‘Predator’ Is Actually A Critique Of Masculinity

October 16, 2017 | 3 Comments » | Topics: Movies |

by Jimmy Breck-McKye

It’s a well-worn idea that Predator is a film about masculinity. You have seven men each competing for alpha status, showboating their strength, stoicism, roughness and physical power. I’d like to go a step further. I’d like to suggest that the trials of the film are a test of masculinity, and that each man who dies does so in a way that mocks his masculine performance.

Let’s go through the kills in order.

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Selected Movie Clips For Your Viewing Pleasure

June 8, 2017 | No Comments » | Topics: Movies |

Total Recall – Human Shield

 

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H.R. Giger’s Original Concept Art For ‘Alien’

March 14, 2017 | 2 Comments » | Topics: Art, Movies |

It’s hard to imagine what the Alien movies would look like without the singular vision of Swiss artist H.R. Giger. But before Giger was hired on to design the film’s monsters and worlds in the image of his own Freudian, biomechanical nightmares, Alien director Ridley Scott and screenwriter Dan O’Bannon were struggling to imagine what their extraterrestrial horrorshow would actually look like

In July of 1977, Swiss artist H. R. Giger received an unexpected call from Dan O’Bannon, a Hollywood screenwriter who was very keen for Giger to help bring his latest screenplay, Alien, to life by way of some concept art. Days later, O’Bannon explained further in a letter that contained this list of things to be designed—a temple, the egg, the Facehugger, the Chestbiurster, and the “terrifically dangerous” Alien itself. As we now know, Giger took the commission on and became a vital member of the crew. Three years later, he and his team won an Academy Award for Best Achievement for Visual Effects for their incredible work.

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Caveman Circus’ Annual Christmas Eve Movie Tradition

December 24, 2016 | 6 Comments » | Topics: Movies |

I just want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas! Hopefully everyone has the chance to be with their friends, families and loved ones this season. And while every household else is watching fucking Miracle on 34th Street, I like to continue the tradition of presenting Commando. A movie which undoubtedly puts me in the Christmas spirit. Enjoy!

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10 Great Movies On Netflix You Haven’t Seen Yet

July 22, 2015 | 3 Comments » | Topics: Movies |

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City Of God

Although the 2014 World Cup may have depicted otherwise, Rio de Janeiro isn’t the most hospitable of places. Adapted from author Paulo Lins’ semi-autobiographical novel of the same name, City of God follows a young boy named Rocket as attempts to skirt the drugs, gang violence, and crime plaguing the Brazilian slums he calls home for three decades. It’s both breathtaking and terrifying, with excellent character development, camerawork, and authenticity.

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Jackie Chan’s 10 Greatest Fight Scenes

July 7, 2015 | No Comments » | Topics: main |

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I think it’s safe to say that we all know and love Jackie Chan. His work has entertained us for years. It’s difficult today to find someone that hasn’t watched films like Rush Hour, Shanghai Knights or Forbidden Kingdom but before Chan ever made it big in Hollywood, he was a star in Asia – and rightfully so.

Jackie Chan became a household name for doing things that very few other action stars did at the time; mixing action with comedy and doing all of his own stunts.

Here are ten fight scenes that helped carve his name into the record books as one of the greatest action heroes of all time.

10.Barn Fight – Dragon Lord

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20 Overlooked Facts That Will Completely Change The Way You See A Movie

April 30, 2015 | 7 Comments » | Topics: Movies |

overlooked movie facts that will completely change the way you see movies

overlooked movie facts that will completely change the way you see movies

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17 Movies With Plot-Holes So Big, You Can Drive A Truck Through Them

September 17, 2014 | 6 Comments » | Topics: Movies |

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