As part of my day job (in sanitation engineering) I have been thinking a lot about sleep, and more specifically about sleeplessness. And it got me thinking, what are the best movies about sleep? There are a few lists, which I link to below…but I have a different take. To start, what makes […]
The other day I discovered the promotional material for Google Glass. It immediately reminded me of a film called “Brainstorm.” I saw this movie on cable not long after it came out in the mid-80’s. It has always stayed with me. Many critics feel that this was a movie that […]
Earlier we posted about Rade Serbedzija, as a guy who we see a lot but maybe don’t give enough credit to. Here is another one. Tcheky Karyo is almost a carbon copy of Rade, but perhaps a bit more enigmatic. Karyo is a turkish-born, […]
JCVD is known for what he can do with a flying roundhouse kick and a split punch to someone’s sack. What often gets overlooked is that this guy is one HELL of a dancer. I recommend watching the clip below first and then reviewing the rest of the article below.
I was inspired to […]
Recently I had a conversation at work with a colleague about Korean cinema and TV. Of course, Oldboy came up. It reminded me of how good this movie really is. I just checked and it is available on Netflix streaming right now, so I thought to recommend it and offer a […]
2012 was a good year in Hollywood – not only in the box office, but the quality of pictures released this year was definitely up. There are some interesting storylines in this year’s Oscar race. Here is the Movieriader take.
* Daniel Day Lewis will further elevate himself in […]
–For most of my life I accepted that Sean Connery was the ultimate James Bond, the perfect blend of panache and action. 2012 saw me rethink that premise. Skyfall was perhaps the best Bond offering in the history of the franchise – Daniel Craig has elevated himself in the best James Bond conversation.
–Lutz and […]
As the elections heat up, it is important to ask. What makes a good political leader? And on this site – we ponder, what does being a famous action movie star have to do with governing? Well to start, it’s rare when actors crossover into other careers and find the same notoriety as they held as actors. Jesse […]
This is a sad day for the Movieraiders, because we have always enjoyed Tony Scott’s work. While many of his recent offerings have fallen short, he was a brilliant film maker and cemented his status – one of the “GREAT” entertainers. Lutz and I authored our tributes independently of each other – so that […]
You probably recognize him now that you have seen his photo. This is Rade in the movie “Snatch,” he plays the invincible Boris the Blade. That is probably his most well known role. But I am posting about this guy, because I just saw him in the “Taken 2” trailer and realized that […]
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