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First Images of 20th Century Fox’s X-Men: Dark Phoenix

Sophie Turner stars as Jean Grey.

Twentieth Century Fox just released the first images of their next X-Men movie, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, directed by Simon Kinberg who has written quite a few of the franchise movies including this one.

The movie stars James McAvoy as Charles Xavier, Kodi Smit-McPhee as Nightcrawler, Tye Sheridan as Cyclops, Alexandra Shipp as Storm, Michael Fassbender as Erik Lehnsherr, Sophie Turner as Jean Grey, Jennifer Lawrence as Raven/Mystique, and Jessica Chastain as Smith.

Simon Kinberg and Michael Fassbender

New faces and a new director who is very familiar with the story that follows Jean Grey, played by Turner, who begins to develop incredible powers that corrupt and turn her into a Dark Phoenix.

The story is an extended version of the fictional Marvel Comics’ series penned by both Chris Claremont and illustrated by both Dave Cockrum and John Bryne.

Jessica Chastain as Smith

The X-Men will have to decide if the life of a team member is worth more than all the people living in the world. That shouldn’t be too hard to figure out. Don’t you think?

Jennifer Lawrence as Raven/Mystique

As soon as X-Men: Dark Phoenix is out, I will be posting it.

Photo Credit goes to Doane Gregory.

Den of Thieves Trailer

Directed by Christian Gudegast, Den of Thieves stars Gerard Butler as corrupted cop Nick  Flanagan. The movie follows Flanagan as he and an elite group of crooks try and steal $120 million dollars from the Los Angles Federal Reserve.

This movie looks like a typical shoot ’em up with the bad guys against the good guys for the common good of making things go right.  The movie also stars Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Pablo Schreiber, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Evan Jones, Dawn Olivieri, Mo McRae, and UFC Featherweight Champion Max Holloway.

Act of Violence Trailer

Directed by Brett Donowho, Acts of Violence follows three Midwestern brothers, a crime lord, played by Cole Hauser, and an incorruptible cop, played by Bruce Willis, are on a deadly collision course when the youngest brother’s fiancée is kidnapped by human traffickers.

The story is simple, they have to save her, the MacGregor boys call on their military training – and the strength of family – to fight the most important battle of their lives.   Also, starring is Sophia Bush as Detective Brooke Baker.

 

Avengers Infinity War Trailer

I must have watched the trailer over ten times to count how many superheroes are in this movie. Infinity of superheroes is definitely the way to interpret the title.

Then, at the very end of the trailer, we see and hear Thor say, “Who are you guys?”  I like the line better in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, “Who are those guys?”

The poster is slick but doesn’t say much. When the character posters come out it will be an epic download for all the fans.

The movie will be fun entertainment, and I look forward to seeing more trailers, clips, and sound bites.

Incredibles – Rising Son Trailer

It’s about time! Incredibles is one of my favorite Pixar movies. I wonder if the movie will be able to hold its uniqueness because the first movie had a clever twist. Superheroes were against the law. It’s interesting how Pixar will simply insert a similarity to something treacherous that happened in our history as an incredible animated movie that appears innocuous.

The logo being altered by Jack-Jack is clever and is the handwriting on the wall that is telling us Incredibles 2 will be a great and entertaining movie. I am excited.

Titled Rising Son with the same talented voices Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) is left to navigate the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life, giving him an opportunity to bond with his younger son, Jack-Jack, whose superpowers are emerging—much to Dad’s surprise.

I can’t believe it, Brad Bird is returning to Pixar and directing this movie.

The Commuter Trailers and Clip

Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, The Commuter follows Michael Woolrich, played by Liam Neeson, who is in midst of his daily commute. He is an insurance salesman. A normal type of guy, who is contacted by a mysterious stranger. The stranger forces him to uncover the identity of a hidden passenger on the train before the last stop.

The movie has a great cast including Elizabeth McGovern, from Downton Abby, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, and Sam Neil.

Just watching the trailer,  I will be on the each of my seat watching this movie. Neeson is so good at playing these type of roles. It’s good to see him playing an everyman not some high-skilled gunman who has a daughter who is kidnapped.

The movie clip below shows the intensity of Liam Neeson.

Here is the final trailer.

The domestic trailer doesn’t look all that different. What do you think?

Pacific Rim Uprising Trailer

This storyline is nothing new and sounds a bit like Transformers, so I suspect this movie is for the kids at heart. The globe-spanning conflict between otherworldly monsters of mass destruction and the human-piloted super-machines built to vanquish them was only a prelude to the all-out assault on humanity in Pacific Rim Uprising.

I am interested in John Boyega of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, who stars as the rebellious Jake Pentecost, and Scott Eastwood of Fate of Fast and Furious.

 

Maze Runner: The Death Cure Trailers and Posters

Directed by Wes Ball from the James Dashner series, Maze Runner: The Death Cure follows the motives of WCKD as they become clearer. Dr. Ava Paige, WCKD’s executive director is close to what she believes is a cure for the disease known as The Flare, an infection that has decimated the world’s population.

But the cure comes by sacrificing the few young people left in the world who are apparently immune. In order to free those who have been rounded up as test subjects, including his friend Minho, played by Ki Hong Lee, Thomas, played by Dylan O’Brien, must now band together with fellow survivors, old and new, and take the battle to what may be the last remaining city and the final stronghold of WCKD. He must break into the super-secure WKCD headquarters and try to bring down the organization from the inside.

The screenplay is written by T.S. Nowlin who’s penned the other two Maze Runner movies.

Here is the second trailer, which offers more of the storyline. Looks like our hero has some sort of blood to save the world.

Not much to say about the movie yet, but here is the first trailer.

Red Sparrow Poster and Trailers

I will pick up this book and give it a read before watching the movie. My daughter took ballet for 10 years, and it is a demanding, alluring, and disciplined art.

Directed by Francis Lawrence, Red Sparrow follows Dominika Egorova, played by Jennifer Lawrence, when she suffers a career-ending injury, Dominika, and her mother face a bleak and uncertain future. That is why she finds herself manipulated into becoming the newest recruit for Sparrow School, a secret intelligence service that trains exceptional young people like her to use their bodies and minds as weapons.

After enduring the perverse and sadistic training process, she emerges as the most dangerous Sparrow the program has ever produced. Dominika must now reconcile the person she was with the power she now commands, with her own life and everyone she cares about at risk, including an American CIA agent who tries to convince her he is the only person she can trust.  The thriller also stars, Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Charlotte Rampling, Mary-Louise Parker, and Jeremy Irons.

The second trailer tells us the story of a ballerina turn spy in Russia. The trailer also tells us who is starring with Jennifer Lawrence.

Here is the first movie trailer but it doesn’t say much or show much, which is why I am interested in reading the novel.

Proud Mary Trailer

Directed by Babak Najafi, the movie follows Mary, played by Taraji P. Henson as a hit woman working for an organized crime family in Boston. Her life is completely turned around when she meets a young boy whose path she crosses when a professional hit goes bad.

The poster looks retro 1960s, which is kind of fun to see. With that, Najafi directed London has Fallen.  Proud Mary is so different that it will be interesting to watch.