First full Monster Hunter trailer

After several years of trying to take down zombies in Resident Evil, Milla Jovovich is teaming up with an army of soldiers to take on a mega monster invasion in Monster Hunter.

Based on Capcom’s popular game franchise, Monster Hunter follows Jovovich’s Captain Artemis and her team as they’re transported to an alternate universe where monsters reign supreme. Without any knowledge of how to kill monsters (it’s not exactly something most people on Earth have to deal with), Artemis and her unit partner with a mysterious man named Hunter (Tony Jaa). Alongside Hunter, it’s up to the team to figure out a way to fight and destroy the various monsters they encounter to protect their home.

Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson (Resident Evil, Mortal Kombat), Monster Hunter looks like a mashup of Mad Max: Fury Road, Resident Evil, and a touch of various Godzilla creatures in the monsters’ designs. It also looks like quite the departure from the Capcom series, which allowed players to roam around an open world and fight monsters in slow, carefully paced battles.

Based on the trailer, I also wouldn’t prepare for any kind of stellar dialogue writing — but I do like that we’re at a point where we’re referencing random Marvel Cinematic Universe movies (in this case, Guardians of the Galaxy).

Monster Hunter is scheduled to hit theaters this December, but just like nearly every movie this year, the film could be delayed.

‘Monster Hunter’ Pushed Back to 2021

Sony Pictures has pushed back fantasy thriller “Monster Hunter” by six months, from Sept. 4, 2021, to April 23, 2021.

It’s the latest in a long line of major studio movies to be moved back amid uncertainty over when most North American movie theaters will re-open following four months of being shuttered due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Sony’s romantic comedy “The Broken Hearts Gallery” is among the first scheduled, with an Aug. 7 launch.

“Monster Hunter,” written and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson, is loosely based on the Capcom video game series of the same name. The film also stars Tony Jaa, T.I., Ron Perlman, Meagan Good and Diego Boneta.

Movies screencaptures

I have uploaded screencaptures of two movies.
1. Shock and Awe (2017)
The film had its world premiere at the Zurich Film Festival on September 30, 2017.

A group of journalists covering George Bush’s planned invasion of Iraq in 2003 are skeptical of the presidents claim that Saddam Hussein has “weapons of mass destruction.”

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2. Future World (2018)
Film was released on May 25, 2018, by Lionsgate Premiere.

Inside a desert oasis, a queen (Lucy Liu) lays dying as her son Prince (Jeffrey Wahlberg) travels across barren waste lands to find a near-mythical medicine to save her life. After evading violent raiders on motorbikes led by the Warlord (James Franco) and his enforcer (Cliff “Method Man” Smith), Prince meets Ash (Suki Waterhouse), the Warlord’s robot sex companion-assassin who’s in search of her own soul. As Prince is captured by the Druglord (Milla Jovovich), the Warlord’s forces roar in–and Prince fights to save the remnants of humanity.

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Live Action Film of Hugo Pratt’s Corto Maltese Coming in 2020

2020 will see a live action based on Hugo Pratt’s comic anti-hero, the swashbuckling sailor “Corto Maltese”. Directed by Christophe Gans (Brotherhood of the Wolf/Silent Hill) the movie will star Tom Hughes – who at the very least has the sideboards for the role. Nothing wrong with that, I say as a sideboard sporter myself.

Unfortunately, the picture has the tinge of a ‘throw everything in’ Euro-pudding, with a Paul W. S. Anderson vibe due to the the presence of Milla Jovovich in the cast, as well Gans regular Mark Dacacos (John Wick III). Real life character the randy Russian monk Rasputin puts in yet another fictionalized appearance – after the recent Hellboy reboot and upcoming The King’s Man.

As Maltese is little known to English-speaking audiences, will the movie follow the so-so performance of other relatively recent Euro comic adaptations such as Largo Winch, Valerian, Blueberry, Dylan Dog, Adele Blanc-Sec and Snowpiercer?

The little storyline of upcoming film “Corto Maltese”: At the dawn of the 20th century, Corto Maltese, a sailor and an adventurer, is hired by a Chinese revolutionary group, The Red Lanterns, to hijack an armored train carrying the gold of Russian Emperor Tsar Nicolas II from Saint Petersburg to Vladivostok. Corto Maltese will be joined in this task by his partner in crime Rasputin, but they won’t be the only ones chasing the coveted treasure in this land torn between the Chinese, Japanese and Russian armies.

The little storyline of upcoming film “Corto Maltese”: At the dawn of the 20th century, Corto Maltese, a sailor and an adventurer, is hired by a Chinese revolutionary group, The Red Lanterns, to hijack an armored train carrying the gold of Russian Emperor Tsar Nicolas II from Saint Petersburg to Vladivostok. Corto Maltese will be joined in this task by his partner in crime Rasputin, but they won’t be the only ones chasing the coveted treasure in this land torn between the Chinese, Japanese and Russian armies.

“Hellboy” Premiere in New York and Toronto

On April 6th and 10th, Milla Jovovich and cast was attended at the “Hellboy” Premiere in New York City and Toronto. The pictures was added to the gallery.

‘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.

Tom Hughes, Milla Jovovich Starring in Swashbuckler ‘Corto Maltese’

Tom Hughes and Mila Jovovich will star in the swashbuckling adventure movie “Corto Maltese” with French director Christophe Gans attached.

Producers see “Corto Maltese” as a potential mass-appeal franchise starter similar to the “Indiana Jones,” “Sherlock Holmes” and “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchises. The movie is based on the stories of an adventurous sailor, created by comic book author and novelist Hugo Pratt and set at the dawn of the 20th Century. Principal photography is slated to begin in January in Europe and China.