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Movie Review: The Predator!

MOVIE REVIEW!

MV5BMjM5MDk2NDIxMF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNjU5NDk3NTM@._V1_The Predator (2018)

Starring: Boyd Holbrooke, Olivia Munn, Sterling K Brown, Jacob Tremblay, Thomas Jane

Directed By: Shane Black

For being one of Hollywood’s most iconic monsters, The Predator sure hasn’t had very many great movies. Sure, the 1987 original is a classic, and I’ll always got to bat for Predators, the 2010 attempt at rebooting the franchise, but by and large ol’ mandible face has always had a tough time at the cineplex (I know there are some who’ll champion Predator II, but I’m not one of them). With that comes writer/director Shane Black’s attempt to launch a new series of films. After successes with Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang, Iron Man 3, and The Nice Guys (not to mention writing Lethal Weapon and being in the original Predator as Hawkins), it would seem that Black’s off-center charm would be just the thing to reinvigorate the franchise.

Unfortunately, that’s not quite the case here. Read the rest of this entry

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Comic Reviews: Archie vs. Predator and Convergence: Shadow of the Bat!

COMIC REVIEWS!!!

ARCHMPR-1-FC-FNL-fb1e1Archie Vs. Predator #1 (of 4) (Archie Comics)

Of all of the modern comic publishers, the one that makes the most daring choices is Archie. Before you balk at my claim, take a look at some of the titles they’ve released in the past few years. From Kevin Keller to Afterlife With Archie, the publishers of “America’s Favorite Teen” have been coming up with ingenious new ways to keep Archie and his pals relevant decades after he was created. Archie vs. Predator #1, out today from writer Alex De Campi and artist Fernando Ruiz, continues the Archie renaissance, even if the issue is mainly set up. Read the rest of this entry