The Flipped Disc – Upcoming Movie News and Previews

Here at the Flipped Disc, we thought we would have a quick squizz through upcoming movie releases and give our (probably) unbiased opinion on what’s moving and shaking at the cinema.

1. “The Equalizer”

Denzel Washington plays Robert McCall, a retired intelligence officer who helps the powerless. In the movie version of the 1980’s TV series, McCall is living a quiet life while working at a Home Depot, when one act of kindness toward a prostitute (Chloe Moretz) gets him embroiled with the Russian mob. Marton Csokas plays a vicious fixer for the Russians.

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Well, all we can think about is the TV series in which Edward Woodward starred in the latter half of the ’80s, which, if we’re honest is actually not a bad thing. We thoroughly enjoyed the almost-innocent but definitely-has-a-shadowy-history of the title character and being as we love Person of Interest (definitely a descendant of the original show), we think this will fly high.

2. “What We Did On Our Holiday”

Uplifting family comedy follows Doug, Abi and their three children as they embark on an eventful road trip to Scotland to visit the grandparents. It’s Granddad’s (Billy Connolly) birthday, so the whole clan head up north to the Scottish Highlands for the big day, but as their holiday progresses, things go awry and the outspoken kids start revealing some rather uncomfortable truths!

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Kids being shamelessly honest? What’s not to love? Oh and there’s Billy Connolly and David Tenant, so we’re sure to laugh and cry and probably some other stuff in between. Billy seems to have a very relatable acting style, which can be both endearing and painful to watch, and we mean painful “we’re gonna cry” and NOT painful “this is so awful we need to bleach our eyeballs”. We think that this one might be a slow burn, bubbling away longer term and will probably become quite well loved.

3. “A Walk among the Tombstones”

Starring Liam Neeson as Matt Scudder, an ex-NYPD cop who now works as an unlicensed private investigator operating just outside the law. When Scudder reluctantly agrees to help a heroin trafficker (Dan Stevens) hunt down the men who kidnapped and then brutally murdered his wife, the PI learns that this is not the first time these men have committed this sort of twisted crime … nor will it be the last. Blurring the lines between right and wrong, Scudder races to track the deviants through the backstreets of New York City before they kill again.

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We’re feeling “gritty” and “tense” and that’s just looking at stills from this upcoming action thriller. Revenge and retribution have been done and done (and then done some more) as has the whole family-member-murdered thing (Think “The Punisher” and “Face/Off”. Now obviously, we haven’t seen this yet, but we think it will have to work pretty hard to make an impact. Good Luck!

4. “The Maze Runner”

Based on the best-selling young adult thriller, The Maze Runner is set in a post-apocalyptic world, where Thomas is deposited in a community of young men after his memory is erased. After learning they’re all trapped in a maze, Thomas joins forces with fellow “runners” to not only escape the maze, but solve its riddle and reveal the chilling secret of who brought them there, and why.

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We can’t decide if this is Cube (dark Canadian Sci-Fi Horror from 1997) meets The Hunger Games (we don’t have to reference that, you know what it is) or something completely new. Being as it’s a 12a (we think) it’s probably going to be more Hunger Games than Cube but despite it being touted as a “young adult” film, we think this one has legs for a wider audience. At least it’s not glittery vampires AND the lead is played by the Ferb voice actor (from kid’s TV show Phineas and Ferb) and that cannot possibly be a bad thing!

5. “Dracula Untold”

The film goes back to the beginning of the Dracula legend, telling the story of how the mortal Prince Vlad went on to become the infamous vampire. Weaving true history with myth, it follows the adventures of the great warrior Vlad the Impaler (Luke Evans) who is fiercely protective of his family and will go to great lengths to keep them safe. Even if that means striking a dark deal, one that will see him make grave sacrifices for the sake of his people.

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Well … yes. We know we were only just moaning about vampires, but we get the distinct impression that these ones won’t spangle. Or at least, we hope. We like our vampire films in the vein (see what we did there?) of The Lost Boys, the Blade trilogy or the original adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Brutal, repulsive or funny is fine, just not whiny. We suspect that this one will lend sympathy to the character but will also bring on the gore and sheer horror that this film genre should contain, when it is created at its finest. The stills certainly look dark and arty so we have high hopes for this film.

 

 

Well, that’s all from the Flipped Disc for now, but don’t forget that instead of staking your Discs through the heart or smothering them in garlic, you can still send them into us and hopefully you’ll earn enough for a ticket and some popcorn.

 

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