Olympus Has Fallen vs. White House Down

(Welcome to Seeing Double, a series where two strangely similar films released around the same time are put head-to-head. This time: we get political with two movies about terrorist attacks on the most famous house in America!)

These are trying times for the United States, and depending on your own political awareness you either see that the country is slowly bleeding to death beneath the ignorant and greedy whims of those in power, or you’re wrong. It’s not a pretty picture regardless of which way you look at it, and as is often the case, many of us turn to the movies for a more simplistic and distilled take on the real world’s woes – in this case, that of evil forces attacking America.

With that in mind, we’re revisiting a pair of movies that opened in theaters only three months apart back in 2013 with very similar plot lines. Terrorist forces attack and take over the White House itself in Olympus Has Fallen and White House Down, and cinema would never be the same again.

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All the Money in the World Christopher Plummer

That was fast. Following the recent announcement that All the Money in the World director Ridley Scott would be replacing All the Money co-star Kevin Spacey with actor Christopher Plummer, we now have the first official footage of Plummer stepping into Spacey’s part via a new TV spot. In addition to the footage, Ridley Scott sat down with Entertainment Weekly and spoke for the first time on record about the events surrounding Spacey’s firing from the film.

See the All the Money in the World TV spot with Christopher Plummer below.

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Ghostbusters reboot

Remember when the Ghostbusters remake hit theaters in 2016, and everyone acted calm and rational about it? Just kidding – the internet was furious, particularly fanboys who were outraged that someone would dare reboot Ghostbusters with ladies. Now, a year later, Ghostbusters reboot director Paul Feig is opening up about the box office disappointment of the film, which was originally supposed to launch a whole new franchise.

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Community movie

The final episode of Dan Harmon‘s brilliant sitcom Community aired on Yahoo Screen – an entertainment service that doesn’t exist anymore – back in 2015. The show sort of limped across the finish line as it lost key cast members in the lead-up to its finale, and though the series ended with a whimper, the first few seasons are some of the funniest, cleverest, and straight-up best television of the past decade.

Harmon has been talking about making a Community movie for years (remember when #SixSeasonsAndAMovie was a big deal?), but things have been quiet on that front for a while. In a new interview, the showrunner explains that he’s been meeting with The Russo Brothers (Avengers: Infinity War) and director Justin Lin (Fast Five) about the possibility of actually making the movie.
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X-Men Spiderman Movie Universe

A couple of weeks ago, we heard that The Walt Disney Company had conversations with 21st Century Fox about possibly buying some of their major assets, including the 20th Century Fox film studio and some Fox-owned TV networks like FX. Those talks ended up not going resulting in any deals, but now a new report says that Comcast and Sony have also had separate conversations about potentially acquiring 21st Century Fox’s assets, which would be depressing for a number of reasons.

But hey, while Hollywood as we know it enters into a possibly unrecoverable downward spiral, at least we might get to see some unexpected comic book movie crossovers! X-Men and Spider-Man in the same movie, anyone?
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Plot of Next Tarantino Movie

Charles Manson is dead. The infamous cult leader, whose followers embarked on a murder spree that paralyzed Los Angeles in 1969, died of natural causes yesterday while spending nine consecutive life terms in prison. No one will weep for Manson, a genuine monster, but he remains a figure of fascination and the subject of more than his fair share of movies.

And while he won’t be the main subject in Quentin Tarantino‘s ninth movie, he is hanging around the fringes. The first plot details of the director’s ninth movie have emerged and they’re not what you’d expect. As previously reported, this is not a Charles Manson movie – it’s a movie set in the same landscape that Manson inhabited in Hollywood circa 1969.

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the girl with the dragon tattoo sequel villain

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo sequel is expanding its growing web of cast members, this time tapping The Square star Claes Bang as its villain.

There’s no word on what role Bang will be playing in The Girl in the Spider’s Web, but it’s certain that he will be facing off against Claire Foy‘s goth hacker Lisbeth Salander in some capacity.

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hotel transylvania 3 trailer

What happens when Dracula needs to get away from it all? If “he goes on a cruise” wasn’t the first thing to spring to mind (and it shouldn’t have been, because, well, sunlight), then you may be surprised by the Hotel Transylvania 3 trailer, which is all about the world’s most famous vampire and his extended clan going on a vacation.

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spider man spin off morbius

Just when you thought that Sony’s Spider-Man cinematic universe featuring everyone except for Spider-Man couldn’t get any weirder, 2017 hits again.

Prepare yourself for some movie news that will make you blearily double take at your computer screen then wonder if you actually woke up this morning. A new Sony Spider-Man spin-off is in the works from the Power Rangers writing duo Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama, this time centered around the Marvel antihero Morbius the Living Vampire. Yes, you read that correctly.

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Comeback movie

Nacho Vigalondo, the talented director behind the weird and wild Anne Hathaway dark comedy Colossal, will team with The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman to adapt the Image Comics series Comeback into a feature film. The story focuses on two time travelers who save people’s lives, for a fee. After the time travelers get stranded in the past, they have to fight to survive and return to their own time. The Comeback movie details are below.

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