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New Film: Skyline

Postby Omphalos » Sun Jul 25, 2010 9:56 pm

Haven't heard a word about this until tonight, but it looks purdy.

EDIT: Hmmmm. IMDB makes it sound like a rip-off of that shakey-cam Godzilla movie from a few years ago. The JJ Abrams one. Can't recall the title as I sit here.
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Re: New Film: Skyline

Postby Eyes High » Mon Jul 26, 2010 12:55 am

Omphalos wrote:Haven't heard a word about this until tonight, but it looks purdy.

EDIT: Hmmmm. IMDB makes it sound like a rip-off of that shakey-cam Godzilla movie from a few years ago. The JJ Abrams one. Can't recall the title as I sit here.

Cloverfield. Have mercy that was terrible.
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Re: New Film: Skyline

Postby Freakzilla » Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:52 am

Eyes High wrote:
Omphalos wrote:Haven't heard a word about this until tonight, but it looks purdy.

EDIT: Hmmmm. IMDB makes it sound like a rip-off of that shakey-cam Godzilla movie from a few years ago. The JJ Abrams one. Can't recall the title as I sit here.

Cloverfield. Have mercy that was terrible.


I kinda liked it but I think I was drinking heavily at the time.
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Re: New Film: Skyline

Postby Robspierre » Mon Jul 26, 2010 4:42 pm

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Eyes High wrote:
Omphalos wrote:Haven't heard a word about this until tonight, but it looks purdy.

EDIT: Hmmmm. IMDB makes it sound like a rip-off of that shakey-cam Godzilla movie from a few years ago. The JJ Abrams one. Can't recall the title as I sit here.

Cloverfield. Have mercy that was terrible.


I kinda liked it but I think I was drinking heavily at the time.



We cleaned up so much puke from that damn movie...

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Re: New Film: Skyline

Postby SandChigger » Mon Jul 26, 2010 5:10 pm

Eyes High wrote:Cloverfield. Have mercy that was terrible.

Really? I quite liked it, actually. :D

When was that, summer before last? Got it along with that PoS The Mist.

Robspierre wrote:We cleaned up so much puke from that damn movie...

Huh? From the shakey-cam stuff? I didn't think there was anything gross enough to puke over... :?:
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Re: New Film: Skyline

Postby Eyes High » Tue Jul 27, 2010 5:52 am

SandChigger wrote:
Eyes High wrote:Cloverfield. Have mercy that was terrible.

Really? I quite liked it, actually. :D

When was that, summer before last? Got it along with that PoS The Mist.

Robspierre wrote:We cleaned up so much puke from that damn movie...

Huh? From the shakey-cam stuff? I didn't think there was anything gross enough to puke over... :?:


That shakey-cam stuff just turned me off from the movie totally. And all the hype beforehand was just overboard in my opinion. Could have been a good movie but missed the mark with the overdone shaking. Although I never got sick watching it (unless you count the headache) so don't know why movie goers would have left so much stuff behind.
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Re: New Film: Skyline

Postby SandChigger » Tue Jul 27, 2010 8:37 am

Oh well.

Back to the OP... To be honest, I didn't bother looking at the linked stuff this morning.

The pic is pretty, but... "two of the characters getting an eyeful of some really alien-looking ships in the Los Angeles skyline."

Yeah, about those ships... kinda hard to tell how big they're supposed to be, but the shapes are pretty NON-aerodynamic, huh? Seems to me that EVEN if you had suspensors or some other form of anti-gravity, you'd still have to be concerned about aerodynamics unless your ship was just oh-jesus-just-fook-me-now humongous, like in ID4 or V.

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.

Yeah, I'm sure I've seen this in a Dr Who/Torchwood episode. ;)
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Re: New Film: Skyline

Postby Robspierre » Tue Jul 27, 2010 5:52 pm

Yeah, the shaky cam crap had people puking like crazy, of course they all gorged on popcorn, nachos, candy, and bladder buster sodas.....


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Re: New Film: Skyline

Postby lotek » Wed Jul 28, 2010 1:51 pm

3D puke?
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Re: New Film: Skyline

Postby Liege-Killer » Sat Jul 31, 2010 7:36 pm

.... an extraterrestrial force threatens to swallow the entire human population off the face of the Earth.


Here's one of them now:

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Re: New Film: Skyline

Postby lotek » Sun Aug 01, 2010 1:38 pm

you know what's coming next don't you?

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Re: New Film: Skyline

Postby Himachil » Sun Aug 01, 2010 2:51 pm

Saw that one coming :lol=:
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Re: New Film: Skyline

Postby lotek » Sun Aug 01, 2010 5:10 pm

I would have been disappointed if no one had :)
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Re: New Film: Skyline

Postby Robspierre » Sun Aug 01, 2010 6:55 pm

It's Mega Maid! She's gone form suck to blow!
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Re: New Film: Skyline

Postby SandChigger » Mon Dec 06, 2010 3:32 am

Has anyone seen this? Evidently it came out (straight to DVD?) in November?
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Re: New Film: Skyline

Postby Freakzilla » Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:02 am

Wha???

I thought I just saw a commercial for it on TV. :?
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Re: New Film: Skyline

Postby Omphalos » Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:48 am

It was released a few weeks ago here in the states and has (I think) already gone into the land of forgotten films.

They did run a ton of advertisements for it here.
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Re: New Film: Skyline

Postby A Thing of Eternity » Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:20 pm

I saw a review that called it an excellent demo reel for the FX company, then advised people never to watch it, even if it were on TV for free.
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Re: New Film: Skyline

Postby SandChigger » Mon Dec 06, 2010 5:42 pm

That's what I was thinking, from watching the (three) trailers: a (hopefully) fun, fast-paced, throw-popcorn-at-the-screen scifi groaner! :D

And I DO mean groaner, because I could tell just from the trailer that there's gonna be LOADS of silly "science". :roll: (Like, an alien "grabber force" that can only work on you IF YOU LOOK AT IT? WHAT THE BLUE FUCK?! Optical suck-u-tractor beam? GMAFB! :lol:

(Looked like one of the actors from Haven is in it. Started airing over here recently; have caught a few episodes.)
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Re: New Film: Skyline

Postby Omphalos » Sat Apr 30, 2011 8:41 pm

Just watched this on pay-per-view. Man, was I wrong about this movie. Yes, it could have been better, but I can't remember seeing a film that was truer to its premise or filmmakers more dedicated to following their ideas to their logical and sensical conclusion. This one is worth seeing.
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Re: New Film: Skyline

Postby SandChigger » Sun May 01, 2011 7:17 am

Really?

Hmm... :think:
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Re: New Film: Skyline

Postby Omphalos » Sun May 01, 2011 11:27 am

Yep. Great effects and beautifully shot too. For a monster alien/horror crossover it lacks the suspense of Alien, the actors are all B level and there are a few places where you must shut off the old nugget for a few moments, but overall I really liked it.
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Re: New Film: Skyline

Postby SandChigger » Sun May 01, 2011 4:43 pm

Have you seen the Battle Los Angeles one yet? Was just wondering how they compared.

(Since the Battle one appears to have been really shitty—I think it was supposed to start around the first of April over here and I saw maybe one or two commercials for it on TV and then nothing—and you're really liking this one now, I'm figuring there's not much of a comparison to be made. ;) )
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Re: New Film: Skyline

Postby Omphalos » Sun May 01, 2011 8:10 pm

Haven't seen Battle LA yet, but it's on the list.
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Re: New Film: Skyline

Postby SandChigger » Sun May 01, 2011 10:50 pm

Mine, too. Just with less excitement now. ;)
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Re: New Film: Skyline

Postby Omphalos » Sun May 01, 2011 11:22 pm

Ive got a ton of flicks on the list, and I just added a ton re ently

http://m.io9.com/5723075/55-science-fic ... or-in-2011
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Re: New Film: Skyline

Postby Liege-Killer » Wed May 04, 2011 5:32 am

SandChigger wrote:That's what I was thinking, from watching the (three) trailers: a (hopefully) fun, fast-paced, throw-popcorn-at-the-screen scifi groaner! :D


Watched it last night, and that about sums it up. Minus the "fun" part, and with extra emphasis on the "groaner" part. Pretty damn horrible.
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Re: New Film: Skyline

Postby Omphalos » Wed May 04, 2011 10:00 am

Liege-Killer wrote:
SandChigger wrote:That's what I was thinking, from watching the (three) trailers: a (hopefully) fun, fast-paced, throw-popcorn-at-the-screen scifi groaner! :D


Watched it last night, and that about sums it up. Minus the "fun" part, and with extra emphasis on the "groaner" part. Pretty damn horrible.


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Re: New Film: Skyline

Postby SandChigger » Wed May 04, 2011 10:32 am

Well that settles it: if L-K gave it the thumbs down, it's gotta be good for B-Movie Night! :lol: :dance:
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Re: New Film: Skyline

Postby Liege-Killer » Thu May 05, 2011 1:21 am

Omphalos wrote:You are just so damn hard to please. :D


Guilty as charged, counselor. :mrgreen:
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