Jan292019
‘Paradise Hills’ Review: The Dumbest Dystopia

If Paradise Hills put half the effort into its story that it does into costumes and production design, it would be a decent sci-fi film. Instead, Alice Waddington’s movie is content to crib from The Prisoner, The Stepford Wives, and The Hunger Games without bothering to understand or engage with the subtext of those stories. Paradise Hills wants to create a disturbing dystopia, but without any sense of danger or fear. Instead, it relies on weak twists that range from dull to laughably nonsensical.

At some point in the future or in an alternate reality (it’s never clear which), Uma (Emma Roberts) wakes up in a treatment facility on an island that looks like Disneyland by way of Jony Ive. She’s told by Duchess (Milla Jovovich), who runs the facility, that she’s supposed to be there for two months after rejecting a marriage proposal from the despicable Son (Arnaud Valois). Although Uma is weary of attempts to brainwash her, she reluctantly gives the treatment a shot while befriending fellow patients Chloe (Danielle Macdonald), Yu (Awkwafina), and Amarna (Eiza González), although Uma is the only one on the island who isn’t there voluntarily. As her “treatment” continues, Uma learns that the sinister facility isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

For most of its runtime, Paradise Hills looks like it will be a story about what society demands of young women and how social and economic factors (the film’s society is divided into “Uppers” and “Lowers”) try to get them to conform to stereotypes to appease men. Yes, that’s something incredibly similar to Stepford Wives, but it’s still a worthwhile theme. Unfortunately, the story is too tepid to ever unnerve the audience. The characters are so thinly drawn that we can’t sympathize with them, and they easily disappear into the exquisitely adorned decor and costumes. Ironically, Paradise Hills is a movie that’s absorbed with how things look than saying anything interesting.

And to be fair, the design is outstanding. This is a great movie to look at, and it’s probably as close as we’ll come to an actual Final Fantasy movie (The Spirits Within doesn’t count for anything) with its hodgepodge of ostentatious regalia and futuristic setting. And you can kind of see where it’s going with how fairy tales are a way of telling young women that they’re damsels instead of heroes. But because the subtext of the film is so limp and distant, the aesthetics appear superfluous.

As Paradise Hills lurches through its third act, it goes off the rails completely, trading twists for anything remotely coherent. What was previously dull and lethargic becomes idiotic as the script appears to lose all interest in playing fair with the audience. I would admire the boldness if it had any thematic heft, but the surprises drain the movie of what little thoughtfulness it possessed.

There’s nothing wrong with being inspired by classics of the sci-fi genre, but Paradise Hills has nothing to add to the conversation. It just sits there, pretty and uninterested in being more than a stab at ideas that others did far better. It’s not enough to simply cobble together premises; you have to do something with them. Dystopias are meant to disturb.

May152018
Milla Jovovich Starring In Live-Action Monster Hunter Movie

Since at least 2016, Paul W. S. Anderson has been working on a Monster Hunter movie. The picture now has a star, Milla Jovovich.

According to Variety, Anderson recently delivered the film’s latest draft, and the Monster Hunter movie will start shooting in South Africa this September. Special effects will be handled by Mr. X, a studio that worked on the Resident Evil franchise.

Like the Resident Evil movies, which Anderson directed and Jovovich starred in, the hope is to turn the Monster Hunter flick into a movie franchise.

Apr032018
Milla Jovovich & More Join Emma Roberts In ‘Paradise Hills’

Resident Evil franchise star Milla Jovovich, Jeremy Irvine (Mamma Mia 2, War Horse), and Awkwafina (Ocean’s Eight, Crazy Rich Asians) are heading to Paradise Hills, the sci-fi thriller from first-time director Alice Waddington. The group joins Emma Roberts, Eiza Gonzalez, and Danielle Macdonald in the film, which is currently shooting in Spain.

The pic is set in the not-too-distant future and follows Uma (Roberts), who wakes up one morning in Paradise Hills, a high-class treatment facility on an isolated island where well-off families send their daughters to be reformed.

Oct022017
New project!

On Instagram, Milla Jovovich talks about new Chinise movie called “the Rookies” in Budapest, Hungary.

So tired and totally jetlagged from our long flight, but really excited about shooting a cameo in my first Chinese movie called “the Rookies” in Budapest, Hungary! I’ve never been here before and I have to say, if you ever get the opportunity to come, take it! It’s one of the most spectacular cities I’ve ever seen and a must-see for lovers of European history and architecture! Enjoy the pics! ❤️m

Aug102017
Milla Jovovich in talks to play villain in “Hellboy”

Milla Jovoich is in final negotiations to join the film titled “Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen” that is set to be directed by Neil Marshall. The actress would appear as the villainous Nimue the Blood Queen, noted Entertainment Weekly. The film’s plot revolves around Hellboy taking on the evil sorceress who threatens humankind.
The franchise released data 2018.

Feb092016
Zoolander 2: She is back

Milla maybe returns to the “Zoolander 2” as Katinka Ingabogovinanana. In one of trailer as you can see, there’s sexy fighting between Penelope Cruz and some unknown woman. Could it be Milla Jovovich back as Katinka Ingabogovinanana? That would be fantastic, but I’m not sure if her schedule and pregnancy allowed her to fit the sequel it. We can always hope though.

But in twitter, she writted:

Guess who’s back in @zoolander no.2?!! #katinkaingaborgovinanana #BlueSteelSelfie #zoolander2

Feb012016
Little news about RE: 6

Milla Jovovich says that the sixth installment of the zombie action film will be grittier than its predecessors. There are also rumors circulating on the internet that Resident Evil 6’s first trailer might be released this month. Paul W.S Anderson said that the Resident Evil: Final chapter only needs a little work on editing before the studio releases its first trailer, as reported by Ecumenical News.

One of the fans of the installment asked Milla Jovovich on her Twitter account, what would make Resident Evil: The Final Chapter unique and different from its previous films. The actress who plays Alice responded that The Final Chapter will be much grittier and raw than the last one. She also said that the action will be in everyone else’s faces and that no slow motion will be involved. Milla Jovovich also said that the latest film will showcase a part of Alice, which was never seen before in other Resident Evil movies. Moreover, she also expressed her sadness about Resident Evil movies nearing its end.

Resident Evil: Final Chapter will hit the big screen this coming January 2017.

Mar162015
Milla will star in “Barely Famous”

According to Dailymail, Milla will star in “Barely Famous”. During filming, Sara and Erin called upon famous friends including Sara’s best friend Kate Hudson, childhood pal Nicole Richie, Jessica Alba, Molly Sims, Ashley Benson and Milla Jovovich.

The reality TV “Barely Famous” is about two vacuous sisters, played by Sara and Erin, and sends them up as they star in their own reality show – although the characters seem determined to ignore this fact as much as possible.

Barely Famous debuts on March 18 at 9:30/8:30c on VH1. Milla will appear in 4 episode, what is named “Be More Likeable”.

Feb022015
Milla in Final Talks to Star in ‘In the Lost Lands’

Milla Jovovich is in final negotiations to star in In the Lost Lands, a fantasy adventure project based on the short stories by Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin.

The film will be a German-Canadian co-production and is planned to begin shooting in Germany in the last quarter of 2015.

“In the Lost Lands” is based on three short stories by Martin. In one thread, the desperate queen of a city built into a towering mountain hires a sorceress — played by Jovovich — to travel into the ghostly wasteland called the Lost Lands to obtain the gift of shape-shifting into a werewolf.

Another thread involves a warrior girl who must fight a dragon that serves as the gatekeeper of seven worlds to reunite with her lost lover. The futuristic tale “Bitterblooms” centers on a young barbarian girl who is spellbound by a lonely witch in a spacecraft.

Oct262014
New project: Savva: Heart of the Warrior

MV5BMTEyNTM1Nzg1NzNeQTJeQWpwZ15BbWU4MDc5MDEwOTIx._V1_SX640_SY720_Milla have the new animation project Savva: Heart of the Warrior where she voices Savva. The project realised in Spring 2015. Director of the animation is Maksim Fadeev. Here you can see the trailer of the animation:

Animation storyline:

An international animation project that is coming out in Russian and English languages. It is a fairytale about a grand life journey of a 10-year old boy Savva devoted to help his Mom and fellow village people to break free from the vicious hyenas. Trying to escape from hyenas Savva finds himself in a magical world he had only heard stories of. That is where he meets the white wolf Angee, a hilarious tiny pink creature Puffy, a strange looking semi-baron FAFL and his passenger, as well as Nanty, Shaman’s charming daughter. New friends help Savva through his journey to the Magician that lives on a mountain and, as legend has it, might help Savva free his village from the angry hyenas. However, each of them have their own reasons to see the magician that some of them keep only to themselves. On their way to the Magician the friends will face multiple dangers, pleasant and unpleasant surprises, discover terrifying secrets and even have a battle with a monkey army, led by the cruel and treacherous Mom JoZee – a three-headed monkey queen. “SAVVA-Heart of the Warrior” is a story about a big dream, true friendship and growing strong at heart to overcome difficulties together. It is an exciting and bright animated fairytale.