Starship Troopers (Verehoven, 1999): Prince Charles Cinema, 9pm
Chicago Reader review:
Four friends just out of high school join the military: Denise Richards
wants to pilot enormous spaceships, Casper Van Dien wants to be near
her, Dina Meyer wants to be near him, and Neil Patrick Harris wants to
pit his brain power against that of giant enemy insects—if they have
brains. The plot of this 1997 feature may sound like silly, conventional
science fiction and soap opera romance, but director Paul Verhoeven
blends the conflicting elements of intentional camp and perverse
sincerity into a single tone—and he doesn't resort to simple irony.
Instead he revels in the contradictions and defies us to see fascist
ideology in a story that allows us to identify with warmongering
Here is the trailer.