Channing Tatum, left, and Jamie Foxx star in "White House Down."
'Girl Most Likely'
Imogene (Kristen Wiig) goes from the high life in Manhattan to Ocean City, N.J., after she loses her boyfriend, magazine job and apartment, lands in the hospital and is released into the custody of her quirky mother (Annette Bening).
Everything's quirky here, from the mom's boyfriend (Matt Dillon), who claims to be a spy, to Imogene's younger brother (Christopher Fizgerald), who tries to come out of his shell by inventing a metallic mollusk-like shell to be worn by humans.
"Girl Most Likely" features bits -- Imogene steals a book from the library or dances drunkenly -- that seem designed to showcase Ms. Wiig's comedic skills. It very busily sets up the eventual payoff, but it's labored along the way.
The extras include making-of featurette, deleted scenes, gag reel and "Life in the Human Shell" featurette.
PG-13 for sexual content and language.
'Grown Ups 2'
They had sitcoms and smash box-office hits and classic "Saturday Night Live" characters. It all feels rather distant now.
Watching Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, David Spade and Kevin James pal around and recite lines better suited for B-level, late-night stand-up comedy, it is easy to forget if they were ever actually funny.
This time around, Lenny, Mr. Sandler's typical charming jerk of a character, has moved from Hollywood back to his hometown with his three children and fashion-designer wife (Salma Hayek). His childhood buddies live close by with their wives and kids, all of whom are used for occasional comedic fodder.
No time is wasted in securing a reason to give the four pals a chance to hang out. It's the last day of school so, of course, the adults want a party for themselves, an '80s-themed party. Could it have been anything else?
Progressing from one lazy scene to the next, the heroes contend with the tropes of wedding anniversaries, teenage daughters and overbearing mothers. But mostly they replicate gags that made them famous to begin with. Mr. Spade plays a womanizing slacker with a son he has never met by a woman he barely remembers. Mr. Rock is the fast-talking witty one with a domineering wife. And Mr. Sandler, with his usual mean-spirited, sarcastic outlook, is afraid of a childhood bully, played by former pro wrestler Steve Austin.
Too much time is spent on unnecessary family dynamics, the existential crisis of getting older and the fear of staying relevant. This is illustrated by multiple faceoffs with muscular frat bros, led by Taylor Lautner ("Twilight"), culminating in a somewhat disturbing, ridiculous fight sequence of youth vs. age. All of this makes it yet another very bad Adam Sandler movie.
Rating: PG-13 for crude and suggestive content, language and some male rear nudity.
'White House Down'
It's a takeover of the White House and kidnapping of the U.S. president -- again.
"Olympus Has Fallen" was R-rated and far bloodier and more violent. "White House Down" is PG-13, pairs Channing Tatum as an aspiring Secret Service agent with Jamie Foxx as the president and throws in a precocious 11-year-old girl, to boot.
It seems bigger in every way including budget and scope, slicker and more mainstream but even more preposterous in terms of the plot and loosey-goosey security in Washington, D.C., landmarks.
Mr. Tatum portrays John Cale, a divorced Capitol policeman assigned to the Speaker of the House (Richard Jenkins) but hoping to become a Secret Service agent. He bounced around before enlisting, serving three tours in Afghanistan and belatedly earning his college degree. Now, he's trying to be a more attentive dad to his daughter, Emily (Joey King, alternately and nicely spunky or terrified).
She is a bright girl who loves politics and is an enthusiastic supporter of President Sawyer (Mr. Foxx). As the story opens, the president has announced a bold and controversial plan to withdraw all American troops from the Middle East and has returned to Washington, D.C., while his wife and daughter remain in Paris.
Cale has called in some favors and landed an interview for the Secret Service with, it turns out, an old classmate (Maggie Gyllenhaal) who does not think highly of him.
When an explosion rocks the Capitol and the White House is taken over by a paramilitary group with guns ablazing, Cale gets the world's most intense unplanned job tryout.
At a time when so many movies seem humorless, "White House Down," from director Roland Emmerich ("Independence Day"), allows a few laughs. It isn't meant to be examined as Oscar fodder but watched as pure entertainment.
Extras include a look at the Tatum-Foxx dynamic on-screen, featurette on Tatum's stunt work; director featurette. Blu-ray also has a gag reel and nine more featurettes, including "Re-creating the White House."
PG-13 for prolonged sequences of action and violence including intense gunfire and explosions, some language and a brief sexual image.
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