Aaron Eckhart

‘London Has Fallen’ Trailer: It’s ‘Die Hard’ in the White House (In England)

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by Matt Singer July 1, 2015 @ 10:16 AM
Millennium
Look I’m just going to say it: Someone in the Secret Service should be fired. I know the whole point of the Has Fallen series is how Gerard Butler’s Secret Service Agent Mike Banning is a hero who protects Aaron Eckhart’s President from terrorists around the globe. But shouldn’t the Secret Service protect the President so he doesn’t get into these kinds of scraps? Mistakes happen, and I’m willing to allow this sort of thing to happen once. But twice? At a certain point we have to take a long hard look at our security apparatus.

'Olympus Has Fallen 2' Gets a Director to Help Destroy London

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by Britt Hayes August 18, 2014 @ 6:08 PM
Film District
As we reported last year, there's a sequel on the way to 'Olympus Has Fallen,' and in 'London Has Fallen,' the action will move from D.C. to -- wait for it -- London. Now the brand new film has a brand new director (but the same old cast) to help dismantle all that glorious old London architecture. If they don't use a chopped and screwed version of "London Bridge Is Falling Down," why do we even make movies anymore?

'I, Frankenstein' Review

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by Todd Gilchrist January 24, 2014 @ 8:12 AM
Lionsgate
Quite frankly as misguided and problematic as the forlorn romanticism of Kenneth Branagh’s 1994 adaptation, not to mention as ridiculously self-serious, Stuart Beattie’s ‘I, Frankenstein’ isn’t even campy enough to be fun. Cut from the mold of the films in the ‘Underworld’ series, Beattie’s film similarly eschews the natural intrigue of the original mythology to pump it full of steroids and Hot Topic-style cool, adding an epic, age-old conflict between no less than angels (well, gargoyles) and demons for Frankenstein’s monster to be caught between – all of which showcases an excess of thought, and yet a shocking lack of brains.

'Olympus Has Fallen 2'? 'London Has Fallen' Will, Yes, Destroy London

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by Jacob Hall October 29, 2013 @ 3:22 PM
Film District
In this year's bizarre battle of the White House-set invasion action movies, 'Olympus Has Fallen' was the surprise box office champion, handily outgrossing the far glossier 'White House Down.' And you know what that means: it's time for 'Olympus Has Fallen 2.' But where do you go when your first film already destroyed the home of the President of the United States? You go wreck London, of course!

Comic-Con 2013: 'I, Frankenstein' Panel

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by Nick Romano July 20, 2013 @ 4:00 PM
Lionsgate
Fans who came out for Lionsgate's Comic-Con 2013 panel for 'The Hunger Games' sequel, 'Catching Fire,' also got a taste of the studio's lesser-known offering: 'I, Frankenstein.' It was only recently that the film kickstarted its promotional rounds with posters, images and the like, but did its presentation in Hall H on Saturday, July 20 intrigue the fans enough?

'I, Frankenstein' Poster: Aaron Eckhart vs. a World of Evil

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by Jacob Hall May 13, 2013 @ 1:30 PM
Lionsgate
The story of Dr. Frankenstein and his monster has been told and retold so many times that it's not surprising that we've reached the point where Mary Shelley's classic horror story has become an apocalyptic action movie. 'I, Frankenstein' stars Aaron Eckhart as the immortal monster-turned-action hero and the first poster for the 2014 release has arrived.

'Olympus Has Fallen' Review

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by Matt Singer March 21, 2013 @ 7:57 AM
FilmDistrict
In the weeks and months after 9/11, it was reported that the United States military was recruiting Hollywood screenwriters to help predict potential follow-up attacks. The new thriller 'Olympus Has Fallen' plays like the craziest, silliest entry from that post-9/11 doomsday scenario slush file -- a passionately loony blend of 'Die Hard' cliches and feverish right wing paranoia. If only the execution of this White House home invasion fantasy was half as entertaining as its conception.