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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Luc Besson's VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS Rockets Online With The Official Trailer

Last November proved to be rather fun and engaging with the fan-attributed lauch of the initial teaser trailer for Luc Besson's Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. Fans even got their own trailer (as did we), and thus, with a release date now set for July 21 in the U.S. following EuropaCorp's partnership with STX Entertainment, the official trailer is now online and just as full of interstellar action and spectacle.

Arrow Films Acquires VIKING For U.K. Distribution!

Much like other big scale Russian film productions of late, director Andrey Kravchuk's epic period action thriller, Viking, has often been the subject of question over wide release potential. The movie made for grand buzz for its local and CIS theatrical reception back in December with Danila Kozlovsky starring from a script by Kravchuk and scribes Andrey Rubanov and Viktor Smirnov, and grossing $25 million dollars for its run.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Scott Adkins Action Sci-Fi, INCOMING, Lands At XLRator Media: First Look

Some of you might have noted Brit-kicker, actor Scott Adkins posting the above video of himself sporting a certain bearded look while training at a gym in Belgrade, Serbia. Cool kicks aside, it appears he's been in town this entire time filming Benattar/Thomas Productions’ latest action thriller sci-fi, Incoming, which has since landed at XLrator Media for U.S. distribution.

Mark Wahlberg And Peter Berg Stretch MILE 22 Into Franchise Territory At CinemaCon

Development of STX Entertainment's long-awaited Asian action thriller, Mile 22, has been on hold for sometime now. Call it a really slow brew - nearly two years, in fact. Thankfully though, the film is in play at the studio where the film has taken shape to some degree with a few changes since then.

SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING Invites Rich Friends, New Enemies, And Coming-Of-Age Teen Dilemma In The Brand New Trailer

Where the Russos' Captain America: Civil War left us off, director Jon Watts picks up for moviegoers with actor Tom Holland in Spider-Man: Homecoming for its July 7 release. The week is lit so far with events trickling from CinemaCon and such include the goings-on from Sony in their daring bid to return us to the world of eager superhero Peter Parker in the form of well fitting Tom Holland taking in the title role.

Overview: GINTAMA: BATTLE ON RAKUYOU Culminates With Excitement In Lieu Of An Epic Finale

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Battle on Rakuyou (also known as Rakuyou Decisive Battle Arc)

Several weeks after the events of Farewell Shinsengumi Arc, our heroes, having teamed up with Jouishishi, Kaientai and the remaining members of Kiheitai, are headed to the dystopian planet Rakuyou to rescue Takasugi from the clutches of Utsuro and the Harusame. Utsuro, however, has an agenda of his own, eyeing Umibozu as the potential candidate to end his centuries-old suffering. Alas, Umibozu has to take care of some urgent family matters, namely setting his wandering son back on the right path. Phew, that's a handful for only twelve episodes! But worry not, this is Gintama, and it sure knows how to string all that chaos together and deliver yet another staggering arc.

Monday, March 27, 2017

THE HIT LIST: March 27, 2017

Welcome back to another installment of The Hit List! Nope, no sponsors, no commercial breaks, just me, you, and the creatives out here putting their craft on display for the world, and there's a lot to cover so let's get to it!

Karl Urban's DREDD To Enforce The Law On 4K Blu-Ray This Summer From Lionsgate Unlocked!

From its Fall theatrical release in 2012 and then on, you will never see me not supporting or endorsing director Pete Travis's 2000 A.D. hit adaptation, Dredd. Yes, it's a hit both critically and from a cult perspective, and much more deserving than the reception it got five years ago when fans decided to save their money to make themselves dizzy the following month with Taken 2... I can't even.

THE RIFT: Kaleidoscope Releases The New Sci-Fi In The UK Today!

Dejan Zecevic's award-winning sci-fi thriller, The Rift, has a U.S. release pending for certain. In the meantime, following event screenings in Germany, Italy and Portugal in Spain, Jinga Films has announced a March 27 U.K. release as of Monday for the new film courtesy of Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment.

Paul Greengrass To Tackle Post-Untouchables True Crime Tale, NESS, For Paramount

Brian De Palma's 1987 crime thriller, The Untouchables, is a longtime favorite for almost any cinephile who loves a good Prohibition era flick. There was even a television show that transpired in the U.S. back in the 1990s that I liked, both inspired by the 1957 book of the same name, and interestingly, other artists and authors have taken its foremost character and even advanced his story even further.