The Purge: Anarchy
The Purge: Anarchy is a 2014 American action horror film written and directed by James DeMonaco. The film stars Frank Grillo, Carmen Ejogo, Zach Gilford, Kiele Sanchez, Zoë Soul, Michael K. Williams. Edwin Hodge reprised his role from the first film, it was released worldwide on July 18, 2014. It is the second installment in The Purge franchise; the film received mixed reviews from critics. While the first film was set in one house, Anarchy takes place around the Greater Los Angeles area and shows more of what happens to the surroundings during the Purge. A third film in the series, The Purge: Election Year, was released on July 1, 2016. On March 21, 2023, the media credits the annual Purge, a 12-hour period wherein all crimes are legal without authorities intervening, as an economic success. Everywhere, people prepare to either commit acts of violence; the nation's impoverished population is no longer seen as people, but as living garbage, whom the wealthy denounce as only living to serve their needs.
However, before the sixth annual purge begins, a successful anti-purge resistance group led by Carmelo Johns and his partner, the Stranger from the first film hijack government feeds to denounce the New Founding Fathers and their actions. In Los Angeles, working-class waitress Eva Sanchez returns home to her 17-year-old daughter Cali and terminally ill father Rico, who despises the New Founding Fathers; as Eva and Cali prepare to barricade themselves into their apartment, Rico retires to his room to be alone as the Purge starts. As the Purge alarm sounds, Rico slips out to a waiting limousine, leaving a note for his family revealing that he has sold himself as a Purge offering in exchange for $100,000 to be paid to Eva and Cali after the Purge. Eva and Cali are distraught by this situation. Married couple Shane and Liz visit a grocery store, only to be ambushed by a masked gang of bikers; as they drive away to avoid them, their car breaks down. Meanwhile, an off-duty Los Angeles Police Department sergeant, Leo Barnes, plots to kill Warren Grass, a man who had inadvertently run down and killed his son while driving drunk, was acquitted on legal technicalities.
Barnes drives out into the streets with several weapons, posing as a vigilante. As Shane and Liz try to find safer hiding places, the purge commences. Eva and Cali are attacked by their lustful superintendent Diego, who felt insulted in the past by Eva, but he is gunned down by a paramilitary platoon, which captures the women to offer them to their leader Big Daddy for his own personal purge. Leo rescues them after killing the troops and wounding Big Daddy, they find Liz hiding in Leo's car. The group flees. After Leo's car breaks down, the group flees on foot, Eva promises Leo a new car from her co-worker, Tanya, in exchange for Leo’s protection; as they navigate the hostile streets, they find evidence that the anti-Purge group has been gaining the upper hand against the Purgers, discovering a paramilitary van surrounded by soldiers who were shot to death by the resistance fighters. After freeing Shane from a trap and taking guns from the abandoned truck, they head to the subways. There, a pyrotechnic Purging gang sets hiding people on fire, causing chaos.
Shane is wounded, but the group manages to escape after he and Liz destroy the gang's all-terrain vehicle and its propane tank with the salvaged submachine guns, killing the entire gang. After running for their lives, Eva unknowingly signals a traffic camera to identify them to the paramilitary troops who pick up the location of Tanya's apartment building; the group learns no car is there. Tanya's family takes them in, offering medicine. However, Tanya's sister Lorraine proceeds to murder her sister for sleeping with her husband; the group leaves the family to their fate, only to be captured by the masked gang who ambushed Shane and Liz earlier. This gang reveals that they had no intention to kill the group and are selling them off to an auction, taking them to a theater where upper-class Purgers bid them for human hunting. After the group is forced into the arena, Leo subdues and kills a Purger, taking his weapon and night-vision glasses, using the devices to overpower and kill several other attackers, providing their arms to Shane and the others before the head Purger, calls in security to suppress the uprising.
As Liz mourns Shane’s death, the anti-Purge group attacks the compound, killing the security forces and remaining Purgers. Leo and Cali drive up to a suburban neighborhood, stop at the home of Warren Grass. Leo reveals that Warren killed his son while driving drunk one year earlier, but got off on a technicality. After telling his story, he ventures into the house, threatening his wife. Leo exits the house covered in blood, only to be shot by Big Daddy, who reveals that the New Founding Fathers have secretly dispatched death squads to increase the body count because the purge eliminates too few of the lower class due to purgers murdering those they have personal grudges against and not just random people. Just as he is about to kill Leo, Warren appears and kills Big Daddy with a headshot, revealing that Leo chose to forgive and spare him; as Big Daddy's death squad appears, sirens blare to signal the end of the purge (making Big Daddy's death
The Purge (2013 film)
The Purge is a 2013 American dystopian thriller film written and directed by James DeMonaco. The film stars Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey, Adelaide Kane, Max Burkholder as members of a family who find themselves endangered by a gang of murderers during the annual Purge, a night during which all crime murder, is temporarily legal; the film grossed $89 million against a $3 million budget, becoming the lowest-budgeted film to finish first at the box office since 1988. It is the first installment in The Purge franchise with a sequel, subtitled Anarchy, released worldwide on July 18, 2014. A third film, Election Year, was released July 1, 2016, while a prequel depicting the origins of the event, The First Purge, was released on July 4, 2018. In 2014, the New Founding Fathers of America, a totalitarian political party, are voted into office following an economic collapse, they pass a law that sanctions an annual "Purge": for 12 hours each year all crime, including murder, arson and rape, is legal, except against government officials, all emergency services are unavailable until 7 am.
By 2022, the United States has become crime-free and the unemployment rate has dropped to a rate of 1% because of the Purge. James Sandin returns to his home in an affluent Los Angeles gated community to wait out the night with his wife Mary and their children and Charlie; the family is assured. While the family awaits the start of the purge, Zoey meets her boyfriend Henry, an older boy whom James dislikes as he is eighteen, deeming him too old for his daughter. James enables the security system, as the purge begins, the family disperses in their home to go about their normal routines. Zoey returns to her room to unexpectedly find Henry, who had snuck back in before the security system was engaged, says that he plans to confront her father about their relationship. Meanwhile, Charlie watches the security monitors, sees a wounded man calling for help, he temporarily disables the system to allow the man into the house. James races to re-engage the system and holds the man at gunpoint as Henry comes downstairs and pulls a gun on James.
Henry fires at James and misses. During the chaos, the wounded man hides. Through the surveillance cameras, the family witness a gang of masked armed young adults arriving at the front lawn; the leader warns them. Mary asks James if the security system will protect them, but James admits the system will not resist a determined assault, they decide to find the man and give him to the purge gang outside, but after capturing him they realize they are no better than the gang. They decide to spare the man, defend themselves against the gang. With their deadline having passed, the gang uses a truck to rip the metal plating off the front door and enter the house. James kills several gang members before he is stabbed by the leader. Charlie views the surveillance cameras, notices their neighbors leaving their homes; the neighbors murder the gang. Elsewhere, Mary is subdued by two purgers, who decide to humiliate her and tickle torture her, much to Mary's embarrassment; as they keep tickling, they are both killed by the neighbors.
The gang leader arrives brandishing a shotgun to kill the family but is fatally shot by Zoey, wielding Henry's handgun. James succumbs to his wound in front of Mary and Charlie, leaving them in tears. Mary thanks their neighbors for their support, but one of them, Grace Ferrin, reveals their hatred for the Sandins due to the wealth acquired at their expense, they tie Mary and Zoey up with duct tape, pulling them out into the hallway to kill them, but as the neighbors make final preparations for the murder, the man whom Charlie let in earlier reappears. He holds Grace hostage, forcing the neighbors to free the Sandins; the Stranger prepares to shoot the neighbors, with them allowing them to. Mary decides not to kill them and the Stranger conceals his gun. Mary explains; the next morning, at the last hour of the Purge, Grace, the Stranger, the other neighbors wait in the living room. Mary asks a neighbor, Mr. Halverson, if he enjoyed Grace's "Purge party", to which Halverson affirms; as Charlie and Zoey mourn James' death, Grace attempts to seize a shotgun from Mary.
Grace is unable to reply from her injury as it bleeds fast. Mary orders Grace and the neighbors out of the house as the siren sounds, signaling the end of the Purge which they do leave. After the neighbors depart, Mary thanks the Stranger for his help, he bids the Sandins good luck. During the credits, news reports are heard, which state that this year’s purge was the most successful to date. Other stations broadcast that the stock market is booming due to the massive sales of weapons and security systems. A man’s voice speaks of the loss of his patriotism after the death of his sons the night before. Ethan Hawke as James Sandin Lena Headey as Mary Sandin Adelaide Kane as Zoey Sandin Max Burkholder as Charlie Sandin Arija Bareikis as Grace Ferrin Dana Bunch as Mr. Ferrin Chris Mulkey as Mr. Halverson Tisha French as Mrs. Halverson Tom Yi as Mr. Cali Rhys Wakefield as Polite Stranger Leader John Weselcouch as Interrupting Purger Alicia Vela-Bailey as Female Freak Aaron Kuban as Purger Boima Bla
Purge (2008 film)
Purge is a 2008 short film written and directed by Brad Kammlah. Struggling to mask the pain from years of sexual abuse, Joy finds herself trapped in a secret addiction, but when her mother refuses to believe the truth about her father, Joy tries to find her own way out. Best Dramatic Short - AOF Film Festival Best Score in a Short Film - AOF Film Festival Best of Fest - Rochester International Film Festival Honorable Mention Best Short Drama - Indie Producer Short Film Contest Best Male Performance for Mark Arnold - Reach Out Film Showcase Best Dramatic Short - AOF Film Festival Best Score in a Short Film - AOF Film Festival Best Actress in a Short Film for Danielle Hagan - AOF Film Festival Best Actress in a Short Film for Danielle Hagan - Playhouse West Film Festival Best Actress in a Short Film for Danielle Hagan - SoCal Film Festival Best Dramatic Short Film - Finalist - Indie Producer Short Film Contest Durango Independent Film Festival DC Independent Film Festival Burbank International Film Festival On Location: Memphis International Film Festival Rochester International Film Festival Playhouse West Film Festival San Antonio Film Festival Action on Film International Film Festival LA Shorts Fest Indie Fest USA Film Festival SoCal Film Fest Flatland Film Festival Rockport Film Festival Mammoth Film Festival Taos Film Festival Hill Country Film Festival Reach Out Film Showcase Purge Film Official Website.
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Purge (2012 film)
Purge is a 2012 Finnish drama film directed by Antti Jokinen, based on the novel of the same name by Sofi Oksanen. The film was selected as the Finnish entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards, but it did not make it to the final shortlist. At the 2013 Jussi Award, the film received eight nominations, including Best Film, Best Direction and Best Costume Design, it won Best Actress for Birn, Best Supporting Actress for Liisi Tandefelt, along with Best Cinematography, Best Sound Design and Best Make-Up Design. Birn was nominated for the Satellite Award for Best Actress. Laura Birn as Aliide Truu Liisi Tandefelt as Aliide Truu Amanda Pilke as Zara Peter Franzén as Hans Pekk Krista Kosonen as Ingel Tommi Korpela as Martin Truu Kristjan Sarv as Paša Jarmo Mäkinen as Lavrenti Jaanika Arum as Katia Tomi Salmela as Miliisi Panu Vauhkonen as Pitkä miliisi Taavi Eelmaa as Jaan Berg List of submissions to the 85th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film List of Finnish submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film Purge on IMDb Purge at Rotten Tomatoes
Purge is the first EP released by the industrial alternative rock band Econoline Crush. It was released in Canada in 1994 by EMI, it garnered them a nomination for a Juno Award. "Pssyche" is a Killing Joke cover, the original being the B-side to the "Wardance" single released in 1980. "Purge I" "Out of Reach" "T. D. M" "Cruel World" "Pssyche" "Purge II" Trevor Hurst – vocals Rob Morfitt – guitar Greg Leask – drums Hack-Guitar – bass on "Purge I" and "Purge II" Dan Yaremko – bass
Oxymoron is the third studio album by American rapper Schoolboy Q. It was released on February 2014, by Interscope Records and Top Dawg Entertainment. Oxymoron was his first album released under a major record label to music retailers, whereas his previous albums were released independently to digital retailers only. Schoolboy Q enlisted collaborators such as Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz, ASAP Rocky, Jay Rock, the Creator and Kurupt, among others; the album's production was handled by high-profile record producers such as Boi-1da, The Alchemist, Mike Will Made It, Clams Casino, Nez & Rio, DJ Dahi and Pharrell, as well as others, including members of Top Dawg Entertainment's in-house production teams Digi+Phonics and THC. Oxymoron received positive reviews from critics, who praised its haunting production and Schoolboy Q's aggressive lyrics; the album was a commercial success, debuting at number one on the US Billboard 200, selling 139,000 copies in its first week of release. It additionally peaked on the main album charts in Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
The album received a nomination at the 2015 Grammy Awards for Best Rap Album. The album was supported by four official singles: "Collard Greens", "Man of the Year", "Studio" and "Hell of a Night", as well as the promotional singles "Yay Yay" and "Break the Bank". To date, "Studio" is his highest charting song as a lead artist peaking at number 38 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. Schoolboy Q toured the United States and Europe on the Oxymoron World Tour, with Isaiah Rashad and Vince Staples. In June 2012, Schoolboy Q revealed he had begun working on his major label debut, announcing that he would be the second member of Black Hippy, to release his commercial debut with Interscope Records, following Kendrick Lamar's Good Kid, M. A. A. D City. In a November 2012 interview, Schoolboy Q expressed: "Kendrick left me no choice but to drop a classic", referring to Lamar's album Good Kid, M. A. A. D City and its impact on his own respective major label debut. In the third part of that exclusive interview, Schoolboy Q revealed he would be releasing another project in 2012, preceding his major label debut, scheduled for an early 2013 release.
The other project he was planning to release before the end of 2012 was set to be a mixtape, however in December 2012, Schoolboy Q tweeted he had changed his mind and was going to focus on his debut album. In June 2013, Schoolboy Q said the album would chronicle gangsta rap and Crips history, stating the album is about: "L. A. the real L. A. raw and uncut, it's not the watered down L. A." Schoolboy Q voiced he grew up in the heart of Los Angeles and he wanted to "put the real heart of L. A. into music." In July, Schoolboy Q appeared on Bootleg Kev's radio show, where he revealed the project's overall theme, stating it is about his responsibilities as a father and the history of the notorious Los Angeles street gang Crips "from 1969 to present day."In August 2013, Schoolboy Q called the album his "best work yet." He called it a classic, but hoped his fans will have the final say: "It's a classic album I would like to say, but I would like the people to say it's a classic. But in my eyes it's a crazy album…I'm proud of myself for this record."
Schoolboy Q further commented on the album as he compared it to past releases including 2012's Habits & Contradictions and his independent debut, Setbacks. The rapper stated that the major difference between the three projects is that he wasn't forced to compromise on Oxymoron: "It's me; this album is me. It's my life. Habits & Contradictions and Setbacks was more like—I compromised a little bit with them projects.'Hands on the Wheel' was like I was like'I'mma go to radio with this'…I made this project the way I wanted it to make. I wanted it to sound. So, this album is crazy. It's my best work. I know a lot of rappers say that when they dropping they albums, but I'm one of those dudes it ain't like I drop mixtapes, it ain't. Drop songs every month to let you know I'm in the studio perfecting things." In addition to losing the need to compromise, Schoolboy Q hinted Oxymoron may boast a "more comfortable Q." While speaking with HipHopDX earlier in the year, the rapper shared a few words of advice for his fellow emcees as he touched on his increased comparability with music: "I feel like all rappers, the more comfortable you are, the better your raps are gon' be.
When I was in the studios, I wrote the verse, I wasn't comfortable, but I just did it anyway. The more comfortable you are with your music, the iller you gon' get. You feel confident and comfortable in your voice and find yourself." In September 2013, Schoolboy Q discussed how gang history would be included in his album: "I've never said this in an interview," Schoolboy Q said in an interview with Life+Times: "This album is about me taking care of my daughter and Crip history from 1969 to present." In November 2013, Schoolboy Q expressed. In an interview, Schoolboy Q discussed his status as a gangsta rapper: "I'm not one of them rappers that's scared to put a title on their name," Schoolboy Q said during an interview with MTV." Conscious rappers never like to be called conscious rappers and a lyrical rapper never like to be a party rapper. I'm a gangsta rapper. I happen to make fun records at the same time. I joke, I bag on niggas, my personality is like that, but I am a gangsta rapper and that's what I'm gonna bring to the table."
During the interview, Schoolboy Q added that gangsta rappers are nowhere to be found today: "There's no more gangsta rappers. It's just trap music now. So I wan na get that old feeling back. I'm not trying t
Purge is a novel by Finnish-Estonian writer Sofi Oksanen, translated into thirty-eight languages. Oksanen's third Finnish-language novel, Purge was published in 2008 and is based upon her original play of the same name, staged at the Finnish National Theatre in 2007; as of 2010, Purge is the only one of Oksanen's novels, translated into English. Purge is a story of two women forced to confront their own dark pasts, of collusion and resistance, of rape and sexual slavery set against the backdrop of the Soviet occupation of Estonia; the novel was conceived as a play. The play was produced at the National Theatre of Finland. In writing the novel, Oksanen chose for the plot to diverge from its original ending and focus on different themes. After existing as an independent country for twenty-one years, Estonia was occupied and annexed by the Soviet Union in June 1940 during World War II. In 1941–1944, Estonia was occupied by Nazi Germany. From February to November 1944, the German forces were expelled by the Red Army.
The Soviet rule was re-established by force, sovietisation followed carried out in 1944–1950. The forced collectivisation of agriculture began in 1947, was completed after the mass deportation in March 1949; the Soviet authorities forced peasants to join collective farms. An armed resistance movement of forest brothers was active until the mass deportations. A total of 30,000 supported the movement; the Soviet authorities fighting the forest brothers suffered hundreds of casualies. Some innocent civilians were killed on both sides. In addition, a number of underground nationalist schoolchildren's groups were active. Most of their members were sentenced to long terms of imprisonment; the punitive actions decreased after Joseph Stalin's death in 1953. Political arrests and numerous other kinds of crimes against humanity were committed during the occupation period until the late 1980s. In the end, the attempt to integrate the Estonian society into the Soviet system failed. Although the armed resistance was defeated, the population remained anti-Soviet.
This helped Estonians to organise a new resistance movement in the late 1980s, regain their independence in 1991, rapidly develop a modern society. The plot begins in 1992 with an elderly woman, Aliide Truu, who lives in a remote portion of Estonia; the woman had isolated herself from the surrounding society and watches the youth of her nation, including her daughter, leaving the countryside for the more urban regions and Finland. One day while looking out the kitchen window, she discovers Zara, the granddaughter of her sister Ingel. Zara has escaped from them; the only guide she had to finding help is a photograph from her grandmother with Aliide's name on it. The story continues with a series of flashbacks, which develops the relationship between Aliide and her sister, which hinged upon their competition for the love of Hans Pekk during World War II; the story ends as Aliide begins to reconcile herself with her jealousy of her sister, Zara's redemption from her disenchantment with the world caused by her sexual subjugation.
The plot of Purge focuses on two main female characters, on both of whom reviewers have commented as being complex and integral to the understanding of the themes of the book. The novel begins with Aliide Truu, an elderly woman who has survived many horrors of the Soviet occupation of Estonia; the Aliide whom the reader first meets has alienated herself from the local people, is self-reliant. Though cloaked in a rough exterior, she represents a woman, she has hardly anything in the way of motherly instinct in regard to the other main character, Zara. Zara is the grandniece of Aliide, at the beginning of the book she is subjected to sex trafficking by the Russian mafia, her interaction with her great-aunt forces Aliide to reconstruct and confront the history of her past. Aliide is responsible for delivering Zara from the torments caused by the sexual violence perpetrated against her. Sexual violence and its manifestation in the sex trade becomes one of the central themes in the book. Both of the main characters lose control of their bodies.
Though each women perseveres through the disgrace and purges herself of this disgrace by burning their clothes. However, sexual violence and terror recurs when Tallinn gets a sex shop, staffed by ex-KGB, who had perpetuated the violence earlier in the novel. Oksanen captures the horrors inflicted upon women by European military conflicts as well as exploring contemporary sex trafficking. Resistance permeates the book against the Russification of Estonia. In the entries in Hans' diary and other parts of the narrative the anti-Russification poet Paul-Eerik Rummo appear. Zara's grandmother continues to hold on to native Estonian tongue, resisting a change in language; the complexity of family history and the uncovering of tragedy in that history is fundamental to the book. However, the focus is upon the story of the protagonist, sometimes missing some of the more horrifying or interesting parts of Estonian History. Jacob Silverman in The New Republic points out that this perspective on history, which only carries the narrative up to 1992, offers a contemporary perspective on the issues that face modern Estonia and a "window... of understanding" into it and its past.
Purge on the surface level is bleak, while it explores the dark events of the Soviet occupatio