GLASS (2019)

A film by M. Night Shyamalan

Cast:  Anya Taylor-Joy, James McAvoy, Sarah Paulson, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis,

Shortly after the events reported in Split, David Dunn – the unbreakable man – continues his hunt for The Beast, nickname given to Kevin Crumb since it is known to be able to endorse 23 different personalities. ON the other side, the mysterious man suffering from the glass bones syndrome Elijah Price is once again arousing the interest of the police by claiming to hold vital information about the two men …

The long awaited sequel Glass is finally here. First as you know you have Unbreakable, Split, and then Glass. David Dunn has been tracking down multi-personality serial killer Kevin Wendell Crumbs (James McAvoy). He eventually manages to locate his whereabouts and an inevitable confrontation with the police at which point landed both of the in the psychiatric hospital under the supervision of Dr Ellie Staple (Sarah Paulson). It happen to be that Elijah Price a.k.a. Mr Glass (Samuel L. Jackson) is heavily sedated in a vegetative state. All three of them believe that they have super power. And the doctor Staple has three days to break them down.

The story is told in three part first the super heroes goes on about their lives and then get locked up in a psychiatric hospital. The second part is what is going on in the hospital. And third the final showdown. We all know that Shyamalan shoot a slow pace thriller and the action scenes are shot from a far. He does thing differently which is a good thing. The plot, with comics heroes, good vs evil, ended in the form of “justice rendered”. And Glass returns in the third act. Plus you have the twist towards the end as usual. The director is has taken elements from the previous films, s smart move there. As you as you like the universe that the director has created with the beautiful performances from the actors, plus the films that are connected to each other it is going to be entertaining ride.

ATOMIC BLONDE (2017)

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A film by David Leitch

Cast: Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman 

Constable Lorraine Broughton is one of the best spies of Her Majesty’s Intelligence Service; At once sensual and wild and ready to deploy all her skills to stay alive during her impossible mission …

This stylish and impressively choreographed action sequences, Atomic Blonde is surreal entertainment, although the spy narrative is a bit disorganised. And yes it does not matters here is the latest action film by Leitch is full of action and Charlize demonstrate that the action film are not just for guys anymore. Beautiful choreograph action scene and shot on location in Berlin and Budapest Charlize who can kick ass in high fashion to not and it based on the graphic novel this high kicking high octane film  is its November 89 Berlin setting, just before the wall came down. In this film so I have noticed there are al lot of smoking and drinking Vodka and kick ass. The stunt coordinator who has done many films like for John Woo demonstrate here that he is capable of some cool kick ass action. I lost count of the colourful characters, there are Eddie Marsan as Spyglass, Toby Jones as the MI head, John Goodman as the CIA chief and Sofia Boutella  as the French spy Delphine with whom Lorraine has a relationship. The violence is graphic and brutal as all forms of weapons  come into play including corkscrew, lampshade, rope and a red stiletto. Cars pirouette on land and water in a barrage of stunts, But here Charlize incarnate the character beautifully well as always a pleasure to watch. Well she can kick my ass anytime plus a little spanking at the end would be nice. Yes I know I am dreaming. C’est la vie.

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SPLIT (2017)

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A film by M. Night Shyamalan

Cast: James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Haley Lu Richardson

After the visitors the come back film of Shyamalan thank god for that one, the man comes up with this film Split and let me tell you this with all due seriousness here toward three-quarter of the film I knew how he was going to end the film I even knew the scene in the diner and I was going to see that dude there. That is all I am going to say. It was the logical deduction.

Now Three girls are kidnap at a shopping mall by a man. When they wake up they are locked up in this room with a bathroom that is spotless. As they come to find out they were kidnap by a man who has 24 different personalities. Oh! boy that can’t be good. So you are going say ok I know where this is going no you don’t not at the least. We get flashback from the character Casey Cook (Anya Taylor-Joy) who is clearly living with the residue of a trauma to coincide with character motivation. Pay attention about the hesitation of leaving the car after seen a man in the driver seat. There is a reason there. McAvoy, here has been given a cold plate of personalities which he has done an outstanding job here. The story flows like blood in your veins here and Shyamalan shine as a director as well as a story-teller. His scenes are well constructed. Everything has its placed, even the little messages in the film. Of course it is human nature that the women are going to fight in order to get out. They are trying by any mean necessary to get out. In order to do that they have to find out which personalities they need to talk in oder to let them out , attached with humor behind of course. There I can’t say no more than that. Well I am glad he is back. Next film please.

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TRANCE (2013)

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A film by Danny Boyle

Cast: James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson, Vincent Cassel

This film does run an outstanding large twist. This Auctioneer Simon (James McAvoy) at the beginning of the film explain that before robber will get into an auction an steal the painting by intimidation and leaves with the painting. Now those days are over and there are as he explains detector, alarm, security guard, even some Armenian in the back of the van outside of a van in the back of the auction building. They have drills even in case someone is trying to get steal the painting. Simon has to get the painting and drop it off downstairs down a chute to safety. The instructor points out to them don’t be a hero. One day 4 men comes in and try to steal the painting, Simon do like he learn at the drill does not panic and get to the chute to drop the painting when a man Frank (Vincent Cassel) tells him to give him the painting instead Simon tries to play the hero and use the tazer gun on Frank without success in which Frank hits Simon with his shotgun and leaves. he ends up in the hospital and does not remember a thing not even his name. It does not take long to figure out that simon was in on the robbery it does not qualify to be a spoiler. I watch to many movie to figure that one out early on. But when Frank open the case that the painting was in he founds it empty. He get tortured but can’t remember where he left the painting. So Frank tells him to got see an hypnotist to see if he get get to remember where the painting is. Simon bogus excuse he can’t find his keys that’s what he tells her. It does not take long for her that simon is not looking for keys. She confront the rest of the gang but she want tone equal partner. They go along with it. This is a Danny Boyle film and it is character driving in this fast pace crime thriller. It is a slick thriller a very colorful one at that. It moves well and the story telling is great. Some great acting there from the actors. Trance is an psychologic intellectual thriller and you should not miss it.

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WELCOME TO THE PUNCH (2013)

A film by Eran Creevy.
Cast: James McAvoy, Mark Strong, Andrea Riseborough.
Former criminal Jacob Sternwood (who is never been caught) is forced to return to London from his Icelandic hideaway when his son is involved in a heist gone wrong. This gives detective Max Lewinsky one last chance to catch the man he has always been after. As they face off, they start to uncover a deeper conspiracy they both need to solve in order to survive.
Nice stylish metallic, greenish , blueish, film. Creevy kind of rewrote the story of heat and the departed to me he combined both and wrote it to make it his own. not too bad for this film. great action scenes but a little bit predictable. The director loved the crime story china film and want to do a slick action film. I enjoy this one just fine.