September 2018

Review: Predators

Predators is the bleak, thousand-yard staring Ginger Rogers to the original movie’s muscular Fred Astaire. Instead of a close-knit team, this group are individuals. Instead of the Predator coming to them it kidnaps them and drops them on a game reserve planet. Instead of the hunt being a finite ordeal, the movie closes with the […]

Review: Predators

Review: Predator 2

I’d forgotten how weird Predator 2 is. From the opening tracking shot of ‘jungle jungle PSYCHE IT’S LOS ANGELES!’ To the reprise of the ending of Predator, the film speeds along with the same wide eyed feral glee as it’s vastly stereotypical coked up drug lords. Perhaps the weirdest, and most successful, choice is the

Review: Predator 2

Review: The Beyond

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQE7NGkJZHs] It feels, just a little, like science fiction cinema is trying to do some new things. It’s usually viewed, sometimes wrongly, as the sole purview of Michael Bay shouting at explosions and arty well meaning movies that no one bloody watches, but, just now, there seem to be an upswing in films that

Review: The Beyond

Review: Predator

Shortly, Shane Black will have vengeance that has been decades coming. Black, who is the writer and director of the essential Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang and The Nice Guys among many others was an actor before he was a director. His most prominent role was as company communications tech Hawkins, in Predator. He’s the only

Review: Predator

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