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Killing Gunther Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD on December 26th

Action superstar Arnold Schwarzenegger stars in the hysterical action docu-comedy Killing Gunther, arriving on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital), DVD, and Digital on December 26 from Lionsgate. The film is currently available On Demand. Also starring Taran Killam, Bobby Moynihan, and Cobie Smulders, the hilarious adventure follows Gunther, the most infamous hit man of all time, as he seeks revenge on a dysfunctional group of assassins who are comically attempting to kill him to advance their careers. Written and directed by Taran Killam (TV’s “Saturday Night Live”) in his directorial debut, the Killing Gunther Blu-ray™ and DVD includes a blooper reel and deleted scenes, and will be available for the suggested retail price of $21.99 and $19.98, respectively.

Killing Gunther is a comedy set in the world of contract killers. A group of young, raw, and undisciplined assassins hire a docu-crew at gunpoint to have undeniable proof that they’re the ones who will
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Are franchise blockbusters too big to fail?

Anghus Houvouras on whether franchise blockbusters are too big to fail…

Sequels, prequels and reboots. Hollywood is in love with the familiar because more often than not it’s a safe bet. This year’s monumental blockbuster clusterfuck Justice League is proof of that. Can you think of a big studio film more maligned? More inherently flawed at a fundamental level? It was the product of short-term thinking and absolutely baffling choices from a studio realizing a creative vision can’t be hacked and slashed into existence.

And yet, in spite of a long laundry list of poor decisions and questionable calls, Justice League will end up losing around $100 million. In comparison, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is projected to lose almost $150 million. Justice League wasn’t just an unmitigated disaster. It was a franchise stress test. Proof that these familiar characters are the safest bet in blockbuster cinema.
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Cinema’s Damaged Heroine

Sarah Myles on cinema’s damaged heroine…

“Badass.”

As a word, it has become synonymous with determined women in movies. Why? Because that is how critics routinely describe them.

“Black Widow gets extra bad-ass in this Avengers 2 trailer,” said Rob Bricken of i09.

In Atomic Blonde, Charlize Theron plays “a career badass who enjoys both the job and the perks with equal enthusiasm,” according to J. Hurtado of Screen Anarchy.

Kaya Payseno of Bust tells us that “Badass women star in a feminist western,” while reviewing The Keeping Room.

According to Wendy Ide of The Guardian, Wonder Woman is “A gloriously badass breath of fresh air.”

From whence does this strangely limited vocabulary come? How have we reached a point where a critic can use the word ‘badass,’ and we almost all picture exactly the same thing: a mostly solitary woman, in figure hugging/revealing costumes, scowling and being violent?
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"Alita: Battle Angel"- New Footage

Sneak Peek new footage, plus images from the live-action feature "Alita: Battle Angel", produced by Terminator" creator James Cameron and directed by Robert Rodriguez, based on the manga series:

"...in this action-packed story of hope, love and empowerment, set several centuries in the future, the abandoned 'Alita' (Rosa Salazar) is found in the scrapyard of 'Iron City' by 'Ido' (Christoph Waltz), a compassionate cyber-doctor who takes the unconscious cyborg Alita to his clinic.

"When Alita awakens she has no memory of who she is, nor does she have any recognition of the world she finds herself in. Everything is new to Alita, every experience a first.

"As she learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield Alita from her mysterious past while her street-smart new friend, 'Hugo' (Keean Johnson), offers instead to help trigger her memories.

A growing affection develops between
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James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez’s ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Gets Creepy First Trailer

James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez’s ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Gets Creepy First Trailer
The first trailer for Robert Rodriguez’s “Alita: Battle Angel” has arrived.

Rodriguez, James Cameron, and Laeta Kalogridis wrote the screenplay for the film, based on the manga series “Gunnm” by Japanese artist Yukito Kishiro. “Alita: Battle Angel” is an action-packed sci-fi story of a woman’s discovery of her own abilities and her fight for global change.

Cameron originally wrote a 186-page screenplay accompanied by 600 pages of notes and eventually shared both with Rodriguez, who tried his hand at cleaning up the draft to transform it into a shooting script. Satisfied with the result, Cameron also asked Rodriguez to direct the movie.

“Robert and I have been looking for a film to do together for years, so I was pumped when he said he wanted to do ‘Battle Angel,'” Cameron said in the 2015 announcement of the film. “He’s very collaborative and we’re already like two kids building a go-kart, just having
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Dennis Muren interview: Terminator 2's VFX

Ryan Lambie Dec 7, 2017

He headed up the groundbreaking VFX on James Cameron’s T2: Judgment Day. We talk to Ilm effects legend, Dennis Muren...

At Industrial Light & Magic, Dennis Muren has worked on some of the most eye-popping movies of the past 40 years. Beginning with Star Wars in 1977, Muren has gone on to win a stunning nine Oscars for his visual effects work - often shared with such industry colleagues as Richard Edlund, Carlo Rambaldi and Phil Tippett.

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For the purpose of this interview, though, we’re focusing on a landmark in CGI: 1991's Terminator 2: Judgment Day. As we already saw in our main feature this week, James Cameron’s sci-fi action sequel took all
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Exclusive Interview – Screenwriter William Wisher on Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Coinciding with the home-entertainment release of Terminator 2: Judgment Day 3D, Flickering Myth’s Martin Carr chats with screenwriter William Wisher about the 1991 sci-fi action classic…

Martin Carr: Hi William. How did you and James Cameron first meet and subsequently get involved with the Terminator franchise?

William Wisher: Well the short version is I first met Jim in late 1972. He had graduated from high school in Canada the year before and I knew his girlfriend at the time Sharon Williams and she said ‘you should meet my boyfriend because he’s into the movies and science fiction and all that’, and we did and we have been friends ever since.

Mc: Considering the original Terminator was quite a dark film in comparison to Terminator 2 which seems more deliberately commercial, did you both consciously decide to go that way during writing or did it just happen?

Ww: Quite
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‘Terminator 2: Judgment Day’ 3D Blu-ray Review

Review by Matthew Turner

Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick, Joe Morton, Earl Boen, Jenette Goldstein, Xander Berkeley | Written by James Cameron, William Wisher Jr. | Directed by James Cameron

Twenty-six years after it blasted onto screens in the summer of 1991, James Cameron’s smash-hit Terminator sequel Terminator 2: Judgment Day has been given an immaculate clean-up and 3D conversion treatment for this missed-it-by-a-year anniversary release. Supervised by Cameron himself, the newly tweaked 3D effects are reason enough to see the film again, but does it still hold up after all this time? The short answer is yes. Yes, it does.

The plot, in case you somehow needed reminding, picks up ten years after the events of 1984′s The Terminator, with Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) locked up in an asylum, muttering about an imminent apocalypse, and future resistance leader John Connor (Edward Furlong) still just a snarky ten
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Blu-ray Review – Terminator 2: Judgment Day 3D (1991)

Terminator 2: Judgment Day 3D, 1991.

Directed by James Cameron.

Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Joe Morton, and Robert Patrick.

Synopsis:

Years after Sarah Connor was stalked by a Terminator, a machine sent from a future where an AI has subjugated humanity, she must now prevent another, more powerful Terminator from killing her son John, destined to be leader of the human Resistance, with the help of a reprogrammed version of the original machine who first tried to kill her…

It took the better part of a decade and a lengthy legal battle for Carolco Pictures over rights, but Terminator 2: Judgment Day was as inevitable as SkyNet and the war against the machines. James Cameron built the first Terminator movie as, to a degree, a told story but one with plenty of open-ended trap doors built-in, with an expansive mythos he could mine to continue the epic tale
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James Cameron on why the time is right for a new Terminator movie

Yesterday we brought you some comments from James Cameron about his four new Avatar movies, but of course they aren’t the only upcoming sequels that the filmmaker has a hand in, as he is set to produce a new Terminator movie – a direct sequel to Terminator 2: Judgment Day – which is being directed by Tim Miller (Deadpool).

During an interview with Vanity Fair, Cameron has explained why the time is right for another Terminator movie (and no, it’s not just because he’s got the rights back!):

“I just feel like the world we live in now is going to be very much defined by our co-evolution with our technology,” said Cameron. “While technology and innovation have this vast promise for our survival, it’s also an enormous threat, especially when it comes to strong [artificial intelligence] being coupled with weaponised robotics, and that’s all coming. It’s
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Stephanie Austin interview: producing Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Ryan Lambie Dec 4, 2017

Co-producer Stephanie Austin talks to us about the trials of bringing one of the biggest movies of all time, Terminator 2, to the screen...

In 1990, producer Stephanie Austin, previously known for her work in television, helped shepherd one of the biggest films of the decade to the big screen. Little did she know at the time, as she first looked through James Cameron's ambitious sequel script, that she would soon be producing the most expensive movie up to that point - a new high-watermark in special effects, and a proving ground for other CGI blockbusters.

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Over 25 years later, Terminator 2: Judgment Day still looks as shiny as ever - but the confidence and assured pace of its director's vision gives
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Brad Fiedel interview: composing Terminator 2's iconic score

Ryan Lambie Dec 6, 2017

Composer Brad Fiedel talks to us about his stunning music for The Terminator and its sequel, T2...

Across a varied and illustrious career, New York-born musician Brad Fiedel has conjured up some unforgettable sounds. He was the keyboard player for soft rock outfit Hall & Oates in the 70s; as a composer, Fiedel's career spanned 20 years and an eclectic mix of film and TV: cult horror classic Fright Night, hit drama The Accused, 90s sci-fi action thriller Johnny Mnemonic to name a few.

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But for most movie geeks, Fiedel will be most closely associated with his unforgettable music for James Cameron's Terminator and Terminator 2. By turns percussive and melancholy, his electronic score encapsulated the themes of Cameron's nightmarish chase movies as eloquently as the images: the off-kilter,
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James Cameron Says He Once Hit Harvey Weintein With His 'Titanic' Oscar

James Cameron Says He Once Hit Harvey Weintein With His 'Titanic' Oscar
James Cameron is revealing he got into a physical altercation with Harvey Weinstein on one of the biggest nights of the director's careers.

In a new interview with Vanity Fair, Cameron recalls Titanic winning Best Picture at the 1998 Academy Awards, and says he almost came to blows with the now disgraced studio mogul.

"I remember almost getting in a fight with Harvey Weinstein and hitting him with my Oscar," Cameron says. "[In retrospect there are probably a lot of people] that would’ve preferred I had played through on that one. . . . It was happening on the main floor at the [theater] . . . And the music had started to play to get back in our seats. The people around us were saying, 'Not here! Not here!' Like it was Ok to fight in the parking lot, you know, but it was not Ok there when the music was playing, and they were about to go live."

Cameron says he was defending his friend, director Gullermo del Toro
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James Cameron Almost Fought Harvey Weinstein at the Oscars in Order to Defend Guillermo del Toro

James Cameron Almost Fought Harvey Weinstein at the Oscars in Order to Defend Guillermo del Toro
March 23, 1998 was the night “Titanic” won a record-tying 11 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director for James Cameron, and it was also the night where the blockbuster filmmaker nearly got into a physical altercation with Harvey Weinstein. In a new interview with Vanity Fair, Cameron celebrates the 20th anniversary of his epic romance by revealing a surprising highlight from Oscar night: “I remember almost getting in a fight with Harvey Weinstein and hitting him with my Oscar.”

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“It was happening on the main floor at the [theater],” Cameron explains. “The music had started to play to get back in our seats. The people around us were saying, ‘Not here! Not here!’ Like it was O.K. to fight in the parking lot, you know, but it was not O.K. there when the music was playing,
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‘The Terminator’ Reboot Gives The Wheel To ‘Captain Phillips’ Writer Billy Ray

Just when we thought the “The Terminator” franchise was all but dead, James Cameron announced his unexpected return for a new trilogy.

The last two films, “Terminator: Salvation” and “Terminator: Genisys,” were soul-crushing. After those debacles, the only way many fans would hop back onboard would be if James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Linda Hamilton all decided to return.

Continue reading ‘The Terminator’ Reboot Gives The Wheel To ‘Captain Phillips’ Writer Billy Ray at The Playlist.
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Children Of The Corn (1984) The Arrow Blu Review

Review by Roger Carpenter

Stephen King films can be a mixed bag. For every really good film adaptation (Carrie; The Shining; Misery) there’s a bad one (Maximum Overdrive; Graveyard Shift; The Dark Tower). There are also a whole slew of Stephen King films that fall somewhere in the middle. I think Children of the Corn is one of the films that falls squarely in the middle of the pack.

There are some real strengths in the film. It has some genuine star quality, with soon-to-be action star Linda Hamilton (The Terminator) and TV heartthrob Peter Horton (Thirtysomething) starring as married couple Burt and Vicky, who become stranded in a town filled only with murderous, brainwashed children. The children are led by Isaac (John Franklin), who has a direct connection with an evil entity the children worship called He Who Walks Behind the Rows, and Malachai (Courtney Gains), Isaac’s mean-spirited enforcer.
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Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Terminator Fights Machete, Wolverine, and Others in Short Stop Motion Film

In fight between Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Terminator, Machete, Wolverine, and others I think, as a fan, that I’d have to set things straight just a bit. The Terminator is awesome, despite what’s happened since T2, and the unstoppable machine that created a franchise is one of the greatest movie creations ever. But it does have limits as we’ve seen and massive damage, on the critical level, is among them. It’s amusing that whoever did this wouldn’t pit him against the Hulk, Vision, Iron Man, or any seriously heavy hitters, even Cyborg, that could really mess him up on an epic scale.

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Terminator Fights Machete, Wolverine, and Others in Short Stop Motion Film
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Movie News: New 'Terminator' Moves Forward; Watch First 'A Wrinkle in Time' Trailer

Terminator: After securing Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton and director Tim Miller (Deadpool), the next installment in the Terminator series continues to move forward. Veteran scribe Billy Ray, an Academy Award nominee for Captain Phillips, has now been hired to rewrite the screenplay, which is based on a story by producer James Cameron that follows events after Terminator 2: Judgment Day and introduces a new set of characters. [The Wrap]   I Almost Forgot About You: Viola Davis (Fences, above) will star in an adaptation of I Almost Forgot About You, based on the popular novel by Terry McMillan. The story follows a successful optometrist who embarks on a journey of self-discovery. Malcolm D. Lee (Girls Trip) will direct. Oscar winner Ron Bass (Rain Man) will write...

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James Cameron’s Terminator Reboot/Sequel Hires Screenwriter

The last word we brought you guys on producer James Cameron and Deadpool-director Tim Miller’s new Terminator film was when we let you know that Paramount had set the film’s release date for July 26, 2019. Today we have news via The Wrap that the studio is bringing in screenwriter Billy Ray (Captain Phillips) to […]

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The Hunger Games screenwriter polishing Terminator 6 script

With filming on the sixth instalment in the Terminator franchise slated to get underway in March, Variety is reporting that Billy Ray (The Hunger Games, Captain Phillips) has been brought in to polish the script.

The as-yet-untitled Terminator sequel/reboot is based on an idea from producer James Cameron, director Tim Miller and Skydance founder David Ellison, and has seen David S. Goyer, Justin Rhodes and Josh Friedman working on the script.

The new movie will be a direct sequel to Terminator 2: Judgment Day, ignoring the later instalments, and sees Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton reprising their roles. James Cameron has also indicated that there will be a new female lead.

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Terminator 6 is set for release on July 26th 2019.

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