Action Movie Calendar

2018

October

  • Venom action sci-fi  October 5
    Tom Hardy takes the comic book movie for a spin. He's a great actor and this role gave him the chance to do lots of weird-ness. From the most subtle reaction moment (his face/reaction when he's dumped in priceless) to raging monster moves, he takes it all in stride. I'm really intrigued that he said the best 40 minutes ended up on the cutting-room floor. We can only hope we get to see the "Tom Hardy version" on DVD.  I enjoyed it.

 

  • Hunter Killer action thriller  October 26
    "An untested American submarine captain teams with U.S. Navy Seals to rescue the Russian president, who has been kidnapped by a rogue general." Gerard Butler starring in and producing another of his own Action Movies. I love submarine movies, and the good news is, it's a full 2 hours and one minute. That must be one hell of a minute! The 2nd Unit Director and (co-)Stunt Coordinator is Paul Herbert (with Dan Hristov). This is his first directing stint (he was a stuntman and then a Stunt Coordinator on lots of amazing movies, like Centurion). The tagline is "Start a Battle to Stop a War". This man-packed cast includes Gary Oldman, Common, Michael Nyqvist,  and Toby Stephens (Black Sails, 13 Hours, Dame Maggie Smith's son).  

   

 

 

November

  • River Runs Red thriller  November 9
    Not "Action" but it looks good. Stars John Cusack, Tae Diggs, George Lopez, and Luke Hemsworth. "When the son of a successful judge (Taye Diggs) is killed by two police officers (Luke Hemsworth/Gianni Capaldi) and the system sets them free, a hardened veteran detective (John Cusack) finds some incriminating files on the officers and the judge teams up with another mourning father (George Lopez) to take the law into his own hands." 2nd Unit Director is Greg Rementer, who has worked on a lot of really great Action Movies as a stuntman/stunt double. He's the Fight Coordinator for Hobbs and Shaw.

 

  • Widows crime drama thriller  November 16
    "
    Set in contemporary Chicago, amidst a time of turmoil, four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities, take fate into their own hands, and conspire to forge a future on their own terms." What a cast!  Viola Davis, Liam Neeson, Jon Bernthal, Michelle Rodriguez, Robert Duvall, Colin Farrell, and Cynthia Erivo.
     



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  • The Last Race documentary sport  November 16
    Magnolia Pictures' offering The Last Race is "the portrait of a small-town stock car racetrack and the tribe of blue-collar drivers that call it home, struggling to hold onto an American racing tradition as the world around them is transformed by globalization and commercialization."
     



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  • Creed II drama sport  November 23
    More Rocky! Give us all the Rocky we can get. There is no more inspiring fighter but these movies have shifted the focus to Apollo Creed's son Adonis, and now he goes up against Ivan Drago's son Viktor. Action Movie Freaks are simple people, just give us what we want: our big heroes. Starring Sylvester Stallone, Dolph Lundgren, and Michael B. Jordan, we're gladly along for another training montage, another heart-breaking bout.

 

  • Robin Hood animation action adventure  November 23
    Yet another Robin Hood movie, and yet, it looks good. When I first saw this trailer, I thought Jamie Dornan might have been better as Robin Hood but Taron Egerton seems to be gifted at the physical parts, so let's see what he can do with this. I expect it will come down to the script.  Everything/everyone else looks great. 2nd Unit Director Simon Crane.

 

December

  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse animation action adventure  December 14
    "
    Spider-Man crosses parallel dimensions and teams up with the Spider-Men of those dimensions to stop a threat to all reality." This looks great!  Love the Dad. Great voice cast, including: Nicolas Cage, Mahershala Ali, Liev Schriber, John Mulaney, and Jake Johnson as Peter Parker and Shameik Moore as Miles Morales.

Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse multiple spider characters



 
  • The Mule crime drama mystery thriller  December 14
    Clint Eastwood directing Clint Eastwood and a stellar cast in another interesting project inspired by the New York Times Magazine article "The Sinola Cartel's [El Chapo] 90-Year Old Drug Mule" by Sam Dolnick. "A 90-year-old horticulturist and WWII veteran is caught transporting $3 million worth of cocaine through Michigan for a Mexican drug cartel." Bradley Cooper, Michael Pena, Andy Garcia, Laurence Fishburne, Alison Eastwood, Dianne Wiest, and Noel Guglimi (monkey butt).  Stephen S. Campanelli is 2nd Unit Director.


 


 
  • Aquaman action adventure fantasy sci-fi  December 21
    I've waited my whole life for this movie!  I loved Aquaman comics as a child and then the cartoon TV show. And, no, it doesn't bother me that he's not blonde. I think for a campy version, Dirk Diggler would have been spot on, looks wise, but I think it's a genius move that he's half Hawaiian: "There's not too many brown superheroes, so I'm really looking forward to representing the Polynesians, the natives," he said at a Walker Stalker Con panel in Atlanta a couple of years back. "My family are some of the greatest water men on Earth . . . it's really an honor just being a Polynesian." Aquaman has amazing powers, hope they do it justice.

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  • Bumblebee action adventure sci-fi  December 21
    Transformers movie starring a girl (open the fridge)!  I'm a sucker for Transformers movies. Looks like it should have been a summer movie. Did I mention . . . JOHN CENA?!  I'm in.



     
  • Destroyer action crime drama  December 21
    Heist Movie starring Nicole Kidman. If the critics love it, I probably won't. It doesn't look like an Action Movie but maybe she'll trash talk and have her "Do you feel lucky, punk?" moment. That would be epic. By the director by Girlfight and AEon Flux Karyn Kusama. It's clear how much she loves film from her IMDb bio.
     

 

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Closing out the year, it seems like there were less and less Action Movies in theatres
 . . .  Are Action Movies dying out?  When will audiences tire of comic book movies?!
Where are tomorrow's Big Beefy Action Figures coming from?
The Rock's daughter Simone? Any of Stallone's daughters? Van Damme's daughter? Will Ronda stop wrestling?

When will they finally make She Hulk (Gaby Garcia? RIP Chyna)
Can they do it without it being ridiculous? She would have to take a ton of shit first  before using her power . . . like Strong Woman Do Bong Soon.

 

 

2018 . . . still working this list down

  • 1421: The Year China Discovered the World
    action adventure

  • Avatar 3 action fantasy drama December  __

  • 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

 

 


In Production

  • Colony 10 (was called Necrosis) action sci-fi thriller  No Date
    "Colony 10. Is a Colony created on a Earth-like planet to ensure the survival of mankind. A group of Scientists and Space Marines are sent to Colony 10 to investigate after the Colony hasn't been heard from for some time." One-woman-show (horse whisperer, visionary?) Wendy Crouse has Director, Writer, voice star, Producer, Cinematography, Film Editing, and Sound Editor credits. Cast has 6 women (not counting Wendy's narration) and 2 men. [ website | vimeo trailer ]  LOL from her IMDb bio page-> "In Her Action Films: There is a character who thinks they are going to get a kiss. It never works out too well for them."

  • A Ticket to Die action  No Date
  • Badass Muthers action drama thriller  (Love the title . . .) No longer listed ?
  • Batman Infinite action  No Date
  • Beverly Hills Cop 4  action comedy  No Date
    Ready for this: 1) Brett Ratner, now Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah 2) Eddie Murphy, 3) Jerry Bruckheimer (?) 4) Filming in Detroit  The rest of the casting will be everything for this movie . . .
  • Broad Daylight action  No Date "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  No Date
  • Cloudveil action thriller   No Date
    "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  No Date  (is this a women's lib movie? #funnynotfunny)
  • 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

 


 

  • 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