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It is a combination of a football game
and a brothel."
-- Federico Fellini
Sep 012013
 

Due November 5:

photo for White House Down Capitol Policeman John Cale has just been denied his dream job with the Secret Service to protect the President. Not wanting to let down his little girl with the news, he takes her on a tour of the White House, and, coincidentally, during their visit, the complex is overtaken by a heavily armed paramilitary group. Now, with the nation’s government falling into chaos and time running out, it’s up to Cale to save the president, his daughter … and the country. Extras: Four Featurettes: “A Dynamic Duo” a look at the chemistry between Tatum and Foxx and their dynamic on-screen presence; “Men of Action” featurette on Tatum’s willingness and desire to perform his own stunts, as well as the extensive training required; “Roland Emmerich — Upping The Ante” look at Emmerich’s vision for the film; “Meet the Insiders” on the supporting cast. Blu-ray adds a gag reel and nine more featurettes: “The Beast” A look at the film’s presidential limo; “The Full Arsenal: Guns, Grenades, Tanks and Choppers”; “VFX Boundaries Down”; “The Inside Story” about the film’s concept’s fast-moving rise to the big screen; “Presidential Treatment” look at the size and scope of the massive production; “Lights, Camera, Heart-Pumping Action”; “Crashing the Oval Office” look at how the filmmakers constructed a stunt set, then drove an SUV at full speed into the Oval Office; “Drowning the Beast” presidential limo escape; “Recreating the White House” about the meticulous detail that went into replicating the White House. . Vitals: Director: Roland Emmerich. Stars: Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Woods, Richard Jenkins. 2013, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 131 min., Thriller, Box office gross: $72.425 million, Sony. 3 stars

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