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Happy Birthday: Paul Verhoeven

Happy Birthday director Paul Verhoeven

Born: July 18, 1938 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

Married to: Martine Verhoeven (7 April 1967 – present) (3 children)

Famous for his extremely violent, yet intelligent, science fiction films (RoboCop (1987), Total Recall (1990), Starship Troopers (1997) and Hollow Man (2000)). 10 more words

Starship Troopers (1997)

Paul Verhoeven tackles war with Starship Troopers, a blazing and goofy science fiction epic. The 1997 film is somewhat based on Robert A. Heinlein’s 1959 novel of the same name, but the Edward Neumeier screenplay takes a satirical bent and sends up the militarism of the source material. 541 more words


Showgirls (1995)

A zany, larger-than-life piece of Las Vegas satire, Showgirls is a depraved saga. Director Paul Verhoeven is at it again in this send-up of sex and betrayal, while Joe Eszterhas is responsible for the bloated screenplay. 549 more words


The Fourth Man

The Fourth Man (1983)

directed by:Paul Verhoeven

Jeroen Krabbé, Renée Soutendijk, Thom Hoffman

The morbid Catholic writer Gerard Reve who is bisexual, alcoholic and has frequent visions of death is invited to give a lecture in the literature club of Vlissingen. 357 more words

Basic Instinct (1992)

Paul Verhoeven’s Basic Instinct has all the twists and turns of the most byzantine of the films noir and it runs like a wind-up toy as it tick-tick-ticks away to the inevitable explosion. 551 more words


RoboCop - A Cult Classic Review

Over the July 4th weekend, I finally got around to seeing 1987’s action hit, RoboCop, a film I’ve wanted to see for years and had caught bits and pieces of it (though heavily edited) on TV growing up.   541 more words

The Film Realm

Total Recall (1990)

Paul Verhoeven’s Total Recall is one of the most fascinating science fiction films of all-time and certainly one of the most enjoyable. This 1990 extravaganza is equal parts lunacy and complexity, with Philip K. 561 more words