When I first saw the title of the film and who was in it, I was expecting something super cheesy or maybe even a comedy, but I was wrong and pleasantly surprised. White House Down is an upcoming action-thriller film directed by Roland Emmerich and starring Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx and Maggie Gyllenhaal. I think I thought comedy because the first thing that came to mind was Jamie Foxx singing “Channing All Over Your Tatum” a while back on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon…but anyway…
Here’s the premise of the film: “When a paramilitary group led by Stenz (Jason Clarke) take over the White House, Capitol Policeman John Cale (Channing Tatum), a failed applicant to the Secret Service, must rescue the President of the United States James Sawyer (Jamie Foxx). The trailer is pretty epic, which is to be expected when you consider that the director of this movie also directed Independance Day, The Day After Tomorrow, and 2012. In the trailer, they say “Our darkest secrets will become our biggest threats.”
As a side note, another “White House attack” type movie called Olympus Has Fallen comes out this month and that once looks good too. The film comes out this summer, opening in theaters on June 28, 2013. Watch the trailer below!
With March coming to an end over the upcoming Easter long weekend (while Adam and I are letting loose at White Party in Palm Springs), it’s time to take a look at what movies are coming out in April and which ones I personally recommend seeing.
Some of the films you are likely aware of that come out in April that I didn’t include in my list include Scary Movie 5, the release of Jurassic Park 3D, At Any Price (starring Zac Efron) and To The Wonder (starring Ben Affleck, Olga Kurylenko, and Rachel McAdams). They are all films that I probably will watch at some point, but in narrowing down my list to five, there are others I want to see more.
I’ve listed these five movies below, all from different genres and release dates in April and I’ve also included the trailers and film details so you can see which ones you may want to consider checking out. Pretty much all of them feature some hot eye candy and two of the films star the always amazing, Susan Surandon.
The trailer for an upcoming thriller called Crush has just come out, starring the sexy Lucas Till (Havok in X-Men), Crystal Reed (Allison Argent in Teen Wolf), and Sarah Bolger (Princess Aurora in Once Upon A Time).
It’s not anything that hasn’t been done before, but looks like it could still be a satisfying thriller if you enjoyed films like Swim Fan, I Know What You Did Last Summer, and Urban Legends. That’s pretty much the feel of this film in my opinion.
In the story, an odd soft spoken girl (Reed) has a secret crush on a sexy high school athlete (Till). What starts out as an innocent crush turns into an unhealthy obsession and when he doesn’t reciprocate the feelings, it turns into a “if she can’t have him, no one can” situation. Check out the trailer after the jump…
The legendary Stevie Nicks has a documentary coming out in April called Stevie Nicks: In Your Dreams and the trailer for the film just came out. It’s described as an intimate portrait of one of rock’s most enduring and legendary artists and an up-close portrayal of Nicks recording her critically acclaimed In Your Dreams CD in collaboration with Dave Stewart. Stewart directed the documentary and it is scheduled to screen in over 50 theaters across North America on April 2.
The documentary captures Nicks as she and Stewart join forces on a musical journey to write and record the record. Nicks called this “the greatest year of my life” and felt compelled to share the experience that she describes as “the day the circus came to town” with her fans.
Also in the documentary is never-before-seen personal scrapbook stills from Nicks’ childhood and family life, as well as some candid backstage and performance shots taken over the last 35 years. Check out the trailer below. Any Stevie Nicks fans out there!?
Stuck In Love premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last year and now that trailer has just been released.
In the story, writer Bill Borgens (Greg Kinnear) has been struggling to keep it together since his wife Erica (Jennifer Connelly) left him for a younger man three years earlier. When their 19-year-old daughter Sam (Lily Collins) comes home for Thanksgiving and shares the news that her book is getting published, he is thrilled and annoyed at the same time, since he didn’t help her with it at all. He suggests she tells the news to her mom, but she doesn’t want to have anything to do with the woman that betrayed her father. She herself has become a permiscuos girl and doesn’t let guys get close to her. One guy named Lou (Logan Lerman – who I loved in The Perks of Being A Wallflower) tries to initiate a relationship with her. Rusty, Sam’s brother, has his own issues as he crushes hard for a girl named Kate (Liana Liberato).
This drama / love story about second chances hits theaters this summer. Check out the trailer below!
When one mentions William Shakespeare, the name you’d probably least expect to hear in the same breath is Joss Whedon. After all, the director’s most popular work tends to be in the sci-fi arena such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, X-Men, Firefly and The Avengers. That said, Whedon cites Shakespeare as one of his influences. James Cameron, Steven Spielberg and Stephen Sondheim being others. It was only a matter of time before he dabbled with the English playwright’s extensive work.
Whedon gives Shakespeare’s classic comedy, Much Ado About Nothing a contemporary take but uses the original text. Reportedly, he filmed the black and white adaptation in just 12 days. The story of obsession, friendship, hatred, love, loyalty, power, deceit and truth centers on sparring lovers Beatrice (Amy Acker) and Benedick (Alexis Denisof). Rounding out the cast are Sean Maher, Nick Kocher, Clark Gregg and frequent Whedon hire, Nathan Fillion. Much Ado About Nothing hits theaters in limited release on June 7. Check out the trailer below.
For the most part, I’m not usually drawn to or super keen on romance dramas, but this movie looks pretty intense and I really like all of the actors in it. The film is called To The Wonder and the first trailer has just been released.
The romantic drama centers on an American man, played by Ben Affleck, who falls in love with a European woman, played by Olga Kurylenko. When their relationship starts to fall apart, Affleck’s character reconnects with a woman from his hometown, played by Rachel McAdams. The trailer does a great job of setting up the mood and intensity of the film without giving away too much about the plot.
The film was written and directed by Terrence Malick and also stars Javier Bardem. Check out the trailer below.
The teaser trailer for an upcoming crime/drama film called The Bling Ring has come out and it looks good! The film is based on true events and was written and directed by Sofia Coppola.
The film stars Emma Watson, Taissa Farmiga, and Leslie Mann is about a group of fame-obsessed teenagers who use the Internet to track celebrities’ whereabouts in order to rob their homes. Rebecca (the ringleader), Marc, Nicki, Sam and Chloe, known as the Bling Ring, are the culprits and the victims included Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Audrina Patridge, and Orlando Bloom. Paris Hilton does actually make a cameo in the film as herself.
The film comes out on June 14, 2013. Check out the teaser trailer below!