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Roland Emmerich Says He 'Understands' Your 'Stonewall' Complaints

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 09.26.2015 | Entertainment

The quality of Roland Emmerich's week is inversely proportional to the amount of time he's spent Googling his new movie, "Stonewall," which has not s...

ReThink Review: Stonewall - Don't Boycott It. Just Skip It

Jonathan Kim | Posted 09.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Jonathan Kim

While I sympathize with those calling for a boycott of Stonewall, I personally don't support a boycott. However, I don't think ANYONE should see Stonewall. Not because of its politics or revisionism, but because Stonewall is a terrible movie. Like really, really terrible.

If You Think 'Straight-Acting' Is An Acceptable Term, You're An A**hole

Noah Michelson | Posted 09.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Noah Michelson

It's time we stop using "straight-acting" as some kind of dreamy, aspirational bridge-building tactic or lure. And while we're at it, how about we just stop trying to act like straight people all together and start acting like exactly who we are?

'Stonewall' Director Addresses Accusations Of Whitewashing History

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 09.24.2015 | Gay Voices

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Stonewall: A Journey to the Past to Create a Future

Kelsie Brynn Jones | Posted 08.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Kelsie Brynn Jones

The depiction of events at Stonewall in Emmerich's portrayal serves to add to the myriad of other productions and narratives which have sought to incorrectly portray Stonewall as a white gay male party -- and furthers the harmful view that transgender is a new phenomena.

Silencing the Screaming Queens: Roland Emmerich's 'Stonewall' and the Erasure of Queer Rage

Colin Walmsley | Posted 08.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Colin Walmsley

While middle-class white gays and lesbians picketed the White House wearing suits and skirts, trans women of color threw their heels at police officers and taunted the cops by forming kick-lines and singing raunchy songs. While assimilation-oriented gays pleaded with the queer community for peace in Greenwich Village, enraged queers used parking meters as battering rams to break down the door of the Stonewall Inn and reclaim their safe space from the mob and the police.

Stonewall Riot Veterans Address New Film's Controversial Trailer

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 08.11.2015 | Gay Voices

When blockbuster director Roland Emmerich decided to make a movie about the Stonewall riots -- the series of 1969 protests widely credi...

Stonewall: Roland Emmerich and Jon Baitz's Failure of Imagination

Martin Luz | Posted 08.07.2015 | Gay Voices
Martin Luz

n his post, Emmerich fails to answer the most salient question of the film's critics: Why on Earth did you need to insert this "midwestern [white] man" into the Stonewall story as the tortured hero?

'Stonewall' Trailer Brings The 1969 Gay Rights Riots To Life

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 08.04.2015 | Entertainment

The Stonewall riots occurred in 1969, but the first trailer for Roland Emmerich's new film begins with the words of President Obama: "Our nation...

A Peek Inside the Film Independence Day: Resurgence

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 06.24.2015 | Entertainment
Jeryl Brunner

On June 24, 2016, Independence Day: Resurgence, the sequel to the original, will hit theaters. The aliens are back! And all nations must band together as a unified force to fight them. (And they do so using recovered alien technology.)

The 'Independence Day' Sequel Has A Title ...

The Huffington Post | Madeline Kaplan | Posted 06.24.2015 | Entertainment

Maybe "Independence Day 2: The Squeakquel" was taken? The long-awaited sequel to 1996 blockbuster hit "Independence Day" will officially be called ...

Dreams Are Coming True On The 'Independence Day 2' Set

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 05.27.2015 | Entertainment

When the highly-anticipated "Independence Day 2" hits theaters in 2016, it will be two decades since director and writer Roland Emmerich first had ali...

Gays of Future Past

Frank Bua | Posted 08.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Frank Bua

For anyone under 30, it may be difficult to imagine a time when the gay-rights movement wasn't operating at a milestone-a-minute pace. Fortunately a wave of artistic and media projects has emerged to remind us of heroes past, to refocus us on the type of activism that helped elevate the LGBT movement and to inspire us to make that final push.

Mike Ryan

Why Jeff Goldblum Isn't In 'Jurassic World' | Mike Ryan | Posted 02.27.2014 | Entertainment

While doing press for his new film, Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel" (the full interview will publish closer to the film's March 7 release), ...

Will Smith Won't Star In 'Independence Day 2' After All

Posted 02.09.2014 | Entertainment

We learned back in October that the long-gestating "Independence Day" sequel has two working scripts: one with Will Smith and one without. Now, accord...

Why Does 'Independence Day 2' Have Two Scripts?

Posted 10.24.2013 | Entertainment

It seems development on "Independence Day 2" will never end, especially with this latest ripple: Director Roland Emmerich has revealed to Indiewire's ...

Michael B. Jordan Rumored For 'Independence Day' Sequel

Posted 09.26.2013 | Entertainment

Welcome to Earth? According to TheWrap, Michael B. Jordan is being sought as a potential star in "Independence Day 2," Roland Emmerich's upcoming sequ...

Will Smith Back For More 'Independence Day'?

Posted 09.06.2013 | Entertainment

Welcome back to Earth. In an interview with Digital Spy, director Roland Emmerich revealed that Will Smith could possibly return to star in "Independe...

Director: Stop Worrying About China

AP | LOUISE WATT | Posted 09.16.2013 | Entertainment

BEIJING — Director Roland Emmerich says although Hollywood may be benefiting by adding Chinese elements to its films, it won't be making wholesa...

Conservatives Slam 'White House Down' As 'Liberal Propaganda'

Posted 07.03.2013 | Entertainment

"White House Down" earned a disappointing $24.8 million during its opening weekend (less, as it turns out, than "Battleship" did after its debut), and...


The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 07.01.2013 | Entertainment

"White House Down" is a flop, no matter how many fans of the film chastise the American public for not showing up. Roland Emmerich's latest feature wa...

'Refreshingly Dumb'

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 08.26.2013 | Entertainment

Staggeringly implausible, cartoonishly comical, Roland Emmerich's "White House Down" is refreshingly dumb. Refreshing because carefree action absurdi...

Mike Ryan

'Independence Day' Director On Why Will Smith Won't Return | Mike Ryan | Posted 06.26.2013 | Entertainment

Last week it was announced that Roland Emmerich's long-awaited sequel to "Independence Day" will finally become a reality: the film is set for release...

Movie Review: White House Down

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.26.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Like Antoine Fuqua's March release, Roland Emmerich's White House Down is a Die Hard clone, about a well-intended and highly skilled former military and law man who just happens to be the only one in the position to foil the terrorists doing the attacking.

How Ridiculous and Awesome Is White House Down?

Mike Ryan | Posted 08.25.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

Channing Tatum (G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra) and Jamie Foxx (The Truth About Cats and Dogs) make an unlikely team in this weekend's new disaster epi...