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When you're in the mood for an action movie, Netflix has plenty to stream. Great, except that so many of their action titles are no-name, forgettable schlock. So we've done some of the heavy lifting by highlighting the best of the best currently available in the genre. Who do you want to see duke it out? Take your pick, from gangsters to gladiators, robots to ninjas, schoolkids to superheroes.
Cue that suiting-up pre-battle montage and start streaming, because here are some of the best action movies Netflix has to offer. (Availability subject to change.)
1. "13 Assassins" (2010) R
2. "48 Hrs."(1982) R
3. "Assault on Precinct 13" (1976) R
- Sharon Knolle
The Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMAs) have announced the nominees in the Visual Media categories.
Showcasing the best and brightest in musical creation for visual media, the 5th Annual Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMAs) will be held at The Fonda Theater in Hollywood on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.
The 2014 HMMAs welcome back celebrity hosts including Oscar nominated actor Eric Roberts, former Matchbox 20 member Adam Gaynor, acclaimed Director/Writer/Producer Andy Fickman and Earth, Wind & Fire’s Verdine White. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Education Through Music – Los Angeles (Etmla). Honorees, performers, and special guests to be announced.
The field of entrants were narrowed down to final nominees by the Hmma advisory board and selection committee. The winners will be voted upon by music-media industry professionals comprised of select members of the Society of Composers and Lyricists (Scl), The Television Academy, the AMPAS Music Branch, Naras, performing rights organizations, »
- Michelle McCue
Somehow over the years the Hollywood Music in Media Awards have escaped me. The event's fifth annual slate of nominees were announced today, and it's a pretty standard assortment of names we've been considering at the forefront of this year's Best Original Score Oscar race, from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross to Hans Zimmer to the ubiquitous Alexandre Desplat. The nominees were chosen by an "Hmma advisory board and selection committee," and winners will be voted upon by "music-media industry professionals comprised of select members of the Society of Composers and Lyricists, The Television Academy, the AMPAS Music Branch, Naras, performing rights organizations, film music journalists and music executives," according to the press release. You might raise your eyebrow at something like "Interstellar" being on here when it hasn't been screened for these purposes (or much at all, for that matter). The nominations are also based on hearing music via »
- Kristopher Tapley
Andre Braugher has a pair of Emmy wins for drama and one could easily argue that it's a minor travesty he only won one Emmy for "Homicide: Life on the Street." He's mastered a wide range of portrayals of heroes who are stern, capable and flawed, giving them authentic, raw life. And at least for the foreseeable future, it's going to be hard to interview Andre Braugher without suddenly finding humor in his thoughtful and entirely earnest answers. Captain Ray Holt on "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" isn't Braugher's first role to feature humor. As he correctly notes, "Men of a Certain Age" offered him the chance to get humane, ego-free laugher and earned him two Emmy nominations, though they were technically for drama. Braugher's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" nomination was his first for comedy and was a recognition of how swiftly Braugher has eased into the rhythm of the single-cam and how instantly proficient »
- Daniel Fienberg
Andre Braugher has won two of his previous seven Emmy bids but both were for his leading turns in dramatic parts ("Homicide: Life on the Streets," 1998; "Thief," 2006). This year, he contends in comedy for the first time for his change of pace part as Captain Roy Holt on "Brooklyn Nine-Nine." Will he be able to win Comedy Supporting Actor. Let's take a closer look at his all-important episode submission. -Break- Synopsis: Braugher chose "Christmas" as the best example of his work on the freshman season of this Fox laffer. Holt announces to the department that he does not want any presents for Christmas. Peralta (Andy Samberg) is told that death threats have been made against Holt and that he has to protect the captain until the threat is over. In his next scene, Holt is sitting working at his desk getting annoyed at Peralta looking over his shoulder. Holt »
The Television Academy of Arts & Sciences released this year's Emmy ballots on Monday. Now that the ballots are out, it's time for our annual two-pronged experiment, in which Dan tries to predict the likeliest nominees in each major category, while I pretend that I'm an actually TV Academy member and pick the six nominees that would make me the happiest. We are, as always, playing by the Emmy rules, which means we can't argue for someone who didn't submit themselves (say, Donald Glover for "Community"), can't move someone from lead to supporting or vice versa, and can't declare that "True Detective" is a miniseries and therefore clear more room in the drama categories. I'm also obviously limited by what I watched and what I haven't. I think I saw maybe three episodes of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" this season, for instance, and while I like the show a lot, »
- Alan Sepinwall
With whatever's going on behind the scenes over at Marvel with their Ant-Man debacle, the good news is that James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy opens soon, and it looks just wonderful. A new TV spot just dropped today to remind us of that fact. It features a thief (Chris Pratt's Peter Quill, aka Star Lord), two thugs (Rocket Raccoon and the tree-like Groot, voiced by Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel respectively), an assassin (the lovely Zoe Saldana as the deadly Gamora), and a maniac (Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer). Also starring Benicio Del Toro, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly, Peter Serafinowicz, Michael Rooker, and Glenn Close, the film opens in 3D on August 1st. Hit the jump to watch the new Guardians of the Galaxy TV spot. Check out the newly released Guardians of the Galaxy TV spot below: Here’s the official synopsis »
- Dave Trumbore
Andre Braugher previously won Emmys as Best Drama Actor for “Homicide: Life on the Street” in 1998 and Best Movie/Miniseries Actor for “Thief” in 2006. This year, he is a strong contender for Best Comedy Supporting Actor for the freshman season of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.” For his role as Captain Ray Holt, this Emmy favorite ranks third, behind 2011 champ Ty Burrell ("Modern Family") and last year's winner Tony Hale ("Veep"). -Break- Join the red-hot discussion about 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' going on right now in our fiery forums comedy trifecta? Let's help him out by taking a closer look at three options. “Pilot” (Episode 1) Synopsis: Holt’s no-nonsense attitude clashes with that of childish star detective Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg). Standout scene: Holt reveals t »
Exclusive: FX Productions has signed a two-year overall production deal with writer-producer David Manson and his production company Sarabande Prods. Under the pact, Peabody Award-winning Manson will develop, write and produce series for FX Networks. The pact stems from Manson and FX’s recent collaboration on the network’s drama series pilot Hoke starring Paul Giamatti. Manson serves as executive producer on the project, from writer/executive producer/director Scott Frank, which just wrapped production. Manson first worked with FX on the limited series Thief, which won star Andre Braugher an Emmy. “David is an incredibly talented writer-producer and highly respected in the creative community,” said FX Networks and FX Prods President Nick Grad. “It’s great to have him under the Fxp umbrella, and we expect to announce some projects with him very soon.” Related: Louis Ck Inks Overall Deal With FX Productions For New Series CAA-repped Manson served »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Twenty-one Super Sundays ago, Andre Braugher kicked off his episodic-tv career as hard-charging Baltimore Det. Frank Pembleton on Homicide: Life on the Street. The role would earn him his first of seven Emmy nominations — he has won twice, for Homicide and the FX miniseries Thief — and lead to gigs playing doctors (Gideon's Crossing, House), military men (Last Resort) and even a car salesman (Men of a Certain Age).
Now he's come full circle, again embodying a police officer, albeit a very different one: Capt. Ray Holt, the deadpan commanding officer on...
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- Bruce Fretts
10 items from 2014
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