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Three Actors From ‘The Raid’ Will Appear In ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’
eelyajekiM   |  

The Raid 2

Star Wars: The Force Awakens already tops many critics most anticipated lists, and with good reason. But the latest news is giving us another reason to be excited for this very highly anticipated film.

If the reports are true, three of the principle actors from The Raid and The Raid 2: Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian (who played Mad Dog and Prakoso in the films), and Cecep Arif Rahman (who played “The Assassin” and had a fight scene towards the end of The Raid 2) have roles in the film, and could be involved in a much larger capacity. And if you have seen either of Gareth Evans’ films, that means the action sequences in J.J. Abrams‘ upcoming movie should be awesome. Hit the jump for the full report.

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Mike Lee’s Top 15 Films Of 2014
eelyajekiM   |  

Mike's Top 15 Films of 2014

Now that 2014 is over, we are left with deciding which movies were the best of the year. Contrary to to what the box office says, 2014 was a pretty amazing year in film. But as I look back at the 100 or so films that I have seen in the past year, the following 15 films are the ones that I have seen repeatedly, could not stop talking about, or have had the biggest impact one me. Of course this is a subjective list, as there are plenty of other films that I have and have not seen that are or could be better, but honestly, these 15 left the biggest impact on me. I’ll also throw in a couple of honorable mentions. Hit the jump to check it out.

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My Top Ten Movies Of 2014 (So Far)
Seandps   |  

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As the big summer movie season is winding down and soon it will be Oscar season, it’s that time of the year to figure out what my top ten movies of the year, as we just passed the halfway point of the year. At this point I have seen 54 new movies, and once again, this includes any new or old movie that I have seen for the first time. And so the first cut, is the easiest, as I get rid of any movie that didn’t come out in 2014.

But as the final ten movies are locked it, a few just missed the cut, and those were Godzilla and Life Itself. I was one of the few people who enjoyed Godzilla, even with its issues, and Life Itself was a great look at Roger Ebert, a man who all of us who review movies want to be like.

But enough about the ones that didn’t make it, let’s get to My Top Ten Movies Of 2014 (So Far).

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‘The Raid 2’ Deleted Scene and Clip Show How Bloody Rival Gangs and Car Chases Can Be
eelyajekiM   |  

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The Raid 2 is just one of those action films that you have to watch this year. Following the events of the first Raid, Rama (Iko Uwais) is now assigned to be an undercover cop who has to infiltrate one of Indonesia’s most dangerous crime families. In an effort to keep everyone he loves safe, Rama agrees to the assignment, not knowing how dangerous or how deep he has to go underground.

I usually refrain from posting clips, but having seen the movie already — and one of the clips being shown is actually a deleted scene — I think it will be okay. If anything, these clips don’t even cover how bloody The Raid 2 really is. And honestly, with a 150-minute run time, I think I can understand why director Gareth Evans may have excluded the rival gang shootout scene. So hit the jump to check them out.

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SXSW 2014 Review: The Raid 2: Berandal
Adam Frazier   |  

The Raid 2: Berandal movie posterThe Raid 2: Berandal
Director: Gareth Evans
Screenwriter: Gareth Evans
Cast: Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian, Arifin Putra, Oka Antara, Tio Pakusadwo, Alex Abbad, Julie Estelle, Cok Simbara
Sony Pictures Classics
Not Rated | 148 Minutes
Release Date: March 10 (SXSW)

In The Raid: Redemption, Gareth Evans‘ 2012 Indonesian action film, Jakarta rookie cop Rama (Iko Uwais) fought his way through a crime-infested tenement building to bring down a drug kingpin and rescue his estranged brother, Andi (Donny Alamsyah).

In The Raid 2: Berandal, Rama’s victory has attracted the attention of Jakarta’s most notorious gangsters. With his family at risk, Rama has only one choice to protect his wife and baby: he must go undercover to enter the criminal underworld and identify the corrupt politicians and police pulling the strings at the top.

Rama sheds his old identity and becomes Yuda, a violent offender who is sent to a Jakarta prison for his crimes. While there, he gains the confidence of Uco (Arifin Putra), the son of Bangun (Tio Pakusadewo) – a feared mob boss who runs crime in Jakarta. As Uco’s right-hand man, Yuda will risk his life to bring the corruption in the city to an end.

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‘The Raid 2’ Trading Cards & DVD Giveaway
Dave3   |  

The Raid DVD giveaway

The Raid 2, the sequel to 2011’s The Raid: Redemption, is coming to theaters in the United States on March 28, 2014. To coincide with this release, we have a DVD of The Raid: Redemption as well as a set of character trading cards for The Raid 2 to give away to a lucky Geeks of Doom reader! See here below for more information about the upcoming film, as well as images of the prizing and details on how to enter for a chance to win.

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‘The Raid 2’ Trailer Hits Like A Deadly Girl Armed With Two Hammers
eelyajekiM   |  

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For whatever reason, the team behind The Raid 2‘s marketing campaign felt compelled to release another trailer for the action packed film. But honestly, should we be really be complaining at all. The first trailer didn’t do much but tease, while the second one was set on giving us a bit more action, but the following trailer you will see will give us an idea of what fighting in a car while getting stabbed in the butt looks like, how a girl uses a hammer to beat down her opponents interprets a coin toss, and more scenes involving lots of mud and fights in a kitchen.

We will have to wait a little while longer before the film comes out in March, but with the film making it’s Sundance premiere, what better way to rile up the film festival attendees than to present a brand new punch-fest trailer. Hit the jump to see it and a few GIFs created by Sony Pictures Classic.

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‘The Raid 2′ Trailer: Gareth Evans’ Bloody Sequel Pits Two Crime Families Fighting Over Jakarta
eelyajekiM   |  

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I’m glad that we are getting The Raid 2: Berandal. For me, it’s great to finally see that Indonesian Cinema can share a spot alongside other great movies during film festivals like Sundance Film Festival or Toronto International Film Festival. And with the film making its big screen debut in just a few weeks at Sundance, fans are eagerly awaiting to see what will happen to the film’s hero, Rama (Iko Uwais), after his crew was decimated trying to raid a 30 apartment building occupied by drug lords, thieves, and criminals. And maybe some electric action scenes too.

The sequel will find Rama infiltrating the same crime ring and getting caught in between two crime families who are fighting over control over the city of Jakarta. Unlike the first trailer which featured Uwais punching the wall at a furious pace, this trailer has new footage, and shows the war between the two families and how far Rama must go to take them down. Hit the jump to see the full trailer.

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‘The Raid 2: Berandal’ Trailer: Punch The Wall Until Your Knuckles Bleed
eelyajekiM   |  

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The first Raid was such a punching good time that a sequel was quickly put into development. The Raid 2: Berandal is expected to be another action-packed film that is as subtle as the deadly weapons the characters carry.

With the film having finished principle photography, director Gareth Evans has been presenting a few clips to show audiences what they can be expecting from the sequel, and now the first trailer for The Raid 2 has appeared online. Hit the jump to check it out.

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‘The Raid 2’ Begins Production; New Behind-The-Scenes Images Released
eelyajekiM   |  

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The Raid lived up to the promise of being one of the most thrilling actioners of 2012. Immediately after the film’s success at the Toronto Film Festival and Sundance, Sony Pictures Classic bought the rights to distribute, and when it finally opened in theaters it was a box office smash. Naturally a sequel, The Raid 2 (The Raid 2: Berandal in Indonesia; Berandal translates into Thug in English), was greenlit to continue the story of Rama (Iko Uwais), a rookie police officer and one of the few who survived an onslaught of drug dealers, criminals, and other degenerates in the tight spaces of an apartment complex.

Now production for the sequel has commenced. Gareth Evans, who returns as director for the sequel, has promised us that The Raid 2 will be a departure in many ways and that we won’t be seeing the same sort of action sequences we saw in the first film. With cameras already rolling, we are getting our first look at behind the scenes action of the sequel and a first still that confirms that the sequel will take place hours after the events of the first film.

Collider has provided the first look at the film, featuring returning star Uwais reprising his role as Rama. Check out the photos here below.

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