[quote]Has he had any films that were successful, since "Ray" ?
Yes. His last film "Django Unchained" was a huge hit and earned $424 million at the box office.
Wasn't Jamie supposed to get crtical acclaim for WHD?
Yes OP, Quintin Tarantino's Django Unchained was a huge success.
QT got several nominations and a few awards. Leonardo Dicaprio didn't get anything but a least people talked about him being "snubbed".
Jamie Foxcwas COMPLETLY overlooked in this movie. Everyone saw it, and it was successful, and I dont think anyone would have liked it if there was a different star. That German actor Waltz received all the accolades.
RE 1 - Of course. Sorry, tired. Besides " Django" ?
He wasn't that good in Ray. It was his never-ending campaigning that won him the Oscar. He's the male Ann Hathaway.
I can't wait to see it, OP!
Snuck into WHD after seeing the Heat. It was ok, ending was kinda lame but it was free so i can't bitch.
Maggie G has been out big time promoting White House Down.
OP = Will Smith
That racist asshole Jamie F. needs to go away.
Please clarify, R10. How is Jamie F. a racist?
Both he and the movie got raves in the review I read yesterday.
I am not r10 but he said on SNL he wants to "kill all the white people".
It's Obamarambo. If you ever want to see Hollywood softening the edges of a very murderous junta, look no further than this deadening piece of shit
I heard his license plate was "Kill Whitey"
R13, that's what I figured the example of JF's racism was going to be (which is why I asked the question), a bit written into his opening monologue by the writing staff of SNL (which, as I hear, is predominantly white and male). It's as ridiculous as people having blamed Jennifer Lawrence for the bit she did about her fellow nominees in her opening monologue (also written by others).
So I guess, going by this logic, Leo is a racist, too, simply because he played one in a movie. Insane.
What's even worse for JF, in the previews, he was second billed to Channing Tatum.
Vegas's major newspaper praised the buddy relationship/chemistry between Tatum and Fox, reminiscent of older movies. Of course they said the story was a rehash too but had lots of action for a summer flick.
It was a fun summer movie. Light, fluffy and fun.
[quote]It was a fun summer movie. Light, fluffy and fun
Just like Tatum's cock!
To be fair, Channing is a larger draw now than Jamie. Channing is an A-lister now.
[quote]It was a fun summer movie. Light, fluffy and fun.
Shouldn't a movie called White House Down be something other than light and fluffy?
It has a budget of $150 million. Why would a movie like that need a high budget? It's looks so boring and a previous movie already had the same plot. wow.
Lots of Roland's boytoys as extras in this movie, shirtless and everything.
R23, I don't think they will drum him out of town for one unsuccessful movie.
That said, a lot of journalists seem to underline with glee and haste how the movie underperformed, like they are doing it with a vengence. They called it a bomb as soon as early Friday afternoon with a lot of shadenfeude.
Gee! Wait at least until Sunday afternoon, maybe ?
On the imdb board, there is a lot of hatred for a film the viewers perceive as Pro-Obama, leftist propaganda.
Roeper gave it an F. Tsk! It might be a C+, but hardly an "F".
Saw the movie today. It was an average, mindless popcorn movie. The buddy movie aspect with Jamie Fox is fun and the relationship with his estranged daughter, while predicatable is cute.
Believe it or not, Channing Tatum improved. Neither the movie nor his acting is Oscar material, but he seems A LOT more comfortable than before and his confidence makes him more charming.
Since, I'm rooting for the guy, I'm sorry this film won't ciment his reputation as a star able to open a movie no matter what. But down and out he is not... yet.
So, I just got back from seeing it.
It was ridiculous and over-the-top, of course. And kind of clichéd. But it was fun. Lots of adrenalin. It didn't let up much, once it got going. Kinda corny towards the end, but I still left the theater with a smile. Mindless summer pop-corn fun.
Channing Tatum was awesome. Jamie Foxx was good. Maggie Gyllenhaal was better than I've seen her before. Some really great effects (and a few not-so-great).
Really, sometimes I think people just like to shit on things that aren't serious or deep or Shakespeare. There's a place for mindless fun, and you can do worse than this.
At least it's not utter pretentious crap like "Prometheus".
How soon will Fox News blame Obama for the failure of the movie?
Actually, R29, I think FOX News types would think this was a horribly pro-Obama, anti-Republican/conservative movie. Which might be why it's not doing so well.
It's a fine line to walk... a gung-ho military explosions movie that's also incredibly liberal in its politics.
It was a fun movie, imho. Check-your-brain-at-the-door pop-corn fun. Shit blowed up real good.
I knew it would [bold]FLOP[/bold]
I wonder if it'll be more popular over the 4th of July holiday.
Patriotic Rah-Rah and explosions do well then. It might not drop a lot compared to other movies if that's the case.
I thought it was good.
I agree with R28, R30 and R31. They nailed it.
The movie present itself as a patriotic fare, with a lot of explosion and noise and ludicrous twists.
And yet, when reading the comment on imdb, I notice with surprise that the movie had serverly alienated ab BIG part of its intended audience because of the political ideas of the president played by Jamie Foxx. They call it left-wing propaganda and they seem as angry as that time with the Dixie Chicks. It's that hysterical.
Well, that was unexpected.
Anyway, more "liberal", "left-wing" viwers might not care for that kind of "save the president" by the number story.
Red states are actively boycotting it.
So, there you have the bomb I didn't expect to happen this summer. Oh, well.
Unkind articles taking vicious fun of the fact that Channing Tatum couldn't open and make profitable a 150M movie that had a lot of markting problems are also pourring in.
It has to happen eventually.
I'm just a bit annoyed he got beaten by Sandra Bullock and the other annoying woman.
But, what can I say. The people has chosen.
I like Tatum and am okay with Foxx. I still have no desire to see this. It looks completely stupid and the bad reviews completely back up that expectation.
Regardless of what you think of the movie itself, Channing Tatum was really good in it. He's no Oscar caliber performer by any means, and never will be. But his abilities are a strong fit with this sort of movie, and he did well.
R37, you can go just to see those two in action.
The movie isn't bad. The bad reviews are kind of heavy-handed. It's a stupid movie to be sure, but in the fun pop-corn summer fare sort of way.
Just read , per Deadline, movie considered huge disappointment at box office- came in 4th after Monsters University, The Heat, & World War Z. Marketing is blamed. I blame Jamie Foxx.
[quote]a very murderous junta
You didn't mine when it was a murderous REPULICAN junta, though, did you, Freeper Cunt?
Why can't Tatum and Foxx play heroes who expose the Big Brother Surveillance State imposed on us by the Pentagon and Wall Street aided by their paid-for lackeys in the White House and Congress?
Fuck their War on Terror propaganda!
Roland. Channing. Jamie.
Throw in Hugh and you'd have a beautiful multi-layered sausage fest.
Think about it.
At 3,222 theaters, White House Down got off to a slow $25.7 million start. In comparison, similar movie Olympus Has Fallen opened to $30.4 million with less star power and cheaper effects. It's also way off from star Channing Tatum's 2012 trifecta (The Vow/Magic Mike/21 Jump Street), all of which opened to at least $36 million.
While White House Down was too small-scale to possibly match director Roland Emmerich's biggest movies, this particularly disappointing debut should be chalked up to poor scheduling. While this is Sunday Morning Quarterbacking (trademark pending), it does seems like opening after Olympus Has Fallen hurt the movie's prospects. Armageddon and Deep Impact had the same basic premise, but the movies were very different after that; that wasn't the case with White House Down and Olympus Has Fallen, which had similar titles and imagery. It didn't help that Channing Tatum's female fanbase also had The Heat this weekend, and that action-craving audiences have been hearing good things about World War Z all week.
Distributor Sony Pictures reported that the audience was 51 percent female and 61 percent were 25 years of age or older. They gave it a good "A-" CinemaScore; while that suggests it will play well over the next few weeks, getting to $100 million seems like an impossibility given how low this debut was.
Why can't Tatum and Foxx play hard working government employees, at the rival CIA and FBI, who can't really protect America because of bureaucratic bungling and incompetence? (See Lawrence Wrights' The Looming Tower) Then you'd have both liberals and the far right cheering your more realistic flick.
I remember, back in the day, Hollywood was going to make 2 competing movies about a fire, in a high-rise bldg. Made no sense. So 2 studios got together (Fox & WB, I believe) , and instead of the 2 competing films, made 1 - "The Towering Inferno". It was a huge success, and everyone was happy. Why can't they try this now ? If they had only blended "White House Down" & "Olympus Has Fallin" , they'd probably have one big smash hit - instead of 2 so-so B.O. Misses.
The reviews are overly negative.
The movie is underrated.
It's too bad there was that other movie that came out before this... this one is actually more believable.
Jamie...."kill all the white people" "how great is that?"....Foxx has gotten quite militant.
Maybe a great many white people said FUCK YOU to Foxx and White House Down.
What in the fuck is R48 babbling about?
google is your friend R49
If it has to be googled, then I doubt it's going to have a significant effect on attendance.
And I still have no idea what the fuck you're babbling about.
Maybe it just has to be googled for you.
Foxx said it in a SNL skit and has already had to explain himself.
But maybe his.... Hey, I'm a comedian excuse didn't go over too well with white people.
" I'm gonna get me a shotgun and kill all the whities I see..."
(rolling eyes at R52)
Foxx has also been militant about Trayvon.
Putz probably didn't even think a trial was in order.
r48 is a nutcase. So is r52. These idiots cannot even handle a black president IN A MOVIE! lulz
[quote]Foxx said it in a SNL skit and has already had to explain himself.
Only to fucking idiots who don't know the difference between performing a monologue written by the all-white male staff of SNL and an expression of one's true-life political convictions.
Jamie Foxx is insufferable. Used to like him, till I heard too many stories about what an asshole he is - besides being on the DL, hating whitey, and thinking he can do anything.
And yet none of that has anything to do with his performance or character in this movie. Yeesh.
Fox is advocating for a race war if Zimm is acquitted
The cinemascore ratings for White House Down are at least double the rotten-tomato reviewer ratings.
Having seen it, I think the audience score is closer to reality.
People have finally figured out that they themselves are fully capable of providing their own entertainment.
Whether it's daydreaming, falling in love, writing short stories, playing music, or just dressing fashionably, the average person is realizing their own POWER.
Like Spielberg said, Hollywood is dying off.
Tatum just doesn't do it for me-average face and acting abilities. His body is nice that's about it. Give me the dilfs Stallone and Lundgren any day over him. The best modern day action star is the fucking hot Dwayne Johnson.
I'll take Channing Tatum's personality over Stallone or Lundgren's any day (besides, both of those guys are ancient and icky now... they were hot in their day, but not fun like Tatum)
I watched this over the weekend and really didn't think it was as bad as the reviews made it out to be. It was a fun blow-em-up action movie, nothing more. And I'll watch Channing Tatum in anything.
One thing they really got right was the White House tour group really looked and sounded like actual Americans (fat, slovenly and poorly dressed, with atrocious grammar) instead of the usual Hollywood types that are cast in those kinds of roles.