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MORTAL KOMBAT (2021): New Trailer Starring Josh Lawson, Jessica McNamee, Hiroyuki Sanada, Joe Taslim…

Mortal Kombat (2021), Joe Taslim, Warner Bros. Pictures
Mortal Kombat (2021), Joe Taslim, Warner Bros. Pictures

The search of Earth’s greatest champions, all so they can stand against the enemies of Outworld in a high stakes battle for the universe is what’s happening in new action/adventure/fantasy, Mortal Kombat.

Based on the popular video game of the same name, Mortal Kombat is directed by Simon McQuoid; and stars Josh Lawson, Jessica McNamee, Joe Taslim, plus Hiroyuki Sanada.

I definitely like this trailer more than expected. Especially when that perfectly epic music starts at 01:22.

There’s also the matter of the visuals. Particularly the scenes when Bi-Han/Sub-Zero is on screen. I’m sure that he’s the villain but the special effects with the ice, that’s my favourite.

Fingers crossed the story and everything else comes together beautifully. I mean, historically, making a great video game movie is no easy task. Remember Michael Fassbender’s Assassin’s Creed (2016)? I don’t because I was scared off after hearing terrible things.

Tadanobu Asano, Mehcad Brooks, Ludi Lin, Lewis Tan, Chin Han, Sisi Stringer, Mel Jarnson, Max Huang and Daniel Nelson also star.

Mortal Kombat Release Dates: April 16th, 2021 (US & UK)…

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CHiPs (2017): The Thing I Liked…

CHiPs (2017), Michael Peña, Dax Shepherd
CHiPs (2017), Michael Peña, Dax Shepherd

I tuned in to ChiPs because of the trailer. I also happened to be in the mood for laughs in a movie with actors I already like. Michael Peña I appreciate because of End of Watch (2012) and Dax Shepherd for his recent appearance in an Interview on Hot Ones, a very popular YouTube series I enjoy.

With additional cast that includes, Kristen Bell, Maya Rudolph and Vincent D’Onofrio, CHiPs also has Shepherd occupying the director’s seat. The good news is that the thought, ‘that wasn’t a bad opener’ did cross my mind by the end of the first seven minutes of ChiPs. I enjoyed the shenanigans of the two Los Angeles Highway Patrol motorcycle officers played by Shepherd and Peña. I can therefore say that I found ChiPs adequately entertaining, story-wise. Another highlight with this movie is the beautiful imagery of Los Angeles plus Peña and Shepherd’s chemistry, however awkward at times. 

I see ChiPs as an answer to the question ‘what’s the name of Dax Shepherd and Michael Peña’s movie?’ It’s certainly that for me more than it’s an answer to the question ‘which buddy / cop movie do you highly recommend?’

With that said, watch ChiPs if you’re really curious. I was, so I did. Luckily for me, I regret nothing.

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CHiPs (2017): New Trailer From Dax Shepherd, Michael Peña, Kristen Bell…

CHiPs (2017), Dax Shepherd, Michael Peña
CHiPs (2017), Dax Shepherd, Michael Peña

Read my spoiler-free movie review of Chips (2017)


Starring Dax Shepherd, Michael Peña, Kristen Bell and Maya Rudolph, CHiPs is a new comedy about the shenanigans of two Los Angeles Highway Patrol motorcycle officers…

Written and directed by Shepherd, I’m drawn to chips because they’re delicious… but I’m drawn to CHiPs because I enjoyed some of the jokes in the trailer. Another reason would be that I’m still kind of chasing the excellent onscreen chemistry that Michael Peña had with Jake Gyllenhaal in what is still my favourite cop movie probably always, End of Watch (2012). A great film that features the kind of brotherly love dreams are made of.

Chips Release Dates: March 24th, 2017 (US & UK)…

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