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Review: 'Jupiter Ascending' is a Mixed Bag of Story and Imagery Good or bad, the films of the writing/directing sibling duo, The Wachowskis, have always struck a chord of interest. Even their less respected works either present noteworthy, sci-fi questions or deliver cool, sci-fi extravaganzas for the senses. Jupiter Ascending is their film most deserving of deep deconstruction. It’s a messy film, one that seems to have been sadly cut to shreds by post-production meddling. Its frantic structure and goofy accents keep it on the fringe of landing as highly as many of their previous works, perhaps all of them.

When Taken 3 hit theaters, Warner Bros. was already pushing their next Liam Neeson outing with Run All Night. The studio even bumped up the release by a month because they pushed back Ron Howard's seafaring drama In the Heart of the Sea. And now if you're looking to see more of the action thriller that teams up Neeson with RoboCop remake star Joel Kinnaman as his son, a French trailer has arrived with plenty of new footage. Again, this doesn't look like anything special, especially since Neeson is just trying to keep his son and extended family safe.

Why ‘Jupiter Ascending’ Is a Big, Bold, Beautiful Mess [Video Review] The Wachowskis’ Jupiter Ascending is a total mess. It’s plot is nearly incomprehensible. It feels like there’s a director’s cut out there with at least a half hour more of explanatory plot details and character development. It introduces various story lines and characters whose appear on the screen for minutes before they vanish and are never followed up on. It borrows heavily from The Wachowskis’ own film, The Matrix, yet is crammed full of ideas that have appeared in other, better fantasy and sci-fi films. And yet, I couldn’t help but enjoy it.

Plans for a live-action Robotech movie have been revived I suppose as long as we are bringing back ASTRO BOY, there's room for a live-action ROBOTECH movie. I have only seen a few episodes of the series that debuted in the 1980s, but for true fans I’m sure this has to have them more than a little curious. The idea for a big-screen version of the show has been floating around for years with Tobey Maguire attached to produce and possibly star at one point.... Read More...

Jupiter Ascending Review: Gravity Is a Bitch Warner Bros. Here’s the thing. When planning your big budget, space-set action/adventure, maybe you should chooser a stronger inspiration than the likes of 1984’s Ice Pirates. (And I say this as someone who truly enjoys Ice Pirates.) Because when a movie best-remembered for featuring “space herpes” can boast the same degree of world-building competence as your $200 million, star-filled, wannabe blockbuster that’s probably a bad sign. Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis) hates her life.

'John Wick' Is Getting A Sequel The action-thriller John Wick was a financial hit, grossing $43 million domestically and another $35 million overseas. Now, a sequel for the film, which starred Keanu Reeves, has been announced.Movies.com had a chance to speak with directors and stunt coordinators Chad Stahelski and David Leitch who revealed that they’re already in development for a sequel to John Wick.  “We have ideas for days and without blinking twice we know we can outdo the action from the original,” Stahelski told them. “It’s the matter of story and how much you like the character.

The Sleepless Night remake just got a jolt of much-needed energy. Open Road has just picked up the action-thriller and attached Jamie Foxx and Michelle Monaghan to star. Baran bo Odar will direct from a script by Andrea Berloff. The original French film by Frédéric Jardin was a big hit with critics, if not the box office.

Sleepless Night Remake Reawakens With Jamie Foxx and Michelle Monaghan Dreamworks Productions, LLC Remember when we told you to see Frédéric Jardin’s exhilarating thriller Sleepless Night, but then you were all disappointed to learn that it’s a subtitled movie and said you’d wait for the remake? That was a few years ago, and to your credit there was actually a Hollywood version announced immediately following its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival. Well, if you’re growing tired of waiting, you will be glad to hear that the English-language remake is back on track after being dropped by Warner Bros.

John Wick Duo Wanted To Direct Cowboy Ninja Viking David Leitch and Chad Stahelski may corral Chris PrattThey’ve made a huge impact Stateside with their directorial debut, Keanu Reeves vengeance thriller John Wick, and now studios are courting David Leitch and Chad Stahelski. Universal has them in early talks to direct genre-mash graphic novel adaptation Cowboy Ninja Viking.Chris Pratt is attached to star in the film, and according to Variety, has met with the pair to give them his seal of approval. Cowboy Ninja Viking adapts the Image Comics title from writer A.J.

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