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Roland Emmerich

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 epic,...

Guess Which Blockbuster Sequel Will Have A Gay Character

Huffington Post | Alexandra Schuster | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Roland Emmerich, director of 'White House Down' to be released later this week, joined HuffPost Live's Ricky Camilleri to discuss everything from his ...

'White House Down' Director Isn't Worried About Fox News

Posted 06.26.2013 | Entertainment

Roland Emmerich is prepared for Fox News to hate his new film "White House Down," he just doesn't actually care. "I'm excited for that, but I never...

Bad News For 'Independence Day' Fans

The Huffington Post | Peter Finocchiaro | Posted 08.22.2013 | Entertainment

"Independence Day" is finally getting the sequel fans have awaited for nearly two decades, but its biggest star won't be coming along for the ride. ...

'Independence Day 2' Is Happening

Posted 06.21.2013 | Entertainment

"Independence Day 2" is happening. Twentieth Century Fox announced on Thursday that the blockbuster sequel will arrive in theaters on July 3, 2015, 19...

17 Directors Who Owe Us Apologies For Their Movies

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 04.29.2013 | Entertainment

Michael Bay isn't shy about admitting a mistake. Well, sort of. Back in 2011, the blockbuster director told Empire magazine that the 2007-2008 writ...

Deliver Us From Stupid Hollywood Films

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.27.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

At this point in movie history, the Hollywood studios are to movies what McDonald's is to cuisine: a factory producing products that are nearly identical in their lack of depth, quality or concern for the viewing audience's intellect.

WATCH: First Trailer For 'White House Down'; Roland Emmerich Explains How To Attack 1600 Penn

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 03.27.2013 | Entertainment

Director Roland Emmerich was born in Germany, but for the last 17 years he's had his sight (and sights) set on the White House. "I always jokingly ...

Movie Review: Olympus Has Fallen

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.22.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

A second-rate Die Hard knock-off with Gerard Butler playing the Bruce Willis role, Olympus Has Fallen is preposterously overblown, an action movie that seems to prove the old saying: If brains were gunpowder, this movie wouldn't have enough to blow its own nose.

What Could Be Coming To ABC This Fall

Garrett Greer | Posted 03.26.2012 | TV
Garrett Greer

ABC's slate tends to typically skew towards soaps or family programming; but this year, it looks as though they want to expand into the kind of show that might be at home on a more action-oriented network like Fox.

Youyoung Lee

Q&A With 'Anonymous' Director Roland Emmerich

HuffingtonPost.com | Youyoung Lee | Posted 12.26.2011 | Entertainment

Roland Emmerich knows he's no William Shakespeare, but that's exactly the point. The director behind such catastrophe films as "2012," "Godzilla" and ...

Movie Review: Anonymous

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Sprawling, bloody, romantic and witty, Roland Emmerich's Anonymous (opening Friday 10/28/11) captures the magic of the theater, even as it folds in th...

'Anonymous' Director: 'More Than A Thousand' Twinks Attend My Parties

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Roland Emmerich's new movie "Anonymous" controversially implies that William Shakespeare's plays were written by someone other than the Bard himself -...

Youyoung Lee

WATCH: Ten Reasons Shakespeare Was A Fraud

HuffingtonPost.com | Youyoung Lee | Posted 12.14.2011 | Celebrity

It's been a long-standing urban legend that Shakespeare didn't actually write his own work, but now a new film brings this theory to the big screen. ...

The Most Mysterious New Trailer

Posted 10.05.2011 | Entertainment

Thanks to the relatively scandal-free profession of the high school English teacher, we've all encountered this eyebrow-raising theory: Was there even...

How Will The World End In 2012?

Posted 12.22.2010 | Comedy

According to the Mayan calendar, the world will end on December 21, 2012. Considering we only have two years left of life, it is only natural to consi...

Movie Review: Alice in Wonderland

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Tim Burton and screenwriter Linda Woolverton have taken the classic story and turned it into a modern action-fantasy film -- minus the humor of Carroll, or the absurdity or the heart.

9 Ways Hollywood Has Destroyed The World (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Dan Abramson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Hollywood loves to destroy the earth. Whether it comes in the form of an alien attack, a giant lizard, or just a good old fashioned asteroid, director...

James Cameron's New Consciousness

Lee Schneider | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lee Schneider

Will the new world consciousness, due to arrive in 2012, be the vision of Roland Emmerich or James Cameron?

2012 Supplies One More Victory for Pseudoscience

Daniel Cubias | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Daniel Cubias

2012 pillages an ancient culture, deliberately misrepresents its traditions, and then claims its all true. More important, it taps into the serious vein of crazy that we have in this country.

The Maya Really Did Warn Us About Our Future (Unintentionally)

Alex Higgins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Alex Higgins

The Maya in the 8th century had little ability to understand the climate change that was happening to them. Our civilization knows what is happening and even has the ability to prevent catastrophe.

Copenhagen Meets 2012 With Purple Oceans and Green Skies

Mike Sandler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mike Sandler

The Kyoto Protocol expires in 2012, and if we don't do something BIG to really start reducing greenhouse gas emissions after that, we are screwed in a big, Emmerich-movie-like way.

ReelzChannel: The Top Ten "Oh, Come On" Moments in Sci-Fi Movies

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Any science-fiction movie is predicated at least a little on the suspension of disbelief. But then there are points where what we're presented with so...

Director Roland Emmerich Give Us Something to Look Forward to in 2012

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

Roland Emmerich doesn't seem megalomaniacal. In fact, he seems so unassuming that you just want to grab him a beer and sit in rapt attention as he tells how he destroyed the world, again.