An elite American intelligence officer, aided by a top-secret tactical command unit, tries to smuggle a mysterious police officer with sensitive information out of the country.
Mark Wahlberg and Peter Berg have teamed over the last few years to bring some extraordinary true-life events to the screen with Lone Survivor, Deepwater Horizon, and Patriots Day. Mile 22 is their first fictional collaboration, and the first trailer promises an action stuffed outing for the first weekend in August (SOMETHING IS COMING OUT IN AUGUST THIS YEAR!!!). Mark Wahlberg is joined by The Walking Dead’s Lauren Cohan, Rhonda Rousey, and John Malkovich for the film. The Wahlberg/Berg connection has been flawless so far, and I’m hoping they can do fiction as well as they’ve done reality. Personally, I’d like to see them tackle more real tales in the future. Their films have been fitting monuments to dark hours in recent history. I can, however, understand after those three in a row, they could use a little fictional escape. Mile 22 opens August 2, 2018.
In 1976, an Air France flight was hijacked by terrorists and forced to land in Entebbe, Uganda. The flight contained over 90 Israeli nationals, and while the world tried to figure out how to extricate the plane and its hostages from both the terrorists and a country currently under the rule of dictator Idi Amin, Israel came up with its own plan and executed one of the most daring covert ops in history. The incident inspired the 1976 TV film The Raid on Entebbe, but I’m surprised no one has adapted this for the screen, given how incredible the story is and how it is, in many ways, one of the first battles in a war on terror that the rest of the world was fighting long before the US joined after 9/11. Starring Daniel Bruhl and Rosamund Pike, and directed by Jose Padilha (Narcos), 7 Days in Entebbe will open March 25, 2018.
Clint Eastwood is 87-years-old and he keeps getting better and better as a director. His last film, 2016’s Sully, is among the best in his filmography, and he’s not slowing down. Eastwood is next tackling the true story of a terrorist attack on a Paris train. Eastwood cast the actual three heroes in the incident in his film, and it’ll be interesting to see if they either get overwhelmed by the filmmaking process or bring untold authenticity to recreating the incident. Full synopsis below.
From Clint Eastwood comes The 15:17 to Paris, which tells the real-life story of three men whose brave act turned them into heroes during a highspeed railway ride on a train in France. The 15:17 to Paris is directed by veteran actor/filmmaker Clint Eastwood, director of the films Gran Torino, Invictus, Hereafter, J. Edgar, Jersey Boys, American Sniper, and Sully most recently. The screenplay is written by Dorothy Blyskal; based on the story by Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos, and Spencer Stone. Produced by Clint Eastwood, Tim Moore, Kristina Rivera, Jessica Meier, with executive producer Bruce Berman. Warner Bros will release The 15:17 to Paris in theaters everywhere starting on February 9th, 2018 early next year.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, despite my being sick of the franchise as it stands now, has an incredible bonus going for it: it’s currently the only way to get your hands on the remastered Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (among the best shooters ever made). THIS is Call of Duty at its absolute peak. The multiplayer was revolutionary and the campaign wasn’t just tacked-on; it was a blockbuster you were driving from start to finish. I have no doubt that eventually we’ll be able to get our hands on it without purchasing the bundle, but if you cave, your cheevos are below, courtesy of xboxachievements.com. I know it seems it’s raining new games, but that’s because it is. For whatever reason, we can’t space releases out throughout the year; all big games come out between September and the first week in December (and then there’s not even an Xbox game scheduled for release until the end of January). It’s crazy, but for non-gamers, the turn back toward mostly film coverage is coming. This is just gaming’s redonkulous busy season. Continue reading Complete Achievement/Trophy List for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered (Xbox, Playstation – 2016)
Eye in the Sky stars Helen Mirren as Colonel Katherine Powell, a UK-based military officer in command of a top secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya. Through remote surveillance and on-the-ground intel, Powell discovers the targets are planning a suicide bombing and the mission escalates from “capture” to “kill.” But as American pilot Steve Watts (Aaron Paul) is about to engage, a nine-year old girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute, reaching the highest levels of US and British government, over the moral, political, and personal implications of modern warfare. Continue reading Movie Review: Eye in the Sky (2016) *Modern Warfare Via Conference Call*