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The Brothers Strause & Skyline
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Don't look up! The Brothers Strause (Greg and Colin) will join us to talk about Skyline, opening next Friday November 12th. And courtesy of We'll also hear from Duane Johnson and cast of Due Date.
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GSRS HR 1: The Brothers Strause
Don’t look up- just listen! The Brother Strause – Greg and Colin – give us an inside look at their new movie Skyline, how they developed the idea, and why it isn’t your typical alien invasion flick. We’ll also learn more about their beginnings in visual effects, their FX company Hydraulx , and the trend of 3D movies. Plus, we’ll hear from Duane Johnson, who talks to about his return to the action genre in Faster.
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GSRS HR 2: The Cast of Due Date
Thinking about Skyline and Battle Los Angeles, we remember some of our favorite alien invasion flicks, and what we think works, and doesn’t, in the genre. Then, it’s time for some laughs! We’ll bring you the Press Conference for Due Date with Robert Downey Jr. , Zach Galifianakis, Michelle Monaghan, and director Todd Phillips. Audio courtesy of
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Official Skyline Site
Strange lights appear in Los Angeles sky drawing people outside. Then an extraterrestrial force threatens to swallow the human population off Earth.

Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Brothers Strause
Brothers Greg and Colin Strause (known as Brothers Strause) are a directing duo and special effects artists who grew up in the suburbs of Chicago.They began experimenting with visual effects in their early teens. In 1995, they moved to Los Angeles and started working on the special effects for The X-Files film. From there they moved on to big-budget hits such as The Nutty Professor, Volcano, and the iceberg sequence of the Academy Award-winning Titanic. They then broke into the music video and commercial arena, handling the special effects for artists such as U2, Britney Spears, Godsmack, Tool, and Aerosmith as well as spots for Nike, Jeep, and Pepsi. In 2000, Colin won a MTV Video Music Award for Best Art Direction for the Red Hot Chili Peppers' video, "Californication." This led the brothers to start directing under the moniker "The Brothers Strause," and their Linkin Park clip "Crawling" was nominated for Best Direction and Best Rock Video at the 2001 VMA's. Other artists they have directed for include A Perfect Circle, Nickelback, Flyleaf, Disturbed, Staind and Abandoned Pools. Their music video for A Perfect Circle's "Passive" marked their second collaboration with the band. The video was shot almost entirely with thermal cameras and featured on the Constantine soundtrack and DVD. Greg and Colin's visual effects company Hydraulx have performed special effects work on the blockbusters 300, X-Men: The Last Stand, Fantastic Four, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, and The Day After Tomorrow, for which Greg won a British Academy Award (BAFTA). The Brothers have directed spots for Coca Cola/World of WarCraft, Gatorade, Ford Motor Company, The United States Marine Corps, Toyota, Fresca, Universal Studios and Sony Playstation's God of War. The Brothers Strause directed Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem. The film was released on Christmas 2007 to generally negative reviews but went on to gross over $157 million worldwide. The Brothers then started Hydraulx Filmz for their commercial and music video work. They went on to direct Usher's music videos "Love In This Club" and "Moving Mountains." In the fall of 2008, the Brothers directed 50 Cent's music video "Get Up" as well as commercials for Pennzoil and Shell, in addition to supplying some visual effects for the blockbuster Avatar. In 2010, the Brothers directed and produced the supernatural thriller Skyline, written by Joshua Cordes and Liam O'Donnell, starring Scottie Thompson, Eric Balfour, Donald Faison, and David Zayas.

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