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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 »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (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
Some sequels are doomed to live in the shadow of the hits that triggered them. Here are a few examples...
Following up a successful movie with a sequel is a tough proposition for any writer or director, and it's often the case that such follow-ups fail to recreate the magic of their predecessors. But sometimes, sequels can offer a different yet entertaining experience of their own, and it's even possible that, if they didn't happen to share the same name as an earlier hit film, they might even have been better received.
This article's dedicated to a few of these kinds of films. They offer lots of excitement, comedy, jolts of terror and a smattering of great performances, and might have fared better with audiences and critics had they not been sequels. At the very least, they attempted to do something a little different than the films they followed. While other examples undeniably remain, »
Back in 1995, when Jimmy Palmiotti and Joe Quesada created Event Comics' Painkiller Jane I'm sure they never dreamed it would one day generate two television projects on SyFy channel and an upcoming features film. In December of 2005, SyFy aired a made-for-television movie that that starred Emmanuelle Vaugier. Then in 2007, SyFy produced a television series based on the character, which starred Kristanna Loken ("Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines"). And today, The Hollywood Reporter reports, The Soska Sisters, Jen Soska and Sylvia Soska, have been hired to direct the adaptation of Painkiller Jane. The twin horror directors are best known for directing Dead Hooker In a Trunk and American Mary. Jane centers on the titular heroine, a cop, who, along with with her best friend and partner, goes undercover into an interconnected drug ring. When Jane’s identity is exposed, her subsequent torture leaves her with preternatural regenerating abilities and a »
Screen Yorkshire wouldn’t reveal the amount that it has invested, but said it was its biggest investment to date. From this year it has been able to invest in excess of £1 million ($1.7 million) per project.
The $25 million pic, which was previously known as “For the Dogs” and will be helmed by Jonathan Mostow (“Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines”), will shoot in Northern England and Hungary from this autumn.
The fast-paced action pic focuses on Lucas (Worthington), an assassin hired to kill a young girl. When he can’t bring himself to carry out the task, both are marked for death and hunted across Europe. Their only hope is to find out why her family were wiped out, and bring those responsible to justice. »
- Leo Barraclough
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 unborn son can lead the future resistance forces.
Three sequels were produced including "Terminator 2: Judgment Day »
- Michael Stevens
This fall the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present the final showing of the groundbreaking multimedia exhibition Hollywood Costume in the historic Wilshire May Company building, the future location of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, at Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles. Organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (V&A), this ticketed exhibition explores the central role of costume design – from the glamorous to the very subtle – as an essential tool of cinematic storytelling.
The Academy is enhancing the V&A’s exhibition and will include more than 145 costumes from over 60 lenders. The Academy’s presentation will add more than 30 costumes to this landmark show, including Jared Leto’s costume from Dallas Buyers Club (Kurt and Burt, 2013) – a recent acquisition to the Academy’s collection – as well as costumes from such recent releases as The Hunger Games (Judianna Makovsky, 2012), Django Unchained (Sharen Davis, »
- Michelle McCue
A few days ago we brought you a gallery's worth of images from the David Jung-directed The Possession of Michael King, heading our way in August from Anchor Bay, and now today we're back with the first official trailer for the film.
The Possession of Michael King Release Details
Anchor Bay Films is releasing the highly-anticipated, terrifying supernatural horror film The Possession Of Michael King in theaters on August 22nd and available On iTunes, On Demand, DVD, and Blu-ray on August 26th.
The Possession Of Michael King is an intense supernatural spine-tingler from the producers of White Noise and The Haunting In Connecticut, directed by first-time director David Jung and starring Shane Johnson (Starz’ upcoming “Power”), Dale Dickey (Iron Man 3), Julie McNiven (TV’s “Supernatural”, “Mad Men”), and Tomas Arana (Guardians of the Galaxy). The film is written by David Jung from a story by Jung and Tedi Sarafian »
- Debi Moore
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