One superhero franchise about caches of humans with special abilities may be fizzling out this week, but Starz is introducing a new supernatural spy thriller series that could replace that X-shaped hole in our hearts. The Rook, based on Daniel O’Malley’s novel of the same name, follows an amnesiac woman who slowly discovers that she may have a connection to a mysterous secret service that fends off threats that are a little paranormal. Watch The Rook trailer below.
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UPDATE: Aaron Sorkin has clarified that a revival of The Newsroom isn’t something he’s actively working on, even though it’s something he would love to do. Watch his explanation from The Late Late Show with James Corden.
Aaron Sorkin‘s cable news drama series The Newsroom ended back in 2014 after only three seasons. But as we’ve seen time and time again in the past few years, that doesn’t mean the show can’t return. And if Aaron Sorkin gets a little less buy, there’s a chance The Newsroom might make a comeback just in time to tackle one of the most tumultuous and tense periods in the history of journalism. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 by Fred Topel
Last year’s release of The Predator was overshadowed by the news that one of its actors, Steven Wilder Striegel, was a registered sex offender. Olivia Munn, who starred in the film, brought this to the attention of 20th Century Fox and had the scene in which she appeared with Striegel removed from the film. During the course of her press for The Predator, Munn spoke out about the film’s director, Shane Black, keeping this information from the cast and crew, and about Striegel’s prior conviction for lewd correspondence with a 14-year-old.
In September, Munn said her hope was that Black would reach out to her personally. Today, Munn was on a Television Critics Association panel for her Starz series The Rook, after which /Film was able to ask her for an update on the situation. Read More »
The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, director J.A. Bayona breaks down one of the most thrilling sequences of the sequel. Plus, take a retrospective look at the Inspector Gadget animated series for the show’s 25th anniversary, and The Predator cast members Olivia Munn and Keegan-Michael Key answer the web’s most searched questions about them. Read More »
The Predator is in theaters this weekend, and even though it’s not faring too well among critics, yours truly found it to be a truly enjoyable, bloody, pulpy, action-packed extravaganza with the perfect amount of Shane Black‘s signature humor and an outstanding ensemble cast to bring it all together. Plus, it has one wild ending that sets the stage for something huge in a possible sequel.
But The Predator ending was originally significantly different than what ended up on the big screen, and it featured one hell of a reference to the first movie. Since this dives into major spoiler territory, you’ll have to join us below to learn more. Read More »
The Predator is set to introduce an all-new model of Predator — the Ultimate Predator, as it’s been dubbed. And 20th Century Fox’s marketing is leaning heavily around the Ultimate Predator, releasing a new The Predator clip and TV spot that highlight its dangerous powers.
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Things are looking up for The Predator. Despite some so-so reviews and a general controversy surrounding the film, Shane Black‘s sequel is on track to rake in more dough in its opening weekend than all the previous Predator films. More on The Predator box office below.
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Update: Following this morning’s reports, The Predator director Shane Black has released another statement apologizing for casting Steven Wilder Striegel. The full statement can be found at the bottom of this original story.
20th Century Fox has cut a scene from The Predator featuring actor Steven Wilder Striegel following revelations that Striegel is a registered sex offender.
Striegel, who was cast in the sci-fi horror film by his longtime friend Shane Black, shared a three-page scene with star Olivia Munn in which he repeatedly hit on her character while jogging in a park. Black had not disclosed Striegel’s sex offender status when he cast him in the film.
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The Predator hits theaters in a little over a week. Obviously the star of the movie is the galaxy’s notorious hunter who has no problem taking down humans on Earth, especially after they’ve been responsible for killing a handful of their kind. But the human stars deserve some attention too, especially since they’re our last line of defense against these creatures.
A new The Predator TV spot has arrived with a special focus on introducing the group of soldiers who end up squaring off with not only the kind of Predator that we’re used to seeing on the big screen, but also the new Ultimate Predator. What’s a little odd is that this is a grindhouse style intro that plays up the laughs and lighter side of this sci-fi action adventure. You’ll see what I mean when you watch below. Read More »
Take a breath and prepare yourself for The Predator to hit theaters very soon. The newest TV spot bombards us with bloody action and terror as the titular alien wreaks havoc upon the human scientists and soldiers trying to contain it.
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