Tag: jamescameron

Blu-ray Review: PIRANHA II: THE SPAWNING

Like many other great filmmakers, James Cameron got his start with Roger Corman, who's known for fostering talent. His theatrical feature film debut is strangely enough, Piranha II: The Spawning. It's a sequel to Joe Dante's (who also came out of...

ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL Trailer: Robert Rodriguez Braves the Uncanny Valley for James Cameron

Like some kind of fever dream from my teenaged years, visionary filmmakers James Cameron (Aliens, Avatar) and Robert Rodriguez (Sin City) have joined forces like Voltron to create a groundbreaking new science fiction vision in Alita: Battle Angel. Like Cameron's...

Marko Zaror Joins ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL

Marko Zaror has been added to the cast of Alita: Battle Angel, which is currently in production in Austin, Texas. Robert Rodriguez is directing the big-screen adaptation of Kishiro Yukito's manga series Gunnm, aka Battle Angel Alita. James Cameron cowrote...

Guillermo del Toro Taking FANTASTIC VOYAGE

Guillermo del Toro is touted for every movie under the sun, so take this with a grain of salt, but if things work out, he will be going under the skin for a new version of Fantastic Voyage. He is in...

Destroy All Monsters: Because Leo Didn't Win An Oscar For TITANIC, Leo Won't Win An Oscar

I want to get a message out to Leonardo DiCaprio, mostly because I don't want him to kill himself. His self-annihilation track, in his relentless pursuit of an Academy Award, is starting to scare me. Apparently for The Revenant he...

BATTLE ANGEL ALITA: Robert Rodriguez May Direct James Cameron Produced Manga Adaptation

THR is reporting that Robert Rodriguez is in talks to direct the live action adaptation of the manga Battle Angel Alita. Avatar and Titanic director James Cameron has been longing to get this project going for many, many moons. The last...

Have Your Say: Do You Like Time Travel To Be Self-Consistent, Or Do You Prefer Paradoxes?

Earlier this month Terminator: Genisys started to terrorize cinemas worldwide, and it pushed the beloved science-fiction franchise's central concepts of time travels and paradoxes into rather extreme corners. Matt Brown had a thing or two to say about that last...

Destroy All Monsters: Nihilism And Time Travel As Franchise Filmmaking In TERMINATOR GENISYS

If you've long nursed a suspicion that Hollywood sequel-making is actually a shell game concealing a vast nothingness at the core of blockbuster franchises and, perhaps, all of life itself, have I got a movie for you: it's called Terminator...

Review: TERMINATOR GENISYS, The Embodiment Of Fan Disservice

The fifth instalment of the troubled sci-fi time travel series reveals itself to be a frustrating reboot-sequel hybrid, cherry-picking iconic moments from throughout the franchise and reworking them into a confused and mostly absurd new narrative. The result is a...

New TERMINATOR GENISYS Induces A Different Kind Of Dread

As much as I try to be a positive person, especially about movies that have not yet been released, everything I've seen about Terminator Genisys has induced a sense of dread that it will be truly terrible. Now, maybe I am...

TERMINATOR GENISYS Living Poster Makes Schwarzenegger's Head Explode

Speaking frankly, Terminator Genisys is struggling to arouse any genuine interest in me right now. Obviously I loved the first two, thought the end of Rise of the Machines excused everything that came before it, and - hey! - actually...

TERMINATOR GENISYS: Big Game Spot

As the Big Game approaches on Sunday studios continue to build up for some big trailer releases and game spots. Paramount and Skydance are apparently planning something big for Terminator: Genisys on Sunday so they have released their Big Game...

Jason Gorber's Cineruminations: THE HOBBIT And HFR, Part 3 - One Last Time

With the close of Peter Jackson's latest foray to Middle Earth, the final film in The Hobbit trilogy also marks another time of reflection upon one of its more interesting and controversial aspects. Jackson's decision to capture and present the...

Destroy All Monsters: Trumbullvision

Earlier this month, as part of the Stanley Kubrick exhibit and retrospective at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, visual effects wizard Douglas Trumbull was in town to demo his proof-of-concept film for his next generation high-frame-rate presentation format, MAGI. Sort of...

Review: MISSION BLUE, A Reflection On A Single Life As A Stand-In For All Life

I am never one to say no to beautifully lit underwater photography, either in grainy 16 mm or pristine HD.  Here there is plenty, but the most compelling image in activist/biopic documentary, Mission Blue, is that of a lone plastic...

Jason Gorber's Cineruminations: THE HOBBIT and HFR, Part 2 - The Journey Continues

Just over a year ago, I wrote an article trying to delve into the vagaries of the form of cinematic presentation that Peter Jackson chose for his Hobbit trilogy. At the time, there was already much consternation and gnashing of...