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August 2, 2013

Weekly Ketchup: James Cameron Announces Full Trilogy of Avatar Sequels Opens in new window

This week's Ketchup covers seven days of movie development news including the latest on James Cameron's continued plans for the world of Avatar and reboots and/or remakes of Akira, Quasimodo and Scarface. More...

August 2, 2013

James Cameron Announces Three Avatar Sequels Opens in new window

Back to Pandora, again and again and again. More...

July 8, 2013

James Cameron Thinks There Are Too Many 3D Movies Opens in new window

"I do not think Hollywood is using the 3D properly." More...

October 23, 2012

James Cameron Eyes The Informationist Opens in new window

He's reportedly settled on the project he'll direct and produce after he's finished with the "Avatar" saga. More...

September 10, 2012

James Cameron Planning a Prequel for Avatar 4 Opens in new window

And he still has his eye on "Battle Angel." More...

June 26, 2012

Three Avatar Sequels Filming Back-to-Back? Opens in new window

Sigourney Weaver says that's James Cameron's plan. More...

May 7, 2012

James Cameron Solely Focused on Avatar Sequels Opens in new window

He says he's disbanded his production company, and could take the "Avatar" series out to "Avatar 4." More...

December 15, 2011

Five Favorite Films with Roger Corman Opens in new window

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. More...

September 21, 2011

James Cameron Wants to Take You on a Ride to Pandora Opens in new window

The world of "Avatar" is coming to Fox's theme parks. More...

May 27, 2011

Weekly Ketchup: The Epic Movie Guys to Spoof Avatar Opens in new window

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. More...

May 19, 2011

Michael Bay and James Cameron talk Transformers and 3D Opens in new window

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. More...

February 3, 2011

Hollywood's Biggest Earners in 2010 Opens in new window

Vanity Fair has released its annual list of Hollywood's biggest earners. Guess who came out on top? More...

February 1, 2011

Five Favorite Films with James Cameron Opens in new window

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. More...

January 14, 2011

Five Favorite Films with Zoe Saldana Opens in new window

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. More...

December 22, 2010

2010's Most Pirated Films Opens in new window

The list of 2010's most pirated films has been released, and the big "winner" probably shouldn't surprise you. More...

November 3, 2010

James Cameron Talks Avatar Special Edition Opens in new window

James Cameron showed up at Blu-Con 2010 yesterday, where he led an in-depth discussion of what you can expect from the upcoming "Avatar" special edition Blu-ray. More...

October 29, 2010

Weekly Ketchup: James Cameron announces two Avatar sequels Opens in new window

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. More...

October 29, 2010

Five Favorite Films with Saw's Tobin Bell Opens in new window

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. More...

October 27, 2010

Cameron Signs for Avatar Sequels, Planned for 2014 and 2015 Opens in new window

Ending months of speculation about his next project, James Cameron has committed to making a pair of "Avatar" sequels his next projects. More...

October 20, 2010

James Cameron Talks 3-D, Titanic, Cleopatra, and More Opens in new window

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. More...

August 25, 2010

James Cameron on the Avatar Re-Release and Sequels Opens in new window

James Cameron's "Avatar" is heading back to theaters -- and back to DVD and Blu-ray -- with extra footage. Get Cameron's take on what fans can expect in this new Moviefone interview. More...

August 9, 2010

James Cameron Talks At the Mountains of Madness, Avatar Reissue Opens in new window

Want to know what you should expect in that added "Avatar" footage? Or the inside story about James Cameron's involvement in Guillermo del Toro's "At the Mountains of Madness"? Don't miss these interviews. More...

July 30, 2010

Weekly Ketchup: James Cameron & Guillermo Del Toro Collaborate Opens in new window

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. More...

July 12, 2010

Sam Worthington on Clash of the Titans 2, Extra Avatar Scenes Opens in new window

What can you expect to see in the "Clash of the Titans" sequel -- or the extra eight minutes of footage being added to the "Avatar" re-release? Sam Worthington has some answers. More...

July 8, 2010

Avatar Returns on August 27 Opens in new window

It's official: James Cameron's "Avatar" will return to theaters August 27, with eight minutes of additional footage in tow. More...

June 7, 2010

10 Must-See 3D Movies On Their Way Opens in new window

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... More...

April 26, 2010

Avatar DVD/Blu-ray Breaks Sales Records Opens in new window

Extras or no extras, the "Avatar" DVD/Blu-ray is a record-breaking hit, selling 6.7 million copies in its first four days. More...

April 21, 2010

James Cameron Talks Avatar Re-Release, Sequel Opens in new window

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. More...

April 20, 2010

RT on DVD & Blu-Ray: Avatar and Crazy Heart Opens in new window

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! More...

March 24, 2010

Na'vi: The New Klingon Opens in new window

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. More...

March 22, 2010

Jon Landau Talks Avatar Sequel, Blu-ray, and More Opens in new window

So, what's going to happen next in "Avatar" land? To hear the latest about a possible theatrical re-release, a sequel, and more, watch producer Jon Landau's ShoWest remarks. More...

March 17, 2010

Here Comes the Avatar Double Dip Opens in new window

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. More...

March 12, 2010

Fox Plots Avatar Re-Release Opens in new window

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. More...

March 9, 2010

Awards Tour: Complete Oscar Winners List Opens in new window

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! More...

February 23, 2010

Damon and Gyllenhaal Said No to Avatar Opens in new window

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. More...

February 21, 2010

Box Office Guru Wrapup: Shutter Island Takes the Weekend Opens in new window

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. More...

February 17, 2010

James Cameron Is Working on an Avatar Prequel...Novel Opens in new window

According to producer Jon Landau, James Cameron is beginning work on an "Avatar" prequel -- but instead of a movie, it'll be a "big, epic" novel "that fills in a lot of things." More...

January 31, 2010

Box Office Guru Wrapup: It's Lucky 7 for Avatar: $2 Billion Broken! Opens in new window

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. More...

January 26, 2010

#1 All-Time: Avatar Overtakes Titanic Opens in new window

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. More...

January 24, 2010

Box Office Guru Wrapup: Avatar Takes Sixth Consecutive Weekend Opens in new window

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. More...

January 20, 2010

Seeing Things in Avatar Opens in new window

"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. More...

January 19, 2010

Lucas Inspired by Avatar, Still Hopes for 3-D Star Wars Opens in new window

Everybody's talking about "Avatar" these days -- including George Lucas, who says its technology could finally spur the 3-D "Star Wars" films he's been struggling with for years. More...

January 17, 2010

Box Office Guru Wrapup: Avatar Continues To Dominate Opens in new window

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. More...

January 16, 2010

Awards Tour: Golden Globe Winners! Opens in new window

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! More...

January 11, 2010

Avatar Sinks Titanic In Australia Opens in new window

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. More...

January 10, 2010

Box Office Guru Wrapup: Avatar Is Still #1 Opens in new window

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. More...

January 7, 2010

James Cameron on Avatar: "There'll Be Another" Opens in new window

In an announcement that should surprise absolutely no one, James Cameron has told a Q&A audience that there will be an "Avatar" sequel. More...

January 7, 2010

Avatar Becomes #2 All-Time Grossing Movie In 20 Days Opens in new window

In just twenty days, "Avatar" has overtaken "Lord of The Rings: Return of the King" as the second highest grossing film of all time, with James Cameron's "Titanic" still holding strong in the #1 position. More...

January 3, 2010

A New Decade, and a Whole New World of Film Opens in new window

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. More...

January 3, 2010

Box Office Guru Wrapup: Avatar Continues Its Run In 2010 Opens in new window

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. More...

December 29, 2009

A Look Inside the Stunts of Avatar, Iron Man 2, and Alice in Wonderland Opens in new window

"Avatar," "Iron Man 2," and "Alice in Wonderland" are going to play for a whole lot of moviegoers before they're through -- but no one will watch them with the same perspective as Garrett Warren, the stunt coordinator who worked on all three. More...

December 21, 2009

Avatar Oscar Predictions Begin Opens in new window

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. More...

December 20, 2009

Box Office Guru Wrapup: Avatar Soars to #1 Spot Opens in new window

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. More...

December 17, 2009

Critics Consensus: Avatar Is Certified Fresh Opens in new window

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. More...

December 16, 2009

Total Recall: James Cameron Movies Opens in new window

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? More...

December 16, 2009

How Avatar Happened: The Path to Innovation Opens in new window

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. More...

December 14, 2009

Awards Tour 2009: Avatar Best Picture at NYFCO! Opens in new window

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. More...

December 11, 2009

James Cameron Talks Avatar Sequels Opens in new window

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. More...

December 10, 2009

Tomatometer Watch: Will Avatar Live Up To The Hype? Opens in new window

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? More...

December 10, 2009

The Gimmicks That Changed Cinema: Part 2 Opens in new window

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? More...

December 9, 2009

The Gimmicks That Changed Cinema: Part 1 Opens in new window

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. More...

December 8, 2009

Avatar Picks Up Golden Globes Buzz Opens in new window

Could "Avatar" score Golden Globe nominations for Best Picture - Drama and Best Director? That's the buzz after an extremely well-received Hollywood screening. More...

December 7, 2009

Cameron Explains Blue Avatar Aliens Opens in new window

So why did James Cameron make his "Avatar" aliens blue, anyway? He answered that question, along with some others, during a recent Q&A. More...

November 30, 2009

MTV Hosting Avatar Roundtable Opens in new window

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. More...

November 27, 2009

Friday Harvest: The Road, Avatar, and more! Opens in new window

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." More...

November 16, 2009

Avatar: Gambling on Film's Future Opens in new window

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. More...

November 10, 2009

RT's Holiday Movie Preview -- Find Out What's Hot This Season! Opens in new window

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. More...

November 9, 2009

Can Avatar Make Money? Opens in new window

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? More...

November 2, 2009

12 Facts About 2012 Opens in new window

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. More...

October 23, 2009

New Avatar Stills Posted Opens in new window

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. More...

October 2, 2009

Friday Harvest: Avatar, Nightmare on Elm Street, and more! Opens in new window

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! Pictures 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 More...

August 27, 2009

Avatar Stills Posted Opens in new window

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. More...

August 27, 2009

Avatar Tickets Already On Sale Opens in new window

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. More...

August 25, 2009

Sam Worthington Talks Terminator Salvation, Avatar Teaser Reactions Opens in new window

Speaking from the "Clash of the Titans" set in a recent interview, Sam Worthington discussed the reaction to "Terminator Salvation" -- and the "Avatar" footage released last week. More...

August 24, 2009

Avatar Day: The Aftermath Opens in new window

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. More...

August 13, 2009

Fox, IMAX Team for Groundbreaking Avatar Promotion Opens in new window

Live near an IMAX theater? Be sure to check the official "Avatar" website at noon PST Monday -- 20th Century Fox is giving away tickets to see 16 minutes of footage from the film. More...

August 4, 2009

Avatar Aliens (Sort Of) Revealed Opens in new window

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. More...

July 30, 2009

John Landau Talks Avatar Opens in new window

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. More...

July 28, 2009

The Fans Speak! Comic-Con Reactions From the Floor Opens in new window

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. More...

July 27, 2009

Comic-Con Wrap: Iron Man 2, New Moon Best In Show Opens in new window

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. More...

June 24, 2009

Cameron Screens Avatar Footage at Cinema Expo Opens in new window

James Cameron turned up at Cinema Expo yesterday, wearing a pair of 3-D glasses and unveiling nearly half an hour of "Avatar" footage. More...

June 5, 2009

Cameron's Avatar Will Not Be Brief Opens in new window

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. More...

June 3, 2009

First Look at Avatar's "Heavy Equipment" Opens in new window

Ubisoft strolled into E3 with a mess o' "Avatar" stuff -- including a giant suit of armor from the film. Check it out! More...

June 2, 2009

Cameron Teases Avatar Game Opens in new window

Popping up at E3, James Cameron treated attendees to an in-depth discussion of "Avatar" -- well, the video game version, anyway. More...

May 29, 2009

More Avatar Concept Art Posted Opens in new window

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." More...

May 26, 2009

New Still from Cameron's Avatar Surfaces? Opens in new window

Has a picture of a "Powersuit" from James Cameron's "Avatar" surfaced? Take a look and judge for yourself. More...

May 19, 2009

Cannes 2009: Carrey and co. Present A Christmas Carol Opens in new window

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. More...

May 15, 2009

Exclusive: The Look of Terminator Salvation with Martin Laing Opens in new window

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." More...

May 10, 2009

Sam Worthington Talks Avatar, Clash of the Titans Opens in new window

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. More...

April 6, 2009

Laz Alonso Talks James Cameron's Avatar Opens in new window

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. More...

March 27, 2009

Ridley Scott Going 3-D for Forever War Opens in new window

Telling reporters he's been inspired by James Cameron's "Avatar," Ridley Scott has announced he's adapting Joe Haldeman's "Forever War" as a 3-D feature. More...

March 10, 2009

James Cameron's Avatar Rumor Roundup Opens in new window

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. More...

February 2, 2009

New Photo from Cameron's Avatar Posted Opens in new window

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. More...

December 12, 2008

Exclusive: Milton's Paradise Lost Movie in 3D? Opens in new window

Could Scott Derrickson's upcoming adaptation of Milton's Paradise Lost be shot in 3D? Perhaps so, the director told Rotten Tomatoes recently. More...

December 4, 2008

Richard Zanuck Issues 3-D Challenge to James Cameron Opens in new window

"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. More...

December 3, 2008

James Cameron Urges "Content-Driven" 3-D Opens in new window

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. More...

October 15, 2008

Cameron Talks Avatar "Trench Warfare" Opens in new window

James Cameron has issued another update from the set of "Avatar," where he has apparently entered "CG hell." More...

September 9, 2008

James Cameron Talks Avatar; Set Photos Leak Opens in new window

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. More...

August 11, 2008

20 CGI Classics - From T2 to Batman Begins to WALL-E Opens in new window

We showcase 20 films which have employed Pixar's pioneering software RenderMan to create some of the last two decades' most visually-impressive movies. More...

August 7, 2008

James Cameron Talks Avatar Opens in new window

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. More...

May 16, 2008

Cameron Going on a Dive After Avatar? Opens in new window

Slashfilm's Peter Sciretta thinks he knows what James Cameron might be up to after he finishes Avatar. More...

April 11, 2008

James Cameron Totally Loves 3-D Opens in new window

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." More...

February 22, 2008

James Cameron Gives Fans an Avatar Update Opens in new window

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. More...

February 14, 2008

Sam Worthington Joins Terminator 4 Cast Opens in new window

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. More...

January 29, 2008

Stephen Sommers' G.I. Joe Finds Its Duke? Opens in new window

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." More...

January 22, 2008

Cloverfield 2 on the Horizon? Opens in new window

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? More...

January 3, 2008

Studios Planning for Fewer Sequels in 2008 Opens in new window

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. More...

December 12, 2007

Avatar Pushed Back; Night at the Museum 2 Moved Up Opens in new window

Now that studio executives don't have to worry about all those pesky new scripts coming in all the time, they can concentrate on the fun stuff -- like playing with the 2009 release schedule. More...

November 28, 2007

Avatar Concept Art Leaked? Opens in new window

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! More...

October 18, 2007

Wolverine Gets Official Title, Release Date Opens in new window

Cue the chorus of claw jokes, everyone: Variety reports that 20th Century Fox has settled on May 1, 2009 for the release of X-Men Origins: Wolverine. More...

September 20, 2007

Monsters vs. Aliens Flees Cameron's Avatar Release Date Opens in new window

Looks like yesterday's report about some major release-date shuffling by the studios was just the tip of the iceberg. More...

September 18, 2007

Zoe Saldana Joins Star Trek XI Opens in new window

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. More...

August 31, 2007

Has J.J. Abrams Found His Uhura? Opens in new window

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. More...

July 18, 2007

James Cameron's Avatar Stares Down Monsters vs. Aliens For Summer Date Opens in new window

Not too long ago we heard there was a big shoving match going on for the release date of May 22nd, 2009. The combatants were DreamWorks' "Monsters vs. Aliens" and James Cameron's "Avatar." And one of 'em blinked. More...

May 2, 2007

CCH Pounder Talks Up Cameron's "Avatar" Opens in new window

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. More...

April 23, 2007

"War of the 3-D Epics" -- Coming May, 2009 Opens in new window

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." More...

April 11, 2007

Sigourney Weaver Talks More About "Avatar" Opens in new window

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. More...

April 8, 2007

Michael Biehn Hopin', Wishin' and Waitin' for "Avatar" Opens in new window

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. More...

April 6, 2007

A Half-Decade-Early "Avatar" Poster? Opens in new window

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. More...

April 1, 2007

Weaver Does Cameron's Live Action/Animation 20 Years Later in "Avatar" Opens in new window

Sigourney Weaver reunites with her "Aliens" director James Cameron, more than 20 years later, with his new film "Avatar." Though sworn to secrecy, Weaver revealed that she is playing both a live action and animated character, and that Cameron has hardly changed. More...

March 27, 2007

Biehn and Cameron Back Together on "Avatar"? Opens in new window

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.) More...

February 26, 2007

"Avatar" Definitely Coming -- But Not Soon Opens in new window

Hey, you got any plans for May 22nd, 2009? Me neither. Hey, let's go see the new James Cameron movie that day. Cool, I'll put it in my calendar. More...

February 23, 2007

The Weekly Ketchup: A "Simpsons Movie" Trailer, "Pirates 3" and "Dark Knight" Tidbits, And More! Opens in new window

In this week's Ketchup, more trailers, spoilers and other tidbits, for "The Simpsons Movie," "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End," and "The Dark Knight." More...

February 15, 2007

Sigourney Weaver Checks Out James Cameron's "Avatar" Opens in new window

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." More...

January 19, 2007

Weaver Joining Cameron's "Avatar"? Opens in new window

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. More...

January 17, 2007

An Old Friend Checks Out James Cameron's New "Avatar" Opens in new window

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?) More...

January 12, 2007

The Weekly Ketchup: Beyonce Gets Dissed And Defended, Sam Raimi Gives Some Hints On The Next Two "Spider-Man" Movies, And More! Opens in new window

In this week's Ketchup, Beyonce's detractors and defenders converge in perfect harmony in the RT forums, and Sam Raimi makes up for the lack of a new "Transformers" trailer by giving some spicy info about both "Spider-Man 3" and "Spider-Man 4." More...

January 10, 2007

Cameron to Get "Gung Ho" on "Avatar" Opens in new window

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." More...

January 9, 2007

James Cameron's "Avatar" On Its Way! Opens in new window

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! More...

December 22, 2006

Cameron's Geeting His Amazing "Avatar" On Track -- Slowly Opens in new window

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. More...

October 20, 2006

The Weekly Ketchup: James Cameron's New Leading Man, Jackman Likes "Wolverine," "Hellboy" Has New Enemies, And More! Opens in new window

In this week's Ketchup, James Cameron finds his man for "Avatar," Hugh Jackman digs the "Wolverine" script, and Guillermo del Toro ponders some old friends as possible foes for "Hellboy." More...

October 18, 2006

Has James Cameron Found His "Avatar" Star? Opens in new window

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... More...

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