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die hard hanging Best of the Week: Die Hard and White House Down Face off, Remembering Independence Day and More

Film Face-off: ‘Die Hard’ vs. ‘White House Down’ by Jeff Bayer

The Best Cinematic Bad Guys Who Are Also Good Guys by Evan Saathoff

The Good, the Bad, the Bogus: Movie Sidekicks by Peter Martin

Watch: The Schmoes Review ‘The Lone Ranger’ and ‘Despicable Me 2′ by Movies.com

Why Are We So Obsessed with the ‘Despicable Me’ Minions? by Perri Nemiroff

The 5 Most Memorable Movie Scenes with Fireworks by Christopher Campbell

The… Continue reading Best of the Week: 'Die Hard' and 'White House Down' Face-off, Remembering 'Independence Day' and More

independence day movie Independence Day 2 Begins to Come Together; Plus Stargate May Get a New Movie Trilogy

We’ve heard rumblings regarding a sequel to Independence Day for years, with Roland Emmerich continually promising a potential second (and maybe third) installment in the alien invasion franchise that began all the way back in 1996. They’re re-releasing Independence Day in 3D next summer, and now here comes even more talk, this time from Emmerich’s former producing partner Dean Devlin (Stargate, Independence Day, Universal Soldier)

In the 19 years since its release, “The Sandlot” has become the yardstick that all childhood summers are measured against.

The David M. Evans’s classic follows a gaggle of baseball-obsessed boys during the summer of 1962. But the 1993 film is more than a nostalgic look back on childhood, friendship and baseball. It also offers one of the best Fourth of July sequences ever set to film.

As the world is grilling… Continue reading July 4 Movies: 21 Reasons 'The Sandlot' Has The Best Independence Day Scene Ever

independence day movie Watch What Happens When One Man Brings Bill Pullmans Independence Day Speech to NYC on Independence Day

It may always go down as one of the sillier summer blockbusters, but when Independence Day landed in theaters back in 1996 over the July 4th holiday weekend, there was no denying that my teenage self fell hard for the alien invasion flick. Maybe it had more to do with our heightened level of patriotism that weekend than anything else, but when Bill Pullman ( as President Thomas J. Whitmore) launched… Continue reading Watch What Happens When One Man Brings Bill Pullman's 'Independence Day' Speech to NYC on Independence Day

July 2nd, they arrive.

July 3rd, they attack.

On January 28, 1996, there America sat, stuffed with pizza and beer, happily watching the Cowboys play the Steelers in the Super Bowl, when — HOLY SH*T! A GIANT SPACESHIP JUST BLEW UP THE WHITE HOUSE!

The ‘Independence Day’ trailer is probably the most influential of the last 15 years, and for good reason. Clocking in at a brief 30 seconds, everyone who watched it… Continue reading 'Independence Day' Turns 15 -- Where Were You When They Invaded? Did the Screen Light on Fire for You, Too?