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Hollywood Filmmaker Brothers, From the Russos to the Farrellys (Photos)

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Hollywood Filmmaker Brothers, From the Russos to the Farrellys (Photos)
Joe and Anthony Russo

The Russo brothers exploded onto the scene with “Captain America: The Winter Solider” after toiling in television with shows like “Community.” Next up, the brothers have back-to-back “Avengers” movies dropping in 2018 and 2019.

Matt and Ross Duffer

The Duffer brothers are identical twin brothers best known for writing and directing a number of science fiction and horror films and television shows before hitting critical mass with “Stranger Things” on Netflix. The show returns for the second season this October.

Paul and Chris Weitz

The filmmaking brothers Paul and Chris Weitz broke through with the blockbuster 1999 teen sex comedy “American Pie.” Last year, Amazon Studios signed a two-year first-look deal with the Weitz brothers production company Depth of Field.

Jon and Andrew Erwin

The Erwin brothers, known for their Christian film resume, have directed four feature films, including “October Baby,” “Mom’s Night Out” and “Woodlawn.” Their latest faith-based drama,
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All 6 ‘Predator’ Movies Ranked, Including ‘The Predator’

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We’ve been getting “Predator” movies for more than three decades at this point, and Fox is hoping that Shane Black’s “The Predator” will give the franchise a much-needed nudge to keep it going for a while longer. So how does the new flick stand up against all the “Predator” movies that have come before?

6. “Predators” — This is the only one of these movies that I actively dislike. It’s just boring and weirdly dour. “Predators” is ultimately too moody to really be fun, and that’s immensely frustrating.

5. “Alien vs. Predator” — I quite like Paul Ws Anderson’s crossover with the “Alien” franchise, but there’s no denying that it’s held back by its PG-13 rating. The gore is constantly just offscreen, leaving you with a nagging feeling that something was missing the whole time.

4. “Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem” — “Requiem” gets a bum rap because it has
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Ranking The Entire Predator Franchise From Worst to Best

Shaun Munro ranks the Predator franchise from worst to best…

With Shane Black’s long-awaited The Predator finally in cinemas now, what better time to revisit the entire saga? The franchise has certainly endured its fair share of ups and downs over the last three decades, and Black’s new entry sadly doesn’t suggest it’s getting much closer to terra firma.

From the sequels and kinda-reboots that have attempted to take the series in ambitious new directions – with wildly varying results – to those shameless spin-off fans routinely pretend don’t exist, Predator continues to receive a staggeringly inconsistent treatment on-screen.

So, where does the latest entry stack up among the six movies? Read on and find out.

6. Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007)

Directed by The Brothers Strause.

Starring Steven Pasquale, Reiko Aylesworth, John Ortiz, Johnny Lewis and Ariel Gade.

AvP: Requiem was touted as the more violent, to-the-point R-rated
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More Predators, More Explosives! Shane Black’s The Predator Red Band Trailer Is Awesome!

In two weeks, the Hunt is On! I can’t wait for this!!

20th Century Fox has released a new red band trailer for The Predator.

Directed by Shane Black, the film stars Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Jacob Tremblay, Keegan-Michael Key, Olivia Munn, Sterling K. Brown, Alfie Allen, Thomas Jane, Augusto Aguilera, Jake Busey and Yvonne Strahovski.

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For fans headed to Tiff, The Predator will kick-off the Midnight Madness screenings on September 6th. For more information, please visit:

Watch the new red band trailer below.

From the outer reaches of space to the to the backwoods of southern Georgia, the hunt comes home in Shane Black’s explosive reinvention of the Predator series. Now, the universe’s most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before. And only a ragtag crew
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#Brainwaves Episode 89: Special Effects Artist and Filmmaker Hiroshi Katagiri – Listen Now!

X-Men Origins: Wolverine, The Hunger Games, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem, Doom, War of the Worlds, Jurassic Park III, Escape From La, hell, even Castle Freak. Those are just a handful of the titles that special effects artist Hiroshi Katagiri has worked on. […]

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Tonight! #Brainwaves Episode 89: Special Effects Artist and Filmmaker Hiroshi Katagiri

X-Men Origins: Wolverine, The Hunger Games, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem, Doom, War of the Worlds, Jurassic Park III, Escape From La, hell, even Castle Freak. Those are just a handful of the titles that special effects artist Hiroshi Katagiri has worked on. […]

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#Brainwaves Episode 89 Guest Announcement: Special Effects Artist and Filmmaker Hiroshi Katagiri

X-Men Origins: Wolverine, The Hunger Games, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem, Doom, War of the Worlds, Jurassic Park III, Escape From La, hell, even Castle Freak. Those are just a handful of the titles that special effects artist Hiroshi Katagiri has worked on. […]

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Yes, Disney Now Also Owns The Alien And Predator Film Franchises

With all the hoopla surrounding the landmark deal that was confirmed earlier today – that being Disney acquiring Fox – fans have been dancing in the streets knowing this means the X-Men can finally be integrated into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But there’s something else important that none of us should overlook, with the Mouse House now having various other big name film franchises under its roof. In other words, Ellen Ripley is now a Disney Princess.

That’s right, both the Alien and Predator franchises now fall under the Disney umbrella. And, by now, you don’t need us to tell you that they’re two of the most beloved series of all time to have blurred the lines between the horror and science fiction genres. Sure, both have their next installments in varying stages of developments, but beyond that, none of us can rule out new creative directions being taken.
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Culture Dump #16: Why did the ‘Predator’ franchise miss the mark?

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Xenomorphs weren’t the only extraterrestrial terror hunting humans throughout the eighties. Not long after James Cameron pulled the trigger on his testosterone-charged sequel Aliens, Director John McTiernan introduced us to a new intergalactic hunter with Predator in 1987. Two war movies, two alien franchises, two very different legacies. However as Predator closes in on its thirtieth birthday, it’s hard not to think the series somehow failed to capitalise on its full potential. With Shane Black’s upcoming retooling The Predator all that could change - but what went wrong during those intervening years that set the Predator so off course?

Maybe it can all be traced back to one single event: the mishandling of the film’s original sequel. The late eighties were good for John McTiernan. Having unleashed Predator onto audiences he doubled-down on the machismo theme with Die Hard a year later. However when the time came
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The Lightning Strike Poster For The Predator Gets a Cool Motion Poster

We first saw a version of the new poster for The Predator at the Brand Licensing Expo in London earlier this month, but now 20th Century Fox has revealed a motion poster that makes it a whole lot cooler.

Writer/director Shane Black wrote the script with his Monster Squad co-writer Fred Dekker. Black says the film is not a full reboot of the Predator series and remains in the continuity of the first two movies. He also said the film will be rated R.

The cast includes Boyd Holbrook (Logan), Olivia Munn (X-Men: Apocalypse), Keegan-Michael Key (Key & Peele), Thomas Jane (The Punisher), Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones), Sterling K. Brown (This is Us) and Edward James Olmos (Battlestar Galactica).

The original Predator was directed by John McTiernan and starred Arnold Schwarzenegger as the leader of a United States special forces team that comes under attack from an alien trophy hunter.
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Alien vs. Predator: Requiem’s Wolf Predator collectible figure unveiled by Hot Toys

Hot Toys has revealed its upcoming sixth scale Wolf Predator figure which is based on the character from 2007’s Alien vs. Predator: Requiem. The collectible stands at around 35 cm tall and comes with a range of interchangeable pieces; take a look at the official promotional images here…

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Continuing the occurrence of Alien vs. Predator, a Predator scout ship carrying Predalien and facehuggers has crashed on Earth, causing the spawn of the chestburster in Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem. Wolf Predator, has responded to a distress signal, travelled to Earth and planned to kill all Aliens. As the elite member of the Predator, he has proven himself as a daunting warrior and dreadful hunter with a large collection of trophies from many different species and large arsenal of weapons! He has remained one of the most popular warriors in Alien vs. Predator series among fans.
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Frank Grillo & Iko Uwais battle aliens in Beyond Skyline trailer

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Remember Skyline? Me neither, but here's a quick refresher for the both of us: Aliens invade Earth and, through a hypnotizing light, immobilize much of the population and begin vacuuming them up for their life energy. Directed by the Brothers Strause (Aliens Vs. Predator: Requiem), the film was a commercial success but was almost universally panned by critics, however, a sequel is now upon us,... Read More...
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Ranked: The Alien and Predator Films

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Alien: Covenant is the latest addition to the Alien franchise, but how does it stand up against the previous films? To find out, we rank em’ all (including the Predator films).

The Alien franchise has a long and winding history. From lengthy gestation periods between sequels, to lots of conflict between filmmakers and studios, to varying audience interest over the years - I’m amazed that they just haven’t given up yet. Despite all these challenges, the series has persevered for nearly 40 years and gained legions of fans. As of late, the Alien franchise is back in theaters with a prequel storyline being helmed by series originator, Ridley Scott. Predator will also soon be back in theaters with a new film in 2018.

So maybe the Alien and Predator franchises are only linked by a small easter egg in Predator 2, but two fanservice films in the 2000’s made it official.
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The Lifecycle of a Franchise: "Alien" and its Offspring

Alien: ConvenantThe eight films that encompass the Alien series—including its succession of sequels, prequels, and spin-offs—make up a widely varying compendium of consistencies and contrasts. The latest entry, Alien: Covenant (2017), is no exception. As the critical reviews of this new installment are now sufficiently mingled with the predictably deviating audience reactions, one thing about the popular franchise remains clear: each title will forever be burdened and bolstered by the films that came before it. Of course, this isn’t all that surprising; sequels are usually judged by their precursors. But with the Alien anthology, it’s not just about the quality of one film as opposed to another, it’s about a deference to the fictional narrative construct (few movie cycles are as preoccupied with a generally coherent narrative thread) and the anticipation derived from an incorporation of familiar themes and visual motifs (there have likewise been
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All 8 ‘Alien’ Movies Ranked From Worst to Best (Photos)

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All 8 ‘Alien’ Movies Ranked From Worst to Best (Photos)
Alien Day is upon us, and “Alien: Covenant” will soon be too. As you prepare yourself for Ridley Scott’s latest prequel-sequel, revisit the films that preceded it in sci-fi’s best franchise. 8.) “Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem” (2007) Presumably acting under the assumption that the first “AvP”‘s biggest problem was its PG-13 rating, this misbegotten sequel’s creators decided to go for the hard R. Featuring zero compelling characters but plenty of gruesomely hard-to-forget deaths — young children and very pregnant women are among the victims here — “Requiem” might be best understood as a grindhouse-ready B-movie with a $40 million budget. More.
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Common Traits Among the Alien Films

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Join us as we take an in-depth look at the commonalities across all 7 films of the Alien franchise as we prepare for the release of Alien: Covenant later this week.

What makes a movie franchise a franchise and not just a collection of similar films? Commonalities.

Sometimes it’s just a character by himself that makes it a franchise (Tarzan). At other times a common theme (Final Destination). Sometimes films of a franchise will share a common style if they are all made by the same filmmakers (Jason Bourne), or expand on a singular story (Star Wars). For others, it's a gimmick or hook (Home Alone), or a premise (Planet of the Apes).

The Alien franchise doesn’t necessarily fit into any of these categories; although it has featured all of these traits at one time or another. It started in 1979 with the release of Alien, a sequel came seven years later in Aliens,
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‘Alien’ Movies, Ranked From Worst To Best

‘Alien’ Movies, Ranked From Worst To Best
The genius of the “Alien” franchise — and the temptation to continue it ad infinitum — is that each of its installments has been so markedly different. From the ominously sparse thriller that first introduced the world to the Xenomorphs, to the steroidal orgy of muscles and machine guns and alien mucus that James Cameron fashioned out of its sequel, to the fascinatingly garbled industrial sludge of “Alien 3,” and so on… this series has proven to be as endlessly adaptable as the extraterrestrial monster that inspired its title.

So, when people complain that “Alien: Covenant” isn’t an “Alien” movie, it’s hard to know what they mean. Apart from strong women, two-mouthed nightmares, and the dark promise of outer space, there isn’t much that runs through this series and ties it together as a stylistically coherent whole. On the contrary, the saga is defined by its flair for change,
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The Best Of The Best – The Greatest Cinematographers and the Films that made them great

Author: Dave Roper

So, we come to the end of this particular series. We’ve covered a number of aspects of the creative input into film-making, including actors, actresses, writers composers, and directors (in two parts). We’ve stopped short of costume, make-up, special effects, art design and others, however our final stop is Cinematography. The Dop exerts plenty of influence over the look of the film. Yes, lighting, production design and the director’s vision are key too, but the consistency and persistence with which certain directors stick with and return to a trusted Dop shows just how much they contribute.

Darius KhondjiSeven

Seven has a unique visual aesthetic. Plenty of films have gone for the “always raining, always dark” approach, but contrast Seven with something like AvP: Requiem for a shining example of how hard it is to pull off effectively. And contrast is the word. Seven
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Gears of War Movie Brings in Avatar Sequel Writer

Now that the long-awaited Gears of War movie found a studio home at Universal last October, the project is finally starting to come together. Universal has brought on screenwriter Shane Salerno, who co-wrote all four upcoming Avatar sequels with James Cameron, to work on on the screenplay. Dylan Clark will produce through his Universal-based production company, although no director is set in stone quite yet.

When Universal announced their partnership with The Coalition, the Microsoft-based company that develops the video game franchise, it was revealed that the movie wouldn't be based on a specific game in the Gears of War franchise, but an original story set in this established universe. Deadline broke the news of Shane Salerno coming aboard to write the script, but no story details have been given as of yet. This popular video game franchise has had a long road to the big screen, but now
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Ridley Scott Is Planning 6 More Alien Movies

Ridley Scott Is Planning 6 More Alien Movies
Back in 2012, heralded filmmaker Ridley Scott finally made his long-awaited return to the Alien franchise with Prometheus, which received mixed reviews but still paved the way for this summer's Alien: Covenant. It has already been confirmed that Alien: Covenant will start a new trilogy of sci-fi films, that will eventually connect to Ridley Scott's original classic Alien. But now it seems the director is thinking even bigger. Ridley Scott revealed during a new interview that he is actually planning six more movies after Alien: Covenant. Here's what he had to say below.

"If you really want a franchise, I can keep cranking it for another six. I'm not going to close it down again. No way."

The filmmaker revealed this during an on-set interview with the Syndey Morning Herald while production was still under way. After directing the 1979 classic Alien, he handed the reins over to James Cameron for the iconic 1986 sequel Aliens,
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