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James Cameron Teams with AMC for Documentary Series About Science Fiction

1 hour ago | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Science fiction cinema wouldn’t be what it is today without James Cameron. Not only has the director’s work on movies like The Terminator and Aliens influenced countless filmmakers today, but his advancements in visual effects and technology behind the scenes have made once seemingly impossible dreams come to life on the big screen. And now, […]

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New series from James Cameron to explore sci-fi history

5 hours ago | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Don Kaye Jan 16, 2017

James Cameron and AMC are going to tell the story of science fiction...

We're hearing that James Cameron is set to produce a six-hour documentary series on the history and impact of science fiction. Titled James Cameron's Story Of Science Fiction, the show’s six one-hour episodes will explore the evolution of the genre from its published origins to today’s modern screen franchises.

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Cameron said, “When I was a kid, I basically read any book with a spaceship on the cover and I saw 2001: A Space Odyssey many, many times. The movie inspired me to become a filmmaker. I liked the special effects, but I really loved the ideas and the questions behind them: How will the world end? Will technology destroy us? What does it mean to be human? »

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James Cameron is making a history sci-fi documentary TV series

7 hours ago | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

James Cameron, legendary director of Aliens, Avatar and The Terminator, is making a series of six one hour long TV specials set around the history of the science fiction genre. The series will air in 2018 on U.S. cable channel AMC and has the working title of James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction.

The series will explore the evolution of sci-fi from its origins as a small genre with a cult following to the blockbuster pop-cultural phenomenon that we see it as today.

In an official release, Cameron said:

“When I was a kid, I basically read any book with a spaceship on the cover and I saw 2001: A Space Odyssey many, many times.”

“The movie inspired me to become a filmmaker. I liked the special effects, but I really loved the ideas and the questions behind them: How will the world end? Will technology destroy us? What »

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‘James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction’ to Examine Legendary Sci-Fi Films for AMC

17 hours ago | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

James Cameron seems pretty content exploring the Mariana Trench and making “Avatar” sequels for the foreseeable future, but it looks like that isn’t all he’s up to. AMC announced during the Television Critics Association (TCA) Press Tour today that it has greenlit the new documentary series “James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction” from the “Terminator,” “Aliens” and “Titanic” director.

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Each of the hourlong episodes will find Cameron discussing a “Big Question” explored by sci-fi books, films, television shows and video games throughout the ages. “When I was a kid, I basically read any book with a spaceship on the cover and I saw ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ many, many times,” says the king of the world in a statement. “The movie inspired me to become a filmmaker. I liked the special effects, »

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‘James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction’ to Examine Legendary Sci-Fi Films for AMC

17 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

James Cameron seems pretty content exploring the Mariana Trench and making “Avatar” sequels for the foreseeable future, but it looks like that isn’t all he’s up to. AMC announced during the Television Critics Association (TCA) Press Tour today that it has greenlit the new documentary series “James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction” from the “Terminator,” “Aliens” and “Titanic” director.

Read More: James Cameron’s Climate Change Short Film: Watch The Director Slam Donald Trump at the DNC

Each of the hourlong episodes will find Cameron discussing a “Big Question” explored by sci-fi books, films, television shows and video games throughout the ages. “When I was a kid, I basically read any book with a spaceship on the cover and I saw ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ many, many times,” says the king of the world in a statement. “The movie inspired me to become a filmmaker. I liked the special effects, »

- Michael Nordine

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AMC Teaming With James Cameron On Docu-Series About The History Of Sci-Fi — TCA

14 January 2017 5:09 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

During the network’s TCA presentation, AMC announced today the greenlighting of a documentary series-look into the history of science fiction, from one of the most influential figures of the genre. James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction sees the legendary filmmaker behind The Terminator, Aliens, and Avatar exploring the evolution of science fiction from its cult beginnings in pulp to the engine for blockbuster film and television success it is today. Comprised of six… »

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In Defense Of: Predator 2 (1990)

9 January 2017 11:02 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Sequels are a tricky thing. By their very nature, their existence has to live up to certain expectations that an audience will have born from the very film they’re attempting to follow. For better or worse, a sequel has to give viewers a sense of familiarity or potentially lose their interest, and it’s a problem that has plagued – and will continue to plague – sequels for years to come. In essence, if a sequel takes no risks and treads too much of the same ground, audiences will condemn it for being too familiar, but if it strays too far off the beaten path, they’ll condemn it for not meeting what they expected.

There’s a reason, though, that we have sequels considered on par with or even better than their predecessors. Whether it’s Terminator 2, The Empire Strikes Back or The Godfather: Part II, the best sequels of »

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‘Hands of Steel’ Blu-ray Review (88 Films)

6 January 2017 11:07 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Daniel Greene, Janet Agren, John Saxon, Claudio Cassinelli, Geroge Eastman, Roberto Bisacco, Andrea Coppola, Donald O’Brien, Amy Werba | Written by Sergio Martino, Elisa Briganti | Directed by Sergio Martino

As someone who grew up reading The Dark Side magazine I was privileged to be made aware of a myriad of genre films that, had I just stuck to the shelves of my local video store, I would never have heard of. Of course this was during a turbulent period in UK cinema history that, much like the video nasties era before it, saw horror films treated with disdain. Which meant that unlike today – where you can walk into HMV and buy former video nasty Anthropophagus on Blu-ray or order films from around the world online – it was a struggle to find a lot of the movies I read about. It’s not that I didn’t try, and thankfully »

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Terminator Genisys: what would've happened in the sequels?

6 January 2017 7:18 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Lambie Jan 9, 2017

The planned Terminator Genisys trilogy never got made, but we've tried to piece together what might have happened...

Not for the first time, Terminator Genisys was supposed to mark a bold new chapter in the series dreamed up by James Cameron back in 1984. Terminator Salvation, released in 2009, was Sony's glossy, $200m reboot, this time focusing on humanity's charge against the machines in the near future.

When that movie failed to perform as expected, the rights to the Terminator franchise went up for auction, and the result was Terminator Genisys: a new interpretation of the series from Skydance, the production company behind the rebooted Star Trek movies. In many respects, Skydance's treatment of The Terminator was markedly similar to its 2009 Star Trek movie: younger actors cast in familiar roles, at least one veteran from the original series returning to give an air of canonical legitimacy, and a »

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Gareth Edwards’ 10 Favorite Films

5 January 2017 1:01 PM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

With Rogue One: A Star Wars Story currently dominating the box-office, well on its way to crossing the $1 billion threshold, even if you didn’t fully embrace the movie, it’s hard to withhold appreciation in how Gareth Edwards captured this well-trodden universe in a new aesthetic way. One can now get a glimpse at some of his directorial influences with the latest Sight & Sound poll at BFI, where the director gave his top 10 films of all-time.

“One of the first things I do is grab imagery and put together a document, a Pdf, that is just full of thousands of images,” Edwards told Complex. “For me, the films that I got a lot of images from were Apocalypse Now, Thin Red Line, Alien, Blade Runner, and a film called Baraka.” A few of these can be found in his list, which of course includes George LucasStar Wars, which »

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Sci-fi and superheroes in 2017: can Luke Skywalker save us from Hollywood's bleak year ahead?

4 January 2017 3:46 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Ridley Scott’s next Alien, new Blade Runner Ryan Gosling and a return of the Jedi are highlights in a year full of dark visions of the future

Does pop culture science fiction merely reflect humanity’s hopes and fears for the future, or can it act as an early warning signal designed to help us avoid the impending techno-apocalypse? It’s hard to imagine anyone ever handing over the nuclear codes to a super-intelligent machine after watching James Cameron’s Terminator films, while movies such as Ex Machina and Blade Runner – and TV shows such as Humans and Westworld – might just make us think twice about the ethics of developing artificial lifeforms merely to satisfy cruel sexual appetites.

If there is a cultural hive mind in place doing its best to help humanity avoid self-destruction in 2017, it appears to be rapidly shifting towards Defcon 1. For this year’s crop »

- Ben Child

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The New Celebrity Apprentice: Arnie terminates low-grade stars in premiere

3 January 2017 8:05 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Schwarzenegger, the movie star turned politician, now turns Trump seat-filler as he takes over from the president-elect to bark at vaguely recognizable D-listers

You have to be – perhaps you always had to be – a certain type of person to watch The New Celebrity Apprentice. Perhaps that’s the kind of person who understands why they felt the need to rebrand it “The New” once Donald Trump had successfully used it to vault into the White House; or the kind of person who needs a montage to be reminded that Arnold Schwarzenegger was a bodybuilder who also starred in the Terminator movies and Twins before the show starts; or the kind of person whose vision of southern California can be defined, as it is in one interstitial, by a beautiful woman picking her bathing suit wedgie as the sun sets.

Related: Trump accuses CNN of 'fake news' over reported Celebrity Apprentice plans

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Rumour: Blade Runner 2049 could feature a replicant from the original film via CGI

3 January 2017 7:59 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A lot of mystery still surrounds the story and production of the long-awaited sequel Blade Runner 2049. Very little is known about the film and how it will connect to Ridley Scott’s original, save the return of Harrison Ford as Detective Rick Deckard. Now, however, The Terminator Fans have posted an intriguing rumour that says a Replicant from the original Blade Runner could be making an appearance via CGI.

Replicants are robots that appear human in very lifelike ways, from their skin to speech patterns, but never physically age. Terminator Fans’ sources say that thanks to the advancement of digital technology to recreate an actor’s younger appearance – such as Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator: Salvation and Terminator Genisys or more recently Peter Cushing in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – director Denis Villeneuve and the production team will be able to recreate one of the original replicants.

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The New Celebrity Apprentice Premiere Finally Reveals Arnold Schwarzenegger's Catch Phrase

2 January 2017 9:03 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

You're fired is fired. After a long wait, The New Celebrity Apprentice finally returned on Monday night, with Arnold Schwarzenegger taking over for former host and current President-Elect Donald Trump, and finally ending the speculation over what his signature catchphrase would be that would replace "You're fired." Of course, Schwarzenegger's send-off line ended up coming from his hit film Terminator: "You're terminated." Obvious? Sure, but it gets the job done. ("Hasta la vista" definitely could've worked, too.) So who were the two celebrity contestants who were terminated in the Jan. 2 episode? Carnie Wilson, singer and member »

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Arnold Schwarzenegger To Carnie Wilson & Carrie Keagan: “You’re Terminated”

2 January 2017 7:18 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Arnold Schwarzenegger revealed his version of Donald Trump’s “You’re fired” Celebrity Apprentice catchphrase tonight, dismissing contestants Carrie Keagan and Carnie Wilson with the no-brainer “You’re terminated.” The Terminator star, former California governor and one-time Mr. Universe debuted his closely guarded – but unsurprising – catchphrase midway through tonight’s two-hour New Celebrity Apprentice premiere on NBC, dismissing Bravo talk show host and Sharknado 4… »

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Arnold Schwarzenegger's 'New Celebrity Apprentice' Catchphrase Revealed -- Find Out What It Is!

2 January 2017 6:38 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

"You are terminated!" But also, you know, "Get to the choppa!"

Arnold Schwarzenegger's new catchphrase was finally revealed on Monday's season premiere of the New Celebrity Apprentice, and while we worried about how the action star would find a replacement for Donald Trump's signature "You're fired" line -- he actually found two!

Watch: Arnold Schwarzenegger Says He Definitely Would've Run for President This Year if He Was Allowed

The 69-year-old actor spoke his famous lines after narrowing down the chopping block to Jersey Shore's Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, Real Housewives of Atlanta Star Porsha Williams and TV host Carrie Keagan.

"I really thought that Carrie, you participated the least in the whole thing. Maybe you've watched previous shows, [referring to former Apprentice host Donald Trump's run on the reality series] and those that were quiet stayed on for a longer period of time, but that's not the way I handle things. Who is taking the most risk, is who it really comes down to. So therefore »

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‘The New Celebrity Apprentice’: Arnold Schwarzenegger Finally Reveals Catchphrase (Spoiler)

2 January 2017 6:17 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The post-Donald Trump era of NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice” arrived Monday, and with it the debut of new host Arnold Schwarzenegger’s catchphrase for firing contestants in the climactic boardroom showdown segment.

Spoiler Alert:  Stop reading if you have not seen the “New Celebrity Apprentice” premiere.

NBC’s “Apprentice” franchise has taken on heightened significance in pop culture because it proved to be the vehicle that president-elect Trump used to establish himself as a household name, paving the way for his convention-busting political career.

Trump bowed out of hosting “Celebrity Apprentice” in early 2015 as he laid the groundwork for his presidential campaign. Trump defied all mainstream political projections to win the Republican nomination and ultimately defeat Democratic rival Hillary Clinton on Nov. 8.

Trump remains a credited executive producer of Schwarzenegger’s “New Celebrity Apprentice,” a role that sparked much debate about whether it was appropriate for a soon-to-be sitting president.

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- Cynthia Littleton

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Our Staff Picks: TV Shows to Watch the Week of Jan. 2, 2017

2 January 2017 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Welcome back to Tune In: our weekly newsletter — the first of 2017! — offering a guide to the best of the week’s TV.

Each week, Variety’s TV team combs through the week’s TV schedule, selecting our picks of what to watch and when/how to watch it. The new year kicks off with a new “Celebrity Apprentice,” a new “Bachelor,” a revamped “One Day at a Time,” and much more.

The New Celebrity Apprentice,” NBC, Monday, 8 p.m.

Donald Trump, who? The eighth season of the “Celebrity Apprentice” — now aptly dubbed “The New Celebrity Apprentice” — will be hosted by Arnold Schwarzenegger, who steps in for the president-elect (who will keep an executive producer credit on the reality series). We’ll be tuning in to see how the Terminator does in the boardroom, which will be filled with contestants such as Boy George, Snooki, and “Real Housewives” star Kyle Richards.

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- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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