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    Ranking the Top Action Stars, from McQueen to Neeson

    Grantland's Bill Simmons should get a bonus for what will likely be one of their most viral stories ("The Action Hero Championship Belt"), his ranking of the top action stars since the first prototype of the modern model, Steve McQueen. Simmons cleverly narrows his focus to define what an action sta...

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    Gareth Evans on the 'Liberating' Experience of Making 'The Raid' Sequel Despite it Being So 'F*cking Hard'

    When the first "Raid" played South by Southwest a few years ago, it was prefaced by an introduction from director Gareth Evans. He walked out, in front of the sold out, 1100-seat audience crammed into the Paramount theater, and said five words: "I hope you like violence." Then he left the stage. Tha...

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    Review: 'The Raid 2' Is One of the Great Action Films of Recent Memory

    "The Raid 2" is grander and superior to its predecessor in every conceivable way.

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    Watch: The Red Band Trailer for Arnold Schwarzenegger's 'Sabotage' Earns Its Red and Then Some

    Arnold Schwarzenegger continues his comeback with his latest action pic, "Sabotage."

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    Sundance Review: 'The Raid 2' Is One Of the Great Action Films Of Recent Memory

    This is a feat that raises the bar for modern action filmmaking, and while claims of its stature as greatest action film of all time might sound premature, they aren't unwarranted.

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    If You Love Action, You Need to Watch the Kick-Ass Trailer for 'The Raid 2: Berandal'

    Ahead its worldwide debut tonight at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, Sony Pictures Classics has released a new trailer for the sequel to Gareth Evans' beloved Indonesian martial arts film "The Raid," "The Raid 2" Berandal."

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    Tarantino's Go-To Stuntwoman Zoe Bell on Headlining the Bloody 'Raze' and What She Learned From the 'Death Proof' Director

    Kiwi stuntwoman and sometimes actress Zoe Bell is best known for her standout turn atop the hood of a moving car in Quentin Tarantino's "Death Proof." She played a small role in his hit follow-up "Django Unchained" but remained masked throughout, not getting an opportunity to shine.

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    Why 'Dhoom 3' Is Making Box Office History In India

    The minute it was announced, "Dhoom 3" had all the elements of a blockbuster. But does it live up the hype?

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    Review: Spike Lee's Bloody, Eccentric 'Oldboy' Remake Is His Most Entertaining Movie Since 'Inside Man'

    Lee has characterized his take on the material as a "reinterpretation" rather than a remake, although it might be more aptly described as a remix -- like a Spike Lee join slammed head-first into a Park Chan-wook one.

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    Review: Why 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' And 'Philomena' Form An Unlikely Double Bill

    One of the significant new releases coming this week deals with the plight of an innocent woman fighting against the restrictions of a society that has forced her to reckon with terrible circumstances. Actually, make that two new releases.

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