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Independence Day: Resurgence is inexcusably boring, the kind of movie script I would expect if you went to one of those experimental Google A.I. routines and asked them to make a summer blockbuster. None of the ideas feel clever or new but instead a naïve attempt to maximize potential profits. It’s a disaster movie mixtape with a couple alien cliché deep cuts thrown in to appear hip. Resurgence tries so hard to traffic in the positive memories we have of the original Independence Day and while it’s occasionally evocative enough to stir that up, it so much more often completely fails to not only carry the weight of the first movie but to even be a coherent film.
The original Independence Day was particularly relatable because we were offered so many different slices of life. We saw the goofy scientist and his nebbishy father, we saw the »
- Arthur Tebbel
“Terminator Genisys” may not be coming back to the big screen, but the cyborg franchise is set to get an all-new mobile game release next year.
Skydance has inked a pact with game developer Plarium for the rights to develop a mobile game for iOS and Android based on the latest film in the “Terminator” franchise. The clan-based massively multiplayer online strategy game will pull from the themes, experiences and character likenesses from “Terminator Genisys” franchise — which fared poorly at the U.S. box office, leading Paramount Pictures to drop plans to release a sequel.
The forthcoming game from Plarium is separate from “Terminator Genisys: Guardian,” a third-person shooter game published by Glu Mobile in 2015.
“Mobile games have incredible potential to expand »
- Todd Spangler
Introducing the Alien vs. Predator Whoever Wins Mini-Figures from Titan Merchandise and Entertainment Earth. The Grid Xenomorph, the Predator hunters, Predalien, Alexa Woods, and Charles Bishop Weyland all come with an accessory specific to their character and will be available for fans to purchase this August.
From Entertainment Earth: “Alien vs. Predator Whoever Wins Collection Mini-Figure: “From Titan Merchandise comes the Alien vs. Predator Whoever Wins Collection! This Randomly picked vinyl figure comes in blind package box and comes with a character-specific accessory.
The Alien vs. Predator Whoever Wins Collection features characters standing at 3-inches tall. Featuring characters from both sides of the battle; the iconic Grid Xenomorph, the trio of Predator hunters and the terrifying hybrid Predalien! Plus the humans caught in between – the adventurous Alexa Woods and Charles Bishop Weyland!”
Entertainment Earth’s Alien vs. Predator Whoever Wins mini-figures have a retail price of $9.99 apiece and will be available this August. »
- Tamika Jones
Image Source: HBO There are many key players who help win the battle in Game of Thrones' "The Battle of the Bastards." Jon Snow leads the group, Sansa helps gather more troops, and Tormund is definitely a scrappy fighter. However, reclaiming Winterfell is what truly puts the nail in the coffin, and it couldn't happen without Wun Wun. Image Source: HBO The wildling giant is always a force to be reckoned with in battle; in the most recent fight, he breaks down the door of Winterfell to let Jon Snow and the rest of his army inside. But who plays this character (who sadly won't be returning), and how do they create the illusion of him being so tall? The answer is Welsh actor Ian Whyte. The actor has actually had multiple roles on the show, including a White Walker, another giant, and Gregor Clegane ("the Mountain"). The actor »
- Nicole Weaver
Director Shane Black's latest film, The Nice Guys, may have just hit theaters, but he already has two other big franchises on his plate: Doc Savage, and The Predator. The latter film is obviously a part of the same franchise that spawned two sequels and two Alien Vs. Predator films, but none were as well received as the first one.
With The Predator, Black hopes to bring some credibility back to the dormant franchise. The director has given us little tidbits here and there for months. He's teased Arnold Schwarzenegger's involvement and the overall setting, but has been pretty coy on specifics.
In a recent Q&A podcast interview with Empire, the director gave another bit of insight into the film, all while taking a little stab at the current generation of fans as well as sites like us:
"The hero of the new one, the name I've »
- Joseph Medina
Shane Black wants to make The Predator an event film. Initially, Black had reservations about the sequel, but 20th Century Fox’s idea of making a genuine piece of big-scale spectacle piqued his interest. Following the forgettable Alien vs. Predator movies and the underwhelming Predators, The Nice Guys director and the studio are intent on “doing it right this time.” By doing it […]
- Jack Giroux
The Predator series has had its ups and down over the past few decades. After the amazing first film 1987, it was followed up by a lackluster sequel in 1990. The film series then had a 14-year hiatus before being subjected to two terrible Alien Vs. Predator films that seemed to do everything in their power to de-value both the Alien and the Predator franchises. 2010 saw Predators hit theaters. While a solid film on the whole, it didn't really break the bank at the box office. Its B-movie nature was likely a turnoff to most, and from there, the franchise basically faded into the background.
It's six years later, and writer/director Shane Black has picked up the reins of the franchise. With films like Iron Man 3 and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang under his belt, he doesn't necessarily seem like the most obvious choice, but his talent in filmmaking is unmistakable. »
- Joseph Medina
Back in 1987, John McTiernan’s Predator helped to solidify Arnold Schwarzenegger’s status as an action star while introducing moviegoers to a new form of science fiction movie monster. A few months earlier, screenwriter Shane Black got his first big break in Hollywood when his script for Lethal Weapon was turned into a hit action-comedy for Mel Gibson. Six years later, Black would co-write Last Action Hero for Schwarzenegger.
Whether it’s coincidence or whether it’s fate, Shane Black (who co-wrote and directed Marvel Studios’ Iron Man 3) is now in development on a new movie based on the beloved classic called The Predator, and when FDen Of Geek Us spoke to him about his new movie The Nice Guys, starring Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling, »
In a new interview with Agence France-Presse, writer-director Shane Black has reiterated that his forthcoming sequel/reboot The Predator will be "significantly bigger" than previous entries in the franchise, giving us the first bona fide "event picture" of the long-running film series. No doubt this is an exciting prospect for longtime fans, but it also raises the question of whether a franchise that has been viewed as "genre" for 30 years can successfully be reinvented as a blockbuster. First, some context. The first Predator, which starred the then-unstoppable action-movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger, was budgeted at a mere $15 million (or about $31 million adjusted for inflation) and brought in a total of $98 million worldwide -- an unqualified mid-range box-office success. In 1990, the Schwarzenegger-less Predator 2 received a significantly higher budget ($35 million) but underperformed relative to its predecessor with $57 million worldwide, effectively ending the franchise until the critic-loathed but financially-successful Alien vs. Predator films »
- Chris Eggertsen
Not including the "Alien vs. Predator" films, this is the official fourth film in the series but will effectively serve as mini-reboot. It's also a major event film said to be unlike any seen in the franchise thus far - certainly considerably 'bigger' than any of the previous films.
The film is currently targeting a March 2018 release. The original "Predator" followed a Us Special Forces unit in Central America who square off against an alien that is hunting them down for sport. The new film will be set in present day.
Source: Afp »
- Garth Franklin
By now, gamers know that Zen Studios is pretty darn good at making pinball tables. There are over 50 tables available for Zen Pinball 2, and plenty of them are based on licensed properties such as Marvel, South Park and even Star Wars. Now, the Hungarian studio is back with Aliens vs. Pinball, a set of 3 tables based off films in both the Alien series and the recent Sega game, Alien: Isolation.
Much like The Force Awakens table in the most recent Star Wars Dlc, the table based on Aliens follows the film’s plot closely. In fact, before the game begins it asks the player if they want to be able to select the order that the missions play out in, or if they want to recreate the film. This is a really cool way to handle a table based off an established movie, and hopefully the studio keeps doing this for future outings. »
- Tyler Treese
Yesterday was Alien Day, and part of the festivities included Sigourney Weaver showing up for a special screening of the 1979 classic Alien in New York. The movie introduces her character Ellen Ripley, and she has gone onto star in three more sequels including 1986's Aliens, 1994's Alien 3 and 1997's Alien: Resurrection. She completely skipped the Alien Vs. Predator movies that came out in the 2000s. In fact, she's never even watched them. And never will. Why? Well, it appears she has one very good reason.
Speaking to a packed house, Sigourney Weaver revealed for the first time ever that she has not bothered to watch the two Alien Vs. Predator movies. The actress was responding to a question from the audience, when someone brought up her alleged dislike of these sci-fi horror spinoffs. She explains.
"Well, I haven't seen them. Because I heard that the Alien doesn't beat the Predator and I thought, »
Sigourney Weaver is one of my favorite actors, period. Did you know she was nominated for a damn Oscar for her performance in Aliens? Unbelievable. And now this gem, from a special screening of the film last night in New York City. When asked about the focus-grouped abomination that is Alien vs. Predator (which she has previously bashed) she offered this perfect summation (via Den of Geek): “I haven't seen them but heard the Alien doesn't beat the Predator, and I thought ‘Fuck that!’” Keep giving it to us straight, sister. »
- Chris Eggertsen
Even the most talented pinball wizards might find it daunting to take on a Xenomorph Queen with the flippers. Later this month, Zen Studios and Fox Digital Entertainment will help celebrate Alien Day with the release of the Aliens vs. Pinball video game that features three separately themed virtual pinball machines: Aliens, Alien: Isolation, and Alien vs. Predator.
The Aliens vs. Pinball video game will be unleashed on April 26th for the Xbox One, Xbox 360, Psn, Steam, Windows 10, Mac, iOS, Android and Amazon. To learn more, we have the official press release and trailer:
Press Release: San Francisco, CA – April 12, 2016 – Zen Studios, a developer of hit digital franchises like Pinball FX2 and CastleStorm, is excited to reveal that it has teamed up with Fox Digital Entertainment to create an all new pinball three-pack set in the blockbuster Alien Universe. Relive the terror in the Aliens vs. Pinball pack!
Aliens vs. »
- Derek Anderson
It’s been a long time coming, but finally, the wheels are in motion for Fox’s eagerly-awaited reboot The Predator. Except it’s not actually a bona fide reboot as writer-director Shane Black plans to spin a new chapter in the story that’s shaping up to be more intriguing with every sound bite.
This latest nugget of intel hails from Collider, who asked Black at CinemaCon this week whether or not the movie was his next project. His response? “It would seem so,” to which he added:
“Well, it means that I’m working on the script, and barring an act of God, a safe from the sky, there’s nothing that suggests it won’t be the next thing, and I’m getting more and more excited day by day. I mean, there’s great Predator movies, but to actually play with the idea of making it an event, »
- Gem Seddon
The brilliant game developers at Zen Studios are hard at work crafting another set of virtual Pinball tables for movie lovers, with the announcement of Aliens vs. Pinball. Come inside to learn more about the Alien inspired pack, and get your first look at them!
Zen Studios has a great habit of working with movie studios to craft unqiue and engaging virtual pinball tables (for Zen Pinball/Pinball FX2) for gamers to enjoy. They've all been amazing, and I don't think I can stress that enough. All the Star Wars tables are pure magic, their marvel ones are ridiculously fun, and even Southpark remains one of my favorite go to tables.
Today brings the announcement of yet another partnership, this time with 20th Century Fox, to bring Ridley Scott's Alien franchise into the format. The Aliens vs. Pinball pack is coming on April 26th, with three different tables based »
- email@example.com (Jordan Maison)
The new Predator movie has not officially announced any cast members, though we've heard that original star Arnold Schwarzenegger might be brought back into the mix. Today, we have word from rapper and actor 50 Cent himself that he is ready to fight this iconic monster. Though, neither the trades nor 20th Century Fox have announced this casting.
Predator is aiming for a March 2, 2018 release date. Though we're not sure when shooting will start. Production is believed to being soon under the direction of Shane Black, who co-starred in the original Predator released in 1987. No story details for the new Predator have been released. Though, it is said to be a sequel and not a reboot. And it will acknowledge some of the events that happened in the past three movies. It is unlikely that the sequel, often referred to as Predator 4, will have any call backs to the two crossover movies Alien Vs. Predator, »
There’s something about team-ups that fascinate fans. And on the big screen, movies like Frankenstein Meets Dracula to Godzilla vs. King Kong, and Avp: Alien vs. Predator were all “can’t miss” affairs. Well, I actually did miss the last one, but it you get the idea.
As I write this, the newest superhero blockbuster, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice premieres tomorrow. I’m sure the debut has been analyzed to death by the time this column is out, but there’s some strange things going on. And I wanted to analyze it all before the starting gun officially went off and pop culture runs full speed down the track.
One peculiar thing is that I can’t believe I’m not more excited about this movie. If I were to go back in time (ala last week’s column) to tell my 10-year old self that there »
- Ed Catto
Neil Calloway suggests some crossover films that should be made…
Despite mixed reviews, Batman v Superman: The Dawn of Justice had the highest opening weekend for a superhero movie, enough to guarantee another instalment at least. There’s apparently a 21/22/23 Jump Street meets Men in Black movie coming soon. What are the McU movies if they aren’t huge crossover films? It now looks like instead of being a staple of horror (Freddy vs. Jason) and science fiction(Alien vs. Predator), the crossover film is going mainstream, so here’s a few Hollywood should make but probably won’t.
Indiana Jones goes Back to the Future. Robert Zemeckis closely controls Back to the Future, and won’t allow remakes or all female reboots directed by Paul Feig, but surely he’d allow Back to the Future producer Steven Spielberg to use the characters in a film? It’s not such »
- Neil Calloway
For a period in movie history there was a time while where there were Aliens, there were also Predators. It was only a matter of time before those two franchises met and went head to head in Alien vs. Predator (which was horrible by the way). But that’s not what we’re here to talk about today. We’re here to talk about the fact that Predator 2 was on television the other day and even though it pales in comparison to the first one I kind of liked it. Sure it’s Danny Glover as a city cop and sure it’s the
A Vicious Gallery of Predator Artwork »
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