Starring Jason Statham, Ruby Rose and Rainn Wilson, The Meg is a Jon Turteltaub directed action / horror / sci-fi movie about Jonas Taylor, a man who must confront his fears of the 70 foot shark he escaped from to save those trapped in a sunken submersible.
Pushing aside my thoughts of a modern Moby Dick and Steven Spielberg’s Jaws (1975), I want to see this one for the special effects. It’s also quite likely that I’m going to be rooting for the ‘fish’.
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
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.
Watching a spy movie and not having at least one thing about it reminding you of James Bond – the most famous spy of them all, is near enough impossible. Starring Melissa McCarthy, Jude Law and Jason Statham, the Paul Feig written/ directed Spy is no exception.
Unlike 007 however, spy is a comedy as well as an action film – and a rather good one at that.
An entertaining experience with a well written story, fun dialogue and characters is how I describe the movie. The dynamic between Jason Statham and Melissa McCarthy’s characters is a big highlight. Rose Byrne’s Rayna Boyanov is also another plus.
The other very reliable cast members include Allison Janney, Miranda Hart, Sam Richardson, Morena Baccarin and Bobby Cannavale.
Watch it because it’s good. I found Jude Law’s character a tad annoying at first but it’s not so bad because the movie is a Melissa McCarthy vehicle and Spy is definitely my favourite of her roles since Bridesmaids (2011), also directed by Paul Feig.
Brad Pitt isn’t the only big name star in Snatch (2000), Guy Ritchies follow up to Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels (1998). Benicio Del Toro and Dennis Farina make two more very welcome stateside additions.
Snatch is a fun British gangster film with fast, witty dialogue delivered by engaging characters. To reference just three, a ‘dodgy Russian’, loud Jewish American and a bunch of well organised Irish Gypsies. You can expect plenty including clever antics, a few not so clever, but very entertaining antics and some ‘healthy’ double crossing for good measure.
Snatch and Lock Stock have been criticised for being all surface and no substance. That may be true to a degree, but sometimes surface is exactly what you need. What ever you decide, I’ll promise you this, you won’t feel anywhere near as cheated as you probably did after watching the last two instalments of the Hangover (2009) trilogy. Believe me!
Watch it if only to see Brad Pitt’s interpretation of a version of the Irish accent and Benicio Del Toro being brilliant and as effortlessly cool as always. Did I already say that the last 20 minutes is super?
Super wordplay. Just one of the the things I love about this movie.
Set in London’s East End, Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels is very entertaining – thanks to the excellent dialogue and incessantly funny male banter.
From Writer / Director Guy Ritchie, the film fits comfortably into the comedy / crime genre. There’s no shortage of well crafted characters, some of whom you’d count yourself very lucky to never encounter.
If you’re a seasoned film fan, It may be hard to not have Quentin Tarantino pop into your mind, for reasons including but not limited to the highly quotable dialogue and brilliant soundtrack.