Underworld: Blood Wars action horror
January 6 Stars Kate Beckinsale "Vampire death dealer,
Selene fights to end the eternal war between the Lycan clan and the
Vampire faction that betrayed her."
This is a jump from TV to the big screen in the Director's chair for
who was previously 2nd Unit Director and Director of Photography
on 10,000 BC, AEon Flux, and The Day After Tomorrow.
She was Director of Photography on White House Down and Pitch
Black. She was also Pytrotecnics Director of Photography
on Alien: Resurrection. How cool is that?!
Sleepless action crime thriller January 13 Stars Jamie Foxx "A cop with
a connection to the criminal underworld scours a nightclub in search
of his kidnapped son."
xXx: Return of Xander Cage action adventure thriller
January 20 "Extreme-athlete-turned-government-operative
Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) comes out of self-imposed exile and is set
on a collision course with deadly alpha warrior Xiang (Donnie
and his team. In a race to recover a sinister and seemingly
unstoppable weapon known as Pandora's Box, Xander recruits an
all-new group of thrill-seeking cohorts who find themselves enmeshed
in a deadly conspiracy that points to collusion at the highest
levels of world governments."
Resident Evil: The
Final Chapter action horror sci-fi January 27 "Picking up immediately after the events in
Resident Evil: Retribution, Alice (Milla
Jovovich) is the only survivor of what was meant to be
humanity's final stand against the undead. Now, she must return to
where the nightmare began - The Hive in Raccoon City, where the
Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike
against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse."
John Wick: Chapter 2 action crime thriller February 10 "The
continuing adventures of former hitman, John Wick."
Keanu Reevesas John Wick, is back!
The Lego Batman Movie animation action adventure
comedy family fantasy February 10 "Bruce Wayne
must not only deal with the criminals of Gotham City, but also the
responsibility of raising a boy he adopted."
The Great Wall action adventure fantasy
thriller February 17 "When a mercenary warrior
Damon) is imprisoned within the Great Wall, he discovers the
mystery behind one of the greatest wonders of the world. As wave
after wave of marauding beasts besiege the massive structure, his
quest for fortune turns into a journey toward heroism as he joins a
huge army of elite warriors to confront the unimaginable and
seemingly unstoppable force."
Collide action thriller
February 24 "An American backpacker gets involved with a
ring of drug smugglers as their driver, though he winds up on the
run from his employers across Cologne high-speed Autobahn."
Logan action drama sci-fi March 3 "In the near future, a weary Logan cares for
an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But
Logan's attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended
when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces."
Hugh Jackman is Wolverine for (maybe) one last time—what's not
to love?! The character of "Laura" played by Dafne Keen is so
intriguing. Love that they have downplayed it a bit in the first
trailer. I kind of wish I hadn't seen the 2nd trailer, but, yes,
please—fight like a girl!"
Kong: Skull Island action adventure fantasy
sci-fi March 10 "A team of explorers and soldiers
travel to an uncharted island in the Pacific, unaware that they are
crossing into the domain of monsters, including the mythic Kong."
Power Rangers action adventure sci-fi
March 24 "A group of high-school kids, who are infused with unique
superpowers, harness their abilities in order to save the world."
Ghost in the Shell action drama sci-fi thriller
March 31 "A cyborg policewoman attempts to bring down a nefarious
computer hacker." Stars Scarlett Johansson in a weird flesh colored
The Fate of the Furious action crime thriller
April 14 "When a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world
of crime and a betrayal of those closest to him, the crew face
trials that will test them as never before."
The Lost City of Z action adventure biography
drama history April 14 "A true-life drama, centering
on British explorer Col. Percival Fawcett, who disappeared while
searching for a mysterious city in the Amazon in the 1920s."
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 action sci-fi
"Set to the backdrop of 'Awesome Mixtape #2', 'Guardians
of the Galaxy Vol. 2' continues the team's adventures as they
unravel the mystery of Peter Quill's true parentage."
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword action adventure drama
fantasy May 12 "Robbed of his birthright,
Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But
once he pulls the sword from the stone, he is forced to acknowledge
his true legacy - whether he likes it or not." Directed by
Guy Ritchie. Stars Charlie Hunnam
The Wall not action? drama thriller war May 12 "Two
American Soldiers are trapped by a lethal sniper, with only an
unsteady wall between them." Directed by
Doug Liman. Stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson and John Cena.
<-- must be Action :-D
Alien: Covenant not action . . . horror sci-fi
thriller May 19 "The crew of a colony ship
discover an uncharted paradise, with a threat beyond their
imagination, and must attempt a harrowing escape." Directed by
Ridley Scott. Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender are in it .
. . REALLY wish they would give us what we want: The
Colonial Marines. Haven't watch the trailer because, more and
more I find I enjoy the movie more if I see it all for the
first time on the big screen.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No
Tales action adventure
comedy fantasy May 19 "Captain Jack Sparrow search
for the trident of Poseidon." The movie nobody wanted to see,
and yet they made another one anyway. I will probably see it
because I love the sea and the special effects so much.
Costumes and makeup are amazing as well!
WONDER WOMAN (at last!) action adventure
Blurb from IMDb:
"Before she was Wonder Woman she was Diana, princess of
the Amazons, trained warrior." . . . Wait, what? That's not a
sentence. It continues "When a pilot crashes and tells of
conflict in the outside world, she leaves home to fight a war to end
all wars, discovering her full powers and true destiny." Directed by a woman (as it should be):Patty
Jenkins. Gal Gadot kicks it into high gear playing Wonder Woman.
The trailer gave me goose bumps when the rode across the beach.
Amazons, let's ride!
The Mummy action adventure fantasy
horror June 9 "An ancient princess is
awakened from her crypt beneath the desert, bringing with her
malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human
comprehension." Stars TOM
CRUISE!! Tom has become synonymous with Action Excellence.
At the top of his game, his movies are always a little ahead of
their time. The Action never fails to deliver.
Transformers: The Last Knight action adventure sci-fi
thriller June 23 "Humans and
Transformers are at war, Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving
our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden
history of Transformers on Earth." Michael Bay is making another
Transformers movie. I knew he would! It brings back Mark Wahlberg
but stars Gemma Chan! How cool is that?! #grrrlpower! Love
Anthony Hopkins' narration . . .
Baby Driver action crime music thriller June 23 "After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway
driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail." HOW GOOD
DOES THIS LOOK?!
Spider-Man: Homecoming action adventure sci-fi July 7 "Following the events of Captain America: Civil War
(2016), Peter Parker attempts to balance his life in high school
with his career as the web-slinging superhero Spider-Man."
War for the Planet of the Apes
(2017) action adventure drama sci-fi
thriller July 14 "After the apes suffer
unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and
begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind."
Dunkirk action drama history thriller
war July 21 "Allied soldiers from Belgium,
the British Empire, Canada, and France are surrounded by the German
army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II."
Valerian and the City of a
Thousand Planets action adventures sci-fi
July 21 "A dark force threatens Alpha, a vast metropolis and
home to species from a thousand planets. Special operatives Valerian
and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and
safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe."
Atomic Blonde action mystery thriller
July 28 "An undercover MI6 agent is sent to Berlin
during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and
recover a missing list of double agents." Another "NOC" list movie
(non-official cover)? This is being directed by 87eleven's David
Leitch. The first trailer really turned me off to this movie.
First, Charlize Theron is too thin for this role. She's a
supermodel for Pete's sake (sigh). Second, the character is the kind
of woman that makes people hate women. It seems like something to
turn men on. I don't know what it will take for me to see this
movie, but I am not inclined to give it my money. It has a website:
I would like to like it, Charlize is selling the severity of the
Action, but she's so sexualized, she's bisexual, she dresses
'inappropriately', she's just every man's fantasy of being killed
while being turned on (or some such garbage that seems to be the
whole reason for Grindhouse). I just want a truly physically strong
woman to kick ass in non-revealing clothing while not being 'sexy'
by anything overt. Is that too much to ask?! Guess I'll have
to watch to see what kind of 'hero' is she . . . "equal parts
spycraft, sensuality, and savagery" ew,no. Written by a man, Kurt
Johnstad (this movie has something bad in common, then, with
300: Rise of an Empire, but he also wrote Act of Valor,
so something good), this is David Leitch's solo directoral debut.
The trailer couldn't look more professional and the Action, being
87eleven, will surely be top notch. Plus it has an impressive cast.
I was really shocked when I first saw the trailer and SO
disappointed. This is exactly the wrong direction for me for a solo
movie for a powerful woman. A man's take to be sure. I'll keep
waiting then, for the 'right' kind of female character. One that
doesn't set unattainble beauty standards, use her sexuality,
dress like a male fantasy, or have to sell the Action because she's
The Hitman's Bodyguard action
Hollywood's put together Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson for a
Action Movie. The chemistry will be everything in what looks
like a The-Other-Guys-type comedy. "The world's top bodyguard gets a new client, a hit man who must testify at the International Court of Justice. They must put their differences aside and work together to make it to the trial on time."
The Director is Patrick
Hughes who got picked by Sylvester Stallone for The
Expendables 3 with only one full-length movie, Red Hill, under his belt!
Since I liked Red Hill and The Expendables 3, I look forward to this
having some really great Action.
the Dragon action
Set against the backdrop of 1960s San Francisco, BIRTH OF THE DRAGON
is a modern take on the classic movies that Bruce Lee was known for.
It takes its inspiration from the epic and still controversial
showdown between an up-and-coming Bruce Lee and kung fu master Wong
Jack Man - a battle that gave birth to a legend.
A female assassin leaves a trail of bodies behind her as she seeks
thriller September 1 "A team of Navy SEALs
discover an underwater treasure in a Bosnian lake." Stars
Sullivan Stapleton (300: Rise of an Empire). Okay,
to be a 'girl' here, again, for a moment. He's great but the scruffy
beard and crooked bottom teeth are REALLY distracting from his solid
performances and beautiful eyes. Now that I've said that you won't
be able to take your eyes off his teeth. LOL This movie looks like fun. It's a
Heist Action Movie with
Super Soldiers. You gotta love that! Judging by the trailer,
the level of property destruction is off the charts. Plus
attitude, gotta have attitude, Boy Toys, and Camaraderie and
Dominance (lots of the
Essentials)! Looks like a TRUE Action Movie.
(If you need more convincing, it's co-written by Luc Besson.
Besson knows Action.) [Ewen Bremner is in it. Every
time I see him I hear "The booze are on the grind" (the bulls are on
the ground) from The Rundown.]
drama mystery thriller September 1
A CIA interrogator is lured into a ruse that puts London at risk of
a biological attack. Stars Noomi Rapace. This is a good movie, but
it's not an Action Movie.
American Assassin action
thrillerSeptember 15 "A story centered on
counterterrorism agent Mitch Rapp." Not much of a description,
but one hell of a trailer! So who is Dylan
O'Brien? How did he land this role? He's the Maze Runner
kid, and he was in Deepwater Horizon. Everything in this
movie will hinge on his character arc. I sure hope they do something
with it so we root for him. Are we looking at a possible new Action
Figure?! Please say yes, and go on to do more Action Movies, Dylan .
. . .
Michael Keaton is in this as well—he's as good as it gets for me
since Pacific Heights (1990) where I was blown
away by how terrifying his subtle performance was. He wasn't even
nominated for an award!
Kingsman: The Golden Circle action adventure comedySeptember
22 When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is
held hostage, the Kingsman's journey leads them to the discovery of
an allied spy organization in the US. These two elite secret
organizations must band together to defeat a common enemy.
Chasing the Dragon
(Kau Lung Sing Sai) (was called Dragon City and Kowloon Walled
City) action crime history September
29 (US Limited Release) "A cop assembles a special
task force to battle criminals and corrupt cops inside the infamous
Kowloon Walled City.
Stars Donnie Yen, who is also
listed as "Action Director". New summary: "An
illegal immigrant from Mainland China sneaks into corrupt
British-colonized Hong Kong in 1963, transforming himself into a
ruthless and emerging drug lord."
Lone Wolf action thriller
October 6 "A woman undergoing therapy seeks retribution against a
Japanese crime lord while struggling to unravel the mystery
behind the deaths of her parents."
Foreigner action crime drama
mystery October 13 A humble businessman
with a buried past seeks justice when his daughter is killed in an
act of terrorism. A cat-and-mouse conflict ensues with a government
official, whose past may hold clues to the killers' identities.
Jackie Chan is schooling the world, as only he can. Playing to his
strengths, he proves he's Jackie Chan and you're not.
Ragnarok action adventure comedyNovember 3 Imprisoned, the almighty Thor finds himself in
a lethal gladiatorial contest against the Hulk, his former ally.
Thor must fight for survival and race against time to prevent the
all-powerful Hela from destroying his home and the Asgardian
civilization. This movie was too simple. Action + Jokes. Still, it
was enjoyable but it felt like the level of The Waterboy.
Blade of the Immortal action dramaNovember 3 Manji, a highly skilled samurai, becomes cursed
with immortality after a legendary battle. Haunted by the brutal
murder of his sister, Manji knows that only fighting evil will
regain his soul. He promises to help a young girl named Rin avenge
her parents, who were killed by a group of master swordsmen led by
ruthless warrior Anotsu. The mission will change Manji in ways he
could never imagine. The 100th film by master director Takashi Miike.
The Justice League Part One action adventure
November 17 The long-awaited DC epic! For DC fans, it's a win,
no matter what. Plus, more Wonder Woman, yay! I enjoyed every minute
of this movie. I only wish they given away Aquaman riding the
Batmobile in the trailer. WHY do they do that?!
Wars: The Last Jediaction
adventure fantasy sci-fi December 15
Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of
Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers.
Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares to do battle with the First
Order. I thought the opening was incredible and it gave us
everything we could want in a Star Wars film. It was much "the same"
but I'm not tired of that yet. Poignant to see Carrie Fisher. 40
years! Makes me feel old.
adventure horror sci-fi December 15
A tough-as-nails detective embarks on a relentless pursuit to free
his son from a nightmarish alien warship.
adventure comedy fantasy December 22
Four teenagers discover an old video game console and are literally
drawn into the game's jungle setting, becoming the adult avatars
adventure thriller December 22
A sequel to the record-breaking blockbuster 'Ek Tha Tiger', 'Tiger
Zinda Hai' continues the story of two super spies Tiger and Zoya
eight years late. Starring Salman Khan + singing and dancing too, as