‘Valerian’ being based of a book it’s hard making films from a book. Pressure is on for the fans will be the real critics. I haven’t read the book because I don’t read that much. As I have seen different reviews of the movie I thought to see it for myself and see of they are right.
In the beginning when City of Thousand Planets was just a regular satellite in space, it merged with others to and with time most nations from Earth had merged. Shortly after that, other life signs started showing up and they merged too. But one problem emerged, It started to become large and heavy so it slowly was getting dragged towards the Earths surface. To save Earth from massive casualty they decided to put engines on it and let it float in space to represent every species around the Universe. Fast forward a a couple centuries… Valerian and his Sergeant Lauraline is chilling on a mock beach when they get a call for a mission. As they are doing the mission in the most trippy environment you can see hints of the story line. But they manage to finish off their mission and get back to City of Thousand Planets.
Upon arrival they get news something hazardous is in the centre of it, they sent in soldiers but no one come back out. We find out what when a General is working on a side project behinds everyone’s back. Valerian & Luraline gets the job to find out what’s going after that they been breached during a meeting with Ambassadors, one of the key General was kidnapped. So now they go on a journey inside the planet to find him but at the same time, they discover the horrible truth about the project.
Storyline in itself it good but acting of Cara Delevingne is…meh. I’ve seen better. I mostly got irked by her horrible American accent. She could have spent more time on that accent to be honest. Dane DeHaan playing Valerian did a great job on the acting part. We see some familiar faces in the film and throughout. Would I rewatch it? Probably not.
Who are the actors in this film and where do we know them from?
- Dane Dehaan – Valerian (The Amazing Spider-Man, A Cure for Wellness, Chronicle)
- Cara Delevingne – Lauraline (Paper Towns, Suicide Squad, Pan, Anna Karenina)
- Clive Owen – Commander Arun Filitt (King Arthur, Children of Men, Inside Man, The Bourne Identity)
- Rihanna – Bubble (Bates Motel, Home, This Is The End)
- Ethan Hawke – Jolly the Pimp (Sinister, Gattaca, Before Sunset, Training Day)
- Sam Spruell – General Okto-Bar (Snow White and the Huntsman, Taken 3, k-19: The Widowmaker, The Hurt Locker)
Who is the director and what is she/he known for?
Luc Besson born March 18th 1959 in Paris, France. Wanted to become a marine biologist but when he had a accident doing diving he couldn’t follow his dream. But he found out he could combine arts with making films. He’s known for The Big Blue & Fifth Element.
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We live in a era of where social media have a lot of power. Information can be spread like wild fire and we also find out what we all had for dinner. I heard about ‘The Circle’ book and got interested since it’s aspect is the power of social media but then Emma Watson & Tom Hanks was doing a film out of it.
‘The Circle’ is about Mae getting a job at a huge tech company called The Circle, she’s so excited. They provide her with a room to stay. It’s a massive place and basically got all you need within the walls, you never need to leave really. One day as she sits doing her job two people come up o her asking why she hasn’t set up her social media profile yet, it was part of her job to be on social media and talk to co-workers. But one day that backfires when she shares her friends lanterns and he is being called for deer killer. The lanterns are made out of horns but he gets the horns from others who hunt. It goes so far he need to live in woods to hide. Power of social media.
One day Mae agrees to do something I would never do. To always wear a camera to live record her everyday life for everyone to see. It becomes a huge success. But with that also comes pain. She’s starting to lose friends and family due to the fact she can’t talk to them without them feeling uneasy by the constant filming. After her friends death she feels that something is wrong with The Circle and is determined to find out what, for everyone to see and.. to film it all for all her viewers.
Yes, I would say it’s important to see this film and it’s available on Netflix. You see the real power of social media and how quick jump on the band wagon of filming EVERYTHING and put it out there for everyone to see. In the film they believe that information should be available for ALL, all sorts of information. But that, I don’t agree on. It can be dangerous to know absolutely everything. There are some things we should not know, knowing everything doesn’t always mean good.
Actors: Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, Ellar Coltrane, Glenne Headly, Bill Paxton, Karen Gillan, Nate Corddry, Mamoudou Athie, John Boyega and many more.
I had the pleasure watching The Imitation Game this weekend and I have to say it was an extraordinary film. Benedict Cumberbatch was excellent as Alan Turing in this true based film about a mathematician trying to crack enigma with fellow mathematicians.
Alan Turing is brilliant person but slightly arrogant. The Imitation Game is about Alan Turing – the guy who we can thank for today for having computers. Alan Turing worked for the government in second world war to crack a code that the Germans was using. All Alan had to do was to build a machine who would help them. He had to write a letter to Churchill to get the funding for the machine because the man in charge of the operation wouldn’t. He wanted to find any reason to kick out Alan. So, Alan Turing builds his machine but it won’t work yet. Him and the others are trying to find a reason to why, they have been given a month while his boss trying to find a Soviet spy at the complex. Which they think is Alan Turing.
Also, Alan Turing trying to keep his sexual preferences a secret. Since homosexuality was illegal back then. He proposes to a female mathematician who been helping Alan in secret with his machine. Her family didn’t want her to be there and he had to hide his sexuality. She was fine with that, she liked his mind and their discussions. But Alan being who he was ended it all. In 1954 Alan Turing ended up killing himself and not being given any credit for his work for the government top-secret project to break the enigma. In 2013 the Queen herself gave Alan Turings family an open apology and gave him credit for his work and lifted his sentence for being homosexual and he had to take pills for chemical castration.
The Imitation Game shows you the adventure and fascinating journey that Alan Turing took when he was working at this project that civilians got read and see about so many years after the war. It’s a film that you REALLY have to see in your life.
You see actors like Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightly, Matthew Goode, Rory Kinnear, Allen Leech, Charles Dance, Mark Strong, Jack Tarlton and many more.
It’s world book day and on this blog we are giving a little shine to a couple of books that ended up on the big screen. I will give you a list of those I LOVE! A couple I grew up with and seen over the years.
- Lord of the Rings
- The Hobbit
- Harry Potter
- The Woman in Black
- The Hunger Games
- The Maze Runner
- Gone Girl
- The Silver Linings Playbook
- Jurassic Park
- The Wizard of Oz
- Les Miserables
- Shutter Island
- Girl, Interrupted
- A Christmas Carol (I like most version of this amazing story)
- World War Z
- A Game of Thrones (TV-show)
- Arn (SWE movie)
- The Girl with dragon tattoo (SWE movie – 1)
- The Girl Who played with fire (SWE movie – 2)
- The girl who kicked the hornests nest (SWE movie – 3)
- Alice in Wonderland
- Rosemary’s baby
- Twelve Years of Slave
- The Hunchback of Notre Dame
- The Jungle Book
- The Omen
- True Grit
- Journey to the Center of the Earth
And these are just some of my favorites. I would REALLY recommend Arn and The Girl who.. series. Now – tell me some of your favorites in the comments below.
First time we visited Eel Marsh House was in the first movie and we saw a Daniel Radcliff living in a house that no one wanted to talk about. Now 40 years later it’s war in England and the house still stands there and no one is living in there – besides one lady.
Because of the war – they evacuated some children from London to save them from the war and bombs. They arrive at the house and almost straight away one of the teachers – Miss Eve Parkins notice something and so does one of the boys who just lost his parents so he doesn’t speak – Edward. The ghost wants to take the children away. She takes a liking to Edward but he doesn’t want to listen to her so she takes it out on the other children. Parkins decides to take the children out of the house and to safety but will the children ever be safe from her? Will she take the children away?
From the first movie it still got its tense moments. It will keep you on your toes. Usually sequals can be disappointing but this one wasn’t. It was quite good.. I would recommend this to any horror fan out there who would like to see the movie. But to know the story why the woman in black is there – it would be a good idea to see the first one. The movie is based on the book with same name.
You see actors like Phoebe Fox, Helen McCrory, Jude Wright, Oaklee Pendergast, Jeremy Irvine and many more.
The Woman In Black 2: Angel of Death
The Woman In Black:
When I saw the trailer for this movie I was sucked in and wanted to see it so badly. I finally got to see it yesterday. We get to see Colin Firth in a different role than what I am used to see him in and it was great to see him do something different.
Kingsman is about a secret agency not funded by government. We get to see Harry getting bad news to a woman and her son about their husband and father. Who died by saving Harry during a Kingsman mission. Little Eggsy grows up and is not in the best situation. He gets into fights, his mom dates someone new – greatest ass of them all. Eggsy gets himself arrested and calls a number that’s behind a medallion that Harry gave him as a small child. Harry gives him a choice – go back t o his friends and no future or take a chance and come with Harry to get a future. Of course Eggsy takes the chance but the question is: Is Eggsy Kingsman material? Will he make his father proud from grave by making it all the way to become a flawless Kingsman Agent?
We get to see a series of heart jumping training and action. We get to laugh and feel heartbroken. But we get to see Colin Firth & Samuel L Jackson is one of their best performance yet. I would recommend this movie to anyone, you wouldn’t be disappointed of it. It delivers everything you get to see in the trailer – excitement, laughter, tension & smiles.
You get to see actors like Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Jack Davenport, Mark Hamill, Sofia Boutella, Samuel L Jackson, Michael Caine & Taron Egerton and many more.
Usually I’m not a fan of Tom Cruise but him in this movie it’s like made for him. Think this is the only movie I can watch him in. We all have our likes and dislikes and we can’t like every actor/actress out there. But this movie Jack Reacher is actually quite good. Story line is better than you’d think. I would def. recommend this to anyone who is interested in action/crime movie
Jack Reacher is a military detective who is trying to solve a case with a former military sniper who randomly shoot 5 victims in daylight. But the thing is Reacher doesn’t think he was the one who did it and now he’s curious and have no choice to dig deeper in the case. He is trying to find out who ordered to jump him at a bar when he came to the city and what does the victims have in common with each other. It won’t be easy for Jack to get answers but he will always find them.
The movie is based on a novell written by Lee Child. You see actors like Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins, David Oyelowo, Werner Herzog, Jai Courtney and many more.