by DuongApt at 10-15-2020, 08:39 AM
Hit-Girl has a lot to answer for. The 11-year-old schoolgirl assassin. Played by Chloë Grace Moretz in the superhero satire Kick-Ass, is one of the most divisive film characters in recent memory. (Empowering or exploitative? Button-pusher or taboo-buster?) But however dim your view of her samurai-sword-slicing antics, you had to concede she was totally unexpected. A pink-and-purple sledgehammer swung at you from out of the shadows.

Barely Lethal (Dac Vu Kute) the queasily titled new teen comedy from Fanboys director Kyle Newman. Imagines a training camp for teenage girl assassins that’s funded by the US government: it’s more or less Hit-Girl goes public sector. Hailee Steinfeld, who played Mattie Ross in the Coen brothers' version of True Grit, is Agent 83, who absconds from the programme and enrols. A little too easily, in a high school exchange programme. Allowing her to sample a much-longed-for ordinary teenage life.

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Everything 83 knows about high school was learned from classic teen movies such as Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club, but while the film’s main joke (it only has a couple) is that American teenagers aren’t much like John Hughes characters any more, it doesn’t seem to have much of an idea what they are like. There are none of 21 Jump Street’s sly comic subversions of formula here. The energised rejections of it that made Drew Barrymore’s enormously underrated Whip It! so thrilling. Instead, 83 just pootles around house parties and sports days ham-fistedly doing her best to fit in. Occasionally, her assassin training emerges at inopportune moments, which is joke number two of two.

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Samuel L Jackson and Jessica Alba in Barely Lethal

Samuel L. Jackson turns up very occasionally as 83’s mentor. As does Jessica Alba as a nonspecific super-criminal, while Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark from Game of Thrones) is ill-served by an almost completely superfluous role as 83’s rival, 84. Another Game of Thrones alumnus, Toby Sebastian, plays the high school heartthrob Cash, who looks as if he’s just emerged from the imaginary boyfriend machine in Inside Out. Cash is the lead singer in a band call "Emotacon". And there’s no indication in the film that their misspelled name is supposed to be funny, or even intentional.

Once in a while, the action film (phim hanh dong my) does flash some unexpected wit: most memorably in a scene in which 83. And her exchange partner Liz (Dove Cameron) talk in an excited whisper about what it must feel like to kill someone. While Liz’s mother eavesdrops at the door. Their conversation closely resembles the kind of conversation teenagers often have about a certain other much-agonised-over first time. And the echo is funny and cutely transgressive. That’s the template for how Barely Lethal might and should have worked. 10 more of those scenes and we might have had a movie.
by DuongApt at 10-15-2020, 06:59 AM
Stop me if you’ve heard this one. A decorated military veteran suffers a traumatizing event in the line of duty and heads to the city to recuperate, only to find more trouble lying in wait. Sudden DeathSpeedSkyscraper. Under SiegeThe RockPassenger 57White House DownCon AirDie Hard. Whether it be wreaking havoc on a bus, calculated action within the confines of a small ship or ravaging the top floors of the Nakatomi Plaza, the notion of a highly skilled assassin winding up at the wrong place at the wrong time and having to fight his way out is a narrative that many action movies have come to follow, with little distinction between the masses.

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Luckily, The Doorman is here to put a new spin on the old familiar trope by giving audiences what they really want: The Midnight Meat Train director Ryûhei Kitamura guiding action star Ruby Rose in a bloody battle down to the last man standing.

Starring Rose as former U.S. Marine Ali Gorsky. The film begins with a flashback to the American Embassy in Bucharest. Romania where the Sergeant fails to protect a diplomat and her daughter from international terrorists. While transporting the family through a clearing in the woods. The precious cargo comes under attack from all sides, the cars flipping and burning and popping and exploding like oil in a frying pan. One week later, Gorsky wakes up in New York City, alone, unemployed and irrevocably scarred.

While drowning her sorrows at the local pub with her Uncle Pat (Philip Whitchurch). Gorsky keeps insisting that she’s fine. She just needs a job that can help her pay her pills now that the military has quietly cast her aside. Her shell-shocked hallucinations in the cab on the way over suggest different. But as a vet himself, her uncle knows better than to push. Pat brings his niece onboard as the new doorman at The Carrington. A luxurious old five-star hotel undergoing several renovations and mostly empty for Easter weekend. For a fleeting moment, it appears as though she might just be on the path back to normalcy. That is, until Jean Reno’s Victor Dubois starts knocking down walls and killing off trespassers while in the midst of hunting down expensive works of art, supposedly hidden somewhere on the property.

While working at the hotel, Gorsky runs into an old flame and his two young children in a romantic subplot that feels completely contrived and unnecessary. In a strange turn of events, this odd little marital affair is shockingly similar to the adultery revealed in 32 Malasaña Street, another Nightstream title, which not only asks the question of why filmmakers feel it’s so crucial to make their characters cheat. But more importantly, sheds light on the cliché of women sleeping with their best friend’s husbands, or their sister’s husbands. And how tired that trope feels in 2020.

Even Palm Springs offers up the same exact scenario, only with the betrayal happening the night before the wedding as opposed to long after the nuptials are recited. Filmmakers, for the sake of audiences everywhere, please stop making your female leads unfaithful with people in their inner circle. There’s other ways to flesh out women characters, I promise.

A more effective way to explore Gorksy’s psyche and establish her as a tough cookie with inner turmoil is to grapple with the PTSD she is clearly experiencing as a result of her distress in Romania. After losing one child and her mother to the debauchery of war. Gorksy is being saddle with the responsibility of now protecting not just one. But two children while a hail of gunfire rains down on them wherever they go.

However, instead of using this through line to better investigate the repercussions of a single soldier carrying the weight of the world on their shoulders, greater attention is paid to Max’s grievances, the little brother played by Julian Feder with whom Gorsky is tasked to guard. Max has always been a bit of a reluctant layabout, running scared at the sight of his own shadow. But with Gorksy’s help. He’s able to overcome his fears and grow as a person. It’s touching, but it would’ve nice to see the same thought and care put into Gorksy’s character. Who remains somewhat static throughout the feature.

An unexpected but welcome addition to this single location thriller is the advent of hidden doors concealed within the walls of the ancient hotel. While Dubois is busy searching for his lost paintings downstairs in the apartment, Max is stealthily leading his sister and Auntie Ali through the undisclosed passageways, pulling old books off of bookcases, opening secret doors and disappearing into the dark. Tunnels left behind by bootleggers and petty thieves, now serving as nifty escape routes that allow the gang to move around the premises without being seen, hiding from the bad guys in plain sight. It’s a charming little detail that helps distinguish this cinematic adventure from the many Die Hard copycats that came before, while simultaneously proving that the trained killer in tow isn’t the only weapon in this crew’s arsenal.

At the end of the day, the film’s shortcomings are wholly understandable. With a movie like The Doorman, you get what you paid for. This isn’t exactly a multi-layered, intricately navigated slow-burn cerebral thriller. This is a movie you watch at midnight with your friends. The volume at full blast and the spirits flowing freely. Machine guns. Claustrophic fight scenes. Large scale set pieces. Hand to hand combat. Grenade launchers. Heists gone wrong. Pompous pretenders electrocuted on sight. Hardened criminals tapping on the door of secretive steel coated safes. Tiny fighters hurdling over knife wielding giants. Massive explosions. The sheer power of Ruby Rose’s jawline. The greatest mistake the devil ever made was underestimating a woman with a gun, and director Kitamura has come to collect.
by DuongApt at 10-15-2020, 05:58 AM
An altered scene from The Boys season 2 imagines what would happen if Homelander met Iron Man and the Avengers.

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Homelander takes on the Avengers in a fan-edited scene from The Boys season 2 finale. And things don't turn out very well for Tony Stark and his pals. Debuting on Amazone Prime Video last year, The Boys has since become one of pop culture's most popular shows. Set in a world that satirizes superhero comic books and movies. Most of the characters are parodies of actual heroes and villains from DC and Marvel Comics. That notably includes Homelander, a sinister version of Superman expertly played by actor Antony Starr.

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Over the course of two seasons. We've seen just how dastardly Homelander can be, putting him among the most evil characters of the series. He would make a natural enemy for the superheroes that make up The Avengers: Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), and the Incredible Hulk (Bruce Banner).

YouTuber Gugga Leunnam clearly couldn't help but wonder how such a confrontation might turn out, and now we can see one possibility in the fan-edited video that digitally inserts the Avengers into The Boys. After dealing with the Avengers, Homelander also comes face to face with the MCU's most destructive supervillain in the closing moments of the video. Who knows how that skirmish would turn out. But you can't help but wonder what Homelander would think about Thanos' legendary finger-snap that took out half of the population.

Quote:You're certainly going to see many Marvel fans vehemently disagreeing with this proposed outcome. While the editing is spot-on, a look at the comments section on YouTube reveals several fans arguing that Homelander would have a much harder time with such an elite superhero team. Especially when considering the power of Thor and a Hulked-out Bruce Banner. "It's a parody video so don't take it too serious". The video description reads, suggesting the video is only supposed to be fun. And isn't trying to make some bold statement.

The Boys just recently wrapped up its second season on Amazon Prime Video. And fans are already dying for new episodes. Fortunately, it had already been given a renewal for season 3. And word is that production will begin sometime in early 2021. It probably won't include any of the Avengers actors seen in the video. But it will feature Supernatural star Jensen Ackles as Soldier Boy. A Captain America parody character. Ackles had previously auditioned to play Captain America in the MCU and turned down the role of Hawkeye in The Avengers.
by DuongApt at 10-15-2020, 05:55 AM
In the words of Eddie Murphy‘s Prince Akeem from 1988’s Coming to America. "No journey is too great when one finds what he seeks". Now the highly anticipated comedy sequel Coming 2 America has just found a brand new distributor.

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Paramount Pictures is reportedly selling the movie off to Amazon Studios in a deal worth roughly $125 million. Learn the details of the Coming 2 America Amazon deal below, including the new release date.

Variety reports that Coming 2 America will soon be coming 2 Amazon Studios. Pending the finalization of a deal that’s worth more than $100 million. Final details are reportedly still being worked out, and if all goes well, “two complex consumer marketing tie-ins with McDonalds and whiskey brand Crown Royal” will be ported over from Paramount to Amazon as well. The McDonald’s deal, in particular, isn’t just any old promotional tie-in: in the first Coming to America. Murphy’s Prince Akeem character takes a job at McDowell’s. A McDonald’s knock-off that had a pop-up version appear in Hollywood a few years ago.

Fandango’s Erik Davis says the new movie will arrive on the Amazon Prime Video streaming platform on December 182020. That’s a few days earlier than Paramount’s plan to release it on Christmas Day. There’s a chance its new owners at Amazon decide to put this sequel in theaters for a limited run before that December 18 date rolls around; earlier today, the company announced that they’d be launching the new Rachel Brosnahan thriller I’m Your Woman on December 4 before that movie drops on Prime Video one week later. So a similar tactic could be employed here.

Murphy reprises the role of Prince Akeem. Who this time “is set to become king of the fictional country of Zamunda when he discovers he has a son he never knew about in America. A street-savvy Queens native named Lavelle. To honor the former king’s dying wish to groom his grandson as the crown prince. Akeem and Semmi set off to America". Arsenio HallWesley SnipesJames Earl Jones. And more round out the cast, and Craig Brewer (Dolemite is My Name) directs.

This is the third big movie that Paramount Pictures has sold off this year alone. Following The Lovebirds and The Trial of the Chicago 7. Both of which ended up selling to Netflix. One has to wonder how long that studio will continue to exist if it continues to burn off its own projects like this. But hopefully the money they’re getting will keep them afloat for long enough where they can get back into the game in a serious way.
by DuongApt at 10-15-2020, 05:52 AM
Fans have been hoping for a follow-up to Mad Max: Fury Road ever since George Miller‘s 2015 flick left all our jaws on the floor. Finally, it’s happening.

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Furiosa, a prequel film focusing on the character made so iconic by Charlize Theron in Fury Road, will star Anya Taylor-Joy as the young Furiosa, leading a cast that also includes Chris Hemsworth and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. Miller will direct, co-write, and produce.

Multiple outlets are reporting the news that the Furiosa movie is happening. With Anya Taylor-Joy stepping into the role of the title character. Plot details are shrouded in secrecy for the moment. And we have no idea what characters Chris Hemsworth or Yahya Abdul-Mateen II will play. All we know for now is that the film will show the “genesis” of the Furiosa character. All I’ll say is that I really hope Hemsworth is playing young, hot Immortan Joe.

The Furiosa news is both exciting and bittersweet. The prospect of George Miller returning to this world is incredibly thrilling, as is the cast he’s lined-up so far – Taylor-Joy, Hemsworth, and Abdul-Mateen II are all performers at the top of their game. However, I can’t help but feel a little sad that Charlize Theron isn’t returning. I get that this is a prequel showing Furiosa’s early days, but part of what made the character so amazing in Fury Road was Theron’s performance. Even Theron herself expressed displeasure with the turn of the events, saying:

Quote:“It’s a tough one to swallow. Listen, I fully respect George, if not more so in the aftermath of making Fury Road with him. He’s a master, and I wish him nothing but the best. Yeah, it’s a little heartbreaking, for sure. I really love that character [Furiosa], and I’m so grateful that I had a small part in creating her. She will forever be someone I think of and reflect on fondly. Obviously, I would love to see that story continue, and if he feels like he has to go about it this way, then I trust him in that manner.”

All that said, I look forward to seeing what Taylor-Joy brings to the part. And I really look forward to seeing whatever crazy, death-defying action set-pieces Miller has up his sleeve. Miller will direct, produce, and co-write, with Nico Lathouris also handling writing duties. Deadline adds that production designer Colin Gibson, editor Margaret Sixel, sound mixer Ben Osmo, and makeup designer Lesley Vanderwalt, all of whom worked on Fury Road, are coming back as well, along with as first assistant director PJ Voeten and second unit director and stunt coordinator Guy Norris. The timeline of the film’s production isn’t known yet, but THR adds that the project is in “advance development.”
by DuongApt at 10-15-2020, 05:48 AM
Netflix is reportedly developing Sherlock Junior, which will follow younger versions of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson in the modern-day.

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Following the success of Netflix's Enola Holmes, the streaming giant is reportedly planning to continue expanding on the Sherlock Holmes mythos, this time going back to the origins of the famous literary hero for a project titled Sherlock Junior. The movie will follow younger versions of both the genius sleuth and his sidekick Dr. John Watson in the modern-day, with the pair meeting for the first time and embarking on their first of many adventures together.

Quote:A new report has even revealed the synopsis for Sherlock Junior; "Sherlock Junior follows a modern day young John Watson as he links up with British expatriate and new neighbor, Sherlock Holmes, to solve the mystery behind a strange disappearance and a witch's curse on their town. Building a team of fellow child sleuths, they must work together to evade a number of dangerous thieves if they have any chance at finding the treasure she left behind."

According to the report, the project is something that Netflix has been considering for some time. And has recently hired Ehren Kruger, who recently wrote Dumbo, Transformers: Age of Extinction. And Top Gun: Maverick, to write the script alongside screenwriter Matt Kuzma.

Picking up with a younger version of an iconic character is not out of the ordinary. With shows such The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles proving that it can be done effectively. However, Sherlock Holmes aficionados are likely to take issue with the proposed modern-day setting, something which was handled well in Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat's Sherlock starring Benedict Cumberbatch.

Netflix has recently seen great success with the Holmes family thanks to their adaptation of Enola Holmes. Based on the mystery-thriller book series of the same name, written by Nancy Springer, Enola Holmes chronicles the adventures of Sherlock Holmes' younger sister Enola, who, when her mother disappears, decides to become a super-sleuth in her own right. Running away to London where she establishes a clandestine private detective career specializing in missing person investigations, Enola must also keep ahead of her brothers who are determined to capture and force her to conform to their expectations.

Should Sherlock Junior falter, Netflix clearly has a franchise in Enola Holmes. With director Harry Bradbeer recently declaring his eagerness to continue far beyond just one sequel.

Quote:"Well, I hope I'd have the energy for that, yeah," Bradbeer said in an interview last week. "That would be amazing. Someone's going to have the energy for it! It'd be wonderful to get five more movies out of this scene. I do think they're extraordinary stories to tell, and what a period. As you go forward, things like that three-wheeled car - which was a lovely thing we discovered - to find our characters playing on some of the new contraptions, at some point in the early 20th century. Of course, we get airplanes and the Wright brothers. Who knows what other challenges are going to come out of this really restless, productive period."

Sherlock Junior does not yet have a release date or even official confirmation at this time. Enola Holmes meanwhile is now available on Netflix. This comes to us from Whats on Netflix.
by DuongApt at 10-15-2020, 05:40 AM
30-day free trials are a thing of the past for Netflix as the company has quietly ended the promotion.

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Anyone who is not already a Netflix subscriber will no longer have the option to try before they buy. The world's most popular streaming service has officially ended its 30-day free trial promotion in the U.S. and throughout much of the world. A spokesperson for the company has confirmed the news. Saying that they are now exploring different marketing strategies to attract new customers.

Quote:"We're looking at different marketing promotions in the U.S. to attract new members and give them a great Netflix experience."

Netflix began doing away with free trials a couple of years back starting with Mexico. The company's current, most popular plan goes for $12.99 per month. They are, more or less, giving away that much in potential revenue every time someone signs up for a free trial. In a similar move, Disney recently announced that Disney+ will no longer be offering a seven-day free trial for its service. But Hulu, which is also owned by Disney, still has an offer that gives customers a free month for its ad-free and ad-supported versions. Hulu with the live TV option is limited to a week.

This year has seen the streaming landscape become more crowded than ever. Not only did Disney+ and Apple TV+ enter the fold in November of last year, but both HBO Max and Peacock launched this year as well. Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, CBS All Access and other niche services like Shudder and The Criterion Channel are vying for customers as well. Not to mention Quibi which has, thus far, failed to catch on and may already be looking for a buyer. It seems, increasingly, the idea of offering free trials is a thing of the past.

Even in the face of great competition, Netflix is far ahead of the rest of the pack. The company has around 200 million subscribers worldwide. Disney is catching up quickly, with Disney+ amassing more than 60 million subscribers in under a year. Disney has more than 100 million subscribers between all of its streaming services. That, coupled with the downfall of movie theaters brought on by 2020, prompted Disney to completely reorganize its media business recently to focus on the direct-to-consumer market. 30 days of free content is. It seems, not the most effective way to attract new customers for the two biggest players in the game.

It remains unclear what strategies Netflix will implement in the free trial's place. The company launched a new website in August that offers a wide range of marquee content. Such as Bird Box, Murder Mystery and The Two Popes, for free. Similarly, Peacock launched with a free, ad-supported version. The idea seems to be collect some ad money in the hopes of converting users into paying customers. The difference with Netflix, as was recently re-asserted, is that they have no plans of running ads any time soon. The company's revenue will continue to come from monthly subscriptions, with no more freebies. This news was first reported by The TV Answer Man.
by clarkkenallstar at 10-14-2020, 04:50 PM
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John Travolta took to Instagram to pay a tribute to his late wife Kelly Preston on her birth anniversary. This would have been Kelly's 58th birthday.


He shared a photo of them from their wedding along with a picture of his parents' nuptials. Remembering his wife, he captioned the post, "Happy Birthday hon! I found this photo of my mom and dad‘s wedding. It was nice to see ours alongside theirs.
All my love, John."

Kelly passed away on July 12, 2020 after battling with breast cancer for two long years. She was 57.

The duo got married in 1991 and went on to star in films together including 'The Experts', 'Battlefield Earth', 'Old Dogs and Gotti'.

John had shared a long post to inform his fans about Kelly's demise. He wrote, "It is with a very heavy heart that I inform you that my beautiful wife Kelly has lost her two-year battle with breast cancer. She fought a courageous fight with the love and support of so many."

He further added, "I will be taking some time to be there for my children who have lost their mother, so forgive me in advance if you don’t hear from us for a while. But please know that I will feel your outpouring of love in the weeks and months ahead as we heal.


All my love,


JT".
by clarkkenallstar at 10-14-2020, 04:47 PM
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Halle Berry often posts her exercise pics on her Instagram account and is seen with dumbbells here (Pic: @halleberry/Instagram)

The COVID-19 pandemic may have brought about a lot of ‘cancel culture', but one thing it definitely hasn’t stopped is the fitness regimen. People have been adapting to everything from home workouts to the brisk walk or run around the block, terrace cycling and more. And celebrities and influencers have also been revving it up stylishly over the last few months. Check out these Hollywood stars as they get into a sweat, encouraging their fans to do so, too…




Reese Witherspoon
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Skipping is said to pack a host of benefits – it revs up cardiovascular health, increases stamina and agility and helps you bust the calories. No wonder that ‘Legally Blonde’ actress Reese Witherspoon took up the jump rope dressed in her khaki shorts, gingham top and cat-eye frames to show how it’s done. She posted with the picture: "1. Jump around 2. Jump around 3. Jump up, jump up and GET DOWN! ??‍♀️"

Kerry Washington

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For toned arms, take a cue from ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ star Kerry Washington who posted a photo off with her pink dumbbells. Dressed in an 80’s exercise look, the 43-year-old actress sported a T-shirt that read: Rocking a tee that read ‘Let's Get Physical’, while also advising people to get out and vote.

Nicole Kidman
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Bounce, bounce, bounce is Nicole Kidman’s mantra. The actress just shared a video of herself jumping high on a trampoline, revealing how 12-year-old daughter Sunday was behind asking her to do so. The svelte actress captioned the boomerang clip: Taken right after Sunday gave me the fantastic director’s notes to “Jump higher mum” and “look less scared”.

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Bond girl Halle, who’s known to be a fitness fanatic, has been posting #FitnessFriday updates on her Instagram account every week that include motivational quotes with the moves. Her recent post was about a ‘wake-up call for the arms’. The 53-year-old shared a picture of her well-toned back and wrote about the arms workout and three quick exercises to wake up those biceps, triceps and shoulders.

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Here’s another actress who makes a case for strong arms. ‘Desperate Housewives’ star Eva Longoria posted a video of herself pulling ropes in a gruelling workout session shared how she was doing ‘hard labor’ in the gym on Labor Day. The fit actress who rocks a taut figure, often also works out with her young son Santiago in tow.

Jenna Dewan

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Jenna Dewan is a huge fan of pilates. She credits the regimen with helping her all through her pregnancy and after. The ‘Step Up’ star posted a video of herself trying out the moves over a month ago and wrote: “Pilates through allll the stages... Pilates is the only workout i have found that heals your body at the same time as staying in shape. Also #supportblackbusiness”.
by DuongApt at 10-14-2020, 03:07 PM
It’s a shame this gloriously goofy French flick, from 2011. Didn’t get a big-screen release in North America. Because it is one of those juicy, chewy, pulpy adventures that is best appreciated flickering in the dark. Then again: the dreaded subtitles. And the hero is a chick, which — if we’re to believe Hollywood — no one wants to see.

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The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec (Xac Uop Ramesses) based on the comic books by Jacques Tardi. And adapted and directed by Luc Besson (Taken), this is what comic-book movies look like when they’re not blown up into $200 million monstrosities: friendly and eldritch and kinda cosy even in the middle of outrageous escapades.

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The year is 1911, and lady journalist and adventurer Adèle Blanc-Sec (the gorgeous Louise Bourgoin) is somewhere in an Arabian desert, breaking into a dusty tomb

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There’s a treasure map, bien sûr, and unsavory companions who cannot be trusted because they’re after gold while all she seeks is knowledge. (It’s very Raiders of the Lost Ark, in the best way.) There’s something she needs — ancient wisdom; magic even — to help her beloved sister. Who is in a bad way in a way that is hilarious in its ridiculous wrongness. Perhaps Patmosis, physician to pharaoh Ramses II, might have discovered the something she needs. She drags his mummy back to Paris… Where her friend Professor Espérandieu (Jacky Nercessian) has already tested his “bringing the dead back to life” weird-science on a museum-exhibit pterodactyl egg. Which has hatched and is now terrorizing the city.

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So you know, the usual sort of Tuesday for a lady journalist and adventurer.

Bourgoin is an absolute delight as a woman surrounded by incompetents in this action adventure film (phim hanh dong vien tuong). The aforementioned unsavory companions, bumbling cops. And other guys who think their guyness automatically bestows awesomeness. And besotted would-be suitors who are not worthy of her. Though they might be worthy of tagging along to assist her as things get even weirder. And Besson gets the tone exactly right throughout. This genre-bending pulp stew would collapse into a steaming pile of its own absurdity with just a single wrong note. So it never does, and remains wonderfully silly fun.
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