With his first big budget action film since 2009’s “2012”, Roland Emmerich brings us the second film about the White House being forcibly taken of 2013, “White House Down”. This time around we have Jamie Foxx playing the President and army veteran/secret service wannabe Channing Tatum coming to the rescue as they take on a threat from inside US soil as Tatum’s daughter and others are trapped as hostages.
White House Down
Written by James Vanderbilt
Directed by Roland Emmerich
Capitol Policeman John Cale (Tatum) has just been denied his dream job with the Secret Service of protecting President James Sawyer (Foxx). Not wanting to let down his little girl with the news, he takes her on a tour of the White House, when 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 (more…)
Zero Dark Thirty (2013)
Written by Mark Boal
Directed by Kathryn Bigelow
Returning to the big screen for the first time in four years, Academy Award winning director Kathryn Bigelow goes back behind enemy lines to bring us Zero Dark Thirty. Zero Dark Thirty is the tale of the hunt and eventual termination of the world’s most wanted terrorist: Osama Bin Laden. The real question is can Kathryn Bigelow deliver a film based on the saga of the hunt for Bin Laden that is as gripping and thought provoking as The Hurt Locker?
Starting from the attacks of September 11 2001, exhibited here as only sounds over a pitch black screen, we follow the career of CIA operative Maya (Chastain) as she starts her decade long obsession into finding Osama Bin Laden (more…)