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What if I told you that the new Gerard Butler film is like ‘Die Hard in the White House’ in more than just a generic ‘Die Hard in/on/at a…’ kind of way? Or that it features the highest, bloodiest, most ridiculous onscreen body count in an action film since Sylvester Stallone’s Rambo? Or that it’s the most purely entertaining film of Butler’s career? Or that the damn thing is a ton of fun? It’s all true… but none of it means there aren’t some incredibly unfortunate elements in Olympus Has Fallen too. Mike Banning (Butler) is head of the president’s (Aaron Eckhart) secret service protection detail, but an accident resulting in lost lives sees him reassigned to a desk job down the street at the U.S. Treasury building. When dozens of well-armed and highly organized North Korean terrorists attack the White House 18 months later the formerly disgraced agent becomes the president’s, and America’s, greatest hope. (Good thing they don’t know he’s actually Scottish.)

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Junkfood Cinema

Welcome back to Junkfood Cinema: stop touching yourself. Our fearless leader, Brian Salisbury, is taking the week off, so I’ll be your guide through the fat and cholesterol laden cinematic jungle. And I assure you Mr. Salisbury’s absence had nothing to do with that blinding chest pain … he’s probably still alive. Every week our intrepid host takes you, dear reader, on a perilous journey through a particular film, mocking it like a redheaded stepchild and then pointing out all the reasons it’s cool anyway. To put the bacon on the cupcake (what, you don’t put bacon on your cupcakes?) he’ll finish things off by choosing a delicious, health-defying concoction for you to stuff in your wet mouth. Like Lord Salisbury, I also revel in all the fried and battered goodness that movie history has to offer us and I’m steering this ship in one direction: up! Like the Friday the 13th and Leprechaun films of yore, Junkfood Cinema is blasting right past the shark and into the final frontier of outer space. That’s right, kids. This week’s target is none other than Vin Diesel Growls in Space with Glowing Eyes aka Pitch Black.

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Movies We Love

“Isn’t it funny? You hear a phone ring and it could be anybody. But ringing phone has to be answered, doesn’t it?” I don’t think there is anyone out there who doesn’t agree at this point that Joel Schumacher has lost his edge. But before falling of the face of the earth with films like The Phantom of the Opera and The Number 23, he delivered what would be his last great film: The 2003 morality thriller Phone Booth. Stu Shepard is a publicist working in New York City, and he’s everything except a decent human being. From his wife, to his “girlfriend” and his personal assistant, Stu takes advantage of everyone and everything at his disposal. Little did he know how everything was going to change once he picked up the phone today.

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Kevin Carr sits his chubbiness down weighs in on Cop Out and The Crazies.

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In some regards, Breck Eisner’s new film The Crazies is the horror genre’s The Hurt Locker. What exactly do I mean by that boldly nonsensical statement? We’ll get to that in a minute. But first I want to talk about a few horror film cliches that crop up in the final half-hour…

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In early February, we debuted three exclusive new photos from the upcoming Breck Eisner directed remake of George Romero’s The Crazies. In fact, I noticed that more than a few sites debuted photos over the past few weeks. There were a lot of images floating around, but they all resided in different places around the web. Now that Overture Films has released their final press kit, we have all of the photos from The Crazies — in one place. Now you can see some of the scary ones, the funny ones and the ones with the ever-lovely Radha Mitchell. The Crazies is in theaters February 26, 2010.

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Lets get right to the point here. Overture Films has provided us with three brand new exclusive images from Breck Eisner’s The Crazies, a reinvention of the George Romero classic.

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Overture Films has released a new photo from their upcoming thriller The Crazies, a Breck Eisner directed reinvention of a George Romero classic.

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Kevin Carr takes a look at this week’s movie releases, including Surrogates, Fame and Pandorum.

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Touchstone Pictures has released the final trailer for their upcoming sci-fi film Surrogates, starring Bruce Willis. Looks like fun…

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We’ve received a new behind the scenes featurette for Jonathan Mostow’s upcoming sci-fi action adventure Surrogates, starring Bruce Willis. And boy, does it look cool.

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