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The F*cking Black Sheep: The Fifth Element (1997)

THE BLACK SHEEP is an ongoing column featuring different takes on films that either the writer HATED, but that the majority of film fans LOVED, or that the writer LOVED, but that most others LOATH. We’re hoping this column will promote constructive and geek fueled discussion. Dig in! THE FIFTH ELEMENT (1997) DIRECTED BY: LUC BESSON Truth be...
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Featurette: Luc Besson's Valerian will see you in space

I'm not sure how well VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS is going to do when it makes its way out into the world next month. Although it's based on a comic book and this is an age of highly successful comic book adaptations, Claude Mézières' comic Valérian and Laureline isn't exactly one of the most well known books out there. Will the...
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The Fifth Element returns to theaters this weekend!

Super green! Turns out the sci-fi classic THE FIFTH ELEMENT will be returning to theaters this weekend (and next week) to celebrate the film's 20th anniversary. I know what you're thinking, "20 god*amn YEARS?!" Yep, turns out we've all been getting drunk and randomly saying " multipass " to each other for two full decades. Well, maybe not the...
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Welcome to the AITH: WEEKLY WRAP-UP of the week April 10th - 14th, 2017.   This week we interviewed Rifftrax's Michael J. Nelson, Bill Corbett, and Kevin Murphy, we learned John Carpenter was returning this summer with new comic book series, and much, much more! If you missed something this week, or just feel like going back through and seeing which bits and pieces of news...
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Luc Besson's Valerian, with DeHaan and Delevingne, has a dazzling trailer

I don't know anything about the Pierre Christin / Jean-Claude Mézières comic series Valérian and Laureline , the source material for Luc Besson's latest film VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS . I don't know much about the movie Besson made out of that material, and (this probably isn't a popular opinion) I wasn't fond of his previous...
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Luc Besson found guilty for plagiarizing Carpenter's Escape from New York

A very unique court case was decided today. An appeals court ruled that Luc Besson has been found guilty of plagiarizing John Carpenter's  ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK for his 2012 effort LOCKOUT . He has been ordered to pay Carpenter and his co-writer Nick Castle more than half a million dollars, as the script was found to have "massively borrowed" an incriminating...
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Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne suit up for Luc Besson's Valerian

Writer/director Luc Besson rocked a lot of worlds with the 1997 sci-fi action movie THE FIFTH ELEMENT, and there's hope that he's going to do the same with his upcoming sci-fi action film VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS , an adaptation of the Pierre Christin / Jean-Claude Mézières comic series Valérian and Laureline . Dane DeHaan and Cara...
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Oliver Platt joins Naomi Watts in claustrophobic thriller Shut In

Forever-working character actor Oliver Platt has joined Naomi Watts in Farren Blackburn's SHUT IN , which is being produced by Luc Besson's company EuropaCorp. Also joining the cast are Charlie Heaton, Jacob Tremblay, David Cubitt and French actress Clementine Poidatz. Here's the synopsis: SHUT IN centers on a widowed child psychologist (Watts) who lives an isolated...
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Luc Besson's Lucy heads to Blu-ray, starring Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson's LUCY is getting set to kick some ass at home as Luc Besson's latest foray into the action world will be leaving its mark on Blu-ray early next year! The film debuts on Blu-ray Combo Pack, including Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD with UltraViolet, and On Demand on January 20, 2015 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. LUCY will also be available on...
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Watch Scarlett Johansson kick some ass in a red band clip from Lucy

Do you guys want to watch Scarlett Johansson's LUCY destroy a handful of henchemen? Good, because we've got exactly that with this all new red band clip that puts a minute and forty two seconds worth of the film's carnage on display. The Luc Besson-directed thriller punches into theaters on July 25th, and if the rest of the film is anything like the below clip then I'd...
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Scarlett Johansson unlocks her brain in new Lucy TV spot

Universal has released a new TV spot for Luc Besson's sure-to-be-batshit LUCY , starring Scarlett Johansson as a woman with the ability to unlock the full potential of her brain and become a superhero/Demi-God. Hey, it couldn't happen to a better gal! From La Femme Nikita and The Professional to The Fifth Element, writer/director Luc Besson has created some of the toughest, most...
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Extended TV spot for Lucy, starring Scarlett Johansson!

Here's the first extended TV spot for Luc Besson's sure-to-be-crazy LUCY , starring Scarlett Johansson as a broad blessed with a particular set of skills. Namely, she uses all of her brain to kick bad guy ass. I'm buying in, how about you?! From La Femme Nikita and The Professional to The Fifth Element, writer/director Luc Besson has created some of the toughest, most memorable...
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