Category Archives: Thriller

THE FOREIGNER (2017): New Trailer From Jackie Chan, Pierce Brosnan…

The Foreigner (2017), Jackie Chan
The Foreigner (2017), Jackie Chan

Martin Campbell –  the director of Casino Royale (2006), a.k.a. my favourite James Bond movie of all time is the director of The Foreigner, the new Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan action / thriller set in London, England. Chan’s character is a man whose daughter is killed by an Irish Republican Army (IRA) bomb. The police are not doing much to help him so he takes matters into his own hands…

This trailer could definitely have been shorter but I’m still excited because the film looks  good. I confess to having screamed ‘Jackie!’ a couple of times in delighted surprise as the trailer played. I kind of feel as though I have even more reason than usual to be proud of Jackie Chan.

First of all, the man is 63 years old and seems to be incredibly convincing physically as an action star. Second, on my trip to L.A., I took one of those open top bus tours to Beverly Hills and I saw him outside his home. To me, that means that my… what some might describe as ‘extreme joy’ at seeing him in a very promising trailer is super justified because we ‘kind of met’ once.

I definitely haven’t watched most of Chan’s movies but I’ll always be a fan because of Rush Hour 2 (2001) in particular. Without that movie, I may have never found out that contrary to what I used to believe, there is actually a way for me to enjoy karaoke after all.

Fingers crossed that the finished product proves worthy of all my enthusiasm.

The Foreigner Release Dates: October 13th, 2017 (US)…

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SHOT CALLER (2017): New Trailer From Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lake Bell, Jon Bernthal…

Shot Caller (2017), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Shot Caller (2017), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Shot Caller is the new crime / thriller starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lake Bell, Jon Bernthal and Max Greenfield. Directed by Ric Roman Waugh, Coster-Waldau is a newly released prison gangster who’s forced by the leaders of his gang to orchestrate a major crime on the streets of Southern California…

The initial trailer for this movie didn’t look particularly great. Plus, I’ve seen enough prison drama movies to be able to guess quite accurately the way things will progress If nothing else, this movie will will be a good reminder of just how quickly one’s life can change because of one mistake. As a fan of Mr Coster-Waldau and lady Bell, I’m willing to give Shot Caller a chance.

Shot Caller Release Dates

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HAPPY DEATH DAY (2017): New Trailer From Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine…

Happy Death Day (2017), Jessica Rothe
Happy Death Day (2017), Jessica Rothe

From director and co-writer Christopher Landon, Happy Death Day is a new horror / thriller / mystery about Tree, a girl who must relive the same day over and over again until she figures out who is trying to kill her and why…

Teaser trailer

Trailer 1

This does appear to be a parody of the ‘relive the same day of your  life over and over again until you figure something out’ genre. Films with the same theme that I’m aware of include – most recently Before I Fall (2016) and Groundhog Day (1993). Will the end result prove worthy? I’m open to a pleasant surprise.

Happy Death Day Release Dates: October 13th, 2017 (US); October 20th, 2017 (UK)…

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FIRST KILL (2017): New Trailer From Bruce Willis, Hayden Christensen…

First Kill (2017), Hayden Christensen, Bruce Willis
First Kill (2017), Hayden Christensen, Bruce Willis

In new action / thriller First Kill, Hayden Christensen is a Wall Street broker who’s forced to evade the police chief (Bruce Willis) investigating a bank robbery…

It would be great to see Willis and Christensen in a good movie. Fingers crossed that the finished movie lives up to the promise of this trailer.

Gethin Anthony, Magi Avila and Charlotte Kirk also star.

First Kill Release Dates: July 21st, 2017 (US)…

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AMERICAN MADE (2017): New Trailer From Tom Cruise, Caleb Landry Jones, Jesse Plemons, Domhnall Gleeson…

American Made (2017), Tom Cruise
American Made (2017), Tom Cruise

The latest Tom Cruise movie American Made is a 1980s set story about a pilot who lands 2 jobs; one for the CIA and the other as a drug runner in the south. Directed by Doug Liman, Domhnall Gleeson, Caleb Landry Jones and Jesse Plemons also star…

I’m tuning in because this trailer looks good and I’m excited to see Cruise play a man of such questionable character. I also want to watch because it’s Tom Cruise, a.k.a great actor and excellent talk show host guest, especially on The Graham Norton Show. I’m also a massive Graham Norton fan. I digress.

American Made Release Dates: August 25th, 2017 (UK); August 29th, 2017 (US)…

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YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE (2017): New Trailer From Joaquin Phoenix, Ekaterina Samsonov, Alessandro Nivola…

You Were Never Really Here (2017), Joaquin Phoenix
You Were Never Really Here (2017), Joaquin Phoenix

In You Were Never Really Here, Joaquin Phoenix plays a war veteran whose attempt to save a young girl from a sex trafficking ring goes horribly wrong. Directed by Lynne Ramsay; Alessandro Nivola and Ekaterina Samsonov also star.

The sound / music in the first 45 seconds was quite challenging for my delicate ears; nevertheless, I’m interested in this movie. Phoenix is great and the film’s mood reminds me of one of my favourite Tom Hardy movies, Locke (2013)Also, the film’s synopsis brings to mind The Equalizer (2014) – except things probably didn’t go quite as terribly for Denzel Washington’s character.

You Were Never Really Here Release Dates:

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WIND RIVER (2017): New Trailer From Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Jon Bernthal…

Wind River (2017), Jeremy Renner
Wind River (2017), Jeremy Renner

In Wind River, Elizabeth Olsen is an FBI agent who teams up with the town’s veteran game tracker (Jeremy Renner) to investigate a murder that occurred on a Native American reservation. Written and directed by Taylor Sheridan; Jon Bernthal and Kelsey Asbille also star…

This one appeals because I want to know if the town’s veteran game tracker (Renner) is the killer, plus I want to see more of the beautiful creatures at 1:55 in the above trailer; big cats are my favourite, after all.

Wind River Release Dates: August 4th, 2017 (US), September 8th, 2017 (UK)…

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WARNING SHOT (2017): New Trailer From David Spade, Tammy Blanchard, James Earl Jones…

Warning Shot (2017), Tammy Blanchard
Warning Shot (2017), Tammy Blanchard

In Warning Shot, Tammy Blanchard is a single mother struggling to make ends meet. That is until she inherits her family’s farmhouse. Unfortunately for her, a business rival covets the water rights and so begins the nightmare…

I want to see Blanchard’s character fight and win. I’m also excited to watch funny man David Spade play a powerful and very bad man.

Niki Kloss, Guillermo Díaz and Bruce Dern also star.

Warning Shot Release Dates: 2017 (US)…

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