Directed by Tim Story, Shaft is the latest crime / action movie starring once again Samuel L. Jackson as New York City police detective John Shaft.
Shaft’s son John Shaft Jr. (Jessie T. Usher) is in town to enlist his father’s help to uncover the truth behind his best friend’s untimely death.
I don’t remember seeing the Shaft movies that came before this new instalment. All I know is that so far, I like the humour. Especially Shaft’s response to his son’s reference to James Bond: ”If that dude was real, he’d think he was me.‘
Directed by Chad Stahelski, Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry and Jason Mantzoukas are among the stars of John Wick – Chapter 3 – Parabellum.
This time the Super-assassin has has become the target of hit men and women everywhere, thanks to the $14 million price tag on his head. That sort of thing tends to happen when you’re on the run because you killed a member of the international assassin’s guild…
I can’t wait to see just how fun Stahelski can make this instalment because I’m expecting lots of badass fight sequences, as well as bullets flying around at all times.
There’s also the cinematography; I love the colours, the moment on the horse, Halle Berry’s entrance and how well her character teams up with Wick towards the end.
Anjelica Huston, Ian McShane, Laurence Fishburne, Hiroyuki Sanada, Robin Lord Taylor and Lance Reddick also star.
Co-written and directed by Benedikt Erlingsson, in new action / drama / thriller, Woman At War, Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir is Halla, a woman on a risky mission to prevent the local aluminium industry from disfiguring her beloved country, Iceland.
Unexpectedly, Halla’s situation changes with the arrival in her life of a small orphan girl…
I’m in because this is a better than average trailer and I simply want to know more about Halla as well as find out how she came to the decision to risk everything.
The action / thriller element looks like fun and I cant wait to see all the ways she manages to avoid getting caught.
Starring Zendaya, Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal and directed by Jon Watts, Spider-Man – Far From Home has Peter Parker and his friends in Europe on summer vacation. Then villain Mysterio shows up and disrupts everything…
Is it wrong that my favourite thing about this new trailer is seeing Jake Gyllenhaal as Quentin Beck / Mysterio? ‘Not at all’ is the correct answer, because Gyllenhaal is fantastic.
Numan Acar, J.B. Smoove, Michael Keatom, Marissa Tomei, Hemky Madera and Jacob Batalon also star.
Even though Marvel’s Venom is definitely not in my top five list of favourite superhero movies – or my top five list of Marvel movies for that matter, I still found a scene that I loved.
Directed by Ruben Fleischer; starring Tom Hardy, Jenny Slate, Michelle Williams and Riz Ahmed, I’m not sure that the worst thing about Venom is the performances. For me, the key issues exist in three areas, the story editing / script, the final version of the fully formed CGI embodiment of Venom and Venom’s actual speaking voice, All these elements left me less impressed than I’d hoped to be.
To give an example of my issue with the story, I know that Brock, who later becomes Venom is supposed to be an antihero but because of his highly inconsiderate behaviour during the Colton Drake interview early on in the movie, I think I had trouble fully being on his side after that. I mean, he’s still the protagonist and I didn’t want him to get hurt; yet I was reasonably annoyed for his girlfriend. As a result, it wasn’t actually until the desperate scene in the restaurant that I was most moved; both by how helpless Brock seemed in those moments and by Tom Hardy’s arresting performance.
Along with a less cartoonish looking CGI version of Venom and Riot, I really did expect a far slicker execution from Marvel Studios overall; one where the finished product hit all the right notes in terms of what makes a good film and had me feeling like: ‘Yes! YES! I knew this would be good!’ instead of: ‘Yeah… it’s really not the best. What a shame.’
Watch it if you’re curious enough and if you’re a serious comic book fan, no doubt you’ll have a better time than I did.
For me, the title of ‘favourite superhero movie’ still belongs to The Avengers (2012).
Co-written / directed by Vicky Jewson; starring Noomi Rapace, Indira Varma and Sphie Nélisse, Close is a new action thriller centred on a violent kidnap.
Rapace is a bodyguard and counter-terrorism expert who’s hired to protect a rich young heiress and neither party is happy about the arrangement…
I like this trailer and immediately it’s making me think about what a great idea it is to keep one’s high personal net worth as private as possible. I’m also in to see Rapace as an effective action woman. fingers crossed that this one’s a very entertaining and engaging experience.
I’m also quite interested to see if the young girl really does learn to fight back, and effectively. A gentle reminder for anyone with new year plans to learn self defence.
Eoin Macken, Charley Palmer Rothwell, Akin Gazi, Huw Parmenter and lauren Harris also star.