Watch Olympus Has Fallan Online - Antoine Fuqua's Olympus Has Fallen is a bona-fide hit for FilmDistrict.The attack-on-the-White-House thriller,starring Gerard Butler and Aaron Eckhart,has posted a $73 million overall haul against its announced $70M budget, with several key international markets yet to open the film.(Download Olympus Has Fallan) One reason audiences check out Fuqua's drama is the realistic sequences involving terrorist raids on recognizable Washington, D.C. landmarks like the National Monument and, of course, the White House. But as you can see via the visual effects clip shared above, almost all of it is digitally enhanced to bolster the illusion.
Watch Olympus Has Fallan Movie - The clip was shared on YouTube by WorldWideFX, and is a montage of effects being added to backgrounds of footage Fuqua shot in Louisiana, adding buildings, trees, crowds and more to drop important elements into explosive fire fights.
Download Olympus Has Fallan - You are going to want to pause the video often, like at the 1:26 mark, to see what Fuqua actually photographed before visual artists swooped in to add D.C. streets and landmarks to the frame to suggest an actual war being waged on the streets of our nation's capitol. Butler may be running up to a tree, but it's actually in a wide-open field somewhere in Louisiana, and not on the front lawn of a White House building which is under siege.
Olympus Has Fallan Watch - These peeks behind the curtain are wonderful ... and frustrating. Don't you still want to believe in the magic of movie making? This is sort of like a magician revealing the secrets of his or her best tricks. Olympus stuck with me because, as a one-time resident of D.C., I was disturbed to see my beautiful city brought to its knees. Now that I know it was a convincing digital simulation, a little of that luster is off. Perhaps it can be reclaimed by Roland Emmerich's White House Down, which hits theaters on June 28. At least, until a VFX reel for that blockbuster hits the Web weeks after release.
Watch Olympus Has Fallan - The Cinema Exhibitors Association has released official admission figures for March, and readers of this column during that period will not be surprised to hear they make for pretty dismal reading. With 10.9m tickets sold, this is the lowest tally for the month of March since 2006, when the top releases at the time were The Hills Have Eyes, The Pink Panther, V for Vendetta, The Inside Man and Hostel. The number represents a disappointing slide from January, which delivered a gutsy 17.1m admissions, easily the highest total for that month during the nine years of monthly data available at the CEA website. With a dip to just under 14m in February, the first quarter overall has seen admissions total 41.9m, which compares with 40.1m in the same period last year, and 43.5m in 2011.
Download Olympus Has Fallan Movie - The year got off to a cracking start with Les Miserables, Django Unchained, The Impossible and strong continuing business for 2012 releases The Hobbit and Life of Pi, but has failed to sustain the pace, despite the arrival of hits including Wreck-It Ralph and The Croods.
Watch Olympus Has Fallan Movie Online-3D - The mysteriously successful and fascinating career of Pierce Brosnan receives a powerful jolt in Love Is All You Need. Not that he really needs it. Almost uniquely impervious to any kind of analysis or criticism, Brosnan is resolutely Brosnan - since Remington Steele in the 1980s, ever the profoundly couth hero conveniently involved in jobs that permit him to be a slim-suited big spender. Brosnan endures, in the way of small print at the bottom of insurance documents: on some helpless level we know we are being ripped off, but stoically accept that some things are historically unchanging and unmoveable, like the spit-curl on Napoleon's forehead.
Watch Olympus Has Fallan Movie - Here Brosnan plays a wealthy widower attending his son's wedding and falling unexpectedly in love at the event, which takes place in his pulchritudinous villa down the coast from Naples. A Danish co-production (sometimes subtitled and sometimes not, all the actors wing casually and wittily between Danish, Italian and English), the film combines heady romance (love against several odds) and Nordic gloom (breast cancer), painstakingly avoiding explicit soppy hyperbole as though allergic to the kind of film it really is: plushy, corny, swoony. Despite the story's talk of disease and death and reconstructive surgery and repressed homosexuality, the credits appear on the screen in gold and then disintegrate into fairy dust all over the Sorrento skyline at dawn: a plum-blossom Mediterranean pink that has jaws collectively falling like loose change from pockets all around you.
Olympus Has Fallan Download - Tonally the whole thing is pretty nuts, but you can just about dig it. Brosnan's lover is played by the Danish actress Trine Dyrholm, who will be known to fans of Festen - an unforgettable, experimental film made under the umbrella of the once radical Dogme manifesto, with not much time for sets and lighting and conventional scripts. Tall, with hair the colour of an American school bus and a wide open face only now softly lined (she is 41), Dyrholm conveys a lovely natural amusedness even when her character is lonely or frightened or unhappy.
Olympus Has Fallan Watch - You long to know what she's really thinking, because she doesn't say much. As a couple, she and Brosnan ought to come over somewhat absurd - like Liv Ullmann hooking up with Rock Hudson - and yet they don't. But at its heart this is really one of those movies that operate as second-home porn. Think A Year in Provence or Under the Tuscan Sun. My god, the frescos in the bathroom in that villa! But wouldn't you move that mid-century sleigh-bed into the room overlooking the private bay?
Watch Olympus Has Fallan Online - This sort of thing preoccupies your correspondent even when Korean insurgents are bombing the bejesus out of the White House in Olympus Has Fallen. As Gerard Butler, playing a US secret service operative in the right place at the right time - à la Bruce Willis in Die Hard - trawls through the smoking wreckage of Lincoln's bedroom (nice cabinets, good heritage almond-coloured paints), he threatens the head of "the United People's Front of Who Gives a F**k" through a walkie-talkie. You wonder exactly when and how Butler became today's accepted go-to action hero - and can something officially be done about it?
Watch Olympus Has Fallan Movie - Down in the bunker with the kidnapped president (Aaron Eckhart), assorted Koreans and outraged Americans do things with nuclear codes and engage in the usual low-level jeering and mutual goading ("Why don't you and I play a game of go f**k yourself?"). This is the third film in recent months with Koreans as the enemy - the men smooth-handsome and pitiless, the women with glossy hair, castrating barking voices and perfect stripper legs. Here, the reason given for their unstoppable, sadistic, consuming enmity is "globalisation and f**king Wall Street". Sounds reasonable to me, Gerard.