20th Century Fox has dropped a triple whammy of The Predator news alongside its newest TV spot for the sequel directed by Shane Black. The TV spot gives us a glimpse of the much-anticipated, mysterious Ultimate Predator that makes its debut in this fourth installment of the sci-fi action franchise. And the new TV spot also signals the start of advance ticket sales, ahead of the film’s worldwide premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this September.
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At San Diego Comic-Con, director Shane Black brought a new sneak peek of the latest entry in the Predator franchise that he was part of all the way back in the 1980s. But rather than slinging some inappropriate jokes in the jungle as a supporting star, this time he’s behind the camera for The Predator, bringing the galaxy’s most dangerous hunter to a new generation of audiences. So is The Predator up to the task of slaying in 2018? We attended The Predator Comic-Con 2018 panel in Hall H to find out. Read More »
Shane Black hopes to breathe new life into the stagnant Predator franchise with The Predator, the latest continuation in the series that started back in 1987. The new Predator trailer gives us a better look at the action and alien-based horror to come. Does this new trailer improve on the somewhat lackluster first trailer? See for yourself below.
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The Predator franchise has been all about tough guys and tough aliens. Big heroes and bigger guns. But Olivia Munn’s role in Shane Black’s upcoming sequel is something different. For starters, she’s a scientist, not a soldier. And she’s also a woman playing a key role in a series that has traditionally leaned toward the hyper-masculine.
We visited the Vancouver set of The Predator last year and Munn talked all about her experience on the film, including how she created some of her own character’s backstory.
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After appearing in a supporting role in director John McTiernan’s 1987 action classic Predator, Shane Black has returned to the franchise as a writer/director with The Predator, his new reinvention of the sci-fi saga. 20th Century Fox has just released the first trailer, and you can check it out below.
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Update: Playboy tells The Wrap that in the wake of the allegations against Ratner, Playboy Enterprises “is putting all projects with Ratner’s production company, Ratpac Entertainment, on hold.” That includes Ratner’s planned biopic of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, which was slated to star Suicide Squad‘s Jared Leto.
“We are deeply troubled to learn about the accusations against Brett Ratner. We find this kind of behavior completely unacceptable,” a spokesperson said in a statement. Our original article follows.
After spending years staying quiet in fear of losing out on potential jobs, people in Hollywood are starting to stand up and speak out about incidents that may have previously been swept under the industry’s rug. Director and producer Brett Ratner (Rush Hour, X-Men 3) has now been accused of sexual harassment or misconduct by six women, including actresses Natasha Henstridge and Olivia Munn.
Read the Brett Ratner sexual harassment accusations below, and find out how they could have a serious impact on one of Hollywood’s biggest studios.
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“Wherefore art thou, bae?”
I wouldn’t be surprised to hear those words uttered in the upcoming movie Die in a Gunfight, a riff on William Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Romeo & Juliet set in modern day that’s just cast a couple of stars from the biggest YA movie franchises around. Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games) and Kaya Scodelario (The Maze Runner) will play the young star-crossed lovers in this updated take that also has Helen Hunt (Twister) and Olivia Munn (X-Men: Apocalypse) on board in supporting roles. Get the latest details about Die in a Gunfight below.
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Though there doesn’t seem to be as much pomp and circumstance surrounding The LEGO Ninjago Movie as there was The LEGO Movie and the spin-off The LEGO Batman Movie, the more I see of the latest expansion of the LEGO cinematic universe, the more excited I get to see it.
The LEGO Ninjago Movie takes a cue from the LEGO building brick set of the same name, which has already spawned an animated series. But this feature adaptation has no narrative ties to the animated series, which means audiences of all ages can go into the movie without having to know anything except that this is another clever LEGO movie with a fantastic voice cast behind it. The LEGO Ninjago Movie featurette that was just released online goes behind the scenes with the cast, reveals new footage and shows a surprising amount of improvisation for an animated movie. Read More »
Posted on Monday, February 20th, 2017 by Jacob Hall
The original 1987 Predator is one of those movies that I can’t stop watching once I see a frame of it. If John McTiernan’s action/horror/science fiction classic is on a screen near me, I will be drawn into its gravitational pull. There’s a special power in how it builds an atmosphere of macho excess before quickly nicking the whole thing, taking deranged pleasure in watching an ensemble of tough guys get completely obliterated for by an alien for two hours.
So while the Predator itself is important in a Predator movie, its victims are even more important. So when director Shane Black (of The Nice Guys and Iron Man 3 fame) reveals the cast of the latest sequel, we should take note. Are we going to like these people enough to watch them get blown to pieces by an extraterrestrial menace that sees them as nothing more than trophies to be mounted on a spaceship wall?
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Posted on Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 by Angie Han
It took Warner Bros. a while to get out a follow-up to 2014’s The Lego Movie, but now we’re getting two of them in one year. This weekend marks the debut of The Lego Batman Movie, featuring the return of the tiny plastic minifig version of the Dark Knight. Then this fall we’re getting The Lego Ninjago Movie, centered around an entirely new cast of characters based on a distinct Lego toyline.
Dave Franco voices Lloyd, a young secret ninja who’s friends with a bunch of other young secret ninjas. When his dad, the evil lord Garmadon (Justin Theroux) poses a threat, Lloyd and his friends must take him down with the guidance of their mentor, Master Wu (Jackie Chan). Olivia Munn plays Lloyd’s mom Koko, and Fred Armisen, Abbi Jacobson, Kumail Nanjiani, Michael Peña, and Zach Woods round out the core cast as Lloyd’s buddies. Click through to watch the first The Lego Ninjago Movie trailer. Read More »