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When the 61-year-old actor-turned-politician delivered his catchphrase "I'll be back" for the first time in 1984, millions caught on, imitating the former bodybuilder.
And The Library of Congress has given the California Governor a nod, announcing on Tuesday it will be one of 25 films added to the list, which now boasts a total of 500 preserved in a $250 million (GBP170 million) archive.
What do Truman Capote, Buster Keaton, Ernest Hemingway, and Arnold Schwarzenegger have in common? They all have some involvement in movies that were added to the National Film Registry this year, to be archived as part of the National Film Preservation Act. The 2008 list was announced this week, and includes a varied group of films, including a home movie from 1956 and James Cameron's science-fiction classic, The Terminator. While Schwarzenegger's blockbuster film definitely stands out in the group, it's not the only movie recognized for its special effects. The horror classic The Invisible Man with Claude Rains and The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, notable for Ray Harryhausen's work, both are added to the registry this year as well. Not everything is sci-fi and special effects though. Several of the movies added come from literary roots, like The Killers, based on a short story by Hemingway, or In Cold Blood, »
It travelled through time to stop us humans destroying its future. And now The Terminator is securing its continued existence by joining the Us Library of Congress’ National Film Registry. Yes, James Cameron’s 1984 example of techno-fear has won a place on this year’s list of films getting inducted into the Library’s registry, which decides films that are “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant” to be specially preserved. This year’s batch also includes 1950’s The Asphalt... .
As 2008 approaches its end and we think back on all the big films of the year, we must take time to look forward at what is to come. That is exactly what we will do now - And I don’t use the term “we” lightly as I enlisted the help of the entire Screen Rant team to help me share with you our individual and collective thoughts of what movies to look forward to in 2009.
We began the tradition last year with the most anticipated movies of 2008, and here’s your bright, shiny 2009 version!
This was not an easy task to say the least. While there are several obvious big-name titles coming out next year, there are also 765 movies planned to debut next year in total (according to Movieweb). Narrowing that down to just ten is not the easiest of tasks especially when certain films have shared little information »
- Rob Keyes
When Arnold Schwarzenegger's cyborg assassin said his famous one-liner, "I'll be back," what he really meant was that he wasn't going anywhere. And that couldn't be more true today now that James Cameron's sci-fi masterpiece The Terminator joins a list of 25 classics, among them John Boorman's Deliverance and Richard Brooks' big-screen version of Truman Capote's In Cold Blood, that have been tapped for preservation by the National Film Registry at the Library of Congress. Officially unveiled Tuesday morning, the class of 2008 culls together motion pictures deemed "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant and reflects each movie's unique contribution to »
30 December 2008 4:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Arnold Schwarzenegger has earned a spot in the halls of Washington, but not because of his political career.
Instead, the former actor's turn as a robot from the future was enshrined in the Library of Congress as the National Film Registry announced Tuesday that "The Terminator" is among the 25 films that have been selected for preservation in the Registry in 2008.
Under the terms of the National Film Preservation Act, each year the Librarian of Congress names 25 films to the Registry that are "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant. The choices aren't necessarily considered the best American films; they are chosen by Librarian of Congress James H. Billington on the advice of the Film Preservation Board and the library's motion picture staff because the selections possess "enduring significance to American culture."
- By Gregg Kilday
The Los Angeles Times has published this behind-the-scenes photo of James Cameron and Sam Worthington ("Terminator Salvation") on the set of "Avatar", hitting conventional 3D theaters and IMAX 3D on December 18. The film tells the story of an ex-Marine, thrust unwillingly into an effort to settle and exploit an exotic planet rich in bio-diversity, who eventually crosses over to lead the indigenous race in a battle for survival. Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez, Giovanni Ribisi, Joel David Moore, Cch Pounder, Peter Mensah, Laz Alonso, Wes Studi, Stephen Lang and Matt Gerald co-star. »
Tuesday Top Ten: For the listmaker in me and the listlover in you
First things first, this disclaimer: I watch so little television that I'm rather like a SAG and movie awards show voter voting on the best of the film year having only seen 15 movies or so... (oh, come on, you know that's how they do. How else to explain the tiny pool of films they award or their lack of imagination in what to honor within those same films?) so with a huge grain of salt... my ten favorite TV-amajigs of the year
biggest anxiety: Joss Whedon's Dollhouse comes out in 2009. I've spent too much time in 2008 thinking about it. The reports of trouble on set are not surprising. This is the pinpoint reason I can't invest in TV... it's not safe to love anything. It's too emotionally draining to love TV. Movies last forever but »
- NATHANIEL R
Forbidden Planet rumors have been circulating for some time regarding a rehash of Robby the Robot. David Fincher, Christopher Nolan and many more big name directors have been batted around but here's one we haven't heard for a few years: James Cameron. Yes, the man behind Titanic, The Terminator and The Abyss still has some interest in reviving the 1956 sci-fi hit, according to an unnamed source at IESB. »
Top 10 Assassination Movies This week we have the Christmas Day release of the new MGM thriller Valkyrie starring Tom Cruise and directed by Bryan Singer in which Tom Cruise is out to assassinate Hitler, and MGM decided they wanted to sponsor a list of my Top Ten Assassination Films in conjunction with the release. How cool is that!?!? However, it wasn't all roses putting the piece together. When trying to figure out my top ten assassination films I had to quickly look at the list I was putting together and figure out is it a revenge film or an assassination film? For example, Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill is a revenge film carried out by an assassin... So it is it an assassination film? I decided - no. Gangs of New York was another one I felt fit into the revenge category and didn't make the list even though I love it. »
- Brad Brevet
(from left) Paul Newman, Bernie Mac, George Carlin, Estelle Getty, Roy Scheider and Heath Ledger For the past two years I have started doing a recap of a select group of notable names we lost from the entertainment world (and a few others) over the past year. This is by no means an all-encompassing list, but I think it's a pretty good representation of the cream of the crop when it comes to the people that left us in 2008, and I must say, we lost A Lot of big names this year... A Lot! Brad Renfro (Died January 15, 2008) - Former child star who began his career aged 12, playing the boy at the centre of 1994 mafia drama The Client. He died of a reported accidental heroin overdose. Bobby Fischer (Died January 17, 2008) - Reclusive chess champion who died of kidney failure who became as well known for his chess as he was »
- Brad Brevet
“I’m king of the world,” James Cameron famously quipped at the end of his Oscar acceptance speech for directing Titanic. To most it sounded arrogant, but to sci-fi fans it was hardly news. We’ve been blubbering over his movies for decades. Cameron’s two entries in the Terminator saga are not only considered classics of the genre, but arguably the best work from one of the living masters of movies. McG, on the other hand, has no real kudos to speak of. Early reaction to his appointment as Terminator... .
On July 2nd, 2008, I was lucky enough to visit the set of McG’s Terminator Salvation. Is this James Cameron’s Terminator? No. And it isn’t trying to be. Terminator Salvation is very different animal, far different from the traditional Terminator chase story. In a sense it is a futuristic war film. When I think of Terminator Salvation, I am reminded of the line in Star Wars - A New Hope when Obi-wan tells Luke about how he served beside his father in the clone wars. Star Wars fans obsessed over that one throw away line for over two decades before George Lucas finally decided to bring The Clone Wars to the [...] »
- Peter Sciretta
The Los Angeles Times has a new photo from McG’s Terminator Salvation. Christian Bale plays John Conner in the future war between man and machines. The photo shows Conner walking into a factory where Terminators are produced on an assembly line. I was actually on set for some of the filming in the factory, but since I’m embargoed, more on that later. Click on over to Lat to see the photo in higher resolution. Related Stories Terminator Salvation Set Visit Preview Terminator Salvation Movie Trailer #2 McG Reveals Terminator: Salvation Secrets McG Updates Terminator Salvation: Post Production Time Arnold Schwarzenegger Meets With Christian Bale. Yep, More Terminator: Salvation Rumors. McG Talks Terminator Salvation’s Visual Look and [...] »
- Peter Sciretta
There is a whole slew of new models of Terminators in Terminator Salvation and ReelComix has managed to post up photos of a whole slew of the various models that will appear. They also got a very nifty shot of the HydroBot which you will recall Creature FX master Stan Winston ( Rip ) had a cameo wrestling with in the film. Below I have pasted one of the images but to see them all head over to Reelcomix. Set in post-apocalyptic 2018, Christian Bale stars as John Connor, the man fated to lead the human resistance against Skynet and its army of Terminators. But the future Connor wa »
God bless the Japanese. While I have no idea why they got a look at the new Terminator: Salvation trailer before we did, some enterprising movie fan over there has posted it on YouTube so the rest of us can have a look. I'd recommend you watch it soon, embedded below, since these things don't tend to stay on the Internet very long. We see an extended sequence of a confrontation between Christian Bale and Sam Worthington, which was previewed at Comic Con and we saw an image of back in July. Bale tells him "You tried to kill my mother, you killed my father, you will not kill me." All we know is that Worthington's characters can't remember who he is, but does this confrontation mean Worthington's character is some updated version of Arnold Schwarzenegger? Are they already spoiling the big mystery? There's also a female voice telling »
Although I think Weaver could never be, um, overexposed, Weaver herself thinks that fans may be tired of Alien’s aliens. In a recent interview with the MTV Movies blog, she said that she and Ridley Scott, director of Alien, have talked about the possibility of returning to the franchise for a story focused on main character Ellen Ripley.
“There’s definitely uncharted territory for Ripley,” she said. “Both [Ridley and I] feel a kind of commitment to that woman.” So do I, Sigourney; so do I.
The commitment doesn’t extend, however, to the creature that gave Ripley so much trouble over the years. “We’d have to go back to the drawing board on [the alien],” she said. “Ridley said that right away when we first »
Entertainment Tonight will premiere a new trailer for Terminator Salvation next Tuesday December 9th. But right now you can watch a preview of some of that footage below. I have to admit, the shot of the giant Terminator at the end of the video (screenshot above) is pretty damn awesome. Click Here to Watch the Video Discuss: Leave your thoughts in the comments below. Related Stories Terminator Salvation Running Time Revealed? Josh Brolin was Almost a Terminator! McG Reveals Terminator: Salvation Secrets James Cameron Clarifies His Thoughts on Terminator Salvation McG To Direct Spy Film Adaptation; Potential New Franchise McG Updates Terminator Salvation: Post Production Time James Cameron Says He Never Blessed Terminator Salvation. McG Says He Did. »
- Peter Sciretta
This week we had the opportunity to sit down with Gale Anne Hurd, the producer of tomorrow's release Punisher: War Zone as well as The Terminator , Aliens and Tremors . During our candid conversation about Frank Castle's latest mission brimming with the ol' ultra-violence (emphasis on ultra ), we asked if the sharks were swarming around some of the genre projects from her early days with the intent to remake them. Particularly Bad Dream , the 1988 film directed by Andrew Fleming and starring Richard Lynch, Bruce Abbott and Jennifer Rubin. "Andy Fleming! Hamlet 2 is fabulous," said Hurd. "I don't know, I'm going to see Andy this weekend, I'll ask him if he'd like to do it. He's certainly grown as a filmmaker, so wouldn't that be fun?" The »
In clear language, he said that Ain’t It Cool News’ rumored ending was a fake. “That is not the ending. John Connor is not the machine. We did discuss that idea, but that is not the ending, I can say that right now.”
As to whether or not James Cameron blessed someone else directing his baby, McG said, “I did go to see James Cameron. He didn’t give us his blessing, but he didn’t shit all over our movie. When Jim was making Aliens, he was following the great Ridley Scott, so he knows how we feel.”
- Robert Greenberger
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