Subject:

Roland Emmerich

  • Film

    June 27, 2013

    White House Down Is the Best Parody Since Team America

    Intentional or not, this film is proof Hollywood can make a memorable comedy.

  • Film

    October 27, 2011

    Much Ado About Very Little

    The Shakespeare exposé no one has been waiting for in Anonymous.

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    Pop Rocks: Remake My Day

    ​When it comes to movie remakes, I always think of Die Hard. Specifically, this Alan Rickman line: Sooner or later, I might get to someone you do care about! Granted, he was trying to force McClane to tell him where his detonators were, but the same sentiment applies to "reimagining" our fav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2010

    New On DVD: It's The End Of The World As We Know It, And John Cusack Feels Fine As He Cashes A Paycheck

    ​The only DVD released today that earned big bucks at the box office was the Sony Pictures apocalyptic thriller 2012. The year 2012 has long been predicted by various ancient cultures as the year the world will end (or at least end as we now know it). That idea's the basis for director Roland Emme ... More >>

  • News

    December 24, 2009

    Year in Film: Grounded

    Up in the Air director Jason Reitman has a good sense of where he's from and where he's headed.

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2009

    Why Notre Dame Will Win The BCS And Texas Won't, Part Ten

    ​This was a tough, tough week for the BCS title hopes of Texas. They played at, what -- 11 in the morning? (Again? What are these guys, some effete "Brunch Bunch"?) They played against some directional Florida school? While Oklahoma was exposing itself as worthless, therefore destroying UT's stren ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2009

    Win Passes To 2012, And See What Other Religious Buildings They Wimped Out On Destroying

    Roland Emmerich, who never met a plot hole he couldn't fill with explosions and shitty dialogue, tells us there's one place we won't see bite the big one in his upcoming movie 2012:  [T]he 53-year-old director had wanted to demolish the Kaaba, the iconic cube-shaped structure in the Grand Mos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009

    Pop Rocks: Dear John...Cusack

    ​You used to be cool, John Cusack.We first noticed it in the 1980s, when "cool" didn't have a lot of meaning. People used the word in connection with Jan Hammer, the Go-Bots, and Kirk Cameron, which should give you an idea how lost we really were. But somehow you dodged the pitfalls of The Bre ... More >>

  • Film

    November 3, 2005

    Pluck Off

    That's not the sky falling, just Disney's Chicken Little

  • Film

    May 6, 2004

    Monster Makeover

    Van Helsing explodes movie legends with hip upgrades

  • Film

    June 29, 2000

    What So Proudly We Hail

    Sure, The Patriot is mawkish nationalism disguised as summer entertainment, but we'll wave the flag anyway

  • Film

    May 6, 1999

    Truth or Fantasy

    The Spanish Open Your Eyes toys with reality

  • Film

    May 28, 1998

    Monster Mash

    Small, TV-sized minds and marketing overshadow special effects

  • Film

    July 4, 1996

    Alienating

    Independence Day has a concept. What it needs is a plot.

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