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  • Warner's Tsujihara sets tone. Garcetti reaches out to Hollywood.

    Warner's Tsujihara sets tone. Garcetti reaches out to Hollywood.
    After the coffee. Before seeing how "Under the Dome" did in the ratings. The Skinny: I've been watching some pilots lately. I like FX's "The Bridge" and surprisingly enjoyed Fox's "Sleepy Hollow," which normally wouldn't be my cup of tea. Tuesday's...
  • 'White House Down' review: The good kind of bad

    'White House Down' review: The good kind of bad
    *** (out of four) In March, it was “Olympus Has Fallen.” Now the security breach is more directly described as “White House Down.” We're very close to a title just spelling out, “Oh Crap, The Oval Office Is On Fire.”...
  • Review: 'White House Down' is hard to believe, easy to enjoy

    "White House Down" is a hoot and a half, a shameless popcorn entertainment that is preposterous and diverting in just about equal measure. This story of "the worst day this country ever had" — a roughly 12-hour period when an armed paramilitary...
  • 'The Heat' will bring firepower to weekend box office

    'The Heat' will bring firepower to weekend box office
    In "White House Down," aspiring Secret Service agent Channing Tatum is tasked with saving the free world -- but he may not fare as well in rescuing the summer box office fortunes of the action movie's distributor, Sony Pictures Entertainment. In what...
  • 'Man of Steel,' 'White House Down' heroes fight terrorism

    'Man of Steel,' 'White House Down' heroes fight terrorism
    Think you can escape the world's troubles by heading to the multiplex this summer? Think again. Terrorist schemes have a starring role in the season's action movies, triggering an assortment of mayhem — collapsing skyscrapers, spaceships...
  • 'The Heat' to heat up weekend. Netflix introduces its own Siri.

    'The Heat' to heat up weekend. Netflix introduces its own Siri.
    After the coffee. Before considering a new air conditioner.  The Skinny: After writing the words News Corp. for my entire career, I now have to start writing 21st Century Fox when describing the company that houses Rupert Murdoch's entertainment assets....
  • Will audiences go for old-school 'White House Down'?

    Big spectacle, often of the comic-book variety, has been working at the U.S. multiplex this season. “Man of Steel” was the biggest June opening in history. “Iron Man 3” just hit $400 million in the U.S. So where does that leave a...
  • Film Review: Same plot line, very different film

    Film Review: Same plot line, very different film
    In this action movie from apocalyptic blockbuster specialist Roland Emmerich ("Independence Day," "The Day After Tomorrow," "2012"), the White House is successfully invaded by terrorists, the president is captured and no one can save the day other than...
  • Tribune makes big deal! 'The Heat' takes 'White House' down.

    Tribune makes big deal! 'The Heat' takes 'White House' down.
    After the coffee. Before figuring out how to make a short week shorter. The Skinny: Sunday nights aren't the same without "Mad Men" or "Veep" but I am enjoying Netflix's new show "Orange Is the Black," which debuts for regular folks later this month....
  • Did 'Olympus Has Fallen' sink Channing Tatum's 'White House Down'?

    Did 'Olympus Has Fallen' sink Channing Tatum's 'White House Down'?
    It was a concern from the minute the arms race to bring out the two movies began: does an American filmgoing audience want to see two films about terrorists taking over the White House? This past weekend, we learned the answer: not especially. Despite...
  • Reel Critics: 'White House' can stay down

    Reel Critics: 'White House' can stay down
    Director Roland Emmerich is the master of action movies high in calories but low in nutritional value. "Independence Day," "The Day After Tomorrow" and "2012" are among his previous credits. Great production values and cinematography are utilized only...