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Roland Emmerich

Zaki's Review: Independence Day: Resurgence

Zaki Hasan | Posted 06.24.2016 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

I was sixteen years old when Independence Day was released in summer of 1996. I was there on opening day. And I loved it. Man, did I love it. I was ab...

Roland Emmerich: 'Stonewall Was A White Event, Let’s Be Honest'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 06.22.2016 | Queer Voices

Wow. What a time to dredge this up again, Roland. Roland Emmerich, the director of the 2015 box office epic failure "Stonewall," which attempted to br...

David Cooley: The Abbey Celebrates 25 Years and a New Reality Show

Brad Hammer | Posted 05.24.2016 | Queer Voices
Brad Hammer

The Abbey Food and Bar is one of the most iconic gay bars in the world. This week The Abbey celebrates 25 years of being the heart of gay Los Angeles.

Will Smith Is Not Happy About The Fate Of His 'Independence Day' Character

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 01.03.2016 | Entertainment

WARNING: Spoilers ahead! In case you hadn't heard, Will Smith's cigar-smoking, alien-killing alter ego Steven Hiller won't appear in the sequel to the...

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 se...

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

Jonathan Kim | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Since its trailer was released in August, the gay rights drama "Stonewall" has drawn controversy from critics who say the film "whitewashes" the diver...

Stonewall: A Journey to the Past to Create a Future

Kelsie Brynn Jones | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

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

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

Martin Luz | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 was f...

A Peek Inside the Film Independence Day: Resurgence

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 06.24.2016 | 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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...

WHAT WENT WRONG?

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...

Mike Ryan

'Independence Day' Director On Why Will Smith Won't Return

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...