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Mike Ryan

Peter Berg Recalls How His First Movie Made A Woman Barf‬

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 12.20.2013 | Entertainment

It's fascinating that Peter Berg directed "Lone Survivor." Fascinating only in the respect that Berg's previous movie, "Battleship," was also a milita...

ReThink Review: Jack the Giant Slayer -- Bomb Scare

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.08.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Director Bryan Singer delivered an exciting and entertaining movie with good performances, despite the fact that no one was calling for Jack and the Beanstalk -- or really any fairy tale, for that matter -- to be made into a movie.

2012 in Film: The Year's 'Worst' Films

Scott Mendelson | Posted 03.04.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

I can't presume that I've seen every terrible movie out there, but I tried to highlight films that were both very bad and whose respective failures meant something more than just their artistic inadequacy.

Mike Ryan's 10 Favorite Movies Of 2012

Mike Ryan | Posted 02.26.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

Here is a list of my favorite movies from 2012. I was considering writing a longer introduction -- perhaps framing 2012 as a banner year for cinema, which it was -- but I will just leave it at "here is a list of my favorite movies from 2012" because, no matter how good or bad a given year is, I always end up with 10 favorite movies. So here they are.

Hunter Stuart

WATCH: Obama's Sharp But Snarky Debate Zingers

HuffingtonPost.com | Hunter Stuart | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama had more than a few zingers at the final presidential debate Monday night against Republican nominee Mitt Romney. The presid...

Obama-Romney Final Debate: Chess or Battleships?

Maxim Thorne | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Maxim Thorne

To win in Battleship you have to take out all your opponent's ships. In chess, you can leave pieces on the Board but still checkmate the King. Romney to his chagrin did not take out all of Obama's ships. Obama, on the other hand, played his chess game.

5 Awesomely Absurd Passages From The 'Battleship' Novelization

The Huffington Post | Mike Ryan | Posted 09.04.2012 | Entertainment

Last week, the overlooked morsel of brilliance known as "Battleship" was released on Blu-ray. At this point, I can only assume that you own a copy and...

The Best Summer Movies You Didn't See

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 09.03.2012 | Entertainment

Judging from the box office results, you probably saw "Marvel's The Avengers," "The Dark Knight Rises" and even "Magic Mike" -- three of summer's best...

Rihanna: Don't Call Her A Role Model.. Don't Tell Her She'll Love Again. But This Baby Needs Some Back (She Thinks)

Liz Smith | Posted 10.03.2012 | Celebrity
Liz Smith

She is only 24, but is right up there in the world of pop icon-hood, giving even the likes of Beyonce and Lady Gaga a run for their money.

'Battleship' Fail: Director Admits It 'Underperformed'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 06.11.2012 | Entertainment

And you thought "John Carter" was a bust. After four weeks of release, "Battleship" has grossed just $59.8 million in North America, nearly $7 million...

Joe Satran

Should 'Prometheus' Prep Us For An Alien Invasion?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joe Satran | Posted 06.07.2012 | Entertainment

To judge by some of the biggest blockbusters of the past few years -- and especially the past few weeks -- we're on the verge of an alien invasion. ...

'Battleship' Director Calls Obama 'Warrior'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 08.06.2012 | Entertainment

Peter Berg isn't afraid of infusing political commentary into his films.. Both "The Kingdom" and "Battleship" focus on the U.S. military, and his upco...

CEO Admits 'Battleship' Is One Big Fail

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 06.01.2012 | Entertainment

When "Five-Year Engagement" flopped at the box office, Universal seemed to be disappointed but not crushed by the film's performance. But then "Battle...

Hollywood Aliens: Prototypes for the Real Thing?

Seth Shostak | Posted 07.29.2012 | Science
Seth Shostak

There is no pretense that Hollywood aliens might accurately reflect actual inhabitants of the galaxy. But is it all just free-form imagination? Can contemporary science say much about whether these cinematic sentients might be ciphers for the real thing?

Why Battleship Falls Flat With College Students

Uloop | Posted 07.29.2012 | College
Uloop

Execs over at Universal and Hasbro are clearly wondering what went wrong with their supposedly surefire hit, so here's a handy breakdown to make things a little more clear.

Liz Advises: Give 'Battleship' (And Taylor Kitsch) A Chance. It's Better Than 'The Avengers.' Really.

Liz Smith | Posted 07.29.2012 | Celebrity
Liz Smith

Battleship, directed by Peter Berg, is a very entertaining movie, unlike most smash-and-bang films of today. In fact, I liked it better than The Avengers. (Blasphemy!)

WATCH: The Trailer For 'Tetris' Is Here

Posted 05.25.2012 | Entertainment

In a world where "Battleship" is a summer blockbuster featuring supermodels and popstars, nothing is impossible. Which is why we really hope this trai...

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Battleship

Dan Persons | Posted 07.21.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

The aliens have landed! Yes. Again. This time they've invaded off the coast of Hawaii, so it's just like Pearl Harbor, if the attack on Pearl Harbor had included such devastating weaponry as Giant Exploding Pegs and Hot-Rodding Robot Fireballs.

Early Box Office: 'The Avengers' Sinks 'Battleship'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 05.19.2012 | Entertainment

"Battleship" has been sunk by "The Avengers." On Friday night, the adaptation of the once-popular board game earned just over $9 million at the box...

From 'Battleship' To Pauly D: The Week's Harshest Reviews

Posted 05.19.2012 | Entertainment

"Battleship" hit theaters this weekend, and the film -- directed by Peter Berg and starring Rihanna, as the unlikely face behind the gun, and Taylor K...

The Problem With 'Battleship'

Kia Makarechi | Posted 07.18.2012 | Entertainment
Kia Makarechi

Families taking children to summer blockbuster after intergalactic war thriller would do well to end the evening with a conversation about the sacrifices incumbent in such fantastically bright explosions.

ReThink Review: Battleship: Interplanetary War on Human Eardrums

Jonathan Kim | Posted 07.18.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Battleship succeeds in being big, dumb, and extremely loud, and after The Avengers, we should all be expecting a lot more.

Brooklyn Decker: 'Battleship' Isn't 'Rihanna and Me Saying B-4'

The Huffington Post | Mike Ryan | Posted 05.17.2012 | Entertainment

Funny story: Brooklyn Decker is currently promoting two very, very different movies -- "Battleship" and "What To Expect When You're Expecting." On the...

The Science Behind Battleship

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 05.17.2012 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

We discuss a term used in Battleship -- "Goldilocks planet" -- where "the porridge is just right" for life. And this leads to the notion that if there were life out there, would it resemble Hollywood aliens, friend or foe?

A Love Letter To 'Battleship'

Mike Ryan | Posted 07.16.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

I know we don't know each other very well, so please excuse me for being this forward. I don't want to come on to strong, but I can't hide my feelings any longer. The truth is, I think I've fallen in love with you.