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Like most disaster flicks, Aftershock starts with an attractive group of people having the time of their lives before their world literally falls apart. This story follows Gringo (Eli Roth) and his Chilean friends Ariel (Ariel Levy) and Pollo (Nicolás Martínez).
They are hosting their friend down in Chile for a relaxing vacation that includes consuming copious amounts of alcohol and drugs at all-night ragers, wine-tasting during the day and an ongoing hunt for hot chicks who are ready to have some fun.
Lucky for the trio, they meet Monica (Andrea Osvart), Kylie (Lorenza Izzo), and Irina (Natasha Yarovenko) who are up for adventuring around Chile with the guys and much more later that night. That’s when everyone’s luck runs out as a devastating earthquake rocks the country and the group of partiers are immediately thrust into a string of life or death situations where their chance for »
- Heather Wixson
Thanks to a vibrant marketing effort and a complete lack of competition for female audiences, The Great Gatsby opened to an excellent $50.1 million over Mother's Day weekend. However, that wasn't enough to claim first place from Iron Man 3, which followed up its record-breaking debut with another very strong outing. Even with this impressive one-two punch, overall box office was still down a bit from the same weekend last year when The Avengers scored a second weekend record with over $103 million. Iron Man 3 fell 58 percent to $72.5 million, which is the fourth-highest second weekend ever behind The Avengers, Avatar and The Dark Knight. The decline is much steeper than that of The Avengers (50 percent), but is about even with Iron Man 2 (59 percent). To date, Iron Man 3 has earned an excellent $284.95 million, and if it continues to follow Iron Man 2's pace it will ultimately wind up over $400 million. »
- Ray Subers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
If second place is the first loser — then this week, that’s a pretty great place to be. Warner Bros.’ literary adaptation The Great Gatsby stunned the industry today with a magnificent $51.1 million debut. Of course, that number wasn’t large enough to take down Disney’s superhero sequel, Iron Man 3, which topped the box office for a second weekend with $72.5 million, but it’s impressive nonetheless. Ah, the summer movie season: when films actually make money! (Provided that they’re not called Peeples.)
Iron Man 3, which had the second best opening of all time last weekend with $174.1 million, »
- Grady Smith
In this day and age of television, it’s really hard to think that you can seriously put together a recipe for success, especially looking back just a few years on all the times you might have thought you’d managed it, but TNT may be about as close as you can get with Legends.
The show is set to hit in 2014, and TNT has ordered 10 episodes. If you were forced to make a prediction, I don’t see how you’d bet against this one. At least, if you’re looking at the show being good. Being popular is another thing altogether.
With Sean Bean starring, and based on a Robert Littell’s work, you’re already solid out of the gates. Throw in a pretty solid line-up behind the scenes, and an interesting supporting cast (see full details below), and this one should be a hit. I’m »
- Marc Eastman
TNT has greenlit the suspenseful spy drama "Legends," starring Sean Bean ("Game of Thrones," "The Lord of the Rings"). TNT has ordered 10 episodes of the series, which is being produced by Fox 21. Howard Gordon ("Homeland," "24"), Alexander Cary ("Homeland," "Lie to Me") and Jonathan Levin ("Charmed") serve as executive producers, along with showrunners Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris, the creators of Sleeper Cell. Jeffrey Nachmanoff ( Traitor , The Day After Tomorrow ) and Mark Bomback ( Live Free or Die Hard ) serve as consulting producers. The pilot was directed and executive-produced David Semel (Heroes, Person of Interest) and written by Nachmanoff, who developed the story with Gordon and Bomback. »
Worldwide – Daryush Shokof – the director and producer responsible for “Hitler’s Grave”, “Seven Servants” and “Breathful” – has officially announced the upcoming film, “Moon and 8”, which is now in pre-production. Production is slated for summer 2013.
“Moon and 8” is an action/adventure movie in the spirit of “Independence Day”, “The Day After Tomorrow” and “The Impossible” but with an original twist. Budgeted at $150 million, “Moon and 8” will be produced through Shif … Continue reading → »
When I saw that Roland Emmerich, the man who has nearly destroyed the world several times (Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow, 2012) and my soul at least once (Anonymous) had made a movie about terrorists or some-such taking over the White House, I was not particularly optimistic. Nor did the first White House Down trailer give me much cause for hope. But then the second trailer came along and I’m … I’m a little excited.
This trailer makes White House Down look a wee bit like Die Hard To The Chief; and Channing Tatum’s aspirant Secret Service agent John Cale looks a wee bit like John McClane. This is not a complaint, mind you.
John Cale winds up having to protect the President (Jamie Foxx) and save his own daughter (Joey King) from some nefarious paramilitary dudes. There are lots of explosions and rocket launchers and fighting bad »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
Give him the opportunity and director Roland Emmerich is sure to set upon wiping out the iconic address of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Well, in film that is. He’s done it before in Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow and 2012, and he’s done it again with his latest action spectacle, White House Down.
The plot for the film follows a police officer John Cale (Channing Tatum), on a tour of the White House with his young daughter on a rare day off. However, he is soon forced into action and protect the Us Commander-In-Cheif (Jamie Foxx) when the Presidential home comes under attack from a heavily armed group of paramilitary terrorists led by rising actor Jason Clarke.
- Craig Hunter
Sony Pictures unveiled a new trailer for the upcoming "White House Down" thriller, which stars Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Woods, Richard Jenkins, and Jason Clarke. Check it out below. Plot: Policeman John Cale (Tatum) 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 White House, when the complex is overtaken by a heavily armed paramilitary group. Now, with the nation's government falling into chaos and time running out, it's up to Cale to save the president, his daughter, and the country. The new movie is directed by Roland Emmerich (2012, The Day After Tomorrow, Independence Day) and is set to hit theaters on June 28th. Trailer: Click here to read more about "White House Down." »
White House Down centers on John Cale (Channing Tatum), a policeman whose dream job is protect the President of the United States as a Secret Service agent. When his is application is rejected, he’s unable to deliver the bad news to his young daughter and instead takes her on a tour of the White House.
While there, his skills and determination to protect the president are put to the ultimate test as a powerful paramilitary group takes control of the White House. If this plot sounds familiar, that’s because it’s almost identical to Olympus Has Fallen, which was released this past March.
The film is directed by Roland Emmerich, the man behind such blockbusters as Independence Day, Godzilla and The Day After Tomorrow and written by James Vanderbilt (Zodiac). It stars the aforementioned Tatum, Jamie ...
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- Daniel Johnson
After this one debuts, those who managed to see Olympus has Fallen will be comparing White House Down and the Gerard Butler and Aaron Eckhart starrer side-by-side. Who will win the battle of the burning white house? Roland Emmerich (The Day After Tomorrow, Independence Day and 2012) directs the action thriller from the script by James Vanderbilt, which features more talented cast names including Jason Clarke, Joey King, James Woods, Richard Jenkins, Jimmi Simpson, Rachelle Lefevre and Lance Reddick Capitol Policeman John Cale has just been denied his dream job with the Secret Service of protecting President James Sawyer. Not wanting to let down his little girl with the news, he takes her on a tour of the White House, when the complex is overtaken by a heavily armed paramilitary group. Now, with the nation's government falling into chaos and time running out, it's up to Cale to save the president, »
"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
When you hear that Roland Emmerich is circling a project, you probably think of epic disaster films like Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow and 2012. But now Emmerich is looking to take on one of the most epic real life stories of all time in the form of a miniseries about T.E. Lawrence, A.K.A. Lawrence of Arabia.
The project is set to be co-produced by FreemantleMedia and based on a script that was co-written by Rod Lurie, but questions about where and when the miniseries will air, which actor will be brave enough to take on the iconic lead role, and how this fits into Emmerich’s busy schedule remain. Afterall, he’s still working on Independence Day 2 and 3, isn’t he?
One thing that Freemantle seems sure of is that the time is right for another ...
- Jason Tabrys
We haven't had a fun disaster movie in a long time. Gone are the days of The Towering Inferno or Earthquake. In recent years, the disaster movies have been more fact-based like The Impossible or action epics like The Day After Tomorrow. What we need is a good, gory disaster movie. In comes Eli Roth and director Nicolas Lopez with Aftershock. Last year we got the green band trailer for the movie starring and produced by Roth. It was good, but you could see where it was cut to not show »
- Alex Maidy
Hollywood isn't afraid to imagine what would happen to planet Earth if a disaster struck. Over the years, we've watched ice caps melt, a country suffer an oil shortage and animated animals fight for survival on the big screen. From Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa to The Day After Tomorrow to The Day the Earth Stood Still, we've received a strong message at what could happen if an eco-disaster hits. In honor of NBCU Earth Week, we've compiled the best eco-disaster flicks sure to get you thinking twice about how you treat the place we all call home. »
Los Angeles — Hollywood is banking on the future this summer – and not just a future where Capt. Kirk orders warp speed or Tony Stark builds a better Iron Man outfit.
Though some film franchises seem to live on forever, most come with a shelf life, leaving studios always hunting for new ones.
The new stuff this summer could be a sign of what you'll be seeing for years to come if movies such as Brad Pitt's zombie fest "World War Z," Guillermo del Toro's robots-vs.-sea-monsters tale "Pacific Rim" and Johnny Depp's buddy Western "The Lone Ranger" connect with audiences. There's also that orphan from Krypton in the latest Superman revival, "Man of Steel," who seems ripe for a new franchise in this age of superhero blockbusters.
"Introducing a new audience to a new idea about Superman is great and fertile ground, because there is so much to be explored, »
"The Day After Tomorrow" and "2012" filmmaker Roland Emmerich has revealed that with the "Independence Day" sequels still some time off, he's turning his attention towards a quite different kind of project first.
"I may want to do a little movie – about $12-14 million – about the Stonewall Riots in New York. It’s about these crazy kids in New York, and a country bumpkin who gets into their gang, and at the end they start this riot and change the world."
Stonewall Inn was a gay bar and makeshift shelter in New York. When the police raided it, those inside fought back with the conflict escalating into a days-long riot. Said riot lit the spark for the gay rights movement. Emmerich continues:
"It’s one of these civil rights moments, like Rosa Parks. And [yet] very little is known about it. Even gay people don’t know much about it. There are »
- Garth Franklin
Let’s face it, when you go see a Roland Emmerich film, what you see is what you get. You either like his mega-budgeted movies of destruction or you don’t. Nevertheless, his films (“2012”, “The Day After Tomorrow”) tend to make a ton of money and his upcoming effort “White House Down” is another big budget blockbuster that hopes to replicate that success. But, judging from his interview with Empire, it sounds as if Emmerich is looking to go into a completely different direction with his next film and it actually sounds pretty interesting.The film in question is about the Stonewall riots that happened in New York City back in 1969. A police raid took place at a gay bar called Stonewall Inn, where many homeless gay people adopted as a shelter, and much to the surprise of the police, they fought back. “It’s one of those civil rights movements, »
- Ken Guidry
Due to the Boston marathon bombings, Sony Pictures has temporarily put on hold the entire marketing campaign for its upcoming "White House Down" thriller. But for some reason, we now have two new posters from the film, showing the White House being under attack. Check them out below. Plot: Policeman John Cale (Channing Tatum) has just been denied his dream job with the Secret Service of protecting President James Sawyer (Jamie Foxx). Not wanting to let down his little girl with the news, he takes her on a tour of the White House, when the complex is overtaken by a heavily armed paramilitary group. Now, with the nation's government falling into chaos and time running out, it's up to Cale to save the president, his daughter, and the country. The new movie is directed by Roland Emmerich (2012, The Day After Tomorrow, Independence Day) and is set to hit theaters on June 28th. »
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
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