Tag Archive: Gangs

Starring: Iko Uwais, Joe Taslim, Donny Alamsyah, Yayan Ruhian & Pierre Gruno
Written and directed by Gareth Evans

When an elite SWAT team raids an apartment building run by a vicious drug lord, they find themselves trapped and under siege by the gangster’s well armed bodyguards and tenants.

Plot dies a gory
death – but at least it’s a cool,
martial art-y death.

Grade: B

By Daniel J. Hoag
The Raid: Redemption is available on Blu-ray and DVD tomorrow.


Directed by Steve James

This documentary follows three “violence interrupters,” who seek to protect their Chicago communities by intervening in tense and potentially dangerous situations before violence can erupt.

You may just wonder
why you haven’t done more to
make your world better.

Grade: A

By Daniel J. Hoag
The Interrupters is now available on Blu-ray and DVD.

Starring: Jodie Whittaker, John Boyega, Alex Esmail, Franz Drameh & Nick Frost
Written and directed by Joe Cornish

A gang of tough street kids take on a horde of alien monsters that besiege their London neighborhood.

Step off, Leprechaun.
There are aliens in this
hood. Not quite Hot Fuzz.

Grade: B

By Daniel J. Hoag
Attack the Block is available on Blu-ray and DVD on 10/25/11.