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Oscars flashback: ‘The Hurt Locker’ wins Best Picture after Golden Globes shutout

Oscars flashback: ‘The Hurt Locker’ wins Best Picture after Golden Globes shutout
At this year’s Golden Globes, four films failed to translate any of their nominations into wins. “The Post” had six bids but was blanked while “Call Me By Your Name” and “Dunkirk” each lost three races and ”Get Out” was bested in two. Do these cross-the-board shutouts by the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. hurt their hopes with the academy? After all, each of these four films is predicted to score multiple Oscar nominations, including bids for Best Picture.

The producers of these pictures need to remember what happened in 2010, the first year that the academy expanded the Best Picture race from five to 10 nominees. “The Hurt Locker,” which had lost all three of its Globe races, won six Oscars including the top prize. It also took home Academy Awards for Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Film Editing, Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing.

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10 Things About The Terminator You Never Knew

10 Things About The Terminator You Never Knew
The Terminator. It's one of the greatest sci-fi thrillers ever made. It launched several sequels, a television series, and several spinoffs in all types of media, gave us one of Arnold's most famous catchphrases and made James Cameron one of Hollywood's most bankable directors, years before Titanic or Avatar. But he road to production wasn't exactly a smooth one, and there's quite a lot of history behind the project. Today we look at 10 things you don't know about The Terminator.

At first, The Terminator was all a dream.

James Cameron had exactly one feature film credit to his name when he came up with the idea for The Terminator: Piranha II: The Spawning. While sick with fever, Cameron had a dream about a skeletal metal death machine emerging from a fire, as though it had been covered in human flesh. A cybernetic organism, one might say...

Hollywood counted out James Cameron.
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Mother and Son Will Battle Xenomorphs in New Dark Horse Comic Book Series Aliens: Dust To Dust

Raising a child in deep space can be difficult enough on its own, but throw in a horde of lethal Xenomorphs and you really have to be a great parent to keep your family safe. A mother and her 12-year-old son will have to fight to survive against one of the galaxy's most dangerous species in Aliens: Dust to Dust, a new comic book series premiering April 24th from Dark Horse:

Press Release: Milwaukie, Ore., (January 17, 2018)—For those who grew up on James Cameron’s 1986 blockbuster Aliens, it’s impossible to forget the intensity and terror as Newt and Ripley fought an infestation of xenomorphs and the emotional rollercoaster of the motherly feelings Ripley develops for the terrified little girl. Now, writer and artist Gabriel Hardman (storyboard artist for Batman: The Dark Knight Rises, Logan, Dawn of Planet of the Apes) weaves an Aliens story harkening back to the
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James Cameron on ‘Avatar’ Sequels: “We Can’t Afford for It Not to Work”

The ‘Avatar‘ sequels are still a few years away, but James Cameron is currently out and about promoting his new series ‘AMC Visionaries: James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction‘. In the upcoming 6-part miniseries, Cameron explores the roots of science fiction and it’s impact on popular culture as a whole. With science fiction classics like the first two ‘Terminator‘ movies, and technological breakthroughs with films like ‘Titanic‘ and the original ‘Avatar‘, Cameron has certainly contributed his share of said impact on the sci-fi genre as a whole.

Naturally, the conversation shifted to the ‘Avatar’ sequels, which the director has been hard at work on for the last few years. Throughout the film’s tremendously long pre-production period, details have slowly begun to emerge. But now that the film is finally in production, Cameron seems to be revealing more and more about the project. Speaking at the TCA press tour this week,
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Exclusive: Aliens Returns with ‘Extraordinarily Scary’ Dust to Dust

Dark Horse Comics will return to the world of Aliens this spring, with a new series that’s thematically reminiscent of the 1986 film. Aliens: Dust to Dust, written and illustrated by Gabriel Hardman, tells the story of a 12-year-old boy named Maxon and his mother looking for safety while under attack from the Xenomorphs; similar to the relationship between Ripley and Newt in James Cameron’s Aliens.

Here’s the official synopsis: “In deep space, the Trono colony on the planet Lv-871 finds itself under attack by mysterious and deadly creatures of unknown origin. Emergency evacuations are ordered and shuttles are taking off as the massacre sweeps the colony. All that stands between 12-year-old Maxon and his mom making it to the safety of the spaceport is a horde of Aliens!”
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‘Maze Runner: The Death Cure’ Review: The Best Dystopian Ya Saga Climaxes with Huge and Exhausting Final Chapter

‘Maze Runner: The Death Cure’ Review: The Best Dystopian Ya Saga Climaxes with Huge and Exhausting Final Chapter
Welcome (back) to the Scorch!

Picking up where 2015’s “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials” left off — and bringing the best and most kinetic of the post-apocalyptic Ya sagas to an exhausting finish — “The Death Cure” reintroduces us to a fallen world where a killer virus has decimated most of the population. In the trilogy’s first installment, a handful of twentysomethings with flawless skin escaped from a deadly labyrinth and opened the secret door at the end only to discover (dun dun dunn!!!) Patricia Clarkson! The sequel found our photogenic heroes learning that they are immune to the pathogen that continues to shred our species, and had been used as glorified lab rats by the shady government agency hoping to repurpose their bodily fluids into some kind of cure.

That shady government agent’s name: Wckd (short for World in Catastrophe: Killzone Experiment Department, and pronounced “wicked”). Because no matter
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Arnold Schwarzenegger Calls Eliza Dushku Courageous for Sharing Molestation Allegations

Arnold Schwarzenegger Calls Eliza Dushku Courageous for Sharing Molestation Allegations
Arnold Schwarzenegger called Eliza Dushku "courageous" for speaking out about her sexual molestation allegations against stunt coordinator Joel Kramer. On Jan. 14, Tom Arnold, who starred alongside Dushku and Schwarzenegger in the 1994 film True Lies, tweeted he, director James Cameron and co-star Jamie Lee Curtis "would've done something" had they known about the allegations.  Yesterday, Schwarzenegger replied by writing, "Tom, you bet your ass all of us would have done something. I'm shocked and saddened for Eliza but I am also proud of her - beyond being a great talent and an amazing woman, she is so courageous." Schwarzenegger and Arnold aren't the...
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Arnold Schwarzenegger Praises Eliza Dushku After 'True Lies' Molestation Accusation

Arnold Schwarzenegger Praises Eliza Dushku After 'True Lies' Molestation Accusation
Eliza Dushku penned a detailed Facebook post Saturday that claimed Joel Kramer, one of Hollywood's leading stunt coordinators, sexually molested her during the filming of True Lies, when she was just 12 years old.

Her former costars – Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Arnold and Arnold Schwarzenegger – have all spoken out in support of Dushku's story, with Schwarzenegger in particular taking a pointed stand defending the actress.

"Tom, you bet your ass all of us would have done something," he tweeted Monday after Arnold noted that he, Curtis, Schwarzenegger and director James Cameron
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James Cameron on ‘Avatar’ Sequels: “We Can’t Afford for It Not to Work”

At the TCA press tour in Pasadena this week, James Cameron spoke to journalists about his new project, AMC Visionaries: James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction. In the upcoming six-part TV series, the director will be exploring the roots of science fiction by interviewing folks like Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Ridley Scott, Sigourney Weaver, Will Smith, and more (all in all, around 100 creatives). But when talking about science fiction, both where it started and also where it's leading us, one has to bring up Cameron's Avatar. Though many originally thought that Fox has greenlit all …
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Arnold Schwarzenegger ‘Shocked’ Over Eliza Dushku’s ‘True Lies’ Sexual Assault, Praises Her ‘Courage’ For Speaking Out

Arnold Schwarzenegger ‘Shocked’ Over Eliza Dushku’s ‘True Lies’ Sexual Assault, Praises Her ‘Courage’ For Speaking Out
Arnold Schwarzenegger has weighed in on Eliza Dushku’s revelation that she was sexually assaulted by stunt coordinator Joel Kramer on the set of James Cameron’s “True Lies” when she 12 years old. Dushku described the assault in a lengthy Facebook post published January 13. In addition to the abuse, the actress said that she was physically injured during a stunt gone wrong after her friend confronted Kramer about the incident.

Read More:Jamie Lee Curtis: Eliza Dushku’s ‘True Lies’ Sexual Assault ‘Has Awakened Us to a Horrific Reality’

Schwarzenegger reacted to the assault claims on Twitter, responding to a comment from Tom Arnold by saying he would’ve absolutely done something if he had known about the abuse during the production. “You bet your ass all of us would have done something,” Schwarzenegger wrote, referring to Cameron, Jamie Lee Curtis, and himself.

“I’m shocked and saddened for
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Arnold Schwarzenegger "Shocked and Saddened" by Eliza Dushku's 'True Lies' Assault Claims

Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger said he is "shocked and saddened" to learn of Eliza Dushku's alleged sexual assault during the filming of True Lies.

The action star, who toplined James Cameron's 1994 action thriller, tweeted on Monday evening that had he known about the incident at the time "you bet your ass all of us would have done something." Schwarzenegger also tweeted his support to and expressed his pride in Dushku, who played his daughter in the film, for coming forward.

Tom, you bet your ass all of us would have done something. I’m shocked and...
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Jamie Lee Curtis Ignores Feldman in Call Against Child Abuse in Hollywood

Jamie Lee Curtis Ignores Feldman in Call Against Child Abuse in Hollywood
Jamie Lee Curtis wrote an essay for the Huffington Post applauding actress Eliza Dushku for coming forward to say that she had been sexually assaulted as a child while working on James Cameron's True Lies. However, in Curtis' call against child abuse in Hollywood, she spoke as though she was the first to come out for the cause, and failed to mention that Corey Feldman has been publicly campaigning for child abuse awareness in the entertainment industry for years, especially in the past couple of months.

Dushku alleged that she was sexually assaulted by famed stunt coordinator Joel Kramer at the age of 12, bringing new awareness to the pedophile problem that is rampant in Hollywood. Joel Kramer has since been let go from his agency Worldwide Industry, and new attention is being placed on the cause. But in speaking out, Curtis completely ignores the work that Feldman has been doing recently.
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Eliza Dushku’s Alleged Assailant Subject of Two More Allegations of Sexual Misconduct

Eliza Dushku’s Alleged Assailant Subject of Two More Allegations of Sexual Misconduct
Joel Kramer, the stunt coordinator accused of sexually assaulting Eliza Dushku when she was 12 years old, is the subject of two further allegations of misconduct.

According to Deadline, stuntwoman Laura Albert said in a statement that Kramer coerced a 16-year-old girl, the friend of Albert’s younger sister and who wanted to remain unnamed, into having sex while Albert was working on 1997’s “Virus” in North Carolina.

According to Albert’s account, Kramer invited the girls to the stunt crew’s hotel for a swim after Albert had brought them to the set to see how a movie was made and go go-karting with the stunt crew. While in the pool, Kramer allegedly exposed himself and said, “you cannot handle this” while swimming towards the girls. At that point, Albert’s younger sister left.

Albert said in an emailed statement to Variety that not all the stunt crew was staying at the hotel. Three of them
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Jamie Lee Curtis Says Eliza Dushku’s Molestation Claim Has ‘Awakened Us’ to ‘Horrific Reality’

Jamie Lee Curtis Says Eliza Dushku’s Molestation Claim Has ‘Awakened Us’ to ‘Horrific Reality’
Jamie Lee Curtis says Eliza Dushku opened up to her a few years ago about being allegedly molested by stunt coordinator Joel Kramer while filming True Lies when she was 12 years old.

In an essay published by the Huffington Post titled “Truth and Lies,” Curtis — who played Dushku’s mother in the 1994 film — said Dushku had previously “shared that story with me privately a few years ago. I was shocked and saddened then and still am today.”

“Eliza’s story has now awakened us from our denial slumber to a new, horrific reality. The abuse of children,” she added.

Kramer has denied Dushku’s claims,
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True Lies Stuntman Dropped by Agency After Eliza Dushku Allegations

True Lies Stuntman Dropped by Agency After Eliza Dushku Allegations
Just days after Eliza Dushku opened up and accused True Lies stunt coordinator Joel Kramer of sexual assault, his agency has dropped him. The Worldwide Production Agency released a statement this morning revealing they have parted ways with the stunt coordinator after the allegations surfaced. Take a look at Wpa's brief statement below from the agency's president and general counsel Richard Caleel.

"Wpa has elected to part ways with Joel Kramer based on the allegations of misconduct now being reported. Such behavior is unacceptable and entirely at odds with the the standards of conduct we demand of ourselves, and expect from our clients."

While Joel Kramer has denied these claims, first revealed by Eliza Dushku on a lengthy Facebook post, they have since been backed up by her mother, brother, her legal guardian on the set, and her former agent. Director James Cameron also showed his support for the actress,
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Eliza Dushku's On-Set Legal Guardian Calls Joe Kramer a 'Pedophile' After Backing Molestation Claim

Eliza Dushku's On-Set Legal Guardian Calls Joe Kramer a 'Pedophile' After Backing Molestation Claim
Eliza Dushku‘s legal guardian on the set True Lies has come forward to corroborate the actress’ claims that she was molested by stunt coordinator Joel Kramer while filming the movie when she was just 12 years old.

“Eliza Dushku is telling the truth,” Sue Booth-Forbes, who was assigned to protect the child actor when Dushku’s mother was not able to come to the action film set due to work, said in a statement to Deadline.

Booth-Forbes claimed that she reported Kramer’s inappropriate sexual behavior to someone “in authority,” but no action was taken.

“I was met
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Jamie Lee Curtis: Eliza Dushku’s ‘True Lies’ Sexual Assault ‘Has Awakened Us to a Horrific Reality’

Jamie Lee Curtis: Eliza Dushku’s ‘True Lies’ Sexual Assault ‘Has Awakened Us to a Horrific Reality’
Jamie Lee Curtis has broken her silence on Eliza Dushku’s allegation that stunt coordinator Joel Kramer sexually assaulted her when she was 12 years old on the set of James Cameron’s action thriller “True Lies.” Dushku described the assault in a Facebook post published January 13 and says she was physically injured during a stunt gone wrong after her friend confronted Kramer about the incident.

Read More:Eliza Dushku Accuses ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Stunt Coordinator of Sexual Assault When She Was 12

Curtis has written a first-person response to Dushku’s allegation for The Huffington Post in which she reveals Dushku told her about the assault a few years ago. Lee played Dushku’s mother in the movie and says she is as “shocked and saddened” today as she was when Dushku first told her about the assault.

“We have all started to awaken to the fact that the terrible abuses now
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Jamie Lee Curtis Calls for Hollywood to Protect Its Youth With #MeToo

Jamie Lee Curtis Calls for Hollywood to Protect Its Youth With #MeToo
Jamie Lee Curtis writes in a new column for the Huffington Post that Eliza Dushku told her in private several years ago that she was abused on the set of the 1994 film “True Lies.” Curtis, who worked with Dushku in the James Cameron-directed film and has performed with underage actors dating back to “Halloween” 40 years ago, called on the entertainment industry to make changes to protect young actors from being taken advantage of on set. “It is a complicated relationship working with children as they are being asked to do adult work with you in an adult field,...
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Jamie Lee Curtis: Eliza Dushku’s ‘True Lies’ Assault Allegation ‘Has Awakened Us to a New, Horrific Reality’

Jamie Lee Curtis: Eliza Dushku’s ‘True Lies’ Assault Allegation ‘Has Awakened Us to a New, Horrific Reality’
Jamie Lee Curtis, who played Eliza Dushku’s mother on 1994’s “True Lies,” spoke out in an op-ed about Dushku’s allegation that the film’s stunt coordinator, Joel Kramer, sexually molested her when she was just 12 years old.

In the op-ed for the Huffington Post, published on Sunday, Curtis revealed that Dushku told her about the alleged incident years ago. “I was shocked and saddened then and still am today.”

“Eliza’s story has now awakened us from our denial slumber to a new, horrific reality,” she wrote. “The abuse of children.”

Curtis pointed to the complexities of working with child actors on set, and recalled when, while she was shooting 1991’s “My Girl” with a young Macaulay Culkin and Anna Chlumsky, she implemented a “swear jar” on set.

“It is a complicated relationship working with children as they are being asked to do adult work with you in an adult field, surrounded by hundreds
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James Cameron Responds to Eliza Dushku's True Lies Abuse Claims Against Stuntman

James Cameron Responds to Eliza Dushku's True Lies Abuse Claims Against Stuntman
True Lies director James Cameron called Eliza Dushku "brave" for coming forward about her experiences of being sexually assaulted by the movie's stunt coordinator, Joel Kramer when she was 12-years old. Cameron answered questions about Dushku's revelations during his Television Critics Association press event Saturday for his upcoming AMC series James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction. Eliza Dushku says that she was sexually assaulted by Joel Kramer multiple times during the course of filming True Lies when he was 36 and she was 12-years old.

James Cameron told reporters at the Television Critics Association's winter meetings that he'd only learned about Eliza Dushku's accusations on Facebook a few hours earlier. According to Deadline, the director was visibly shaken by the news and spoke out about the abuse in Hollywood. He had this to say.

"Eliza is very brave for speaking up. It's just heartbreaking that it happened to her. I mean,
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