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The Celtic Predator

I love movies, music, video games, and big, scary creatures.
The Celtic Predator has written 435 posts for Express Elevator to Hell

‘The Divines’ (2016): Review

Directed by: Houda Benyamina || Produced by: Marc-Benoit Creancier Screenplay by: Romain Compingt, Uda Benyamina, Malik Rumeau || Starring: Oulaya Amamra, Deborah Lukumuena, Kevin Mischel, Jisca Kalvanda, Yasin Houicha, Majdouline Idrissi, Mounir Margoum, Farid Larbi Music by: Demusmaker || Cinematography: Julien Poupard || Edited by: Louic Lallemand, Vincent Tricon || Country: France, Qatar || Language: … Continue reading

‘The Predator’ (2018): Review

Directed by: Shane Black || Produced by: John Davis Screenplay by: Fred Dekker, Shane Black || Starring: Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Jacob Tremblay, Keegan-Michael Key, Olivia Munn, Thomas Jane, Alfie Allen, Sterling K. Brown, Augusto Augilera, Yvonne Strahovski, Jake Busey Music by: Henry Jackman || Cinematography: Larry Fong || Edited by: Harry B. Miller III, … Continue reading

‘Padmaavat’ (2018): Review

Directed by: Sanjay Leela Bhansali || Produced by: Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Sudhanshu Vats, Ajit Andare Screenplay by: Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Prakash Kapadia || Starring: Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor, Ranveer Singh, Aditi RAo Hydari, Jim Sarbh, Raza Murad, Anupriya Goenka, Ujjwal Chopra Music by: Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Sanchit Balhara || Cinematography: Sudeep Chatterjee || Edited by: … Continue reading

‘Mile 22’ (2018): Review

Directed by: Peter Berg || Produced by: Peter Berg, Mark Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson Screenplay by: Lea Carpenter || Starring: Mark Wahlberg, John Malkovich, Lauren Cohan, Iko Uwais, Ronda Rousey, Nikolai Nikolaeff, Carlo Alban, Terry Kinney, Poorna Jagannathan, Sam Medina, Alexandra Vino Music by: Jeff Russo || Cinematography: Jacques Jouffret || Edited by: Colby Parker Jr., … Continue reading

‘Inception’ (2010): Review

Directed by: Christopher Nolan || Produced by: Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan Screenplay by: Christopher Nolan || Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Tom Berenger, Michael Caine Music by: Hans Zimmer || Cinematography: Wally Pfister || Edited by: Lee Smith || Country: United States, United Kingdom || … Continue reading

‘Pitch Black’ (2000): Review

Directed by: David Twohy || Produced by: Tom Engelman Screenplay by: Jim Wheat, Ken Wheat, David Twohy || Starring: Vin Diesel, Radha Mitchell, Cole Hauser, Keith David, Lewis Fitz-Gerald, Claudia Black, Rhiana Griffith, John Moore, Simon Burke Music by: Graeme Revell || Cinematography: David Eggby || Edited by: Rick Shaine || Country: United States || … Continue reading

‘Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol’ (2011): Review

Directed by: Brad Bird || Produced by: Tom Cruise, J. J. Abrams, Bryan Burk Screenplay by: Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec ||¬†Starring: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Paula Patton, Michael Nyqvist, Anil Kapoor, Lea Seydoux, Vladimir Mashkov, Samuli Edelmann Music by: Lorne Balf Cinematography: Robert Elswit || Edited by: Paul Hirsch || Country: United States … Continue reading

What Have We Learned? A Psychoanalytic Blog-Retrospective

For those who don’t know, this blog was conceived during a period of great stress and unhappiness in my life, a period from which I have thankfully escaped since Express Elevator to Hell’s “debut” in January, 2013. I have touched on these circumstances in blog posts and pages here and there, some of which remain … Continue reading

‘Soldado’ (2018): Review

Directed by: Stefano Sollima || Produced by: Basil Iwanyk, Edward L. McDonnell, Molly Smith, Thad Luckinbill, Trent Luckinbill Screenplay by: Taylor Sheridan || Starring: Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin, Isabela Moner, Jeffrey Donovan, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Catherine Keener, Matthew Modine, Shea Whigham, Elijah Rodriguez, Howard Ferguson Jr., David Castaneda Music by: Hildur Guonadottir || Cinematography: Dariusz … Continue reading

To Defend or Not to Defend The Matrix Sequels?

One of the more divisive, underwhelming followups to a landmark Hollywood trendsetter was the 2003 two-part sequel to the original Matrix (1999). The first Matrix remains one of the defining science-fiction action films of new millennium cinema, holding up to this day as a thinking-man’s high-concept, big-budget genre film, and arguably the most original mainstream … Continue reading