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Continuing our series of Guardian writers’ all-time Academy picks, Kate Hutchinson makes her case for James Cameron’s blockbusting romance
On the surface, Titanic’s redeeming qualities may seem as barely visible as a giant iceberg lurking in the north Atlantic sea. Crummy dialogue. Celine Dion warbling about hearts going on. Leonardo DiCaprio’s fringe curtains. The infuriating probability that if Kate Winslet’s Rose had just squidged up a bit there would have definitely been room for two on that raft. James Cameron’s 1997 disasterpiece was, in many ways, dodgy like the ocean liner’s own detector system. It was a box office ripper and an Oscars guzzler, for sure, but was at the same time rubbished for being the most expensive chick flick ever made ($200m, long since eclipsed by other blockbusters). To some eyes it was merely a hypothermic romance schmaltzily clomped together by an action auteur »
- Kate Hutchinson
Since last summer, Joshua Williamson has become a force to be reckoned with at DC. Odds are it probably has something to do with his stellar work on The Flash, which led to him getting the Justice League vs. Suicide Squad gig. But one of his projects that none should overlook is that of his recently concluded Vertigo miniseries, Frostbite.
Needless to say, it was indeed the scribe’s take on the Scarlet Speedster that instilled confidence in me to give his post-apocalyptic thriller a read and, much to my delight, it quickly became one of my favorite titles to be published by the mature imprint over the past year. Maybe I should’ve been paying better attention and noticed that it was a limited run as opposed to an ongoing, but you can imagine my sadness upon discovering the “of 6” in a Diamond listing a few months back. Still, »
- Eric Joseph
According to THR, Yvonne Strahovski is in "final negotiations" to play the mother of Jacob Tremblay's character in The Predator. Tremblay's character is described as "a troubled boy who is accidentally drawn into the conflict with the fierce alien creatures" due to his mother's ex-husband, portrayed by Boyd Holbrook.
Should Strahovski's deal be finalized, she would join a cast that, in addition to the aforementioned Allen, Tremblay, and Holbrook, includes Sterling K. Brown, Olivia Munn, Keegan-Michael Key, and Thomas Jane, most of whom were featured in a cast photo unveiled by Black.
- Derek Anderson
The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Yvonne Strahovski, star of NBC’s Chuck, has entered talks to join the cast of The Predator, Shane Black’s R-rated reboot that officially fired up production in Vancouver earlier in the week.
Negotiations are ongoing, according to THR, but assuming a deal sticks, Strahovski would join the likes of Boyd Holbrook, Jacob Tremblay, Keegan-Michael Key, Moonlight‘s Trevante Rhodes, Thomas Jane, Game of Thrones star Alfie Allen, Olivia Munn and definitely not Arnold Schwarzenegger – shoehorning his Dutch into the plot would only take audiences out of the experience, according to Holbrook.
In more positive news, the Logan star has hinted that Shane Black is rustling up something “totally different” with The Predator, as the illustrious writer-director looks to relocate the iconic alien onto the streets of suburbia. It’ll feature multiple extraterrestrials, too, leading Holbrook’s Special Forces commando Quinn McKenna to rally »
- Michael Briers
Author: Zehra Phelan
As we all know by now, beloved director Shane Black has taken on the task of rebooting the classic 1987 Predator in the role of director and co-writer. Filming started on Monday in Vancouver so it was only a matter of time before we heard the tiny footsteps of a new cast member announcement. We can now report that Game of Thrones actor, Alfie Allen has joined the cast in this epic revival which originally starred Arnold Schwarzenegger.
After bringing on board Room’s Jacob Tremblay and X-Men Apocalypse’s Olivia Munn we’ve had to wait far too long for any mention of new cast to the sci-fi thriller. Moonlight actor, Trevante Rhodes, plays another ex-Marine and Boyd Holbrook’s, who will be seen from next week in Logan, best friend.
Allen will play an ex-Marine. Olivia Munn is a scientist, »
- Zehra Phelan
If you already own The Expendables 3 on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release then it won't have to sit for long without the other films in the series.
Both action flicks are packed with stars between them including Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lungren, Terry Crews, Jet Li, Eric Roberts, Randy Couture, Steve Austin, David Zayas, Mickey Rourke, Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The 4K presentations will each feature English Dolby Atmos audio and bonus features on the inclusive Blu-ray/Digital HD versions as noted below:
Comic-Con 2010 Panel
“From the Ashes: Post Production” Documentary
Audio Commentary with Director Sylvester Stallone »
British actor Alfie Allen, whose screen credits include Game Of Thrones and John Wick, has reportedly joined the cast of The Predator, Shane Black‘s new take on the action/ horror franchise. More on the Alfie Allen Predator news below.
The film kicked off shooting Vancouver, Canada on Monday, with Black posting the following photo, which shows off some of the existing cast members Boyd Holbrook (who is so, so good in the upcoming Logan), Jacob Tremblay, Sterling K Brown, Keegan-Michael Key, Trevante Rhodes, Thomas Jane and Olivia Munn.
According to The Hollywood Reporter’s Heat Vision, Allen will play an ex-marine who teams with several other outsiders, including one played by Holbrook, to stop the human-hunting creatures in a setting that hasn’t yet been seen in a Predator movie: suburbia.
- Paul Heath
As Shane Black prepares his Vancouver shoot of The Predator, he’s just made another addition to the cast of the reboot. Game of Thrones‘ Alfie Allen, who plays Theon Greyjoy in the series, has been cast as an ex-Marine helping the main group in their attempt to kill the Predator.
Earlier this week, Black released a picture of himself with the cast in full costume, but with Allen’s casting there could possibly be more to follow.
Not much else is known about The Predator other than Black’s confirmation the film will indeed be rated R and seems to be a full-on reboot rather than a sequel to the original 1987 Predator film. Furthermore, lead star Boyd Holbrook also said it is unlikely original star Arnold Schwarzenegger is unlikely to cameo in the new film.
- Ricky Church
With production starting yesterday in Vancouver, Canada, director Shane Black shared a photo featuring a partial look at his cast. That cast keeps growing and growing, with a report surfacing today that Game of Thrones star Alfie Allen has joined this ensemble. The actor is reportedly playing an ex-Marine who teams up with a "group of outsiders," including one played by Boyd Holbrook, to stop the deadly Predator. This latest report seems to be keeping a rumor alive that was debunked months ago.
Back in November, when Olivia Munn signed on, The Hollywood Reporter claimed that this story is set in the suburbs. Director Shane Black later claimed that the story is not set in the suburbs. But The Hollywood Reporter continues to report that it is, even in today's latest casting update, more than three months after the director's denial. Now that filming has begun, perhaps we'll finally get »
Shane Black is directing from a script by Fred Dekker. John Davis, Joel Silver, and Lawrence Gordon — who produced the original — are returning for the reboot as well. Fox has already scheduled “The Predator” for a Feb. 9, 2018, opening.
Major plot details are being kept under wraps other than the movie being set in suburbia. “Narcos” star Boyd Holbrook replaced Benicio del Toro as the lead back in October. The cast also includes Jacob Tremblay, Trevante Rhodes, Olivia Munn, Sterling K. Brown, and Keegan-Michael Key.
The original “Predator” was directed by John McTiernan and starred Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, and Jesse Ventura as commandos attempting to rescue hostages while being stalked in a jungle in Central America by a fearsome extra-terrestrial, played by Kevin Peter Hall.
Alfie Allen, who »
- Dave McNary
Shane Black celebrated the start of filming on The Predator yesterday by unveiling a new cast photo, but as he mentioned in his Tweet, the image only features a "partial cast," with Thomas Jane in talks to appear in the film, and now a new addition, Alfie Allen, coming on board.
THR revealed the news of Allen joining the cast of The Predator to play an "ex-Marine" character who links up with other humans (most likely the ones featured in the previously released photo) to try and take down the Predators. THR also mentions that the battleground will be suburbia, which has been the film's rumored locale for quite some time.
Allen, whom many know as Theon Greyjoy from Game of Thrones and Iosef Tarasov from John Wick, joins a cast that includes Sterling K. Brown, Trevante Rhodes, Boyd Holbrook, Jacob Tremblay, Olivia Munn, and Keegan-Michael Key.
The Predator is scheduled for a February 9th, »
- Derek Anderson
What a difference a week makes.
After saying goodbye to the low-rated new season of The Celebrity Apprentice, NBC got a boost from its (temporary) time slot replacement. A two-hour American Ninja Warrior: All Stars special drew a 1.4 rating among adults 18-49 — besting Celebrity Apprentice's entire run with new host Arnold Schwarzenegger, which wrapped the most recent season with a 0.9 rating.
With the help of a stronger lead-in, Timeless rose two-tenths for its first-season finale (0.9 adults).
ABC was once again victorious thanks to The Bachelor (2.5 adults), which was followed by an even showing of Quantico (0.7 adults).
- Kate Stanhope
Filming for the upcoming Predator film has begun and we’ve got our first official look at Shane Black’s Predator cast. Unfortunately, it doesn’t include Arnold Schwarzenegger. There are a lot of good things going for this new Predator film. One of them is the great cast. The image above features (standing from left to right): […]
- Edward Nigma
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Just imagine you are using your desktop or mobile device and came across a fantastic Hollywood-themed online slot. You will love to engage in that game as it has brilliant graphics and a good gameplay. The most important factor is that it has the main character of the movie featuring on the reels of that slot game. For instance, »
- The Hollywood News
With production on The Predator kicking off today, director Shane Black has taken to social media to share the first cast photo from the reboot, which sees Black joined by Sterling K. Brown (The People v. O.J. Simpson), Trevante Rhodes (Moonlight), Boyd Holbrook (Logan), Olivia Munn (X-Men: Apocalypse), Keegan-Michael Key (Key & Peele) and Jacob Tremblay (Room).
Black also reaffirmed that the film will be R-rated, because “PG-13 is for pussies”.
The Predator was initially described as a follow-up to the 1987 original (which saw Black co-starring as Hawkins), but last week Boyd Holbrook said that it is not a sequel, and Arnold Schwarzenegger is unlikely to make an appearance.
The Predator is set for a February 9th, 2018 release. »
- Gary Collinson
Technically this isn’t new information as director Shane Black has already revealed his reboot of The Predator would be rated R, but it’s always good to get updates and reassurance. Although this time Shane took it up a notch, tweeting that PG-13 is for pussies.
And, just to be clear… PG-13 is for pussies. Spines bleed… a lot.
— Shane Black (@BonafideBlack) February 18, 2017
The cast of The Predator includes Boyd Holbrook (Logan), Trevante Rhodes (Moonlight), Thomas Jane (The Punisher), Jacob Tremblay (Room) Sterling K. Brown (This is Us, The People v. O.J. Simpson), Keegan-Michael Key (Key & Peele) and Olivia Munn (X-Men: Apocalypse). The film is currently set for a February 9th, 2018 release. »
- Robert Kojder
Posted on Black's Twitter page, the photo features Sterling K. Brown, Trevante Rhodes, Boyd Holbrook, Jacob Tremblay, Olivia Munn, and Keegan-Michael Key dressed as their characters, with Shane Black also in the teaser that came with this message from the director:
"Partial cast... beautiful human beings, good people. Also, killers. Cameras roll today. Follow me on Twitter for updates. Wish us luck."
The Predator is scheduled for a February 9th, 2018 theatrical release from 20th Century Fox. Black (who co-starred as the wisecracking Rick Hawkins in the original Predator) directs The Predator from a screenplay he co-wrote with Fred Dekker (Night of the Creeps and The Monster Squad—the latter being a film he also co-wrote with Black).
In addition to »
- Derek Anderson
And so it begins! The Predator has officially started production. And to celebrate the occasion, director Shane Black has shared the first photo of the cast along with some good news for longtime fans. The movie will be R Rated. Yes, spines will bleed. The filmmaker shared this latest update on his personal Twitter. He says this.
Partial cast...Beautiful human beings, good people. Also, killers. Cameras roll today. Follow me on Twitter for updates. Wish us luck."
Included in the photo are headlining stars Boyd Holbrook, Olivia Munn, Trevante Rhodes, Keegan Michael Key, and the very young Jacob Tremblay, who is going to be forced to watch spines bleed in some capacity. Don't believe us? Just look at what Shane Black had to say about the movie and it's R-rating.
"Monday... the hunt is on. And, just to be clear... PG-13 is for pussies. Spines bleed... a lot."
Everybody loves a good documentary. But not everybody loves sport. However, a really good sport documentary will bridge this gap perfectly and before you know it you’ll feel like the biggest fan of [insert sport] there is and that you want to know every tiny detail of it. One of those is Best (George Best – All By Himself), which you can see on 24th of February, and to celebrate we’ve taken a look at some of the best sporting documentaries there are on offer that anyone and everyone can enjoy, from Formula 1, to professional bodybuilding. And truly, you don’t even need to be a sports fan to enjoy any of these gripping documentaries…
Before the heartbreaking Amy, Asif Kapadia applied his immense documentary making skills to the story of Formula 1 ace, and three time world champion Ayrton Senna, widely considered one of the greatest drivers the sport ever had. »
- Amie Cranswick
If suggestions that Donald Trump and most others in his administration don’t know who Frederick Douglass was aren’t your preferred way of celebrating Black History Month, Nickelodeon might have something to your liking. Courtesy of the Splat — a programming block that features reruns of such Nick classics as “Doug,” “Rugrats” and “Hey Arnold!” — the network has uploaded several Bhm promos that first aired on “Kenan and Kel” way back when.
One finds the orange soda–loving Kel Mitchell alongside Kenan Thompson (now familiar from his years-long tenure on “Saturday Night Live”) as they discuss Lewis Latimer, who made lightbulb filaments more affordable. Another entrant in the Black Innovators Hall of Fame is Mae Jemison, the first black woman in space (Kel thought it was Uhura from “Star Trek,” because of course »
- Michael Nordine
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