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When you have an action movie starring Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx, directed by the man behind "Independence Day" and being released in the summer, what else could you possibly need to know? Well, as we discovered during our "White House Down" set visit in Montreal, quite a bit, actually. Get More »
It's movies like "Independence Day" which help define the term "blockbuster." Audiences are fickle, sure, but every now and again something like that movie hits the jackpot, and when that happens you can almost guarantee a series will follow and probably succeed (see also: "The Matrix," "Men in Black," "Die Hard" and — next up — "Avatar"). What's surprising is that it's taken the better part of two decades for director Roland Emmerich to roll out his plans for an "Independence Day" sequel ... make that sequels, plural, because there'll be two of 'em. Get More »
Amid a troubled economy and armed conflict overseas, one leader of the free world can offer citizens of the United States a "Ray" of hope: Jamie Foxx.
As if yesterday's trailer for "Django Unchained" wasn't enough to prove that Foxx is back in the big time, Deadline is reporting that he will play the President in disaster movie master Roland Emmerich's "White House Down," described tantalizingly as "Die Hard" at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. The script, which sold for a reported $3 million to Sony, is by James Vanderbilt, who penned this summer's "The Amazing Spider-Man" as well as "Zodiac." Get More »
Next stop for Channing Tatum: Washington, DC.
The "21 Jump Street" star has signed on to save 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. from evil with the lead role in "White House Down," according to Deadline.
The film has been described as "'Die Hard' in the White House" (say no more; we're there) as it focuses on a paramilitary takeover of the President's home. Tatum will play a Secret Service agent — and, we're guessing, America's Last Hope. Get More »
With his new movie "Anonymous," director Roland Emmerich is taking on no less an institution than The Bard himself, putting forward the theory that William Shakespeare didn't actually write any of his own plays. It's a bold move from the auteur behind flicks like "Godzilla" and "Independence Day."
And today, Shakespeare strikes back.
MTV Movies Blog has put together a special tribute to Emmerich featuring a troupe of Shakespearean actors performing scenes from some of Emmerich's greatest works, from "Universal Soldier" to "The Day After Tomorrow" to "Stargate." So does his own work hold up under such scrutiny? Head over to MTV to find out -- and learn why the play is indeed the thing.
William Shakespeare has been called a lot of things over the last four centuries: the father of modern theater, the greatest writer in the history of the English language, The Bard. But now he's being called something new: A total fraud.
Hard to believe? Well, before you dismiss the charge out of hand, we suggest you take a look at "Roland Emmerich's 10 Reasons Why Shakespeare Is A Fraud" -- and see for yourself why the director of films like "Independence Day" and "2012" has the man from Stratford-upon-Avon square in his sights.
Sure, Emmerich may seem like an unlikely candidate to take on Shakespeare -- he acknowledges as much in his video -- but it makes sense considering his newest movie, "Anonymous" (in theaters Oct. 28), features Rhys Ifans as the Earl of Oxford, a man who may or may not be the actual author of Shakespeare's works.