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Patience is a very important skillset for a film buff, as Hollywood often leaves fans waiting for more for years -- even decades.
Nearly twenty years after audiences were first introduced to the dim-witted duo of Harry and Lloyd, fans are finally getting a sequel to Dumb and Dumber. With Jeff Daniels and Jim Carrey reprising their roles as the titular idiots and the Farrelly Bros.’ stepping behind the camera to direct Dumb and Dumber To, audiences will no doubt be chomping at the bit to take another bite out of a classic comedy gold.
Starting with the shortest wait and leading up to the longest, here’s a rundown of some of the longest-awaited sequels of all time.
American Reunion (2012) - 9 years
When we were first introduced to the pubescent pastry-procreating protagonists of American Pie, they had barely graduated high school. Fast-forward thirteen years, however, and they’re all grown up with jobs, »
- Daniel Bettridge
Neil Calloway looks at the superhero movie genre’s dominance of the mainstream, and its impact on adult cinema…
The news that financing on the the film Idol’s Eye, slated to star Robert De Niro and Robert Pattinson, had been pulled, just as it was about to go into production surprised me. If a film starring an double Oscar winner like De Niro and a young star like Pattinson can’t attract investors, what films can? Anyone that has an interest in film can’t have helped but notice that Marvel Studios – which only started making films on its own in 2008 – revealed their “phase three” for the next few years, quickly following the announcement from DC comics If these young upstarts can tell us what films they’re going to be making for the foreseeable future, how can a film like Idol’s Eye not secure the money it needs to get made? »
- Oli Davis
This article contains revealed spoilers for Terminator Genisys. The rest is pure speculation on our part.
Paramount began to take the wraps off its reboot of the Terminator series, Terminator Genisys, last week. It was courtesy of an Entertainment Weekly article and cover that revealed what, at first glance, look like weighty spoilers for the film. If you missed them, you can find them here. Do be warned, we are going to have to discuss them further down, though.
In spite of the reveal, there's still a sizeable question that remains over the film, and that's involving the role of one-time Doctor Who star Matt Smith. He's clearly a key member of the cast - we've certainly been told so - but just who or what he is remains under wraps. In fact, »
Jai Courtney ("Good Day To Die Hard")...
...plays the 1984/2029 'Kyle Reese'...
...and Arnold Schwarzenegger is the 'T-800'.
The new film is a continuation of Cameron's "Terminator 2: Judgement Day".
In the first film, The 'Terminator' is sent back in time from the year 2029 to 1984 to kill 'Sarah Connor' (Linda Hamilton).
'Kyle Reese' (Michael Biehn), a soldier from the future, is sent back in time to protect Sarah, so that her »
- Michael Stevens
The Terminator is having a bad day. It's a muggy July afternoon in New Orleans—the temperature is loitering in the triple digits—and Arnold Schwarzenegger is inside a giant warehouse on the grounds of Nasa's Michoud Assembly Facility. Suited up in a black leather jacket with green-painted latex obscuring most of the right side of his face, he is again playing the indelible robot that solidified his place in Hollywood some 30 years ago. So far today the former governor of California has been stepped on and forced to crawl on the ground, and now, as he gasps for breath fighting his opponent, »
- Nicole Sperling
In the years since 1991, when James Cameron's T2: Judgement Day was released, the Terminator franchise hasn't exactly been booming. Neither 2003's Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines nor 2009's Terminator Salvation were seen as living up to the classic first two movies in the series, and as a result the property laid dormant for a good number of years. It's finally set to come back next year in the form of Terminator Genisys, a reboot of sorts that is expected to launch a new trilogy, but if new reports are to be believed, then the franchise's future may not be that bright. This new info comes to us from the folks at Schmoes Knows, who have gotten word from an inside source that Terminator: Genisys is so bad it could wind up killing the sci-fi franchise completely. Wanting to avoid spoilers and not ruin the film for people »
I've been a huge fan of the Terminator franchise ever since I watched the first film at a shockingly young age. It's fair to say that, being the wee boy I was on my first few viewings, I struggled to understand everything I was seeing, but something about the film connected with me enough to keep me coming back again and again. As I grew up, I started to recognise the film's strengths: the compelling storytelling, amazing action (robots! lasers!), and likeable characters, to name just a few.
By the time Terminator 2: Judgment Day rolled around, I'd watched the original film many times, and fallen deeply in love with it. The sequel blew me away, and was also my first introduction to the horrors of nuclear »
Terminator: Genisys is not due out until next summer, but many fans are intrigued by the reboot of the classic sci-fi action franchise. Not much is known about the project other than it will retell the original two films after something alters the timeline. However, it looks like Genisys is not opting for the darker tone of the first two movies, and will likely to have a PG-13 rating.
In an interview with The Arnold Fans, actor Jai Courtney – who plays Kyle Reese in the film – stated: “I would love to see it be rated R, but I don’t think it will. I think in this day and age, it’s much more likely to be PG-13. There were no f-bombs. But there’ll be a healthy amount of movie violence.”
So, it would seem the latest instalment of the Terminator franchise seems to be opting for levels of »
- Thomas Roach
By Gary Salem and Michelle McCue
“What a costume designer does is a cross between magic and camouflage. We create the illusion of changing the actors into what they are not. We ask the public to believe that every time they see a performer on the screen he’s become a different person.”
On Monday, Wamg attended the press preview for the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences groundbreaking multimedia exhibition Hollywood Costume in the historic Wilshire May Company building.
Taking five years to create, this exhibition is the kickoff for the whole Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.
Emphasizing how costumes are so important in creating characters, this one-of-a-kind exhibition comes with its own film score, enhanced with dazzling animations and screenplay excerpts.
Organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (V&A), and sponsored by Swarovski, this ticketed exhibition »
- Movie Geeks
The Terminator franchise might not quite be a box office juggernaut on the level of, say, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but it’s impossible to deny the iconic impact the series has had over the last 30 years, especially the first two movies directed by James Cameron. The latter two movies never managed to live up to the first two, but the series has always been a financial success, hence why a fifth movie, with the horrible title Terminator: Genisys, recently wrapped production and is due for release next year.
Though the series made Arnold Schwarzenegger a mega-star overnight and kick-started James Cameron’s extremely successful career, the franchise has had its share of ups and downs over the years, be it the painfully low budget of the original movie, or the unfortunate creative license the third and fourth movie took with what came before. As you might notice, »
- Jack Pooley
Award winning Costume Designer April Ferry has joined Ashutosh Gowariker’s Mohenjo Daro. April, in her Hollywood career spanning decades, has designed costumes for many top Hollywood films such as Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Robocop (2015), Elysium, Surrogates and Jurassic World (unreleased sequel to Steven Spielberg’s films), Maverick and the HBO series Rome. She has received an Oscar-Award nomination for her costume designing for Maverick and won the Outstanding Costume for a Series Emmy for Rome. Having designed costumes for some of the most well known actors in Hollywood, April is now set to design the costumes for Hrithik Roshan, debutant Pooja Hegde along with the entire cast of the film.
Says April, “I am really thrilled to be working with Ashutosh Gowariker. When I first heard about this film I really hoped that it wouldn’t clash with my work back there and I am glad it didn’t. »
- Press Releases
Summer movie season is a magic time of year when Hollywood traditionally rolls out its most appealing merchandise. It’s true that some summer movie seasons are better than others. This is our ranking of all the summer movie seasons since 1980 from worst to best.
On January 20th, 1975, Steven Spielberg and Universal Studios released Jaws. The movie landscape would be forever changed from that date. Jaws is widely credited as being the first blockbuster film because it was the first movie to make over $100 million (non-adjusted). The fact that the film had a meager $8 million budget meant that it was a huge cash cow for the studio and rocketed Spielberg to the the forefront of a new generation of filmmakers for a new era of movie mass-consumption. George Lucas and Spielberg followed up in 1977 with Star Wars, which became a sensational and very profitable hit. It helped to convince production »
- email@example.com (G.S. Perno)
The path of the Terminator franchise has been a strange one without any real sense of permanence ever since the finale of James Cameron's Terminator 2: Judgement Day. We've seen two feature-length sequels - Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines and Terminator Salvation - that came out weirdly far apart (a full six years between them), and there was even the short-lived television series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, which ended up making very little pop culture impact. Now, however, the sci-fi franchise is ready to come back in full force not just with a reboot, but a full trilogy of movies that will unfold over the next four years or so. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Paramount has finally unveiled the full scale of their Terminator plans and have announced release dates for what are now simply being called Terminator 2 and Terminator 3 - sequels to the upcoming Terminator: Genisys. »
It’s the weekend, and you know what that means… It’s time for another edition of the best news wrap-up around, the Whatculture.com News Brief!
We thought last week was slow for movie and TV news, but this week took the cake. Luckily for us, however, the announcements we did receive were big enough to keep us glued to our RSS and Twitter feeds long enough to make it through the news drought and give us plenty of material to talk about here.
We have updates on high-profile projects like Sony’s Shadow of the Colossus adaptation, Dreamworks’ How To Train Your Dragon 3, Warner Brothers’ Shazam movie, and the second season of HBO’s shocking new drama, True Detective.
- James Garcia
Paramount must feel pretty confident about Thor: The Dark World director Alan Taylor’s Terminator reboot, the ill-titled Terminator: Genisys, because they’ve just greenlit two sequels. Simply called Terminator 2 and Terminator 3 (for now), they will hit theaters on May 19 2017 and June 29 2018, respectively.
The two films face stiff competition at the box office, as 2017 is already crowded with several high-profile tentpole films. Terminator 2 has that May date all to itself for now, but arrives a week before The Lego Movie 2 and two weeks after one of Marvel’s untitled mystery films. Terminator 3 faces a tougher battle on its June 29 date, sharing the spot with an untitled Fox/Dreamworks Animation picture and just week before yet another Marvel movie.
Before we set our sights on the future, though, we need to see how Terminator: Genisys fares first. It has a lot of fan goodwill to win back after ho-hum installments Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines »
- James Garcia
Following in the footsteps of Sylvester Stallone and John Travolta, movie legend Arnold Schwarzenegger will take to the stage in London later this year in a special Q+A and movie retrospective, hosted by chat show host/ comedian Jonathan Ross. According to the press release we’ve just received, the qudience will also get the chance to purchase tickets for a one to one photo opportunity and a very select and private meet and greet session. Arnie will also take part in a black tie dinner event at The Grand Pavillion, Leeds.
“For once I won’t have a publicist saying, ‘Don’t ask him about his private life, don’t ask him how much money he makes, how much is in the bank,’ all that kind of stuff,” he said of the UK dates. “England really was the country that gave me the biggest break in my career. I »
- Paul Heath
Twenty years has passed since we were first introduced to the characters of My So-Called Life, twenty years! Where has the time gone? And more importantly when did I get so old?
While most of you won’t really care too much what I’ve been up to since the show finished, let’s take a look at what the actors have been up to in the years since the cancellation of what is frankly the greatest teen TV drama ever.
Claire Danes (Angela Chase)
After breaking out in My So-Called Life, Danes focused on her film career first with a leading role in 1995’s Little Women and then supporting roles in smaller but interesting films like Home For The Holidays, How to Make An American Quilt and »
This weekend will see the release of The Expendables 3, the latest in a series featuring all your favorite action stars from the 80s and 90s in the same movie. This series is a one trick pony – all your favorite action stars from the past reuniting to relive their collective glory days – but it is a trick I’d happily watch for seven more films. I remember when the first film came out I told my dad I went to see it and loved it, and when he asked what it was I just named the cast. He remarked that that movie would sound cool if it was made in the 90s. I replied oblivious to the dig with “Yeah, it’s awesome, right?” – The fact that these were all action heroes past their prime was the point.
One of the reasons why I enjoy writing and thinking about the »
- Dylan Griffin
Making a movie that revolves around time travel instantly creates paradoxes and often plot holes, but managed intelligently, the onscreen logic can make for fun and dangerous storytelling. This is a list is of the highest grossing movies and franchises that use time travel as a main story element (an example of a movie with time travel not as a main story element is Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, which would have been #4 had it qualified).
I've cheated a bit by grouping franchises together, allowing me to write about more movies. Out of the 18 movies on the list I’ve seen 17, which might mean I really like movies with time travel. All numbers are worldwide box office grosses adjusted for inflation. Box office revenue numbers are from Box Office Mojo and The Numbers. Bits of trivia are from IMDb and Wikipedia. Inflation data comes via the Us Department of Labor. »
- Free Reyes
More than most people, I understand the burning desire to get one more great "Terminator" film out of the weirdest, most haphazardly-run mega-franchise in modern film. After all, the 1984 original remains one of the greatest indie action films ever made. Beautifully plotted and incredibly well-built, "The Terminator" is one of those movies where everyone involved was in tune and they turned out something special as a result. And 1991's "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" is one of the great action sequels, escalating the scale of the mayhem while offering some very smart twists on both character and plot. Since then, though, they've tried several times to hook the audience and draw them into further adventures, and they've never really cracked the code. "Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines," "Terminator: Salvation," and "The Sarah Connor Chronicles" all have fans, but none of them managed to resonate as widely as the first two films. »
- Drew McWeeny
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