TIFF Midnight Madness

The Toronto International Film Festival is best-known these days as a Big Daddy of the awards season. Major films that premiere at TIFF – of which there are many – tend to do so with glamorous red-carpet events, stars congregating outside any one of the gorgeous theatres in the closed-to-traffic festival zone. Many are slick, prestigious studio dramas from celebrated filmmakers – think First Man, A Star Is Born, or If Beale Street Could Talk – and they’re rightly festooned with attention.

I did not attend TIFF this year for those films. I attended for Midnight Madness. Read More »

The Last Starfighter Visual Effects

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, check out the visual effects of The Last Starfighter revamped with today’s computer technology. Plus, learn about the arduous process of getting a TV show made, and the Predator is desperate for acting roles and gets some help from Keegan-Michael Key and Olivia Munn. Read More »

Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom Scene Breakdown

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 Ending

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 clip

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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the predator box office

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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hurricane florence box office

Update: Since 2 p.m. Wednesday, Hurricane Florence has dropped to a Category 3 storm.

With a Category 4 storm descending on south-eastern and mid-Atlantic states, going to the movies probably isn’t the first thing on people’s minds. And movie theater chains have that same thought.

AMC, Regal and other theater chains are set to shutter 50-60 locations over the next few days depending on the intensity of Hurricane Florence. And while the top priority for everyone in the region is to stay safe (our thoughts are with the readers and /Film writers in the area), it’s our job to talk about movie news. So: how is Hurricane Florence expected to affect this weekend’s box office returns and how are theater chains and studios preparing?

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The Predator Recap

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, get caught up on the Predator franchise before the latest installment arrives in theaters this week. Plus, meet the man behind the voice of Winnie the Pooh (and Tigger too), and watch the pitch for Paul Feig‘s thriller A Simple Favor starring Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick. Read More »

The Predator Review

Who knew Predators could be so funny? Shane Black‘s The Predator takes the Predator franchise and turns into a full-blown comedy. Sure, there’s action and sci-fi mayhem. But humor is the most constant factor here. And it doesn’t always work.

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the predator scene cut

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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