One of the many reasons Paul Verhoeven’s 1997 film Starship Troopers still holds up is its blend of practical and digital effects. And while digital effect videos can obviously be entertaining, there’s something extra special about seeing a cool practical effect created. Especially 20 years after the fact.
Paul Verhoeven’s Starship Troopers is a timeless movie because it works on so many levels. Is it a kick-ass science fiction action film? Yes. Is it a subversive allegory about war? Yes. Does it have complete control of its weirdness? Absolutely. And yet, it can still be more.
One Direction aren’t the only physics-loving celebrities hiding in plain sight. From PhD astrophysicist and rock star Brian May to mathematics book author and actress Danica McKellar, the list of entertainers who get giddy over the wonder of our universe is near-endless.
We celebrate cult movies for their subversiveness and willingness to defy your expectations by throwing gonzo shit at the screen. But the line between cult films and mainstream Hollywood blockbusters is never solid, especially with so many directors going back and forth. Which huge Hollywood tentpole film is really a…
The original Robocop, released in 1987 and directed by Paul Verhoeven, was not only one of the best science fiction films of the last three decades—"a brilliant comedy operating in the guise of an ultraviolent action movie," as Tom Scocca described it on Gawker—it was also a Christian allegory. At least according to…
Last week, we brought you some exclusive concept art from David Cronenberg's unmade version of Total Recall. And now artist Ron Miller has dug up another amazing trove of unused Cronenberg Recall art — including a photo of makeup tests for Kuato.
You might have heard that body-horror mastermind David Cronenberg was originally in line to direct Total Recall, before he left the project and Paul Verhoeven took over. Now, for the first time ever, artist Ron Miller shares a ton of the concept art he created for Cronenberg's version... including a very…
Here is a video supercut of every single breaking glass moment in Arnold Schwarzenegger's Total Recall, because you deserve it.
Hollywood has plucked the next Paul Verhoeven classic for a remake. And this time it's our beloved bug killing classic Starship Troopers. But before you freak out, just wait until you hear who's writing the script. Could we be due for a grittier version that's closer to Robert A. Heinlein's original novel — including…
We're still bummed that Darren Aronofsky won't be directing the RoboCop remake. But at least new director José Padilha (Elite Squad) seems to have a few good ideas on how to bring back super-cop Alex Murphy.
How different will the new Total Recall reboot be from Paul Verhoeven and Arnold Schwarzenegger's classic Mars mystery? The answer is "entirely." At least that's what we got from the few glimpses of new footage screened at New York Comic Con.
The director behind classics such as Total Recall and Starship Troopers thinks all science fiction movies should be converted into 3D.
How do you go about topping Paul Verhoeven's Total Recall? Len Wiseman, who's directing the remake, has a few ideas — such as introducing a few new futuristic gadgets to the updated flick.
Vic Armstrong may be the World's Greatest Stuntman, but he faced a major challenge when he became a second unit director on Total Recall.
Some of us think of Starship Troopers as a brilliant satire, others consider it a bastardization of Robert Heinlein's novel. Scott Tobias of The Onion AV Club considers the 1997 film an apt metaphor for 21st-century nationalism and militarism.
Do you have what it takes to be a citizen? Watch the new trailer for Starship Troopers: Marauder and find out. The second direct-to-DVD sequel to Paul Verhoeven's classic satire lays on the mockery pretty thick this time around. "Let's go crack a planet" is already my new catchphrase. You can also see the new-style…
Massive futuristic cubes are surrounded by waiting spaceships and transports in this concept set on a moon orbiting a ringed planet. Artist Steve Burg says he intended it to look inter-dimensional.
Must-see movies are futuristic classics that shouldn't be missed. Of course, not every must-see is perfect. That's why we've rated them 1-5 on the patented "crunchy goodness" scale. Written by Sherilyn Connelly.
Title: Total Recall
Vitals: A victim of memory-imlant technology gone awry, Schwarzenegger…
Must-see movies are futuristic classics that shouldn't be missed. Of course, not every must-see is perfect. That's why we've rated them 1-5 on the patented "crunchy goodness" scale. Written by James Rocchi.
Title: Hollow Man
Vitals: Paul Verhoeven (of Robocop, Starship Troopers and Basic Instinct)…