Andrew made us rent RoboCop off the iTunes store this weekend, because I’d actually never seen it before. It was actually better than I expected.
The fellow who directed RoboCop, Paul Verhoven, is kind of a personal favorite of mine – after RoboCop (his first big American film) he did Total Recall, Basic Instinct, and my favorites Showgirls and Starship Troopers. If you’ve never seen Showgirls, it’s hilariously bad – and everyone on it thought it was ground breaking art. I HIGHLY endorse the special edition box set – it comes with a drinking game and the best sassy commentary track EVER.
Anyway, I was browsing Cinematical and you will NEVER believe what Paul’s working on now – a biography of Jesus. Seriously. I guess if Anne Rice can write Jesus stories, Paul can too. I just hope his has more awesome snarky propaganda pieces.