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Katey and Sean-- who have already, full disclosure, declared their love for the movie in front of the actual White House-- try to figure it out below. Do we blame Olympus Has Fallen? The Heat? Is it all Channing Tatum's fault? Help us solve the mystery
Above you can watch my conversation with Tatum and Foxx, in which I ask them about the secret to their bromance-- it involves Foxx taking over a DJ booth at a party in Mexico-- and why Tatum risks his neck over and over again on the set to make sure that he does his own stunts. Foxx-- a smart veteran of the movie business-- says he's perfectly happy to let his stunt double earn his paycheck
Alright, people, I don't know what else we can possibly give you. It's just before the Fourth of July, and you need something to see at the movies. Roland Emmerich, the guy who brought you Independence Day is back, and he's once again blowing up the White House. And the Capitol. And he's got Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx (as the President, for God's sake!) running around trying to stop the terrorists who did it
It seems like these two guys could be attached to an adaptation of Goodnight Moon - and why wouldn’t they be? - and it would attract audiences in droves. DiCaprio’s production company Appian Way, which is becoming a mini-powerhouse, will provide non-Warner production duties.
As you can see in the video embed inside, he revealed new images of himself both as the incredibly nerdy Max Dillon, and the superpowered Electro (pre-CGI) . But one of the real reasons to watch the interview is because Foxx samples a bit of his voice after being charged with electricity. As you can hear, he is using a much lower pitch and a grumble not too dissimilar to Batman himself.
We've been pretending for months now that this February's A Good Day to Die Hard never actually happened, and it's about to get a whole lot easier to let amnesia protect the memory of John McClane. Well, really, it's Channing Tatum who will be doing it. In this new four-minute trailer for White House Down, you can see more of what's been promised by months
Star Channing Tatum showed that he has a knack for playing a funny hero with his performance in 21 Jump Street, and I have to say I enjoyed what we see from him here. The talking he does to himself before running into the library is very John McClane-esque...
Foxx is currently starring in a huge upcoming Sony tentpole, playing Electro in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and he's of course coming off a huge star turn in Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained. In this updated version of the Annie story-- which originated with a Depression-era comic strip-- Foxx won't be playing Daddy Warbucks but "Benjamin Stacks,"
As an international star with box office drawing power, Smith might have seemed an obvious choice. But considering this story was of a freed slave wreaking bloody revenge against cruel plantation owners, Django was a role that would be more brutal than any Smith had taken on before. It spurred a lot of debate from movie lovers online. Could the oft-affable Smith believably play a Tarantino-level badass?
The Blaxploitation/spaghetti western mash-up Django Unchained clocks in at 165 minutes. But accounts from its executive producer, writer-director, and cast have made it clear much of the script has been excised and much of the footage left on the cutting room floor. But what was cut?
Does this mean Webb will lean more toward the Ultimate Electro introduced in Ultimate Spider-Man No. 10? It sounds that way, though that character’s origins rely on individuals not connected to Webb’s reality at the moment, from Justin Hammer to Wilson Fisk, the Kingpin of crime.
One of the most challenging aspects of writing a superhero sequel has to be finding a way to introduce the new central villain. The previous movie has a few pre-established storylines that have to be adhered to, and it's the writer's responsibility to find a way for the new foe to fit into the established world organically.
It's nearly December, meaning we're mere weeks away from the release of Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino's follow-up to the Oscar-winning Inglourious Basterds. And just in case you've somehow missed out on all the buzz about his hotly anticipated take on the spaghetti Western, the latest TV spot catches you up quick, breaking down the plot in just 15 seconds. Then there's plenty of time for star spotting and swagger.
It’s kind of a good thing that Weinstein already helped sell us on Django with early trailers and cast photos, because this poster effort is pretty bland. The tagline isn’t very fresh, and the idea of Photoshopped leads posing for a camera doesn’t do much to excite about Django.
The Year of Channing Tatum, which is what I'm pretty sure we'll call 2012 in the history books when all things are said and done, looks to continue handily next year, both thanks to the delay of G.I. Joe: Retaliation (which was added to include more of Tatum, believe it or not) and White House Down, in which he plays a Secret Service agent valiantly defending
He's about to have one of the biggest roles of his career as this December's Django Unchained, but Jamie Foxx has already lined up a new role that may eclipse even that one. The comedian-turned-movie-star is reportedly in early talks to play the villain in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, reportedly as the hyper-electric baddie Electro.
The new trailer gives us an in-depth look at DiCaprio’s approach to playing a flat-out maniac, while simultaneously taking us on a better tour of Candi Land … his vicious Southern plantation. It ramps up the action and the gunplay, where earlier clips showed us the dialogue and the root of the relationships. This, finally, looks like a Tarantino genre picture.
Foxx says that he plans on writing and directing All-Star, which will have a part for comedian Kevin Hart (and likely a cameo role for Foxx, himself). While I wouldn’t have initially pegged Foxx and Jeong as likely collaborators, seeing the projects that they are setting up around each other makes sense. Both premises have potential, and I’m genuinely interested to see what Foxx can do as a director.
Foxx was telling me that so many musicians want to be considered for Tarantino's movies because of the iconic way he has used songs in the past. Then Foxx told a great story about how Legend “auditioned” a song for Tarantino, in an old-school way.
I covered Django Unchained interviews with Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Walton Goggins and Christoph Waltz. The latter talked to us about the reports that Tarantino has changed his script during the filming process, leading to possible delays.