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American Assassin Trailer #3 (2017) *The Ultimate Weapon is Unleashed*

If you’re a fan of the Robert Ludlum/Tom Clancy military espionage thriller genre of novels, you may have discovered Vince Flynn when his literary career took off in the late 1990’s.  His main protagonist, Mitch Rapp, is a really interesting creation and I always enjoyed the series which is now being continued by author Kyle Mills since Flynn’s tragic death at only 47.  American Assassin is chronologically the first novel in the Rapp series, and the first three trailers for the film adaptation starring Dylan O’Brien (The Maze Runner) and Michael Keaton is impressive and looks like it could be something to liven up the traditional doldrums of September when it debuts on September 15, 2017.
Dylan O'Brien and Michael Keaton in American Assassin

American Assassin Trailer #2 (2017) *It Takes One to Kill One*

If you’re a fan of the Robert Ludlum/Tom Clancy military espionage thriller genre of novels, you may have discovered Vince Flynn when his literary career took off in the late 1990’s.  His main protagonist, Mitch Rapp, is a really interesting creation and I always enjoyed the series which is now being continued by author Kyle Mills since Flynn’s tragic death at only 47.  American Assassin is chronologically the first novel in the Rapp series, and the first two trailers for the film adaptation (click here to watch the first) starring Dylan O’Brien (The Maze Runner) and Michael Keaton is impressive and looks like it could be something to liven up the traditional doldrums of September when it debuts on September 15, 2017.
Michael Keaton, American Assassin

In Theaters This Week (6/09/2017): The Mummy, Megan Leavey, It Comes at Night

Kate Mara in Megan Leavey

Each Thursday we look at what is going to be coming out in theaters this weekend, show you the trailers for the big releases, predict the box office winner and just generally give you enough of a carrot to pull you through the rest of the work week.  Can The Mummy surprise and delight as Wonder Woman did last week?  It doesn’t look like it. Continue reading In Theaters This Week (6/09/2017): The Mummy, Megan Leavey, It Comes at Night

My Favorite Scene: Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015) “Plane Insane”

Defying the logic of diminishing returns on franchises, the Mission Impossible team is currently working on the sixth film for next year.  That will put movie six out 22 years after movie one with largely the same cast intact.  It was a franchise that didn’t really explode until JJ Abrams and Brad Bird delivered movies three and four, and they stand as two of the best action movies in recent memory.  Christopher McQuarrie’s Rogue Nation wasn’t quite up to par with those two, but delivered a tremendously good time starting from this: the very first scene in the film.  You have Simon Pegg freaking out in a ghillie suit while everyone on the team is screaming at him, which is a nice bit of reminding everyone of the current IMF team.  All in pursuit of getting poor Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) from OUTSIDE the giant plane he’s currently dangling off like a wind sock to INSIDE the giant plane before he becomes meat paste.  It’s Mission Impossible at its finest.
Simon Pegg in Mission Impossible Rogue Nation

In Theaters This Week (6/02/2017): Wonder Woman, Captain Underpants

Captain Underpants

Each Thursday we look at what is going to be coming out in theaters this weekend, show you the trailers for the big releases, predict the box office winner and just generally give you enough of a carrot to pull you through the rest of the work week.  June dawns with the best-reviewed DC movie since The Dark Knights….and Captain Underpants.  This isn’t a choice, people. Continue reading In Theaters This Week (6/02/2017): Wonder Woman, Captain Underpants