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Box Office: ‘Jackass Forever’ Gets Last Laugh With $23.5M Opening

There was nothing gross about the opening of Jackass Forever at the box office. The R-rated movie took in a better-than-expected $23.5 million from 3,604 theaters to mark a triumphant return to the big screen for prankster king Johnny Knoxville and his crew. Jackass Forever, costing a mere $10 million to make, is the second […]

Box Office: ‘Jackass Forever’ Laughs Hard With $9.6M Friday

Jackass Forever started its domestic box office run with a hearty $9.6 million on Friday from 3,604 theaters, including $1.7 million in Thursday previews. That puts the R-rated film on course to collect $20 million or more in its domestic opening, a strong start for a movie that cost a modest $10 million to produce. […]

Halle Berry in Roland Emmerich’s ‘Moonfall’: Film Review

The Oscar winner stars alongside Patrick Wilson as astronauts desperately attempting to save the world in the genre specialist's latest sci-fi disaster epic.

Roland Emmerich, Master of Disaster, Returns to Big-Screen Cataclysms With ‘Moonfall’

In order to create, filmmaker Roland Emmerich surrounds himself with memories of destruction. The Hollywood office of his Centropolis Entertainment features mementos from his catastrophe films Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow and 2012. Though he’s known as a master of disaster, his office also is a testament to his projects outside the genre (see: […]

Sky Deutschland Secures ‘Moonfall,’ ‘The 355’ in Licensing Deal With Germany’s Leonine

Comcast-owned Sky Deutschland and KKR-controlled German producer/distributor Leonine Studios have signed an exclusive, multi-year licensing deal that gives Sky first pay-TV rights and exclusive SVOD rights for the first 12 months in Germany to Leonine’s upcoming feature slate. Highlights of the deal include the Jessica Chastain/Penelope Cruz action film 355 and Roland Emmerich’s Moonfall, a […]

‘Moonfall’ Trailer Pits Halle Berry and Patrick Wilson Against the Moon

In the year 2022, the Moon will come to us. That’s the tagline of the first trailer for Moonfall, Independence Day filmmaker Roland Emmerich’s upcoming disaster film. The film centers on a NASA executive and former astronaut (Halle Berry) who must team with an astronaut from her past (Patrick Wilson) and a conspiracy theorist (John […]

Dan Kneece, Steadicam Expert and Frequent David Lynch Collaborator, Dies at 64

Dan Kneece, the veteran camera operator and Steadicam expert who worked on films including David Lynch’s Blue Velvet, Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown and Roland Emmerich’s The Patriot, has died. He was 64. Kneece had heart trouble and died Saturday in his Venice home, where he was found by his longtime friend and first assistant cameraman […]

“You Can’t Actually Blow Up the White House”: An Oral History of ‘Independence Day’

“Today, we celebrate our Independence Day.” Twenty-five years ago, those words electrified audiences, who braved long lines and sold-out crowds to see the most anticipated movie of 1996. Independence Day, which opened over the July Fourth weekend, turned Will Smith into a global star, birthed one of the most famous speeches in cinema history, and […]

Patrick Wilson to Star in Roland Emmerich’s Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Moonfall’ (Exclusive)

Patrick Wilson has joined Halle Berry and Josh Gad to star in Moonfall, the latest end-of-the-world science fiction thriller from Roland Emmerich.

Quebec to Restart Film Production Amid Pandemic-Era Safety Guidelines

The Quebec provincial government and health officials have given the greenlight for film and TV production to resume on June 8 amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Halle Berry to Star in Roland Emmerich’s Sci-Fi Movie ‘Moonfall’ (Exclusive)

Halle Berry will star star in 'Moonfall,' the latest sci-fi disaster picture from Roland Emmerich.

China’s Huayi Brothers to Co-Finance Roland Emmerich’s ‘Moonfall’

Veteran Chinese film studio Huayi Brothers Media has boarded Roland Emmerich's sci-fi action epic 'Moonfall,' CEO James Wang announced Friday. The company will executive produce the film and take all China distribution rights in the deal.