Director: Roland Emmerich
Stars: Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Garcelle Beauvais, Jason Clarke, Richard Jenkins, James Woods, Lance Reddick, Joey King, Rachelle Lafevre, Michael Murphy
Release Date: June 28
2013's most random cinematic trend: movies about terrorist plots against the White House. Before the summer's over, there will have been two films covering that subject matter, the first being director Antoine Fuqua's Olympus Has Fallen, starring Gerard Butler as a Secret Service Agent fighting against Korean baddies who've taken the President (Aaron Eckhart) hostage. But, no, that's not the one to anticipate.
The better choice: White House Down, directed by summer blockbuster veteran Roland Emmerich (Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow). The plot is basically identical to Olympus Has Fallen, except that the villains here aren't Korean. But the cast is much cooler: Channing Tatum is the agent and Jamie Foxx is the president.