After the back to back disapointments of The Green Lantern and The Change up, Ryan Reynolds is in need of a good movie. Anybody who has seen The Nines can testify that he is more than just a pretty face, but his recent film choices have been a set back in a promising career.
His latest film Safe House, sees Reynolds team up with the always dependable Denzel Washington who plays Tobin Frost, the criminal Reynolds is entrusted to protect. When the safe house they are in is compromised, it’s up to Reynolds to get Frost to safety.
Kate Beckinsale returns to wearing a black PVC jumpsuit to play Vampire warrioress Selene in Underworld: Awakening. This fourth movie in the franchise is set 12 years after the events of Underworld: Evolution, which sees Selene awake to a world where Lycans and Vampires are hunted by man. Following in the footsteps of Michael Sheen, Derek Jacobi and Bill Nighy are Charles Dance and Stephen Rea, say what you like about the series they have always attracted noted British actors. I’ve found the Underworld films to be enjoyable if somewhat void of logic. Be warned though, it’s in 3D.
Finally, the big screen remake of 21 Jump Street arrives next year as well. Starring Channing Tatum and a slimmed down Jonah Hill, the plot remains the same which sees the mismatched duo go undercover at a high school to bring down a criminal network. Johnny Depp is said to have a cameo in the remake but I remain unsold by the trailer. Clearly trying to recapture the success of other R rated comedies, a couple of laughs aside they seem to be trying too hard.
I did have to watch it twice as I struggled to accept it really was Jonah Hill, it is.