8 items from 2015
Paramount has quite a marketing hill to climb with "Terminator: Genisys." The reception to the first trailer for the film was hardly enthusiastic, and the relentless call backs to previous entries in the series — mostly "The Terminator" and "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" — fell flat hard. Moreover, the retconning of the storyline was both confusing and seemed to only serve putting Arnold Schwarzenegger back in the movie. And so, they'll see if this Super Bowl spot can help start turning the tide. Yep, the game day promo is basically a sizzle reel of the trailer — so maybe the message hasn't changed that much or maybe Paramount is just trying their best to sell whatever it is they've got on their hands. Maybe "I'll be back" will be enough to get audiences into theaters this summer, again, for one (hopefully) last run of Ahnuld as the killing machine turned protector. 'Genisys' arrives on July 1st. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The Terminator franchise is getting a reboot of sorts with Terminator Genisys. Skynet tries to kill a pre-teen Sarah Connor, she is saved by a T-800 played by Arnold Schwarzenegger that the production crew are calling "The Guardian." That single event has a ripple effect that changes everything in the future.
Some years later in 1984, Connor - raised by a T-800 that she calls "Pops" - works to save Kyle Reese, who finds himself in a newly altered timeline. In the trailer we see the T-800 from the first Terminator emerge from time travel only to be attacked by the aged Guardian T-800.
This battle, according to sources of TheTerminatorFans.com, is going to be a full-on brawl and essentially two tanks in a fist fight. I'm not fully familiar with the site but the production company Skydance (the company producing Genisys) retweeted their post, which I think lends a good amount of credibility. »
- Free Reyes
After the first trailer debuted to a decidedly mixed reaction over the Christmas period, some more details on this summer’s Terminator: Genisys have emerged this week – namely on the anticipated fight sequence at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles between Arnold Schwarzenegger’s older Terminator incarnation and his 1984 version, which will be part CGI-assisted and part footage from James Cameron’s original film.
The sequence was teased in the trailer, but now website The Terminator Fans have reported that Skydance Productions, the company behind the new retool/reboot/reimagining, has recently ordered some more CG elements to be added to the scene in order to make the fight “more brutal” with both Terminator machines set to suffer some very heavy damage in the aftermath. But rather than schedule some reshoots, the producers will use CG-effects on both versions of Arnold’s T-101.
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- Scott J. Davis
You might not know who Gary Rydstrom is, but you've certainly heard him before. This is a man whose pioneering sound work has won him seven (!) Academy Awards and brought to life groundbreaking technological advancements like the first film presented in DTS sound ("Jurassic Park") and re-crafting sound mixes in 5.1 surround (after his breakthrough work on "Terminator 2: Judgment Day," he and James Cameron created a new multi-channel mix for the original "Terminator"). He's also directed a pair of Pixar short films ("Lifted" and "Hawaiian Vacation") and overseen the English language dubs of four Studio Ghibli movies ("Tales from Earthsea," "From Up on Poppy Hill," "Arrietty," and last year's Oscar-nominated masterpiece "The Wind Rises"). In short: he's kind of the coolest dude around.
And this weekend he adds another accomplishment to his already unfathomably long list, when his debut feature film "Strange Magic" debuts in theaters nationwide. This bizarre, George Lucas-produced animated fairy tale, »
- Drew Taylor
Awhile back, we featured a cool little project done by some cinephiles and video games fans where they used Grand Theft Auto V to recreate the motorcycle and semi-truck chase scene from Terminator 2: Judgment Day. That kind of idea is a no-brainer since the game is known for stealing cars and vehicular mayhem. But did you ever think that someone would take the time to recreate some scenes from Stanley Kubrick's wild 1971 classic A Clockwork Orange using the Rockstar Games production? Well, that's exactly what GTA Series Videos has done with the use of some editing and a PlayStation 4. Watch below! Here's the Grand Theft Auto V version of A Clockwork Orange from GTA Series Videos (via The Playlist): If you go watch the actual scene, you'll see that this is a pretty meticulous recreation of these scenes in the film, at least as far as Grand Theft Auto V would allow. »
- Ethan Anderton
Joining the chorus hailing this year’s prospects for the exhibition sector and the movie biz in general is B. Riley analyst Eric Wold.
“After declining by 5.2 percent in 2014, the domestic box office should rebound sharply by 7-8 percent in 2015 and set a new annual record above $11 billion,” Wold said, adding that he expected Imax and 3-D to be a driving force.
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- Todd Cunningham
"...the new film is set in 2029, when the 'Future War' is raging and a group of human rebels has the evil artificial-intelligence system 'Skynet' on the ropes.
"...so that she won’t ever give birth to John. But what Reese finds on the other side is nothing like he expected..."
- Michael Stevens
You've probably seen all the '90s movies, like "Pulp Fiction," "Clueless" and "Wayne's World" that Netflix has to offer, but there are also plenty of lesser-known gems available to stream. Sit down and enjoy these indies, first films by famous directors and some other great '90s movies you might have missed.
1. "Big Night" (1996) R
A great movie (co-directed by stars Stanley Tucci and Campbell Scott) about two Italian brothers in 1950s running an unsuccessful restaurant who go all out when a celebrity's visit promises to save their business.
2. "Boys Don't Cry" (1999) R
Hilary Swank won her first Best Actress Oscar for her searing portrayal of a woman who lives life as a man, until her secret is found out by her redneck friends.
3. "Clueless" (1995) PG-13
How many times have you seen Alicia Silverstone make over her friends and try to play matchmaker? Not enough!
4. "Croupier" (1998) Nr
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- Sharon Knolle
8 items from 2015
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