Things are getting pretty bloody grisly in Movie Mayhem this month. Join Marc Fennell, Wednesday at 8.30pm.
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SBS Movies

25 Mar 2015 - 2:46 PM  UPDATED 25 Apr 2015 - 1:53 PM

Dredd

Screened Wednesday April 1, 8:30pm
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(USA, action/sci-fi)

Director: Pete Travis
Starring: Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby, Lena Headey
What's it about?
In a violent, futuristic city where the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner, a cop teams with a trainee to take down a gang that deals the reality-altering drug, SLO-MO. But Ma-Ma, a prostitute turned drug lord, who is operating from a rundown 200-storey highrise where no one from law enforcement has dared venture, is determined to fight back. More modern and darker than the 1995 version Judge Dredd, this new take on the popular comic book character was a hit at the box office. 

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The Raid

Screened Wednesday April 8, 8:30pm
Watch now at SBS On Demand

(Indonesia/USA/France, action/crime/thriller)

Director: Gareth Evans
Starring: Iko Uwais, Ananda George, Ray Sahetapy
What's it about?
In the heart of Jakarta lies a rundown apartment, ruled by a ruthless drug lord who uses the tenement to shelter his junkie customers, pushers, enforcers and brutal killers. The apartment block is considered untouchable by even the bravest of police, until one early morning when an elite SWAT team, led by officer Rama, raids the peril-filled structure. A lot of gunfire ensues, but martial arts lovers will also enjoy beautifully choreographed scenes of "pencak silat", a traditional Indonesian fighting style.

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**1 week break**

Wednesday April 15
We're showing the Brisbane Roar Vs Melbourne Victory A-League match on SBS 2 from 7.30pm AEDT
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Drive

Wednesday April 22, 8:30pm
Watch now at SBS On Demand

(USA, thriller)

Director: Nicolas Winding Refn
Starring: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Oscar Isaac, Christina Hendricks
What's it about?
A Hollywood stunt driver by day moonlights as a top-notch getaway driver-for-hire in the criminal underworld. He finds himself a target for some of LA's most dangerous men after agreeing to aid the husband of his beautiful neighbour, Irene. When the job goes dangerously awry, the only way he can keep Irene and her son alive is to do what he does best: drive. Despite its graphic violence proving too much for some critics and viewers, Refn's neo-noir quickly obtained cult status for its 80s esthetics and soundtrack, as well as great performances by Ryan Gosling and his co-stars.

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Savages

Wednesday April 29, 8:30pm

(USA, crime/drama/thriller)

Director: Oliver Stone
Starring: Taylor Kitsch, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Salma Hayek, Benicio del Toro, John Travolta, Blake Lively
What's it about?
Entrepreneurs Ben, a peaceful marijuana producer, and friend Chon, a former Navy SEAL, run a lucrative, homegrown weed business, and live a happy life in their Southern California home, together with their shared girlfriend Ophelia. That is until the Mexican Baja Cartel decides to move in and demands that the trio partners with them. But Ben and Chon refuse and, with the reluctant assistance of a dirty DEA agent, decide to wage a seemingly unwinnable war against the cartel. And so begins a series of increasingly vicious ploys and maneuvers in a high stakes, savage battle of wills. Directed by Oliver Stone (Natural Born Killers) and adapted from the acclaimed book by American crime novelist Don Winslow (who also wrote the screenplay). 

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