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Antoine Fuqua

Movie Review: White House Down

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.26.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Like Antoine Fuqua's March release, Roland Emmerich's White House Down is a Die Hard clone, about a well-intended and highly skilled former military and law man who just happens to be the only one in the position to foil the terrorists doing the attacking.

Brennan Williams

'Waiting To Exhale' Sequel Update

HuffingtonPost.com | Brennan Williams | Posted 04.02.2013 | Black Voices

Theatergoers across the country provided extra security in guarding the nation’s most coveted residence this past weekend, as “Olympus Has Fallen...

The MovieFilm Podcast: Olympus Has Fallen, G.I. Joe, and More!

Zaki Hasan | Posted 05.24.2013 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

The latest MovieFilm installment starts off with my interview with legendary G.I. Joe writer Larry Hama as he discusses the origins of the Marvel Co...

Review: Olympus Has Fallen

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.22.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Olympus Has Fallen offers a level of jingoistic fear-mongering the likes of which are more commonly associated with a 1980s Chuck Norris vehicle. It isn't terribly smart and it peaks in the first act, but damned if I didn't enjoy the picture nonetheless.

Movie Review: Olympus Has Fallen

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.22.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

A second-rate Die Hard knock-off with Gerard Butler playing the Bruce Willis role, Olympus Has Fallen is preposterously overblown, an action movie that seems to prove the old saying: If brains were gunpowder, this movie wouldn't have enough to blow its own nose.

ReThink Review: Olympus Has Fallen - In Defense of (Some) Movie Violence

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.22.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

How do we decide which types of violent entertainments are appropriate and which are gratuitous and glorifying? As with most difficult issues, context is key.

What Intimidated Actress Before Latest Role?

AP | JOHN CARUCCI | Posted 05.21.2013 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- The idea of working with director Antoine Fuqua was enough for Angela Bassett to appear in the action flick, "Olympus Has Fallen." But thi...

Olympus Has Fallen Composer Trevor Morris Discusses Working on the New Action Thriller

Morgan Glennon | Posted 05.21.2013 | Entertainment
Morgan Glennon

What was it like going from ancient history to a modern cautionary tale? I caught up with Morris, to find out what it was like working on Olympus Has Fallen and why audiences are in for a non-stop thrill ride.

My Conversation With Angela Bassett and Antoine Fuqua

Tavis Smiley | Posted 05.20.2013 | Black Voices
Tavis Smiley

Tomorrow on PBS, I sit down with the incredibly talented actress Angela Bassett and film director Antoine Fuqua. The pair's latest collaboration is the movie Olympus Has Fallen, an action thriller that has Washington, D.C. under siege from terrorists.

'24' Movie Dead?

Posted 03.12.2013 | TV

The "24" movie is dead, according to its one-time director Antoine Fuqua. “Yeah, that’s not happening," Fuqua said IndieWire. "I don’t think...

FIRST LOOK: Gerard Butler Saves The President

Posted 02.12.2013 | Entertainment

Here's your first look at "Olympus Has Fallen," the upcoming action thriller that combines "Die Hard" and "In the Line of Fire" together with the char...

WATCH: It's 'Die Hard' In The White House

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 01.22.2013 | Entertainment

The "Olympus Has Fallen" trailer is the Mad Libs of action-movie history. There's the "Die Hard"-y plot -- the White House is taken over by terrori...

Antoine Fuqua Defends 'Django Unchained'

Posted 12.30.2012 | Entertainment

Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" has caused quite a bit of controversy. The movie, which was released on Dec. 25, has sparked strong opinions fr...

Black Filmmakers: Through The Years

Posted 10.03.2011 | Black Voices

Throughout the storied history of American movies, there have been quite a few black filmmakers that have shaped society through their art and left an...

Brooklyn's Finest; A Trio Of Tragedies

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Brooklyn's Finest is a cop movie directed by Antoine Fuqua of Training Day fame. Once again this talented director takes us into the world of the poli...

Just Rent The Wire:Brooklyn's Finest Is a Mediocre Cop Movie.

Alex Remington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Alex Remington

Any time you make a movie about morally conflicted cops battling charismatic drug dealers on city streets, you're going to draw comparisons to The Wire -- and almost inevitably, your movie will come up short.

Movie Review: Brooklyn's Finest

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Once upon a time, movies like Brooklyn's Finest were part of the mainstream. Tough and sorrowful, they offered flawed heroes, usually cops with tarnished ideals.