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Paul Verhoeven's 'Elle' Gets a New Trailer and an 'Empty Stare' Clip

Dutch filmmaker Paul Verhoeven has given us unforgettable movies like “Robocop,” “Total Recall” and “Basic Instinct,” and he had gleeful fun satirizing the war propaganda machine with “Starship Troopers.” Now he returns with his first movie in ten years, his last being the excellent “Black Book,” the psychological thriller “ 540 more words

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The best thing about Kathy Bates is that she is one of so seldom few actresses who has been able to land some impressive roles and match them with equally stunning performances, all while not falling into the archetypal actress format of being slender and traditionally attractive. 673 more words

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F.I.L.M. of the Week (September 15, 2016)

A few years ago in my film history class, I was assigned to watch the first half of Mark Cousins’ epic historical overview of the medium, “The Story of Film: An Odyssey.” I wound up watching the whole 15-plus hour opus and learned quite a bit about important artists whose contributions to the art form I never even knew. 346 more words

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Robocop (1987)

A dedicated police officer is declared legally dead and reawakens to find that he has been transformed into a cyborg by a malevolent corporation.

On the surface, Robocop looks like just another dumb sci-fi action film but beneath lurks a lot of clever ideas. 149 more words


'RoboCop' Director Paul Verhoeven Explains What The Reboot Got Wrong

Paul Verhoeven established himself with studio films which also contained subversive, dark humor, like RoboCop (1987), Total Recall, Starship Troopers, and Showgirls. (What do you mean, … 355 more words

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