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With ‘The Choice,’ the Nicholas Sparks Movie Empire Grows Close to Marvel Size

3 hours ago | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

There’s some obscure (and possibly occult) law that if enough people sob at a movie, their tears will fertilize a new film empire. It’s why James Cameron stopped making regular action movies and started putting out three-hour epics like Titanic and Avatar, all designed around jerking as many tears as possible. This would also explain the alleged reports that Cameron showed up during random screenings of Titanic to dab at people’s tears with a wad of hundreds and chuckle menacingly to himself. Nicholas Sparks did the same thing with The Notebook. He got the requisite number of sobs, and now he’s set for life. Along with this year’s The Best of Me and next year’s The Longest Ride, yet another film based on one of his novels is now in the works. Variety reports Sparks’s novel “The Choice” will be adapted into a feature by Ross Katz, whose »

- Adam Bellotto

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Update: Oz Grants Disney Transfer Of Tax Incentive To Lure ‘Pirates 5′ Down Under

1 September 2014 2:12 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Update, Monday Sept 1, 2:12 Am: The Australian government has approved the reassignment of a A$21.6M ($20.2M) tax incentive for Disney to bring the shoot for Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Down Under. In 2013, those same funds had been earmarked for 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea: Captain Nemo, but the studio is understood to have asked for a transfer with that project now in stasis. According to local trade If.com, a spokesman for Oz Arts Minister George Brandis said, “The government is pleased to agree to Disney’s request to enable earlier funding to be repurposed for the production of Pirates Of The Caribbean 5.” However, “Any decision to film productions in Australia… is a commercial matter for Disney.” The incentive is said to fall a bit short of an extra boost Disney was seeking and could mean that regional agencies would be relied upon to make up the difference. »

- Nancy Tartaglione

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Podcast: Fall Box Office Draft, Reviewing 'Starred Up', Kirk Cameron and Much More

29 August 2014 9:15 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

We cover a lot of ground in today's podcast and yet it still fell just short of the two hour mark and we really tried. That said, today we hold the Fall Box Office Draft, we review Frank and Starred Up and revisit The Trip to Italy as Laremy caught it this week and had a few things to say. We also play our regular assortment of games including the longest "Buy or Sell" edition ever, plus clear out a backlog of "Watch This or Watch That". Also included is a conversation as to whether you can be too apologetic in reviews, a listen to the trailer for Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas and even a voicemail sneaks in. We hope you enjoy. If you are on Twitter, we have a Twitter account dedicated to the podcast at @bnlpod. Give us a follow won'tchac I want to remind you that »

- Brad Brevet

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10 Movies Ruined By Fan-Boy Hate

29 August 2014 8:27 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Warner Bros.

San Diego Comic Con has become one of the biggest film events of the year. For studios it’s treated as both a high-profile location to announce new projects and a pre-release measure of a film’s potential success, despite those in attendance forming only a small, unrepresentative part of a movie’s eventual audience. In recent years such contradictory reactions include Green Lantern, whose early footage was initially well received and Avatar, with people who got a cheeky glimpse of James Cameron’s behemoth quick to dismiss it.

Even though they’re a minority and clearly susceptible to hype, these fan-boys wield a lot of power. It was the reaction to a test-reel at Sdcc that led to Disney going ahead with Tron: Legacy, a film with little appeal outside of die-hards who remembered the 1982 cult original. Thanks to the internet super-fans who were previously confined by »

- Alex Leadbeater

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Lara Bingle Goes Naked, Flashes Boobs While Tanning With Sam Worthington—See the Pics

27 August 2014 12:56 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Lara Bingle will go to any lengths to avoid tan lines, clearly. The buxom model was seen soaking up the sun in her birthday suit while on holiday with actor beau Sam Worthington in Hawaii earlier this week. And while the Avatar star kept his swim trunks on, his leading lady made sure she ditched both her bikini top and bottoms to ensure a streak-free summery glow. But to be fair, the striking 27-year-old started the romantic beach outing completely covered up in a black string bikini, navy hat, and a burgundy towel wrapped around her waist. But she wasted no time in taking off the bothersome material and getting right on down to the basics. The lovebirds took turns laying on the beach and »

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‘Paper Planes’ Wins Australia’s Richest Film Prize at CinefestOz

23 August 2014 7:01 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Busselton, West Australia – Robert Connolly’s “Paper Planes” claimed the richest festival award in Australia on Saturday (Aug. 23, 2014).

The film was named as the winner of the first prize at the CinefestOZ festival (Aug. 20-24), in Busselton, West Australia, where the state’s Royalties For Regions program has put up a A$100,000 (Us$92,000) award.

The film, which stars Sam Worthington (“Avatar”), is a crowd-pleasing piece of family entertainment about an imaginative young boy who dreams of taking part in the world paper plane making championships in Japan.

“I made this film for my owns kids,” said Connolly (“The Turning,” “These Final Hours.” “If we don’t make films for our our kids, how should we convince them to watch Australian films in later life.”

It beat competition from the Matthew Saville-directed “Felony,” Stephen-Lance-directed “My Mistress,” Julian Avery-directed and Ewan McGregor-starring “Son of a Gun,” John V. Soto’s “The Reckoning, »

- Patrick Frater

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10 Stories You Might Have Missed: Joseph Gordon-Levitt gives a 'Sandman' update

22 August 2014 10:50 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

In this week's installment of 10 Stories You Might Have Missed: Joseph Gordon-Levitt gives us an update on "Sandman." Y'know "Sandman" right? It's the DC Comics superhero you probably haven't heard of that could be a great movie. Also: "Castle" is sort of getting a spin-off, Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda" breaks Miley Cyrus' Vevo record, James Cameron talks more about his "Avatar" sequel plans, "The Awesomes" gets renewed, "Top Chef" heads to Boston, Swedish duo The Knife calls it quits, and more.  Catch up here: »

- Dave Lewis

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Avatar Sequels Will Give Us Insight Into James Cameron’s World View

22 August 2014 9:19 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It seems that James Cameron needs some space to express his thoughts on human affairs to the world at large, and what better way to do that than to make three sequels to his hit film Avatar? Never mind that the films are going to cost 20th Century Fox a total of $1 billion, rounding out to more than $300 million per movie. James Cameron has a lot to say, and boy does he need to say it!

The Avatar sequels will be hitting cinemas in 2016, 2017, and 2018, and with them will arrive some much needed insight into James Cameron’s concern for the world and humanity. In a recent interview (via Collider), Cameron let it be known how he intends to approach these massively expensive sequels to a massively expensive original film:

There’s nothing I need to say as an artist about the state of the world and human affairs that »

- Lauren Humphries-Brooks

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James Cameron, 'Avatar' producer talk trilogy's 'long journey'

22 August 2014 5:04 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

(Cbr) It’s been a long, often quiet road back to Pandora — but for the filmmakers involved in the "Avatar" franchise, the journey has only just begun. Variety has a lengthy profile of 20th Century Fox’s Jim Gianopulos, which includes updates on the upcoming "Avatar" sequels from both Gianopulos and director James Cameron. “We know it’s going to be a long journey,” Gianopulos says of the three-film plan for more "Avatar" movies, with rumors pegging the production budget at $1 billion. “We know it’s not going to be cheap. We know it’s not going to be without new discoveries and new challenges in the process of producing something that is so beyond the normal form of filmmaking and technology, but what could be more exciting than that.” For his part, Cameron says the "Avatar" series contains everything he’s interested in as a storyteller. “There’s nothing »

- Josh Wigler, Comic Book Resources

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James Cameron on ‘Avatar’ Sequels & Their Real-World Themes

21 August 2014 10:58 AM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

James Cameron’s Avatar remains, after breaking the record five years ago, the highest-grossing movie of all time. With that in mind, it’s no surprise that the director has three sequels in pre-production (with a rumored collective budget of $1 billion) and is preparing to shoot them all back-to-back, with leads Zoe Saldana and Sam Worthington reprising their roles as lovers and freedom fighters Jake Sully and Neytiri.

Whether the thought of Avatar 2, Avatar 3 and Avatar 4 has you jumping for joy or just feeling very tired, the next few chapters of Cameron’s epic sci-fi saga are nonetheless going to be barrelling their way into theaters starting from December 2016. The first ...

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- H. Shaw-Williams

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Avatar Sequels Will Allow James Cameron to Express His Thoughts on the State of the World

21 August 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

We’re getting more Avatar in 2016, 2017 and 2018, so a few months of no Avatar talk is no big deal, but if Avatar 2 really is going into production later this year as James Cameron said about a year ago or even in early 2015 as Zoe Saldana recently suggested, news is bound to start picking up. The last update came in early June and revealed that Sigourney Weaver was set to return for all three new films and now Cameron is speaking up about the timeline of those films and about his confidence in the stories that they’ll tell.  Hit the jump for more on the Avatar sequels. In a Variety piece about the challenges Twentieth Century Fox chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos is facing, there’s a good deal of talk about the studio’s ambitious plans for the next three Avatar films.  Apparently, they’re going to cost a whopping $1 billion, »

- Perri Nemiroff

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James Cameron Will Use 'Avatar' Sequels to Comment on World Affairs

21 August 2014 9:22 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Buried within a recent Variety profile on 20th Century Fox chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos, Avatar director James Cameron offered a brief update on the sequels Avatar 2, Avatar 3 and Avatar 4.

We reported last year that Avatar 2 will be released in December 2016, with Avatar 3 and Avatar 4 following in 2017 and 2018. The filmmaker revealed that and 20th Century Fox allowed him to develop all three stories over the past few years, and that he is using these stories to comment on what is currently going on in the world and human history, which is rapidly changing day by day.

"There's nothing I need to say as an artist about the state of the world and human affairs that I can't do through the lens of the Avatar universe. We've had a couple of years to think through the story arc of the next three films, and every day that goes by, »

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James Cameron Will Use 'Avatar' Sequels to Comment on World Affairs

21 August 2014 9:22 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Buried within a recent Variety profile on 20th Century Fox chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos, Avatar director James Cameron offered a brief update on the sequels Avatar 2, Avatar 3 and Avatar 4.

We reported last year that Avatar 2 will be released in December 2016, with Avatar 3 and Avatar 4 following in 2017 and 2018. The filmmaker revealed that and 20th Century Fox allowed him to develop all three stories over the past few years, and that he is using these stories to comment on what is currently going on in the world and human history, which is rapidly changing day by day.

"There's nothing I need to say as an artist about the state of the world and human affairs that I can't do through the lens of the Avatar universe. We've had a couple of years to think through the story arc of the next three films, and every day that goes by, »

- MovieWeb

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James Cameron 'Believes' in the Stories of the Avatar Sequels More Every Day

21 August 2014 8:15 AM, PDT | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

It was just over a year ago that Twentieth Century Fox and James Cameron announced a massive expansion of the world of Avatar with not one, not two, but three sequels that would be developed and filmed simultaneously and released annually starting in 2016. Since then we've had a few updates including returning cast members and a time table for the production, and even though we're still over two years from the release of the first film, director James Cameron has come forward to hype them up a little more. »

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James Cameron's 'Avatar' Sequels To Address 'State of the World'

21 August 2014 2:40 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Fox's Jim Gianopulos will have you know that sequels aren't made because of the lack of original ideas in Hollywood, but rather due to the first film's success and appeal. Sequels, like the Avatar ones that James Cameron is working on, have a new story with new characters, and their goal is to "take (a sequel) to a place that restores its freshness and originality." That said, Cameron also had a few words to say about the upcoming Avatar sequels and their subject matter.

Cameron told Variety that there's a lot more story left to tell in the Avatar franchise. He also mentioned that the films will deal with the state of the world and human affairs.

“There’s nothing I need to say as an artist about the state of the world and human affairs that I can’t do through the lens of the ‘Avatar’ universe,” he says. »

- Laura Frances

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James Cameron Can Express All His Artistic Observations Through ‘Avatar’ Sequels

20 August 2014 3:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

We’re back in a familiar part of a cycle with respect to James Cameron and his films, where, in the long and seemingly fallow period between movies, people tend to question the wisdom of his next move. It happened before Titanic, and before Avatar. We know how both of those films turned out, at least from […]

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- Russ Fischer

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Cameron, Gianopulos On "Avatar" Sequels Risk

20 August 2014 12:30 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

James Cameron does many things, but he doesn't do them cheap.

With production gearing up to get underway soon on a trilogy of "Avatar" sequels, a new report at Variety has heard estimates of the budget for the trio of films will come in at around $1 billion dollars. 20th Century Fox chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos however says a final production budget hasn't been set yet.

It sounds like a risk, until you remember the first "Avatar" film made $2.7 billion worldwide. What risk there is though, Gianopulos isn't afraid to take it on and tells the trade:

"We know it's going to be a long journey. We know it's not going to be cheap. We know it's not going to be without new discoveries and new challenges in the process of producing something that is so beyond the normal form of filmmaking and technology, but what could be more exciting than that. »

- Garth Franklin

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'Gamora' Is In "Fashion"

20 August 2014 11:45 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek new images of actress Zoe Saldana, aka 'Gamora' in Marvel Studios' "Guardians Of The Galaxy", covering the August 2014 issue of "Fashion" magazine:

Aside from Gamora, Saldana is noted for her work as 'Neytiri' in "Avatar" and 'Nyota Uhura' the girlfriend of 'Mr. Spock' in the rebooted "Star Trek" series of films.

"I was a ferocious dancer so therefore I was a ferocious up-and-coming actress." said Saldana.

"When it comes to auditions, I’m not competitive with anybody.

"I don’t even know who’s sitting next to me...The moment you compare yourself, it weakens you..."

On her role in the next "Avatar" feature, Saldana said, "'Neytiri' is stronger than what I wanted this time, but she’s also very vulnerable.

"It’s very much her journey and I accepted the job again because I believe the script has her going in the right path..."

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- Michael Stevens

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'Avatar' Sequels Likely to Beat More 'State of the World' Messages Into the Ground

20 August 2014 10:38 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

For me, if there was one major problem with James Cameron's Avatar it was how he beat us over the head with the Native American and environmental themes. Not that these things aren't important, but there came a point where I have to assume most of us just wanted to yell at the screen, "We get it!" Now, with Cameron preparing to dig into not just Avatar 2, which is expected to hit theaters in 2016, but Avatar 3 and Avatar 4, all at the same time, he seems ready to once again tackle the state of the world and human affairs... in fact, he plans on tackling those things specifically. Speaking with Variety, Cameron said, "There's nothing I need to say as an artist about the state of the world and human affairs that I can't do through the lens of the Avatar universe. We've had a couple of »

- Brad Brevet

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Into The Storm Review

20 August 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Steven Quale

Starring: Richard Armitage, Sarah Wayne Callies, Max Deacon, Nathan Kress, Alycia Debnam Carey, Matt Walsh, Arlen Escarpeta

Certificate: 12A

Running Time: 89 minutes

Synopsis: Storm trackers, thrill-seekers, and everyday townspeople document an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes touching down in the town of Silverton.

Never since the cult classic Twister have the movie studios really dared to throw their money into the turbulent world of tornado thrillers, without sharks. Into The Storm doesn’t mess around with the genre and although struggles to develop interesting dialogue, it ties down a basic narrative for specific purposes. Basically, it’s time for the small American town of Silverton to be ravaged by tornadoes for what will become the biggest storm in history, which comprises of a mammoth 300-mph monster in the grand finale but, I promise you, that’s not a spoiler unless you haven’t seen a trailer.

Beyond the »

- Dan Bullock

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