2015 Action Movies
The Night Crew
action thriller January 13 (straight to DVD)
"Centers on a group of hard up bounty hunters who must
survive the night in a desert motel against a horde of
savage border runners." Danny Trejo movie :D
action biography drama (war) January 16
Starring Bradley Cooper.
action sci-fi thriller January 30 (internet &
"A documentary crew follows an elite unit of soldiers in the
wake of an alien invasion." All-male cast! Filmed in
action crime drama January 30 (limited release)
"When a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal skills and a
gambling problem gets in trouble with the mob, he has one
last play . . . and it's all or nothing." This is a
remake—hopefully a faithful one—of one of my favorite
Burt Reynolds movie Heat (1986). It stars
Jason Statham (more perfect). The Director is
Simon West (Con Air, The General's Daughter, Lara
Croft: Tomb Raider, The Mechanic, The Expendables 2, Stolen),
and the writer is author and two-time Academy Award winner
William Goldman (and the writer of many greats:
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, All the President's Men,
Marathon Man, The Princess Bride, Maverick, Misery, and
3 of his screenplays are on the Writers Guild of America,
Best Screenplays list.
Should have been another great
movie from Writer/Directors Andy Wachowski and
Lana Wachowski. It starred
Channing Tatum and
Sean Bean, and David Leitch of 87eleven
was the Stunt Coordinator. It was disappointing as an Action
Movie but man was it visually dazzling!
action adventure fantasy
"Young Thomas is apprenticed to
the local Spook to learn to fight evil spirits. His first
great challenge comes when the powerful Mother Malkin
escapes her confinement while the Spook is away." It looks
cool even if the story is a little hokey.
Djimon Hounsou is in it, and Julianne Moore
and Jeff Bridges
(whose accent is hilarious).
Kingsman: The Secret Service
action adventure comedy February 13
"A veteran secret agent takes a young upstart under his
wing." I've been wanting a Secret Service school/academy
movie, but when I watch it the kids are too young. I guess I
was expecting more 20-somethings. They look like prep school
kids. Effects and Gadgets should make it worthwhile.
Colin Firth sure looks like he's having a good time. The
stunt double making him look good is
Rick English (Inception, The Dark Knight Rises,
Batman Begins. Director Matthew Vaughan told Firth
"“One of the reasons I’m casting you is because you’re
probably the last person anyone could imagine kicking people
and kicking off the villains.” Read
this EW article about how much Firth enjoyed his
first Action Movie.
action drama history February 20
"Russia, 1917, WWI. This is the story of the 1st Russian
Women's Battalion of Death, formed as part of an
ill-conceived propaganda ploy by the Russian Provisional
Government in late May of 1917." Intriguing. $10M
budget. Seems like it will be shown only in Russia. Somebody
get it for me, please?
action crime horror February 24
NO. (Terrible title BTW) "A kidnapped
young woman is forced on a road trip full of murder and
mayhem that takes place entirely in her captor's getaway
van." Another Danny Trejo movie. Why do they keep
making these movies?! We're—I'm speaking for all women—sick
to death of movies where the only way for a woman to be a
hero is to be a degraded victim first, or the only way for
her to be powerful is half naked! Enough already!
Neill Blomkamp! Starring
Sigourney Weaver, Sharlto Copley . . . I had
you at Neill Blomkamp, right? Plus it seems very Robocop to
Run All Night
action crime drama
as "an aging hitman who is forced to take on his brutal
former boss to protect his estranged son and his family."
Sound familiar? Also stars Joel Kinnaman. He's a hell
of an actor. I'll see it for him even though it seems like
another Taken . . .
action crime drama
Sean Penn "A former Special Forces soldier and military
contractor suffering from PTSD tries to reconnect with his
long time love, but first must go on the run from London to
Barcelona and across Europe in order to clear his name." The
Pierre Morel (Taken, The Transporter, Transporter
2)—that's awesome, and the movie stars Idris Elba, Sean
Penn, Ray Winstone, and Javier Bardem. I
confess I laughed at the
trailer and the idea of Sean Penn in this movie and
at Javier Bardem as a
Ass but the
international trailer was much better than the
first. The action makes it look worthwhile although the
subject matter seems a bit depressing.
action March 20
Taylor Lautner stars as "A New York City bike
messenger wanted by the mafia who escapes into the world of
parkour after meeting a beautiful stranger."
action crime thriller April 3
HOLY CAST! They've added
Jason Statham. This is his character's revenge for
the killing of his brother played by Luke Evans in
Fast & Furious 6. Plus,
Kurt Russell, and Djimon Hounsou,
Johnny Strong (rumored), and Lucas Black is
back. The movie will be bittersweet over the real-life
tragedy of the death of Paul Walker. Paul Walker's brothers
Cody Walker and Caleb Walker helped complete his role. On
a lighter note,
Noel Gugliemi is in it. You know him, the guy who
a monkey come out of his butt. LOL
Age of Ultron
action adventure fantasy May 1
Another much-anticipated Joss Whedon project, written with
Stan Lee. The villain looks incredible! It's one of the
top three Boys Clubs cooler than
The Expendables (along with The Fast and Furious
action comedy May 8
"A police officer and a prisoner are on the run in Texas."
What if the police officer and the prisoner were Reese
Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara? I don't know that
for sure but it's a comedy. It's probably a
Buddy Movie where how they don't get along will be
Mad Max: Fury Road
action adventure thriller May 15
"My world is fire and gasoline."
Self-proclaimed—it ain't bragging if it's
true—"Visionary" and "Mastermind" Writer/Director
George Miller revisits his epic triology after a
20-year break and takes us for a 4th wild ride. The trailer
is the most exciting thing I've seen in years! The
inspiration came from artwork and a script by
Brendan McCarthy. The trailer is the most exciting
thing I've seen in years. From the flaming skull logo
to the music in the trailer to the oh-so-vibrant colors:
vivid blues and intense reds and yellows. So f-ing excited
for this one!
Cowboys vs Dinosaurs
"After an accidental explosion at a local mine, dinosaurs
emerge from the rubble to terrorize a small western town.
Now, a group gunslingers must defend their home if anyone is
going to survive in a battle of cowboys versus dinosaurs."
is directing and writing with Damon Lindelof.
It's not Action but it looks so cool, I included it.
trailer is intriguing!
action drama thriller
The Rock! That's all I need to know.
action adventure sci-fi June 12
This movie needs no introduction. We'll all be there to see
if they use any of the new giant dinosaurs discovered since
the last one and how they are going to kick it up a notch
this time. For me,
Christ Pratt is very Jeff-Goldblum and should bring the
same sense of fun. I'm so excited about this movie, I am not
even watching the trailer. Don't want to spoil anything for
myself. It seems from the cast list like there's
another "moveable feast".
SPL 2: Rise of Wong Po
June 18 (China)
With so much fighting talent, it can't fail. Hoping for
another classic. Stars Sammo Kam-Bo Hung,
Andy On. Action Coordinator is
adventure sci-fi June 26 (limited release)
A young teenager camping in the woods helps rescue the
President of the United States when Air Force One is shot
down near his campsite. And the President is . . .
Samuel L. Jackson. HOW I LOVE this trailer. "Action
BIG GAME TRAILER
action adventure sci-fi July 1
greatest news is that Byung-hun Lee is the T-1000!
Okay, I know
Arnold is back. Young, older, and old versions. It
was pretty cool to see how they pulled that off. We've been
waiting for "the war" movie all these years, and I saw
glimpses of it in the trailer, but there isn't much of that.
Here's the synopsis: "After finding himself in a new
time-line, Kyle Reese teams up with John Connor's mother
Sarah and an aging terminator to try and stop the one thing
that the future fears, 'Judgement Day'." Don't watch the
trailer if you want to enjoy it. It gives away everything.
romance sci-fi thriller
"In 2020, super-computer Kronos concludes that human
beings are the biggest threat to the planet. 60 years later,
Andrew finds himself lost in a world run by machines when he
meets Calia, a girl on the way to a place called Aurora."
Not tagged as Action but
trailer says otherwise.
"Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to
shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang
must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank
Pym, plan and pull off a heist that will save the world."
Starring Paul Rudd
and Evangeline Lilly. This movie was great fun.
I saw it twice just to laugh at Michael Peña—He was
action comedy sci-fi
Giant, pixelated, killer Pac Man. Need I saw more?
How about Qbert, Asteroids, Centipede, Donkey Kong? I bet
they throw in some Tron, Frogger, and hopefully, my old
favorite, Dig Dug.
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
December 25 July 31
Christopher McQuarrie—He wrote Edge of Tomorrow, Jack
Reacher, Valkyrie, and
The Usual Suspects (his first script, which won an
Academy Award for Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly
for the Screen—impressive! He also directed Jack Reacher
and The Way of the Gunof the Gun, so MI5 will be only
his 3rd film! Guess when you're that good, you get the
cherry assignments. Tom Cruise must love him!
The Stunt Coordinator is
Wade Eastwood. His career is incredibly
impressive so this movie's action should be—as all the
Mission Impossible movies have been—off the chart and ahead
of their time!
Attack on Titan
action adventure drama fantasy August 1
"Mankind is under the terror of titans, a beast in which
feast on human flesh. Eren Yeager, a young boy determined to
make change when he himself could transform into one. He is
humanity's last hope."
ATTACK ON TITAN
SIX GUN SAVIOR
action fantasy sci-fi August 7
cast. Described as a re-imagining. I'm game. "Four young
outsiders teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe,
which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their
lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness
their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth
from a former friend turned enemy."
Hail Mary: The Drew
Pearson Roger Staubach Story
action drama sport August 9
"Catch life. Don't let it pass you by." Full-length
film with poster from 2013 but August 9, 2015 release date .
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
action adventure comedy August 14
"In the early 1960s, CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB
operative Illya Kuryakin participate in a joint mission
against a mysterious criminal organization, which is working
to proliferate nuclear weapons."
MAN FROM UNCLE
MAX STEEL FAN
Hitman: Agent 47
drama "An assassin teams up with a woman to
help her find her father and uncover the mysteries of her
ancestry." Stars Zachary Quinto and Ciaran Hinds. The second
unit director is 87eleven's
David Leitch, and the Action Coordinator/Stunt
Jonathan Eusebio (click on his name and be
impressed)—they also worked together on John Wick.
HITMAN: AGENT 47
Crouching Tiger, Hidden
Dragon: The Green Legend
action adventure drama August 28
"A story of lost love, young love, a legendary sword and one
last opportunity at redemption." Directed by Yuen Woo-ping,
Donnie Yen, Michelle Yeah, and Jason Scott Lee.
This movie will be released exclusively on Netflix and in
IMAX theatres. (Weird—it should be a big screen experience,
HIDDEN DRAGON: THE GREEN LEGEND TRAILER
action September 1 (UK)
"Two former para-military operatives, Johnny and his
police detective friend Peter, search Bangkok to find the
killers of Johnny's beautiful daughter Angel—Leaving carnage
and retribution throughout city." Double Trouble:
(Tian jiang xiong shi)
action adventure drama September 4
"Lost Roman soldiers navigate their way through China."
Jackie Chan, Adrien Brody, and John Cusack.
I think the casting is unusual but the actors are great.
Should be different/cool. What do you think? Please tell
The Transporter Legacy
The Transporter Refueled
action crime thriller
"A reboot of the story of transporter Frank Martin."
(Camille is not a woman :-( ). The movie stars
who is a really interesting person. He looks/fits the part.
Hope he's still a gentleman. That was part of the appeal.
Hope he's at least half the fighter
Jason Statham was.
TRANSPORTER REFUELED TRAILER
Chain of Command
action sci-fi thriller
Michael Jai White and
"Stone Cold" Steve Austin.
Watch it on amazon.com.
CHAIN OF COMMAND TRAILER
Maze Runner: The Scorch
Apparently the scuttlebutt was that people were upset
that The Maze Runner just sets up this movie. You
can't please some people. What else was it supposed to do? I
enjoyed the changes between the book and the movie. I'm
going to wait to read the next book until after I see The
Scorch Trials so the book adds to the movie instead of
ruining it for me by comparison (you know you can't help
doing that) :D. I was blown away by this trailer. The detail
and the action are so beyond the level of the first movie.
It makes that movie look 'made for TV'.
MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH
adventure drama sci-fi
Director: Ridley Scott, starring
Matt Damon This is in NO WAY an Action
Movie. In fact, I submitted to edit the listing on IMDb
to take away Action and add Drama, and it looks like it was
accepted. "During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark
Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind
by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself
stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager
supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to
subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive."
This movie comes off as even simpler than Jurassic World
(which I loved anyway). For all the science and technology
getting men to Mars, the plot hinges on the fact that we
still haven't come up with a space rescue plan (even cruise
ships have lifeboats), and people still wander around
outside the craft untethered. Don't even get me started on
the tarp! For all my grousing, Matt was entertaining, but
Action Movie Freaks will be restless . . .
THE MARTIAN TRAILER
action crime drama
(Sons of Anarchy), Director:
Denis Vileneuve (Untitled
Blade Runner project).
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil was a
portrait of the City of Savannah, this movie is a
well-written portrait of The War on Drugs. As an avenging
Benecio del Toro's character "Alejandro" is the
central figure (the hitman or "sicario"), despite the large
amount of screen time given to Emily Blunt's
character—An FBI Agent whose eyes are opened to the 'bullet'
(which she dodges at the beginning of the movie) that the
war on drugs is. She represents the country (U.S.),
reluctant to see the dark side, unwilling to break the law
to fight evil. Writer Taylor Sheridan offered
Entertainment Weekly this insight into the
philosophy behind Alejandro’s story: " 'One of the things
that it touches on is everyone is offered choices in life:
Do what feels good or do what is good,' Sheridan said. 'You
make the wrong choice enough, and then it’s not presented
again. Then every choice is bad, and each consequence worse.
You fall down this rabbit hole where no matter what you do,
suffering is on either side.' ” Where you stand on where the
line is between right and wrong will be the argument you
have after this movie. The literal line between good and
evil in this movie is the Mexican border. It is a very
unfavorable (but realistic given the
Wikipedia summary) depiction of
Juárez aka Juárez. Sadly, the commentary via Josh
Brolin's character "Matt Graver" (CIA) suggests that the
best that the U.S. can do is try to control evil by
committing evil: This 'line' is the crux of the movie. [ In
a deleted scene, Emily Blunt's character "Kate Macer" was to
have sex with Alejandro. As if she wasn't dumb enough in the
movie (<<SPOILERS>>she almost has sex with corrupt law
enforcement character "Ted" played by Jon Bernthal, who then
would have killed her if Alejandro hadn't save her), they
were going to have her have
a sex scene with Alejandro. The U.S. 'in bed with'
the Colombians?—a little too heavy on the symbolism. I went
in hoping for a strong female role and, instead, they used
her being female to represent everything that is weak (in
their eyes) and dumb about America in this context. Adding
boobs to that would have just been too too awful. I
wish they had cast someone who was physically
larger/stronger than Emily Blunt. At least that would have
redeemed it a bit. She really was so wrong and out of place
in that world—but maybe that was the point. Still BIG and
dumb would have worked better to me. When will Hollywood get
over making nearly EVERY woman in an Action Movie appeal to
male audiences—We females want to see somebody with real
action comedy horror
Here's IMDb's Plot Summary, but all you
need to know is
directing: "In the ruthless underground world of
the yakuza, no one is more legendary than boss Kamiura.
Rumored to be invincible, the truth is he is a vampire-a
bloodsucking yakuza vampire boss! Among Kamiura's gang is
Kageyama, his most loyal underling. However, the others in
the gang view Kageyama with disdain and ridicule him for his
inability to get tattooed due to sensitive skin. One day,
assassins aware of boss Kamiura's secret arrive from abroad
and deliver him an ultimatum: Return to the international
syndicate he left years ago, or die. Kamiura refuses and,
during a fierce battle with anime-otaku martial-arts expert
Kyoken, is torn limb from limb. With his dying breath,
Kamiura bites Kageyama, passing on his vampire powers to the
unsuspecting yakuza. As he begins to awaken to his newfound
abilities, Kageyama's desire to avenge the murder of boss
Kamiura sets him on a course for a violent confrontation
with Kaeru-kun, the foreign syndicate's mysterious and
seemingly unstoppable leader!"
YAKUZA APOCALYPSE TRAILER
Why is this movie not showing in local
theaters as of October 21st? AND it's not coming up
even in the whole state of Florida on Fandango (sigh).
Olga Kurylenko is branded on my mind for her fight with
a man in Centurion. As slight as her build is, she
sold it! And she sold me—I'm a huge fan of Quantum of
Solace. Here, she stars in a
Heist Movie that has a fantastic looking
action-packed trailer. James Purefoy is an incredible
actor as well! Here is the IMDb synopsis: "Alex,
a mysterious thief, is pulled in by her former partner for
one last heist. She quickly finds it was never just about
the diamonds. A brutal murder sparks a cat and mouse chase
between Alex and a master assassin. Now she must uncover the
lies behind the heist and discover the secrets behind the
men who have made her a target."
action horror sci-fi
SCOTT ADKINS zombie movie! Yeah, that's plenty for
me. The bad news is it's only 88 min. The good news is, it
isn't going straight to DVD. "It's been 5 years since
the outbreak that wiped out 85% of the world's population,
but the war between Re-Animates (Re-Ans) and Humans wages
on. Most of the major cities are still uninhabitable. Within
the few surviving cities, the Re-Ans have been segregated
into "zones" and are policed by the R-Division of the QUASI
S.W.A.T. Unit who hunt to re-kill the Re-Ans in the hope of
quelling a second outbreak."
drama musical sci-fi (they left out
and possibly comedy)
"In an alternate Japan, territorial
street gangs form opposing factions collectively known as
the Tokyo Tribes. Merra, leader of the Wu-Ronz tribe of
Bukuro crosses the line to conquer all of Tokyo. The war
TOKYO TRIBE TRAILER
The Last Witch Hunter
action adventure fantasy
Vin Diesel stars in this CGI extravaganza. Looks
kind of Underworld-ish to me. Trailer could be deceiving but
it looks very bad. I will see it anyway, because Vin
Diesel! After all, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters
THE LAST WITCH HUNTER
action crime thriller
UK release date was Sept 1 .
. . Hope it comes to the big screen.
Scott Adkins and Dustin Nguyen (I am overdue
to add Mr. Nguyen to the
Ass list of
Action Figures) "Two former para-military
operatives, Johnny and his police detective friend Peter,
search Bangkok to find the killers of Johnny's beautiful
daughter Angel - Leaving carnage and retribution throughout
ZERO TOLERANCE TRAILER
action adventure thriller November 6
Sam Mendes, who is an amazing Director (American
Beauty, Road to Perdition, Jarhead) is back. Since
Skyfall was so visually stunning and so very Bond, I was
thrilled! It's really cool how much he gets it. I avoided
watching the trailers and I'm so glad I did. #2 gave
EVERYTHING away. . .
"What are the odds of pulling off the perfect heist?" (Heist
Movie—w00t!) "A father is without the means to
pay for his daughter's medical treatment. As a last resort,
he partners with a greedy co-worker to rob a casino. When
things go awry they're forced to hijack a city bus." And
that's when the cops (Gina
Carano) shop up. Stars
Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Morris Chestnut, and
Robert de Niro.
BUS 657 AKA HEIST TRAILER
City of Blood
May 15 November 14
Sounds hard core—but never heard of any of the stars . . .
Whether or not this turns out to be an
"Action Movie" or not, it will go in my
Fight subgenre, and for Action Movie Freaks, it's
not to be missed! Starring Michael B. Jordan and
Sylvester Stallone, it picks up the Rocky Balboa story and
therefore will probably be referred to as Rocky 6. From the
trailer it looks like it will stab us in the heart. The
character of Rocky is a huge slice of American pie that we
just can't stop eating. When Rocky gives that soliloquy
about losing everyone, there won't be a dry eye in the
CREED TRAILER 2
"A rogue soldier turned outlaw is thrust into a
relentless fight with a corrupt sheriff, his obedient
deputies, and a dangerous drug cartel in order to protect
his sister and her young daughter." Starring
Scott Adkins, directed by
and Fight Choreographer / Fight Coordinator Jeremy
CLOSE RANGE TRAILER
JEREMY MARINAS STUNT REEL
"A tough-as-nails detective embarks on a relentless
pursuit to free his son from a nightmarish alien warship."
Sounds like someone wished Ripley was a man. Stars Frank
Iko Uwais, and
Written and Directed by
(Iron Man 2).
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force
adventure fantasy December 18
J. J. Abrams with Lawrence Kasdan. The original cast
Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill. They are
joined by Oscar Isaac (he blazed his way through
Sucker Punch, eclipsing everything but the stuntwork),
Lupita Nyong'o, The Raid's
Iko Uwais and Yayan Ruhian (holy shit!), and
many other cool choices! It's sure to produce some
superstars. John Williams
will be doing the music again. Nothing could be better.
thriller December 18
Rated "R"! "A former CIA operative is kidnapped by a group
of terrorist. When his son learns there is no plan for his
father to be saved, he launches his own rescue operation."
Gina Carano, Kellan Lutz, and
Bruce Willis star in this "thriller" that is
probably an "Action Movie", IMDb just hasn't changed the
description yet (surprising how often they do change the
Simon Rhee is listed as stunt coordinator, and has a
action comedy December 24 (China)
"A detective from Hong Kong teams up with an American
gambler to battle against a notorious Chinese criminal."
Directed by Renny Harlin and starring
Jackie Chan and Johnny Knoxville: Merry
"A young undercover FBI agent infiltrates a gang of thieves
who share a common interest in extreme sports." A remake of
the 1991 film. It stars Delroy Lindo, Luke Bracey,