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Details on ‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets’ In-home Release

16 September 2017 12:36 PM, PDT | Age of the Nerd | See recent Age of the Nerd news »

Here’s some good news for all of you sci-fi or Luc Besson fans: we have All the details on the in-home release of Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets! And it sounds like it will be loaded with bonus features.

Santa Monica, CA (September 13, 2017) – Packed with out-of-this-world action unlike anything you’ve ever seen, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets heads to 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital HD), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), and DVD November 21 from Lionsgate; and on Digital HD November 7 and On Demand November 21. Based on the best-selling French comic series “Valérian and Laureline” by Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mézières, published by Dargaud – visionary writer/director Luc Besson (The Fifth Element, Lucy) advances this iconic source material into a contemporary, unique and epic science fiction saga produced by Virginie Besson-Silla. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets »

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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Orbit Homes Nov. 7

13 September 2017 2:06 PM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Santa Monica, CA (September 13, 2017) – Packed with out-of-this-world action unlike anything you’ve ever seen, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets heads to 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital HD), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), and DVD November 21 from Lionsgate; and on Digital HD November 7 and On Demand November 21. Based on the best-selling French comic series Valérian and Laureline by Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mézières, published by Dargaud – visionary writer/director Luc Besson (The Fifth Element, Lucy) advances this iconic source material into a contemporary, unique and epic science fiction saga produced by Virginie Besson-Silla. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets stars Dane DeHaan (The Amazing Spider-Man 2), Cara Delevingne (Suicide Squad), Golden Globe® nominee Clive Owen (Children of Men), Academy Award® nominee Ethan Hawke (Best Supporting Actor, Boyhood, 2014), Golden Globe® & Emmy® winner John Goodman (voice) (“Rosanne”) with 7-time Grammy Award® winner Rihanna, »

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Visual Effects Society: The Top 70 VFX Films of All Time Include ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Blade Runner,’ and ‘Citizen Kane’

12 September 2017 2:32 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In honor of its 20th anniversary, the Visual Effects Society polled its membership to list the 70 most influential VFX films of all time. James Cameron led the pack with six entries (“The Abyss,” “Aliens,” “Avatar,” “Terminator,” “Terminator 2: Judgment Day,” and “Titanic”); Steven Spielberg followed close behind with five (“Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” “E.T. the Extraterrestrial,” “Jaws,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” and “Jurassic Park”); and Peter Jackson had four Oscar winners (“The Lord of the Rings” trilogy and “King Kong”).

“The Ves 70 represents films that have had a significant, lasting impact on the practice and appreciation of visual effects as an integral element of cinematic expression and storytelling,” said Ves board chair Mike Chambers. “We see this as an important opportunity for our members, leading visual effects practitioners worldwide, to pay homage to our heritage and help shape the future of the global visual effects community. In »

- Bill Desowitz

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Taken – Season One Arrives on Blu-ray and DVD September 26th

11 September 2017 12:31 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The white-knuckle revenge thriller Taken: Season One arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD September 26 from Lionsgate. Clive Standen and Golden Globe nominee Jennifer Beals (Best Actress, Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy, Flashdance, 1984) lead an all-star cast in this thrilling prequel TV series to the blockbuster film trilogy.

The white-knuckle revenge thriller Taken: Season One arrives on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital HD) and DVD September 26 from Lionsgate. Clive Standen and Golden Globe® nominee Jennifer Beals (Best Actress, Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy, Flashdance, 1984) lead an all-star cast in this thrilling prequel TV series to the blockbuster film trilogy. With a loyal viewership, the show was one of the top 10 p.m. network dramas and one of NBC’s top primetime shows. The Taken: Season One Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $42.99 and $39.98, respectively.

Executive Producer Luc Besson (Taken film franchise, The Fifth ElementValerian and the City of a Thousand Planets »

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‘Valerian’ Looks to China After Tanking in Most Markets

21 August 2017 10:58 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” is shaping up to be one of the biggest flops of the year. Considered the most expensive independent film ever made, the $180 million sci-fi epic never recovered from its crash at the U.S. box office on its opening weekend and has under-performed in most overseas markets.

With China, South Korea, Spain, and Italy left to open, “Valerian,” based on a French comic book, has grossed $93.3 million overseas, including an estimated $39.2 million from the U.S. as of Monday. It has made just over $130 million globally. By contrast, EuropaCorp’s 2014 action-thriller “Lucy” — whose budget was $40 million — had passed $100 million in the U.S. at the same stage and had grossed more than $130 million worldwide, with 44 additional foreign territories still awaiting its release. In other words, it cost significantly less, had made nearly as much, and still had many more markets left to open. “Lucy »

- Elsa Keslassy, Brent Lang and Patrick Frater

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The Best Movie Trilogies Ever Made — IndieWire Critics Survey

14 August 2017 11:16 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film and TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?”, can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: In honor of “The Trip to Spain,” what is the best movie trilogy?

Richard Brody (@tnyfrontrow), The New Yorker

Far be it from me to choose between Antonioni’s non-trilogy “L’Avventura,” “La Notte,” and “L’Eclisse” and Kiarostami’s explicitly-denied “Koker” trilogy of “Where Is the Friend’s Home?,” “Life and Nothing More,” and “Through the Olive Trees” (and I’m tempted to make a trilogy of trilogies with Carl Theodor Dreyer’s “Day of Wrath,” “Ordet,” and “Gertrud”), but if I put Kiarostami’s films first, it’s because he puts their very creation into the action. Reflexivity isn’t a »

- David Ehrlich

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Surprise NBC Hit Taken Comes to Disc in Sept.

13 August 2017 11:38 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Program Description

The white-knuckle revenge thriller Taken: Season One arrives on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital HD) and DVD September 26 from Lionsgate. Clive Standen and Golden Globe® nominee Jennifer Beals (Best Actress, Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy, Flashdance, 1984) lead an all-star cast in this thrilling prequel TV series to the blockbuster film trilogy. With a loyal viewership, the show was one of the top 10 p.m. network dramas and one of NBC’s top primetime shows. The Taken: Season One Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $42.99 and $39.98, respectively.

Official Synopsis

Executive Producer Luc Besson (Taken film franchise, The Fifth Element, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets) delivers an action-packed prequel to the international blockbuster Taken franchise. Clive Standen (Vikings) stars as Bryan Mills, a younger, hungrier version of the iconic character played by Liam Neeson in the Taken films.

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20 Years Back: Celebrating the Cinematic Delights of 1997

12 August 2017 12:34 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tom Jolliffe celebrates the cinematic delights of 1997…

1997. It doesn’t feel that distant but we’re now talking 20 years. This was the year I left school. That officially makes me old as fuck I believe. Lady Di passed, Tony Blair became Pm, Hong Kong returned to Chinese rule, Mike Tyson had a Holyfield Ear pie and more. The Spice Girls reigned supreme. Hanson were Mmmbopping all over the place and confusing horny teenagers who thought the girl singing lead was hot.

In film, the year is significant. This was the year the Titanic did the opposite of sink (erm… float). James Cameron’s historical (which icebergs aside wasn’t that historical) epic was seen by pretty much everyone on Earth. It probably grossed a further Trillion Wibblewangs outside the Milky Way (I just invented an alien currency). It thundered away as the highest grossing film ever (if you don’t »

- Gary Collinson

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Luc Besson Hates On Superhero Movies & Calls ‘Captain America’ “Propaganda”

12 August 2017 11:29 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Luc Besson‘s filmography is fairly impressive for a director that’s never really received support from critics. He directed “Nikita,” “Leon,” and “The Fifth Element” back to back to back from 1990-1997. Fine. Those three films alone have allowed him enough creative freedom to direct whatever he’s wanted to since. The problem is the ensuing films weren’t very good (“The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc,” “Angel-a,” “Arthur and the Invisibles,” “The Family“).

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- Jordan Ruimy

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Valerian Director Luc Besson Calls Captain America Propaganda, Fires Back At Superhero Movies

12 August 2017 9:01 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

The Fifth Element director has a big problem with the genre, especially Chris Evans' Captain America. »

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How ‘Penny Dreadful’ Makeup Artists Brought Gothic Characters to Life

11 August 2017 9:45 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Nick Dudman and Sarita Allison have become a force to be reckoned with in the world of makeup design. The two have received their third collaborative Emmy nomination for their work on Showtime’s gothic horror show “Penny Dreadful.” Dudman served as the prosthetic makeup designer and Allison as prosthetic makeup artist.

Dudman, a 35-year industry veteran, says series creator John Logan “had a strong vision for the show,and he stuck to it.” He and Allison have worked extensively together, with credits including “Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace,” “The Mummy” and “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.”

Designing and producing prosthetics is tricky and delicate. “What’s great about working on ‘Penny Dreadful’ is that John Logan always wants to do things as practically as possible,” says Dudman.

CGI has “changed the way we do our jobs in a huge way,” he adds. “On a show like ‘Penny Dreadful,’ combining »

- Nick Clement

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Luc Besson exhausted by superhero movies, especially Captain America

10 August 2017 2:17 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

David Crow Aug 11, 2017

Luc Besson reveals why he has become exhausted with superhero movies from Hollywood, especially Captain America's "propaganda."

Luc Besson has a long relationship with the action genre. Having been the director behind what is still considered three of the cult classics of ‘90s genre cinema—the original La Femme Nikita, The Fifth Element, and Leon—he returned to it again this year with the visually adventurous but narratively muddled Valerian. But even though that film had a rough rollout, Besson is still promoting it around the world, including ahead of its Brazilian premiere. And while in Brazil, he had a candid confession about American cinema’s new favourite genre: he’s kind of over superhero movies.

During an interview with CinePOP, Besson discussed how he went from being excited over superhero movies to being bored with them—and how he particularly considers Captain America to be »

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Milla Jovovich to Star as Blood Queen in New 'Hellboy'

9 August 2017 12:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Milla Jovovich made a memorable appearance in Luc Besson's The Fifth Element, but it was her star turn in Resident Evil that established her reputation in the world of action movies. As Alice, a woman who wakes up in an underground facility with her memory gone, she must battle an army of zombies and mutated animals to survive. Throughout the next five installments of the franchise, Jovovich proved her mettle time and again as an action star. Her dramatic talents gave Alice more meaning and depth as the series progressed. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (above) brought a degree of closure for her character. Soon after it was released, we heard that the Resident Evil series will be rebooted, with James Wan (Aquaman) serving as producer and an entirely new cast to be...

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Milla Jovovich to Star as Blood Queen in New 'Hellboy'

9 August 2017 10:11 AM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Milla Jovovich made a memorable appearance in Luc Besson's The Fifth Element, but it was her star turn in Resident Evil that established her reputation in the world of action movies. As Alice, a woman who wakes up in an underground facility with her memory gone, she must battle an army of zombies and mutated animals to survive. Throughout the next five installments of the franchise, Jovovich proved her mettle time and again as an action star. Her dramatic talents gave Alice more meaning...

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Hellboy Reboot Casts Its Blood Queen

8 August 2017 5:50 PM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen reboot is picking up speed, filling out its cast, and moving closer to production, for an expected 2018 release. We already know that David Harbour (Stranger Things) will star as Hellboy, Ian McShane (Deadwood, American Gods) will play his adoptive father, Professor Trevor "Broom" Bruttenholm, and Neil Marshall (Game of Thrones, The Descent) will direct. Deadline is reporting that Milla Jovovich (The Fifth Element, Resident Evil) is in final talks to play the (supposed) villain, the Blood Queen herself.

Based on recent fan and media reactions, the R-rated reboot has been making all the right moves and generating a lot of excitement. So, this latest news is either spectacular or horrible, depending upon your love/hate for Jovovich's work. It's a fair concern, because she was great in The Fifth Element and A Perfect Getaway (a really taut action-thriller), but she was awful in Ultraviolet and The Fourth Kind. »

- David Kozlowski

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Milla Jovovich to play the Blood Queen in Neil Marshall's Hellboy reboot

8 August 2017 3:37 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

I'm certainly not unique in this regard, but I've carried a fairy sizable crush on Milla Jovovich ever since The Fifth Element, which had led to the watching of several flicks I wouldn't ordinarily view based purely on her involvement. Although I'm still a little bummed that we won't get to see Guillermo del Toro close out his Hellboy trilogy, I was definitely... Read More »

- Kevin Fraser

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Hellboy Reboot Casts Milla Jovovich as Blood Queen

8 August 2017 2:37 PM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Milla Jovovich (The Fifth Element, Resident Evil) has joined Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen as the titular villain, the Blood Queen. »

- Matthew Erao

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Newswire: Milla Jovovich is the titular Blood Queen in the new Hellboy movie

8 August 2017 2:31 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Neil Marshall’s Hellboy reboot, Rise Of The Blood Queen, has found its sanguinary monarch, with Deadline reporting that The Fifth Element and Resident Evil star Milla Jovovich is in final talks to join the film as its main villain. Jovovich will play opposite David Harbour as Hellboy himself, and Ian McShane as his father figure/mentor, Professor Broom (Bruttenholm in the original comics).

Plot details about the reboot are being kept quiet, but it’s worth noting that, in the Hellboy comics, the Blood Queen is a major antagonist for Hellboy, being the villain who’s primarily responsible for his relocation to the afterlife in Hellboy In Hell. And it’s not like Jovovich isn’t one of Hollywood’s most experienced cinematic demon hunters, even if her usual prey aren’t quite so gruffly good-natured as ol’ Big Red. »

- William Hughes

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‘Hellboy': Milla Jovovich in Final Negotiations to Play Villain in Reboot

8 August 2017 1:31 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Milla Jovovich is in final negotiations to join the Lionsgate reboot of “Hellboy” as the main villain, TheWrap has learned. The blockbuster is expected to start production in September. Jovovich is familiar to sci-fi audiences having been the headliner for the “Resident Evil” franchise, “The Fifth Element,” and “Ultraviolet.” The new film stars “Stranger Things” star David Harbour as the title character, a demonic superhero first played by Ron Perlman in Guillermo del Toro’s 2004 original movie and its sequel, 2008’s “Hellboy II: The Golden Army.” Read More See Milla Jovovich's latest Power Move. PowerRank: 768 »

- Umberto Gonzalez

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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets review – a sci-fi plot full of black holes

6 August 2017 12:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Luc Besson devises a terrific opening sequence, then loses the thread as thoroughly as Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne fail to kindle chemistry

It’s hard to fault the elegant opening sequence of Luc Besson’s striking sci-fi epic: the use of David Bowie’s Space Oddity, which plays out in its glorious entirety; a sucker punch of an aspect ratio shift; and a neat repeating motif of handshakes between nations, and later, species. It all combines to explain the genesis of Alpha, the titular space city, with economy and wit. It’s a pity that the smooth assurance of this prelude evaporates once the film proper begins. It’s a movie that always seems to be frantically paddling to keep from being submerged by its own ambition.

But what ambition. Besson goes one better than the sprawling technotropolis he imagined for The Fifth Element. Here, he creates a black »

- Wendy Ide

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