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The Celtic Predator

I love movies, music, video games, and big, scary creatures.
The Celtic Predator has written 504 posts for Express Elevator to Hell

‘The Belko Experiment’ (2016): Review

Directed by: Greg McLean || Produced by: Peter Safran, James Gunn Screenplay by: James Gunn || Starring: John Gallagher Jr., Tony Goldwyn, Adria Arjona, John C. McGinley, Melonie Diaz, Josh Brener, Michael Rooker Music by: Tyler Bates || Cinematography: Luis David Sansas || Edited by: Julia Wong || Country: United States || Language: English Running … Continue reading

‘Office’ (2015): Review

Directed by: Hong Won-chan || Produced by: Choi Yun-jin Screenplay by: Choi Yun-jin || Starring: Go Ah-sung, Park Sung-woong, Bae Seong-woo, Kim Eui-sung, Ryu Hyun-kyung, Lee Chae-eun, Son Soo-hyun, Park Jung-min, Oh Dae-hwan Music by: Kim Tae-seong || Cinematography: Park Yong-su || Edited by: Kim Sun-min || Country: Korea || Language: Korean Running Time: 111 … Continue reading

‘Last Blood’ (2019): Review

Directed by: Adrian Grunberg || Produced by: Avi Lerner, Kevin King Templeton, Yariv Lerner, Les Weldon Screenplay by: Matthew Cirulnick, Sylvester Stallone || Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Paz Vega, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Adriana Barraza, Yvette Monreal, Genie Kim, Jaoquin Cosio, Oscar Jaenada Music by: Brian Tyler || Cinematography: Brendan Galvin || Edited by: Todd E. Miller, Carsten … Continue reading

More Filmmaking Pet-Peeves…

Several years ago, I wrote about recurring problems in mainstream filmmaking that are a constant source of irritation for cinephiles like me. This burgeoning “series” of blog essays is thematically related to my Things You Like That I Don’t (TYLTID) posts, in a way, an expansive yet not exhaustive list of cinematic annoyances that reduce … Continue reading

‘Bright’ (2017): Review

Directed by: David Ayer || Produced by: Eric Newman, David Ayer, Bryan Unkeless, Ted Sarandos Screenplay by: Max Landis || Starring: Will Smith, Joel Edgarton, Noomi Rapace, Lucy Fry, Edgar Ramirez, Ike Barinholtz Music by: David Sardy || Cinematography: Roman Vasyanov || Edited by: Michael Tronick || Country: United States || Language: English Running Time: … Continue reading

‘The Punisher’ (2017, 2019): Review

Created by: Steve Lightfoot || Written by: Ross Andru, Gerry Conway, Ken Kristensen, Angela LaManna, Steve Lightfoot, John Romita Sr. Directed by: Jim O’Hanlon, Jeremy Webb, Jet Wilkinson, Andy Goddard, Tom Shankland, Antonio Campos, Kevin Hooks || Starring: Jon Bernthal, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Ben Barnes, Amber Rose Revah, Daniel Webber, Paul Schulze, Jason R. Moore, Michael … Continue reading

‘Rambo II’ (1985): Review

Directed by: George P. Cosmatos || Produced by: Buzz Feitshans Screenplay by: James Cameron, Sylvester Stallone || Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Charles Napier, Steven Berkoff, Julia Nickson Music by: Jerry Goldsmith || Cinematography: Jack Cardiff || Edited by: Mark Goldblatt, Mark Helfrich || Country: United States || Language: English Running Time: 96 minutes In … Continue reading

‘It 2’ (2019): Review

Directed by: Andres Muschietti || Produced by: Barbara Muschietti, Dan Lin, Roy Lee Screenplay by: Gary Dauberman || Starring: Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa, Jay Ryan, James Ransone, Andy Bean, Bill Skarsgard Music by: Benjamin Wallfisch || Cinematography: Checco Varese || Edited by: Jason Ballantine || Country: United States || Language: English … Continue reading

Things You Like that I Don’t, Volume 2

Do you remember how I said I like to maintain a fine sense of balance in my life, a tightrope dynamic between sardonic, black cynicism and romantic, laid back, go-with-the-flow optimism? Well, in case you forgot my emotional bipolarity, here’s another dose of the former that hearkens back to the dark, sacred (… not that … Continue reading

I am So Excited for the Good (and Bad and Weird) Things to Come

My day job has little to nothing to do with filmmaking, the arts, or blogging, and I like it that way. Aside from several filmmaking electives I took during my bachelors, which resulted in a film minor, my enthusiasm for cinema in particular and the fine arts in general is a personal, largely self-cultivated one. … Continue reading