Talking Movies [Predator Day]: Predator

In 2019, there was a bit of a fan movement to declare June 12th as “Predator Day” to commemorate the release of one of the greatest science-fiction films ever made. I, being a massive fan of the franchise, am all for this but, unfortunately 12 June clashes with “Superman Day” so I’m a few days … Continue reading Talking Movies [Predator Day]: Predator

Game Corner: Aliens vs. Predator (2010; Xbox 360)

Released: February 2010Developer: Rebellion DevelopmentsAlso Available For: PC and PlayStation 3 The Background:I’ve mentioned this before but Aliens vs. Predator has been a thing for a long, long time now. These two iconic science-fiction/horror franchises first came to blows in a series of excellent comic books published by Dark Horse comics between 1989 and 1990 … Continue reading Game Corner: Aliens vs. Predator (2010; Xbox 360)

10 FTW: Comic Book Crossovers We Need To See

If there’s one thing comic books allow, it’s the grandiose crossover between characters. Ever since Barry Allen met Jay Garrick all the way back in 1961 and introduced the idea of multiple parallel universes, comic book characters have existed in both isolated shared universes and travelled across a near infinite multiverse. However, while it’s relatively … Continue reading 10 FTW: Comic Book Crossovers We Need To See

10 FTW: Under-Rated Sequels

Sequels are funny things; you have to get the balance just right between providing everything people enjoyed about the first moving but expanding upon the plot and characters in a natural way. If it’s difficult for a lot of sequels to get this right, it’s even harder for third, fourth, or other sequential entries to … Continue reading 10 FTW: Under-Rated Sequels

Game Corner: Alien vs. Predator (Arcade)

As always, I am opening this review by asking you to cast your minds back to the 1990s. This time, we’re specifically winding the clock back to 1994, a time when Xenomorphs had been off cinema screens since Alien3 (Fincher, 1992) and we hadn’t seen a Predator onscreen since Predator 2 (Hopkins, 1990). Both franchises … Continue reading Game Corner: Alien vs. Predator (Arcade)

Talking Movies: The Predator

As much as I hate to admit it, the Predator franchise has had a bit of a tumultuous history. Despite the success of Predator (McTiernan, 1987), the underrated Predator 2 (Hopkins, 1990) didn’t really match the worldwide gross or critical reaction of its predecessor. We then had to wait fourteen years to see the ultimate … Continue reading Talking Movies: The Predator