The Protégé is a new action/crime/thriller with a vengeance story at its heart. One where Maggie Q and Michael Keaton play two of the world’s premiere assassins, a pair who must form an uneasy alliance.
Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Patrick and Patrick Malahide are among the key cast.
As a big fan of well-executed movie badassery, I’ve watched what happens between 18 and 27 seconds into this trailer 6 times. And not once did I succeed at staying quiet as the action unfolded. Clearly when an action sequence looks this impressive, audible displays of appreciation are involuntary.
I can’t wait to see Q do her action woman thing, while being directed by Martin Campbell, the man behind my favourite Bond movie, Casino Royale (2006).
Lili Rich, Ekaterina Baker, Madalina Anea, Ori Pfeffer, Jack Derges, Florin Piersic Jr., George Pistereanu, Gamba Cole and Velizar Binev also star.
Sebastian Stan, Samuel L. Jackson, Christopher Plummer and Jeremy Irvine are the stars of The Last full Measure the story of Airman William H. Pitsenbarger, Jr., who was awarded the nation’s highest military honour for his actions on the battlefield, thirty four years after his death.
From Writer / director Todd Robinson; additional key cast includes Bradley Whitford, Ed Harris, Michael Imperioli…
I’m simply curious to find out why it had to take thirty four years for Pitsenbarger, Jr. to get the recognition he deserved. I also haven’t seen Stan in a leading role before so this should be interesting.
Diane Ladd, William Hurt, Alison Sudol, Linus Roache, John Savage, Peter Fonda, Robert Pine and Amy Madigan also star.
Directed by Tim Story, Shaft is the latest crime / action movie starring once again Samuel L. Jackson as New York City police detective John Shaft.
Shaft’s son John Shaft Jr. (Jessie T. Usher) is in town to enlist his father’s help to uncover the truth behind his best friend’s untimely death.
I don’t remember seeing the Shaft movies that came before this new instalment. All I know is that so far, I like the humour. Especially Shaft’s response to his son’s reference to James Bond: ”If that dude was real, he’d think he was me.‘
Trailer 2 for Captain Marvelhas landed and it has me thinking about how cool it would be to have blue blood, ‘live stronger, longer, superior and be reborn’. Basically I’d have to be Captain Marvel herself and since I can’t really do that, I’ll settle for the movie…
I don’t know if the line ‘Nobel Warrior Heroes’ is a joke but it sounds quite a bit like a great example of ‘doing too much’. Nevertheless though, I’m definitely very ready for the human and alien action sequences.
Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck; key cast includes Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Gemma Chan, Mckenna Grace, Annette Bening, Jude Law, Djimon Hounsou…
For most of Incredibles 2, it is Elastigirl who is out doing all the superhero work and dealing with new villain Screenslaver, while Mr. Incredible is at home taking care of the Incredible children.
As far as the superhero action sequences go, I definitely enjoyed Elastigirl’s rather thrilling second solo pursuit of Screenslaver. Overall though, my favourite scenes in Incredibles 2 are not the moments when members of the Incredible family are in their trademark superhero attire facing off with villains.
The biggest highlights for me are the scenes with all or most of the Incredible family together at home. I particularly enjoyed the humour and universal family dynamic during these moments. I also especially adored every scene that featured baby Jack Jack, ‘the most adorable symbol of animated cuteness,’ since the Minions (2015) first became a big deal. I can definitely sense that you agree. Yes, I know you do.
Watch Incredibles 2 because it’s good. Enjoy all the undeniable cuteness and cleverness of the creation that is Jack Jack. Definitely make time for the fun that the scenes with Jack Jack at Edna Mode’s residence will deliver.
Written/directed by Brad Bird; Incredibles 2 stars Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Catherine Keener and Samuel L. Jackson.
Incredibles 2, the long awaited sequel to the 2004 animated action /adventure by Disney Pixar, The Incredibles (2004) is finally coming.
Featuring the voices of Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter and John Ratzenberger, Craig T. Nelson (Mr. Incredible) is left to care for Jack-Jack while Helen (Elastigirl) is out saving the world, of course…
I’ve definitely forgotten most of what happens in the first movie. Thirteen long years can do that to a person. The cuteness and harmless animated fun is why I’ll be watching the new movie and re-watching the first. Everyday can’t be Deadpool day, you know. Plus Jack-Jack laughs just like a little baby I know.
Written and directed by Brad Bird; Huck Milner, Sarah Vowell and Craig T. Nelson also star.
I had a good time with The Hitman’s Bodyguard, the Patrick Hughes directed action/comedy in which Ryan Reynolds stars as the bodyguard to Samuel L. Jackson’s Hitman who needs to be safely delivered to testify in court.
A lot of the fun in this movie is thanks to the dialogue and action sequences. It ended up not really mattering how ridiculous and unbelievable some of the action seemed, let alone the forced romance that resulted in awkward dialogue and questionable chemistry between Reynolds and his love interest (Elodie Yung). The reason why The Hitman’s Bodyguard remains watchable is because the most important chemistry, that between Jackson and Reynolds is near enough faultless.
The number of times the word m********* flew out of Jackson’s mouth didn’t bother me at all. After all, no one really delivers that word quite the way he does. There’s also the beautiful visuals of London, England and Amsterdam in the summertime to enjoy.
The truth is, you’re not going to be able to completely suspend your disbelief as you watch this movie, But, a good time, you shall have. Especially if you’re already a fan of Jackson and Reynolds individually. I haven’t even mentioned how fun Salma Hayek and Gary Oldman’s characters are to watch.