New Releases – September 26th

The Equalizer – A former black ops commando who faked his death for a quiet life in Boston comes out of his retirement to rescue a young girl and finds himself face to face with Russian gangsters.

equalizerMy Guess for Rating – 70%
My Anticipation Rating – 70%
Will It Be Number One In UK? – Yes

Get On Up – A chronicle of James Brown’s rise from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential musicians in history.

get on upMy Guess for Rating – 30%
My Anticipation Rating – 20%
Will It Be Number One In UK? – No

The Good Lie – A Sudanese refugee is taken in by a straight-talking American woman in their new home in the United States.

good lieMy Guess for Rating – 50%
My Anticipation Rating – 30%
Will It Be Number One In UK? – No

Map of the Stars – A tour into the heart of a Hollywood family chasing celebrity, one another and the relentless ghosts of their pasts.map of the dtsr

My Guess for Rating – 70%
My Anticipation Rating – 80%
Will It Be Number One In UK? – No

Newguy’s Pick of the Week – Map of the Stars

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Hummingbird (2013)

logoDirector: Steven Knight

Writer: Steven Knight (Screenplay)

Starring: Jason Statham, Agata Buzek, Vicky McClure, Benedict Wong, Ger Ryan, Youssef Kerkour, Anthony Morris

 

Plot: Homeless and on the run from a military court martial, a damaged ex-special forces soldier navigating London’s criminal underworld seizes an opportunity to assume another man’s identity — transforming into an avenging angel in the process.

 

Verdict: Slow Moving Action Drama

 

Story: You see the name Jason Statham you think it will be all action not much story, this changes that theory. He gets a few action scenes but the film is based on a broken man trying to redeem himself after his past actions have left him alone in the world. We show how he looks after the people who supported him, but also take advantage of the chances given to him. He might not gain full redemption but he gets a chance to do right to the people he has wronged. It is a slow moving story but well worth a chance because anyone can change if they want it enough. (7/10)

 

Actor Review

 

Jason Statham: Joey the ex-special forces solider who know lives on the streets looking to get by, but when he stumbles into a chance of money he takes his life more serious to make up for his wrongs. Good performance from Jason showing he has some dramatically skills under his fighting skills. (7/10)

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Agata Buzek: Cristina a nun who helps out the homeless but when Joey starts to repay her she opens up about her life, but also wants to run away quicker. Good performance from Agata. (7/10)

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Director Review: Steven Knight – Good direction to show how a man can change his character once his motives have changed. (7/10)

 

Action: Some good small fights but not all about the action. (6/10)

Settings: London always makes a good setting for people being left behind in a faster life. (9/10)

Suggestion: I think this is one to try, just don’t expect Statham to be all action like you would be used too though. (Try)

 

Best Part: Joey meets a man he has been hunting.

Worst Part: Bit slow.

Believability: People look for this sort of redemption all around us but will they get to level Joey does, no. (4/10)

Chances of Tears: No (0/10)

Chances of Sequel: No

Post Credits Scene: No

 

Oscar Chances: No

Budget: $20 Million

Runtime: 1 Hour 40 Minutes

Tagline: All roads don’t lead to salvation.

 

Overall: Dramatically Statham Role

Rating 71

Trailer Alert – Predestination

Plot – The life of a time-traveling Temporal Agent. On his final assignment, he must pursue the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time.

Release Date: Non Set for UK

Questions:

What do you think of the trailer?

Could be an interesting idea, but could be boring, which do you think it will be?

Ethan Hawke in a lead role, it hasn’t always had the success, will this be success of bomb?

Will I Be Watching? Yes

Will You Be Watching?

My Anticipation Rating – 70%

My Guess Rating – 65%

Will It Be Number One In UK? – No