Taking Back the White House, Again

1183878 - WHITE HOUSE DOWNEnd of June means one more week till the 4th of July! One more week to make some money before Jerry Bruckheimer and Johnny Depp rain on everybody’s parade! Shall we see what’s playing?

The Heat: Wait, this isn’t Miss Congeniality Three? I see Sandra Bullock as an FBI agent who needs to loosen up … oh, sorry. Rad explains that it is not.

How to Make Money Selling Drugs: Matthew Cooke’s guide to “succeeding” in the world of The Wire may seem tongue-in-cheek, but it’s not funny. It’s not funny at all.

My Brother, the Devil: I didn’t even know this British import was opening this week, but Glenn‘s review has me intrigued.

No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka: Jose finds Callum Macrae’s study of the Sri Lankan civil war works as “both a documentary and a horror film”. That’s a hell of an endorsement.

Sagrada: The Mystery of Creation: Stefan Haupt’s slow, considered documentary explores Antoni Gaudi’s greatest design — which also happens to be Barcelona’s longest construction project.

The Secret Disco Revolution: Was disco music a countercultual cri de coeur executed so subversively that nobody noticed? Jamie Kastner’s documentary considers the notion, but Rad doesn’t find the argument terribly compelling.

Storm Surfers 3D: They surf storms! In 3D! What else do you want from a movie? Well, Rad has a modest list.

Unfinished Song: Sure, Terence Stamp has made you flinch. But has he ever made you cry? Susan says he’s a revelation. Also, Vanessa Redgrave is in it.

White House Down: Terrorists have seized the seat of America’s government, and only Magic Mike can stop them! Eh, it’s better than the other one.

Well, it is.

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