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'Dying of the Light' Trailer: Nicolas Cage Goes Rogue

15 October 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

As Nicolas Cage says in the new trailer for "Dying of the Light," "There are two kinds of men in this world: Men of action - and everyone else."

Well, it often seems like there are two kinds of Nicolas Cage: the gifted star of "The Rock" and "Leaving Last Vegas" - and the guy who's just cashing paychecks. For "Dying of the Light," it seems he's the latter.

The trailer isn't actually bad. Cage huffs and puffs as a veteran, decorated CIA agent who goes rogue after learning his nemesis, a terrorist named Banir, might still be alive.

Unfortunately, there's not much else to it. Plus, the strange history behind the movie - director Paul Schrader is disavowing it after feuding with producers over the final cut - does not bode well for the final product.

"Dying of the Light" opens Dec. 5.


- Kelly Woo

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White House Down Blu-Ray Review

14 January 2014 12:31 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Roland Emmerich

Starring: Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, Richard Jenkins, Joey King, James Woods.

Running Time: 131 minutes

Certificate: 12

Extras: Dynamic Duo: Channing Tatum & Jamie Foxx, Men Of Action, Meet The Insiders, Roland Emmerich: Supporting Cast, Gag Reel, Inside Story, The Beast, The Full Arsenal, Presidential Treatment, Crashing The Oval Office, Drowning The Beast, Recreating The White House, VFX Boundaries Down, Lights – Camera – Heart-Pumping Action.

It’s easy to forget that predictability is all about context. While the likes of Avatar looks great, it encourages that disbelieving eye-roll as it fights to be cleverer than it is but when it’s White House Down, you’ve got the best old-school entertainment and is probably, wait, definitely what A Good Day To Die Hard desperately wanted to be.

For every clichéd character, including a tech-geek with a penchant for classical music, Roland Emmerich has created an explosive, »

- Dan Bullock

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