If there’s one thing that director Paul Feig is proving with newest action comedy, Spy, it’s the danger of underestimating a good thing. The new film starring Melissa McCarthy and action star Jason Statham has already received several upworthy reviews following its SXSW premiere earlier this month, landing this as a considerably entertaining piece of work from the Feig/McCarthy duo in lieu of their forthcoming Ghostbusters prosepcts.
Keep this in mind, should the earlier red and green-band trailers from January have slipped under your radar, as the film just got a new trailer which you can now watch below ahead of its June 5 release. And to say the least, with some cool R-rated action to accommodate, McCarthy doesn’t miss a beat here either.
Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency’s most dangerous missions. But when her partner (Jude Law) falls off the grid and another top agent (Jason Statham) is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global disaster.
Watch the brand new trailer for #SpyMovie, starring Jason Statham and @MelissaMcCarthy. In theaters 6/5! https://t.co/QHS6DxSrBN
— Spy Movie (@SpytheMovie) March 31, 2015
Writer and director Gareth Evans‘ new epic action thriller, The Raid 2, has already become a hit among critics since its debut at the Sundace Film Festival two months ago. And with screenings between last month and other early March events preceding the film’s wide release beginning March 28, the film has already garnered its fair share of poster art, including a New Zealand/Australian and an Indonesian print. Alas, with the film’s push in other markets, there are more to come, and thus Entertainment Weekly forwarded an exclusive look at the latest poster for the film being heralded as one of the greatest action movies ever made.
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The Raid 2 follows up the events of the first film with a largely new cast of killers, gangsters to comprise Jakarta’s seedy underworld of criminal activity with Indonesian action sensation Iko Uwais as the rookie cop forced to walk the fine line between the law and the lawless in order to protect his family and root out the corruption in his police force. The film will also serve as an interquel for the next film as per Evans‘ original plan for a trilogy, so keep your eyes peeled everyone. The story is far from over!
Uwais stars with Tio Pakusadewo, Arifin Putra, Kenichi Endo, Oka Antara and Alex Abbad with Julie Estelle, Cecep Arif Rahman and returning actors Donny Alamsyah and Yayan Ruhian.
He thought it was over. After fighting his way out of a building filled with gangsters and madmen – a fight that left the bodies of police and gangsters alike piled in the halls – rookie Jakarta cop Rama thought it was done and he could resume a normal life. He couldn’t have been more wrong.
Formidable though they may have been, Rama’s opponents in that fateful building were nothing more than small fish swimming in a pond much larger than he ever dreamed possible. And his triumph over the small fry has attracted the attention of the predators farther up the food chain. His family at risk, Rama has only one choice to protect his infant son and wife: He must go undercover to enter the criminal underworld himself and climb through the hierarchy of competing forces until it leads him to the corrupt politicians and police pulling the strings at the top of the heap.
And so Rama begins a new odyssey of violence, a journey that will force him to set aside his own life and history and take on a new identity as the violent offender “Yuda.” In prison he must gain the confidence of Uco – the son of a prominent gang kingpin – to join the gang himself, laying his own life on the line in a desperate all-or-nothing gambit to bring the whole rotten enterprise to an end.