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14 items from 2016


Finding Dory Beats Independence Day 2 in Its Second Weekend in Theaters

26 June 2016 12:50 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Halfway through both the summer movie season and the year of 2016 as a whole, sequels have been hit or miss. Follow-ups such as Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, X-Men: Apocalypse, Alice Through the Looking Glass, Now You See Me 2 and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows couldn't capture the box office magic of its predecessors. Of course, the biggest movie of the year right now is a sequel, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, but last week, a follow-up 13 years in the making, Finding Dory, opened huge with $135 million, breaking Shrek the Third's record for biggest animated opening weekend ($121.6 million). As expected, this forgetful fish staved off three newcomers this weekend, 20th Century Fox's Independence Day: Resurgence, Sony's The Shallows and Stx Entertainment's Free State of Jones, repeating atop the box office with $73.2 million.

Finding Dory's opening weekend haul not only breaks Shrek the Third's »

- MovieWeb

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“Independence Day: Resurgence” hopes to capture nostalgia 20 years later

24 June 2016 12:37 PM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

You could generously call the decision to hide Independence Day: Resurgence from critics an “unconventional” choice. 20th Century Fox initially wasn’t screening the movie at all before it opened, then opted to only show it earlier today at a press screening hours after it hit screens, that’s not much of a sign of confidence. It’s odd too, considering how well regarded the original is and how well nostalgia worked for Jurassic World last year. Well, I hate to be the one to say it, but they were right to hide this one. It’s out now and likely will do strong business, but the quality drop between Independence Day and Independence Day: Resurgence is staggering. What a shame too. I’m sure everyone knows what this flick is about, but just quickly, I’ll state the obvious that it’s a sequel to the disaster epic that »

- Joey Magidson

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Independence Day: Resurgence Review

24 June 2016 10:50 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Somehow – despite Roland Emmerich’s obsessive focus on Earth’s destruction – Independence Day found a way to bottle raw human fortitude in a way that its sequel, Independence Day: Resurgence, clumsily fumbles. In the most generic, fan-servicing, sequelitis-stricken way, this sci-fi doomsday franchise charges back into theaters like a bull in an intergalactic China shop. The entire films is basically one big “Here we go again!” moment on repeat, as Emmerich prays that nostalgia is enough to distract from the nothingness that’s occurring on screen. Look! There’s a heroic poster of Will Smith! Or over there! It’s that crazy doctor who totally should be dead! And Jeff Goldblum! You guys still love him, right?!

Yes, Mr. Emmerich, we do still love Jeff Goldblum – but not when he’s reduced to making silly faces like a rejected Tim & Eric sketch. Granted, I’d pay good money for a »

- Matt Donato

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5 Movies you can’t miss watching this weekend

24 June 2016 3:00 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

All the movie buffs out there have a very exciting weekend to look forward to. 24th of June marks the date of some exceptional movie release that cannot be missed. From watching our personal favourite Nawazuddin in a dark avatar in Raman Raghav 2.0 to to Dhanak that is based on the concept of celebrating life, there’s a variety of movies to choose from.

Here are 5 movies you need to watch this weekend with your friends and family:

7 Hours To Go: 7 Hours To Go is an power-packed thriller written & directed by Saurabh Verma starring Shiva Pandit, Sanddepa Dhar, Natasha Stankovic and Varun Badola. The movie is inspired by real life events that take place on a regular basis in Mumbai. 7 Hours To Go revolves around a hostage crisis and the whirlwind of events that take place within 7 hours after that incident. The intensity of the concept and the hard »

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5 Movies you can’t miss watching this weekend

24 June 2016 3:00 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

All the movie buffs out there have a very exciting weekend to look forward to. 24th of June marks the date of some exceptional movie release that cannot be missed. From watching our personal favourite Nawazuddin in a dark avatar in Raman Raghav 2.0 to to Dhanak that is based on the concept of celebrating life, there’s a variety of movies to choose from.

Here are 5 movies you need to watch this weekend with your friends and family:

7 Hours To Go: 7 Hours To Go is an power-packed thriller written & directed by Saurabh Verma starring Shiva Pandit, Sanddepa Dhar, Natasha Stankovic and Varun Badola. The movie is inspired by real life events that take place on a regular basis in Mumbai. 7 Hours To Go revolves around a hostage crisis and the whirlwind of events that take place within 7 hours after that incident. The intensity of the concept and the hard »

- BollySpice Editors

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Will Independence Day 2 Destroy Finding Dory at the Box Office?

21 June 2016 9:50 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After several weeks of underperforming sequels, including Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, X-Men: Apocalypse, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, Pixar's Finding Dory helped breathe new life into the summer box office with a whopping $135 million opening weekend. This weekend, the lovable yet forgetful fish squares off against four new movies all opening in wide release, 20th Century Fox's Independence Day: Resurgence, Sony's The Shallows, Stx Entertainment's Free State of Jones and Broad Green Pictures' The Neon Demon. While Independence Day 2 will put up the biggest fight, Finding Dory will most likely prevail at the box office for a second week in a row.

Finding Dory's opening weekend haul breaks Shrek the Third's $121.6 million record as the biggest debut for an animated movie, while also surpassing Toy Story 3's $110.3 million mark for the biggest debut in Pixar history. Finding Dory, which features a star-studded voice cast including Ellen DeGeneres, »

- MovieWeb

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Devlin Talks Rebooting "Stargate"

17 June 2016 9:23 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Back in the mid-1990s, the team of director Roland Emmerich and writer/producer Dean Devlin were responsible for two of the biggest sci-fi films of the period - "Stargate" and "Independence Day".

Twenty years on, Emmerich delivers a sequel to the latter with "Independence Day: Resurgence" opening next week. Out doing promotional rounds for it, Devlin confirmed to Variety that the pair are turning their attention towards a reboot of, rather than a sequel to, the "Stargate" franchise. Speaking about how the idea for the reboot came together, he says:

"At the time that we made it, every single studio in Hollywood had told me that science fiction was dead... And Roland and I really love science fiction, so I think that's partly why it worked and resonated. It wasn't a cynical attempt to try and make something that was crowd-pleasing."

He also confirms that the plan is to »

- Garth Franklin

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Why Stargate Needs to Be a Reboot According to Creator Dean Devlin

17 June 2016 12:49 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Two years before their epic blockbuster Independence Day shattered box office records in the summer of 1996, Dean Devlin co-wrote the sci-fi cult classic Stargate with director Roland Emmerich. While the film put up decent numbers at the box office, taking in $71.5 million domestically and $196.5 million worldwide, it became an even bigger hit on the small screen with the launch of Stargate Sg-1, which ran for 10 seasons and spawned numerous spinoffs. Now that their sequel Independence Day: Resurgence is set to hit theaters next weekend, both Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich are eyeing a reboot trilogy of their original movie.

We first reported on this Stargate reboot in 2014, with a report surfacing the following year that Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich's Independence Day sequel was put on hold so they could make Stargate. That obviously never happened, with Independence Day: Resurgence moving ahead instead, but in an interview with Variety, »

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Dean Devlin Says Stargate Reboot Trilogy Will Wrap Up Original Storyline

17 June 2016 11:38 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Not long before Independence Day made Roland Emmerich into a blockbuster king, he channelled his sci-fi interests into a little movie called Stargate. The 1994 sci-fi underdog made a decent profit at the box office, raking in around $200 million, which led to a number of TV spinoffs and straight-to-video sequels.

With plans for a rebooted Stargate universe on the horizon, producer Dean Devlin talked to Variety about what purpose they serve. It’s all about wrapping up their initial franchise plans, because even though the original film’s success spawned more titles, none were based on Emmerich and Devlin’s designs.

“At the time that we made it, every single studio in Hollywood had told me that science fiction was dead. And Roland and I really love science fiction, so I think that’s partly why it worked and resonated. It wasn’t a cynical attempt to try and make something that was crowd-pleasing… »

- Gem Seddon

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Roland Emmerich Waited to Make ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ Until VFX Could Match His Vision

17 June 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Twenty years have passed since Roland Emmerich’s “Independence Day” blasted into the zeitgeist with the image of the White House being obliterated by an alien spaceship. June 24 will mark the release of the sequel, “Resurgence” — a first for the director — and a reunion with frequent collaborator Dean Devlin, who co-wrote and produced the original.

The duo previously tried to develop a follow-up to the 1996 action pic several times, and even wrote a script back in 2002. “We were paid for it, and then we gave the check back because we thought it was just not good enough,” Emmerich admits.

The project lay dormant until after Emmerich made “2012” and felt confident that the digital effects could match his imagination. He brought in two younger writers, Nicolas Wright and James A. Woods, to help transition between the returning characters and newcomers.

“It was interesting to explore a generation that grew up in »

- Laura Prudom

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Roland Emmerich: Hollywood’s Soulful Master of Disaster

17 June 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Director Roland Emmerich has destroyed plenty of iconic landmarks in his 30-year career — he’s blown up the White House on three separate occasions — but there’s one oft-filmed locale that has somehow managed to escape his appetite for destruction: the Tcl Chinese Theatres, where Emmerich will immortalize his hands and feet in cement June 20.

“Maybe in one of the next films, they can show my hand and footprints getting something dropped on them,” the director laughs.

Emmerich undoubtedly enjoys his work; he recalls a previous instance of Los Angeles-inspired carnage in “The Day After Tomorrow”: “I envisioned these images that, because of climate shifts, tornadoes race through Los Angeles. It was naturally fun then to have a little twister erase the Hollywood sign.” He grins with the giddiness of a child, like the world is his sandbox with castles ripe for kicking down.

Reunited: Emmerich, left, with Bill Pullman »

- Laura Prudom

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Dean Devlin on ‘Stargate’ Reboot: ‘It’s to Let Us Finish Telling Our Story’

17 June 2016 9:15 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Two years before “Independence Day” blasted the doors off the box office, Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin were already exploring alien life with “Stargate.”

The film went on to gross almost $200 million worldwide and spawned three live-action spinoff series, which ran for a cumulative 354 episodes.

“At the time that we made it, every single studio in Hollywood had told me that science fiction was dead,” Devlin recalls. “And Roland and I really love science fiction, so I think that’s partly why it worked and resonated. It wasn’t a cynical attempt to try and make something that was crowd-pleasing.”

Despite “Resurgence” being Emmerich’s first official sequel, “Stargate” was initially conceived as part of a trilogy, Devlin says, “and because of what happened with the rights and changes at the studio and all kinds of strange things, we never got to do parts two and three.”

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- Laura Prudom

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Fox Announces Independence Day Double-Feature

4 June 2016 7:51 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

20th Century Fox announced that they will re-release director Roland Emmerich's 1996 sci-fi blockbuster, "Independence Day", as a special double feature in front of this summers "Independence Day: Resurgence" on Thursday, June 23rd.

Emmerich directed the original "Independence Day", which starred Will Smith, and this year's sequel. The screenplay is written by Emmerich, Dean Devlin, James Vanderbilt, James A. Woods, and Nicholas Wright.

The sequel stars Jeff GoldblumVivica A. Fox, Judd Hirsch, Bill Pullman and Brent Spiner from the original film. The additional cast includes Liam Hemsworth, Jessie Usher, Maika Monroe, Sela Ward and Charlotte Gainsbourg.

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 »

- J.B. Casas

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Watch: ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ Gets Super Bowl Trailer

7 February 2016 5:21 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A new “Independence Day: Resurgence” trailer” debuted during the Super Bowl, and what an American trailer it is, playing the National Anthem in the backdrop.

The previous trailer for the sequel bowed in December. The new look features plenty of action, showing soldiers lining up to save the earth.

Jeff Goldblum also appears in the new clip, as he did in the last trailer. It’s set 20 years after the original, which finds mankind not only recovering from the last alien attack, but using their technology for their own defenses.

Roland Emmerich is returning to direct, with Goldblum coming back to star. Also starring are Liam Hemsworth, Maika Monroe, Jessie Usher, Joey King, Charlotte Gainsbourg and William Fichtner. Will Smith, who starred in the original, will not be returning for the sequel.

Emmerich wrote the script with Dean Devlin, Nic Wright, James A. Woods and James Vanderbilt. “Independence Day: Resurgence »

- Alex Stedman

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