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first_imgThe latest iteration in the Predator franchise makes its world premiere at TIFF’s Midnight Madness program. (COURTESY TIFF) Twitter Facebook Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisementcenter_img Advertisement Advertisement For those of us with Hollywood franchise fatigue, film festivals used to offer a refreshing respite from the surplus of sequels.So film buffs would be forgiven for raising a skeptical eyebrow at the fact that this year’s Toronto International Film Festival features both the Halloween reboot — the 11th instalment in that franchise — and Shane Black’s reimagining of The Predator amid its reliably daring Midnight Madness programming.Midnight Madness programmer Peter Kuplowsky personally understands feeling sick of sequels — but he assures TIFF-goers that these franchise refreshes offer something new. “I’ve experienced that fatigue at the multiplex myself,” Kuplowsky said. “I did not approach The Predator and Halloween without trepidation. I know they’re both films with a lot of baggage.last_img read more