Archive for the ‘Action’ Category

Lucy

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

All Genres:
Action, Sci-Fi

Release Year: 2014

Country: France

Runtime: 90 min

Languages: English

Director: Luc Besson

Tagline: The average person uses 10% of their brain capacity. Imagine what she could do with 100%.

 

Cast: Scarlett Johansson
Morgan Freeman
Min-sik Choi
Amr Waked
Julian Rhind-Tutt
Pilou Asbæk
Analeigh Tipton
Nicolas Phongpheth
Jan Oliver Schroeder
Luca Angeletti
Loïc Brabant
Pierre Grammont
Pierre Poirot
Bertrand Quoniam
Pascal Loison

 

Plot: It was supposed to be a simple job. All Lucy had to do was deliver a mysterious briefcase to Mr. Jang. But immediately Lucy is caught up in a nightmarish deal where she is captured and turned into a drug mule for a new and powerful synthetic drug. When the bag she is carrying inside of her stomach leaks, Lucy’s body undergoes unimaginable changes that unlocks her mind’s full potential 100%. With her new-found powers, Lucy turns into a merciless warrior intent on getting back at her captors. She receives invaluable help from Professor Norman, the leading authority on the human mind, and French police captain Pierre Del Rio. Written by LeiaSolo

Hercules

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

All Genres:
Action, Adventure

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime: 98 min

Languages: English

Director: Brett Ratner

Tagline: Before he was a legend, he was a man.

 

Writers: Ryan Condal (screenplay), Evan Spiliotopoulos (screenplay), 1 credit »

 

Cast: Dwayne Johnson
Ian McShane
John Hurt
Rufus Sewell
Aksel Hennie
Ingrid Bolsø Berdal
Reece Ritchie
Joseph Fiennes
Tobias Santelmann
Peter Mullan
Rebecca Ferguson
Isaac Andrews
Joe Anderson
Stephen Peacocke
Nicholas Moss

 

Plot: Fourteen hundred years BCE, a tormented soul walked the earth that was neither man nor god. Hercules was the powerful son of the god king Zeus, for this he received nothing but suffering his entire life. After twelve arduous labours and the loss of his family, this dark, world-weary soul turned his back on the gods finding his only solace in bloody battle. Over the years he warmed to the company of six similar souls, their only bond being their love of fighting and presence of death. These men and women never question where they go to fight or why or whom, just how much they will be paid. Now the King of Thrace has hired these mercenaries to train his men to become the greatest army of all time. It is time for this bunch of lost souls to finally have their eyes opened to how far they have fallen when they must train an army to become as ruthless and blood thirsty as their reputation has become. Written by Radical Comics

The Purge: Anarchy

Friday, July 25th, 2014

All Genres:
Action, Horror, Thriller

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA | France

Runtime: 103 min

Languages: English

Director: James DeMonaco

Tagline: United we purge

 

Writers: James DeMonaco, James DeMonaco (characters)

 

Cast: Frank Grillo
Carmen Ejogo
Zach Gilford
Kiele Sanchez
Zoë Soul
Justina Machado
John Beasley
Jack Conley
Noel Gugliemi
Castulo Guerra
Michael K. Williams
Edwin Hodge
Keith Stanfield
Roberta Valderrama
Niko Nicotera

 

Plot: A couple are driving home when their car breaks down just as the Purge commences. Meanwhile, a police sergeant goes out into the streets to get revenge on the man who killed his son, and a mother and daughter run from their home after assailants destroy it. The five people meet up as they attempt to survive the night in Los Angeles. Written by Anonymous

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

All Genres:
Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime: 130 min

Languages: English

Director: Matt Reeves

Tagline: One last chance for peace.

 

Writers: Mark Bomback, Rick Jaffa, 4 credits »

 

Cast: Andy Serkis
Jason Clarke
Gary Oldman
Keri Russell
Toby Kebbell
Kodi Smit-McPhee
Kirk Acevedo
Nick Thurston
Terry Notary
Karin Konoval
Judy Greer
Jon Eyez
Enrique Murciano
Larramie Doc Shaw
Lee Ross

 

Plot: A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species. Written by Twentieth Century Fox

Transformers: Age of Extinction

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

All Genres:
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime: 165 min

Languages: English

Director: Michael Bay

Tagline: The rules have changed

 

Cast: Mark Wahlberg
Stanley Tucci
Kelsey Grammer
Nicola Peltz
Jack Reynor
Titus Welliver
Sophia Myles
Bingbing Li
T.J. Miller
James Bachman
Thomas Lennon
Charles Parnell
Erika Fong
Mike Collins
Geng Han

 

Plot: After the battle between the Autobots and Decepticons that leveled Chicago, humanity thinks that all alien robots are a threat. So Harold Atinger, a CIA agent establishes a unit whose sole purpose is to hunt down all of them. But it turns out that they are aided by another alien robot who is searching for Optimus Prime. Cade Yeager a “robotics expert” buys an old truck and upon examining it, he thinks it’s a Transformer. When he powers it up, he discovers it’s Optimus. Later, men from the unit show up looking for Optimus. He helps Yeager and his daughter escape but are pursued by the hunter. They escape and Yeager learns from tech he took from the men that a billionaire tech magnate and defense contractor named Joshua Joyce is part of what’s going on so they go to find out what’s going on. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

22 Jump Street

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

All Genres:
Action, Comedy, Crime

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime: 112 min

Languages: English

Director: Nicholas Stoller

Tagline: They’re not 21 anymore

 

Writers: Michael Bacall (screenplay), Oren Uziel (screenplay), 5 credits »

 

Cast: Jonah Hill
Channing Tatum
Peter Stormare
Wyatt Russell
Amber Stevens
Jillian Bell
Ice Cube
The Lucas Brothers
Nick Offerman
Jimmy Tatro
Caroline Aaron
Craig Roberts
Marc Evan Jackson
Joe Chrest
Eddie J. Fernandez

 

Plot: After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) when they go deep undercover at a local college. But when Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team, and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art major scene, they begin to question their partnership. Now they don’t have to just crack the case – they have to figure out if they can have a mature relationship. If these two overgrown adolescents can grow from freshmen into real men, college might be the best thing that ever happened to them. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

How to Train Your Dragon 2

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

All Genres:
Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime: 102 min

Languages: English

Director: Dean DeBlois

Tagline:

 

Writers: Dean DeBlois, Cressida Cowell (“How to Train Your Dragon” book series)

 

Cast: Jay Baruchel
Cate Blanchett
Gerard Butler
Craig Ferguson
America Ferrera
Jonah Hill
Christopher Mintz-Plasse
T.J. Miller
Kristen Wiig
Djimon Hounsou
Kit Harington
Kieron Elliott
Philip McGrade
Andrew Ableson
Gideon Emery

 

Plot: It’s been five years since Hiccup and Toothless successfully united dragons and vikings on the island of Berk. While Astrid, Snotlout and the rest of the gang are challenging each other to dragon races (the island’s new favorite contact sport), the now inseparable pair journey through the skies, charting unmapped territories and exploring new worlds. When one of their adventures leads to the discovery of a secret ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace. Now, Hiccup and Toothless must unite to stand up for what they believe while recognizing that only together do they have the power to change the future of both men and dragons. Written by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

Edge of Tomorrow

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

All Genres:
Action, Sci-Fi

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA | Australia

Runtime: 113 min

Languages: English

Director: Doug Liman

Tagline: Live, Die, Repeat

 

Writers: Christopher McQuarrie (screenplay), Jez Butterworth (screenplay), 2 credits »

 

Cast: Tom Cruise
Emily Blunt
Brendan Gleeson
Bill Paxton
Jonas Armstrong
Tony Way
Kick Gurry
Franz Drameh
Dragomir Mrsic
Charlotte Riley
Masayoshi Haneda
Terence Maynard
Noah Taylor
Lara Pulver
Madeleine Mantock

 

Plot: An alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world. Major William Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop-forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again…and again. But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Blunt). And, as Cage and Vrataski take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy. Written by Warner Bros. Pictures

Maleficent

Friday, June 13th, 2014

All Genres:
Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA | UK

Runtime: 97 min

Languages: English

Director: Robert Stromberg

Tagline: Don’t believe the fairy tale

 

Writers: Linda Woolverton, Charles Perrault (based from the story “La Belle au bois dormant” by), 9 credits »

 

Cast: Angelina Jolie
Elle Fanning
Sharlto Copley
Lesley Manville
Imelda Staunton
Juno Temple
Sam Riley
Brenton Thwaites
Kenneth Cranham
Sarah Flind
Hannah New
Isobelle Molloy
Michael Higgins
Ella Purnell
Jackson Bews

 

Plot: A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal – an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces a battle with the invading king’s successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom – and perhaps to Maleficent’s true happiness as well. Written by Walt Disney Pictures

X-Men: Days of Future Past

Friday, June 13th, 2014

All Genres:
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA | UK

Runtime: 131 min

Languages: English | Vietnamese | French

Director: Bryan Singer

Tagline: His past. Our future.

 

Writers: Simon Kinberg (screenplay), Jane Goldman (story), 2 credits »

 

Cast: Hugh Jackman
James McAvoy
Michael Fassbender
Jennifer Lawrence
Halle Berry
Nicholas Hoult
Anna Paquin
Ellen Page
Peter Dinklage
Shawn Ashmore
Omar Sy
Evan Peters
Josh Helman
Daniel Cudmore
Bingbing Fan

 

Plot: Sentinels, robots that were created for the purpose of hunting down mutants were released in 1973. 50 years later the Sentinels would also hunt humans who aid mutants. Charles Xavier and his X-Men try their best to deal with the Sentinels but they are able to adapt and deal with all mutant abilities. Charles decides to go back in time and change things. He asks Kitty Pryde who can send a person’s consciousness into the person’s past to send him but she can only send someone back a few weeks because if she sends someone back further it could harm them. So Logan decides to go back himself because he might be able to withstand it. So Charles tells him that it’s Mystique who’s responsible because when she learned about the Sentinels she sought out Bolivar Trask the man who created them and killed him. She would be caught and studied and her ability to change was somehow added to the Sentinels which is why they can adapt. Logan must go to the younger Charles and ask him to help; problem is… Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

Godzilla

Friday, June 13th, 2014

All Genres:
Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA | Japan

Runtime: 123 min

Languages: English | Japanese

Director: Gareth Edwards

Tagline: The world ends, Godzilla begins

 

Writers: Max Borenstein (screenplay), Dave Callaham (story)

 

Cast: Aaron Taylor-Johnson
CJ Adams
Ken Watanabe
Bryan Cranston
Elizabeth Olsen
Carson Bolde
Sally Hawkins
Juliette Binoche
David Strathairn
Richard T. Jones
Victor Rasuk
Patrick Sabongui
Jared Keeso
Luc Roderique
James Pizzinato

 

Plot: In 1999, the Janjira nuclear plant was mysteriously destroyed with most hands lost including supervisor Joe Brody’s colleague and wife, Sandra. Years later, Joe’s son, Ford, a US Navy ordnance disposal officer, must go to Japan to help his estranged father who obsessively searches for the truth of the incident. In doing so, father and son discover the disaster’s secret cause on the wreck’s very grounds. This enables them to witness the reawakening of a terrible threat to all of Humanity, which is made all the worse with a second secret revival elsewhere. Against this cataclysm, the only hope for the world may be Godzilla, but the challenge for the King of the Monsters will be great even as Humanity struggles to understand the destructive ally they have. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Friday, June 13th, 2014

All Genres:
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime: 142 min

Languages: English

Director: Marc Webb

Tagline: Rise of Electro

 

Writers: Alex Kurtzman (screenplay), Roberto Orci (screenplay), 7 credits »

 

Cast: Andrew Garfield
Emma Stone
Jamie Foxx
Dane DeHaan
Colm Feore
Felicity Jones
Paul Giamatti
Sally Field
Embeth Davidtz
Campbell Scott
Marton Csokas
Louis Cancelmi
Max Charles
B.J. Novak
Sarah Gadon

 

Plot: We’ve always known that Spider-Man’s most important conflict has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker finds that his greatest battle is about to begin. It’s great to be Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield). For Peter Parker, there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen (Emma Stone). But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Peter must confront a foe far powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: Oscorp. Directed by Marc Webb. Produced by Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach. Screenplay by Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci & Jeff Pinkner. Screen… Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

Transcendence

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

All Genres:
Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Release Year: 2014

Country: UK | China | USA

Runtime:

Languages: English

Director: Wally Pfister

Tagline: What if a new intelligence was born?

 

Cast: Kate Mara
Johnny Depp
Rebecca Hall
Morgan Freeman
Cillian Murphy
Paul Bettany
Cole Hauser
Clifton Collins Jr.
Josh Stewart
Olivia Taylor Dudley
Cory Hardrict
Kristen Rakes
Wallace Langham
Falk Hentschel
Sam Webb

 

Plot: A terminally ill scientist downloads his mind into a computer. This grants him power beyond his wildest dreams, and soon he becomes unstoppable.

Brick Mansions

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

All Genres:
Action, Crime, Drama

Release Year: 2014

Country: France | Canada

Runtime:

Languages: English

Director: Camille Delamarre

Tagline:

 

Writers: Luc Besson (screenplay), Bibi Naceri (screenplay)

 

Cast: Paul Walker
Robert Maillet
RZA
David Belle
Carlo Rota
Kalinka Petrie
Catalina Denis
Ayisha Issa
Kwasi Songui
Andreas Apergis
Bruce Ramsay
Gouchy Boy
Carolina Bartczak
Jade Hassouné
Tristan D. Lalla

 

Plot: An undercover cop tries to take down a ruthless crime lord with access to a neutron bomb by infiltrating his gang.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

All Genres:
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime: 136 min

Languages: English

Director: Shane Black

Tagline: In heroes we trust.

 

Writers: Christopher Markus (screenplay), Stephen McFeely (screenplay), 3 credits »

 

Cast: Scarlett Johansson
Sebastian Stan
Chris Evans
Cobie Smulders
Dominic Cooper
Hayley Atwell
Emily VanCamp
Samuel L. Jackson
Robert Redford
Frank Grillo
Callan Mulvey
Anthony Mackie
Stan Lee
Toby Jones
Jenny Agutter

 

Plot: Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and battles a new threat from old history: the Soviet agent known as the Winter Soldier.

300: Rise of an Empire

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

All Genres:
Action, Drama, War

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime: 102 min

Languages: English

Director: Noam Murro

Tagline:

 

Writers: Zack Snyder (screenplay), Kurt Johnstad (screenplay), 1 credit »

 

Cast: Lena Headey
Eva Green
Rodrigo Santoro
Jack O’Connell
Sullivan Stapleton
David Wenham
Scott Burn
Nancy McCrumb
Caitlin Carmichael
Callan Mulvey
Hans Matheson
Andrew Tiernan
Mark Killeen
Luke Roberts
Andrew Pleavin

 

Plot: After its victory over Leonidas’ 300, the Persian Army under the command of Xerxes marches towards the major Greek city-states. The Democratic city of Athens, first on the path of Xerxes’ army, bases its strength on its fleet, led by admiral Themistocles. Themistocles is forced to an unwilling alliance with the traditional rival of Athens, oligarchic Sparta whose might lies with its superior infantry troops. But Xerxes still reigns supreme in numbers over sea and land. Written by Gargantuan Media

Need for Speed

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

All Genres:
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime: 130 min

Languages: English

Director: Scott Waugh

Tagline:

 

Writers: George Gatins (screenplay), George Gatins (story), 1 credit »

 

Cast: Aaron Paul
Dakota Johnson
Imogen Poots
Michael Keaton
Dominic Cooper
Rami Malek
Scott Mescudi
Sir Maejor
Harrison Gilbertson
Carmela Zumbado
Nick Chinlund
Ramon Rodriguez
Libby Blanton
Steven Wiig
Beth Waugh

 

Plot: Fresh from prison, a street racer who was framed by a wealthy business associate joins a cross country race with revenge in mind. His ex-partner, learning of the plan, places a massive bounty on his head as the race begins.

Divergent

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

All Genres:
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime:

Languages: English

Director: Neil Burger

Tagline: One choice can transform you

 

Writers: Evan Daugherty (screenplay), Vanessa Taylor (screenplay), 1 credit »

 

Cast: Shailene Woodley
Miles Teller
Theo James
Kate Winslet
Jai Courtney
Ansel Elgort
Zoë Kravitz
Ray Stevenson
Maggie Q
Ashley Judd
Tony Goldwyn
Mekhi Phifer
Christian Madsen
Ben Lloyd-Hughes
Casimere Jollette

 

Plot: Set in a futuristic dystopia where society is divided into five factions that each represent a different virtue, teenagers have to decide if they want to stay in their faction or switch to another – for the rest of their lives. Tris Prior makes a choice that surprises everyone. Then Tris and her fellow faction-members have to live through a highly competitive initiation process to live out the choice they have made. They must undergo extreme physical and intense psychological tests, that transform them all. But Tris has a secret that she is Divergent, which means she doesn’t fit into any one group. If anyone knew, it would mean a certain death. As she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, this secret might help her save the people she loves… or it might destroy her. Written by anonymous

Sabotage

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

All Genres:
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime: 109 min

Languages: English

Director: David Ayer

Tagline: Leave no loose ends

 

Writers: Skip Woods, David Ayer

 

Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger
Josh Holloway
Joe Manganiello
Mireille Enos
Sam Worthington
Max Martini
Angela Kerecz
Olivia Williams
Terrence Howard
Harold Perrineau
King
Luis Moncada
Daniel Moncada
Ralf Moeller
Martin Donovan

 

Plot: Members of an elite DEA task force find themselves being taken down one by one after they rob a drug cartel safe house.

The Monuments Men

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

All Genres:
Action, Biography, Drama, War

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA | Germany

Runtime: 118 min

Languages: English

Director: George Clooney

Tagline: It was the greatest art heist in history

 

Writers: George Clooney (screenplay), Grant Heslov (screenplay), 2 credits »

 

Cast: George Clooney
Matt Damon
Bill Murray
Cate Blanchett
John Goodman
Jean Dujardin
Hugh Bonneville
Bob Balaban
Dimitri Leonidas
Justus von Dohnányi
Holger Handtke
Michael Hofland
Zahary Baharov
Michael Brandner
Sam Hazeldine

 

Plot: Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action drama focusing on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. It would be an impossible mission: with the art trapped behind enemy lines, and with the German army under orders to destroy everything as the Reich fell, how could these guys – seven museum directors, curators, and art historians, all familiar with Michelangelo than the M-1 – possibly hope to succeed? But as the Monuments Men, as they were called, found themselves in a race against time to avoid the destruction of 1000 years of culture, they would risk their lives to protect and defend mankind’s greatest achievements. From director George Clooney, the film stars George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville, and Cate Blanchett. The screenplay is by … Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment