FIVE-A-DAY ROUND UP XIII: The Commuter, Hard Powder, Kickboxer: Retaliation, Sinners And Saints: Vengeance, Incoming....And A BONUS!

Liam Neeson starts it all off today with a look at The Commuter. By now a lot of us are already familiarized with the new contained action thriller seeing Neeson's latest team-up with Jaume Collet-Serra about a man forced to play a dangerous game on a high-speed train. As unassuming as she is, Vera Farmiga stars as our villain this time around and with a release date now set for January 12 and 19 in the U.S. and U.K. respectively.

Hans Petter Moland sets things two for two today with a look at Hard Powder also starring Liam Neeson. Taking cues from his own 2014 crime comedy about a humble snowplow driver who sets out to investigate his son's murder only to offset a turf war between two gangs, a release date remains pending while Neeson is joined by Emmy Rossum, Julia Jones, Tom Bateman and William Forsythe. The remake doesn't have a release date yet and until then, I highly recommend catching the original. If you haven't yet, here is the original trailer to inspire you:

Setting the tone for something a bit more keen toward the martial arts action crowd is Kickboxer: Retaliation, following the events of Kickboxer: Vengeance in which our hero fighter, Kurt Sloan, now winds up back in Thailand and behind bars only to face a "mountain"-sized threat in an underground ring. Dimitri Logothetis directs with rising star Alain Moussi leading the way once again next to Jean-Claude Van Damme reprising, and Christopher Lambert and Mike Tyson also starring from Well Go USA early next year!

Sinners And Saints was a solid crime thriller introduced to the masses in 2010. Now aiming for a standalone reboot to launch a hopeful franchise, William Kaufman is back at the helm for Sinners And Saints: Vengeance pairing Johnny Strong with Scott Adkins for the story of a NOLA detective arriving in Moscow to avenge the murder of his partner with the help of an old war buddy. This one should be in production as we speak so expect to hear more a little more about this one later in 2018. And yes, a viewing of the 2010 original would definitely serve you well. Sample it:

Want more Adkins for your appetite? Then you've got Incoming, wrapped and ready to go at XLrator with next year's Accident Man starring as a CIA agent who aims to designate an International Space Station-turned-prison facility for his own means in the wake of an uprising by the inmates looking to weaponize it as a missle aimed at Moscow, all while a rookie pilot and a shuttle doctor try to foil the deadly insurrection. Eric Zaragoza makes his directorial debut from a story conceived by producers Rick Benattar and Nigel Thomas, and screenwriter Jorge Saralegui.

Get ready for another five tomorrow! 😉
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