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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.

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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TRANSFORMERS – THE LAST KNIGHT (2017): New Trailer From Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, Anthony Hopkins…

Transformers - The Last Knight (2017), Mark Wahlberg
Transformers – The Last Knight (2017), Mark Wahlberg

Starring Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, Anthony Hopkins, Stanley Tucci and directed by Michael Bay, the trailer for the fifth Transformers movie, Transformers – The Last Knight is here…

I loved the first Tranformers film; the one that starred Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox. The second instalment was so disappointing that I haven’t yet been able return to the franchise. Maybe I’ll  tune in because of the special effects and Anthony Hopkins – but really, I think this may be a movie most ideal for those who love big firery explosions more than the average amount – which of course is absolutely fine.

Transformers  – The Last Knight Release Dates: June 23rd, 2017 (US & UK)…

Happy Film Loving

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KONG – SKULL ISLAND (2017): New Trailer Starring Tom Hiddleston, Thomas Mann, Brie Larson…

Kong - Skull Island (2017), Brie Larson, Tom Hiddleston
Kong – Skull Island (2017), Brie Larson, Tom Hiddleston

The full trailer for the Jordan Vogt-Roberts directed origin story of King Kong is here. Starring Brie Larson Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John C Reilly and Thomas Mann, the action / fantasy / adventure that is Kong – Skull Island looks good…

I like this trailer. Along with cinematography and special effects first seen in the Kong – Skull Island Comic-Con trailer, I’m now also looking forward to the humour, courtesy of John C. Reilly’s character.

Corey Hawkins, Toby Kebbell and Jason Mitchell also star.

Kong – Skull Island Release Dates: March 10th, 2017 (US & UK); March 9th, 2017 (GER)…

Happy Film Loving

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PATRIOTS DAY (2016): New Trailer Starring Mark Wahlberg, John Goodman, Kevin Bacon…

patriots-day-2016-mark-wahlberg

Mark Wahlberg is Sgt. Tommy Saunders in director Peter Berg’s latest thriller Patriots Day. The story is based around the actions of Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis in the events leading up to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. We also get to see the city-wide manhunt for those responsible…

Trailer 1

Trailer 2

Could the title for this movie be more fitting? I think not. Michelle Monaghan and Melissa Benoist also star.

Patriots Day Release Dates: January 13th, 2017 (US); January 27th, 2017 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving

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10 CLOVERFIELD LANE (2016): New Trailer Starring John Goodman

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016), John Gallagher Jr., Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Goodman
10 Cloverfield Lane (2016), John Gallagher Jr., Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Goodman

Produced by J.J. Abrams, directed by Dan Trachtenberg and starring John Goodman, 10 Cloverfield Lane is an interesting  new Sci-fi movie…

With the word Cloverfield in the title, we can assume it’s safe to guess that what’s ‘coming’ is monsters / aliens, for this is a sequel of the 2008 movie Cloverfield.

The question now is, will that mad girl on a crutch actually open the door? For the purposes of an entertaining film, probably. However, on the other hand, what type of lunatic must one be to go outside sans weapons and to meet the unexplained when one can barely move?

John Gallagher Jr. and Mary Elizabeth Winstead also star.

Release Date(s): March 11th, 2016 (US)

Happy Film loving 🙂

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LOVE THE COOPERS (2015): New Christmas Trailer Starring Ed Helms & Olivia Wilde

Love The Coopers (2015), Ed Helms, Olivia Wilde, Amanda Seyfried,
Love The Coopers (2015), Ed Helms, Olivia Wilde, Amanda Seyfried,

Summer isn’t over yet but if you didn’t already know, it’s time for the Christmas movie trailer. Love The Coopers is the first one I’ve  seen for 2015…

Does it look refreshing different? No but it does look like the Jessie Nelson directed seasonal film will provide precisely the mildly amusing yet heartwarming entertainment one can enjoy after stuffing ones face on the lord’s special day.

The cast list includes familiar names like Olivia Wilde, Diane Keaton, John Goodman, Amanda Seyfried, Marisa Tomei and Anthony Mackie.

Out November 2015 (U.S.) and December 2015 (U.K.)

Happy Love The Coopers 🙂

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TRUMBO (2015): New Trailer With Bryan Cranston As Hollywood Screenwriter Dalton Trumbo

Trumbo (2015), Bryan Cranston
Trumbo (2015), Bryan Cranston

A new trailer arrives for a movie about the movie business in the 1940s…

Directed by Jay Roach; Bryan Cranston, Helen Mirren, Louis C.K., Diane Lane and John Goodman are all great reasons to watch. Other reasons include all the beautiful words / dialogue, including the following…

Nobody has the right to tell you how to write, act, pray, speak, vote, protest, love work, create, talk, live or  think

Happy Trumbo 🙂

Release dates 6th November 2015 (U.S.), 22nd January 2016 (U.K.)

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