Predators (2010)

Produced by Robert Rodriguez (who also came up with the story) and directed by Nimród E. Antal, this is the forgotten film of the Predator franchise. Its title relates to Aliens and it also describes the humans who have come to this alien planet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVQJSI0Q5j8 Royce (Adrien Brody, cast against type here but awesome in his role; he… Continue reading Predators (2010)

LEAGUE OF FORGOTTEN HEROES: The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec (2010)

Based upon Jacques Tardi's historical based fantasy comic book, Les Aventures extraordinaires d'Adèle Blanc-Sec, this film takes place in the secret history of our world before the first World War. Today, we'd call the style of Tardi's comic steampunk, but don't let that name sway you: this movie is awesome. Two of Tardi's stories inspired this movie: Adèle… Continue reading LEAGUE OF FORGOTTEN HEROES: The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec (2010)

CHRISTMAS CINEMA: Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010)

After two well-received web entries, 2003's Rare Exports Inc. and 2005's Rare Exports: The Official Safety Instructions, writer and director Jalmari Helander created this ode to the darker side of Santa Claus. A British company called Subzero is doing arctic deep drilling when it discovers that a burial mound contains something hidden. Two boys, Juuso and Pietari listen… Continue reading CHRISTMAS CINEMA: Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010)