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2017 Action Movies

 

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
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    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 . . .

 

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.

 
  • Birth of the Dragon 
    action biography drama August 25
    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.

 

  • The Villainess 
    action crime drama August 25
    A female assassin leaves a trail of bodies behind her as she seeks revenge.

 

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.]

 

 

  • Unlocked  
    action 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 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!

 

  • Kingsman: The Golden Circle 
    action adventure comedy September 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."

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."
  • The 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.

 

 

November 2017

  • Thor: Ragnarok 
    action adventure comedy November 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 drama November 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 fantasy 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?!

 

 

December 2017

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi  action 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.
     

 

  • Beyond Skyline  action 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.
     

 

  • Jumanji  action 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 they choose.
     

 

  • Tiger Zinda Hai  action 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 usual.
     

     

 

 


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