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Now On DVD: Roland Emmerich Reveals His 5 Biggest Influences On 'White House Down'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • November 6, 2013 2:26 PM
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White House Down, Roland Emmerich
This week, "White House Down," the deliriously silly (but ridiculously entertaining) White House hijacking movie, starring Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx, detonates onto Blu-ray and DVD. In honor of the film's release, we chatted with "White House Down" filmmaker Roland Emmerich and asked him to run down the five biggest influences on the film (which this writer places amongst the top tier of the director's work). At first he was reluctant ("I feel back in school, like I had to do homework"), but eventually he shared what fuelled his movie. Read on to find out what inspired "White House Down," the dirty wife beater Channing wears and Jamie Foxx's famous line about his sneakers.

Channing Tatum Is Going To Have A 'Bad Romance' With '50/50' & 'The Wackness' Director Jonathan Levine

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 31, 2013 5:54 PM
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While we'll have to wait until a yet-to-be determined date in 2014 to watch Channing Tatum wrestle with murder (or something) in Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher," the guy has no shortage of projects on the go. Next year it seems he has a movie coming every other month with the animated "The Lego Movie," comedy sequel "22 Jump Street" and sci-fi actioner "Jupiter Ascending" (and may we point out the diversity of those gigs too) all on tap. And he's not resting on his laurels as he gears up another gig.

Tom Tykwer Directing His First TV Series, Channing Tatum Brings Sitcom To CBS & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • October 22, 2013 9:03 AM
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After the massive undertaking that was "Cloud Atlas," what's next for Tom Tykwer? Well, first he'll shoot "A Hologram For A King" with Tom Hanks, and once that's done, he'll tackle a 12-part, German language TV series entitled "Babylon Berlin." Screendaily reveals it will based on the books of Volker Kutscher, and focus "on the figure of Inspector Gereon Rath who hails from Cologne and arrives in the Berlin of 1920s, the epicentre of political and social changes of those years." The initial batch of episodes will focus on Kutscher's first two books, with Tykwer adapting them alongside screenwriters Achim von Borries and Hendrik Handloegten, with producers hoping it the final result will sit along TV greats like "The Wire," "Mad Men," "Breaking Bad" and "Boardwalk Empire."

Amanda Seyfried Joins '‘Fathers And Daughters,' Craig Roberts Visits '22 Jump Street' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 17, 2013 1:47 PM
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Just a few days after Russell Crowe's latest project "Fathers and Daughters" was announced, he now has a co-lead. Amanda Seyfried will reteam with her "Les Misérables" co-star in the time-spanning tale will follow a novelist and widow in the past, who struggles to raise his 5-year-old daughter while he battles mental illness. The movie will also catch up 30 years later with the daughter, now in the present day, as she tries to reconcile with the difficult childhood.

Paul Feig Is Working On A Gay Rom-Com With Channing Tatum To Star

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 11, 2013 12:44 PM
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Perhaps there was something in the water on the set of "Magic Mike." Earlier today we learned that Lee Daniels wants his 'The Butler' star Alex Pettyfer to lead a "Mr. & Mrs. Smith"-style action movie for him, with the twist being the central duo are an interracial gay couple. And now Pettyfer's stripper movie co-star also wants to get in on the same-sex fun.

Sony Pictures Classics Move 'Foxcatcher' To 2014; Watch The Chilling Teaser Trailer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 26, 2013 10:36 PM
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Foxcatcher
To all the prognosticators who have already sat back and considered the awards season over, time to wake up. Bennett Miller, who has gone two-for-two with Best Pictures nominations for "Capote" and "Moneyball," returns with "Foxcatcher" and goddamn if he doesn't look like he's back in top form.

The Playlist's 15 Favorite Movie Dance-Offs

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • September 19, 2013 2:42 PM
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Our 15 Favorite Movie Dance-Offs
As we embark on another awards pre-season, and anticipate the legions of “For Your Consideration”-style advertising we have to look forward to over the coming months, we felt it an opportune moment to highlight a film that is unlikely to be figuring largely in those conversations: this week’s “Battle of the Year” starring widely disliked person Chris Brown alongside Joshes Holloway and Peck. Because the funny thing is, no matter how B-grade its cast, formulaic its plot or potentially jingoistic its premise (“Bring that trophy back for AMERICA”) there will be a certain segment of the Playlist population who will don sunglasses and fake mustaches and go see it. It’s a dance movie, you see, and the love that a shockingly high proportion of us bear this unworthy genre is one of our best kept secrets.

Adjust Your Oscar Predictions: Bennett Miller's 'Foxcatcher' Starring Steve Carell & Channing Tatum Gets Awards Season Date

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 15, 2013 8:13 PM
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Here's another movie to shake up the predictions of Oscar prognosticators. Largely keeping on the down low for most of the year, "Moneyball" director Bennett Miller's wrestling/murder drama "Foxcatcher" is coming out to play with a new studio and release date, marking another movie to keep a firm eye on over the next four months.

Brie Larson Won't Be Returning For '22 Jump Street'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • July 31, 2013 1:59 PM
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21 Jump Street Brie Larson Jonah Hill
A few months ago we ran into Brie Larson and asked her if she'd be returning for the hotly anticipated sequel to last year's surprise breakthrough "21 Jump Street." She sounded totally in and was looking forward to returning to the lighter world of big budget studio fare after spending a lean year making thought-provoking independent features (like this summer's amazing "The Spectacular Now" and "Short Term 12"). Apparently, this is no longer the case, as she recently told ScreenCrush that she would not be back for another round of R-rated hilarity alongside Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill.

Exclusive: Andrew Kevin Walker Rewriting ‘Dragon Tattoo’ Sequel; David Fincher's ‘20,000 Leagues’ Is Dead

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 17, 2013 10:26 AM
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With two major blockbuster flops in two years (“John Carter,” “The Lone Ranger”), the conventional wisdom follows that Disney is probably not green-lighting any major, untested would-be franchises anytime soon (even the the trio behind “The Pirates of The Caribbean” films, Bruckheimer, Depp and Verbinski proved nothing’s a sure thing). And so eyes immediately turned to David Fincher’s ambitious $200 million-plus, 3D tentpole adaptation of “20,000 Leagues Under The Sea.” Given the recent announcement that Fincher would be directing the thriller “Gone Girl” with Ben Affleck this fall, we assumed the Jules Verne project had been scrapped, for the simple reason that Disney is not going to bankroll a potentially risky project.

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