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Atomic Blonde Is Bloody, Glorious Fun!

Atomic Blonde – MI6 agent Lorraine Broughton (Charlize Theron) – Photo courtesy of Focus Features.

Atomic Blonde may not be as supple, flexible and dynamic is its lead, but still punches above its head in odd and intriguing ways.

To begin with, the action set pieces feel like they could have been part of a John Wick movie. Then there’s the feeling you get watching Charlize Theron – if she’s not having fun in this film, I will eat my shirt. And finally, there’s the two timelines running parallel to each other.

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Play The Tape Back International Trailer: Atomic Blonde!

Lorraine Broughton is MI6’s most lethal – and resourceful – operative. If things are FUBUAR, she’s the one you send in to fix things.

In Atomic Blond, she’s sent into Berlin to bring a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city. Her contact,  Berlin station chief David Percival (James McAvoy) is to show her her way through this deadliest game of spies.

Atomic Blonde is directed by David Leitch (John Wick, Deadpoool 2). It opens on July 28th.

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Rip Roarin’ Red Band Trailer: Atomic Blonde!

Charlize Theron stars as the titular Atomic Blonde of Universal’s new action flick – based on the hit comic from Oni Press.

She’s MI6’s most lethal operative – the one you call on to fix things when others screw up badly (or if the job is just. that. important.).

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.

Atomic Blonde opens on July 28th.

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Split – Shyamalan’s Best Since Unbreakable!

SPLIT – (L to R) Casey (ANYA TAYLOR-JOY), Claire (HAYLEY LU RICHARDSON), Marcia (JESSICA SULA) and Hedwig (JAMES McAVOY). Photo by John Baer/Courtesy of Universal Pictures.

It’s been a long while since M. Night Shyamalan has produced a movie that’s as good as Split – just over sixteen years, in fact (since Unbreakable).

He’s come close before – sixteen months ago, he almost did it with the fatally flawed The Visit – but he’s finally put it all together in this tale of three high school girls’ kidnapping by a man suffering from Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID).

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23-Skidoo Trailer: Split!

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One of Kevin’s 23 personalities has kidnapped three girls – for a yet-to-be-revealed 24th personality.

The second trailer for M. Night Shyamalan’s Split is dark, twisted and bizarrely witty. It suggests that the director is back to his The Sixth Sense/Unbreakable level of quality. Check it out after the break.

Split opens in North America on January 20, 2017.

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Igor – I Mean Victor Frankenstein – Not Worth The Wait!

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When the movie Igor was announced and James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe were attached, the premise – the story of Frankenstein told from the point of view of his assistant, Igor – I thought, ‘What a great premise!’ When the film’s title was changed to Victor Frankenstein, I thought, ‘That kinda makes sense – everyone knows who he is; almost no one really thinks about Igor.’

Then we got a cool a trailer and a few really cool clips. It was all good. And then it all came crashing down. Those cool moments form the trailer and the advance clips? They’re pretty much the sum total of the movie’s good moments.

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The Trailer… IT’S ALIVE: Victor Frankenstein!

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It’s here and it’s alive! The trailer for the story we all know – told by the man who witnessed it all, Igor Strausman! Victor Frankenstein stars Daniel Radcliffe as Igor and James McAvoy as victor Frankenstein.

For a very different take on Mary Shelley’s classic tale, check out the American (introduced by McAvoy and Radcliffe) and UK (darker, moodier) trailers for Victor Frankenstein after the jump. Victor Frankenstein will be in theaters on November 25th.

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X-Men First Class – First Class Movie; Third Class Features!

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X-Men: First Class is, for the most part, smart, focused and well thought out. While it deals primarily with the friendship between future enemies Charles Xavier [James McAvoy] and Erik Lensherr [Michael Fassbender] – better known as Professor X and Magneto – it also serves up an unnerving villain and a group of intriguing young mutants in a story that pays as much attention to character as effects.

The only real problem for the DVD release is that it is very light on bonus material

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X-Men: First Class – Peace Was Never an Option!

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Matthew Vaughn has done it again!

While X-Men: first Class may not have the manic energy of Kick-Ass, Vaughn has produced the best film in the X-Men series. How? By honoring the source material without feeling a need to be enslaved by it.

X-Men: First Class is, for the most part, smart, focused and well thought out. While it deals primarily with the friendship between future enemies Charles Xavier [James McAvoy] and Erik Lensherr [Michael Fassbender] – better known as Professor X and Magneto – it also serves up an unnerving villain and a group of intriguing young mutants in a story that pays as much attention to character as effects.

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X-Men: First Class TV Spot Rocks Erik Lensherr’s Wrath!

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After a couple of trailers and a few character clips, the promotion for 20th century fox’s X-Men: First class has shifted into high gear with a new trailer that shows why it’s not a good idea to incur Erik ‘Magneto’ Lensherr’s wrath.

Check it out following the jump.

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