Tag: Luc Besson

Review: ‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets’ Starring Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne

Posted: July 21, 2017 at 7:49 am   /   Movie Reviews

When the first trailer dropped for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, I was captivated by the imagery – and believed this film could very well be quite the spectacle upon its release in July. Written and directed by Luc Besson (the visionary behind the cult classic film The Fifth Element), my interest […]

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Movie Review: ‘Lucy’ Starring Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman

Posted: July 25, 2014 at 6:40 am   /   Featured, Local, Movie Reviews

Don’t be fooled by the trailer for Lucy, the latest film from director Luc Besson. It looks like a sci­fi, action thriller; yet what it really is, is a mean-­spirited, unexciting train wreck. Scarlett Johansson stars as Lucy. One of my big problems with the film is that we are introduced to Lucy at the […]

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LUCY opens July 25! Enter to Win Passes to the St. Louis Advance Screening!

Posted: July 14, 2014 at 1:59 pm   /   Local, Movie Screenings

Enter for your chance to receive a pair of passes to a special advance screening! From La Femme Nikita and The Professional to The Fifth Element, writer/director Luc Besson has created some of the toughest, most memorable female action heroes in cinematic history. Now, Besson directs Scarlett Johansson in Lucy, an action-thriller that tracks a […]

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BRICK MANSIONS opens April 25! Enter to Win Passes to the St. Louis Advance Screening!

Posted: April 21, 2014 at 10:15 am   /   Local, Movie Screenings

Enter for your chance to receive a pair of passes to a special advance screening! In a dystopian Detroit, abandoned brick mansions left from better times now house only the most dangerous criminals. Unable to control the crime, the police constructed a colossal containment wall around this area to protect the rest of the city. […]

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13: ‘The Family’ Starring Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Tommy Lee Jones

Posted: September 16, 2013 at 1:35 pm   /   Film, Local, Reel Spoilers

This week, we save you serious money by spoiling The Family, Luc Besson’s return to directing action/comedy starring Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer in a film that is lacking action and not as funny as it presumes to be. Whoops, spoiler. We also break down the weekly box office returns, and offer up a […]

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‘The Family’ opens September 13! Enter to Win Passes to the Advance Screening!

Posted: September 6, 2013 at 1:27 pm   /   Local, Movie Screenings

Enter to win a pass for two! In the off-beat action comedy “The Family,” a mafia boss and his family are relocated to a sleepy town in France under the witness protection program after snitching on the mob. Despite the best efforts of Agent Stansfield (Tommy Lee Jones) to keep them in line, Fred Manzoni […]

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Movie Review: ‘Taken 2’ Starring Liam Neeson – More of a Remake than Sequel

Posted: October 5, 2012 at 5:30 am   /   Featured, Local, Movie Reviews, Reviews

Back in 2008, a small film called Taken took theaters by surprise, revitalizing Liam Neeson’s career. Although he’d had parts in several bigger movies (The Phantom Menace, The Dark Knight, etc.), he really hadn’t had a tremendous starring role since his portrayals of Oskar Schindler and Michael Collins. Despite mediocre critical review, audiences loved Taken and Neeson re-emerged […]

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From Paris With Love

Posted: February 5, 2010 at 6:37 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

From Paris With Love is director Pierre Morel’s third feature film, following the likes of District B13 and the sleeper hit Taken. Unlike its predecessors,  the film concentrates more on the guns, explosions, and thoughtless action – rather than the solid storyline and dialogue.  And the great thing is — it doesn’t even matter. Reece, […]

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FROM PARIS WITH LOVE (2010) HD Trailer

Posted: September 20, 2009 at 4:09 pm   /   HD Movie Trailers, Local

  FROM PARIS WITH LOVE Director: Pierre Morel Writer: Luc Besson Studio: EuropaCorp Cast: John Travolta, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Kasia Smutniak Release: February 19, 2010 A low-ranking intelligence operative (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) working in the office of the U.S. Ambassador in France takes on more than he bargained for when he partners with a wisecracking, […]

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Taken

Posted: February 2, 2009 at 1:38 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Liam Nesson stars in this fantastic action/thriller that while not paving any new ground is constantly engaging, has great action and one of the more badass lead characters in a film in a while. Bryan (Liam Nesson) is recently retired special ops of sorts from the U.S. government that has moved out to Los Angeles […]

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