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SKYLINE trailer... aka another reason NOT to live in Los Angeles!

Hey folks, Harry here, I had duties that caused me to miss the SKYLINE panel in Hall H that the man formerly known as Moriarty, was hosting. Other than giant alien vacuum cleaners from outerspace going all "Ants in the Plants" on the citizenry of Los Angeles... I get nothing from the trailer. Well - I really dig the shit out of the imagery, but there's no sense of character or story, it is a teaser to show you just how bad life in Los Angeles can be when you treat Aliens wrong - and if Aliens are pissed, they should probably be pissed at Arizona, where they've been oh so welcoming of Aliens. Giggle. Sorry. Couldn't resist, I'm evil that way. Anyway - are there signs of intelligent life on SKYLINE? Well - it is being helmed by the Strause Brothers who helmed AVP: REQUIEM back in 2007. Since that movie, they've been busy as Visual Effects wizards on a series of pretty spectacular visual effects flicks like BENJAMIN BUTTON, 2012, AVATAR, BOOK OF ELI, IRON MAN 2 and their own film, SKYLINE. Now the writers on this project, Joshua Cordes and Liam O'Donnell, have no real prior history of writing. I usually find that exciting, because it means something new might be possible. This seems like a CLOVERFIELD meets the Aliens type of scenario - but I don't know for sure. I'd love to hear more as the trailer is intriguing. Looks like a fun FANTASTIC FEST flick, right?

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  • Aug. 10, 2010, 5:23 p.m. CST

    i live and die in L.A.

    by nolan bautista

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 5:24 p.m. CST


    by nolan bautista

    the coveted second place!

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 5:26 p.m. CST


    by torpedoboy


  • Aug. 10, 2010, 5:27 p.m. CST

    AVP: REQUIEM was steaming dogshit.

    by blackmantis

    I will assume this will be as well until proven otherwise.

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 5:32 p.m. CST


    by kwisatzhaderach

    Perhaps the worst film i've ever seen.

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 5:34 p.m. CST

    Holy fucking shit! George Clooney is Rod Serling!

    by UltraTron

    You heard it right fucking here first kids. George Clooney will open and narrate the new Twilight Zone film starring as Rod Serling. I saw him in makeup for the test and it was black and white pancake basically. Fucking awesome

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 5:34 p.m. CST

    Wait, AvP:R is in the plus column for these guys?

    by knight_of_Ni!

    I'm not saying there weren't ideas in AvP:R I actually liked, just if someone had've turned on a light so that the audience could see something...

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 5:36 p.m. CST

    I thought it was the Harry Knowles' movie biography



  • Aug. 10, 2010, 5:37 p.m. CST

    I wish aliens would arrive over L.A......

    by SubliminalJones

    and suck up some of the assholes, legal and illegal, that live here. Maybe then it wouldn't take me two and a 1/2 hours to get from Studio City to the beach on a Saturday morning.

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 5:40 p.m. CST

    This is NOT a cerebral movie

    by AsimovIsFuckingDead

    You mentioned that assfuckery Cloverfraud in your description and i instantly knew it would be terrible. Anything comapared to that piece of Jar Jar Arams shit is going to be bad.<p>I am a cerebral movie water and things such as thing as Emo Trek prove that the cerebral movie is a dying art form. Where is the cerebral movie of today - it is not to be seen. Nolan would have done good with this, hem?<p>IN NOLAN WE TRUST<p>Respect, brothers.

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 5:42 p.m. CST

    Aliens are soooooo last century

    by BP_drills_america_a_new_asshole

    Back in the day I loved X Files and Independence Day like everyone else. Now when I hear "aliens on Earth" my first reaction is yaaaaaaawn. Its going to take something extraordinary to pique my interest in this.

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 5:47 p.m. CST

    The Day the Earth Stood Still, Part II... Uh, oh.

    by RandySavage

    Here is the trailer for Independence Day. <P> The ID4 trailer was promising, exciting even... it's a little dated now, but still pretty good. And ID4 was an awful movie. <P> This Skyline Trailer looks bland and boring. That portends it could be closer to The Day the Earth Stood Still (a contender for one of the worst movies of all time)than the dumb silliness of ID4. <P> When was the last time a bad trailer came before a good film?

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 5:47 p.m. CST

    LA is for pussies who couldn't make it in NYC.

    by Galactic

    OOOOOOOOooooooh!!! See that? That over there? Yeah, I WENT THERE.

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 5:48 p.m. CST

    I respect the shit out of them for getting this made themselves

    by JuanSanchez

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 5:50 p.m. CST

    Looks Pretty Cool

    by joshua

    I am actually getting pretty excited for this now.

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 5:55 p.m. CST

    Don't Look Up...

    by The_Odore

    has to be saddest tag line ever. What lost out to 'Don't Look Up'? Harry, when you make a comment about Arizona, then giggle, then apologize.... it's not evil. I'm not saying nothin', I'm just saying.

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 5:56 p.m. CST

    JuanSanchez - no kidding

    by BubbaDestructo

    The last epic sci-fi by an 'effects artist' was District 9; and if Blomkamp didn't have Peter Jackson's name behind him, we may have never seen the bad-assery that District 9 was, is, and will continue to be.

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 6 p.m. CST


    by MJDeViant

    Was a disgrace. Look at the cast as well: Donald Faison, Brittany Daniels.....doesn't sound too promising. On the other hand, maybe it will be a fun B-movie and not really try to have a message or something. At the very least I'm sure it look okay FX-wise.

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 6:02 p.m. CST

    That Looks Shit...!

    by D o o d

    So let's get this straight, the aliens have a device that only sucks up Humans...?!! No cars, Litter or chickens, Just Humans!<p>Everyone knows that only Dyson has that technology!

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 6:15 p.m. CST

    another reason NOT to live in Los Angeles

    by Blitzkrieg

    What was the first reason? Because being an overweight Texan is so appealing?

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 6:16 p.m. CST

    RE: AsimovIsFuckingDead

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Greatest counter-troll EVA!!!

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 6:17 p.m. CST


    by Teddy Artery

    And another meh... Actually, I preferred the design of the Buckaroo Banzai spaceships much more.

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 6:18 p.m. CST

    Why Do Aliens....

    by Mazzer

    always invade at the tactical rather than strategic level? I mean, it's like scrubbing your floors with a tooth brush.

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 6:24 p.m. CST

    Name-checking Stephen Hawking...

    by biscuithead

    ...does NOT give your stupid, generic, sci-fi b-movies any more credibility. Just so you know, Hollywood.

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 6:27 p.m. CST


    by ConfusedPanda

    There was an article online a while back with a title close to "How Inception Ruined Modern Movies for Me." When a movie like Skyline comes along, I completely understand that writer's frame of mind.

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 6:30 p.m. CST

    They are not just simply name-checking Stephen Hawking...

    by Mr. Profit <P>Also, I'll give this movie a shot. Sometimes in the Winter months there aren't many films to choose from that make for a decent matinee on a lazy Saturday.

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 6:31 p.m. CST


    by coldharbor

    the best!

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 6:40 p.m. CST

    alien disclosure

    by misterfurly

    this shit is "bluebeam" propaganda" hollywood wants us to fear ET's by brainwashing the masses so when the elites have some fake UFO's come shoot some buildings down the masses will all come together afraid of aliens and fund the military endlessly against a made up villain. Aliens will be the new "terrorists" aka made up villains. the cold war funded them for years and now theyre going to invent bad guys to be afraid of. check REAL alien disclosure here.

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 6:44 p.m. CST

    STRAUSS Bros= No thanks

    by UGG

    "Maybe we should have listened" fuck off, that last shot will be the best thing in the movie.

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 6:45 p.m. CST

    If Arizona is so unappreciative of the illegals...

    by locke815

    ...then why don't Californians offer to bus them all straight West to their state? If illegal aliens are as awesome as a pile of cash sitting unclaimed on a folding table, why is no one picking them up? I hate people like Harry. They're so high-and-mighty "Oh, illegal aliens are the salt of the Earth! We love them!" but I guarantee you if some illegal was blasting 'Sublime' across the street from his house he'd be calling the cops and freaking out. Or worse yet, if some illegal drunkenly-drove over his wife like that three-time-DUI illegal ran over a nun. Fucking hypocrites. All of you. Enjoying your unemployment checks funded by my tax dollars.

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 6:49 p.m. CST this Battle: Los Angeles?

    by vadakinX

    Is this just B:LA renamed or is it a completely different film? Because it would seem strange to have 2 alien invasion movies where LA is attacked going at the same time.

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 6:50 p.m. CST

    I've heard good things about Skyline chili.

    by cyberskunk

    I've also heard about a hybrid menu item of chili placed atop spaghetti. I haven't tried that before. I hope this movie is enjoyable.

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 6:51 p.m. CST

    Sick of LA, NY, and DC disasters...

    by AlienFanatic

    To be honest, I'm tired of these disasters set in large, urban capitals. I've lost count how many times LA has been blown up. I think audiences are much more interested in seeing these types of disasters on a more human level, vs these macro destruction movies that feature 93% CG, 6% Musical bombast, and 1% character development. Show me an invasion of a small town in Iowa, and I'm there.

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 6:52 p.m. CST

    Oh and...

    by AlienFanatic

    ...that poster reminds me of the old game Defender.

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 6:56 p.m. CST

    independence day with a larger body count

    by brabon300

    fuck cgi fests

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 6:58 p.m. CST

    looks... interestingish?

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    ...are the aliens sucking us up for food, sex, or for our salvation?

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 6:59 p.m. CST

    Aw, the guy from MSNBC? And Dan Rather?

    by iamnicksaicnsn

    I'd hope they'd be better than that. At least Dan Rather would be slightly better than that.

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 7:02 p.m. CST


    by SunTzu77

    So, they're doing a sequel to Cruise's "War of the Worlds?" ROFL

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 7:09 p.m. CST

    Where's the alien Kilowog picture, Harry?

    by D.Vader

    For FUCK'S SAKE, you're amateur!!!

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 7:11 p.m. CST

    for once i wanna see...

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    ...aliens and humans becoming friends after discoverin each other...shortly after, we of course, rape em and kill em... please make sure America is not in the "greet alien space program"

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 7:13 p.m. CST

    I like the Kilowog concept art much better

    by D.Vader <p>

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 7:19 p.m. CST

    Dyson product placement

    by ebolamonkey

    Think I saw a Dyson logo

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 7:20 p.m. CST

    Fear the Balf!

    by DrManhattansUnit

    Will Eric Balfour be proved to kill movies as well as TV shows?

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 7:22 p.m. CST

    Reminds me of a 1960's Sci-Fi story I own

    by J.B.M.A.

    where alien spacecraft take up permanent positions floating over all the towns of the world and transform the climate into the perfect energy and food production source man has ever known - at a day every year a harvest of young healthy people are sucked up into the ships and vanish...<p>Might have been nice if they hadn't used the same font and sound effect as the Transfomers movie. Still washing the bitter aftertaste of that film out of my mouth.

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 7:26 p.m. CST

    another reason not to live in LA

    by PinkFloyd7

    the 405 and 91 freeways. I wasted far too much of my life sitting in traffic on those freeways.

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 7:39 p.m. CST

    Why don't they...?

    by The StarWolf

    Use a standardized format such as MPG or AVI which doesn't require Quicktime?

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 7:39 p.m. CST

    Kilowog looks like a midget Cloverfield

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    ...who buys clothes at his local WWE store

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 7:52 p.m. CST

    since we're talking LA

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    I (foolishly) plan to move to LA to pursue my dreams as a writer or a comic in the upcoming months (hey, if those fail, i can always whore my penis around on film)...<p>I dont know anyone out there and would like some tips. i know traffic is terrible, job market sucks, and cost of living is high, but are there any other helpful info i should know of? <p>and is it true that you need a picture (im having a brainfart and forgot what those pictures are called, the ones used in casting calls) to apply for regular jobs?

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 7:56 p.m. CST

    I hate when that happens

    by Orionsangels

    You're minding your own business and then all of a sudden a giant vacuum cleaner sucks you up.

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 7:57 p.m. CST


    by REDD

    Battle: Los Angeles, Monsters, Alien prequel, Thing prequel...any other alien movies coming?

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 7:58 p.m. CST

    Strauss Brothers/AVP2 = Dog excrement...

    by Mutley26

    being smeared directly onto my corneas with a stick. With this glib line, I bore folk with at every given opportunity.

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 8:10 p.m. CST

    Kilowog -->

    by MJDeViant

    I have no idea what it is but when I googled it I saw this instead of those concept images

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 8:18 p.m. CST

    Nice visuals

    by Screwbini

    Can't really say much more about it based on that trailer, though.

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 8:26 p.m. CST

    I've read a lot about this movie...

    by vettebro

    It's totally independent. That could be really good, or really bad. I'm very impressed with the SFX in the trailer. Especially knowing how much (less really) money they spent. If it gets decent reviews, I'll give it a shot.

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 8:26 p.m. CST


    by ConfusedPanda

    I'm curious how many talkbackers live in the LA area. I hope someone helps you with your bold, reckless, and life-fulfilling plan.

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 8:27 p.m. CST

    So Independence Day meets Cloverfield meets Distrct 9?

    by Dharma4

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 8:28 p.m. CST


    by cyberskunk

    If you mean GenericJob in a GenericCompany or GenericUniversity rather than a job in any particular industry, the answer is no, you don't need one. I don't know about individual company policies, but I haven't needed a photo and I live in CA.

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 8:28 p.m. CST

    Although the last image is kinda cool.

    by Dharma4

    Gotta admit.

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 8:33 p.m. CST

    "From the minds that brought you Alien vs Predators Requiem"

    by Tarijeno

    Bleh, no thanks.

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 8:38 p.m. CST

    Donald Faison

    by diseptikon

    I can just see it now, Turk takes down one of the aliens with a right hook and then JD comes in and slaps him a high five!

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 8:40 p.m. CST

    I really enjoyed that teaser

    by kevred

    Maybe these things are always best in concept - when they suggest something more epic than they can ever really pull off. And before the inevitable cast of 20-something models starts opening their mouths.<p>That said, I really dig this kind of thing and this was very well done.

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 8:40 p.m. CST

    Oh BTW...

    by diseptikon

    Dont forget the part when Turk sees the alien ship sucking up all the humans and looks at his dirty ass apartment and yells "I have got ta get me one of deeese!"

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 8:42 p.m. CST


    by Anything But Tangerines

    Paradise isn't for everyone, though. In an age where your entire life can be spent indoors, in your car, or staring down at a glowing screen in your hand... L.A. is ideal in climate and geography, and you will never get bored no matter how you spend your free time. But go ahead and bitch about the traffic during rush hour on the busiest arteries, and how expensive it is to live downtown and in the hills. WTF?!?

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 8:42 p.m. CST

    Arizona: we stole it, they can't steal it back!

    by kevred

    Swarming across someone else's country, committing genocide on the natives and penning the stragglers up in reservations = good.<p>Letting for-ners cross the border to do jobs we don't want to do = evil.<p>God bless Amer'ca!

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 8:43 p.m. CST

    This is going to happen

    by diseptikon

    Turk is going to come face to face with an alien and be unsure of what to do. So hell dance a funny dance, and then JD will hit the alien over the head with a shovel.

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 8:44 p.m. CST


    by Rupee88

    Well Cameron directed Piranha 2 i'm not assuming these Strauss Bros are talentless, though admittedly it is likely. AVP:Requium was a worthless pos.

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 8:44 p.m. CST

    Skyline ? LA

    by the_frog

    If you are going to make a movie about a skyline then why not pick a city with a decent one.

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 8:50 p.m. CST

    The aliens arrive

    by ebolamonkey

    and major suckage ensues

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 9:13 p.m. CST

    'a sense of character'

    by frank cotton

    please, spare me that lament. AVP2 really, really sucked - this will have to be extra good to make up for that abomination

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 9:18 p.m. CST

    Looks good to me!

    by billF

    I will go see it!

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  • Aug. 10, 2010, 9:47 p.m. CST

    Looks cool. Will it be cool? None of us know.

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 9:59 p.m. CST

    sort of look like protoss from starcraft

    by Adelai Niska

    only silver instead of gold

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 10:03 p.m. CST

    Aliens will keep winning until...

    by EastcoastAvenger

    Drunk old Randy Quaid flies his crop duster up their UFO hole.

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 10:09 p.m. CST

    This looks like DEFENDER: The movie

    by theycallmemrtibbs

    Remember the video game Defender? <p> Think about it

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 10:13 p.m. CST

    Cities vs towns

    by Kaitain

    "Show me an invasion of a small town in Iowa, and I'm there." <p> Agreed. An alien invasion movie focused on small towns, forest areas, farms, mountains etc. would be fucking awesome. <p> That was one of the reasons I really liked "Signs" (yes, I know not everyone did) although I'm thinking here more along conventional alien invasion story lines. <p> And I want to see an alien invasion story where the invaders don't have a fucking energy field that blocks all gunfire, so that we can see a conventional battle between superior (but not untouchable) tech and greater numbers fighting on home soil.

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 10:17 p.m. CST


    by Gidney

    if they realized that sucking up certain parts of LA will snag not only people but the personal defense weapons they carry and some recreational substances. I can just see evil ET's eyes go wide as he's thinking all "anal probe" and a crack-fueled army of pissed off humans round the corner with a Cypress Hill meets Dethklok meets NWA soundtrack playing in their collective heads. See how fast a mutherfucker can blurt out "I come in peace" while hiding an anal probe.

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 10:17 p.m. CST

    AVP-R was better than PREDATORS

    by zillabeast

    I look forward to this.

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 10:19 p.m. CST


    by HaterofCrap


  • Aug. 10, 2010, 10:19 p.m. CST

    So somebody else saw Independence Day?

    by torontoxic

    I thought this geek shit fantasy about aliens being dickholes died when they replaced Duchovny with Robert Patrick?

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 10:38 p.m. CST

    derp derp

    by lostboytexas

    steven hawkings just jizzed on his electro-computer-voice-machine! in other news, it will be hard to watch msnbc anymore

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 10:39 p.m. CST

    See, what the teaser DOESN'T show

    by Fuzzyjefe

    is the aliens actually spitting every last ass-hat they sucked up from L.A. back to the ground, and going somewhere else. <p> Even alien invaders gots to have some sort of quality standards, right? <p> "Who the FUCK is this Xenu? This must be where they send their defective meat-sacks. I hear Miami is SPICY!"

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 10:54 p.m. CST


    by halsolo

    Bad tracking. Bad integration of the particle effects. Bad sound mix to rip off the TRANSFORMERS ad campaigns, AS WELL as pretty much ripping off the typography as well. Adequate compositing. Particle clouds coming up from the city are integrated, and there's NO lighting effects to the live action plates when those HUGE ENERGY BALLS hit the ground. WORST, the final "money" shot has all the people in silhouette with no real animation to the bodies. IT LOOKS AND FEELS CHEAP, and if any of you are wondering why I listed the technical reasons above. This is slightly better than SCY-FY, but any of you could learn how to do this level of VFX with VIDEOCOPILOT tutorials. If this is a no-budget production, kudos, but the one scene with good CG effects work (the ships coming through the cloud layer) still had the green screen elements feeling too pasted in front.

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 10:57 p.m. CST

    AvP-R is fucking awesome

    by D.Vader

    It has the best Predator in the AvP series and has some pretty great kills. The directors knew PW Anderson had fucked the franchises beyond repair, so they just went balls out with the sequel. <p> Who cares if the Predalien can lay multiple chestbursters in a human via mouth when the first movie already had chestbursters growing to adult size in minutes?

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 11:01 p.m. CST


    by halsolo

    "... AREN'T integrated" - It looks like giant clumps of smoke just generating out of a flat plane in clumps. I HOPE with their background in VFX they polish this up for the final film. If the plot is goddamn brilliant and engaging none of this will really matter (or if they busted it out for like, $2 million and can make a sick profit). But for once I'm agreeing with Harry... goddamnit.

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 11:08 p.m. CST

    Plot and drama wizards they are NOT

    by quantize

    the bits you need to make an actually good sci-fi film

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 11:08 p.m. CST

    I agree, the silhouettes of the pple don't move...

    by D.Vader

    And it does look sorta cheap that way. But it IS a teaser, and I'm willing to look past it if it's a fun flick.

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 11:09 p.m. CST

    by quantize

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 11:10 p.m. CST

    'AvP-R is fucking awesome'

    by quantize

    That D must stand for dickbrain...

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 11:13 p.m. CST

    @yourSTEPDADDY re: LA

    by halsolo

    There's no money in comics out here. Only move out here to try and work in film or tv, otherwise there's way cheaper places to live. If you do work out here bust your ass, work as many shit jobs as you can Year One, learn from other people's mistakes. Pay your dues. Work shit jobs (I.E. bussing tables and doing data entry) to pay bills. If you're out of work more than two weeks, Lower your standard of job and don't stop. Write in coffee shops all weekend. If you survive 5 years you'll probably end up finally doing what you came here to do. If you manage anything quicker than that, you are either very lucky, very talented or both. Either way, don't give that dick out for free. Whoever told you about photos is effing with you.

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 11:21 p.m. CST


    by Russman

    moving to LA - Dude make sure you have A LOT of cash on hand. The job market sucks ass. Unless you've got a connection that can get you in or you don't mind taking some really bad job, make sure you have enough to get by for nearly a year. And learn how to cook if you don't know already - it'll save you $$. Good luck

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 11:28 p.m. CST

    the strause brothers are fucking wank

    by Waka_Flocka

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 11:47 p.m. CST

    the corner of SANTA MONICA and LA BREA

    by Tigger Tales


  • Aug. 11, 2010, 12:07 a.m. CST

    'Giggle. Sorry. Couldn't resist, I'm evil that way.'

    by mr teaspoon


  • Aug. 11, 2010, 12:16 a.m. CST

    @ D Vader

    by Witwiki50

    if you were being beamed up, into space, possibly at a G-Force me or you have never encountered, you may not 'move' around much too. As for ''it looks kinda cheap, are we talking Independence Day cheap, are we talking District 9 cheap, or are we talking AVP cheap? cos, dont look cheap to me pal

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 12:25 a.m. CST

    Good Concept...

    by Fletch Gannon

    but their track record is horrible...and there is every indication that this will be horrible as well. AvP-R was terrible! That movie had a cast of nobodies playing characters that no one cared about...I don't see this being any different. That said I'm not going to see this until I heard what the word on the street is.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 12:44 a.m. CST

    We all love watching helpless humans

    by bumpuses_nextdoor_neighbor

    get raped by superior technological foes. Because deep down we know we deserve it.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 12:44 a.m. CST

    The Mac and Me Sequel We've Been Waiting For!!!

    by The_Flying_Squirrel

    Oh, dare I dream... the ships land, the smoke clears, the dust settles... the ship bay doors slowly open, AND, standing inside, the 3 backlit silhouettes of our courageous friends we all love and remember... *whistllllllllllllle*... camera quickly pulls back and up to reveal an epic wide shot of thousands - grabbing their bleeding ears, falling to the ground. CUT to black. 11.12.10. November can't come soon enough!

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 12:50 a.m. CST


    by The_Flying_Squirrel

    You're an ignorant twat, Scarlett. I've read your posts... You're probably some film school dropout who thinks his shit smells sweeter than most. MAC AND ME, in any shape or form, is a sure thing. So suck it, bitch.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 12:57 a.m. CST

    Even the VFX looked like crap

    by Redmond

    I mean...that's the selling point, right? Pretty much what you expect from the auteurs who brought you AVP.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 1:28 a.m. CST


    by LookWhosTalkbackingToo

    Wow. Harry made a not very funny at all joke about the topical issue of illegal immigration, and then -in a cutesy way- patted himself on the back for being so very outrageous and "evil."<p> Harry, are you Carlos Mencia? Also, why are your ginger lips slaves to my man penis?

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 1:28 a.m. CST

    AvPR was at least twice as inept as the first one

    by superunknown85

    At least AvP had a plot, decent cinematography, and good production design. AvPR felt like a sci-fi channel original movie, or something that a couple of fans did in their spare time on the weekends.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 2:03 a.m. CST

    From the acclaimed directors of AVP2!

    by MattmanReturns

    That movie had the most cliche cardboard cutout characters (wow, 4 "C"s) of all time. And this movie stars... nobody.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 2:10 a.m. CST

    From the creators of AVP: REQUIEM?

    by Jobacca

    Christ I was in until I heard that. Now I'd walk out on this movie if I saw it on a plane. The Strauss Brothers are about on par with the Barbarian Brothers when it comes to filmmaking.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 2:17 a.m. CST

    It was a no budget production...

    by LiamODin

    Made completely independently and filmed at the condo building of one of the directors. There were no green screen shots in the teaser, hardly any in the film.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 2:29 a.m. CST

    AVP: Requiem

    by bubcus

    Finally sat down and watched the DVD of AVP:R with my girlfriend this past weekend and I actually enjoyed it for the most part (I may have been a wee bit distracted while the movie was on so... anyway).<BR><BR> But as for Skyline, I don't expect much. It'll probably be in the same veins as Independence Day. Just a fun popcorn flick that you turn off your brain for and then turn your brain back on at the end to either praise the flick or roast it.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 2:36 a.m. CST

    Did anyone ever notice?...

    by Sicuv Uyall

    Everyone in here has some severe mental issues. Really, I hope to God that this is not a cross section of the world's population otherwise those blue lights need to come here and take us all away.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 3:45 a.m. CST

    Looks pretty good to me

    by Lane_myers111

    Some great imagery there and im always happy when a trailer doesnt give every single thing away. As to people saying the people arent moving. Considering whats happening to them there is the possibility most of them are dead. I dont know any significant details about the plot of the movie but unless the aliens need to keep the people alive for slavery or something then its very possible that they wouldnt care if they were killed as they were scooped up. The forces involved look like a very powerful huricane and humans wouldnt survive very long swirling around in that.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 3:52 a.m. CST

    damn u theycallmemrtibbs

    by ur-vile

    You beat me to the Defender comment, good call

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 4:03 a.m. CST

    Strause Brothers should be thoroughly ashamed of themselves

    by Derrida77

    Seriously after the disaster that was AVP Requiem you wonder how the hell these guys got the budget to make another film. Stop giving money to non-talents Hollywood!

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 5:09 a.m. CST

    From the talentless hacks that brought you AVP:R

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    thanks but no thanks

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 5:12 a.m. CST

    i though it was a movie about the Nissan Skyline car

    by AsimovLives

    What's with Hollywood making movies named after Nissan cars, anyway? First PATHFINDER and now SKYLINE? What's next, movies called VERSA, MICRA, QASHQAI and GT-R?

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 5:18 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    I reckon that ARMAGEDDON and PEARL HARBOR are worst movies then AVP:REQUIEM, but not by much. Really, it's all very academic which is worst. But really, what an infected pile of shit was AVP:R. When me and my mates watched the move, that movie was so bad it robbed our lifeforce and will to live, so much so we couldn't even muster the energy to mock it. We left the theater spent and listless. They didn't invented cinema for this!! AVP:R is the type of movie that sometimes makes me think twice if being a movie geek was such a good idea.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 5:22 a.m. CST

    Mr. Nice Gaius

    by AsimovLives

    You mean the greatest troll ever. Really, your animosity against me is making you retard. You are becoming a troll yourself. Get a life.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 5:40 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    How can INCEPTION ruin modern cinema for anybody? Unless that soembody thinks that movies should all be dumb and stupid and unambitious. INCEPTION steals his enjoyment of dumb movies, is it? That's his problem, he should suck it up and shut up.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 5:57 a.m. CST

    Let me guess...the twist will be it's the Rapture...

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ...Jayzuss really was an aline just like that Von Daniken fella sed he was!

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 5:59 a.m. CST

    Nipples on the batsuit = Man boobs on Kilowog!

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    It's the re-Schumacherization of superhero movies going on right under our noses!

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 6:10 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    "please make sure America is not in the "greet alien space program""<br><br>Did you played GTA IV? In that game one of the Tv shows you could wqatch when you went to the apartments was this parody of SF adventure TV shows called Republican Space Rangers, where 3 characters that are parodies of hardcore red state GOP voting rednecks go about traveling in space and killing and blasting every extra-terrestrial they encounter, specially if they are defendless and pacifistic aliens? It was hillarious, and your coment made me remind of that TV show within the game.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 6:13 a.m. CST

    Looking right thru it

    by louisse

    The fact that the first chance they get they're throwing CGI in our faces. doesn't look to good for the script

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 6:26 a.m. CST


    by Lane_myers111

    when do hollywood not throw cgi in our face first chance they get? everytime

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 6:27 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    The story as i know is that Cameron directed the whole movie PIRANHA 2, directing by day and personally building the piranha props by night. He was so poor, that he slept on the editing room couch. One day he finds himself barred from the editing room by the producer, so Cameron that night breaks in the editing room and spends the entire night editing the movie without the producer knowing. He still got the director's credit. The truly positive experience from that movie was that he knew and became friends with Lance Henrikssen, and that allowed him to create a network of contacts, already established with his work for the movies BATTLE BEYOND THE STARS and ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK, that would later help him for THE TERMINATOR.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 6:31 a.m. CST


    by mighty boosh

    I wonder if we'll actually be able to make anything out in this movie? AVPR was terrible, had to turn the brightness up fully on TV to see anything. This looks like it might be slightly redeemed by the appearance of daylight.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 6:34 a.m. CST

    AVP: R = Shit Sandwich...sans bread

    by KillaKane

    How many times have we been down this road; pretty content. Pass

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 6:41 a.m. CST


    by my liege

    I wish Hollywoodland would remember how to design alien spaceships. This movie is crying out for an old school silver flying saucer.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 6:46 a.m. CST

    LA is already invaded by Extra-Terrestrials

    by AsimovLives

    Xenu rules over LA, with the help of his human minions, many of them placed in important places.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 6:56 a.m. CST

    Xenu, huh?

    by WarrenSmooth

    Maybe all those people are just getting sucked up into the sky to be audited.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 7:38 a.m. CST

    AVPR murdered my parents

    by yodalovesyou

    And gave a million people aids!

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 7:40 a.m. CST

    This really doesn't look good at all

    by YackBacker

    I'm indifferent to the whole thing- who cares?

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 7:43 a.m. CST


    by D.Vader

    Don't be a douche.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 7:45 a.m. CST

    I'm sick of LA and NYC in movies

    by Abominable Snowcone

    There ARE other cities in the USA, you know. Would it kill someone to actually set a movie someplace else? FUCK

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 7:58 a.m. CST

    Abominable Snowcone

    by AsimovLives

    An alien invasion in Modesto, California, then.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 7:59 a.m. CST

    Yeah! I wanna see New Orleans get hit with alien disaster!

    by D.Vader

    Too soon?

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 8:03 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    Poor New Orleans! Being hit by an hurricane and then the production of DEJA VU, and now aliens? that's just too evil!

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 8:04 a.m. CST

    Aliens invade Detroit

    by AsimovLives

    Robocop to the rescue.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 8:06 a.m. CST

    There's always Las Vegas

    by D.Vader

    And Miami. Maybe Orlando where we see mockups of Disney World destroyed, but it's different just enough to not get sued.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 8:07 a.m. CST


    by Bartleby T. Scrivener

    I started laughing my ass off when that line popped up.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 8:16 a.m. CST

    This two brothers just don't inspire confidence

    by AsimovLives

    It'snot the first time that a special effects technician becames an good director. Just look at Douglas Trumbul, James Cameron and Guilhermo Del Toro. But this two brothers are not in that league. AVP:R reads more like an indictment then as a portfolio.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 8:17 a.m. CST

    We should have listened.... to whom?

    by AsimovLives

    Orson Welles's War Of The Worlds radio show? Listen to whom?

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 8:24 a.m. CST

    The Strauss brothers.

    by windomearle39

    Never heard of them before AVPR. Hadn't heard of them since. Until now. Didn't they say they wanted another bash at AVP this time set in space?

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 8:36 a.m. CST

    Create your own sound fx

    by jansona

    Way to rip-off sound effects from Transformers... Fail

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 8:56 a.m. CST


    by Half-Baked-Goggle-Box-Do-Gooder

    The Rapture will be facilitated by flying saucers? Fucking christians, always expecting uninvited foreigners to do the heavy lifting for them... <p>By the way - Is it me, or does this look like a night-time version of that cancelled-before-it-even-got-out-the-door NBC alien invasion series "Day One"? Meteorish objects slamming into population centers and Big Shit growing outta of the ground? <p>Hollywood, originality be thy name. This will suck on ice.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 9:14 a.m. CST

    nthanks for the la answers!

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    I don't have a years worth saved up but I am willing to do some shitty jobs. The studio apts I've seen seem very cheap and reasonable, just not sure if they have fridges lol. But yea, ima be there soon! Buy me a beer and some pot!

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 9:14 a.m. CST

    nthanks for the la answers!

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    I don't have a years worth saved up but I am willing to do some shitty jobs. The studio apts I've seen seem very cheap and reasonable, just not sure if they have fridges lol. But yea, ima be there soon! Buy me a beer and some pot!

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 9:16 a.m. CST

    Ming said it best - Hawkings a hack

    by JamesT

    Pathetic earthlings. Hurling your bodies out into the void, without the slightest inkling of who or what is out here. If you had known anything about the true nature of the universe, anything at all, you would've hidden from it in terror.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 9:29 a.m. CST

    chris columbus vs hitler movie!

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    Do it hollywood!

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 9:32 a.m. CST

    So in like 3 months. . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . Harry will oh-so-wittily shoe-horn a BP oil spill joke into one of his posts.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 9:45 a.m. CST

    I too am a cerebral movie water

    by StovetopStuffin'


  • Aug. 11, 2010, 9:53 a.m. CST

    Don't look up?

    by sam jacksons wig

    Is that going to stop you getting hoovered into space by a gazillion watt Alien suction pump? <br><br> Then my eyes are staying firmly planted at "breast" line.<br><br> Apart from that, the FX looks okay, but the movie looks samey.......

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 9:57 a.m. CST

    Looks boring

    by Potatino

    Kind of like the new V tv show... oh I'm yawning already. No sale.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 10:06 a.m. CST

    Skyline Wallpaper - LAZZZY EFFECTS

    by DeltonParker

    Did anyone visit the skyline site and look at the people being sucked up? Its images of only about 4 or 5 guys duplicated a hundred times. I hope they don't half-ass the reset of the effects.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 10:14 a.m. CST

    How were they allowed into Earths orbit?

    by sam jacksons wig

    Did they knock and say "Hi! How are you today? We're just calling on you and all your neighbours to showcase our amazing new intergalactic vaccum cleaner....SUKTHEFUKUP...."<br><br> "Erm, no thanks, I'm not interested..."<br><br> "GUARANTEED TO CLEAN WALL TO WALL! BAGLESS! 50,000 YEAR WARANTY!!!"<br><br> "Look mate, I'm not interested- I've got a perfectly good Dyson."<br><br> "COMES WITH $150 DOLLARS WORTH OF FREE ACCESSORIES..."<br><br> "Look, could you just leave my fucking porch and get your tentacle out of my door?"<br><br>"NOT INTERESTED???? WELL, FUCK YOU AND YOUR PLANET!!! 100,000 LIGHTYEARS AND FOR WHAT??? I'VE GOT A FUCKING FAMILY TO FEED! I'M ONLY DOING MY JOB! WELL, HOW ABOUT DEMONSTARTION???"<br><br> Cue trailer......

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 10:18 a.m. CST

    Amen locke815

    by zdog22

    Harry I am not sure why people like you don't understand the Arizona law. All it does is try to enforce the federal law that is already on the books. The problem is that the gov't refuses to enforce their own laws. I have no problem with legal immigrants, but for crying out loud can these people just sign the guest book before they come in so that we know if they have been convicted of felonies. Harry people like you have to get off their high horse and start to think rationally.Ps the trailer looks like shit.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 10:18 a.m. CST

    Living in L.A.

    by PinkFloyd7

    Make sure you have a shitload of savings before you try moving to L.A. Apartment prices have gone through the roof (as an example, a 1 bedroom apartment I once lived in in Downey, a shitty suburb of LA, used to be $675 about 10 years ago, and now it's $1500 a month.) Fed up with LA, I moved to Austin two years ago. It took me a month to find a job here after living in extended stay hotels. Now I've got a 3 bedroom house that I only pay $900 a month for. For value, there really is no better place than Austin.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 10:27 a.m. CST

    kevred is an ass

    by zdog22

    I Have no problem with them doing the shit jobs that we "refuse to do". But its hard to imagine that a college kid wont bus tables, or do landscape to put themselves through school, but anyway. When these people do all these wonderfully shitty jobs, guess what,? they DONT PAY TAXES! and then they expect their kids to have a FREE EDUCATION and then they want FREE HEALTH CARE and guess who pays for it... YOU, YOU DUMB SHIT!

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 10:34 a.m. CST

    wtf pinkfloyd?

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    $900? Googly moogly that's a deal. I see studios for $600 in la (minus fridge/stove)... maybe I should go to austin and just work for aicn by being a sellout...ill need to gain 150lbs tho

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 10:54 a.m. CST

    I can't even watch the trailer

    by liljuniorbrown

    After reading your shitty attempt at a political joke followed up with "giggle". Do you really laugh like that? This is like the tenth time i've read you giggle lately. Use HA HA or even the stupid lol.Don't giggle like the under age girls we all know you want to rape.Any ways, I fall under the category of people that think if they want to live here,work here,pay taxes,and raise there familys let them do it and make the process easier. Do background checks so we know that Scarface ain't moving in next door but speed it up so that the people don't have to die packed in the back of a cargo van in the desert. I know that makes me a "Red state tea bagger rightwing" what ever but thats how I feel about it.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 10:57 a.m. CST

    And as far as AVPR goes

    by liljuniorbrown

    I thought that shit would be right up most ya'lls alley. It had aliens killing children and pregnant women. From what I remember the Predators weren't really trying to help the humans much. I just remember watching it thinking, this movie is bad but it's a lot better than the one in the snow with the pyramid.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 11:01 a.m. CST

    Another reason- crappy movie posters

    by artdude102

    This is one of the lazier posters I've seen in a while- all the bodies floating up are copied and flipped versions of each other. Maybe about 4 or 5 only. So lazy!!! Another case for bringing back old style posters. Enough of this lazy photoshop crap.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 11:04 a.m. CST

    Harry, ZDOG22 and all those that need to bring up Arizona, inclu

    by avs72885

    Elton John was in Arizona a few weeks ago, amazing show by the way, and he had stated he is not sure why those "fucks" (his actual words) want to boycott Arizona. "They can all fuck off". I will have to agree with him. Fuck those that want to oppose Arizona for enforcing a federal law. But at the same time, fuck those who don't think that our government in Arizona is a little prejudicial towards Mexicans right now. Between 1070 and the fucking outlawing of ethic studies, WTF. People, whether they are illegals, legals or citizens, can commit some pretty atrocious crimes. Its not so fucking easy for someone to become a citizen. Most illegals cross because it is a last resort. We, as Americans, should be a little more understanding and stream line the fucking process for getting those people, who need and want better, to become mother fucking American Citizens. I am 3rd generation American, my family came from Italy. My great grandfather came here, W.ith O.ut P.apers, like many fucking immigrants back in the god damn day. People who call for an end to amnesty need to jump back a few fucking generations to see if their parents were here legally when their children were born, fucking pricks. The only fucking people that can truly call themselves Americans are fucking living on reservations, poor fucking bastards. God, i am going off here but one last thing.... Our wonderful governor and some fucking sheriffs in Arizona are blaming illegals for every fucking thing that goes wrong in Arizona, Drugs, Education, Economy, Crime... every fucking thing is the illegal Mexicans fault. Do you smell that, sniff, sniff, holy shit, this smell reminds me of something. Blaming someone else for our problems, sniff, sniff, well i could swear that smells like..... the jews. Wake the fuck up!!!!!! We aren't fucking Nazis are we? Jesus fucking Christ!!!!!! PS: Sonoran Hot Dogs are amazing, that is all

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 11:06 a.m. CST

    That subject line

    by avs72885

    is suppose to read: Including my dumbass self.... What a fucking dumbass i am. And this movie looks like shit.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 11:11 a.m. CST


    by avs72885

    i can't agree with you more, and that does not make you a right wing teabagger, it makes you American. You want what is best for everyone.I was trying to say that but all this anti-mexican shit is getting to me. If any of you have facebook, check out the group "It aint racism, you are here illegally stupid." It shouldn't be about racism, i agree, but.... of course they have pictures of stereotypes and calvin pissing on the mexican flag. So.....

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 11:46 a.m. CST

    Ok, wait a minute....

    by Out of your element

    Trailer says that in November of LAST YEAR we sent out a message further out in space than ever before. That doesnt make any fucking sense. All radio signals we send travel at the same speed: the speed of light. So that message isnt even past proxima centauri. I guess the aliens are in our neighborhood? Also, this movie does look like shit.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 11:50 a.m. CST

    Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking

    by blackwood

    is a very interesting show and the first episode is where SKYLINE got those quotes from.<p>Regardless of the pedigree (or lack) behind the film, is it wrong for my first thought to be "YAY SCI-FI!"? Probably. But still. Yay. Sci-fi.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 11:56 a.m. CST

    Alien vacuums


    Didn't Jo Ruben already cover this shit in THE FORGOTTEN?

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 12:04 p.m. CST

    Yes! YES! Stay the hell outta Los Angeles PLEASE!!!

    by Citizen Sane

    If anybody out there is considering moving to LA to "make it big"... you're not! You won't get "discovered". You are not the next amazing personality to wow the media. There are millions of others just like you, if not better then you. You do not have the talent that you think you do (and if you did, you stand a better chance staying home and waiting for Idol or Talent to come to your town for auditions). You are not welcome here, anyway. So just stay home and get a job or something and quit clogging up our freeways and raising the cost of living!

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 12:14 p.m. CST

    ...and yes, if you live in LA...

    by Citizen Sane

    ...and aren't "making it" (or even if you think you are), please get the fuck out (especially if you're not originally from here). You don't belong here. You have no business here. So please, go home (and take someone with you). To re-iterarate my previous post, when you hear "you're going to Hollywood" on those lame reality shows, that IS NOT a calling for your to come to LA to "make it big" because you won't. And if you don't belong here... GO HOME!!!

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 12:22 p.m. CST

    Who the hell am I kidding...

    by coosawatchie

    Of course I'll be laying down the clod hard cash to see this. I've been a sucker for alien flicks since before Harry Knowles was even born. Will Skyline be great? Probably not. Will I enjoy it? Good chance. AVPR was a horrible movie though, but I'll lay that on the studio and not the film makers.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 12:25 p.m. CST

    citizen i will be discovered!

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    I will step off the bus, a pimp will approach me, I turn tricks, end up meeting someone "famousish", sleep with her, release sextape, do 2 vh1 reality shows, end up arguing over twitter with people not famous, and THEN I sell my script to someone preferably not jewish or. A hack. And somewhere in there I will get on the crack pipe or meth, that part is the only thing I'm not sure of yet

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 12:27 p.m. CST

    Or Maybe...

    by Wrath4771

    The aliens attack Los Angeles for being dicks and sticking their nose in Arizona's business.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 12:31 p.m. CST

    but seriously

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    The only thing I love truly in the world besides sex is creating (through writing, skits, drawing, etc). I know the likelihood of my lazy ass making it is low, but what else can I do? Keep working at jobs I have no passion for? Go back to school, get a degree, to go work at a job I have no passion for? I'm not a materialistic person and don't care about being rich or famous. I just truly want to entertain the world, and i ll find a way to do it (more successfully that is since I'm already entertaining a very very very small percentage of it through youtube videos). Anyway, ill make it or die trying

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 12:38 p.m. CST

    Stephen Hawking...

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ...We have the Tau Cetian Hive Mind have come to your planet to cure Lou Gehrig's Disease. However, due to the derogatory and xenophobic comments recently made by Stephen Hawking, we have decided that your civilization is not yet evolved enough to deserve our consideration, so our plans for curing Lou Gehrig's Disease are hereby suspended for another 5000 years. Suck on it, Hawking!

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 12:42 p.m. CST

    A friend of mine's doing pretty well in LA in music promotion...

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ...She really had no knowledge of the business, nor, she'll admit any real talent other than a passion for music. She got a lucky break and now she makes a comfortable living, gets to meet lots of interesting musicians and gets to travel all over the world. It's takes a bit of luck, yes, but you'll never get anywhere if you don't have the love of whatever endeavor you choose, plus a lot of hard-ass work! That goes for LA as well as anywhere else.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 12:46 p.m. CST

    Chili flavored with cinnamon on top of spaghetti sounds nasty...

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ...but I gotta admit, I tried it and that shit wasn't too bad... it was pretty tasty, in fact. Props to Ohio, you're good for something after all.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 12:47 p.m. CST

    Citizen "Sane" sounds a bit ... IN sane

    by D.Vader

    See what I did there? What a nutcase.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 12:51 p.m. CST

    'Giggle. Sorry. Couldn't resist, I'm evil that way. "

    by TheKGB


  • Aug. 11, 2010, 1:03 p.m. CST

    citizen sane

    by PinkFloyd7

    I lived in LA my entire life. Born in Downey. Lived in Northridge and Long Beach most of my adult life. I never had trouble "making it." Granted, I didn't work in the entertainment industry. Once I got married and had two kids, though, I said fuck it and moved to Austin. You can live much better out here for half the money, and it never takes me longer than 20 minutes to get to work.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 1:33 p.m. CST

    But is it in 3D?

    by thommcg

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 1:45 p.m. CST

    Citizen Sane is a grumpy old man

    by BP_drills_america_a_new_asshole

    What he's really trying to say is he doesn't like immigrants coming to LA. He's basically making a retarded racist stay-away-from-my-town rant. Citizen, I live in LA and used to work in da movies and made dollars. I think its YOU who should fuck off, you're not wanted here. Capis?

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 1:48 p.m. CST

    I just saw the trailer... it's lame!

    by AsimovLives

    If this is supposed to make me excited about the movie, forget it. It's doing the exact opposite effect. They forgot to mention "From the directors of ALIEN VS PREDATOR: REQUIEM".

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 1:55 p.m. CST


    by barrignite

    ...Good. Sorry about the profanity by the way. The Strause Brothers fucked up so badly that they should not only never have even had a chance to make another movie (who looked at thier only movie and said, "GREENLIGHT!") but we as responsible geeks should not even acknowledge thier existence in the movie world. Put it this way, if a couple of guys raped my wife and kids in 2007, I wouldn't just let that shit slide come three years later.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 1:58 p.m. CST

    Fox board meeting:

    by barrignite

    "Imagine *makes box with thumbs and forefingers while staring wistfully in to the distance* ALIENS vs PREDATOR vs the O.C!" *Sits back in chair and rubs chin* "I LIKE IT"!

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 2:01 p.m. CST

    So much for ID4-2. Late to the game.

    by Pixelsmack

    no ones gonna care when ID4-2 finally comes out now that Hollywood is on the alien invasion kick.....Battle for LA.....Skyline... I mean they had one of the highest grossing films all time with ID4 and they still have not made a sequel.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 3:53 p.m. CST

    la question

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    I know their transportation system sucks but is it better to start out with a car? I'm not interested in gettin one and hopefully plan to find work close to whereever I end up livin, so I could walk/bus it.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 3:56 p.m. CST

    also can la tbers

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    Start job hunting for me? And find easy girls? And find me a pot dealer? Thanks in advance

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 5:03 p.m. CST


    by cyberskunk

    Someone told me she thinks Goldstar chili is superior to Skyline. I suppose both have their supporters.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 5:03 p.m. CST

    Nope... I'm a grumpy middle-aged man

    by Citizen Sane

    BP_drills_america_a_new_asshole: go home, back to school and learn something (and stay home)... KAPISH!!! <br> PinkFloyd7: I'm an LA native too. I've also lived in Austin. I almost envy you; great town (both parent UT theater program alumnus). Have considered moving back several time (because it's so gaddamn expensive and crowded her now from all of the pathetic wannabes- like BP_Drills and Star Wars Lucas wannabe loser D.Vader) <br> yourSTEPDADDY: LMAO- You're welcome in my house anytime and I hope your gifts for humor get you discovered and a stellar career!!! <br> As for the rest of you: Get the fuck out! Lol

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 5:11 p.m. CST

    to avs72885

    by zdog22

    Not blaming illegals for every thing that goes wrong you ass, but if you think that its ok for people come over here un documented who have potentially committed felonies your insane. Not saying its easy to become a citizen BUT PEOPLE DO IT . so whats it saying who actually follow the law. I have loved ones who have been killed by people who's backgrounds went unchecked by the feds (9/11) so get your head out of your ass, its just not the mexicans its everyone. the world is too dangerous not to know who is in the country.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 5:25 p.m. CST

    If you actually have talent...

    by Citizen Sane

    ..., and I've known many (some of whom you've heard of), you don't need to be in LA. You just need to work at it. Tons of idiots keep filing into this town assuming that their dreams are going magically come true because they are somehow "special". It's foolish to think that is going to happen. If you want to make movies or music, just do it whereever you are. Gimme a fucking' break, the tech is as affordable as ever and you have a venue to get an audience just a few clicks away from anywhere on the planet. If you REALLY have talent; "Hollywood" will call you. If you want proof of what I am saying, then watch the upcoming show "Sh*t My Dad Says" and research how that program was conceived. Meanwhile: good luck and stay the fuck out of LA. LOL!!!

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 5:41 p.m. CST

    your stepdaddy

    by PinkFloyd7

    Dude, nobody walks in L.A. Don't you know the song?

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 5:46 p.m. CST


    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    You mean you don't get AsimovIsFuckingDead?!?! Holy shit! I knew you were dense but fuck right off!

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 6:06 p.m. CST

    Mr. Nice Gaius

    by AsimovLives

    Now that you have turn into a major ass, i say this to you: whenever i want your opinion, i'll give you one. Until then, shut your traphole, boy.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 6:19 p.m. CST

    God, you suck!

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    And there really is nothing else to say about ya!

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 6:20 p.m. CST

    Seriously, get off of your high-horse.

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    You don't impress anyone with this pedantic bullshit. It's so old. It's so over!

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 6:21 p.m. CST

    AVP:R was better than the first one.

    by TedKordLives

    If only by the virtue of being rated R. Fuck a PG-13 Predator OR Alien movie.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 6:22 p.m. CST

    Lighten up, Asi.

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Quit trying to tell people what to think and take a second to realize why so many blast you on these boards. Maybe then you'll finally "get it".

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 6:44 p.m. CST

    Mr. Nice Gaius why don't you lighten up?

    by RPLocke

    You fucking shit.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 6:56 p.m. CST

    Browsng synopsises...

    by bubcus

    Terry (Donald Faison), an entrepreneur, lures his longtime friend Jarrod (Eric Balfour) to the West Coast. After a night of partying, both wake to find a strange force is swallowing humanity off the face of the earth. They soon find themselves amongst a small group of survivors who brave a mysterious attack of otherworldly origins. <B></B><BR> In the sci-fi thriller "Skyline," strange lights descend on the city of Los Angeles, drawing people outside like moths to a flame where an extraterrestrial force threatens to swallow the entire human population off the face of the earth. <b></B><BR><BR>As this post on AICN was the first I had heard of this film, I did some digging around to learn more about the plot. Sounds like an okay popcorn flick.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 6:58 p.m. CST

    lol i love the nonlove here

    by yourSTEPDADDY

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 7:08 p.m. CST

    RPLocke, I'll say it again:

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Of all the Talkbackers who post on this site, you (by far) are the most useless one around. And that really is saying something. I'd actually make more fun of you but I fear that you suffer from some sort of mental deficiency or anti-social disorder. Therefore, I don't want to appear overtly cruel to a man-child who Twitters on AICN 24 hours a day.<P>Twunt.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 7:12 p.m. CST

    I'll second what Mr. Nice Gaius just posted.

    by TedKordLives

    Even tho I told myself I was done with RPLocke. <P> Locke, please fuck the hell off with your moronic bullshit.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 7:14 p.m. CST

    yourSTEPDADDY be careful...

    by BP_drills_america_a_new_asshole

    Citizen Sane has invited you to his house. I wouldn't accept if I were you. Your head will probaly end up in that loon's freezer.<P>And Citizen Sane one more thing...I make more in a year than you do in ten. My tax dollars are paying for your mental healthcare. Assclown.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 7:27 p.m. CST

    regardin Citizen Sane aka my future roomie!

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    I understand what youre saying, "if Im good, I can be discovered anywhere"...well I know I am great (I have dillusions of grandeur when it comes to my arts) but I doubt I will be discovered in Maryland (and NOT that dirty ass area known as Baltimore)...<p>My best bet is slang my dick to whatever female is "famous" and become known from there, or move to LA, work on my craft, meet others interested in doing what Im doing, make friends, and then mooch off their success... <p> Also... you better know some women Sane or im not washing dishes!

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 7:28 p.m. CST


    by RPLocke

    Why don't you fuck off? Go talk about how much you love Predators?

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 7:33 p.m. CST

    wait Donald Faison is in this?

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    fuck... gonna be starin at that mole the entire time he is onscreen (which is probably 20mins, since, ya know, black people dont last long when involvin aliens...or magical islands....or serial killers...or genetically created dinosaurs...or by NYPD...or etc)

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 7:35 p.m. CST

    AVP-R Definitely Better Than Predators

    by Autodidact

    Any movie where everyone gets fucking nuked at the end has my respect. <p>If I had to choose between AVP-R and Predators, no doubt I'd choose to watch AVP-R again, and I've seen it a couple times. It has its moments.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 7:38 p.m. CST

    I Can't Believe They Never Sequelized ID4

    by Autodidact

    How many other top grossing movies of the year since 1976 have gone without sequels? Apart from Titanic I can't think of any.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 7:40 p.m. CST

    There was never a movie sequel to Stargate

    by RPLocke

    despite it being a big movie. It got shafted to TV instead.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 9:36 p.m. CST


    by avs72885

    I didn't say you personally. I agree with you people should come across legally as documented citizens, however I think the system is broken.. I'm sorry for your loss, I lost family in the towers as well. My entire family is back east in New York. Unfortunately, all the terrorists involved in 9/11 were documented and known to the FBI. If you are unaware of that, you are sadly misinformed. I do not want criminals, however don't be so naive to think that just because you have law enforcement enforcing laws and a "more" secure border, it will keep out the "bad" guys... Which right now, are drug dealers. I say legalize drugs and make every illegal a tax payer.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 9:36 p.m. CST

    Requiem sucked. Predator vs. Pizza Dude?

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    That's what it was.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 9:43 p.m. CST


    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    It boggles the mind, doesn't it?

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 10:01 p.m. CST

    I could finally get somewhere on the 405

    by OnO

    ...when all the Mexicans had there little "day without Mexicans" in Los Angeles and Orange County.It equalled into the" Best fucking commute ever." Every goddamn week there should be something like that happening, so the 405, the 5 and every other hell hole freeway is a little less hellish. That scene in Falling Down we he just gets out the car. That's fucking everyday in Los Angeles and still thousands of fucking morons are pouring into that city. Fucking Alien battle ships sucking up the LA population for the proverbial galactic McNugget Lunch sounds great to anyone stranded around 4pm on some interchange trying to get to LAX and the full body cavity search waiting for them at the security booth.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 10:30 p.m. CST

    I didn't know Charlies brother from Lost was in this

    by RPLocke


  • Aug. 12, 2010, 12:56 a.m. CST

    Fuck FUCK YOU

    by diseptikon

    Seriously no, fuck you. O RLY? FUCK YOU. LOL, FUCK THIS MOVIE.

  • Aug. 12, 2010, 1:22 a.m. CST

    Citizen Sane, you're an idiot

    by D.Vader

    "Star Wars Lucas wannabe loser D.Vader" <p> You poor fool, making assumptions based on a screenname that hurt your poor widdle feelwings when you said some crazy xenophobic shit about LA.

  • Aug. 12, 2010, 1:24 a.m. CST

    Though, let's face it, he's right about one thing

    by D.Vader

    I DO wanna be Lucas, since the man is a gajillionaire.

  • Aug. 12, 2010, 2:08 a.m. CST

    Is this a movie about the Rapture?

    by dailysportspages

    Are the Left Behind people behind this? :)

  • Aug. 12, 2010, 8:48 p.m. CST

    This seems like a one idea movie...

    by GeneralKael

    ...someone was watching Superman The Movie and thought "Gee, that part where all the Kryptonians are flying weightless through the air screaming is really creepy - what if we made a movie with that happening on earth? How do we do it? How, how how? I know, Aliens attack with GIANT COLOSSAL VACCUM CLEANERS!! AWESOME. Tagline, tagline, hmm... "This time, with twice the suction!" "LA Sucked!" "Here's a Dyson sphere for ya!(too obscure)" "Prepare to be sucked senseless!" "Get ready to get the life sucked out of you!" "This movie sucks!" (at least that would probably be truthful). I'm waiting for Roger Ebert to put this in his next Your movie sucks book. I don't think he would be able to resist it even if it is a great movie...