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    Happy 4th of July! Here Are the Best Fireworks Scenes in Indie Film

    Whether you're in a major American city, out in the suburbs or in a small town this Independence Day, chances are you'll be watching a fireworks display of some sort. To get the party started before the big show, we at Indiewire have compiled a list of great fireworks scenes (or fireworks-related sc...

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    New Writers Recruited For 'Independence Day 2' & Todd Phillips' 'Mule'

    As Roland Emmerich waited around to see if Will Smith would return for the "Independence Day" sequel, two scripts were prepared—one with the actor back in his role, one without. But earlier this year, it became official with the Fresh Prince really and truly deciding he didn't want to fight aliens a...

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    Vincent D’Onofrio To Play Villain In ‘Jurassic World’; Jeff Goldblum May Take ‘Independence Day 2’ Instead

    Apparently no one has asked Jeff Goldblum if he’s going to reprise his “Jurassic Park” role in “Jurassic World,” but two new actors have been asked and cast. Former “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” actor Vincent D’Onofrio and Indian star Irrfan Khan have both joined the tentpole that already includes ...

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    Will Smith Finally Decides Not To Star In 'Independence Day 2'

    Yes, no, maybe: those are the three answers Will Smith has given to 20th Century Fox about returning for "Independence Day 2" aka "ID Forever" over the past few years. But now it seems he's made up his mind. Almost.

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    'Independence Day 2' Moves To 2016; Summer 2015 Shuffles As 'Fantastic Four,' 'Assassin's Creed' & More Get In The Mix

    Better start saving your allowance, because the summer of 2015 is already looking like a clusterfuck. What's coming between the start of May and end of August that year? How about: "The Avengers: Age of Ultron," "Tomorrowland," "Jurassic World," "Inside Out," "Ted 2," "Terminator 5," "Independence D...

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    Now On DVD: Roland Emmerich Reveals His 5 Biggest Influences On 'White House Down'

    This week, "White House Down," the deliriously silly (but ridiculously entertaining) White House hijacking movie, starring Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx, detonates onto Blu-ray and DVD. In honor of the film's release, we chatted with "White House Down" filmmaker Roland Emmerich and asked him to run ...

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    Roland Emmerich Says There's Two 'Independence Day 2' Scripts, One With Will Smith & One Without

    EXCLUSIVE: While talking with director Roland Emmerich earlier today, as he does press for the forthcoming home video release of "White House Down," we had to inquire about the state of his highly anticipated "Independence Day 2." He sighed when we asked about the film, and claimed that it was, "A d...

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    'Independence Day' Sequel 'ID Forever Part 1' Wants 'Fruitvale Station' Star Michael B. Jordan

    It's a pretty good time to be Michael B. Jordan. The actor, who broke out in the low-budget superhero hit "Chronicle," saw his profile raised tremendously in 2013 thanks to a strong turn in "Fruitvale Station," and it has put him on the map in a big way. It seems every franchise wants the actor, who...

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    Welcome (Back) To Earth: Will Smith Might Actually Return For 'Independence Day' Sequel

    Earlier this summer, "White House Down" director Roland Emmerich said that Will Smith would most likely not be back for "Independence Day 2," the big budget sequel to his beloved sci-fi flick. But what a difference a few months and a notoriously costly flop make. Now Emmerich has said that Smith mig...

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    The Films Of Roland Emmerich: From Worst To Best

    When it comes to bringing popcorn ready, big screen spectacle to the multiplex, there are few filmmakers (except for maybe Michael Bay) who do it with as much flair as Roland Emmerich. The German-born director has been making theater speakers rumble ever since "Universal Soldier," but he really made...

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