love it as much as I did and I certainly didn’t expect to become quite so obsessed with the actor taking on the role.


Joel Kinnaman is beautiful.
He is absolutely adorable in ‘In Your Veins’, heartbreaking in Johan Falk and completely naive in Easy Money.

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I cannot get enough of him!!
He’s added to my film collection by 7 films and Robocop is due out on Bluray in 18 days!!
Frustrating thing is that he’s only just really taking off so I’ve already seen all I can see and am on the edge of my seat waiting to see what he does next!!
I can’t wait to see the last series of The Killing on Netflix in August.
Steven Holder is probably his best character to date.

Ex drug addict, streetwise and cocky Detective.

Holder 02

I have just realised I’m getting completely off topic!!

The whole reason for this blog is costumes.
My past 2 obsessions have kicked off because of costumes.
Costumes that virtually cover the actors faces!!

Superheroes in general have become a lot hotter in recent years.
Gone is the spandex, camp and comic book look.
In is the pumped, tough and leather ‘new’ comic book look.

Superheroes 3

Is it any wonder I love superhero movies?
I can’t wait to see the new X-Men movie tonight when Ian gets home.

Let’s not forget that there are some extremely gifted actors under all those costumes who put a lot of work into looking that good just so that we can enjoy the characters.
Thank you guys and gals!!
Keep it up.




For some reason this posted really weirdly so I’m posting it again!!
Sorry if it’s duplicated for you. I just wanted to make sure it was OK.

Anyway, Last day of three days off and I couldn’t lay in!!
I appear to be developing a problem with my right hip.
It starts to ache at stupid o’clock in the morning and wakes me up.
At the end of the day I can barely get up the stairs.
Coupled with the Ortho problems in my left foot I feel like I’m falling apart and I’m only 44!!

I have been sat here now for over two hours.
Think I had better get something done.

I was hoping to get the back garden weeded today but it’s raining again.
At least I got the front garden done yesterday.
Suppose I had better get some cleaning done in the house instead.

Anyway, trawling the internet this morning I came across some cover artwork for the new Robocop Bluray release in June.
I’ve seen two different covers now.

The first one looks like this…..

Robocop cover 2

It’s just the Bluray and the artwork’s good but we’ve seen it already in the movie posters.
Then I spotted this one……

Robocop cover

That’s more like it!!!
I’m hoping this pack with the Bluray, DVD and Digital copy with this artwork, will be available in the UK.
I’m just going to have to be patient to find out.

48 days and counting!!

It is this film I have to blame for my current obsession with Joel Kinnaman.
I have already seen as much as I can with him in.
I now have to be patient for anything new.
There’s the final 6 episodes of The Killing coming up, but no date yet.
He also has a few films in post production, so fairly long waits for any of those too!

My previous (and currently back seat) obsession, is Karl Urban.
The strange thing is that the film that got me hook on him was Dredd!!


Robocop and Dredd!!
You see my dilemma?
I got hooked on both men from characters that spend half or even all of the film with their faces covered by a helmet!
At least Joel does get to show us his doe eyes occasionally!!



Right, let’s get some work done so I can spend the afternoon watching movies!!
Dredd may be on the list!!


I am unashamedly going to gush now.
I think you can probably guess about who.

I now have a Bluray release date for Robocop.
9th June.
83 days and counting.

83 days!!! That’s so far away.
I am just going to have to make do with Youtube for while.
Clips like this…..

Robocop…. he’s a dangerous guy, you don’t wanna mess with him.
Skinhead Joel with the wingnut ears is so cute!!!

This obsession started on February 7th.
I was blown away with the reboot of Robocop.
They haven’t re-made the original movie, they have re-told it.
They have kept the important elements of what makes Robocop.
Only this time around they have gone into the ethics of doing it.
What makes us human.
Alex Murphy struggles to keep his humanity and ultimately, his family.

I came away from that film thinking, this new guy, Joel Kinnaman, is a bit interesting.
That’s how it starts.
A bit of IMDB info and filmography and I find myself watching the TV series that got him noticed in the US.

Steven Holder
The Killing.
Steven Holder makes me laugh….
Steven Holder makes me cry…..
Steven Holder is a little boy lost but he’s good at his job.
That TV series leads to his movie roles.

Except I have a minor problem.
Joel Kinnaman is beautifully bilingual.
Swedish Mother and American Father.
He grew up in Sweden and that is where he started his acting career.

Two of his best roles so far have been in Swedish films.
Easy Money (Snabba Cash) is the film that got him noticed in Hollywood.
A film that thankfully, is available on DVD with good English subtitles.


It’s about a young man living a double life and getting caught up in events he can’t control and is totally unprepared for.

In Your Veins ( I Skuggan Av Varmen) is a very hard hitting film about a young woman, struggling to keep her life together as a heroin user.
She meets and falls in love with Eric (Joel) a police officer.
Eric is very naive and has a very shielded view of life and for a while she manages to keep her secret from him.
However, things ultimately get revealed but by that time, it’s too late. They have well and truly bonded.
Eric ultimately ends up finding things out that explain why she does what she does.

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I think this film has been my favourite so far!
Unfortunately, the subtitles weren’t brilliant.
They were good enough to allow me to follow the film however.
I just really want to get hold of a DVD copy with properly translated Subs like Snabba Cash!!
Unfortunately that will probably never happen!!

So, since February 7th I have seen….
The entire series of The Killing so far, with the final 6 episodes due on Netflix later this year.
I’ve seen Robocop 4 times with the Bluray out in June.
I own Lola Versus, The Darkest Hour and Easy Money (Snabba Cash)
I have managed to watch, In Your Veins (I Skuggan Av Varmen), Easy Money 2 (Snabba Cash 2) and Johan Falk: Spelets Regler (Johan Falk: Rules of the Game)
And I have seen an episode of Arn The Knight Templar on American Netflix.

I have three films in post production to look out for over the next year and ‘hopefully’ after the success of Robocop, if the Bluray does as well, they may announce a Robocop 2!!
I can but hope.

There are no end of videos available on Youtube with Joel being interviewed and he is just adorable.
He is obviously very new to all the attention.
He has puppy dog eyes and an adorably sheepish smile.

Joel 04

I am well and truly smitten. Can you tell?
And now that I have got that out of my system, I can concentrate on a few chores before I relax and prepare myself for work again tomorrow.


Well after one of the most exhausting working weekends I’ve ever had, I feel I deserve a pick me up.
So here is a photo I discovered today that made me smile.


It’s a ‘behind the scenes’ photo of Joel Kinnaman playing Robocop.
The film that started my Joel Obsession.
I just love the fact that he’s dropped the helmet and popped on the sunglasses but he’s ‘still’ clinging to a gun!!
I always knew Robocop was a cool dude.

It’s a day off tomorrow and I plan to put my feet up, literally.
My ankles are like footballs at the moment and my left ankle is absolutely killing me.
Perfect excuse to roundup my current Joel material and have a Joel fest.


OK, it’s been a bit of a movie day today.
We watched ‘The Darkest Hour’ earlier and have just this minute finished watching ‘Enders Game’.
I found both of them a bit……. bleh!
Enders Game, although making some valid points was being just a bit too cerebral for it’s own good.

Anyway, I managed to get out to breakfast with the hubby this morning and the rest of the day has been pretty relaxing.
Tomorrow I need to seriously look at my college work.
Up to now I haven’t really taken anything too seriously and I have probably got some English and Maths exams to tackle next month.
I’ve been given all the modules available in my QCF and now I just need to take a look at them and decide which ones I will take to tailor it to my particular job and needs.

Anyway, back to tonight and I’ve been taking a look at box office figures for various films.
I’m pretty stoked about the current results for Robocop!
Since it’s release at the beginning of February, it has raked in over 220 million Dollars worldwide and that is only going to rocket when the Bluray is released in June.
As the film only cost 100 million to make, I think the possibility of a sequel is looking quite good!

In fact it’s smokin!!



Oh dear!!

I have known for some time now that I am classed as a ‘Fangirl’
I’m not ashamed to admit it either!

The Urban Dictionary definition of a Fangirl is as follows….

A rabid breed of human female who is obesessed with either a fictional character or an actor.
Fangirls congregate at anime conventions and livejournal.
Have been known to glomp, grope, and tackle when encountering said obesessions.Well if the anime conventions are replace with multi media conventions and Livejournal is replaced with WordPress and Tumblr then that definition is spot on!
I love the use of the word ‘rabid’.
My husband has stated that we are never visiting New Zealand because I would be arrested for stalking Karl Urban!
Anyway, I suppose I have always been a Fangirl to some degree.
Starting with The Bay City Rollers in the 70’s and then Adam and the Ants and Duran Duran back in the 80’s.
All through those years however, movies played a bigger part in my life.
I lived and breathed movies.
I was the person everyone came to for answers to movie questions.
I would drag my poor old Dad out to a movie he really didn’t want to see because my friends wouldn’t go.
I even made a deal with a friend to go to a George Michael concert if she came to see Robocop with me.
I definately got the better end of the deal. George was amazing!

As I got older my tastes matured but my Fangirling was always on the back burner.
That is until the early 1990’s when my inner Geek found it’s ‘out’ in the form of Star Trek.
This was a show I had always loved and watched…. on my own.
None of my friends and family were ever into it, but as I was now earning money and it was the 25th anniversary, I decided to join a club of like minded people and go to my first convention.
This is how I met my husband and we spent the best part of 10 years going to conventions and multi media events until it was just too much with family commitments.

Now that my kids are of an age where they can be left on their own for a few hours we have decided to regain some of our shared interests.
I suppose it really started for me back on September 21st 2012.
My Fangirling really stepped up a gear when I became completely besotted with Karl Urban.
It is actually quite frightening how something so simple can completely take over your life.

For the last year and a half Karl has been my everything when it came to movies and recently TV too!!
However, he doesn’t really have anything new for me to see until ‘hopefully’ the end of August if ‘The Loft’ finally gets the release we’ve all been waiting for.
So there’s been a bit of a lull in what’s been available for Fangirling.
Just enough time for another suiter to weazle his way into my heart.

February 7th was the date to be exact.
The arrival of Robocop and subsequently Joel Kinnaman.
I can’t explain what it is that attracts me really. He’s not your usual kind of handsome.
He has a wonderful smile but trying to find a phot of him really smiling is not easy. He likes to smoulder more than smile.
I immediately started working my way through ‘The Killing’ on Netflix, the only other thing to date that I’ve seen him in.
He has a vulnerability to his acting. He doesn’t have to speak to show his anquish, you see it in his eyes and written all over his face.
The fact that he is just over 6’2″ and ‘built’ doesn’t hurt either. (6’7″ in his Robocop suit!)


He is simply amazing looking…. and as Stephen Holder (The Killing) would say ‘Oh Snap!!’

But I have a problem.
Joel Kinnaman started his acting career in Sweden.
So the bulk of his early work to date is in Swedish and totally unavailable on DVD with English subtitles.
A Fangirls nightmare!

Doesn’t mean that there’s absolutely nothing however.
I am taking a chance on ‘Easy Money’, a Swedish film with English subs that looks really good and should be arriving on my doorstep by Weds.
If it’s any good and I can deal with the subs, Easy Money 2 is out on DVD in april.
I have literally just found ‘Lola Versus’ which is thankfully an English speaking film and that should also been on my doorstep before Weds.
It’s a comedy and after the depressing seriousness of ‘The Killing’ and the mentally traumatic Robocop, it’s going to be great to see him in a comedy.
I’m going to have a great day off on Weds!


Once again this month our newly aquired Cineworld Unlimited cards have saved us £63.90!

We both went to see Robocop, The Monuments Men and Cuban Fury.
Ian went to see Sole Survivor and took the kids to see The Lego Movie.
I went to see Robocop a further 3 times! Couldn’t resist!

I would have liked to see more but the local cinema played to the kids over the half term holiday and showed nothing but animations which are not really my thing.
Having said that, I’m really looking forward to ‘How To Train Your Dragon 2’

Anyway, a grand total of 11 tickets that would have normally cost us £95.70 only cost us £31.80
It’s only going to get better.
There are loads of films coming out this year that I want to see and some of them may just warrant a second or third viewing!