Of course California is quinoa.
Today's Google Doodle, or "Foodle", is an adorable interactive map that shows you what some of the top searched foods are in each US state or territory—plus a fun fact about the dish.Read More
... on Independence Day.
Yesterday was Independence Day, the fourth of July, when we all get together, grill food, set off explosives, and sometimes even remember that the day is all about the United States of America adopting the Declaration of Independence on the same day in 1776. As such, you might think that simply reading off that document would fall well within the day's festivities, but some Trump supporters felt personally affronted by the 200-plus-year-old Declaration.Read More
If you're looking for a crash course in Independence Day plot, or trying to find a way to show it to your kids without having to fast-forward through the more terrifying scenes, Mashable has teamed up with Goldblum himself to read you a story about the kid-friendly version of what goes down during the first film.Read More
Independence Day: Resurgence Is a Step Backwards for the Franchise, and a Missed Opportunity for Representation
2 out of 5 stars.
There's a good movie buried somewhere in Independence Day: Resurgence. Amidst the clunky exposition and embarrassing callbacks to the first film and disheartening one-liners delivered by Liam Hemsworth—who looks profoundly embarrassed and exhausted throughout—there may have even been a better movie than the first Independence Day.Read More
"Sometimes I like to silently reflect on Bill Pullman as a, uh... as a person."
Jeff Goldblum took it upon himself to read a kid-friendly novelization of Independence Day, which Mashable so kindly recorded and placed online for, you know, posterity.Read More
The events of Independence Day: Resurgence take place 20 years after the end of Independence Day -- which makes sense, given that two decades have passed between the making of the two movies. Here's Roland Emmerich's description of the post-war recovery process for our heroes.Read More
If you walked into a theater right now and saw every movie that was playing, how many black women would you see on screen? And how many with speaking roles? When it comes to diversity in film, many cite Will Smith or Kevin Hart as measures of success, but what about black women?Read More
William Fichtner has apparently signed a three-movie deal to play a "top general" in the next three Independence Day movies. Yeah, that's right. Three movies.Read More
But does she still like dolphins?!
Independence Day fans (read: everybody), now hear this! Vivica A. Fox has some details to share about the anticipated sequel and her character's return.Read More
The Rock Will Star In Alpha Squad Seven, A “Sci-Fi Action Comedy” Which Sounds Like It Might Be The Best Film Of All Time Seriously
The Rock has just signed on to star in Alpha Squad Seven, a sci-fi action comedy that is being described as a combination of Independence Day, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Armageddon. Just read that again slowly. And then freak out with me.Read More
Forget all that alien technology. Women presidents are the way to go.
As we edge ever closer to making such a thing happen in the real world, the Independence Day sequel has just elected its own female president with CSI: NY and Gone Girl's Sela Ward.Read More
We can’t be consumed by our petty differences anymore. We will be united in our common interests.
This will not stand.Read More
Hey... wait a minute...Read More
Jeff Goldblum Officially Returns In Independence Day Sequel, Liam Hemsworth, Jessie Usher Also Join Cast
That sound you hear is Sam Maggs gleefully shrieking.
Start placing bets on what Roland Emmerich gonna blow up this time. Personally, my money's on the Great Wall of China. Has he done that one yet? It's so hard to keep track.Read More
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Welcome ta Earf. We've got fireworks!
For the fine folks from the United States, it's that time of the year where we set off a bunch of fireworks, drink way too much, grill meat, and watch Independence Day. That's not exactly the plan for everybody, but it's a pretty good guideline. Sure, Independence Day is all about fighting aliens on a global scale, but Bill Pullman's speech as the President of the United States just before the final assault in that movie is as good a speech as any to celebrate with on the Fourth of July.Read More
hold on to your butts
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.Read More