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Independence Day Resurgence review: “Delivers just enough to satisfy”

23 June 2016 7:43 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Independence Day Resurgence review: 20 years have gone by… we knew they’d be back and now they’re here – but does the ID4 sequel deliver?

A generation on… our Independence Day Resurgence review…

Independence Day Resurgence review

Twenty years, pretty much to the day since the release of the first movie, Roland Emmerich teams with producing partner Dean Devlin for the sequel to Independence Day – perfectly timed for the American holiday (natch).

Gone is Will Smith, the hero from the original as U.S. Fighter pilot Steve Hiller, though the likes of Jeff Goldblum, Brent Spiner and President Whitmore himself, Bill Pullman, all return, along with a few other familiar faces for some more alien ass-whooping as a new wave decides to attack.

A generation has gone by and Earth is a very different place now. Washington has rebuilt and scientists have embraced the technology from the alien attack back »

- Paul Heath

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Why Independence Day: Resurgence's gay couple are denied a close encounter

23 June 2016 3:16 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Openly gay director Roland Emmerich talked up a same-sex couple in his big budget sci-fi sequel, but why is the film so embarrassingly coy about them?

Spoilers ahead

There are many far-fetched moments in belated sequel Independence Day: Resurgence, not a great surprise given that the first film saw the entire world saved by a computer virus. This time around, we have the shock arrival of a 3,000-mile-wide spaceship (someone understandably remarks: “How did we miss that?”), a psychic connection developed between an African warlord and an alien race, and Lars Von Trier’s muse Charlotte Gainsbourg actually starring in the damn thing.

Related: A 'straight-acting' problem: why mass market gay films increasingly fail us all

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- Benjamin Lee

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Film Review: ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’

21 June 2016 9:01 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“We had twenty years to prepare… so did they,” states the tagline of “Independence Day: Resurgence,” a cheerfully ludicrous re-encounter of the third kind that doesn’t show any particular evidence of all that planning. Sketchily conceived in all departments but its sensational, more-is-more visual effects — which is, let’s be honest, where its efforts should be concentrated — this belated, cluttered sequel to the 1996 smash “Independence Day” breaks far less ground than its alien invaders, but confirms director Roland Emmerich as modern cinema’s most spirited conductor of popcorn chaos. Perhaps excessively concerned with burnishing the supposed legacy of its predecessor — a distant memory, if that, for much of its target audience — this cinematic Big Mac entertains abundantly on its own second-hand merits. While unlikely to become the pop-cultural behemoth “ID4” was two decades ago, “Resurgence” should cast a sizeable shadow over its box-office competition.

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- Guy Lodge

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How actors are told they’re being killed off in Game of Thrones – exclusive interview

21 June 2016 1:38 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

This article contains spoilers for Season 6 of Game of Thrones

During Flickering Myth’s chat with DeObia Oparei about Independence Day: Resurgence, the actor’s previous role before the science fiction blockbuster came up: Areo Hotah in HBO’s fantasy drama Game of Thrones.

Despite being a narrative presence in the book, the character was somewhat sidelined for the television adaptation. And just the week before we spoke, Hotah had been unceremoniously killed off at the beginning of Season 6.

“Yeah, I was disappointed,” Oparei revealed. “I didn’t expect that. I kind of heard about it a few months before we started shooting season 6. And, of course, I’d read the books, and Areo is quite a presence in the books, so I was expecting that to follow through. But also I think it’s really difficult to bring a whole new clan in a story that’s five seasons in, »

- Oli Davis

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Exclusive: Alien 3 set was “very, very tense,” reveals actor DeObia Oparei

21 June 2016 1:31 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

During Flickering Myth’s chat with DeObia Oparei about Independence Day: Resurgence, the actor’s onscreen debut came up: another science fiction movie, Alien 3.

The 1992 film’s production was marred by frequent clashes between first-time feature director David Fincher and the ever-present 20th Century Fox’s studio executives on set.

“I think it was quite a tense set,” Opearei remembered. “I mean, that was my first film and I was quite young – about 21 or 22 – and suddenly I’m in the middle of this huge movie, and I think Sigourney Weaver said that was the first time that she was not just the star in it, but one of the producers of it, too. And it was David Fincher’s first film. He’d just done a music video. I think he’d just come off of one of Madonna’s videos. I think that was his first feature. So »

- Oli Davis

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Why is there a sequel to Independence Day? Getting killed off in Game of Thrones and Alien 3’s “very tense” production – The DeObia Oparei Interview

21 June 2016 1:19 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Flickering Myth’s Oli Davis sits down with DeObia Oparei to talk about Independence Day: Resurgence, being killed off in Game of Thrones, and how bad really was the production of Alien 3

“De-Oh-bia?” I worriedly asked the person on the other end of the line. I was about to be put through to DeObia Oparei to talk about Independence Day: Resurgence, and I had no idea how to pronounce his name.

“De-murph-mwa-,” came the muffled reply, half cut off by DeObia’s suddenly interrupting voice. Better just go with the question.

The first Independence Day came out two decades ago, back in 1996. Why do we need a sequel now?

“I think that Roland and his team have been developing scripts, and they’ve been in for development with it for quite some time, with different ideas,” answered Oparei. “And now they’ve deemed that now the ideas all come together, »

- Oli Davis

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Movie Review – Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

20 June 2016 10:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016).

Directed by Roland Emmerich.

Starring Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, William Fichtner, Jessie T. Usher, Bill Pullman, Maika Monroe, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Brent Spiner, Joey King, Judd Hirsch and Deobia Oparei.

Synopsis:

Humanity won round one. But now, 20 years later, the aliens are back…and then some.

The President of the United States (Sela Ward) walks through a nuclear bunker, flanked by military officials and advisors on either side. It’s been 20 years since the War of ’96 (Independence Day: Resurgence’s name for the events of the first movie), yet despite Earth’s efforts to prepare for another attack, an invading alien force is descending upon the planet.

“The ship will touch down over the Atlantic, ma’am,” one of the high and tight haired men informs.

“Which part?” replies the President.

“All of it.”

It’s the best line in the film, and one delivered with utter straight-faced seriousness. »

- Oli Davis

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New clip from Independence Day: Resurgence is ‘Bigger Than the Last One’

20 June 2016 2:55 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With Independence Day: Resurgence set for release on Friday (and our review coming once the embargo is up in a few hours), 20th Century Fox has released a new clip from the sci-fi blockbuster sequel entitled ‘Bigger Than the Last One’.

We always knew they were coming back. After Independence Day redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global spectacle on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction.

Independence Day: Resurgence is set for release on June 24th 2016, with Roland Emmerich directing returning stars Jeff Goldblum, Vivica A. Fox, Judd Hirsch, Brent Spiner and Bill Pullman alongside new additions Liam Hemsworth »

- Amie Cranswick

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The Criterion Completion Hour 1

20 June 2016 5:00 AM, PDT | CriterionCast | See recent CriterionCast news »

Welcome to the inaugural edition of The Criterion Completion Hour!

About the hour:

Give a listen as Keith Enright explains what this is all about and what you can expect to hear on this monthly missive. Keith will explain what it means to be a Criterion Completionist and how you can define the terms for yourself to be compliant in whatever definition of complete works for you.

Then a fun conversation with Ryan Gallagher as Keith and he explore the history of CriterionCast since 2009.

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Episode Links & Notes Hart and Maltin – Entertainment Tonight – 1985 Charlotte Gainsbourg – La Collectionneuse – 2010 Stamp and Eggar – The Collector – 1965 Episode Credits Keith Enright (Twitter / Website) Ryan Gallagher (Twitter / Website)

Next hour on the podcast: Spinal Destination

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- Keith Enright

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Alien Invasion Movies To See Before Independence Day: Resurgence

19 June 2016 1:11 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Opening on June 24th is director Roland Emmerich’s Independence Day: Resurgence.

We always knew they were coming back. After Independence Day redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global spectacle on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction.

The film stars Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch, Vivica A. Fox, Brent Spiner, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jessie Usher, Maika Monroe, and Sela Ward.

Looking for some otherworldly films to check out before you head out to the cinemas on Friday? Have a look at Wamg’s list for Alien Invasion Movies To See Before Independence Day: Resurgence!

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- Movie Geeks

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Independence Day: Resurgence promo explains Dr. Okun’s return

19 June 2016 10:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It was quite a surprise when it was announced that Brent Spiner would be returning as Dr. Brackish Okun for Independence Day: Resurgence, given that it appeared he died in the original 1996 movie. However, 20th Century Fox has now released a new promo video profiling the character, and explaining that he was left in a catatonic state after the events in Area 51, but has now awoken from his coma. Check it out here…

See Also: Visit the ruins of Las Vegas in new Independence Day: Resurgence viral video

We always knew they were coming back. After Independence Day redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global spectacle on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a »

- Gary Collinson

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On my radar: Charlotte Gainsbourg’s cultural highlights

19 June 2016 2:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The actor and singer on Edgar Degas, a great documentary about Nina Simone, Budapest’s brilliant Turkish baths and Yotam Ottolenghi’s recipes

The daughter of the English actor and singer Jane Birkin and the French musician Serge Gainsbourg, Charlotte Gainsbourg was born in London in 1971 and raised in Paris. She was awarded the César award for most promising actress in 1986, and for best supporting actress in 2000. After roles including Jane Eyre (1996) and I’m Not There (2007), she starred in Lars von Trier’s Antichrist (for which she won best actress at the 2009 Cannes film festival), Melancholia and Nymphomaniac. Her albums 5:55, Irm and Stage Whisper were released between 2006 and 2011. She now stars in Independence Day: Resurgence, out on Thursday.

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- Kathryn Bromwich

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Visit the ruins of Las Vegas in new Independence Day: Resurgence viral video

17 June 2016 1:40 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

20th Century Fox has released a new viral video for Independence Day: Resurgence, which is sponsored by the Las Vegas Ruins Tourism Board welcomes you to come to Vegas and experience a vacation like no other. Check it out here…

See Also: Roland Emmerich shares unused plot for Independence Day sequel

We always knew they were coming back. After Independence Day redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global spectacle on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction.

Independence Day: Resurgence is set for release on June 24th 2016, with Roland Emmerich directing returning stars Jeff Goldblum, Vivica A. Fox, Judd Hirsch, »

- Gary Collinson

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Independence Day: Resurgence Clip And TV Spot Wage Galactic War

15 June 2016 11:45 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

In 1996, director and all-round master of cinematic spectacle Roland Emmerich pushed the Doomsday Clock worryingly close to midnight, forcing the governments of the world to unite against a common, galactic enemy.

One battle cry from Bill Pullman’s Potus later and by the time the credits rolled on Independence Day, humanity had triumphed – warding off an extinction event with one tactfully placed tin of Coca-Cola and a computer virus, of all things. For Independence Day: Resurgence, though, Emmerich is ensuring that those extra-terrestrials bring the cavalry to seek their revenge.

Maintaining the gung-ho nature of its forebear, 20th Century Fox has premiered a new poster, clip and TV spot for the tentpole sequel, and at this stage it’s really a wonder that there’s still any footage left to show.

Headlining the cast of humans ready to fight against extinction are Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum and Brent Spiner, with a host of newcomers that includes Judd Hirsch, Vivica A. Fox, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Maika Monroe and Sela Ward, along with Jessie Usher and Liam Hemsworth, who take the fight to the aliens as two rival pilots under the Earth Space Defense program.

Look for Independence Day: Resurgence to push humanity close to the brink of extinction once more when Roland Emmerich’s long-awaited sequel looms over theaters on June 24.

We always knew they were coming back. After Independence Day redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global spectacle on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction.

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- Michael Briers

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Independence Day 2 Was Almost a Very Different Movie

14 June 2016 1:33 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

20 years after the original blockbuster Independence Day set the box office on fire in 1996, the aliens will finally return in this month's highly-anticipated sequel Independence Day: Resurgence. Roland Emmerich is back to direct, working from a script with his Independence Day co-writer Dean Devlin. In the two decades between these two movies, there were several different stories that the filmmakers were working on, one of which would have been much more peaceful than what fans will see on the big screen June 24.

This week, Independence Day: Resurgence director Roland Emmerich will be serving as the guest online editor for Empire where his first task was to hold a Q&A for fans. Nearly 15 year ago, both Roland Emmerich and Dean Devil were paid by 20th Century Fox to write a script for Independence Day 2, and they not only turned in the script, but returned the money they were paid, because they didn't think the script was good enough. Here's what the director had to say about that early version of the sequel.

"It was after 9/11 and Dean and I wanted to make the movie about peace, and it just didn't work. There's still an element of that in the new one, but that version was only about that. We shoot aliens down accidentally and then at the end of the movie they land on the White House lawn and say "we come in peace" and that was it. It was just too weak an idea and we didn't really want to do it. It didn't have an Independence Day feel. Only the alien ship was destroyed!"

A decade later, Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin teamed up again and came up with the story for Independence Day: Resurgence, which brings back Jeff Goldblum (David Levinson), Bill Pullman (President Whitmore), Brent Spiner (Dr. Brackish Okun), Vivica A. Fox (Jasmine Hiller) and Judd Hirsch (Julius Levinson). There are also a slew of new characters played by Liam Hemsworth, Maika Monroe, William Fitchner, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Angelbaby and Sela Ward. When asked why it took 20 years to make a sequel, Roland Emmerich revealed he never actually planned on making a follow-up in the first place.

"I'd never planned to make a sequel - I always felt that Independence Day was a standalone film. But over the years I realized how iconic the film had become for people and I was repeatedly asked by [20th Century] Fox to do it. What really did it was just how amazing film technology is these days and how restricted I felt in '95/'96 when I did the original one. But it's not a traditional sequel."

For fans who want to see the original blockbuster on the big screen again, we reported earlier this month that 20th Century Fox is holding a double feature of both Independence Day and Independence Day: Resurgence for one night only on Thursday, June 23. The original Independence Day was the first movie in history to make over $500 million worldwide, so we'll have to wait and see if the ID4 sequel will be just as big of a hit. Stay tuned for more on Independence Day: Resurgence as we get closer to the June 24 release date. »

- MovieWeb

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Jeff Goldblum Debunks Conspiracy Theory in New Independence Day: Resurgence Video

10 June 2016 9:47 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The “cat is out of the bag” thanks to Earth Space Defense director David Levinson in this new video for 20th Century Fox’s Independence Day: Resurgence. He claims to not be the illustrious actor Jeff Goldblum (1986’s The Fly, Jurassic Park, Independence Day), so stop saying that already, okay?

“Today Earth Space Defense director David Levinson is finally debunking a long-standing conspiracy theory that has persisted since the War of 1996. In this video – which provides irrefutable proof – he and famous Hollywood actor Jeff Goldblum prove once and for all that they are not the same person – despite their uncanny resemblance. Learn the truth now.

We always knew they were coming back. After Independence Day redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global spectacle on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. »

- Tamika Jones

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Independence Day: Resurgence Gets A New Viral Video

10 June 2016 6:40 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Twenty years after the events of the first film, the international community recovers and builds up Earth’s defenses using technology salvaged from remains of the alien forces. However, the aliens were able to send a distress signal before their final defeat, which results in a new task force of alien ships coming to Earth and threatening the human race once more. The new sequel stars Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Liam Hemsworth, Jessie Usher, Maika Monroe, Sela Ward, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Joey King, Judd Hirsch, Angelababy, Vivica A. Fox, Brent Spiner, and William Fichtner. “Independence Day: Resurgence” theaters everywhere on June 24.

The post Independence Day: Resurgence Gets A New Viral Video appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- Rudie Obias

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Watch an action-packed clip from Independence Day: Resurgence

8 June 2016 10:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Earlier this week we brought you a clip from Independence Day: Resurgence [take a look here], and now 20th Century Fox has debuted another sneak peek from the upcoming sci-fi action sequel which sees Liam Hemsworth and Jessie Usher taking to the skies to battle the invading alien forces; watch it below after the official synopsis…

We always knew they were coming back. After Independence Day redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global spectacle on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction.

Independence Day: Resurgence is set for release on June 24th 2016, with Roland Emmerich directing returning stars Jeff Goldblum, Vivica A. Fox, »

- Amie Cranswick

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New Independence Day: Resurgence Clip Features a Battle in the Sky

8 June 2016 10:17 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

“Bank left!” The latest clip from Independence Day: Resurgence takes viewers into the sky for a fight between the aliens and the human pilots brave enough to take on the second invasion, while new promo videos feature key characters reflecting on the twenty years since the last attack from above.

“We always knew they were coming back. After Independence Day redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global spectacle on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction.

Directed by Roland Emmerich, Independence Day: Resurgence stars Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch, Vivica A. Fox, Brent Spiner, Charlotte Gainsbourg, »

- Derek Anderson

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New action-packed clip from ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’

8 June 2016 8:02 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Following on from yesterday’s first proper clip from Independence Day; Resurgence, we have a brand new action-packed look at the forthcoming sequel.

Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch, Vivica A. Fox, Brent Spiner, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jessie Usher, Maika Monroe and Sela Ward will star in the action-epic, which is once again directed by Roland Emmerich.

We always knew they were coming back. After Independence Day redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global spectacle on an unimaginable scale.  Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet.  But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force.  Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction.

The film hits cinemas on June 23rd, and you can check out the new clip, »

- Paul Heath

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