To celebrate Justin Bieber’s birthday someone took the time to re-imagine Hollywood classics with the popstar as the lead.
How I would have loved to see Beaver as a blue-faced Na’vi on Pandora. But nothing gets me more than him reprising Hilary Swank’s role as a girl who wishes she was a boy in Boys Don’t Cry. He’s already got the hair right? Bargain! Also check him out in Teen Wolf, Grease and Good Will Hunting.
Jersey Shore is invading everything, including gaming culture. Xbox Avatar users can now outfit themselves like characters from the MTV reality series, reports Shacknews.
For $2 you can have abs just like The Situation, or hair just like Snooki. Why you would want to look like this is another story.
It looks like the next Avatar movie may see the light of day as early as 2014!
Cameron is in the process of writing the next two movies and reports that he is “planning to shoot them together and post them together.” This means both movies will be done at the same time, but their releases will be staggered for around Christmas 2014 and 2015.
Cameron also divulged that all of the characters from the first movie would most likely appear in the upcoming films. “Basically, if you survived the first film, you get to be in the second film, at least in some form,” he explained.
Fox has partnered with the director to donate a large chunk of the movie’s profits to environmental causes.
The first film was basically the plot of Pocahontas, so we can’t wait to see what Disney movie Cameron rips off next! We’ve got our fingers crossed for a blue-ified High School Musical or Old Yeller!
Renowned director James Cameron who’s film, Avatar, broke world records, has announced that Avatar 2 and 3 will be his next projects. The second and third of the trilogy will be shot back to back for a December 2014 and December 2015 release.
According to deadline.com, 20th Century Fox made a “huge” donation to Cameron’s green fund which propelled Cameron to move forward with the projects. It seems like the films are in Cameron’s best interest due to Avatar’s wide success in the box office as well as its success in the Academy Awards. Avatar is the highest grossing film in the history of cinema, it is no wonder why Cameron’s producers are pushing the project.
However, this also means that Cameron’s most recent project for Sony Pictures, Cleopatra, starring Angelina Jolie, will have to be put on hold.
Again, the new Avatar films will employ the 3D and CGI technology that Cameron and his team produced for the first film.
This is exciting news for Avatar fans and maybe not so exciting for filmmakers trying to compete with Cameron. That’s showbiz.
Well only a new top record at the Easter weekend box office.
According to Access Hollywood, Time Warner’s Clash of the Titans seized the No. 1 spot this past weekend with $61.4 million- thanks to 3D screens which supplied 52 percent of the gross.
Last night at the Oscars, history was made as Kathryn Bigelow became the first female director to win an Academy Award for directing The Hurt Locker.
Bigelow beat out Canadian ex-husband James Cameron, director of Avatar, to win both Best Director and Best Picture. In addition, her nomination last night was the very first time she was recognized by the academy.
The Tim Burton film topped original box office expectations by the Disney executives. However one cannot be completely surprised by these results with people lining up for 11am screenings. Additionally there was strong support from British audiences which brought in $16.8 Million, even though the film almost wasn’t released in theatres there.
“Titanic” didn’t get a sequel, but Canadian writer/director James Cameron talks of a sequel for his monster 3-D box-office hit “Avatar”. MTV News reports that earlier this month News Corp’s bigwig Rupert Murdoach announced that Fox had “very early talks” about a sequel. Avatar became the highest-grossing movie in the U.S. box-office history, beating out “Titanic”, another James Cameron directed film.
Cameron told MTV News that there are still a few kinks that need to be smoothed out before complete commitment to a sequel of the sci-fi love story.
“I’ve got some deal hurdles I got to get over with the studio before I want to emotionally embrace that,” said Cameron.
That being said, fans can still get ready for more of the world of Pandora. Cameron declined to talk about what obstacles stood in the way, not compensation-related, he assured, but said all parties involved in making the film expect a deal to be signed eventually.
“[Sequel details have] never properly been worked out, let me put it that way,” he said. “But everyone’s highly motivated. Rupert Murdoch told us we were doing it, so now they have to make a deal.”
Another big-budget Hollywood blockbuster. Another tie-in video game. But this one has James Cameron’s name on the box, so it can’t be that bad, right?
To be fair, I had very low expectations for James Cameron’s Avatar – The Video Game. It immediately brought back horrific memories of playing through another movie tie-in videogame with a title as long as my forearm (Peter Jackson’s King Kong The Movie The Game). It has always amazed me that a videogame form of a film seems to need the suffix “The Game” tagged on to the end of the title, as if the general public wouldn’t be able to figure out that the product they are currently holding, which may say Xbox, PlayStation, or Nintendo on it, isn’t actually the film that’s currently in theatres, but a game based on said film. But I digress….
If you’re expecting any kind of spoilers about the movie from this game, you won’t find them. The game is set two years prior to the events of the film, and you play a forgettable character that really doesn’t matter. You have a wide range of choices at the start of the game as to your gender and race, but this has no affect on the rest of the game, as you soon become a nameless grunt stuck on both sides of the ensuing conflict on the planet of Pandora. The basic story is similar to that of the film in that the humans are on Pandora and the Na’vi don’t really appreciate them, but since this is a few years prior, things are a little less established, and the invading human force hasn’t set up such a large presence – at least, not yet.
Through the main arc of the game, you progress to fighting with the humans and then with the Na’vi, eventually allowing you to make moral choices as to which side of the conflict you feel more at home with. The problem with this is that the game makes it very hard to side with the technologically-inferior Na’vi, especially when you can pilot mech suits, use rocket launchers and flamethrowers when you’re human, and on the flipside use bows and arrows and command bees. Bees? Really? I think I know which side I’m going to be sticking with, thanks.
Avatar has done it! Avatar hit $1.29 Billion at the international box office. The movie beat James Cameron’s other film Titanic, which was previously the highest grossing film, which was at $1.24 Billion.
The studio is estimating by the end of the weekend, the box office tally should be $1.848 Billion, making it the Earth’s biggest money maker of all time.
The 3-D and IMAX versions of the movie will continue to be shown in theatres. All versions of the movie had originally been scheduled to run into mid-February. The 2-D version is more popular because it costs less money to go see.
China Film Group, the country’s state-run film distributor, confirmed that it is ordering the 2-D Avatar off screens by Saturday (Jan. 23). It is said to be doing so at the request of the censorship authority.
While no specific reason for the Chinese censor has been given, the pulling coincides with this week’s release of the highly anticipated biopic of Confucius, played by Asian superstar Chow Yun-fat, which opens Thursday (Jan. 21). The film about the famous philosopher was backed by the Chinese government.
Best Actor Television, Drama- Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Best Supporting Actor Television, Drama- John Lithgow, Dexter
Best Supporting Actress Motion Picture- Mo’nique, Precious
Best Animated Feature Film- Up
Best Original Song, Motion Picture- Crazy Heart, “The Weary Kind”
Best Original Score, Motion Picture- Up, Michael Giacchino
Best Actress Television, Drama- Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Best Actress Television Series, Comedy- Toni Collette- United States of Tara
This movie just can’t be stopped. E! Online confirms that Avatar has now brought in $1.14 billion worldwide, making it the second highest grossing film of all time. And now some are suggesting if the movie continues this pace, it could knock out James Cameron’s other film Titanic which is the highest grossing film of all time at $1.8 billion globally.
James Cameron is a man that you should not bet against. From Titanic to Terminator, the man knows how to make movies, and more importantly for Hollywood, make money. Avatar has grossed over $1 Billion worldwide, one of only five films throughout history to do so.
Examiner.com tried to figure out why the film has not lost any momentum. So they spoke with Bert Livingston from 20th Century Fox who provided a theory. “It’s like a runaway freight train. It just keeps doing business,” Livingston said. “Here’s what’s happening: I think everybody has to see ‘Avatar’ once. Even people who don’t normally go to the movies, they’ve heard about it and are saying ‘I have to see it.’ Then there’s those people seeing it multiple times.”
Hollywood is ringing in this Christmas with it’s biggest box office weekend in history – grossing $278 million over the last three days. This tally beats the record set in July 2008 at $260.8 million when The Dark Knight was released.
Avatar, the latest James Cameron 3D epic, led the pack over the weekend, bringing in $75 million. So far, Avatar has grossed $212.3 million this weekend.
“What a weekend,” Bert Livingston of 20th Century Fox, which released Avatar, told USA Today. “I don’t ever remember that big a diversity. When the third picture does $50 million, you’ve got a good marketplace. When Christmas Day falls on a Friday, it’s the best day it could possibly be.”
Guy Ritchie grabbed runner up with Sherlock Holmes starring Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law and Rachel McAdams, which raked in a total of $65.4 million. Sherlock Holmes broke a Christmas Day box office record, grossing $24.9 million on its Christmas Day opening. Read more…
We really hope James Cameron was just having a bad day and he is not a huge prick like this normally. A TMZ cameraman caught Cameron and a fan in a war of words after Cameron refused to sign an autograph. From what the video is showing, we are siding with the fan. James Cameron you fail.
The trailer for the upcoming film, “Avatar,” is now on YouTube. This trailer represents the first movie by James Cameron and Jon Landau since “Titanic” in 1998.
Hollywood producer Landau said Friday he had no doubt that his latest feature with “Titanic” director James Cameron would live up to its billing as the year’s most-anticipated film.
According to Relax News, the 300-million-dollar “Avatar”, packed with computer-generated imagery and 3-D effects, is the pair’s first project together since scooping 11 Oscars in 1998.
The famous pair have certainly put no time limit on their newest project. Landau and Cameron spent the past four-and-a-half years putting the new film together, promising a combination of computer-generated imagery, 3-D effects and live action, the likes of which the world has never seen.
Tech giants Panasonic and Sony plan to bring 3D viewing to the small screen by 2010, Reuters.com reports.
Last week Panasonic unveiled a 50-inch high-definition 3D plasma television with glasses that make images appear as if you can reach out and touch them.
The technology tricks your brain with high-speed shutters working in sync with the glasses to form a double-layered image.
“When the TV is showing the left image, the shutter closes the right eye so people can see only the left image,” explained Keisuke Suetsugi, manager in charge of high quality AV development.
“And the next moment, when the TV is showing the right image, the shutter glass is covering the left.”
You’ve probably heard that an Xbox 360 Live update was coming, if you knew when or what it entailed is another story. We’re here to set the record straight by discussing a few of the new updates coming to Xbox Live this August 11th.
Your virtual character in the Xbox world will be getting a massive update with plenty to styalize and customize your character. The avatar marketplace will open to allow gamers to purcahse premium outfits and accessories.
New props allow your avatar to character items that bring custom animations to your friends channel page. Read more…
NZXT, a company specializing in PC gaming accessories, recently announced the release of the Avatar high performance gaming mouse. The Avatar is designed to provide gamers with enhanced game play through the introduction of various features exclusive to the device.
The Avatar features a 2600 DPI Optical Sensor, which gives the mouse maximum sensitivity and responsiveness to yield greater gaming accuracy. The Avatar also features 7 programmable keys that allow gamers to customize their configuration specifically for First-Person Shooters, Real-Time Strategy, or Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Player games all within the macro and profile settings.
Finally, the Avatar has an ergonomic, ambidextrous design that gives full use to both right and left handed gamers. The Avatar can be easily installed into PCs through any available USB port.
The Avatar is retailing for $59.99, and more information can be found at www.nzxt.com/products/avatar.