Category Archives: Adventure

SPIDER-MAN – FAR FROM HOME (2019): New Trailer From Zendaya, Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal…

Spider-Man - Far From Home (2019), Jake Gyllenhaal
Spider-Man – Far From Home (2019), Jake Gyllenhaal

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.

Spider-Man – Far From Home Release Dates: July 5th, 2019 (US)…

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WRECK IT RALPH (2012), The Things I Liked…

Wreck It Ralph (2012), John C. Reilly
Wreck It Ralph (2012), John C. Reilly

Wreck it Ralph, the animated comedy about a video game villain who wants to be a hero, but inadvertently brings havoc to the place he lives, as he tries to do just that is a movie I’m glad to have finally watched.

What I like most about writer / director Rich Moore’s film is the general cleverness of the story and its execution. There’s a particular twist in the story that I didn’t see coming that stands out as a favourite moment.

Another element to enjoy about Wreck It Ralph is the animated cuteness. It’s not quite the baby Jack Jack from Incredibles 2 (2018)or the Minions (2015)kind of extreme cuteness, but it’s cuteness all the same. 

Even though Wreck It Ralph is overall a good movie, it isn’t quite in my top ten list of favourite animated films. I blame my non-gamer status for this. Especially since I’m sure that those who’ve played all or most of the arcade games featured are very likely going to enjoy this movie that much more. Of all the games in the movie, I’ve only ever really played PacMan and Sonic the Hedgehog.

I know that by this point you’ve probably already seen this movie and its sequel – but if not, tune in to appreciate the smart execution and especially if you’re a fan of arcade games.

Wreck It Ralph stars John C. Reilly, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch and Sarah Silverman.

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MISSION – IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT (2018): The Things I Liked…

Mission - Impossible - Fallout (2018), Rebecca Ferguson
Mission – Impossible – Fallout (2018), Rebecca Ferguson

I took a moment to remember how much fun I had watching Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015), before sitting down to Tom Cruise’s latest movie, Mission Impossible – Fallout.

The action sequences in Fallout are impressive, well-choreographed physical feats. You know, because it’s a Tom Cruise movie. Yet there was one moment at the beginning in the scene with the plutonium that felt too obvious as an action movie plot device – due to the way it was executed.  It was unfortunately a moment that made me feel that little bit less enthused about the rest of the film. 

As the story progressed, I was adequately engaged but whilst also simultaneously concluding that I probably need to give this franchise a break. That way when I return in some years, it will all feel kind of fresh and new again.

Even though I definitely had more fun with Rogue Nation, Fallout is still a good movie. It’s just unfortunate that for me personally, more than any specific action sequence or scene, the most memorable thing about director Christopher McQuarrie’s film is that it helped me realise what a truly great face Rebecca Ferguson actually has. A totally random observation, I know. Yet I’m quite sure, thoroughly accurate.

Watch Mission Impossible – Fallout because it’s good. Who knows, it may even be your favourite.

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TRIPLE FRONTIER (2019): New Trailer From Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Pedro Pascal, Garrett Hedlund, Charlie Hanum…

Triple Frontier (2019), Garrett Hedlund, Oscar Isaac, Pedro Pascal, Charlie Hunnam, Ben Affleck
Triple Frontier (2019), Garrett Hedlund, Oscar Isaac, Pedro Pascal, Charlie Hunnam, Ben Affleck

Directed by J.C. Chandor; Triple Frontier stars  Charlie Hunnam, Ben Affleck, Pedro Pascal, Garrett Hedlund and Oscar Isaac.

This one is a  action / adventure where five former Special Forces operatives  plan a heist in a sparsely populated multi-border zone of South America. A major heist that turns into  an epic battle for survival…

Seeing the hurt in Isaac’s character’s eyes, I wonder how much sympathy these guys are going to get out of me. Either way, I’m hoping for a thrilling adventure and with a  cast like this, the chances should be good.

Adria Arjona, Sheila Vand and Reynaldo Gallegos also star.

Triple Frontier Release Dates: March 2019 (US): March 15th, 2019 (Internet)…

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AVENGERS – ENDGAME (2019): New Trailer From Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth…

Avengers - Endgame (2019), Chris Evans
Avengers – Endgame (2019), Chris Evans

Avengers – Endgame,instalment number four of the Avengers series is here.

Key cast includes Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson and Chris Hemsworth…

I definitely didn’t see this trailer coming but I sure am glad it’s here. What intrigues me among other things is how Captain Marvel will fit into the mix with all the other Avengers.

Karen Gillan, Brie Larson, Bradley Cooper, Evangeline Lilly, Jon Favreau, Josh Brolin, Chadwick Boseman, Sebastian Stan and Paul Rudd also star.

Avengers – Endgame Release Dates: April 26th, 2019 (US & UK)…

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CAPTAIN MARVEL (2018): Trailer 2…

Captain Marvel (2018), Brie Larson
Captain Marvel (2018), Brie Larson

Trailer 2 for Captain Marvel has landed and it has me thinking about how cool it would be to have blue blood, ‘live stronger, longer, superior and be reborn’. Basically I’d have to be Captain Marvel herself and since I can’t really do that, I’ll settle for the movie…

I don’t know if the line ‘Nobel Warrior Heroes’ is a joke but it sounds quite a bit like a great example of ‘doing too much’. Nevertheless though, I’m definitely very ready for the human and alien action sequences.

Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck; key cast includes Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Gemma Chan, Mckenna Grace, Annette Bening, Jude Law, Djimon Hounsou…

Captain Marvel Release Dates: March 8th, 2019 (US & UK)…

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INCREDIBLES 2 (2018) The Things I LOVED…

The Incredibles 2 (2018), Jack Jack
The Incredibles 2 (2018), Jack Jack

For most of Incredibles 2, it is Elastigirl who is out doing all the superhero work and dealing with new villain Screenslaver, while Mr. Incredible is at home taking care of the Incredible children.

As far as the superhero action sequences go, I definitely enjoyed Elastigirl’s rather thrilling second solo pursuit of Screenslaver. Overall though, my favourite scenes in Incredibles 2 are not the moments when members of the Incredible family are in their trademark superhero attire facing off with villains.

The biggest highlights for me are the scenes with all or most of the Incredible family together at home. I particularly enjoyed the humour and universal family dynamic during these moments. I also especially adored every scene that featured baby Jack Jack, ‘the most adorable symbol of animated cuteness,’ since the Minions (2015) first became a big deal. I can definitely sense that you agree.

Watch Incredibles 2 because it’s good. Enjoy all the undeniable cuteness and cleverness of the creation that is Jack Jack. Definitely make time for the fun that the scenes with Jack Jack at Edna Mode’s residence will deliver. 

 Written / directed by  Brad Bird Incredibles 2 stars Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Catherine Keener, Samuel L. Jackson…

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ARTEMIS FOWL (2019)New Trailer From Miranda Raison, Hong Chau, Judi Dench, Josh Gad, Ferdia Shaw…

Artemis Fowl is the new Kenneth Branagh directed  fantasy / adventure about young Irish criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl II.

Starring Ferdia Shaw, Hong Chau, Josh Gad and Judi Dench, Artemis kidnaps a fairy LEPrecon officer called Holly Short  for ransom; so he can fund the search for his missing father…

The name Artemis Fowl sounded familiar yet I until now, I hadn’t  a clue about this story. It’s Disney, right and directed by Branagh  (Cinderella (2015) so I have hope it’ll be worthy.

Nonso Anozie, Adrian Scarborough, Lara McDonnell and Nikesh Patel also star.

Artemis Fowl Release Dates: August 9th, 2019 (US & UK)…

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