Paul Verhoeven

Black Friday Movie Deals

There was a time when Black Friday (not, in fact, the name of a a Steven Seagal revenge movie) was only big across the pond. No longer. Now even the …

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No room for softness: Director Zack Snyder delivers “Justice League,” the heroes we deserve - Salon.com

It always seems strange to declare a movie a “failure” for making just shy of $100 million dollars, but nevertheless, by the standards of modern mega-blockbusters, “Justice League,” DC’s aspiring “Avengers”-killer team-up film, was an abysmal failure, taking in “just” $96 million on its opening …

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Critics Pick the Best Movies That Should Be Made Into TV Shows — IndieWire Survey

From "Harry Potter" and "Robocop" to "The Craft" and "In Bruges," these films and franchises could benefit from extended storytelling.<p><i>Every week,</i> …

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The Director Of The Year’s Most-Hyped Movie Isn’t Playing Hollywood’s Game

Sean Baker gained renown for shooting his last film completely on an iPhone. Now, people are calling The Florida Project this year’s Moonlight — a little film built on a big and expansive idea.<p><b>There’s a near-magical scene</b> toward the end of Sean Baker’s new film <i>The Florida Project</i>, when the …

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Sean Baker Cut Up Paul Thomas Anderson Long Takes To See if a Doc-Style Steadicam Would Work on ‘The Florida Project’

Filmmaker Toolkit Podcast Ep. 41: Baker talks about why he was nervous to introduce union crews, Willem Dafoe and steadicams into his run-and-gun …

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20 Years Later, Some Killer Starship Troopers Behind the Scenes Footage Is Now Online

One of the many reasons Paul Verhoeven’s 1997 film <i>Starship Troopers</i> still holds up is its blend of practical and digital effects. And while digital …

Geek

Why People Love To Hate BASIC INSTINCT

Ahhh, <b>Paul Verhoeven,</b> what would the erotic thriller genre be like without you? If you have the slightest idea what <b>Verhoeven</b>‘s movies are like, then …

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Watch ADI Create the 'Starship Troopers' Warrior Bug in Rare Behind-the-Scenes Video! - Bloody Disgusting

After Paul Verhoeven directed <i>RoboCop</i> and <i>Total Recall</i>, he got behind the camera for the criminally underrated <b>Starship Troopers</b>, the 1997 sci-fi action …

Science Fiction

STARSHIP TROOPERS: TRAITOR OF MARS Blu-Ray Review: Welcome Back, Johnny Rico

<b>Starship Troopers</b> holds a special place in my VCR-loving heart. I rented Paul Verhoeven's sci-fi actioner from a grocery store upon its home video …

Science Fiction

Watch Starship Troopers now: it’s reality, not sci-fi

Twenty years ago Paul Verhoeven’s film foresaw the nightmare of the west’s endless war with terrorists. If only the world had recognised its genius<p>There’s an image from Starship Troopers – 20 years old this week – that has been carved into the walls of my memory ever since I first watched it as an …

Opinion

15 Shocking Things You Didn't Know About The INSANE Starship Troopers

When <b>Starship Troopers</b> was released in 1997, the world didn’t quite know how to take it. Based on Robert A. Heinlein’s novel of the same name, critics …

Science Fiction

Is Starship Troopers, a fascist satire, coming true? - Interview Magazine

STILL FROM <i>STARSHIP TROOPERS, COURTESY OF TRISTAR PICTURES</i><p>“The only good bug is a dead bug!”<p>This line from <i>Starship Troopers</i>—uttered by an unnamed …

Fascism

A close read of the Starship Troopers shower scene

Paul Verhoeven spent his Hollywood years making florid, violent, sexy movies, all R-rated except for that one lap-dancing NC-17 number. You want to …

Entertainment

7 Reasons STARSHIP TROOPERS Was Way Ahead of Its Time

It’s been 20 years since Paul Verhoeven’s misunderstood satirical classic <i>Starship Troopers</i> hit theatres. The film was met with critical disdain, with …

Entertainment

The Walking Dead featured a RoboCop tribute walker and you may have missed it

One of the things AMC's <i>The Walking Dead</i> loves to do is use its zombies walkers to pay homage to various cinema horror classics (like this …

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9 Perfect Practical Effects Moments from the Films of Paul Verhoeven

Paul Verhoeven’s films are famously packed with action, violence, and bleak and biting satire. But the most defining characteristic of any the …

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The Logic of Time Travel Can Get Pretty Trippy

Time travel is a common theme in fiction—but writers, artists, and designers all have different ideas of what moving between different points in …

Science Fiction

The attraction of fascism: why Starship Troopers is the most misunderstood masterpiece of our time

Paul Verhoeven, the director of Starship Troopers, once described it as “the most expensive art movie of all time.” It may be more accurate to call his postmodern blockbuster the most expensive troll of all time.<p>Starship Troopers – which turns 20 today – was what you might consider a cinematic …

Science Fiction

1997 Was an Amazing Year for Dystopian Sci-Fi Movies

'Gattaca' and 'Starship Troopers' still hold up two decades later—and they're uncomfortably relevant, too.<p><i>The fall of 1997 was, simply put, one of the most remarkable moviegoing seasons of our time:</i> Boogie Nights. Jackie Brown. The Sweet Hereafter. Wag the Dog. Eve's Bayou. Good Will Hunting. The …

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19 Things You Never Knew About 'Starship Troopers'

"Starship Troopers" may be the most misunderstood Hollywood action epic of the last two decades.<p>When the adaptation of Robert Heinlein's beloved sci-fi novel was released 20 years ago this week, on November 7, 1997, it did just so-so at the box office -- since it looked like just a dumb, …

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Tokyo Film Festival – The Lowlife, review: 'more genuinely boundary-pushing than Nymphomaniac'

<b>Dir: Takahisa Zeze; Starring: Ayano Moriguchi, Kokone Sasaki, Aina Yamada, Saki Takaoka, Makiko Watanabe. Cert tbc, 121 mins.</b><p>Hollywood has the erotic thriller – or rather had it for a steamy spell in the 1980s and early 1990s, until the failure of Paul Verhoeven’s Showgirls and the online porn …

Film (UK)

23rd Cinemania offers window on French cinema

Anglophones have carte blanche to check out French-language movies at the 23rd Cinemania Film Festival.The annual celebration of films from around …

Canadian News

Sunday Reads: The Strange Case Of ROBOCOP 2

A look at a bad dish with all the right ingredients.Read more...

Lex Luthor

How 1997's Best Films Upended Perceptions of Sex and Masculinity

'Boogie Nights and 'Happy Together' broke boundaries as they blew minds.<p><i>The fall of 1997 was, simply put, one of the most remarkable moviegoing seasons of our time:</i> Boogie Nights. Jackie Brown. The Sweet Hereafter. Wag the Dog. Eve's Bayou. Good Will Hunting. The Ice Storm. Amistad. As Good as It …

Julianne Moore

Thor Ragnarok: Why superhero movies only work if they're funny

I always liked the idea of being Peter Parker's Spider Man. Fighting crime. Killing my best friend's dad. Spraying adhesive effluvia from my wrists. …

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Star Wars The Last Jedi: Movie trailers are spoiling blockbusters for fans

A few days ago, the trailer for Star Wars' The Last Jedi dropped.<p>I know this not because I smelt its scent on the wind and barrelled towards the …

Star Wars

R is for Robot

<i>In the VFX ABC, the letter “R” stands for “Robot”.</i>How do you put a robot up on the silver screen? It’s a question that’s taxed filmmakers throughout …

Robots

What The Running Man teaches us about 2017

Ryan Lambie Oct 26, 2017Eighties action flick The Running Man was set in a dystopian version of the present. So what did the movie get right about …

Mick Fleetwood

Wednesday’s best TV: Back; Norskov; The Apprentice

The dark Mitchell and Webb comedy comes to an end as Steven makes a shock discovery, and a Scandinavian detective vows to clean up a town’s drug problem. Plus: the besuited competitors face their second challenge<p><b>Back</b> <br>10pm, Channel 4<p>Final episode of the Mitchell and Webb comedy with a mysterious …

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Harvey Scissorhands: 6 films ruined by Harvey Weinstein

The New York Times yesterday unveiled a damning expose of the infamous Hollywood mega-producer Harvey Weinstein, with accusations and revelations concerning decades of alleged sexual harassment and inappropriate behaviour towards aspiring actresses and employees of his former studio Miramax …

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