Michael Keaton Floors Every Other Batman With Two Words

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Recently, when Christian Bale was asked how he initially felt when he heard about Ben Affleck taking over the role of Batman, he admitted that he harbored some series FOMO (Fear of Missing Out). That’s understandable, as Bale turned in a terrific performance in Christopher Nolan‘s Dark Knight trilogy (despite the mixed reaction about the gravely voice), and being a method actor, he must have invested a lot of emotionally charged energy into the role of Bruce Wayne and his alter-ego, Batman. Continue reading

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Paul Verhoeven’s World of Ultra Violent Science Fiction, …and Showgirls.

Paul Verhoeven on the set of Robocop
Paul Verhoeven on the set of Robocop

Just in time for the new reboot of the much coveted and adorned ultra-violent 80’s classic ‘Robocop’, what better time than now to have an all enveloping, all encompassing look at original director Paul Verhoeven’s career outside of his birthplace. His filmography has inadvertently cemented the director’s position somewhat – as a Sci-Fi auteur – a fan favourite; a name that is championed, due to his satirical take and political underpinnings within the genre. Subsequently, looking at Verhoeven’s North American tentpole produced films – Robocop, Total Recall, Basic Instinct, Showgirls, Starship Troopers and Hollow Man – it may come as a surprise, much to the demise of fans, that Verhoeven has been quite open about the fact that he has never been much of a Science Fiction fan, which is quite hard to believe considering. Continue reading