|Death Race 2008 R, 89 min.|
Genre: Action / Sci-Fi / Thriller
Director: Paul W.S. Anderson
Cast: Jason Statham, Joan Allen, Ian McShane, Tyrese Gibson, Natalie Martinez, Max Ryan, Jason Clarke, Frederick Koehler, Jacob Vargas, Justin Mader, Robert LaSardo, Robin Shou, Benz Antoine, Danny Blanco, Christian Paul
It is the future, and America's economy has collapsed. Prisons are now privatized, and Warden Hennessy (Joan Allen) at Terminal Island Penitentiary has come up with a scheme to raise funds for running the prison: a three day pay-per-view "Death Race" and promises that the winner of the race will be released from prison. Terminal Island prisoner Jenson Ames (Jason Stratham) had been a race car driver, and Hennessy forces him to don the mask of dead racing hero "Frankenstein" and enter the race. Ames is in prison wrongly accused of murdering his wife and, if released, could once again be with his baby daughter. And the race is on–a combination of NASCAR and demolition derby with prison drivers accompanied by navigators from a women's prison. Racers are armed with grenade launchers, machine guns, flame throwers, and napalm as Ames and his navigator Case (Natalie Martinez) set out against other prison drivers–along with their chief opponent Machine Gun Joe (Tyrese Gibson)–in what is truly a race to the death.
|The Foreigner 2003 R, 96 min.|
Genre: Action / Thriller
Director: Michael Oblowitz
Cast: Steven Seagal, Max Ryan, Sherman Augustus, Harry Van Gorkum, Jeffrey Pierce, Anna-Louise Plowman, Gary Raymond, Kate Fischer, Philip Dunbar, Izbela Okrasa, Grzegorz Kowalczyk, Dianna Camacho, Deobia Oparei, Grzegorz Emanuel, Przemyslaw Saleta
Bullets fly non-stop in this confusing action film as European-based mercenary Jonathan Cold (Steven Seagal) is hired to deliver a package. The shooting starts even as Cold picks up the package (with unknown contents), and persists throughout as many mysterious people seem to want the contents. This direct-to-DVD/Video is for Seagal fans only.
|Kiss of the Dragon 2001 R, 98 min.|
Genre: Drama / Action / Thriller
Director: Chris Nahon
Cast: Jet Li, Bridget Fonda, Tcheky Karyo, Laurence Ashley, Burt Kwouk, Cyril Raffaelli, Didier Azoulay, John Forgeham, Max Ryan, Colin Prince, Ric Young, Paul Barrett, Kentaro, Vincent Wong, Vincent Glo
A deadly conspiracy confronts Liu Jian (Jet Li) when he goes on temporary assignment in Paris and finds himself framed for murder. As is expected in a Jet Li film, the action scenes are top-notch, taking advantage of Jet Li's martial arts prowess.
|The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen 2003 PG-13, 110 min.|
Genre: Action / Sci-Fi
Director: Stephen Norrington
Cast: Sean Connery, Naseeruddin Shah, Peta Wilson, Tony Curran, Stuart Townsend, Shane West, Jason Flemyng, Richard Roxburgh, David Hemmings, Max Ryan, Terry O'Neill, Robert Willox
Nineteenth-century sci-fi and adventure characters–including Allan Quatermain (Sean Connery), Captain Nemo (Naseeruddin Shah), Tom Sawyer (Shane West), and The Invisible Man (Tony Curran)–team up to prevent a world war. Good special effects.
|Thr3e 2007 PG-13, 105 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Robby Henson
Cast: Marc Blucas, Justine Waddell, Laura Jordan, Bill Moseley, Max Ryan, Sherman Augustus, Priscilla Barnes, Tom Bower, Philip Dunbar, Jeffrey Lee Hollis, Kevin Downes, Jack Ryan, Josh Skjold
A homicidal psychopath, the Riddle Killer–known as RK, stalks divinity student Kevin Parson (Marc Blucas) and gives him orders over the telephone to confess his "sin." More telephone calls follow with RK telling Kevin riddles that should help him figure out the "sin." Kevin gets help from Jennifer (Justine Waddell) whose brother was a victim of RK, and Kevin's childhood friend Samantha also joins in on the investigation as they race to win the "game" by figuring out the mystery before one or all of them die.
|1. Death Race (2008)|
2. The Foreigner (2003)
3. Kiss of the Dragon (2001)
4. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)
5. Thr3e (2007)
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