White House Down: Because White House Up is too heavy

White House Down - 2013 Director Roland Emmerich Starring Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, Richard Jenkins, James Woods, Joey King Screenplay James Vanderbilt Rule 604: Kids are convenient vehicles for jingoistic propaganda.  Make it look like they still believe. Rule 606: It also helps if the president looks at the capital scene with wide-eyed wonder. Rule 607: Throwing out snippets … Continue reading White House Down: Because White House Up is too heavy

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Olympus Has Fallen is a not so subtle slice of Peckinpah

Olympus Has Fallen - 2013 Director Anton Fuqua Starring Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Robert Forster, Cole Hauser, Finley Jacobsen, Ashley Judd, Melissa Leo, Dylan McDermott, Radha Mitchell, Rick Yune Written by Creighton Rothenberger, Katrin Benedikt The attack on the White House is glorious.  An ungodly amount of .50 caliber bullets flying throughout, maiming some, … Continue reading Olympus Has Fallen is a not so subtle slice of Peckinpah