xXx: Return of Xander Cage (alternatively known as xXx: Reactivated and pronounced “Triple X”) is an upcoming 2017 American action film directed by D. J. Caruso, produced by Vin Diesel, Joe Roth, Jeff Kirschenbaum, and Samantha Vincent, and written by F. Scott Frazier and Chad St. John. It stars Diesel, Donnie Yen, Deepika Padukone, Samuel L. Jackson, Tony Jaa, Nina Dobrev, Ruby Rose, Rory McCann, Kris Wu, and Ariadna Gutiérrez. It is intended to be the third film in the xXx franchise, and thereby a sequel to both the 2002 film xXx and the 2005 film xXx: State of the Union, though more directly with the first film. Unlike the previous films, which were distributed by Columbia Pictures, Return of Xander Cage will be released by Paramount Pictures on January 20, 2017, in 2D, RealD 3D and IMAX 3D.
This will also mark the first film produced by Revolution Studios in nine years since 2007’s The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep.
Director : D.J. Caruso Writers : F. Scott Frazier, Rich Wilkes (based on characters created by) Stars : Deepika Padukone, Donnie Yen, Vin Diesel
Genre : Action, Adventure, Thriller.
Release : 18 January 2017 France – 24 February 2017 Poland
Extreme athlete turned government operative Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) comes out of self-imposed exile, thought to be long dead, and is set on a collision course with deadly alpha warrior Xiang (Donnie Yen) and his team in a race to recover a sinister and seemingly unstoppable weapon known as Pandora’s Box. Recruiting an all-new group of thrill-seeking cohorts, Xander finds himself enmeshed in a deadly conspiracy that points to collusion at the highest levels of world governments.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Reviews, The Best Reviews. The Rebellion makes a risky move to steal the plans to the Death Star, setting up the epic saga to follow.
Director: Gareth Edwards
Writers: Chris Weitz, Tony Gilroy
Stars: Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen, Ben Mendelsoh
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According to Latino Review, Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation director Christopher McQuarrie was recently brought in to do a two-week pass on the Rogue One script. There’s no word about when in the process McQuarrie might have tackled the screenplay, but with his busy schedule as of late, doing promotion on a major movie and getting it ready for release, it could have been tricky to fit in. Still, this is only good news.
Though he has been working more as a director in the last few years, with Rogue Nation last summer and Jack Reacher in 2012, screenwriting is where he’s made his bones. He first rose to prominence with the Oscar-winning The Usual Suspects, but he also wrote Rogue Nation, adapted Reacher, and penned Edge of Tomorrow, among other projects. The idea of him taking a pass at Rogue One is something that has us very excited around these parts. He’s great at delivering big popcorn blockbusters that don’t skimp on the grit, character, humor, or intelligence. Those are all things we want out of a Star Wars movie.
Rogue One has been filming now for a while, but the writer situation has been a bit of a revolving door. Gary Whitta handed in the original draft then bowed out. Simon Kinberg was rumored to be taking over, rumors that were quashed when Chris Weitz (Cinderella) was brought on board to give it a polish. If LR’s sources are correct, and McQuarrie did go over the script, with just two weeks it probably wasn’t a massive overhaul, but more of tightening things up and beefing up certain elements.
What we know of Rogue One makes is sound unlike most Star Wars movies that have come before. First off, it’s a side story that doesn’t really figure in to the main Episode saga. There is also going to be less of an emphasis on the Force, which likely won’t have much of a presence at all. It has also been described as a gritty war movie, which is certainly something new for the franchise, and right in McQuarrie’s wheelhouse.
Set between the events of Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, the plot of the Gareth Edward-directed movie, as we understand it, revolves around the theft of the plans for the first Death Star. We’ve got a glimpse at the cast, which includes Felicity Jones, Donnie Yen, Diego Luna, Mads Mikkelsen, Forest Whitaker, Ben Mendelsohn, Alan Tudyk, and Riz Ahmed, and though there have been rumors of everything from bounty hunters to Darth Vader, most of the details are still under wraps.
Filming right now, Star Wars: Rogue One is scheduled for release December 16, 2016
The movie reviews for Max Steel (2016) – The adventures of teenager Max McGrath and alien companion Steel, who must harness and combine their tremendous new powers to evolve into the turbo-charged superhero Max Steel.
When teenage Max McGrath discovers his body can generate the universe’s most powerful energy, he must bond with the only being able to contain it – a mysterious techno-organic extraterrestrial named Steel. United as the superhero Max Steel, the two friends must combat an alien menace and unlock the secrets of their past.
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Parents need to know that Max Steel is based on a cartoon series and a Mattel action figure. This origin story tells how a 16-year-old boy named Max and a “techno-organic” alien named Steel symbiotically join to form one being with superhuman strength. Apart, neither can survive, but together they can defeat the threat chasing them. Confusing? Slightly. But expect tweens and young teens familiar with the animated series to be interested in this sci-fi thriller.
Kids’ TV shows are always talking about the importance of imagination. That’s odd, because kids’ TV shows are often so unimaginative. Probably the worst offenders are sci-fi and superhero cartoons, which are content to recycle visuals, premises and plots from previous cartoons, which cribbed them from somewhat more original works intended for adults.
Disney XD’s new animated series “Max Steel” is a good example of this type of creativity-challenged show. Cobbled together from ready-made sources with no apparent interest in coming up with a fresh twist or a new slant, it fails to make much of an impression, either positive or negative. The creaky computer-generated animation doesn’t help.
Premiering next Monday, March 25, at 4 p.m., “Max Steel” is a reboot of an animated series that aired in the States from 2000 to 2002. The new version is about a teenager named Max McGrath (voiced by Andrew Francis), who moves to a new town and is immediately bullied by a kid named Butch (Brian Drummond) on his first day of school. He’s helped out by a pretty girl named Sydney (Sarah Edmonson) and a nerd named Kirby (Richard Ian Cox).
While fleeing Butch and his gang on his bicycle, Max discovers that he has super strength. The subsequent fight releases a burst of energy that’s detected by the boss (Mark Oliver) at Trans Human Industries, who wears a Darth Vader-like respirator.
Max’s uncle Forge Ferrus, who has been following him, takes Max to the offices of N-Tek, a secret organization founded by Uncle Ferrus, as well as by Max’s father and a man named Miles Dredd, both of whom died in an accident while Max’s father was investigating an energy form known as TURBO.
It turns out that Max can produce his own TURBO, which the big bad boss at Trans Human Industries needs to survive. When Max’s uncle puts him into a chamber designed to stabilize his energy, it instead produces an overload of power. Suddenly, a ” techno-organic bioparasitic warrior” thingamajig named Steel activates and forms a cyborg with Max, with Steel in control.
Most of these story elements — the new school, a bully surprised by hidden powers, the dead scientist father, the shadowy mentor — are so overused that the writers of this series might have assumed they were obligatory and thus didn’t feel they were being lazy.
The same probably goes for the show’s look. As in so much sci-fi of the last 35 years, the design of the futuristic hardware borrows heavily from the original “Star Wars” movies.
Max’s banter with Steel might remind older viewers of the interplay between Michael and KITT on another late-20th-century pop-culture landmark, “Knight Rider.”
The computer animation is adequate for action scenes, but close-ups and wide shots of people doing simple things like walking are bizarrely artificial. Kids are going to recognize that the show is cheaping out.
“Max Steel” is debuting in connection with a revamped line of action figures. Perhaps if it were intended to stand alone, its creators might have tried to provide something new.
After another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps, one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability.
Political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability when the actions of the Avengers lead to collateral damage. The new status quo deeply divides members of the team. Captain America (Chris Evans) believes superheroes should remain free to defend humanity without government interference. Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) sharply disagrees and supports oversight. As the debate escalates into an all-out feud, Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) must pick a side.
Release date: May 6, 2016 (USA)
Directors: Joe Russo, Anthony Russo
Adapted from: Civil War
Producer: Kevin Feige
Production companies: Marvel Studios, Marvel Entertainment
My greatest concern entering this movie was that it would play out as more of a Civil Dispute rather than a civil War, but thankfully is is absolutely the latter, and people get hurt. Really hurt.
But what a film! What a lovely, lovely film! Every minute, every second was nothing but pure entertainment and cinematic glory. Civil War doesn’t quite recapture the wonderment and sheer awesomeness of the Avengers, but it comes very close – however, it is ultimately the superior film.
Sporting what is arguably the best action in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain America is a non-stop thrill ride. The airport scene (as corny as it may appear in teasers) is one of the best action scenes to grace the marvel Cinematic Universe, and the way it is choreographed and filmed is beyond spectacular. The sense of childish bewilderment and the rush of adrenaline that occurred during this scene was overpowering and i sat in awe for quite some time afterward.
The tone from Winter Soldier has been carried over into the heavily anticipated sequel and furthers the storyline in spectacular fashion. yes, as seen in the trailers, there are a lot of characters involved in this film. In past, this has meant bad news (Amazing Spider Man 2, Spider Man 3, Age of Ultron) but not in this instant. However, each character is given their due; seamlessly tied into the story and each receiving adequate screen time and narrative.
However, as in tradition with most Marvel films – the villains are extremely poor. Marvel seem to have consistent issues in producing decent villains, and this is by no means an exception. However, it is a rather minor component of the film and is wholly forgivable.
It’s is exciting, tense, and an absolute blast of a time. For not one single minute was I bored or disinterested. As it stands, Captain America: Civl War may just be one of the greatest comic book movies of all time.