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The Most Disappointing Year in Movies

25 April 2017 10:02 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

In 1997, a film cynic was born.

Seeing Star Wars ruined should have been a sign that 1997 would be the worst year ever for blockbusters. George Lucas’s Special Editions, intended to “improve” the original trilogy but mostly doing the opposite, started arriving in January. By the time of the release of the new version of Return of the Jedi in March, my anticipation for anything ought to have been demolished. But I couldn’t have imagined that was only the beginning.

Actually, the first steps towards the end of an era were made in the early ’90s. That just wasn’t a great time for big movies compared to the prior decade. Some of my biggest letdowns of all time included Hudson Hawk in 1991 and Death Becomes Her in 1992. Jurassic Park wasn’t good enough for me, having read the book. Independence Day put me to sleep in the theater. Beloved »

- Christopher Campbell

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12 Blockbusters You Can’t Miss This Summer Season

25 April 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

This week, IndieWire will be rolling out our annual Summer Preview, including offerings that span genres, a look at the various trends driving the box office, and special attention to all the new movies you need to get through a jam-packed summer movie-going season. Check back throughout the week for a new look at the best the season has to offer, and clear your schedule, because we’re going to fill it right up.

Today — a look at a dozen blockbusters (or would-be blockbusters) well worth your time and movie-going dollars.

Read More: IndieWire’s Complete 2017 Summer Preview

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” May 5

If you’ve seen “Guardians of the Galaxy,” you already know a lot about “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” — a lively comedic space opera filled with banter between humans and imaginative aliens, astonishing visual effects, and the most idiosyncratic set of characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. »

- Chris O'Falt, David Ehrlich, Eric Kohn, Jude Dry, Kate Erbland, Steve Greene and Zack Sharf

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Join HeyUGuys for a screening of Mad Max: Fury Road – Black & Chrome Edition with Q&A

25 April 2017 4:08 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Jon Lyus

Join Pinewood Cinema at Pinewood Studios and HeyUGuys on Sunday 30th April for a special ‘black & chrome’ screening of Mad Max: Fury Road, featuring an exclusive Q&A with the film’s Executive Producer, Iain Smith, hosted by me.

An acclaimed producer, Iain is known for producing and executive producing such films as Children of Men, The Fifth Element, Spy Game, The Killing Fields and Seven Years in Tibet. As well as enjoying the full monochrome force of George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road we’ll be asking Iain about his experience with the film, his work at Pinewood and his career in Film.

One lucky person, who will be chosen at random on the night, will also receive a signed Mad Max: Fury Road Black and Chrome poster from Iain.

Book your tickets now – click here for details Screening Details

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- Jon Lyus

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Interview: Director Luc Besson Ran A Tight Ship On ‘Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets’

13 April 2017 8:47 AM, PDT | CineMovie | See recent CineMovie news »

 

Luc Besson returns to the science fiction genre with Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets. The director of such classics as The Fifth Element and The Professional doesn’t fool around on set, and if anyone is not ready to go at the set time, he admits he yells on set including at his leading lady.

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- info@cinemovie.tv (Super User)

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Does knowing too much about a film ruin your enjoyment?

12 April 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Anghus Houvouras on whether knowing too much about a film can ruin your enjoyment…

There are still people who decide what movie they’re going to see in the span of time it takes between arriving at the theater and purchasing a ticket. Carefree film fans who are somehow able to miss (or purposefully avoid) the commercials, trailers, and online ads that permeate the digital space. The criteria they use to select their weekly trip to the cinemas is in no way influenced in the multi-million dollar marketing machine constantly vying for our attention.

We have never known as much about movies and the industry that produces them as we do today. The digital age has given us a ridiculously voyeuristic look into the world of entertainment. From the moment a project is announced and stars are attached, the film is under a microscope being scrutinized for every choice made. »

- Anghus Houvouras

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Luc Besson's 'The Fifth Element' Returning to Theaters in 4K This May

11 April 2017 1:08 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"If you want something done, do it yourself." Good news, sci-fi fans! One of my all-time favorite sci-fi films is returning to theaters this year for its 20th anniversary. Luc Besson's The Fifth Element is showing on the big screen for two nights only as part of a special event from Fathom Events. Fathom will be screening a brand new 4K restoration of the film in cinemas nationwide on May 14th and May 17th, with showings at 2Pm and 7Pm. Following its two-day-only theatrical presentation, The Fifth Element will debut on 4K Ultra HD in July (even though it already has multiple Blu-ray re-releases in the last few years). In addition, the event will include a sneak preview of Luc Besson's next sci-fi Valerian. If you're a fan, don't miss out on this. Tickets to the screening, called "The Fifth Element 20th Anniversary", can already by purchased online through the Fathom Events website. »

- Alex Billington

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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is the most expensive French film ever

11 April 2017 1:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is reportedly the most expensive film in French history, confirms Cineuropa. The upcoming summer tentpole blockbuster is said to cost around €197 million, which is over double the original record held by 2008’s Asterix at the Olympic Games at a €78 million budget.

EuropaCorp is most likely comfortable with the budget given director Luc Besson’s history with the science fiction genre (The Fifth Element), and the fact that the film is based on an already established lore. Also, with over 200 different variations of aliens present and an abundance of special effects required, it only makes sense for the budget to quickly blow up.

With that said, it’s definitely a huge gamble. This studio clearly has faith in the project, however, as more films in the franchise are already being planned. Let us know what you think in the comments below…

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- Robert Kojder

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'The Fifth Element' Returning to Theaters for 20th Anniversary

10 April 2017 7:15 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

The cult classic The Fifth Element will return to theaters this May to celebrate the Bruce Willis-starring sci-fi adventure's 20th anniversary.

A 4K restoration of the 1997 space epic will hit multiplexes on Sunday, May 14th and Wednesday, May 17th as part of Fathom Events' 20th anniversary re-release, Entertainment Weekly reports.

In addition to the film, the 20th anniversary screenings will feature an exclusive new introduction by director Luc Besson, as well as a sneak preview of the filmmaker's upcoming blockbuster Valerian and the City of the Thousand Planets, »

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Fathom Events Bringing The Fifth Element Back To Cinemas May 14 and 17

9 April 2017 2:29 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Twenty years ago, audiences were dazzled by the visionary images and epic adventure of “The Fifth Element.” To celebrate the 20th anniversary of director Luc Besson’s groundbreaking film, Fathom Events and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will present a 4K restoration of the film in movie theaters nationwide for two days only, on Sunday, May 14 and Wednesday, May 17 at 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. (local time) both days. Following its two-day-only theatrical presentation, “The Fifth Element” will debut on 4K Ultra HD July 11.

As an added bonus, the theatrical presentation will also offer audiences a brand-new, exclusive look at Besson’s upcoming film, “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,” which opens in theaters nationwide July 21, 2017. This new film stars Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne as special operatives who must protect the astonishing city of Alpha from a marauding menace that threatens not just the city but the future of the universe. »

- Michelle McCue

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The Fifth Element Heads Back To Theaters With Valerian Preview

8 April 2017 11:56 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

My how time flies. Twenty years ago, it was about a year since I had moved out on my own for the first time. There was a great movie theater in Grand Rapids, Studio 28, that showed all kinds of movies, from the blockbusters to quirky little independent pieces. One film I saw was from Luc Besson, a weird little sci-fi movie called The Fifth Element. Visually, the film was unlike anything I had seen. It was almost as if space aliens went to Hollywood and gave them a film for us humans to enjoy. Plus, it introduced the world to Milla Jovovich.

And is that really a bad thing?

Entertainment Weekly is reporting that folks are going to get a chance to see The Fifth Element in theaters again this summer thanks to Fathom Events and Sony Pictures. It will have a 4K restoration which will liven up an already beautiful film. »

- Tim Jousma

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Jed Whedon Casts Doubts On Agents Of Shield and Inhumans Crossover

7 April 2017 10:54 PM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

The Marvel Cinematic Universe, while lighting up box offices with each new movie that hits theaters, has been hit or miss when bringing their stories to the small screen. While the McU is having great success on Netflix with the likes of Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and the great Jessica Jones, Agents of Shield, the show that started the McU on the small screen, has been hit or miss. Coming later this year, ABC will debut another show from Marvel Studios, a pet project from Marvel CEO Ike Perlmutter, The Inhumans.

Speaking to Digital Spy, Jed Whedon commented on the possibility of a crossover between the two ABC shows. 

"Without being able to say anything really about that show, it will have its own world, just as we tried to start our own world," he told press including Digital Spy. "Whether or not there's a crossover, we will see. »

- Tim Jousma

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Vin Diesel Comments On The On Set Feud With The Rock In The Fate Of The Furious

7 April 2017 10:04 PM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

This is for The Tooth Fairy!

USA Today is reporting that Vin Diesel is commenting about the on set friction he had with Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock, on set of the new Fast and Furious movie, The Fate Of The Furious. Last August, The Rock went to Facebook and made comments about an unnamed male co-star on the film.

"Some conduct themselves as stand up men and true professionals, while others don’t. When you watch this movie next April and it seems like I'm not acting in some of these scenes and my blood is legit boiling — you're right."

Lrm has spoken of this feud before, even going so far as to speculate that the feud was nothing more than a publicity stunt that would see The Rock and Vin Diesel face off in a match at this year's Wrestlemania. That obviously didn't happen. Rumors have also gone »

- Tim Jousma

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‘The Fifth Element’ Gets 4K Theatrical Re-Release With A Special ‘Valerian’ Preview

7 April 2017 12:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

A 4K restoration of Luc Besson‘s The Fifth Element will be returning to movie theaters next month in celebration of its 20th anniversary. And alongside the visionary science fiction film will be an exclusive preview of writer-director Besson’s upcoming film Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. Find out where, when and how you […]

The post ‘The Fifth Element’ Gets 4K Theatrical Re-Release With A Special ‘Valerian’ Preview appeared first on /Film. »

- Peter Sciretta

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The Fifth Element 4K Restoration Coming to Theaters This May from Fathom Events & Sony Pictures

7 April 2017 9:49 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Although it may be hard to believe, this year marks the 20th anniversary of Luc Besson's seminal sci-fi film The Fifth Element, and Fathom Events and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will be celebrating in style by screening a new 4K restoration of the film in theaters across the Us for two days this May, along with a new look at Besson's next movie, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.

Following its return to theaters this May, The Fifth Element will be released on 4K Ultra HD on July 11th. For more information, we have the official press release below with full details:

Press Release: Denver – April 7, 2017 – Twenty years ago, audiences were dazzled by the visionary images and epic adventure of “The Fifth Element.” To celebrate the 20th anniversary of director Luc Besson’s groundbreaking film, Fathom Events and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will present a 4K restoration »

- Derek Anderson

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The Fifth Element is returning to theaters for two days this May

7 April 2017 9:39 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

No matter what Luc Besson does from now until the end of time, The Fifth Element will always follow his “from the director of” title card. The classic piece of sci-fi will have a special place in audience's hearts into the distant future, and before Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets graces theaters in July fans can experience the wonder and Chris Tucker’s hair... Read More »

- Matt Rooney

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Luc Besson’s ‘The Fifth Element’ Set for 4K Restoration and Limited Theatrical Re-Release

7 April 2017 7:50 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Buckle up, Besson-ites, because fans of the action-bent French auteur are in for a very big summer. Luc Besson’s newest sci-fi spectacle — the extremely expensive and wildly ambitious “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” — will hit the big screen in July, but before that, his seminal 1997 feature “The Fifth Element” is getting its very own re-release.

EW reports that the film will celebrate its twentieth anniversary with a special two-day theatrical re-release, complete with a 4K restoration and a new sneak preview at “Valerian,” his next big space opera. The film stars Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich and Gary Oldman and is set in the 23rd century, and chronicles no less than the possible destruction of the world. A wild mish-mash of standard sci-fi elements, a whole bunch of stuff about ancient Egypt, questionable future sartorial choices and powerful stones, it’s Besson at his most giddily out there. »

- Kate Erbland

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Discusses Long Gestating Twins Sequel

6 April 2017 11:57 PM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

1988 was a unique year in film history. For every Die Hard and Who Framed Roger Rabbit that debuted, we had odd films like Earth Girls Are Easy, Cocktail, and the comedy Twins, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito who play brothers who were separated at birth. For some reason the movie made over $200 Million Dollars that year (adjusted for inflation.) Keep in mind that Die Hard made only $174 Million Dollars that year (adjusted for inflation.) and you get a sense that all was not right with the world in the latter half of the 1980's.

Yahoo Movies is reporting that there is movement in the long in production sequel to that film which would be called Triplets. Eddie Murphy would star along with Arnold and DeVito playing their other long lost brother. According to Arnold...

"The ones that talked about it were Danny DeVito and me. But the funny thing »

- Tim Jousma

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From Angelina Jolie to Daisy Ridley, Here’s the Top 14 Female Action Stars Working Today

4 April 2017 4:12 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Way back in 1979, Ridley Scott’s “Alien” brought us our first genuine female action hero in Sigourney Weaver’s Ripley. Despite the three sequels that followed, Ripley proved to be something of an outlier. Until fairly recently, a woman could kill someone in a movie only if she faced brutal punishment afterward, as in Scott’s “Thelma and Louise,” or in the inevitable fates of Bond girls: They could dole out lethal action, but rarely survived.

Today, ass-kicking women are no longer an anomaly or subject to automatic retribution. This weekend, we watched Scarlett Johansson lay waste to her enemies (although not the box office) in “Ghost in the Shell,” following a path blazed by the likes of Linda Hamilton (“Terminator 2: Judgment Day”), Uma Thurman (“Kill Bill”), and Michelle Yeoh (“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”). These roles may strike a blow for equality and diversity, but what these women — and »

- Anne Thompson

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From Angelina Jolie to Daisy Ridley, Here’s the Top 14 Female Action Stars Working Today

4 April 2017 4:12 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Way back in 1979, Ridley Scott’s “Alien” brought us our first genuine female action hero in Sigourney Weaver’s Ripley. Despite the three sequels that followed, Ripley proved to be something of an outlier. Until fairly recently, a woman could kill someone in a movie only if she faced brutal punishment afterward, as in Scott’s “Thelma and Louise,” or in the inevitable fates of Bond girls: They could dole out lethal action, but rarely survived.

Today, ass-kicking women are no longer an anomaly or subject to automatic retribution. This weekend, we watched Scarlett Johansson lay waste to her enemies (although not the box office) in “Ghost in the Shell,” following a path blazed by the likes of Linda Hamilton (“Terminator 2: Judgment Day”), Uma Thurman (“Kill Bill”), and Michelle Yeoh (“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”). These roles may strike a blow for equality and diversity, but what these women — and »

- Anne Thompson

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Review — ‘Ghost In the Shell’ Is Pretty Except When It’s Not

1 April 2017 7:24 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Ghost In the Shell’ Is Pretty Except When It’s NotEye-catching designs and an intriguing performance by Scarlett Johansson aren’t quite enough.

It’s a new world, one where cybernetic enhancements are the norm to aid people in everything from vision and movement to the quicker absorption of alcohol, and Major Killian (Scarlett Johansson) is the shiniest toy on the shelf. While others are human with electronic additions, she’s a human brain inside a synthetic shell. A terrorist attack one year earlier left her body ravaged, but thanks to the work of Hanka Robotics and Dr. Ouelet (Juliette Binoche) Major is now a top agent with the city’s anti-terrorist unit.

Her latest assignment sees her tracking a mysterious threat named Kuze (Michael Pitt) whose digital wizardry and armed goon squads have led to the murder of several Hanka executives and scientists. The closer she gets to him though the closer she gets to a »

- Rob Hunter

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