Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (***1/2) Everything is Amazing but the Leads

It's the rare film that can keep the attention of both me and my wife. Neither of us moved during the whole running time.

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A new reason to love Lucy (****)

Lucy - 2014 Written and Directed by Luc Besson Starring Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Amr Waked, Choi Min-sik, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Nicolas Phongpheth, Analeigh Tipton, Paul Chan For all the activity Luc Besson has had in movies over the last decade as writer and producer for some interesting action fare (most notably in the Transporter and Taken series), he has not directed many live … Continue reading A new reason to love Lucy (****)

3 Days to Kill there has to be a deadline

3 Days to Kill - 2014 Director McG Starring Kevin Costner, Amber Heard, Hailee Steinfeld, Connie Nielsen, Richard Sammel, and Eriq Ebouaney Screenplay Adi Hasak, Luc Besson Awkward is something that has really worked well for Kevin Costner in the past.  He's great at answering questions at inconvenient times while trying to work it into the present … Continue reading 3 Days to Kill there has to be a deadline

The Family: Not everything’s alright

The Family - 2013 Director Luc Besson Starring Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dianna Agron, Tommy Lee Jones, John D'Leo Writers Besson and Michael Caleo Fading are the days in which Robert DeNiro commanded the screen.  The script of The Family goes so far as to describe his use of the "F"-word at the expense of actually seeing him use it. … Continue reading The Family: Not everything’s alright

Lockout, and I am okay with it staying that way

Lockout - 2012 Directed by James Mather, Stephen St. Leger Starring Guy Pearce, Maggie Grace, Vincent Regan, Joseph Gilgun, Lennie James, Peter Stromare Written by Luc Besson,  St. Leger, Mather Guy Pearce is one of the great actors of our time.  Before and since his mainstream breakthrough in the classic L.A. Confidential, he has consistently picked challenging projects that … Continue reading Lockout, and I am okay with it staying that way