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Topic: Transformers

Battle: Los Angeles

Plot? Who needs plot? Let's shoot aliens.


Science Fiction

Rod Lott
One needs more than two hands to count the numerous other films from which “Battle: Los Angeles” has been cobbled: “Independence Day,” “Cloverfield,” “Starship Troopers,” “Transformers,” “Aliens,” “Predator,” “Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem” and any movie in which bullet casings fall to the ground in slow motion, to name just a few.
 
Friday, March 11, 2011
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5 WTF Facts About The Goo Goo Dolls

They seem way more hard-core than they actually are

Adult alternative hitmakers The Goo Goo Dolls hit Lucky Star and First Council Casinos on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. Yes, they've seen "Better Days," which you can read about below, in our latest WTF installment.

1. The Goos were originally considered a punk band and once played New York City’s iconic punk club CBGB.
2. Somehow, The Goo Goo Dolls released several albums on the Metal Blade label, which also signed GWAR, Slayer and Cannibal Corpse.
3. In addition to writing "Iris" for "City of Angels," the band wrote songs for both "Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare" and "Transformers."
4. Leader John Rzeznik and company helped create a video for the Buffalo Sabres 2007 Playoffs. They also sang at halftime of the 2007 Detroit Lions’ Thanksgiving Day game and before the 2011 NFL Pro Bowl.
5. The WWE used a song of theirs as the theme for "Tribute to the Troops 2008." —Stephen Carradini
by Stephen Carradini 05.19.2011 3 years ago
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Giant Robot Action Pack

Giant, fighting robots. What, were you expecting something else?


Sci-Fi

Rod Lott
While neither film in the “Giant Robot Action Pack” is technically good, I’d rather watch either of them for 24 hours straight — wait, make that 48 — than sit through a single viewing of any of the “Transformers” franchise.
 
Friday, May 27, 2011

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Immortals

The Clash with panache.


Action

Rod Lott
While nowhere near infallible as the title may suggest, Immortals is superior to the other recent big-budget epic to take a comic-book look at mythology, the Clash of the Titans remake. Immortals also is more coherent — not completely coherent, but enough to keep me from dozing off.
 
Monday, March 5, 2012

The Darkest Hour

It’s not so bright.


Sci-Fi

Rod Lott
Two American entrepreneurs (Speed Racer's Emile Hirsch and The Social Network's Max Minghella) travel to Moscow in the hopes of turning their Globe Trot social network into a $10 million company with one meeting. Instead, they're ripped off by a Russian colleague and, to make matters worse, are at ground zero of an alien invasion. At least they get to meet some babes first.
 
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
 
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