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In honor of his latest film, Focus, please join us as we run down the 10 best Will Smith performances of his career so far.
Today is the day when, all around the world, fireworks are ignited as people celebrate the departure of 2014 and the arrival of 2015. So it seems only appropriate that we would end our year in cinema with a bang as well:
Independence Day 2 is happening! And we even have a release date for the blockbuster sequel. Can you guess what holiday it is being released on?
Independence Day 2, a movie you might think demands to open on the big movie-going holiday that it is named for will no longer debut on July 4th weekend.
Gilbert Gottfried has made a career out of his unique voice and comedic time, creating some of memorable—and amusing—characters in film over the years. He’s probably best known for voicing Iago in Aladdin, but more recently, he decided to do redo a famous speech from another nineties hit, Independence Day.
Could it be that we’ve forgotten how great disaster movies used to be? Because for a while, they were to Hollywood what superhero movies are at the moment: the red-hot genre that lured the best actors, directors and below-the-line talents in the industry.
Imagine this. You're challenged with sending a probe out into space to explain America to some alien species that has never heard of us. Assume that the basics of what humanity is, what countries are, etc. have been explained somewhere else. This is just a challenge to get across the idea of America-- as a country, as an ideal, as a place where movies are made-- to someone who has never heard of it
We're pretty psyched around here about what a fantastic year The Rock has been having, and it's a shame that we're going into the rest of the summer movie season without one of his movies to look forward to. But as we take a moment to pause and give thanks to this great country of ours on Independence Day, take a moment to think about The Rock, our brawny, real-life superhero with soul
And while I’m usually against sequels ripping off their original films, but if this movie doesn’t feature Goldblum’s drunken nervousness and Whitmore giving a speech to end all speeches, then I hope the aliens win.
But don't start getting concerned that he's totally averse to big names appearing. In addition to the promised return of Bill Pullman as (now) ex-President Thomas Whitmore, Emmerich says about half of the characters in the current script are familiar from the first film, while half of them are new. Of course, one of those familiar characters could easily be Smith's stepson
There has been talk about a sequel to the classic 90s sci-fi blockbuster Independence Day for years now, but for all that's been said about the project it has always seemed like a distant possibility. But now it seems all-too real.
Fox has removed the special re-release of Roland Emmerich's alien invasion action movie Independence Day from their schedule. The film was originally supposed to have a big summer event arrival, set to come out the day before the holiday - July 3 - next year on its 17th anniversary, but now it's listed simply as "TBD." There is no explanation given for the change.
Let's kick the tires and light the fires, big daddy! It looks like an Independence Day sequel may actually happen. We've known for a while now that there was a possibility for a follow-up to the Will Smith starring 1996 action film, which focused on an alien attack on the planet. Today offers an update on the project, as ID co-screenwriter Dean Devlin spoke about re-teaming with director Roland Emmerich, with whom he worked on The Patriot, in addition to Independence Day.
Fox is planning a 3D re-release of Independence Day, the ridiculous and awesome 1996 blockbuster that you can pretty much guarantee would have been released in 3D if it came out today. True to the title, the re-release is set for July 3, 2013, putting it up against Despicable Me 2
Let’s kick the tires and light the fires, boys. There may be two Independence Day sequels in the works. Word is, Fox is planning on back-to-back sequels to follow up on the hugely successful 1996 film, but they may end up having to move forward without Will Smith.
Movies? On the fourth of July? When there are burgers to be grilled, ice cold beverages to be enjoyed, and fireworks to be set off and watched? The fact that the holiday falls on a Monday helped boost sales a bit on this Independence Day, but overall sales were still only slightly bumped up from usual summer weekday numbers.
Superman may be the iconic American superhero, but this Independence day it was the Transformers who won over the hearts and wallets of the nation. Raking in giant-freaking-robot-worthy amounts of cash and breaking records, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, the third entry in the franchise, dominated the holiday weekend.
Director Roland Emmerich has been talking for awhile now about his plan to make not one, but two sequels to his 1996 mega-hit alien invasion movie Independence Day
To celebrate the Fourth of July and the things we like best about our country, we've picked our 10 favorite American movie heroes, from crusading presidents and lawyers to the badasses who would usher us
Earlier today we picked up a story from the good folks at IESB in which they reported Will Smith is signed on for two Independence Day sequels. At the time we made it clear that it was a rumor and suggested everyone wait for a second confirmation
Will Smith is now locked in not only for Independence Day 2, but for Independence Day 3 as well. They’re planning some a two movie story arc, with both films being shot back to back
I'm about to lose the little bit of geek cred I've gained since I began writing for Cinema Blend by saying what I'm about to say: I don't like Sci-Fi movies. It's not that Science Fiction isn't a fruitful, intelligent, and credible genre
Emmerich revealed that they’re actually planning more than one Independence Day sequel. He says, “What we want to do in the next – it's actually two movies – we want to do a bigger arc.”
As for why it's taken so long to get the sequel started, you can blame George W. Bush. "In Independence Day, it was about a king who leads his country into a fight against an outside invader. I didn't want to make that movie during the Bush years.