Saturday, March 12, 2011


Last night SyFy Channel premiered Battle of Los Angeles.

Not Battle: Los Angeles that you've been seeing trailers for.  Battle of Los Angeles.

SyFy does a lot of work with The Asylum, a studio that specializes in "mockbusters," movies that are ripped off from the blockbusters of the day.  They've put out other gems such as Transmorphers, Snakes on a Train and The Da Vinci Treasure

(In The Asylum's defense, they do also produce some movies with no tie-ins/ripoffs to other current blockbusters, and these actually tend to be good, such as the award-winning
Mega Python vs. Gatoroid, starring Debbie Gibson and Tiffany.)

I did not see B:LA Friday night when it premiered in theaters.  I did, however, watch BoLA when it premiered on SyFy on Saturday.  There's a creepy monster, spaceships, an alien plot and a general who sounds like Wolfman Jack.  Oddly, Los Angeles is obliterated eight minutes into the movie.  (Or maybe it's not so odd.  Maybe that's part of The Asylum's evil plan.)

The folks at The Asylum should do their next movie about a sinister studio's plan to deceive people into thinking they're watching one movie when  they're really watching another.

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