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New movies for June 28

New movies this week

White House Down

The gist: Local boy Channing Tatum teams up with Roland Emmerich to blow up things, recite cheesy dialogue and convince us that Jamie Foxx can play the president. Didn't they already do this movie and call it Olympus Has Fallen? PG-13

The cast: Tatum, Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, Richard Jenkins, Joey King and James Woods.

The buzz: It's not what you'd call good, but you weren't expecting that, were you? "Tatum and Foxx's nigh-instantaneous camaraderie makes the alternately corny and convoluted routine of the rest a bit easier to take, even as Emmerich makes every effort to supplant intelligence with patriotism," Film.com says.

The Heat

The gist: A skinny FBI agent and a fat Boston cop team up to take down bad guys. Didn't they already do this movie with British accents and call it Hot Fuzz? R

The cast: Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy, Kaitlin Olson, Taran Killam, Raw Leiba and Tony Hale.

The buzz: Can you believe, there are no major reviews for this one yet, which is surprising considering the starpower involved. Really, if they can preview Bridesmaids and show McCarthy using a sink as a toilet, how bad can this be?

Redemption

The gist: A typical Jason Statham vehicle in which a bald, retired Special Forces operative jump-kicks his way through the London underworld. Didn't they already do this movie and call it The Transporter/Safe/Crank/War? R

The cast: Statham, Benedict Wong, Vicky McClure, Agata Buzek and Siobhan Hewlett.

The buzz: We all know by now what kind of movies he makes, so we probably shouldn't even read the reviews. "Puts an intriguing, intermittently successful spin on the sort of loner ­Statham so often embodies," Variety notes. — Joshua Gillin [email protected]­

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