Screen Junkies » terminator http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:27:26 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 James Cameron Says It’s Totally Logical For Arnold Schwarzenegger To Keep Appearing In ‘Terminator’ Films http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/james-cameron-says-its-totally-logical-for-arnold-schwarzenegger-to-keep-appearing-in-terminator-films/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/james-cameron-says-its-totally-logical-for-arnold-schwarzenegger-to-keep-appearing-in-terminator-films/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:19:04 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=266514 And the reason isn't "To make more money." Well, it might be, but that's not the reason he gives.

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So let’s square this up real quick: The Terminator characters are largely robot/cyborg things. So it would make sense that they would be the same person. But when that person ages, as Arnold Schwarzenegger presumably does, then it raises the obvious question, “Why are these robots aging?” or the less obvious question, “If these are newer models, why would they make a robot that’s just slightly older looking than a previous model?”

The reason is…oh, Jesus. James Cameron was speaking to a theater at a screening of the original Terminator and Deadline got the explanation. I’m not even going to paraphrase this, it’s so dumb:

“[The Terminator skin] was actually not synthetic, that it was organic and therefore could age.”

Oh really? That dead, organic skin holds up pretty well over thirty years. I mean, I would think human skin with no blood circulating through it or any sort of regenerative system behind it might look pretty terrible, but instead it just makes people look like the former governor of California.

THANKS, JAMES!

 

 

 

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Screen Junkies Show: What’s the Best ’80s Action Movie Of All Time? http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/screen-junkies-show-whats-the-best-80s-action-movie-of-all-time/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/screen-junkies-show-whats-the-best-80s-action-movie-of-all-time/#comments Thu, 07 Aug 2014 17:46:38 +0000 bgoldstein http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=263892 The '80s were packed with awesome action movies — but which one was the best?! We picked the top 16 contenders, threw them in a bracket, and assembled a panel to duke it out and decide which one was the Best '80s Action Movie!!

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The ’80s were packed with awesome action movies — but which one was the best?! We picked the top 16 contenders, threw them in a bracket, and assembled a panel to duke it out and decide which one was the Best ’80s Action Movie!! Today’s special guests: Kristian Harloff and Mark Ellis from Schmoes Know, and Jay Bauman from Red Letter Media.

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The New ‘Terminator’ Film Has A Title (And We’ll Tell You What It Is In This Article) http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-new-terminator-film-has-a-title-and-well-tell-you-what-it-is-in-this-article/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-new-terminator-film-has-a-title-and-well-tell-you-what-it-is-in-this-article/#comments Wed, 06 Aug 2014 19:50:13 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=263824 Hint: It's dystopian gibberish.

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The Terminator films have gotten a little more nebulous since the Arnold Schwarzenegger halcyon days. The films and TV shows have dealt with wars in the future, a prequel that followed John Connor through his matriculation to clown college (not really), and lots of time travel with new characters. It appears that the next installment will be finding its way a little closer to the story’s origins, with Arnold starring in the film(s) alongside Jason Clarke.

The film, which kicks off a new trilogy and TV spinoff, will be called Terminator Genisys, with “Genisys” probably serving as some heavy-handed wordplay on how the “system” was “generated.” Or somesuch bullshit.

Here’s how the announcement was delivered: By Arnold Schwarzenegger sitting in a backlit chair with the film’s title on it. Via Instagram. That’s what passes for a big reveal these days, I guess.

Boy, he wasn’t kidding when he said, “I’ll be back,” was he?!?!?!?!!!!111!!!!

*collapses onto floor, sobbing*

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Screen Junkies Show: Best & Worst Movie Robots http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/screen-junkies-show-best-worst-movie-robots/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/screen-junkies-show-best-worst-movie-robots/#comments Thu, 26 Jun 2014 17:50:20 +0000 bgoldstein http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=262569 With the Transformers rolling back into theaters, we decided to break down the best and worst movie machines of all time.

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With the Transformers rolling back into theaters, we decided to break down the best and worst movie machines of all time. Subscribe to ScreenJunkies on YouTube, and click here to see more Screen Junkies Show episodes!

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‘Terminator’ Reboot Casts Some Guy To Play Kyle Reese http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/terminator-reboot-casts-some-guy-to-play-kyle-reese/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/terminator-reboot-casts-some-guy-to-play-kyle-reese/#comments Thu, 20 Feb 2014 20:10:07 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=259547 What's-his-face is ready to become a household name.

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So far, the casting choices for the new Terminator reboot have been spot on. Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor, Jason Clarke as John Connor, and Arnold as an elderly version of the Terminator robot. The only missing piece was who would play Kyle Reese? News broke today that the role will be filled by some guy.

It has been decided that Jai Courtney, who last played some guy in A Good Day To Die-Hard, has won the part after it was determined he had done the requisite amount of sit-ups needed. Kyle Reese is the resistance member who travels back in time by John Connor to protect his mother in the original Terminator. While doing so, he also impregnates her which creates a time paradox being argued about in dorm rooms to this very day. It’s expected that the new film will also lean heavily on the concept of time travel so get ready to keep your voices down while angrily debating your idiot roommate about string theory. (Variety)

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Arnold Schwarzenegger To Return As The Terminator http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/arnold-schwarzenegger-to-return-as-the-terminator/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/arnold-schwarzenegger-to-return-as-the-terminator/#comments Thu, 13 Jun 2013 20:23:03 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=255289 They'll have to cram in some storyline about it being fashionable for cyborgs to get plastic surgery later in their life.

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The good news is that we’ll get the original Terminator, albeit an aged one with a legacy of illegitimate children. The bad news is that this news makes very unlikely the possibility that we’ll have another Christian Bale meltdown on the set of the next installment. Take the sweet with the sour, I guess.

Arnie made the announcement that he’ll be stepping back into his motorcycle boots next January for Paramount when filming begins. It’s unclear what the story will be, but it will probably be an action film with a good-looking woman, as these types of movies so often are.

Details to follow shortly, no doubt.

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Supercut: Arnold Schwarzenegger Says Big Words http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/supercut-arnold-schwarzenegger-says-big-words/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/supercut-arnold-schwarzenegger-says-big-words/#comments Fri, 18 Jan 2013 22:21:52 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=253012 It's hypnotic and soothing.

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Is it just me, or does this supercut of Arnold Schwarzenegger trying to pronounce big word remind you of Ron Burgundy‘s vocal warm-ups? (NextMovie)

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High School Principal Suspended For Making Lame ‘Terminator’ Video http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/high-school-principal-suspended-for-making-lame-terminator-video/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/high-school-principal-suspended-for-making-lame-terminator-video/#comments Wed, 16 Jan 2013 17:36:09 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=252966 The only way this could have gone more poorly would be if he dressed up as the Joker.

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A high school principal in Everett, MA has come under fire after making an objectionable video and screening it for students. Shown during morning announcements, Erick Naumann is seen stalking the halls of the school as “The Naumannator.” Inter-cut with scenes from Terminator 2: Judgement Day of a burning playground and Linda Hamilton struggling to escape an armed assailant, the video is just awful. Especially now.

It was just all wrong. The only way this could have gone more poorly would be if he had dressed up as the Joker.

Roy Barrows, the school’s technology teacher who helped make the video, also received a two-day suspension. However, I’d argue that his sentence should be more severe. He’s supposed to be teaching kids this stuff. The lighting, the acting. Just terrible. And you call that editing?!?!? (Boston.com)

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7 Time Travel Movies That Will Blow Your Mind http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/7-time-travel-movies-that-will-blow-your-mind/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/7-time-travel-movies-that-will-blow-your-mind/#comments Wed, 19 Sep 2012 20:01:21 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=251028 A moment of your time, please.

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Hollywood has a fondness for time travel, if only because it’s the ultimate fiction. No one (that I know, anyway) dabbles in time travel. It’s fantastic in the literal sense of the word, and one of the best things about movies is that we get to enjoy stories that have very little to do with our regular lives. That said, you should delight in this list of time travelling films if you’re sick of your day to day life. If you are currently time travelling, you probably have bigger fish to fry than this list, but you might want to take some time to check out Looper, a time travellin’ action film that hits theaters on September 28th.

With that, here are seven time travel films that will blow your mind.

Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure

Perhaps the most notable conduit to the principles of time travel that exists in popular culture, this film harnesses the powers of time travel to revisit seminal periods in history for the purpose of… getting a good grade on a history presentation. More impressive than the time travel itself (it was a magic phone booth that appeared at Circle K) was the duo’s ability to capture Genghis Khan. That guy had to have been pretty well protected, no? And the same for Abraham Lincoln. No wonder that guy ended up getting shot.

Back to the Future

All Marty McFly wanted to do was escape from the Lybians who gunned down his friend Doc Brown. However, once he hit 88 MPH in the mall parking lot, he found himself travelling back to his dad’s high school days. Hijinks ensue. Hijinks ensue BIG TIME.

This film taught us that what we do when we travel to the past has serious ramifications in the present, like sleeping with our moms, which shouldn’t be done in the past, present, or future, regardless of how much they flirt with you when they are in high school.

Groundhog Day

While this doesn’t follow the formula in the usual sense, the film is about a guy who lives the same day over and over. That’s time travel to me.

It also sounds like an incredibly maddening existence. I can’t say I would be able to hack it like he did, but he really didn’t have a choice. He tried to find a million ways to off himself in the process, but to no avail. He kept waking up in the same bed & breakfast, listening to the same obnoxious radio DJs.

I guess he just needed the love of Andie MacDowell to snap him out of it, which is pretty weird, because I would think that Andie MacDowell would put me in an inescapable funk, not take me out of one.

Source Code

Source Code is a lot like Groundhog Day, only if Groundhog Day was the day you died and thousands of other people died with you. So it’s really very little like Groundhog Day, but Jake Gyllenhaal DOES live the same period of time over and over. And he does manage to fall in love.

Also at the end of the film, rather than find love and live happily like Bill Murray does, Jake finds love, and we find out that he’s burned to a crisp with no arms or legs. So… there’s that.

The Terminator

In this film, the time travel is largely incidental. After all, it’s about a killing machine going around and killing people. But the greater purpose has to do with a future war. As such, Arnold Schwarzenegger is sent back in time to kill the mom of human military leader John Connor, ensuring that he won’t be born and the robots win in a walk.

Arnold Schwarzenegger is sent back through time nude, which leads us to believe, in the canon of time travel depiction, that clothes can’t travel through time nearly as well as people. So you might just want to keep your clothes in the era they are already in.

Hot Tub Time Machine

It’s right there in the title. Not unlike Snakes on a Plane, it’s pretty clear that the producers just went with a ridiculous title and worked backwards from there. But with Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, and John Cusack in the cast, it stands up better than it has a right to. Also, ridiculous 80′s throwback movies are like pizza: even when they’re bad, they’re still pretty good.

Looper

Unlike The Terminator, which sends the assassin back in time to kill its target, Looper sends the target thirty years back to an awaiting gunman. However, when the assassin finds out that he’s being paid to kill a future version of himself and “close the loop,” well, let’s just say things don’t really go so smoothly.

On a related note, I think that the worst thing you could ever ask me to do is kill my future self. I love my future self, and would do anything to protect him. Even if he was Bruce Willis, which would make me a little upset, but only because I don’t want to go bald.

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Audio Fun Time: Arnold Schwarzenegger Edition http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/audio-fun-time-arnold-schwarzenegger-edition/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/audio-fun-time-arnold-schwarzenegger-edition/#comments Thu, 29 Mar 2012 16:01:46 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=247778 "Nyyarrg!"

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Arnold Schwarzenegger is a legend, best known for his explosive films, his famous accent, and that distinctive scream. Having banked a wide array of diverse movie footage over the years, Arnold ensured he’d be a part of history forever. And he’s also provided fodder for all manner of prank calls, film re-edits, and song remixes. But the best is the stuff that you simply can’t make up, as you’ll see below.

Darth Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger may not have been a big enough star at the time to make his way into the Star Wars films, but luckily someone was able to right that wrong. Here, Arnold is cast as the most nefarious villain in film, Darth Vader. No, he doesn’t stick to the script but he chews the scenery nonetheless. Face it, it’s just a matter of time before George Lucas decides to reboot the franchise. When he does, I think we have our heavy lined up.

His DVD Commentary Tracks

By and large, we can agree that DVD commentaries are rarely entertaining. However, in the case of Arnold Schwarzenegger films, lightning has struck multiple times. Not only is it just funny to hear Arnold’s perspective of the material, but it’s made all the richer when he’s had a few to drink before recording. It really gives you a glimpse into the man.

Conan the Barbarian DVD Commentary Track

Total Recall DVD Commentary Track

Terminator 3 DVD Commentary Track (From Nerd Bastards)

Arnold Sings About Birthday Cake


Wow. The Austrian version of the Happy Birthday song is way different than the one we sing in America. It’s way better too.

Every Arnold Scream From Every Arnold Movie

Our friends at FilmDrunk put together this very necessary super-cut of every time Arnold screams in his films. It’s transcendent. I actually threw out my white noise maker after watching, and now I use this to lull myself off to sleep. My skin has never looked healthier.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Prank Calls A Hotel

After years of Arnold Schwarzenegger soundboard prank calls to various businesses, I imagine it’s incredibly hard for the real Detective John Kimble to successfully order Chinese food or book a hotel room. He’s a cop, you idiots!!

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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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Top 9 Kick-Ass Women Onscreen http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/top-kick-ass-women-onscreen/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/top-kick-ass-women-onscreen/#comments Mon, 16 Jan 2012 19:41:59 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=242617 Do NOT let any of these women win in air hockey.

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They’re often referred to as the fairer sex, but there’s nothing “fair” about the way these women could all kick my ass without even breathing hard (it would be easier than writing an introduction to an article like this without using cliches, I know that for sure). So if you’re in the mood for some kick-ass women, get ready to drag your eyeballs over some text and images about the best! In honor of the release of Underworld Awakening on January 20th, here are 9 kick-ass women onscreen.

Ellen Ripley

Sigourney Weaver’s protagonist across 4 movies in the Alien series is perhaps the definitive kick-ass onscreen woman. She’s an inspiration to all of us, seeing as she was the sole survivor after her ship was infiltrated by a killer alien. In fact, not only was she a survivor, but she actually blew the son of a bitch out of the airlock. AND she did it at least partially in her underwear, which is really just an added bonus. Don’t hurt me, please.

Sarah Connor

Even more so than Ripley, the heroine of the first two Terminator movies has quite an evolution from unassuming girl to horrifying warrior/possible crazy person. In The Terminator, Sarah is a suburban waitress who becomes the target of a cyborg from the future sent to murder her before she gives birth to the savior of humankind. In Terminator 2, she’s confined to a mental asylum and will crack your face open with a broken broom handle just as soon as not. And that’s before she gets out and starts using guns and explosives and stuff.

Xena, Warrior Princess

I don’t really remember much about Xena. She had throwing discs, and she hung out with Hercules, and she got into lots of fights, and she had a girlfriend? Sounds like a kick-ass woman to me. I bet she’d like me if she got to know me (although maybe she thinks the same thing about me, like I said it’s been a while since I watched the show).

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Will Be Back, Just Not Right Away http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/arnold-schwarzenegger-will-be-back-just-not-right-away/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/arnold-schwarzenegger-will-be-back-just-not-right-away/#comments Thu, 19 May 2011 21:31:18 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=212910 Maybe he'll get back into politics.

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Have you heard about Arnold Schwarzenegger’s recent troubles? He secretly fathered a child with a member of his household staff ten years ago, and when he told his wife about it, she left him! And now it’s having a toll on his acting career as well, which of course includes the various comeback projects he’s promised us lately. Here’s a bit of his statement, which emerged naked from a ball of electric energy:

“Governor Schwarzenegger is focusing on personal matters and is not willing to commit to any production schedules or timelines. This includes ‘Cry Macho‘, The ‘Terminator‘ franchise and other projects under consideration. We will resume discussions when Governor Schwarzenegger decides.”

There it is. I don’t know what this means for the long-term future of these projects – maybe Schwarzenegger will be able to stage a comeback-comeback from his first failed attempt at a comeback.

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UPDATED: Lionsgate Vs. Megan Ellison: The War For Terminator’s Future http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/lionsgate-vs-megan-ellison-the-war-for-terminators-future/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/lionsgate-vs-megan-ellison-the-war-for-terminators-future/#comments Fri, 13 May 2011 21:40:21 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=211730 Megan Ellison won the war!

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UPDATE: Megan Ellison won the war! Go, Megan Ellison!

Seems like The Terminator is always battling for the future. Now it’s time for Terminator to take a breather and let other folks battle over his future for a change. You earned it, big guy.

Arnold Schwarzenegger has come back to the Terminator franchise — [Insert "I'll Be Back" Joke] — and Fast Five direct Justin Lin is also attached. Interest is clearly heating up like a vat of molten steel, because Lionsgate has competition for buying the rights from hedge fund Pacificor: Megan Ellison. You may remember hearing about Ellison on this very website, because the wealthy heiress is financing tons of interesting projects, like Kathryn Bigelow‘s Osama Bin Laden movie and Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master, along with last year’s True Grit. Lionsgate bid $29.5 million, but Ellison’s Annapurna Films bid higher. *Tension*

Who will control the new Schwarzenegger Terminator? Still waiting to see if Skynet throws in a bid. (Movieline)

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Schwarzenegger, Director Justin Lin Attached To New Terminator Project http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/schwarzenegger-director-justin-lin-attached-to-new-terminator-project/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/schwarzenegger-director-justin-lin-attached-to-new-terminator-project/#comments Wed, 27 Apr 2011 03:48:33 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=209093 When he said "I'll be back," he meant "like seven or eight more times."

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Arnold Schwarzenegger looks primed to return as The Terminator, with Fast Five’s Justin Lin attached to direct, the as-of-yet-scriptless project. CAA is shopping a package around that includes the rights to the franchise with both Arnie and Lin’s attachment. Universal, Sony, and Lionsgate are all interested, but finding a buyer shouldn’t take long given the heat of both Lin, with Fast Five coming out this weekend, and Schwarzenegger, who has enjoyed something of a career renaissance since his return to private life.

Although no details are available on the premise (since there’s no screenplay), nor a timeline here, it’s safe to say that this would probably take priority over any other projects, as whatever studio pays the $30mm or so to get this project will probably want to see a return on that investment sooner rather than later.

Don’t be surprised if this film takes place so far in the future that technology is such that cyborgs not only age, but get fat. But the technology still isn’t there to change an Austrian accent. (Deadline)

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Justin Lin Will Only Direct A ‘Terminator’ Movie Under Certain Circumstances http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/justin-lin-will-only-direct-a-terminator-movie-under-certain-circumstances/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/justin-lin-will-only-direct-a-terminator-movie-under-certain-circumstances/#comments Wed, 13 Apr 2011 20:01:20 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=206892 Justin Lin needs time to make a decision, OK?

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News about a new Terminator movie has been going around for a while now, often with Fast Five director Justin Lin attached. And Lin seems up for it, according to a recent interview. Here’s the relevant paragraph, which I will then attempt to make sense of:

“I think one of the great things is that when I got started, no one would return my calls, and now I get a lot of phone calls, which is good.  I have options.  Terminator was one of my favorite films growing up.  And I feel I have a take that I would love to see, and I’ve talked with Arnold and we’ve talked and we’ll see.  Again, I would love to do it, but it has to be the right circumstances.  It has to be the right people.  And there’s other projects too.  But I’m in a position now that I can choose more than I could a year ago, two years ago.  So that is something that is potentially in my future, but when I get home I will sit down and look at my options and choose what I want to do.”

So basically, he might do it, but then again he might not. That’s just the kind of fickleness that a Terminator wouldn’t understand. You program a Terminator to do something, and he does it! None of this “only if it’s the right people” crap. Come on, Justin Lin. Is this what all that partying in Rio has done to you? (Collider)

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Schwarzenegger Could Get Faster, Furiouser, ‘Terminator’-er With Justin Lin http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/schwarzenegger-could-get-faster-furiouser-terminator-er-with-justin-lin/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/schwarzenegger-could-get-faster-furiouser-terminator-er-with-justin-lin/#comments Tue, 15 Feb 2011 23:33:45 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=27151 Since "The Great Arnold Schwarzenegger Tweet of 2011," offers have been coming in for the former Kindergarden Cop.

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First a Terminator, then a Governator, now a Terminator once again?

Since “The Great Arnold Schwarzenegger Tweet of 2011,” offers have been coming in for the former Kindergarden Cop. Apparently the hottest offer being discussed is for Universal to team him up with director Justin Lin (three Fast and Furious movies) and writer Chris Morgan (also three Fast and Furious movies) for another Terminator movie. So, yes, Arnold wouldn’t just “be back,” he’d “be back” in the role where he says he’ll “be back.” Can’t get more “back” than that.

The franchise, once hotter than molten steel, has cooled off considerably in recent years. It would take some serious time traveling to change the weak box office numbers from Terminator: Salvation, and legal troubles + bankruptcy issues with the property’s former owner have left many doubting whether Terminator has a future. However, with Schwarzenegger now in the picture once again, we might not have to say “hasta la vista” after all. (Deadline)

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The ‘Terminator’ Will Be Back…In Animated Form http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-terminator-will-be-back-in-animated-form/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-terminator-will-be-back-in-animated-form/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Good news for fans of killer robots from the future. A bunch of production companies you've never heard of are developing Terminator 3000, a proposed $70 million, 3D animated feature. Although plot details are sparse, the film will involve characters from the original Terminator. However, what we do know is that those involved with the production are keeping violence to a minimum in order to avoid an R rating. After all, we wouldn't want a movie about blood-thirsty cyborgs from a post-apocalyptic hell hole to get too violent. What if someone wants to take their grandma, or maybe their 4-year-old daughter? Terminator was meant for the whole family. (Coming Soon)

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Good news for fans of killer robots from the future. A bunch of production companies you’ve never heard of are developing Terminator 3000, a proposed $70 million, 3D animated feature.

Although plot details are sparse, the film will involve characters from the original Terminator. However, what we do know is that those involved with the production are keeping violence to a minimum in order to avoid an R rating. After all, we wouldn’t want a movie about blood-thirsty cyborgs from a post-apocalyptic hell hole to get too violent. What if someone wants to take their grandma, or maybe their 4-year-old daughter? Terminator was meant for the whole family. (Coming Soon)

 

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Sex and the City 3: Judgment Day http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/sex-and-the-city-3-judgment-day/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/sex-and-the-city-3-judgment-day/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Samantha and her new bo get frisky!Just yesterday, it seemed as if Sex and the City's destruction was all but assured. With poor box-office returns, a rapidly aging cast and the death of Rue McClanahan (a.k.a. Samantha), another film seemed out of the question. But much like Skynet from the Terminator series, SATC is launching a last-ditch effort to escape oblivion by fleeing into the past.New Line has expressed interest in adapting SATC author Candace Bushnell's follow-up series, "The Carrie Diaries," into a prequel, allowing for a "new and younger-skewing collection of films." Perhaps most disturbing is the fact that Bushnell herself has expressed interest in Miley Cyrus as a possible lead.Unless we want to see Sex and the City continue to plague mankind for generations to come, this prequel must be stopped. For he who controls the past controls the future, and he who controls the present controls the past...or something like that. (CinemaBlend)

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Samantha and her new bo get frisky!

Just yesterday, it seemed as if Sex and the City’s destruction was all but assured. With poor box-office returns, a rapidly aging cast and the death of Rue McClanahan (a.k.a. Samantha), another film seemed out of the question. But much like Skynet from the Terminator series, SATC is launching a last-ditch effort to escape oblivion by fleeing into the past.

New Line has expressed interest in adapting SATC author Candace Bushnell’s follow-up series, "The Carrie Diaries," into a prequel, allowing for a "new and younger-skewing collection of films." Perhaps most disturbing is the fact that Bushnell herself has expressed interest in Miley Cyrus as a possible lead.

Unless we want to see Sex and the City continue to plague mankind for generations to come, this prequel must be stopped. For he who controls the past controls the future, and he who controls the present controls the past…or something like that. (CinemaBlend)

 

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Sarah Connor vs. Chunk http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/sarah-connor-vs-chunk/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/sarah-connor-vs-chunk/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 And she thought cyborgs were tough to kill...

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And she thought cyborgs were tough to kill…

Other Junk You Might Like

Reggie Bush’s New Honey

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James Cameron: Someone Pissed in My ‘Terminator’ Soup http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/james-cameron-someone-pissed-in-my-terminator-soup/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/james-cameron-someone-pissed-in-my-terminator-soup/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 The rights to The Terminator franchise have been something of a hot potato lately. Not the kind with rich, buttery goodness inside rather the kind with boring, underwhelming stories inside. MTV caught up with James Cameron yesterday to discuss the state of the series he created and whether or not he would return for a sequel. Now Cameron is a well-spring of awesome quotes and yesterday was no exception. From the HMFIC: "From my perspective, it's run its course... the soup's kind of been pissed in a little bit by other filmmakers, so I don't have any personal desire to go back to it." Well said, you loveable curmudgeon. Now please publish a phrasebook. Stay tuned for more Terminator news and whether or not more McG whizz bisque will ever grace the silverscreen. (MTV)

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The rights to The Terminator franchise have been something of a hot potato lately. Not the kind with rich, buttery goodness inside rather the kind with boring, underwhelming stories inside. MTV caught up with James Cameron yesterday to discuss the state of the series he created and whether or not he would return for a sequel.

Now Cameron is a well-spring of awesome quotes and yesterday was no exception. From the HMFIC:

"From my perspective, it’s run its course… the soup’s kind of been pissed in a little bit by other filmmakers, so I don’t have any personal desire to go back to it."

Well said, you loveable curmudgeon. Now please publish a phrasebook. Stay tuned for more Terminator news and whether or not more McG whizz bisque will ever grace the silverscreen. (MTV)

 

 

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Hedge Fund Holds Salvation for ‘Terminator’ Franchise http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/hedge-fund-holds-salvation-for-terminator-franchise/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/hedge-fund-holds-salvation-for-terminator-franchise/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 The bidding war over the rights to the Terminator franchise is over and the winner is... Pacificor? I'm sorry but I'm not familiar with their films. From Deadline Hollywood: “Sony and Lionsgate dropped out at just under $29.5 million when it became clear that Santa Barbara-based hedge fund Pacificor was willing to pay almost any amount of money for Terminator.” Oh. That's why I didn't know them. Pacificor is the debtholder that pushed Halcyon into bankruptcy in the first place. Now they've swooped in and traded that debt for the once lucrative franchise. I think it would be awesome if James Cameron bought them. Not so he could make another Terminator but so he could take a dump on Terminator 3 in front of director Jonathan Mostow's house.No one knows what Pacificor plans to do with the rights but let's hope it's not to steal the technology and build their own army of machines. If robots become self-aware, there's no telling what kind of damage they may cause. (Deadline Hollywood)

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The bidding war over the rights to the Terminator franchise is over and the winner is… Pacificor? I’m sorry but I’m not familiar with their films. From Deadline Hollywood:

“Sony and Lionsgate dropped out at just under $29.5 million when it became clear that Santa Barbara-based hedge fund Pacificor was willing to pay almost any amount of money for Terminator.”

Oh. That’s why I didn’t know them. Pacificor is the debtholder that pushed Halcyon into bankruptcy in the first place. Now they’ve swooped in and traded that debt for the once lucrative franchise. I think it would be awesome if James Cameron bought them. Not so he could make another Terminator but so he could take a dump on Terminator 3 in front of director Jonathan Mostow‘s house.

No one knows what Pacificor plans to do with the rights but let’s hope it’s not to steal the technology and build their own army of machines. If robots become self-aware, there’s no telling what kind of damage they may cause.

(Deadline Hollywood)

 

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Buy the ‘Terminator’ Franchise During its Half-Off Sale http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/buy-the-terminator-franchise-during-its-half-off-sale/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/buy-the-terminator-franchise-during-its-half-off-sale/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Things keep getting worse for producers of Terminator: Salvation. Between Christian Bale's blow up, McG's pissing contest with Michael Bay, and the controversy over Moon Bloodgood's handbra, they've received a ton of free press that they couldn't spin into box office gold. Now the Halcyon Holding Group has filed for bankruptcy and is ready to sell the franchise rights to the highest bidder. Apparently all the big studios are lining up to secure the rights. But why? The last two movies were pretty abysmal and The Sarah Connor Chronicles never found the audience it deserved. With Arnie indisposed and special effects breakthroughs having plateaued it's time to face the sad, cold truth. We as a people have to face the fact that killer robots are sooo over. Let us all begrudgingly tear down our Chopping Mall posters and set fire to our I, Robot theater-lobby standees. Today will usher in the age of the friendly (probably farting) robot. But honestly, is there any way to breathe life into Terminator? Preferably one that doesn't involve putting Peter Berg behind the camera? Let us know your thoughts. (The Financial Times)

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Things keep getting worse for producers of Terminator: Salvation. Between Christian Bale’s blow up, McG’s pissing contest with Michael Bay, and the controversy over Moon Bloodgood’s handbra, they’ve received a ton of free press that they couldn’t spin into box office gold. Now the Halcyon Holding Group has filed for bankruptcy and is ready to sell the franchise rights to the highest bidder.

Apparently all the big studios are lining up to secure the rights. But why? The last two movies were pretty abysmal and The Sarah Connor Chronicles never found the audience it deserved. With Arnie indisposed and special effects breakthroughs having plateaued it’s time to face the sad, cold truth. We as a people have to face the fact that killer robots are sooo over. Let us all begrudgingly tear down our Chopping Mall posters and set fire to our I, Robot theater-lobby standees. Today will usher in the age of the friendly (probably farting) robot.

But honestly, is there any way to breathe life into Terminator? Preferably one that doesn’t involve putting Peter Berg behind the camera? Let us know your thoughts. (The Financial Times)

 

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KIRK ACEVEDO FIRED FROM FRINGE http://www.screenjunkies.com/general/kirk-acevedo-fired-from-fringe/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/general/kirk-acevedo-fired-from-fringe/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Bad news for Fringe fans, it seems that J.J. Abrams and Co. have dicked over Kirk Acevedo, the actor who plays Charlie on the series. Or I should say played Charlie on the series. io9 reports that he has been released from the series in order to make room for a brash, new female agent. It's a shame because Acevedo is a very talented and interesting performer who was consistently under-utilized on the sci-fi serial. He notified the world of his dismissal via his Facebook page.I, on the other hand, recently used Facebook to put forth this existential quandary, "Chinese food or go to gym????"Get all up in these morning headlines...Fanboys 2 to shoot next year, be released in 2017. (Cinema Blend) Somebody won American Idol. (TV Squad)5 Reasons Why the Terminator Franchise Doesn't Make No Sense. (Cracked)Will Spiderman 4 include Kirsten Dunst? (Latino Review)Voice of Mickey Mouse passes away. High-Pitch Eric waiting by the phone. (Reuters)

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Bad news for Fringe fans, it seems that J.J. Abrams and Co. have dicked over Kirk Acevedo, the actor who plays Charlie on the series. Or I should say played Charlie on the series. io9 reports that he has been released from the series in order to make room for a brash, new female agent. It’s a shame because Acevedo is a very talented and interesting performer who was consistently under-utilized on the sci-fi serial. He notified the world of his dismissal via his Facebook page.

I, on the other hand, recently used Facebook to put forth this existential quandary, "Chinese food or go to gym????"

Get all up in these morning headlines…

Fanboys 2 to shoot next year, be released in 2017. (Cinema Blend)

Somebody won American Idol. (TV Squad)

5 Reasons Why the Terminator Franchise Doesn’t Make No Sense. (Cracked)

Will Spiderman 4 include Kirsten Dunst? (Latino Review)

Voice of Mickey Mouse passes away. High-Pitch Eric waiting by the phone. (Reuters)

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FOX ANNOUNCES DEVELOPMENT CONTEST http://www.screenjunkies.com/general/fox-announces-development-contest/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/general/fox-announces-development-contest/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Got a great idea for an animated holiday special? Well, Fox is seeking your submissions. From Reuters, the network has announced a contest where animators can submit holiday-inspired short films for cash prizes. The winner will receive a deal with the network that could lead to a show getting on the air. Here's my idea. Nobody steal it, okay?Here are more of your morning headlines.... Teri Hatcher regularly attacked by bees. (Cinema Blend) Porn Star Riley Steele in 3-D!!!! (Dread Central) V remake gets picked up. (io9)Dollhouse RENEWED (The Hollywood Reporter) Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles CANCELED (EW)

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Got a great idea for an animated holiday special? Well, Fox is seeking your submissions. From Reuters, the network has announced a contest where animators can submit holiday-inspired short films for cash prizes. The winner will receive a deal with the network that could lead to a show getting on the air. Here’s my idea. Nobody steal it, okay?

Here are more of your morning headlines….

Teri Hatcher regularly attacked by bees. (Cinema Blend)

Porn Star Riley Steele in 3-D!!!! (Dread Central)

V remake gets picked up. (io9)

Dollhouse RENEWED (The Hollywood Reporter)

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles CANCELED (EW)

 

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