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Accident Man: Hitman’s Holiday | A Bigger, Better and More Bonkers Sequel

Hitman’s Holiday is far more action packed, stylish and wittier than the first. Delivering an incredibly fun and bonkers experience that action movie fans and martial arts fans will adore.

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Bigger, bolder and far better than the first, Accident Man: Hitman’s Holiday is everything fans could have wanted, and so much more. The action is far more thrilling and engaging, the comedy is much wittier and the characters are pure bonkers, making Accident Man 2 and absolute joy and pleasure to watch.

Mike Fallon (Scott Adkins), aka. The Accident Man, is back, but this time Fallon is on a deadly mission to protect the ungrateful son of an infamous Mafia boss, in order to save his friends life. However, the only thing that stands in his way, is an onslaught of the worlds deadliest assassins.

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Before I get too deep into this review, it has to be put on record that I am a huge Scott Adkins fan, so if I end up gushing over his films or even Adkins himself, you know why. His films are dreadfully underated, especially in the action genre, and he is an action star that deserves much more recognition and praise than what he receives.

But anyway on to the review. Accident Man: Hitman’s Holiday is jam packed full of phenomenal action scenes. The choreography was phenomenal, the cinematography was pristine and the physicality of all the actors was of course exceptional. The camera was used brilliantly during the action. The camera moved with the action, feeling fast and snappy that only accentuated each hit, making the action much more immersive and engaging. As an action movie fan, its so hard not to love this movie.

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This film is non stop and moves by at a very quick pace, which only adds to the films fun and frenetic energy. Perhaps this is helped by its short run time, but for my fellow action fans out there, you are not gonna want this experience to end.

The characters are more over the top and simply more ridiculous than the first. Lets do a quick head count shall we. We have Freya Du Preeze (Zara Phythian), aka The Angel of Death, a highly skilled assassin comparable to the likes of James Bond and John Wick (of course, because every assassin film needs one). We also get introduced to Yendi (Faisal Mohammed), The Vampire and yes, you guessed it, he loves the taste of blood. Next up, we have Silas (Peter Lee Thomas) the San Fransisco Strangler, an ex model who has an odd taste for strangling. Then we are introduced to the most insane of them all, Poco The Clown (Beau Fowler), a clown who is invulnerable to any sort of pain. And finally we are introduced to a Shinobi esque warrior Oyumi (Andy Long). These characters are all insane, hilarious and downright ridiculous, but it makes Accident Man 2 so much more fun and entertaining.

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Outside of the action, Mike Fallon’s character gets far more development, allowing him to open up, make friends and deal with the guilt he feels after everything that happened in the first flick. By no means is Accident Man 2 a deep character study, but its not trying to be. The film attempts to add more layers to it and it genuinly works.

The biggest surprise was the films comedy and wit. The first Accident Man isn’t necessarily that funny, but Accident Man 2 is downright hilarious, landing every joke and insult brilliantly.

All in all, Accident Man: Hitman’s Holiday is a joyous thrill ride, presenting phenomenal action scenes, hilarious comedy and over the top comedy. The film flies by and is incredibly short, which does work in the films favour, even if you are an action fan like myself and are just clambering for so much more.

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Olly Dyche is a British film critic and self proclaimed professional nerd. As a member of the International Film Society Critics, Olly has had much experience as a film critic and journalist. His passion for film has inspired him to do what he does best. That being, staying anti-social, watching any and every movie and TV show he can, as well as giving his "professional" opinions whether you ask for it or not. With his Cineworld Unlimited card (input cheeky plug here) you will most likely find Olly at his local Cineworld cinema, chomping down on some sweet (yeah, that's right sweet over salted baby) popcorn whilst soaking in the glorious visuals of the latest big screen release, most likely, a horror, comic book or Disney movie.

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‘Blade’ Finds Its Director as Marvel Hires ‘Lovecraft Country’s’ Yann Demange for the Job

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It has been since July 2019 that 2-time Oscar-winning actor Mahershala Ali was brought in for a meeting with Marvel and asked to “pick a character” that he would want to play within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He selected the sword-wielding vampire hunter Blade, who was previously portrayed by Wesley Snipes on screen from 1998-2004. Though the announcement of Ali joining the MCU came before the 2020s, there has been a lack of news, and maybe even some that would categorize as bad news since hiring and then losing director Bassam Tariq due to creative differences. However, there is finally news on who will come in to right the ship for Ali and Marvel.

It has been reported by multiple outlets that Yann Demange (’71, Lovecraft Country) is set to helm the reboot of Blade for Marvel and will come along with a new writer as Michael Starrbury (When They See Us, Colin in Black and White) will write the newest draft of the script. Marvel has said that it aims for Blade to have a darker tone than other MCU projects. With Demange’s resume, his hiring makes sense in relation to past projects that he could be an inspired choice to direct this particular film. 

The film was originally set to begin filming this month but due to Tariq’s falling out with the studio, Marvel took their time taking pitches for weeks to find the tonal remedy and cohesiveness needed to move forward with the pic. Demange has other high-profile projects in development currently in addition to Blade including a reboot of 1981’s sci-fi thriller Scanners and Exit West, feature film collaboration for Netflix with Demange directing Riz Ahmed for the Obamas production company, Higher Ground.

Mahershala Ali is a 2-time winner in the category of Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role at the Academy Awards for Best Picture winners Moonlight and Green Book. Additionally, Ali was most recently seen (or heard) in Swan Song for AppleTV+ and his first role as Blade in a short off-screen voiceover in a post-credit scene in Eternals interacting with Kit Harington’s Dane Whitman. He’ll star next in the animated film, Wildwood from Laika Studios along with Carey Mulligan, Angela Bassett, Awkwafina and Jacob Tremblay which is set to be released in 2023.

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Bradley Cooper Set as Lead in Steven Spielberg’s Reimagining of 1968’s ‘Bullitt’

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 It was just a few years ago that Oscar-nominated actor Bradley Cooper was courting offers from tons of directors such as Adam McKay, Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino before settling on two films that released last year and were nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards. Cooper selected the lead role in Guillermo del Toro’s Nightmare Alley and a small, supporting role in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Licorice Pizza. Following the success of his own directorial debut, A Star is Born, Cooper was highly coveted and now, he’s about to work with the most famous filmmaker of all-time. 

According to Deadline, Bradley Cooper will star in the latest film from Steven Spielberg which will be a new original take on the legendary character Frank Bullitt played by Steve McQueen. The report details that the movie is not a remake of the original film, Bullitt, but a completely new idea that is centered around the character from the 1968 crime thriller. In the original movie, Bullitt is a sensible police officer from San Francisco who’s on the hunt for a mobster that killed one his witnesses in a case he’s on. The role is one of the more quintessential roles of McQueen’s career, so it’s interesting that someone of Spielberg’s stature would want to recreate the character for an actor such as Cooper. Having said that, this is an all-star pairing and continues Cooper’s streak of working with some of the best working directors in Hollywood. The film will be written by Josh Singer, who previously penned Spotlight and The Post.

The report also notes that the development of this project has been in the works since the COVID-19 pandemic. Spielberg and Cooper have been trying to work together ever since American Sniper, a film for which Cooper earned his third and fourth Oscar nominations, which eventually was helmed by Clint Eastwood. After that partnership fell through, Spielberg reached out to Cooper to direct his Leonard Bernstein biopic, Maestro, which Cooper eventually obliged. Following his performance and achievement in directing A Star is Born, Spielberg thought that after years of developing Maestro but maybe not having the time to direct himself, he handed the film off to the multihyphenate. Spielberg is currently on a press tour for his semi-autobiographical film, The Fabelmans which stars Paul Dano, Michelle Williams and Seth Rogen coming off of the heels of his incarnation of West Side Story which released in 2021.

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Netflix Adds Prestige to Action/Comedy ‘Back in Action,’ Adds Glenn Close and Kyle Chandler to Cast

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Cameron Diaz’s return to acting is drawing more A-list talent for the streaming action-comedy. According to a report from Deadline, Glenn Close and Kyle Chandler will join the cast for Back in Action alongside Diaz and Jamie Foxx. The project was announced via Foxx’s Instagram back in June and has many excited as it will be Diaz’s first film since Annie back in 2014. 

The plot details are being held under wraps for now, but Back in Action will be directed by Seth Gordon, who previously directed Horrible Bosses and Baywatch. The cast assembled is exciting as almost everything Jamie Foxx is in recently is at least worth pure entertainment value while Close and Chandler bring prestige to the project as well.

Chandler will be seen next in Netflix’s Slumberland which premieres this Friday, November 18th. Chandler has been seen mostly on television recently with supporting roles in Paramount+’s Mayor of Kingstown and Showtime’s Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber alongside Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Uma Thurman.

Glenn Close has been nominated for 8 Oscars, including most recently in 2021 for Netflix’s Hillbilly Elegy. She also recently appeared in Season 2 of AppleTV+ original, Tehran and the AppleTV+ original movie, Swan Song with Mahershala Ali. She’ll next appear in the horror film, The Deliverance directed by Lee Daniels acting alongside Caleb McLaughlin and Aunjanue Ellis.

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