15 items from 2013
Tim T. Cunningham is a name you may not recognise but he has been working as a visual effect artist since 1997 on some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters, including Armageddon, The Patriot, X-Men First Class and most recently Snow White and the Huntsman. Having lensed his first feature, Xtracurricular, in 2003; Cunningham gets back behind the camera for Sick Boy, a low-budget horror movie featuring that most-familiar of horror tropes – the perils of babysitting…
Perpetual slacker Lucy (Bartusiak) has had job after job, seemingly unable to stay interested in her work for too long. After quitting her job as a dental assistant and arguing with her fiance (Degrassi‘s Marc Donato) over family finances, she steps in for a friend to babysit for a local woman, Dr. Gordan (Rochon), whose young boy »
- Phil Wheat
"How do you lose a rocket launcher?!" In the midst of all the sci-fi and superheroes this summer, there is an action movie that harkens back to the days of Die Hard, and it's not another Die Hard sequel. I'm talking about Roland Emmerich's White House Down, which looks like the real Die Hard-in-the-White-House movie of 2013. Sony has debuted this second, full theatrical trailer and it's packed to the gills with all kinds of absurd action, from rocket launchers to mini-guns to everything inbetween. Jamie Foxx stars as the President, with Channing Tatum as his escort. Jason Clarke and Maggie Gyllenhaal are in there, too. Here's the second trailer for Roland Emmerich's White House Down, originally from Yahoo: White House Down is directed by action mastermind Roland Emmerich (Independence Day, Godzilla, The Patriot, The Day After Tomorrow, 2012, Anonymous) from a screenplay written by James Vanderbilt (The Amazing Spider-Man, »
- Alex Billington
In the Hollywood handbook of character shorthand, a British actor is pretty high up on the list of ways to swiftly establish somebody as a bad'un. As villain clichés go, it's just above 'underground lair' and slightly below 'unexpectedly offing a loyal henchman'.
Plus, just in case you've been living under a rock or in a coma, Benedict Cumberbatch plays much-discussed villain John Harrison in next month's Star Trek Into Darkness, and he's dominated Paramount's entire marketing campaign so completely that the character already feels weirdly iconic.
So with Brit baddies more in vogue than ever, Digital Spy takes a look back over six of the best...
"You oughta be on f**king TV with that accent, »
If the trailer is any indicator (and we'll admit it's not much to go on just yet), this summer's White House Down from Independence Day director Roland Emmerich looks better than Olympus Has Fallen. While we weren't a fan of the initial teaser poster campaign leading up to the trailer release, these two new posters are pretty cool. One featuring Channing Tatum feels a bit generic, and would easily be a Die Hard poster if Bruce Willis took his place, and the other has a pretty cool high angle on the White House burning. This should be a solid action thriller, and at least Tatum will see more screentime than G.I. Joe: Retaliation. Here's two new international posters for Roland Emmerich's White House Down from Imp Awards: White House Down is directed by action mastermind Roland Emmerich (Independence Day, Godzilla, The Patriot, The Day After Tomorrow, 2012, Anonymous) from a »
- Ethan Anderton
A Knight's Tale, 2001.
Directed by Brian Helgeland.
After his master dies, a peasant squire, fueled by his desire for food and glory, creates a new identity for himself as a knight.
Everyone has watched the odd cheesy B-movie once or twice, some preferring them to the Aaa Hollywood blockbusters, so I feel justified that I took time out of watching the likes of Mr. Nobody and the Marvel films to watch this medieval-set adventure rom-com. The fact that I genuinely enjoy it and have done since I was a teenager is a rather embarrassing fact to admit, but one I’m comfortable admitting to the world.
A Knight’s Tale is set in the 14th century, jousting competitions and banquets being the backdrop for one man’s quest to become better than his blood would allow. »
- Flickering Myth
Hunger Games star Wes Bentley has joined the drama Things People Do.
The actor has been cast in a leading role, reports Deadline.
Filming is scheduled to begin on Wednesday (April 3) in New Mexico.
Watch a trailer »
White House down, exploded, on fire and crumbling are all accurate descriptors of the first trailer for Roland Emmerich's upcoming action flick and considering this is a guy who loves to mix his patriotism with disastrous situations (see: Independence Day, The Patriot, 2012, The Day After Tomorrow), you can expect to see big things go boom come June 28.
Channing Tatum plays an off-duty police officer who happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, or the right time, when armed invaders try to take over the White House and he is forced to protect his young daughter and the president (a very clean-shaven Jamie Foxx) from the heavily-armed enemy.
Though the first trailer is heavy on footage of a panicked public asking for answers and men wielding guns as thing ignite, it offers little in the way of dialogue, with only a genetic directive or two from »
- Andrea Miller
Columbia Pictures has debuted the first trailer for the upcoming film White House Down,which finds Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx teaming up to prevent the domestic enemies from toppling the presidency. The film is directed by Roland Emmerich (Independence Day, Godzilla, The Patriot, The Day After Tomorrow, 2012, Anonymous) from a screenplay written by James Vanderbilt (The Amazing Spider-Man, The Losers, Zodiac). Tatum plays Capitol Policeman John Cale who has just been denied his dream job with the Secret Service of protecting President James Sawyer (Foxx). Not wanting to let down his little girl with the news, he takes her on a tour of the...
Click to continue reading White House Down Domestic and International Trailers on | FilmoFilia
Related posts: Domestic and International Battle: Los Angeles Trailers First Look At Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx & Maggie Gyllenhaal In White House Down! Much Better Look At Jamie Foxx & Channing Tatum In White House Down! »
- Allan Ford
The first look photos from the second White House threatened film, appropriately titled White House Down, showed Channing Tatum in plenty of danger, but also doing what heroes do best. While we're not really big fans of the posters for the film, this first trailer certainly gets us pretty damn pumped. Tatum is in full-on action form as he protects the President of the United States of America (Jamie Foxx) from a paramilitary group taking over the resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. This looks pretty bad ass, and doesn't really feel like a Roland Emmerich film. Plus, we can't wait to see Jason Clarke in the film as well. Watch! Here's the first trailer for Roland Emmerich's White House Down, originally from Moviefone: White House Down is directed by action mastermind Roland Emmerich (Independence Day, Godzilla, The Patriot, The Day After Tomorrow, 2012, Anonymous) from a screenplay written by James Vanderbilt (The Amazing Spider-Man, »
- Ethan Anderton
Director Roland Emmerich was born in Germany, but for the last 17 years he's had his sight (and sights) set on the White House.
"I always jokingly say that they should put a plaque somewhere in one of the rooms," Emmerich told HuffPost Entertainment. "Or my portrait: 'The man who destroyed the White House the most.'"
Emmerich indeed has experience causing carnage on 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. In 1996, he let aliens blow up the White House in "Independence Day"; 13 years later, Emmerich used a tsunami and the U.S.S. John F. Kennedy to destroy the executive mansion of the United States in the disaster blockbuster "2012"; and this summer, Emmerich directs the film "White House Down," which finds Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx teaming up to prevent the domestic enemies from toppling the presidency. The first "White House Down" trailer premieres exclusively on HuffPost Entertainment; watch it above.
"'White House Down »
- The Huffington Post
"All right, we've got an action movie starring Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Jason Clarke, Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Woods. What should we put on the poster? Olympus Has Fallen already used destroyed images of the White House and all the Photoshop cliches. Maybe we can just have Channing Tatum standing next to the president, guarding him?" said the marketing executive. But then, some guy down the hall says, "Hey, my Mom just went to Washington DC and she took this great photo." Brilliant! Seriously, we're excited for White House Down (there's a trailer tomorrow), especially after the waste that was Olympus Has Fallen, but this is lame. Everyone has a photo like this from their school field trips. Here's the first poster for Roland Emmerich's White House Down, debuted on Moviefone: There's a second poster from The Huffington Post as well. Looks like it's leading to something: White House Down »
- Ethan Anderton
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock since the Oscars, you’ve heard about the controversies surround Argo’s (lack of) historical accuracy. Whether it’s Iran threatening to sue Ben Affleck and George Clooney, Canada feeling relegated to postscript of history, or most recently the parliament in New Zealand motioning that Affleck “saw fit to mislead the world about what actually happened;” people seem to be having a hissy fit about the way in which Argo represented their countries. Even my own university newspaper saw fit to call on Canadians to not spend money on films from Hollywood that, “both demote and falsely epitomize Canada.”
Anger about historical accuracy in film is not limited to Argo. We can all recall Spike Lee’s criticism of Django Unchained for making a Spaghetti Western out of slavery. Prior to that we can go to Mel Gibson and The Patriot where »
- Jonathan Marsellus
Greg P. Russell, a veteran sound mixer and 16-time Oscar nominee, lost his 16th Best Sound Mixing award during the 85th annual Academy Awards on Sunday. Russell, 0-for-16 at the Oscars in his career, was nominated with Scott Millan and Stuart Wilson for mixing "Skyfall."
"Les Miserables" won Best Sound Mixing at the 2013 Oscars.
The Oscars hand out two separate awards for sound work on feature films: Best Sound Mixing and Best Sound Editing. The Best Sound Mixing award "recognizes the finest or most euphonic sound mixing or recording, and is generally awarded to the production sound mixers and re-recording mixers of the winning film."
Russell had been nominated 15 times before the 2013 Oscars. His first nod came in 1990 for the film "Black Rain." Russell was also singled out for "The Rock," "Con Air," "The Mask of Zorro," "Armageddon," "The Patriot," "Pearl Harbor," "Spider-Man," "Spider-Man 2," "Memoirs of a Geisha," "Apocalypto, »
- Christopher Rosen
Chicago –“The Perks of Being a Wallflower” was a sweet, provocative and popular independent film released last year. The story of a maladjusted teenager navigating his first year in high school is about to be released on Blu-ray and DVD. Portraying the lead role of Charlie was up-and-coming actor Logan Lerman.
Lerman was born in Beverly Hills, California, and had a passion for acting at an early age. He made his film debut as one of Mel Gibson’s sons in “The Patriot” (2000), and worked steadily in film and TV until age ten. After taking a break for a couple years, he took on TV series with “Jack & Bobby” (2004-05), portraying young Bobby McCallister, a 12 year old destined to be President of the United States. His name recognition increased with “Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief” (2010), as the title role in the popular film. You can find some »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
Inaccuracy in journalism is taken seriously, but film-makers happily play fast and loose with the facts
Should films that lay claim to truth be free to lie? The old question is raised again by two now on general release. Argo tells the story of the escape of American diplomats from Iran in 1979. Zero Dark Thirty tells of the more recent killing of Osama bin Laden. Both are already controversial.
The first, Argo, has understandably enraged the British ambassador in Tehran at the time, Sir John Graham, by stating that the Brits "turned away" the fugitive American diplomats. It left him "very distressed that the film-makers got it so wrong". He says the British embassy took in the fugitives and they moved to the Canadian embassy only when the British one became exposed to attack. One of the Americans, Robert Anders, has fully corroborated Graham's comments, saying the film "is absolutely untrue. »
- Simon Jenkins
15 items from 2013
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners