Fresh Clip: TNT’s FALLING SKIES reveals new trailer

Noah Wyle and Moon Bloodgood in FALLING SKIES - Season 1 | ©2011 TNT/Frank Ockenfels

Aliens seem to really like to target Earth for invasion. From the reptilian baddies from V, the human ship suckers in SKYLINE and the straight-out annihilators in BATTLE: LA, it’s been a pretty brutal battle between earth vs. the extraterrestrials. Now, TNT adds their own take on this science-fiction premise with the June 19 debut of their new series FALLING SKIES from executive producer Steven Spielberg. The series picks up six months after the invasion as a disparate group of people band together for survival and to stand and fight for humanity’s survival. The series stars Noah Wyle, Moon Bloodgood […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: BATTLE: LA director Jonathan Liebesman is combat ready

Director Jonathan Liebesman and Aaron Eckhart on the set of BATTLE: LA | ©2011 Sony

Director Jonathan Liebesman may have got his start working on the horror films DARKNESS FALLS and THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE BEGINNING, but he’s now moved up to the big budget action leagues with BATTLE: LA. The ambitious and impressive alien invasion flick follows a global alien attack, with Los Angeles being the last hope at victory as a ragtag platoon of marines try to figure out what these aliens are made of and what they want. ASSIGNMENT X recently spoke with Liebesman in this exclusive interview as he talks about filming the movie and teases about what he hopes […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Ramon Rodriguez prepares for BATTLE: LA

BATTLE: LA | ©2011 Sony Pictures

Most actors prefer the perks of being a star, but for Ramon Rodriguez he enjoys the hard work that goes into the role. In BATTLE: LA, he had the most strenuous experience to date playing 2nd Lt. William Martinez who finds him and his Marine platoon knee-deep in an alien battle against Earth. He not only had the chance to prepare by going to boot camp prior to filming, but he gained an even bigger respect for the military once the project was through. In this exclusive interview with ASSIGNMENT X, Rodriguez talks about his role, as well as looking […]Read On »

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Super Bowl Commercial Review: BATTLE: LOS ANGELES trailer

BATTLE LOS ANGELES poster | ©2011 Sony Pictures

BATTLE: LOS ANGELES Release Date:  March 11, 2011 Stars:  According to the trailer, there’s no stars, just a bunch of angry robots and threatening spaceships attacking humans in Los Angeles.What Is It: Los Angeles is under attack by alien ships and some robots. Want To See Factor: Didn’t we just see this in SKYLINE? WAR OF THE WORLDS? DISTRICT 9. B-o-r-i-n-g! This does nothing to make me want to go to the theater. Super Bowl Points:  It’s not in 3D – which, frankly, is a major plus. Grade: C- CLICK HERE for more reviews of this year’s SUPER BOWL movie […]Read On »

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TV Review: V – Season 2 – “Laid Bare”

Rekha Sharma is dissected on V - Season 2 - "Laid Bare" | ©2011 ABC/Jeff Petry

It’s no surprise that V has struggled during its run to find its voice and remedy pacing issues. And the first two episodes of Season Two offered up promise, but still felt like the series was dealing with the wayward plotting ghosts of Season One.

However, “Laid Bare” has remedied many of those issues. A solid episode packed with action, revelations and some very cool effects, it’s one of the best episodes of the series to date and promises a major upheaval in the personal lives of all the characters.

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TCA 2011: Are aliens going to invade? NatGeo reveals they won’t be friendly

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The National Geographic Channel (NatGeo, for short), will be debuting two specials this Spring – ALIEN INVASION and AREA 51 DECLASSIFIED that deals with the oft covered subject of what if aliens were among us. ALIEN INVASION talks about how earth should prepare if there were an alien attack, while AREA 51 DECLASSIFIED deals with information finally being released from the government about this top secret facility rumored to be in the Nevada desert. At today’s Winter TCA in Pasadena, CA, S.E.T.I. astronomer Seth Shostak says that history shows, if aliens are out there, chances are they’re not going to […]Read On »

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Movie Review: MONSTERS

MONSTERS movie poster | ©2010 Magnet Releasing

MONSTERS is an inventive low-budget blend of science-fiction, horror, character study and political parable. It hits this last aspect a bit hard, but otherwise, it’s very entertaining. Director/writer Gareth Edwards admirably avoids the one-two-three-something-jumps-out-of-the-dark scares common to creature features in favor of a steady sense of tension. The film has the “what-if?” factor of DISTRICT 9, the giant entities wreaking havoc of CLOVERFIELD, the astonishing natural splendor of its Mexican/Central American locations and the soul of a low-budget indie.

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