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New on DVD and Blu-ray: 'Olympus Has Fallen' and More

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This week: Saving the president, reclaiming the White House and averting a global nuclear war is all in a day's work for Gerard Butler in the action flick "Olympus Has Fallen," starring Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Aaron Eckhart and many more patriots in peril.

Also new this week is the horror sequel "Hatchet III" featuring some genre veterans, the rom-com "The Big Wedding" with a huge ensemble cast," and the Blu-ray debut of the original "The Muppet Movie." Get More »

Filed Under: DVD & Blu-ray Queue It Up

BOOM! Goes The White House (in Film)

For those of you who aren't necessarily as sensitive as we are, seeing The White House — the bastion of American freedom — blown to smithereens onscreen can be a real treat. But it's been a common trope in American film for years, which isn't to say that filmmakers are hellbent on turning terrorist attacks into campy fodder, but stranger things have happened. Get More »

Filed Under: Check This | Source: Hollywood Reporter

9 Foreign Actors Who Do the Worst American Accents

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People are always complaining about how much Americans suck at doing accents, whether it's Kevin Costner as "Robin Hood" or Keanu Reeves seemingly coming off a heroin addiction in "Bram Stoker's Dracula." And we do suck sometimes, yes.

However, we want to at least even the playing field a little by pointing out some bafflingly bad American accents perpetrated by thesps from overseas. Europe and Australia may have the best acting academies and such, but not every graduate is as versatile as they should be, starting with a certain Gerard Butler from this past weekend's "Olympus Has Fallen." Get More »

'The Croods' Cruises to Box Office Victory

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Neanderthals may not have known the secret of fire, but they apparently knew how to make crowd-pleasing movies, as according to Film.com, the animated stone age family adventure "The Croods" topped the box office this weekend with an estimated $44.7 million.

And "The Croods" wasn't the only thick-browed example of pre-humanity to do well, as Gerard Butler's "Olympus Has Fallen" also opened strong, bringing in an estimated $30.5 million in its debut.

That left little on the bone for Tina Fey's new comedy "Admission," which bombed out to the tune of only $6.4 million. For a full look at the weekend box office, including the buzzed about limited release "Spring Breakers" and returning champ "Oz the Great and Powerful," head to Film.com.

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Film.com

Mad Max's Weekend Movie Guide: 'The Croods' and More

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"I am not a demon. I am a lizard, a shark, a heat-seeking panther. I want to be Bob Denver on acid playing the accordion." –Nicolas Cage

Greetings from the apocalypse! The spring equinox is upon us, and even though we know what it looks like from space what's more important is how it looks from Miami, Florida … bikinis and big booties, yo! This weekend there's lots in store for all my party peeps, unless you're on the east coast, in which case it might snow again. SPRING BREAK, Y'ALL! Get More »

Filed Under: Features

Hot People Looking Hot: Gerard Butler Photos

"Madness? THIS. IS. SPARTA!!"

So did Gerard Butler set a new standard for alpha male-ness in Zack Snyder's epic swords-and-sandals man-fest, "300." And every man has been struggling to reach such seething levels of testosterone ever since.

Hollywood hasn't seemed to know what to do with Butler ever since he rocked Frank Miller's violent, bloody world, banishing him to the catacombs of lame romantic comedies and generic action flicks. It's a good thing he's good-lookin', eh? Check out our collection of pics of the "Olympus Has Fallen" star in movies and on the red carpet.

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9 Movies That Ripped Off the 'Die Hard' Formula

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"Olympus Has Fallen" hits theaters this weekend and if you've seen the trailers, well, it might look just a little familiar to you. Gerard Butler plays a disgraced Secret Service agent who finds himself trapped inside the White House when it's overrun by terrorists. Armed only with courage and, well, a gun, he wages a one-man war to save the President — and America itself.

In other words, it's "Die Hard" in the White House. Get More »

Filed Under: Features

March Movie Math: Adding Up the New Releases

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Your mother always told you that math would be important; NextMovie is just here to drive the point home. Can't decide which of March's kabillion new releases is for you? Fret not, faithful moviegoer! Whether you're headed to Oz (the Great and Powerful) or bound for Spring Break(ers), it all adds up. Read on to see NextMovie's March Movie Match, breaking down the month's new releases into simple arithmetic. Get More »

Filed Under: Features Movie News

Trailer: 'Olympus Has Fallen' and Only Gerard Butler Can Get It Up

Hey guys, remember the movie "Air Force One," where terrorists kidnapped the president and he had to kick their asses to show that America is still number one? Well, imagine if that movie had combined with "Die Hard" and been set inside the White House rather than on an airplane, and you've pretty much just seen the entire new trailer for "Olympus Has Fallen."

But hey, at least this one has Morgan Freeman in it. That's got to be worth something, right? Get More »

Filed Under: New Movie Trailers | Source: Apple Trailers

'Olympus Has Fallen:' Gerard Butler Saves Democracy Yet Again

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Between "Wrath of the Titans" and "Prometheus," Greek mythology has pretty much taken over Hollywood these days. So it's only fitting that Gerard Butler, the star of "300," is set to headline the upcoming action thriller "Olympus Has Fallen."

But is it madness? Is it Sparta? No, this... is... the White House!!!

Wait, what?

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Filed Under: Movie News | Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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