Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is Both Beautiful & Nonsensical (Review)

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is Both Beautiful & Nonsensical (Review)

I knew I’d like Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets as soon as I saw the trailers.  Fair warning, I liked Valerian for exactly the same reason I liked Gods of Egypt.  Visuals were simply stunning.  Whether it’s underwater scenes (in a space station!) or inter-dimensional market place or just the weird poof as ships emerged from their FTL space, everything was lavishly, generously, obscenely wonderful to look at.  I haven’t seen attention to aesthetics like this since Avatar, and I think this might be better. Read more

A Cure For Wellness: Intriguing With Plenty ‘What The Hell?’ Moments & Unanswered Questions [Review]

A Cure For Wellness: Intriguing With Plenty ‘What The Hell?’ Moments & Unanswered Questions [Review]

All I can say is ewww… A Cure For Wellness does a great job at making you cringe and it has plenty of “What the hell” moments. However, it has have plenty of flaws and issues as well. A lot of people, myself included, compared it to Shutter Island after I first saw the trailer. After seeing it, it’s not much like Shutter Island at all. It reminded me more of Eyes Wide Shut honestly. It’s just not nearly as good as that Kubrick classic. Let’s start off with the good aspects of the film.

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The Stunning Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Trailer Visually Rivals Avatar & Star Wars

The Stunning Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Trailer Visually Rivals Avatar & Star Wars

From EuropaCorp and writer/director Luc Besson, comes the adaptation of the Sci-Fi European Graphic Novel series – Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. Starring Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke and John Goodman, the film is scheduled for theatrical release July 21, 2017. Read more