HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 50 Chicago Passes to ‘Skyline’ From Visual Effects Masters Colin, Greg Strause

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CHICAGO – In our latest sci-fi/thriller edition of HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 50 admit-two passes up for grabs to the advance Chicago screening of “Skyline,” which is co-directed by the Chicago visual effects masters Colin Strause and Greg Strause!

The Strause brothers directed “Alien vs. Predator: Requiem”. Their company, Hydraulx, has provided visual effects for “Avatar,” “Iron Man 2,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” and “300”. The brothers grew up in the Chicago suburb of Waukegan, Ill.

“Skyline” stars Eric Balfour, David Zayas, Donald Faison, Scottie Thompson, Brittany Daniel, Crystal Reed, Neil Hopkins, J. Paul Boehmer, Tanya Newbould, Pam Levin, Phet Mahathongdy and Tony Black. “Skyline,” which was written by Joshua Cordes and Liam O’Donnell, opens on Nov. 12, 2010.

To win your free pass to the advance Chicago screening of “Skyline” courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just answer our question below. That’s it! This screening is on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010 at 11 p.m. in downtown Chicago. Directions to enter this Hookup and immediately win can be found beneath the graphic below.

The movie poster for Skyline from the Chicago visual effects masters Colin Strause and Greg Strause
The movie poster for “Skyline” from the Chicago visual effects masters Colin Strause and Greg Strause.
Image credit: Universal Pictures

Here is the plot description for “Skyline”:

In the sci-fi thriller “Skyline,” strange lights descend on the city of Los Angeles. This draws people outside like moths to a flame where an extraterrestrial force threatens to swallow the entire human population off the face of the Earth. The film is executive produced by Brett Ratner, Ryan Kavanaugh, Tucker Tooley, Brian Tyler and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones.

The movie trailer for “Skyline” can be watched now below.

To secure your free tickets now, make sure you’re logged into your HollywoodChicago.com account. If you don’t yet have one, you can quickly register here. Having an account with a valid e-mail address is required. Then, simply add a new comment in the form below. In your comment, include an answer to this question:

Why are we morbidly fascinated by end-of-the-world films?

Like all Hookups here, this HollywoodChicago.com Hookup is simple: Just submit your comment below and we will award 50 admit-two tickets randomly via e-mail for our “Skyline” Hookup. Winners need to arrive early as seats are consumed on a first-come, first-served basis. Good luck!

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angeladepp's picture

never really thought about

never really thought about it but I suppose it is a modern day horror and to some more realistic than a freaky guy with a mask.

cgrgry's picture

World Media

Media Has Implanted In Our heads since Birth

irishmantopguy's picture

End of the world

I think that these types of films are a sort of escapist film. We all fear the end but these films give us an excuse to go out and experience that we hope never to come face to face with.

SUPERMAN23's picture


People love seeing the different ways the world can end. I think it’s a common fear amongst people. People also love seeing destruction in film, something on a grand scale and epic.

Wolfen's picture

Why you ask?

Being a race (humans) that has no natural predators… it’s only natural to wonder “what if”. Whether it’s aliens, random tornadoes, floods, alien invasion, or the most ridiculous… 2012, we just like to see what COULD happen to us… without having to live it ourselves.

tonyjschroeder's picture

It is something we can all

It is something we can all be a part of. For example, if the world was ending what would you do? That is basically how most of these films work. They, in a way, put you in the film. They allow you to relate and create a fantasy. Also, we love epic things. The biggest the best, the most. What can be more superlative than the end of the world.

bmeadowcroft's picture


This movie looks awesome! I would love to see it.

Why are we morbidly fascinated by end-of-the-world films?
For the same reason we enjoy horror movies. It is fascinating to see something that we can not control and scares us.

suttondancer's picture

morbid fascination with end of the world films

Through the years there have been all kinds of predictions, warnings, religous leaders, politicians, etc. warning the us about the day of reckoning. All of us grew up with the sense of impending doom.

David Smith's picture

The end

Because we love the morbid

dw1981's picture

End of the world?

It’s always fascinating to find out if the aliens are gonna be friendly or incredibly angry. Lol

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