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Out of the blue, Fox Star India just dropped the teaser for “Broken Horses,” and with it endorsements from James Cameron and Alfonso Cuarón. 62-year-old Indian filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra wrote, produced and directed the film starring an (almost) exclusively Anglo- and American- cast (Vincent D'Onofrio, Anton Yelchin, Chris Marquette, Maria Velverde, Sean Patrick Flanery and Thomas Jane) in his first Hollywood directorial feature after decades of working within the Hindi film world. While the teaser has breakneck pacing, we’re not talking Transformers-level editing. Every clip escalates with action without failing to tease its characters but not giving away too much about the plot. So far, we know that it’s about two brothers getting in trouble/causing trouble on the Mexico border. The Times of India described a film “(about a) relationship between two brothers —a concert-level violinist and a hired mercenary— and is set against the drug war in the. »
- Joshua Encinias
20th Century Fox
Love or hate his movies, no-one could argue that James Cameron is anything but ambitious. Cameron has directed cinematic classics like The Terminator, Aliens and Terminator 2: Judgement Day, along with record-breaking blockbusters such as Titanic and Avatar. Not everything he undertakes turns out to be a critical success, but it’s hard to deny the man’s vision.
Cameron worked as a truck driver in the ’70s, but quit his job after watching the original Star Wars, in order to work in the film industry. He’d become passionate about special effects during his truck driving days, often going to the USC library in order to read papers about film technology.
- Tom Butler
Did America just lose its first cyberwar?
Sony announced Wednesday that The Interview will not be released after a hack leaked embarrassing executive emails, full-length movies and threatened Americans in theaters with 9/11-like attacks if they went to see it.
The Interview stars Seth Rogen and James Franco, and in the comedy, North Korea's Kim Jong-Un is assassinated. But the actors need not worry as their famous friends are standing up for them and their right to creative expression.
News: Here is Sony's statement about canceling 'The Interview'
I think it is disgraceful that these theaters are not showing The Interview. Will they pull any movie that gets an anonymous threat now?
— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) December 17, 2014
This only guarantees that this movie will be seen by more people on Earth than it »
2014 has been a landmark year for comic book movies. Not only did we get two of Marvel's best-ever films (Guardians of the Galaxy and Captain America: The Winter Soldier), but the major studios announced enough future superhero adaptations to take us all the way up to 2019.
It's been a pretty landmark year for comic books too. It feels as though more genuinely exciting new titles launched in 2014 than in the past ten years combined, with DC, Marvel and especially Image taking big risks and creating some seriously compelling comics in the process.
We've picked out our 14 favourite comics from this year in terms of big-screen potential:
The Comic: On paper, Spread doesn't sound like the most original book on the market. Like The Walking Dead, it's set in a post-apocalyptic world where survivors fight off gruesome monsters and each other. As with The Thing, those monsters are giant shape-shifting »
He always said he’d be back, and the one thing the Terminator’s not is a liar. On July 1, 2015, Arnold Schwarzenegger returns in “Terminator Genisys” (um… no, that’s not a typo on our end). This latest installment in the James Cameron-launched franchise places us in 2029, where John Connor (played by Jason Clarke) is leading the resistance against the machines that have taken over the planet. When John learns of a new SkyNet plan to attack him in both the past and the future, he concocts a plot of his own to use terminators in both the past and the future to defeat the… You know what? We could try to explain how it all works, but this glorious parody trailer (via Live for Films) does it so much better while diving into the oddities and paradoxes of the series. And in case you have any doubts while/after watching, »
- Zach Hollwedel
A24 has picked up yet another Michael Fassbender vehicle. According to Deadline, the film distribution company has officially acquired the U.S. rights to Adam Smith’s feature debut Trespass Against Us.
The heist film follows the Cutler family of outlaws led by Chad Cutler (Michael Fassbender) and his father (Brendan Gleeson). When the law catches up with Chad, he’s must decide whether to stay loyal to his outlaw family or do what he believes is best for his children. The film co-stars Lyndsey Marshal, Sean Harris, Rory Kinnear and Killian Scott.
Smith rose to prominence through directing TV episodes for Little Dorrit and Doctor Who as well as music videos like the popular vid for The Chemical Brothers track “Don’t Think.” The electronic duo made up of Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons has subsequently provided original music for Trespass Against Us.The script was written by Alistair Siddons, »
- William Fanelli
Seventy-five years after the premiere of "Gone With the Wind" (on December 15, 1939), it seems that nothing -- not the passage of time, not the movie's controversial racial politics, not the film's daunting length, and not even the release of certain James Cameron global blockbusters -- can diminish the romantic Civil War drama's stature as the most popular movie of all time.
The film is certainly a formidable artistic achievement, a cornerstone of movie history, and a highlight of a year so full of landmark films that 1939 has often been called the greatest year in the history of Hollywood filmmaking. Each viewing of the four-hour epic seems to reveal new details. Still, even longtime "Gwtw" fans may not know the behind-the-scenes story of the film, one as lengthy and tumultuous as the on-screen romance between Scarlett O'Hara (Vivien Leigh) and Rhett Butler (Clark Gable). Producer David O. Selznick spent fortunes, hired »
- Gary Susman
It seemed only natural for Conan O'Brien to ask Patrick to re-create the fateful expression that won him the role of the T-1000.
"It's been 25 years," Patrick initially complained, before adding: "That's a lot to ask for! Well, I guess I can do it for you."
After directing the cameraman to film his face "nice and tight", Patrick let loose with his most intimidating T-1000 glare.
"You've still got it," fellow guest Rebecca Romijn declared.
Patrick is currently starring in the crime drama Scorpion, airing on CBS in »
Jurassic World, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Terminator Genisys have a few things in common: they’re all additional entries in hugely successful and established franchises; all three are scheduled for release in 2015; and they all recently debuted trailers that were met with varying degrees of enthusiasm.
The Force Awakens was the undisputed king of the teaser wars, prompting a global media blitz of coverage and an overwhelmingly positive reception. Nostalgic glimpses of Stormtroopers, Tie fighters and the Millennium Falcon fought for screen space with new weaponry, unfamiliar droids and fresh faces, suggesting that J.J. Abrams may have found the right balance between homage and innovation.
The Jurassic World trailer was also generally well received, although some concerns have been raised over hokey dialogue, unfinished CGI and the hybrid dinosaur story choice that could sink or save Colin Trevorrow’s dinosaur adventure. Nevertheless, the prospect of »
- Jonathan Cordiner
The departure of Roberto Orci as director of the as-yet-untitled third film in Jj Abram's rebooted Star Trek continuity has cast a little doubt on the future of a franchise that has already spent a lot of time on unsure footing. Although Star Trek's new cast is undeniably packed with talent and the look of the films has been both technically and aesthetically stunning, the stories have arguably failed to capture the same newly-invigorated feeling. Both movies have been watchable blockbusters by current standards, but for all their budget and star power, neither has arguably been close to reaching the iconic heights of Star Trek at its best.
Admittedly, that may be a biased assessment. If you grew up with the original series, or Star Trek: The Next Generation, »
Francine Stock's exploration of the way film has entered our lives is Aliya's non-fiction choice for this month's Book Club...
There are lots of different ways to talk about films. There’s film as an art form, in which people try to objectively discuss how the director makes a statement by manipulating sounds and images. There’s film as a historical document – why was it made at that time? What does it say about what was happening in society? And there’s film on a totally subjective level, where you just like what you like; whether it’s important artistically or historically or in any other way is not the point.
It’s rare to come across a book that attempts to address film on all three of those levels at the same time, but In Glorious Technicolor! gives it a good shot. It’s described in the introduction as, »
30 years ago, the brilliant mind and visionary genius of James Cameron gave birth to a cinema icon – Cyberdyne Systems Model 101, the T-800, The Terminator. It was a movie that blended science fiction, action and horror and helped launched the career of Arnold Schwarzenegger. The Terminator was tense, it was thrilling and, above all, it was perfectly executed.
Set in 1984, The Terminator sees bright-eyed and bushy-haired Sarah Conner being targeted for termination by a machine entity called Skynet, a system from the future who have managed to wipe out human existence thanks to its army of Terminator cyborgs. However, there is a human resistance that is rising up – and it looks like they are about to win thanks in part to the leadership of Sarah’s son John. Skynet’s plan is simple: send a Terminator back to a time before John Conner »
- Luke Owen
It’s sort of a random point for us to be suggesting directors for the solo Aquaman movie, what with its confirmation being nearly two months old and its actual existence being almost four years away. But it needs to be done eventually, and I thought today a good time as a response to Jason Momoa‘s comment at a Brazil comic book convention over the weekend that he wants Zack Snyder at the helm. It’s not that I really care if Snyder directed Aquaman, but I don’t see the assignment being very likely. He’s already done Man of Steel, is presently making Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and he’s set to take the reigns on at least the first Justice League movie. Warner Bros. and DC (and probably Snyder himself) has to prefer going with a bit more variety on this franchise. Like how they’ve already hired Michelle MacLaren for »
- Christopher Campbell
Q: So did all cast members get their make-up done together?
A: No, we didn’t; we had separate bungalows. It was only when we were all on set, all grey or green or blue and we couldn’t touch anything because we would just smear paint and stuff all over everything. We’d all sit together and Dave would be eating a super-healthy meal, I’d be having some fish and chips and Chris would be asking me: ‘So how’s the texture? Do you like the fish?’ He couldn’t eat it himself because he was on a strict diet so he was always asking me what my food tasted like.
Q: How did you while away the long hours in the make-up chair?
A: Listening to music, talking… Sometimes I’d ask about Dave and was told, ‘This dude is meditating – he sits there and doesn’t »
- ComicMix Staff
Yesterday the first full trailer for Terminator: Genisys was released, and there were a lot of mixed reactions. Some people were excited by what they saw, while others didn't buy into it. I enjoyed the trailer, and I'm definitely excited about seeing the movie. I know it's not going to be as good as the first two films that were made by James Cameron, but it still should be a fun ride.
For those of you who didn't break down the trailer to find things that you may have missed the first few time you watched it, Mr Sunday Movies released a video that points out four things that you might find interesting. There were a couple included in the video that I wasn't aware of, so this might be something worth checking out.
- Joey Paur
Last night the first full-length trailer for Terminator Genisys arrived. Now you would think that given The Terminator is one of my all-time favourite movies that I would have been excited for the promo video to land. Sadly after having been burnt by Terminator 3 I know better than to put my faith into the newer incarnations of the franchise. Since the reboot announcement I have been outwardly against the project and was particularly vocal about to decision to cast a very muscular Jai Courtney as the latest version of Kyle Reese. Then came the decision to change the name from Terminator Genesis to Terminator Genisys, a choice clearly made by a text-speak lover. Internally however I have been slightly hopeful that they won’t further tarnish the reputation of James Cameron’s baby. After seeing the trailer though it seems that I and many other devoted fans are in for some bitter disappointment. »
- Kat Smith
The trailer for Terminator Genisys is now online, which offers our first full glimpse at the reboot that promises to go back in time and change all the rules. Directed by Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World), Terminator Genisys journeys into some kind of alternate timeline where Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) has been raised as a child by a T-800 she calls Pops (Arnold Schwarzenegger), and while it may be a different version than what we first saw in James Cameron's Terminator, it still features the usual apocalypse-fighting suspects of Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) and John Connor (Jason Clarke). And as you can see in the below trailer, it also features a lot of dialogue and location hallmarks of the franchise, but often coming from unlikely places. Check it...
- Peter Hall
Thirty years after James Cameron unleashed his low budget, gritty sci-fi actioner The Terminator, fans of the franchise have been clamouring for a glimpse at the next sequel. Shrouded in mystery after Paramount chose to keep Terminator: Genisys out of Comic-Con, a handful of images and plot details slowly emerged over the following six months. Now, the studio has finally dropped the first full-length trailer for the Alan Taylor-directed sequel.
In light of this footage, which invites fans in for a glimpse at the brand new Terminator trilogy, anticipation for its release has gone off the charts. As huge fans of the franchise, we’ve taken to the trailer with a state-of-the-art plasma cannon to dissect and discuss the major talking points.
Read on for our breakdown in which we’ll be running through the preview, discussing the action and of course, pointing out any easter eggs dotted throughout the two-and-a-half minute teaser. »
- Gem Seddon
Sneak Peek the full trailer, plus more new images revealing more footage from "Terminator: Genisys":
Jai Courtney ("Good Day To Die Hard")...
...plays the 1984/2029 'Kyle Reese'...
...and Arnold Schwarzenegger is the 'T-800'.
The new film is a continuation of Cameron's "Terminator 2: Judgement Day".
In the first film, The 'Terminator' is sent back in time from the year 2029 to 1984 to kill 'Sarah Connor' (Linda Hamilton).
'Kyle Reese' (Michael Biehn), a soldier from the future, is sent back in time to protect Sarah...
...so that her unborn son can lead the future resistance forces.
Three sequels were produced including "Terminator 2: Judgment Day »
- Michael Stevens
Just like he promised, Arnold Schwarzenegger is back. The muscle-man returns to the Terminator franchise with a big ol' shotgun and plenty of robotic charisma, as he and Sarah Connor set out to save the world once again in the explosive first trailer for Terminator Genisys.
Genisys is the first of three new Terminator films, and the opening moments of the trailer feature the same set-up as James Cameron's original entry. It's the year 2029, and John Connor (Jason Clarke) sends Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) back to the Eighties to »
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