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Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets

Last week, before Hollywood got dressed up to hand out the Golden Globes, Armond “I”m not a contrarian” White dropped his annual Better Than list. Of course, he starts it off with this pretty tasty line — “Ten Best Lists are Fak…

The Hollywood blockbusters that went bust, the low-budget underdogs that triumphed and Germany’s inexplicable affection for David Hasselhoff. read more Source: Hollywood Reporter Box Office

Luc Besson’s space epic ‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets’ flopped in the U.S. but delivered in the director’s home country, part of a comeback for French-made films last year. read more Source: Hollywood Reporter Box Office

This is a very competitive race with no locks and only “likely” nominees.  We expect both “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” and “War for the Planet of the Apes” to make the cut as the previous two installments of each franc…

Sony’s ‘Baby Driver’ opened head-to-head with Luc Besson’s troubled space epic, scoring a distant second-place finish with about $4.5 million. read more Source: Hollywood Reporter Box Office

Luc Besson‘s filmography is fairly impressive for a director that’s never really received support from critics. He directed “Nikita,” “Leon,” and “The Fifth Element” back to back to back from 1990-1997. Fine. Those three films alone have allowed him enough creative freedom to direct whatever he’s wanted to since. The problem is the ensuing films weren’t very good (“The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc,” “Angel-A,” “Arthur and the Invisibles,” “The Family“). Continue reading Luc Besson Hates On Superhero Movies & Calls ‘Captain America’ “Propaganda” at The Playlist.

The “Ghost in the Shell” remake starring Scarlett Johansson was met with a distinct lack of audience enthusiasm when it hit theaters earlier this year. Its current standing at Rotten Tomatoes is 45%, a score that accurately reflects how mediocre this particular futuristic action blockbuster about robots is. ScarJo’s “Ghost in the Shell” isn’t in danger of being ranked among the worst films of the year; in all likelihood it’ll have been entirely forgotten by the time critics start compiling those lists come December. Continue reading Video Essay Breaks Down Why ‘Ghost In The Shell’ Misfired at The Playlist.