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“Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” (2017): Too Much Style Over Too Little Substance

Without a doubt, Luc Besson knows how to make a lavish, astonishing, cinematic big screen event films but continues to struggle to connect with the characters and hitting key emotional beats within the story being told. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets excels at being visually striking and exciting, rousing eye candy full […]

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Free Comic Book Day Brings a Free Sample of the Comic That Inspired “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets”

Writer/director Luc Besson’s upcoming sci-fi flick Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) is based on the classic French comic book series Valerian and Laureline by Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mézières. So, what better way to promote the movie than offering a free comic with a preview story for Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, […]

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“Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets”: Second Trailer Drops for Luc Besson’s SciFi Spectacular

Back in November, the first teaser trailer was released for Luc Besson‘s upcoming Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. Well, now we have a second teaser trailer, and it looks even more spectacular than the first. Enough talk. Take a gander at this . . . Pretty darn cool, yes? Valerian and the City of […]

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“A Cure For Wellness” (2017): Works Great For Insomnia Too…

  One of the things I truly hate about film trailers is the tendency to label the director “Visionary”. The trailers for A Cure For Wellness start off with the sentence “From Visionary Director Gore Verbinski”. Mr. Verbinski has directed some fine films indeed, but it seems that for every great film he’s made, he’s […]