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Thrills and action abound in ‘Argo,’ ‘The Raid’

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Posted: Friday, October 19, 2012 7:19 am | Updated: 8:46 am, Fri Oct 19, 2012.

It looks like things have improved significantly since we last spoke. There are plenty of reasonable options playing in local theaters (I have not yet seen “Seven Psychopaths,” “Sinister” or “Looper,” but I’m sure they’re all worthwhile in one way or another), and the good times should keep on rolling over the next few weeks with “Cloud Atlas,” “The Man with the Iron Fists” and, of course, “Skyfall.”

(And if that isn’t enough, P.T. Anderson’s “The Master,” which I shamefully missed when it was showing locally, is still playing in Sacramento.)

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1 comment:

  • Jerry Bransom posted at 2:01 pm on Sun, Oct 21, 2012.

    Jerry Bransom Posts: 363

    Regarding RAID, the stunts were so difficult, actual Martial Arts instructors were used to get them right. Compared to anything before, this film sets the bar above what I would have thought was the "ceiling of action stunts"... WAAAAYYYY above!

    Non-stop, amazing action in real time. Especially Yayan Ruhian. I am miffed that Jason did not elaborate on this guy's resume. He is a master of a type of Martial Art, among about a dozen others, where your body can absorb blows and shake them off as if nothing happened. WOW!

     

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