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 …

9 New Images from THE RAID 2 Starring Iko Uwais

     February 24, 2014

On the heels of the news that Screen Gems is moving right along with an American remake of the Indonesian actioner The Raid, Sony Pictures Classics has released a batch of new images from director Gareth Evans’ action-packed sequel The Raid …

Sundance 2014: THE RAID 2 Review

     January 22, 2014

When Gareth Evans’ The Raid premiered at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival, audiences were floored.  It was as if someone had smacked us in the face about 800 times, and showed us that the action being churned out by …

New Trailer for Gareth Evans’ THE RAID 2

     January 21, 2014

Sony Pictures Classics has released new trailer for The Raid 2 ahead of tonight’s world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.  The sequel picks up right where the first film left off and follows Rama (Iko Uwais) as he goes undercover and …