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Netflix giveth, and Netflix taketh away. Each month the streaming service announces its new releases, it also has to give the bad news of the titles that will be taken off the service. This month - Aug. 1, to be exact - several great movies will no longer be available for your viewing pleasure. So you know what that means: get to bingeing! Movies Titanic Shooter Kiss the Girls Joe Dirt Fools Rush In Face/Off Driving Miss Daisy Chitty Chitty Bang Bang The Fifth Element Jiro Dreams of Sushi (expires Aug. 23) TV Series Family Ties (expires Aug. 15) »
So much for "Never let go": Mighty epic "Titanic" leaves Netflix streaming on August 1st.
Here's a complete list of the movies and TV shows that Netflix is pulling from your streaming list in August 2015. And, just so you're not left empty-handed, we've also got the list of what's new on Netflix in August 2015. (All titles and dates provided by Netflix and subject to change.)
Leaving August 1
"Bad Girl Island »
- Sharon Knolle
Directed by Luc Besson, sci-fi film The Fifth Element now has seven vinyl figures to collect courtesy of Funko's Pop! Movies series. Also in this round-up: release details for The Curse of Downers Grove and a rough-cuts screening of Grinder in New York.
"The Fifth Element is crash-landing into the world of Pop!
Leeloo comes in two costumes, including her civilian clothes and thermal bandages ensemble!
Korben, Special Forces solider turned cab-driver, comes as her backup!
The glamorous radio host, Ruby Rhod, is accompanied by the revered operatic performer, Diva Plavalaguna!
The evil Zorg and his Mangalore henchman are also included in the series!
Collect the whole set before the Mondoshawans do!"
Images courtesy of Funko:
- Tamika Jones
I’m a huge Chris Tucker fan. Always have been.
From his scene-stealing performance in The Fifth Element, to Russell Simmons’ HBO Def Comedy Jam and 1995’s Friday opposite Ice Cube, starring in Money Talks with Charlie Sheen, through to his role in Silver Linings Playbook, Tucker is forever a pleasure to watch and is still one of the funniest comedians.
I was thrilled to read that the actor would be headlining his first full length stand-up comedy special titled “Chris Tucker Live” which had its premiere on Friday, July 10 on Netflix. It is one of the funniest stand-up shows to come along in years.
In the hilarious show, Chris Tucker returns to the stage he loves and showcases his mind-blowing comedic chops. From his pitch perfect impersonations of Michael Jackson and Bill Clinton, his take on first dates and marriage, visiting Oprah Winfrey’s house, to his singular on-stage physicality, »
- Michelle McCue
Back in March we got the first details from Luc Besson on his next project Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. Based on a French comic book series, Valerian will star Dane DeHaan (The Amazing Spider-Man 2) as the titular hero and Cara Delevingne (Suicide Squad) as his female companion Laureline.
Besson made a fleeting appearance at San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday to show off some early concept art for Valerian – including designs for spaceships and alien lifeforms – and offered up some more details about the project. The director said that the movie – which is set to be his most ambitious to date – was inspired by James Cameron’s Avatar:
“I saw Avatar and had to throw the script into the garbage…it was too normal…it was not good enough.”, Besson continued, “All the directors in the world have to thank him because every five years »
- Gavin Logan
"Valerian" will be a whopping $180 million adaptation of the famous European comic of the same name, and is a project the helmer considers the largest challenge of his career.
Speaking with Heat Vision, Besson says he first tried to tackle Valerian years ago but: "I saw Avatar and had to throw the script into the garbage... It was too normal, it was not good enough. All the directors in the world have to thank him [James Cameron] because every five years he comes out with a movie and pushes us."
Challenged by Cameron's intense world building, Besson has apparently retained only around half of what he originally wrote. The story follows a 26th century time-traveling galactic agent and involves only five living actors along with a »
- Garth Franklin
This past spring came the news that not only was Luc Besson returning to the world of sci-fi, he was doing it with his long gestating dream project "Valerian." Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevinge have been tapped for the lead roles in the adaptation of of the celebrated French sci-fi comic series "Valerian," which tells the story of a pair of time-and-space-traveling special agents. And while the filmmaker is keeping plot details under lock and key for now, he did share a bit of what the vibe might be like. “It’s 'Mr & Mrs Smith' in space,” Besson told European press. “They’re super-agents who travel through time and space. They work for the Human Federation.” So it looks like our two young leads might have some friction between them, maybe not unlike the opposites attract chemistry of Korben Dallas and Leeloo in "The Fifth Element," but perhaps with a bit more antagonism. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The French filmmaker and EuropaCorp head flew into Comic-Con on Thursday for a rare and deeply personal presentation that featured concept art from his upcoming $180m space opera.
“It’s the adventure of my life,” the director told an intimate gathering of select press as he offered sparse details on Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets, due to start production in January 2016 and open in the Us as a PG-13 film via Red (Relativity EuropaCorp Distribution) in July 2017.
The project, which was one of the hottest pre-sales titles in Cannes, is adapted from Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mézieres’ bestselling French comic book series that launched in 1967.
“It’s Mr & Mrs Smith in space,” said the director, a life-long fan who said he was 10 when he first bought the comics. “They’re super-agents who travel through time and space. They work for the Human Federation.”
Besson tore up his original script after he saw Avatar. “It wasn »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
Valerian, the comic strip serving as the basis for Luc Besson's forthcoming 2017 movie of the same name, is far from being well known in the United States, despite being one of the best-selling French comics of all time — and, it turns out, an inspiration for a number of far more famous sci-fi projects, including Star Wars and Besson's own The Fifth Element. Not bad for a onetime traveler and his redheaded love interest. The series, created by Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mezieres, debuted in the anthology magazine Pilote — also home to Asterix and Moebius'
- Graeme McMillan
Before Chris Tucker became the star of the Rush Hour franchise, not to mention annoying the hell out of Bruce Willis in The Fifth Element, he was a rising stand-up comedian. And now the actor is returning to the stage with his first-ever stand-up special. Netflix has given Tucker the chance to show he’s still […]
- Ethan Anderton
"Rush Hour" and "The Fifth Element" star and comedian Chris Tucker, who has essentially kept out of the limelight for much of the past decade, is returning to the stage with his first-ever stand-up special. Netflix will premiere "Chris Tucker Live" this Friday and today have released the energetic trailer.
Speaking about the special and its premiere on the streaming giant's service, Tucker says: "I'm thrilled to be partnering with Netflix, one of the true global leaders in entertainment, on my first comedy special. Before people started seeing me in movies, I was doing standup. It's always been a part of me, and now I'm excited to share it with my fans around the world."
- Garth Franklin
Luc Besson is the director of "The Professional" and "The Fifth Element," but is also the brains behind the "Taken" and "The Transporter" franchises, which he created through his EuropaCorp company. Today we have a list of upcoming EuropaCorp productions, which include sequels to female action films "Lucy" and "Colombiana." While the hope is to create new franchises, there's a good chance Besson will take a very different approach with the two properties. "Lucy" was released last year and starred Scarlet Johansson. The film was a surprising hit, grossing a whopping $458 million worldwide on a budget of only $40 million. The sequel will likely bring back Johansson and have a bigger budget. "Colombiana" wasn't as lucky. It hit theaters in 2011 and starred Zoe Saldana. The movie cost $40 million to make and was only about to earn $61 million worldwide. It was also hated by critics. So it's very likely that the sequel »
Read More: Watch: Emma Thompson and Pierce Brosnan are Divorcées Turned Crime Capers in New 'Love Punch' Clips [Editor's Note: This post is presented in partnership with Time Warner Cable Movies On Demand in support of Indie Film Month. "Survivor," is available now On Demand. Need help finding a movie to watch? Let TWC find the best fit for your mood here.] You could be forgiven for confusing James McTeigue's new film "Survivor" with the long-running reality television series of the same name. Watch the clip from the film above to clear that all up. It features Milla Jovovich being scolded by a U.K. bureaucrat for unorthodox work tactics. In the film, Jovovich ("The Fifth Element," "Resident Evil") stars as a security officer who is forced to go on the run after accidentally uncovering a terrorist conspiracy at the U.S. embassy in London. Pierce Brosnan ("Goldeneye," "The World Is Not »
- Becca Nadler
Taylor Swift's just-released 'Bad Blood' music video is positively jam-packed with movie references. From Kill Bill to The Hunger Games, Taylor and promo director Joseph Kahn have obviously been rummaging through their DVD collections to bring together their latest opus.
Digital Spy rounds up 7 movie hat tips from the star-studded 'Bad Blood' video below...
1. Kill Bill
2. Sin City
3 and 4. Prometheus / The Fifth Element
The body scanner looks a lot like the medical bay from Prometheus, and Taylor's outfit is taking its cue from Milla Jovovich's Leeloo attire in The Fifth Element. Fast-forward the vid and you'll find Hayley Williams's Crimson Curse in a red Leeloo wig. »
Cara Delevingne has been cast in the Luc Besson-directed 'Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets'. The 22-year-old model-turned-actress, who recently starred in 'The Face Of An Angel', is set to appear alongside American actor Dane DeHaan in an adaptation of the French comic book series 'Valerian and Laureline'. Luc, who directed the 1997 blockbuster 'The Fifth Element', tweeted: ''My first tweet ever! Let's share a real news! My next film is a big sci-fi: #Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.'' His message was soon retweeted by Cara, who's been cast as 11th century peasant girl Laureline in the story about time travel. Cara's casting comes shortly after she revealed that she much prefers acting to modelling, even though she made her name as a catwalk star. The London-born beauty said: ''I've always wanted to be an actress, more than anything in the world. »
Last year, Luc Besson steered the sci-fi movie Lucy to box office gold, marking his latest foray into a genre that he's served really rather well over the course of his career. Whether writing, producing or directing, Besson's pawprints have been on projects such as The Fifth Element, Lockout and Arthur And The Invisibles. His next film as director, however, he's already calling the "biggest challenge of my career".
The film in question is Valerian, based on the French science fiction comics series by Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mezieres. Set for release in the summer of 2017, the film is set to star Dane DeHaan as a time travel agents, trying to maintain law and order in the 28th century. Cara Delevingne, currently shooting Suicide Squad, is set to co-star. »
Fans have been holding out for a sequel to The Fifth Element for nearly twenty years now. Unfortunately, as writer-director Luc Besson's producer (and wife) Virginie Besson-Silla told us last year in an interview, that sequel is highly unlikely to ever happen. But, if what you loved about that sci-fi classic was its far future setting, alien races, interstellar weirdness, and Earth being caught up in a war for the universe, then you'll be happy to hear about Besson's next movie. Besson announced the news on Twitter that he will be directing Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, an adaptation of the French comic series. The name alone already has us imagining the tone of it all, but the comic's plot [via Amazon] is very, very Fifth Element-y: Valerian and...
- Peter Hall
Add another director to the list of those embracing social media to help personalise their promotional duties: Luc Besson. He’s taken to twitter to announce his new project, sci-fi adaptation Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets, which has Cara Delevingne and Dane DeHaan on board to star.Starring @danedehaan & @Caradelevingne. Shooting in December. In theaters 2017. »
Now that's how you join Twitter. Luc Besson's "The Fifth Element" is one of those movies that seems to have grown over the years since it was first released, and I am pleased to see how often it's mentioned these days or referenced in some way. It has been confounding to see Besson's directing career over the eighteen years since it came out, though, because he hasn't even come close to making a film in the same genre. There was a point where he claimed he was completely retired, and he's made movies like "Arthur And The Invisibles" and "Lucy" instead of making the "Fifth Element" sequel "Mr. Shadow" or something else that might scratch that same itch. When I moderated the Universal panel for "Lucy" at WonderCon in the spring of 2014, I got some time to talk to Besson about his work in general, and we talked about »
- Drew McWeeny
Luc Besson has officially started tweeting. The French director of such classics as The Fifth Element, Leon: The Professional and Nikita, revealed his next project in his very first tweet on the social network.
My first tweet ever! Let’s share a real news! My next film is a big sci-fi: #Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.
— Luc Besson (@lucbesson) May 12, 2015
Besson revealed that the two main roles in the movie have already been cast, and they go to Chronicle star Dane DeHaan and model/ actress Cara Delevingne, who will be seen in this summer’s Paper Towns and next year’s DC adaptation Suicide Squad. Besson also revealed the first logo for the movie, which will »
- Paul Heath
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