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The Predator Trailer #2 (2018) *The Hunt Has Evolved

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The second trailer for The Predator is a marked improvement over the jokey tone of the first look we had at the film (click here).  While the Predator is an extremely cool creature, none of the the “classic” films are actually, what’s the word, good.  It has a great design and a great concept, but neither of the first two solo Predator films or the Aliens vs. Predator films actually was the kind of great science fiction/horror film the character deserves.  The second trailer definitely has more of a horror vibe than the first.  Shane Black has made films I really love (Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang) and films I really did not love (Iron Man 3), so we’ll have to see how the film is received in three months.  The Predator will star Sterling K. Brown, Jacob Tremblay and Olivia Munn.  The Predator will open in theaters September 14, 2018.thepredator-1

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The Predator Trailer #1 (2018) *It’s Hunting Season Again!*

The Predator may be the coolest science fiction creation that has never actually had a good movie (no not even the original).  September (hey something is opening in September!) will see the third solo film for the hunting aliens after they spent their last two outings in wasted opportunities crossing them over with Aliens.  The film is directed by Iron Man 3’s Shane Black and will star Sterling K. Brown, Jacob Tremblay and Olivia Munn.  For more from Coming Soon read below. Continue reading The Predator Trailer #1 (2018) *It’s Hunting Season Again!*

In Theaters This Week (5/19/2016) – The Nice Guys, Angry Birds, and Neigbors 2

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Each Thursday we look at what is going to be coming out in theaters this weekend, show you the trailers for the big releases, predict the box office winner and just generally give you enough of a carrot to pull you through the rest of the work week.  May 19th brings three challengers to Captain America: Civil War, but can any of them take down what is now the #1 film of 2016 (Cap just passed the $1 billion global mark today)?  Cap is now the 24th highest-grossing film of all-time globally, and will likely be in the top 20 by weekend’s end. Continue reading In Theaters This Week (5/19/2016) – The Nice Guys, Angry Birds, and Neigbors 2

Trailer Time: The Nice Guys (2016) Trailer #2 *Ryan Gosling, Russell Crowe & Shane Black*

Russell Crowe has gone from being one of the biggest stars of the world to someone who barely deserves top billing over Ryan Gosling in this film.  Think about it: when was the last time Crowe had a huge hit?  I think he was the best thing about Man of Steel, but that had a mixed reception and he had a supporting role.  You have to go all the way back to 2007’s 3:10 to Yuma to find a Crowe starring vehicle that was a success (and that a modest one; if you discount that it’s back to 2005’s Cinderella Man).  He needs a hit.  I’m not sure if The Nice Guys is it, but it the trailers have been funny and have very much the same kind of vibe as Kiss Kiss Bang Bang: the Shane Black film that begin Robert Downey Jr.’s career resurrection and one of the most underrated films of the last 25 years.  I’m not sure if this is THAT.  After all, the last time Shane Black crossed my radar he directed the worst film in the MCU in Iron Man 3, but I hope this delivers.  The Nice Guys hits theaters on May 20, 2016.
Ryan Gosling, Russell Crowe, Shane Black, The Nice Guys
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Trailer Time: The Nice Ones (2016) *Is Shane Black Back?*

In 1970s Los Angeles, a down-on-his-luck private eye (Ryan Gosling) and his tough partner (Russell Crowe) investigate the disappearance of a girl and the death of a film star.

No, it’s not a lot to go on, but despite Shane Black directing the worst MCU movie to-date (Iron Man 3), this looks like it could be a lot of fun.  Russell Crowe needs a hit BADLY, and this looks much in the vein of one of the most underrated films of the ’00’s, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, which was the film that really jump-started Robert Downey Jr.’s turnaround to super-stardom.  The Nice Guys hits theaters on May 20, 2016.
Ryan Gosling, The Nice Guys