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In ‘Independence Day: Resurgence,’ the fault is not in the fireworks

In ‘Independence Day: Resurgence,’ the fault is not in the fireworks

June 26, 2016

NEW YORK, June 26 — If you’ve seen one movie apocalypse, you have seen them all, at least if it was directed by Roland Emmerich. For the last two decades, Emmerich has carved out his own perverse subgenre with mega-movies about mega-calamities in which a happy few fight, joke and triumph despite alien invasion, a radioactive lizard, the Mayan calendar, melting polar ice and scene after scene of computer-generated mayhem. Even when he scales down, narrowing his cinematic gun sights... Read more

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Prince guitar, Bowie’s hair sold for more than US$150,000

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Bernie Worrell, P-Funk keyboardist known as ‘Wizard of Woo,’ dies at 72

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