Upgrade action comedy horror
"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?
American Animals crime drama
"Four young men mistake their lives for a movie and attempt one of
the most audacious heists in U.S. history." It's not labeled Action
and it doesn't look like Action but I think some big stars could be
getting their start with this movie.
Incredibles 2 animation action
adventure comedy family sci-fi
"Bob Parr (Mr. Incredible) is left to care for Jack-Jack while
Helen (Elastigirl) is out saving the world". If the trailer is
any indication, the baby is SO stealing the show.
Mission: Impossible - Falloutaction adventure thriller
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
Predatoraction 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
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
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' ".
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.
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
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.
Rampageaction 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
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
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."
Breaking In action? thriller
"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
"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 flavorfinding 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!
"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
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Beverly Hills Cop 4
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."
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."
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."
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."
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
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."
Night of the Hell Hunters
"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
(is this based on the Stephen King story?)
Police Cops (and the winner
for worst title goes to . . . )
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
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 . . . )
Racer (hope it's
not for kids—want it to be for adults :D)
sci-fi/thriller story centered on a special-ops team that is
dispatched to fight supernatural beings that have taken over New
Skarsgard is Tarzan? Nooooo)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2
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
The Last Warlord
"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
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." )
(not by Michael Bay. WHEN will they ever do
Pantheraction 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
May 25 "A former United States Marine embarks on a brutal
personal mission to find his Cousin's murderer."
Garrison 7action 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
Knight Rideraction 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!
Bad Boys 4
action comedy July 3
Will Smith, Martin Lawrence.
action adventure fantasy March 8
"A human woman receives powers from an encounter with the alien Kree
Empire." The screenplay is being written by 2 women—AS IT
SHOULD BE—Inside Out and The Good Dinosaur writer
Meg LeFauve, and
Nicole Perlman who worked on Thor, and wrote
Guardians of the Galaxy(!). This could be a monumental
step forward for Action Movie Heroines . . . a truly strong female
heroine and a sensible costume.
Will it be t better be this costume and not some sexed-up version.