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Sony Pictures recently unveiled the trailer for their upcoming alien invasion movie "Battle: Los Angeles." And The Asylum, the studio behind "Transmorphers" and "Snakes on a Train," is already working on their own version which they are calling "Battle of Los Angeles." Plot: In February 1942 Us forces engaged an unidentified flying object above Los Angeles. Now almost 70 years later, the alien invaders have returned. The new "film" is directed by Mark Atkins (Dragonquest), and stars Nia Peeples ("The Young and the Restless") and Kel Mitchell ("Kenan and Kel"). It is set to hit stores on February 22nd. Check out the poster and a few photos below. Photos and Poster: (click to enlarge) »
Occasionally I’ll look through the entertainment section of my local free weekly newspaper and notice some familiar names in the ads for the local comedy clubs. I’m sometimes curious about the lives of these names on the signs of “The Ha Ha Hub” or “The Chuckle Hut”. While taking the commuter train I’d look up at a billboard for a local casino and see the name Bob Zany highlighted every few months. Now Bob has chronicled his comedy career with the help of director Jay Kanzler in the documentary Close But No Cigar. The title not only references the omnipresent stogie Bob smokes on stage, but his attempts to grab that ultimate cigar of show business super stardom.
Zany is first seen at work delivering zingers at an audience like a counterman tossing deli subs. He decides (along with Jay behind the camera) that the best way »
- Jim Batts
A scant 2 1/2 weeks before a certain Hollywood blow things up blockbuster hits cinema screens The Asylum- those crazy bastards god love 'em - will have released their own vision of an alien invasion on the city of Los Angeles with Battle Of Los Angeles.
The 'Of' is important. It distinguishes this film from the other, which was so lazy it could only muster enough budget for a ':' between the words Battle and Los.
Enough fun for now. Here's a synopsis from the official site. In February 1942 Us forces engaged an unidentified flying object above Los Angeles. Now almost 70 years later, the alien invaders have returned.
Thanks Capt. Awesome for the heads up. »
The Asylum's Battle of Los Angeles comes out on February 22, 2011, and I'm going to enjoy it, by Crom.
The film production and distribution company The Asylum's rich heritage of stealing movie ideas, cheapening them, and ultimately spewing out more entertaining versions of their high-budget cousins is only stronger as the years go by. Between Snakes on a Train, Transmorphers, and the deal-maker Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus, The Asylum isn't just about ripping-off theatrical releases; it casts the forgotten, the downtrodden, and the unusual and gives them a second chance (see Debbie Gibson). It also critiques the most unlikely and cheesy moments of Hollywood action and sci-fi movies and literally makes them larger and cheesier, and then it laughs along with us when we say, 'God, that was so terrible'. Because it's on purpose.
How humiliating that even big director-types like Michael Bay can't see what's so awful about their own movies, »
When ABC Family began airing promos for Pretty Little Liars, we thought it was going to be a silly summer diversion, something to carry us through the dog days until Gossip Girl returned— but boy, were we wrong. Not only did the show pull in monstrous ratings, it received glowing praise from critics (including us!). It was so well-received, in fact, that ABC Family ordered a full season and decided to split it into two cycles.
The driving force behind Pretty Little Liars success is creator/showrunner/executive producer/writer Marlene King, who conceived the original idea to adapt Sara Shepherd's young adult novels into a television series. You might remember Marlene as the writer of Now and Then, If These Walls Could Talk, and Just My Luck.These days, though, you can find her on the Warner Brothers back lot in Burbank, moving between the writers room and the set of Rosewood, »
- Heather Hogan
Former dancing machine Nia Peeples leads the fight against those nasty alien invaders in the Asylum’s latest mockbuster, “Battle of Los Angeles”, their, ahem, “take” on the upcoming big-budget alien invasion movie “Battle: Los Angeles”. See, cause the Asylum’s version has “of” in the title, and the plot is different. Well, not really… In February 1942 Us forces engaged an unidentified flying object above Los Angeles. Now almost 70 years later, the alien invaders have returned. Okay, it’s different enough. Not really, but just go with it. Directed by Mark Atkins, and starring Kel Mitchell, Nia Peeples, and Theresa Jun-Tao. “Battle of Los Angeles” arrives on DVD February 22, 2011. »
Not to be confused with director Jonathan Liebesman’s big budget sci-fi adventure “Battle: Los Angeles”, the forthcoming Asylum mockbuster “Battle of Los Angeles” is set to hit retail shelves almost a month before this high-concept actioner makes it presence known in theaters all across North America. I know what you’re thinking: How could I possibly choose between the two? One has Michelle Rodriguez and Aaron Eckhart, the other has Nia Peeples and that guy from “Good Burger”, which makes for a decidedly tough decision. Since the plots are almost identical, I guess it just boils down to individual taste. Here’s a quick synopsis: In February 1942 Us forces engaged an unidentified flying object above Los Angeles. Now almost 70 years later, the alien invaders have returned. “Battle of Los Angeles” is scheduled to invade stores on February 22, 2011. Check out the host of stills embedded below if you’re at all interested. »
- Todd Rigney
The Asylum is up to its usual hijinks with the science fiction thriller Battle of Los Angeles. The Asylum is know for their instant classics like Transmorphers, Milf, 8213: Gacy House and many more. Their films are often seriously toned satires and their latest film looks unusually similar to Jonathan Liebesman's World Invasion: Battle La, which was originally titled Battle Los Angeles. Coincidentally, both films release very near the same date, with the Battle of Los Angeles releasing first (February 22nd). Fans of the bizarre can check out another still from The Asylum's latest below and viewers are highly encouraged to view all of the The Asylum's photos for this project, as there is a Michelle Rodriguez lookalike. More details inside.
The in-depth synopsis for Battle of Los Angeles (sarcasm, wink-wink, nudge, nudge):
"In February 1942 Us forces engaged an unidentified flying object above Los Angeles. Now almost 70 years later, »
- 28DaysLaterAnalysis@gmail.com (Michael Allen)
Yesterday's story about The Asylum's 2012: Moby Dick was only the beginning as the American Film Market is about to swing into high gear, and that means production companies are unveiling titles and production art for a slew of movies they intend to bring us in the coming year ... companies like The Asylum and its film slate featuring giant animals, aliens invading Los Angeles, and Marvel superhero mockbusters.
December 21st is the release date for Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus, the super-sized sequel to The Asylum's kitsch hit Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus. Directed by Chris Ray, son of b-movie kingpin Fred Olen Ray, this time the fate of the world trapped between the jaws of a megalodon shark and a prehistoric crocodile falls into the capable hands of Jaleel "Urkel" White and Robert Picardo of "Star Trek: Voyager" and The Howling fame.
The massive prehistoric shark has survived the last battle, »
Shall I dub 'Pretty Little Liars' the official summer guilty pleasure? In two simple words: Hell. Yes.
The drama, which is also based on a book series of the same name, has been called "'Desperate Housewives' for Teens." Does it live up to that moniker? Well, if one were to look at the last frame of tonight's premiere episode, they would think it was a dead ringer to the shenanigans of Wisteria Lane. But the truth of the matter is that while 'Desperate Housewives' is more of a dramedy, 'Pll' is all about the dark secrets only and if there is comedy there, then I have yet to see it. But I am getting ahead of myself, let's go on with the recap.
Prelude to the Lies…
- Mark O. Estes
Well, maybe this doesn't perfectly describe ABC Family's two latest series pick-ups, but it's pretty close.
The network announced Wednesday (Jan. 27) that "Huge" and "Pretty Little Liars" -- both one-hour dramas -- have been given a 10-episode order and are scheduled to premiere later this year.
"Pretty Little Liars" follows four estranged best friends who are reunited a year after the leader of their clique goes missing, only to realize that they're all receiving anonymous messages from someone who knows all their secrets.
"Huge" follows the lives of the teens and staff at a weight loss camp. It is based on the book of the »
ABC Family is adding two hourlong series to its original slate.
Described as "Glee" meets "Ugly Betty," the direct-to-series project revolves around six teens and the staff at Wellness Canyon, a weight-loss camp.
The Warner Horizon-produced "Liars," which was originally picked up to pilot, is based on Sara Shepard's books. It follows four estranged best friends (Lucy Hale, Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Shay Mitchell) who are reunited one year after their best friend and queen bee of the group, Alison, »
- By Nellie Andreeva
12 items from 2010
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