Category Archives: thriller

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.

Ocean’s 8 Trailer is Upbeat with Bullock and the Girls

Directed and co-written by Gary Ross, Ocean’s 8,  follows Danny Ocean’s estranged sister Debbie, played by Sandra Bullock, attempts to pull off the heist of the century at New York City’s star-studded annual Met Gala. Her first stop is to assemble the perfect crew: Lou, Rose, Daphne Kluger, Nine Ball, Tammy, Amita, and Constance. These roles are played part and parcel by Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, and Dakota Fanning in an undisclosed role.

7 Days In Entebbe Trailer

Directed by José Padilha (Narcos, Elite Squad), 7 Days in Entebbe follows the inspired true events of the 1976 hijacking of an Air France flight en route from Tel Aviv to Paris.

Watching the trailer, I can sense the gripping terror of the passengers and those who attempted to rescue the hijack victims. The movie shows the most daring rescue mission ever attempted.

Written by Gregory Burke, who also wrote 71, a gripping film about Ireland’s Civil War, 7 Days in Entebbe unique and talent cast includes Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl), Daniel Brühl (The Zookeeper’s Wife), Eddie Marsan (Sherlock Holmes), Ben Schnetzer, Lior Ashkenazi, and Denis Ménochet.

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.


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?

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.

Lady Macbeth Trailer

Directed by William Oldroyd, Lady Macbeth takes place in rural England, 1865. Don’t let the title fool you. It has nothing to do with Shakespeare.  The story is about a woman who is trapped in a loveless marriage to a much older man begins a passionate affair with a man her own age

The movie is adapted Nikolai Leskov’s 1865 novel Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District. The director’s debut weaves a storyline that is nothing new but the trailer seems intense not revealing too much like most trailers do these days.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Trailers and Vignette

Directed by Jake Kasdan, son of Lawrence Kasdan (Body Heat), who also directed Bad Teacher, Zero Effect, and Sex Tape, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle follows a breakfast club theme where four teenagers end up as avatars in the Jumanji game.

The teenagers discover an old video game console with a game they’ve never heard of, they are immediately thrust into the game’s jungle setting, into the bodies of their avatars, played by Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan.  Nick Jonas plays one on the teenagers. The trailer is fun to watch since the avatars are against type.

What teenagers discover is that you don’t just play Jumanji –Jumanji plays you. They’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, or they’ll be stuck in the game forever. If you haven’t seen the first Jumanji, then you wouldn’t know how to play the game.

I have to mention the first move because it is awesome and still available with Robin Williams and Kirsten Dunst starring. 

The newest poster is funnier. It really shows the characters. This could be a fun movie because giving it a Christmas release date shows the studios are banking on it being successful at the box office.  But, box office success doesn’t always mean a fun movie.

The Foreigner Trailer

From the director of Casino Royale, The Foreigner stars Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan. The action thriller follows a humble London businessman Quan, played by Jackie Chan, whose long-buried past explodes into revenge fueled by terrorists when the only person left for him to love — his teenage daughter — is taken from him in a senseless act of politically-motivated terrorism.

In his uncompromising search for the identity of the terrorists, Quan is forced into a cat-and-mouse conflict with a British government official, played by Pierce Brosnan. His past holds clues to the identities of the hard to pin down killers.

I have a hard time watching a movie where someone’s teenage daughter gets killed. With that, I am sure Chan is doing is own stunts. This role for Brosnan is refreshing to see.

Kidnap Trailer

Directed by Luis Prieto, Kidnap follows single mom Karla Dyson, played by Oscar winner Halle Berry. A typical afternoon in the park turns into a nightmare when Karla’s son suddenly disappears.

Without a cell phone and knowing she has no time to wait for police help, Karla jumps in her own car and sets off in pursuit of the kidnappers.

A relentless, edge-of-your-seat chase ensues, where Karla must risk everything to not lose sight of her son.

After watching the trailer, it is obvious the movie is intense, action-fueled thriller.

It is hard to imagine one mother’s heroic attempt to take back her son leads her to ask herself how far she will go to save her child.