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Roland Emmerich


Thursday, November 7 2013

'White House Down' Makes You Miss John McClane

White House Down never had a chance, given that the film shares its primary plot of bad guys infiltrating and then seizing control of the presidential residence, with the superior Olympus Fallen.

Thursday, June 27 2013

The President Gets All Badass in 'White House Down'

Thought experiment: imagine Sawyer and his wife (Garcelle Beauvais) or maybe General Caulfield (Lance Reddick) take out the terrorists themselves, cheered on by their white colleagues and constituents.

Thursday, October 27 2011

'Anonymous': Manhood, Penned

Anonymous premises Edward's manhood partly on his sexual prowess and partly on his poetry, but it loses sight of the latter's allusions and intrigues, and instead falls in love with its own most obvious sensations.

Thursday, December 3 2009


Run from your lives from Godzilla 1998, a Hollywood monstrosity so absurd that it makes the film’s title song, Puff Daddy’s cover of Led Zeppelin’s classic “Kashmir”, seem like a good idea.

Thursday, November 12 2009


As the action becomes less fabulous and more repetitive over 2012's 150 minutes, the philosophical debate ratchets up.


Friday, October 28 2011

Shakespeare in Limbo: 'Anonymous'

If convolution where compliments, Anonymous would be one highly flattered film.

Thursday, November 11 2010

Watch the Skies!: Top 10 Alien Invasion Films

Ten examples of evil cosmic conquerors and their eventual mash-up with mankind.

Monday, October 26 2009

Stargate - 15th Anniversary Edition (1994): Blu-ray

Before he became the king of disaster porn, manufacturing more and more outlandish ways of destroying the planet and all the people on it, Roland

Monday, June 22 2009

It's the End of the World as We Know It (and We Can't Wait!)

When it hit the web last week, film geeks everywhere felt the hairs on the nape of their neck tingle just a tiny little bit.


Saturday, March 8 2008

You've never heard of the '10,000 B.C.' cast — and that was intentional

Roland Emmerich had a specific plan when he started casting the lead roles for his new feature film, "10,000 B.C." There was no way he

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