Independence Day Coronavirus PSA by Bill Pullman

“Today we celebrate our Independence Day.” There are few speeches as rousing as the one given in Independence Day by Bill Pullman as President Thomas J. Whitmore, inspiring a ragtag team of pilots to take down the alien invaders that have wreaked havoc across the globe.

But there’s a real threat facing America and the rest of the world today, and it’s not an alien invasion. It’s the coronavirus pandemic. That’s why Alamo Drafthouse brought back Bill Pullman to inspire people to protect themselves and their fellow Americans by wearing a mask to squash the spread of COVID-19. If everyone wears a mask for just a month, we can beat this thing and truly celebrate our freedom. Read More »

In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Roland Emmerich hopes Disney would take on Independence Day 3
  • Jordan Peele “has no intention” of making a Get Out sequel
  • A new No Time to Die IMAX poster has been released.

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Independence Day: Resurgence Director Disappointed

Even though Independence Day: Resurgence raked in nearly $390 million at the worldwide box office, it was still quite the disappointment for 20th Century Fox. The film didn’t land well with critics either, earning just a 29% on Rotten Tomatoes, not to mention a 30% from audiences. They weren’t the only ones disappointed, because director Roland Emmerich has found himself regretting ever making the movie. Read More »

/Answers: Our Favorite City-Leveling Action Scenes

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Every week in /Answers, we answer a new pop culture-related question. In this edition, we ask “What is your favorite movie scene where a city gets completely destroyed?

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Alamo Drafthouse Rolling Roadshow 2018

The Alamo Drafthouse is easily one of the best cinema chains out there. Between their strict no talking and texting policy and their fantastic line-up of the latest theatrical releases, special screenings and parties, it’s a great place for cinephiles. Now Alamo Drafthouse is taking their cinematic celebrations outside of the theater with a new line-up of Rolling Roadshow events.

The first Alamo Drafthouse Rolling Roadshow 2018 events have been unveiled, and they include special screenings of The Sandlot, Iron Man, The Dark Knight, Independence Day, Jaws and more, all in a specially themed setting. Find out more about each of the events below. Read More »

/Answers: The Most American Movies

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Every week in /Answers, we attempt to answer a new pop culture-related question. This week’s edition asks “What is the most American movie?” Each writer was allowed to interpret that question any way they pleased. As always, we have submissions from the /Film writing crew and podcast team.

/Film is experimenting with a daily podcast (you can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes, Google Play, Overcast and rss). On today’s podcast we are bringing you an audio version of /Answers: The Most American Movies. Subscribe now or listen below to hear us talk about the most American movies of all time!

If you’d like to share your pick for the most American movie, please send your thoughts to slashfilmpitches@gmail.com for a chance to be featured on the site. Find our choices below!

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Independence Day 3

Independence Day: Resurgence only just hit theaters yesterday, but even before audiences were able to check it out for themselves, we knew this sequel would at least hint at the possibility of another movie to follow. Now director Roland Emmerich has confirmed as much, and he even teases that Independence Day 3 will feature an “intergalactic journey” for some of the characters. However, in order to talk about that sequel, we’ll have to dive into some Independence Day: Resurgence spoilers. So if you haven’t seen the sequel yet, beware of everything after the jump. Read More »

Independence Day Resurgence Review

When Independence Day hit theaters in 1996, it brought the spectacle of global destruction, exciting action, some decent laughs, and an ensemble of memorable characters with nary a huge movie star in sight. Twenty years later, Independence Day: Resurgence attempts to deliver all that again. But despite a plot point out of left field that shifts the sequel away from a simple retread of the original and toward an absolute bonkers, universe-expanding set-up for a sequel, this follow-up falls flat and lacks any of the heart, charm, efficiency and exhilaration that makes the first one entertaining to this day.

Read our full Independence Day Resurgence review after the jump. Read More »

Independence Day Video Essay

This week we’ll get to see if Independence Day: Resurgence can shake a stick at Roland Emmerich’s original 1996 blockbuster. Some early reviews from select outlets attending the Hollywood premiere indicate that the movie pretty much delivers the fun and silliness of the first one, but that’s something we’ll find out ourselves starting tomorrow evening. In the meantime, let’s take a look back at what made the original Independence Day so great with a video essay that examines just how well-crafted the screenplay is.

Watch the Independence Day video essay after the jump. Read More »

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INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE

A few days ago news broke that Independence Day: Resurgence would not screen for critics until Friday — the morning after the film hits theaters for the general public. That did not seem to bode well for the movie. Generally speaking, if a studio is working that hard to keep critics from reviewing a movie, it’s because they expect the reviews will be terrible.

But those reports were only half true. While American critics won’t see Independence Day: Resurgence until Friday, journalists in other countries have already seen the film. The first reviews have started to trickle out, and you can get the Independence Day: Resurgence buzz below.  Read More »