Monday

Mad Max 2 : The Road Warrior

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Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior
Movie Information


Genre:
Action | Sci-Fi

Main Cast:
Mel Gibson
Michael Preston
Bruce Spence
Vernon Wells
Kjell Nilsson
Virginia Hey
Emil Minty

Director:
George Miller


About the movie:

Mad Max 2 (1981; also known as The Road Warrior), is a follow-up movie of Miller's sci-fi action movie Mad Max (1979). It's a post-apocalyptic action movie that eventually became a cult classic.

This is the continuation of Max's adventure and the summary of the events happened on the first movie that shed light on the political situation of the world - that a war has occurred. It features Max's life after the he loss his wife and son. This sequel is more intense than the predeccessor and the world's standing become worse. The highlight of this film is the pulse-pounding and breath-taking car chases, probably one of the greatest movies involving cars.

The movie has a stunning action sequences without a single ounce of computer graphics that is equally impressive by today's standards in action movies. It's a follow up movie that's even more exciting and intense than the first one and really a must-see for action buffs.

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Thursday

Kill Bill

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Movie Information

Genre:
Action | Crime

Main Cast:
Uma Thurman
David Carradine
Daryl Hannah
Michael Madsen

Lucy Liu

Vivica A. Fox
Michael Parks

Director:

Quentin Tarantino


About the movie:

Kill Bill is released in two separate volumes (Kill Bill Vol. 1 in 2003 and Kill Bill Vol. 2 in 2004). The plot is adapted from a Japanese action film Lady Snowblood (1973).

It is a revenge-themed action movie about the deadliest slayer of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad (DVAS) known as "The Bride" (played by Uma Thurman). When The Bride decided to quit the group to get married because she's pregnant, Bill (their boss) and her former colleagues ruined the entire wedding ceremony and killed everyone in there including her. The Bride survived that tragic event and was in a coma for several years. As the Bride awakens from her long 'sleep', her mind is set-up to take revenge on those who betrayed her - to kill the members DVAS and Bill.

The film consist of breathtaking violent scenes with a touch of different action movie genres or elements - kung fu fighting, spaghetti westerns and samurai battle.

Quentin Tarantino just got out of the action movie standards by creating an unusual form of film that grabbed the attention of the action movie fanatics. It's a bloody and violent movie but the style, the stunts and the over-all package are truly remarkable.


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Saturday

Point Break

Movie Information

Genre:
Action | Adventure

Main Cast:
Patrick Swayze
Keanu Reeves
Gary Busey
Lori Petty
John McGinley

Director:
Kathryn Bigelow


About the movie:
Pointbreak (1991) is an action adventure movie that focused on extreme sports like sky diving and surfing.

The movie is about Johnny Utah (Keanu Reeves), an undercover FBI agent assigned to investigate a group of bank robbers known as the "Ex-Presidents". The Ex-Presidents are hard to get caught because they only deal in cash and never leave clues about their activities. He suspects that there's a connection between the "Ex-Presidents" and the local surfers in the coastal area of Los Angeles after his partner, Pappas gave him some information about the suspicious group of surfers.


Point Break has its original action sequences, a tight plot and a bunch of Hollywood's well-known actors. Point Break is a very stylish action movie with amazing surfing and sky-diving stunts plus a great chase scene and a thrilling parachute-less jump as its highlight.

It is one great achievement for Kathryn Bigelow as a woman who handled the action and suspense scenes with expertise. The movie deserves to be recognized as one of the best action movies of the 90s along with Die Hard, Speed and others.

Wednesday

Hard Boiled

Hard Boiled Movie Information
Genre: Action | Crime

Main Cast:
Chow Yun-Fat
Tony Leung Chiu Wai
Director:
John Woo

About the movie:
Hard Boiled, also known as Lashou Shentan in Chinese version, is an action movie directed by internationally and critically acclaimed Chinese film director John Woo. The movie was released in 1992 which stars Chow Yun-Fat and Tony Leung Chiu Wai.


The film is about Inspector "Tequila", a tough police from Hong Kong who lost his partner after a deadly encounter with a ruthless group of gun smugglers. Tequila continues his investigation on gun smuggling. He soon gets himself into more trouble by trying to arrest the right hand man of Hoi, the leader of the notorious gang in Hong Kong. He didn't know that Tony is actually an undercover cop (Tony Leung) trying to have some information about the group's activities.


Hard Boiled excels in action because of its intensity. Director John Woo uses his slow-motion trademark in gun-battle scenes, impressive action stunts and choreography and a good character development as the movie progresses.

Friday

The Thin Red Line

The Thin Red Line Movie Information

Genre:
Action | War

Main Cast:
Adrien Brody
James Caviezel
Ben Chaplin

George Clooney
John Cusack
Woody Har
relson
Elias Koteas
Jared Leto
Tim Blake Nelson
Nick Nolte

Sean Penn
John Reilly
John Savage
Nick St
ahl
John Trav
olta
Director:
Terrence Malick


About the movie:
The Thin Red Line movie is based from the novel 'The Thin Red Line' written by James Jones. It was nominated in 1998 Academy Awards including: best picture, best director, best screenplay, best cinematography, best editing, best musical score and best sound. The movie won the top prize at the Berlin International Film Festival in 1999. Academy Award winning director Martin Marcantonio Luciano Scorsese ranked it as his second favorite movie of the 90's.


It was directed by T
errence Malick and has a large cast of well-known actors including Sean Penn, Adrien Brody, John Cusack and Ben Chaplin. John Travolta and George Clooney has cameo but memorable appearances here. This action / war movie tells the story of a group of US forces in World War II that were sent in the Pacific Island of Guadalcanal.


The story setting was in 1943 during World War II when the offensive forces of U.S. Army were s
ent into the South Pacific Island to break the last resistance of the Japanese troops. A strong bond among the US soldiers were formed as they were fighting for the survival of oneself and his fellow men against the Asian counter force.

Director Terrence Malick
excellently illustrated the tension and fear of the soldiers and the chaos of war itself. No single character stands above the rest, he gives an emphasis for the important characters thus, creating a connection between the movie characters and the audience.


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