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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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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.

Oliver Stone Eyed To Direct Martin Luther King Jr. Biopic Starring Jamie Foxx

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 10, 2013 7:44 PM
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With "JFK," "Nixon" and "W." under his belt, Oliver Stone knows his way around (controversial) biopics of famous American leaders. But even with that said, he's not the first guy we'd think of for a movie about Martin Luther King Jr.

New Pics From 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Swing In Featuring Jamie Foxx, Andrew Garfield & Emma Stone

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 11, 2013 2:22 PM
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For a movie that's not coming out for another year (okay, a bit less than that), "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" sure is blowing its load a bit early, dropping all kinds of images online. Are the filmmakers hoping to encourage audiences by letting them know this time around they are actually going to get a whole new and original story? Is it because Comic-Con is next week and this is just a preview to the smorgasbord of stuff that's coming? Our guess is that it's somewhere between the two, so let's just get to it.

Django Reteamed! Leonardo DiCaprio & Jamie Foxx Engage In 'Mean Business On North Ganson Street'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 27, 2013 5:38 PM
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The shoot may have been long and at times unpredictable, but it looks like Leonardo DiCaprio and Jamie Foxx got on just fine making "Django Unchained." So fine in fact, they want to work together again, although this time with characters on the same side.

Review: 'White House Down' Starring Channing Tatum & Jamie Foxx

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 27, 2013 8:57 AM
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With a movie called "White House Down," directed by Roland Emmerich, you pretty much know what you're going to get. Having already laid waste to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue twice before in "2012" and "Independence Day," Emmerich luxuriates in blowing up the national icon once again. Both wings and the main residence get shot up and bombed and rampaged, in addition to airplanes and helicopters getting shot out of the sky, SUVs flipping over and tanks obliterated. Emmerich doesn't miss a beat, and for bonus points, the Capitol Building comes crumbling down, with yet another Hollywood blockbuster lazily evoking 9/11 imagery for popcorn entertainment. And while some critics argue that "White House Down" satisfies whatever low, blockbuster bar Emmerich sets for himself, films this insipid and dumb do not deserve a pass just because they're "fun." While some may say that "White House Down" is self-aware of how extraordinarily silly it all is, the seriousness with which most of the cast plays it out, suggets otherwise.

Watch: 2 New Clips From ‘White House Down’ & "(I Wanna) Channing All Over Your Tatum" Music Video

  • By Diana Drumm
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  • June 19, 2013 5:27 PM
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With 9 days left to go, we can’t wait for “White House Down” or as we dubbed it after watching the trailer, “the most awesome dumb movie of the summer.” Directed by Roland Emmerich (“Independence Day,” “The Day After Tomorrow”) and starring Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx as a police officer and the President of the United States facing a paramilitary group, this looks to be one explosive and laugh-filled summer to-be blockbuster. In addition to the trailer, we’ve got two more clips from the film and a music video from Tatum and Foxx.

Watch: The Most Awesome Dumb Movie Of The Summer? 4-Minute Trailer For 'White House Down'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 10, 2013 9:02 AM
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It wasn't that long ago when National Association of Theater Owners stated that movie trailers were too long, showed off too much and they wanted to mandate Hollywood to cut 'em down. And frankly, when something like a 4-minute trailer for "White House Down" drops, showing what looks like every beat of the movie as well as every major setpiece, it's hard not to see their point. But since we're here, let's dive into this thing anyway.

Watch: 'Rio 2' Trailer Will Make You Say, 'Wait Is This An Angry Birds Movie?'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • May 15, 2013 2:55 PM
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The teaser trailer for Blue Sky Studio's "Rio 2" has just hit the internet and the brief clip doesn't explain much, instead encouraging you to shake your tail feathers while you'll undoubtedly wonder, at least for the first thirty seconds or so, if you're watching a commercial for a feature-length version of the "Angry Birds" iPhone game. (Spoiler alert: you're not.)

Watch: Channing Tatum Has The Worst Job Interview Ever In New Trailer For 'White House Down'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 2, 2013 7:25 PM
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Okay, unless you can't find a babysitter, do people really bring their kids to job interviews or is that just a movie thing? Anyway, it's the device used to establish in "White House Down" that: a) Channing Tatum's buff hero is also sensitive and caring b) It's gives him Something To Fight For and c) it sets the whole story (implausibly) in motion. Now can we get to the explosions please?

Jamie Foxx To Join Quvenzhané Wallis In 'Annie'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 29, 2013 3:34 PM
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Jamie Foxx has certainly been full of surprises lately, whether it's nerding out for "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" or deciding to produce, write and direct a horror series for SyFy. Once again, we'd never have predicted this next move, which will see Foxx putting his musical skills (he's a platinum selling R&B artist, in case you forgot) to good use.

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