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  • AVP: Alien vs. Predator

    ★★½

  • The Predator

    ★★★

  • Predators

    ★★★★

  • Predator 2

    ★★★

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  • AVP: Alien vs. Predator

    AVP: Alien vs. Predator

    Theatrical Cut on Hulu. 

    This was actually better than I remembered. 😆 It’s a tight-ish 90 minutes with 10 minutes of end credits. Better than the Unrated Extended Cut. Paul W.S. Anderson is basically Roland Emmerich, but wannabe slick & cool. The aliens actually looked good (practical & CGI). The cast is generic and unremarkable. Lance Henrikson’s gravitas as Weyland wasn’t enough. Angela Bassett should’ve been the female lead aka black Ripley. 

    Since Ridley Scott has stated publicly that he despises the…

  • The Predator

    The Predator

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I ended the franchise with The Predator. Big mistake because I now consider this the worst one since it has the quippy tone and televisual look of an MCU comic book film, only R-rated. After Iron Man 3, Shane Black essentially made a Suicide Squad movie with predators. I half-heartedly was enjoying it up until the very end with the reveal of the Iron Man/Predator killer suit. So lame. It's probably best to watch the series in order of their…

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  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl

    If you ever wanted to see David Fincher direct a Lifetime Network murder-mystery, this is it. Perfectly cast, including Ben Affleck and Tyler Perry, surprisingly. Of course, the female cast was impeccable with Rosamund Pike, Carrie Coon and Kim Dickens. But, I found the male casting particularly interesting. Fincher selected male actors that have real life public personas that are or have been "unlikeable" mainly Affleck and Perry. He also chose male supporting actors that usually play sensitive and emasculated…

  • Looper

    Looper

    Looper is the perfect example of creating an original film that was inspired by a classic one. James Cameron's The Terminator has better action. Rian Johnson's Looper has better drama. It's probably no coincidence that Emily Blunt's character is named Sarah, like Sarah Connor.

    Like the original Terminator, this is a low budget sci-fi action film. Yet, the production design, photography and editing are top notch. The performances were fantastic, especially the young Pierce Gagnon. If I have one nitpick,…