Perhaps the most noticeable thing missing in the RoboCop 2014 remake, directed by José Padilha (Elite Squad, Elite Squad: The Enemy Within) are the quirky commercials, “I’d buy that for a dollar,” and the sunscreen that gives the user skin cancer are just a few of the adverts that made the first 1987 version, the Peter Weller starring Paul Verhoeven directed tongue in cheek thriller so beloved by its fans, that little bit special. 428 more words
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Introduction: When it premiered on March 23, 1990, “Pretty Woman” made one thing perfectly clear: Hollywood has an obsession with the world’s oldest profession. From Gloria Swanson playing a harlot in the silent melodrama “Sadie Thompson,” to Sasha Grey as a high-priced escort in Steven Soderbergh’s “The Girlfriend Experience,” prostitutes have been a movie mainstay since the pre-code era. 72 more words
Director Paul Verhoeven once said that RoboCop is the American Jesus.
What does that mean? Verhoeven’s RoboCop is an ultra-violent sci-fi action movie that’s surprisingly funny—but does the film’s anti-corporate, anti-capitalist satire hit its mark? 55 more words