There are two “Die Hard in the White House” movies set for release this year. One is Roland Emmerich’s White House Down, with Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx. The other is Antoine Fuqua‘s Olympus Has Fallen, which features Gerard Butler as a secret service agent, Aaron Eckhart as the President of the United States, Morgan Freeman as the Speaker of the House, and a whole bunch of Asian antagonists.
Here, Butler’s agent pulls the POTUS from a wrecked limo just before it plunges off a bridge… with the First Lady inside. He’s removed from service, but ends up back in action when the White House is taken over by terrorists while he’s inside. As the President is held hostage and Butler works his violent magic from inside 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Morgan Freeman’s Speaker manages the situation from the outside. It’s all very explosive, and even the Washington Monument takes a hit.
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There’s a bank heist movie coming out starring Patrick Dempsey, Ashley Judd, Tim Blake Nelson, Mekhi Phifer, Jeffrey Tambor and Rob Huebel, directed by one of the guys behind The Lion King and written by the guys who did The Hangover. Sounds pretty good, right? Flypaper, directed by Rob Minkoff and written by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore tells the story of what happens when three separate crews mistakenly decide to rob a bank at the same time. It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and will come on demand July 15 before opening in theaters August 19. After the jump, check the trailer and read why you didn’t hear much about the film after Sundance. Read More »
We’ve seen movies about handicapped people overcoming odds. We’ve seen movies about humans developing special relationships with animals and we’ve seen inspirational family movies. Dolphin Tale incorporates all three in 3D. Directed by Charles Martin Smith (Air Bud, but he’s best known as Agent Wallace in The Untouchables) the film stars a tailless dolphin named Winter, playing herself in a pseudo spoiler, who is kept alive and mobile by a group of people around a Florida aquarium including Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Harry Connick, Jr. and Kris Kristofferson. It’ll released in 3D on September 23. Check out the trailer after the jump. Read More »
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Taylor Lautner‘s action film Abduction, to be directed by John Singleton, just got an extra dose of class. Sigourney Weaver is joining the cast as “a psychiatrist to Lautner’s character, who discovers his own baby picture on a missing persons website.” Also in the supporting cast are Lily Collins and Alfred Molina. [Variety]
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The Weinstein Co has released a movie trailer for Crossing Over, a “multi-character drama about immigrants of different nationalities struggling to achieve legal status in Los Angeles. The film addresses the issue from the point of view of the immigrants, as well as the immigration authorities tasked with enforcing the nation’s immigration laws.”
Looks a bit too preachy heavy handed or obvious, even for me. A bit like Paul Haggis’ Crash on crack. Harrison Ford is looking a bit old, and is it just me or is Ford starting to sound like Clint Eastwood? The film also stars Ashley Judd, Sean Penn, and Ray Liotta. It’s also worth mentioning that the film is directed by South African filmmaker Wayne Kramer (The Cooler), who also happens to be a naturalized US citizen. Watch the trailer below and tell me your thoughts in the comments.
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Watch the trailer in High Definition on Yahoo. Crossing Over hits theaters in 2009.
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