For action fans looking for new movies to stream, there are plenty of car chases, explosions, and fist fights to go through. We help by providing some streaming highlights.
‘The lower end of the bell’
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Loosely based on the 1984 hijacking of Indian Airlines Flight 421 by Pakistani terrorists, director Ranjit M Tewari’s gripping spy film “Bell Bottom” follows an apparent employee with more than just knowledge of past situations. air hostages. Anshul Malhotra (Akshay Kumar) is the titular Bell Bottom, codenamed because of his pants. Years earlier, his mother died in a hijacking carried out by Doddy (Zain Khan Durrani). Malhotra has since made it her mission to prevent such tragedies from happening again.
While Doddy is also at the origin of a new terrorist attack, Malhotra fights against a bigger enemy. Internal politicians who hope to keep the fragile peace between India and Pakistan are working against him behind the scenes. From woozy score to trendy chic, “Bell Bottom” vibrates with 1970s James Bond verve. The climactic covert operation is a car chase through a sandstorm, enhanced by a distinctly melee combat scene. changed between Malhotra and the terrorists. The film offers an exciting Indian take on the spy film genre.
‘Firedrake: The Silver Dragon’
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Director Tomer Eshed’s animated adventure “Firedrake: The Silver Dragon” poses a mythological past where humans and dragons lived in harmony until humans began to hunt them. Nowadays, dragons are in hiding. Firedrake (voiced by Thomas Brodie-Sangster), a young dragon, one day spots a factory near their secluded harbor. In an effort to save his species, he sets out with his best friend, Sorrell (Felicity Jones), a fox, to find “the edge of the sky”, the legendary resting place of the dragons.
Adapted from the German children’s novel “Dragon Rider” by Cornelia Funke, this whimsical film does not hide its influence (it is a nod to the “How to Train Your Dragon” trilogy). During Firedrake’s journey, he encounters a metallic cannibal dragon, Nettlebrand (Patrick Stewart). He also teams up with Ben (Freddie Highmore), a disruptive orphan teenager posing as a Firerider, someone who can ride dragons.
This lively gem takes a look at how families are created and delves into self-discovery. The vibrant mid-air flights between Nettlebrand and Firedrake are the film’s greatest source of excitement, culminating in a showdown in a golden ironwork.
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Hailing from Nollywood, the Nigerian action comedy “Quam’s Money”, directed by Kayode Kasum, is the sequel to the 2018 film “New Money”. He follows a security guard turned millionaire known as Sweet Boy Q (Falz). Called “Swag’s Patron Saint,” the self-proclaimed “most confirmed bachelor” in Nigeria, he made his fortune in cryptocurrency. Now the nouveau riche Q is spending his nights wasting his money. One evening, he meets a disturbing shark: Ozzy (Nse Ikpe-Etim). She runs a group of scammers, the Borrow Borrow Boys, taking the flamboyant Q for every penny he has.
Set to an Ennio Morricone-inspired soundtrack, the film traces Q across Nigeria to find the people who stole his money. Falz gives an inspired comedic performance, speaking with the quick barker-like confidence of a self-made millionaire. He also imbues the jester character with real gravity and pathos. In the final stages, the film switches to a heist film where gun-wielding villains aim to intimidate Q and the wealthy Nigerian elite into submitting. The surprising twists and turns of Chinaza Onuzo’s funny and eerie storyline left me guessing until the very end.
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Post-apocalyptic Western set in the not-so-distant future, Jon Keeyes’ film uses the Covid-19 pandemic as a premise for the fall of civilization. In Matthew Rogers’ skinny script, it’s been 592 days since the appearance of the Delta strain, a highly contagious and very deadly iteration of the virus. To fight the epidemic, the US government has created isolation camps to house uninfected people. One of these outposts, Camp Bastion, suffered a rash of the disease. The only survivor is Aaron (John Malkovich), a psychotic messianic cult leader of marauding land pirates.
Aaron, however, is not the main character of “The Survivalist”. That honor goes to Ben (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), a former FBI agent who sheltered the hunted Sarah (Ruby Modine). Aaron’s gang believe Sarah, whose immunity to the virus makes her a perfect test subject, can end the pandemic, freeing them from their apocalyptic hellish landscape. In a shootout on a farm, Ben fights Aaron’s death squad on his own. Malkovich delivers a menacing performance in a film filled with a ram truck, a string of bullets and a final bloody execution.
“SAS: The rise of the black swan”
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Grace Lewis (Ruby Rose) is with the Black Swans, a family military organization run by her father, William (Tom Wilkinson), and brother Oliver (Owain Yeoman). The trio are facing war criminal charges after video of a massacre they committed to make room for an oil pipeline in the Gveli Pass in the Republic of Georgia went viral.
Their employer, the British government, decides to burn them down, sending Tom Buckingham (Sam Heughan), a millionaire SAS operator, and military commander George Clements (Andy Serkis), to do the job.
After her father is killed by the SAS, Grace seeks revenge by taking hostage a train carrying Buckingham, his fiancee, and the other passengers. In this film, directed by Magnus Martens, the firefights, especially the opening slaughter, are shot with clarity, as Benji Merrison’s tense score provides the propulsion. The fiercest fights between Grace and Buckingham take place within the claustrophobic confines of a rail tunnel, allowing for well-mounted tactical melees in this bloody quest for revenge.