The original “Robocop,” directed by Paul Verhoeven, was a science fiction film that was not only a satire of corporate culture and consumerism but was ideally representative of the 1980’s, a period of time when ‘Greed was good,’ and blatant excess was the order of the day. Coupled with Verhoeven’s own filmic excesses (Why shoot […]

Paul Verhoeven Is Back (Soon)!

Today has been a rough day.  First, the only new horror film on Netflix is “Alligator X”–which sucks even more since I saw the very entertaining “Occupant” yesterday and my standards and expectations are a bit higher than usual.  Prior to that I had an argument with a colleague at work over their problem with […]

A Sequel Worth Of The ‘Starship Troopers’ Name?

Paul Verhoeven‘s “Starship Troopers” may not have been that faithful to Robert Heinlein‘s novel, but then again, I have never been much of a fan of Heinlein’s writing, so it’s all good.  For my money Verhoeven is in the same company as David Cronenberg, or (lately), Don Coscarelli, in that just about everything they do […]

‘Total Recall’ Teaser Trailer

Because what we needed was a reboot of “Total Recall,” the original a Paul Verhoeven film that, as far as I could tell, was done pretty well the first time.  The new version is being directed by Len Weisman, who’s every film looks like huge set pieces with occasional character interaction thrown in.