Sony has released an extended trailer to tout its biggest summer entry, “White House Down,” with a mix of explosions and laugh lines.
The 4-minute trailer contains plenty of action plus several humorous exchanges between Jamie Foxx as President Sawyer and Channing Tatum playing a Secret Service agent who leaps into action to defend the president when a paramilitary group takes over the White House.
The trailer features what’s already been established as Foxx’s signature laugh line to a terrorist — “Get your hands off my Jordans!”
The June 28 release, directed by Ronald Emmerich, opens against Fox’s cop comedy “The Heat,” starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy.
SF Studios, the Scandinavian production and distribution powerhouse, has sealed an exclusive partnership with REinvent Studios, the banner launched by TrustNordisk’s former CEO Rikke Ennis. As part of the deal, Reinvent will handle international sales to all SF Studios’s content, including films, TV series and catalogue titles. This new deal expands the existing relationship between [...]
Visual effects and animation studio Framestore, which won Oscars for “The Golden Compass,” “Gravity” and “Blade Runner 2049,” and whose recent work includes “Avengers: Endgame” and “Dolittle” in movies, and “His Dark Materials” and “Watchmen” in TV, has launched FPS, which offers a suite of pre-production services. The move sees the company’s previs, virtual production, [...]
Inventor Nikolai Tesla is more popular today than when he died penniless in a New York hotel in 1943. Back then, he was the futurist who swore he could summon unlimited, clean, wireless electromagnetic energy from the earth — a neat idea, but surely coal and oil were fine. In the 21st century, as temperatures [...]
Actress Romola Garai makes a distinctive feature directorial debut with “Amulet,” even if this upscale horror drama is ultimately more impressive in the realm of style than substance. It’s some style, though: She hasn’t just created a stylish potboiler, but a densely textured piece that makes for a truly arresting viewing experience to a point. [...]
A funny thing happens about a third of the way into “Horse Girl,” Jeff Baena’s fourth Sundance feature after “Life After Beth,” “Joshy” and “The Little Hours.” Or rather, a funny thing stops happening: the familiar, steady-heartbeat rhythms of the low-budget social awkwardness comedy become erratic, tachycardiac, as the initially endearing foibles of the film’s [...]
Brooklyn couple Su (Sunita Mani) and Jack (John Reynolds) have several plans to salvage their lives. Go vegetarian, plant a garden, make sourdough bread, and above all, quit the internet addiction that’s become their relationship’s third wheel, distracting them from make-outs and barging into their fights until Su yells, “Alexa stop!” To detox, the couple [...]
At the risk of overselling Edson Oda’s ultra-original, meaning-of-life directorial debut, there’s a big difference between “Nine Days” and pretty much every other film ever made. You see, most movies are about characters, real or imagined, and the stuff that happens to them, whereas “Nine Days” is about character itself — as in, the moral dimension [...]