It sucks that Will Smith won’t be in the Independence Day sequel—but wait ‘til you hear the random explanation for his character being gone. Alas, this is standard practice. When stars decide not to come back, movies come up with rationales for writing them out, that go beyond “dog ate my homework.”
There was a surprising amount packed into the first Independence Day: Resurgence trailer. There were dogfights, moon attacks, secret bases... pretty much everything you’d expect from a Roland Emmerich-directed alien invasion movie. Here’s everything we saw.
Jeff Goldblum spent 20 years getting the planet ready after Earth was first invaded: now, the aliens are back. The first trailer for Independence Day: Resurgence has arrived!
Just in case you didn’t get enough fireworks last night, you can watch this delightful compilation of video game explosions. Nothing says “Independence Day” quite like exploding tanks and crashing X-wings.
Could there be any more beautiful way to honor America than programming eight floppy drives to play The Star-Spangled Banner in sync? If so, I haven’t found it.
Here in the U.S., it's the last day of a three-day weekend that's synonymous with barbecue. Anyone can try his or her hand at barbecuing; hell, all you need is meat, a grill, and some open sky to sully with fragrant food-smoke. But there's some mouth-wateringly complex science involved in that process, as the folks at
Did you know July 4 is the busiest day of the year for firefighters and emergency rooms? Here's how to treat fireworks-related injuries. Everyone should read this by Friday.
Readers, I have a confession. Having grown up in the puritanical state of Massachusetts where even sparklers are illegal, I knew fireworks only as explosions in the far-off sky. I did not know fireworks were things ordinary people could buy, touch, and maim themselves with.
It just wouldn't be the Fourth of July without the climactic boom of fireworks. If you want to keep that memory all year—or at least share it with all of your friends on Instagram—these tips will help you get lovely photos with your phone, even if you're not a pro.
I realize you're going to spend Independence Day happily drinking whatever cold beer you're served, because you're polite and you're an alcoholic. And I trust you'll have a fine old time no matter what you drink. But that doesn't mean America's shitbrews are all the same. The list below breaks down 36 of them, from…
The Fourth of July is tomorrow. And as usual, we'll celebrate our nation's independence (sorry international readers) by blowing up a small chunk of it. So get out your cameras and document the beautiful idiocy.
It's Fourth of July here in the states. While most Americans are celebrating with non-stop food, beer and fireworks, Barry Ritholtz took a break from the festivities to create this ingenious ANSI art. Amazingly, this creation only uses 100 characters so it's Twitter-safe and perfect for some re-Tweet love this holiday…
What sort of July 4th would it be without big bang boom fireworks? But when you take pictures of them, how come it never looks good? The Smithsonian's Bigger Picture has culled some tips on how to properly shoot fireworks.
Happy Independence Day! Before doing your constitutionally mandated duty of blowing things up—or watching things get blown up by professionals, if you live in a boring state—make sure you're caught up on these finer points of fireworks safety.
You want fireworks for the Fourth? Oh, I've got some fireworks for you—21 crazy boomsticks, in fact. All in honor of our nation's 233 birthday.
Before we completely bid adieu to our nation's birthday, we here at Gizmodo would like to give one more shout-out to the fourth of July. Seems like even the stars in the sky can't resist putting up a display for good ol' American freedom. These red-white-and-blue pictures of Supernova remnant SN 1006 are what's left…
With an unpopular war going on, an unpopular president in the White House and an economy in crisis, sometimes we struggle to remember what makes this country great. July 4th should be a time to reflect on the positives-a day to celebrate our independence and recapture our patriotic spirit. For some of us, that may be…
Take your pup out to the July 4th festivities in this Croc-Eat-Dog Suit, and show your fellow Americans he's not only a cooperative little mutt, but he's also some doggone good eatin'.