Kingsman: The Golden Circle Review

With Kingsman: The Golden Circle, the sequel to 2014’s Kingsman: The Secret Service, director Matthew Vaughn has once again tailored a film that’s an outlandish mix of over-the-top action, subversive social commentary, and oddly sweet character dynamics. As absurd, ultra-violent, and darkly humorous as it can get, The Golden Circle remembers that its heart and humor comes from remaining emotionally invested in its endearing protagonists.

The Golden Circle fearlessly lays waste to much of what was so precisely established in the first film as the Kingsman organization comes under attack from a mysterious drug cartel. After Eggsy's (Taron Egerton) still relatively new world is violently turned upside down he, along with his tech guru Merlin, must seek aid from the Kingsman’s American counterparts, the Statesman. Along the way, Eggsy is shocked to discover that his Kingsman mentor Harry Hart (Colin Firth) is, in fact, still alive albeit not quite his old self.

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First Trailer for Crime Drama ‘November Criminals’ with Ansel Elgort

November Criminals Trailer

"My friend just got killed… You can't expect me just to sit around and not do anything about it!" Sony has debuted the first official trailer for a crime drama titled November Criminals, from the director of Anvil: The Story of Anvil and Hitchcock previously. Adapted from Sam Munson's novel of the same name, the story is about a high schooler who takes on his own investigation of a murder in Washington D.C. The film stars Ansel Elgort and Chloe Grace Moretz, along with Catherine Keener, David Strathairn, Cory Hardrict, Terry Kinney, Danny Flaherty, Victor Williams, and Tessa Albertson. Maybe it is just because I'm seeing Ansel Elgort once again, but this reminds me of so many other films recently, including Paper Towns and Netflix's "13 Reasons Why". Here's to hoping it's good, but I'm not entirely sure just yet. ›››

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Morgan Freeman in Full Trailer for Action Comedy ‘Just Getting Started’

Just Getting Started Trailer

"I've got a big secret, wanna hear?" Broad Green Pictures has unveiled an official trailer for the new old-timers action comedy Just Getting Started, formerly titled Villa Capri until this official trailer arrived. From director Ron Shelton (of Bull Durham, White Men Can't Jump, Tin Cup) the film is about an ex-FBI agent and an ex-mob lawyer in the witness protection program who have to get over their petty old folks' home rivalry in order to save themselves from a mob hit. Morgan Freeman and Tommy Lee Jones star, with a cast including Glenne Headly, Rene Russo, Joe Pantoliano, Elizabeth Ashley, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Graham Beckel, and Mel Raido. This seems to be another one of those super cheesy "old people can still be funny" comedies we see all the time that really aren't that funny. This is definitely not for me. ›››

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