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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.
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!*
Set in riot-torn, near-future Los Angeles, Hotel Artemis is an original, high-octane action-thriller starring Jodie Foster as The Nurse, who runs a secret, members-only hospital for criminals. Jodie Foster is joined by an all-star cast that includes Sterling K. Brown as Waikiki, Sofia Boutella as Nice, Jeff Goldblum as The Wolf King/Niagara, Brian Tyree Henry as Honolulu, Jenny Slate as Morgan, Zachary Quinto as Ilya, Charlie Day as Acapulco, and Dave Bautista as Everest.
The film was written and directed by Drew Pearce. The producers are Marc Platt, Adam Siegel, Stephen Cornwell, and Simon Cornwell.
Hotel Artemis opens in theaters on June 8.
*Text from Coming Soon
How do you balance the safety of the few versus obligations to the many? Should the sins of the past be buried or brought to light? How can a good man be a good king? Black Panther is not just another comic book film or an enjoyable MCU installment. Director Ryan Coogler has established in T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) a complex, layered, admirable monarch. Black Panther transcends being “just another comic book movie” in the way Wonder Woman did last year. It’s culturally relevant, brilliantly imaginative, groundbreaking, challenging, and in its 18th installment the Marvel Cinematic Universe has produced its best film yet. Continue reading Movie Review: Black Panther (2018) *All Hail The King!!!*
If you’ve given up completely on broadcast TV to produce quality dramas, I don’t really blame you. Cable, with its freedom from content restriction, has carved out a golden age of TV drama to the point where there’s a greater quantity of well-written, well-acted drama on TV than there is in the movie theater. The networks have retreated into formulaic shows and franchises like CSI, Law & Order, NCIS, etc. There are some good shows for the super hero crowd like The Flash, Arrow, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but aside from The Blacklist, nothing to match cable. That was until This is Us came along last season.
This is Us isn’t just good; it’s great. It’s a show I should hate since it constantly deals with family, death, relationships, y’know….real life. It’s unapologetically earnest, consistently funny, always well-written, brilliantly acted, and in one year (we’re three episodes into season two) has already become the best network drama of the decade. The show’s pilot contains a brilliant twist, which I don’t want to ruin if you want to give the show a try, but my favorite scene in it comes from the pilot in a moment of joy and heartbreak. Two of the show’s characters (Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimilgia) have triplets in the pilot and they lose one of the babies. TV veteran Gerald McRaney plays their doctor in three episodes of the first season, and Dr. K is my favorite non-recurring character (Emmy winner Sterling K. Brown is my favorite of the regular cast). He gives Ventimiligia’s character wonderful and horrible news and then delivers a speech that should be hokey; it really should come off as treacly nonsense, but it’s not. It’s a beautiful and wise scene, and if you haven’t given This is Us a try, do. It’s an absolute triumph.