August 21, 2013
Idris Elba Joins Beasts of No Nation
He'll star in Cary Fukunaga's adaptation of the bestselling novel about a young African boy forced to join a mercenary brigade after the loss of his family.
March 11, 2011
Critics Consensus: Battle: Los Angeles Loses The Fight
This week at the movies, we've got a war of the worlds (Battle: Los Angeles, starring Aaron Eckhart and Ramon Rodriguez); an interplanetary quest (Mars Needs Moms, starring Seth Green and Joan Cusack); and a lupine love story (Red Riding Hood, starring Amanda Seyfried and Gary Oldman). What do the critics have to say? The extraterrestrial invasion movie never seems to go out of style. Still, it helps if we have heroes we can root for and a strong storyline, two things that critics say are generally lacking in Battle: Los Angeles. Aaron Eckhart stars as a marine who must lead his charges into battle to protect Santa Monica after hostile outer space visitors have attacked many of the world's major cities.