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16 items from 2010


Predators (2010)

13 July 2010 10:31 AM, PDT | Planet Fury | See recent Planet Fury news »

Directed by: Nimród Antal

Written by: Alex Litvak, Michael Finch, Jim Thomas, John Thomas

Cast: Adrien Brody, Topher Grace, Alice Braga, Walton Goggins, Oleg Taktarov, Laurence Fishburne, Danny Trejo, Louis Ozawa Changchien, Mahershalalhashbaz Ali

Seven men and one woman gain consciousness in the midst of a free fall, plummeting towards the ground from an unknown height. They manage to pull their parachute cords, land somewhat safely in the forested terrain, and immediately ask the most pertinent questions - where are they, who in the hell knocked them out and dropped them out of an aircraft, and how do they get back home? They realize one obvious thing most of them have in common - they are all experienced killers of varied sorts - and then find that something else is lurking in the forest and is trying to kill them for the mere sport of it.

Predators enjoys a natural »

- Tristan Sinns

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Film Review: Adrien Brody’s ‘Predators’ Unmemorably Lulls Through the Expected Motions

11 July 2010 10:18 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Good films deliver on their promise. Great films up the ante even more. In this version of the long “Predators” franchise from director Nimrod Antal (“Control,” “Armored,” “Vacancy”) and more-known producer Robert Rodriguez (“Grindhouse,” “Sin City”), we merely see more of the same: just enough to get us by but not nearly enough to make us care.

Rating: 2.0/5.0

The curiously cast film stars the I’m-trying-to-be-badass Brody as he attempts to fill the more authentic shoes of Arnold Schwarzenegger from 1987’s “Predator”.

The battle-hardened and mercenary-turned Brody is self-elected as the team leader of the humans as they wage war against alien predators out of necessity. While the humans are fighting for their lives, the predators are simply butchering for sport. The aliens merely want to improve their abilities as the harbringers of death and they use humans as their guinea pigs.

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- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Predators and Surviving Terror: A Movie Review

10 July 2010 10:13 AM, PDT | 28 Days Later Analysis | See recent 28 Days Later Analysis news »

Predators' Int' Poster

Director: Nimrod Antal.

Writer: Alex Litvak, Michael Finch, Jim Thomas, and John Thomas.

Producer: Robert Rodriguez.

The latest film in the Predator franchise is centrally from the minds of Nimrod Antal (Vacancy) and Robert Rodriguez (Grindhouse). Other writers have participated and this latest film is being distributed by 20th Century Fox, while being partially produced by Rodriguez's Troublemaker Studios. This alien hunter franchise spans twenty plus years and Predators goes from man vs man, or alien, in the original, to squad vs squad on the Predator's home, or at least an alien-made turf. The film adds many more plotlines than the original, with an ensemble cast outmatching a much larger Predator in this newest film compared to the first.

The story begins with character Royce free-falling from the sky, or as movie critic Roger Ebert says via "deus ex machina (falling from the heavens)." Thankfully, »

- 28DaysLaterAnalysis@gmail.com (Michael Ross Allen)

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Review: Predators just might be the best action movie of summer

9 July 2010 12:17 PM, PDT | QuietEarth.us | See recent QuietEarth news »

Year: 2010

Directors: Nimród Antal

Writers: Alex Litvak & Michael Finch & Jim Thomas & John Thomas

IMDb: link

Trailer: link

Review by: Annalee Newitz

Rating: 7.5 out of 10

It's fast-paced, full of great fight scenes, and isn't bloated with awful CGI padding. The unpretentious monster movie Predators is a rip-roaring tale of supersolidier aliens fighting supersoldier humans, and it's damn good fun. Plus, it even has interesting characters!

Predators is a welcome dose of escapism in this summer of effects-heavy stinkers. The movie is set in the present day, decades after an elite group of special forces encountered a "thing" in the jungle - the very "thing" that Arnold Schwarzenegger beat in the first Predator flick. (Producer Robert Rodriguez has said the movie's name is a callback to Aliens, suggesting that it's the second in the series - so forget about all those other lame sequels.)

Taking its cues from that spare, crackly original movie, »

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Predators | Review

8 July 2010 10:17 PM, PDT | SmellsLikeScreenSpirit | See recent SmellsLikeScreenSpirit news »

Director: Nimród Antal Writers: Michael Finch, Alex Litvak, Jim Thomas (characters), John Thomas (characters) Starring: Adrien Brody, Laurence Fishburne, Topher Grace, Alice Braga, Danny Trejo, Walton Goggins, Oleg Taktarov, Mahershalalhashbaz Ali, Louis Ozawa Changchien In 1987, Predator introduced an invisibility-cloaked extra-terrestrial warrior who wreaked havoc in a Central American jungle. Looking to reboot the Predator franchise in 1994, Twentieth Century Fox enlisted Robert Rodriguez (fresh off his directorial debut El Mariachi) to pen a new Predator script. Fifteen years later, Rodriguez received a phone call from Fox saying they just found his script and wanted to make his movie. Predators is that movie (though with a revised script and Rodriguez deferred the directing duties to Nimród Antal). In the jarring and disorienting opening, we are dropped – quite literally – into the jungle alongside Royce (Adrien Brody), a heavily-armed lone soldier sporting a very large gun. Royce promptly gathers a merry albeit untrustworthy band of outsiders (which, »

- Don Simpson

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Blu-Ray Review: ‘Predator: Ultimate Hunter Edition’ Prepares Fans For Reboot

7 July 2010 4:10 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Watching John McTiernan’s “Predator” again to prepare for the upcoming Adrien Brody vehicle “Predators,” I was struck with surprise that this relatively generic action B-movie has spawned such an enormous franchise that includes one sequel, two “Alien vs. Predator” movies, the new reboot, comic books, action figures, and video games. It’s an inarguably decent action flick but who would have guessed what it would lead to?

The future Governor of California was at his ’80s action star peak when “Predator” was released in the summer of 1987 (after “Commando” but before “The Running Man”). With an entertaining supporting cast that included Carl Weathers, Bill Duke, and another future politician in Jesse Ventura, “Predator” is actually a clever sci-fi take on the war movies of the day. Keep in mind, the film came out not that long after the Vietnam War (and only a year after the Best Picture-winning »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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'Predators' gallery updated.

4 July 2010 1:44 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Check out more pics from 20th Century Fox's "Predators" starring Adrien Brody, Topher Grace, Alice Braga, Danny Trejo, Laurence Fishburne, Derek Mears, Brian Steele, Walton Goggins, Carey Jones and Mahershalalhashbaz Ali. The film is helmed Nimrod Antal and produced by Robert Rodriguez. Screenwritten by Alex Litvak, Michael Finch, John Thomas and Jim Thomas. Catch it in theaters July 9th. We also have interviews with the cast and crew as well as film clips. "Predators" is a bold new chapter in the Predator universe, shot under the creative auspices of Robert Rodriguez. Adrien Brody as Royce, a mercenary who reluctantly leads a group of elite warriors who come to realize they’ve been brought together on an alien planet… as prey. With the notable exception of a disgraced physician, they are all cold-blooded killers – mercenaries, Yakuza, convicts, death squad members – human “predators” that are now being systemically hunted and eliminated by »

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Interview clips with the stars and filmmakers of 'Predators'

2 July 2010 6:33 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Check out interviews with the cast of "Predators" including Adrien Brody, Topher Grace, Alice Braga and Laurence Fishburne. Filmmaker Nimrod Antal gives feedback as does producer Robert Rodriguez. The latest film looks to have revatlized the ailing franchise and opens via 20th Century Fox on July 9th, 2010. Alex Litvak, Michael Finch, John Thomas and Jim Thomas wrote the screenplay. We have a total of 23 videos up for your viewing pleasure. "Predators" is a bold new chapter in the Predator universe, shot under the creative auspices of Robert Rodriguez. Adrien Brody as Royce, a mercenary who reluctantly leads a group of elite warriors who come to realize they’ve been brought together on an alien planet… as prey. With the notable exception of a disgraced physician, they are all cold-blooded killers – mercenaries, Yakuza, convicts, death squad members – human “predators” that are now being systemically hunted and eliminated by a new breed of alien Predators. »

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New 'Predators' clips added. High def available.

1 July 2010 2:29 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Check out 5 new clips in standard or high definition for "Predators." The eagerly anticipated science fiction actioner opens on via 20th Century Fox. The cast includes Adrien Brody, Topher Grace, Alice Braga, Danny Trejo, Laurence Fishburne, Derek Mears, Brian Steele, Walton Goggins, Carey Jones and Mahershalalhashbaz Ali. Nimrod Antal directs from the writing by Alex Litvak, Michael Finch, John Thomas and Jim Thomas. Robert Rodriguez produces. Check out the Official Site as well. "Predators" is a bold new chapter in the Predator universe, shot under the creative auspices of Robert Rodriguez. Adrien Brody as Royce, a mercenary who reluctantly leads a group of elite warriors who come to realize they’ve been brought together on an alien planet… as prey »

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Poster roundup - 'Takers,' 'Predators' and 'Gulliver's Travels'

3 June 2010 1:23 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Several new posters have surfaced for eagerly anticipated releases. We have the first poster for 20th Century Fox's "Gulliver's Travels" starring Jack Black, Emily Blunt, Jason Segel, Amanda Peet, Billy Connolly, Romany Malco, James Corden and Chris Dowd. Rob Letterman ("Monsters vs. Aliens," "Sharl Tale") directs from the writing by Joe Stillman and Nicholas Stoller based on the Jonathan Swift book. Also from Fox, we have 2 new posters for the Robert Rodriguez-revived "Predators" starring Adrien Brody, Topher Grace, Alice Braga Danny Trejo, Laurence Fishburne, Derek Mears, Brian Steele, Walton Goggins and Carey Jones. Nimrod Antal helms from the script by Alex Litvak, Michael Finch, John Thomas and Jim Thomas. Catch it July 9th. Expect some more videos coming soon for this one. Lastly, see the second poster from Screen Gems' "Takers" (a.k.a. "Bone Deep") with Matt Dillon, Paul Walker, Idris Elba, Jay Hernandez, Tip “T.I.” Harris, »

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New 'Predators' posters!

19 May 2010 7:51 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Check out 2 new posters for the Robert Rodriguez-revived "Predators" starring Adrien Brody, Topher Grace, Alice Braga, Danny Trejo, Laurence Fishburne, Derek Mears, Brian Steele, Walton Goggins, Carey Jones and Mahershalalhashbaz Ali. The Nimrod Antal-directed sci-fi actioner opens July 9th. and is written by Alex Litvak, Michael Finch, John Thomas and Jim Thomas. "Predators" is a bold new chapter in the Predator universe, shot under the creative auspices of Robert Rodriguez. Adrien Brody as Royce, a mercenary who reluctantly leads a group of elite warriors who come to realize they’ve been brought together on an alien planet… as prey. With the notable exception of a disgraced physician, they are all cold-blooded killers – mercenaries, Yakuza, convicts, death squad members – human “predators” that are now being systemically hunted and eliminated by a new breed of alien Predators. »

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HitFix Interview: James 'J.T.' Thomas talks 'Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains'

23 April 2010 11:57 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

If you're truly going to make your mark on "Survivor," it helps either to do something memorably awesome or to do something memorably awful.    Alabama native James Thomas has played the game twice and he's made his mark in both ways.    In "Survivor: Tocantins," J.T. aligned with Stephen Fishbach, seemingly his polar opposite, on Day One and the two men carried each other for the duration of the season. It was maybe the strongest and most enduring alliance in "Survivor" history and left J.T. a million dollars richer after he won a unanimous jury vote.    On "Survivor: Heroes »

- Daniel Fienberg

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Check out 2 character featurettes from 'Predators' - Adrien Brody and Topher Grace!

16 April 2010 4:04 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

There are two new character featurettes up from the Robert Rodriguez-produced "Predators" distributed by 20th Century Fox. First up, see Adrien Brody as Royce. After that, follow-up with Topher Grace as Edwin. Nimród Antal directs from the writing by Alex Litvak and Michael Finch based on the characters created by Jim Thomas and John Thomas. Elizabeth Avellan also produces. Also in the cast are Alice Braga, Danny Trejo, Laurence Fishburne, Derek Mears, Brian Steele, Walton Goggins, Carey Jones and Mahershalalhashbaz Ali. The film looks like its in good hands with Rodriguez who may just revitalize the ailing franchise "Predators" is a bold new chapter in the Predator universe, shot under the creative auspices of Robert Rodriguez. Adrien Brody as Royce, a mercenary who reluctantly leads a group of elite warriors who come to realize they’ve been brought together on an alien planet… as prey. With the notable exception of a disgraced physician, »

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Robert Rodriguez's Predators Live Chat!

15 March 2010 8:00 PM, PDT | MoviesOnline.ca | See recent MoviesOnline news »

Fans around the world are invited to chat with Austin-based filmmaker Robert Rodriguez about the upcoming motion picture Predators on Thursday, March 18th, 2010, the same day that the Predators trailer will be revealed online.  The live event will take place online at www.ustream.tv/predatorsmovie. Broadcasting from his Austin, Texas headquarters, Robert Rodriguez will be online three times during the day to accommodate fans from different time zones: 7 Am Cdt* - Thursday, March 18th ( 12 Pm London/1 Pm Paris)                                                                 2 Pm Cdt - Thursday March 18th  (1 Pm Mexico City/4 Pm Sao Paulo)                                           9 Pm Cdt - Friday, March 19th ( 11 Am Tokyo/1 Pm Sydney)                                                                     

*Central Daylight Savings Time

A bold new chapter in the Predator universe, Predators was shot on location under Rodriguez’s creative auspices at the filmmaker’s Austin-based Troublemaker Studios, and is directed by Nimród Antal.  The film stars Adrien Brody as Royce, a mercenary reluctantly leading a group of »

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Robert Rodriguez brings Predators to SXSW - World Premiere of 13 also announced!

3 March 2010 8:19 AM, PST | SmellsLikeScreenSpirit | See recent SmellsLikeScreenSpirit news »

Austin, Texas – March 3, 2010 – The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival has announced Austin-based filmmaker Robert Rodriguez and director Nimród Antal will present a “First Look” at their upcoming motion picture Predators, at SXSW on March 12, 2010. SXSW also announced the world premiere of Géla Babluani’s 13, the previously announced Super Secret Tba as part of the Sx Fantastic midnight section. The 2010 event will take place March 12 – March 20, 2010. The special presentation of Predators will take place at the Alamo Ritz Theater in downtown Austin, at 10:15pm. Doors open at 9:45pm, and the special event is only open to SXSW Badge-holders on a first-come, first-served basis. An audience Q&A follows the unveiling. SXSW Badges are still available for purchase at www.sxsw.com/attend. A bold new chapter in the Predator universe, Predators was shot on location under Rodriguez’s creative auspices at the filmmaker’s Austin-based Troublemaker Studios, »

- Dave Campbell

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SXSW Film Will Feature First Look At ‘Predators’, World Premiere of ‘13′

3 March 2010 6:00 AM, PST | The Flickcast | See recent The Flickcast news »

Even with SXSW Film being just over a week away, more events are still being added to the already impressive program. This time around it was revealed today that Robert Rodriguez and Director Nimród Antal will present a “first look” at their upcoming movie Predators during the fest, which is a reboot of the film originally starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Said Rodriguez about the event: “My director Nimród Antal and I are excited to bring this first look at Predators to Austin’s SXSW Film Festival, an event that’s become vital to the filmmaking scene. Austin is my home and I’m proud that Predators was conceived and filmed here.”

In addition, it was also announced that the world premiere of Géla Babluani’s 13 would take place during SXSW as the previously announced Super Secret Tba screening. The event is part of the Sx Fantastic midnight section.

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- Chris Ullrich

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