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Moving pictures 2017, #19

Another mix of countries again, sadly ruined by a shit Hollywood sf blockbuster, which, yes, I knew would be shit when I sat down to watch it. 1,869 more words


Movies on a Plane: More Global Destruction Than You Can Shake a Mutant At

Recently I’ve made another trip overseas, which means more movies on a plane!  Although it was not an especially long trip, and a lot of it took place overnight, so I only got two movies in this time. 2,075 more words


Why'd it Bomb? Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

For one reason or another, Roland Emmerich and Fox decided to wait 20 years to make a sequel to the blockbuster Independence Day. In hindsight, that might’ve not been the best idea. 434 more words


Stargate (1994) Revisited


The strange thing about Stargate (1994) is that the first thing that comes to mind is the TV series, but the film that inspired it seems rather forgotten. 558 more words


The Bigger They Come Part 13 (Godzilla, 1998)

Instead of  just re-editing existing films, American  studios got the rights to produce an actual American Godzilla feature.  And so, being an American feature, they thought they should rebuild Godzilla from the ground up.  221 more words

Action Movies

Independence Day: Resurgence: Special effects and action great, story meh...

Independence Day: Resurgence by Roland Emmerich on Blu-ray
My rating: 7 out of 10 stars

We always knew they were coming back. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet.

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Geostorm – Trailer

Dean Devlin, director of the troubled (anytime another director comes in to do $15 million worth of reshoots on your movie, it’s safe to assume there are serious problems, no matter how the studio spins it) movie Geostorm, apparently learned more than a little bit about making disaster films from Roland Emmerich, who he worked with (as a producer) on movies like Independence Day, Stargate, The Day After Tomorrow, 2012, among others. 23 more words