New York City police detective John Shaft (nephew of the original 1970s detective) goes on a personal mission to make sure the son of a real estate tycoon is brought to justice after a racially-motivated murder.
After his performance in 'The Machinist', for which he dropped 60lbs by subsisting on one meal a day, it's hard to deny Bale's devotion to the craft. What's even more impressive is that he began preparing for 'Batman' almost immediately after production finished - and managed to get superhero level ripped in a matter of weeks. Where can we get us some of THAT protein powder?
First off, apologies for the pun. Hopefully you'll forgive us when you check out this collection of Samuel L. Jackson's most action-packed roles. Propriety forbids us to quote our favorite line of his, but suffice it to say it involves snakes, planes, and mothers.
Angry people with guns, lists, and red pens make up the protagonists up this collection. Is the killing of killers justified? Our answer is a bit like our attitude towards the NSA. Just don't do something wrong and you'll have nothing to worry about!
Some people view the 1970s as the height of quality filmic action, and apparently some people out of those some people are Hollywood directors, who decided to just take 70s action hits and repackage them. Lazy but cool!
Gritty or clear-cut, action-packed or psychological, there's something here for everyone in this list of the best contemporary cop flicks. Some might be surprised how many of the top-ranked flicks are foreign: make sure to check out 'Infernal Affairs' (Chinese), '36th Precinct' (French), and 'The Guard' (Irish)!