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Hemsworth Brothers Sought For 'The Raid' Remake As 'The Expendables 3' Helmer Signs Up To Direct

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 20, 2014 6:49 PM
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Listen, we already know the idea of remaking "The Raid" so let's save our energy and skip the routine anger and focusing on what we're now learning about the upcoming do-over that was first announced over two years ago.

Happy Anniversary John McClane! 10 Movies Spawned By 'Die Hard'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • July 18, 2013 12:36 PM
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Die Hard
25 years ago today John McTiernan's "Die Hard" exploded in wide release onto screens nationwide and forever changed the landscape of action cinema. This wasn't just a box office smash, it was a genuine game-changer, one that made a star out of Bruce Willis and created its very own sub-genre. It's easy to forget now, after countless neutered airings on broadcast television and sequels that have all but turned the once-beloved brand into anonymous slush, just how profoundly "Die Hard" impacted movies back then.

Watch: Amazing, Ultraviolent Claymation Remake Of 'The Raid' With Cats

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • May 14, 2012 2:25 PM
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The success of director Gareth Evans action-heavy thriller “The Raid: Redemption” has been kind to both the filmmaker and his aspirations of completing a proposed trilogy of films. And though Evans will be “Breaking The Bank” with Universal and kicking up dust all over again with “The Raid” sequel “Berandal,” he probably didn’t expect to see a claymation recreation of his film featuring cats.

Weekend Box Office: 'The Hunger Games' Hurtles Towards $300 Million, Leaving 'Titanic' & 'American Reunion' In The Dust

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • April 8, 2012 12:23 PM
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Consider this a matchup of brands moreso than movies. "The Hunger Games" ruled the roost for the third straight weekend, the new millennial hit beating back two 90's sensations with ease, almost suggesting a passing of the torch. Young people will always like sweeping romance and bawdy sex, but for this weekend, it was all about that popular pastime of child-on-child murder.

Counterpoint Review: 'The Raid: Redemption' Adds A Little Bit Of Steroids To The Same Martial Arts Film You've Seen Twice Before

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • March 20, 2012 10:56 AM
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After much hype and love from the festival circuit, "The Raid: Redemption" begins rolling out into theaters this weekend. And while we saw the film at Sundance and called it a "triumph" not everyone at The Playlist office felt the same way. So here's a different take on the pulse pounding action flick.

SXSW '12 Interview: 'The Raid' Director Gareth Evans Talks Sequel & Going Hollywood; Mike Shinoda & Joseph Trapanese Discuss Scoring The Film

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • March 19, 2012 12:04 PM
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Few films at this year's SXSW Film Festival have knocked us back in our seat like Gareth Evans' assaultive "The Raid: Redemption." Opening later this month, it's a slickly realized, breathlessly paced actioner about an unlucky SWAT team that invades an apartment building that is more or less exclusively populated with very bad dudes. (A kind of warlord/drug kingpin resides in one of the top floors.) Appealing to the typical SXSW audience's love of extreme violence and foreign weirdness, the movie went over like gangbusters. We got to sit down and talk with the film's director, the very British Gareth Evans, about where the movie came from, what we can expect from the sequel, and being saddled with that goofy subtitle. And as an added bonus we also get to hear from the film's composers – Mike Shinoda (from Linkin Park) and Joseph Trapanese (the man chiefly responsible for wrangling Daft Punk's "TRON Legacy" score). Guest stars!

14 SXSW Movies We've Already Seen Including '21 Jump Street,' 'Marley,' 'Killer Joe,' 'Bernie' & More

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 7, 2012 12:59 PM
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Yesterday, we ran through fifteen movies that we're dying to see at this year's SXSW, but the Austin, Texas festival doesn't just have world premieres: there's also a selection of films that have played film fests elsewhere in the world over the last months, from Venice and Toronto to Sundance and Berlin.

New Posters For Richard Linklater's 'Bernie' &' The Raid: Redemption'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 24, 2012 5:59 PM
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A couple of posters for your eyeballs as we head into the weekend, so let's just get right to it...

Watch: New Trailers For 'Wrath Of The Titans' & 'The Raid' Will Get Your Heart Rate Up

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 23, 2012 1:47 PM
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Need a kick in the ass this afternoon? Forget running down to Starbucks for a triple mocha whatever. Just turn up the speakers on your computer, close your inbox and fire up these two trailers. They will surely get your blood racing.

Watch: Clip From 'Wanderlust' References 'Role Models'; 'The Raid' Goes 4-On-1 & Amanda Seyfried Is 'Gone'

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • February 11, 2012 11:04 AM
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With a few late winter and early spring releases set to bow in theaters in February and March, studios are starting to get the promotional wheels rolling on several anticipated releases.

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