The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, learn about the history of the The Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Plus, find out how to make your own neon green slime inspired by Ghostbusters. And finally, listen to Gerard Butler look back at his career, from early roles in Dracula 2000 to his star-making turn in 300, and his recent movies like Greenland and Den of Thieves. Read More »
The movie business is in rough shape right now. Christopher Nolan’s Tenet just got pushed back again, this time to mid-August, and we’re not even sure if the movie will be able to meet that release date. But fear not, because Hollywood is still set on getting back to work in the near future. And when the cameras start rolling, it sounds like there will be Den of Thieves and Angel Has Fallen sequels, with Gerard Butler waiting to help resurrect cinema with a bang. Read More »
Gerard Butler‘s violent Secret Service Agent Mike Banning will return yet again in Angel Has Fallen, the third film in the inexplicable franchise launched by Die Hard-rip-off Olympus Has Fallen. The action pic now has an official release date set in the summer of 2019, so get ready for more implausible mayhem as Butler blows stuff up all in the name of the United States of America.
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Posted on Wednesday, November 29th, 2017 by Rob Hunter
(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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Posted on Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 by Angie Han
After saving the President of the United States in Olympus Has Fallen and London Has Fallen, Gerard Butler‘s Secret Service agent Mike Banning will be back to do it a third time in the just-announced sequel, Angel Has Fallen. What, exactly, is “Angel”? Find out after the jump. Read More »
President of the United States looks like the worst job imaginable. Sure, you get to help shape an entire country for generations to come and play a pivotal role on the world stage, but you’re mostly tip-toeing around nuclear war, fighting off alien invasions, covering up murders, and repelling terrorists when they invade the White House. You know, just another day as the leader of the free world.
With London Has Fallen offering another cinematic look at why being the President totally blows, it’s time to examine the decision-making prowess of the nation’s greatest (fictional) leaders. Which Presidents lived up to the office and which ones have faltered? Let’s get to the bottom of this. (Spoilers ahead, though not for London Has Fallen. That one you can watch unsullied.)
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Posted on Thursday, May 1st, 2014 by Angie Han
Olympus Has Fallen did so well in America last year that its sequel is going across the pond next year. Focus Features has acquired U.S. rights to London Has Fallen and set it for a fall 2015 release date. The action-packed follow-up brings back Gerard Butler as hyper-competent Secret Service head Mike Banning. Hit the jump for new plot details and more.
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Posted on Tuesday, October 29th, 2013 by Angie Han
It took the Die Hard franchise five installments to send its hero overseas, but Olympus Has Fallen, a.k.a. “Die Hard in the White House,” will get there considerably faster. According to a new report, Nu Image and Millennium Films are reuniting the entire principal cast of the first movie — including Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, and Morgan Freeman — for London Has Fallen, set in, you guessed it, London. Hit the jump for more plot details.
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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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Posted on Monday, June 25th, 2012 by Angie Han
In the real world, becoming the President of the United States requires years, if not decades, of fundraising and touring and giving speeches and trying to keep your private life squeaky clean (or at least super, super secretive). But in Hollywood, they apparently just hand out presidencies like candy.
Charlie Sheen ascended to the highest office in the land earlier this week, joining Robert Rodriguez’s Machete Kills, while Jamie Foxx landed a similar gig in Roland Emmerich’s White House Down a few weeks ago. Now Aaron Eckhart is becoming a commander-in-chief as well, in Antoine Fuqua‘s White House Down. More details after the jump.
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