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GRINGO (2018): The Things I Liked…

Gringo (2018), Charlize Theron, Joel Edgerton, Amazon Studios
Gringo (2018), Charlize Theron, Joel Edgerton, Amazon Studios

There are three things I like about Gringo director Nash Edgerton’s action / comedy about a former law-abiding citizen (David Oyelowo) who’s turned to crime in order to survive. The first is Charlize Theron, her general awesomeness and her characters beautiful style. The second is the way Gringo is concluded; the ending is kind of surprising but also not, at the same time. I was surprised because I didn’t fully expect the turn the story took but I wasn’t surprised because it was clichéd.

The last thing I like about Gringo is how the movie appears to be a little inspired by one of my all time favourite films; Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998). Though I certainly wouldn’t say that Gringo is as smart and as well written as my beloved Lock Stock, it did deliver some laughs. It’s just disappointing that I didn’t find the whole experience as amusing, engaging or exciting as the trailer hinted. 

Watch Gringo if you’re curious. Or if you haven’t definitely watch Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.

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THE ADDAMS FAMILY (2019): New Trailer From Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz, Oscar Isaac, Allison Janney…

The Addams Family (2019), MGM
The Addams Family (2019), MGM

Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz , Oscar Isaac and Allison Janney are the stars of the remake of the story of a peculiar, ghoulish family, Addams Family .

Directed by  Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon, the story is based on the much loved characters created by Charles Addams…

I’m definitely not mad that this remake exists. However, I can’t help but feel disappointed because this is animated rather than a live action version. I’d just have loved seeing the real Charlize Theron dressed up as Morticia Addams. I’d simply have absolutely loved it!

Seeing the strangeness of the Addams family has reminded me of the almost equally strange main family in the Hotel Transylvania movies.

Nick Kroll, Aimee Garcia, Finn Wolfhard, Scott Underwood, Bette Midler and Elsie Fisher also star.

The Addams Family Release Dates: October 11th, 2019 (US); October 25th, 2019 (UK)…

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LONG SHOT (2019): New Trailer From Charlize Theron, Seth Rogen, Alexander Skarsgård…

Long Shot (2019), Charlize Theron

Long Shot is the latest comedy starring Seth Rogen, Charlize Theron and Alexander Skarsgård.

Directed by Jonathan Levine, Rogen is Fred Flarsky, an unemployed journalist who decides to pursue his childhood crush. The only thing is, his childhood crush is Charlotte Field, one of the most powerful and unattainable women on the planet.

Rogen and Theron together seems surprising somehow, yet I definitely do love them both separately so I hope this really works.

Andy Serkis, Randall Park, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Aviva Mongillo, James Saito and Ravi Patel also star.

Long Shot Release Dates: May 3rd, 2019 (US & UK)…

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ATOMIC BLONDE (2017) : The ThingS I Liked…

Atomic Blonde (2017), Charlize Theron
Atomic Blonde (2017), Charlize Theron

Atomic Blonde, an action / thriller about an undercover MI6 agent on a mission to investigate the murder of a fellow agent, and recover a missing list of double agents is arguably an adequately thrilling experience.

Starring Charlize Theron, and James McAvoy, what stood out most for me about director David Leitch’s film is the style – and by ‘style’ I mean the general look and feel, the colours, clothing, the exciting fight sequences, the way specific moments are shot at a particular angle, making for a more satisfying visual experience. One such example would be the way Leitch captures the scene near the start when McAvoy’s character walks up to the car that just crashed with his colleague (Theron) inside.

Watching a very capable, well-dressed female character in charge of herself and her surroundings was fun. It was an inspiring vision that quickly brought to mind another fictional character with impressive abilities and great style. Namely Sylvia Hoeks’s highly memorable work as Luv in Blade Runner 2049 (2017).

Atomic Blonde is a movie you watch for the thrilling action and mystery. It may not have you megaphone in hand – post viewing and trying to gather everyone to watch it immediately. Nevertheless, by the end you may, like myself find yourself thinking, ‘yeah, that wasn’t terrible. Nor was it exceptionally memorable either but I have no regrets.’

Lastly, when it comes to the question of Theron’s British accent, I don’t think that she did terribly but my ‘expert ear’ did notice a few inconsistencies. Nothing too laughable, mind you.

Watch it for the colours, fights and style. It’s even possibly, quite fun.

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TULLY (2018): New Trailer From Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Ron Livingston…

Tully (2018), Charlize Theron
Tully (2018), Charlize Theron

Starring Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis and Ron Livingston, Tully is a comedy about motherhood. One in which a mother of  three children, begrudgingly accepts her well-to-do brother’s gift of a ‘night nanny’, in the hopes that it will help destress her life. And so ensues adefinite change in the her life in the most unexpected ways.

Tully is written by Diablo Cody of Juno (2007) and Young Adult (2011), while Jason Reitman directs…

I know it’s only January but this is already one of my favourite trailers of 2018. Right after the ‘frozen pizza, awesome’ comment, I was almost certain that the next clip would show that she’d killed him. But then I realised that she of course had absolutely no energy left to spare.

Mark Duplass, Emily Haine, Marceline Hugot, Gameela Wright and Elaine Tan also star 

Tully Release Dates: April 20th, 2018 (US & UK)…

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GRINGO (2018): New Trailer From Charlize Theron, David Oyelowo, Joel Edgerton…

Gringo (2018), Charlize Theron, Joel Edgerton
Gringo (2018), Charlize Theron, Joel Edgerton

Read my spoiler-free movie review of Gringo (2018)


In dark comedy Gringo which stars Charlize Theron, David Oyelowo and Joel Edgerton, Oyelowo is Harold Soyinka, a former law-abiding citizen who, in his battle to survive finds himself a wanted criminal.

Directed by Nash Edgerton, Amanda Seyfried Thandie Newton and Sharlto Copley also star…

I’m really looking forward to seeing Oyelowo in a comedy role because this trailer is really fun. Something about this movie reminds me of We’re the Millers (2013), a fun comedy. Also, Copley and Theron are usually great in comedy roles.

Gringo Release Dates: March 9th, 2018 (US & UK)…

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ATOMIC BLONDE (2017): New Trailer Starring Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman, Sofia Boutella…

Atomic Blonde (2017), Charlize Theron, James McAvoy
Atomic Blonde (2017), Charlize Theron, James McAvoy

Starring Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman, Sofia Boutella and directed by David Leitch, Atomic Blonde is all about an undercover MI6 agent who is sent to Berlin during the Cold War. The mission is to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents…

I like how the plot for this movie reads. It somehow brings to mind ideas of a female James Bond character. How exciting! As a big ‘Lady Theron’ fan, I very much look forward to watching her administer a tonne of serious ass-kicking. Ass kicking so good that this trailer already has me desperate to place Atomic Blonde next to Casino Royale (2006) in my list of  favourite action thrillers. Well done, trailer maker!

Atomic Blonde Release Dates: July 28th, 2017 (US), August 11th, 2017 (UK)…

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THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS (2017): New Trailer Starring Vin Diesel, Charlize Theron, Dwayne Johnson…

The Fate Of The Furious (2017), Charlize Theron
The Fate Of The Furious (2017), Charlize Theron

From Straight Outta Compton (2015) director F. Gary Gray, The Fate Of The Furious, the new Fast And Furious movie trailer starring Vin Diesel, Charlize Theron, Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham to name just a few is here…

Trailer sneak peak

Trailer 1

I haven’t watched any of the furious films since the original but I have two reasons that make me more likely to get back into them: Charlize Theron and director,  F. Gary Gray.

Michelle Rodriguez, Helen Mirren, Scott Eastwood and Lucas Black also star.

The Fate Of The Furious Release Dates:  April 14th, 2017 (US & UK)…

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