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Octogeek – M. Night Shyamalan’s Split, Life and Captain America’s a cool dad

November 2, 2016 Paul Caldwell 0 Comments

This week we’ve trailers for a couple of upcoming films including M. Night Shyamalan’s latest attempt to make us think the story is going in one direction and follows a certain set of assumptions when actually it’s revealed that there was something else going on all along and now the narrative may not play out as you once thought.

Man Down

Shia LaBeouf stars as Greg Davies in the movie version of the popular Channel 4 sitcom. Here’s the synopsis and trailer.

When U.S. Marine Gabriel Drummer (Shia LaBeouf) returns home from his tour in Afghanistan, he finds that the place he once called home is no better than the battlefields he fought on overseas. Accompanied by his best friend Devin Roberts (Jai Courtney), a hardnosed marine whose natural instinct is to shoot first and ask questions later, he searches desperately for the whereabouts of his estranged son, Jonathan (Charlie Shotwell) and wife, Natalie (Kate Mara). In their search, the two intercept Charles (Clifton Collins Jr.), a man carrying vital information about the whereabouts of Gabriel’s family. As we revisit the past, we are guided in unraveling the puzzle of Gabriel’s experience and what will eventually lead us to finding his family. The psychological suspense thriller MAN DOWN also stars Gary Oldman.

Split

M. Night Shyamalan is back and this time he’s brought the young Charles Xavier along for the ride. Lets twist again, like we did last summer.

While the mental divisions of those with dissociative identity disorder have long fascinated and eluded science, it is believed that some can also manifest unique physical attributes for each personality, a cognitive and physiological prism within a single being. Though Kevin (James McAvoy) has evidenced 23 personalities to his trusted psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher (Betty Buckley), there remains one still submerged who is set to materialize and dominate all the others. Compelled to abduct three teenage girls led by the willful, observant Casey (Anya Taylor-Joy, The Witch), Kevin reaches a war for survival among all of those contained within him—as well as everyone around him—as the walls between his compartments shatter apart.

xXx: The Return of Xander Cage

It’s the movie that everyone has been waiting for. It’s so good that Xander is returning. The last movie left so many questions unanswered.

The third explosive chapter of the blockbuster franchise that redefined the spy thriller finds extreme athlete turned government operative Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) coming out of self-imposed exile and on a collision course with deadly alpha warrior Xiang and his team in a race to recover a sinister and seemingly unstoppable weapon known as Pandora’s Box. Recruiting an all-new group of thrill-seeking cohorts, Xander finds himself enmeshed in a deadly conspiracy that points to collusion at the highest levels of world governments. Packed with the series’ signature deadpan wit and bad-ass attitude, “xXx: THE RETURN OF XANDER CAGE” will raise the bar on extreme action with some of the most mind-blowing stunts to ever be caught on film.

Gifted

This looks like it might a decent enough heartwarming, isn’t childhood precious, isn’t Captain America a great dad kind of movie. I just can’t imagine when I’d ever watch it. Top marks for casting a kid that doesnt make me want to drill a hole in my head. There must be like 5 kids in the world that can act and dont come off like Jake Lloyd. That kid from Iron Man 3 is one too so there must be 3 more out there….

Frank Adler (Chris Evans) is a single man raising a child prodigy – his spirited young niece Mary (Mckenna Grace) – in a coastal town in Florida. Frank’s plans for a normal school life for Mary are foiled when the seven-year-old’s mathematical abilities come to the attention of Frank’s formidable mother Evelyn (Lindsay Duncan) whose plans for her granddaughter threaten to separate Frank and Mary. Octavia Spencer plays Roberta, Frank and Mary’s landlady and best friend. Jenny Slate is Mary’s teacher, Bonnie, a young woman whose concern for her student develops into a connection with her uncle as well.

Life

This one’s written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (Deadpool, Zombieland), and stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Hiroyuki Sanada, Olga Dihovichnaya, Ariyon Bakare, and Ryan Reynold. It looks like a sort of horror version of Gravity with the tagline from Jurassic Park. Not a bad combo.

Life tells the story of the six-member crew of the International Space Station that is on the cutting edge of one of the most important discoveries in human history: the first evidence of extraterrestrial life on Mars. As the crew begins to conduct research, their methods end up having unintended consequences and the life form proves more intelligent than anyone ever expected.

 

#Gifted#Life#M. Night Shyamalan#Man Down#Split#xXx#xXx: The Return of Xander Cage

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