True Romance (1993) | Action Movie Anatomy

Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down “True Romance” (1993).

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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.

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The Crow (1994) | Action Movie Anatomy

Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down “The Crow” (1994).

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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.

 

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Den of Theives (2018) | Action Movie Anatomy

Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down “Den of Thieves” (2018).

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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.

 

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The Raid 2 (2014) | Action Movie Anatomy

Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down “The Raid 2” (2014)

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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: Berandallit. ‘Thug’ Japanese: ザ・レイド Gokudolit. ‘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 Evans’ previous films Merantau and The Raid, the fight scenes showcase the Indonesian fighting style of Pencak Silat.

Iko Uwais reprises his role as Rama. The film also stars Arifin Putra, Julie Estelle, Alex Abbad, Tio Pakusadewo, Oka Antara, and Cecep Arif Rahman. The film also features Japanese actors such as Ryuhei Matsuda, Kenichi Endo, and Kazuki Kitamura. The film is distributed by Sony Pictures Classics worldwide, Stage 6 Films in the United States, and Entertainment One in the United Kingdom.

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Captain America: Winter Soldier (2014) | Action Movie Anatomy

Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down “Captain America: Winter Soldier” (2014)

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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.

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The Other Guys (2010) | Action Movie Anatomy

Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down “The Other Guys (2010)”

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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 reunited in Daddy’s Home (2015) and Daddy’s Home 2 (2017).

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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.”

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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 Skywalker, in hopes of turning the tide for the Resistance in the fight against Kylo Ren and the First Order.

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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.

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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 Hackman.

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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).

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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, including Best Picture. It won in two categories, Best Cinematography and Best Sound Editing and lost in all other categories to The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.

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Equalizer (2014) | Action Movie Anatomy

Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down Equalizer (2014).

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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.

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Man of Steel (2013) | Action Movie Anatomy

Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down Man of Steel (2013).

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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 Zod from destroying humanity.

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Rush (2013) | Action Movie Anatomy

Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down Rush (2013).

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

 

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.

 

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.

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 seriesBrian Dennehy and Richard Crenna also appear in supporting roles.

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, Skywalker accompanies Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi (Guinness) on a mission to return the plans to the Rebel Alliance and rescue Leia from her imprisonment by the Empire.

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 HanksPaul NewmanJude 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.

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.

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.

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 RennerAnthony MackieBrian GeraghtyChristian CamargoRalph FiennesDavid 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 production, although certain army procedures were portrayed with artistic licence.

The Hurt Locker received widespread critical acclaim and won six Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Bigelow won the award for Best Director; as of 2017, The Hurt Locker is the sole film by a female director to win in either category.

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 GoodmanTil SchweigerEddie MarsanSofia 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 praised its action sequences, Theron’s performance and the musical score, with many comparing the film to John Wick, although some criticized the writing and pacing.

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 WhiteheadTom Glynn-CarneyJack LowdenHarry StylesAneurin BarnardJames D’ArcyBarry KeoghanKenneth BranaghCillian MurphyMark 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 shot the film on IMAX 65 mm and 65 mm large formatfilm stock. The film made extensive use of practical effects, such as employing thousands of extras, assembling boats that had participated in the real Dunkirk evacuation, and using genuine era-appropriate planes for aerial sequences.

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 SerkisWoody Harrelson and Steve Zahn, and follows the confrontation between the apes, led by Caesar, and the humans for control of Earth.

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 ElgortKevin SpaceyLily JamesEiza GonzálezJon HammJamie Foxx and Jon Bernthal. The plot follows Baby, a young getaway driver who is coerced into working for a kingpin.

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 FrancoFreida PintoJohn LithgowBrian CoxTom FeltonDavid 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.

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 the intention of using it to build an army by giving life to the machines of Earth. Tyrese Gibson, Josh Duhamel, Anthony Anderson, Megan Fox, Rachael Taylor, John Turturro, and Jon Voight also star, while voice actors Peter Cullen and Hugo Weaving voice Optimus Prime and Megatron respectively.

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 actionadventure 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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

 

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!

 

#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 Rotten Tomatoes reports 86% positive reviews, calling the film “an engrossing crime drama that draws compelling performances from its stars and confirms Michael Mann’s mastery of the genre.”

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 artsactionsurvival 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.