Roland Emmerich Talks 'Moonfall' & 'Independence Day'

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Moonfall (starring Halle Berry, Patrick Wilson, John Bradley) hits theaters this weekend, and iconic director Roland Emmerich joins us to discuss making action blockbusters with original IP. We of course chat about the making of Independence Day, showing President Bill Clinton the scene of the White House exploding while in the White House, taking on Universal Soldier with Dolph Lundgren and Jean-Claude Van Damme, and more. 

The nominations for this year's Academy Awards will be announced next week, so we sort through some of our expectations and hopes for who will get recognized this year. Netflix dropped a trailer for their upcoming Texas Chainsaw Massacre reboot, and we react. And of course, stick around for our reviews of the movies hitting theaters this week, including Jackass Forever and Moonfall.

Timestamps (approx. only)

00:02:30 - Housekeeping
00:06:25 - Roland Emmerich Interview
00:33:00 - Texas Chainsaw Massacre Trailer Reaction
00:40:32 - Oscar Nominations Predictions
01:01:53 - The Afterparty on Apple TV+
01:08:20 - Jackass Forever Review
01:15:02 - Moonfall Review
01:25:58 - Our Favorite Roland Emmerich Movies
01:38:42 - Outro

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Gabriel Kovacs
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Gabe studied Film & Photography at Webster University. He currently spends his free time looking like a fool trying to play Ice Hockey (a recently acquired hobby), playing video games, and watching every movie starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Dwayne, if you're reading this...he sends his love.