Category Archives: Action

CREED II (2018): New Trailer From Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Florian Munteanu…

Creed II (2018), Michael B. Jordan
Creed II (2018), Michael B. Jordan

In the Steven Caple Jr. directed Creed IIRocky Balboa and newly crowned light heavyweight champion Adonis Creed team up to fight Viktor Drago, the son of Ivan Drago.

Michael B Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson and Florian Munteanu star…

This one is I imagine quite exciting for dedicated fans of boxing and the Balboa / Creed / Drago story. I’m more of a good film fan. Therefore, there’s a chance that this may be for  me too, probably.

Creed II Release Dates: November 21st, 2018 (US); November 30th, 2018 (UK)…

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PEPPERMINT (2018): New Trailer From Jennifer Garner, Richard Cabral, John Ortiz, Method Man…

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Jennifer Garner is the star of Peppermint, a new revenge action / thriller about a young mother on a mission to take from her rivals the life they stole from her.

Directed by Pierre Morel of Taken (2008) additional key cast includes Richard Cabral, John Ortiz, Method Man… 

I never really watched Garner in Alias but I know that the show was a big hit and she was a total action badass in the role. Having been aware of Garner playing many ‘traditional wife’ roles in recent years, I’m certainly very ready to see her returning back to her action woman roots.

I’m also curious to see how this movie will compare to Taken since both films share a director.

Peppermint Release Dates: September 7th, 2018 (US); September 21st, 2018 (UK)…

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THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS (2018): New Trailer From Melissa McCarthy, Elizabeth Banks, Joel McHale…

The Happytime Murders (2018), Melissa McCarthy
The Happytime Murders (2018), Melissa McCarthy

Directed by Brian Henson;  Melissa McCarthy, Elizabeth Banks and Joel McHale star in The Happytime Murders; an action / comedy about a disgraced LAPD detective-turned-private eye puppet. 

The private eye puppet is determined to solve the case when the puppet cast of an ’80s children’s TV show begins to get murdered one by one…

I don’t yet know what to make of this. I’m just glad that the word ‘Muppets’ isn’t in the title, considering the ‘R’ rating. It will hopefully be a good comedy thanks to the involvement of Banks in particular and McCarthy. Fingers crossed.

The Happytime Murders Release Dates: August 17th, 2018 (US); August 24th, 2018 (UK)…

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MILE 22 (2018): New Trailer From Mark Wahlberg, Iko Uwais, Lauren Cohan, John Malkovich…

Mile 22 (2018), Iko Uwais
Mile 22 (2018), Iko Uwais

Mark Wahlberg, Iko Uwais, Lauren Cohan, and John Malkovich are the stars of new action / thriller Mile 22.

Directed by Peter Berg, Mile 22 is the story of an elite American intelligence officer and a top-secret tactical command unit whose job it is to smuggle a mysterious police officer with sensitive information out of the country…

I really want this to be the kind of America / Asia movie hit I’ve been waiting for. I’m most exited for the classic Wahlberg brand of charm and ‘badassery.’ And of course, the impressive Martial art skills of Iko Uwais.

This trailer is definitely longer than it needed to be but the visuals and dialogue are so very promising already… I know it’s a little early to say but I’m thinking that this could be my ‘trailer of the week’.

Ronda Rousey, Sala Baker and Terry Kinney also star.

Mile 22 Release Dates: August 3rd, 2018 (US), August 10th, 2018 (UK)…

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JUMANJI – WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE (2017): The Thing I Liked…

Jumanji (2017), Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Jack Black, Kevin Hart
Jumanji (2017), Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Jack Black, Kevin Hart

Starring Kevin Hart, Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black and Karen Gillan, I found Jumanji – Welcome To The jungle to be OK. It’s just the kind of silly fun that kids will likely love most. It’s well modernised and there were some amusing moments, especially courtesy of  Jack Black’s portrayal of a teenage girl and Kevin Hart’s one-liners.

The reason that Jumanji is OK and not great is because by the end, I felt as though something was missing from the movie. Perhaps it’s substance, heart, character development or a mixture and then some, but for me, the amusing and clever moments aside, something is definitely missing at the very core. It doesn’t help that I wasn’t wholly convinced of Nick Jonas’s acting skills.

As I watched the film, the jungle setting did have me reminiscing about how much fun I had while watching Kong Skull Island (2017). Overall, I say watch Jumanji – Welcome To The Jungle if you’re curious enough. It may just be the kind of silly fun you need.

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WONDER WOMAN (2017): Good…

Wonder Woman (2017), Gal Gadot
Wonder Woman (2017), Gal Gadot

As good a film as Wonder Woman is, I’m quite sure that I adore the trailer more. This is probably the first time I’ve said I love a trailer more than I love the film, without meaning that the film is bad. The pace of the movie was OK and the humour was fun but there’s something about the movie’s initial trailer that I just loved more.

Of course, the exceptionally chosen, perfectly rousing trailer music coupled with great editing, storytelling and visuals had much to do with it. With that said, Wonder Woman’s crime, for me, may be that the wonderful high I experienced as I watched the trailer from beginning to end, wasn’t constantly present throughout the film. Not that I’m saying hat would have been a great idea, clearly. Yet the truth remains, there’s no denying, for me at least, the noticeable absence of said high by the end of this movie. Instead of taking my hands to the air whilst silently yelping, so as not to annoy my neighbours (as I did post trailer viewing), at the end of this movie I said out loud, ‘It’s not a bad film’.

Gadot is really great. She’s beautiful, strong, very capable and in my mind, my big sister. You probably already have but I’ll still say it, watch it because it’s good.

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THE PREDATOR (2018): New Trailer From Jacob Tremblay, Boyd Holbrook, Olivia Munn, Sterling K. Brown…

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In new action / adventure / horror The Predator, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher can prevent the end of the human race, after a young boy accidentally triggers the return of universe’s most lethal hunters.

Directed by Shane Black; Jacob Tremblay, Boyd Holbrook, Olivia Munn, Sterling K. Brown star…

This is a very good teaser trailer but not for a second would I ever think that an 11 year-old actor would be the one to put me at ease in terms of the expected quality level of a new movie. But then, not every 11 year-old is a very talented Canadian called Jacob Tremblay.

I’m very much looking forward to this, in part because of the beautiful bass in Boyd Holbrook’s voice.

Yvonne Strahovski, Thomas Jane, Keegan-Michael Key and Lochlyn Munro also star.

The Predator Release Dates: September 14th, 2018 (US & UK)…

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KIN (2018): New Trailer From Zoë Kravitz, James Franco, Myles Truitt, Jack Reynor, Denis Quaid…

Kin (2018), Myles Truitt  
Kin (2018), Myles Truitt

In Kin, a recently released ex-con and his teenage brother are forced to go on the run from a vengeful criminal, the feds and a gang of otherworldly soldiers. And their only protection is a weapon of mysterious origin.

Written / directed by  Josh Baker and Jonathan Baker; Zoë Kravitz, Myles Truitt, Jack Reynor, Denis Quaid and James Franco star…

I’m in in because it looks different, this is a good trailer and I’m partial to good stories about siblinghood.

Kin, Release Dates: August 31st, 2018 (US)…

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