December 15, 2011
Five Favorite Films with Roger Corman
Movies as we know them just wouldn't be the same without Roger Corman. Sure, filmmakers like Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese, Jonathan Demme, James Cameron and Joe Dante probably would have found their way into the game eventually, but the fact remains that they all got their start under the tutelage of Corman and his low-budget genre factory -- a tireless B-picture production line that also gave early breaks to unknown young actors like Robert De Niro, Sylvester Stallone and Jack Nicholson. Perhaps more significantly, Corman was one of the pioneers of the independent movie model, cranking out scores of exploitation and genre films (and distributing foreign titles by Truffaut, Bergman, Fellini and Kurosawa) that turned profits even as they flaunted the traditional studio system. (Not to be discounted: he also directed a handful of genuinely fine movies, like the Edgar Allan Poe adaptation The Masque of the Red Death.) This week, Corman is celebrated in Alex Stapleton's documentary Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel, a career-spanning look at his work that gathers together exultant testimonials from many of his most famous pupils. We caught up with Corman earlier this week for a chat about his career and his "graduates," his thoughts on independent film, and how the Lucas/Spielberg blockbusters spelled doom for genre pictures. First, here are Corman's five favorite films.
May 27, 2011
Weekly Ketchup: The Epic Movie Guys to Spoof Avatar
During the two calendar weeks leading up and including the Cannes Film Festival, Hollywood goes sort of crazy with movie announcements. The result the week after the festival each year is a general drying up of big movie news items, and 2011 was no exception. The stories that did come out include casting news for The Dark Knight Rises, the Total Recall remake and the Snow White movie starring Julia Roberts.
May 19, 2011
Michael Bay and James Cameron talk Transformers and 3D
Last night, RT headed over to Paramount for a summit of two commercial movie titans we didn't think one room would be big enough to hold: filmmakers, tech junkies and fellow lovers of giant robots Michael Bay and James Cameron. The Transformers director was on hand to screen footage of his forthcoming planet-leveling opus, Dark of the Moon, which was shot in part using the 3D camera rigs developed by Cameron for Avatar. Read on for their chat about the film and where they think 3D is headed -- and why it's not for everyone.
February 1, 2011
Five Favorite Films with James Cameron
Sometimes, amid the clamor of media junkets and their tight roster of promotional interviews, we don't always get a chance to pop our "five favorite films" question. Given that this was James Cameron, however, we couldn't resist sneaking the quiz into the conversation; despite being pressed for time. Cameron was on hand, together with director Alister Grierson and writer-producer Andrew Wight, to promote Sanctum, the 3-D cave-diving thriller that arrives in cinemas this week. Read on for Cameron's five faves, plus a chat with all three about the film.
January 14, 2011
Five Favorite Films with Zoe Saldana
Right now, Zoe Saldana is at the center of what will likely become the two biggest contemporary science fiction series on the planet. Next year she'll reprise her role as Uhura in the sequel to J.J. Abrams' 2009 hit Star Trek, which, if successful, will continue the invigoration of the venerable franchise. And then there are the forthcoming sequels to James Cameron's all-time box-office king Avatar, in which Saldana proved the emotional and spiritual fulcrum as Pandora's fearless warrior, Neytiri. Read on for her Five Favorite Films and a chat about her latest role, in this week's release Burning Palms.
December 22, 2010
2010's Most Pirated Films
The list of 2010's most pirated films has been released, and the big "winner" probably shouldn't surprise you.
October 29, 2010
Weekly Ketchup: James Cameron announces two Avatar sequels
This week's movie development news includes sequel news for the Avatar, Batman and Mission: Impossible franchises, new projects for directors Francis Ford Coppola and Darren Aronofsky and new roles (or potential new roles) for Sandra Bullock, Danny DeVito, Angelina Jolie, Meryl Streep, Betty White and Oprah Winfrey.
October 29, 2010
Five Favorite Films with Saw's Tobin Bell
As the mastermind behind an seemingly endless stream of traps and torture devices known as Jigsaw, Tobin Bell has cemented his legacy as the new milennium's first standout horror icon. Bell's yearly participation as pharisaical serial killer John Kramer (aka Jigsaw) comes to an end with Saw 3D, the final installment of the Saw series and thus reaching a conclusion seven years in the making. We subject Bell to a battery of questions to uncover his Five Favorite Films.
October 20, 2010
James Cameron Talks 3-D, Titanic, Cleopatra, and More
James Cameron has a new "Avatar" cut headed to DVD and Blu-ray, a 3-D "Titanic" re-release on the horizon, and maybe a "Cleopatra" movie in his future -- all of which he discussed during a recent interview with the New York Times.
July 30, 2010
Weekly Ketchup: James Cameron & Guillermo Del Toro Collaborate
This week's Ketchup includes news about the latest entries in the Alien, The Crow and Total Recall franchises, more news about what people associated with Lost and Star Trek have in the works, and new roles for Russell Brand, Tina Fey, Meryl Streep, Justin Timberlake, Denzel Washington and Sam Worthington.
July 8, 2010
Avatar Returns on August 27
It's official: James Cameron's "Avatar" will return to theaters August 27, with eight minutes of additional footage in tow.
June 7, 2010
10 Must-See 3D Movies On Their Way
It's the future, or so we keep beingg told, but while every second movie seems to be getting the 3D treatment in the wake of Avatar's world-conquering success in the format, when you see Pixar's forthcoming Toy Story 3 -- which makes outstanding use of the third dimension, in service of a great story --- it's easy to see how the horizons of cinema as we know it could well change to embrace the technology. To mark the release of the Disney-Pixar film, Rotten Tomatoes put on the 3D goggles and took a look into the near future, to bring you a preview of 10 of the must-see movies on their way over the next year...
April 21, 2010
James Cameron Talks Avatar Re-Release, Sequel
Speaking with the Los Angeles Times about the DVD and Blu-ray release of "Avatar," James Cameron discussed his passion for environmental causes -- and gave readers a clue as to where the inevitable "Avatar" sequel will go.
April 20, 2010
RT on DVD & Blu-Ray: Avatar and Crazy Heart
This week on home video, we've finally got a few releases worth cheering about. The headliner is none other than James Cameron's record-breaking mega-blockbuster, Avatar, which probably won't fare quite as well on home video as it did in the theaters, but will probably do gangbusters in DVD sales anyway. Then we've got another couple of Oscar-nominated films in Crazy Heart and The Young Victoria. Follow that up with Peter Jackson's latest effort and a couple of niche items, as well as a handful of classic films in new Criterion Collection editions and on Blu-Ray, and we've got a pretty decent week! Check out the list and see which ones will make it into your library!
March 24, 2010
Na'vi: The New Klingon
How much do you love "Avatar"? Probably not as much as the people profiled in this Slate article about folks teaching themselves to speak Na'vi.
March 17, 2010
Here Comes the Avatar Double Dip
When you rush out to get your DVD or Blu-ray copy of "Avatar" next month, don't expect any bonus features -- Fox is saving them all for the "ultimate" edition, scheduled to reach stores in November.
March 12, 2010
Fox Plots Avatar Re-Release
Haven't seen "Avatar" yet? Don't worry, Fox has your back -- the studio is in talks with James Cameron to re-release the record-shattering epic to theaters, with additional footage.
March 9, 2010
Awards Tour: Complete Oscar Winners List
The Hurt Locker wins big with wins for director Kathryn Bigelow and Best Picture honors. The night also saw Oscars go to Hollywood veterans Sandra Bullock and Jeff Bridges. See the full list of Oscar winners below! And thank you to everyone who participated in our first ever Facebook chat and kept us company on Twitter!
February 23, 2010
Damon and Gyllenhaal Said No to Avatar
Did you enjoy Sam Worthington's performance in "Avatar"? The way James Cameron tells it, things could have turned out differently, if Matt Damon or Jake Gyllenhaal had said yes to the role.
February 21, 2010
Box Office Guru Wrapup: Shutter Island Takes the Weekend
Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio scored the biggest openings of their careers with the psychological thriller "Shutter Island," the fourth teaming between the two men, which easily led the North American box office. With no other films debuting in wide release, the rest of the top ten was filled with holdovers, most of which dropped by more than 50% from last weekend's record holiday session. The top ten films beat out year-ago levels, however the Top 20 fell behind last year's performance due to the current marketplace's lack of depth.
January 31, 2010
Box Office Guru Wrapup: It's Lucky 7 for Avatar: $2 Billion Broken!
Once again, it wasn't even close. James Cameron's 3D epic Avatar ruled the box office for the seventh consecutive time grossing more than the frame's two new releases combined. With another remarkably low decline, the sci-fi actioner put itself within inches of passing Titanic's all-time domestic record while incredible staying power overseas propelled the worldwide gross past the $2 billion mark. Picking up the crumbs were the new films Edge of Darkness with Mel Gibson which enjoyed a mediocre debut and the romantic comedy When in Rome which did better than expected in third place.
January 26, 2010
#1 All-Time: Avatar Overtakes Titanic
After six weekends of international release (accounting for 70% of the film's revenue), "Avatar" has overtaken "Titanic" and is now the highest grossing film of all time.
January 24, 2010
Box Office Guru Wrapup: Avatar Takes Sixth Consecutive Weekend
James Cameron's latest juggernaut "Avatar" became the first film since the director's own "Titanic" to rule the number one spot for six straight weekends as it once again steamrolled over the competition topping the charts by a wide margin. Three new films without 3D trips into outer space opened to mixed results with the thriller "Legion" leading the way in second place with a solid showing. The family comedy "The Tooth Fairy" saw mild business in fourth while moviegoers ignored the drama "Extraordinary Measures" which landed in seventh. Films with major Golden Globe wins all witnessed small declines.
January 20, 2010
Seeing Things in Avatar
"Avatar" has been seen by an awful lot of people over the last several weeks, and inevitably, not all of them are pleased: as the New York Times notes, the film's list of detractors now includes anti-smoking advocates, conservative pundits, and the Chinese government.
January 17, 2010
Box Office Guru Wrapup: Avatar Continues To Dominate
For a fifth straight weekend James Cameron's Avatar controlled the box office setting another milestone as it moved past Star Wars into third place on the all-time domestic box office chart. Watch out Dark Knight, you're next. The unstoppable force that is Avatar dropped a slim 18% from last weekend and brought in another $41.3, according to estimates, bringing its total to an other-worldly $491.7M. Internationally, the film has now made $1.1B, which is just a hop, skip and a jump from Titanic's current record of $1.2B. Combined, the 3D sci-fi adventure flick has made an astounding $1.6B worldwide in only five weeks and the only question now is when it'll beat Titanic, not if.
January 16, 2010
Awards Tour: Golden Globe Winners!
With the Oscars just around the corner, "Avatar," "Up," and "Crazy Heart" continued their strong showings this season at the 2010 Golden Globe Awards. Check out the full list of winners below!
January 11, 2010
Avatar Sinks Titanic In Australia
James Cameron has beaten his own box-office record in Australia, as Avatar passes Titanic to become Down Under's all-time highest grossing film.
January 10, 2010
Box Office Guru Wrapup: Avatar Is Still #1
This weekend, successfully defending his land from intruders like the Na'vi, James Cameron had no problem staying put at number one at the North American box office for a fourth consecutive weekend with his futuristic megablockbuster Avatar, which grossed more than all three new releases combined. The silver and bronze once again went to Sherlock Holmes and Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel while the vampire pic The Daybreakers led the new films with a decent fourth place debut. Avatar, meanwhile, showed enough strength around the world that it has now put Titanic's all-time records in jeopardy. Read on for full Box Office details.
January 3, 2010
A New Decade, and a Whole New World of Film
Every decade is full of change, but for the film industry, the last ten years have been particularly tumultuous. In a recent editorial, the New York Times looks at where we were, where we are, and where we're going.
January 3, 2010
Box Office Guru Wrapup: Avatar Continues Its Run In 2010
Over the first weekend of 2010, moviegoers still had their minds on the year 2154 as James Cameron's futuristic 3D adventure Avatar easily remained number one for a third consecutive frame breaking records and smashing the $1 billion global box office milestone in the process. With no new releases, the top ten was filled with the same movies as some dropped harder than others while a small handful enjoyed sales boosts thanks to Friday being a holiday for New Year's Day. The Top 20 grossed a scorching $220M kicking off the new decade on the right note.
December 21, 2009
Avatar Oscar Predictions Begin
Now that "Avatar" is officially in theaters, it's time to start handicapping the awards races -- and according to the L.A. Times, at least one Academy voter expects a plethora of nominations.
December 20, 2009
Box Office Guru Wrapup: Avatar Soars to #1 Spot
This weekend, a dozen years after scoring the biggest blockbuster of all-time, James Cameron returned to his comfortable spot at number one with his most expensive film to date, the sci-fi epic Avatar, which grossed more than every other film in the marketplace combined. On the other hand, Hugh Grant and Sarah Jessica Parker failed to charm audiences with their new date movie Did You Hear About the Morgans? which limped into fourth place with a weak opening. A massive blizzard rocked the east coast dumping up to two feet of snow in some areas causing movie theaters to see drastic cuts in attendance. Studios will now fight hard to capture lost business in the days ahead as most holdovers witnessed hefty declines.
December 17, 2009
Critics Consensus: Avatar Is Certified Fresh
This week at the movies, we've got a strange alien world (James Cameron's Avatar, starring Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana), and a couple on the run (Did You Hear about the Morgans?, starring Hugh Grant and Sarah Jessica Parker). What do the critics have to say? Avatar is one of the most hotly anticipated films in years, for a number of reasons: it marks James Cameron's return to fiction filmmaking after a long layoff; its motion capture techniques were the subject of intense pre-release press; and it's the most expensive movie ever made. And now, the verdict is in: critics say Avatar is indeed a visionary picture.
December 16, 2009
Total Recall: James Cameron Movies
He got his start as a miniature model maker at Roger Corman Studios, and promptly went on to establish himself as one of the biggest directors in Hollywood -- both in terms of his staggering box office grosses ($3.5 billion worldwide and counting) and his seemingly limitless appetite for epic storytelling. Like a lot of filmmakers, James Cameron's imagination has often outpaced the available technology -- but unlike most of his peers, when confronted with those limits, he simply spurs the invention of new technology to get around them. Cameron's latest effort, Avatar, required the development of a whole new 3-D camera, and rode the bleeding edge of CGI's outer limits. After years of buildup, Avatar is finally here -- but before we witness what's being hyped as the future of filmmaking, why don't we look back at James Cameron's past?
December 16, 2009
How Avatar Happened: The Path to Innovation
As we gird ourselves for several more days of being told that James Cameron's "Avatar" will change movies forever, Cinemablend has prepared a helpful look back at other quantum leaps in special effects technology.
December 14, 2009
Awards Tour 2009: Avatar Best Picture at NYFCO!
Will James Cameron be King of the World again on Oscar night? While his film was not an early favorite in the Oscar race, it might become a dark horse if nominated for Best Picture as it's been wrangling up more nominations and wins in recent days.
December 11, 2009
James Cameron Talks Avatar Sequels
Now that "Avatar" is finally almost here, it's time to start asking James Cameron what he's doing next -- and if his list of upcoming projects includes an "Avatar" sequel.
December 10, 2009
Tomatometer Watch: Will Avatar Live Up To The Hype?
Over ten years after writing and directing Titanic, which went on to become the highest grossing movie of all time, James Cameron reenters big budget feature film creation directing with no shortage of critical and commercial expectations next weekend with the release of sci-fi epic Avatar. Though reviews are just beginning to come in, Cameron certainly knows how to make an entrance, as Avatar has been one of the most talked about films of the year, especially since the release of the film's first clip in November. And after a month-long stretch of supercharged anticipation and rumors, critics' reviews are beginning to carve out the Tomatometer for a film that has already managed to generate its share of early awards buzz. With a strong start from critics and as audience eagerly await the release of the film, the question remains: Will Avatar's Tomatometer live up to its hype?
December 10, 2009
The Gimmicks That Changed Cinema: Part 2
Yesterday we marvelled at the wonders of sound, color, 3-D and CinemaScope -- innovations that changed the way audiences viewed movies forever. Today, it's time to cross over to the less auspicious side of gimmickry. Behold! Odorama! Snuff! The Tingler? Will Avatar's blue, dreadlocked Na'vi be remembered with such reverence?
December 9, 2009
The Gimmicks That Changed Cinema: Part 1
James Cameron's 'Avatar' is almost here, and if it's anything like the director's been promising-a new way to experience immersive 3-D movies, whatever that mean-then the industry could be about to enter a new phase of technology.
So to mark the release of the latest revolution in film technology, we took a look back-way back--at the ones that have come before it. In the first of our two-part series about the technological advances that changed the movie industry forever, we look at the gimmicks that are now part of the standard moviegoing experience. Tomorrow, we look at the ones that weren't so fortunate.
December 8, 2009
Avatar Picks Up Golden Globes Buzz
Could "Avatar" score Golden Globe nominations for Best Picture - Drama and Best Director? That's the buzz after an extremely well-received Hollywood screening.
November 30, 2009
MTV Hosting Avatar Roundtable
Got a question for James Cameron, members of the "Avatar" cast, or even producer Jon Landau? They'll all be part of a live roundtable hosted and moderated by MTV on Thursday.
November 27, 2009
Friday Harvest: The Road, Avatar, and more!
Happy Friday Harvest, a weekly round-up of the best pictures, posters, and videos that have become available for viewing/download on Rotten Tomatoes. Each section features the favorite or most interesting item we've added for the week, along with several other new highlights. Enjoy!
More weirdo horror from Willem Dafoe! He follows Antichrist with My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done?, based on the true story of a San Diego man who kills his mother with a saber. It's being helmed by Werner Herzog, who describes My Son as "a horror film without the blood, chainsaws and gore, but with a strange, anonymous fear."
November 16, 2009
Avatar: Gambling on Film's Future
James Cameron has a history of confounding expectations and coming up big in high-pressure situations. For "Avatar," being billed as the most expensive movie in history, some pundits are saying he needs to do nothing short of save Hollywood.
November 10, 2009
RT's Holiday Movie Preview -- Find Out What's Hot This Season!
Ah, the holiday season. A time for family, peace, goodwill, and some of the best that Hollywood has to offer. From the hotly-anticipated (Avatar, The Twilight Saga: New Moon) to the family-friendly (The Princess and the Frog); from Oscar contenders (Invictus) to wild spectacles (2012), the holiday movie season has something for everyone. We at RT have prepared a handy guide of what will be invading the multiplex as the leaves turn, so read on for scoop on the season's slate, which includes new flicks from directors like James Cameron Peter Jackson, Clint Eastwood, and Wes Anderson, and stars like Robert Downey Jr., George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Robert DeNiro, and Penelope Cruz.
November 9, 2009
Can Avatar Make Money?
The New York Times says James Cameron's "Avatar" will cost nearly half a billion dollars -- and asks the crucial question: Can something so expensive ever hope to turn a profit?
November 2, 2009
12 Facts About 2012
Did the Mayans really predict, all those centuries ago, that Earth would be visited by planetary apocalypse three years from now? It's open to interpretation -- Roland Emmerich has a gargantuan disaster movie to sell and even he admits the whole 2012 theory is just, "a nice hook for the audience." John Cusack, Thandie Newton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Woody Harrelson and Danny Glover are a few of the stars swept up in Emmerich's latest cataclysmic shocker. Rotten Tomatoes meets the cast and director in Cancun, Mexico - close to the once-throbbing heart of Mayan civilisation -- for a 2012 fact-finding mission.
October 23, 2009
New Avatar Stills Posted
The curtain won't pull back on James Cameron's "Avatar" for a few more weeks, but for an extra early peek, take a gander at some of the new high-quality stills that have been posted over at Spoiler TV.
October 2, 2009
Friday Harvest: Avatar, Nightmare on Elm Street, and more!
Happy Friday Harvest, a weekly round-up of the best pictures, posters, and videos that have become available for viewing/download on Rotten Tomatoes. Each section features the favorite or most interesting item we've added for the week, along with several other new highlights. Enjoy!
Picture Gallery of the Week: Avatar
We're treading ever closer towards Avatar's December 18 release date, and with each new batch release of promo material, we can solidify our expectations. The mechs look cool, the blue people are still very, um, blue, and the shots of Sigourney Weaver almost guarantee this to be a badass movie. Wait...is that Joel David Moore (of Grandma's Boy and The Hottie and the Nottie) behind her? Never mind. Browse the gallery
August 27, 2009
Avatar Stills Posted
The new issue of Empire includes some "Avatar" stills, and you know what that means -- yes, some enterprising soul has already scanned them for your perusal.
August 27, 2009
Avatar Tickets Already On Sale
Got a few bucks burning a hole in your pocket and plans to see "Avatar" on December 18? Good news: You can already pre-order your tickets.
August 24, 2009
Avatar Day: The Aftermath
Now that "Avatar" Day is on the books, how are the fans who saw the preview footage reacting to the film? The Los Angeles Times got post-screening reactions from a number of lucky attendees.
August 4, 2009
Avatar Aliens (Sort Of) Revealed
In a turn of events familiar to "Transformers" fans, pictures of the aliens from James Cameron's "Avatar" have made their online debut...in the form of toy stills.
July 30, 2009
John Landau Talks Avatar
Looking for the latest and greatest in behind-the-scenes info about James Cameron's "Avatar"? Lucky you: here's a new interview with producer John Landau.
July 28, 2009
The Fans Speak! Comic-Con Reactions From the Floor
RT hit the Convention Center floor at Comic-Con to poll fans and costumed Con-goers on the best sights and panel presentations of the week. We found that everyone -- teens and adults, boys and girls, cos-players and even the wizards of Hogwarts -- had come to Comic-Con 2009 for very different reasons, ranging from video games to Twilight to a Japanese doll collecting phenomenon. Below, meet a sampling of this year's attendees and learn which fantasy properties were the biggest hits, which panels were worth waiting hours in line for, and what exactly is up with the "Free Hugs" and "Mini Skirt Army" movements.
July 27, 2009
Comic-Con Wrap: Iron Man 2, New Moon Best In Show
The truth about Sunday at this year's Comic-Con is that it was the day most people skipped - even the Hollywood studios. With only two film panels slated for the day (Overture's docu-romance Paper Heart, which stars a geeky girl who probably reads comics, and the festival hit Mystery Team, which will delight Encyclopedia Brown enthusiasts) it's no wonder that the whole place felt a little empty. So instead of recapping Sunday panels, I'm taking a look back at the entire four days of Comic-Con 2009 to point out what was good, great, and sort of weird about this year's fest - in terms a geek might understand.
June 5, 2009
Cameron's Avatar Will Not Be Brief
If you've been at all worried about getting the maximum movie for your admission dollar when James Cameron's "Avatar" comes out, you can relax: /Film has obtained confirmation that it'll be over two and a half hours long.
June 2, 2009
Cameron Teases Avatar Game
Popping up at E3, James Cameron treated attendees to an in-depth discussion of "Avatar" -- well, the video game version, anyway.
May 29, 2009
More Avatar Concept Art Posted
Reinforcing its status as "the best place to be for all things James Cameron," MarketSaw has gotten its hands on a pair of concept art images for "Avatar."
May 19, 2009
Cannes 2009: Carrey and co. Present A Christmas Carol
Big, fat flakes of white snow suddenly began tumbling down in the roasting afternoon heat of the Cannes Film Festival yesterday. It wasn't global warming. It was just Cannes. Because here, you can do that. The festival is its own Field Of Dreams: if you pay for it, it will come. You want Christmas in May? You got it. You want Jim Carrey throwing snowballs after being brought in on a horse-drawn carriage? You got that too. Striding up a frosty red carpet between a set of pumping snow-machines, Carrey, Jenny McCarthy, Colin Firth and Robin Wright Penn arrived in style for this scene of meteorological madness to introduce the world's first look at Robert Zemeckis' upcoming 3D 'toon A Christmas Carol.
May 15, 2009
Exclusive: The Look of Terminator Salvation with Martin Laing
Production Designer Martin Laing has worked with James Cameron on True Lies, Titanic and Ghosts of the Abyss and has served on films like The Haunting, City of Ember and the upcoming Clash of the Titans. Terminator Salvation, with its bleak view of the future, is easily his most ambitious project to date. On the eve of the film's worldwide rollout, he sits down exclusively with RT to take us through concept art for the film and explain his approach... "Our Terminator world is quite different from the films you've seen before. In the same way that Warner Bros. took the Batman movies and turned them on their head, in design terms as well as the story, and turned that world into something very dark and really really cool, we're going to be doing the same thing with Terminator."
May 10, 2009
Sam Worthington Talks Avatar, Clash of the Titans
With roles in "Terminator Salvation," James Cameron's "Avatar," and Louis Leterrier's "Clash of the Titans" remake, Sam Worthington has an insider's perspective on some of the most anticipated upcoming releases -- a perspective he shared in a recent interview with Collider.
April 6, 2009
Laz Alonso Talks James Cameron's Avatar
Is James Cameron's "Avatar" the first chapter in a planned trilogy, or did Laz Alonso just suffer a moment of vocabulary confusion? Read Collider's interview with the actor and decide for yourself.
March 10, 2009
James Cameron's Avatar Rumor Roundup
Rumor has it that James Cameron will be unveiling an "Avatar" trailer for ShoWest attendees at the end of the month -- and another, possibly more interesting, rumor has it that Cameron has already rejected eight potential trailers from his team.
February 2, 2009
New Photo from Cameron's Avatar Posted
It's rather blurry, but a new image purported to be "the first authentic, final rendition" of a character from James Cameron's "Avatar" has surfaced, and MarketSaw's got it.
December 4, 2008
Richard Zanuck Issues 3-D Challenge to James Cameron
"Alice in Wonderland" producer Richard Zanuck claims not to have seen James Cameron's disparaging remarks about the process being used to convert his film to 3-D, but that hasn't stopped him from issuing a challenge to Cameron.
December 3, 2008
James Cameron Urges "Content-Driven" 3-D
James Cameron gave the keynote address at Tuesday's 3D Entertainment Summit, and had some interesting things to say about the way the technology is being used -- particularly by Tim Burton.
September 9, 2008
James Cameron Talks Avatar; Set Photos Leak
In a recent interview, James Cameron said his upcoming sci-fi epic "Avatar" "makes 'Titanic' look like a picnic" -- and now that the first set photos are starting to leak out, you can see for yourself.
August 7, 2008
James Cameron Talks Avatar
With just under a year and a half before the scheduled release of his latest big-budget epic, Avatar, James Cameron has given the Hollywood Reporter a peek inside the production, which he calls the "most challenging film" he's ever made.
April 11, 2008
James Cameron Totally Loves 3-D
In a wide-ranging interview with Variety, James Cameron talks about his upcoming 3-D epic Avatar -- and his plans to bring 3-D technology to the world of "small dramatic film."
February 22, 2008
James Cameron Gives Fans an Avatar Update
First, the bad news: Someone's been circulating fake promo art for James Cameron's Avatar lately. Now for the good news: Cameron has given the good folks at Ain't It Cool News an update on progress behind the scenes of his latest sci-fi epic.
February 14, 2008
Sam Worthington Joins Terminator 4 Cast
With McG and Christian Bale inching ever closer to Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins' summer 2009 release date, the sequel's supporting cast is starting to fill in.
January 29, 2008
Stephen Sommers' G.I. Joe Finds Its Duke?
Remember all those rumors about Sam Worthington being in line to star as Duke in Stephen Sommers' live-action G.I. Joe? Well, they were true. Emphasis on the "were."
January 22, 2008
Cloverfield 2 on the Horizon?
It debuted at number one last weekend, broke the weekend record for a film opening in January, and earned a respectable 77 percent Tomatometer rating from the critics -- so should it surprise anyone that people are already talking about a Cloverfield sequel?
January 3, 2008
Studios Planning for Fewer Sequels in 2008
If you're the type of moviegoer who greets the annual wave of sequels with groans and eyerolls, USA Today has some good news for you: In 2008, you can expect to see far fewer of them at a theater near you.
November 28, 2007
Avatar Concept Art Leaked?
You won't get to see James Cameron's Avatar in theaters until May of 2009, but fret not, sci-fi fans -- the Internet is a magical, unending source of leaked information, and thanks to JoBlo, you can get your first look at concept art from the film!
September 18, 2007
Zoe Saldana Joins Star Trek XI
Well, it looks like the rumors were true -- according to a post published today at The Hollywood Reporter, Zoe Saldana "is in final negotiations" to join the cast of Star Trek XI.
August 31, 2007
Has J.J. Abrams Found His Uhura?
We've passed along plenty of the dish surrounding J.J. Abrams' upcoming Star Trek reboot, including a whole lotta casting buzz -- but amidst all the Kirk, Spock, and Chekov gossip, there hasn't been much speculation regarding who might play one of the franchise's most iconic roles: Communications officer Uhura.
May 2, 2007
CCH Pounder Talks Up Cameron's "Avatar"
You probably know the the talented character actress CCH Pounder from her work on TV series like "ER" and "The Shield," but she's done a good deal of movie work, too. She's among the cast of James Cameron's "Avatar" and she recently shared a few tiny tidbits on that production.
April 23, 2007
"War of the 3-D Epics" -- Coming May, 2009
Memorial Day 2009 is set up to be Cameron vs. Katzenberg in the battle of the 3-D epics. Both producers want the release date, Katzenberg for "Monsters vs. Aliens," and Cameron for his long-awaited "Avatar."
April 11, 2007
Sigourney Weaver Talks More About "Avatar"
It's pretty difficult to not be impressed by Ms. Sigourney Weaver. But with two recent indies under her belt and a brief window in her theatrical career, the classy gal is just getting ready for "Avatar" duty.
April 8, 2007
Michael Biehn Hopin', Wishin' and Waitin' for "Avatar"
James Cameron staple actor Michael Biehn ("Terminator," "Aliens," "The Abyss") must be happy that the director is coming back to narrative filmmaking with "Avatar." It's likely to be a reunion between the actor and Oscar winner.
April 6, 2007
A Half-Decade-Early "Avatar" Poster?
Wow. How often do you get to see a poster for a movie that won't hit theaters for another four years? Well, if you know JoBlo then you can do it today if you like. There's always a chance it could be a fakie, but for right now it does look like James Cameron's impending "Avatar" has a one-sheet.
March 27, 2007
Biehn and Cameron Back Together on "Avatar"?
They worked pretty darn well together on "The Terminator," "Aliens," and "The Abyss" -- so maybe filmmaker James Cameron and actor Michael Biehn are about to get the old magic brewing on "Avatar." (Or maybe not.)
February 15, 2007
Sigourney Weaver Checks Out James Cameron's "Avatar"
James Cameron had some casting news to announce, so he called AICN to help get the word out there. Seems that Sigourney Weaver, in line with earlier reports, has joined Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana in Cameron's "Avatar."
January 19, 2007
Weaver Joining Cameron's "Avatar"?
Sigourney Weaver is having a busy year: Not only is her voice in theaters now, as the wicked stepmother in "Happily N'Ever After," but she'll also be seen in the upcoming films "The Girl in the Park" and "Vantage Point" ... and now JoBlo.com is reporting that a scooper from Ain't it Cool News has learned that Weaver will soon be reteaming with her "Aliens" director, James Cameron, in a big-budget sci-fi film.
January 17, 2007
An Old Friend Checks Out James Cameron's New "Avatar"
Well here's some James Cameron news that's interesting if not all that surprising: In addition to the already-cast Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana, the "Avatar" director looks to be interested in hiring an old friend for his new movie. (I'm pretty sure he's been in all Cameron's movies except for "Titanic." Can you name him?)
January 10, 2007
Cameron to Get "Gung Ho" on "Avatar"
Harry from AICN recently had a interesting little phone call from James Cameron, and the slow-moving yet still-revolutionary filmmaker had some fairly interesting info to impart regarding his just (finally and officially) announced project "Avatar."
January 9, 2007
James Cameron's "Avatar" On Its Way!
We've been hearing about "James Cameron's next movie" for what seems like twelve years, but according to a recent New York Times story, the "Titanic" director's "Avatar" is not only the next project on his plate -- it's already in production!
December 22, 2006
Cameron's Geeting His Amazing "Avatar" On Track -- Slowly
The good news on the James Cameron's "Avatar" front is this: The filmmaker's been working with Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg on a mega-fancy cutting-edge special effects system the likes of which have never been seen before. The bad news is that the movie won't be ready until 2009.
October 18, 2006
Has James Cameron Found His "Avatar" Star?
The news has been confirmed in an official capacity, but according to a handful of movie sites, James Cameron has found a star for his long-awaited "Avatar." And it's not the sort of leading man you're probably expecting...