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Mar
17

Cinefantastique Spotlight: BATTLE: LOS ANGELES

Aliens invade Los Angeles – well, Santa Monica, actually – in BATTLE: LOS ANGELES, the subject of this week’s episode of the Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast. Dan Persons returns as host, hashing over the details of the latest entry in the alien-invasion sub-genre with Steve Biodrowski. The story follows an old soldier on the verge of retirement (Aaron Eckhart) leading a group of marines fresh out of training into battle with mysterious invaders blasting the Pacific Coast into oblivion. Think of it as BLACK HAWK DOWN meets INDEPENDENCE DAY – a gritty, grunts-eye view of the usual “war of the worlds” scenario. Sure, we’ve seen it all before, but does this film make it worth seeing again?

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