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The White House Is Exploding!

In the new movie, Olympus Has Fallen, that is. See what our movie-previewing dogs think of it, plus Admission and InAPPropriate Comedy.

 

Olympus Has Fallen

Out March 22, Rated R


Photo Courtesy of FilmDistrict

 

Holly’s take:

“Have I ever mentioned how much I love Die Hard? Because I love Die Hard a lot. Like, so much that I’ve reenacted it several times with the mailman (I’m pretty sure he gets that’s why I’m repeatedly trying to kill him). And since this movie appears to be Die Hard In The Whitehouse – one lone man tries to free the President from a terrorist takeover! - I am pretty sure I’m not going to have a problem with it. Welcome to the party, Mr. President!”

 

Dexter’s take:

“It feels like Gerard Butler hasn’t had a really solid leading role since King Leonidas in 300, so I’m hoping this one works out – he’s certainly proved he can be a tough, intimidating son of a bitch on camera. Having Aaron Eckhart (as the president) and Morgan Freeman (as a kind of back-up President, I think?) definitely adds a little class to the proceedings, too, so all in all, this looks like a solid, fun action movie. The only thing that might hamper its box office performance is its title, which might go over a few people’s heads. Probably why the other White House-taken-over-by-terrorists movie coming out this year (seriously) went with the meat-and-potatoes White House Down. Man…now I really want meat and potatoes.”

 

Billie’s take:

“I THOUGHT THIS MOVIE WAS GOING TO BE ABOUT A CLUMSY GREEK MAN. NOW I’M SAD.”

 

 

 

Admission

Out March 22, Rated PG-13


Photo Courtesy of Focus Features

 

Holly’s take:

“Tina Fey as an uptight college admissions officer, getting into romcom shenanigans with Paul Rudd’s easygoing slacker - this sounds like a good night-at-home-with-Netflix-and-a-large-rubber-bone-that-makes-squeaky-noises to me. Although thinking about the dog college I went to makes me sad. You know why? My sorority was full of bitches! Ok, I’ll leave now.”

 

Dexter’s take:

“This screams ‘date movie’ to me – something gentle and amusing that you can both nitpick to death at dinner afterwards (I’m just assuming that’s how people act on dates – most of my dates involve humping something as quickly as possible and running away when I get shouted at). The early reports on this are that it’s not all that great, but come on – Tina Fey and Paul Rudd are so likeable onscreen, it’s hard to imagine this being too bad.”

 

Billie’s take:

“I HATE ADMISSIONS OFFICERS! THEY’RE THE ONES AT THE POLICE STATION WHO BEAT YOU UNTIL YOU CONFESS, RIGHT..?”

 

 

 

InAPPropriate Comedy

Out March 22, Rated R


Photo Courtesy of Freestyle Releasing

 

Holly’s take:

“This looks like a TV pilot that got out of hand and was shoved into theaters at the last minute. Watching the trailer had a similar effect on me to when my owner switches on the vacuum cleaner, only with more vomiting.”

 

Dexter’s take:

“I’m all for a sketch comedy movie, but what does the title have to do with anything? This smells suspiciously like some producer lifted his face out of a vast pile of cocaine just long enough to bellow, ‘You know what kids like these days? Apps! No, I don’t know what they are either, just fucking get it done, Kevin, Jesus.’ It would help if this actually looked funny, but aside from Adrien Brody’s foul-mouthed Dirty Harry spoof (he’s trying so, so hard to make this work that it actually kinda won me over), this looks pretty terrible.”

 

Billie’s take:

“HAHA THIS LOOKS HILARIOUS! NOT THE MOVIE – THIS DEAD MOLE I JUST FOUND IN A SEWER.”

 

 

 

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