Movie Charts UK and US week ending February 12th 2017

Movie Charts UK and US week ending February 12th 2017This week’s Movie Charts UK and US week ending February 12th 2017 are as follows:

John Wick Chapter 2 CENSORED by 23 seconds

John Wick Chapter 2 John Wick Chapter 2 is out this Friday in cinemas and I didn’t even check to look whether this might be censored as the first one wasn’t and so I wasn’t expecting it here, either, especially since the violence is mostly cartoon-style.

Hence, rather than allow us an uncut 18-certificate, distributors Warner Bros have sanctioned a 15-cert version that cuts out a whacking 23 seconds, the contents of which are as yet unaccounted for.

Keanu Reeves returns as the man who shoots those who wronged his dog last time, and he shoots them in the face, with lots of great CGI blood splatter, but who was to blame for this latest hit of censorship and when is John Wick free to track them down?

John Wick Chapter 2 leads the new cinema releases and trailers February 17th 2017

John Wick Chapter 2This week, there are SIX new films out for you to choose from: John Wick is back in… John Wick Chapter 2, Anna Chancellor takes the lead in new British comedy Love Of My Life, Michael Keaton plays The Founder of McDonalds, Matt Damon tackles monsters coming across The Great Wall, there’s the untold story about the women behind the first successful space missions in Hidden Figures, and drama during the “War on Drugs” era in Moonlight.

John Wick Chapter 2: John Wick is back? Yeah, I’m thinking he’s back!

Keanu Reeves returns as the man who shoots those who wronged his dog last time, and he shoots them in the face, with lots of great CGI blood splatter.

The first John Wick was a great movie and I really had my doubts after it took six months to come to the UK, but it blew me away, as he does to a lot of baddies.

The first one was produced and directed by Chad Stahelski and David Leitch, and while only the former is credited as director this time, the latter is on hand as executive producer, but as long as both are involved, we should be onto a winner.

Everything Everything Trailer 1 – Nick Robinson

Everything Everything Everything Everything is a sickly sweet pile of dross, based on the Nicola Yoon novel about teenager Maddy (Amandla Stenberg – Rue in The Hunger Games) who has lived a sheltered life – literally, because she’s allergic to everything, and who then falls for the boy who moves in next door, Olly (Nick Robinson – him from Jurassic World, not the British political pundit on BBC News).

Directed by Stella Meghie, from a scipt by J Mills Goodloe, based on the aforementioned novel, the film also stars Anika Noni Rose, Ana de la Reguera and Taylor Hickson, it comes as no surprise that this film comes from the same studio who brought us similar weepy/near-death rubbish like If I Stay and Me Before You.

Everything Everything is released on May 19th in the US, but there’s no UK date yet. If I catch any of my family watching this tripe, I will disown them.

Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size image.

The Bad Batch Trailer 1 – Keanu Reeves

The Bad Batch The Bad Batch doesn’t yet have much of a plot synopsis, so far only stating that it’s a dystopian love story set in a Texas wasteland amongst a community of cannibals.

Written and directed by Ana Lily Amirpour, there’s a large cast including Keanu Reeves, Jason Momoa, Giovanni Ribisi, Jim Carrey, Diego Luna and Suki Waterhouse, but I wasn’t wowed by the trailer as it didn’t tell me a great deal about the film, and IMDB only lists a score of 6.0/10, so that doesn’t bode well, either.

Still, make of it what you will. The Bad Batch doesn’t yet have a release date in the US or UK.

Check out the trailer below and click on the picture for the full-size image.

The Ottoman Lieutenant Trailer 1 – Ben Kingsley

The Ottoman Lieutenant The Ottoman Lieutenant stars Hera Hilmar as Lillie, a beautiful, strong-willed woman, who, frustrated by ongoing injustice at home, who leaves the United States after meeting Jude (Josh Hartnett), an American doctor who runs a remote medical mission within the Ottoman Empire – a world both exotic and dangerous, and on the brink of what is about to become the first World War.

There, she finds her loyalty to Jude and the mission’s founder tested when she falls in love with their perceived enemy, a lieutenant in the Ottoman Imperial Army, Ismail (Michiel Huisman). Now, with invading army forces at their doorstep, and the world about to plunge into all-out war, she must make a decision if she wants to be what other people want her to be, or to be herself.

Directed by Joseph Ruben, from a script by Jeff Stockwell, and also starring Ben Kingsley, maybe this period drama is your bag, but the trailer bored me intensely.

The Ottoman Lieutenant is released in the US on March 10th, but as of yet, there’s no UK date.

Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size image.

Goon: Last of the Enforcers Trailer 1 – Seann William Scott

Goon: Last of the Enforcers Goon: Last of the Enforcers stars American Pie’s Seann William Scott as Doug Glatt, everyone’s favourite enforcer and heart of the team, the Halifax Highlanders.

A pro lockout has reunited old teammates and brought a crew of new players to the bench, but they’ve left him out… Sidelined after one too many hits and now married with a baby on the way, Doug is hanging up his skates and settling into life as an insurance salesman. But when Doug’s nemesis, Anders Cain (Wyatt Russell), is made captain of the Highlanders and new ownership threatens to tear his team apart, Doug is compelled back into action. Ignoring the wishes of wife Eva, Doug heads to the rink, discovering an unlikely training partner in fellow retired enforcer and one-time arch rival, Ross “The Boss” Rhea. Together with grit, passion and unrivaled loyalty, they will grind out one last chance to do what they do best…protect their team.

Directed by Jay Baruchel, who wrote the script with Jesse Chabot, the film also stars Elisha Cuthbert, TJ Miller, Liev Schreiber, Alison Pill, Kim Coates and Callum Keith Rennie, Goon: Last of the Enforcers is released in the US on March 17th, but as of yet there’s no UK date. I’m not in a rush. It looks like the sort of thing we’ve seen a million times.

Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size image.

Ghost in the Shell Trailer 2 – Scarlett Johansson

Ghost In The Shell Ghost In The Shell is one of those works of which I’ve always been aware, but which I’ve never experienced in any form, whether comic book or animated movie.

Originally, the film was under protests from fans of ‘white-washing’ (denied by the director and producers) – as the main character is Asian, yet actress Scarlett Johansson is not. Apparently, Hollywood thinks a lot less people would go and see this if there was an Asian female lead, even though Asian women are the hottest on Planet Earth – everyone knows that; it’s a scientific fact! After all, just look at the success of Channel 4’s Humans, adapted from the Swedish drama Real Humans, led in the UK by Gemma Chan.

Brimstone – Trailer 1 – Dakota Fanning

Brimstone Brimstone apparently tells a triumphant epic of survival and a tale of powerful womanhood and resistance against the unforgiving cruelty of a hell on earth. The heroine is Liz (Dakota Fanning), carved from the beautiful wilderness, full of heart and grit, hunted by a vengeful Preacher (Guy Pearce) – a diabolical zealot and her twisted nemesis. But Liz is a genuine survivor; she’s no victim – a woman of fearsome strength who responds with astonishing bravery to claim the better life she and her daughter deserve. Fear not. Retribution is coming.

Written and directed by Martin Koolhoven, and also starring Kit Harington, Carice van Houten, Paul Anderson and Emilia Jones, Brimstone doesn’t yet have a UK or US date, but despite Guy Pearce’s presence, I’m not in a rush to see it.

Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size image.

In Dubious Battle Trailer 1 – James Franco

In Dubious Battle In Dubious Battle centres around an activist who gets caught up in the labour movement for farm workers in California during the 1930s.

Starring and directed by James Franco, with a screenplay by Matt Rager and based on his novel, the cast allso includes Nat Wolff, Vincent D’Onofrio, Selena Gomez, Analeigh Tipton, Sam Shepard, Josh Hutcherson, Robert Duvall and Ed Harris, so it’s got a big cast, but the story really doesn’t interest me.

In Dubious Battle hasn’t yet for a UK or US release date, and I’m not holding my breath expectantly.

Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size image.


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