December 6, 2002 |
The story of the ill-fated German warship Bismarck took hold of filmmaker James Cameron as a youngster, when he watched the 1960 British movie "Sink the Bismarck." He saw it again recently and was unimpressed. "Not that great a film. The special effects were terrible," said Cameron, who proved in "Titanic" and "The Abyss" that he knows a thing or two about the subject.
December 16, 2013 |
In the latest sign of California's declining movie market share, director James Cameron announced he will shoot the three sequels to his Oscar-winning blockbuster "Avatar" in New Zealand. Cameron's Lightstorm Entertainment will do the performance-capture work on the movie in Los Angeles at MBS Media Campus (formerly known as Manhattan Beach Studios). However, the live-action portion of the production will film in New Zealand, following a similar pattern to the original 2009 film, Cameron and his partner, Jon Landau, announced Monday.
October 15, 2013 |
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will serve as co-hosts at the 2014 and 2015 Golden Globes, NBC announced Tuesday. The comedic personalities will follow up their 2013 turn hosting the show. Fey and Poehler's Globes earlier this year was considered one of the stronger performances at the awards podium in recent memory. At 19.7 million overall viewers, the Globes ratings were the highest since 2007. The pair also had well-received comedic bits including memorable jokes about James Franco's ill-fated turn as Oscar host several years before and a dig at James Cameron.
April 15, 2012 |
HALIFAX, Canada - Simple, says the gravedigger. It's about the movie. No, says the academic. It's about the money. Absolutely not, says the model-ship builder. It's about people. This is what happens when you ask why the sinking of the Titanic continues to fascinate us. The question has a special resonance in Halifax, a rainy, foggy port and capital of Nova Scotia that inherited perhaps the nastiest of all Titanic tasks. It was the seamen of Halifax, nearest major port to the sinking, who were sent out to collect corpses and wreckage in the days after the Titanic went down on April 15, 1912.
August 5, 2006 |
Three-time Oscar winner Joe Letteri and his special-effects team at New Zealand studio Weta Digital have signed on to James Cameron's first feature film project since his 1997 "Titanic" cleaned up at the box office and the Academy Awards. Set in the future, the film, "Avatar," is about a paraplegic war veteran who arrives on the planet Tandora, which is inhabited by a humanoid race whose culture clashes with the Earthlings'.
November 27, 2004 |
Since becoming the king of the world seven years ago with "Titanic," James Cameron has spent much of his time in the underwater world, making 3-D documentaries about his deep-sea explorations. But the director is finally coming up for air and returning to science fiction with "Battle Angel," a three-dimensional movie set in the 26th century. Cameron, who also directed "Aliens" and the first two "Terminator" movies, said he's in preproduction now and expects to start shooting in May or June.
January 15, 2012
A sinking ship, clashing lightsabers, talking clownfish: Some 2012 movies will look mighty familiar, with added dimension. Studios have converted several of their highest-grossing catalog titles to 3-D and are rereleasing them in theaters. The list includes James Cameron's Oscar-winning blockbuster weepie, "Titanic. " Young Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio are due back on the deck of the doomed luxury liner April 6, shortly before the 100th anniversary of the ship's sinking. George Lucas will unspool the first "Star Wars" prequel, "Episode I: The Phantom Menace," in 3-D on Feb. 10, And on the heels of last year's surprise box-office hit "The Lion King 3-D" comes an updated version of the underwater adventure "Finding Nemo," due Sept.
April 11, 2012 |
The San Diego Museum of Natural History invites Titanic fans to mark the moments when the luxury liner hit an iceberg (11:40 p.m. April 14, 1912) and then sank (2:20 a.m. April 15, 1912). "Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition" will stay open from 9:30 a.m. Saturday until 3 a.m. Sunday to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ship's deadly plunge. Visitors are encouraged to bring flowers, candles or other mementos to honor the more than 1,500 passengers and crew members who died.
August 8, 2012 |
There is something about these balmy evenings - one of the few benefits of the August heat - that makes the idea of seeing a movie outside unexpectedly appealing. So pack a picnic, bring the beverage of your choice and head to Cinespia's Saturday night screening of"The Terminator"under the stars at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. The slick, James Cameron 1984 original starts at 8:30 p.m., but it's a kick to come early and wander the grounds looking for headstones of the likes of Cecil B. DeMille, Douglas Fairbanks and John Huston.
June 26, 2012 |
"The Avengers" now has"Titanic"in its sights at the domestic box office. Marvel Entertainment's hit superhero team-up is expected to pass $600 million in ticket sales in the U.S. and Canada on Tuesday, according to distributorWalt Disney Co. Only two other movies have done so previously, and both were directed by James Cameron: "Titanic," which came out in 1997 and finished its run at $658.7 million, and"Avatar," which was released in...