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Review: THE PREDATOR Fails to Evolve

Director Shane Black recruits Boyd Holbrook, Olivia Munn, Keegan-Michael Key and Sterling K. Brown to take down the Predator.

WOLFMAN'S GOT NARDS Trailer: The MONSTER SQUAD Team and Fans Share the Love

The team behind Wolfman's Got Nards, a new documentary celebrating Fred Dekker's quintessential 80's cult flick, has released the first trailer and it looks like it could be as fun as the film it's about. The documentary seems to use...

THE PREDATOR Trailer: Shades of AVP Haunt Shane Black's "Reinvention"

Gun to my head, I would admit to being a fan of both AVP films. Paul WS Anderson's first is a harmless romp through a haunted pyramid, a call back to the kind of tale that might have been told in...

Have Your Say: Who'd Make Best Movie Buddies?

This week, Shane Black's buddie-thriller The Nice Guys is premiering wide, and as Jason Gorber said in his review, the main reason to go see it is the very successful pairing-up of Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe. Their chemistry is...

Cannes 2016 Review: THE NICE GUYS, A Trifle With Great Chemistry

"I'm getting too old for this shit". Immortal lines of cinematic splendour, words so titanic that if the scribe of Lethal Weapon had only been responsible for these, then he'd be legendary. Yet Shane Black has done more than write...

70s Rewind: THE NICE GUYS 70s Retro Trailer Compared With Real 70s Trailers

The new 70s retro trailer for Shane Black's The Nice Guys is a lovely bit of patchwork fakery that made me instantly nostalgic. Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling star. The plot doesn't matter as much as the mood and music...

THE HANDMAIDEN, THE NEON DEMON, AMERICAN HONEY, CAFE SOCIETY And More At Cannes 2016

After a late start, the press conference for the Cannes Film Festival gave cinephiles a treasure-trove of amazing films to be screening at in the main festival next month. There are some familiar faces, such as The Dardenne Brothers, Woody...

Snappy New Trailer For Shane Black's THE NICE GUYS

Writer/Director Shane Black continues to work his particular magic with the buddy comedy formula (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Lethal Weapon) to great effect. Pair up Russell Crowe's hired muscle with Ryan Gosling's accident-prone private dick and drop in a period...

Shane Black Is Back In A Big Way With THE NICE GUYS Red Band Trailer

I'm sure, back in 2013, that there were more than a few people wondering what on earth Shane Black was doing directing an Iron Man film. What appeal, after all, could producing made to order multiplex product have for the...

Shane Black And Fred Dekker Hang On The EDGE Of A Series

Amazon Studios won awards with its dramatic, heart-warming look into the transgender community in the series Transparent, and now the eCommerce giant has produced a series of pilots that viewers can vote on to a bonafide series.A standout of these...

Gus Van Sant Taking The Helm Of Hollywood DEATH NOTE?

Well, here's a surprising pairing of director and material ...While it's been known for quite some time that there was a Hollywood adaptation of hugely popular Japanese manga Death Note - already adapted to the big screen in Japan -...

PREDATOR: Shane Black Attached To Another Attempt At Reviving The Franchise

You know, I read this announcement from THR today about another Predator reboot and my mind immediately went to that scene in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me where he says, 'Why won't you die?!?'. Hollywood simply has not...

China Beat: What did China See in IRON MAN 3?

Much has already been written, both on these pages and many others, about the landmark Hollywood-China co-production that is Marvel and DMG Entertainment's Iron Man 3. The film, directed by Shane Black, is the third solo outing for Robert Downey...

TTTT: Marvel's IRON MAN 3 Message to Comic Book Fans

One of the many old clichés in superhero comic books is a big blurb on the cover promising some massive Earth-shaking event, with the qualifier, "Because you demanded it!!!" "Because you demanded it! The ultimate showdown with Thanos!" Or,...

Destroy All Monsters: Daddy Issues Are For Pussies, and Other Things I Learned From IRON MAN 3

"That's how Dad did it; that's how America does it; and it's worked out pretty well so far," Tony Stark / Robert Downey Jr. quipped in Iron Man, in a glib one-liner delivered to a hungry batch of arms-buyers,...

AnarchyVision: Talking IRON MAN 3 and More HOT DOCS!

With Hot Docs winding down this weekend, was time to highlight a couple more faves, from the Ross Brother's 3-hour-epic River, through Caucus, After Tiller, and 12 O'Clock Boys. Full reviews of these to come, so consider these a video...

Korean Box Office: IRON MAN 3 Has Gargantuan Debut

There was only one game in town this weekend as the blockbuster Iron Man 3 almost set a new opening weekend record (currently held by Transformers 2). It was slim pickings for everything else. Total business powered to 2.63 million (up from...

Review: IRON MAN 3 Has Wit But Lacks Brains

Shane Black adds humour and verve to Marvel's most successful screen superhero, ensuring Iron Man 3 sees Tony Stark more acerbic and witty than ever. But while Robert Downey Jr. brings the laughs and Black supplies the thrills, the film...

Tony Stark Calls Out The Mandarin In New IRON MAN 3 Clip

While I personally would be interested to witness Tony Stark calling out IN Mandarin that is not what is happening in the latest clip from the Shane Black directed Iron Man 3. No, what's happening is that Robert Downey's titular...

Only China will see Fan Bing Bing in IRON MAN 3

Deadline has confirmed that top Chinese actress Fan Bing Bing's appearance in this summer's Marvel blockbuster Iron Man 3 will be limited to a single scene only included in the Chinese cut of the film. There has been a lingering reluctance...