Mike O’Brien is at it again, but this time he’s roped one of my long-time Hollywood crushes into his 7 Minutes in Heaven routine - Jeff Goldblum. Beware: some serious flirting goes down in this episode.
Director Roland Emmerich knows that the world doesn’t need an Independence Day sequel. It needs twoIndependence Day sequels. Luckily, he’s all too willing to provide, and he’s given us some info on what ID Forever Part One and ID Forever Part Two (yes, those are their titles. I refuse to say anything good about them, even sarcastically) will be about.
Ok, so we all know that Jurassic Park is coming back to theaters in three months, for its (brace yourself) twentieth anniversary? Yes? Good. It’s not the only film that’s looking to cash in on moviegoer nostalgia. On the far side of the “probably going to happen” spectrum is the ever rumored Independence Day 2, which at least one actor thinks will be okay without one of its original stars.
When we first heard about an Independence Day sequel we weren’t really sure how we felt except to say it had to have Jeff Goldblum attached to star. Well producer/writer of the original, Dean Devlin, is still working on the script but it turns out he tried once and was so disappointed with it he gave the studio back their money. Find out exactly how that went down plus some new details on Independence Day 2 and whether or not Will Smith will be along for the ride.
This Captain America cake (based on Avengers fan art by Adventure Time‘s Natasha Allegri, so how’s that for a geek pedigree) and other patriotic cakes by Nerd Ache Cakes. Try to eat that and not feel guilty. (via Pancake Pancake Pancake)
Funkanomics Comedy sent its own Sean Kleier out into the streets to deliver the triumphant pre-battle speech originally given by Bill Pullman in Independence Day. And like a demented, patriotic evangelist, Kleier hit various locations throughout New York City — the subway and a Subway — to inspire and possibly piss off everyone who never wanted to listen in the first place. But you know what? They were probably ready to fly a plane into a spaceship by the end of the speech. How could you not be?
Now, can he please go around doing the “I’m Afraid, Dave” speech from 2001: A Space Odyssey? That would be nuts.
If you’ve ever wondered what Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, and Bill Pullman would act like as Founding Fathers, now you (kind of) have your answer, courtesy of this video featuring them all as bric-a-brac characters. At one point there are salt-shaker Daleks, and from now on we shall call this day “Exploded British Day.”
Most of you will be familiar with the award winning documentary Independence Day, featuring the talent of Agent J, Ian Malcolm, Lone Starr, President Laura Roslin, Data, Randy Quaid, and more.
But Independence Day, for reasons of national security, could not be completed, at the time, as a completely accurate portrayal of the events of July 4th, 1996. The events of the day have since been unclassified, and we bring you now, the true story.
Admit it, you never really bought that an alien civilization could be brought down by a virus from a power book anyway.