Archive for the ‘Independence Day’ Category

As a kid growing up, two of my favorite movies were Independence Day and Dumb and Dumber. Now word out of Hollywood is that sequels are greenlit for both of them, with two in the works for ID4. If I was 12, I’d be ecstatic. Now I’m a little concerned that the new movies might tarnish the legacies of the originals. Dumb and Dumber had a horrible prequel but neither Jim Carrey nor Jeff Daniels were involved. The duo is supposed to reprise their roles as Harry and Lloyd with the Farrelly brothers attached to direct. Sounds like a can’t miss. I like it a lot.

The back-to-back Independence Day sequels may have a harder road to travel. For one, Will Smith may not participate in either movie unless Fox gives him his asking price of $50 million. That’s a lot of green but at the same time could you really have an Independence Day 2 without Capt. Stephen Hiller? Secondly, it’s a lot harder to elicit interest for a sci-fi movie that was released 15 years ago as opposed to a comedy. Typically, the two movies shot as one strategy tends to stretch scripts a bit thin and include too much filler. Matrix, anybody? Still, Independence Day is an epic movie and with director Roland Emmerich and producer Dean Devlin back at the helm, I’d give these movies more than a fighting chance. Hey, if Randy Quaid could take down that ship…

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Independence Day In New York

Posted: July 7, 2011 by Keith Stone in Independence Day, New York, ridiculous

This is a great job right here. A guy goes around New York doing President Bill Pullman’s speech from Independence Day. And he did it on Independence Day! Nobody seems to know what’s going on except the guy in Starbucks who looks like Jeff Goldblum. Next, this dude needs to go to a football game and do the “peace with inches” speech from Any Given Sunday.


Posted: July 4, 2011 by Keith Stone in Independence Day, U!S!A!

It’s the Fourth of July, which means it’s time to watch The Twilight Zone and celebrate the 15th anniversary of Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, Randy Quaid, and President Bill Pullman saving the world. Seriously, how great of a country is this? If I was in China, I’d be arrested by now. It’s not perfect but it’s still fucking awesome. I can do whatever I want. I can dance around in the middle of Central Park wearing a speedo while accusing the President of war crimes or I can drink beer, watch Bill Shatner fight a gremlin, and post pics of hot chicks on a website. It’s what Randy Quaid sacrificed his life for. Best country in the world. Let’s all be good to each other and keep it that way.