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11 items from 2016


Gerard Butler Feared Terrorism Film ‘London Has Fallen’ Would Strike Chord

2 March 2016 5:31 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Gerard Butler, who stars in the terrorism-centric action film “London Has Fallen,” was concerned that the nature of the movie may strike a sensitive chord in audiences, the actor admitted to Variety.

“At the end of the day, it’s a fictional movie. It’s entertainment,” Butler said at the Los Angeles premiere of the action-thriller, which is a sequel to 2013’s “Olympus Has Fallen.” “It’s about us winning. It’s about what happens when the shit hits the fan, and who stands up to face the challenge. It’s based on heroism and the good guys kicking –ss,” said the Scottish star, who reprises his role as U.S. Secret Service agent Mike Banning in the film.

“The movie certainly highlights our vulnerability all over the planet — I think we all feel that,” added Radha Mitchell, who returns as Leah Banning. “If anything, it draws attention to the »

- Alyssa Sage

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‘London Has Fallen’ Might Be ‘The Most Daftly Plotted Action Movie of Recent Years,’ Critics Say

2 March 2016 1:45 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

2013’s “Olympus Has Fallen” already didn’t receive rave reviews, but its sequel, “London Has Fallen” is scoring even lower with critics. Citing it as “one of the cheapest looking $100 million movies ever made” and “the most daftly plotted action movie of recent years,” critics gave the movie starring Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett and Melissa Leo, a low 23 percent Rotten Tomatoes score. Even the screenwriters get blasted in most of the reviews posted online, similarly to TheWrap’s film critic Andy Klein‘s review, who said “the four credited screenwriters — the returning Creighton Rothenberger & Katrin Benedikt, »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Gerard Butler’s Most Badass Roles

2 March 2016 9:17 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

After an unconventional start into acting (he was fired as a lawyer in Edinburgh due to his partying antics and moved to London), Gerard Butler has appeared in rom-coms, animations and even musicals, but the Scottish actor has emerged as an unashamed Hollywood bad-ass in some of the most iconic action films of recent times.

From an early role starring alongside James Bond in Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) to returning as one-man-army Mike Banning in London Has Fallen (in cinemas March 3), there is no end to the tough-guy roles that Butler can impress in.

The sequel to the worldwide smash hit Olympus Has Fallen sees Butler in his latest action-packed role, as the relentless bodyguard to the Us president, Mike Banning. Upon the discovery of a plot to assassinate the world leaders attending the Prime Minister’s funeral, he makes it his mission to stand firm against the relentless violence that awaits him. »

- Movie Geeks

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London Has Fallen movie review: agitprop security theater

2 March 2016 6:53 AM, PST | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

A Nuremberg rally for 21st-century America. Pure terror porn: racist, jingoistic, thoroughly obnoxious. Donald Trump voters will love it. *sob* I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): hated the first movie

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

If only all those other stupid countries — you know, like Germany and the U.K. — could be as awesome as America. After the British prime minister dies suddenly and mysteriously, world leaders summoned to London for the funeral, allegedly “the most protected event on Earth,” come under terrorist attack. The only survivor among them is U.S. president Benjamin Asher (Aaron Eckhart: My All American, I, Frankenstein), thanks to impossibly badass Secret Service agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler: How to Train Your Dragon 2, Chasing Mavericks), even though Banning concedes that he is made of nothing more than “bourbon and poor choices.” (One wonders »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Film Review: ‘London Has Fallen’

2 March 2016 6:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“By seeing London, I have seen as much of life as the world can show,” said Samuel Johnson in 1773, as quoted by biographer James Boswell. By seeing “London Has Fallen,” on the other hand, Johnson may conversely have marveled at a veritable cornucopia of death — the grisly, indiscriminate slaying of world leaders and common men, the swift pulverization of city infrastructure, and the slower decimation of any unsuspecting viewer’s brain cells. Aiming low and still managing to limbo its way under that bar, Babak Najafi’s cement-headed sequel to 2013’s Potus-in-peril thriller “Olympus Has Fallen” shifts and expands the battleground from the White House to the Big Smoke, while maintaining a cozily American jingoism in its narrative scope and stakes. Cruddily crafted, grimacingly performed and effortlessly racist, this sloppy dish of Gruel Britannia may just go down well enough to green-light a continuing franchise of global destruction. World capitals quiver. »

- Guy Lodge

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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 50 Pairs of Passes to ‘London Has Fallen’ With Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart

1 March 2016 8:50 AM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 50 pairs of advance-screening movie passes up for grabs to the “Olympus Has Fallen” sequel “London Has Fallen” starring Gerard Butler and Aaron Eckhart!

London Has Fallen,” which opens on March 4, 2016 and is rated “R,” also stars Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Jackie Earle Haley, Melissa Leo, Sean O’Bryan, Robert Forster, Charlotte Riley, Radha Mitchell, Alon Aboutboul, Waleed Zuaiter, Adel Bencherif, Mehdi Dehbi and Shivani Ghai from director Babak Najafi and writers Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt. Note: You must be 17+ to win and attend this “R”-rated screening.

To win your free passes to “London Has Fallen” courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just get interactive with our social media widget below. That’s it! This screening is on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 7 p.m. in downtown Chicago. The more social actions you complete, the more points you score and the higher yours odds of winning! »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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'London Has Fallen' Clip Takes Gerard Butler on a Wild Car Chase

18 February 2016 1:01 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With just a few weeks left until the action-packed sequel London Has Fallen hits theaters on March 4, a new clip has debuted which showcases a thrilling chase sequence through the streets of London. This scene, courtesy of Machinima, features Gerard Butler as Mike Banning, reprising his role from 2013's Olympus Has Fallen, who is once again trying to protect President Benjamin Asher (Aaron Eckhart). This clip also provides a lesson for would-be pursuers, showing what could happen if one follows a car too closely.

This sequel to the worldwide smash hit Olympus Has Fallen moves the action across the pond to London, in what promises to be a non-stop, suspenseful action thriller. It will deliver high-octane excitement through a heightened sense of authenticity. The visceral intensity springs from a timely premise: After the British Prime Minister passes away, his funeral becomes a target of a terrorist organization to destroy some »

- MovieWeb

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Check Out This New Film Clip From London Has Fallen

18 February 2016 7:07 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Gramercy Pictures has released a new film clip from the upcoming sequel London Has Fallen starring Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Melissa LeoRadha Mitchell, Robert Forster, Jackie Earle Haley, Charlotte Riley, Sean O’Bryan, Alon Aboutboul, and Waleed Zuaiter.

The film was directed by Babak Najafi from a screenplay written by Creighton Rothenberger & Katrin Benedikt, Christian Gudegast, Chad St. John.

The sequel to the worldwide smash hit Olympus Has Fallen, a non-stop, suspenseful action thriller that delivers high-octane excitement through a heightened sense of authenticity. The visceral intensity springs from a timely premise: after the British Prime Minister passes away, his funeral becomes a target of a terrorist organization to destroy some of the world’s most powerful leaders, devastate the British capital, and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. The only hope of stopping it rests on the shoulders of the President of the »

- Kellvin Chavez

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UK TV Spot for London Has Fall is Released

5 February 2016 10:47 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Gramercy Pictures has released a UK TV Spot the upcoming sequel London Has Fallen starring Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Melissa LeoRadha Mitchell, Robert Forster, Jackie Earle Haley, Charlotte Riley, Sean O’Bryan, Alon Aboutboul, and Waleed Zuaiter.

The film was directed by Babak Najafi from a screenplay written by Creighton Rothenberger & Katrin Benedikt, Christian Gudegast, Chad St. John.

The sequel to the worldwide smash hit Olympus Has Fallen, a non-stop, suspenseful action thriller that delivers high-octane excitement through a heightened sense of authenticity. The visceral intensity springs from a timely premise: after the British Prime Minister passes away, his funeral becomes a target of a terrorist organization to destroy some of the world’s most powerful leaders, devastate the British capital, and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. The only hope of stopping it rests on the shoulders of the President of the United »

- Kellvin Chavez

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"London Has Fallen" Poster Premieres

21 January 2016 7:29 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Gramercy Pictures has debuted the new poster for the Gerard Butler-led action thriller "London Has Fallen," the sequel to 2014's surprise hit "Olympus Has Fallen".

In the new take, the world's leaders assemble for the funeral of the UK Prime Minister with the event becoming the target of a terrorist organization. It's up to the President of the United States (Aaron Eckhart), his formidable Secret Service head (Gerard Butler), and an English Mi-6 agent (Charlotte Riley) to save us all.

Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Robert Forster, Jackie Earle Haley, Melissa Leo, Alon Moni Aboutboul, Radha Mitchell, Sean O'Bryan and Waleed Zuaiter also star in the film which was directed by Babak Najafi from a script by Creighton Rothenberger, Katrin Benedikt, Christian Gudegast and Chad St. John. The film opens March 4th.

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- Garth Franklin

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"Prepare for Bloody Hell" - New Poster Hits for 'London Has Fallen'

21 January 2016 7:05 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Gramercy Pictures has released the new poster for the upcoming sequel "London Has Fallen" starring Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Melissa LeoRadha Mitchell, Robert Forster, Jackie Earle Haley, Charlotte Riley, Sean O’Bryan, Alon Aboutboul, and Waleed Zuaiter.

The film was directed by Babak Najafi from a screenplay written by Creighton Rothenberger & Katrin Benedikt, Christian Gudegast, Chad St. John.

The sequel to the worldwide smash hit “Olympus Has Fallen,” a non-stop, suspenseful action thriller that delivers high-octane excitement through a heightened sense of authenticity. The visceral intensity springs from a timely premise: after the British Prime Minister passes away, his funeral becomes a target of a terrorist organization to destroy some of the world’s most powerful leaders, devastate the British capital, and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. The only hope of stopping it rests on the shoulders of the President of the United »

- Kellvin Chavez

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