Action Movie Anatomy

Action Movie Anatomy

By ActionMovieAnatomy
Popcorn Talk Network, the online broadcast network that features movie discussion, news, interviews and commentary proudly presents “Action Movie Anatomy”, the in-depth discussion shows for all the best action movies ever made. Hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai discuss and break down all aspects of action movies to find out what makes a great action movie.
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Fight Club (1999)
The Action Guys are here covering maybe the most iconic movie from the 90's. Is Fight Club the best film David Fincher has ever made? Is this Pitt or Norton's best performance? What is it about this movie that audiences still love almost 20 years later? We'll discuss all of that on today's episode! Follow Action Movie Anatomy on Twitter: @AMApodcast Fight Club  (1999): A depressed man (Edward Norton) suffering from insomnia meets a strange soap salesman named Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt) and soon finds himself living in his squalid house after his perfect apartment is destroyed. The two bored men form an underground club with strict rules and fight other men who are fed up with their mundane lives. Their perfect partnership frays when Marla (Helena Bonham Carter), a fellow support group crasher, attracts Tyler's attention. HELPFUL LINKS: Website - http://popcorntalk.com Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/thepopcorntalk Merch - http://shop.spreadshirt.com/PopcornTalk/ ABOUT POPCORN TALK: Popcorn Talk Network is the online broadcast network with programming dedicated exclusively to movie discussion, news, interviews and commentary. Popcorn Talk Network is comprised of the leading members and personalities of the film press and community including E!’s Maria Menounos, Scott “Movie” Mantz, The Wrap’s Jeff Sneider, Screen Junkies and the Schmoes Know, Kristian Harloff and Mark Ellis who are the 1st and only YouTube reviewers to be certified by Rotten Tomatoes and accredited by the MPAA. Current Roster or Shows: -Disney Movie News -The Unproduced Table Read -I Could Never Be -On The Fly Filmmaking -Horror Movie News -Anatomy of a Movie -Box Office Breakdown -Meet the Movie Press -Guilty Movie Pleasures -Marvel Movie News -DC Movie News -Action Movie Anatomy -Watchalong Series!
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November 9, 2018
Hunter Killer (2018) | Action Movie Anatomy
 Team Action is back to get hyped over one of their favorite action stars of the modern era: Gerard Butler, or as we know him Gerry B!! We'll be talking about all of his successes and failures as well as the supporting cast in this fun underwater popcorn action flick! Follow Action Movie Anatomy on Twitter: @AMApodcast Hunter Killer  (2018):American submarine Captain Joe Glass is on the hunt for a U.S. sub in distress in the Arctic Ocean. He soon learns that a secret Russian coup is in the offing, a conspiracy that threatens to dismantle the world order. With crew and country on the line, Glass must assemble an elite group of Navy SEALs to sneak through enemy waters, rescue the kidnapped Russian president and prevent World War III. HELPFUL LINKS: Website - http://popcorntalk.com Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/thepopcorntalk Merch - http://shop.spreadshirt.com/PopcornTalk/ ABOUT POPCORN TALK: Popcorn Talk Network is the online broadcast network with programming dedicated exclusively to movie discussion, news, interviews and commentary. Popcorn Talk Network is comprised of the leading members and personalities of the film press and community including E!’s Maria Menounos, Scott “Movie” Mantz, The Wrap’s Jeff Sneider, Screen Junkies and the Schmoes Know, Kristian Harloff and Mark Ellis who are the 1st and only YouTube reviewers to be certified by Rotten Tomatoes and accredited by the MPAA. Current Roster or Shows: -Disney Movie News -The Unproduced Table Read -I Could Never Be -On The Fly Filmmaking -Horror Movie News -Anatomy of a Movie -Box Office Breakdown -Meet the Movie Press -Guilty Movie Pleasures -Marvel Movie News -DC Movie News -Action Movie Anatomy -Watchalong Series!
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November 2, 2018
Don't Breathe (2016) | Action Movie Anatomy
It's getting close to Hallow's Eve so the boys of Team Action are meeting it head on with this awesome Action/Horror in Don't Breathe. What happens when 3 teens try to rob a blind Stephen Lang? Bad things. We're gonna break all of them down for you to prepare for the scariest holiday of the year. Follow Action Movie Anatomy on Twitter: @AMApodcast Don't Breath (2016): Rocky (Jane Levy), Alex and Money are three Detroit thieves who get their kicks by breaking into the houses of wealthy people. Money gets word about a blind veteran who won a major cash settlement following the death of his only child. Figuring he's an easy target, the trio invades the man's secluded home in an abandoned neighborhood. Finding themselves trapped inside, the young intruders must fight for their lives after making a shocking discovery about their supposedly helpless victim. HELPFUL LINKS: Website - http://popcorntalk.com Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/thepopcorntalk Merch - http://shop.spreadshirt.com/PopcornTalk/ ABOUT POPCORN TALK: Popcorn Talk Network is the online broadcast network with programming dedicated exclusively to movie discussion, news, interviews and commentary. Popcorn Talk Network is comprised of the leading members and personalities of the film press and community including E!’s Maria Menounos, Scott “Movie” Mantz, The Wrap’s Jeff Sneider, Screen Junkies and the Schmoes Know, Kristian Harloff and Mark Ellis who are the 1st and only YouTube reviewers to be certified by Rotten Tomatoes and accredited by the MPAA. Current Roster or Shows: -Disney Movie News -The Unproduced Table Read -I Could Never Be -On The Fly Filmmaking -Horror Movie News -Anatomy of a Movie -Box Office Breakdown -Meet the Movie Press -Guilty Movie Pleasures -Marvel Movie News -DC Movie News -Action Movie Anatomy -Watchalong Series!
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October 26, 2018
Django Unchained (2012) | Action Movie Anatomy
Follow Action Movie Anatomy on Twitter: @AMApodcast Follow Brianne Chandler on Twitter: @MissMovies Django Unchained (2012): Two years before the Civil War, Django (Jamie Foxx), a slave, finds himself accompanying an unorthodox German bounty hunter named Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz) on a mission to capture the vicious Brittle brothers. Their mission successful, Schultz frees Django, and together they hunt the South's most-wanted criminals. Their travels take them to the infamous plantation of shady Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio), where Django's long-lost wife (Kerry Washington) is still a slave. HELPFUL LINKS: Website - http://popcorntalk.com Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/thepopcorntalk Merch - http://shop.spreadshirt.com/PopcornTalk/ ABOUT POPCORN TALK: Popcorn Talk Network is the online broadcast network with programming dedicated exclusively to movie discussion, news, interviews and commentary. Popcorn Talk Network is comprised of the leading members and personalities of the film press and community including E!’s Maria Menounos, Scott “Movie” Mantz, The Wrap’s Jeff Sneider, Screen Junkies and the Schmoes Know, Kristian Harloff and Mark Ellis who are the 1st and only YouTube reviewers to be certified by Rotten Tomatoes and accredited by the MPAA. Current Roster or Shows: -Disney Movie News -The Unproduced Table Read -I Could Never Be -On The Fly Filmmaking -Horror Movie News -Anatomy of a Movie -Box Office Breakdown -Meet the Movie Press -Guilty Movie Pleasures -Marvel Movie News -DC Movie News -Action Movie Anatomy -Watchalong Series!
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October 19, 2018
Spider-man: Homecoming (2017) | Action Movie Anatomy
Team Action is back in action and ready to cover the web-slinging coming of age film we all love; Spider-Man: Homecoming! We will be covering all your AMA questions submitted online as well as ranking our individual favorite Spider-Men! You don't want to miss this episode! Follow Action Movie Anatomy on Twitter: @AMApodcast Spider-man: Homecoming (2017): Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, young Peter Parker returns home to live with his Aunt May. Under the watchful eye of mentor Tony Stark, Parker starts to embrace his newfound identity as Spider-Man. He also tries to return to his normal daily routine -- distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just a friendly neighborhood superhero. Peter must soon put his powers to the test when the evil Vulture emerges to threaten everything that he holds dear.
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October 12, 2018
Starship Troopers 1997 w/ Guests Ed Neumeier & Marc Andreyko
Team Action is joined by their friend and acclaimed writer Marc Andreyko to talk the cult classic Starship Troopers with writer Ed Neumeier. You won't want to miss this one! Follow Action Movie Anatomy on Twitter: @AMApodcast Starship Trooper (1997): In the distant future, the Earth is at war with a race of giant alien insects. Little is known about the Bugs except that they are intent on the eradication of all human life. But there was a time before the war... A Mobile Infantry travels to distant alien planets to take the war to the Bugs. They are a ruthless enemy with only one mission: Survival of their species no matter what the cost...
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October 5, 2018
Gross Pointe Blank Review (1997)
 Action Movie Anatomy hosts the Reel Rejects to revisit one of the most entertaining movies of the 90's, Gross Pointe Blank. We talk best movie soundtracks and try and figure out what the hell happened to John Cusack. Follow Action Movie Anatomy on Twitter: @AMApodcast Gross Pointe Blank(1997): After assassin Martin Blank (John Cusack) has trouble focusing on his work, resulting in a failed assignment, he returns to his hometown, Grosse Point, Mich., for his 10-year high school reunion. There he meets Debi Newberry (Minnie Driver), an old girlfriend that he stood up for the prom. Martin's secretary (Joan Cusack) sets up a hit for him while he is in town, but Martin starts to reconsider his life. Meanwhile, he is hounded by an unstable rival hit man, Grocer (Dan Aykroyd).
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September 28, 2018
The Abyss (1989) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
The boys of Team Action dive deep into James Cameron's forgotten classic: The Abyss. The intense underwater love story with moments of mutiny.  Is this his most underrated film? Which Biehn/Cameron team up did you enjoy most. What are your 5 favorite Ed Harris films, we'll be discussing ours! Follow Action Movie Anatomy on Twitter: @AMApodcast The Abyss(1989): A civilian diving team is enlisted to search for a lost nuclear submarine and face danger while encountering an alien aquatic species. Special Guest: Paul DiNuzzo @PaulDiNuzzo HELPFUL LINKS: Website - http://popcorntalk.com Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/thepopcorntalk Merch - http://shop.spreadshirt.com/PopcornTalk/ ABOUT POPCORN TALK: Popcorn Talk Network is the online broadcast network with programming dedicated exclusively to movie discussion, news, interviews and commentary. Popcorn Talk Network is compris
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September 20, 2018
Predator 2 and more (1990) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
The boys of Team Action go back in time to cover one of the greatest westerns of all time: The Searchers. They discuss the most masculine stars of all time as well as their favorite modern western films. This is one you won't want to miss! Follow Action Movie Anatomy on Twitter: @AMApodcast Predator 2 (1990): Los Angeles is enduring a heat wave and a crime wave, so the pressure on police officer Michael Harrigan (Danny Glover) to solve a strange string of murders is mounting. Harrigan thinks the culprit can be found among the warring gangs and drug cartels, but FBI Special Agent Peter Keyes (Gary Busey) knows the horrible truth: Their killer is a fearsome extraterrestrial (Kevin Peter Hall) with keen hunting abilities that include superior night vision and the power to make itself invisible. HELPFUL LINKS: Website - http://popcorntalk.com Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/thepopcorntalk Merch - http://shop.spreadshirt.c
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September 13, 2018
Children of Men (2006) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
The boys of Team Action go back in time to cover one of the greatest westerns of all time: The Searchers. They discuss the most masculine stars of all time as well as their favorite modern western films. This is one you won't want to miss! Follow Action Movie Anatomy on Twitter: @AMApodcast The Children of Men (2006): When infertility threatens mankind with extinction and the last child born has perished, a disillusioned bureaucrat (Clive Owen) becomes the unlikely champion in the fight for the survival of Earth's population; He must face down his own demons and protect the planet's last remaining hope from danger.When infertility threatens mankind with extinction and the last child born has perished, a disillusioned bureaucrat (Clive Owen) becomes the unlikely champion in the fight for the survival of Earth's population; He must face down his own demons and protect the planet's last remaining hope from danger. HELPFUL LINKS: Website - http:/
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September 6, 2018
The Searchers (1956) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
The boys of Team Action go back in time to cover one of the greatest westerns of all time: The Searchers. They discuss the most masculine stars of all time as well as their favorite modern western films. This is one you won't want to miss! Follow Action Movie Anatomy on Twitter: @AMApodcast The Searchers(1956): In this revered Western, Ethan Edwards (John Wayne) returns home to Texas after the Civil War. When members of his brother's family are killed or abducted by Comanches, he vows to track down his surviving relatives and bring them home. Eventually, Edwards gets word that his niece Debbie (Natalie Wood) is alive, and, along with her adopted brother, Martin Pawley (Jeffrey Hunter), he embarks on a dangerous mission to find her, journeying deep into Comanche territory. HELPFUL LINKS: Website - http://popcorntalk.com Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/thepopcorntalk Merch - http://shop.spreadshirt.com/PopcornTalk/
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August 29, 2018
The Italian Job (2003) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Today the boys of Team Action break into one of our favorite heist films ever, The Italian Job! We will discuss some of our favorite remakes of all time as well as answering the question: Is Jason Statham overrated?! Find out today on AMA! Follow Alex Kessler  on Twitter: @kesswylie Follow Action Movie Anatomy on Twitter: @AMApodcast The Italian Job(2003): After a heist in Venice, Steve (Edward Norton) turns on his partners in crime, killing safecracker John Bridger (Donald Sutherland) and keeping all the gold for himself. The rest of the team, including leader Charlie Croker (Mark Wahlberg), driver Handsome Rob (Jason Statham), explosives man Left Ear (Mos Def) and tech geek Lyle (Seth Green), vows revenge. They enlist the help of Bridger's daughter, Stella (Charlize Theron), and plot to recover the gold from Steve's Los Angeles mansion. HELPFUL LINKS: Website - http://popcorntalk.com Follow us on Twitter - https://twit
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August 22, 2018
13 Assassins (2010) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
In this week's episode, Team Action is thrilled to discuss one of the all time bad ass warriors: The Samurai. While diving into this bloody classic directed by Takashi Miike. They will be discussing their favorite villain deaths of all time as well as some of the most disturbing films they've ever seen. You don't want to miss this one! Follow Action Movie Anatomy on Twitter: @AMApodcast HELPFUL LINKS: Website - http://popcorntalk.com Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/thepopcorntalk Merch - http://shop.spreadshirt.com/PopcornTalk/ ABOUT POPCORN TALK: Popcorn Talk Network is the online broadcast network with programming dedicated exclusively to movie discussion, news, interviews and commentary. Popcorn Talk Network is comprised of the leading members and personalities of the film press and community including E!’s Maria Menounos, Scott “Movie” Mantz, The Wrap’s Jeff Sneider, Screen Junkies and the Schmoes K
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August 8, 2018
Mission Impossible: Fallout (2018) | Action Movie Anatomy
In this week's episode Team Action is honored to have The Reel Rejects join them in breaking down the greatest action star of all time's newest film Mission Impossible: Fallout! Along with the weekly games played on AMA like Fist Pump Moment and Thesis Statement. The guys will also be discussing their favorite franchises with over 3 films and their absolute favorite Mission Impossible film...(until the next one of course) Join us for this special 90 minute episode! Special Guests: John Humphrey (@DatJohnHumphrey) Greg Alba (@TheGregAlba) Follow Action Movie Anatomy on Twitter: @AMApodcast HELPFUL LINKS: Website - http://popcorntalk.com Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/thepopcorntalk Merch - http://shop.spreadshirt.com/PopcornTalk/ ABOUT POPCORN TALK: Popcorn Talk Network is the online broadcast network with programming dedicated exclusively to movie discussion
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August 1, 2018
The Equalizer 2 (2018) | Action Movie Anatomy
Ben and Drew review Equalizer 2, discuss whether Antoine Fuqua is overrated, compare Tony Scott to Fuqua, discuss the upcoming Schmoedown KOrruption tournament, and fanboy over the greatness of Denzel Washington. Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down Denzel Washington's first ever sequel The Equalizer 2 (2018). Follow Action Movie Anatomy on Twitter: @AMApodcast The Equalizer 2 (2018): If you have a problem and there is nowhere else to turn, the mysterious and elusive Robert McCall will deliver the vigilante justice you seek. This time, however, McCall's past cuts especially close to home when thugs kill Susan Plummer -- his best friend and former colleague. Now out for revenge, McCall must take on a crew of highly trained assassins who'll stop at nothing to destroy him. HELPFUL LINKS: Website - http://popcorntalk.com Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/thepopcorntalk Mer
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July 25, 2018
Creed (2015) | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down the critically successful Rocky spin off Creed. Follow Action Movie Anatomy on Twitter: @AMApodcast Creed (2015): Adonis Johnson (Michael B. Jordan) never knew his famous father, boxing champion Apollo Creed, who died before Adonis was born. However, boxing is in his blood, so he seeks out Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) and asks the retired champ to be his trainer. Rocky sees much of Apollo in Adonis, and agrees to mentor him, even as he battles an opponent deadlier than any in the ring. With Rocky's help, Adonis soon gets a title shot, but whether he has the true heart of a fighter remains to be seen. HELPFUL LINKS: Website - http://popcorntalk.com Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/thepopcorntalk Merch - http://shop.spreadshirt.com/PopcornTalk/ ABOUT POPCORN TALK: Popcorn Talk Network is the online broadcast network with
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July 18, 2018
Rocky (1976) | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down Rocky! Follow Action Movie Anatomy on Twitter: @AMApodcast Rocky (1976): Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), a small-time boxer from working-class Philadelphia, is arbitrarily chosen to take on the reigning world heavyweight champion, Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers), when the undefeated fighter's scheduled opponent is injured. While training with feisty former bantamweight contender Mickey Goldmill (Burgess Meredith), Rocky tentatively begins a relationship with Adrian (Talia Shire), the wallflower sister of his meat-packer pal Paulie (Burt Young). HELPFUL LINKS: Website - http://popcorntalk.com Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/thepopcorntalk Merch - http://shop.spreadshirt.com/PopcornTalk/ ABOUT POPCORN TALK: Popcorn Talk Network is the online broadcast network with programming dedicated exclusively to movie discussion, news, i
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July 11, 2018
Mission: Impossible (1996) | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down Mission: Impossible. Follow Action Movie Anatomy on Twitter: @AMApodcast Mission: Impossible (1996): When U.S. government operative Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his mentor, Jim Phelps (Jon Voight), go on a covert assignment that takes a disastrous turn, Jim is killed, and Ethan becomes the prime murder suspect. Now a fugitive, Hunt recruits brilliant hacker Luther Stickell (Ving Rhames) and maverick pilot Franz Krieger (Jean Reno) to help him sneak into a heavily guarded CIA building to retrieve a confidential computer file that will prove his innocence. HELPFUL LINKS: Website - http://popcorntalk.com Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/thepopcorntalk Merch - http://shop.spreadshirt.com/PopcornTalk/ ABOUT POPCORN TALK: Popcorn Talk Network is the online broadcast network with programming dedicated exclusively to movie discussion
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June 27, 2018
Interstellar (2014) | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down Prisoners. Follow Action Movie Anatomy on Twitter: @AMApodcast Interstellar (2014): In Earth's future, a global crop blight and second Dust Bowl are slowly rendering the planet uninhabitable. Professor Brand (Michael Caine), a brilliant NASA physicist, is working on plans to save mankind by transporting Earth's population to a new home via a wormhole. But first, Brand must send former NASA pilot Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) and a team of researchers through the wormhole and across the galaxy to find out which of three planets could be mankind's new home. HELPFUL LINKS: Website - http://popcorntalk.com Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/thepopcorntalk Merch - http://shop.spreadshirt.com/PopcornTalk/ ABOUT POPCORN TALK: Popcorn Talk Network is the online broadcast network with programming dedicated exclusively to movie discussio
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June 20, 2018
Ocean’s Eleven (2001) | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down Prisoners. Follow Action Movie Anatomy on Twitter: @AMApodcast Ocean’s Eleven (2001): Dapper Danny Ocean (George Clooney) is a man of action. Less than 24 hours into his parole from a New Jersey penitentiary, the wry, charismatic thief is already rolling out his next plan. Following three rules: Don't hurt anybody, don't steal from anyone who doesn't deserve it, and play the game like you've got nothing to lose. Danny orchestrates the most sophisticated, elaborate casino heist in history. HELPFUL LINKS: Website - http://popcorntalk.com Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/thepopcorntalk Merch - http://shop.spreadshirt.com/PopcornTalk/ ABOUT POPCORN TALK: Popcorn Talk Network is the online broadcast network with programming dedicated exclusively to movie discussion, news, interviews and commentary. Popcorn Talk Network is compris
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June 13, 2018
Prisoners (2013) | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down Prisoners. Follow Action Movie Anatomy on Twitter: @AMApodcast Prisoners (2013): Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman) faces a parent's worst nightmare when his 6-year-old daughter, Anna, and her friend go missing. The only lead is an old motorhome that had been parked on their street. The head of the investigation, Detective Loki (Jake Gyllenhaal), arrests the driver (Paul Dano), but a lack of evidence forces Loki to release his only suspect. Dover, knowing that his daughter's life is at stake, decides that he has no choice but to take matters into his own hands. HELPFUL LINKS: Website - http://popcorntalk.com Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/thepopcorntalk Merch - http://shop.spreadshirt.com/PopcornTalk/ ABOUT POPCORN TALK: Popcorn Talk Network is the online broadcast network with programming dedicated exclusively to movie discussio
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June 6, 2018
The Empire Strikes Back (1980) | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. Follow Action Movie Anatomy on Twitter: @AMApodcast The Empire Strikes Back: The adventure continues in this "Star Wars" sequel. Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) and Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew) face attack by the Imperial forces and its AT-AT walkers on the ice planet Hoth. While Han and Leia escape in the Millennium Falcon, Luke travels to Dagobah in search of Yoda. Only with the Jedi master's help will Luke survive when the dark side of the Force beckons him into the ultimate duel with Darth Vader (David Prowse). HELPFUL LINKS: Website - http://popcorntalk.com Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/thepopcorntalk Merch - http://shop.spreadshirt.com/PopcornTalk/ ABOUT POPCORN TALK: Popcorn Talk Network is the online broadcast network w
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May 30, 2018
Deadpool 2 (2018) | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down Deadpool 2 (2018). Follow Action Movie Anatomy on Twitter: @AMApodcast Deadpool2: Wisecracking mercenary Deadpool meets Russell, an angry teenage mutant who lives at an orphanage. When Russell becomes the target of Cable -- a genetically enhanced soldier from the future -- Deadpool realizes that he'll need some help saving the boy from such a superior enemy. He soon joins forces with Bedlam, Shatterstar, Domino and other powerful mutants to protect young Russell from Cable and his advanced weaponry. HELPFUL LINKS: Website - http://popcorntalk.com Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/thepopcorntalk Merch - http://shop.spreadshirt.com/PopcornTalk/ ABOUT POPCORN TALK: Popcorn Talk Network is the online broadcast network with programming dedicated exclusively to movie discussion, news, interviews and commentary. Popcorn Talk Network
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May 23, 2018
The Count of Monte Cristo (2002) | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down The Count of Monte Cristo (2002). The Count of Monte Cristo: The classic story of an innocent man wrongly, but deliberately imprisoned and his brilliant strategy for revenge against those who betrayed him. Dashing young sailor Edmond Dantes (Jim Caviezel) is a guileless and honest young man whose peaceful life and plans to marry the beautiful Mercedes (Dagmara Dominczyk) are abruptly shattered when his best friend Fernand (Guy Pearce), who wants Mercedes for himself, deceives him. Follow Action Movie Anatomy on Twitter: @AMApodcast HELPFUL LINKS: Website - http://popcorntalk.com Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/thepopcorntalk Merch - http://shop.spreadshirt.com/PopcornTalk/ ABOUT POPCORN TALK: Popcorn Talk Network is the online broadcast network with programming dedicated exclusively to movie discussion, news, interviews and
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May 16, 2018
No Country for Old Men (2007) | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down No Country for Old Men (2007). No Country for Old Men: "No Country for Old Men" begins when Llewelyn Moss finds a pickup truck surrounded by a sentry of dead men. A load of heroin and two million dollars in cash are still in the back. When Moss takes the money, he sets off a chain reaction of catastrophic violence that not even the law--in the person of aging, disillusioned Sheriff Bell--can contain. As Moss tries to evade his pursuers--in particular a mysterious mastermind who flips coins for human lives--the film simultaneously strips down the American crime drama and broadens its concerns to encompass themes as ancient as the Bible and as bloodily contemporary as this morning's headlines. Follow Action Movie Anatomy on Twitter: @AMApodcast HELPFUL LINKS: Website - http://popcorntalk.com Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/thepopcorntalk Merch - h
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May 9, 2018
Avengers: Infinity War (2018) | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down Avengers: Infinity War pt. 1 (2018). Follow Action Movie Anatomy on Twitter: @AMApodcast Avengers: Infinity War is a 2018 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team the Avengers, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the nineteenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). It is the sequel to 2012's The Avengers and 2015's Avengers: Age of Ultron, while also picking up plot points from many other MCU movies, most notably Captain America: Civil War, Thor: Ragnarok, Doctor Strange, and the two Guardians of the Galaxy films. The film is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, and features an ensemble cast including Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany
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May 3, 2018
Iron Man (2008) | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down Iron Man (2008). Follow Action Movie Anatomy on Twitter: @AMApodcast Iron Man: A billionaire industrialist and genius inventor, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), is conducting weapons tests overseas, but terrorists kidnap him to force him to build a devastating weapon. Instead, he builds an armored suit and upends his captors. Returning to America, Stark refines the suit and uses it to combat crime and terrorism. HELPFUL LINKS: Website - http://popcorntalk.com Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/thepopcorntalk Merch - http://shop.spreadshirt.com/PopcornTalk/ ABOUT POPCORN TALK: Popcorn Talk Network is the online broadcast network with programming dedicated exclusively to movie discussion, news, interviews and commentary. Popcorn Talk Network is comprised of the leading members and personalities of the film press and community inc
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April 25, 2018
Captain America: Civil War (2016) | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down Captain America: Civil War (2016). Follow Action Movie Anatomy on Twitter: @AMApodcast Captain America: Civil War: Political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability when the actions of the Avengers lead to collateral damage. The new status quo deeply divides members of the team. Captain America (Chris Evans) believes superheroes should remain free to defend humanity without government interference. Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) sharply disagrees and supports oversight. As the debate escalates into an all-out feud, Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) must pick a side. HELPFUL LINKS: Website - http://popcorntalk.com Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/thepopcorntalk Merch - http://shop.spreadshirt.com/PopcornTalk/ ABOUT POPCORN TALK: Popcorn Talk Network is the online broadcast network with p
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April 18, 2018
Sicario (2015) | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down Sicario (2015). Follow Action Movie Anatomy on Twitter: @AMApodcast Sicari0: After rising through the ranks of her male-dominated profession, idealistic FBI agent Kate Macer (Emily Blunt) receives a top assignment. Recruited by mysterious government official Matt Graver (Josh Brolin), Kate joins a task force for the escalating war against drugs. Led by the intense and shadowy Alejandro (Benicio Del Toro), the team travels back-and-forth across the U.S.-Mexican border, using one cartel boss (Bernardo Saracino) to flush out a bigger one (Julio Cesar Cedillo). HELPFUL LINKS: Website - http://popcorntalk.com Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/thepopcorntalk Merch - http://shop.spreadshirt.com/PopcornTalk/ ABOUT POPCORN TALK: Popcorn Talk Network is the online broadcast network with programming dedicated exclusively to movie discus
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April 11, 2018
The Dark Knight Rises (2012) | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down The Dark Knight Rises (2012). Follow Action Movie Anatomy on Twitter: @AMApodcast The Dark Knight Rises: It has been eight years since Batman (Christian Bale), in collusion with Commissioner Gordon (Gary Oldman), vanished into the night. Assuming responsibility for the death of Harvey Dent, Batman sacrificed everything for what he and Gordon hoped would be the greater good. However, the arrival of a cunning cat burglar (Anne Hathaway) and a merciless terrorist named Bane (Tom Hardy) force Batman out of exile and into a battle he may not be able to win. HELPFUL LINKS: Website - http://popcorntalk.com Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/thepopcorntalk Merch - http://shop.spreadshirt.com/PopcornTalk/ ABOUT POPCORN TALK: Popcorn Talk Network is the online broadcast network with programming dedicated exclusively to movie discussion,
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April 4, 2018
Pacific Rim (2013) | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down "Pacific Rim" (2013). Follow Action Movie Anatomy on Twitter: @AMApodcast Pacific Rim: Long ago, legions of monstrous creatures called Kaiju arose from the sea, bringing with them all-consuming war. To fight the Kaiju, mankind developed giant robots called Jaegers, designed to be piloted by two humans locked together in a neural bridge. However, even the Jaegers are not enough to defeat the Kaiju, and humanity is on the verge of defeat. Mankind's last hope now lies with a washed-up ex-pilot (Charlie Hunnam), an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi) and an old, obsolete Jaeger. HELPFUL LINKS: Website - http://popcorntalk.com Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/thepopcorntalk Merch - http://shop.spreadshirt.com/PopcornTalk/ ABOUT POPCORN TALK: Popcorn Talk Network is the online broadcast network with programming dedicated exclusively
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March 28, 2018
Sin City (2005) | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down "Sin City" (2005). Follow Action Movie Anatomy on Twitter: @AMApodcast Sin City: In this quartet of neo-noir tales, a mysterious salesman (Josh Hartnett) narrates a tragic story of co-dependency, while a musclebound vigilante (Mickey Rourke) tears his way through the criminal underworld in search of his lost love (Jaime King). In another part of the city, a grizzled cop (Bruce Willis) foils the ambitions of a child-killer (Nick Stahl), and an ex-prostitute (Brittany Murphy) evades her ex-pimp (Benicio Del Toro) with the help of her new boyfriend, Dwight (Clive Owen). HELPFUL LINKS: Website - http://popcorntalk.com Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/thepopcorntalk Merch - http://shop.spreadshirt.com/PopcornTalk/ ABOUT POPCORN TALK: Popcorn Talk Network is the online broadcast network with programming dedicated exclusively to mo
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March 21, 2018
Indian Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down "Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark" (1981). Follow Action Movie Anatomy on Twitter: @AMApodcast Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark: Dr. Indiana Jones, a renowned archeologist and expert in the occult, is hired by the U.S. Government to find the ark of the covenant, which is believed to still hold the Ten Commandments. Unfortunately, Hitler's agents are also after the ark. Indy and his ex-flame Marion escape from various close scrapes in a quest that takes them from Nepal to Cairo HELPFUL LINKS: Website - http://popcorntalk.com Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/thepopcorntalk Merch - http://shop.spreadshirt.com/PopcornTalk/ ABOUT POPCORN TALK: Popcorn Talk Network is the online broadcast network with programming dedicated exclusively to movie discussion, news, interviews and commentary. Popcorn Talk Network is comprised of the le
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March 14, 2018
Quigley Down Under (1990) | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down "Quigley Down Under" (1990). Follow Action Movie Anatomy on Twitter: @AMApodcast Quiglley Down Under: Matthew Quigley (Tom Selleck) is an American rifleman who travels to the Australian outback to answer a help wanted ad calling for a sharpshooter. When Quigley meets his employer, Elliot Marston (Alan Rickman), he's appalled to discover the job involves killing Aborigines. The two men fight, and when Quigley is knocked out, Marston leaves him and a local crazy woman (Laura San Giacomo) to die in a remote part of the outback. They're rescued, however, by Aborigines, and plot their revenge. HELPFUL LINKS: Website - http://popcorntalk.com Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/thepopcorntalk Merch - http://shop.spreadshirt.com/PopcornTalk/ ABOUT POPCORN TALK: Popcorn Talk Network is the online broadcast network with programming dedicated exclusi
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March 7, 2018
Rob Cohen guests on The Hurricane Heist (2018) | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down "The Hurricane Heist" (2018). Follow Action Movie Anatomy on Twitter: @AMApodcast The Hurricane Heist: The rural town of New Hope, Ala., has a pair of super-sized problems heading its way: There's a hurricane bearing down on the Gulf coastline, and there's a team of 30 well-armed mercenaries intent on looting the local treasury facility. HELPFUL LINKS: Website - http://popcorntalk.com Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/thepopcorntalk Merch - http://shop.spreadshirt.com/PopcornTalk/ ABOUT POPCORN TALK: Popcorn Talk Network is the online broadcast network with programming dedicated exclusively to movie discussion, news, interviews and commentary. Popcorn Talk Network is comprised of the leading members and personalities of the film press and community including E!’s Maria Menounos, Scott “Movie” Mantz, The Wrap’s Jeff Sneider, Screen Junkie
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February 28, 2018
Black Panther (2018) | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down "Black Panther" (2018). Follow Action Movie Anatomy on Twitter: @AMApodcast Black Panther: After the death of his father, T'Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T'Challa's mettle as king -- and as Black Panther -- gets tested when he's drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people. HELPFUL LINKS: Website - http://popcorntalk.com Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/thepopcorntalk Merch - http://shop.spreadshirt.com/PopcornTalk/ ABOUT POPCORN TALK: Popcorn Talk Network is the online broadcast network with programming dedicated exclusively to movie
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February 21, 2018
True Romance (1993) | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down "True Romance" (1993). Follow Action Movie Anatomy on Twitter: @AMApodcast True Romance: A comic-book nerd and Elvis fanatic Clarence (Christian Slater) and a prostitute named Alabama (Patricia Arquette) fall in love. Clarence breaks the news to her pimp and ends up killing him. He grabs a suitcase of cocaine on his way out thinking it is Alabama's clothing. The two hit the road for California hoping to sell the cocaine, but the mob is soon after them. HELPFUL LINKS: Website - http://popcorntalk.com Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/thepopcorntalk Merch - http://shop.spreadshirt.com/PopcornTalk/ ABOUT POPCORN TALK: Popcorn Talk Network is the online broadcast network with programming dedicated exclusively to movie discussion, news, interviews and commentary. Popcorn Talk Network is comprised of the leading members and personalities of th
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February 14, 2018
The Crow (1994) | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down "The Crow" (1994). Follow Action Movie Anatomy on Twitter: @AMApodcast The Crow: The night before his wedding, musician Eric Draven (Brandon Lee) and his fiancée are brutally murdered by members of a violent inner-city gang. On the anniversary of their death, Eric rises from the grave and assumes the gothic mantle of the Crow, a supernatural avenger. Tracking down the thugs responsible for the crimes and mercilessly murdering them, Eric eventually confronts head gangster Top Dollar (Michael Wincott) to complete his macabre mission.   HELPFUL LINKS: Website - http://popcorntalk.com Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/thepopcorntalk Merch - http://shop.spreadshirt.com/PopcornTalk/ ABOUT POPCORN TALK: Popcorn Talk Network is the online broadcast network with programming dedicated exclusively to movie discussion, news
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February 7, 2018
Den of Theives (2018) | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down "Den of Thieves" (2018). Follow Action Movie Anatomy on Twitter: @AMApodcast Den of Thieves: Nick O'Brien is the hard-drinking leader of the Regulators, an elite unit of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Ray Merrimen is the recently paroled leader of the Outlaws, a gang of ex-military men who use their expertise and tactical skills to evade the law. O'Brien, Merrimen and their crews soon find themselves on a direct collision course as the criminals hatch an elaborate plan for a seemingly impossible heist -- the city's Federal Reserve Bank.   HELPFUL LINKS: Website - http://popcorntalk.com Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/thepopcorntalk Merch - http://shop.spreadshirt.com/PopcornTalk/ ABOUT POPCORN TALK: Popcorn Talk Network is the online broadcast network with programming dedicated exclusively to mov
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January 31, 2018
The Raid 2 (2014) | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down "The Raid 2" (2014) Follow Action Movie Anatomy on Twitter: @AMApodcast Only a short time after the first raid, Rama goes undercover with the thugs of Jakarta and plans to bring down the syndicate and uncover the corruption within his police force. The Raid 2 (Indonesian: The Raid 2: Berandal or Serbuan Maut 2: Berandal, lit. 'Thug' Japanese: ザ・レイド Gokudo, lit. 'Gangster')[4][5][6] is a 2014 Indonesian martial arts action–crime drama film written, directed and edited by Welsh filmmaker Gareth Evans. It is the sequel to his 2011 film The Raid. The film was released on 28 March 2014. It follows special forces officer Rama as he is sent undercover to expose the corrupt police officials colluding with the crime families of Jakarta's criminal underworld. Where the events of the first film take place within a day, the second film is set over a span of several years. Like Evan
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January 24, 2018
Captain America: Winter Soldier (2014) | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down "Captain America: Winter Soldier" (2014) Follow Action Movie Anatomy on Twitter: @AMApodcast After the cataclysmic events in New York with his fellow Avengers, Steve Rogers, aka Captain America (Chris Evans), lives in the nation's capital as he tries to adjust to modern times. An attack on a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague throws Rogers into a web of intrigue that places the whole world at risk. Joining forces with the Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and a new ally, the Falcon, Rogers struggles to expose an ever-widening conspiracy, but he and his team soon come up against an unexpected enemy. HELPFUL LINKS: Website - http://popcorntalk.com Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/thepopcorntalk Merch - http://shop.spreadshirt.com/PopcornTalk/ ABOUT POPCORN TALK: Popcorn Talk Network is the online broadcast network with programming dedicated exclusivel
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January 17, 2018
The Other Guys (2010) | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down "The Other Guys (2010)" Follow Action Movie Anatomy on Twitter: @AMApodcast The Other Gusy: Two mismatched New York City detectives seize an opportunity to step up like the city's top cops, whom they idolize, only things don't quite go as planned. American action comedy film directed and co-written by Adam McKay. It stars Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, and features Michael Keaton, Eva Mendes, Steve Coogan, Ray Stevenson, Dwayne Johnson and Samuel L. Jackson. This film is the fourth of five collaborations between Ferrell and McKay, following Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004), Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006), and Step Brothers (2008), and followed by Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues(2013). The Other Guys is the only one not to be co-written by Ferrell. It is also the first of three collaborations between Ferrell and Wahlberg, who later reun
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January 10, 2018
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down "Star Wars: The Last Jedi." Follow Action Movie Anatomy on Twitter: @AMApodcast Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi is a 2017 American epic space opera film written and directed by Rian Johnson. It is the second installment of the Star Wars sequel trilogy and the eighth main installment of the Star Wars franchise, following Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015). It is produced by Lucasfilm and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. The cast includes Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong'o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, and Gwendoline Christie in returning roles, with Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern, and Benicio del Toro joining the cast. The film features the final film performance by Fisher, who died in December 2016, and is dedicated to her memory. The plot follows Rey as she receives Jedi training from Luke
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January 3, 2018
Enemy of the State (1993) | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down Enemy of the State (1993) with special guest host Brianne Chandler. Follow Brianne Chandler on twitter: @MissMovies Follow Action Movie Anatomy on Twitter: @AMApodcast Enemy of the State is a 1998 American conspiracy-thriller film directed by Tony Scott, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, and written by David Marconi. The film stars Will Smith and Gene Hackman, with Jon Voight, Lisa Bonet, Gabriel Byrne, Loren Dean, Jake Busey, Barry Pepper, and Regina King in supporting roles. The film tells the story of a group of NSA agents conspiring to kill a Congressman and the cover up that ensues after a tape of the murder is discovered. The film was released on November 20, 1998 in the US and worldwide. Enemy of the State garnered generally positive reviews from film critics and audiences, with many praising the writing and direction as well as the chemistry between Smith and Hackm
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December 13, 2017
Master and Commander (2003) | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down Master and Commander: The Fare Side of the World (2003). Follow Action Movie Anatomy on Twitter: @AMApodcast Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World is a 2003 American epic period war-drama film co-written, produced and directed by Peter Weir, set in the Napoleonic Wars. The film's plot and characters are adapted from three novels in author Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey–Maturin series, which includes 20 completed novels of Jack Aubrey's naval career. The film stars Russell Crowe as Jack Aubrey, captain in the Royal Navy, and Paul Bettany as Dr. Stephen Maturin. The film, which cost $150 million to make, was a co-production of 20th Century Fox, Miramax Films, Universal Pictures, and Samuel Goldwyn Films, and released on November 14, 2003. The film grossed $212 million worldwide. The film was critically well received. At the 76th Academy Awards, the film was nominated for 10 Oscars
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December 6, 2017
Equalizer (2014) | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down Equalizer (2014). Follow Action Movie Anatomy on Twitter: @AMApodcast The Equalizer is a 2014 American neo-noir vigilante action thriller film directed by Antoine Fuqua and written by Richard Wenk, nominally based on the television series of the same name. It stars Denzel Washington, Marton Csokas, Chloë Grace Moretz, David Harbour, Bill Pullman and Melissa Leo. HELPFUL LINKS: Website - http://popcorntalk.com Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/thepopcorntalk Merch - http://shop.spreadshirt.com/PopcornTalk/ ABOUT POPCORN TALK: Popcorn Talk Network is the online broadcast network with programming dedicated exclusively to movie discussion, news, interviews and commentary. Popcorn Talk Network is comprised of the leading members and personalities of the film press and community including E!’s Maria Menounos, Scott “Movie” Mantz, The Wrap’s Je
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November 29, 2017
Man of Steel (2013) | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down Man of Steel (2013). Follow Action Movie Anatomy on Twitter: @AMApodcast Man of Steel is a 2013 superhero film featuring the DC Comics character Superman. It is a British-American venture[2] produced by Legendary Pictures, DC Entertainment, Syncopy Inc., and Cruel and Unusual Films, and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is the first installment in the DC Extended Universe[4] (DCEU). The film is directed by Zack Snyder, written by David S. Goyer, and stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni, and Russell Crowe. Man of Steel is a reboot of the Superman film series that retells the character's origin story. In the film, Clark Kent learns that he is a superpowered alien from the planet Krypton and assumes the role of mankind's protector as Superman, but finds himself having to prevent General Zo
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November 15, 2017
Rush (2013) | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down Rush (2013). Follow Action Movie Anatomy on Twitter: @AMApodcast Rush is a 2013 biographical sports action drama film centred on the rivalry between Formula 1 drivers James Hunt and Niki Laudaduring the 1976 Formula One motor-racing season. It was written by Peter Morgan, directed by Ron Howard and stars Chris Hemsworth as Hunt and Daniel Brühl as Lauda. HELPFUL LINKS: Website - http://popcorntalk.com Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/thepopcorntalk Merch - http://shop.spreadshirt.com/PopcornTalk/ ABOUT POPCORN TALK: Popcorn Talk Network is the online broadcast network with programming dedicated exclusively to movie discussion, news, interviews and commentary. Popcorn Talk Network is comprised of the leading members and personalities of the film press and community including E!’s Maria Menounos, Scott “Movie” Mantz, The Wrap’s Jeff Sneid
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November 8, 2017
GoldenEye (1995) | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down Golden Eye GoldenEye (1995) is the seventeenth spy film in the James Bond series to be produced by Eon Productions, and the first to star Pierce Brosnan as the fictional MI6 officer James Bond. The film was directed by Martin Campbell and is the first in the series not to take story elements from the works of novelist Ian Fleming.[1] The story was conceived and written by Michael France, with later collaboration by other writers. In the film, Bond fights to prevent an ex-MI6 agent, gone rogue, from using a satellite against London to cause a global financial meltdown.
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November 1, 2017
Warrior (2011) Review w/ Gavin O’Connor & Anthony Tambakis | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down Warrior with the director Gavin O'Connor and the Writer Anthony Tambakis! Warrior is a 2011 American sports drama film directed by Gavin O'Connor and starring Joel Edgerton and Tom Hardy as two estranged brothers whose entrance into a mixed martial arts tournament makes them come to terms with their lives and each other. Nick Nolte was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as the father of the two brothers.
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October 28, 2017
The Foreigner (2017) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down The Foreigner! Follow the show at @AMAPodcast and the hosts @BenBatemanMedia & @AndrewGhai!  The Foreigner is a 2017 action thriller film directed by Martin Campbell and written by David Marconi, based on the 1992 novel The Chinaman by Stephen Leather. The British-Chinese co-production stars Jackie Chan, Pierce Brosnan, Michael McElhatton, Liu Tao, Charlie Murphy, Orla Brady and Katie Leung, and follows a businessman who seeks revenge for the death of his daughter.
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October 18, 2017
Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down Blade Runner 2049! Follow the show at @AMAPodcast and the hosts @BenBatemanMedia & @AndrewGhai! Blade Runner 2049 is a 2017 American neo-noir science fiction film directed by Denis Villeneuve and written by Hampton Fancherand Michael Green. A sequel to Blade Runner (1982), the film stars Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford, with Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James, Dave Bautista and Jared Leto in supporting roles. Set thirty years after the original film, the story depicts a replicant blade runner named K, who discovers the remains of a once-pregnant replicant. To prevent a possible war between species, K is secretly tasked with finding the child and destroying all evidence related to it, leading him to discover that the child bears a connection to missing blade runner Rick Deckard.
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October 11, 2017
American Made (2017) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down American Made! Follow the show at @AMAPodcast and the hosts @BenBatemanMedia & @AndrewGhai! American Made is a 2017 American biographical crime film directed by Doug Liman, written by Gary Spinelli and starring Tom Cruise, Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright, Alejandro Edda, Mauricio Mejía, Caleb Landry Jones and Jesse Plemons. The plot focuses on Barry Seal, a former TWA pilot who became a drug smuggler for the Medellín Cartel in the 1980s. In order to avoid jail time, Seal approached United States government officials and served as an informant for the DEA
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October 4, 2017
Kingsman The Golden Circle (2017) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down Kingsman: The Golden Circle! Follow the show at @AMAPodcast and the hosts @BenBatemanMedia & @AndrewGhai! Kingsman: The Golden Circle is a 2017 action spy comedy film produced and directed by Matthew Vaughn and written by Vaughn and Jane Goldman. It is a sequel to Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014), which is based on the comic book series Kingsman, created by Dave Gibbons and Mark Millar. The film features Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Edward Holcroft and Sophie Cookson reprising their roles from the first film, with Julianne Moore, Halle Berry, Pedro Pascal, Elton John, Channing Tatum and Jeff Bridges joining the cast. The plot follows the Kingsmen needing to team up with their American counterparts, the Statesmen, after the world is held hostage by a new threat.
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September 27, 2017
Wind River (2017) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down 1982's First Blood! Follow the show at @AMAPodcast and the hosts @BenBatemanMedia & @AndrewGhai! Wind River is a 2017 American neo-western murder mystery thriller film written and directed by Taylor Sheridan. The film stars Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen as a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service tracker and an FBI agent, respectively, who try to solve a murder on the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming. Numerous Native American actors fill integral supporting roles: Gil Birmingham, Graham Greene and others.
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September 20, 2017
First Blood (1982) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down 1982's First Blood! Follow the show at @AMAPodcast and the hosts @BenBatemanMedia & @AndrewGhai! First Blood -Former Green Beret John Rambo is pursued into the mountains surrounding a small town by a tyrannical sheriff and his deputies, forcing him to survive using his combat skills. A 1982 American action film directed by Ted Kotcheff. It was co-written by and starred Sylvester Stallone as John Rambo, a troubled and misunderstood Vietnam veteran who must rely on his combat and survival senses against the abusive law enforcement of a small town. It is based on David Morrell's 1972 novel of the same name and is the first installment of the Rambo series. Brian Dennehy and Richard Crenna also appear in supporting roles.
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September 13, 2017
Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down 2002's Road to Perdition! Follow the show at @AMAPodcast and the hosts @BenBatemanMedia & @AndrewGhai! Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope is a 1977 American epic space opera film written and directed by George Lucas. It is the first film in the original Star Wars trilogy, the first Star Wars movie in general, and the beginning of the Star Wars franchise. Starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing, Alec Guinness, David Prowse, James Earl Jones, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, and Peter Mayhew, the film's plot focuses on the Rebel Alliance, led by Princess Leia (Fisher), and its attempt to destroy the Galactic Empire's space station, the Death Star. This conflict disrupts the isolated life of farmhand Luke Skywalker (Hamill), who inadvertently acquires a pair of droids that possess stolen architectural plans for the Death Star. When the Empire begins a destructive search for the missing droids, S
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September 6, 2017
Road to Perdition (2002) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down 2002's Road to Perdition! Follow the show at @AMAPodcast and the hosts @BenBatemanMedia & @AndrewGhai! Road to Perdition is a 2002 American crime film directed by Sam Mendes. The screenplay was adapted by David Self from the graphic novel of the same name by Max Allan Collins. The film stars Tom Hanks, Paul Newman, Jude Law, and Daniel Craig. The plot takes place in 1931, during the Great Depression, following a mob enforcer and his son as they seek vengeance against a mobster who murdered the rest of their family.
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August 31, 2017
Tropic Thunder (2008) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down 2008's Tropic Thunder! Follow the show at @AMAPodcast and the hosts @BenBatemanMedia & @AndrewGhai! Tropic Thunder is a 2008 satirical action comedy film directed by Ben Stiller. Stiller, Jack Blackand Robert Downey Jr. star as a group of prima donna actors who are making a fictional Vietnam War film. When their frustrated director drops them in the middle of a jungle, they are forced to rely on their acting skills to survive the real action and danger. The screenplay by Justin Theroux, Stiller, and Etan Cohen was from a story by Stiller and Theroux. The film was produced by Stuart Cornfeld, Stiller and Eric McLeod for Red Hour Productions and DreamWorks Picturesas an international co-production between the United States, Germany, and the United Kingdom.
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August 24, 2017
V for Vendetta (2005) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down 2005's V for Vendetta! Follow the show at @AMAPodcast and the hosts @BenBatemanMedia & @AndrewGhai! V for Vendetta is a 2005 dystopian political thriller film directed by James McTeigue and written by The Wachowski Brothers, based on the 1988 DC/Vertigo Comics limited series of the same name by Alan Moore and David Lloyd. The film is set in an alternative future where a neo-fascist regime has subjugated the United Kingdom. Hugo Weaving portrays V, an anarchist freedom fighter who attempts to ignite a revolution through elaborate terrorist acts and Natalie Portman plays Evey, a young, working-class woman caught up in V's mission, while Stephen Reaportrays the detective leading a desperate quest to stop V.
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August 16, 2017
The Hurt Locker (2008) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down 2008's The Hurt Locker! Follow the show at @AMAPodcast and the hosts @BenBatemanMedia & @AndrewGhai! The Hurt Locker is a 2008 American war thriller film about an Iraq War Explosive Ordnance Disposal team who are being targeted by insurgents with booby traps, remote control detonations and ambushes. Directed by Kathryn Bigelow, it stars Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Christian Camargo, Ralph Fiennes, David Morse, and Guy Pearce. The film shows soldiers' varying psychological reactions to the stress of combat, which though intolerable to some, is addictive to others. The story unfolds after a staff sergeant is killed by an insurgent trap and an apparently calm veteran is brought in to head the squad. His comrades suspect that their new team leader is being driven to take terrifying risks. Writer Mark Boal drew on his experience during embedded access to provide an authentic background for the
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August 10, 2017
Atomic Blonde (2017) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down 2017's Atomic Blonde! Follow the show at @AMAPodcast and the hosts @BenBatemanMedia & @AndrewGhai! Atomic Blonde is a 2017 American action spy thriller film directed by David Leitch, in his first solo directorial credit, and written by Kurt Johnstad. It is based on Antony Johnston and Sam Hart's 2012 graphic novel The Coldest City, published by Oni Press, which revolves around a spy who has to find a list of double agents who are being smuggled into the West on the eve of the collapse of the Berlin Wall in 1989. The film stars Charlize Theron and James McAvoy, with John Goodman, Til Schweiger, Eddie Marsan, Sofia Boutella and Toby Jones in supporting roles. Atomic Blonde had its world premiere at South by Southwest on March 12, 2017 and was released in the United States on July 28, 2017, by Focus Features. It has grossed $26 million and received generally positive reviews from critics, who prais
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August 3, 2017
Dunkirk (2017) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down 2017's Dunkirk! Follow the show at @AMAPodcast and the hosts @BenBatemanMedia & @AndrewGhai! Dunkirk is a 2017 English-language war film written, co-produced and directed by Christopher Nolan. The film stars Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Aneurin Barnard, James D'Arcy, Barry Keoghan, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, and Tom Hardy. Set during the Second World War, it portrays the Dunkirk evacuation. Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, the film is an international co-productionbetween the United Kingdom, the United States, France, and the Netherlands. Nolan wrote the script, told from three perspectives—the land, sea, and air—to contain little dialogue and create suspense solely through details. Filming began in May 2016 in Dunkirk, France, and ended in Los Angeles, United States, where it also began post-production. Cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema 
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July 26, 2017
War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down 2017's War for the Planet of the Apes! Follow the show at @AMAPodcast and the hosts @BenBatemanMedia & @AndrewGhai! War for the Planet of the Apes is a 2017 American science fiction film directed by Matt Reeves and written by Mark Bomback and Reeves. A sequel to Rise of the Planet of the Apes(2011) and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014), it is the third installment in the Planet of the Apes reboot series. The film stars Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson and Steve Zahn, and follows the confrontation between the apes, led by Caesar, and the humans for control of Earth.
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July 20, 2017
Baby Driver (2017) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down 2017's Baby Driver! Follow the show at @AMAPodcast and the hosts @BenBatemanMedia & @AndrewGhai! Baby Driver is a 2017 action comedy film written and directed by Edgar Wright. It stars Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Eiza González, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx and Jon Bernthal. The plot follows Baby, a young getaway driver who is coerced into working for a kingpin.
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July 13, 2017
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down 2011's Rise of the Planet of the Apes! Follow the show at @AMAPodcast and the hosts @BenBatemanMedia & @AndrewGhai! Rise of the Planet of the Apes is a 2011 American science fiction film directed by Rupert Wyatt and starring James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow, Brian Cox, Tom Felton, David Oyelowo, and Andy Serkis. Written by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, it is 20th Century Fox's reboot of the Planet of the Apes series, intended to act as an origin storyfor a new series of films. Its premise is similar to the fourth film in the original series, Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972), but it is not a direct remake of that film.
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July 6, 2017
Transformers (2007) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down 2007's Transformers! Follow the show at @AMAPodcast and the hosts @BenBatemanMedia & @AndrewGhai! Transformers is a 2007 American science fiction action film based on the toy line of the same name created by Hasbro. The film, which combines computer animation with live-action filming, was directed by Michael Bay, with Steven Spielberg serving as executive producer. It was produced by Don Murphy and Tom DeSanto, and is the first installment in the live-action Transformers film series. The film stars Shia LaBeouf as Sam Witwicky, a teenager who gets caught up in a war between the heroic Autobots and the villainous Decepticons, two factions of alien robots who can disguise themselves by transforming into everyday machinery, primarily vehicles. The Autobots intend to use the AllSpark, the object that created their robotic race, to rebuild their home planet Cybertron and end the war, while the Decepticons have th
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June 29, 2017
The Mummy (2017) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down 2017's The Mummy! Follow the show at @AMAPodcast and the hosts @BenBatemanMedia & @AndrewGhai! The Mummy is a 2017 American action-adventure film directed by Alex Kurtzman and written by David Koepp, Christopher McQuarrie and Dylan Kussman, with a story by Kurtzman, Jon Spaihts and Jenny Lumet. It is a reboot of The Mummy franchise and the first installment in the Dark Universe film series. The film stars Tom Cruise, Annabelle Wallis, Sofia Boutella, Jake Johnson, Courtney B. Vance, Marwan Kenzari and Russell Crowe. The Mummy premiered at the State Theatre in Sydney, Australia on May 22, 2017, and was theatrically released in the United States on June 9, 2017 in 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D. It received negative reviews from critics and has grossed $295 million worldwide.
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June 21, 2017
Wonder Woman (2017) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai welcome special guest Roxy Striar (@RoxyStriar) to break down 2017's Wonder Woman! Follow the show at @AMAPodcast and the hosts @BenBatemanMedia & @AndrewGhai! Wonder Woman is a 2017 American superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name, distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is the fourth installment in the DC Extended Universe. The film is directed by Patty Jenkins, with a screenplay by Allan Heinberg and a story by Heinberg, Zack Snyder, and Jason Fuchs. Gal Gadot stars as the titular character with Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Connie Nielsen, and Elena Anaya in supporting roles. Wonder Woman is the second live action theatrical film featuring the titular character, following her debut in 2016's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Jenkins' role as director makes her the first female director of a studio superhero movie.
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June 15, 2017
The Mummy (1999) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down 1999's The Mummy! Follow the show at @AMAPodcast and the hosts @BenBatemanMedia & @AndrewGhai! The Mummy is a 1999 American action and horror film written and directed by Stephen Sommers and starring Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah, and Kevin J. O'Connor, with Arnold Vosloo in the titular role as the reanimated mummy. It is a loose remake of the 1932 film The Mummy, which starred Boris Karloff in the titular role. The film follows adventurer Rick O'Connell, who travels to Hamunaptra, the city of the dead, with an archaelogist and her brother. There they accidentally awaken Imhotep, a high priest from the reign of the pharaoh Seti I, who has been cursed for eternity.
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June 7, 2017
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down 2014's Guardians of the Galaxy! Follow the show at @AMAPodcast and the hosts @BenBatemanMedia & @AndrewGhai! Guardians of the Galaxy is a 2014 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the tenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film was directed by James Gunn, who wrote the screenplay with Nicole Perlman, and features an ensemble cast including Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, and Benicio del Toro. In Guardians of the Galaxy, Peter Quill forms an uneasy alliance with a group of extraterrestrial misfits who are fleeing after stealing a powerful artifact.
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May 31, 2017
100 Films of AMA Ranked & Awards Part 2 | Action Movie Anatomy
From worst to best Ben and Andrew rank every film of Action Movie Anatomy in reverse order. 1 list. 100 movies. We also determine some of AMA's heroes, villains and memories in our #AMA100 awards section.  Follow the show at @AMAPodcast and the hosts @BenBatemanMedia & @AndrewGhai!
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May 26, 2017
100 Films of AMA Ranked & Awards Part 1 | Action Movie Anatomy
From worst to best Ben and Andrew rank every film of Action Movie Anatomy in reverse order. 1 list. 100 movies. We also determine some of AMA's heroes, villains and memories in our #AMA100 awards section.  Heat is more than movie. It's an experience.  Follow the show at @AMAPodcast and the hosts @BenBatemanMedia & @AndrewGhai!
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May 25, 2017
#AMA100 – Heat (1995) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
#AMA100. Ben and Andrew break down the greatest shootout in film history as well as the first Deniro Pacino scene ever in this 100th episode celebration. Heat is more than movie. It's an experience.  Follow the show at @AMAPodcast and the hosts @BenBatemanMedia & @AndrewGhai! Heat is a 1995 American crime film written, produced and directed by Michael Mann, and starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Val Kilmer. De Niro plays Neil McCauley, a professional thief, while Pacino plays Lt. Vincent Hanna, a LAPD robbery-homicide detective tracking down McCauley's crew. The story is based on the former Chicago police officer Chuck Adamson's pursuit during the 1960s of a criminal named McCauley, after whom De Niro's character is named. Heat was a critical and commercial success, grossing $67 million in the United States and $187 million worldwide (about $295 million in 2017) against a $60 million budget. It was well received by critics. The film-critic aggregator Rott
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May 25, 2017
The 10 Rules of Action Movie Anatomy | Action Movie Anatomy
2 years, 100 episodes and 10 rules. Join Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai as they break down the 10 essential rules of Action Movie Anatomy.! Follow the show at @AMAPodcast and the hosts @BenBatemanMedia & @AndrewGhai!
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May 23, 2017
The Raid (2011) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down 2011's The Raid! Follow the show at @AMAPodcast and the hosts @BenBatemanMedia & @AndrewGhai! The Raid is a 2011 Indonesian martial artsaction–survival film written, directed and edited by Welsh filmmaker Gareth Huw Evans. The film stars Iko Uwais, who previously worked with Evans in another action film Merantau, released in 2009. Both films showcase the traditional Indonesian martial art Pencak Silat, with the fight choreography provided by Uwais and Yayan Ruhian. In The Raid, an elite squad is tasked to infiltrate a high-rise building – run by a ruthless drug lord – located in the slums of Jakarta, among them is Rama (played by Uwais), a rookie member of the team.
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May 18, 2017
Jurassic Park (1993) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down 1993's Jurassic Park! Follow the show at @AMAPodcast and the hosts @BenBatemanMedia & @AndrewGhai! Jurassic Park is a 1993 American science-fiction adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg and produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Gerald R. Molen. The first installment in the Jurassic Park franchise, it is based on the 1990 novel of the same name by Michael Crichton and a screenplay written by Crichton and David Koepp. The film is set on the fictional islet of Isla Nublar, located off Central America's Pacific Coast near Costa Rica, where a billionaire philanthropist and a small team of genetic scientists have created a wildlife park of cloneddinosaurs.
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May 11, 2017
Mission Impossible 2 (2000) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down 1998's Saving Private Ryan! Follow the show at @AMAPodcast and the hosts @BenBatemanMedia & @AndrewGhai! Tom Cruise returns to his role as Ethan Hunt in the second installment of "Mission: Impossible." This time Ethan Hunt leads his IMF team on a mission to capture a deadly German virus before it is released by terrorists. His mission is made impossible due to the fact that he is not the only person after samples of the disease. He must also contest with a gang of international terrorists headed by a turned bad former IMF agent who has already managed to steal the cure.
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May 4, 2017
Saving Private Ryan (1998) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down 1998's Saving Private Ryan! Follow the show at @AMAPodcast and the hosts @BenBatemanMedia & @AndrewGhai! Saving Private Ryan is a 1998 American epic war drama film set during the Invasion of Normandy in World War II. Directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Robert Rodat, the film is notable for its graphic portrayal of war, and for the intensity of its opening 27 minutes, which includes a depiction of the Omaha Beach assault during the Normandy landings. It follows United States Army Rangers Captain John H. Miller (Tom Hanks) and a squad (Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns, Barry Pepper, Giovanni Ribisi, Vin Diesel, Adam Goldberg, and Jeremy Davies) as they search for a paratrooper, Private First Class James Francis Ryan (Matt Damon), who is the last-surviving brother of four servicemen. The film received critical acclaim, winning several awards for film, cast, and crew, as well as earning significan
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April 20, 2017
The Terminator (1984) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down 1984's The Terminator! The Terminator is a 1984 American science fiction action film directed by James Cameron. It stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as the Terminator, a cyborg assassin sent back in time from 2029 to 1984 to kill Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton), whose son will one day become a savior against machines in a post-apocalyptic future. Michael Biehn plays Kyle Reese, a soldier from the future sent back in time to protect Connor. The screenplay is credited to Cameron, along with producer Gale Anne Hurd. Executive producers John Daly and Derek Gibson of Hemdale Film Corporation were instrumental in the film's financing and production.[4][6][7] The Terminator topped the US box office for two weeks and helped launch Cameron's film career and solidify Schwarzenegger's. It received critical acclaim, with many praising its pacing, action scenes and Schwarzenegger's performance. Its success led to a
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April 13, 2017
28 Days Later (2002) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down 2002's 28 Days Later! 28 Days Later is a 2002 British post-apocalyptic horror film directed by Danny Boyle, written by Alex Garland, and stars Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Brendan Gleeson, Megan Burns, and Christopher Eccleston. The plot depicts the breakdown of society following the accidental release of a highly contagious virus and focuses upon the struggle of four survivors to cope with the destruction of the life they once knew. Successful both commercially and critically, the film is credited with reinvigorating the zombie genre of horror film.[3] The film spawned a 2007 sequel, 28 Weeks Later, a graphic novel titled 28 Days Later: The Aftermath, which expands on the timeline of the outbreak, and a 2009 comic book series titled 28 Days Later.
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April 6, 2017
Anaconda (1997) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down 1997's Anaconda! Anaconda is a 1997 adventure horror film by Peruvian director Luis Llosa, starring Jon Voight, Ice Cube, Jennifer Lopez, and Eric Stoltz. It centers on a documentary film crew who have been taken hostage by a snake hunter who is going after the legendary giant anaconda, which is discovered in the Amazon rainforest. Despite receiving mostly negative reviews from critics, the film was a box-office hit and was followed by a series of sequels and a crossover film with the Lake Placid franchise.
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March 30, 2017
Safe House (2012) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down 2012's Safe House! Safe House is a 2012 American spy action-thriller film directed by Daniel Espinosa, starring Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds. The film follows Matt Weston (Reynolds), a CIA agent on his first low-level posting in Cape Town who is in charge of a safe house where the CIA is interrogating Tobin Frost (Washington), a veteran operative who has allegedly betrayed the agency. When the safe house is attacked by mercenaries who kill almost all the agents, Weston flees with Frost in his charge, and they end up on the run. As the team of killers, who seem to be one step ahead of the pair, track them throughout Cape Town, Weston begins to wonder whom to trust. The film was released on February 10, 2012, in North America by Universal Pictures. Filming took place in Cape Town, South Africa. The film premiered in New York City on February 7, 2012, and was released in U.S. theaters on Feb
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March 23, 2017
Logan (2017) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down 2017's Logan! Logan is a 2017 American superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Wolverine, played by Hugh Jackman. The film, distributed by 20th Century Fox, is the tenth installment in the X-Men film series, and the third film focused on Wolverine, following X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) and The Wolverine (2013). It was directed by James Mangold, who co-wrote the screenplay with Scott Frank and Michael Green, from a story by Mangold, and also stars Patrick Stewart, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, Richard E. Grant and Dafne Keen. The film follows a past-his-prime Logan embarking on a road trip across America for one final mission.
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March 16, 2017
Swordfish (2001) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down 2001's Swordfish! Swordfish is a 2001 American action crime thriller film directed by Dominic Sena and starring John Travolta, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Don Cheadle and Vinnie Jones. The film centers on Stanley Jobson, an ex-con and computer hacker who is targeted for recruitment into a bank robbery conspiracy because of his formidable hacking skills. The film was a slight box office success and was negatively received by critics upon release.
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March 8, 2017
Remembering Bill Paxton | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai look at the monumental career of Bill Paxton after his untimely passing.
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March 1, 2017
The Running Man (1987) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down 1987's The Running Man! The Running Man is a 1987 American science fiction Technicolor action film in Panavision directed by Paul Michael Glaser and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, María Conchita Alonso, Jesse Ventura, Jim Brown and Richard Dawson. It is very loosely based on the 1982 novel The Running Man, written by Stephen King and published under the pseudonym Richard Bachman. The story, set in a dystopian United States between 2017 and 2019, is about a television show called "The Running Man", where convicted criminal "runners" must escape death at the hands of professional killers. Original director
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February 22, 2017
John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down 2017's John Wick: Chapter 2! John Wick: Chapter 2 is a 2017 American neo-noir action thriller film directed by Chad Stahelski and written by Derek Kolstad. A sequel to the 2014 film John Wick, the plot follows hitman John Wick, who goes on the run after a bounty is placed on his head. It stars Keanu Reeves, Common, Laurence Fishburne, Riccardo Scamarcio, Ruby Rose, John Leguizamo and Ian McShane, and marks the first collaboration between Reeves and Fishburne since appearing together in the Matrix trilogy. Principal photography began on October 26, 2015, in New York City. The film premiered in Los Angeles on January 30, 2017, and was theatrically released in the United States on February 10, 2017.
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February 15, 2017
The Punisher (2004) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down 2004's The Punisher! The Punisher is a 2004 American vigilante action film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, starring Thomas Jane as the antihero Frank Castle / The Punisher and John Travolta as Howard Saint, a money launderer who orders the death of Castle's entire family. The story and plot were mainly based on two Punisher comic book stories; The Punisher: Year One and Welcome Back, Frank along with scenes from other Punisher stories such as Marvel Preview Presents: The Punisher #2, Marvel Super Action Featuring: The Punisher #1, The Punisher War Zone, and The Punisher War Journal. The Punisher was shot on location in Tampa, Florida, and surrounding environs in mid- to late 2003. It was distributed by Lions Gate Entertainment in North America, although Artisan Entertainment, which produced a 1989 film adaptation of The Punisher, financed and co-distributed th
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February 7, 2017
Unstoppable (2010) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down 2010's Unstoppable! Unstoppable is a 2010 American disaster thriller film directed and produced by Tony Scott in his final film as director before his death in 2012. The film stars Denzel Washington and Chris Pine. The film, loosely based on the real life CSX 8888 incident, tells the story of a runaway freight train and the two men (Washington and Pine) who attempt to stop it. The film was released in the United States and Canada on November 12, 2010. It was received mostly favorable reviews from film critics; it garnered a "Certified Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes based upon aggregated reviews, and a rating of "Generally favorable reviews" at Metacritic. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Sound Editing at the 83rd Academy Awards, but it was beaten by Inception. Make sure to subscribe to Popcorn Talk! - http://youtube.com/popcorntalknetwork HELPFUL L
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February 1, 2017
Collateral (2004) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down 2004's Collateral! Collateral is a 2004 American neo-noir crime thriller directed by Michael Mann and written by Stuart Beattie. It stars Tom Cruise cast against type as a contract killer and Jamie Foxx as a taxi driver who finds himself his hostage during an evening of the hitman's work. The film also features Jada Pinkett Smith and Mark Ruffalo. Foxx and Cruise's performances were widely praised, with Foxx being nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. The film's editors, Jim Miller and Paul Rubell, were also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Film Editing.
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January 27, 2017
Armageddon (1998) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai welcome John Rocha to break down 1998's Armageddon! Armageddon is a 1998 American science fiction disaster film directed by Michael Bay, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, and released by Touchstone Pictures. The film follows a group of blue-collardeep-core drillers sent by NASA to stop a gigantic asteroid on a collision course with Earth. It features an ensemble cast including Bruce Willis, Ben Affleck, Billy Bob Thornton, Liv Tyler, Owen Wilson, Will Patton, Peter Stormare, William Fichtner, Michael Clarke Duncan, Keith David, and Steve Buscemi. Armageddon opened in theaters only two and a half months after the similar asteroid impact-based film Deep Impact, which starred Robert Duvall and Morgan Freeman. Armageddon fared better at the box office, while astronomers described Deep Impact as being more scientifically accurate. Armageddon was an international box-office success despite generally negative review
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January 19, 2017
The Departed (2006) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down 2006's The Departed! The Departed is a 2006 American crime drama film directed by Martin Scorsese and written by William Monahan. It is a remake of the 2002 Hong Kong film Infernal Affairs. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, and Mark Wahlberg, with Martin Sheen, Ray Winstone, Vera Farmiga, Anthony Anderson, and Alec Baldwin in supporting roles. The film takes place in Boston. Irish Mob boss Francis "Frank" Costello (Jack Nicholson) plants Colin Sullivan (Matt Damon) as a mole within the Massachusetts State Police; the two characters are loosely based on famous gangster Whitey Bulger and corrupt FBI agent John Connolly, who grew up with Bulger. Simultaneously, the police assign undercover state trooper William "Billy" Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio) to infiltrate Costello's crew. When both sides realize the situation, Sullivan and Costigan both attempt to discover the othe
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January 12, 2017
Blade (1998) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down 1998's Blade! Blade is a 1998 American vampire superhero film starring Wesley Snipes and Stephen Dorff, loosely based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Snipes plays Blade, a human with vampire traits who protects humans from vampires. The film was directed by Stephen Norrington and written by David S. Goyer. Released on August 21, 1998, Blade became a commercial success by grossing $70 million at the U.S. box office, and $131.2 million worldwide. Despite mixed reviews from film critics, the film received a positive reception from audiences and has since garnered a cult following. It was followed by two sequels, Blade II and Blade: Trinity, both written by Goyer who also directed the latter.
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January 4, 2017
Men In Black (1997) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down 1997's Men In Black! Men in Black is a 1997 American science fiction action comedy film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld and produced by Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald. Loosely adapted from The Men in Black comic book series created by artist Lowell Cunningham, the film stars Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith as two agents of a secret organization called the Men in Black who supervise extraterrestrial lifeforms who live on Earth and hide their existence from ordinary humans. The film featured the creature effects and makeup of Rick Baker and visual effects by Industrial Light & Magic. The film was released on July 2, 1997, by Columbia Pictures, and grossed over $589.3 million worldwide against a $90 million budget, becoming the year's third highest-grossing film, with an estimated 54,616,700 tickets sold in the US. It received worldwide acclaim, with critics highly praising its witty, sophistica
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December 14, 2016
The Dark Knight (2008) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down 2008's The Dark Knight! The Dark Knight is a 2008 superhero thriller film directed, produced, and co-written by Christopher Nolan. Featuring the DC Comics character Batman, the film is the second part of Nolan's The Dark Knight Trilogy and a sequel to 2005's Batman Begins, starring an ensemble cast including Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Heath Ledger, Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Morgan Freeman. In the film, Bruce Wayne/Batman (Bale), James Gordon (Oldman) and Harvey Dent (Eckhart) form an alliance to dismantle organised crime in Gotham City, but are menaced by a criminal mastermind known as the Joker (Ledger) who seeks to undermine Batman's influence and create chaos. Nolan's inspiration for the film was the Joker's comic book debut in 1940, the 1988 graphic novel The Killing Joke, and the 1996 series The Long Halloween, which retold Two-Face's origin. The nickname "the Da
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December 7, 2016
True Lies (1994) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down 1994's True Lies! True Lies is a 1994 American action comedy film written and directed by James Cameron, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Arnold, Art Malik, Tia Carrere, Bill Paxton, Eliza Dushku, Grant Heslov and Charlton Heston. It is a loose remake of the 1991 French comedy film La Totale!. The film follows U.S. government agent Harry Tasker, who balances his life as a spy with his familial duties. True Lies was the first Lightstorm Entertainment project to be distributed under Cameron's multi million-dollar production deal with 20th Century Fox, as well as the first major production for the visual effects company Digital Domain, which was co-founded by Cameron. Make sure to subscribe to Popcorn Talk! - http://youtube.com/popcorntalknetwork
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November 30, 2016
Shooter (2007) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down 2007's Shooter! A marksman living in exile is coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the President. Ultimately double-crossed and framed for the attempt, he goes on the run to find the real killer and the reason he was set up. Make sure to subscribe to Popcorn Talk! - http://youtube.com/popcorntalknetwork
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November 16, 2016
Braveheart (1995) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down 1995's Braveheart! Braveheart is a 1995 American epic war film directed by and starring Mel Gibson. Gibson portrays William Wallace, a 13th-century Scottish warrior who led the Scots in the First War of Scottish Independence against King Edward I of England. The story is inspired by Blind Harry's epic poem The Actes and Deidis of the Illustre and Vallyeant Campioun Schir William Wallace and was adapted for the screen by Randall Wallace. The film was nominated for ten Academy Awards at the 68th Academy Awards and won five: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Makeup, and Best Sound Editing. Make sure to subscribe to Popcorn Talk! - http://youtube.com/popcorntalknetwork
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November 9, 2016
Die Hard With A Vengeance (1995) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down 1995's Die Hard With A Vengeance! Die Hard with a Vengeance is a 1995 American action film and the third in the Die Hard film series. It was produced and directed by John McTiernan (who directed Die Hard), written by Jonathan Hensleigh, and stars Bruce Willis as New York City Police Department Lieutenant John McClane, Samuel L. Jackson as McClane's reluctant partner Zeus Carver, and Jeremy Irons as Simon Peter Gruber. It was released on May 19, 1995, five years after Die Hard 2, becoming the highest-grossing film at the worldwide box-office that year, but received mixed reviews. It was followed by Live Free or Die Hard and A Good Day to Die Hard in 2007 and 2013, respectively. Make sure to subscribe to Popcorn Talk! - http://youtube.com/popcorntalknetwork
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November 2, 2016
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down 2016's Jack Reacher: Never Go Back! Jack Reacher: Never Go Back is a 2016 American action thriller film directed by Edward Zwick and written by Zwick, Richard Wenk and Marshall Herskovitz. A sequel to 2012 film Jack Reacher, the film stars Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders, Patrick Heusinger, Aldis Hodge, Danika Yarosh and Holt McCallany. The plot follows Reacher going on-the-run with an Army Major who has been wrongly framed for espionage. Principal photography began on October 20, 2015 in New Orleans and the film was released on October 21, 2016 in IMAX and conventional formats. It received mixed reviews and has grossed $53 million. Make sure to subscribe to Popcorn Talk! - http://youtube.com/popcorntalknetwork
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October 26, 2016
Road House (1989) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down 1989's Road House! Road House is a 1989 American action film directed by Rowdy Herrington and starring Patrick Swayze as a bouncer at a newly refurbished roadside bar who protects a small town in Missouri from a corrupt businessman. Sam Elliott also plays a bouncer, the mentor, friend and foil of Swayze's character. The cast also includes Kelly Lynch as Swayze's love interest, and Ben Gazzara as the main antagonist. Make sure to subscribe to Popcorn Talk! - http://youtube.com/popcorntalknetwork
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October 19, 2016
Deepwater Horizon (2016) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down 2016's Deepwater Horizon! Deepwater Horizon is a 2016 American biographical disaster film directed by Peter Berg, written by Matthew Sand and Matthew Michael Carnahan, and starring an ensemble cast including Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, John Malkovich, Gina Rodriguez, Dylan O'Brien and Kate Hudson. It is based on the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Principal photography began on April 27, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. It premiered at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival and was theatrically released in the United States on September 30, 2016. It received generally positive reviews and has grossed over $65 million worldwide.
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October 12, 2016
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (2001-2003) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down the Lord of the Rings Trilogy! The Lord of the Rings (also promoted as The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy) is a film series consisting of three high fantasy adventure films directed by Peter Jackson. They are based on the novel The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien. The films are subtitled The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Two Towers (2002) and The Return of the King (2003). They were distributed by New Line Cinema. Considered to be one of the biggest and most ambitious film projects ever undertaken, with an overall budget of $281 million (some sources say $310-$330 million), the entire project took eight years, with the filming for all three films done simultaneously and entirely in New Zealand, Jackson's native country. Each film in the series also had special extended editions released on DVD a year after their respective theatrical releases. While the films follow the
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October 5, 2016
The Magnificent Seven (2016) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down 2016's The Magnificent Seven! The Magnificent Seven is a 2016 American western action film directed by Antoine Fuqua, and written by Nic Pizzolatto and Richard Wenk. A remake of the 1960 western film of the same name, which in turn was a remake of the 1954 Japanese film Seven Samurai, the film stars Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, Lee Byung-hun, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Martin Sensmeier, Haley Bennett and Peter Sarsgaard. It is the final film of composer James Horner, who died the previous year after composing a part of the score; his friend Simon Franglen completed the music. Principal photography began on May 18, 2015, in the north of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The Magnificent Seven premiered on September 8, 2016 at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival, and was released in the United States on September 23, 2016, in conventional and IMAX theatres. The film rece
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September 28, 2016
Inception (2010) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down 2010's Inception! Inception is a 2010 science fiction heist thriller film written, co-produced, and directed by Christopher Nolan, and co-produced by Emma Thomas. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio as a professional thief who steals information by infiltrating the subconscious, and is offered a chance to have his criminal history erased as payment for a task seemingly-impossible: "inception", the implantation of another person's idea into a target's subconscious. The ensemble cast additionally includes Ellen Page, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Ken Watanabe, Tom Hardy, Dileep Rao, Cillian Murphy, Tom Berenger, and Michael Caine. After the 2002 completion of Insomnia, Nolan presented to Warner Bros. a written 80-page treatment about a horror film envisioning "dream stealers" based on lucid dreaming. Emphasizing on professional-scale experience, Nolan retired the project and instead worked
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September 21, 2016
Training Day (2001) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down 2001's Training Day! Training Day is a 2001 American neo-noir crime thriller film directed by Antoine Fuqua, written by David Ayer, and starring Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke. The story follows two LAPD narcotics officers over a 24-hour period in the gang-ridden neighborhoods of the LAPD Rampart Division and South Central Los Angeles. The film was a box office success and earned mostly positive critical appraisal. Washington's performance as a corrupt cop, Detective Alonzo Harris, a departure from his usual roles, was particularly praised and earned him anAcademy Award for Best Actor at the 74th Academy Awards. His co-star Ethan Hawke was nominated for theAcademy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as rookie cop, Officer Jake Hoyt.
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September 14, 2016
Ronin (1998) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down 1998's Ronin! Ronin is a 1998 American spy action-thriller film directed by John Frankenheimer and starring Robert De Niro, Jean Reno, Natascha McElhone, Stellan Skarsgård, Sean Bean, and Jonathan Pryce. Written by David Mamet (under the pseudonym Richard Weisz) from a screenplay by first-time writer John David Zeik, the film centers on a team of hired ex-special operatives trying to steal a mysterious and heavily-guarded briefcase while navigating a maze of shifting loyalties and alliances. The film is noted for its realistic car chases through Nice and Paris and its convoluted plot involving the briefcase as a MacGuffin.
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August 31, 2016
8 Movies We Wish We Could Cover | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai discuss the Top 8 films that don't quite fit into the rules of the show. Are your favorites on the list? Tune in and find out!
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August 31, 2016
The Mechanic (2011) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down 2011's The Mechanic! The Mechanic is a 2011 American action thriller film starring Jason Statham and Ben Foster. Directed by Simon West, it is a remake of the 1972 film of the same name, directed by Michael Winner, starring Charles Bronson and Jan-Michael Vincent. Statham stars as Arthur Bishop, a professional assassin who specializes in making his hits look like accidents, suicides or the acts of petty criminals. It was released in the United States and Canada on January 28, 2011. A sequel is due for release on August 26, 2016.
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August 24, 2016
Lone Survivor (2013) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down Lone Survivor! Lone Survivor is a 2013 American war film written and directed by Peter Berg, and starring Mark Wahlberg,Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster, and Eric Bana. The film is based on the 2007 nonfiction book of the same name by Marcus Luttrell with Patrick Robinson. Set during the war in Afghanistan, Lone Survivor dramatizes the unsuccessful United States Navy SEALs counter-insurgent mission Operation Red Wings, during which a four-man SEAL reconnaissance and surveillance team was tasked to track down and kill Taliban leader Ahmad Shah.
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August 17, 2016
Cliffhanger (1993) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai welcome the hosts of Six Degrees of Feature Film Miss Movies and Stacy Howard break down Cliffhanger! Cliffhanger is a 1993 American action adventure film directed by Renny Harlin and starring Sylvester Stallone, Michael Rooker, Janine Turner, and John Lithgow. Based on a concept by climber John Long, the film follows Gabe (Stallone; who co-wrote the screenplay) a mountain climber who becomes embroiled in the failed heist of a U.S. Treasury plane flying through the Rocky Mountains. The film earned $255 million worldwide.
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August 10, 2016
Jason Bourne (2016) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down Jason Bourne! Jason Bourne is a 2016 American thriller film directed by Paul Greengrass. Written by Greengrass and film editor Christopher Rouse, it is the fifth installment of the Bourne film series and the direct sequel to 2007's The Bourne Ultimatum. Matt Damon reprises his role as the main character, former CIA assassin and psychogenic amnesiac Jason Bourne. In the film, Bourne remains on the run from CIA hit squads as he tries to uncover hidden truths about his past. When former CIA operative Nicky Parsons (Julia Stiles) hacks into agency databases to uncover evidence about its illegal assassination programs and on Bourne's recruitment, Bourne begins to understand who he truly is. After Parsons' breach, CIA Director Robert Dewey (Tommy Lee Jones) orders CIA cyber head Heather Lee (Alicia Vikander) to find the pair. Vincent Cassel and Riz Ahmed also star.
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August 3, 2016
Star Trek (2009) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down Star Trek! Star Trek is a 2009 American science fiction adventure film directed by J. J. Abrams, written by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It is the 11th film of the Star Trek film franchise and is also a reboot that features the main characters of the original Star Trek television series, portrayed by a new cast and the first in the reboot series. The film follows James T. Kirk (Chris Pine) and Spock (Zachary Quinto) aboard the USS Enterprise as they combat Nero (Eric Bana), a Romulan from their future who threatens the United Federation of Planets. The story takes place in an alternate reality because of time travel by both Nero and the original Spock (Leonard Nimoy). The alternate timeline was created in an attempt to free the film and the franchise from established continuity constraints while simultaneously preserving original story elements.
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July 28, 2016
Jack Reacher (2012) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down Jack Reacher! Jack Reacher is a 2012 American action thriller film. It is an adaptation of Lee Child's 2005 novel One Shot. Written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie, the film stars Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher and Rosamund Pike as attorney Helen Rodin. Also featured are actors David Oyelowo, Richard Jenkins, Jai Courtney, Werner Herzog, and Robert Duvall. The film entered production in October 2011, and concluded in January 2012. It was filmed entirely on location in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It received generally positive reviews and performed serviceably at the North American box office.
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July 13, 2016
The Bourne Supremacy (2004) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down The Bourne Supremacy! The Bourne Supremacy is a 2004 American-German action spythriller film starring Robert Ludlum's Jason Bourne character. Though it takes the name of the second Bourne novel, its plot is entirely different. The film was directed by Paul Greengrass from a screenplay by Tony Gilroy. Universal Pictures released the film to theaters in the United States on July 23, 2004. It is the second in theBourne film series. It is preceded by The Bourne Identity (2002) and followed by The Bourne Ultimatum (2007), The Bourne Legacy(2012), and Jason Bourne (2016). The Bourne Supremacy continues the story of Jason Bourne, a former CIA assassin suffering from psychogenic amnesia. Bourne is portrayed by Matt Damon. The film focuses on his attempt to learn more of his past as he is once more enveloped in a conspiracy involving the CIA and Operation Treadstone. The film also stars Brian Cox as Ward
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July 7, 2016
Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down Independence Day: Resurgence! Independence Day: Resurgence is a 2016 American science fiction film directed by Roland Emmerich and written by Emmerich, Dean Devlin, Nicolas Wright, James A. Woods and James Vanderbilt. It is the sequel to the 1996 film Independence Day and stars Will Smith, Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Jessie Usher,Maika Monroe, Sela Ward, Brent Spiner, and William Fichtner. It was released by 20th Century Fox in 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D in the United States on June 24, 2016. The film received generally negative reviews from critics, who found the plot and action sequences to be overblown and convoluted, though some praised its overall humor and playful delivery.
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June 30, 2016
Déjà Vu (2006) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down Déjà Vu! Déjà Vu is a 2006 American science fiction action film starring Denzel Washington and directed by Tony Scott. The film co-stars Paula Patton, Jim Caviezel, Val Kilmer, Adam Goldberg and Bruce Greenwood. Déjà Vu involves ATF agent Douglas Carlin, who travels back in time in attempts to prevent a domestic terrorist attack that takes place in New Orleans and to save a woman with whom he falls in love, Claire Kuchever. Filming took place in New Orleans before and after Hurricane Katrina.
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June 23, 2016
Fast Five (2011) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down Fast Five! Fast Five (alternatively known as Fast & Furious 5 or Fast & Furious 5: Rio Heist) is a 2011 American action film directed by Justin Lin and written by Chris Morgan. It is the fifth installment in The Fast and the Furious franchise. It was released first in Australia on April 20, 2011, and then in the United States on April 29, 2011. Fast Five follows Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel), Brian O'Conner(Paul Walker), and Mia Toretto (Jordana Brewster) as they plan a heist to steal $100 million from corrupt businessman Hernan Reyes (Joaquim de Almeida) while being pursued for arrest by U.S. Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) agent Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson).
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June 15, 2016
Commando (1985) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down Commando! Commando is a 1985 American action comedy film directed by Mark L. Lester, and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Rae Dawn Chong. The film was released in the United States on October 4, 1985. The film was shot in Los Angeles. The film was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Special Effects but lost to Back to the Future. The film's score was provided by James Horner. A critical success and commercial hit, Commando was the 7th highest-grossing R-rated movie of 1985 worldwide, and the 25th highest-grossing overall.
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June 9, 2016
The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down The Bourne Ultimatum! The Bourne Ultimatum is a 2007 American-German action spy thriller film directed by Paul Greengrass loosely based on the Robert Ludlum novel of the same name. The screenplay was written by Tony Gilroy, Scott Z. Burns and George Nolfi. The Bourne Ultimatum is the third in the Bourne film series, being preceded by The Bourne Identity (2002) and The Bourne Supremacy (2004). The fourth film, The Bourne Legacy, was released in August 2012. Matt Damon reprises his role as Ludlum's signature character, former CIA assassin and psychogenic amnesiacJason Bourne. In the film, he continues his search for information about his past before he was part of Operation Treadstone and becomes a target of a similar assassin program.
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June 2, 2016
The Nice Guys (2016) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down The Nice Guys! The Nice Guys is a 2016 American neo-noir mystery buddy comedy film directed by Shane Black and written by Black and Anthony Bagarozzi. It stars Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling, Angourie Rice, Matt Bomer, Margaret Qualley,Keith David and Kim Basinger. The film premiered on May 15, 2016, at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, and was released in the United States on May 20, 2016 by Warner Bros. Pictures. The film received positive reviews from critics and has grossed $14 million.
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May 26, 2016
Drive (2011) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down Drive! Drive is a 2011 American neo-noir crime thriller film directed by Nicolas Winding Refn. The screenplay by Hossein Amini is based on the 2005 novel of the same name by James Sallis. It stars Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Christina Hendricks, Ron Perlman, Oscar Isaac and Albert Brooks. Like the book, the film is about an unnamed Hollywood stunt performer(Gosling) who moonlights as a getaway driver. Prior to its September 2011 release, it had been shown at a number of film festivals. At the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, Drive was praised and received a standing ovation. Winding Refn won the festival's Best Director Award for the film. Reviews from critics have been positive, with many drawing comparisons to work from previous eras. The film was nominated for Best Film and Best Direction at the 65th British Academy Film Awards.
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May 19, 2016
The Best of Year 1 | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai look back at an amazing first year of the show! They'll be counting down and sharing their favorite Action Movie Tag Lines, Ultimate Action Scenes, Guest Appearances, Impressions and more! On behalf of the Popcorn Talk Network and Action Movie Anatomy. Thank YOU for helping make the show what it is today and stay tuned, Year 2 is going to be even more fun!
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May 12, 2016
Top Gun (1986) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down Top Gun! Top Gun is a 1986 American action drama film directed by Tony Scott, and produced byDon Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer, in association with Paramount Pictures. The screenplay was written by Jim Cash and Jack Epps, Jr., and was inspired by an article titled "Top Guns" published in California magazine three years earlier. The film stars Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards, and Tom Skerritt. Cruise plays Lieutenant Pete "Maverick" Mitchell, a young Naval aviator aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise. He and his Radar Intercept Officer (RIO) Nick "Goose" Bradshaw (Edwards) are given the chance to train at the Navy's Fighter Weapons School at Miramarin San Diego. In 2015, the United States Library of Congress selected the film for preservation in theNational Film Registry, finding it "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
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May 5, 2016
The Rock – Action Movie Anatomy | Watchalong!
Sync up your Blurays and join the hosts of Action Movie Anatomy in watching The Rock! The Rock is a 1996 American action film directed by Michael Bay, produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer, and stars Sean Connery, Nicolas Cage and Ed Harris. The film is dedicated to Simpson, who died five months before its release. The film, set primarily on Alcatraz Island and in the San Francisco Bay Area, received generally favorable reviews from critics and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing at the 69th Academy Awards. Download, Rate and Review the Audio Version on iTunes! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/watchalong!/id1050050922?mt=2
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April 28, 2016
The Rock (1996) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down The Rock! The Rock is a 1996 American action film directed by Michael Bay, produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer, and stars Sean Connery, Nicolas Cage and Ed Harris. The film is dedicated to Simpson, who died five months before its release. The film, set primarily on Alcatraz Island and in the San Francisco Bay Area, received generally favorable reviews from critics and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing at the 69th Academy Awards.
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April 21, 2016
The Fifth Element (1997) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down The Fifth Element! The Fifth Element (French: Le Cinquième Élément) is a 1997 English-language French science fiction action film directed and co-written by Luc Besson. It stars Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman and Milla Jovovich. Primarily set in the 23rd century, the film's central plot involves the survival of planet Earth, which becomes the responsibility of Korben Dallas (Willis), a taxicab driver and former special forces major, after a young woman (Jovovich) falls into his cab. Dallas joins forces with her to recover four mystical stones essential for the defence of Earth against an impending attack. Besson started writing the story that became The Fifth Element when he was 16 years old; he was 38 when the film opened in cinemas. Besson wanted to shoot the film in France, but suitable locations could not be found; filming took place instead in London and Mauritania. Comics writers Jean Giraud and Jean-Claude Mézières, wh
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April 14, 2016
Gone In 60 Seconds (2000) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down Gone in 60 Seconds! Gone in 60 Seconds is a 2000 American action heist film, starring Nicolas Cage, Angelina Jolie, Giovanni Ribisi, Christopher Eccleston, Robert Duvall, Vinnie Jones, and Will Patton. The film was directed by Dominic Sena, written by Scott Rosenberg, and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, producer of The Rock and Con Air (both of which starred Cage) and Armageddon (which starred Patton), and is a loose remake of the 1974 H.B. Halicki film of the same name. The film was shot throughout Los Angeles and Long Beach, California.
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April 7, 2016
The Town (2010) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down The Town! The Town is a 2010 American crime drama film, directed, co-written by and starring Ben Affleck, adapted from Chuck Hogan's novel Prince of Thieves.[4][5] The film opened in theaters in the United States on September 17, 2010, at number one with more than $23 million and to positive reviews.Jeremy Renner was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance, while Pete Postlethwaite was nominated (posthumously) for the BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor.
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March 31, 2016
The Edge (1997) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down The Edge! The Edge is a 1997 American survival drama film directed by Lee Tamahori and starring Anthony Hopkins and Alec Baldwin. Bart the Bear, a trained Kodiak bear known for appearances in several Hollywood movies, also appears in the film as a vicious grizzly; this was one of his last film roles. An intellectual billionaire and two lesser men struggle to band together and survive after getting stranded in the Alaskan wilderness with a blood-thirsty Kodiak Bear hunting them down.
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March 24, 2016
Under Siege (1992) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down London Under Siege with special guests Covino and Rich from Siriusxm! Under Siege is a 1992 American action-thriller film directed by Andrew Davis and written by J.F. Lawton. It stars Steven Seagal as an ex-Navy SEAL who must stop a group of mercenaries, led by Tommy Lee Jones and Gary Busey, on a U.S. Navy battleship. It is Seagal's most successful film in critical and financial terms, including twoAcademy Award nominations for sound production. The musical score was composed by Gary Chang. It was followed by a 1995 sequel, Under Siege 2: Dark Territory.
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March 17, 2016
London Has Fallen (2016) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down London Has Fallen! Arms dealer Aamir Barkawi (Alon Aboutboul) is discovered to be the mastermind behind several terrorist attacks in Europe and around the world. Western intelligence services locate his compound and the United States launches a drone strike against it, supposedly killing Barkawi along with his family. Two years later, President Benjamin Asher (Aaron Eckhart) and his top Secret Service agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) are jogging together. Mike is expecting his first child with his wife Leah (Radha Mitchell) and hopes to take some time off to spend time with his family, contemplating resigning from the Secret Service. In Yemen, Barkawi is still alive, and he meets with his son Kamran (Waleed Zuaiter). They begin to set plans in motion for revenge.
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March 10, 2016
Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down Kingsman: The Secret Service! Kingsman: The Secret Service is a 2014 British spy comedy film directed byMatthew Vaughn, and based on the comic book The Secret Service, created by Dave Gibbons and Mark Millar. The screenplay was written by Vaughn and Jane Goldman. It follows the recruitment and training of a potential secret agent, Gary "Eggsy" Unwin (Taron Egerton), into a secret spy organisation. Eggsy joins a mission to tackle a global threat from Richmond Valentine (Samuel L. Jackson), a wealthy megalomaniac. The film also stars Colin Firth, Mark Strong, and Michael Caine.
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March 3, 2016
Mortal Kombat (1995) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down Mortal Kombat! Mortal Kombat is a 1995 American fantasy martial arts film written by Kevin Droney, directed by Paul W. S. Anderson, and starring Robin Shou, Linden Ashby, Bridgette Wilson, and Christopher Lambert. It is a loose adaptation of the early entries in the fighting game series Mortal Kombat. The plot of the film follows the warrior Liu Kang, the actor Johnny Cage, and the soldier Sonya Blade, all three guided by the god Raiden, on their journey to combat the evil sorcerer Shang Tsung and his forces in a tournament to save Earth. The film's primary source material was 1992's original game of the same title, but it was also inspired by and incorporates elements of 1993's follow-up game Mortal Kombat II.
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February 25, 2016
Olympus Has Fallen (2013) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down Olympus Has Fallen! Olympus Has Fallen is a 2013 American action thriller film. Directed by Antoine Fuqua, it starsGerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, and Morgan Freeman, with Angela Bassett, Robert Forster, Cole Hauser, Ashley Judd, Melissa Leo, Dylan McDermott, Radha Mitchell, and Rick Yune in supporting roles. The film depicts a North Korean-led guerrilla assault on the White House, and focuses on disgraced Secret Service agent Mike Banning's (Butler) efforts to rescue the President (Eckhart).
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February 18, 2016
Crimson Tide (1995) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down Crimson Tide! Crimson Tide is a 1995 American submarine film directed by Tony Scott, produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer. It takes place during a period of political turmoil in the Russian Federation, in which ultranationalists threaten to launch nuclear missiles at the United States and Japan. It focuses on a clash of wills between the new executive officer (Denzel Washington) of a U.S. nuclear missile submarine and its seasoned commanding officer (Gene Hackman), arising from conflicting interpretations of an order to launch their missiles.
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February 11, 2016
Troy (2004) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down Troy! Troy is a 2004 American epic war film written by David Benioff and directed by Wolfgang Petersen. It is loosely based on Homer's Iliad, though the film narrates the entire story of the decade-long Trojan War rather than just the quarrel between Achilles and Agamemnon in the ninth year. Achilles leads his Myrmidons along with the rest of the Greek army invading the historical city of Troy, defended by Hector's Trojan army. The end of the film (the sacking of Troy) is not taken from the Iliad, but rather from Virgil's Aeneid as the Iliad concludes with Hector's death and funeral.
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February 4, 2016
Face/Off (1997) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down The Face.Off! Face/Off is a 1997 American science-fiction action directed by John Woo and starringJohn Travolta and Nicolas Cage. Travolta plays an FBI agent and Cage plays a terrorist, sworn enemies who assume each other's physical appearance.[3] It was the first Hollywood film in which Woo was given major creative control. The film went on to gross $245 million worldwide. The film was also nominated for an Academy Award in the category Sound Effects Editing (Mark Stoeckinger) at the 70th Academy Awards.
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January 21, 2016
The Last Samurai (2003) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down The Last Samurai! The Last Samurai is a 2003 American epic war film directed and co-produced by Edward Zwick, who also co-wrote the screenplay with John Logan. The film stars Tom Cruise, who also co-produced, as well as Ken Watanabe, Shin Koyamada, Tony Goldwyn, Hiroyuki Sanada, Timothy Spall, and Billy Connolly. Tom Cruise portrays a formerly retired officer of the United States 7th Cavalry Regiment, whose personal and emotional conflicts bring him into contact withsamurai warriors in the wake of the Meiji Restoration in 19th Century Japan. The film's plot was inspired by the 1877 Satsuma Rebellion led by Saigō Takamori, and the westernization of Japan by foreign powers, though in the film the United States is portrayed as the primary force behind the push for westernization. To a lesser extent it is also influenced by the stories of Jules Brunet, a French armycaptain who fought alongside Enomoto Takeaki in the earlie
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January 14, 2016
Tombstone (1993) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down Tombstone! Tombstone is a 1993 American western film directed by George P. Cosmatos, written by Kevin Jarre (who was also the original director, but was replaced early in production) and starring Kurt Russell and Val Kilmer, with Sam Elliott, Bill Paxton, Powers Boothe, Michael Biehn, and Dana Delany in supporting roles, as well as a narration by Robert Mitchum. The film is based on events in Tombstone, Arizona, including the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral and the Earp Vendetta Ride, during the 1880s. It depicts a number of western outlaws and lawmen, such as Wyatt Earp, William Brocius, Johnny Ringo, and Doc Holliday.
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January 7, 2016
Point Break (1991) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down Point Break! Point Break is a 1991 American action crime thriller directed by Kathryn Bigelow, starring Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves, Lori Petty and Gary Busey. The title refers to the surfing term point break, where a wave breaks as it hits a point of land jutting out from the coastline. Reeves stars as rookie FBI agent Johnny Utah, who is investigating a string of bank robberies possibly being committed by surfers. Johnny goes undercover to infiltrate the surfing community and develops a complex friendship with Bodhi (Swayze), the charismatic leader of a gang of surfers.
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December 17, 2015
Kill Bill Vol. 1 Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down Kill Bill Vol. 1! Kill Bill: Volume 1 is a 2003 American martial arts film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. It is the first of two Kill Bill films produced at the same time, and was followed by Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2004). It was originally set for a single theatrical release, but with a runtime of over 4 hours, it was divided into two films. It stars Uma Thurman as the Bride, who seeks revenge on an assassination squad led by Bill (David Carradine) after they try to kill her and her unborn child. The film received positive reviews from critics and was a commercial success.
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December 10, 2015
Demolition Man Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down Demolition Man! Demolition Man is a 1993 American science fiction action film directed by Marco Brambilla in his directorial debut. The film stars Sylvester Stallone and Wesley Snipes. The film was released in the United States on October 8, 1993. The film tells the story of two men: an evil crime lord and a risk-taking police officer. Cryogenically frozen in 1996, they are restored to life in the year 2032 to find mainstream society changed and all crime seemingly eliminated. Some aspects of the film allude to Aldous Huxley's dystopian novel, Brave New World.
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December 3, 2015
Rocky IV Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down Rocky IV! Rocky IV is a 1985 American sports film written and directed by Sylvester Stallone, who also starred in the film. The film co-stars Dolph Lundgren, Burt Young, Talia Shire, Carl Weathers, Tony Burton, Brigitte Nielsen, andMichael Pataki. Rocky IV remained the highest grossing sports movie for 24 years before it was overtaken by The Blind Side.  It is the fourth and most financially successful entry in the Rocky film series In the film, the Soviet Union and their top boxer make an entrance into professional boxing with their best athlete Ivan Drago, who initially wants to take on World Champion Rocky Balboa. His best friend Apollo Creed decides to fight him instead, but is fatally beaten in the ring. Enraged by this, Rocky decides to fight Drago in Russia to avenge his friend and defend the honor of his country. Critical reception was mixed, but the film earned $300 million at the box office. This film marked
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December 1, 2015
Rocky IV | Watchalong!
Sync up your Blurays and join Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman, Andrew Ghai, and Anatomy of a Movie host, Marisa Serafini, in watching Rocky IV! Rocky IV is a 1985 American sports film written and directed by Sylvester Stallone, who also starred in the film. The film co-stars Dolph Lundgren, Burt Young, Talia Shire, Carl Weathers, Tony Burton, Brigitte Nielsen, andMichael Pataki. Rocky IV remained the highest grossing sports movie for 24 years before it was overtaken by The Blind Side.  It is the fourth and most financially successful entry in the Rocky film series In the film, the Soviet Union and their top boxer make an entrance into professional boxing with their best athlete Ivan Drago, who initially wants to take on World Champion Rocky Balboa. His best friend Apollo Creed decides to fight him instead, but is fatally beaten in the ring. Enraged by this, Rocky decides to fight Drago in Russia to avenge his friend and defend the honor of his country. Critical reception was mix
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November 25, 2015
The Patriot Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down The Patriot! The Patriot is a 2000 American historical fiction war film directed by Roland Emmerich, written by Robert Rodat, and starring Mel Gibson, Chris Cooper, Heath Ledger, and Jason Isaacs. It was produced by the Mutual Film Company and Centropolis Entertainment and was distributed byColumbia Pictures. The film mainly takes place in rural York County, South Carolina, and depicts the story of an American swept into the American Revolutionary War when his family is threatened. Benjamin Martin is a composite figure the scriptwriter claims is based on four factual figures from the American Revolutionary War: Andrew Pickens, Francis Marion, Daniel Morganand Thomas Sumter. The film takes place during the real-life events of the Southern theater of the American Revolutionary War but attracted controversy over its fictional portrayal of historical figures and atrocities. Professor Mark Glancy, teacher of film history at
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November 18, 2015
Casino Royale Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down Casino Royale with special guest Cathy Kelley! Casino Royale (2006) is the twenty-first film in the Eon Productions James Bond film series and the first to star Daniel Craig as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. Directed by Martin Campbell and written by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and Paul Haggis, the film marks the third screen adaptation of Ian Fleming's 1953 novel of the same name. Casino Royale is set at the beginning of Bond's career as Agent 007, just as he is earning his licence to kill. After preventing a terrorist attack at Miami International Airport, Bond falls in love with Vesper Lynd, the treasury employee assigned to provide the money he needs to bankrupt a terrorist financier, Le Chiffre, by beating him in a high-stakes pokergame. The story arc continues in the following Bond film, Quantum of Solace (2008), with implicit and explicit references to characters and events in Skyfall (2012) and Spectre (2015)
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November 12, 2015
The Bourne Legacy Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down The Bourne Legacy! The Bourne Legacy is a 2012 American action spy thriller film directed by Tony Gilroy, and is the fourth installment in the series of films adapted from the novels originated by Robert Ludlum, and continued by Eric Van Lustbader. Although this film has the same title as Van Lustbader's first Bourne novel, The Bourne Legacy, the actual screenplay bears little resemblance to the novel. Unlike the novel, which features Jason Bourne as the principal character, the film centers on Black ops agent Aaron Cross (played by Jeremy Renner), an original character. In addition to Renner, the film stars Rachel Weisz and Edward Norton.
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November 5, 2015
The Fugitive Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down The Fugitive! The Fugitive is a 1993 American action thriller film based on the 1960s television series of the same name created by Roy Huggins. It was directed by Andrew Davis and stars Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones. After being wrongfully convicted for the murder of his wife, Dr. Richard Kimble (Ford) escapes from custody and sets out to prove his innocence while pursued by a team of U.S. Marshals led by Deputy Samuel Gerard (Jones).
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October 28, 2015
The Taking Of Pelham 123 Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down The Taking of Pelham 123 with guest hosts Josh Macuga and Ben Begley! The Taking of Pelham 123 is a 2009 American thriller film directed by Tony Scott, and starring Denzel Washington andJohn Travolta. It is a film adaptation of the novel by Morton Freedgood (writing under the pseudonym John Godey), and is aremake of the original 1974 film adaptation, which was also remade in 1998 as a TV film. Production began in March 2008, and it was released on June 12, 2009.
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October 21, 2015
John Wick (Keanu Reeves) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down John Wick with guest host Stef Z! John Wick is a 2014 American action thriller film directed by Chad Stahelski and David Leitch. Starring Keanu Reeves,Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Adrianne Palicki, Bridget Moynahan, Dean Winters, Ian McShane, John Leguizamo, andWillem Dafoe, the film stars Reeves as John Wick, a retired hitman seeking vengeance for the brutal theft of his vintage car and the killing of his puppy, a gift from his recently deceased wife. Stahelski and Leitch, both of 87Eleven Productions, directed the film together, though Leitch was uncredited. The film was written by Derek Kolstad, who completed the screenplay in 2012 and further developed it for Thunder Road Pictures. The film was produced by Basil Iwanyk of Thunder Road Pictures, Leitch, Eva Longoria and Michael Witherill. It marks Stahelski and Leitch's directorial debut as a team after multiple separate credits as second unit directors and stunt c
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October 14, 2015
Looper (Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down Looper! Looper is a 2012 American science fiction action thriller film written and directed by Rian Johnson and starring Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Emily Blunt. In the film, time travel is invented by the year 2074 (although it is immediately outlawed) and is used by criminal organizations to send those they want killed into the past where they are killed by "loopers", assassins paid with silver bars strapped to their targets. Joe, a looper, encounters himself when his older self is sent back in time to be killed. Looper was selected as the opening film of the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival. It was released in Australia on September 27, 2012, and in the US and the UK on September 28, 2012 by TriStar Pictures and FilmDistrict in the US, and Entertainment One in the UK.
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October 7, 2015
Minority Report (Tom Cruise) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down Minority Report with guest Roxy Striar! Minority Report is a 2002 American neo-noir science fiction action mystery-thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg and loosely based on the short story of the same name by Philip K. Dick. It is set primarily in Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia in the year 2054, where "PreCrime", a specialized police department, apprehends criminals based onforeknowledge provided by three psychics called "precogs". The cast includes Tom Cruise as Chief of PreCrime John Anderton, Colin Farrell as Department of Justice agent Danny Witwer, Samantha Morton as the senior precog Agatha, and Max von Sydow as Anderton's superior Lamar Burgess. The film is a combination of whodunit, thriller and science fiction. It is also a traditional chase film, as the main protagonist is accused of a crime he has not committed and becomes a fugitive.
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October 1, 2015
The Matrix (Keanu Reeves) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down The Matrix! The Matrix is a 1999 American science fiction action film written and directed by The Wachowskis, starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, and Joe Pantoliano. It depicts a dystopian future in which reality as perceived by most humans is actually a simulated reality called "the Matrix", created by sentient machines to subdue the human population, while their bodies' heat and electrical activity are used as an energy source. Computer programmer "Neo" learns this truth and is drawn into a rebellion against the machines, which involves other people who have been freed from the "dream world". The Matrix is known for popularizing a visual effect known as "bullet time", (an optical effect that had its origins in the filmKill and Kill Again) in which the heightened perception of certain characters is represented by allowing the action within ashot to progress in slow-motion while t
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September 24, 2015
Die Hard (Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down Die Hart with guest Jimmy O! Die Hard is a 1988 American action film directed by John McTiernan and written by Steven E. de Souza and Jeb Stuart. It follows off-duty New York City Police Department officer John McClane (Bruce Willis) as he takes on a group of highly organized criminals led by Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman), who perform a heist in a Los Angeles skyscraper under the guise of a terrorist attack using hostages, including McClane's wife Holly (Bonnie Bedelia), to keep the police at bay. It is based on Roderick Thorp's 1979 novel Nothing Lasts Forever, the sequel to 1966's The Detective, which was adapted into a 1968 film of the same name that starred Frank Sinatra. Fox was contractually obliged to offer Sinatra the lead role in Die Hard, but he turned it down. The studio then pitched the film to Arnold Schwarzenegger as a sequel to his 1985 action film Commando, who turned it down, as did a host of the era's ac
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September 17, 2015
Aliens (1986) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down Aliens with guest Ryan Brookhart! Aliens is a 1986 American science-fiction action horror film written and directed by James Cameron, produced by his then-wife Gale Anne Hurd, and starring Sigourney Weaver, Carrie Henn, Michael Biehn, Paul Reiser, Lance Henriksen,William Hope, and Bill Paxton. It is the sequel to the 1979 film Alien and the second installment in the Alien franchise. The film follows Weaver's character Ellen Ripley as she returns to the planet where her crew encountered the hostileAlien creature, this time accompanied by a unit of space marines. Gordon Carroll, David Giler and Walter Hill of Brandywine Productions, who produced the first film and the later sequels, were executive producers of Aliens. They were interested in a follow-up to Alien as soon as its 1979 release, but the new management at 20th Century Fox postponed those plans until 1983. That year Brandywine picked Cameron to write after read
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September 9, 2015
Gladiator (Russell Crowe) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down The Bourne Identity with guest Sara Stretton! Gladiator is a 2000 epic historical drama film directed by Ridley Scott, starring Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Ralf Möller, Oliver Reed (in his final film role), Djimon Hounsou, Derek Jacobi, John Shrapnel, and Richard Harris. Crowe portrays the fictional character, loyal Roman general Maximus Decimus Meridius, who is betrayed whenCommodus, the ambitious son of Emperor Marcus Aurelius, murders his father and seizes the throne. Reduced to slavery, Maximus rises through the ranks of the gladiatorial arena to avenge the murders of his family and his emperor. Released in the United States on May 5, 2000, Gladiator was a box office success, received generally positive reviews, and was credited with rekindling interest in the historical epic. The film won multiple awards, notably five Academy Awards in the 73rd Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Act
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September 2, 2015
The Bourne Identity (Matt Damon) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down The Bourne Identity with guest Roxy Striar! The Bourne Identity is a 2002 American-German action spy thriller film adaptation of Robert Ludlum's novel of the same name. It stars Matt Damon as Jason Bourne, a man suffering from extreme memory loss and attempting to discover his true identity amidst a clandestine conspiracy within the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The film also features Franka Potente, Chris Cooper, Clive Owen, Julia Stiles, Brian Cox and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje. This, the first in the Bourne film series, is followed by The Bourne Supremacy (2004), The Bourne Ultimatum (2007), and The Bourne Legacy (2012). The film was directed by Doug Liman and adapted for the screen by Tony Gilroy and William Blake Herron. Although Robert Ludlum died in 2001, he is credited as the film's producer alongside Frank Marshall. Universal Pictures released the film to theatres in the United States on June 14, 2002, and
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August 26, 2015
Predator (Arnold Schwarzenegger) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down Predator with guest Jason Sparich! Predator is a 1987 American science fiction action film directed by John McTiernan and was distributed by 20th Century Fox. It stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as the leader of an elite special forces team, who are on a mission to rescue hostages from guerrilla territory in Central America. Kevin Peter Hall co-stars as the titular antagonist, a technologically advanced form of extraterrestrial life secretly stalking and hunting the group. Predator was written by Jim and John Thomas in 1985, under the working title of Hunter. Filming began in April 1986 and creature effects were devised by Stan Winston. The film's budget was around $15 million. Released in the United States on June 12, 1987, it grossed $98,267,558. Initial critical reaction to Predator was negative, with criticism focusing on the thin plot. However, in subsequent years critics' attitudes toward the film warmed, and it has a
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August 19, 2015
Con Air (Nicholas Cage) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down Con Air with guest host Yael Tygiel! Con Air is a 1997 American action film directed by Simon West and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, producer of The Rock. It stars Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, and John Malkovich. The film borrows its title from the nickname of the Justice Prisoner and Alien Transportation System. While scanning a newspaper article, Screenwriter Scott Rosenberg first learned of the special program, then visited its Oklahoma City base "to get an eyewitness perspective of the incredible operation, which quickly formed the genesis for Con Air."
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August 12, 2015
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation (Tom Cruise) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation with guest host Stef Z! Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation is a 2015 American action spy film written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie. It is the fifth installment in the Mission: Impossible series and was preceded by Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011). It stars Tom Cruise, who reprises his role as IMF Agent Ethan Hunt. It is produced by Cruise, J. J. Abrams, and David Ellison of Skydance Productions. In the film, Hunt is on the run from the U.S. government as he tries to prove the existence of the Syndicate, an international criminal consortium. Filming began on August 21, 2014, in Vienna, Austria, and concluded on March 12, 2015. The film was released in North America by Paramount Pictures on July 31, 2015 to critical and commercial success. In its opening weekend, it took in $55.5 million at the U.S. box office and over $120 million worldwide.
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August 5, 2015
Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (Tom Cruise) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down Mission Impossible 4 with guest host Stef Z! Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol is a 2011 American action spy thriller film. It is the fourth installment in theMission: Impossible series, and director Brad Bird's first live-action film. It stars Tom Cruise, who reprises his role of IMFAgent Ethan Hunt, with Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, and Paula Patton as his supporting team. Ghost Protocol was written by André Nemec and Josh Appelbaum, and produced by Cruise, J. J. Abrams (the third film's director) and Bryan Burk. It saw the return of the first film's editor, Paul Hirsch, and is also the first Mission: Impossible film to be partially filmed using IMAX cameras. The film was released in North America by Paramount Pictures on December 16, 2011. The film was preceded by Mission: Impossible III (2006) and followed by Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015). Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol became the highest-grossin
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July 29, 2015
Lethal Weapon (Mel Gibson, Danny Glover) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down Lethal Weapon with guest host Alexis Torres! Struggling with age and retirement, homicide detective Roger Murtaugh (Danny Glover) is partnered with young andsuicidal narcotics officer Martin Riggs (Mel Gibson). Together, they work the case of the alleged suicide of Amanda Hunsaker, daughter of a wealthy businessman who served with Murtaugh in Vietnam. Murtaugh and Riggs soon discover that Hunsaker was involved in a heroin-smuggling scheme led by a retired general (Mitchell Ryan) and his lead enforcer (Gary Busey).
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July 22, 2015
Taken (Liam Neeson) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down Independence Day with guest host Cathy Kelley! Taken is a 2008 English-language French action thriller film directed by Pierre Morel, written by Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen, and starring Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Leland Orser, Jon Gries, David Warshofsky, Holly Valance, Katie Cassidy, Xander Berkeley, Olivier Rabourdin, Gérard Watkins, and Famke Janssen. It is the first installment in the Takenfilm series. Neeson plays a former CIA operative named Bryan Mills who sets about tracking down his daughter after she is kidnapped by human traffickers for sexual slavery while traveling in France. Numerous media outlets have cited the film as a turning point in Neeson's career that redefined and transformed him to an action film star. The film was met with mixed critical response, but was a financial success, earning over $226 million at the box office. The film is widely credited with establishing Neeson as a credible ac
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July 15, 2015
Independence Day (Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down Independence Day with guest host Autumn Chiklis ndependence Day is a 1996 American science fiction disaster film co-written and directed by Roland Emmerich. The film stars Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Mary McDonnell, Judd Hirsch, Margaret Colin, Randy Quaid, Robert Loggia,James Rebhorn, Vivica A. Fox, and Harry Connick, Jr. The film focuses on a disparate group of people who converge in the Nevada desert in the aftermath of a destructive alien attack and, along with the rest of the human population, participate in a last-chance counterattack on July 4, the same date as the Independence Day holiday in the United States. The screenplay was written by Emmerich and producer Dean Devlin. While promoting Stargate in Europe, Emmerich came up with the idea for the film when fielding a question about his own belief in the existence of alien life. He and Devlin decided to incorporate a large-scale attack when noticin
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July 9, 2015
Terminator 2 (Arnold Schwarzeneggar) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down Terminator 2 getting ready for the Terminator Genisys premiere! Theme song by NikoMakaris.com Terminator 2: Judgment Day (also referred to as simply Terminator 2 or T2) is a 1991 American science fiction actionfilm co-written, produced and directed by James Cameron. The film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Robert Patrick and Edward Furlong. It is the second installment of the Terminator franchise and the sequel to the 1984 film The Terminator. Terminator 2 follows Sarah Connor (Hamilton) and her ten-year-old son John (Furlong) as they are pursued by a new, more advanced Terminator, the liquid metal, shapeshifting T-1000 (Patrick), sent back in time to kill John Connor and prevent him from becoming the leader of the human resistance. A second, less advanced Terminator (Schwarzenegger) is also sent back in time to protect John. After a troubled pre-production characterized by legal disputes, Mario Kassar of
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July 1, 2015
Man On Fire (Denzel Washington) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down Man On Fire with special guest Jimmy Wong. Man on Fire is a 2004 American thriller film and the second adaptation of A. J. Quinnell's 1980 novel of the same name; the first film based on the novel was released in 1987. The 2004 film adaptation was directed by Tony Scott, from a screenplay written by Brian Helgeland. Man on Fire stars Denzel Washington as John Creasy, a despondent, alcoholic former CIA operative/U.S. Marine Corps Force Reconnaissance officer turned bodyguard, who goes on a revenge rampage after his charge, nine-year-old Pita Ramos (Dakota Fanning), is abducted in Mexico City. The supporting cast includes Christopher Walken, Radha Mitchell,Giancarlo Giannini, Marc Anthony, Rachel Ticotin and Mickey Rourke.
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June 24, 2015
Jurassic World (Chris Pratt) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down Jurassic World with Roxy Striar. Jurassic World is a 2015 American science fiction adventure film directed by Colin Trevorrow. It is the fourth installment in the Jurassic Park film series. The screenplay was co-written by Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Derek Connolly, and Trevorrow. The film stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D'Onofrio, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson, Omar Sy, B.D. Wong, andIrrfan Khan. Wong is the only actor from any of the previous films to appear in Jurassic World. In the film, a fully functional dinosaur theme park located on Isla Nublar (the location of the first Jurassic Park film) is plunged into chaos as a genetically modified dinosaur-hybrid named Indominus rex breaks loose and runs rampant across the island. A fourth film was initially intended to begin production in 2004 for a summer 2005 release, but endured over a decade of "development hell" as scheduled release dates were pushed ba
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June 17, 2015
Furious 7 (Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel) Review | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down Furious 7. Furious 7 (often stylized as Furious Seven and alternatively known as Fast & Furious 7) is a 2015 American actionfilm directed by James Wan and written by Chris Morgan. It is the seventh installment in The Fast and the Furiousfranchise. The film stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris Bridges,Jordana Brewster, Kurt Russell and Jason Statham. Furious 7 follows Dominic Toretto (Diesel), Brian O'Conner (Walker) and the rest of their team, who have returned to the United States to live normal lives after securing amnesty for their past crimes in Fast & Furious 6 (2013), until Deckard Shaw (Statham), a rogue special forces assassin seeking to avenge his comatose younger brother, puts them in danger once again.
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June 10, 2015
Mission Impossible III | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down Mission Impossible III. Mission: Impossible III (marketed as M:i:III, M:I-3, or Mission: Impossible 3) is a 2006 American action spy film co-written and directed by J.J. Abrams, his first film as a director, starring Tom Cruise, who also served as a producer, in the role of IMF agent Ethan Hunt. The film was first released on April 26, 2006, at the Tribeca Film Festival, and widely released in the United States on May 5, 2006. The film was a box office success, and it received mostly positive critical reviews.[2] The film is the third installment of the Mission: Impossible film series and was preceded by Mission: Impossible II (2000) and followed by Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011) and Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015). Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) has retired from field work for the Impossible Missions Force (IMF) and trains new recruits. Ethan is sent back into action to track down the elusive arms deal
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June 3, 2015
Rambo: First Blood Part II | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman,Andrew Ghai and guest hosts JTE and Tom Dagnino break down Rambo: First Blood Part II. Rambo: First Blood Part II (also known as Rambo II or First Blood II) is a 1985 American action film directed by George P. Cosmatos and starring Sylvester Stallone. The screenplay was by Stallone and James Cameron. A sequel to 1982'sFirst Blood, it is the second installment in the Rambo series, with Stallone reprising his role as Vietnam veteran John Rambo. Picking up where the first film left, the sequel is set in the context of the Vietnam War POW/MIA issue; it sees Rambo released from prison by federal order to document the possible existence of POWs in Vietnam, under the belief that he will find nothing, thus enabling the government to sweep the issue under the rug. Despite negative reviews, First Blood Part II was a major box office success, as well as the most recognized and memorable installment in the series, having inspired countless rip-offs, parodie
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May 27, 2015
Mad Max: Fury Road | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman,Andrew Ghai and guest host Stef Zeh break down Mad Max: Fury Road! Mad Max: Fury Road is a 2015 Australian post-apocalyptic action film directed, produced, and co-written by George Miller, and the fourth film of Miller's Mad Max franchise. The first film of the franchise in 30 years, Fury Road stars Tom Hardy as "Mad" Max Rockatansky, who replaces Mel Gibson in the title role, along with Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult and Hugh Keays-Byrne. The film is set in a future desert wasteland where gasoline and water are scarce commodities. When cult leader Immortan Joe (Keays-Byrne) sends Imperator Furiosa (Theron) off in an armored tanker truck to collect gasoline, he sees her drive significantly off route. Joe sends his entire army in pursuit of her, which leads to a lengthy road battle, which sees one of Joe's captives, Max (Hardy), joining forces with Furiosa. The film had its world premiere on 7 May 2015 at the TCL Chinese Theatre. It began wide t
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May 20, 2015
Speed (1994) | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman,Andrew Ghai and guest host Razzle break down Speed! (The Bus That Couldn't Slow Down) Speed is a 1994 American action film directed by Jan de Bont in his feature film directorial debut. The film stars Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper, Sandra Bullock, Joe Morton, and Jeff Daniels. A surprise critical and commercial success, it won two Academy Awards, for Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing at the 67th Academy Awards in early 1995. The film tells the story of the LAPD cop who tries to rescue civilians on a city bus rigged with a bomb programmed to explode if the bus slows down or if civilians try to escape. A sequel called Speed 2: Cruise Control was released in June 1997.
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May 13, 2015
Live. Die. Repeat. (Edge Of Tomorrow) | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman,Andrew Ghai and guest host Roxy Striar break down Live.Die.Repeat. (Edge Of Tomorrow)! Edge of Tomorrow (also marketed with the tagline Live. Die. Repeat.)[nb 1] is a 2014 American science fiction action film starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt. Doug Liman directed the film based on a screenplay adapted from the 2004 Japanese light novel All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka. The film takes place in a future where Earth is invaded by an alien race. Major William Cage (Cruise), a public relations officer inexperienced in combat, is forced by his superiors to join a landing operation against the aliens. Though Cage is killed in combat, he finds himself in a time loop that sends him back to the day preceding the battle every time he dies. Cage teams up with Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Blunt) to improve his fighting skills through the repeated days, seeking a way to defeat the extraterrestrial invaders. In late 2009, 3 Arts Production
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May 6, 2015
Air Force One (1997) (Harrison Ford/Gary Oldman) | Action Movie Anatomy
Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman,Andrew Ghai and special guest Matt Haggerty break down Air Force One (1997)! Air Force One is a 1997 American political action thriller film written by Andrew W. Marlowe and directed and co-produced by Wolfgang Petersen. It is about a group of Russian terrorists that hijack Air Force One. The film stars Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman, as well as Glenn Close, Xander Berkeley, William H. Macy, Dean Stockwell, and Paul Guilfoyle. A box office success with generally supportive critical reviews, the film was one of the most popular action films of the 1990s, and sitting U.S. President Bill Clinton praised it.
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April 30, 2015
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