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Spawn Creator Hints At Potential Release Window, Uncut Version

After years spent languishing on the fringes of development, Spawn has exploded into life.

Indeed, casting is now officially underway on Todd McFarlane’s R-rated reboot, which has set up shop at Blumhouse Productions – fitting, really, given it’s been described as a “low-budget” superhero movie with all the horror trappings one would expect from a Blumhouse project.

Story-wise, it’ll mine inspiration from Jaws in that Albert Francis “Al” Simmons will be used sparingly in order to build tension organically, while there’s also been mention of a “big police component” that will, in time, underpin McFarlane’s Spawn movie. And during an exhaustive interview with ComicBook.com, the decorated scribe spoke more about how he envisions Albert Simmons’ next big-screen outing, along with the chances of an uncut version.

I haven’t [thought that far ahead] but I’ll give you my reaction. Those are a lot of movies where they shoot
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James Cameron on ‘Avatar’ Sequels: “We Can’t Afford for It Not to Work”

At the TCA press tour in Pasadena this week, James Cameron spoke to journalists about his new project, AMC Visionaries: James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction. In the upcoming six-part TV series, the director will be exploring the roots of science fiction by interviewing folks like Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Ridley Scott, Sigourney Weaver, Will Smith, and more (all in all, around 100 creatives). But when talking about science fiction, both where it started and also where it's leading us, one has to bring up Cameron's Avatar. Though many originally thought that Fox has greenlit all …
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Primeval Scary First Look At The Meg Starring Jason Statham

Director Steven Spielberg’s penultimate shark film Jaws spawned Deep Blue Sea, The Shallows and Open Water, just to name a few. Mankind has been chum in the cinema water for these sharp toothed beasties for decades.

Now comes the latest terror The Meg. In their recent 2018 preview, Warner Bros. Pictures has released a chilling first image from the film starring Jason Statham. Expect a first trailer to hit soon.

Statham plays Jonas Taylor in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Gravity Pictures’ action adventure. It is slated for release on August 10, 2018.

Jason Statham (“Spy,” “Furious 7,” “The Expendables” films) and award-winning Chinese actress Li Bingbing (“Transformers: Age of Extinction,” “Forbidden Kingdom,” “The Message”) star in the science fiction action thriller, directed by Jon Turteltaub (the “National Treasure” movies, “Last Vegas”).

In the film, a deep-sea submersible—part of an international undersea observation program—has been attacked by a massive creature, previously thought to be extinct,
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James Cameron Talks Lessons from ‘Avatar’ and the Young Cast of ‘Avatar 2’ [TCA 2018]

James Cameron Talks Lessons from ‘Avatar’ and the Young Cast of ‘Avatar 2’ [TCA 2018]
Director James Cameron appeared on a Television Critics Association panel this weekend for his upcoming AMC docuseries James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction. Inevitably, the panel ended with a question about the new Avatar sequels. As always, Cameron’s response was an interesting one, and he also discussed the young new cast members who will make […]

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James Cameron Rips Trump’s America, Fox News: ‘I Kinda Don’t Give a S— Anymore’

James Cameron Rips Trump’s America, Fox News: ‘I Kinda Don’t Give a S— Anymore’
“Terminator” director James Cameron saw this future coming — that doesn’t mean he likes it. The man behind “Titanic” and “Avatar” trashed Trump’s America and the Tweeter-in-Chief’s favorite cable news channel Saturday at the Television Critics Association press tour. Citing old sci-fi works like George Orwell’s “Nineteen Eighty-Four” and Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451,” Cameron warned we didn’t need an “overt totalitarian state” to reach some of the darker plot points from those mid-1900’s novels. “If you look at where we are, people are talking about a post-truth age… and fake news and all that stuff — these stories are as timely...
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James Cameron Calls Eliza Dushku ‘Brave’ for Revealing ‘Heartbreaking’ Assault

James Cameron Calls Eliza Dushku ‘Brave’ for Revealing ‘Heartbreaking’ Assault
Director James Cameron has commended actress Eliza Dushku for speaking out about enduring a sexual assault during the filming of his 1994 movie “True Lies.”

Dushku on Saturday disclosed via Facebook that she was assaulted at the age of 12 while working on the film. Dushku named stunt coordinator Joel Kramer as her alleged assailant. Kramer has denied Dushku’s allegation.

“Eliza is very brave for speaking up,” Cameron said Saturday during his appearance at the Television Critics Association press tour to promote his AMC series “James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction.” “I think all the women are that are speaking up and calling for a reckoning now (are brave).”

Cameron called it “heartbreaking that it happened to her” on his film.

Cameron said he was unaware of the incident involving Dushku at the time, and he noted that he has not worked with the man he called “the other party” since “True Lies.” “Had I known
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James Cameron on Eliza Dushku’s ‘True Lies’ Assault: ‘Had I Known About It, There Would Have Been No Mercy’

James Cameron on Eliza Dushku’s ‘True Lies’ Assault: ‘Had I Known About It, There Would Have Been No Mercy’
James Cameron, legendary director of “The Terminator” and “Avatar,” praised the bravery of Eliza Dushku in coming forward to speak out regarding the molestation she experienced on the set of his 1994 film “True Lies.”

“Eliza is very brave for speaking up,” he said at the Television Critics Association press tour Saturday, also noting that she is one of many women speaking out about past abuse. “I think this has been endemic throughout human systems — it’s just heartbreaking that it happened to her.”

Read More:Eliza Dushku Accuses ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Stunt Coordinator of Sexual Assault When She Was 12

Cameron was speaking in response to Eliza Dushku’s account of being sexually assaulted by stunt coordinator Joel Kramer while shooting “True Lies.” Dushku described being “groomed” by Kramer at the age of 12, before being taken to a hotel room and molested by him.

Dushku published her Facebook statement Friday night, followed
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‘Jumanji’ Ruling Mlk Weekend Box Office Over ‘The Post,’ ‘Paddington 2,’ ‘Proud Mary’

‘Jumanji’ Ruling Mlk Weekend Box Office Over ‘The Post,’ ‘Paddington 2,’ ‘Proud Mary’
Sony’s “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” is outdistancing a quartet of challengers and should win the Martin Luther King Jr. weekend with about $28 million at the North American box office, early estimates showed Friday.

Steven Spielberg’s “The Post” appears to be leading the rest of the pack with around $21 million for the four days, according to Friday’s first forecasts, followed by the openings of “Paddington 2” with $18 million and Taraji P. Henson’s “Proud Mary” battling “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” for fourth place with about $16 million each. Liam Neeson’s “The Commuter” was arriving with about $12 million, fighting for sixth with the fourth weekend of Hugh Jackman’s “The Greatest Showman” and the second weekend of “Insidious: The Last Key.”

Should “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” make it to $30 million this weekend, it would be only the 11th title to exceed that mark during the Mlk weekend, according to [link
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Thoughts and Opinions on Nintendo’s ‘Mini’ Direct Announcements

Sam Thorne on Nintendo’s ‘Mini’ Direct announcements…

Nintendo have certainly upped their marketing & PR game in recent months (and years), playing up to several rumours since the turn of the new year regarding a Nintendo Direct in January. As you probably know, the Nintendo Switch is selling like hot cakes, but it does need to keep up the momentum for 2018, even after showing their hand with promises of Metroid Prime 4, Bayonetta 3 and a currently untitled mainline Pokemon game. After several cryptic tweets yesterday, such as this one;

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— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) January 10, 2018

It became apparent that the big N weren’t just teasing us, they in fact dropped a brief 15-minute Nintendo ‘mini’ Direct today with some new 1st party and 3rd party announcements. However, there’s a clear reason why Nintendo didn’t want to casually announce the direct, instead of just dropping it today,
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Win Passes To The St. Louis Screening Of Hostiles Starring Christian Bale

Set in 1892, Hostiles tells the story of a legendary Army Captain (Christian Bale), who after stern resistance, reluctantly agrees to escort a dying Cheyenne war chief (Wes Studi) and his family back to tribal lands. Making the harrowing and perilous journey from Fort Berringer, an isolated Army outpost in New Mexico, to the grasslands of Montana, the former rivals encounter a young widow (Rosamund Pike), whose family was murdered on the plains. Together, they must join forces to overcome the punishing landscape, hostile Comanche and vicious outliers that they encounter along the way. Hostiles is directed by Scott Cooper (Black Mass, Out of the Furnace, Crazy Heart) and produced by John Lesher (Black Mass, Birdman, Fury) and Ken Kao (The Nice Guys, Knight of Cups). The film stars: Christian Bale (The Big Short, American Hustle, The Dark Knight) Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl, Jack Reacher), Wes Studi (Avatar, Heat, Geronimo), Adam Beach (Suicide Squad,
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Warner Bros. Shake-Up: Toby Emmerich Named Film Chairman, Sue Kroll Out

Warner Bros. Shake-Up: Toby Emmerich Named Film Chairman, Sue Kroll Out
Warner Bros. is shaking up its film studio.

As part of a major reorganization, Toby Emmerich is being promoted to chairman of Warner Bros. Pictures Group, while Sue Kroll, the president of worldwide marketing and distribution, is relinquishing her role for a three-year producer deal on the Burbank lot. Kroll has been with the studio for decades and has deep relationships with filmmakers and stars such as Christopher Nolan, Clint Eastwood, and Tom Cruise. She will become a producer on the lot.

As part of the shake-up, Blair Rich will head global theatrical and home entertainment marketing. Rich has been courted by several studios in recent months, and is highly valued internally. She was one of the masterminds behind the marketing campaign for last fall’s blockbuster “It.” In addition, Ron Sanders will serve as president, worldwide distribution at the studio, assuming responsibility for global theatrical distribution while retaining his role as president of the home entertainment
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Harry Potter, and the trouble with 3D

Simon Brew Jan 17, 2018

Warner Bros, the Harry Potter films, and the assorted struggles with 3D...

This year marks the tenth anniversary of Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince, a movie I caught up with again over the weekend. The sixth in the boxset of eight, I’d not seen it since its release, and I’ve gradually been rewatching the Potter films on the Ultra HD 4K Blu-ray format. So far, Half-Blood Prince is the one that benefits the most from the 4K upgrade. The sombre palette particularly takes advantage of the extra resolution afforded.

The film, though, was also the second in the series to be released partially in 3D, after the ending of Harry Potter & The Order Of The Phoenix had enjoyed/suffered a post-production overhaul of its finale with certain screenings. With Avatar still just around the corner, Warner Bros was experimenting with 3D more than fully
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Batman: The Animated Series – Why Couldn’t Talia and Batman Find Love?

Welcome to Adventure(s) Time’s thirty-eighth installment, an examination of classic animated series and their tie-in comics. These week, we’re looking back on two stories that begin with the premise that Ra’s al Ghul is dead, with Batman and Talia paired on an adventure. (Thanks to reader Gravity Falls Poland for this suggestion. If you have any cartoon/comics pairings you’d like to see, please let me know in the comments.)

Debuting on May 9, 1994, “Avatar” is the sixty-ninth episode of Batman: The Animated Series. Introduced with a stunning title card evoking historical art from ancient Egypt, until you catch the stylized Batman emblems, Carlos Rodriguez’s score draws the audience in with pomp worthy of an old Hollywood epic. Writer Michael Reaves and director Kevin Altieri keep this theme alive throughout “Avatar,” pairing Batman and Talia on a journey across the globe.
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Gal Gadot Thinks James Cameron Was Looking For Publicity When He Slammed ‘Wonder Woman’ For Objectifying its Hero

Gal Gadot Thinks James Cameron Was Looking For Publicity When He Slammed ‘Wonder Woman’ For Objectifying its Hero
Gal Gadot has finally broken her silence on James Cameron’s criticism of “Wonder Woman.” The “Titanic” and “Avatar” director made headlines last summer when he shared his belief that Patty Jenkins and Gadot’s film turned its hero into an “objectified icon.”

Read More:Gal Gadot Says Reading Positive ‘Wonder Woman’ Reviews With Her Daughter Was the Highlight of 2017

“I’s just male Hollywood doing the same old thing,” Cameron said of the film, “I’m not saying I didn’t like the movie but, to me, it’s a step backwards.”

Cameron’s criticism upset many who felt “Wonder Woman” was a progressive step forward for blockbuster filmmaking. Now Gadot has finally weighed in on the matter in a comment to Entertainment Weekly. The actress believes Cameron was only looking for publicity when he bad mouthed her blockbuster.

“I didn’t want to give him the stage,” Gadot said
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Why Gal Gadot Refused to Respond to James Cameron's Wonder Woman Dis

Why Gal Gadot Refused to Respond to James Cameron's Wonder Woman Dis
James Cameron was pretty vocal about the success of Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman, especially with his criticisms of the movie. Jenkins immediately fired off a response to the Avatar director, but Gal Gadot remained silent, choosing not to get into it with the Cameron. However, in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Gadot reveals her reasoning behind not responding to the negativity and it's perfect. Wonder Woman ended the year as the third highest grossing movie of 2017 with plenty of critical accolades for Patty Jenkins, Gal Gadot, and DC, which has led to criticism from many different places. But James Cameron's questioning the success of the movie was oddly specific.

James Cameron didn't understand all of the supposed hype surrounding Wonder Woman because he felt that the movie was a step "backwards" for women while also saying that it "objectified an icon" because of Gal Gadot's looks. Instead, he
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Box Office: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Surpasses ‘Rogue One,’ ‘The Dark Knight’

Box Office: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Surpasses ‘Rogue One,’ ‘The Dark Knight’
Star Wars: The Last Jedi” has surpassed 2008’s “The Dark Knight” and 2016’s “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” to become the sixth-highest domestic grosser of all time, with $539.4 million after 19 days.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is the leader on the domestic chart with $936.6 million, followed by “Avatar” at $760 million, “Titanic” at $659 million, “Jurassic World” at $652 million, and “Marvel’s The Avengers” at $623 million. “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” took in $7.9 million on Tuesday and will be battling “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” for the top spot this weekend at the North American box office, with both projected to earn $28 million to $30 million each.

“The Last Jedi” has also become the 19th-largest global release of all time with $1.09 billion, passing “The Dark Knight Rises” and “Toy Story 3.” The Disney-Lucasfilm tentpole should surpass “Transformers: Age of Extinction” and “Skyfall” for the 17th spot on Wednesday.

International grosses for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” have
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Passes Rogue One At The Box Office

Is there any stopping Star Wars: The Last Jedi? Ever since its debut a few weeks ago, the latest chapter in the Skywalker saga has blown past one box office record after another, destroying any and all competition and quickly making its way to that much sought after $1 billion mark – which it’s now passed. Not only that, but thanks to Episode VIII‘s haul, Star Wars has now become the second highest grossing franchise of all-time, trailing behind Disney’s other behemoth, the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

But now The Last Jedi can add yet another notch to its belt, as this week it passed Rogue One both domestically and worldwide. On home turf, Rian Johnson’s pic now has $533 million, while Edwards’ spinoff did $532 million. Globally, the former has $1,056,389,228, compared to the latter’s $1,056,057,273. And, of course, The Last Jedi still has a while to go before it leaves theaters.
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The Last Jedi Primed To Dethrone Beauty And The Beast As 2017’s Highest-Grossing Movie

Thanks to the one-two punch of Beauty and the Beast and Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Disney has defended its title as the box office champion.

For the second year on the trot, the Mouse House reigned supreme, scoring big wins on home turf and overseas. It gets better, too, as we’re now learning that The Last Jedi is poised to dethrone Beauty and the Beast as 2017’s highest-grossing release in North America.

This news comes just as the Rian Johnson-directed sequel begins to put some distance between it and Wonder Woman ($412 million domestic), with Deadline revealing that, on Wednesday, Star Wars: The Last Jedi added another $21.5 million to its domestic total, pushing that all-important figure toward $445 million.

It’ll need to score a further $59 million between now and the year’s end if it’s to really topple Beauty and the Beast ($504 million), but given The Last
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The most exciting sci-fi, fantasy and horror films of 2018

Alex Garland sends Natalie Portman into the unknown, the Cloverfield saga colonises outer space and Jason Statham does battle with a giant shark

• Read more of our most anticipated films of 2018

James Cameron has been working on this drama, based on a manga series about an amnesiac cyborg, for the best part of two decades. But now he’s bogged down in a billion Avatar sequels, so Robert Rodriguez is directing instead.

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Win Advance Passes to See Hostiles

Enter here for your chance to win a pair of passes to an advance screening of the new film, Hostiles, starring Christian Bale and Rosamund Pike.

For your chance to receive a pair of complimentary passes to see the new film Hostiles at the AMC Livonia Theater on Tuesday, January 4th at 7:00Pm, just look for the “Enter the Contest” box further down on this page. But hurry because there are a limited number of passes available and when they’re gone, they’re gone!

About The Film

Hostiles: Set in 1892, Hostiles tells the story of a legendary Army Captain (Christian Bale), who after stern resistance, reluctantly agrees to escort a dying Cheyenne war chief (Wes Studi) and his family back to tribal lands. Making the harrowing and perilous journey from Fort Berringer, an isolated Army outpost in New Mexico, to the grasslands of Montana, the former rivals
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