Rob Lowe's Insult Could Make Channing Tatum Cry

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white house downHas anyone gone out to see the new action flick, White House Down? Channing Tatum stars in this thriller in which bla bla bla, someone attacks the White House, bad stuff happens, I think he saves the day... Actually, I'm not quite sure how it's different from Olympus Has Fallen aside from the cast. And I'm not the only one who's unimpressed. Yesterday former West Wing star Rob Lowe tweeted "I'm not really into a bubble gum romp about our White House being destroyed." Harsh! 

But spot on. I don't care which administration is in power, seeing the White House explode into flames is just getting old. I know it's supposed to be this big dramatic moment -- OH NOES! There goes our important national symbol! How will America carry on?!? Shortly thereafter something else, like the Statue of Liberty, gets blown into the water. ("Nooo, you bastaaards!") And then the characters rally, some big hero wins the day, and we're all supposed to punch the air and go, "YEAH! 'Merica!" like a bunch of Pavlovian dummies.

Not this time, movie-making assholes. Rob Lowe is onto you, and so am I, and frankly, so are moviegoers. White House Down has done just okay at the box office for a big-budget action flick ($26 million) while Melissa McCartney and Sandra Bullock kicked ass with The Heat ($40 million). So a women's comedy outperformed a "bubble gum romp about our White House being destroyed" -- high five, Americans. Sometimes the good guys win in the end after all.

Have you seen either White House Down or The Heat?



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Get over yourself.This is "popcorn movie" fare, and it happens every May.Wait til Oct., then you and Mr. Lowe can have a meeting of the brain trust when grown up movies are released.Until then,let people enjoy their guilty pleasures.

Elaine Cox

and the womans comedy got blitzed by an animated flick..sexism giveth and sexism taketh away

nonmember avatar ZMommy

I think Channing Tatum is a good actor and also seems like a nice guy. When was the last time Rob Lowe starred in a movie? It sounds like jealousy to me.

Kristi Lance

Their both hot who cares LOL

nonmember avatar Bookworm

I don't see The Heat doing well as the good guys winning just because there are women starring in it. The Heat looks like it's just about, if not more, stupid than White House Down. One stupid movie beat out another stupid movie, Whooptee doo.

Sharon Lowd

Who the hell cares what Rob Lowe thinks about anything-he's lucky to still be working- CREEP!

AllAb... AllAboutKeeley

Good grief, if you don't want to see the movie, that's fine...don't see it.  But to sit there an bash it like little immature children is ridiculous.

kckcm2 kckcm2

This.. is a piping hot story? Jeebus, I st least thought there'd be some juicy reaction from the leading guy not some piss poor non movie review.

hexxuss hexxuss

I LOVED this movie when it first came out.... and it was called 'Independence Day' ;-)

mrspease mrspease

Wow. Where to start with this "piping hot story?" Let's start with Rob Lowe's "insult." Can you really call it an insult when all it is a one line movie review? He didn't like it. Ok, not everyone's going to. Such is life. Move on.

Then there's "make Channing Tatum cry." I'm sure that's a direct reference to the interview he gave where he said he cried IN THE DELIVERY ROOM WHEN HIS WIFE WAS GIVING BIRTH TO THIER DAUGHTER!!!! I'm sorry, is that not allowed? Grown men can't be overcome with emotion when their child is born? Didn't know that. Thank you Adriana for pointing that out. I'll make sure to tell my husband it's a no no.

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