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His Focus is on her. Will Smith revealed to Us Weekly and other reporters at the Focus premiere in Hollywood on Tuesday, Feb. 24, that his high-profile marriage to Jada Pinkett Smith has experienced its fair share of bumps. The actor, 46, was asked how he divvies up his time between work and his own personal life. "Now that's really interesting," the Independence Day actor noted. "Jada and I have struggled with that a little bit.. The problem is one person is in work mode while the [...] »
The emerging narrative over Tom Rothman’s ascension at Sony Pictures Entertainment focuses on his many blockbuster successes, with a subtext about bad-Tom, the boss who alienates producers and talent. Didn’t an email divulged in last November’s Sony computer hack confirm it? There was Rothman, strafing the children of a top star, Will Smith, after the kids went all space-cadet in an interview with the New York Times.
But wait a minute.
It turns out Rothman’s dig at the Smith kids — Jaden and Willow — which would have hardly rated a mention in the snark frenzy that enveloped the kids — also didn’t faze Papa Smith.
“Everybody disses my kids,” Smith said Tuesday with an outsized chuckle. “To me, that’s just part of the business. And somebody’s email is private, you know? So I would never hold anybody responsible for something they said in a private email. »
- James Rainey
Mae Whitman may be all grown up now, but the actress — who recently wrapped a six-season run on Parenthood and currently stars in CBS Films' high-school movie The Duff — got her start playing the daughter of several characters played by some of Hollywood's biggest names. Whitman had parts in the memorable '90s movies Independence Day, One Fine Day, Hope Floats and When a Man Loves a Woman. Read More ‘The Duff’: Film Review But can she remember the names of the characters she played? That's exactly what Live! With Kelly and Michael hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael
- Hilary Lewis
Mae Whitman is one of those enormously talented young actors that has been waiting in the wings for a lead role for some time. The 26-year-old already has 119 IMDb credits to her name, breaking out in the mid-1990s with small turns as George Clooney and Bill Pullman’s daughter in One Fine Day and Independence Day, respectively. She has chops for both comedy and drama, and is able to squeeze out droll laughs as the nondescript Ann Veal on Arrested Development and then break your heart as the insecure Mary Elizabeth in The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
Whitman has such tremendous ability on the screen that it is a pity her first major leap above the marquee is in such a mediocre film. The Duff, based on Kody Keplinger’s novel, is a silly, clichéd and rarely convincing high-school comedy – perhaps because Whitman is too fresh and beautiful »
- Jordan Adler
Every holiday deserves their share of horror films made for it, and President’s Day is no exception. The weird thing is that with all the President’s the United States has had over the past 239 years, only one of them seems to be important enough to be the center of a genre movie. Abraham Lincoln is hands down the most popular Chief who needs hailing. Look no further than the following gems to celebrate your Monday off from work or school with these blood-soaked classics.
Let’s start with the most obvious. 2010’s indie slasher film President’s Day couldn’t be more perfect to mark the occasion. It revolves around the student council elections at Lincoln High. They turn into a matter of life and death when someone dressed as Abraham Lincoln starts hacking up the candidates. Made on a shoestring budget of $5,000, it doesn’t get any more grassroots gory than this. »
- email@example.com (Eric Shirey)
Given the fact that almost two decades have lapsed since the release of Independence Day, Roland Emmerich’s long-gestating follow-up now joins an infamous list of productions that took years upon years to follow in the shadow of their predecessor — think Dumb and Dumber To, Tron: Legacy et cetera. More often than not, these long-in-development titles leverage their appeal on the existing popularity, which no doubt wanes as the window stretches.
But now that ID Forever has set its sights on The Hunger Games‘ Liam Hemsworth to fill the void left by Will Smith, the continuation is on course to arrive sooner rather than later, following a script rewrite by Spy Hunter‘s Carter Blanchard. In fact, the screenwriter has begun to attract the attention of an array of different studios in the industry, as Deadline has learned that DreamWorks has picked up one of his original ghost story pitches. »
- Michael Briers
Being one of the most awaited movies of 2015, Fan has been garnering a lot of attention since its inception. Along with the obvious fact that it is a Shah Rukh Khan starrer, the film also marks the return of Srk - Yrf collaboration after 2012 (Jab Tak Hai Jaan). However, the film which was supposedly the solo release, planning to cash in on the occasion of Independence Day with its August 14 release, has now been postponed. Fan which will feature superstar Shah Rukh Khan in a double role is now looking for another release date. The reason for the delay is said to be the post production of the film that may take longer than expected since the film promises to feature never before seen VFX on the big screen. As of now, no other release date has been finalized and an announcement on the same is expected soon. Directed by Maneesh Sharma, »
- Bollywood Hungama News Network
A fun Friday edition of the podcast as we not only have reviews of Jupiter Ascending and Seventh Son, but we also have a trio of listener voicemails to go along with our usual allotment of games, listener questions and random banter. If you are on Twitter, we have a Twitter account dedicated to the podcast at @bnlpod. Give us a follow won'tchac I want to remind you that you can call in and leave us your comments, thoughts, questions, etc. directly on our Google Voice account, which you can call and leave a message for us at (925) 526-5763, which may be even easier to remember at (925) 5-bnl-pod. Just call, leave us a voice mail and we'll add those to the show and respond directly. An alternative to that option is a new way of leaving us a voicemail directly from your computer. Just click here and no matter where you live in the world, »
- Brad Brevet
Devlin and Emmerich were so thrilled with the ID4:2 script that they just had to sign the duo to write the first of what their planning be a trilogy of Stargate films.
Emmerich will direct the film, with Devlin producing.
Source: THR »
- Philip Sticco
Looking back at the cinematic calendar for 1994 and the quantity of modern classics released within those 365 days is staggering. Pulp Fiction, Four Weddings And A Funeral, Forrest Gump… all mainstream hits that enraptured both audiences and critics. If you brush aside the popular chaff you’ll find a handful of genre gems; in particular, Roland Emmerich’s underrated sci-fi flick, Stargate.
Emmerich, currently gearing up to relaunch his blockbuster franchise Independence Day, is hard at work on simultaneously kickstarting the Stargate brand. The in-development movie – which is heralded as the beginning of a new trilogy – has now found its writers. According to a report from THR, Emmerich appears to be employing those with whom he’s already familiar. Nicolas Wright and James A. Woods, who helped ID2 land the greenlight thanks to their script, are now on board to pen the first Stargate instalment.
The duo have struck up a »
- Gem Seddon
While Independence Day 2 is gearing up for production, with Liam Hemsworth being the latest potential addition to the cast of the sequel from director Roland Emmerich, one of the filmmaker's other properties getting the reboot treatment is making progress as well. As we learned last summer, Emmerich will be at the helm of a Stargate reboot, which is intended to be a trilogy, and now THR reports it will be Independence Day 2 writers Nicolas Wright & James A. Woods scripting the first film. The duo is relatively new to Hollywood, but it was their draft that got ID4-2 off the ground, so they must be doing something right. As of now, there are no details as to how this reboot will change things up, but the original film followed the discovery of a device that creates a wormhole to another world. Once activated, the government sends a military »
- Ethan Anderton
The plan remains for three new Stargate films - and a pair of writers have got the job of penning the first of them...
Roland Emmerich finally starts shooting Independence Day 2 this year, ahead of its release next summer. And after that, he and producer Dean Devlin look like they're going to be pressing ahead with the planned movie reboot of Stargate.
It was revealed last year that the pair were looking at a new film trilogy for the series, and the project appears to have moved forward with the news that writers have now been recruited. James A Woods and Nicolas Wright, who worked on the script for Independence Day 2, have been hired to have a crack at the new Stargate feature.
It's unclear at this stage what the focus of the new trio of Stargate films will be. Will they, for instance, tie closely to Emmerich's original film, »
The original film followed the discovery of a device that creates a wormhole allowing scientists and military person access to a distant world. There, they discover an enslaved people who are descendants from ancient Egyptians and worshipping an alien 'Ra'.
The new film is intended to be the first of a trilogy that original 1994 "Stargate" film director Roland Emmerich is slated to helm. Dean Devlin, who co-wrote the original movie with Emmerich, is producing.
Wright and Woods have familiarity with reviving a famed 1990s sci-fi franchise, the pair recently worked with Emmerich on the script for the "Independence Day" sequel at 20th Century Fox. Their draft is the one that got the studio excited enough to green light that movie.
Source: Heat »
- Garth Franklin
The idea of a Stargate remake became less of a rumour and more of a reality last year, when the news arrived that Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin were looking to revisit their portal-filled film as the potential launch of a new trilogy that would expand upon the original story. Now we know who will get first crack at the script, with Nicolas Wright and James A. Woods hired for the job.The pair is still relatively unknown, but has forged a real bond with Emmerich after his Centropolis company bought an arctic-set action thriller script from them, which led to them landing the task of re-writing the Independence Day sequel that had seen work from Carter Blanchard. According to The Hollywood Reporter, it was their draft that led to 20th Century Fox officially gearing up the film.What form the new Stargate adventure will take has yet to emerge: the 1994 original starred Kurt Russell, »
Randy Quaid had a lot of accusations to go around in a new, odd and Nsfw video he posted with his wife, Evi Quaid. The rant was directed at Rupert Murdoch for participating in a conspiracy with News Corp, Warner Bros. and TMZ. In the clip, Quaid said he helped News Corp and Warner Bros. earn "well over a billion dollars" with his roles in Independence Day and Christmas Vacation. He said that in return, Warner Bros. executive Bruce Berman stole his house, the New York Post smears him "to high heaven," and Warner Bros. had he and his wife arrested
- THR Staff
What are Randy Quaid and his wife up to this time?
The 64-year-old Christmas Vacation actor, and older brother to Dennis Quaid, posted a truly bizarre video where he attacks media mogul Rupert Murdoch for not thanking him for his role in the 1996 film Independence Day. Exposing a Hawaiian shirt under his blazer, he touts, "This is the very same shirt that I wore in '94 when I saved the world [in Independence Day] -- another act that Rupert Murdoch still hasn't thanked me for."
All the while his wife, Evgenia, is seen in the background wearing a bikini and sunglasses and sitting on the bed. "Evi and I have been put through a living hell. A living hell of biblical proportions," he says, adding that his acting roles helped "media giants News Corp and Warner Bros Entertainment earn well over a billion dollars for the films Independence Day and Christmas Vacation."
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Directed by: Ang Lee
Ang Lee has gone in about eight different directions in terms of genre. His resume includes “The Ice Storm,” “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” Hulk,” “Brokeback Mountain,” “Life of Pi,” and this delightful Jane Austen adaptation, starring Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant, Alan Rickman, and young Kate Winslet. “Sense and Sensibility” took home the Oscar for Adapted Screenplay for the story of the Dashwood family, a mother widowed and left in difficult circumstances after her husband has left his fortune to his first wife, instead of his current one. So Mrs. Dashwood (Gemma Jones) and her daughters Fanny, Marianne, and Elinor (Harriet Walter, Winslet, Thompson) have to find a way to survive in a world ruled by men and the rules that seem to create obstacle after obstacle for them. Unfortunately, given the era, they are viewed as “unmarryable,” since they have no fortune and no prospects. »
- Joshua Gaul
ID Forever: Reportedly, Liam Hemsworth (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1) has been offered the lead role in ID Forever, the sequel to Independence Day. Director Roland Emmerich will helm the project, with Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman also expected to return. [The Wrap] The Lazarus Effect: New photos from The Lazarus Effect reveal an angry-looking Olivia Wilde confronting Donald Glover (above), as well as Mark Duplass and Sarah Bolger (below), apparently hiding from her too. All four are medical researchers, experimenting with bringing the dead back to life; things do not go well, as might be expected. The movie will rise in theaters on February 27. [Coming Soon] Stephanie: Frank Grillo (The Purge: Anarchy, Captain America: The Winter Soldier...
- Peter Martin
That could all be about to change however as the Aussie actor is now being eyed for a leading role in Rolan Emmerich’s Independence Day sequel (which is also being referred to as ID Forever).
Will Smith won’t be reprising the role which helped to make him famous back in 1996, but there have been rumours that Fantastic Four star Michael B. Jordan may play his now adult son in the movie. A cameo could still happen, but it seems unlikely when Smith is set to be so busy playing Deadshot in upcoming DC Comics adaptation, Suicide Squad.
- Josh Wilding
Roland Emmerich has been hoping that Will Smith will reprise his role in the upcoming "Independence Day" sequel, tentatively called "ID Forever." Unfortunately, Smith has no interest in returning. The Wrap is now reporting that 20th Century Fox has been looking for an actor to take over the franchise and has officially made an offer to "The Hunger Games" star Liam Hemsworth. The sequel will once again be directed by Emmerich and is set to hit theaters on June 24th, 2016. Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman are expected to reprise their roles. »
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