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Roland Emmerich

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'

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...

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...

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...

'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

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...

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...

Guess Which Blockbuster Sequel Will Have A Gay Character

Huffington Post | Alexandra Schuster | Posted 06.26.2013 | Gay 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...

'Isn't Hollywood Stupid To Do That?'

AP | DERRIK J. LANG | Posted 06.25.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES -- Roland Emmerich knows all about disasters. The 57-year-old filmmaker laid waste to several landmarks in "Independence Day," turned New...

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...