Sabtu, 03 Desember 2011
The Raid film director, Gareth Huw Evans, stated, positive appreciation at the Toronto International Film Festival 2011, Canada, was unexpected and surprising since it is beyond anything ever imagined before.
As an action film, The Raid got a lot of praise from film critics and filmmakers apart from the crowd. Peter Sciretta of Slash praised the film as the best action film. "This is the best action film I've seen in years," he said after watching the show The Raid as the opening film at the Midnight Madness program at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2011, 8 September.
The same opinion surfaced from Alex Billington (First Showing). "It truly is one of the best action films I've seen in years." Brad Miska (Bloddy Disgusting) also hailed the raid as best action movie. "Its' one of the best action movies ever assembled. The Raid is ultracinema, the highest octane of energy you'll ever see on the big screen."
James Rochi (MSN Movies) states, The Raid match Die Hard. "The best-Aristotelian unity in action movies since Die Hard." In fact, Drew McWeeny (Hit Fix) without hesitation almost perfect compliment. "A near perfect action movie."
The film revolves around an apartment block in the heart of Jakarta, which inhabited the addict and the unemployed. They led a ruthless boss who makes consumers into compactor and without hesitation brutally murdered. No one had the police and law enforcement is able and daring to tamper with life in the apartment.
Until one morning, an elite force led by an officer named Rama (Iko Uwais) came to invade. Rama's army faced the maze on each floor, a shootout with criminals, and fought against them. Every time it reaches the upper floor, they encountered greater obstacles and deadly war.
"If you want over-the top bone crushing, knife slashing action the which Will leave you fighting to catch your breath. This is it! 9 out of 10 stars!" Praise Team Hannigan (Horror Movies).
The Hollywood Reporter judge, "Ultra-violent action movies do not get much more exciting than this intentive or kick-ass features from Indonesia." Film critic Andrew Parker states, "The Raid achieves perfection and action movie is a must see for genre buffs of all kids at this year's festival."
He even gave rating of five stars (***** of 5 stars). Anton Sirius (Is not It Cool) states, "The Raid featured Basically everything You Could possibly want in an action movie."
Kamis, 30 Juni 2011
Fast Five is a 2011 action film written by Chris Morgan and directed by Justin Lin. The film stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster and Dwayne Johnson and was first released in Australia on April 20, 2011 followed by a domestic release on April 29, 2011 as the fifth film in the The Fast and the Furious franchise. Fast Five follows Brian O'Conner (Walker), Dom Toretto (Diesel) and Mia Toretto (Brewster) as they plan a heist to steal $100 million from corrupt businessman Hernan Reyes (Joaquim de Almeida) while being pursued for arrest by DSS agent Luke Hobbs (Johnson). Though it is the fifth entry in the series, the events of the film take place between those of Fast & Furious (2009) and The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006).
For development of Fast Five, a conscious effort was made by Universal Studios to shift away from the street racing theme prevalent in previous films in the series. Emphasis was instead placed on transforming the franchise into an action series in an attempt to attract wider audiences that may otherwise be turned off by the series' focus on cars and car culture. Fast Five is considered the transitional film in the series, featuring only one car race with more attention given to action set-pieces such as gun fights, brawls and the heist of $100 million.
Following its release, Fast Five garnered critical praise, becoming the highest rated entry in the franchise, and financial gain, breaking box office records to become the highest grossing opening weekend in an April and the second highest opening weekend in Spring, earning $168 million. As of May 8, 2011, Fast Five has grossed over $320 million.When Dominic "Dom" Toretto (Vin Diesel) is being transported to a US prison by bus, his sister Mia Toretto (Jordana Brewster) and friend Brian O'Conner (Paul Walker) lead an assault on the bus, causing it to crash; freeing Dom. While authorities search for them, the trio escape to Rio de Janeiro. Awaiting Dom's arrival, Mia and Brian join their friend Vince (Matt Schulze) and other participants on a job to steal three cars from a train. The job goes awry when Brian and Mia discover the train is carrying DEA agents and that the cars are seized property. When Dom arrives with the rest of the participants, he realizes that one of them, Zizi (Michael Irby), is only interested in stealing one car; the Ford GT40. Dom has Mia steal the car herself while Dom and Brian fight Zizi and his henchmen, with Zizi killing the DEA agents assigned to the vehicles. Dom and Brian are captured and brought to crime lord - and owner of the cars - Hernan Reyes (Joaquim de Almeida), Zizi's boss where he orders the pair be interrogated to discover the location of the car. However they manage to escape and retreat to their safehouse.
While Brian, Dom and Mia examine the car to discover its importance, Vince arrives and is revealed to be working for Reyes when he removes a computer chip from the car. Dom forces Vince to leave and after investigating the chip, Brian discovers it contains details of Reyes' criminal empire including the locations of $100 million in cash. Following the murder of the DEA agents aboard the train, blamed on Dom and his team, U.S. DSS agent Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and his team arrive in Rio to capture Dom and Brian. They travel to Dom's safehouse with assistance from local officer Elena Neves (Elsa Pataky), but find it under assault by Reyes' men. Brian, Dom and Mia escape with Dom suggesting they split up and leave Rio, but after Mia announces she is pregnant with Brian's child, Dom instead suggests they steal Reyes' money to start a new life. The trio organize a team to perform the heist, recruiting Han Seoul-Oh (Sung Kang), Roman Pearce (Tyrese Gibson), Tej Parker (Ludacris), Gisele Yashar (Gal Gadot), Tego Leo (Tego Calderón) and Rico Santos (Don Omar). Vince later joins the team after saving Mia from being captured by Reyes' men, earning Dom's trust once more.
Hobbs and his team eventually find and arrest Dom, Mia, Brian and Vince. While transporting them to an airport for extradition to the United States, the convoy is attacked by Reyes' men, killing Hobbs' team and Vince. Hobbs is saved by Dom, Brian and Mia as they fight back against Reyes' men and escape. Wanting revenge for his murdered team, Hobbs and Elena agree to help with the heist. The gang breaks into the police station where Reyes' money is kept and tear the vault from the building using their cars, dragging it through the city with police in pursuit. Believing they cannot outrun the police, Dom makes Brian continue on without him while he attacks the police and the pursuing Reyes; using the vault attached to his car to smash their vehicles. Brian returns to kill Zizi, while Reyes is badly injured by Dom's assault. Hobbs arrives on the scene and executes Reyes. Hobbs refuses to let the pair go free, but unwilling to arrest him, agrees to give them a 24-hour head start to escape. The gang split Reyes' money, with Dom leaving Vince's share to his family, and they go their separate ways.
In the South Pacific, Brian and now visibly pregnant Mia relax on a beach, where they are met by Dom and Elena. Brian challenges Dom to a final, no-stakes race to prove who is the better driver.
In a post-credits scene, Hobbs is given a special file by U.S. Customs agent Monica Fuentes (Eva Mendes) concerning the hijack of a military convoy in Berlin. In the file, Hobbs discovers a recent photo of Leticia Ortiz (Michelle Rodriguez), Dom's presumed-deceased girlfriend, revealing she survived the events of Fast & Furious.
list of cars in the fast five
Selasa, 18 Januari 2011
Avenged Sevenfold formed in 1999 in Huntington Beach, California while the members were still in high school. The band uses pseudonyms, and call themselves M.Shadows (vocals), Synyster Gates(guitar), Zacky Vengenace (guitar), Johnny Christ (bass) and The Reverend (drums).
Avenged Sevenfold released their first full-length CD Sounding The Seventh Trumpet in 2001. Their sound was metalcore,combining hardcore and heavy metal. In 2003 they released Waking The Fallen which was still metalcore, but started leaning a bit more toward the metal side.
Major Label Success:
In 2005 the band signed to major label Warner Brothers and released City Of Evil. It completed their evolution to an almost exclusively metal band, with this album containing classic and thrash metal influences. 2007 saw the release of their self-titled album, which saw them move even further toward the mainstream.
In December, 2009, the band's drummer Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan passed away. Avenged Sevenfold announced that Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy would record the drum parts for the band's next CD.
M. Shadows - Vocals
Synyster Gates - Guitar
Zacky Vengeance - Guitar
Johnny Christ - Bass
Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan - Drums (RIP December, 2009)
2001 Warmness On The Soul EP (Goodlife Recordings)
2002 Sounding The Seventh Trumpet (Hopeless)
2003 Walking The Fallen (Hopeless)
2005 City Of Evil (Warner Brothers)
2007 Avenged Sevenfold (Warner Brothers)