Saturday, August 19, 2017

Tag: Action

Hitman’s Bodyguard, The (2017)*

Title: The Hitman’s Bodyguard
Rating: R
Directed by: Patrick Hughes
Written by: Tom O’Connor
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Salma Hayek, Elodie Yung, Joaquim De Almeida, Kirsty Mitchell, and Richard E. Grant
Release Date: 8/18/2017
Running Time: 118 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
The world’s top protection agent [Ryan Reynolds] is called upon to guard the life of his mortal enemy, one of the world’s most notorious hitmen [Samuel L. Jackson]. The relentless bodyguard and manipulative assassin have been on the opposite end of the bullet for years and are thrown together for a wildly outrageous 24 hours. During their raucous and hilarious adventure from England to the Hague, they encounter high-speed car chases, outlandish boat escapades and a merciless Eastern European dictator [Gary Oldman] who is out for blood. Salma Hayek joins the mayhem as Jackson’s equally notorious wife.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Yes

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Special thanks to Frank for this submission


6 Days (2017)

Title: 6 Days
Rating: R
Directed by: Toa Fraser
Written by: Glenn Standring
Starring: Abbie Cornish, Mark Strong, and Jamie Bell
Release Date: 8/18/2017
Running Time: 94 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
In April 1980, armed gunmen stormed the Iranian Embassy in Princes Gate, London and took all inside hostage. Over the next six days a tense standoff took place, all the while a group of highly trained soldiers from the SAS prepared for a raid the world had never seen the likes of.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No


Adventurers, The (2017)?

Title: The Adventurers
Rating: NR
Directed by: Stephen Fung
Written by: Chi Kwong Cheung, Stephen Fung, Zhichao Ha, Xiaozhuang Huang, Yiu Fai Lo,
and Todd Weinger

Starring: Jean Reno, Qi Shu, and Andy Lau
Release Date: 8/11/2017
Running Time: 108 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
The world’s top thieves join forces to pull off the heist of a lifetime. But when they find themselves pursued across Europe by a legendary French detective, they’ll have to take their game to the next level.


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Wolf Warrior II (2017)*

Title: Wolf Warrior II
Rating: NR
Directed by: Jing Wu
Written by: Qun Dong, Yan Gao, Yi Liu, and Jing Wu
Starring: Jing Wu, Frank Grillo, and Celina Jade
Release Date: 7/27/2017
Running Time: 126 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
China’s deadliest special forces operative settles into a quiet life on the sea. When sadistic mercenaries begin targeting nearby civilians, he must leave his newfound peace behind and return to his duties as a soldier and protector.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Yes

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Battleship Island, The (2017)

Title: The Battleship Island
Rating: NR
Directed by: Seung-wan Ryoo
Starring: Jung-min Hwang, Su-an Kim, and Jung-hyun Lee
Release Date: 7/26/2017
Running Time: 132 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
During the Japanese colonial era, roughly 400 Korean people, who were forced onto Battleship Island (‘Hashima Island’) to mine for coal, attempt to escape.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Frank for this submission


Dark Tower, The (2017)

Title: The Dark Tower
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Nikolaj Arcel
Written by: Akiva Goldsman, Jeff Pinkner, Anders Thomas Jensen, and Nikolaj Arcel
Based on the novels by: Stephen King
Starring: Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Taylor, Claudia Kim, Fran Kranz, Abbey Lee, and Jackie Earle Haley
Release Date: 8/4/2017
Running Time: 95 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
There are other worlds than these. Stephen King’s The Dark Tower, the ambitious and expansive story from one of the world’s most celebrated authors, makes its launch to the big screen. The last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O’Dim, also known as the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey), determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Note: At the end of the credits we hear someone whistle.


Wind River (2017)

Title: Wind River
Rating: R
Directed by: Taylor Sheridan
Written by: Taylor Sheridan
Starring: Kelsey Asbille, Jeremy Renner, and Julia Jones
Release Date: 8/4/2017/strong>
Running Time: 107 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
WIND RIVER is a chilling thriller that follows a rookie FBI agent (Elizabeth Olsen) who teams up with a local game tracker with deep community ties and a haunted past (Jeremy Renner) to investigate the murder of a local girl on a remote Native American Reservation in the hopes of solving her mysterious death.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Memoriam: In Memoriam Mike Luger

Special thanks to Kristo for this submission


Atomic Blonde (2017)

Title: Atomic Blonde
Rating: R
Directed by: David Leitch
Written by: Kurt Johnstad
Based on the graphic novel by: Antony Johnston, and Sam Hart
Starring: Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman, Til Schweiger, Eddie Marsan, Sofia Boutella, and Toby Jones
Release Date: 7/28/2017
Running Time: 115 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
The crown jewel of Her Majesty’s Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton (Theron) is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery, willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on her impossible mission. Sent alone into Berlin to deliver a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city, she partners with embedded station chief David Percival (James McAvoy) to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Ben for this submission


Dunkirk (2017)

Title: Dunkirk
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Christopher Nolan
Written by: Christopher Nolan
Starring: Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Aneurin Barnard, James D’Arcy, Barry Keoghan, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, and Tom Hardy
Release Date: 7/21/2017
Running Time: 106 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
“Dunkirk” opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea, they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in.

The story unfolds on land, sea and air. RAF Spitfires engage the enemy in the skies above the Channel, trying to protect the defenseless men below. Meanwhile, hundreds of small boats manned by both military and civilians are mounting a desperate rescue effort, risking their lives in a race against time to save even a fraction of their army.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Dedication: This film is dedicated to all those whose lives were impacted by the events at Dunkirk.

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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)

Title: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Luc Besson
Written by: Luc Besson
Based on the comic book by: Pierre Christin, and Jean-Claude Mézières
Starring: Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Herbie Hancock, Clive Owen, Ethan Hawke, John Goodman, Kris Wu, Rutger Hauer, and Rihanna
Release Date: 7/21/2017
Running Time: 137 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
In the 28th century, Valerian (DANE DEHAAN, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Chronicle) and Laureline (CARA DELEVINGNE, Suicide Squad, Paper Towns) comprise a team of special operatives charged with maintaining order throughout the human territories. Under assignment from the Minister of Defense (Oscar® and Grammy®-award winning composer HERBIE HANCOCK) the two embark on a mission to the astonishing city of Alpha — an ever-expanding metropolis where species from all over the universe have converged over centuries to share knowledge, intelligence and cultures with one another.

There is a mystery at the center of Alpha, a dark force that threatens the peaceful existence of the City of a Thousand Planets, and Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Dedication: To My Father…

Special thanks to Saran, and Frank for this submission

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