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Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets PosterOne of the more interesting films to hit Australian cinemas this year is Luc Beeson’s latest sci-fi epic – the rather lengthy titled – Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets. Like all of Beeson’s films this is a film that feels like it takes an audience on a beautiful but epic journey. Once again Beeson has created a magnificent universe in which to immerse his audience.

Starring in the film this time around are youngsters Dane DeHaan, from films like Chronicle and The Amazing Spider-Man, and Cara Delevingne, from Paper Towns and Suicide Squad. They appear alongside R ‘n’ B star Rihanna and seasoned actors like Clive Owen and Ethan Hawke.

As we start to explore the world of Valerian Delevingne begins by telling us about why she wanted to play the character of the rough-and-tough space cop Laureline. “The thing that drew me to the character of Laureline most is her strength,” she explains. “She is so intelligent, hard-working and determined and she isn’t scared to speak her mind. You know, no matter how big, small or alien the place she is in she will overcome her challenges. Laureline basically has the knowledge of Alpha (the space station/planet they live on), she basically knows everything. She knows all the different aliens, she knows all the different codes. Valerian (Dane DeHaan’s character) kind of goes into everything head-first without really thinking about things whereas Laureline figures them out with strategy behind it all.”

Over the years as a director and a screenwriter Luc Beeson has brought a number of strong female characters to the screen so what was it like for an actress like Delevingne to work with him? “Luc is definitely known for his strong female characters,” agrees Delevingne. “Getting to work with him has been an absolute dream for me. Every movie that he has ever down is one of my favourite films so to see this movie come to life is another ‘pinch me’ moment. I really hope that young girls and women see this movie and take away the fact that Laureline is extremely hard working and is a strong space cop. She is just as able to do everything as Valerian is able to do.”

Laureline is Valerian’s love interest and of course space-cop partner and bringing the cocky character to life is young actor on the rise – Dane DeHaan. Coky is a word that DeHaan readily agrees sums up Valerian. “Yeah Valerian is a pretty cocky space agent,” he says laughing. “He is pretty sure of himself. He has a perfect track record and he is pretty good at what he does but what he doesn’t realise is that there is a lot of luck in what he does and that he would be nothing without Laureline. We are definitely a dynamic duo and he has a very big crush on Laureline, he would love to spend the rest of his life with Laureline, but also I don’t think he realises just how important she is to his succsess as a crime-fighting space agent.”

Like Delevingne DeHaan was also excited about being able to work with Beeson. “It was the phone call that every actor wants to get – that a visionary director is making THE movie that he has wanted to make his entire life and he wants you to star in it. It’s my first go at playing the straight up hero, which is exciting for me because I am always trying to do different kinds of things So for the role there is something delightfully fun about it , but the movie I knew was just going to be so special and epic and you know when I was reading the script, there was all these aliens and new worlds, and it was an opportunity that I definitely couldn’t pass up.”

DeHaan again laughs when he is asked whether he felt heroic when he first put on the pretty impressive space suit that Valerian wears. “When I first put on the space suit I felt heroic for sure,” he says. “But you know it wasn’t until they turned the lights on on the space suit that I think every sunk in then. And then I felt super cool and I felt like Valerian for the first time. You know the suit is amazing but you know it goes to a whole new level when they turn those lights on so that was the most special moment for me.”

It is incredible world that Beeson has created for Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets and that was something that also impressed DeHaan. “In Valerian the year is 2763 and outer space has become a place where both aliens and humans can live and co-habit peacefully together, and the place where they can do that the easiest is on Alpha, which is the city of a thousand planets. It is like the Space Station of today has just grown and grown and grown for seven hundred years and human beings have made contact with aliens from all over the universe and ten thousand species of aliens and human from all over the world have come together and peacefully living together on one Space Station – and that is the city of a thousand planets and that is where a huge chunk of the movie takes place.”

Of course Valerian and Laureline are a dynamic duo and of course love interests for each other so how did DeHaan find working with Delevingne? “Cara is just so much fun,” he says smiling. “She is such a pleasure to be with on-set because she always brings this really fun energy and I am the kind of person that can take themselves too seriously, but whenever Cara would show up on-set I would just light up, loosen up and then just have a really good time. That was so important, especially with this movie, to have somebody like that – to have somebody that I could trust in but also joke around with and just have a great time with through this whole process.”

With DeHaan being so open about the movie we had to ask what was some of the biggest challenges of tackling a movie of this scale and intensity. “The blue-screen was definitely one of the biggest challenges,” he says after thinking for a moment. “Just having to use my imagination with it was challenging. But it was also one of the most fun things as well. I also had to stay in physical shape for the move as well, I would start my mornings every day in the gym for a couple of hours with my trainer and that was you know to stay in shape to do all of the stunts and scenes and everything but also it would just pump me up for the day. Valerian is probably somebody that is always a little more upbeat, cocky and a little bit more of a bro than I am in real life so just going to the gym and doing that every day was a challenge but also prepared me for the day. It certainly got me in the right state of mind.”

 

Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets opens in cinemas on the 10th August.

DAVID GRIFFITHS

 

Dave Griffiths

Dave Griffiths has worked as a journalist for over twenty years now -covering topics including film, television, music, travel and sport (with a main focus on AFL Football).

That time has seen him host the popular X-Wired television program for seven seasons as well as write for various magazines such as Buzz Magazine, Heavy Mag, Stage Whispers, The Banner and Eternity. Dave is currently the Head Film Writer for Heavy Mag and also writes reviews for Thailand’s The Phuket News newspaper.

He has even branched out into writing online for Subculture Entertainment, Media Search and The Book The Film The T-Shirt. He also worked as the online editor for Entertainment 360 for three years.

Dave’s radio work has seen him work on various radio stations including Talking Lifestyle, 3RPP, Triple R and Light FM. He is currently the co-host of Melbourne’s 94.1FM’s breakfast show ‘The Motley Crew’ and he can sometimes be heard on J-Air’s ‘First On Film’. David is also the co-host of two popular podcasts – ‘The Good, The Bad, The Ugly Film Show,’ and ‘The Popcorn Conspiracy’

As far as Film Reviewing goes David is an elected committee member of AFCA (Australian Film Critics Association and a member of IPRESCI (International Federation of Film Critics)/FIPRESCI (Fédération Internationale de la Presse Cinématographique).

He has also served as a jury member for a number of international film festivals and is considered an expert on cult cinema, horror movies and Australian films.

Dave is also a keen screenwriter and is currently working on a new comic book series.

 

Currently David Griffiths has 42 Film Reviews on Subculture Entertainment

 

 

Currently David Griffiths has 51 Film Interviews on Subculture Entertainment

 

Currently David Griffiths has 10 Music Reviews on Subculture Entertainment

 

Currently David Griffiths has 48 Music Interviews on Subculture Entertainment

 

 

Currently David Griffiths has 12 Theatre/Comedy Interviews on Subculture Entertainment

 

 

Currently David Griffiths features on 5 episodes of The Popcorn Conspiracy

 

Spectre Poster

We take a look at the most popular movies and television shows online over the past week.

  1. Spectre (2015) – Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Lea Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes
  2. The Walking Dead (2010) – Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Chandler Riggs
  3. Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015) – Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver
  4. American Horror Story (2011) – Evan peters, Sarah Paulson, Denis O’Hare, Jessica Lange
  5. Supergirl (2015) – Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh, Jeremy Jordan
  6. The Martian (2015) – Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara
  7. The Flash (2014) – Greant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Carlos Valdes
  8. Crimson Peak (2015) – Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam
  9. The Last Witch Hunter (2015) – Vin Diesel, Rose Leslie, Elijah Wood, Olafur Darri Olafsson
  10. Arrow (2012) – Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey, Susanna Thompson
  11. The Ridiculous 6 (2015) – Adam Sandler, Julia Jones, Taylor Lautner, Whitney Cummings
  12. Fargo (2014) – Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Allison Tolman, Colin Hanks
  13. Gotham (2014) – Ben McKenzie, Jada Pinkett Smith, Donal Logue, Camren Bicondova
  14. Game Of Thrones (2011) – Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harrington, Lena Headey
  15. The Gift (2015) – Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall, Joel Edgerton, Allison Tolman
  16. The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) – Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, Elizabeth Debicki
  17. Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse (2015) – Tye Sheridan, Logan Miller, Joey Morgan, Sarah Dumont
  18. Jurassic World (2015) – Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Judy Greer
  19. Bridge Of Spies (2015) – Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Alan Alda, Amy Ryan
  20. Love (2015) – Aomi Muyock, Karl Glusman, Klara Kristin, Juan Saavedra
  21. Goosebumps (2015) – Jack Black, Dylan Minnette, Odeya Rush, Ryan Lee
  22. Hocus Pocus (1993) – Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, Omri Katz
  23. Sherlock (2010) – Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs, Rupert Graves
  24. Suicide Squad (2016) – Margot Robbie, Cara Delevingne, Jared Leto, Ben Affleck
  25. Back To The Future (1985) – Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover

Jaimie ALexander

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  1. Jaimie Alexander
  2. Alexandra Daddario
  3. Tom Hardy
  4. Priyanka Chopra
  5. Jessica Chastain
  6. Ashley Johnson
  7. Matt Damon
  8. Naomi Grossman
  9. Dakota Johnson
  10. Bella Thorne
  11. Kate Mara
  12. Emilia Clarke
  13. Kate Winslet
  14. Emily BLunt
  15. Bryce Dallas Howard
  16. Morena Baccarin
  17. Johnny Depp
  18. Matt Bomer
  19. Cara Delevingne
  20. Jodelle Ferland
  21. Alycia Debnam-Carey
  22. Rebecca Ferguson
  23. Leonardo DiCaprio
  24. Melissa Benoist
  25. Britt Robertson

Pan

Summary: 12-year-old Peter (Levi Miller) has always thought he was special despite what the nuns at the orphanage tell him. But he doesn’t realise how special he is until he is whisked away in the night and spirited away to Neverland where he is forced to work for Blackbeard (Hugh Jackman) who dreams of ruling the mysterious land.

After a daring escape alongside Hook (Garret Headlund) and Sam Smiegel (Adeel Akhtar), and a chance meeting with Tigerlily (Rooney Mara), Peter learns that he is indeed special and soon sees why Blackbeard wants him dead.

Year: 2015

Australian Cinema Release Date: 24th September 2015

Australian DVD Release Date: TBA

Country: USA, UK, Australia

Director: Joe Wright

Screenwriter: Jason Fuchs, J.M. Barrie (characters)

Cast: Nicholas Agnew (Pilot Primrose), Adeel Akhtar (Sam Smiegel), Orlando Loo Alfred (Yung), Tony Allen (himself), Gabriel Andreu (Matador), Nonsie Anozie (Bishop), Jozef Aoki (Ranger Pirate ‘Wings’), Jamie Beamish (Not-Dobkins), Neil Bell (Baggy), Brian Bovell (Long John Standing), Kathy Burke (Mother Barnabas), Jack Charles (Chief), Cara Delevingne (Mermaids), Kurt Egyiawan (Murray), Salo Gardner (Older Blackbeard), Garrett Hedlund (Hook), Paul Hunter (Daisy), Hugh Jackman (Blackbeard), Paul Kaye (Mutti Voosht), Amanda Lawrence (Sister Joseph), Jack Lowden (Dobkins), Lewis MacDougall (Nibs), Giacomo Mancini (Michelangelo), Rooney Mara (Tiger Lily), Phil Martin (Goliath), Ami Metcalf (Sister Thomas), Levi Miller (Peter Pan), Aaron Monaghan (Robbins), Tae-joo Na (Kawhu), Dean Nolah (Peanut), Michael Ryan (Silverman), Julian Seager (Livingston), Amanda Seyfried (Mary), Mike Shepherd (Fernley Trebilcock), Harry Lister Smith (Pilot Parker), Jimmy Vee (Lofty), Bronson Webb (Steps), Spencer Wilding (Growler), Leni Zieglmeier (Wendy Darling)

Runtime: 111 mins

Classification: PG

 

OUR PAN REVIEWS & RATINGS:

 

David Griffiths:

Pan was always going to be a film that came under a lot of scrutiny and was going to cop a fair whack of criticism. There are some Disney purists out there that believe once Disney has touched a story there is no need for anyone else to explore the story, and while I disagree with that I do agree with the fact that their have been some pretty dreadful movies over the years that have touched on both the Peter Pan and Captain Hook storylines. What I didn’t expect for Pan though was for it to become a film so alternative that some parents are arguing whether or not it is suitable for children to watch or not.

Now I’ll be honest helicopter parents who are too afraid to let their children play in dirt annoy me. They are normally the same kind of parents that will look for the slightest detail in a film that makes it ‘unwatchable’ for kids and then take to social media on a rant, or tell you why you liking the film is wrong! I’ll also admit that I grew up in the generation where films like Never Ending Story and all it’s magic, plus a healthy dose of monsters with chainsaws (I’m looking at you Gremlins) was considered okay for children to watch at the cinema. Having said that I do agree that Pan is not for very small children, but hey if you have older kids and teens then go nuts because the alternative feel to Pan is actually something a little bit refreshing.

Yes there are some problem scenes for small children, Blackbeard has no problem firing guns at children and natives alike while at the same time Tigerlily doesn’t mind getting a little stabby with some sharp objects but there is also a hell of a lot to like about this film as well. For starts director Joe Wright (known for Pride & Prejudice and Hanna to name a few) and screenwriter Jason Fuchs’ choice to include the songs of bands like Nirvana and The Ramones during some of their scenes came as a complete surprise while the aggression of characters like Blackbird seemed to make this feel seem a lot more ‘real’ then what your typical style of ‘slapstick violence’ would have.

Having declared that there were things about Pan that I loved I also have to admit that the film had its weak points. While the film moves along well it seems to lose a lot of its suspense once Peter, Sam and Hook are out in the wilds of Neverland and despite a relatively good flying Pirate ship chase and battle not even this scene seems to have captured the air of suspense that it deserves. It almost felt at times that Wright is the kind of director that can milk suspense out of a dramatic scene, like when Blackbeard first confronts Peter in the captain’s cabin, but is a little bit out of his depth when it comes to huge action sequences.

The same can also be said for the screenplay’s set up of characters. Peter and Blackbeard get wonderful set-ups which in turn allows Hugh Jackman to shine, but then there is the character of Hook, who any Peter Pan fan will tell you becomes a major character in the lead character’s life. Here Hook is a bit of a mystery, and strangely seems to be a nod as a tribute to Indiana Jones.

This also causes an inconsistency in the acting as well. Levi Miller announces himself as a little star with a brilliant performance in his debut lead role but even he is out acted by Hugh Jackman who relishes in the role of the ‘bad guy’ Blackbird. Jackman here puts in a performance here that we have wanted to see Johnny Depp deliver over the past few years. Jackman is completely transformed and unrecognisable and he genuinely becomes one of Hollywood’s meaner screen nasties. Sadly, the film’s poor reception means most cinema lovers will miss out on the performance.

Also stepping up here is Rooney Mara. Sure she doesn’t have anything near as dramatic to work with as she did when she did Girl With A Dragon Tattoo but she does has her moments as Tigerlily. The criticism she has copped for being a white actress playing a ‘native’ role is also ludicrous. If you look around the ‘tribe’ in Pan they seem to be made up of people of all skin colors, including an Australian Aboriginal playing the tribe’s leader, so seriously the complaints are just a few keyboard warriors with very little to do. Be warned if you’re a fan of Amanda Seyfried or Cara Delevingne just beware that their roles are very small indeed.

Pan certainly does not deserve the backlash that it has received as a film. Sure some of the action sequences do not reach the great heights that they should, but for the most part this is a well acted and alternatively fresh film aimed for teens.
Stars(3.5)

 

 

Greg King:

You can read Greg’s full Pan review on www.filmreviews.net.au

 

Stars(2)

 

 

Average Subculture Rating (out of 5):  Stars(3)

 

IMDB Rating:  Pan (2015) on IMDb

 

Other Subculture Entertainment Pan reviews: You can listen to our full Pan  review on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Ep #147. You can also read our Pan review on The Book The Film The T-Shirt.

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Rebecca Ferguson

We take a look at who were the most popular stars online this week.

  1. Rebecca Ferguson
  2. Jaclyn Swedberg
  3. Alicia Vikander
  4. Tom Hardy
  5. O’Shea jackson Jr.
  6. Armie Hammer
  7. Henry Cavill
  8. Jennifer Lawrence
  9. Chloe Grace Moretz
  10. Shailene Woodley
  11. Emilia Clarke
  12. Rachel McAdams
  13. Margot Robbie
  14. Kate Mara
  15. cara Delevingne
  16. Amy Adams
  17. Yvonne Craig
  18. Hayden Panettiere
  19. Tom Cruise
  20. Ariel Winter
  21. Hailee Steinfeld
  22. Alyson Stoner
  23. Corey Hawkins
  24. Johnny Depp
  25. Leonardo DiCaprio

Rebecca Ferguson

We take a look at who were the most popular stars online this week.

  1. Rebecca Ferguson
  2. Kate Mara
  3. Alicia Vikander
  4. Cara Delevingne
  5. Rachel McAdams
  6. Emilia Clarke
  7. Tom Hardy
  8. Shailene Woodley
  9. Tom Cruise
  10. Henry Cavill
  11. Anna Kendrick
  12. Alyson Stoner
  13. Margot Robbie
  14. Jaimie Alexander
  15. Justin Theroux
  16. Ariel Winter
  17. Miles Teller
  18. Leonardo DiCaprio
  19. JoAnna Garcia Swisher
  20. Hailee Steinfeld
  21. Evangeline Lilly
  22. Mila Kunis
  23. Rhona Mitra
  24. Kelly Reilly
  25. Gillian Anderson

Rebecca Ferguson

We take a look at who were the most popular stars online this week.

  1. Rebecca Ferguson
  2. Kate Mara
  3. Tom Cruise
  4. Cara Delevingne
  5. Rachel McAdams
  6. Evangeline Lilly
  7. Tom Hardy
  8. Shailene Woodley
  9. Margot Robbie
  10. Justin Theroux
  11. Marguerite Moreau
  12. Alicia Vikander
  13. Michael Showalter
  14. Mamie Gummer
  15. Miles Teller
  16. Emilia Clarke
  17. Charlize Theron
  18. Ronda Rousey
  19. Abigail Spencer
  20. Chris Pratt
  21. Morena Baccarin
  22. Paul Rudd
  23. Jake Gyllenhaal
  24. Taylor Kitsch
  25. Elizabeth Banks

Mission Impossible Rogue Nation

We take a look at the most popular movies and television shows online over the past week.

  1. Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation (2015) – Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg
  2. Fantastic Four (2015) – Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell
  3. Deadpool (2016) – Morena Baccarin, Ryan Reynolds, Gina Carano, T.J. Miller
  4. Wet Hot American Summer: First Day Of Camp (2015) – Marguerite Moreau, Zak Orth, Paul Rudd, Michael Showalter
  5. Wet Hot American Summer (2001) – Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Michael Showalter, Marguerite Moreau
  6. True Detective (2014) – Vince Vaughn, Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch
  7. Ant-Man (2015) – Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Corey Stoll, Evangeline Lilly
  8. Vacation (2015) – Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Skyler Gisondo, Steele Stebbins
  9. Southpaw (2015) – Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams, Oona Laurence, Forest Whitaker
  10. The Gift (2015) – Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall, Joel Edgerton, Allison Tolman
  11. Descendants (2015) – Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce Booboo Stewart Sofia Carson
  12. Trainwreck (2015) – Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, Brie Larson, Colin Quinn
  13. Game Of Thrones (2011) – Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Lena Headey
  14. Straight Outta Compton (2015) – O’Shea Jackson Jnr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Neil Brown Jnr.
  15. Pixels (2015) – Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage
  16. The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) – Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, Elizabeth Debicki
  17. Mr. Robot (2015) – Rami Malek, Carly Chaikin, Portia Doubleday, Martin Wallstrom
  18. Suicide Squad (2016) – Cara Delevingne, Margot Robbie, Scott Eastwood, Jared Leto
  19. Insurgent (2015) – Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Theo James, Kate Winslet
  20. Orange Is The New Black (2013) – Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning, Emma Myles
  21. Pretty Little Liars (2010) – Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Laura Leighton
  22. 6 Years (2015) – Tarissa Farminga, Ben Rosenfield, Lindsay Burdge, Joshua Leonard
  23. Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ (2015) – Masako Nozawa, Ryo Horikawa, Hiromi Tsuru, Masaharu Sato
  24. Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016) – Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg
  25. Inside Out (2015) – Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling

Cara Delevingne

We take a look at who were the most popular stars online this week.

  1. Cara Delevingne
  2. Rebecca Ferguson
  3. Rachel McAdams
  4. Margot Robbie
  5. Tom Hardy
  6. Yvonne Strahovski
  7. Tom Cruise
  8. Evangeline Lilly
  9. Emilia Clarke
  10. Jake Gyllenhaal
  11. Genesis Rodriguez
  12. Alexis Knapp
  13. Alicia Vikander
  14. Shailene Woodley
  15. Avan Jogia
  16. Taylor Schilling
  17. Cassie Scerbo
  18. Bryce Dallas Howard
  19. Chris Pratt
  20. Kate Mara
  21. Michelle Monaghan
  22. Paul Rudd
  23. Jennifer Lawrence
  24. Elizabeth Berkley
  25. Emma Watson