Daily Archives: March 20, 2014

Starship Troopers, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bugs

I’ve already written two pieces on TIFF’s Paul Verhoeven retrospective (“Agent Provocateur: The Films of Paul Verhoeven” and “Comedy of Eros: Verhoven’s Lurid Pair”). I never figured I was a big Verhoeven aficionado, but with Starship Troopers showing tomorrow night, I find myself writing a third (and I still haven’t talked about Total Recall or Robocop!). Sometimes he’s brilliant, sometimes he’s an over-the-top cheese-meister; often Verhoeven is both. Still I gotta admit, Starship Troopers is one of the best damn war movies of all time. Seriously! Don’t believe me, private? Pipe down and I’ll give you a briefing, soldier, after the jump! Read the rest of this entry


First Look: Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch


We didn’t get an episode of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” this week. Instead, we got an admittedly self-serving but ultimately cool special about the Marvel Cinematic Universe, called “Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe.” Among other things, including a history of the studio, secret Easter eggs in the movies, etc., we also got a sneak peek at the concept art for two of the most anticipated new Avengers from Avengers: Age of Ultron. Meet me after the jump for Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch…

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