White House Down
First screened in December 2013
Director: Roland Emmerich. Cast: Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, James Woods, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Joey King, Jason Clarke, Richard Jenkins, Nicolas Wright, Jake Weber, Michael Murphy, Jimmi Simpson, Matt Craven, Rachelle Lefevre, Lance Reddick. Screenplay: James Vanderbilt. Twitter Capsule:
Appealing cast, plus James Woods, can't save fundamentally tasteless, lamely zeitgeisty thriller. Why such raves?
I missed the offbeat charm some trusted pals detected. Shows some potential in the notoriously tricky terrain of action-comedy. But I wouldn't care if they hadn't made it.