Thursday, August 22, 2013

Movies with Abe Giveaway


I am extremely excited to present the third-ever Movies with Abe giveaway! Most of the films I tend to review are independent and film festival entries, but sometimes it’s well worth taking a look at big-budget blockbusters. This one, “Olympus Has Fallen,” one of two movies this year about enemy combatants invading the White House, certainly fits that bill. It comes from director Antoine Fuqua, whose resume includes “Training Day,” “King Arthur,” and “Shooter.” It’s a loud, violent action piece in the style of “Die Hard,” with Gerard Butler as the lone commando who makes it his mission to save the President and freedom as we know it after the famous American landmark is nearly destroyed by North Korean forces. Butler has just the right temperament to play such a role, and Aaron Eckhart and Morgan Freeman are well-suited to play the President and Speaker of the House, respectively. This may not be the brainiest movie of the year or the most logically supportable, but it is an energetic thrill ride that doesn’t let up from start to finish. For action lovers, it’s a no-brainer.

“Olympus Has Fallen” arrived on DVD last Tuesday, and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has been kind enough to send me a Blu-ray Combo Pack, which gives you the option to watch the film on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital download. To win this cool prize, comment on this post and tell me what your favorite White Houes-related movie is and name your favorite scene that takes place there. Answers can be as creative as you like. Winners will be determined by a random number generator, and only appropriate answers will be counted. The contest officially ends Wednesday, August 28th at 12pm EST. Post your response in the comments below (one per person, please) and spread the word! Check out the trailer for the film below. If you're reading this and would like to sponsor a contest or giveaway on Movies with Abe, please e-mail me.


22 comments:

Jordan James said...

Independence Day! The destruction scene was pretty intense.

Lauren Dail said...

Gotta agree w/ Independence Day - action was fantastic

Keith Douglas said...

Morgan Freeman was great in movie..

tregan28 said...

I love the movie "My Fellow Americans"! What a great comedy that had 2 fantastic leading men. My favorite scene was at the end when they were riding horses across the white house lawn and the sharpshooter noticed that one of the former presidents had the "pride" necklace he had given to him.

john sypek said...

action packed

Josh Christian said...

Superman II
"Kneel before Zod!"

phowell13 said...

I always liked Dave for a White House movie. But for action nothing beats Independence Day.

Chris Alejandro said...

I was a big fan of Independence Day! The president's rally speech was awesome! lexbaylor17@gmail.com

Eko0724 said...

I really liked Air Force One!

JMyers666 said...
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JMyers666 said...

I always liked Independence Day (and it's sort of White House related), and my favorite scene is when the huge spaceship appears over the whole city.

James Doyle said...

Loved independence day too. destruction scene for over 10 years old is pretty cool.

devin said...

Murder at 1600 is probably my fav because I loved mystery movies

Hannah said...

My favorite is an "oldie but a goodie". The movie would be The American President, and my favorite scene is when Annette Bening's character is invited into the "rec room" by the President and it turns out to be the Oval Office. Classic scene that never gets old :)

Janine McNally said...

I love the Dave movie. Definitely my fave!

Shelly Brandli said...

Beavis & Butthead Do America. ;-)

woke9974 said...

I'd say the shower scene in Dave.

Cassandra Garffie said...

That movie when the president was foolin around with that "homely" looking intern who like to keep dirty dresses and like to "smoke" cigars with him. Though he denied that he had that kind of relationship and he was just a man with a nicotine problem.

Yusuf said...

I will go with OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN, and I loved how gallantly Aaron Eckhart played the US President! My favourite scene was when he was willing to reveal the codes to protect his intimate team's lives and invested his hope in God to defeat the conspirators - his dilemma and grace were so evident! Terrific performance. Also, since I voted for ROMNEY in the last election, it was nice to see a "Mormon President" even in a fictional setting!

Mike Pion said...

Independence Day when will smith kicks the aliens butt...

Rory Lalor-Molero said...

Independence day

Mama V said...

I gotta go with Independence Day with all of the great action scenes.

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