Category: Film

Preview Robert Rodriguez’s ‘Predators”

Here you go, your first look at Robert Rodriguez’s Predators. It doesn’t sound like he’s going for a reimagining or a reboot as nothing about this film sounds like it invalidates the previous two stand-alone Predator films. I like what Rodriguez has to say about his film in this little preview and it has certainly put to rest some of my fears. Add to that a terrific cast that includes Adrien Brody, Topher Grace, Alice Braga, Laurence Fishburne, Danny Trejo and Walton Goggins and I’m certainly willing to give this a chance and I think you should too. Look for this in wide release on July 9th.

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‘Splice’ In Theaters June 4th

Vincenzo Natali’s original sci-fi thriller film Splice did very well at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, garnering critical and audience acclaim. Part of that acclaim lead to a distribution deal from Warner Bros. Pictures, by way of Joel Silver’s Dark Castle Entertainment, with the end result being that everyone will get to see the film starting June 4th.

Here’s the synopsis for Splice: Superstar genetic engineers Clive (Adrien Brody) and Elsa (Sarah Polley) specialize in splicing together DNA from different animals to create incredible new hybrids. Now they want to use human DNA in a hybrid that could revolutionize science and medicine. But when the pharmaceutical company that funds their research forbids it, Clive and Elsa secretly conduct their own experiments. The result is Dren, an amazing, strangely beautiful creature of uncommon intelligence and an array of unexpected physical developments. And though, at first, Dren exceeds their wildest dreams, she begins to grow and learn at an accelerated rate—and threatens to become their worst nightmare.

Joel Silver, Chairman of Dark Castle Entertainment, said, “Vincenzo has made a thought-provoking thriller that combines horror, science fiction and moments of dark humor in a fascinating exploration of one of today’s most controversial topics. ‘Splice’ is like nothing you’ve ever seen before.”

If you need any further convincing, Guillermo del Toro is one of the executive producers and stamps this as a film presented by him. If del Toro feels that strongly about Splice I’m going to go out on a limb and say that it is both a very interesting film and wholly original. The summer movie season is already starting to get crowded, but I think you should make room for Splice in your “must-see in the theater” viewing schedule.