Interesting Theory On Why French People Find English-Speakers Annoying

There exists a kind of long-standing rivalry between the French and the English (and the Americans). Some of it is rooted in history, but could some of it come from language? Here's an interesting little theory about why the French, at least, find English-speakers annoying. » 2/13/15 10:32am 2/13/15 10:32am

Great Literary Novel Becomes A Slapstick Bikini Movie

When the "bad boy of French literature" made a movie of his ground-breaking novel about cloning, cults and the end of the world, he probably wasn't hoping for comparisons to Benny Hill or critics bursting out laughing during his first showing. Novelist and H.P. Lovecraft critic » 8/13/08 10:20am 8/13/08 10:20am Michel Houellebecq was so offended by…

Frozen French Femme Fights Ferocious Fearsomes

Director Luc Besson's company EuropaCorp announced today that they have acquired the rights to Aventures Extraordinaires d'Adele Blanc-Sec, a French graphic novel series that's been published since 1976. Adele Blanc-Sec, a popular novelist turned journalist, investigates mysterious happenings as a sort of one-woman … » 1/28/08 3:30pm 1/28/08 3:30pm

A Mutant, A Failed Utopian Experiment, and French People

The trailer for the French scifi film Eden Log shows you something that looks like H.R. Giger creation crossed with the Crystalline Entity from Star Trek: The Next Generation. We aren't sure what that thing is supposed to be, but we hope this dark holiday release doesn't devolve into a creature chase. Director… » 12/13/07 10:30am 12/13/07 10:30am

Psychedelic Dante 01 Trailer — Gorgeous But Familiar

Marc Caro, probably best known from his collaborative directing with Jean Pierre Jeunet on such films like The City Of Lost Children and Delicatessen, has a new scifi film coming out called Dante 01. It combines the visual look of THX 1138, Aliens (especially the third entry in that series), and even Danny Boyle's… » 11/09/07 4:10pm 11/09/07 4:10pm