In March audiences were treated to the destruction of the Capitol in “Olympus Has Fallen,” a “Die Hard” knock-off featuring Gerard Butler and Morgan Freeman. Three months later, we have another, this time starring Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx as the agent and the president, respectively.
WHD follows John Cale, a Capitol security officer who is trying to get a job on the President’s Secret Service. After his interview, he takes his daughter, a political aficionado on a tour of the White House, when terrorists strike. After blowing the Rotunda of the Capitol and successfully diverting attention from the White House, a team of men made up of a hacker(who will remind audiences a great deal of arms dealer Justin Hammer from “Iron Man 2” in his behavior), a group of white supremacists, a disavowed wet-works expert and a father seeking vengeance for his sons lost life in the Middle East conflicts.
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“Looper” raced into the box office for the Sept.28 weekend among high expectations, bringing a new take on the sci fi, tie travel genre.
The movie stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Joe, whose job is to kill those sent back from the future. In 2044, time travel has not been invented, but it has been 30 years in the future. It has also become impossible to hide a body in the future, so a business venture is set up for hired killers, or loopers, in 2044 to kill victims sent back from the future. The one catch is that when their contract is up, they must close the loop by killing their future self, and is then is released for 30 years.
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Premium Rush is the latest movie from rising star Joseph Gordon-Levitt, last seen in the Dark Knight Rises.
Here he stars as Wilee, a New York City bicycle messenger, one of the 1500 messengers on the busiest streets in the world streets, risking their lives weaving in and out of the traffic to cash in.
What starts out as a premium rush run, where extra money is offered for a faster delivery, turns into a life and death chase through the streets of NYC, holding in the balance the fate of many. Continue reading “Premium Rush”
Just five years after the last installment of Sam Raimi’s “Spiderman” series, Sony has set out to re-establish the web slinger in theatres. ‘The Amazing Spiderman” opens May 3 and stars Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spiderman and Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy. Sally Field and Martin Sheen play Aunt May and Uncle Ben and Rhys Ifans plays the conflicted villain Dr. Curt Connors and his counterpart, the Lizard.
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