Leaving the world of J-pop behind her, Mima Kirigoe begins life as an actress on a crime drama show called Double Blind. When offered a lead role in the show as a rape victim, Mima accepts in spite of her manager’s reservations. However, the backlash from fans over her career change and a strange website called ‘Mima's Room’, written by a fake Mima, begin to worry her. When a stalker appears and people involved in Double Blind begin turning up dead, with all the evidence pointing to her, Mima is thrown into a state of confusion, madness and paranoia.
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Director: John McTiernan.
Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Jesse Ventura. USA 1987. 108 mins.
Take everything you could want from an ’80s action movie – guns, muscles, sweat, fire, mud, choppers, one-liners – and drop in a highly intelligent extra-terrestrial warrior and you’ve got John McTiernan’s timeless Predator. Holding up superbly in its 30th year, this multi-faceted Rambo-esque action thriller sees an in-his-pomp Arnold Schwarzenegger lead a team of commandos through a remote jungle to rescue potential survivors of a downed helicopter. They soon discover their superiors lied about the true nature of their mission, but this turns out to be the least of their problems: a shape-shifting otherworldly killer is stalking them, and begins to pick them off one by one. By the end, it’s just Arnie and the alien – and the alien’s picked the wrong man to hunt.