Worldbuilding With Luc Besson: Breathing Life Into The City Of A Thousand Planets

This article was originally published on Moviepilot.com on 13-07-2017 In 1969, a ten-year-old Luc Besson opened up the latest issue of Pilote, a French magazine that featured popular comics such as Asterix and Barbe-Rouge. Inside, he found the first two pages of Valérian et Laureline, a science fiction comic strip that, unbeknownst to him at the time, would change his life indefinitely. There’s this comic book every Wednesday. Inside, I discovered the two … Continue reading Worldbuilding With Luc Besson: Breathing Life Into The City Of A Thousand Planets

‘Blade Runner’s Deckard Is A Replicant, But Whose Memories Does He Have?

This post was originally posted on Moviepilot.com on 07-02-2017 When it comes to new theories on some of cinema’s most beloved stories, they can usually be dismissed as fan fiction, ignited by a fanbase’s long-lasting love and over-analysis of a feature. After all, if a film was released 35 years ago, how can there still be undiscovered details to be found in 2017? Ridley Scott’s Blade … Continue reading ‘Blade Runner’s Deckard Is A Replicant, But Whose Memories Does He Have?

Satoshi Kon’s Hollywood Matrix: How an Anime Mastermind Shaped American Cinema

This article originally appeared on Moviepilot.com on 04-03-2015 The year is 1998 and animator Satoshi Kon has just released his directorial debut, Perfect Blue. The story of Mima Kirigoe, a pop singer attempting to change her image to become a serious actress, allows us to question the blurred boundaries between perception and reality when she is stalked by an obsessive fan and the ghost of … Continue reading Satoshi Kon’s Hollywood Matrix: How an Anime Mastermind Shaped American Cinema

Great Scott! 5 Facts That Will Make You Love Back to the Future Even More

No matter how big of a movie fan you consider yourself, sometimes (although it’s hard to admit!) not one of us can know absolutely everything about our favorite movies. I’m always looking for new and exciting facts about the movies I love. Recently, I was looking at a selection of facts about one of the greatest trilogies of all time, Robert Zemeckis’ Back of the Future … Continue reading Great Scott! 5 Facts That Will Make You Love Back to the Future Even More

Laugh It Up, Fuzzball! What Casting Alden Ehrenreich Means For The Tone Of Disney’s Han Solo Movie

Ever since Disney acquired LucasArts in October, 2012, the prospect of a Han Solo movie has been sparking a debate as to who, if anyone, could possibly fill Harrison Ford’s space boots as the scruffy-looking nerf herder. Once a shortlist of talent was released, fans rallied together to show support for their personal favorite. This shortlist included brooding pin-ups such as Scott Eastwood and actors … Continue reading Laugh It Up, Fuzzball! What Casting Alden Ehrenreich Means For The Tone Of Disney’s Han Solo Movie