Category Archives: Action

BATMAN v SUPERMAN – DAWN OF JUSTICE (2016): Official Trailer

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Ben Affleck
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Ben Affleck

Starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg and  Gal Gadot as Wonder woman, the DC Comics’ Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice movie  trailers look good…

Trailer 1

Trailer 2

Intense, interesting are two words that come to mind. I’ll be watching for reasons including the seemingly promising dialogue. Though, I do wonder how much longer it’s going to be before comic book movie fatigue sets in on a large scale, if it does. Either way, right now it’s the fans who really, REALLY love these stories that I’m most excited for.

Perhaps Wonder woman will get the two  superheroes to work together. Quite likely.

Release Date (s): March 24th, 2016 (FR & GER); March 25th, 2016 (US & UK)…

Happy Film Loving  🙂

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RUSH HOUR 2 (2001) A Favourite Comedy Film & Excellent Karaoke Scene

Rush Hour 2 (2001), Chris Tucker, Jackie Chan
Rush Hour 2 (2001), Chris Tucker, Jackie Chan

Whilst in the mood for a good comedy this week, I opted for a buddy cop classic. 

Starring Chris Tucker, Jackie Chan and directed by Brett Ratner, Rush Hour 2 (2001) is one of my absolute favourites.

The first instalment, Rush Hour (1998) is of course great, but I love Rush Hour 2 more. Not just for the reason that it has the following clip which contains the only instance of Karaoke I have ever been able to enjoy, but because it really is good. Particularly as this time, unlike in the first movie, Jackie Chan’s Lee character cracks a few jokes of his own.

The reason why the karaoke scene above works so well – besides Tucker’s comedic excellence is the fact that the guy ‘singing’ beforehand seems to believe that he’s actually doing a great job; when clearly that couldn’t be more incorrect. Featuring a Michael Jackson classic ‘Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough’ certainly doesn’t hurt the scene either.

If you haven’t already and or the above clip has convinced you, watch Rush Hour 2 because it’s funny. But be sure to remember that it’s best to start with 1998’s Rush Hour first. 

Roselyn Sanchez and Ziyi Zhang are also among the key cast.

Happy Film Loving

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FANTASTIC FOUR (2015): May The Movie Live Up To Its Name

Fantastic Four (2015), Miles Teller
Fantastic Four (2015), Miles Teller

How did I not feature the Fantastic Four trailer sooner? Slight super hero movie fatigue perhaps.

Whatever the answer, I’m doing it now because it is rather well done. My favourite moment being when Reed Richards/ Mr. Fantastic looks up and down to his right. Isn’t slow motion a beautiful thing?

With some of the most talented Actors of young Hollywood, Fantastic Four is an interesting super hero movie about, you guessed it, saving humanity. This new reboot is directed by Josh Trank and stars Miles Teller, Michael B Jordan, Kate Mara and Jamie Bell.

Trailer 1…

Final Trailer…

I’ll be ready come the August (2015) release date.

Happy Fantastic Four 🙂

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LONDON HAS FALLEN (2016): Gerard Butler & Aaron Eckhart Return To Save The Day…

London Has Fallen (2016), Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart
London Has Fallen (2016), Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart

As unsettling as the idea behind London Has Fallen (2016) may be, the new movie directed by Babak Najafi and starring Gerard ButlerMorgan Freeman, Aaron Eckhart and Charlotte Riley looks like it’s going to be quite the spectacle.

The imagery of London actually falling is certainly horrific, but I still couldn’t help yelping with joy at the excellent execution of this teaser trailer.

Talk about haunting trailer music…

Trailer 1…

I guess it’s time to plan the viewing of the first instalment, Olympus Has Fallen (2013). Probably and quite likely.

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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MASTERMINDS (2015): More Galifianakis ‘Crazy’, With A Side of Wiig & Sudeikis…

Mastaminds (2015), Zach Galifianakis
Mastaminds (2015), Zach Galifianakis

Funny and bearded Actor Zach Galifianakis; best known for his excellent turn in the Hangover (2009) movies as the somewhat unhinged Alan is back.

This time Galifianakis comes with Jason Sudeikis, Kristen Wiig, Owen Wilson and Kate Mckinnon in Masterminds – a very promising new comedy due this summer.

I’m most excited about Galifiniakis, of course; but also the character played by Sudeikis.

Fingers firmly crossed that this movie is filled with more great lines and scenes not yet shown in the trailer.

Mastaminds a.k.a. The Bank Heist (2016) Release Dates: September 30th, 2016 (US)…

Happy Film Loving  

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HITMAN – AGENT 47 (2015): Looks Like Serious ‘Badassery’ Ahead, Starring Rupert Friend…

Hitman - Agent 47 (2015), Rupert Friend
Hitman – Agent 47 (2015), Rupert Friend

In case you thought Avengers – Age Of Ultron (2015), The Man From U.N.C.L.E.  (2015) and Spectre (2015) (to name just three) aren’t enough action and adventure for 2015, here comes one more.

Directed by Aleksander Bach and starring Rupert Friend, Zachary Quinto and Hannah Ware, HitMan – Agent 47 arrives with the story of an engineered human assassin on his latest mission…

I’m excited for Friend because he was great in Starred Up (2013), along with jack O’Connell, and this is an excitingly different kind of role.

How cool is that line about the gun? I know you heard it.

Happy Film Loving

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THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. (2015): New & Intriguing Spy Movie From Guy Ritchie

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015), Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, Henry Cavill, Hugh Grant
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015), Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, Henry Cavill, Hugh Grant

Read my spoiler-free movie review of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015)


I’m a Guy Ritchie fan, thanks to his first two big hit films, Lock Stock & Two smoking Barrels (1998) and Snatch (2000).

Fast forward to 2015 and the release of his latest movie The Man From U.N.C.L.E. will soon be upon us. There’s plenty going on in the trailer and I for one am quite intrigued.

Starring Henry Cavill (a.k.a. Superman), Alicia Vikander, Armie Hammer, Hugh Grant and Elizabeth Debicki, I’m going to trust in Ritchie’s track record of great style, storytelling and witty dialogue here.

Nevertheless, just to be safe, I’ll have my fingers crossed in hopes of an absence of dodgy accents.

Happy Film Loving  

G

THE MARTIAN (2015): Another Space Sci-Fi Hit Is Coming…

The Martian (2015), Matt Damon
The Martian (2015), Matt Damon

Read my spoiler-free movie review of The Martian (2015)


The new film from Ridley Scott, director of many hit films including Gladiator (2000) stars Matt Damon and looks amazing.

As excited as I undoubtedly am, something tells me I’m probably going to get my heart broken, and by that I don’t mean I’ll be disappointed but that something similar to the end of 1998’s Armageddon might happen. 

I’d of course much rather be pleasantly surprised than have that particular theory come to fruition.

Then again, on the other hand, whatever it takes for the film to be great is what I really, really want.

Bring on November!

Happy Film Loving

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