Tag Archives: James McAvoy

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.

Happy Film loving 

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X-MEN – DARK PHOENIX (2019): New Trailer From James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Chastain, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner…

X-Men - Dark Phoenix (2018), Sophie Turner
X-Men – Dark Phoenix (2018), Sophie Turner

In X-Men Dark Phoenix, the X-Men must decide if the life of a team member is worth more than all the people living in the world. Reason being, Jean Grey has began to develop incredible corrupting powers that will turn her into a Dark Phoenix.

Directed by Simon Kinberg; key cast includes James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Chastain, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner…

I just recently finished watching Captain America – Civil War (2016) and the plot of Dark Phoenix reminds me of  it. I’m blaming that for my slightly subdued enthusiasm. Well, that and the fact that this trailer didn’t quite induce the expected yelp of excitement it’s predecessors did. I actually thought that the Lawrence, McAvoy and Fassbender phase of X-Men had been wrapped up. I’m not mad that it hasn’t yet, but I just wish that overall, this trailer had me more enthused.

My favourite line so far is ‘I’ve seen evil, and I’m looking at it now.’ It’s therefore unsurprising that what I’m most excited about overall is Sophie Turners ‘good girl gone bad’ performance.

Tye Sheridan, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, Alexandra Shipp, Ato Essandoh and Summer Fontana also star.

X-Men Dark Phoenix Release Dates: February 5th, 2019 (UK); February 14th, 2019 (US)…

Happy Film Loving

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GLASS (2019): New Trailer From James McAvoy, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, Sarah Paulson, Anya Taylor-Joy…

Glass (2019), James McAvoy
Glass (2019), James McAvoy

In new M. Night Shyamalan horror / mystery, Glass, James McAvoy is Kevin Wendell Crumb, a disturbed man who has twenty personalities and Bruce Willis plays the security guard who uses his supernatural abilities  to track Crumb down…

The cast and the hope of seeing a well executed story that features key characters from Unbreakable (2000) and Split (2016) come together… that’s why I’m in.

Anya Taylor-Joy, Sarah Paulson, Luke Kirby, Charlayne Woodard, Spencer Treat Clark and Rob Yang also star.

Glass Release Dates: January 18th, 2019 (US & UK)…

Happy Film Loving

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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)…

Happy Film Loving

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SPLIT (2017): New Trailer From M. Night Shyamalan & Starring James McAvoy, Anya Taylor Joy…

Split (2017), James McAvoy
Split (2017), James McAvoy

Split, the new horror/ thriller starring James McAvoy and Anya Taylor Joy is from writer / director M. Night Shyamalan, better known for the impressive The Sixth Sense (1999).

Usually I’d be certain to stay away from scary movies but in this one, McAvoy will be portraying at least 23 characters / personalities…

Word is out that Anya Taylor Joy is quite the talent. So it may be time for me to experience one of her movies instead of only getting as far as the trailer because it looks too scary. Someone recommended that I start with The Witch (2015), they don’t know me well enough. Morgan (2016), is as scary as I’m willing to go at this point.

Split Release Dates: January 20th, 2017 (US & UK); January 26th, 2017 (GER); March 1st, 2017 (FR)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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X-MEN: APOCALYPSE (2016): New Trailer Starring Michael Fassbender & Jennifer Lawrence

X-Men Apocalypse (2016), James McAvoy - Charles Xavier
X-Men Apocalypse (2016), James McAvoy – Charles Xavier

Friday has arrived with a trailer I wasn’t aware was missing from my week. Directed by Bryan Singer, X-Men: Apocalypse is the latest instalment and it looks good…

Trailer 1

Trailer 2

I like both trailers, the specific footage  and dialogue is great especially for trailer one. What I’m less keen on is the continued use of the music first heard at 1:10. I feel as though once was quite enough.

Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult and Jennifer Lawrence  all return for this instalment, along with some new mutants.

Release date(s): May 19th, 2016 (UK), May 27th, 2016 (US)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN (2015): New Trailer With Daniel Radcliffe & James McAvoy

Victor Frankenstein (2015), James McAvoy, Daniel Radcliffe
Victor Frankenstein (2015), James McAvoy, Daniel Radcliffe

Starring two of my favourite British Actors, Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy, this version of the Frankenstein tale should be interesting. Firstly because it’s from Igor’s perspective and second, it’s set before the Frankenstein we’re most familiar with today emerges.

Without further a do…

Directed by Paul Paul McGuigan of Lucky Number Slevin (2006), (a movie I recommend), bring on November 25th.

Happy Victor Frankenstein 🙂

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