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Channing Tatum eyes Roland Emmerich’s “White House Down”


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The last time Roland Emmerich filmed a movie about the White House, he blew it up. So forgive us for getting a bit excited about him returning to that location for his new movie, “White House Down.”

The script comes from “The Amazing Spider-Man” writer James Vanderbilt and is said to be similar to “Die Hard,” except set in the titular presidential mansion. “White House Down” follows a paramilitary takeover of the White House, and Deadline is reporting that Channing Tatum is in talks to star as a Secret Service agent.

Little is known about the film so far, but it did garner some attention for being the biggest spec script deal of the year. Sony picked up the flick, and it’s clear that the studio has some good relations with Vanderbilt (thanks to “Spider-Man”) and Tatum (thanks to “21 Jump Street”).

It doesn’t sound like Emmerich will be blowing anything too big up in “White House Down” (after all, what’s left to destroy after the world fell to pieces in “2012”), but we like the idea of him teaming up with Tatum. The 32-year-old actor has had a great year thanks to the successes of “The Vow,” “21 Jump Street” and (to a lesser extent) “Haywire,” and he still has two films (“Magic Mike” and “G.I. Joe: Retaliation”) that have yet to be released. He’s shown that he’s an actor who is capable of both comedic moments and hard-hitting action scenes, so hopefully he’ll combine both of those skills if he chooses to come on board “White House Down.”

What do you think of this potential pairing? Tell us in the comments section below or on Facebook and Twitter.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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