Unlike many, it seems, I had a good time watching Mel Gibson’s latest action/comedy/thriller, Fatman. The story of a young boys revenge on Santa Claus, following one too many extremely disappointing Christmas presents.
As great as Walton Goggins and Gibson were, for me, as expected after seeing the trailer weeks earlier, I was most impressed by Chance Hurstfield, the disappointed child. Such magnetic on-screen presence for a young man. So much so that I’m rather excited to see what he does next.
The music, smart pacing and the way the dialogue induces laughter in unexpected places is part of what makes writer/directors Eshom Nelms and Ian Nelms’s movie very watchable.
Fatman is precisely as good, dark and refreshing as I dreamed. Give it a chance for the seasonal movie difference it offers. Perhaps it’s the very kind of difference you didn’t know you were missing.
In Ant-Man & The Wasp, Scott Lang, a.k.a, Ant-Man must balance being both a Super Hero and a father, when he’s presented with an urgent new mission that pairs him alongside The Wasp.
Directed by Peyton Reed; Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas and Walton Goggins star…
I haven’t seen the first Ant-Man movie yet. This is true for no good reason except it hasn’t yet screamed out for me to watch it. The Ant-Man concept is different enough from other superhero movies that I really should have been drawn to it already. I have been craving difference after all. Having dug deep, I think the problem has to be my likely inability to imagine an ant as cool. Yep… I said it.
I’m definitely a little more likely to watch the original movie, now that I’ve seen the skyscraper shrinking trick at 0:30 seconds in the above trailer.
Director Wes Ball is back with stars Dylan O’Brien and Kaya Scodelario in Maze Runner – The Death Cure. In this third instalment, young Thomas is determined to find a cure to a deadly disease called the “Flare”.
Why will I watch this, you may wonder. Well, the truth is I feel as though I began so I must finish. Not that I’m this committed with all films – let alone franchises that I start watching. There’s also the horrible on-set accident that nearly ended Mr. O’Brien. I kind of want to watch and remember how close it came to him not being here, whilst being very glad that he is. He is a young man in his prime after all. A worse end than what’s transpired would have been awful.
Directed by Roar Uthaug, Tomb Raider – Becoming Lara Croft takes us to the beginning of of the story, where Lara Croft the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer must push herself beyond her limits – when she finds herself on the island where her father disappeared…
I honestly remember very little of this story when Angelina Jolie played Croft. I’ll be watching because I’m curious to see how well Vikander does in this role. By this point, the thing I’m most impressed by after watching this trailer is definitely Vikander’s physical transformation. I suddenly have an urge to work on my fitness.
Quentin Tarantino has a new movie and this time it’s a western that’s centred around bounty hunters and set in post-Civil War Wyoming.
This trailer doesn’t exactly have me yelping with joy just yet, but of course I’m intrigued and I’ll watch because it’s Tarantino and I know many good things including super dialogue and cinematography are coming.
Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Madsen, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kurt Russell…
I’m hoping that Kristen Stewart and Jessie Eisenberg’s new film, American Ultra ends up delivering all the thrills suggested in this fun looking, mad and chaotic trailer.
Directed by Nima Nourizadeh (Project X (2012), the film appears to be one of those stoner comedy/adventure types; kind of like one of my favourites, Pineapple Express (2008). Now wouldn’t that be great?
I’m looking forward to seeing both Stewart and Eisenberg in THESE different looking roles, compared to their usual work. John Leguizamo, Topher Grace and Connie Britton’s characters also look fun, no?