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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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Channing Tatum, White House Down
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: 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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Channing Tatum, White House Down
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?

The Most Anticipated Blockbusters Of The 2013 Summer Season

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • April 29, 2013 12:03 PM
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The Playlist's Most Anticipated Blockbusters Of The 2013 Summer Season
Ah, summer. That time of year marked by long days, short skirts, and the application of sunscreen. It’s the season where even the most hardened cineaste can put aside their Criterion Collection discs, if only for a moment, and get excited about the jazzy, visual effects-driven blockbusters coming down the pike. The line between “summer” and “any other time of the year,” in terms of movies, keeps getting blurrier and blurrier, with big-budget studio fare like “Oz the Great and Powerful” and “Oblivion” coming out in the spring (we had a Michael Bay movie open in April, for crying out loud – before this it was questionable whether or not he even existed outside of June or July).

Watch: New Trailer For Channing Tatum's 'White House Down,' Plus Our Rundown Of New Footage Screened

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • March 26, 2013 7:04 PM
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No one quite suits the title of Master of Disaster quite like Roland Emmerich, the director behind such bombastically apocalyptic visions as "Independence Day," "Godzilla," "The Day After Tomorrow" and "2012." Emmerich has gleefully destroyed major monuments, turning the White House into kindling and New York City into a giant frozen puddle. In his latest oversized spectacle "White House Down," starring Channing Tatum as a put-upon would-be Secret Service agent and Jamie Foxx as the endangered Commander-in-Chief, Emmerich returns to the location of his most iconic detonation, this time exploring the bonds between father and daughter while also blowing up a lot of stuff and having many people get shot in gloriously violent ways. Earlier today we got a peek at the trailer (which you can watch below) as well as a glimpse of about ten minutes of additional footage. While the movie doesn’t come out until June 28th, we're pretty sure that it's going to be one of the summer's most satisfying blockbusters.

Teaser Posters Arrive For 'Ender's Game,' 'White House Down' 'Pacific Rim' & 'You're Next'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 25, 2013 1:46 PM
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Many years from now, when humanity is but a memory and earth is ruled by monkeys, anthropologists will uncover a treasure trove of movie poster one-sheets, and conclude that movies in the early 21st century consisted mostly of people watching a character's back while they look at something cool. From "The Dark Knight Rises" to "Battleship" to "Star Trek Into Darkness," the latest trend in one-sheet design is to avoid a character's face entirely. Whether it's inspired by third-person video games, or just by everyone copying Batman, it seems every other blockbuster is going down this route when it comes to the marketing, and the latest to get in on the act is "Ender's Game."

You Call That A Knife? First Pics Of Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx & More In 'White House Down'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 5, 2012 4:44 PM
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After getting his ass handed to him by Gina Carano in "Haywire," being buds with Jonah Hill in "21 Jump Street" and shaking his money maker in "Magic Mike" in 2012, next year Channing Tatum is coming to save America. "White House Down" will find the President in danger, but only one man can save him...

First Look Footage: Channing Tatum In 'White House Down'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • September 27, 2012 3:09 PM
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An American thriller film by Roland Emmerich, the guy who directed super-sized blockbusters like "Independence Day, " "Godzilla" and "2012" and starring Channing Tatum, "White House Down" might just be the movie of summer 2013 if you're into loud spectacle. Tatum, who has arguably had the best 2012 of any male contemporary thanks to three over-$100 million dollar grossers ("The Vow," "21 Jump Street" and "Magic Mike") stars as a United States Secret Service agent who must rescue the President of the United States (Jamie Foxx) from a paramilitary group that has taken over the White House. Let's guess, he's new and unexperienced (first day on the job?), but somehow he "Die Hard"s it and against all odds and saves the day.

‘Catching Fire’ Adds 2 More, Sasha Barrese Returns For ‘Hangover 3’ & 'White House Down' Secures Its First Lady

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • August 14, 2012 5:18 PM
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As two of next year’s most-anticipated sequels approach their start dates, today two actresses have secured supporting parts in the franchises, while elsewhere Roland Emmerich and Jon Turtletaub find their leading ladies to head up their latest projects.

'White House Down' Moves Up To June 28, 2013; 'The Equalizer' Set For April 11, 2014

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 6, 2012 5:42 PM
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Seems folks in Hollywood woke up this morning, rubbed the sleep out of their eyes, and decided to make some release date changes and additions. Warner Bros. has already moved "The Great Gatsby" to next summer, while over at Sony, they are making some changes of their own.

Lucas Till Leads 'Wolves'; Mark Margolis Boards 'Noah'; Jason Clarke Joins 'White House Down' & 'Catching Fire' Adds One More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 3, 2012 11:18 AM
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Like a match made in heaven, Lucas Till who played Havoc in "X-Men: First Class" is teaming with "X-Men" and "X2" scribe David Hayter for the writer's directorial debut "Wolves." And no, there won't be any spandex suits involved. Instead, as the title suggests it's a werewolf story, with Till playing the hairy beast who is falsely accused of murdering his parents and is forced to go on the run. He winds up in a town named Lupine Ridge, which, you might be surprised to learn, has supernatural shit going on, and along the way, he'll learn about his past. It's intriguing we suppose, even it sounds vaguely like a Wolverine movie just switched out to a werewolf instead. We'll soon find out -- filming kicks off next month. [THR]

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