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Michelle Rodriguez: 'I Am Just As Capable As Any Man'

3/14/2011 4:13pm EDT
Michelle Rodriguez
Michelle Rodriguez showed she's one of the boys while preparing for new movie Battle: Los Angeles - she joined her co-stars for training at a tough Marine boot camp.

The actress plays a female soldier in the alien invasion movie, and she was so determined to match her male counterparts, she happily underwent physically demanding workouts with the cast at a military training center.

She tells Britain's Live magazine, "I am just as capable as any man. I always give 150 per cent in the training. At the Marines boot camp in Louisiana for Battle: Los Angeles, I was happy to compete with the ...

A Big Casting Rumor & A Disney Box Office Fail In Today's NextMovie Daily

3/14/2011 11:18am EDT
Mars Needs Moms
"Hunger Games" casting rumors continue to be all the buzz, but what alien flick reigned supreme at the box office this weekend? Find out on today's NextMovie Daily.

If you haven't seen the show yet, NextMovie Daily is a funny, irreverent look at what's going on in Hollywood. You can check out the show, plus gain access to movie showtimes, trailers and more at

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'Battle: Los Angeles' Wins Weekend Box Office

3/14/2011 8:06am EDT
Battle Los Angeles
Aaron Eckhart's alien war movie Battle: Los Angeles has invaded the box office chart to debut at number one.

The sci-fi action film, which also stars Michelle Rodriguez and singer-turned-actor Ne-Yo as Marines, grossed $36 million in its opening weekend.

It also proved popular outside of America, taking $16.7 million from 33 global markets, boosting its worldwide haul to just under $53 million.

Meanwhile, Johnny Depp's animated western Rango performed well in its second week on release with $23 million, while Red Riding Hood entered at three, grossing $14.1 million.

Disney's new 3D anim...

'Battle: Los Angeles' Boot Camp Was Tough For Ne-Yo

3/12/2011 10:00am EST
Ne-Yo is still smarting from the mandatory military boot camp he experienced for new alien war movie "Battle: Los Angeles" because real soldiers were a little too tough on him.

The singer admits he expected the military training to be more instructional than physical and he was not prepared.

He tells WENN, "We did about three weeks of boot camp for this film and difficulty is an understatement. I don't think they told the drill sergeants that we were actors because he went at us like we were really recruits, trying to get into the Marines.

"It was up at five o'clock in the morning, doing...

Bad Kneecap Forces Michelle Rodriguez To Wear A Brace In Action Scenes

3/12/2011 9:00am EST
Michelle Rodriguez
Michelle Rodriguez suffers for her art in high-action movie scenes because her knee is always popping out of place.

The actress has no anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and reveals she has to wear a brace under her trousers to keep everything in place in sequences when she has to run and jump around.

And she admits she often gets so carried away by the moment, she forgets to put her brace on.

She tells WENN, "Sometimes I forget to put my knee brace on under the gear."

But Rodriguez admits the action onset is nothing compared to the brutal and grueling military training some of the roles ...

Ne-Yo Pleased With Movie Debut, Eager For More Roles

3/12/2011 8:02am EST
R&B star Ne-Yo is diving into more acting work - because he made a bet with himself that he'd stick to singing if his big screen debut was an embarrassment.

The hit-maker admits he's quite proud of his performance in new movie Battle: Los Angeles, in which he plays an alien-fighting soldier, and now he knows he's got what it takes to be a movie star.

The So Sick singer says, "I told myself that if I sucked in this film I was gonna just stick to music but I think I did OK, so I think I can tackle something else. My dream job would be action and sci-fi and I'm a huge martial arts buff. I ...

Review: 'Battle:LA' 'Two Jews On Film' Thinks This SciFi Flick Misses The Mark Big Time (Video)

3/10/2011 10:53am EST
Battle LA
'Battle: LA' is the story of what happens when the Earth is attacked by aliens. One by one the cities of the world fall until there's only left...Los Angeles...Who would ever have thought that the City of Angels would be the last hope for mankind.

Now it's up to a burnt out, guilt ridden, Marine Staff Sergeant, Nantz (Aaron Eckhart) and his platoon which includes Michelle Rodriguez, Ramon Rodriguez, Michael Pena, Ne-Yo to take on the aliens and hopefully wipe them out. Along the way, the Marines have to rescue several civilians hiding out in a Police Station in Venice of all places.


Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Battle: Los Angeles,' 'Jane Eyre' & More

3/10/2011 9:35am EST
Battle: Los Angeles
Last week I hit the movie theaters and I saw the drama “Jane Eyre” and the nerdy comedy “Paul,” however due to my agreements with the studios involved I won’t be able to discuss them until they are released. Fortunately though “Jane Eyre” comes out this week and “Paul” comes out next week.

In addition to “Jane Eyre,” this week you’ll have the opportunity to see the alien invasion flick “Battle: Los Angeles,” the Catherine Hardwicke thriller “Red Riding Hood,” the animated adventure “Mars Needs Moms,” the independent drama “Certified Copy,” the medieval thriller “Black Death,” and the act...

Aaron Eckhart Says He & Ne-Yo Got Along Fine On 'Battle: Los Angeles'

3/10/2011 8:26am EST
Aaron Eckhart
Aaron Eckhart has challenged his "Battle: Los Angeles" co-star Ne-Yo's version of events on the movie set, insisting the castmates were the best of friends.

The R&B star-turned-actor told that he fell out with his method acting co-star because he couldn't understand why Eckhart stayed in character after the cameras stopped rolling.

The hitmaker plays one of actor's soldiers in the film and admits he struggled with the project at times as Eckhart insisted on continuing his onscreen persona even when they weren't working.

But Eckhart insists the singer/songwriter's account is ...

Ne-Yo Perplexed By Aaron Eckhart's Method Acting

3/9/2011 1:19pm EST
R&B star-turned-actor Ne-Yo fell out with his Battle: Los Angeles co-star Aaron Eckhart onset because the singer couldn't understand why the actor stayed in character after the cameras stopped rolling.

The So Sick hit-maker appears in the alien invasion movie as a soldier, opposite The Dark Knight star as a marine commander, and the pair nearly came to blows as Eckhart insisted on continuing his onscreen persona even when they weren't working.

And Ne-Yo admits he was baffled by the actor's behavior.

He tells ET Online, "I didn't understand the concept of staying in character the whole...

Michelle Rodriguez Wears Lopsided Gown At 'Battle: Los Angeles' Premiere

3/9/2011 10:00am EST
Michelle Rodriguez
Michelle Rodriguez attended the "Battle: Los Angeles" L.A. premiere wearing a long black gown with one puffy sleeve. What do you think of her lopsided look?

In the film, a Marine platoon fights to prevent the city of Los Angeles from being overtaken by a race of highly advanced alien invaders.

Michelle has several films in production, including "Blacktino, "Underground Comedy" and "The Jesuit" about a man who is imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit.

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'Battle: LA' T-Shirt & Hat Giveaway

3/2/2011 12:50pm EST
Battle: Los Angeles
A Marine platoon fights to prevent the city of Los Angeles from being overtaken by a race of highly advanced alien invaders in "Battle: LA," an epic sci-fi action thriller from director Jonathan Liebesman ("The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning") and producer Neal H. Moritz ("I Am Legend," "Fast & Furious").

After decades of speculation about life on other planets, the people of Earth discover that extraterrestrials really do exist when destruction rains down from the stars on cities all across the globe.

When the alien warships descend upon Los Angeles, however, the ferocious inva...

Michelle Rodriguez Wears Revealing Gray Gown To Oscar Afterparty

2/28/2011 12:00pm EST
Michelle Rodriguez
We spotted Michelle Rodriguez wearing a revealing see-through gown at an Oscar afterparty in Hollywood last night. What do you t hink of the odd gray gown?

The actress stars in the upcoming film "Battle: Los Angeles." A Marine platoon fights to prevent the city of Los Angeles from being overtaken by a race of highly advanced alien invaders in the epic sci-fi action thriller.

The actress recently said she's fine being typecast as a Hollywood bad girl. She told Britain's Total Film, "My entire career is made up of those girl-power moments. I don't mind typecasting because I know what the al...

Aaron Eckhart Broke His Arm On 'Battle: Los Angeles' Set

11/1/2010 3:14pm EDT
Aaron Eckhart
Aaron Eckhart feared for his life while making new movie Battle: Los Angeles because the shoot was marred by so many serious injuries.

The Dark Knight star broke his arm while making the upcoming action film and admits he began to worry when his co-stars disappeared off to the hospital one-by-one.

He tells E! Online, "I broke my arm. There were a lot of injuries - every day, people were going to the hospital. It was tough... It was the hardest movie I ever made. Every day, I didn't know if I was gonna survive. I felt like I was at war. We were shooting M4 rifles. We had explosions, all ...