Posts tagged as: Avatar

‘Avatar’ = ‘Aliens’: Self Plagiarism Rampant in Hollywood

‘Avatar’ = ‘Aliens’: Self Plagiarism Rampant in Hollywood

Noticed that Hollywood hasn’t had an original idea in years?  You know, like how “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” was almost a shot for shot remake of “Forrest Gump”?  (They were both written by the same guy, no less.)  Well, self-plagiarism has evolved from a no-no into the only viable option.  Even the prestige of […]

Piranha 3D (2010)

Piranha 3D (2010)

Despite James Cameron’s impassioned attempts to legitimize a 1950s gimmick employed by cinema hucksters to serve cheap thrills to audiences willing shell out a couple of extra bucks, 3D has yet to prove its usefulness beyond a fleeting novelty. It is a dire time for movies. Television, once the mass media marked by pandering to […]

Sam Worthington to Anchor Australian Surf Drama, ‘Drift’

Sam Worthington to Anchor Australian Surf Drama, ‘Drift’

Aussie actor, Sam Worthington, otherwise known as the man with the golden agent, has inexplicably managed to land every major lead role in Hollywood over the past two years, all without any discernible talent or outstanding qualities. His impressive box office run includes blockbusters “Terminator Salvation,” “Clash of the Titans” and the most profitable movie […]

James Cameron Talks ‘Avatar 2’ and Re-release of ‘Avatar’ With Extra Footage

James Cameron Talks ‘Avatar 2’ and Re-release of ‘Avatar’ With Extra Footage

In an interview with Market Saw yesterday, James Cameron opened up about his plans to re-release his environmentally-conscious alien epic “Avatar” with an additional nine minutes of pure CG footage, the upcoming novelization of the film he’s currently working on, the status of “Avatar 2,” the future of 3D and a host of other juicy […]

Guillermo del Toro Takes on H.P. Lovecraft While James Cameron Produces

Guillermo del Toro Takes on H.P. Lovecraft While James Cameron Produces

Speculation has been at a fever pitch about what he’ll do next since Guillermo del Toro backed out of directing “The Hobbit.” Now Deadline is reporting that del Toro’s next project will be to direct “At The Mountains Of Madness,” a 3D adaptation of the H.P. Lovecraft story for Universal Pictures. Sounds like a match […]

The Last Airbender (2010)

The Last Airbender (2010)

Two parts “Captain Planet,” one part “Star Wars.” Mix together in a large bowl of rock-paper-scissors. Replace ethnic characters with white Americans.  Cast “The Daily Show” comedian as evil fire lord.  Bake for 103 minutes. If you’re interested in seeing M. Night Shyamalan’s cartoonish adaptation of  Nickelodeon’s hugely popular animated television series, save yourself ten bucks and […]

Visual Effects Oscar Noms Upped to 5; Sign of the Times?

Visual Effects Oscar Noms Upped to 5; Sign of the Times?

After augmenting their rules for last year’s ceremony allowing 10 movies to be nominated for the prestigious Best Picture Oscar instead of five, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has decided to continue tweaking who they’re willing to bestow their little golden statuette upon. Variety has confirmed that the Academy, after some urging […]

‘Avatar’ Returns to Theaters With New Footage

‘Avatar’ Returns to Theaters With New Footage

“Avatar,” the most profitable film ever made having raked in a staggering $2.7 billion during its theatrical run and selling more Blu-Rays than any other movie, has decided that being #1 just isn’t enough. Those environmentally conscious giant blue aliens are coming back for seconds. Below is 20th Century Fox’s official press release announcing James […]

2010 Oscar Nominations: 82nd Annual Academy Awards

2010 Oscar Nominations: 82nd Annual Academy Awards

James Cameron’s juggernaut, “Avatar,” continued its dominance this week picking up a leading 9 Oscar nominations.  That number is matched only by one other film, the little Iraq-war thriller, “The Hurt Locker,” directed by Cameron’s ex-wife, Kathryn Bigelow.  Here is the full rundown of this year’s Oscar contenders: Best Picture “Avatar” “The Hurt Locker” “The […]

TMA FilmCast #26 – Avatar

TMA FilmCast #26 – Avatar

Growing up in the 80s, Scott and I are quite fond of the brilliant special effects of our youth.  From “Jaws” to “E.T.” to “The Empire Strikes Back,” you just can beat some good ol’ practical Hollywood effects.  Or can you?  This week we’ll discuss James Cameron’s much ballyhooed attempt at making practical effects all […]

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