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
"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).
River Runs Red thriller
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.
The Last Race documentary sport
November 16 Magnolia Pictures'
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."
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
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
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse animation action adventure
"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
The Mule crime drama mystery thriller
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
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.
Bumblebee action adventure sci-fi
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
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
Kusama. It's clear how much she loves film from
her IMDb bio.
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
Where are tomorrow's Big Beefy Action Figures coming from?
Simone? Any of Stallone's daughters?
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 . . . likeStrong Woman Do
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/actressMarjean Holden.
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!
(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
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."
Beverly Hills Cop 4action
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 Daylightaction 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."
"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
Donnie Yenand Michelle Yeoh.
(is this based on the Stephen King story?)
Police Cops (and the winner
for worst title goes to . . . )
(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
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
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
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 BEAST WARS?!)