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Action Movie Calendar

2017

August 2017

  • The Hitman's Bodyguard 
    action comedy August 18
    Hollywood's put together Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson for a Buddy 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.

 

September 2017

  • Renegades 
    action 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 Action Movie 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.]

 

  • American Assassin 
    action thriller September 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!

 

October 2017

  • 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."

 

November 2017

  • The Justice League Part One
    action adventure fantasy November 17
    The long-awaited DC epic!  For DC fans, it's a win, no matter what. Plus, more Wonder Woman, yay!

 

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January 2017

  • 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 Anna Foerster, 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 Yen) 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."

 

February 2017

 

  • John Wick: Chapter 2
    action crime thriller February 10
    "The continuing adventures of former hitman, John Wick." Keanu Reeves as 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 (Matt 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."

 


 

March 2017

  • 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!"


     

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  • 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 suit?!

 

 

April 2017

  • 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."

 

 

 


May 2017

  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
    action sci-fi May 5
    "
    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!

 

 


June 2017

 

  • WONDER WOMAN (at last!)
    action adventure fantasy sci-fi WAR  June 2
    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 . . .

 

 

  • The Bad Batch
    not action . . . romance sci-fi  June 23
    "A dystopian love story in a Texas wasteland and set in a community of cannibals." Stars Jim Carrey, Jason Momoa, and Keanu Reeves, and directed by a woman: Ana Lily Amirpour.  I heard it's bad—there's no way it's bad!
    It reminds me of Hobo With A Shotgun.

 

 

 

 

  • 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?! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 2017

 

  • 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."  Director Christoper Nolan

 

  • 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."  Writer/Director Luc Besson

 

  • 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: atomicblonde.comI 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 so slight.

Now, I better shut up because here's some high praise from David Leitch for Charlize's abilities . . .

 

 

 

 

 

2017 with no dates

  • Dragon City  (Kau Lung Sing Sai)
    action crime history
    "
    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".
  • High Rise

  • IDF Girls
  • Kong: Skull Island (All this movie needs to be totally bad ass is MUSCLE. It could be Predator with an ape!)

  • Necrosis: Colony 10

  • Pacific Rim 2

  • The Fantastic Four 2 (Loved the first one but the Silver Surfer didn't measure up)

  • The Legion of Super-Heroes

  • The Lego Batman Movie (If this is a little satirical like he was in The Lego Movie, it should be hilarious!)

  • Thor: Ragnarok

  • Untitled Female Superhero Spider-Man Movie

  • Untitled Terminator 2

  • Untitled Wolverine Sequel (always down for that!)

 

 


More movies without release dates . . . for 2018+ keep scrolling

 

  • A Ticket to Die
    action
  • Badass Muthers
    action drama thriller
    (Love the title . . .)
  • Batman Infinite
    action
  • Beverly Hills Cop 4
    action comedy
    Ready for this: 1) Brett Ratner, 2) Eddie Murphy, 3) Jerry Bruckheimer, 4) Filming in Detroit
    The rest of the casting will be everything for this movie . . .
  • Broad Daylight
    action
    "When an ex-US Army Ranger is brutally killed at the hands of a shadowy private military contractor his old military unit re-teams stateside to expose the contractor's corruption and avenge his death."
  • Chemical Cowboys
    action crime drama
  • Cloudveil
    action thriller
    "A former Army Ranger with a shady past takes a group of delinquent teens on a team-building trip into the Grand Teton National Park only discover one of the boys is being tracked by a gang of ruthless thugs."
  • Die Fightin' the Domination
    action thriller
    (is this a women's lib movie? #funnynotfunny)
  • Emerald
    action adventure mystery
  • Extreme Combat
    action adventure fantasy
  • Eye of War / [Eye] of War
    Tagline: "Diehard [sic] with 2 Nukes"  Summary: "A virtuoso Mossad team, lead by an exotic honey-trap killer, kidnaps the CIA's top psychological operations Expert to hunt a genocidal Arms Dealer intent on starting the next war in the Middle East by detonating two nukes in America. Col David Lord is trying to retire, but is ordered to investigate the assassination attempt on the first female President of the United States. He goes to a strip club in D.C. and meets Dara, a Mossad Agent, who manipulates him into a maelstrom that whirls into a dark world of sex, drugs, murder, and political intrigue. Lionel Darkschild has stolen two nuclear weapons and is hell-bent on detonating them to incite a war for profit, unless they stop him first. Col. Lord must learn to trust Dara and the Mossad to survive and trust is something he doesn't do, especially when dodging drone missiles and countless attempts on his life. Besides, his last girlfriend shot him . . . twice." Doesn't sound like the tagline to me.
  • Girl Samurai
    action
    "
    Jane Nickel's family is murdered [because? . . . ]. The British mob mistakes her for another woman wanted for an assassination attempt. Jane becomes Girl Samurai in order to exact her revenge, which culminates in a fight-to-the-death underground fight."
  • Going Rogue
    action crime
    "
    A highly decorated fighter pilot steals an advanced jet with an intent to use it against those who he considers 'Enemies of the State.'"
  • Gun Play
    action "A John-Woo-inspired action extravaganza."
  • Guns, Hookers & a Pound of Coke (pass, unless the hookers are men)
    action adventure crime
  • Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters 2
    action fantasy
    I enjoyed the first one. I though the Action was excellent. "After killing the dark evil witch, the brother and sister Hansel and Gretel think that they are safe. But what they don't know is, there is another dark force striking them soon."
  • Head Smash
    action sci-fi thriller
  • Jason and the Argonauts: The Kingdom of Hades (BIG SHOES to fill!)
    action adventure family
  • L.A. Atlantis
    action fantasy sci-fi
  • Lowlifes
    "Troubled teens in a 2nd chance 'bootcamp' program encounter a group of terrorists trying to take out a rural nuclear power plant. Stuck in remote area with no skills or communication to the outside world, the teens find they are the only thing that can stop a nuclear threat."
  • Maximum Impact 
    action comedy 
     
    "The agents of the Federal Security Service of Russia and the US Secret Service are forced to work together to prevent a full-scale international crisis."  Director: Andrzej Bartowiak, starring Eric Roberts, Danny Trejo, Kelly Hu, Tom Arnold, and the Iron Chef host Mark Dacascos.
  • Mile 22
    action
    Peter Berg directs!
    Starring Ronda Rousey and Mark Wahlberg "A CIA field officer and an Indonesian police officer are forced to work together as they confront violent and extreme political corruption."
  • Mind-Bender 3
  • Mission 9
  • Night of the Hell Hunters
  • Noodle Man "A cop-turned-noodle shop owner finds a new lease on life in New York's Chinatown when a Chinese drug lord—responsible for the death of the former's partner during a botched mission 15 years ago— walks into his life." Stars Donnie Yen and Michelle Yeoh.

  • No Fear
  • Own3d
  • Overdrive (is this based on the Stephen King story?)
  • Panzer Dragoon  (another game-based movie)
  • Police Cops (and the winner for worst title goes to . . . )
  • Power Rangers
  • Red 3 (I'm game: Red 2 got the old-school action so right!)
  • Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (Oh, I doubt that, but . . . WHY?!)
  • Rise of Spider (Now where have I heard this before . . . "A teenager is bitten by a spider and turns into a hero and facing new and old enemies.")
  • Semi-Super Heroes (Gonna be bad. Just depends who's in it.)
  • Six Hot Chicks in a Warehouse OH HELL NO. Action Horror. Why are they still making this crap?!
  • Skin Traffik (It's got Eric Roberts, Mickey Rourke, Michael Madsen . . . )
  • Space Racer (hope it's not for kids—want it to be for adults :D)
  • Spectral ("A sci-fi/thriller story centered on a special-ops team that is dispatched to fight supernatural beings that have taken over New York City.")
  • Steel Man
  • Steele Aces
  • Tarzan  (Alexander Skarsgard is Tarzan?  Nooooo)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2
  • The Brutes
  • The Courier
  • The Junior Squad ("A group of superhero teenagers are hired by the president to take down and bring down an army of villains and bring them to justice."  Because putting children in harm's way is our only hope?)
  • The Last Warlord
  • The Mummy
  • The Rogue
    "Recruited from an elite military unit, CIA officer Mike Cutler carries out a dangerous mission to track and trace Al Qaeda leaders, only to find himself at the center of a deadly political standoff." Starring Scott Patterson, Luke Goss, and Costas Mandylor.

  • The Six Billion Dollar Man (starring Mark Wahlberg This is from FilmFad.com "The story is loosely based on Martin Caidin’s 1972 bestseller, Cyborg. The book inspired the film’s television-based predecessor, ABC’s Lee Majors led The Six Million Dollar Man as well as spin-of series The Bionic Woman. The homage to classic tech centric sci-fi favorites . . . will likely draw in fans of the old series as well as target the younger generation of special effects craving sci-fi movie goers." )

  • Thunder Lord
  • Top Fuel
  • Transformers 5 (not by Michael Bay. WHEN will they ever do BEAST WARS?!)
  • Tremors 5: Bloodline
  • Uncharted (always interested in any "El Dorado" story)
  • Uncommon Honour
  • Unearthed
  • Untitled Jeremy Renner/Bourne Sequel
  • Untitled Matt Damon/Bourne Sequel
  • Untitled Planet of the Apes Sequel
  • Untitled Star Wars Project
  • Untitled Teenage Cop Project (Teenage Cops? What?!)
  • Vengeance II
  • Virtua Cop
  • Warcraft (Have to see this at an off time so I don't have to hear the complaints on how it doesn't match the game)
  • X-Force
  • Xombie

 

2018

  • 1421: The Year China Discovered the World
    action adventure
  • AQUAMAN

  • Avatar 3 action fantasy drama December  __

  • Avengers: Infinity War - Part I  action sci-fi  May 4

  • Black Panther action drama sci-fi  July 6
    "The royal leader of an African nation's father is killed leaving him with the the kingdom and a costume called the black panther." Starring Chadwick Boseman. He did a great job as Black Panther in Captain America: Civil War.  Writer: Mark Bailey (screenplay)

  • Captain Marvel (the female version!)

  • Death Race: Anarchy  (was Death Race 4)
    action January 18
    Always worth it for the cars. Screenplay by Tony Giglio (Death Race 2 Writer)
  • El Patron (John Leguizamo plays  Pablo Escobar—A must see!)

  • Fighting Back  action crime thriller  May 25
    "A former United States Marine embarks on a brutal personal mission to find his Cousin's murderer."

  • Garrison 7 action adventure drama
    "When an elite special forces commander accidentally uncovers an insidious military conspiracy, his family is brutally murdered. Now the target of an intergalactic manhunt, they will stop at nothing to silence him." Stars Casper Van Dien and stuntwoman/actress Marjean Holden.

  • Godzilla 2  action adventure sci-fi  June 8

  • High Rise action July 11

  • Knight Rider action crime sci-fi  (They left out comedy . . .)
    "Based on the 1982 series of the same name, a lone crime fighter battles the forces of evil with the help of his indestructible and artificially intelligent car." Stars Danny McBride. Somehow I feel like that's saying it's a Burt Reynolds movie starring Norm McDonald. Should be a classic, not-to-be-missed send up. There's no way it can be 'serious'. Gotta love it!

  • The Amazing Spider-Man 3

  • The Flash

  • The Predator action adventure sci-fi  March 2 
    Shane Black has revealed the name of the lead character is Quinn McKenna. Read more . . .

 

2019

Ronda Rousey as Captain Marvel

  • Collider action sci-fi

  • Dark Lords action adventure fantasy

  • Fast & Furious 9 action comedy April 19
    Vin Diesel, Lucas Black, and Tyrese Gibson are listed.

  • Fastlane Warzone action  April 19
    How '70s is that title? Death Race 2000 comes to mind.

  • Henry Starr action biography crime December 18
    "The amazing untold story of the man who robbed more banks than any man in America: Henry Starr." Writer/Director Tanner Beard

  • Indiana Jones 5 action adventure July 19
    Directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Harrison Ford.  Will Indy pass the torch (again) to someone else?

  • Inhumans action sci-fi June 14
    "An isolated community of superhumans fight to protect themselves."  Based on the comic books by Jack Kirby

Inhumans comic book characters

Inhumans comic book characters

 

2020

Ray Fisher as Cyborg

  • Godzilla vs. Kong  action drama sci-fi
    "It doesn't get any bigger than this." (Variety)

  • Green Lantern Corps action adventure sci-fi June 19
    "A group of humans join the Green Lantern Corps, an alien interstellar police force that protects the universe.

  • SolarQuest 3 action adventure fantasy

  • The Beserker action drama sci-fi
     

 

2021

 

2022

  • Avatar 4 action adventure fantasy sci-fi

  • Ready N' Reloaded action crime thriller April 2
    "Two cops are framed for murdering the president and must escape from prison in order to find out who set them up."

 

2023

  • Avatar 5 action adventure fantasy

  • St. Cairo action crime drama November 6

  • The Embodiment action crime horror