Roland Emmerich Reviews, Interviews & More

'Independence Day 2' Gets Pushed Back To Summer 2016, Sparing Us For One...

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Very little is known about the upcoming Independence Day 2, the cleverly-titled sequel to 1996’s cheesily enjoyable hit, Independence Day.  Will the film see the return of Will Smith as Captain Steven Hiller?  Maybe, maybe not (there are two versions of the film’s script, one with Hiller, and one without in case Smith turns it down).  Which familiar...

'Stargate' Is Getting A Reboot Trilogy Because Of Course It Is

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Hey, gang, have we ever got some interesting news for you: a previously-released Hollywood property is getting a reboot!  Isn’t that exciting?  Isn’t that wild?  And guess what?  Not only will said previously-released Hollywood property be getting a reboot—it’s going to be made into a trilogy!  That way, you can pay to see the original three more times!  Isn’t that great?

Will Smith Deemed 'Too Expensive' For 'Independence Day' Sequel

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Will Smith will not be welcoming any aliens in the Independence Day sequel. According to director Roland Emmerich, the Prince is just too expensive for their little old blockbuster. But this news doesn't change a thing: as confirmed last week, 20th Century Fox still plans to release the movie in the summer of 2015.

'White House Down' Trailer: Just Like 'Olympus Has Fallen,' But With More...

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The plot of the relentlessly mediocre Olympus Has Fallen is this: former Secret Service agent Gerard Butler pulls a Die Hard and acts as a one man army as terrorists take over the White House.  And the plot of White House Down is as follows:  former Secret Service agent Channing Tatum pulls a Die Hard and acts as a one man...

Two Upcoming 'Independence Day' Sequels Will Be 'Lovable' And In 3D

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How’s this for cheesy: the 1996 blockbuster Independence Day is receiving not one, but two sequels—entitled Independence Day Forever Part One and Independence Day Forever Part Two—which will be shot in 2D and then given the odious 3D post-conversion, and will focus on being “lovable.”  Oh, a million...

'Indiana Jones 4' Is The Most Disappointing Movie Ever

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It’s still a bit of a touchy subject for some, but do you remember how you felt about Star Wars: Episode One - The Phantom Menace? How about Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull? The Godfather Part III? Well, you may not be surprised to know these and many more have been ranked in the Top 50 most disappointing movies...

Anonymous: Movie Review

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Anonymous: Rhys Ifans as Earl of Oxford
Despite the Roland Emmerich glitz and glamour that has absolutely nothing to do with Shakespeare and the overt repetition of names like Marlowe and Jonson (remember, they wrote plays too!), Anonymous is a success and Emmerich, though some may question with such a topic and tease for a few of the EXTREME wide shots, has managed to capture what truly matters about...

Interview: Director Roland Emmerich for Anonymous

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The man behind the CGI curtain, reveals a new side to his filmmaking -- director Roland Emmerich, known for his amazing special effects, is soon to be thought of for his heart and knowledge of Shakespeare. Anonymous, his up and coming film is a sexy way of giving people a possible history lesson, that somehow manages to also hold a great deal of meaning. He took...

Roland Emmerich's Anonymous Trailer

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Roland Emmerich is famous for destroying things. In Independence Day he blew up the White House, in Godzilla, he flattened New York, and in 2012, he pretty much wrecked the entire planet. What's left? Well, the Anonymous trailer suggests his next target is William Shakespeare. Or perhaps...

New Photos and Synopsis for Roland Emmerich's Anonymous

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Anonymous: Rylance, Orloff, Redgrave, Director Emmerich, Richardson, Thewlis and Ifans
Sony just released a number of new pictures and synopsis' for their upcoming films, but the one that caught my eye is Roland Emmerich's Anonymous. You have Emmerich, the man known for destroying the world in a variety of end of the world scenarios in 2012, The Day After Tomorrow and others, taking on a drama that...

Roland Emmerich Adapting Foundation Trilogy in 3D Motion Capture

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2012 director Roland Emmerich has revealed that his next project will be more epic than anything he's done in the past, which is a tall order considering he's directed films like Independence Day and The Day After Tomorrow. Over at MTV they've shed some light on Emmerich's adaptation of the sci-fi book trilogy by...

Independence Day Sequel Split in Two?

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Roland Emmerich's been out and about promoting his latest disaster movie, 2012 and has started throwing out a few hints regarding the king of all disaster movies, Independence Day. A few weeks ago, rumors of a second film were all over the net after the director confirmed that he wasn't opposed to making a follow up to the film. Now, we've...

2012: Movie Review

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2012: Running From Fire and Ash
Roland Emmerich destroys the world again and this time, there's no place to hide! If you believe the Mayans that the end of the world is less than 3 years away. Doesn't that sound like something that should be exploited in theaters? If you're a fan of these types of movies, than chances are, you know Roland and you exactly what you're paying to see when you walk into that theater. The film is a...

2012 Press Conference: Emmerich, Cusack, Peet, Ejiofor

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2012 crashes into theaters this weekend with all the destruction you could possibly hope for. A few weeks ago in Wyoming not far from the highly explosive Yellowstone National Park, we got to talk to director Roland Emmerich, John Cusack, Amanda Peet, and Chiwetel Ejiofor on their thoughts about big budget action films, the myths behind 2012, and how Roland decides...

Roland Emmerich Drinking Game for 2012

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This week in theaters, Roland Emmerich, the master of cinematic world-destruction will be releasing his latest film 2012 with Amanda Peet and John Cusack. The film feels like you're on a roller-coaster ride with the world crashing down around you. The only way to make the movie even more fun is to add some booze! We all know that Emmerich likes to add a few...

Independence Day Sequel in the Works?

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Roland Emmerich has been a busy man. With the upcoming release of 2012, and a Shakespeare project in the works, how will he find the time to make a sequel to Independence Day? The 1996 action blockbuster that broke records, and made Will Smith an international movie star may have more story to tell according to Latino Review.

Roland Emmerich on His Shakespeare Film

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After 2012 gets released, action-thriller director Roland Emmerich plans on trading in tidal waves and earthquakes for a more subtle and dramatic challenge, Shakespeare. Or rather a fictional story about the man who may have actually written Shakespeare's plays. You might see this as a huge jump for Emmerich, who won't have the big budget and special effects that...

New 2012 Theatrical Trailer

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2012 - John Cusack looks Pissed
The second theatrical trailer for Roland Emmerich's 2012 has arrived. The film hits theaters on November 13th and stars John Cusack as a man who has to lead his family to salvation in the middle of a global disaster. The film also features Chiwetel Ejiofor, Danny Glover, Oliver Platt, Thandie Newton, and Danny Glover....

2012 Extended Video Clip

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2012 - Senseless Destruction
Last night the television networks went crazy when over 100 channels premiered a five minute clip from the Roland Emmerich film, 2012. The footage will look eerily familiar to those of you who attended the movie's panel at this year's Comic-Con. It's pretty much the same footage, but they edited out a swear word or two for general audience purposes. The language may...