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Sex sells – that much we know. The 1992 murder mystery Basic Instinct – starring Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone – most certainly understood just how to sell its sexual content to audiences.
Showgirls is one of the most notorious movies of the last 20 years, and Elizabeth Berkley's career never really recovered. But as it turns out, her over-the-top performance was as much Paul Verhoeven as it was her.
This film began as four script pages penned by Kim van Kooten that introduced eight characters and the beginnings of conflicts, including a "whose baby is that" plot line. From there, Verhoeven gave this beginning over to any interested aspiring screenwriter to continue the narrative by penning the next four to five pages.
I've always felt that Roger Avery never got his fair shake in Hollywood. Largely known for his work writing with Quentin Tarantino back in the early 1990s - remember when he won an Oscar for Pulp Fiction? - 2002 brought the vastly underrated Bret Easton Ellis adaptation The Rules of Attraction. As you can probably tell by the word "underrated," though, the movie never exactly took off at the box office and Avery's work has been limited since...
Paul Verhoeven's Starship Troopers is one of those movies that sounds completely, irredeemably dumb on the surface, but eventually comes to be revered precisely for that dumbness, because it turns out they knew what they were making after all. But it takes a special director to turn something truly ridiculous into an actual classic, and since Verhoeven was clearly the only guy who could pull off Starship Troopers
Earlier this month fanboys across the internet sighed when Detroit Mayor David Bing took to his Twitter account to announce that there were no plans to erect a statue of Robocop. A pop culture icon closely associated with the Michigan city, those same fans were not going to take no for an answer. An artist named Jerry Paffendorf decided to set up a website where anybody could donate money to get a statue made. Guess what? They succeeded.
What I am frankly amazed by is that the log line you read above isn't the entire film. Michael Bay makes three hours movies with less plot than that. Descriptions like that generally only cover 25-30% of the film
Filmmaker Paul Verhoeven (Robocop, Total Recall, Showgirls) has never been one to shy away from a hairbrained scheme, so while if I were to tell you anyone
They've hired Underworld director Len Wiseman to direct the film, which they're of course calling a new adaptation of the original Philip K. Dick story "We Can Remember It Wholesale" instead of a remake
Are you one of those people who are playing with the idea of religion, but you're unsure about this Jesus guy? Well what if instead of Jesus, it was Robocop? That's enough to get any naysayer of the Catholic faith on board in full force behind the part man part machine messiah.
Usually when we report crazy rumors, they're coming from the British tabloids, which tend to make up crazy casting rumors about movies that don't exist yet and get all the American movie sites to work themselves into a tizzy over them. But today the German tabloids are stepping up
In the movie, set up at 20th Century Fox, Berry will play one half of a couple that wants to have a baby through a surrogate, but then discovers the woman they've chosen is insane
So Paul Verhoeven, after making the Dutch-language Black Book in 2006, is returning to the States to make The Surrogate for 20th Century Fox