THE RAID Actors to Appear in STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

     January 5, 2015

Ever since J.J. Abrams first signed on to direct Star Wars: The Force Awakens, he and producer Kathleen Kennedy have expressed an emphasis on practical effects versus digital.  Fully aware that audiences were less-than-enthused by the overload of CGI in …

THE RAID 2 Blu-ray Review

     August 8, 2014

Coming back for a sequel, Gareth Evans’ follow up to The Raid, The Raid: Berandal is a much bigger film in every respect.  It’s scope (2.35:1) instead of flat (1.85:1), it’s a full fifty minutes longer, and it features some …

THE RAID 2 Review

     March 28, 2014

[This is a re-post of my review from the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.  The Raid 2 opens today in limited release.] When Gareth Evans’ The Raid premiered at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival, audiences were floored. It was as …