Posts tagged as: Sam Worthington

‘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 […]

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 […]

‘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 […]

Clash of the Titans (2010)

Clash of the Titans (2010)

Hollywood’s escalating war on originality is far-reaching.  Independent films are finding it more difficult than ever to find distribution, tent-pole summer releases have a set a new precedent for mindless banality and virtually every film ever released will be remade, twice, by the end of next year.  But perhaps the most troubling effect of Hollywood’s […]

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 […]

Sam Worthington to Play Dracula in ‘Year Zero’

Sam Worthington to Play Dracula in ‘Year Zero’

Sam Worthington, the inexplicable star of James Cameron’s giant worldwide success, “Avatar,” is in negotiations to anchor the cast in the title role of Alex Proyas’ period vampire project, “Dracula Year Zero,” for Universal. Michael De Luca is set to produce. THR reports that the spec script written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, which […]

‘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 […]

Avatar (2009)

Avatar (2009)

There are big movies, and then there are BIG movies.  James Cameron’s technical chef d’oeuvre and decade-long undertaking, “Avatar,” is neither — it’s bigger.  It occupies a category of colossal movie-making so unspeakably behemothic that taxonomy itself may take years to catch up.  From the same director who gave us “Terminator 2: Judgment Day,” and […]

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