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Sep. 10, 2009by: Dave Davis

Several humans have enlisted in the campaign against extraterrestrial insurgents in the action/sci-fi flick BATTLE: LOS ANGELES.

Dapper R&B singer Ne-Yo will trade the mic for an M-16, joining irritating TRANSFORMERS 2 sidekick Ramon Rodriguez, Taylor Handley (TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE BEGINNING) and Cory Hardrict (GRAN TORINO) in the platoon.

Aaron Eckhart puts his own heroic jaw in the line of fire as a US Marine sergeant fighting the invaders. Talking with Sci-Fi Wire just out of movie-soldier "boot camp", Eckhart describes the flick as "BLACK HAWK DOWN meets ALIEN" and says "It's going to be outrageous."

The movie also features Bridget Moynahan, Michael Pena and Michelle Rodriguez (possibly playing some type of tough chick), and is shooting in the other LA (Louisiana) under the eye of director Jonathan Liebesman.

Extra Tidbit: I wonder how the aliens determined Los Angeles was a "soft target"? The abundance of implants?
Source: THRSci-Fi Wire

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11:28AM on 09/10/2009

SOUNDS COOL

I AM ACUALLY HAPPY THAT ECKHART GOT THIS ROLE..I WOULD LIKE TO SEE HIM IN MORE THRILLERS..HE WOULD MAKE A GREAT ACTION HERO I THINK..I HOPE HE GETS MORE RECOGNITION IN THIS MOVIE..HE DESERVES IT AND SHOULD GET MORE COOL ROLES..DON'T LET BALE GRAB EM' ALL..ALTHOUGH I LIKE HIM TOO..I'M ROOTING FOR ECKHART TO FINALLY SHINE!
I AM ACUALLY HAPPY THAT ECKHART GOT THIS ROLE..I WOULD LIKE TO SEE HIM IN MORE THRILLERS..HE WOULD MAKE A GREAT ACTION HERO I THINK..I HOPE HE GETS MORE RECOGNITION IN THIS MOVIE..HE DESERVES IT AND SHOULD GET MORE COOL ROLES..DON'T LET BALE GRAB EM' ALL..ALTHOUGH I LIKE HIM TOO..I'M ROOTING FOR ECKHART TO FINALLY SHINE!
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8:14AM on 09/10/2009

ok

im down with the devil.
im down with the devil.
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1:49AM on 09/10/2009

Yeesh

Can we just get a Neill Blomkamp Halo movie please? After District 9 this (which had more than enough Black Hawk Down meets Aliens action to quench my thirst) this movie is just going to make us feel dumb again.
Can we just get a Neill Blomkamp Halo movie please? After District 9 this (which had more than enough Black Hawk Down meets Aliens action to quench my thirst) this movie is just going to make us feel dumb again.
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12:01PM on 09/10/2009

I love Lamp

let's make a deal, I'll keep rappers out of movies if you keep actresses (Zoey, Scarlett, etc) from making albums.

but seriously, you're argument got stale around the time boyz in the hood came out. And it got completely drowned out by the success of Will Smith and Marky mark, Latifah's oscar nom and 8 Mile's box office.

You just might have other issues
let's make a deal, I'll keep rappers out of movies if you keep actresses (Zoey, Scarlett, etc) from making albums.

but seriously, you're argument got stale around the time boyz in the hood came out. And it got completely drowned out by the success of Will Smith and Marky mark, Latifah's oscar nom and 8 Mile's box office.

You just might have other issues
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12:22PM on 09/10/2009
tired though the argument may be it still don't make it not true. as i'm sure you know, box office success does not equal a good movie. for me personally, will smith, latifah and eminem are just mediocre actors who act in mediocre or just plain bad films. but mediocrity and general across the board cinematic blandness seems to spell box office gold for today's movie viewer.

to end on a more positive note, the lovely and talented jennifer hudson was probably the only good thing about dream
tired though the argument may be it still don't make it not true. as i'm sure you know, box office success does not equal a good movie. for me personally, will smith, latifah and eminem are just mediocre actors who act in mediocre or just plain bad films. but mediocrity and general across the board cinematic blandness seems to spell box office gold for today's movie viewer.

to end on a more positive note, the lovely and talented jennifer hudson was probably the only good thing about dream girls, an otherwise HORRIBLE movie.

p.s. at least you and i are in agreement about actress/wannabe diva singers.
1:22PM on 09/10/2009
yeah. i didnt want to get too deep but the beef you have is with the casting process. Hollywood still does not know how to break in black talent. They are afraid they cant sell them overseas. Maybe they think Will Smith/Eddie Murphy in his heyday/Denzel are an anomalies. I don't know.

There are tons of legit black actors who wish the rappers would stay in their own lane. but there are actually agents out there who's job it is to cast rappers/singers in films.

the reality for all of
yeah. i didnt want to get too deep but the beef you have is with the casting process. Hollywood still does not know how to break in black talent. They are afraid they cant sell them overseas. Maybe they think Will Smith/Eddie Murphy in his heyday/Denzel are an anomalies. I don't know.

There are tons of legit black actors who wish the rappers would stay in their own lane. but there are actually agents out there who's job it is to cast rappers/singers in films.

the reality for all of these folks is... selling 2 million albums doesnt mean 2 million fans are going to buy movie tickets. Another reality is that Common, mos def, even Neyo aren't bad actors at all.

On a side note, I'd gladly cast off every singer/actor in film if it would make Beyonce disappear forever.
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10:50AM on 09/10/2009
weird. i would've expected Eckhart to do something better than this crap.
weird. i would've expected Eckhart to do something better than this crap.
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9:58AM on 09/10/2009

i'm so sick

of rappers/r&b crooners thinking they can act and showing up in movies. they usually always take me out of the film experience. the pacing feels like action, action action and oh there's ludacris. few rapper/actors can act and act well(mos def can and sometimes common,espec. in smokin' aces) but most are horrible. (busta rymes, 50, ludacris, xzibit, etc, etc...)
of rappers/r&b crooners thinking they can act and showing up in movies. they usually always take me out of the film experience. the pacing feels like action, action action and oh there's ludacris. few rapper/actors can act and act well(mos def can and sometimes common,espec. in smokin' aces) but most are horrible. (busta rymes, 50, ludacris, xzibit, etc, etc...)
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