Space: it’s gross.
“Working in a visual-effects renaissance as we are, we have the ability to do so much more now,” producer Toby Jaffe teased.
We’re showing “District 9” on Sunday at 8/7 c. In the film (not real life, so don’t worry) it’s been 28 years since the aliens made first contact, but there was never any attack from the skies, nor any profound technological revelation capable of advancing our society. Instead, the aliens were treated as refugees. They […]
Paul Verhoeven’s “Starship Troopers” is a personal favorite of mine, perfectly combining legitimately fun sci-fi action with a deeply black comic take on militarism, patriotism and heroism. The 1999 movie adapted Robert A. Heinlein’s 1959 novel, which was originally accused of playing up fascist ideas, but added Verhoeven’s well-known satirical view of political and sociological […]
Twelve years ago, Paul Verhoeven, ever the cynical prankster, turned Robert A. Heinlein’s jingoistic ’50s sci-fi novel “Starship Troopers” into a plug-ugly satire of homicidal xenophobia, making his whitebread human “heroes” even more grotesque than the giant insectoid creatures they regularly slaughtered. Trouble was, mainstream America didn’t really get the sick joke, even when Neil […]
If you cast your mind back to the dusty days of fall 2006, you may remember hearing about Tarsem (nÃ© Tarsem Dhandwar Singh) and his second feature film “The Fall,” the established music video and commercial director’s apparent passion. Tarsem directed things like the video for R.E.M.’s “Losing My Religion” before going on to helm […]