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Action Movie Calendar

2018

April

  • Rampage action adventure sci-fi  April 6 
    Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock aka Samoan Thor aka The Most Electrifying Man in Sports Entertainment aka Rocky aka Rocky Maivia aka The People's Champion aka The Brahma Bull (he's a Taurus) aka The Great One aka Flex Kavana aka The Silverback gets to magnify himself (so to speak) in this movie as he and his gorilla pal share his bawdy sense of humor. This movie throws a lot at you: a super-sized gorilla, wolf, and crocodile/alligator do some damage to downtown Chicago, with a military element thrown in. It's a little like King Kong meets Transformers (not that there's anything wrong with that). Whereas Kong: Skull Island was "big and dumb" (my 3-word review), this movie was big and fun (what's not to like?!). Fans of The Rock (like me) will love this ride. It's very Saturday matinee in the way that 2005's King Kong satisfied. It reminded me the most of The Lost World: Jurassic Park. I especially enjoyed Jeffrey Dean Morgan's Tommy-Lee-Jones-ish cowboy lawman. What's become clear is The Rock knows is how to share the spotlight with a strong cast of supporting characters (part of why Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is so popular).

 

 

  • Avengers: Infinity War  action adventure fantasy sci-fi  April 27 
    The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.  You know, the movie everyone's waiting to see who all is in it.  And more Black Panther. We definitely want to see more Black Panther!

 

 

  • Armed  action thriller  April 27 
    Written and directed by Mario Van Peebles, he also stars in the movie.  Mr. Peebles loves Action Movies so I expect it will satisfy!  "A former U.S. Marshall struggling to put his life together after a case gone wrong. A former colleague reappears in his life and explains all of the survivors of the man's unit are suffering the same symptoms and that there may be a larger conspiracy at hand."

 

May

  • Breaking In  action? thriller  May 11 
    "A woman fights to protect her family during a home invasion."  This movie stars Gabrielle Union and it seems a lot like "Revenge" below, but this one is not labeled "Action".  The Director is James McTeigue (Ninja Assassin) so I expect some creative ass kicking.
 

 

Dubbed "An Anthem of Empowerment", I still think I'll pass on this one . . . Just really tied of seeing this crap on screen . . . "Rated R for strong bloody gruesome violence, a rape, sexuality, graphic nudity, drug use and language."  

  • Revenge  action thriller  May 11 
    "Never take your mistress on an annual guys' getaway, especially one devoted to hunting - a violent lesson for three wealthy married men."
     
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  • Deadpool 2  action adventure comedy  May 18 
    This is the movie's everyone's waiting for.  Can lightning strike twice, or will it be too silly. After seeing an instagram video of Josh Brolin straining on the toilet, I'm worried . . .

    "After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry's hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor—finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World's Best Lover."  Pithy LOL and fitting. On the plus side . . . Terry Crews is in it!

     

     

  • Solo: A Star Wars Story  action adventure fantasy  May 25 
    Or maybe this is the movie you're waiting for . . .

    "During an adventure into a dark criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future copilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebellion."  I see Star Wars has its own YouTube channel, how long before it's a subgenre?! I think it looks amazing!

     

     

June

  • Upgrade  action comedy horror sci-fi thriller  June 1 
    "Set in the near-future, technology controls nearly all aspects of life. But when Grey, a self-identified technophobe, has his world turned upside down, his only hope for revenge is an experimental computer chip implant called 'Stem'." Writer/Director Leigh Whannel's 2nd film as a Director, and "written by" credit #9  (used when a writer/team has written an original script (versus "screenplay" when the script was based on another work). He's the creator of the Saw and Insidious series (written by), although he got to direct only  "Insidious: Chapter 3".  He has 34 Acting credits as well and a big TV background. He's a true film lover and while I am not a fan of the Saw series, I thought Insidious was scary. This movie, Upgrade, is a whole other 'bent' though, and it made me laugh out loud. That's a little warped, yeah, but that's what it means to be an Action Movie Freak. They have to deserve it though. That's different. You feel me?

 

 

July

  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout action adventure thriller  July 27 
    Tom Cruise @tomcruise joined instagram to promote Mission: Impossible - Fallout.  Take my money!
    Tagline: "The best intentions often come back to haunt you."  Excited to see Ilsa Faust is back.  Absolutely NOT watching the trailer. Can't wait to see it all for the first time on the big screen. #nospoilers

Tom Cruise stands on the outside of a moving helicopter in Mission: Impossible - Fallout


 

August

  • The Predator action adventure sci-fi  August 3 
    Old news:  Shane Black revealed the name of the lead character is Quinn McKenna. If that's so why is it Boyd Holbrook? Why is Olivia Munn in it, I wonder . . .

 

  • Necrosis: Colony 10 now called Colony 10

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

  • The Legion of Super-Heroes

  • Untitled Female Superhero Spider-Man Movie

  • Untitled Terminator 2

  • Untitled Wolverine Sequel (always down for that!)

 

 

January

  • Proud Mary
    action thriller January 5
    "Taraji P. Henson is Mary, a hitwoman working for an organized crime family in Boston. Mary's life is completely turned around when she meets a young boy whose path she crosses when a professional hit goes awry." Taraji does an excellent job with the action ā la John Wick. I only wish it had been longer. At 1 hr 28 min, it felt like they cut the ending short. Also, a little more about where she came from at the beginning would have made her efforts to get the boy clear more meaningful. She kicked ass! These days, I really try to focus only on the good. But, on the minus side, what was glaring at me was that in her line of work, she made no effort at home security. Also, in this day and age, most of what went on would be on some camera somewhere, which seemed a little naive on the script side. On the plus side, when she charges in against "every man we got", it's not inconceivable that she could win. Taraji is convincing and handles weapons well. There's no hesitation, there's no overconfidence. She comes across as capable. She's good and she's not backing down. The cinematography was beautiful. It had a Hopper-esque feel; a little The Matrix-y with beautiful compositions (urban setting, angles, shadows); a little John Wick in color scheme. Taraji said she wanted to do an Action Movie. I expected something more like the 1980 version of Gloria—tough love, only tougher. Kudos to Taraji #grrrlpower.


 

 

 

  • 12 Strong
    action thriller January 19
    "12 Strong tells the story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11. Under the leadership of a new captain, the team must work with an Afghan warlord to take down the Taliban."  Stars William Fichtner, Chris Hemsworth, Michael Peņa, Rob Riggle, and Michael Shannon. 2nd Unit Director and Stunt Coordinator Mic Rodgers, Assistant Stunt Coordinator Don Lee.


 
  • Den of Thieves
    action thriller January 19
    "A gritty crime saga which follows the lives of an elite unit of the LA County Sheriff's Dept. and the state's most successful bank robbery crew as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank." Filmed in Atlanta, and stars Gerard Butler.

 

  • Maze Runner: The Death Cure
    action sci-fi thriller January 26
    "Young hero Thomas embarks on a mission to find a cure for a deadly disease known as the 'Flare' ".

 

February

  • Braven
    action drama  February 2
    "A logger [that means tools!] defends his family from a group of dangerous drug runners."Jason Momoa bringeth the smacketh down. This is going to be a 'Boy Scout shit' movie, as in "You really think this Boy Scout shit is going to work?" LOL from Predator. Oh yeah, it works! 

     

  • Scorched Earth
    action sci-fi  February 2
    "The planet has suffered an environmental collapse; the air became dangerous to breathe, the water became toxic, and billions of people died. Generations later, mankind has finally re-established a rudimentary society, in an attempt to pick up the pieces that continue to blister in the sun. Attica Gage (Gina Carano) is a bounty hunter with a chance at the bounty of a lifetime: to bring down the ruthless outlaw, Elijah Jackson. Gage infiltrates Jackson's gang, and everything is going to plan until she meets a slave girl who reminds her of her dead sister. With her loyalty to only herself now tested, Gage learns that there might be more to life than just survival."

 

  • Black Panther
    action adventure sci-fi  February 16
    "T'Challa, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king."  You can get tickets for February 15th on the pre-sale. REALLY EXCITED to see this movie. At last! It looks excellent and exciting, and it takes place during Black History month. It's long overdue.

 

  • Samson
    action drama  February 16
    "After losing the love of his life to a cruel Philistine prince, a young Hebrew with Supernatural strength defends his people, sacrificing everything to avenge his love, his people, and his God."  Well, this Bible story has a tragic albeit redemptive ending, and judging by the trailer, it's true to form. Taylor James stars as Samson.

 

  • Game Night
    action comedy crime  February 23
    "A group of friends who meet regularly for game nights find themselves trying to solve a murder mystery".  The trailer of this movie looks hilarious, like those videos where someone gets hurt and it feels like you shouldn't laugh but you can't help it. Stars Jason Bateman who is a comic genius! Love him. Rachel McAdams looks funny too.  Looks at least as good as Harold & Koumar Go to White Castle or 21 Jump Street, and the action looks great.

 

March

  • Alpha
    action drama thriller  March 2
    "A story of survival set 20,000 years ago during the last Ice Age."  LOVE me a caveman movie, or a movie set 'in the wild'. Very excited to see this one!

 

  • Death Wish
    action crime drama thriller  March 2
    "Dr. Paul Kersey (Bruce Willis) is a surgeon who only sees the aftermath of his city's violence as it's rushed into his ER -until his wife (Elisabeth Shue) and college-age daughter (Camila Morrone) are viciously attacked in their suburban home. With the police overloaded with crimes, Paul, burning for revenge, hunts for his family's assailants to deliver justice. As the anonymous slayings of criminals grabs the media's attention, the city wonders if this deadly avenger is a guardian angel...or a grim reaper. Fury and fate collide in the intense action-thriller Death Wish." Eli Roth directing.

 

  • Gringo
    action comedy drama   March 9
    "A dark comedy mixed with white-knuckle action and dramatic intrigue, explores the battle of survival for businessman Harold Soyinka (David Oyelowo) when he finds himself crossing the line from law-abiding citizen to wanted criminal." Looks REALLY funny! If David Oyelowo is this hilarious in the trailer, it's got to be better in context. Also stars: Thandie Newton, Charlize Theron, Sharlto Copley, Joe Edgerton, Amanda Seyfried, Kenneth Choi, Diego Catano, and in her first movie: Paris Jackson.

 

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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
  • High Rise

  • IDF Girls
  • 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

 


 

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

  • Avatar 2  action adventure fantasy December 18

  • Cyborg action sci-fi April 3
    Starring Ray Fisher
    (not a remake . . .)

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