Screen Junkies » Avatar http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:13:15 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 It Was Only A Matter Of Time Before ‘Avatar’ And Cirque De Soleil Came Together http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/it-was-only-a-matter-of-time-before-avatar-and-cirque-de-soleil-came-together/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/it-was-only-a-matter-of-time-before-avatar-and-cirque-de-soleil-came-together/#comments Thu, 29 May 2014 17:47:09 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=261870 Of course this is happening. James Cameron just knows which buttons to push.

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Because James Cameron isn’t the type to just “direct” a movie, he has found several ways to oversell even history’s highest grossing film in Avatar. In addition to its many, many sequels, James Cameron will be putting the show in the world’s arenas with an Avatar-inspired Cirque de Soleil show.

Sure, it’s a pretty natural fit for both properties, but that doesn’t make it any less annoying. In fact, the only way to make Cirque de Soleil, James Cameron, and Avatar MORE annoying was to partner them all up.

SYNERGY!

The show will debut in 2015, which means we have until then to destroy every arena in the world so that this show has nowhere to exist. I don’t want to see so much as a YMCA gym left standing, people. This is serious!

 

 

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Sigourney Weaver To Transform In ‘Avatar’ Sequels http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/sigourney-weaver-to-transform-in-avatar-sequels/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/sigourney-weaver-to-transform-in-avatar-sequels/#comments Fri, 09 May 2014 16:38:16 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=261547 It would be sweet if she could turn into a jet.

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Sigourney Weaver (alternate pronunciation: Siganorey Weaver) is fearful that shooting Avatar 2, 3, and 4 back-to-back will kill her. For real this time and not in the mystical cat person way. Speaking of which, Weaver’s character died in the original but is returning for all of the sequels. Without getting into the details Weaver hinted that her character will transform in each sequel. “It will be challenging for me. I can’t talk about it, but my part is a little different in each one,” she teased. “I’ll transform somewhat.”

That sounds hokey. Here’s hoping that by the end she transforms into a fart and floats away. (NY Mag)

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James Cameron Weighs In On Who Would Win In A Fight Between A Na’vi, T-800, And The Alien Queen http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/james-cameron-weighs-in-on-who-would-win-in-a-fight-between-a-navi-t-800-and-the-alien-queen/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/james-cameron-weighs-in-on-who-would-win-in-a-fight-between-a-navi-t-800-and-the-alien-queen/#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:24:43 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=261054 The man's thought it through.

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By James Cameron standards, James Cameron has been out of the public eye for a little while. Luckily, he popped for a reddit AMA in which he reminded the world exactly why he is the king of it and also the best.

When asked, “A Na’vi, the Alien Queen and the T-800 Terminator get in a fight. Who wins?” Cameron took a break from talking about the ocean to respond:

Is the T-800 armed or not armed?

An Armed T-800 with a plasma rifle will clean house, all it has to do is shoot the Alien Queen, and have it bleed on the Na’vi. I would think that all three of them unarmed. Queen beats Na’vi. Queen beats T-800, because the T-800 would tear the arm off a queen, which would dissolve the mantel and shut down the cyborg.

Now a Na’vi riding a leonopteryx, or a Na’vi riding a thanataur, that would be a different story.

Now you know.

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The ‘Avatar’ Actors Will Remain Employed For A Long Time http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-avatar-actors-will-remain-employed-for-a-long-time/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-avatar-actors-will-remain-employed-for-a-long-time/#comments Thu, 16 Jan 2014 18:39:46 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=258752 All aboard the gravy train!

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You know how there’s going to be three sequels to Avatar? Well, there are. And in case you thought they would be wildly different stories focusing on a revolving cast of characters…

NOPE.

Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana, the stars of the original, will be coming back not one, but three times to reprise their roles as “human who becomes Avatar” and “Avatar who remains Avatar.”

No other details are known at this time, except that Sam Worthington was last scene riding a Segway into a private jet broker’s office, and Zoe Saldana is currently in talks with a contractor about filling an Olympic swimming pool with expensive hand cream.

Considering the films are all being shot at once, these guys stand to make a phenomenal amount of money for what probably won’t be more than a year’s work. And I’m talking about acting work, not digging ditches work.

Let the heavy-handed metaphors and preaching commence!

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James Cameron PIcks Writers For The Three ‘Avatar’ Sequels, Reminding Us There Are Going To Be Three F*cking ‘Avatar’ Sequels http://www.screenjunkies.com/general/james-cameron-picks-writers-for-the-three-avatar-sequels-reminding-us-there-are-going-to-be-three-fcking-avatar-sequels/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/general/james-cameron-picks-writers-for-the-three-avatar-sequels-reminding-us-there-are-going-to-be-three-fcking-avatar-sequels/#comments Fri, 02 Aug 2013 18:13:46 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=256257 *sigh*

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He wasn’t joking about the slew of Avatar sequels. Well, if he is still joking about the three Avatar sequels, James Cameron is remaining pretty committed to the joke. He’s announced the three writing teams that will take us back to the land of blue people and Sam Worthington again and again and again.

Cameron has seemed to eschew bigger writing names in favor of the likes of the teams that wrote Sarah Conner Chronicles (which he was involved in), Rise of the Planet of the Apes (which was just an awesome film), and Savages (which was a film so bad it angered me).

So he’s a bit all over the map there, but at the very least, it should make for some diversity come December 2016, December 2017, and December 2018.

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Of Course James Cameron Is Developing New Underwater Motion Capture Technology http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/of-course-james-cameron-is-developing-new-underwater-motion-capture-technology/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/of-course-james-cameron-is-developing-new-underwater-motion-capture-technology/#comments Mon, 08 Apr 2013 20:30:57 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=254298 He should live in an underwater house already.

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James Cameron has two loves — creating new technologies that forever change the landscape of film making, and breathing through a tube. So, it comes as no surprise that he’ll combine both passions for the Avatar sequels. Producer Jon Landau revealed yesterday at the 2013 NAB Technology Summit on Cinema that Cameron will develop techniques for underwater motion capture. It has hencetofore been considered impossible due to the buoyancy of ping pong balls.

Speaking at a technology in cinema conference, Landau said the Oscar-winning director proposed to make use of the process “because we can simulate it visually but can’t simulate it experientially for them”. Cameron has previously hinted at the possibility of exploring the oceans of Pandora, the forest moon setting for his 2009 3D box-office hit, in future films.

“We want to take advantage of the technologies brilliant people are putting out to make the next two movies even more emotionally engaging and visually tantalising, and to really wrap up the story arc of our two main characters,” Landau said on Sunday in a keynote speech at the 2013 NAB Technology Summit on Cinema in Las Vegas. He described the process as “performance capture in water”. (Deadline)

This is great news for cinema. But bad news for Andy Serkis, who famously suffers from a condition that makes him water-soluble.

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James Cameron Decides To Direct Not ‘Avatar’ Movies http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/james-cameron-decides-to-direct-not-avatar-movies/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/james-cameron-decides-to-direct-not-avatar-movies/#comments Wed, 24 Oct 2012 16:34:51 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=251643 Hopefully he'll find a way to make it ridiculously expensive.

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James Cameron announced to the New York Times that he’s retired from any non-Avatar filmmaking. Like several rappers before him, it was all bullshit. Consider today his unretirement from projects exclusive to the Avatar universe.

Cameron and Lightstorm Entertainment have picked up the rights to The Informationist, a novel by Taylor Stevens that has drawn comparisons to Girl With The Dragon Tattoo as well as the Jason Bourne series. Cameron’s intention is to shoot it after Avatar 3 and before the Avatar prequel. The story follows a girl in central Africa raised by gunners and mercenaries, who goes into the business of selling information. Which I was always lead to believe is free. Just dial 4-1-1. If anything, it costs a few cents.

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James Cameron To Rectify Lack Of Chinese Na’vi By Adding Some Chinese Na’vi http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/james-cameron-to-rectify-lack-of-chinese-navi-by-adding-some-chinese-navi/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/james-cameron-to-rectify-lack-of-chinese-navi-by-adding-some-chinese-navi/#comments Wed, 19 Sep 2012 17:02:51 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=251022 Because money.

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The extremely wealthy James Cameron isn’t hurting for money on account of his extreme wealth. But that doesn’t mean he doesn’t know a good (read: weird) deal when he sees one.

Last month, Cameron spread his love of 3D to China by partnering up with state-owned film groups to distribute cameras and 3D technology. While there, he saw gold in them there Chinese hills. Although Avatar 2 and 3 and already funded, Cameron wants to try to get China to flip some of the bill. And to sweeten the pot, he’s willing to throw some Chinese actors into the sequels.

“Within five years, China could easily be as big a gross-revenue market for film as North America, and there are very specific economic incentives for having both Chinese content and Chinese co-production. We are already funded on Avatar 2 and 3, but if we qualify as a co-production, there might be some incentives in the percentage of revenue we can take out of China,”

“We are running the numbers to see if that makes sense.” At very least, the director could recruit Chinese actors to work in the movies, which will be distributed worldwide by Fox (though Cameron has not set release dates yet). “For Avatar, we can certainly use Chinese actors as performance capture actors because any accent issues will hide within the Na’vi accent,” says Cameron.

Or just get Rob Schneider.

“So we can have Chinese Na’vi; [and in the live-action sequences] we can also have Chinese actors who speak English in the film.
We are projecting a future in Avatar, and if you project that future out, it is logical that there would be a number of Chinese amongst the contingent on Pandora.”

Why stop there? Can probably get some pretty sweet endorsements and merchandise sales by creating X-Games Na’vi. Food for thought. (THR)

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Today In ‘Oh, F*ck Me’: Cameron Adds Fourth Avatar http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/today-in-oh-fck-me-james-cameron-adds-a-fourth-avatar-installment/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/today-in-oh-fck-me-james-cameron-adds-a-fourth-avatar-installment/#comments Mon, 10 Sep 2012 21:11:10 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=250794 Good. I had only reached 25% of my "heavy-handed preachiness" threshold with the first one.

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I liked the first Avatar. I thought that it did an admirable job of putting a thin plot on the back burner in order to take the audience on a cutting-edge journey the likes of which they’d never seen. And in doing that, created a pretty moving piece of art.

That said, I wouldn’t say I am scrambling for three more installments. I’d say my desire is much closer to “zero” more installments. However, this isn’t about me. It never is. This is about James Cameron’s weird mind and sense of purpose, which is now telling him that he is only 25% done telling the story of Avatar. This is the same type of voice that told the Wachowski brothers that they were only 33% done with The Matrix story after finishing the first one. Needless to say, this voice is both terrible and dangerous.

The fourth installment of the CGI-ish epic will follow the early expeditions to Pandora and [WHITE NOISE].

In other news, that Arrested Development reunion really seems to be coming together nicely, doesn’t it?

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Three ‘Avatar’ Sequels Are Filming Back-To-Back-To-Back http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/three-avatar-sequels-are-filming-back-to-back-to-back/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/three-avatar-sequels-are-filming-back-to-back-to-back/#comments Tue, 26 Jun 2012 17:15:44 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=249373 This won't get old.

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Someone didn’t learn the lesson of diminishing marginal returns from the Wachowski Brothers and their ill-fated Matrix sequels.

And that someone is James Cameron.

Sigourney Weaver, who has worked with Cameron on Aliens, has said that she’s signing on to appear in all three of them, but she has no idea what the story is. In her own words, “I just show up.”

What a professional.

Cameron has hinted at “non-linear storytelling” and time travel in the sequels, which doesn’t make me cringe as much as I thought it would, because as ridiculous as JC is, he’s always proven capable of telling a story in a thoughtful, clear fashion, even if those stories are sometimes silly as all get-out.

It’s no surprise that these things are filming all at once, given that they’re such an undertaking, but the sheer number of Avatar films on the horizon sorta makes my stomach turn.

Here’s to hoping maybe one of them is a Dan Harmon-helmed claymation version with the cast of Community.

Oh. Wait. Shit.

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Honest Trailers: ‘Avatar’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/honest-trailers-avatar/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/honest-trailers-avatar/#comments Thu, 14 Jun 2012 21:05:10 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=249244 Honest Trailers is back...

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Honest Trailers is back, and this time, James Cameron’s Avatar is on the chopping block. And rightfully so. After all, maybe Avatar has fancy CGI, but in your heart of hearts, you know FernGully was better.

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9 Instances Of James Cameron Just Being Ridiculous http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/9-instances-of-james-cameron-just-being-ridiculous/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/9-instances-of-james-cameron-just-being-ridiculous/#comments Tue, 27 Mar 2012 21:28:35 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=247726 Who Else Would Want To Tweet From The Ocean's Deepest Point?

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James Cameron, perhaps the most lauded and well-known director in the world, has a reputation for being a bit…ridiculous. He’s allegedly demanding and can have a temper, but that’s pretty much for the course, so I wouldn’t call him a jerk in that capacity. He’s just got a bit of an ego that manifests itself in strange ways, like silly acceptance speeches, goofy pictures, and lots and lots of divorces from wives.

While that may not make him particularly desirable to live or work with, it makes him plenty fun to write about. Peep this.

He Tweeted From The Ocean’s Deepest Point

The impetus for this inventory of silly Cameron behavior is his recent submersion to the deepest point of the ocean, then his tweet from there, making him (probably) the person that holds the record for the deepest tweet in history. Sounds dirty, but really it’s just absurd.

I’m hoping that we’re only a few years away from Cameron getting another divorce so that he can marry the sea in a civil ceremony in Vermont.

He’s Been Married Five Times

He’s like the Liz Taylor of men! First married in 1978 to Sharon Williams, Cameron’s revolving door of nuptials and pledges included Gale Ann Hurd, Hurt Locker director Kathryn Bigelow, Terminators 1 and 2 star Linda Hamilton, and Suzy Amis, to whom he has been married since 2000. Whoa! 12 years. We may have found a keeper.

Judging by many of the accounts of actors and crew members on his sets, coexisting with James is no walk in the park for three months, so I can’t imagine that living with him and his peccadilloes day in and day out would be a walk in the park.

His Golden Globes Acceptance Speech Contained A Line In Na’vi

Yup, he tossed in a line from a fictional language he created upon receipt of a Golden Globe. Not an Oscar, mind you, but a Golden Globe.

He offered up this little pearl to the drunk guests in attendance and the woefully sober audiences at home:

“I just want to say,” the shaggy-haired director said, “Bonati komaei mismoka mismokay — which means, I see you, my brothers and sisters.”

He sees us? That’s terrific news! We see you, too, James. And you’re a big, glorious vision of a man. Shine on, you crazy diamond! Why can he quote his own language in a moment of glory, but when I won that beer pong tourney and offered thanks in a mumbled drunken language I made up, it was a minor tragedy? Doesn’t seem fair to me at all.

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7 Films That Didn’t Need A Re-Release http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/7-films-that-didnt-need-a-re-release/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/7-films-that-didnt-need-a-re-release/#comments Wed, 15 Feb 2012 17:21:12 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=245217 How can we miss you if you won't go away?

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Make no mistake, if you didn’t enjoy Star Wars: The Phantom Menace before, you certainly won’t enjoy it in 3D. Spotting the trend of classic films re-released to theaters in 3D, George Lucas jumped on the opportunity with plans to release 3D versions of each Star Wars film for the next six years. We don’t need this. We don’t want this. It only sullies the original films even more than they’ve already been sullied.

There comes a time when artists and directors need to step back from their work and just let it exist. To continue to go in and tinker ruins the whole. Also, it looks really desperate. Stars Wars: The Phantom Menace isn’t a “classic” in the good sense of the word. Rather, it’s a classic example of an out-of-touch filmmaker who can’t let go. Please learn from history, George.

Like these films didn’t.

The Twilight Saga

To further dump the carryalls of Twihards, Summit re-released each of the Twilight films in the weeks leading up to the release of Twilight: Breaking Dawn – Part 1. As added incentive to lure fans away from the DVD copies they already own, the films were updated to include introductions and interviews with the cast. That and the promise of not having to worry about cat hair getting on everything.

Avatar

As a fan of kajillions of dollars, James Cameron had to take the opportunity to squeeze more from Avatar. The film’s original run was cut shorter than he’d have liked when it had to be pulled from 3D theaters to make room for Tim Burton‘s Alice In Wonderland. The solution was to bring it back for fans to catch in August after the summer’s big releases simmered down. The re-release featured an additional nine minutes of footage which sadly didn’t focus more on hot tail sex. The added footage revolves around the death of the brash dickhead Na’vi hunter Tsu’tey, whose demise in the original cut did seem a little unceremonious. The new footage also introduces us to the Sturmbeest. Sounds like pretty cool additions, but would he have added these scenes if not for the Alice In Wonderland push? I could have just as well waited to see deleted scenes when the film was released for home systems.

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The 9 Highest-Grossing Movies Of All Time (Written Without Help From Wikipedia) http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/the-9-highest-grossing-movies-of-all-time-written-without-help-from-wikipedia/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/the-9-highest-grossing-movies-of-all-time-written-without-help-from-wikipedia/#comments Wed, 18 Jan 2012 17:04:16 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=242784 This list will prove just how capable we writers are without our precious "Wikipedia."

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As you probably know by now, Wikipedia has gone dark today in order to protest SOPA, the Stop Online Piracy Act. Like thousands of other journalists, Screen Junkies writers use Wikipedia not as a final source in our research, but as a jumping-off point, with its claims noted, but always, always, verified using more reputable sources.

In an effort to demonstrate that Wikipedia is a helpful tool, but by no means the alpha and omega of our efforts, we thought we would run through the 9 highest-grossing films of all time while Wikipedia is shut down. I challenge our readers to spot any difference in the quality of research.

Let the games begin.

9. Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland is of course based off a book of the same name, written by an author quite some time ago. The primary characters are Alice, Christopher Cat, the Wicked Queen, and the Mad Hatter. The film, despite being horrible, managed to gross millions of dollars, putting it in the #9 spot. To give you an idea of how much money this film grossed, imagine that for every dollar that it made, you stacked a ruler lengthwise on top of another ruler. The resulting tower of rulers would be many million feet tall!

8. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stronger Tides

Pirates of the Caribbean is a bit of a Cinderella story, in that many questioned not only how successful it would be, but why it was actually being made. No one wanted to take seriously a film that was based on a ride at Disneyworld or perhaps Disneyland. Maybe both. The first film, which was titled Pirates of the Caribbean: [SOMETHING], came a bit after Johnny Depp’s work on 21 Jump Street, but before his death. The film also starred Orlando Bloom, who I’m completely positive is dating that hot Victoria’s Secret model Miranda Kerr. I don’t need Wikipedia to tell me who Miranda Kerr is banging.

Hmm. I know they were together like two years ago, but I also know it’s hard to stay faithful on movie sets. Especially with Salma Hayek and Keira Knightley around.

7. Toy Story 3

This was at least the 10th film by Pixar. Some of the other films they did were ANTZ, Bee Movie, and Shrek. This made more money than all of those films, possibly combined. Toy Story 3 was based on a script of the same name. Both the script and the film featured a cowboy, a deep sea diver named Hank, and myriad friends. This film also made millions of dollars. Steve Jobs was also involved in every Pixar movie. I believe he actually wrote the script for Mulan.

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Screw ‘Avatar’: 8 Movies That Deserve An Amusement Park Ride http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/screw-avatar-8-movies-that-deserve-their-own-amusement-park-rides/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/screw-avatar-8-movies-that-deserve-their-own-amusement-park-rides/#comments Wed, 21 Sep 2011 13:29:51 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=229278 If Spinning Teacups can be a ride, so can these.

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The announcement that James Cameron and Disney are teaming to create Avatar: The Ride seems like a no-brainer. The movie made butt-clumps of cash and the instantly recognizable characters live in a lush world of breathtaking beauty. Also, there are these, like, dragon things they fly on. It only makes sense that the world of Pandora would me immortalized as a thrill-ride.

However, there are a few other films out there that deserved their chance to frighten and exhilarate thousands of excited fans. But alas, for some reason or another, the deals never went through. Here are seven films that would undoubtedly make kick-ass amusement park attractions.

Final Destination 3

Though it would be tough to get the insurance companies on board, Final Destination 3 would make an excellent roller-coaster. Think of how scared you and your friends would be knowing that the brakes and safety equipment could give at any moment. But which moment? It’s the anticipation that’s truly scary.

Titanic

Titanic has thrill ride written all over it. Imagine the rush as you cling to a railing with icy water rushing to meet you. Then your life boat-shaped pod drops and stops just short of making a splash before rising up and doing it all over again.

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James Cameron To Revolutionize Theme Parks With ‘Avatar: The Ride’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/james-cameron-to-revolutionize-theme-parks-with-avatar-the-ride/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/james-cameron-to-revolutionize-theme-parks-with-avatar-the-ride/#comments Tue, 20 Sep 2011 20:00:07 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=229271 James Cameron is chomping at the bit.

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It turns out that the immersive 3D world of James Cameron and Disney have decided to go one step further by building the world of Pandora. No, they’re not creating an alien world and launching it into orbit (at least not until the technology is there). They are actually building at Avatar theme park ride at Animal Kingdom in Orlando, Florida.

Avatar created a world which audiences can discover again and again and now, through this incredible partnership with Disney, we’ll be able to bring Pandora to life like never before. With two new Avatar films currently in development, we’ll have even more locations, characters and stories to explore,” said James Cameron in a press release. “I’m chomping at the bit to start work with Disney’s legendary Imagineers to bring our Avatar universe to life. Our goal is to go beyond current boundaries of technical innovation and experiential storytelling, and give park goers the chance to see, hear, and touch the world of Avatar with an unprecedented sense of reality.”

That’s awesome news for Cameron. How gratifying it must be to see a world you created turned into an experience. I think we all can agree that Titanic would have made an awesome ride. (Deadline)

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Guess What James Cameron’s New Company Does (HINT: It’s 3D) http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/guess-what-james-camerons-new-company-does-hint-its-3d/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/guess-what-james-camerons-new-company-does-hint-its-3d/#comments Mon, 11 Apr 2011 16:59:21 +0000 Dave Horwitz http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=206432 This guy's really nuts about the third dimension, huh?

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In a move that will shock literally no one, James Cameron has teamed up with his Aliens Of The Deep cinematographer Vince Pace to start his own 3D production company: The Cameron-Pace Group.  According to Cameron, the company aims to “accelerate worldwide growth of 3D across all entertainment platforms including features, episodic and live television, sports, advertising and consumer products, pioneering a new generation of camera systems, services and a variety of creative tools that are innovative, powerful and easier to embrace.” Projects already being handled by the CPG include the new Pirates movie Paul W.S Anderson’s Th Three Musketeers, and Martin Scorsese‘s Hugo Cabret.

Look I am a bad person to be reporting about this. I only saw 5 minutes of Avatar on HBO, and the trailer made me uncomfortable when I saw it in front of Inglourious Basterds. That’s right, I didn’t like the giant blue cat-people-things. I’ll get up on my soapbox and say that we need better movies, not shinier, more expensive ways to cram mediocre movies down our dumb throats. But Cameron seemingly doesn’t agree, and he’s got billions of dollars that also disagree. Here’s the official press release:

James Cameron and Vince Pace Form New Venture to Accelerate 3D Solutions Across All Entertainment Platforms

Legendary filmmaker and 3D visionary, James Cameron has teamed up with acclaimed cinematographer and fellow 3D pioneer, Vince Pace to form CAMERON – PACE Group (CPG), which seeks to accelerate worldwide growth of 3D across all entertainment platforms including features, episodic and live television, sports, advertising and consumer products, pioneering a new generation of camera systems, services and a variety of creative tools that are innovative, powerful and easier to embrace. Cameron and Pace unveiled the new company this morning during a press conference at the 2011 NAB Show in Las Vegas.

CPG will build upon the strong foundation of PACE and the 3D technology to which its co-founders have individually and collectively contributed, such as the revolutionary FUSION 3D system. In combination, Cameron’s and Pace’s technologies, products and services have been responsible for $4.7 billion of box office receipts and have played an extensive role in 25 features, seven concert and music entertainment projects and 40 sports productions worldwide, including “Avatar,” “TRON: Legacy,” “Resident Evil: Afterlife” and “U2 3D.” This history puts CPG in a unique position to respond to the growing demand for high-quality 3D entertainment and to provide 3D technology innovations that serve studios, filmmakers, directors of photography, producers, networks, studios and broadcasters. The company plans to take full advantage of its position to drive innovations in technology and deliver products, services and creative tools in unprecedented ways.

In addition to making advanced technologies, tools and services available to the global entertainment community, CPG will serve as an industry advocate for 3D technologies, practices and creative tools that will help filmmakers and other content producers realize 3D’s full potential as a creative and powerful storytelling and live broadcast medium. It will also drive public advocacy by setting the “gold standard” for the public’s perception of 3D, which will result in compelling, engaging and high quality 3D entertainment.

“Our goal is to banish all the perceived and actual barriers to entry that are currently holding back producers, studios and networks from embracing their 3D future,” said James Cameron, Co-Chairman of CAMERON – PACE Group. “We are dedicated to building a global brand that is synonymous with high quality 3D and spans multiple channels, from features to episodic television, and changes the boundaries of what is understood to be 3D material.”

“CPG’s mission is to step up industry-wide efforts to help filmmakers realize 3D’s full potential as a creative and powerful storytelling medium and accelerate the growth of the next generation of 3D solutions across all platforms,” said Vince Pace, Co-Chairman and CEO of CAMERON – PACE Group. “Through our expanded reach and new generation of 3D solutions, we will deliver a variety of creative tools including SLATE2SCREEN™ 3D production services, educational workshops for industry professionals in FUSION 3D and FUSION 3D Mobile Workflow Units that support end-to-end solutions for both the live and recorded production environments. CPG will deliver CAN DO solutions.”

CAMERON – PACE Group already has an extensive list of current and upcoming projects, including “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” “The Three Musketeers,” “The Invention on Hugo Cabret,” “Life of Pi,” and “47 Ronin.” For a more extensive list of CPG projects, as well as a comprehensive overview of CPG’s available products and services, please refer to, www.cameronpace.com.

PACE has begun the formal rebranding process and its operation under the CAMERON – PACE Group banner is effective immediately. CPG will be headquartered in Burbank, CA, at the current home to PACE. CPG is going to expand PACE’s technology impact by developing new solutions and implementing current solutions worldwide. These activities will require the company to both expand its existing staff of engineers and technicians and fill a number of newly created positions. Qualified and talented industry professionals, design engineers, software engineers and technicians interested in shaping the future of 3D entertainment are invited to learn more at, www.cameronpace.com

About CAMERON – PACE Group:

CAMERON – PACE Group (CPG) is a trend-creating technology and production services firm. CPG is advancing the future of 3D across all media channels by making the most advanced products, support solutions and creative tools available and accessible to networks, studios, broadcasters, filmmakers and creative teams around the globe. The company is singularly dedicated to building upon the strong foundation of innovative technology developed by its visionary co-founders, James Cameron, Vince Pace and Patrick Campbell and leveraging its unmatched 3D expertise to help content producers realize 3D’s full potential as a creative and powerful storytelling medium. CAMERON – PACE Group was founded in 2011 by James Cameron and Vince Pace and is headquartered in Burbank, CA. For more information, please visit, www.cameronpace.com.

(Collider)

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AnnaLynne McCord Makes Nerd Dreams Come True http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-photos/90210-star-annalynne-mccord-makes-nerd-dreams-come-true/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-photos/90210-star-annalynne-mccord-makes-nerd-dreams-come-true/#comments Tue, 11 Jan 2011 20:16:01 +0000 Dave Horwitz http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=15356 AnnaLynne McCord, who plays Naomi on "90210", was spotted yesterday dressed as a Na'Vi from Avatar, giving nerds everywhere a reason to abandon the mental image they'd been conjuring for a year in favor of a real one.

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AnnaLynne McCord, who plays Naomi on “90210“, was spotted yesterday dressed as a Na’Vi from Avatar, giving nerds everywhere a reason to abandon the mental image they’d been conjuring for a year in favor of a real one. Is this just McCord’s free time, lounge around outfit, or a preview of her Comic Con costume? You wish. Instead, it’s her wardrobe for an upcoming episode of “90210” where her character tries to seduce a nerd.

Don’t get me wrong, I love a woman in uniform, but it seems like the cleanup would be exceptionally difficult. Also, if the character of Naomi wanted to impress a nerd, all she’d really have to do would be to go up to him and say,”I am an attractive woman and you are a nerd, and I want to make out with you.” The hours of makeup (and tail attachment surgery) would just be icing.

(Via MTV)

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Cameron Criticizes ‘Battleship’ Story, Obviously Hasn’t Seen ‘Avatar’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/cameron-criticizes-battleship-story-obviously-hasnt-seen-avatar/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/cameron-criticizes-battleship-story-obviously-hasnt-seen-avatar/#comments Mon, 10 Jan 2011 21:54:10 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=15094 James Cameron, the only guy with any original ideas in Hollywood, has thrown the proposed Battleship movie under the bus in a recent German interview.

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James Cameron, the only guy with any original ideas in Hollywood, has thrown the proposed Battleship movie under the bus in a recent German interview, coming to us from Moviefone. In a brief rant, he chides Universal and their $200 million Battleship plans for essentially being derivative and awful. Of course, it’s possible that Universal wasn’t willing to exercise Cameron-like patience and wait around for 12 years between projects, because that’s not always a viable business model.

He stopped short of predicting it would be a nightmarish mash-up of special effects and thin plots, ’cause, you know, glass houses and whatnot, but he does go on about how Hollywood puts too much of a premium on established brands and not enough on creating new ones. He seems to (consciously or not) overlook the fact that respected helmer Peter Berg is running the Battleship circus, which throws a little more credibility behind the production of a big-budget feature based on a simplistic board game. (The fact that Rihanna and Brooklyn Decker are also on board is another story altogether.) His words may have had more gravity if he had cited a Michael Bay movie, but Transformers movies only come out every nine months or so, and Cameron didn’t want to wait that long to let his feelings be known.

Cameron summed up his point nicely, saying, “They want to make the Battleship game into a film… This is pure desperation.” Says the gentleman whose next two projects are Avatar 2 and Avatar 3.

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‘Avatar’ Most Pirated Movie of 2010 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/avatar-most-pirated-movie-of-2010/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/avatar-most-pirated-movie-of-2010/#comments Tue, 21 Dec 2010 21:57:10 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=13108 The good news just keeps on coming for James Cameron. Not only has Avatar grossed over $2.7 billion, it also holds the title of most pirated film of 2010 with 16.5 million illegal downloads.

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The good news just keeps on coming for James Cameron. Not only has Avatar grossed over $2.7 billion, but according to Torrent Freak, it also holds the title of most pirated film of 2010 with 16.5 million illegal downloads. If each one of those pirated movies would have brought in $10 (and that’s a conservative estimate), the film would have made an additional $165 million. That could have bought Cameron a lot of robots. (Screen Rant)

Here are the top ten most pirated films of the year.

1. Avatar / 16,580,000
2. Kick-Ass / 11,400,000
3. Inception / 9,720,000
4. Shutter Island / 9,490,000
5. Iron Man 2 / 8,810,000
6. Clash of the Titans / 8,040,000
7. Green Zone / 7,730,000
8. Sherlock Holmes / 7,160,000
9. The Hurt Locker / 6,850,000
10. Salt / 6,700,000

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Official Bidness: ‘Avatar 2′ and ‘Avatar 3′ Are Next On James Cameron’s 3D Plate http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/official-bidness-avatar-2-and-avatar-3-are-next-on-james-camerons-3d-plate/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/official-bidness-avatar-2-and-avatar-3-are-next-on-james-camerons-3d-plate/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Cameron pushes through a minor stroke. We knew it was too good to be true. James Cameron has been wooed away from the 3D epic Cleopatra starring Angelina Jolie. Fox made a "huge" donation to Cameron's environmental fund in order to get him to commit to Avatar 2 and Avatar 3 as his next films. This will tie him up through 2015 at minimum. Seeing how it takes him three years to put his shoes on, it's unlikely he'll expand the lush digital world he aims to capture. The plan as of right now is to have him start scripting early next year to get Avatar 2 in theaters by December 2014. He'll decide whether he wants to shoot the sequels back-to-back once scripting is complete. So get ready for Avatar to stay in the news cycle for a long time to come. As well as reports of Angelina Jolie kicking drums of oil into Cameron's beloved ocean. (Deadline)

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Cameron pushes through a minor stroke.

We knew it was too good to be true. James Cameron has been wooed away from the 3D epic Cleopatra starring Angelina Jolie. Fox made a "huge" donation to Cameron’s environmental fund in order to get him to commit to Avatar 2 and Avatar 3 as his next films.

This will tie him up through 2015 at minimum. Seeing how it takes him three years to put his shoes on, it’s unlikely he’ll expand the lush digital world he aims to capture. The plan as of right now is to have him start scripting early next year to get Avatar 2 in theaters by December 2014. He’ll decide whether he wants to shoot the sequels back-to-back once scripting is complete. So get ready for Avatar to stay in the news cycle for a long time to come. As well as reports of Angelina Jolie kicking drums of oil into Cameron’s beloved ocean. (Deadline)

 

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Creepy Na’vi ‘Avatar’ Dog http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/creepy-navi-avatar-dog/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/creepy-navi-avatar-dog/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Babe Dresses Her Dog As A Na'vi- Creepiness Ensues - Watch more horror Words cannot express how disturbing it is that this woman dressed her pit bull up like a Na'vi. Doesn't PETA exist for this very reason? Calm your nerves with these links. The Best Foreign Supernatural Movies Ever (MovieFone) Jump in the Rant Van to Complain On-the-Go (Asylum) The 10 Craziest Ironic Deaths of All Time (Ranker) Disciplining an Ugly Baby (HolyTaco) Netflix is Racist Against Trash Humping (FilmDrunk) Survival of the Fifties (Maxim) The Most Ridiculous Edited for TV Movie Lines (BarstoolSports) A Collection of Unique and Hilarious Bathroom Urinals (EgoTV) Grab That Cash With Both Hand and Make a Stash (Pajiba) Hands Down the Best Halo Reach Kill So Far (Unreality) Picture of the Day: Stay Classy Little Pandas (TotalProSports) YouTuber Uses Epic Boobs to Escape Jail (Smosh) This is What a 134-Ton Bong Hit Looks Like (BroBible) Top 10 Sexy Jennifer Love Hewitt GIFs (CelebJihad) Jim Rome Takes on the Enigma That is Brock Lesner (CagePotato) Who Will Be Conan O'Brien's First Guests? (PopEater) Wishlist: 7RON Watch (TuVez) Workout Myths You Shouldn't Believe (MadeMan)

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Babe Dresses Her Dog As A Na’vi- Creepiness Ensues – Watch more horror

Words cannot express how disturbing it is that this woman dressed her pit bull up like a Na’vi. Doesn’t PETA exist for this very reason?

Calm your nerves with these links.

The Best Foreign Supernatural Movies Ever (MovieFone)

Jump in the Rant Van to Complain On-the-Go (Asylum)

The 10 Craziest Ironic Deaths of All Time (Ranker)

Disciplining an Ugly Baby (HolyTaco)

Netflix is Racist Against Trash Humping (FilmDrunk)

Survival of the Fifties (Maxim)

The Most Ridiculous Edited for TV Movie Lines (BarstoolSports)

A Collection of Unique and Hilarious Bathroom Urinals (EgoTV)

Grab That Cash With Both Hand and Make a Stash (Pajiba)

Hands Down the Best Halo Reach Kill So Far (Unreality)

Picture of the Day: Stay Classy Little Pandas (TotalProSports)

YouTuber Uses Epic Boobs to Escape Jail (Smosh)

This is What a 134-Ton Bong Hit Looks Like (BroBible)

Top 10 Sexy Jennifer Love Hewitt GIFs (CelebJihad)

Jim Rome Takes on the Enigma That is Brock Lesner (CagePotato)

Who Will Be Conan O’Brien‘s First Guests? (PopEater)

Wishlist: 7RON Watch (TuVez)

Workout Myths You Shouldn’t Believe (MadeMan)

 

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James Cameron Shooting ‘Avatar’ Sequels Together, Not Involved with ‘True Lies’ Show http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/james-cameron-shooting-avatar-sequels-together-not-involved-with-true-lies-show/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/james-cameron-shooting-avatar-sequels-together-not-involved-with-true-lies-show/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 James Cameron inched closer to committing to Avatar 2 at a world media event for the Blu Ray release of an extended Avatar. “Our plan is to make 2 and 3 together as a single large production and release them a year apart,” Cameron said. “It’s in progress right now. There’s a lot of writing, a lot of designing and there’s a lot of tech work that we’re going to do.” Hasn’t he invented everything already? He should be able to just crank out more Na’Vi, but of course Cameron wants to push things further. If he’s going to make two movies together, that could take five years. He wants to anticipate technological advances five years out, so that Avatar 3 still looks fresh when it’s released. More after the jump...

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James Cameron inched closer to committing to Avatar 2 at a world media event for the Blu Ray release of an extended Avatar. “Our plan is to make 2 and 3 together as a single large production and release them a year apart,” Cameron said. “It’s in progress right now. There’s a lot of writing, a lot of designing and there’s a lot of tech work that we’re going to do.”

Hasn’t he invented everything already? He should be able to just crank out more Na’Vi, but of course Cameron wants to push things further. If he’s going to make two movies together, that could take five years. He wants to anticipate technological advances five years out, so that Avatar 3 still looks fresh when it’s released.

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“In order to do that, we have to refine our technical processes beyond the end of where we were finishin Avatar 1 a year ago. We need to future proof ourselves out five or six years to the end up the third film if you will. So we’re taking that time now. Partially because going through the process, even though we refined that process as the film went along, there were certain things we would have had to go full stop to be able to improve and upgrade. We’re in that process right now.”

That’s where Cleopatra comes in. Sony wants Cameron to do their historical epic with Angelina Jolie. Could he squeeze that in while his techies are building him new Pandora trees?

“I haven’t made any decisions about that. Here’s a decision. I’m not going to work on a film between 2 and 3. It’s really just a question of whether I do one between now and when we start 2. We’re still evaluating how much of our tech work, how much of our facility work, how long it’s going to take. So that’s not decided as of right now. I’d love to just start on Avatar 2 right now but I don’t know if that’s possible to do or if it makes sense to wait.”

Cameron also discussed bringing his feature True Lies to the small screen. Personally, the news of a True Lies TV series seemed like the best idea since "Terminator: the Sarah Connor Chronicles." I love James Cameron’s ultimate Arnold movie, and TV seems like the way to bring it back. You’re not going to get Arnold and Jamie Lee back, and 16 years later, would you want to? But hire some hot new talent and do the future missions of Boris and Doris. 

Alas, like the Terminator sequels, James Cameron’s not going back. “I’m not really doing that,” Cameron revealed during a press conference for the extended Blu Ray edition of Avatar. “That was initiated by others, friends of mine who wanted to do that. I said, ‘Yes, go with God, do True Lies but do I have to show up to do anything?’ They said, ‘Absolutely not.’”

Cameron actually wrote a script for True Lies 2 back when Arnold was still an actor and there was no need for a PATRIOT Act. After 9/11 happened, Cameron said he had no interest in a domestic comedy about terrorists. I still do though, but the new producers won’t have any access to Cameron’s rejected sequel ideas.

“[I wrote] a number of sequel scripts but I honestly don’t know. I have nothing to do with it, so if it’s great you heard it here, I had nothing to do with it. If it sucks, I had nothing to do with it.”
 

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Dystopian Earth Still Cooler Than Pandora in New ‘Avatar’ Blu-ray (Video) http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/dystopian-earth-still-cooler-than-pandora-in-new-avatar-blu-ray-video/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/dystopian-earth-still-cooler-than-pandora-in-new-avatar-blu-ray-video/#comments Wed, 06 Oct 2010 11:19:18 +0000 Col. Longshanks

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Avatar Extended Collector’s Edition Blu-ray, a three-volume set with 45 minutes of unused footage as well as an extended cut of the film with scenes of Earth. In the trailers, we catch a glimpse of these scenes, which seem to portray our planet as a violent, overcrowded hellhole not unlike most major cities or your average Denny’s.

Frankly, I can see why they cut the scenes. While the extended footage paints a bleak picture of Earth’s future, it’s still preferable to the brutal world of Pandora. After all, the people of future Earth look miserable, but at least they’re wearing pants and have neon signs. That’s much better than running around the jungle naked like some blue savage, trying to talk to trees. (Collider)

Catch a glimpse of Earth’s crappy future after the jump…

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‘Avatar’ Porn Parody Trailer Won’t Give You Blue Balls http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/avatar-porn-parody-trailer-wont-give-you-blue-balls/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/avatar-porn-parody-trailer-wont-give-you-blue-balls/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 This doesn't need much set up. It's the trailer for Axel Braun's This Ain't Avatar XXX 3D porn parody. It doesn't show anything explicit, but you can probably guess how the blue creatures in it connect. Hint: penis and vagina. (i09) Connect with these links. Don't Forget Zach Galifianakis' Awesome TV Work (TVSquad) The Vacuum Bed--Is It Porn? (Asylum) 7 Most Annoying Kids In Movie History (Ranker) 25 Extreme War Machines (HolyTaco) Will Armond White Ruin Social Network's 100% Rotten Tomatoes Score? (FilmDrunk) September 28th, 2010: The Official Day Music Died (Maxim) Guess That Ass (BarStoolSports) 10 Celebrities That No Longer Look Human (EgoTV) The Ten Best Clint Howards (Pajiba) A House Divided Among Spiderman (Unreality) Ready For Prime Time? 9 Of The Best SNL Athlete Hosts (TotalProSports) The Deadly Segway (Smosh) Beer And Celebrity Boobs: Hayden Panettiere At Oktoberfest (BroBible) Selena Gomez Mocks Asians And The Mentally Handicapped (CelebJihad) UFC 119 Photo Gallery: Part 2 (CagePotato) Emma Stone Is Not The New Lindsay Lohan (PopEater) Fashion Of 'Wall Street' Sequel (MadeMan)

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James Cameron’s ‘True Lies’ Coming to the Small Screen http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/james-camerons-true-lies-coming-to-the-small-screen/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/james-camerons-true-lies-coming-to-the-small-screen/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 It was this, or a pic of Jamie Lee Curtis. No offense to Curtis, but I stand by my decision. Director James Cameron is heading back to the small screen with a planned television adaptation of True Lies. The 1994 film, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as a secret agent and Jamie Lee Curtis as his bored, unknowing wife, was a box-office hit and also garnered critical acclaim. Deadline Hollywood is reporting that the series, which is about to be shopped to the networks, will be produced by Cameron's Lightstorm Entertainment and 20th Century Fox TV. This marks Cameron's second foray into the world of television. In 2000, he produced the Fox series "Dark Angel," which only lasted two seasons, but still managed to introduce the world to the wonders of Jessica Alba's 19-year-old ass. Here's hoping that Cameron's latest effort has as profound an impact on our society.

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<p><a target=Director James Cameron is heading back to the small screen with a planned television adaptation of True Lies. The 1994 film, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as a secret agent and Jamie Lee Curtis as his bored, unknowing wife, was a box-office hit and also garnered critical acclaim. Deadline Hollywood is reporting that the series, which is about to be shopped to the networks, will be produced by Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment and 20th Century Fox TV.

This marks Cameron’s second foray into the world of television. In 2000, he produced the Fox series "Dark Angel," which only lasted two seasons, but still managed to introduce the world to the wonders of Jessica Alba’s 19-year-old ass. Here’s hoping that Cameron’s latest effort has as profound an impact on our society.

 

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Producer Goes For James Cameron’s Throat In Response To ‘Piranha 3D’ Bashing http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/producer-goes-for-james-camerons-throat-in-response-to-piranha-3d-bashing/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/producer-goes-for-james-camerons-throat-in-response-to-piranha-3d-bashing/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Claiming dominion over all things aquatic or 3D, James Cameron went all king of the world on Piranha 3D last week, and now the film's producer Mark Canton (who looks like what would happen if Phil Spector banged Albert Brooks) is showing his teeth in response. And he raises a few damn good points! Though, they are lengthy points. Here's just a few favorites, but I encourage you to check out the entire response after jump. Go on wit yo' bad self, Mark Canton: &ldquo;Mr. Cameron, who singles himself out to be a visionary of movie-making, seems to have a small vision regarding any motion pictures that are not his own. It is amazing that in the movie-making process - which is certainly a team sport - that Cameron consistently celebrates himself out as though he is a team of one. His comments are ridiculous, self-serving and insulting to those of us who are not caught up in serving his ego and his rhetoric." Snap. "Shame on you for thinking that genre movies and the real maestros like Roger Corman and his collaborators are any less auteur or impactful in the history of cinema than you. Martin Scorcese made Boxcar Bertha at the beginning of his career. And Francis Ford Coppola made Dimentia [sic] 13 back in 1963. And those are just a few examples of the talented and successful filmmakers whose roots are in genre films. Who are you to impugn any genre film or its creators?" Double snap. And now... fighting words: &ldquo;Jim, are you kidding or what? First of all, let&rsquo;s start by you accepting the fact that you were the original director of PIRANHA 2 and you were fired." (Runs around in exaggerated circle playfully slapping own face a la early Martin Lawrence) No. He. Didn't. Don't MAKE a James Cameron take off his earrings!! Full letter after the jump...

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Claiming dominion over all things aquatic or 3D, James Cameron went all king of the world on Piranha 3D last week, and now the film’s producer Mark Canton (who looks like what would happen if Phil Spector banged Albert Brooks) is showing his teeth in response. And he raises a few damn good points! Though, they are lengthy points. Here’s just a few favorites, but I encourage you to check out the entire response after jump. Go on wit yo’ bad self, Mark Canton:

“Mr. Cameron, who singles himself out to be a visionary of movie-making, seems to have a small vision regarding any motion pictures that are not his own. It is amazing that in the movie-making process – which is certainly a team sport – that Cameron consistently celebrates himself out as though he is a team of one. His comments are ridiculous, self-serving and insulting to those of us who are not caught up in serving his ego and his rhetoric."

Snap.

"Shame on you for thinking that genre movies and the real maestros like Roger Corman and his collaborators are any less auteur or impactful in the history of cinema than you. Martin Scorcese made Boxcar Bertha at the beginning of his career. And Francis Ford Coppola made Dimentia [sic] 13 back in 1963. And those are just a few examples of the talented and successful filmmakers whose roots are in genre films. Who are you to impugn any genre film or its creators?"

Double snap.

And now.. fighting words:

“Jim, are you kidding or what? First of all, let’s start by you accepting the fact that you were the original director of PIRANHA 2 and you were fired."

(Runs around in exaggerated circle playfully slapping own face a la early Martin Lawrence)

No. He. Didn’t. Don’t MAKE a James Cameron take off his earrings!!

Full letter after the jump…

 

“As a producer in the entertainment industry, Jim Cameron’s comments on
VanityFair.com are very disappointing to me and the team that made Piranha 3D. Mr. Cameron, who singles himself out to be a visionary of movie-making, seems to have a small vision regarding any motion pictures that are not his own. It is amazing that in the movie-making process – which is certainly a team sport – that Cameron consistently celebrates himself out as though he is a team of one. His comments are ridiculous, self-serving and insulting to those of us who are not caught up in serving his ego and his rhetoric.

“Jim, are you kidding or what? First of all, let’s start by you accepting the fact that you were the original director of PIRANHA 2 and you were fired. Shame on you for thinking that genre movies and the real maestros like Roger Corman and his collaborators are any less auteur or impactful in the history of cinema than you. Martin Scorcese made Boxcar Bertha at the beginning of his career. And Francis Ford Coppola made Dimentia [sic] 13 back in 1963. And those are just a few examples of the talented and successful filmmakers whose roots are in genre films. Who are you to impugn any genre film or its creators?

“Having been deeply involved, as either an executive or as a producer, on Tim Burton’s original BATMAN and the first MEN IN BLACK, as well as 300, and now IMMORTALS, one of the things that has been consistent about all of the filmmakers involved in these landscape-changing global films is that, in each and every case, all of the directors were humbled by their predecessors, their colleagues and by their awareness of the great history of film that came before them. The enjoyment and the immersion of an audience in a movie theatre, as they had and will have with the above-mentioned films, and as audiences are experiencing with PIRNAHA 3D now, comes from the originality and the vision of the filmmaker, and not just from the creation of the technology. You as much as anyone certainly knows that there are many pieces to the puzzle. Going to the movies still remains, arguably, amongst the best communal experiences that human beings can share.

“My sense is that Mr. Cameron has never seen PIRANHA 3D…certainly not in a movie theatre with a real audience. Jim, we invite you to take that opportunity and experience the movie in a theatre full of fans – fans for whom this movie was always intended to entertain.

“Does Mr. Cameron have no idea of the painstaking efforts made by the talented young filmmaker Alex Aja and his team of collaborators? Clearly, and this one is a good bet, he has no clue as to how great and how much of a fun-filled experience the audiences who have seen the film in 3D have enjoyed. Those of us who have tried to stay in touch with the common movie audiences – the ones who really matter, the ones who actually still go to the theatre, put on the glasses, and eat the popcorn – take joy and pride in the fact that movies of all kinds, including PIRANHA 3D, have a place in filmmaking history – past, present and future. 3D unto itself is not a genre Jim, it is a tool that gives audiences an enhanced experience as they experience all kinds of movies. I believe Mr. Cameron did not see PIRANHA 3D either with any real audience or not at all. On opening weekend, I was in a Los Angeles theatre with a number of today’s great film makers including JJ Abrams, who actually had nothing short of the fabulous, fun 3D experience that the movie provides I am fortunate enough to have worked on, and continue to work on, evolutionary movies in all formats from just simple good story telling, which still matters most of all, to CG movies to tent-pole size 3D movies, and genre 3D movies like PIRANHA 3D.

“What it comes down to, Jim, is – that like most things in life – size doesn’t really matter. Not everyone has the advantage of having endless amounts of money to play in their sandbox and to take ten years using other people’s money to make and market a film….like you do. Why can’t you just count your blessings? Why do you have to drop Marty Scorsese’s or Tim Burton’s names, both gentlemen who I have personally worked with, and who have enjoyed great joy and success with movies of all genres and sizes well before the advent of modern 3D? Then as now, they were like kids in a candy store recognizing, far beyond your imagination, the possibilities of storytelling and originality.

“For the record, before you just totally dismiss PIRANHA 3D and all, in your opinion, worthless genre movies that actually undoubtedly gave you the ability to start your career, you should know that PIRANHA 3D had an 82% “fresh” (positive) ratting on Rotten Tomatoes on opening day – a web site that all the studios, filmmakers and the public use as a barometer of what makes a quality film.

“We know that PIRANHA 3D has not achieved a boxoffice that is on the level of many of Mr. Cameron’s successes. To date, PIRANHA 3D has earned over $30 million around the globe with #1 openings in several countries. And, as the “fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes indicates, critics and many, many others have embraced and celebrated PIRANHA 3D for the fun and entertaining – and even smart – movie-going experience that it is.

“Let’s just keep this in mind Jim….you did not invent 3D. You were fortunate that others inspired you to take it further. The simple truth is that I had nothing but good things to say about AVATAR and my own experience since I actually saw it and didn’t damn someone else’s talent publicly in order to disassociate myself from my origins in the business from which we are all very fortunate. To be honest, I found the 3D in AVATAR to be inconsistent and while ground breaking in many respects, sometimes I thought it overwhelmed the storytelling. Technology aside, I wish AVATAR had been more original in its storytelling.

“We have to inspire, teach and mentor this next generation of filmmakers. It is garbage to suggest that any film or any filmmaker who cannot afford to work to your standards should be dissuaded from following his or her craft by not making 3D movies or not making movies like DISTRICT 9, for example, which probably cost the amount of AVATAR’s craft services budget, but totally rocked it in the movie theatre and in the marketplace. In that case, it was not a 3D movie. But had it been, it certainly would not have been any less original or impactful. The enormous worldwide success of AVATAR has been good in all respects for you, your financiers, your distributors and the industry, as well as for the movie going public. Jim, there is a difference between Maestro which is a word that garners respect, and Dictator or Critic which are words better left for others who are not in our mutual boat or on our team. You are one of the best, it is reasonable to think that you should dig deeper and behave like it. Young directors should be inspired by you, not publicly castigated by your mean-spirited and flawed analysis.

“While we are all awed by your talents and your box office successes – and I compliment you on all of them – why don’t you rethink how you address films with which you are not involved? You should be taking the high road that is being travelled by so many of your peers, and pulling with them to ensure that we, as an industry, will have a continuum of talented filmmakers that will deliver a myriad of motion pictures both big and small, with 3D or any other technologies yet to come that will entertain audiences throughout the world. That is the challenge that we face. That is the future that we should deliver.

“Please go see PIRANHA 3D in a theatre near you.”

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James Cameron Pees in ‘Piranha 3D’s’ Pool http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/james-cameron-pees-in-piranha-3ds-pool/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/james-cameron-pees-in-piranha-3ds-pool/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Hey, everybody! James Cameron has something important to say about the dangers of using 3D technology in an inappropriate manner, so listen up! I tend almost never to throw other films under the bus, but (Piranha 3D) is exactly an example of what we should not be doing in 3-D. Because it just cheapens the medium and reminds you of the bad 3-D horror films from the 70s and 80s, like Friday the 13th 3-D. When movies got to the bottom of the barrel of their creativity and at the last gasp of their financial lifespan, they did a 3-D version to get the last few drops of blood out of the turnip. First of all, comparing Piranha 3D to Friday the 13th Part III is like comparing Kim Kardashian to the cast of "The View." Both are incredibly stupid, but one is still fun to watch if you're in the mood (for porn). Piranha 3D knew what it was supposed to be, and it hit the mark. Critics agree, and its Rotten Tomatoes ranking rivals that of Avatar (not that the two movies should be compared). Why should a film that is meant to be nothing more than a fun, summer gore-fest be excluded from using 3D technology? Not every 3D film needs to be a smug, ham-fisted retread of Dances with Wolves. Second, if you want to talk about squeezing blood from a turnip, how about Avatar Special Edition, which is charging fans roughly $15 dollars to see a movie that was still in theaters less than a year ago. Oh, let's not forget the eight minutes of extra footage, which comes out to about $2 per new minute. At the end of the day, if people want to pay $15 to see Avatar again, good for Cameron. But if those same people want to pay to see fish dismembering topless girls, who is he to judge? (Vanity Fair via Movie Line)

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Hey, everybody! James Cameron has something important to say about the dangers of using 3D technology in an inappropriate manner, so listen up!

I tend almost never to throw other films under the bus, but (Piranha 3D) is exactly an example of what we should not be doing in 3-D. Because it just cheapens the medium and reminds you of the bad 3-D horror films from the 70s and 80s, like Friday the 13th 3-D. When movies got to the bottom of the barrel of their creativity and at the last gasp of their financial lifespan, they did a 3-D version to get the last few drops of blood out of the turnip.

First of all, comparing Piranha 3D to Friday the 13th Part III is like comparing Kim Kardashian to the cast of "The View." Both are incredibly stupid, but one is still fun to watch if you’re in the mood (for porn). Piranha 3D knew what it was supposed to be, and it hit the mark. Critics agree, and its Rotten Tomatoes ranking rivals that of Avatar (not that the two movies should be compared). Why should a film that is meant to be nothing more than a fun, summer gore-fest be excluded from using 3D technology? Not every 3D film needs to be a smug, ham-fisted retread of Dances with Wolves.

Second, if you want to talk about squeezing blood from a turnip, how about Avatar Special Edition, which is charging fans roughly $15 dollars to see a movie that was still in theaters less than a year ago. Oh, let’s not forget the eight minutes of extra footage, which comes out to about $2 per new minute. At the end of the day, if people want to pay $15 to see Avatar again, good for Cameron. But if those same people want to pay to see fish dismembering topless girls, who is he to judge? (Vanity Fair via Movie Line)

 

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No ‘Avatar’ Sequel Until At Least 2014 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/no-avatar-sequel-until-at-least-2014/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/no-avatar-sequel-until-at-least-2014/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 In 30 years, wearing 'Blueface' will be considered racist. Good news for Avatar fans! You now have a reason to live for at least three-to-four more years (besides those yearly trips to Branson with your mother). In an interview with the New York Post, director James Cameron said he's still in the "tons of notes" stage of his production of Avatar 2, and the sequel won't be completed until at least 2014. But it may be worth the wait, since the director plans on filming the third installment at the same time. "Right now, the thinking is that [Parts] Two and Three are going to be done together," he said. "They'll be released separately, probably a year apart or maybe even two, but they'll be done in a bunch. I'm mapping out the story line right now, so there's a proper arc that plays out over two films but buttons nicely at the end of Two, so you don't get this horrible second-act/end-of-'The Matrix' feeling." What a jerk! The only feeling I had at the end of The Matrix Reloaded was one of pure euphoria. Granted, I watched the film on a return flight from Mexico, and a condom full of "Blanco" had ruptured in my large intestine, but still. Cameron should keep his opinions to himself. (Cinema Blend)

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In 30 years, wearing ‘Blueface’ will be considered racist.

Good news for Avatar fans! You now have a reason to live for at least three-to-four more years (besides those yearly trips to Branson with your mother).

In an interview with the New York Post, director James Cameron said he’s still in the "tons of notes" stage of his production of Avatar 2, and the sequel won’t be completed until at least 2014. But it may be worth the wait, since the director plans on filming the third installment at the same time.

"Right now, the thinking is that [Parts] Two and Three are going to be done together," he said. "They’ll be released separately, probably a year apart or maybe even two, but they’ll be done in a bunch. I’m mapping out the story line right now, so there’s a proper arc that plays out over two films but buttons nicely at the end of Two, so you don’t get this horrible second-act/end-of-’The Matrix‘ feeling."

What a jerk! The only feeling I had at the end of The Matrix Reloaded was one of pure euphoria. Granted, I watched the film on a return flight from Mexico, and a condom full of "Blanco" had ruptured in my large intestine, but still. Cameron should keep his opinions to himself. (Cinema Blend)

 

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