THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES: Jonathan Liebesman films a dystopian future – exclusive interview

Manu Bennett stars as Allanon in THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES | © 2016 MTV

Adapted from Terry Brooks’ best-selling fantasy novel series, MTV’s THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES, Tuesdays at 10 PM, is set thousands of years in the future, when humans are subservient to elves and all are doomed unless it’s possible to stem the flow of demons from another realm into this one. Jonathan Liebesman set the tone for SHANNARA by directing the first two episodes. Liebesman is known for helming feature films, including the horror movies DARKNESS FALLS, THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE BEGINNING and THE KILLING ROOM, the alien invasion action thriller BATTLE LOS ANGELES, the fantasy WRATH OF THE TITANS and […]Read On »

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UNKNOWN is one of the Blu-ray and DVD picks this week

UNKNOWN | © 2011 Warner Home Video

Your time is short. We know this. So in order to expedite your buying and Netflix decision making, we provide you with a list of the cool and not-so-cool titles coming out for movies, television and everything in-between. So put your feet up, grab some popcorn and check out this week’s selections. I was on a self-imposed break last week so this week I am combining last week’s titles along with this week’s. MOVIES UNKNOWN – If anyone has ever seen TAKEN, you know that Liam Neeson can bring it. He’s definitely got the power to be an action star […]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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Movie Review: BATTLE: LOS ANGELES

BATTLE: LA final poster | ©2011 Sony Pictures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez, Ramon Rodriguez, Bridget Moynahan, Ne-Yo, Michael Pena, Jim Parrack Writer: Chris Bertolini Director: Jonathan Liebesman Distributor: Columbia Pictures Release Date: March 11, 2011 In BATTLE: LOS ANGELES (aka BATTLE: LA), Planet Earth is suddenly under attack in twenty different seaport cities around the globe. As the title suggests, we’re in Los Angeles, present day, where a platoon of U.S. Marines try to get across the city with some civilians in tow, while simultaneously fighting the well-armed invaders. Nobody can accuse director Jonathan Liebesman and writer Chris Bertolini of dragging their feet. BATTLE opens […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: BATTLE: LA actor Michael Pena chats about his new film

Michael Pena at the Los Angeles premiere of BATTLE: LA | ©2011 Sony/Eric Charbonneau

Having played soldiers in the past in many project, Michael Pena relished the opportunity on the new alien invasion flick BATTLE: LA to play a civilian, valiantly trying to save his son from becoming collateral damage with Los Angeles under siege. In an exclusive interview with ASSIGNMENT X, Pena spoke about his new role, why BATTLE: LA (which opens Friday) is so different from other alien invasion films and talks about his upcoming action-comedy TOWER HEIST from director Brett Bratner and starring Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy. ASSIGNMENT X: You were one of the actors who didn’t get to go […]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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