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Movie Review: ‘The Raid 2’

Film: The Raid 2 Directed by: Gareth Evans Starring: Iko Uwais Bigger is not always better, but The Raid 2 is an exception. It’s two-and-a-half hours of gangs, deception, and over-the-top violence that pushes the limits of visceral filmmaking to the breaking point (then snaps it in two).  Picking up hours after the events of […]

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HOLY SH!T: This ‘Raid 2’ Deleted Scene Is Better Than Most Of The Films Released So Far This Year

Full disclosure: I saw The Raid 2: Berandal just over a week ago and found it to be one of the most thrilling and chaotic action epics of all-time. It’s a testament to the fact there is still room for creativity in an age where filmmaking is plagued by redundancy, and it’s sure to be […]

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Drop Everything and Watch the First Trailer for ‘The Raid 2: Berandal’

Holy. Sh!t. When The Raid: Redemption burst into movie theaters I’m not sure anyone was prepared for the hand-to-hand combat glory that awaited their eyes. Filmmaker Gareth Evans had crafted a movie like no other, and it did not take long for word of mouth to spread. The film played to excited audiences on the […]

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Get Terrified by the New ‘V/H/S/2’ Red Band Trailer

The UTG staff had divided reviews on last year’s V/H/S but ultimately we all enjoyed the anthology formula and had our favorite segments that we talked about for some time. Since V/H/S/2 was announced, we got infinitely more excited the second we saw the directors attached to the project. Jason Eisener (Hobo With A Shotgun, […]

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TRAILER: More Found Footage Horror Awaits In ‘S-VHS’

Whether you stand on the side of loving it, hating it, or simply appreciating what it attempts to do in terms of trying new things, there is no doubt VHS was one of the most popular horror titles of 2012. That said, it should come as absolute no surprise that another round of found footage […]

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Gareth Evans, Jason Eisener, Eduardo Sanchez, And More Sign On For “V/H/S/2”

The found footage anthology that had people fainting at Sundance will return in 2013 with a whole new collection of shorts sure to terrify. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gareth Evans (The Raid), Jason Eisener (Hobo With A Shotgun, and Eduardo Sanchez (Blair Witch Project) are amongst the first to confirm their participation in V/H/S/2, […]

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Scene & Heard: The Raid: Redemption

It’s unusual, at this stage of the year, to feel like 2012 has already reached its cinematic peak. No, I don’t mean The Dark Knight Rises or The Avengers – although both were pretty terrific. I’m talking about the fabulous Indonesian martial arts movie that appeared out of nowhere to take the movie world by […]

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YES PLEASE: Gareth Evans Sketches ‘The Raid’ Sequel’s Newest Villain

Okay for those who don’t know, The Raid: Redemption is one of this year’s best films. It’s gory, has a great storyline, amazing choreographed martial arts, and it is all around one of the most enjoyable movies you will watch this year. Our entire staff is in love with it and for good reason. That’s why […]

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HOLY SH!T: Here’s The Claymation Version of “The Raid” (Starring CATS!)

The Raid: Redemption is arguably the greatest action film in at least half a decade, but have you seen it….told through claymation? Today you will. Animator Lee Hardcastle has given the stop-motion remake treatment to Gareth Evans‘ film The Raid, only this time the film stars cats and somehow includes even more violence than the […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: The Raid: Redemption

Film: The Raid: Redemption Directed by: Gareth Evans Starring: Iko Uwais One word, two syllables: Badass. Opening today in select cities, Gareth Evans’ The Raid: Redemption is a near nonstop action film that explodes with charisma, creativity, and excitement to spare. Unlike other genre releases and similar imports in recent years, Raid strips away the […]