Posts tagged as: James Cameron

‘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 […]

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 […]

‘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 […]

‘Terminator’ May Rise Again

‘Terminator’ May Rise Again

Try as they might, the directors of the third and fourth “Terminator” films can’t seem to kill the fan-favorite sci-fi/horror franchise. Variety reports that Pacificor LLC, which acquired the franchise rights at auction last week, is receiving a great deal of interest from “numerous” Hollywood producers, financiers, studios and agents. Pacificor, a Santa Barbara-based hedge […]

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 […]

‘Avatar’ Breaks ‘Titanic’ Record; Cameron is King of the World…Again

‘Avatar’ Breaks ‘Titanic’ Record; Cameron is King of the World…Again

James Cameron is the winner.  Who did he beat?  Everyone, including himself.   “Avatar” is the new worldwide box-office champion. Distributor 20th Century Fox confirmed that “Avatar” had surpassed “Titanic’s” previous worldwide gross theatrical revenue record of $1.843 billion early Monday with a current total of $1.859 billion, and counting. Keys to “Avatar’s” success are […]

‘Avatar’ Becomes #2 Grosser All-time, On Pace For World Record

‘Avatar’ Becomes #2 Grosser All-time, On Pace For World Record

After the 20-minute clip screened at last year’s San Diego Comic-Con was met with lukewarm reception, James Cameron’s “Avatar” was bombarded with almost universal skepticism. Giant blue aliens?  Motion capture CGI?  Heavy-handed environmental message?  It sounded like a recipe for disaster (and still does).  And with a production budget rumored to be in the ballpark […]

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