MOVIES WITH BIG AL: A Simple Favor, White Boy Rick, The Predator

 

A SIMPLE FAVOR (Thriller)

WHAT'S IT ABOUT? A mommy blogger seeks to uncover the truth behind her best friend's sudden disappearance from their small town.

WHO'S IN IT? Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, Henry Golding

TRIVIA:

  • Based on the 2017 novel of the same name by Darcey Bell.
  • 20th Century Fox bought the film rights to the novel before it was published.
  • Henry Golding also stars in Crazy Rich Asians.
 

WHITE BOY RICK (Drama)

WHAT'S IT ABOUT? The story of teenager Richard Wershe Junior, who became an undercover informant for the FBI during the 1980s and was ultimately arrested for drug-trafficking and sentenced to life in prison.

WHO'S IN IT? Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Bel Powley, Rory Cochrane, Bruce Dern

TRIVIA:

  • The true story came to the public's attention in a 2014 article in The Atavist magazine.
  • The release date was changed twice. It was originally scheduled to come out January 12th.
  • The budget was $29 million.
 

THE PREDATOR (Sci-Fi/Action)

WHAT'S IT ABOUT? When a young boy accidentally triggers the universe's most lethal hunters' return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher can prevent the end of the human race.

WHO'S IN IT? Yvonne Strahovski, Olivia Munn, Jacob Tremblay, Sterling K. Brown, Thomas Jane, Boyd Holbrook, Jake Busey, Edward James Olmos, Keegan-Michael Key

TRIVIA:

  • This is the fourth movie in the Predator series, not including the two Alien vs. Predator films.
  • The first film opened in 1987.
  • A scene featuring an actor who was a registered sex offender and pal of director Shane Black was cut from the film. 
  • Star Olivia Munn, who alerted Fox of the sex offender, says she's been shunned by her co-stars.
 

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