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Paul Verhoeven Reveals Why the ‘RoboCop’ and ‘Total Recall’ Remakes Failed

18 September 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

After a 10-year absence, Paul Verhoeven has returned to feature filmmaking with “Elle.” The controversial filmmaker’s latest has been widely acclaimed since premiering at Cannes earlier this year, and in the leadup to its imminent theatrical release he’s had the chance to talk about such earlier works as “RoboCop” and “Total Recall.” Both films have recently been remade, and Verhoeven has a theory as to why these new takes were unsuccessful: “They take these somewhat absurd stories and make them much too serious.”

Read More: ‘Elle’ Exclusive Clip: Isabelle Huppert Takes Revenge On An Attacker In Paul Verhoeven’s Latest Thriller

“I think that is a mistake,” he continues in an interview with Collider. “Both those movies needed the distance of satire or comedy to situate it for audiences. Playing it straight without any humour is a problem and not an improvement.” Verhoeven’s films have long been »

- Michael Nordine

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Discussing "Sweet Dreams" with Marco Bellocchio

13 September 2016 10:55 PM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Septuagenarian firebrand Marco Bellocchio turns a critical eye at once sentimental and ironic to Italian men’s relationship to their mothers in Sweet Dreams, an inspired adaptation of a memoir by journalist Massimo Gramellini. Beginning with the dewy-eyed memories of a young Massimo in a halcyon 1960s, the boy dances, nestles and accompanies his mother everywhere, until her early and suspicious death sends him through the decades a man quietly emotionally and psychologically impaired—solitary, withdrawn, uncommitted. Or would he be like that anyway?Bellocchio slyly balances the swooning syrup of a boy’s longing for his mother with a man’s hang-ups in adulthood, his romances and career. After moving into his teenage years, the film jumps to the 1990s when Massimo, by then a sportswriter celebrated for his simple, direct and emotionless writing, encounters a Mephistophelean millionaire whose sudden death, rhyming with that of Massimo’s mother, sends »

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Tiff 2016. Correspondences #1

9 September 2016 9:54 PM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

I, Daniel BlakeDear Danny,Has it already been a year since we last exchanged notes and opinions on the film festival circuit? Toronto in September is this movie lover’s favorite place and time, and, despite a literally damp start (out of the airport and right into an abrupt, monsoon-style downpour), the appetite for discovery remains as insatiable as ever. Tiff for me has always been an escape—not just from my very non-cinephile work but also from the limitations of the multiplex, where hackneyed would-be blockbuster follows hackneyed would-be blockbuster in a seldom interrupted procession of mediocrity. The range and variety of festivals function as heartening correctives, reminders, as a friend recently and succinctly put it in response to yet another cinema-is-dead pronouncement, that movies aren’t just Hollywood or just what can be seen right now. I’m often anxious as I enter Tiff, yet I always leave it in euphoria, »

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‘Elle’ Exclusive Clip: Isabelle Huppert Takes Revenge On An Attacker In Paul Verhoeven’s Latest Thriller

8 September 2016 2:43 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Paul Verhoeven’s latest film “Elle,” his first in ten years, divided critics after its world premiere at this year’s Cannes Film Festival due to its provocative subject matter. The film follows Michèle LeBlanc (Isabelle Huppert), head of a successful video game company, who is raped in her home by an unknown assailant and soon stalks and becomes obsessed with her attacker.

IndieWire’s own Eric Kohn describes it as a “lighthearted comedy about rape” and says that “Verhoeven has crafted a defiant tale about the ultimate antidote for fear lying in the ability to turn it into something else.” The film has been making the festival rounds before its U.S. release date in November. Watch an exclusive clip from the film below.

Read More: ‘Elle’ Trailer: Isabelle Huppert Prepares For Revenge in Paul Verhoeven’s Psychological Thriller

Based on Philippe Djian’s 2012 novel, “Oh…,” the film also »

- Vikram Murthi

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The Link Of...

3 September 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

• THR got the first look at Fences. Photos of Denzel, Viola and Stephen McKinley Henderson

• Awards Daily surveys the rave reviews for Nocturnal Animals 

• Playbill there's another musical about the life of Tennessee Williams on the way. The developmental concert is when I'm away at Tiff argh.

• /Film Riz Ahmed sees his Rogue One action figure for the first time (he's so skinny & British -- it's freaking me out a little post The Night Of...!)

• Coming Soon Tom Holland visits a children's hospital dressed as Spider-Man

• Av Club interviews Rob Reiner about his well loved filmography

• Mnpp if you live in NYC please note that there's a Paul Verhoeven retrospective coming in November to celebrate the release of Elle. Naturally Showgirls and the other Hollywood films will be accounted for but so will his Dutch offerings. Can't wait to see Turkish Delight finally with Rutger Hauer!

• EW Tyler Hoechlin talks »

- NATHANIEL R

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Paul Verhoeven's back, baby! New trailer for his upcoming thriller Elle

1 September 2016 2:23 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Paul Verhoeven, the great director of such classics as Robocop and Total Recall (and some duds, like Hollow Man and Showgirls), has a new film coming out called Elle that might be one of most fucked up to date (and knowing Verhoeven, that's saying a lot). Here's a new trailer and poster: Damn! This looks intense! Though that really shouldn't be surprising, considering it's... Read More »

- Damion Damaske

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‘Twin Peaks’ Audiobook Reunites Kyle MacLachlan And More Key Cast To Narrate New Tale

18 August 2016 11:20 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The highly-anticipated “Twin Peaks” revival series will hit television sometime next year. Director and co-creator David Lynch is currently editing the series and it will feature many of the original cast members, including star Kyle MacLachlan. But before then, co-creator Mark Frost will release a novel entitled “The Secret History of Twin Peaks,” which will reveal what the series’ characters have been up to since the 1991 finale. EW reports that Kyle MacLachlan and several of the original cast will reunite for the novel’s audiobook. Other actor set to take part include Russ Tamblyn, Michael Horse, Chris Mulkey, David Patrick Kelly, Amy Shiels, James Morrison, Robert Knepper, Annie Wersching, and Len Cariou.

Read More: ‘The Secret History of Twin Peaks’ Trailer: Mark Frost’s Upcoming Book Is…a Novel?

“I am thrilled that both original cast members and new actors will be coming together on this project to bring this »

- Vikram Murthi

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‘Twin Peaks’ Audiobook Reunites Kyle MacLachlan And More Key Cast To Narrate New Tale

18 August 2016 11:20 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The highly-anticipated “Twin Peaks” revival series will hit television sometime next year. Director and co-creator David Lynch is currently editing the series and it will feature many of the original cast members, including star Kyle MacLachlan. But before then, co-creator Mark Frost will release a novel entitled “The Secret History of Twin Peaks,” which will reveal what the series’ characters have been up to since the 1991 finale. EW reports that Kyle MacLachlan and several of the original cast will reunite for the novel’s audiobook. Other actor set to take part include Russ Tamblyn, Michael Horse, Chris Mulkey, David Patrick Kelly, Amy Shiels, James Morrison, Robert Knepper, Annie Wersching, and Len Cariou.

Read More: ‘The Secret History of Twin Peaks’ Trailer: Mark Frost’s Upcoming Book Is…a Novel?

“I am thrilled that both original cast members and new actors will be coming together on this project to bring this »

- Vikram Murthi

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Betrayed

5 August 2016 5:08 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Costa-Gavras sets his focus on right-wing political terror in the American heartland, where FBI agent Debra Winger finds farmer Tom Berenger at the head of a clan of murderous white supremacists. Our friends and neighbors! Betrayed Blu-ray Olive Films 1988 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 127 min. / Street Date April 19, 2016 / available through the Olive Films website / 29.98 Starring Debra Winger, Tom Berenger, John Heard, Betsy Blair, John Mahoney, Ted Levine, Jeffrey DeMunn, Albert Hall, David Clennon, Robert Swan, Richard Libertini. Cinematography Patrick Blossier Film Editor Joële Van Effenterre Original Music Bill Conti Written by Joe Eszterhas Produced by Irwin Winkler Directed by Costa-Gavras

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Filmmaker Cost-Gavras occupies a high roost where political activism is concerned. His most popular films 'Z', Stage of Siege, The Confession and Missing put strong values before wide audiences in the Nixon and Reagan years, when few major filmmakers would go near such touchy subjects. 1988's Betrayed is »

- Glenn Erickson

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Weekly Rushes. Garrel as Godard, Hand-Painted Kung Fu, Herzog's Internet, Shyamalan's Next

3 August 2016 7:06 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

NEWSThe news from Brazil these days is focused on the Olympics, but the country's film culture has just gone through a shuddering convulsion with massive cuts to the Brazilian Cinematheque that, after an uproar, have been withheld. Luc Besson, the French mega-producer and director, has been ordered to pay €465,000 in damages to John Carpenter, his co-writer and StudioCanal for plagiarism of Carpenter's Escape from New York in Besson's 2012 film Lockout.The complete Venice Film Festival 2016 lineup is out. What are we looking forward to most? Terrence Malick's IMAX documentary Voyage of Time, and new films by Lav Diaz (The Woman Who Left), Andrei Konchalovsky (Paradise), Ulrich Siedl (Safari), Amir Naderi (Monte) and Sergei Loznitsa (Austerlitz).Recommended VIEWINGDespite some bumps, we continue to be champions of M. Night Shyamalan. The trailer for his latest, Split, seems to be made in the same lower budget style that inspired his last—and excellent—thriller, »

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Off The Shelf – Episode 98 – New Blu-ray & DVD Releases for Tuesday, August 2nd 2016

3 August 2016 5:00 AM, PDT | CriterionCast | See recent CriterionCast news »

In this episode of Off The Shelf, Ryan and Brian take a look at the new DVD and Blu-ray releases for the week August 2nd, 2016.

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Follow-up Dead Ringers Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Dated Scream Factory: Rabid Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Dated News Lionsgate bows new Vestron Bd series, plus BFI’s Napoleon, Peter Gabriel, Da Vinci Code 4K, Phantasm & more Warcraft official for Bd, BD3D & 4K on 9/27, plus Everest 4K, Bates Motel: S4, Arrow’s Dark Water & more Vestron Video – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Vestron Video VHS Covers Vestron Video – Clg Wiki Scorpion Releasing: Joseph Losey’s Steaming Heading to Blu-ray Glengarry Glen Ross Blu-ray Upcoming Eureka Entertainment Blu-ray Releases The Lodger Blu-ray Detailed First Look at New 4K Remaster of Paul Verhoeven’s Showgirls Kino: New 2K Restoration of Night People Coming to Blu-ray The Almodóvar Blu-ray Collection Babyface (1977) Blu-ray »

- Ryan Gallagher

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Watch: Nsfw New Re-Release Trailer for Paul Verhoeven's 'Showgirls'

1 August 2016 6:35 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"You're out there on stage, hoping on a spot, someone gets in your way - step on 'em." Pathe is planning a 4K restoration re-release of the cult classic, critically-panned film from Paul Verhoeven that killed his career in Hollywood - Showgirls. To announce the upcoming re-release in theaters as well as on Blu-ray and VOD, they've unveiled a new trailer for the film which starred Elizabeth Berkley, Kyle Maclachlan, Gina Gershon, Glenn Plummer and Robert Davi. Showgirls actually received the "Nc-17" rating for "nudity and erotic sexuality throughout", perhaps because Verhoeven was given final cut after the success of Basic Instinct and didn't hold back, and it bombed at the box office. This trailer is obviously Nsfw with nudity throughout, but that should be expected. Perhaps there are a few devoted Verhoeven fans out there. Here's the new restored re-release trailer for Paul Verhoeven's Showgirls, direct from Pathe's YouTube: Nomi, »

- Alex Billington

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Newswire: Showgirls is returning to theaters—in France

1 August 2016 12:38 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

They try to paint themselves as the most sophisticated of sophisticates, but the fact of the matter is that, cinematically, the French secretly love nothing more than a heaping helping of piping-hot American popular cinema. Just look at Jerry Lewis. They love him over there. And you know what else they love? Showgirls, although I’m sure they would tell you their appreciation is, how you say, ironique.

Yes, although Showgirls has been experiencing a redemptive arc of sorts here in the U.S. as critics and movie lovers alike have realized that hey, maybe this joke actually is kind of funny, only the French have bothered to do a 4K restoration of Paul Verhoeven’s tribute to the silicone-and-polyester monument to humanity’s hubris that is the Las Vegas strip. Maybe it’s because they’re not so uptight about nudity over there, or maybe when your life is »

- Katie Rife

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‘Showgirls’ 4K Restoration Trailer: Paul Verhoeven’s Erotic Cult Classic Returns To French Theaters

1 August 2016 9:41 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Simply put, cult classics aren’t made, they’re born. They’re not designed with the intention of becoming hits on the home video or midnight movie markets, they just exist as sincere creative expressions that happen to catch on with audiences and critics after in its initial theatrical run. Case in point: In 1995, director Paul Verhoeven released his erotic drama “Showgirls,” starring Elizabeth Berkeley as a street-smart hitchhikers who heads to Las Vegas to climb the ropes from stripper to showgirl. While she’s there, she’s introduced to the seedy underbelly of the dancing world and comes face to face with marginalization, violence, and exploitation. The film also stars Kyle MacLachlan (“Twin Peaks”), Gina Gershon (“Bound”), Glenn Plummer (“Speed”), Robert Davi (“Die Hard”), and more.

Read More: ‘Showgirls’ Behind The Scenes: Paul Verhoeven On Why He Created An Erotic Cult Classic

In the twenty years since its disappointing »

- Vikram Murthi

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Paul Verhoeven’s Cult Classic ‘Showgirls’ Gets Nsfw Trailer for 4K Theatrical Restoration

1 August 2016 6:53 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

After stopping by Cannes with one of the best films of his career, EllePaul Verhoeven returns in more ways than one this year. A new trailer has arrived for the French 4K scan of his 1995 erotic drama and cult classic Showgirls. The film concerns street-smart Nomi Malone (Elizabeth Berkley) who climbs the hierarchical ladder of dancing in the Las Vegas scene, and was known for its controversial depiction of sexuality and nudity with its Nc-17 rating — a depiction Verhoeven believes couldn’t be made today:

“I don’t think that it’s a movie that could ever be made anymore. Ever. Because nudity is more taboo than ever in the United States. You see these movies and the sex scenes are reduced to a couple of dissolves where you see a hand on a back, but there are really no sex scenes in American movies anymore. There are exceptions, »

- Mike Mazzanti

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Nsfw Re-Release Trailer For Paul Verhoeven’s Newly Restored Campy Cult Classic ‘Showgirls’

1 August 2016 6:45 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The common narrative is that “Showgirls” ended Paul Verhoeven‘s career in Hollywood, and so it’s easy to forget that he actually helmed two more studio pictures after the infamous stripper drama flop. It certainly didn’t help that they were “Starship Troopers” (which has since gained much greater appreciation) and “Hollow Man,” which both were commercial […]

The post Nsfw Re-Release Trailer For Paul Verhoeven’s Newly Restored Campy Cult Classic ‘Showgirls’ appeared first on The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Arnold Schwarzenegger To Produce TV Series ‘Pump’ Inspired By His Bodybuilding Days

18 July 2016 1:27 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Before Arnold Schwarzenegger was an action star or the Governor of California, he was pumping iron on Venice Beach with a small group of pals who later became competitive bodybuilders and created an entire fitness industry. Now, Deadline reports that these formative years will now be the inspiration for the upcoming TV series “Pump,” an eight-episode hour-long drama produced by Schwarzenegger in conjunction with The Tannenbaum Company and CBS Television Studios. The series’ showrunner will be Bryan Goluboff, who has previously worked on “Blue Bloods,” “Smash,” and “Law & Order: Svu.”

Read More: Arnold Schwarzenegger To Star In Taran Killam’s Hitman Comedy ‘Why We’re Killing Gunther’

The former California Governor said that he knew “Pump” would be a hit from the very beginning. “The 70’s were such a colorful, transformational time, for me and for our entire country,” Schwarzenegger says. “I look forward to bringing that color to people »

- Vikram Murthi

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Beauty vs Beast: Girl-On-Girl Power

18 July 2016 12:30 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Jason from Mnpp here feeling sweaty and gross here in the annual inferno named July -- I wish I could say I was using this week's "Beauty vs Beast" to cool us down but instead I'm turning the heat up up up thanks to today being the 78th birthday of the spicy Paul Verhoeven, helmer of the hotly anticipated rape-revenge thriller Elle with Isabelle Huppert, and of legendarily epic dumpster-fires (a term I use in this context with extreme admiration) like Showgirls and Starship Troopers and today's honoree, 1992's Basic Instinct. Muy caliente! So everybody slip off your underpants (if you're wearing any), straddle your favorite gal-pal in the bathroom, and help me slash away at this one...

Previously Anticipating this past weekend's Ghostbusters we hit rewind to Paul Feig's last great comedy Spy, forcing you to choose between Head Funny Lady Melissa McCarthy and Supporting Funny Lady Rose Byrne »

- JA

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Gene Wilder Opens Up About Making of ‘Willy Wonka’ and ‘Young Frankenstein’ – Watch

5 July 2016 10:52 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Public sightings of iconic actor Gene Wilder are as rare these days as public sightings of Willy Wonka (or Arthur Halliday). Three years ago, the retiree spoke with Robert Osborne at the 92nd Street Y in New York City in a rare public appearance. He discussed filming Mel Brooks classics like “Young Frankenstein” and “The Producers,” making Willy Wonka into his own and the state of modern Hollywood (including remakes of his own films!). The results will make you wish you could see Wilder back on the big screen.

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It’s safe to assume Wilder has an old sensibility towards the industry. In this talk, he touches on his dislike for profanity in today’s films (“When they’re swearing… can’t they just stop and talk? Instead of swearing?”), confusion over what a podcast is (“Would I come on your what? »

- Russell Goldman

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‘Dr. Strangelove’ Documentary Shows Tons of Amazing Behind-the-Scenes Footage of the Classic Satire — Watch

26 June 2016 12:04 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Choosing the best movie Stanley Kubrick ever made is a contentious task fit for the War Room, but deeming one the funniest is considerably easier: “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb” elicits more laughter than “The Shining,” “2001” and “Eyes Wide Shut” combined. A making-of documentary available on YouTube goes behind the scenes of Kubrick’s political satire.

Read More: Sir Patrick Stewart Hails the Wrong Ruler in Film Independent’s Live Reading of ‘Dr. Strangelove

By the late 1950s, a narrator informs us in the opening minutes, Kubrick was deeply troubled by the prospect of nuclear war; James B. Harris, the filmmaker’s former production partner, says it was the only thing on his mind after finishing “Lolita.” This led him to read more than 50 books on the subject, one of which came recommended from a friend at the International Institute for Strategic »

- Michael Nordine

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