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Review: GEMINI MAN, Perfectly Good 90s Action Flick Gets Lost in the Modern Day

Will Smith, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Benedict Wong and Clive Owen; Ang Lee directed.

Review: OPHELIA, Properly Reinterpreted for Our Modern World

Daisy Ridley is gobsmacking good and Naomi Watts is transcendent; Claire McCarthy directed.

ANON Trailer: Andrew Niccol Creates a World Without Privacy in Latest Thriller

The first trailer for Andrew Niccol's tech thriller Anon has dropped and, as always with Niccol, he's got me intrigued. While his films (Gattaca, Lord of War) don't always turn out to be winners, he continues to explore intriguing sci-fi...

Review: VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS, Lush Visuals And Lackluster Everything Else

In Luc Besson's latest film, the extravagant science-fiction, hypercolor seizure Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, a pair of space cops set off on a devil-may-care adventure to save the universe. Or something like that. Valerian (Dane DeHaan)...

BMW Films' THE HIRE Gets A New Chapter With Clive Owen

Back in 2001, automaker BMW spent a fair bit of money to hire A-list directors to write, produce and shoot a series of short films that had only one stipulation: Clive Owen had to drive a BMW in them at...

Have Your Say: Falling In Love With An Imaginary Person

Last week, Luc Besson shared some news about his movie adaptation of Valerian, and that took me back to the time I discovered the original French graphic novels from the early seventies. I stumbled upon those a few years after...

Luc Besson Shows Glimpses At VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS

French director Luc Besson can be a right royal champion of secrecy at times, with for example his The Fifth Element appearing almost out of nowhere in 1997, despite it being a huge project. However, yesterday Entertainment Weekly published an...

Luc Besson's VALERIAN Sets Clive Owen To Star In $180 Million Sci-Fi Spectacle

Clive Owen will star in Valerian, Luc Besson's adaptation of the French graphic novel series. He will star opposite Dane DeHaan and Cara Delavingne, according to Deadline, which also reports that the movie is budgeted at $180 million. As we reported,...

CASSHERN Director Kaz Kiriya Crosses Swords With Clive Owen And Morgan Freeman In LAST KNIGHTS Trailer

When you have a film boasting the likes of Clive Owen and Morgan Freeman in the leads and it comes out straight to VOD and home video with a handful of theatrical dates thrown in to sweeten the pot ......

First Poster Art And Images From Kiriya Kazuaki's THE LAST KNIGHTS

As post production is currently underway for Kiriya Kazuaki's English-Language debut, The Last Knights, a new poster art and several new images have arrived, giving us our first look at Clive Owen and Morgan Freeman. The action adventure is a...

Review: WORDS AND PICTURES, A Rivalry In Search Of A Romance

In my youth, a cigarette company advertised their product with the tagline, "What do you want, good grammar or good taste?" It was a false analogy, of course -- the correct answer is, "Why can't I have both?" -- yet...

Dallas 2014 Review: WORDS AND PICTURES, A Rivalry In Search Of A Romance

In my youth, a cigarette company advertised their product with the tagline, "What do you want, good grammar or good taste?" It was a false analogy, of course -- the correct answer is, "Why can't I have both?" -- yet...

Review: BLOOD TIES Knots Up 1970s New York

To call Guillaume Canet's Blood Ties a love letter to the 1970s is a bit of an understatement. The Clive Owen, Billy Crudup brothers-on-opposite-sides-of-the-law drama absolutely oozes with 1970s nostalgia, from its impeccable costume and production design to its almost...

Review: SHADOW DANCER, A Well-Acted, Classy Political Thriller

Shifting loyalties regarding family, cause and country are the basis for Shadow Dancer, a sensitive and affecting new political thriller from director James Marsh (Man on Wire, Red Riding: 1980). It boasts a great ensemble cast that includes Clive Owen,...

Clive Owen, Mila Kunis And Billy Crudup In First Trailer For Guillaume Canet's BLOOD TIES

Fresh from its premiere in Cannes, the first trailer has arrived for Blood Ties. The first English language offering from acclaimed French director Guillaume Canet, Blood Ties stars Clive Owen, Mila Kunis, Billy Crudup, Marion Cotillard, Zoe Saldana, James Caan...

KILLER ELITE Review

What kind of action picture would you conjure up if you had Jason Statham, Clive Owen, and Robert De Niro at your disposal? Killer Elite features routine action that's enlivened by the performances of its three headliners. Yet the...

TIFF 2011: KILLER ELITE Review

For the first ten minutes or so of its running time Gary McKendry's Killer Elite plays like the greatest film John McTiernan never made. The picture kicks off strong with a slick, tightly choreographed action sequence with just the right...

Clive. Jason. Gun. Explosion. Must Be A New KILLER ELITE Clip.

You know what pleases me about Gary McKendry's Killer Elite? All signs are that he understands what people want from an action film and - more importantly - doesn't confuse those desires for stupidity. He also, evidently, understands that people...

It's Clive's Mustache Versus Bobby's Gun And Jason's Fists In Second KILLER ELITE Trailer

You know what's even better than an Expendables style round up of old action guys whose movies we used to love? Someone actually going out and making the type of movie that made us fall in love with all those...

Statham. Owen. DeNiro. 80s Power Metal. KILLER ELITE Trailer.

Robert DeNiro throwing punches to the accompaniment of The Scorpions? Clive Owen rocking a bad mustache? Jason Statham being Jason Statham? It can only be the trailer - a ridiculous and ridiculously fun trailer, I might add - for Gary...