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Brief History of Pencak Silat

Brief History of Pencak Silat
What is the definition of Pencak Silat?

The official name used to indicate more than 800 martial arts schools and styles spread across more than 13,000 islands in Indonesia is called “pencak silat”. 1,089 more words


The Raid/The Raid 2: Action Movies vs Teenagers

I hate teenagers.

Yes, I realize that I used to be one. Ya know what? I include teenage-me in that statement of hatred. Teenagers are the worst. 2,142 more words

The Raid 2

Following up a movie like The Raid was always going to be quite a task – the original brought such a new and vibrant flair to the, relatively, mainstream action movie that I found it hard to picture how it could be followed. 514 more words


FILM REVIEW: The Raid 2: Berandal (2014)

Director: Gareth Evans
Starring: Iko Uwais, Arifin Putra, Oka Antara, Tio Pakusadewo, Alex Abbad, Julie Estelle
Running Time: 150 minutes
Genre: Martial arts thriller

2011’s supreme action event… 548 more words


Quickie: The Raid 2

Following the events of the first raid, Rama (Iko Uwais) goes undercover to infiltrate a Jakarta crime syndicate.

Who’d have thought that an Indonesian martial arts film directed by a Welshman would be one of the biggest cult hits of the past few years? 260 more words


FILM REVIEW: The Raid: Redemption (Serbuan Maut) (2012)

Director: Gareth Huw Evans
Starring: Iko Uwais, Joe Taslim, Donny Alamsyah, Yayan Ruhain and Pierre Gruno.
Running Time: 101 minutes
Genre: Action thriller

Indonesia is not a place you would traditionally associate with being at the center of modern Asian action cinema. 377 more words