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Blu-ray Review: #Independence Day 20th Anniversary Edition

The so-so Independence Day 20th Anniversary Edition isn't so with top-shelf audio and video. Review by Matt Cummings For the 20 years, I've suffered among cinephiles convinced that Independence Day is a classic Science-Fiction film. First and foremost, ID is Sci-Fi (there is a difference): think substance over style, character development over big loud epic battles. Think Oblivion or Blade Runner vs Starship Troopers . So while the 20th Anniversary edition of Independence Day has arrived with a cleaned up picture and all of its supplements finally intact, it's still big, loud, cheap, and cheesy. The Movie - 3/5 The lives of people around the world circa 1996 are interrupted when proof of aliens finally arrives to Earth: a massive spacecraft with dozens of city-sized ships surround the planet and descend to every major city, affecting Americans in various ways. For embattled President Thomas J. Whitmore (Bill Pullman), the news focuses his troubled

Jessie T. Usher Cast in Independence Day Sequel

Young actor will try to fill Big Willie-sized hole in sequel. By Brandon Wolfe Jessie T. Usher ( no relation ), star of Starz’s Survivor’s Remorse , has been cast in the upcoming Independence Day sequel as Dylan Hiller, the stepson of Will Smith’s Capt. Steven Hiller. Smith’s pint-sized Fresh Prince co-star Ross Bagley originated the role in the 1996 blockbuster, but will not reprise it (which isn’t surprising since the only acting Bagley has done so far this century is a 2004 episode of Judging Amy ). Director Roland Emmerich revealed Usher’s casting on his official Facebook page , stating “My producing partner Harald Kloser noticed Jessie in between sets of pushups at the gym and gave him an audition. As they say, the rest is history!” Usher will join returning ID4 vets Jeff Goldblum and Bull Pullman for the sequel, which begins production in May for a July 4, 2016 release (20 years to the day from the original’s opening). He will not, however, be joining Smith, who h

Stargate Is Back

Read The Latest News Regarding The Beloved Franchise Story by David Clark In 1994 a movie named Stargate was released that was almost immediately considered a success; however, nobody dreamed of how far that movie would go. In the two decades following the release a franchise was born that consisted of cartoons, comics, books, movies, and television shows. Now, 20 years after the release of the original movie, Stargate is being infused with new life in the form of a reboot. The original concept and screenwriting for the 1994 Stargate movie was done by Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin . For those that do not know these two individuals they have spent time in the industry as actors, writers, producers, and directors who most recently were in the news for the successful greenlight on the upcoming Independence Day sequel. In an interview with Devlin he expressed excitement at the opportunity for improving the vision of the franchise while adding to the storied legacy that