Years before the Internet we had to rely on magazines, (or if you lived in Britain a late night programme called Cinema, Cinema, Cinema), for all the latest news and trailers on films which would otherwise pass under your radar. But thanks to the web, movies like the one above, the Indonesian action-thriller The Raid, get the world-wide attention they truly deserve.
A lot of movie websites are heaping praise on this flick proclaiming it as one of the best action movies of the last ten years and to be fair that’s not surprising considering the film’s John Carpenteresque plot, which is so simple it’s amazing it hasn’t been thought of before:
Deep in the heart of Jakarta’s slums lies an impenetrable safe house for the world’s most dangerous killers and gangsters. Until now, the run-down apartment block has been considered untouchable to even the bravest of police. Cloaked under the cover of pre-dawn darkness and silence, an elite swat team is tasked with raiding the safe house in order to take down the notorious drug lord that runs it. But when a chance encounter with a spotter blows their cover and news of their assault reaches the drug lord, the building’s lights are cut and all the exits blocked. Stranded on the sixth floor with no way out, the unit must fight their way through the city’s worst to survive their mission. Starring Indonesian martial arts sensation Iko Uwais.
A police raid on a tower block full of gangsters. Genius!
(via Slash Film)
It seems a collection of
wasters who have way too much free time on their hands and very little intention of doing anything constructive with their lives dedicated movie enthusiasts over at website Pajiba have edited together a fantastic 11 minute montage of all the best threats ever issued by actors and actresses in cinematic history.
Our favourite is the one delivered by a young Viggo Mortenson from the 1995 movie The Prophecy, who explains to a woman that he is going to lay her out and fill her mouth with her mother’s feces. That’s quite a threat and one which would probably require some pre-planning, in fact the logistics involved of timing the woman’s mother’s next bowel movement with the woman’s current location would be a nightmare.
It’s basically Quantum Leap meets Groundhog Day meets Agatha Christie. Jake Gyllenhaal plays some sort of military captain who can travel in time to relive the last eight minutes of a person’s life. Just so happens the person’s body he wakes up in is on board a train which will eventually blow up. So he has only eight minutes to find out who planted the bomb in a train which also happens to be populated by the most sinister and suspicious looking characters in movie history.
No! No! Not the bees!
This is sublime. There are few things as brilliant as actor Nicolas Cage going tonto on screen. The man can freely enter into crazy town anytime he feels like it and still his performance remains convincing, (except for The Wickerman), and the audience accepts it. Here’s a fantastic montage edited by Harry Hanrahan of Cage losing his shit to the soundtrack of Requiem Of A Dream. Descending into madness has never been so much fun.
Set sail for (Film Drunk)
Now that big Arnie has been voted out of office as the Governator of California will this now mean he will be stretching off his thespian gurning muscles? We hope so, as an individual who can act and sing it would seem wasteful for him not to.
This video comes from the minds of brothers and musicians Jon and Al Kaplan who specialise in creating musical parodies of films and TV, chart a course for their main website HERE. Check out the songs for 24 Season Two: The Musical, in particular the number entitled Dammit (The Longest Day Of My Life).