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Old 08-31-20, 01:18 AM
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Ava (2020) -- S: Jessica Chastain, John Malkovich, Common, Colin Farrell








Ava is a deadly assassin who works for a black ops organization, traveling the globe specializing in high profile hits. When a job goes dangerously wrong she is forced to fight for her own survival.

Starring: Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell, Common and John Malkovich Directed by: Tate Taylor




This comes out September 25th. But, if you have DirecTV, you can watch it now for an $11 rental. It's a 1 month exclusive window for them.

This completely flew under my radar. The trailer looks good.


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Re: Ava (2020) -- S: Jessica Chastain, John Malkovich, Common, Colin Farrell

Looks good, I'll check it out at some point.
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Re: Ava (2020) -- S: Jessica Chastain, John Malkovich, Common, Colin Farrell

Ah, Chastain posted a video on Instagram this past weekend of her and Farrell practicing some fighting moves. I had no idea what it was for. This looks pretty good. Anything with Chastain in, I'll watch in a heartbeat.
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Re: Ava (2020) -- S: Jessica Chastain, John Malkovich, Common, Colin Farrell

So I do have DirecTV and I watched this late last night.

It was okay. Not the best Chastain movie. There is some good action and hand to hand combat scenes. She did look credible performing those scenes. But, overall it's not a very memorable movie. Definitely not a female John Wick. As far as badass female action movies goes, I liked Peppermint much more.

The scene with her in the red dress in the trailer was a pretty badass sequence and I also enjoyed her fight scene with Farrell.

I'd give this a C+ mainly for the talent and action. Story was kinda meh for me. If you can get this for a cheap $5-6 rental come release date in September and like Chastain and have 97 minutes to kill, then I say go for it.

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Re: Ava (2020) -- S: Jessica Chastain, John Malkovich, Common, Colin Farrell

I have Directv but want to netflix or redbox this.
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Re: Ava (2020) -- S: Jessica Chastain, John Malkovich, Common, Colin Farrell

Originally Posted by DJariya
So I do have DirecTV and I watched this late last night.

It was okay. Not the best Chastain movie. There is some good action and hand to hand combat scenes. She did look credible performing those scenes. But, overall it's not a very memorable movie. Definitely not a female John Wick. As far as badass female action movies goes, I liked Peppermint much more.

The scene with her in the red dress in the trailer was a pretty badass sequence and I also enjoyed her fight scene with Farrell.

I'd give this a C+ mainly for the talent and action. Story was kinda meh for me. If you can get this for a cheap $5-6 rental come release date in September and like Chastain and have 97 minutes to kill, then I say go for it.
Agree with everything here word for word. It's fast paced and action packed, but everyone has seen this movie a thousands times before. An enjoyable time passer and nothing more. Same rating from me.
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Re: Ava (2020) -- S: Jessica Chastain, John Malkovich, Common, Colin Farrell

I got a free rental from Fandango Now. I might use it on this. I Love Chastain, but maybe she's a little old for this part? Is that sexist? I don't think anyone would say that about a 43 year old male assassin.

Thought this was funny in the trailer credits :



Yes, Common is an Oscar winner. For co-writing the song "Glory" from the movie Selma. Unless he wrote a rap verse in this movie's theme song, I don't really think that's all that relevant here.
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Denzel is rocking it in his late 60’s. If Chastain can make it look real, then I hope she can be in her 40’s or 60’s and go for these kinds of action flicks.
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Re: Ava (2020) -- S: Jessica Chastain, John Malkovich, Common, Colin Farrell

The "And" should refer to Geena Davis since she has not done a movie in years unless Colin had a small role in that movie or two scenes.
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Re: Ava (2020) -- S: Jessica Chastain, John Malkovich, Common, Colin Farrell

Originally Posted by JeffTheAlpaca
I have Directv but want to netflix or redbox this.
No you just don't want to spend $11 bucks on an on demand rental.
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Re: Ava (2020) -- S: Jessica Chastain, John Malkovich, Common, Colin Farrell

Originally Posted by JeffTheAlpaca
The "And" should refer to Geena Davis since she has not done a movie in years unless Colin had a small role in that movie or two scenes.
That's incorrect. The "And" credit is a special contractual thing usually used for high profile actors when they sign on for a movie or TV show. Farrell's agents probably had that language written in.

It has nothing to do with someone who hasn't worked in a while.
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Re: Ava (2020) -- S: Jessica Chastain, John Malkovich, Common, Colin Farrell

I couldn't buy Chastain as an action star in Huntsman: Winter's War and I doubt I will in this one. I will wait until this hits iTunes on demand then give it a shot. Looks like it belongs on demand.
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Re: Ava (2020) -- S: Jessica Chastain, John Malkovich, Common, Colin Farrell

FYI, this is out today for everyone now.

It's a $7 rental and a $13 purchase at Vudu

https://www.vudu.com/content/movies/details/Ava/1492072


Reviews are pretty brutal.

https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/ava_2020_2

27% critics and 40% audience

So it's up to you if you want to get your Chastain fix or not.
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Re: Ava (2020) -- S: Jessica Chastain, John Malkovich, Common, Colin Farrell

I indeed wanted to get my Chastain fix so I rented this. She is great and there is a really good supporting cast here, but the script is terrible and the movie looked cheap as hell. I'm surprised she would want to produce such a shitty script let alone star in it.
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Re: Ava (2020) -- S: Jessica Chastain, John Malkovich, Common, Colin Farrell

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I indeed wanted to get my Chastain fix so I rented this. She is great and there is a really good supporting cast here, but the script is terrible and the movie looked cheap as hell. I'm surprised she would want to produce such a shitty script let alone star in it.

I've noticed that about a lot of her movies. She seems more interested in picking roles where she plays the lead regardless of script quality or anything else.
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Re: Ava (2020) -- S: Jessica Chastain, John Malkovich, Common, Colin Farrell

Not horrible though it slowed down once Ava reconnected with her family and ex.

No bonus features on the blu-ray.

A rare 2020 movie you can rent and watch on a Sat though it comes out on Netflix streaming next week.

I liked the Dave Gahan with Goldfrapp song in the final fight scene.

At first I thought it was a Depeche Mode masterpiece from one of their newer albums that I ignored.

It seems like Colin Ferrell is getting pigeonholed as the villain or heel in most of his recent movies.

Don't know if that is what he is choosing or directors don't want him as the good guy anymore and that time passed in the early 2000's after he had several flops as the main lead.

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Re: Ava (2020) -- S: Jessica Chastain, John Malkovich, Common, Colin Farrell

this comes to Netflix on Dec 7th or so. I'll probably give it a watch at some point. Kinda cool it's filmed in Boston.
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Now up on the Netflix.
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Re: Ava (2020) -- S: Jessica Chastain, John Malkovich, Common, Colin Farrell

This was just OK. Iím a big fan of Chastain and she did a good job with what she had but the script just wasnít that exciting. The fight scenes were well done and Chastain holds her own in them but the movie just never feels like it gets going. I kept expecting it to pick up at certain points and then...it just didnít.

The family stuff wasnít terribly worthwhile and there was a weird, unneeded subplot about gambling that just felt like filler in a movie filled with filler.

The actors were good. As I said, Chastain was pretty good as were Farrell and Malkovich. It was also nice to see Geena Davis again.
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Re: Ava (2020) -- S: Jessica Chastain, John Malkovich, Common, Colin Farrell

Damn! I hoped this was gonna be a biopic of Ava Gardner.



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Re: Ava (2020) -- S: Jessica Chastain, John Malkovich, Common, Colin Farrell

Interestingly, I re-watched 1996's Long Kiss Goodnight yesterday and then started to watch this after. I have a feeling the casting of Geena Davis was an attempt to look clever and link two female lead action movies, but it came across as contrived. It seemed to have some strong elements, but like everyone else mentioned looked like it was going to get bogged down with personal problem subplots. Will finish at a later date.
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Re: Ava (2020) -- S: Jessica Chastain, John Malkovich, Common, Colin Farrell

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Fuck Jessica Chatain. No talent, unlike able, terrible personality on talk shows, boring ass actress.
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Why do you even bother watching a movie with her in it? Life that boring?
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Re: Ava (2020) -- S: Jessica Chastain, John Malkovich, Common, Colin Farrell

I thought 'Ava' was fairly awful, despite all those familiar faces. And I was really looking forward to it, fwiw.
A couple of the action sequences - specifically the one where she has to escape the hotel in Saudi Arabia - were solid and fun, but the overall storytelling was chock full of tired genre tropes/cliches.

Malkovich is always watchable, but his presence wasn't enough to help me want to get through this.

To quote 'A Fish Called Wanda' : DISAPPOINTED!
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Re: Ava (2020) -- S: Jessica Chastain, John Malkovich, Common, Colin Farrell

Originally Posted by Dr. DVD
Interestingly, I re-watched 1996's Long Kiss Goodnight yesterday and then started to watch this after. I have a feeling the casting of Geena Davis was an attempt to look clever and link two female lead action movies, but it came across as contrived.
I think you might have put more thought into this than the filmmakers. I think their whole thought process was ďOh look, we got two redheads.Ē

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