James Cameron Claims Avatar Sequels Will Make You “Sh*t Yourself”

Posted by Ben Huber on Nov 28, 2014 in Cinema


His own words! In a recent interview with Empire Magazine, Cameron continued to hyped up his oncoming Avatar sequels (all three of them, which will be filmed simultaneously), but this time went above and beyond: “I can tell you one thing about them. They’re gonna be bitchin’. You will shit yourself with your mouth wide open.” Oh, well, alright. If you say so! He also spoke about higher frame rates for film, and confirmed he’d be filming in 48 frames per second (there was speculation that he’d film in 60 or 120). You can thank Peter Jackson for that, I assume. You can read the rest of the details here. Read more…

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Terminator 2 in 3D Could Happen

Posted by Ben Huber on Jun 2, 2014 in Cinema


James Cameron is making the rounds again, and in addition to talking about his next 3 Avatar movies (yes, a sequel trilogy to the original film), he’s also talking up the benefits of 3D. One thing he mentioned was the possibility of re-releasing Terminator 2: Judgement Day in 3D. He said, “Terminator 1 I don’t think so because you could upgrade it to 3D but it’s still pretty gritty, available light photography, low budget filmmaking. […] But Terminator 2 is a more polished film and, I think, it has a kind of timeless appeal.” He theorizes that releasing it in China (a market that hasn’t seen the film on theater screens yet), could pay for the conversion cost and release costs in the US. It seems like it’s still early, but 2016 is the 25th anniversary of the film, so the timing could be just right! Read more…

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Why We Need To Keep Legos Out of the Hands of Skynet

Posted by Tim Sheehy on May 13, 2010 in Cinema, Hobbies and Collections

Lego Terminator 1

When I was growing up, I absolutely loved my legos — so much so that I actually fancied myself a structural engineer of sorts. Of course, I never really built anything without a set of instructions but at least I did a good job of it. Needless to say, I was in complete awe of this fantastic creation by lego enthusiast Brickshelf. Using a simple image of a T-800 exoskeleton, he was able to recreate a bust of James Cameron’s metallic killing machine with stunning detail. Maybe it’s not as nostalgic for me as say… a Valkyrie, but its still way too awesome for me to ignore. Check out Brickshelf’s gallery for more photos. Read more…

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A Conversation with Cameron

Posted by Michael Pinto on Mar 11, 2010 in Cinema

You know it’s funny I’ve never have been too crazy about James Cameron as a director, however listening to this very relaxed interview with him was quite energizing and inspiring. It’s wonderful to hear not just about his creative process — but also his take on Hollywood then copying everything (his example is the 3D craze which he inspired). And as much as I wasn’t crazy about Avatar I almost felt sorry for Cameron watching the Oscars because you could sense not just a level of insecurity and slight hostility to his technical skills, but also even the idea that a science fiction film might get best picture. So even with the success of his box office, it gave me a real sympathy seeing him within the Hollywood hierarchy.

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Why George Lucas is More Original Than James Cameron

Posted by Michael Pinto on Feb 5, 2010 in Cinema

James Cameron and Geroge Lucas

Recently while a good friend was telling me about the advantages of seeing Avatar in 3D IMAX over just plain 3D I couldn’t help but mention how much I hated “the plot” of the film. My friend then challenged me that while the twists-and-turns of the Na’vi may have been overly predictable that in fact the first Star Wars film was just as telegraphed. Read more…

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My Biggest Problem With the Science of Avatar: A Fanboy Rant

Posted by Michael Pinto on Dec 25, 2009 in Cinema, Science

Avatar: Why are we using Vietnam era machine guns in the future?

My problem with Avatar is that the humans are smart enough to achieve interstellar space travel, but their technology feels like it belongs in the early 21st Century. I’ll grant you that you can make this critique of quite a few science fiction films, but frankly Avatar seems to become a giant plot hole when you think about this. Read more…



Why Can’t Hollywood Compete with Japanese Giant Robots?

Posted by Michael Pinto on Nov 11, 2009 in Animation, Cinema, Hobbies and Collections

Avatar AMP Suit

Yes I know James Cameron will make a billion dollars with Avatar. But you know what Cameron will never know how to do? Create a damn high quality giant robot that kids will want to buy thirty years from now! Shown above is the reason why: The Avatar AMP Suit (shown above) looks like a left over prop from the film Aliens: Read more…

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Avatar is Shaping Up

Posted by Michael Pinto on Nov 10, 2009 in Cinema

He’s not my favorite director but I think James Cameron’s true talent is the ability to combine a good story with bleeding edge special effects. When I watched the previous trailer for Avatar it looked like a bad videogame, but perhaps I was a bit too hasty to call my predictions for this film. Looking at this latest trailer I’m seeing more of the story which looks rock solid — so my bet is that Avatar is going to be the hit of the season. And as much as I’m not a fan of Cameron I also have to give him credit for the ability to pull off making a film of this scale without it being based on a comic book or a TV show from thirty years ago. Alhough the alien world animation still looks like a bad videogame to me…



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