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The Best of the Best Movies of the Year!

30 December 2011 12:09 PM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

By Scott Mendelson

HollywoodNews.com: This time, it’s the best of the best. Of course ‘best’ is a subjective term, so you might want to consider these my ‘favorites’. Despite what everyone likes to whine about at the end of every year, 2011 was in fact one of the better years in a good long time. Maybe it was the effects of the 2007 WGA strike wearing off, maybe it was just dumb luck, but on the whole, movies, especially mainstream movies, were pretty on-spot more often than they weren’t. But just as important, most of the year-end Oscar bait was actually quite good, so this is a year where I don’t have to half-heartedly apologize for having a list filled with movies nobody saw and mainstream pictures that no one admits to liking. Even if it took 1/3 of the year to really get cooking, 2011 was an uncommonly solid »

- Scott Mendelson

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José Padilha Talks Robocop Remake!

29 December 2011 11:24 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Brazilian filmmaker, writer and producer José Padilha gained critical acclaim for his documentaries Bus 174 and Secrets of the Tribe as well as his action dramas Elite Squad and Elite Squad 2, about special forces military police fighting the dealers and criminals hidden away in Rio de Janeiro’s hillside favelas. Padilha looked to build his fan boy cred replacing Darren Aronofsky as the director of the Robocop remake at MGM. Padilha spoke to The Telegraph and shared his plans for rebooting Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 film about a Detroit policeman badly injured on the job and rebuilt as the city’s first robot cop. »

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José Padilha Talks Robocop Remake!

29 December 2011 11:24 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Brazilian filmmaker, writer and producer José Padilha gained critical acclaim for his documentaries Bus 174 and Secrets of the Tribe as well as his action dramas Elite Squad and Elite Squad 2, about special forces military police fighting the dealers and criminals hidden away in Rio de Janeiro’s hillside favelas. Padilha looked to build his fan boy cred replacing Darren Aronofsky as the director of the Robocop remake at MGM. Padilha spoke to The Telegraph and shared his plans for rebooting Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 film about a Detroit policeman badly injured on the job and rebuilt as the city’s first robot cop. »

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José Padilha Talks Robocop Remake!

29 December 2011 11:24 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Brazilian filmmaker, writer and producer José Padilha gained critical acclaim for his documentaries Bus 174 and Secrets of the Tribe as well as his action dramas Elite Squad and Elite Squad 2, about special forces military police fighting the dealers and criminals hidden away in Rio de Janeiro’s hillside favelas. Padilha looked to build his fan boy cred replacing Darren Aronofsky as the director of the Robocop remake at MGM. Padilha spoke to The Telegraph and shared his plans for rebooting Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 film about a Detroit policeman badly injured on the job and rebuilt as the city’s first robot cop. »

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10 potentially great sci-fi movies coming in 2012

12 December 2011 11:04 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From big-budget Hollywood tentpoles to tiny indie features, 2012 is full of sci-fi. Here are 10 potentially great genre films due to land next year...

As you’ve probably gathered, 2012 is an absolutely gigantic year for geek movies. From The Muppets arriving in the UK at the beginning of the year, via The Dark Knight Rises in the summer, to the first Hobbit movie near its end, 2012 is so packed full of potentially great films, we’re not quite sure how we’ll find the time to watch them all.

Next year’s also a promising one for sci-fi fanatics. And as this list aims to prove, there are some genuinely intriguing genre films coming out in 2012, from low-budget oddities to expensive epics. In compiling a run-down of the ten Sf movies we’re most looking forward to, then, we’ve tried to weight it in favour of the less well-known pictures »

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The Trailer For Showgirls 2 Director Marc Vorlander's Candy's Room Is On Fire!

11 December 2011 4:05 PM, PST | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Germany's Marc Vorlander gained instant notoriety in March of 2010 when a trailer for his sequel to Paul Verhoeven's Showgirls arrived online, leaving audiences at a loss to decide whether the whole thing was an elaborate prank or if Vorlander was serious about his perplexing creation. Vorlander insists that everything was on the up and up and his output since bears that out, his subsequent work all bearing the same distinct style.And Vorlander is back now with his latest creation, Candy's Room: Soleil Noir, now out on the festival circuit. And the trailer ... yeah, it pretty much defies description. Take a look below. »

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Jesus Orellana’s Animated Sci-fi Film Rosa Lands at Fox

9 December 2011 2:03 PM, PST | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

Mission fullfilled for Spanish comic artist – 20th Century Fox is in final talks to pick up Rosa, a post-apocalyptic sci-fi animated short from Spanish comic book artist Jesus Orellana. Last month the internet and Hollywood was all filled with a cyberpunk animated sci-fi short in the hope that it will catch Hollywood’s eye and [...]

Continue reading Jesus Orellana’s Animated Sci-fi Film Rosa Lands at Fox on FilmoFilia.

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- Nick Martin

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Now Wait for Last Year dusts off a Philip K Dick tale … again

9 December 2011 10:27 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Do execs dream of Philip K Dick stories? His novel of a humanity embroiled in inter-species war is the latest to be optioned

What is it about the weird and wonderful world of Philip K Dick that has Hollywood hanging round his stories like moths to a flame? Variety reports this week that the time-travelling tale Now Wait for Last Year is the latest novel by the prolific late science fiction writer to be optioned for a date with the multiplexes. In the next couple of years we'll also see Michel Gondry taking charge of disturbing future vision Ubik, Disney attacking whimsical fantasy King of the Elves and the BBC taking on alternate history The Man in the High Castle. There's probably a lot more to come: the author wrote more than 40 published full-length novels and 120 short stories during a writing career of just over three decades.

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- Ben Child

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Lionsgate Looks to Noble Jones for a Remake of 'American Psycho'

8 December 2011 11:34 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Since Paul Verhoeven's sci-fi flick Starship Troopers getting prepped for a reboot, it's not surprise to hear that another cult classic is in the midst of getting a shiny new remake as well. Deadline has word that Lionsgate has hired Noble Jones to adapt an updated low budget remake of American Psycho, the 2000 film starring Christian Bale based on Bret Easton Ellis' novel of the same name. Jones also hopes to make his feature directorial debut after pitching the project to Lionsgate a few months back with the first draft of the script turned in sometime last month. But don't expect the same Patrick Bateman from the original film. Obviously Christian Bale won't return since it's a remake and not a sequel, but this new version of the story will bring the serial killer into modern New York City, so Bateman's survival as a killer in this world »

- Ethan Anderton

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The top 25 must-see movies of 2012

8 December 2011 2:25 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Next year’s full to bursting with exciting movies, so to help out a little, here’s our pick of 25 must-see movies out in 2012…

As 2011 draws to a close, one eye is inevitably on the treats that are lying ahead for 2012. With that in mind, we've got our line-up of, as things stands, the 25 films that are brightest on our radar.

Now, a couple of disclaimers.

There are films that haven't made the cut here simply because we don't know a fat lot about them yet, or at least not enough to get us fired up. Jack The Giant Killer, Rise Of The Guardians, Red Tails, Chronicle and Dark Shadows all fit into that category.

Plus there are the films that we suspect will turn out strongly, but what we've seen of them so far hasn't blown us away (Brave, Skyfall). Then there are the potential hidden gems (ParaNorman) we'll »

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Starship Troopers Is Getting a Reboot

5 December 2011 2:00 PM, PST | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

I’m one of those people who was actually a fan of director Paul Verhoeven‘s (Total Recall) big-screen adaptation of author Robert A. Heinlein‘s Sci-Fi novel Starship Troopers and as such, in the apparently remake crazy town of Hollywood, I’m fairly suprised it’s taken this long for someone to forge ahead with a remake of the 1997 film.

Now, NYMag reports that Sony Pictures Entertainment and producer Neal Moritz have decided that Starship Troopers is now ripe for a reboot. Screenwriters Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz (Thor, X-Men: First Class) have been brought aboard to pen the reboot.

See larger image Starship Troopers (+ Bd Live) [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray) Director: Paul Verhoeven

Starring: Casper Van Dien, Dina Meyer, Denise Richards, Jake Busey, Neil Patrick Harris

Rating: R (Restricted)

List Price: $19.99 Usd New From: $8.98 In Stock Used from: $5.26 In Stock Release date August 5, 2008.

No production or release dates have been announced for Starship Troopers. »

- Jason Moore

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Starship Troopers and the state of Hollywood sci-fi remakes

5 December 2011 7:56 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Is there any reason to remain optimistic about the proposed Starship Troopers remake, Ryan wonders, and what does it say about Hollywood sci-fi movies…?

Last Friday, news emerged that Hollywood producer Neal Moritz is planning to create a new version of Starship Troopers, Robert Heinlein’s sci-fi novel originally published in 1959.

Starship Troopers was, of course, first brought to cinemas in 1997, courtesy of director Paul Verhoeven’s characteristically violent and witty adaptation of the same name. Retaining certain plot elements and character names, Verhoeven’s film turned the subtext of the book on its head. Where Heinlein’s novel was relatively light on action, Verhoeven’s film was extraordinarily savage. Where the source was unabashedly pro-military, the 1997 movie appeared to parody the book’s right-wing views.

Scriptwriter Ed Neumeier had previously co-written RoboCop, and that earlier film’s sly humour’s equally in evidence in Starship Troopers. Like RoboCop, Starship Troopers »

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Starship Troopers and the state of Hollyood sci-fi remakes

5 December 2011 7:56 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Is there any reason to remain optimistic about the proposed Starship Troopers remake, Ryan wonders, and what does it say about Hollywood sci-fi movies…?

Last Friday, news emerged that Hollywood producer Neal Moritz is planning to create a new version of Starship Troopers, Robert Heinlein’s sci-fi novel originally published in 1959.

Starship Troopers was, of course, first brought to cinemas in 1997, courtesy of director Paul Verhoeven’s characteristically violent and witty adaptation of the same name. Retaining certain plot elements and character names, Verhoeven’s film turned the subtext of the book on its head. Where Heinlein’s novel was relatively light on action, Verhoeven’s film was extraordinarily savage. Where the source was unabashedly pro-military, the 1997 movie appeared to parody the book’s right-wing views.

Scriptwriter Ed Neumeier had previously co-written RoboCop, and that earlier film’s sly humour’s equally in evidence in Starship Troopers. Like RoboCop, Starship Troopers »

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Peter Weller the Latest to Join the Growing 'Star Trek 2' Ensemble Cast

5 December 2011 7:31 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Well, we can forget about Khan for now, because this Star Trek sequel is getting RoboCop to star! Variety is reporting that the latest casting addition to J.J. Abrams' in-pre-production sequel to Star Trek is none other than Oscar nominated actor Peter Weller, currently age 64. Weller played Officer Alex J. Murphy, aka RoboCop, in the Paul Verhoeven sci-fi classic and also starred in The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension. He's playing (as you guessed) an unnamed role, one we probably won't find out for a few years, since Abrams like to keep everything a big secret even though shooting starts this January. With many of the original stars returning to man the Enterprise again, including Chris Pine, Zach Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, John Cho and Anton Yelchin, Abrams' and crew are now looking elsewhere to add some interesting names. And if you love »

- Alex Billington

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Starship Troopers remake announced

5 December 2011 7:17 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A remake of the cult sci-fi film Starship Troopers, released in 1997, is in the works according to Vulture. Directed by Paul Verhoeven (Basic Instinct) and based on a short story by Robert A. Heinlein, Starship Troopers featured a war between mankind and giant alien bugs, following a military unit as they progressed from recruits through to ranking officers.

Sony Pictures producer Neal Moritz (I Am Legend, Fast & Furious) has assigned the script to screenwriters Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz, who have written episodes of the TV shows Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and Fringe, as well as superhero movies Thor and X-Men: First Class. The writers also recently made a deal with the Penguin imprint Razorbill to publish their first novel Colin Fischer, about a 14-year-old boy with Asperger’s syndrome, which they plan to turn into a feature film.

This announcement follows remake plans for two of Paul Verhoeven »

- flickeringmyth

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Peter Weller is Appearing in Star Trek Sequel

5 December 2011 6:01 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Deadline New York is reporting that Peter Weller will appear in J.J. Abrams sequel to Star Trek. As usual the role is unspecified, and we have no idea regarding anything else about the film other than it is a sequel to Abram’s reboot of the legendary sci-fi franchise.Weller fist rose to prominence in the fan boy community when he portrayed the title character in the cult classic The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension. A few years later Weller starred in his most famous role in Paul Verhoeven’s gritty sci-fi actioner Robocop. In this film Weller played Alex Murphy, a Detroit police office who is critically wounded in the line of duty and then gets turned into the half man/half robot of the title. After Robocop Weller went on to star in its sequel, the cleverly title Robocop 2, as well as the David Cronenberg directed Naked Lunch, »

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Star Trek 2 Beams Up Robocop Himself, Peter Weller

5 December 2011 5:52 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

With a real release date finally set (May 17, 2013) and production ready to get started, J.J. Abrams's long-anticipated Star Trek 2 is finally filling out a cast beyond the mainstays from the first film, who will all be returning. The rumors about Benicio del Toro playing Khan may not be true, but would you be willing to swap for for an entirely different sci-fi icon like, say, Robocop? As odd as that sounds, Variety reports that Abrams indeed is bringing in Peter Weller, who played the cop-turned-robot in Paul Verhoeven's film, for an unspecified role in Star Trek 2. He joins Alice Eve as the only confirmed new cast member for the film, and while it's logical to guess both of them will be playing villains, the Abrams brain trust of course won't divulge anything. As hardcore Trek fans already know, Weller has experience with the franchise, having popped »

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Starship Troopers Remake In The Works

5 December 2011 3:46 AM, PST | LOVEFiLM | See recent LOVEFiLM news »

With Hollywood churning out more remakes than ever before, it only seems fitting that Paul Verhoeven’s action sci-fi adventure Starship Troopers also get the treatment.

The cult film which first took to cinemas in 1997 saw mankind in a fascist, military future fighting for survival against giant alien bugs in an intergalactic war.

The reboot is to be penned by screenwriters Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz, who wrote Thor and X-Men: First Class, as well as episodes for TV shows, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and Fringe.

Producer Neal Moritz, the man behind the Fast & The Furious franchise and several thousand other titles will be managing the whole affair, in addition to working on another Verhoeven remake, Total Recall.

Although the whole premise sounds promising, it is quite possible that this reboot could fall victim to the underwhelming Hollywood remakes of today.

There are no details on who will »

- zayyaf.saleem@lovefilm.com (Zayyaf Saleem)

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'Starship Troopers' remake in the works

5 December 2011 2:08 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A remake of Starship Troopers is on the way. Producer Neal Moritz is to work on the reboot following his remake of Total Recall, reports Vulture. Both original films were directed by Paul Verhoeven, whose other works include RoboCop, Basic Instinct and Showgirls. Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz are attached as screenwriters. The pair worked together on the scripts for Thor and X-Men: First Class and many episodes of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and Fringe. (more) »

- By Hugh Armitage

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Starship Troopers Remake Planned

4 December 2011 10:22 AM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Somewhere, buried deep in the heart of Hollywood, a pulsing brain bug is slowly making plans to remake every move ever produced. Well, the image is fitting at least, since someone is now planning to tackle a new version of Starship Troopers. First splattering across our screens in 1997, Starship Troopers remains one of the most fun entries in the Paul Verhoeven blood, boobs ‘n’ bombs era that also spawned the likes of Basic Instinct, RoboCop and Showgirls (we didn’t say the bombs were all on screen, now did we?) For all its Ott action, Troopers managed to be a satire of Robert Heinlein-style sci-fi, albeit with a subtlety bypass, since Verhoeven’s Hollywood output wouldn’t know what subtlety meant even if it had Word Of The Day toilet paper. The movie finds mankind in conflict with giant, marauding bugs, who enjoy swarming human armies and launching giant plasma poops into space. »

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