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The Thing: CFQ Podcast 2:40

The Thing: CFQ Podcast 2:40

It’s a remake! No, it’s a prequel! It’s THE THING, the latest film derived from John W. Campbell’s short story “Who Goes There?” – which previously inspired the 1951 Howard Hawks production THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD and director John Carpenter’s 1982 remake THE THING. With regular Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast host Dan Person missing in [...]

'Falling Skies' — Trailer 2

‘Falling Skies’ — Trailer 2

Latest trailer from TNT and Dreamworks alien invasion drama.

Battle: Los Angeles - CFQ Spotlight Podcast #8

Battle: Los Angeles – CFQ Spotlight Podcast #8

Aliens invade Los Angeles – well, Santa Monica, actually – in BATTLE: LOS ANGELES, the subject of this week’s episode of the Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast. Dan Persons returns as host, hashing over the details of the latest entry in the alien-invasion sub-genre with Steve Biodrowski. The story follows an old soldier on the verge of [...]

Music for a Mockbuster: Scoring the Other Battle of L.A.

Music for a Mockbuster: Scoring the Other Battle of L.A.

Millions of dollars and years of pre-production planning, filming, and post-production refinement went into the massive sci-fi blockbuster BATTLE: LOS ANGELES, currently storming theaters across the country; only a small fraction of that expense and time was lavished on its pretender, BATTLE OF LOS ANGELES. Arriving on home video today after a March 12 premier on the SyFy Channel, BATTLE OF LOS ANGELES was made by The Asylum, a movie production company known for making “mockbusters” – low-budget films synthesized quickly to capitalize on the release of the larger films they are imitating.

Battle: Los Angeles - March 11

Battle: Los Angeles – March 11

Columbia Pictures unleashes this film about – yes – another alien invasion of Earth. (Didn’t that just happen in SKYLINE?) Aaron Eckhart stars as a marine sergeant on his last day in the service, who is sent to La-La-Land to lead his men in a battle against what turns out to be aliens storming [...]

'Falling Skies' — Trailer

‘Falling Skies’ — Trailer

Here’s the first trailer for Steven Spielberg’s Alien Invasion TV project for TNT

'Battle: Los Angeles' Trailer

‘Battle: Los Angeles’ Trailer

First good look at Sony/Columbia’s big-budget ailen invasion action movie.