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Movie Endings Explained - Total Recall (video)

Movie endings, they're usually pretty straight forward right? Everything pays off, the main characters learn something, and our heroes ride off into the sunset. Sometimes though, we don't get the typical ending from a movie, we get something much more nuanced, complex and open ended. The kind of endings that leave things up in the air for all of us to debate and theorise on...
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04.26.2017
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Paul Verhoeven directing movie about lesbian nun, Blessed Virgin

Paul Verhoeven is one of the most visceral and accomplished directors, and is coming off one of the most talked-about movies of his career ever – ELLE – which earned star Isabelle Huppert and Oscar nom. The movie turned some heads and won praise, but Verhoeven is about to top himself in the controversial department with his new project which, at its most bluntly...
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04.26.2017
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Awesome Art We've Found Around The Net: Batman, Cool Hand Luke, Star Wars

Some cliche somewhere said that 'a picture is worth a thousand words.' This has proven to be the case for me and especially when it comes to fan art. I have always sought out great fan art and have wanted to share it with as many people as possible. "Awesome Artwork We've Found Around The Net" is the outlet for that passion. In this column I will showcase the kick-ass...
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02.18.2017
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Awesome Art We've Found Around The Net: The Godfather, Goodfellas, Robocop

Some cliche somewhere said that 'a picture is worth a thousand words.' This has proven to be the case for me and especially when it comes to fan art. I have always sought out great fan art and have wanted to share it with as many people as possible. "Awesome Artwork We've Found Around The Net" is the outlet for that passion. In this column I will showcase the kick-ass...
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12.10.2016
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The JoBlo Movie Show Podcast: Hacksaw Ridge, Doctor Strange, Wonder Woman

Select your listening preference below: *The following podcast is Rated F for Foul Language* Welcome to the JoBlo Movie Show Podcast! Join hosts Paul Shirey (Editor-in-Chief, JoBlo.com), Chris Bumbray (JoBlo.com film critic), and Sean Wist (JoBlo.com news/video editor) as they discuss all the latest and greatest (and not so greatest) things about film and...
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11.11.2016
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Basic Instinct - Movie In A Nutshell

Director Paul Verhoeven returns this week with ELLE , a thriller about a woman's revenge. So let's take a look back at BASIC INSTINCT, the erotic thriller that continued Verhoeven's American film success, and exposed everyone to the underworld of Sharon Stone. This film has everything you would expect in an erotic thriller, ice...an ice pick...sex...more sex...Michael Douglas'...
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11.10.2016
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Review: Elle

This was previously reviewed as part of our TIFF 2016 coverage. PLOT: A middle-aged divorcee ( Isabelle Huppert ) is sexually assaulted, and struggles with conflicting feelings regarding the rape while trying to move on with her life. REVIEW: Apparently, Paul Verhoeven ’s ELLE was written to be his comeback to English-language film-making, with the reaction dire...
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11.09.2016
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The Good, The Bad, and The Badass: Paul Verhoeven

Last week , we took a look at the career of actress Tilda Swinton , who’s gonzo aesthetic would by right at home in the work of this week’s subject... Paul Verhoeven It’s funny, but when I look back at the directors I was aware of as a child, in the early-nineties or so, one of the standouts is Paul Verhoeven . For me, he was up-there with Steven...
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11.07.2016
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Awesome Art We've Found Around The Net: Darth Vader, Predator, Robocop

Some cliche somewhere said that 'a picture is worth a thousand words.' This has proven to be the case for me and especially when it comes to fan art. I have always sought out great fan art and have wanted to share it with as many people as possible. "Awesome Artwork We've Found Around The Net" is the outlet for that passion. In this column I will showcase the kick-ass...
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11.05.2016
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Starship Troopers reboot is in the works from Baywatch writers

Paul Verhoeven 's STARSHIP TROOPERS is one of those movies that people either love or they hate; as for myself, you can put me firmly in the love group. Verhoeven's rough adaptation of Robert A. Heinlein's novel was deliciously satirical, completely over-the-top and filled to the brim with blood and guts, both of the human and insect variety. Several direct-to-video sequels...
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11.03.2016
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Paul Verhoeven reveals what he thinks of the remake of Robocop

For a good decade, Dutch director Paul Verhoeven busted out a series of over the top and highly entertaining movies in America before heading back to the Netherlands. He's been missed, but remakes of his movies have kept those properties alive...somewhat. While promoting ELLE at the Toronto International Film Festival , Paul Verhoeven discussed several of those remakes with...
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09.13.2016
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Paul Verhoeven's back, baby! New trailer for his upcoming thriller Elle

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,...
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09.01.2016
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