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hmv.com previews... 2017's Best Movies - Action
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hmv.com previews... 2017's Best Movies - Action

Over the next 10 days we're going to be previewing 100 of 2017's best movies. We move on to action today...

 

Free Fire

 

What Is It?

Ben Wheatley moves from JG Ballard’s dystopian world to a good old fashioned shoot em’ up...

 

Who’s In It?

The film stars Sharlto Copley, Armie Hammer, Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy, Jack Reynor, Babou Ceesay, Enzo Cilenti, Sam Riley, Michael Smiley and Noah Taylor.

 

And Who’s Behind The Camera?

Wheatley directs and has also co-written the movie with his partner Amy Jump.

 

Any Plot Details?

The story follows Larson's Justine who has brokered a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two Irishmen and a gang led by Copley's Vernon and Hammer's Ord who are selling them a stash of guns. Unfortunately the handover goes wrong rather quickly and the meeting turns into a gunfight..

 

When Can I See It?

The movie will be released into UK cinemas on March 31st next year.

 

Can I See A Trailer?

You can, it looks like an awful lot of fun...



 

American Made

 

What Is It?

Once called Mena, Tom Cruise’s dust in throat action thriller is now titled American Made and set for next year.

 

Who’s In It?

Starring alongside Tom Cruise are Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright, Jesse Plemons, E. Roger Mitchell and Jayma Mayes.

 

And Who’s Behind The Camera?

Doug Liman, who directed Cruise in Edge Of Tomorrow, is in the director’s chair, he works from a script from Stash House writer Gary Spinelli.

 

Any Plot Details?

The movie is based on the life of Barry Seal, a pilot, gun runner and drug trafficker who transported contraband for the CIA and the Medellin cartel back in the 1980s.

 

When Can I See It?

It’s out on September 29th, a delay from its original plan of later this month.

 

Can I See A Trailer?

Not yet, but it can’t be far away...

 

Annihilation

 

What Is It?

Alex Garland, who wowed us all with Ex Machina, returns with a bloody new sci-fi epic.

 

Who’s In It?

Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson and Oscar Isaac all star in this movie.

 

And Who’s Behind The Camera?

Garland writes and directs, he is adapting Jeff VanDerMeer’s novel of the same name.

 

Any Plot Details?

Biologist, an anthropologist, a psychologist and a surveyor team up to go into an environmental disaster zone after one of their husbands dissapears.

 

When Can I See It?

It’s due at the end of this year, but there’s no confirmed release date quite yet.

 

Can I See A Trailer?

Not yet, no, filming is still going on.

 

Logan Lucky

 

What Is It?

Steven Soderbergh trains his eccentric directorial eye on a very strange heist...

 

Who’s In It?

Adam Driver, Channing Tatum, Seth MacFarlane, Daniel Craig, Katherine Heigl, Hilary Swank, Katherine Waterston, Sebastian Stan and Jesco White all star in this one.

 

And Who’s Behind The Camera?

Soderbergh writes from a script from debut writer Rebecca Blunt.

 

Any Plot Details?

This movie follows Tatum and Driver’s Jimmy and Clyde Logan, two brothers who plan a daring heist during a NASCAR race.

 

When Can I See It?

It’s due out in the US in October, but a UK release date has yet to be locked in.

 

Can I See A Trailer?

Not yet.



Live By Night

 

What Is It?

Ben Affleck adapts a Dennis Lehane novel for a second time with this new gangster thriller.

 

Who’s In It?

Affleck stars and he’s joined by Sienna Miller, Chris Messina, Brendan Gleeson, Zoe Saldana, Chris Cooper and Elle Fanning.  

 

And Who’s Behind The Camera?

Affleck also directs and has written the screenplay adaptation.

 

Any Plot Details?

Set in the 1920s at the height of prohibition in America, the movie follows the fortunes of Joe Coughlin, the son of a Boston police captain who moves Ybor City, Tampa, Florida and winds up becomes a bootlegger and a rum-runner and, later, a notorious gangster. While the work makes him rich and powerful it's a life that Coughlin clearly doesn't find easy to keep up.

 

When Can I See It?

You’ve not gone long to wait, it’s out on January 13th.

 

Can I See A Trailer?

You can indeed, enjoy...



 

The Commuter

 

What Is It?

Liam Neeson faces a race against time in this new action thriller. You know that means we’re in for a good time...

 

Who’s In It?

Vera Farmiga, Sam Neill, Elizabeth McGovern, Dean-Charles Chapman, Jonathan Banks and Patrick Wilson co-star alongside Neeson.

 

And Who’s Behind The Camera?

Jaume Collet-Saura, who directed hit adventure The Shallows and Neeson in Run All Night, is in charge of this one.

 

Any Plot Details?

Liam Neeson plays Michael, an insurance salesman who is contacted by a mysterious stranger on his commute home and is forced to uncover the identity of a hidden passenger on his train before the last stop. It’s a puzzle that could have deadly consequences if it isn’t solved...

 

When Can I See It?

It’s due out on October 20th.

 

Can I See A Trailer?

Not yet, but it can’t be far away...



Renegades

 

What Is It?

We’re off to Bosnia for this dark action-adventure...

 

Who’s In It?

Sullivan Stapleton, J. K. Simmons, Ewan Bremner and Charlie Bewley all star in this one.

 

And Who’s Behind The Camera?

Steven Quale, who directed Into The Storm, is on this one. He directs from a script co-written by Luc Besson.

 

Any Plot Details?

In this new movie we follow a team of Navy SEALs who discover an immense treasure hidden in a Bosnian lake and set out to get it.

 

When Can I See It?

It’s due in the US and Europe in early Spring, but a confirmed UK date has yet to be locked in.

 

Can I See A Trailer?

It’s below for you:



 

Red Sparrow

 

What Is It?

Jennifer Lawrence leads this Cold War action thriller.

 

Who’s In It?

Starring alongside Lawrence are Joel Edgerton, Jeremy Irons and Matthias Schoenaerts.  

 

And Who’s Behind The Camera?

Francis Lawrence, who directed the final three Hunger Games movie, is in charge of this movie. Justin Haythe, who has written Snitch and new horror movie A Cure For Wellness, has provided the script.

 

Any Plot Details?

The movie follows Dominika Egorov, former prima ballerina turned state intelligence officer. Despite her reservations, Egorov is drafted to become a “Sparrow,” a trained seductress in the service and asked to operate against Nathaniel Nash, a first-tour CIA officer who handles the agency’s most sensitive penetration of Russian intelligence.



When Can I See It?

It’s due in UK cinemas on November 10th.



Can I See A Trailer?

Not yet, they’re still filming.



Granite Mountain

 

What Is It?

The notorious wildfire of June 2013 is brought to the big screen with an all-star cast.

 

Who’s In It?

Ben Hardy, Jennifer Connelly, Taylor Kitsch, Miles Teller, Rachel Singer, Natalie Hall, James Badge Dale, Josh Brolin, Jeff Bridges and Andie MacDowell are all onboard.

 

And Who’s Behind The Camera?

Joseph Kosinski, who directed Tron: Legacy and Oblivion, is on this one. He works from a script from Eric Warren Singer and Ken Nolan.

 

Any Plot Details?

This is the story of the elite crew of men who battled a wildfire in Prescott, Arizona in June 2013 that claimed the lives of 19 of their members.

 

When Can I See It?

It’s out on September 22nd this year.

 

Can I See A Trailer?

Soon...



The Lost City Of Z

 

What Is It?

We head deep into the jungle for this action adventure...

 

Who’s In It?

Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller and Tom Holland lead this movie.

 

And Who’s Behind The Camera?

James Gray, who made We Own The Night and Little Odessa, writes and directs this movie.

 

Any Plot Details?

We follow a team of explorers as they search for a British Colonel who disappeared trying to find Brazil's legendary City of Z during 1925.

 

When Can I See It?

It’s out across Europe and the US in the Spring so expect it in the UK too.

 

Can I See A Trailer?

It’s here for you:



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