Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Trailer

There’s one thing we can say for sure about Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets – it’s going to be spectacular to look at. Luc Besson‘s adaptation of Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mézières’ comic books appears to be a visual treat and the latest trailer offers enough eye candy to fill an entire movie. But is that enough to grab the attention of audiences in a summer filled with more recognizable faces and movies with numbers in their titles? After all, your average moviegoer probably isn’t familiar with Valerian and Laureline.

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valerian and the city of a thousand planets trailer

Even when I don’t love Luc Besson‘s movies, I love that Luc Besson is making movies. I especially love that he’s getting to make another colorful, over-the-top science fiction action movie, his first of this size and scope since The Fifth ElementValerian and the City of the Thousand Planets looks absolutely nutty in the best possible ways, with the city of Alpha looking like an ideal playground for Besson to scratch every single sci-fi itch he has left. Watch the new trailer below.

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A Cure for Wellness scene

A Cure For Wellness hails from a remarkable craftsman. Director Gore Verbinski‘s latest has more to offer than beautiful and grotesque imagery. He’s continually heightening, in big and small ways, the film’s unholy atmosphere, as the camera moves smoothly from one creepy room to the next.

One of those menacing rooms is the steam bath, where Dane DeHaan‘s character first begins to experience what he can’t explain. If you want to know how Verbinski and everybody pulled off that sequence, then hear the director provide commentary for A Cure for Wellness scene below.

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A Cure for wellness super bowl spot

Director Gore Verbinski‘s last four films are gigantic popcorn movies. Rango, the Pirates of the Carribean sequels, and The Lone Ranger are enormous in scope. With A Cure for Wellness, the director is scaling things back a bit, sticking with mostly one location: one messed up, horrific, and beautifully designed spa.

Below, watch A Cure for Wellness Super Bowl spot.

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a cure for wellness clip

A Cure For Wellness may be a horror movie, but I’m choosing to look at it as a tale of redemption. Redemption for director Gore Verbinski, a truly unique filmmaker who has found himself lost in the blockbuster desert for a little too long. Redemption for star Dane DeHaan, a generally very good actor who fell on his face in front of millions of people when he played Harry Osborn in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. I’m rooting for these guys. And I’m rooting for A Cure For Wellness, because the trailers suggest the kind of deeply weird, atmospheric horror movies that linger longer than typical schlock. So let’s watch a new clip from the film, shall we?

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valerian and the city of a thousand planets alien photo

There are over 2,000 different alien species in Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. Two years before filming, director Luc Besson was gathering drawings and designs for all the film’s aliens and space crafts. He even wrote to schools to see if any young artists were interested in contributing to the movie. They received over 2,000 applicants, and 15 were selected. Besson wanted to use different sources to create this wild-looking universe, which uses both CG and practical effects to bring all the aliens to life, including Ambassador Dan Makta, who’s shown in a new photo from the sci-fi adventure.

Below, check out a new Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets alien photo.

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Leap! trailer

“Follow your dreams” may not be the theme of every animated movie ever made, but it is a common message for a bunch of them, from Moana to Sing. And next year brings yet one more in the same mold, Leap! directed by Eric Summer and Éric Warin.

Elle Fanning voices the lead, a plucky young orphan named Félicie in Belle Époque France. She dreams of training at the Opera Ballet School and becoming a dancer, so she runs off to Paris with her BFF Victor (Dane DeHaan), an aspiring inventor, to make her dream a reality. The film’s already opened in a few non-U.S. markets under the title Ballerina, but it’s just now making its way to the U.S. thanks to the Weinstin Company. Watch the Leap! trailer below.  Read More »

A Cure for Wellness

Gore Verbinski‘s career has taken him all over the place, from romcom to horror to animation to big-budget blockbuster, and next year’s A Cure for Wellness sees him delving into psychological thriller. Dane DeHaan stars as an ambitious young exec who’s assigned to bring back the company CEO from a hydrotherapy spa in the Swiss Alps. At first, the place looks like a peaceful retreat, but when he gets stuck there himself, he realizes there’s much more to it than meets the eye.

At a press event earlier this month, 20th Century Fox treated us to the first 35 minutes or so of the movie, which looks intriguingly bizarre. Find out what we witnessed after the jump.

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A Cure for Wellness

Gore Verbinski‘s The Ring is still one of the creepiest experiences I’ve ever had in a theater, so I couldn’t be more thrilled to see that, after several years of directing big-budget blockbusters, he’s back to trying to scare the hell out of us with A Cure for WellnessDane DeHaan stars as an ambitious young executive who’s sent to retrieve his company’s CEO from a hydrotherapy spa in the Swiss Alps. Once he arrives, though, it becomes clear the idyllic retreat isn’t exactly what it appears.

Jason Isaacs stars as the doctor who runs the facility, and Mia Goth a mysterious young woman who’s also at the spa. Watch the new A Cure for Wellness trailer below.  Read More »

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a cure for wellness international trailer

International trailers have a nasty habit of spoiling far too much. They’re typically overlong, too. But that’s not the case for this great international trailer for Gore Verbinski‘s A Cure for Wellness, a movie billed as a psychological thriller that’s advertised as more of a horror film. This latest one-minute preview teases Verbinski’s latest thriller with some chilling imagery and body horror.

Below, watch A Cure for Wellness international trailer.

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