The Grisly, Goofy Starship Troopers Played Dumb To Make Hollywood Look Even Dumber

The moment when you discover what Starship Troopers is really about is one of the great eureka moments in the life of any young movie dork. I’ve got vivid memories of staggering out of a suburban multiplex in 1997 and sputtering, “What the fuck was that?” To my teenage self, it was basically Saved by the Bell plus… »Friday 6:20pm11/20/15 6:20pm


Which Hollywood blockbuster has the heart of a cult movie?

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… »3/07/14 6:00pm3/07/14 6:00pm

The Original Robocop Was A Christ Allegory

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… »2/16/14 5:08pm2/16/14 5:08pm

Why is Hollywood remaking Verhoeven's Starship Troopers?

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… »12/02/11 2:29pm12/02/11 2:29pm

Starship Troopers 3 Trailer Shows Superbugs In Action

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… »2/26/08 8:30pm2/26/08 8:30pm