White House Down Trailer

So we've already seen "Olympus Has Fallen" this year, and rather than calling it "Olympus Has Fallen 2" it seems that a totally different movie with the same theme is hitting theaters this summer in "White House Down". The film stars Channing Tatum as John Cale, a capitol policeman on a tour of the White House with his daughter. In an almost John McClane (Die Hard) move, John Cale (notice anything similar?) becomes the only tourist available to save the hostages, his daughter, and protect President James Sawyer (Jamie Foxx) from a heavily armed group of paramilitary invaders. 

This concept isn't novel. I don't think it's something that will blow your mind. Yet, if you like seeing things get blown up, and hearing cheesy one liners...I think this movie will be pretty cool. I'm not the biggest Channing Tatum fan, but it does look like the comic chemistry between Jamie Foxx and himself may make for a good buddy action flick. The film is set to release June 28th, 2013.


Kevin Sampson

The fact that Kevin Sampson is not just a film critic, but a writer, producer, and director as well makes his understanding of cinema even better. Coming from a theoretical and hands on approach, he understands both sides of the struggle of viewing and creating great works. After receiving an MFA in Film & Electronic Media from American University in Washington, D.C in 2011, Kevin took his love for film to the next level by creating and producing Picture Lock, an entertainment website, podcast, and hour long film review TV show that runs on Arlington Independent Media’s public access station in Arlington, VA. The show covers new releases, classic films, and interviews with local filmmakers in the DMV area. He is also a member of the Washington DC Area Film Critics Association and African American Film Critics Association. He is currently looking forward to filming his first feature film in the near future. He believes that film is one of the most powerful art forms in the world, and he hopes that he can use the craft to inspire others and make a difference in it.