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'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' NOT to Become All-Time Worldwide Blockbuster?

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' with Oscar Isaac: Poe Dameron and pals NOT to become all-time box office champs? 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' NOT to become worldwide top-grossing movie of all time? Dec. 21, '15, update: J.J. Abrams' futuristic adventure movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens was the most […]


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'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' NOT to Become All-Time Worldwide Blockbuster?



'Jurassic World' Box Office: Truly Beating 'The Avengers' Worldwide and Domestically?

'Jurassic World' velociraptor kicks Iron Man ass at worldwide box office. 'Jurassic World' officially surpasses 'The Avengers' at worldwide box office Directed by Colin Trevorrow; starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Vincent D'Onofrio; and co-executive-produced by Steven Spielberg, Jurassic World has officially become the third biggest worldwide box office […]


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'Jurassic World' Box Office: Truly Beating 'The Avengers' Worldwide and Domestically?



'Avatar 2' & Sequels Release Dates

Na'vi Sam Worthington in 'Avatar' 'Avatar 2' and follow-up sequels' release dates revealed Avatar, James Cameron's late 2009 (and early 2010) blockbuster that spearheaded the (currently dwindling) popularity of 3D movies, will have three sequels. Why exactly that has come as a surprise revelation for some is unclear. Sigourney Weaver, […]


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'Avatar 2' & Sequels Release Dates



Marvel 'Avengers' Box Office: Ahead of 'The Dark Knight' & 'Star Wars'?

Marvel 'The Avengers' movie vs. 'The Dark Knight' June 29 update: Starring Scarlett Johansson (photo, as Black Widow), Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr, Tom Hiddleston, and Jeremy Renner, Joss Whedon's The Avengers movie has officially surpassed Titanic's original box office take. Back in 1998, James Cameron's […]


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Marvel 'Avengers' Box Office: Ahead of 'The Dark Knight' & 'Star Wars'?



'Titanic 3D': James Cameron Iceberg Epic Nears $3 Billion Worldwide

Titanic with Kate Winslet, Billy Zane April 16 The Titanic 3D rerelease hasn't broken any box office records in North America, where it has taken in an estimated $44.41 million after 12 days. Overseas, however, it's another story. This weekend (which includes Wed./Thu. in some territories), Titanic 3D topped the […]


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'Titanic 3D': James Cameron Iceberg Epic Nears $3 Billion Worldwide



'Titanic 3D' London Premiere: James Cameron & Kate Winslet + New 'Carrie' Star?

Two days ago, James Cameron made world headlines for reportedly finding himself about 11 1/4 kilometers below sea level in the Marianas Trench, which is supposed to be the deepest spot on Earth. Whether as a testament to human-made technology or human-made p.r., Cameron was actually able to tweet to […]


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'Titanic 3D' London Premiere: James Cameron & Kate Winslet + New 'Carrie' Star?



Naomi Watts' Princess Diana Movie + Jesus vs. Sylvester Stallone

“Jesus Christ Himself Will Face Off Against Rambo And The Terminator In The Tomb,” blasts a Cinema Blend headline about the upcoming pairing of 1980s all-brawn, no-brain movie heroes Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger. If only. Imagine Jesus battling an aged Rambo/Rocky and the former governor of California. What kinds […]


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Naomi Watts' Princess Diana Movie + Jesus vs. Sylvester Stallone



'Titanic 3D': Highly Positive Early Reactions

TITANIC 3D: James Cameron Presents 8-Scene Preview Early reactions to Titanic 3D have been highly favorable James Cameron directed. Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Gloria Stuart star. See below: “The footage I saw this morning left me speechless. I'm not joking around when I say it's the best post conversion I've […]


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'Titanic 3D': Highly Positive Early Reactions



'Titanic 3D': James Cameron Presents 8-Scene Preview

Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Titanic James Cameron and producer Jon Landau presented 8 scenes (or about 18 minutes) from Titanic 3D earlier today at the Paramount studios in Hollywood to highly positive reviews. Paramount, 20th Century Fox, and Cameron's Lightstorm Entertainment reportedly spent 60 weeks and $18 million on the […]


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'Titanic 3D': James Cameron Presents 8-Scene Preview



'Avatar' Most Pirated Movie Ever (Also Biggest Modern Blockbuster, Year's Biggest DVD Seller)

James Cameron's Avatar Avatar is the most pirated movie of all time according to the website TorrentFreak. Citing statistics “gathered from public BitTorrent trackers, dating back to early 2006,” Avatar was downloaded an estimated 21 million times. James Cameron's environmentally conscious sci-fier, which went on to gross $2.78 billion at […]


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'Avatar' Most Pirated Movie Ever (Also Biggest Modern Blockbuster, Year's Biggest DVD Seller)



Gay Rights & Sperm Donor + Julianne Moore Is Sarah Palin & Catherine Deneuve Closing Cannes

Controversial 'I Am' Topics: From Anti-Gay Discrimination & Child Abuse to Abusive Cops & Sperm Donor Search "Why can't the guy get AIDS from a popular Bollywood actress?" According to 41-year-old Indian filmmaker Onir (right), that's what one potential backer asked him when he tried to raise funds for his […]


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Gay Rights & Sperm Donor + Julianne Moore Is Sarah Palin & Catherine Deneuve Closing Cannes



'The Roommate' Movie Tops & James Cameron Underwater Thriller Flops

'The King's Speech' movie with two-time Oscar nominee Colin Firth. 'The King's Speech' movie domestic box office: Tops second consecutive day Fri., Feb. 11, update: The King's Speech topped the North American box office for the second day in a row. The 2011 Best Picture Oscar favorite drew in $805,000 […]


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'The Roommate' Movie Tops & James Cameron Underwater Thriller Flops



Leonardo DiCaprio & Screenwriter James Cameron 'Titanic': Biggest Oscar Snubs #6

(Previous post: HOOP DREAMS: Biggest Oscar Snubs #7c.) The absence of Leonardo DiCaprio and James Cameron's Titanic screenplay from the list of 1997 Oscar nominations deserves its own slot because Titanic wasn't just a movie. As the biggest worldwide grosser ever until Avatar (not taking inflation into account), Cameron's romantic […]


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Leonardo DiCaprio & Screenwriter James Cameron 'Titanic': Biggest Oscar Snubs #6



'Little Fockers' Proof That Audiences Prefer Dumb Movies? Not Necessarily

Jessica Alba in Little Fockers. Best known for her portrayal of Sue Storm in two Fantastic Four movies, Jessica Alba displays to advantage her face and figure in Paul Weitz's critically lambasted Christmas season box office hit Little Fockers, starring Ben Stiller, and two-time Oscar winners Robert De Niro, Dustin […]


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'Little Fockers' Proof That Audiences Prefer Dumb Movies? Not Necessarily



Gloria Stuart Dead at 100: 'Titanic,' Classic Horror Movie Actress

Gloria Stuart in a publicity shot from the 1930s (top); Gloria Stuart as Old Rose in Titanic (bottom) Gloria Stuart, the pretty, blonde leading lady in the Universal horror classics The Old Dark House (1932) and The Invisible Man (1933), and the elderly Rose in James Cameron's megablockbuster Titanic (1997), […]


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Gloria Stuart Dead at 100: 'Titanic,' Classic Horror Movie Actress



'Resident Evil: Afterlife': Milla Jovovich Thriller Offers Further Proof Audiences Eager for Original Fare

Wentworth Miller, Shawn Roberts, Kacey Barnfield in Paul W.S. Anderson's Resident Evil: Afterlife Sept. 16, '10, update: Following a steep 20 percent drop on Wednesday, the North American box office was up slightly (+3.6 percent for the top ten films) on Thursday, Sept. 16, according to figures found at Box […]


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'Resident Evil: Afterlife': Milla Jovovich Thriller Offers Further Proof Audiences Eager for Original Fare



'Takers' & 'The Last Exorcism' Dead Heat?

Javier Bardem, Julia Roberts in Ryan Murphy's Eat Pray Love (top); Sylvester Stallone, The Expendables (bottom) Sept. 1, '10, update: It was bound to happen: on Tuesday, Aug. 31, the Julia Roberts-Javier Bardem-James Franco romantic drama Eat Pray Love earned more money than Sylvester Stallone's violent actioner The Expendables at […]


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'Takers' & 'The Last Exorcism' Dead Heat?



'Killers' Ashton Kutcher-Katherine Heigl Bombs & Audiences Truly Tired of Unoriginal Fare?

Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr in Jon Favreau's Iron Man 2 (top); Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis in Michael Patrick King's Sex and the City 2 (upper middle); Megan Fox, Shia LaBeouf in Michael Bay's Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (lower middle); Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson in Chris […]


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'Killers' Ashton Kutcher-Katherine Heigl Bombs & Audiences Truly Tired of Unoriginal Fare?



Roger Ebert Film Festival Screening 'Pink Floyd The Wall' + 'Avatar' DVD Breaks Record

'Avatar' DVD Avatar sold 3.2 million DVD (including Blu-ray) copies on its first day out (not including rentals), last Thursday, according to figures provided by 20th Century Fox (via Deadline.com). Earlier reports had Avatar selling 4 million units. James Cameron's 3D sci-fier – on DVD in plain old HD 2D […]


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Roger Ebert Film Festival Screening 'Pink Floyd The Wall' + 'Avatar' DVD Breaks Record



'Avatar' 3D Rerelease

Miley Cyrus in the film version of Nicholas Sparks' The Last Song (top); James Cameron, Sam Worthington Avatar (bottom) April 22 update: Matthew Vaughn's Kick-Ass, with Aaron Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz, and Nicolas Cage, held a very slight lead at the North American box office, with $1.297 million (down 12.8 […]


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'Avatar' 3D Rerelease



'Avatar' Trailing 'Ben-Hur'? & James Cameron 3D Fantasy vs. 'Alice in Wonderland'

'Avatar' set with James Cameron and Sam Worthington. Avatar inflation-adjusted domestic box office chart James Cameron's socially conscious sci-fi/fantasy/adventure mix Avatar hasn't been the top grosser at the North American box office for nearly two months. Starring Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, and Sigourney Weaver, Avatar was initially dethroned by the […]


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'Avatar' Trailing 'Ben-Hur'? & James Cameron 3D Fantasy vs. 'Alice in Wonderland'



Abhishek Bachchan New Movie + Corey Feldman vs. Hollywood & Media

Director Karan Johar and star Shah Rukh Khan filming My Name Is Khan Following the success of Shah Rukh Khan's My Name Is Khan, which has grossed $31.9 million worldwide (as per Box Office Mojo; not including India) and became the top Bollywood movie ever in the United Kingdom (not […]


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Abhishek Bachchan New Movie + Corey Feldman vs. Hollywood & Media



James Cameron & Suzy Amis + Anna Kendrick & Kathy Bates: Academy Awards

James Cameron and wife Suzy Amis Pictured above are filmmaker James Cameron and wife Suzy Amis on the red carpet at the 2010 Academy Awards. Cameron was a Best Director nominee for the global blockbuster Avatar, the 3D sci-fier featuring Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, and Sigourney Weaver that has become […]


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James Cameron & Suzy Amis + Anna Kendrick & Kathy Bates: Academy Awards



'Alice in Wonderland' Record-Breaking Box Office, Kristen Stewart Indie Disappoints

'Alice in Wonderland' with Mia Wasikowska: Girl in blue dress and white rabbit smash several box office records. 'Alice in Wonderland' smashes box office records Sunday, March 7, '10, update: Despite wildly mixed reviews, Alice in Wonderland has shattered a number of box office records after grossing $116.3 million this […]


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'Alice in Wonderland' Record-Breaking Box Office, Kristen Stewart Indie Disappoints



Oscar Predictions: Best Picture, Best Screenplay

Best Picture, The Hurt Locker Also in the running: Avatar, District 9, The Blind Side, A Serious Man, Precious, Inglourious Basterds, An Education, Up, Up in the Air. Having won most guild awards, The Hurt Locker is the favorite to take home the 2010 Academy Award for Best Picture. Even […]


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Oscar Predictions: Best Picture, Best Screenplay



Barbra Streisand & Bradley Cooper In, Sacha Baron Cohen Out: Oscar Presenters

March 4 update Oscar nominees Crazy Heart's Jeff Bridges, The Blind Side's Sandra Bullock, Invictus' Matt Damon (above), Up in the Air's Anna Kendrick, An Education's Carey Mulligan and Inglourious Basterds' Quentin Tarantino will be presenters at the 2010 Academy Awards. Jeff Bridges received his fifth Oscar nomination for his […]


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Barbra Streisand & Bradley Cooper In, Sacha Baron Cohen Out: Oscar Presenters



James Cameron & Charles Pellegrino 'The Last Train from Hiroshima' Controversy

James Cameron, whose Avatar is doing incredible business worldwide, recently bought the film rights to Charles Pellegrino's The Last Train from Hiroshima, a book recounting stories from survivors of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, which killed 70,000 people. Pellegrino's tome also includes remembrances from US military personnel involved in the […]


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James Cameron & Charles Pellegrino 'The Last Train from Hiroshima' Controversy



'Avatar' Box Office vs. 'Titanic': Box Office (Adjusted) Comparison

Avatar hasn't been the top weekend grosser at the U.S. and Canada box office since late January. First, it was dethroned by the Channing Tatum-Amanda Seyfried tearjerker Dear John; then came Garry Marshall's Valentine's Day, Joe Johnston's The Wolfman, and Chris Columbus' Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief. […]


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'Avatar' Box Office vs. 'Titanic': Box Office (Adjusted) Comparison



'The Hurt Locker' Oscar Controversy: Producer Nicolas Chartier Vote-Soliciting Email

Feb. 27 update Anthony Mackie, Jeremy Renner in The Hurt Locker The Hurt Locker producer Nicolas Chartier will be facing some sort of punishment from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences following multiple e-mails he sent out asking Academy members to vote for the Kathryn Bigelow-directed Iraq War […]


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'The Hurt Locker' Oscar Controversy: Producer Nicolas Chartier Vote-Soliciting Email



Best Actor Oscar: Colin Firth & George Clooney + Jeff Bridges

Best Actor Oscar nominees Colin Firth, Jeff Bridges, George Clooney, Morgan Freeman, Jeremy Renner at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 2010 Oscar Nominees Luncheon held this afternoon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. This year's five Best Actor nominees are in the running for the […]


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Best Actor Oscar: Colin Firth & George Clooney + Jeff Bridges



Oscar Predictions: Best Director Kathryn Bigelow, Best Foreign Language Film

Best Director Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker Other nominees: James Cameron, Avatar; Lee Daniels, Precious; Jason Reitman, Up in the Air; Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds. Kathryn Bigelow is about to become the first woman to win the Best Director Academy Award. She has already won the Directors Guild Award, while […]


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Oscar Predictions: Best Director Kathryn Bigelow, Best Foreign Language Film



'Avatar' Performance Capture and the Oscars

Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington in James Cameron's Avatar Actors with faces but without voices can't be nominated for Oscars. Actors with voices but without faces can, but don't get nominated for Oscars. Ingrid Thulin couldn't have been nominated for The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse because she was dubbed by […]


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'Avatar' Performance Capture and the Oscars



'Dear John' Ousts 'Avatar'

'Dear John' with Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried: Love in times of terrorism. 'Avatar' no longer no. 1 as Channing Tatum & Amanda Seyfried melodrama 'Dear John' tops box office Feb. 8, '10, update: Starring Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried, Lasse Hallström's romantic tearjerker Dear John topped the domestic box […]


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'Dear John' Ousts 'Avatar'



'Avatar' Best Picture Chances, Sandra Bullock from Razzie to Oscar

At this year's Oscars, James Cameron's mega-budget fantasy adventure Avatar tied with Kathryn Bigelow's low-budget Iraq War drama The Hurt Locker. Each film received nine Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director. That makes Avatar one of the two top contenders for the Best Picture Oscar, right? Well, […]


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'Avatar' Best Picture Chances, Sandra Bullock from Razzie to Oscar



Battle of the Exes & Meryl Streep Breaks Oscar Record: Academy Awards

Avatar, starring Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, and Sigourney Weaver, and The Hurt Locker, featuring Jeremy Renner and Anthony Mackie, are the 2010 Academy Awards' leaders. James Cameron's sci-fi/fantasy adventure and Kathryn Bigelow's Iraq War drama received nine nominations apiece, including best picture, best director, and best original screenplay. Curiously, Cameron […]


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Battle of the Exes & Meryl Streep Breaks Oscar Record: Academy Awards



Golden Globes Winners & Nominations: James Cameron, Meryl Streep

Hollywood Foreign Press Association's 2010 Golden Globe nominations: Dec. 15, 2009 2010 Golden Globe winners: Jan. 17, 2010 BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA * AVATAR Lightstorm Entertainment; Twentieth Century Fox THE HURT LOCKER Voltage Pictures; Summit Entertainment INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS The Weinstein Company / Universal Pictures; The Weinstein Company PRECIOUS: BASED […]


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Golden Globes Winners & Nominations: James Cameron, Meryl Streep



Former Husband and Wife Top Contenders: Oscar Predictions Best Director, Foreign Language Film

James Cameron, Avatar (with Sam Worthington) Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker Michael Haneke, The White Ribbon Jason Reitman, Up in the Air (with George Clooney) Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds (with Brad Pitt, Melanie Laurent, Diane Kruger, Daniel Brühl, Eli Roth, Christoph Waltz) Four of the directors above were nominated by […]


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Former Husband and Wife Top Contenders: Oscar Predictions Best Director, Foreign Language Film



'Avatar': Movie Racist & Paganistic? & China Ban

In James Cameron's Avatar, a white human is turned into a blue Na'vi, the inhabitants of a far-off moon. He eventually turns against the human invaders, becoming the leader of the Na'vi in their fight to preserve their way of life. Some people are pissed off because the human is […]


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'Avatar': Movie Racist & Paganistic? & China Ban



'Avatar' Gross: No. 3 All-Time Domestic vs. the Inflation Factor

'Avatar' with Sigourney Weaver: Worldwide box office milestone reached. 'Avatar' passes $2 billion milestone worldwide, to surpass 'Titanic' in U.S. & Canada – but not in ticket sales Jan. 31, '10, update: Avatar's estimated weekend (Jan. 29-31) gross was at the higher end of expectations: $30 million at 3,074 locations. […]


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'Avatar' Gross: No. 3 All-Time Domestic vs. the Inflation Factor



'Avatar' Box Office to Surpass 'Star Wars'? Or Still Trailing Robin Williams Comedy?

'Avatar' box office: Na'vi-by-design Sam Worthington to beat 'Star Wars' or Robin Williams comedy? 'Avatar' box office gross to surpass 'Star Wars' – or no. 87 (or lower) on all-time domestic box office chart? Jan. 10, '10, update: Starring Sam Worthington, James Cameron's Avatar box office has increased by an […]


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'Avatar' Box Office to Surpass 'Star Wars'? Or Still Trailing Robin Williams Comedy?



Box Office: 1947 Is Banner Domestic Year & 2009 Sets International Record 'Harry Potter' No. 1 Worldwide

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince with Daniel Radcliffe hanging on to the title of Worldwide Box Office Leader. In 2009, the six major U.S. studios broke box office records around the world thanks to global blockbusters such as Warner Bros.' Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, 20th Century Fox's […]


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Box Office: 1947 Is Banner Domestic Year & 2009 Sets International Record 'Harry Potter' No. 1 Worldwide



Box Office Records: Manufactured or Real? + the 'Avatar' Billion & the 'Nine' Bomb

Avatar: Zoe Saldana wears Na'vi blue digital make-up in global blockbuster that has passed the $1 billion milestone worldwide. James Cameron's mix of fantasy, adventure, and environmental conscience has already shattered several box office records – among them “fastest to $1 billion worldwide” – with more sure to come. Besides […]


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Box Office Records: Manufactured or Real? + the 'Avatar' Billion & the 'Nine' Bomb



'Avatar': James Cameron Fantasy Is Global Blockbuster But December Record Goes Unbroken

Avatar: James Cameron directed and wrote the environmentally conscious futuristic action adventure romantic fantasy – with bits of war movie thrown in – known as Avatar, a 3D extravaganza that has captured the imagination of popcorn-gobbling moviegoers the world over. British-born, Australian-raised actor Sam Worthington stars as paraplegic U.S. marine […]


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'Avatar': James Cameron Fantasy Is Global Blockbuster But December Record Goes Unbroken



'Avatar' Reviews & Budget: James Cameron Fantasy to Become Next 'Titanic' or 'Cleopatra'?

Avatar war: Titanic or Cleopatra? Not taking inflation into account, James Cameron's futuristic 3D action fantasy is the most expensive 20th Century Fox production ever. Once inflation is factored in, Joseph L. Mankiewicz's CGI-less Cleopatra remains not only Fox's costliest production, but also the second most expensive movie ever made, […]


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'Avatar' Reviews & Budget: James Cameron Fantasy to Become Next 'Titanic' or 'Cleopatra'?



'The Abyss' Screening: James Cameron Underwater Sci-Fier

The Abyss, the costly, special-effect-laden, deep-sea adventure drama about underwater aliens and a bickering married couple, will be screened at a special 20th anniversary event by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Tuesday, June 23, at 7:30 p.m. at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood. This Academy […]


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'The Abyss' Screening: James Cameron Underwater Sci-Fier



James Cameron 'Aliens of the Deep' Screening

Aliens exist: James Cameron documentary 'Aliens of the Deep' paired up with 'Wild Safari 3D: A South African Adventure' in IMAX double feature (image: 'Aliens of the Deep') James Cameron mixes elements from Aliens (odd-looking creatures) with The Abyss and Titanic (ocean depths) in the IMAX documentary Aliens of the […]


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James Cameron 'Aliens of the Deep' Screening



'Aliens' Screening: Sigourney Weaver Fights Mama Monster

James Cameron's Aliens was the 1986 sequel to the infinitely superior 1979 classic example of science fiction-cum-horror, Alien, the tale of a Creature from Out There whose favorite pastime is to chew on the crew of a mining spaceship. The special effects were as good as those in the original, […]


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'Aliens' Screening: Sigourney Weaver Fights Mama Monster