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Liam Neeson is retiring from action movies

At the age of 56, Liam Neeson surprised everyone by turning himself into one of the hottest action stars around, starting with TAKEN in 2009 which earned a whopping $226 million globally . Every great dynasty comes to an end, however, and same goes for Neeson’s reign as the most badass senior citizen on the planet. Per a recent interview, Neeson admitted he’s no longer...
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09.12.2017
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Cara Delevingne to co-star in Amazon fantasy series Carnival Row

KILLING ON CARNIVAL ROW has been a project that's been on my radar for years now. I first saw a script review of it on Scriptshadow, and always thought it sounded like a really cool idea - a mixture of noir, Victorian horror, and fantasy about mythological creatures being subjugated by humans, with a murder-mystery of a fairy (who are human-sized) at the center. It even went through...
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09.01.2017
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Luc Besson is tired of superheroes & calls Captain America propaganda

There are quite a lot of superhero movies out there and the genre shows no signs of slowing down, so it'd be understandable if you've grown a little tired of them over the years, and VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS director Luc Besson certainly isn't shy about expressing just how over them he is. Although it's a genre which he was once quite excited about,...
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08.11.2017
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Top 5 Movie Mistakes - The Fifth Element (video)

Luc Besson 's VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS has just been released to the world, and the people who have seen it certainly have a strong opinion on it, one way or the other. It seems the French director's latest attempt at big budget science fiction won't be as successful as his first, THE FIFTH ELEMENT (which was released twenty years ago now ... am I the...
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07.27.2017
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Review: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (Bumbray)

PLOT: In the 28th century, intergalactic spacel agents Valerian ( Dane DeHaan ) and Laureline ( Cara Delevingne ) uncover a plot underway at Alpha, an ever expanding metropolis consisting over a thousand separate mini-planets and dimensions. REVIEW: Comparing VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS to director Luc Besson ’s THE FIFTH ELEMENT is pretty neat. While...
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07.21.2017
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Luc Besson is already hard at work writing two Valerian sequels

There may still be a few days until VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS officially hits theaters, but director Luc Besson is already hard at work penning scripts for two more sequels; in fact, Besson told Nerdist that the script for the first sequel is already completed and he's in the midst of writing the second. That's optimism. I finished the number two...
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07.18.2017
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We Talk Valerian with Luc Besson, Cara Delevingne and Dane DeHaan!

VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS may be a long title, but it certainly is a fast and fun ride. The latest from Luc Besson is a breathtaking work of art that delights with incredible world-building as well as it's two stars, Cara Delevingne and Dane DeHaan. It also offers up engaging performances from Clive Owen, Ethan Hawke and John Goodman. And while...
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07.17.2017
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Review: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

PLOT : When an alien race creates a possible threat to Alpha - a massive world inhabited by human and alien life - a pair of special operatives are hired to investigate. However, things may not always be what they seem in this visual stunning and slighly quirky sci-fi adventure. REVIEW : VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS is a very long title. This is probably...
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07.11.2017
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An army of film students were needed to explain Valerian's opening scene

When you're making a film, it can occasionally be difficult to properly convey exactly what you want in a scene, particularly if the action and visuals are incredibly complex. This is typically where previs and story-boards come in handy, but in the case of Luc Besson and the opening sequence of VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS, the director told Entertainment Weekly...
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07.06.2017
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Check out four new clips from Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

When I first encountered THE FIFTH ELEMENT almost twenty years ago, it had just about everything that my young self could want; action, comedy, cool aliens, and Milla Jovovich . Every time I've revisited the film since then I've been worried that I've outgrown it, but damn if I don't still love THE FIFTH ELEMENT just as much as when I was a kid, if not more so. It's...
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07.03.2017
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New extended clip released for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

For such a big film, from such a revered director, Luc Besson 's passion project VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS has sort of flown under the radar for the most part. Not that there hasn't been any buzz, but it does seem like it's been sort of buried under news about upcoming comic-book movies, APES remakes, and troubled STAR WARS productions. Well,...
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06.30.2017
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Travel to space with Luc Besson in new Valerian featurette

In one month Luc Besson ’s dream project, VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS, will be unveiled, fit with aliens, new worlds, complex languages and over 2,700 VFX shots. Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne will lead this massive, galactic adventure, which when looking at it seems more like an amazing acid trip in the desert than a real movie. But it’s all very real,...
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06.19.2017
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