I made the mistake of reading the ending of ‘Gone Girl’, a novel by Gillian Flynn, at a local book store recently. I knew it was being adapted into a movie and I was interested to know what it was all about. Biggest mistake I may have made. David Fincher directs the film adaptation, with Ben Affleck staring as a husband who is on the search for his wife, who has disappeared. ‘Gone Girl’ will be released October 3rd, 2014.
‘How to Train Your Dragon’ was probably, in my opinion, one of Dreamwork’s best films. The film looked great visually and was emotionally packed. Now comes the sequel, which looks as equally great visually and emotionally packed. ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ brings back your favourite voice cast, including Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, T.J. Miller and Kristen Wiig. New additions include Cate Blanchett, Kit Harrington and Djimon Hounsou. The film will hit theatres June 13th.
I’m pretty excited for this one. I loved ’21 Jump Street’ and, surprisingly, I wanted to see more of Channing Tatum in comedic roles. The Red Band trailer of ’22 Jump Street’ shows, so far, that it could potentially be just as good as the first. ’22 Jump Street’ will be released June 13th.
When you get a bunch of old actions stars together in one movie, you can’t help but get excited. ‘The Expendables’ first brought us the ensemble, with Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren and Mickey Rourke. Even Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger had cameos. Then, there was ‘The Expendables 2’, an equally fun action movie that brought us the ensemble, minus Mickey Rourke, but adding Jean-Claude Van Damme and Chuck Norris to the mix.
Now comes ‘The Expendable 3’, where the ensemble of old school action heroes has reached a very satisfying high. Harrison Ford, Antonio Banderas, Wesley Snipes, Kelsey Grammer and Mel Gibson, who will play the villain, will add the fun in the third instalment. Are you excited? Not returning, unfortunately, is Bruce Willis, who’s character I enjoyed throughout the series.
‘The Expendables 3’ will be released August 15th and will be directed by Patrick Hughes.
Jason Segal rarely disappoints and Cameron Diaz looks amazing, so why not check this one out? Yes, it looks like there’s a lot of Apple product placement, but it actually looks hilarious. ‘Sex Tape’ co-stars Rob Lowe, Elle Kemper and Rob Corddry and will be released July 25th, 2014.
The fact that Michael Bay is producing this could either be a good or a bad thing. Unfortunately, I’m going to have to go for the ladder. It looks good visually, but Michael Bay wouldn’t have been my first choice. Also, does the trailer seem to start off like it’s a Transformers film? I may be wrong, but it just looks pretty off to me. ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ is directed by Jonathan Liebesman and will be released August 8th.
Dwayne Johnson seems like the type to play the ‘Hercules’ kind of role, but I don’t know. He seems to be a fit for this one, but judging by the “I AM HERCULES” belt at the end of the trailer,I don’t have faith that it’ll be all to good. Dwayne Johnson, in my opinion, has come a long way since ‘The Tooth Fairy’ and I’m excited to see him in more serious films. Hercules will be released July 25th, 2014.