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See ‘White House Down’ For Free on July 4th

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Sony Pictures wants active military personnel and veterans to see their action movie White House Down for themselves and is offering free admission on July 4 at any Regal Entertainment Group, AMC Theatres, Cinemark Theatres, or Carmike Cinemas theater. You can bring along one guest for free and must show proper military ID. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis at participating locations. +Continue Reading

‘White House Down’ & the Secret Service

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White House Down opens this weekend and tells the story of an aspiring Secret Service agent (Channing Tatum) who takes his daughter on a tour, gets caught up in a terrorist takeover of the White House and eventually teams up with the President (Jamie Foxx) to take out the bad guys.

If that sounds a lot like Olympus Has Fallen, a movie from a few months back that featured Gerard Butler as the agent and Aaron Eckhart as the Commander-in-Chief, well, yeah. Except White House Down looks to be more in the vein of the old Die Hard movies, with the no-longer-surprisingly-funny Tatum delivering the knowing Bruce Willis winks to the camera.

As part of our mission to sort out what’s real and what’s just moviemaking in Hollywood pictures, we talked to Mickey Nelson, former Assistant Director of The United States Secret Service. A 28-year veteran of the service, he oversaw all protective operations before he retired and took a post with Alpha Omega Global. +Continue Reading

Do You Have What It Takes?

  • February 14, 2013
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G.I. Joe: Retaliation finally comes out March 29th after a lengthy delay to add 3D and possibly more Channing Tatum to the movie.  Paramount has released a stirring and effective Special Forces recruitment video that hits all the right patriotic notes and might make you want to run out and sign up.…until you realize they’re recruiting for COBRA Command.

Fans of the G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra movie or the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero comics know that COBRA are the freelance bad guys who serve as the G.I. Joe Team’s primary enemies. Retaliation features a COBRA leader impersonating the President of the United States. The fate of the world depends on the Joes overthrowing our false government and taking back America for the people.

Whether you think that plot sounds totally ridiculous or eerily plausible, the whole false flag thing with the recruitment video is a pretty effective way to generate attention for the movie. Imagine how everyone would’ve reacted if the COBRA recruitment video ran on CBS during the blackout at the Super Bowl.

It’s G.I. Joe. We’re there on March 29th. More to come, of course.