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The Family, 2013.
Directed by Luc Besson.
A Mafia boss and his family must relocate to France under the FBI's witness protection program. Instructed to keep a low profile, the Manzoni's end up attracting more attention then they want as their old habits rear their ugly heads. Inevitably, chaos ensues as 'The Family' try to tame their violent ways.
Oh dear. That's what you might say when you leave the cinema. It's understandable that you had high hopes for The Family: great cast, fun trailer, good director. But I bet you thought the same about Last Vegas... Full of ridiculous stereotypes and thoroughly unlikeable characters, you should only go and see this if you've seen every other film out at the cinema, are eager for an afternoon nap or just love Robert De Niro. »
- Gary Collinson
Well, if there was any doubt about negotiations or deal points, squash them now: “Fast & Furious 6” helmer Justin Lin is 100% confirmed to direct the fifth and currently untitled installment in the ‘Bourne’ franchise. Moreover, “Bourne 5” now joins the crowded summer 2015 field according to Universal who has now dated the picture for a Friday, August 14, 2015 release. Jeremy Renner will return as the lead but don’t look for Matt Damon or series architect/screenwriter Tony Gilroy as both of them have moved on. The movie will square off against "The Smurfs 3," which is going for a different audience anyway. Universal has also dated Luc Besson’s next film. Titled “Lucy” and starring Scarlett Johansson, the movie is now scheduled for a Friday, August 8, 2014 bow. Details on both films below from the official press release: About Lucy From La Femme Nikita and The Professional to The Fifth Element, writer/director Luc Besson »
- Edward Davis
The Family, 2013.
Directed by Luc Besson.
The Manzoni family, a notorious mafia clan, is relocated to Normandy, France under the witness protection program, where fitting in soon becomes challenging as their old habits die hard.
Once one of the most influential directors to break into Hollywood from Europe, filmmaker Luc Besson is now more recognisable as a producer of low to mid budget B movie action trash like Taken and The Transporter, but he has made some fantastic films as a director. The Family is not one of them; in fact, it’s the worst film of his I’ve seen by quite some margin.
Tired, lifeless, predictable, and utterly without purpose, Besson’s film is a cluster of clichés with maybe 45 minutes worth of story stretched over 100 minutes. Telling the story of the Blakes, »
- Gary Collinson
CW’s Arrow has shown that DC Comics characters can work on the small screen. This season has gotten positive attention from both fans and critics and continues to build its world and introduce more characters and concepts from the comics. As well as Arrow, DC Entertainment has announced that there are Jim Gordon, John Constantine, and Hourman shows in development at Fox, NBC, and CW respectively. The first two characters are relatively popular, especially Jim Gordon, who was portrayed by Oscar-nominated actor Gary Oldman in the Dark Knight trilogy, but who outside die-hard Justice Society fans knows who Hourman is? In this articles, the Sound on Sight writers will show what DC characters and comics series should have their own series instead of Hourman and whatever his superpowers are.
Deathstroke by Lol Craven I’m not going to lie and say I’m nominating Deathstroke because I’m a long term fan, »
- Logan Dalton
Comedy doesn't come much lazier than this 'effort' starring Robert De Niro in one of those roles that makes you shake your head in mourning for the immense talent squandered. As is his wont in recent years, De Niro sends up the tough guy persona that made him an icon, this time as a Brooklyn mobster shipped to rural France in an ostentatious gesture by the Witness Protection Programme.
Giovanni Manzoni has a $20 million contract on his head and the rest of his family are in the firing line, too. As wife Maggie, Michelle Pfeiffer is fun to watch in brassy blonde mode and certainly, she shows more signs of life than her co-star. Another highlight is John D'Leo as their son, a junior wise-guy »
This weekend (November 23rd & 24th) sees the McM Comic Con and Memorabilia show take place at the NEC in Birmingham. We’ll be there on the Saturday, checking out what’s happening at one of the UK’s biggest conventions. If you haven’t grabbed a ticket yet, what are you waiting for? Ok, ok, so some of you may still be undecided, so let me tempt you with a rundown of just some highlights of the guests attending the event this weekend…
Red Dwarf Reunion – Chris Barrie (Arnold Rimmer); Hattie Hayridge (Holly); Danny John-Jules (The Cat) and Robert Llewellyn (Kryten) from much-loved British sci-fi comedy Red Dwarf. Quadrophenia Reunion – Stars Phil Daniels (Jimmy); Toyah Willcox (Monkey) and Daniel Peacock (Danny) celebrate the ultimate mod movie, based on The Who’s 1973 rock opera.
- Phil Wheat
The 5 Most Incredible Pole Dancing Videos Trust me, you don't have enough singles for these performances. By Kate Hakala It's high time that pole dancing be recognized as a rigorous form of athleticism - they have world championships. It's half gymnastics, half seduction. These artists take their bodies and the pole to new heights. Sit back, relax, and be mesmerized by their quad strength. I guarantee you will forget that pole dancing this elegant and artful was ever synonymous with stripping. 1. The Fifth Element Routine If you had no idea that the song sung by the blue alien in The Fifth Element would be this moving set to a pole dancing routine, then you've been missing out. Oona Kivela's routine at the International Pole Championship blows us all away. 2. The Storyteller Jenyne Butterfly's 2011 routine to Florence + the Machine's Dog Days Are Over [...] »
- Kate Hakala
Storyboards by Tom Nelson Thanks to a heads up from Film Sketchr Gatchaman, originated in Japan in the early 1970s as a television series called Science Ninja Team Gatchaman. Aired in the U.S. as Battle of the Planets and G-Force, it soon became one of the top syndicated shows. Set in a future world grappling with environmental and technological issues, the story focuses on five reluctant heroes whose remarkable genetic code makes them Earth's only hope of defeating extra- terrestrial invaders. Imagi's Gatchaman will be would've been a big, effects-rich movie with some of the most ambitious action sequences ever seen in animation. Robert Mark Kamen (The Fifth Element, The Karate Kid) is the screenwriter and Kevin Munroe (Tmnt) directs. Click Here to See Another Gatchaman Storyboard »
Trevor Hogg chats with Amy Reeder and Brandon Montclare about launching a new Image Comics series plus an exclusive preview of Rocket Girl #2...
“My family’s extremely musical, so in that sense yes, but I’m the only visual artist in the family. Although my grandmother did some art as well,” states Amy Reeder who was drawn to a particular comic book title from Japan. “I didn’t really pay much attention to them until I got into Sailor Moon in 1997. Then I started going to comic shops to find Sailor Mooncollectables! Four years later I started reading manga, which was what made me want to learn how to do this stuff! I’m still catching up on the American comics scene, but I’m not quite as bad as I used to be.” Brandon Montclare had a different experience growing up. “My younger sister is still in school; she »
Jean Paul Gaultier’s original costume for when Prince was cast as outrageous Ruby Rhod.
A few more words with Trish Summerville about one of the most anticipated costume films of the year.
Caroline McCall discusses challenges of working on the show. Noticed all the purples and blacks worn by Lady Mary this season? That’s because she is still in mourning.
Jennifer Lawrence wanted to wear “everything” apparently. Understandable from what we’ve seen of the costumes so far.
Video: Ms Summerville explaining even more about those Katniss and co costumes. Exciting, exciting…
Costume Cafe Podcast
Lauren Delany George talks to Colleen Monroe about being a costume freelancer.
Wendy Partridge on designing for the big norse God.
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- Christopher Laverty
Comedian Chris Tucker played the flamboyant talk show host Ruby Rhod in Luc Besson’s The Fifth Element. At times it feels like a Prince impersonation — but maybe that’s because the music artist was offered a chance to play the outrageous character. French fashion designer Jean-Paul Gaultier, known for crafting some of fashion’s most shocking works, created the costumes for the sci-fi film. It seems that Gaultier’s getup for Ruby was even too much for Prince. Exhibit The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk is currently at the Brooklyn Museum, which is where website io9 learned what the androgynous singer thought of the fishnet-and-feathers ensemble: “Still not saying anything, Prince gave me this...
- Alison Nastasi
Some truly cringe-worthy (that is, if you have an aversion to insects) sales art is here for The Human Centipede 3: Final Sequence, and we have every slithery pixel of it for you! Dig it!
Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight, The Expendables), Tommy “Tiny” Lister (Friday, The Fifth Element), and former porn actress (and one of Charlie Sheen's "goddesses") Bree Olson will join returning villains Dieter Laser and Laurence R. Harvey, Robert Lasardo, and the series’ writer-director Tom Six in the production.
Final Sequence is set in a prison and is said to be aiming for a 500-person centipede this go-round. Director Six promises that the American finale will be 100% politically incorrect!
Expect lots more soon.
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Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 31 Oct 2013 - 07:01
We train our sights on the year 1996, and the 25 underappreciated films it has to offer...
Independence Day managed to revive both the alien invasion movie and the disaster flick in 1996, and just about every other mainstream picture released that year lived in its saucer-shaped shadow.
Yet beyond the aerial battles of Independence Day, the flying cows in Twister, and the high-wire antics of Tom Cruise in Brian De Palma's Mission: Impossible, there sat an entire library of lesser-known and underappreciated movies.
As part of our attempts to highlight the unsung greats of the 90s, here's our selection of 25 such films from 1996 - the year chess champion Garry Kasparov lost to the might of the computer Deep Blue, and the year comedy star Jim Carrey starred in an unexpectedly dark tale of obsession...
25. The Cable Guy
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Today we have the first photos from the set of the upcoming "Lucy" sci-fi action film, which is currently shooting in Taiwan. The photos give us a look at Scarlett Johansson (The Avengers), who plays a superhero in the movie. Check everything out below. Plot: The story focuses on a woman (Johansson) who is forced to become a drug mule. But the drug accidentally goes into her body, mysteriously granting her superhuman powers. She can absorb knowledge instantly, is able to move objects with her mind and can't feel pain or distress. The new movie is written and directed by Luc Besson (The Professional, The Fifth Element) and co-stars Morgan Freeman. It's planned for a 2014 release. Photos: (click to enlarge) »
Every year, a plethora of movie sequels hit the big screen, and always seem to perform well, no matter how terrible they may be. Cinephiles often lament the deluge of sequels, especially for the many films out there who get them that don't really need them (like Grown Ups 2 or Smurfs 2) . A few weeks ago, I discussed the films that we'd love a sequel too, but should leave alone, and now (in the spirti of thinking positive), I've come up with a list of movies that we actually want to see, and are deserving of a sequel.
The Dark Crystal (1982)
Seriously, where the hell is The Power of the Dark Crystal? The sequel to this 1982 classic has been in the works for over a decade now, and it's still no where to be seen. It’s gone through a couple directors, a couple writers as well, and the last »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
On Oct. 17, The CW debuts its sexy new period drama Reign starring Adelaide Kane as a teenage Mary Stuart (a.k.a. Mary, Queen of Scots). The half-Scottish Kane auditioned for multiple projects for The CW during last pilot season, and suspecting she’d be a perfect fit for Reign, the network brought her in and let her choose her own scenes to read from the script before casting for that pilot had officially begun. Two weeks later, she was offered the role.
Auditioning for Reign might have been a breeze, but shooting the pilot in cold Ireland while ill »
- Mandi Bierly
News Den Of Geek 20 Sep 2013 - 10:37
Our lookbacks at an assortment of 1990s movies, all gathered together in one place!
Here's a page that should take you straight to the lookback of a 1990s movie of your choice. Let us know if index pages like this are helpful, and we'll pop a few more together if they are...
Alien Resurrection. Not the franchise's finest hour...
Beauty And The Beast. Disney's finest animated movie? Simon thinks so...
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey. An article we wrote celebrating the film as it hit its 20th birthday.
The Boondock Saints. The infamous film, and its equally infamous behind the scenes documentary.
Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Much maligned, but is it actually any good?
Captain America. Not the recent version. The cheap version.
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Back in 1997, Luc Besson wrote and directed one of the best science-fiction movies of our time in The Fifth Element, and now, according to sources, the French director is possibly looking to revisit that universe…
Speaking to The Playlist while out promoting his latest The Family, Besson was asked whether he would like to go back and revisit one of his past movie efforts for a prequel or sequel. He responded with the following
“The Fifth Element I was a little bit frustrated because I made the film right before all the new effects arrived. So when I did the film it was all blue screen, six hours, dots on the wall, takes forever to do one shot. Now, basically, you put the camera on your shoulder and then you run and then you add a couple of dinosaurs and spaceships. And I was so frustrated because it was not so easy at the time. »
- Paul Heath
"Time not important. Only life important." Say what?! It's not happening yet and this isn't any indication that it will happen, but we can still hope. We can still dream. One of my personal all-time favorite sci-fi movies is The Fifth Element, directed by French filmmaker Luc Besson in 1997. Since then, Besson has gone on to direct a number of other films, as well as produce and write other hits like the Taken series. But it sounds like he still has a desire to get back to hardcore space opera sci-fi eventually (despite a retirement announcement a few years ago). Besson commented on his attraction to Fifth Element in a recent interview. Speaking to The Playlist about his latest film The Family (which has received dismal reviews unfortunately), Luc Besson brought up The Fifth Element when asked this question: "You've produced a lot of sequels to the movies you've overseen. »
- Alex Billington
To mark the release of Fire with Fire on DVD Now, we’ve been given 3 copies of the show to give away.
Director David Barrett (Arrow, The Mentalist, Blue Bloods) is no stranger to bringing action to life on screen having co-ordinated stunts for scorching productions including The Matrix Reloaded, The Town and Speed 2: Cruise Control.
Barrett leads an all star cast of Hollywood sizzlers including number one action-man Bruce Willis (Die Hard Franchise, The Expendables, The Fifth Element) as police officer ‘Mike Cella’, fiery femme Rosario Dawson (Trance, Unstoppable, Sin City) as witness protection agent ‘Talia Durham’ and Hollywood hunk Josh Duhamel (Safe Haven, Transformers Franchise, Life as We Know it) as firefighter ‘Jeremy Colton’.
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