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Action sequences have gotten a bit messy in recent years, and we're talking about the increasing use of shakey cam. While Paul Grenngrass and his 'Bourne' movies have mastered the art, most every film that has followed has been nearly nauseating. More than the rise of shaky cam though, action sequences suffer under their own lack of narrative necessity. Read More: ‘Terminator Genisys’ Sequels On Indefinite Hold Here to help us flesh out the complexities of a valuable action scene is the short video essay “Action Masterclass: ‘The Terminator’ — Action As Storytelling.” “The Terminator,” the essay argues, is the perfect example of action serving story. Until the shootout in the Tech Noir bar, we as the audience know nothing about Arnold Schwarzenegger’s assassin. Here is when we learn — and Sarah (Linda Hamilton) along with us — that Schwarzenegger is an unstoppable robotic terminator and that Kyle Reese (Michael Biehn) is there to keep her alive. »
- Gary Garrison
Action and horror movies look a little different now, thanks to James Corden! The The Late Late Show host magically transformed The Terminator, The Exorcist and Se7en into upbeat musicals Thursday night with the help of Nathan Lane and Rachel Bloom, and the results are hysterical. Never did we expect such a scary movie like The Exorcist to be laugh-out-loud worthy. Lane and Corden began the segment with the Arnold Schwarzenehger's famous film and turned his famous line, "I'll be back," into a full song. "I'll be back, don't you dare go anywhere because I'll be back," Nathan crooned as he danced his way around the set while dressed as the famous »
"There is no fate, but what we make." Skydance's latest Terminator sequel, Terminator: Genisys, which starred Arnold Schwarzenegger (Jingle All The Way) & Emilia Clarke (Game Of Thrones), didn't exactly set the domestic box office on fire this past summer, bringing in just over $89 million, but despite that, it still managed to make a pretty significant impression at the foreign box office with a collection of over $350 million, nearly four times as much as its domestic total. Its current global worldwide gross is a little over $440 million. A few days ago, a report surfaced suggesting that because of the disappointing domestic results, Paramount Pictures & Skydance Productions had placed the two already announced Terminator sequels on an indefinte hold, but yesterday, at TheWrap's 6th Annual Media Leadership Conference TheGrill, Skydance's Media Chief Creative Officer Dana Goldberg directly addressed these rumors and asserted that the franchise was definitely not on hold: "I »
Before Terminator Genisys did its big belly flop on American shores, star Arnold Schwarzenegger confirmed that he'd 'be back' in two more sequels. Not long after, Skydance and Paramount announced that Terminator Genisys 2 would be arriving in 2017, with Terminator Genisys 3 to follow in 2018. But when the first of this proposed trilogy finally made its domestic debut, it could barley push itself to $90 million, arriving as Rotten with just 26% positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. Overseas, the quasi-sequel/reboot proved to be a hit. It earned $440 million. But Paramount still considered this a disappointment, and last we heard, the franchise was on http://movieweb.com/terminator-genisys-2-sequels-delayed/indefinite hold. Now, Skydance chief creative officer Dana Goldberg has spoken publicly. She says the series is moving forward into the future. But not without some major 're-adjusting'. About Terminator Genisys 2 and Terminator Genisys 3 she had this to say.
Do we intend to have a next step of Terminator? »
We reported just a couple of days ago that any future Terminator movies had been put on permanent hold, but that may not be the case after all. The latest film in the series, Terminator Genysis, failed to set the Us box-office on fire, and made just about $90 million in its domestic territory, but the Arnold Schwarzenegger starrer did do quite well overseas, and made an additional $350 million, including a strong debut in China.
Speaking with TheWrap, Skydance Media Chief Creative Officer Dana Goldberg recently discussed the future of Terminator series, and things sound more positive as she denied that the planned sequels were now on hold.
“I wouldn’t say on hold, so much as re-adjusting.”
Re-adjusting plans? The next film was due for release in 2017, so has that date been shelved? Are they looking for a new direction?
“Happily, we live in the world »
- Paul Heath
Films from Iceland, Mexico and Austria were among the countries picking up awards at the 11th Zurich Film Festival, which ran Sept. 24-Oct. 4. Iceland’s “Rams,” directed by Grimur Hakonarson, taking the Golden Eye for international feature film, “Los Reyes del Pueblo Que No Existe” by Betzabe Garcia from Mexico winning the prize for international documentary and the Focus trophy awarded to “Thank You for Bombing” by Barbara Eder from Austria.
The festival honored Arnold Schwarzenegger with the Golden Icon Award.
- Jacob Bryant
The Amstrad founder was asked at the launch of the UK Apprentice whether he would have considered replacing Donald Trump, who was dropped after deciding to run for president.
The Apprentice 2015: Everything you need to know, including the start date and the stars
Lord Sugar replied: "Well, they've got Arnie now, haven't they? I'll be over in America and I can't wait to see what a cock-up he's going to make of it."
He added that he was "considered" for the role but continued: "To be perfectly blunt the American public don't know who I am. Which is fine - that's why I spend most of my time there.
"It would be an interesting thing to do but the producers decided that they »
As plans for more Terminator films are shelved, we look at where the franchise should head next...
If the return of Arnold Schwarzenegger was supposed to revive the Terminator franchise’s fortunes, then it’s fair to say that this year’s Terminator: Genisys fell short of expectations. While the fifth film in the series fared well in the Far East, Genisys’ sour reviews (not least our own) and lacklustre Us box-office clearly took their toll. Late last week, we heard that the once-planned trilogy of Terminator films - and a related TV series - were "on hold indefinitely.”
Appropriately for a franchise about time travel, it’s a case of history repeating itself. Only six years ago, Terminator: Salvation’s middling critical and financial reception left The Halcyon Company's plans for its own Terminator trilogy in limbo. The Terminator rights were put up for sale, Megan Ellison »
Commando, the iconic Arnie action movie with one of the biggest kill counts in the world, is 30 years old. That's right, it's been three decades since we met "Chenny!" and Bennett let off some steam.
To celebrate, here are the top five Hollywood actors in order of on-screen deaths delivered, starting with - you guessed it - one Mr Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Nb: All statistics come from the experts in this field, MovieBodyCounts.com, who spend more time watching stunt men pretend to die than you could possibly imagine.
1. Arnold Schwarzenegger - 312 career kills
5 most bloodthirsty films (by total kills)
1. Commando (1985): 81
2. Total Recall (1990): 44
3. True Lies (1994): 51
4. Predator (1987): 25
5. Eraser (1996): 29
Watch his most iconic kill (from Commando)
Matrix: "Remember, Sully, when I promised to kill you last?"
Sully: "That's right, Matrix! You did!"
Matrix: (Dropping Sully off a cliff): "I lied."
2. Dolph Lundgren - 239 career kills
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In what has to be some of the greatest film news ever released it seems we won’t be getting any Terminator Genisys sequels after all. When Genisys was first announced it was pitched as a new trilogy with some reports stating that the follow-up films would come even if it didn’t take any money. However, in light of a shockingly poor box office performance, it looks like the studio have gotten cold feet and have put the two proposed sequels on ‘indefinite hold’.
Terminator Genisys was supposed to be one of the landmark summer releases, Arnold Schwarzenegger was back in the leather jacket for the first time in over a decade, but it failed to hit its mark. Yes it did take a Lot of money in China, but it tanked everywhere else so spectacularly that it just doesn’t make sense to pump any more money into the series. »
- Kat Smith
Wearing a red dress and sporting perfect make-up, Kidman will be seen going on a date with Sergei (an anthropomorphised meerkat) using the comparison website's two-for-one movie tickets offer.
Needless to say, there's an appropriately ludicrous press release statement to enjoy alongside these three promotional stills from the ad:
"Arnold Schwarzenegger was always going to be a hard act to follow but having fellow Hollywood icon Nicole Kidman part of the latest TV ad has certainly exceeded our expectations," said marketing director Mark Vile.
Arnie's previous encounters with the insurance-selling Russian munchkins saw them spill coffee over the former Mr Universe and lock him in a car before unleashing a torrent of Terminator jokes.
If you can't wait to see »
It was off, it was on again, but now it's off again. Terminator Genisys 2 has reportedly been put on hold by studio Paramount after further analysis of the numbers.
Panned by the critics and mostly ignored by Western cinemagoers, the chances of a sequel were improved by a decent box office haul in China - but it appears this wasn't enough to revive the franchise.
Hidden in a movie finance piece from Hollywood Reporter, it emerges that despite earning $440 million worldwide, the $155 million sci-fi will still lose money.
This is reportedly because of big post-production costs, including a gigantic press campaign.
That said, you can see the infamous killer robot in the new WWE 2K16 wrestling game, and Arnie is keeping himself »
Future Terminator movies are on hold indefinitely following the Us box office failure of new instalment Genisys, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Plans for a “cinematic universe” based on the long-running man versus machines sci fi saga have also been shelved by studio Paramount, the trade bible reports, citing inside sources. Terminator: Genisys has so far scored more than $440m worldwide on the back of a $112m haul in China, but new report suggests a weak $89m Us total and a $150m production budget means it will still lose money.
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- Ben Child
If all had gone to plan, then this summer’s Terminator: Genisys, directed by Alan Taylor, would have been the catalyst for a new trilogy of films in the series. Genisys directly teased the next installment, and the like of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Matt Smith were contracted to star in it.
But all did not go to plan.
Terminator: Genisys attracted, with good reason, some of the most savage reviews of the summer, and the $150m blockbuster (not including marketing) didn’t break the $100m mark in the Us. More recently, it’s proved a hit in China, although Paramount gets a lower percentage of the ticket take there. But still, its global box office take of $440m (a quarter of which came from China) could have been enough for Terminator: Genisys 2 to happen. »
Happy October! For the rest of this month we'll be celebrating Halloween by posting the sort of movie-related things that make sense for this gloriously spook-ified day. Some new, some old, but all of it worth checking out. Motion posters, aka Mosters, are a cool new addition to the marketing materials that come out in promotion of major movies. Just recently we got one for Terminator Genisys that features Arnold Schwarzenegger getting his skin blown off to reveal the robot skeleton within. Although the concept has been around for a decade now, Hollywood and the movie theater industry really got on board with the idea in the last few years. They definitely weren't around 30 years ago -- but what if they had been? An artist on Imgur who goes by the...
- Christopher Campbell
After this past summer saw Terminator: Genisys meet with a less-than-enthusiastic reception at the domestic box office, the future of the franchise has been in question. As the Arnold Schwarzenegger-starring reboot of the timeline performed well overseas, especially in China, it looked like more installments could be on the way, though now the opposite appears to be the case. In an article in The Hollywood Reporter about film financiers and producers, talk turns to David Ellison, whose Skydance Productions was behind Genisys. While discussing the ambitious plans for the Terminator franchise, the article says: [Genisys] did well overseas, especially in China, where it grossed $112 million. But the $150 million-plus movie still will lose money, and sources say the notion of a Terminator universe is on hold indefinitely. Despite only taking in $89 million at the U.S. box office, Terminator: Genisys has managed to earn north of $440 million globally, which »
At one point in time, Terminator Genisys was shaping up to be one of the most highly-anticipated movies of 2015, but it never took off the way Paramount had hoped when it debuted in theaters this summer. The sci-fi action sequel opened over the 4th of July weekend in third place, behind holdovers Inside Out and Jurassic World. The film earned only $89.7 million at the domestic box office. But back in August, Terminator Genisys opened big in China, keeping hopes for a sequel alive. Earlier today, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that, despite a solid showing in international territories, the previously-planned sequels are now on indefinite hold.
Despite earning just $89.7 million domestically, Terminator Genisys has performed well overseas, taking in $350.4 million internationally for a global box office total of $440.1 million. However, the movie, budgeted at $150 million, will still lose money for Paramount. The sequel did manage to pull in $112 million in China alone, »
This year’s Oscar race for best visual effects is, as ever, loaded with summer blockbuster fare, prestige pics with eye-popping visuals and layered theatrical experiences that beg for a slowing of the inevitable march to a standard of home viewing. Coming out of the hot months, where a number of these contenders tend to plant their flag, it seems as good a place as any to begin our weekly dissection of the Academy’s 10 below-the-line categories.
At the top of the list would have to be Robert Zemeckis’ “The Walk,” which made waves last weekend after a New York Film Festival debut. Working with supervisor Kevin Baillie (“Flight”) and with effects house Atomic Fiction leading the charge, it could be a threat to win the prize at the end of the day. Even if the tone of the film’s first two acts didn’t work for a great many, »
- Kristopher Tapley
Despite a wave of negative reviews and a soft box office run Stateside, fans of Terminator Genisys were given a glimmer of hope that the two proposed sequels could become a reality thanks to a strong run in China, which has helped to propel the reboot towards $450 million worldwide.
However, according to The Hollywood Reporter, producer and financier David Ellison will not turn a profit on the Alan Taylor-directed reboot, and as such the two planned sequels and a TV series are now “on hold indefinitely.”
As it happens, the rights to Terminator will revert to James Cameron in 2019, so of course it is possible that we will see another movie at some point in the future. However, by that time Arnold Schwarzenegger will be 72 years old, so unless Ellison has a change of heart, we’ve now surely seen the last of Arnie’s T-800.
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- Gary Collinson
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