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Starship Troopers 1997

Although the rampant militarism, exploitative nudity and gung-ho attitudes featured in Paul Verhoeven’s 1997 sci-fi epic have turned many off, there’s a number of adherents who have lost their hearts to Starship Troopers. 146 more words

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Film Directors with their Shirts Off #56749 Cecil Blount DeMille

Cecil B. DeMille is such a figure of dignity! Always Dignity! that I despaired of ever finding a shirtless image of the Great Man for my occasional series on… 293 more words

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Tom at the Farm 2

In my last post I described director Xavier Dolan’s Tom at the Farm as a pastiche of a hetero Hollywood aesthetic and suggested a comparison with the work of other queer filmmakers, including Paul Verhoeven. 1,038 more words

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Shapstik's Movie Clip of the Week: Starship Troopers (1997)

 “Here’s a Tip: Aim for the nerve stem” 

I first watched Verhoeven’s wonderfully satirical bug-basher during a mid-night showing at my local cinema. I did not know what to expect at all as it had, for me at least, flew in under the radar. 221 more words

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It Doesn't Suck, by Adam Nayman: Review

It Doesn’t Suck
By Adam Nayman
ECW Press
128 pp; $12.95

Paul Verhoeven’s 1995 Showgirls is a film that, even now, sets tongues wagging. Is it bad? 840 more words

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Movie Review - Hollow Man (2000)

Invisibility, a premise that many have often pondered at a time in their existence. What would we do if we were to harness the ability to disappear? 412 more words

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