October 7, 2013 |
As "Gravity" made waves at the box office this weekend, pundits both professional and amateur struggled to find comparisons. One of the striking attributes of the Alfonso Cuarón film is that it's not really like anything that's come before. But one of the striking attributes of Hollywood is that everything is like something that's come before. And so a few journalists - including this ink-addled simpleton - came to a conclusion: In some ways, Cuarón's "Gravity" was much like James Cameron's "Avatar.
March 28, 2013 |
A priceless collection of jewelry salvaged from the wreckage of the luxury liner Titanic has been added to "Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition" at the Luxor in Las Vegas . The display, called " Jewels of Titanic " are to be shown through May 31. A selection of 15 pieces -- studded with diamonds, sapphires, pearls and even gold nuggets -- are featured. Among them is a platinum ring set with three European-cut diamonds. The centerpiece is a 2-carat, pear-shaped stone. The collection also showcases a charm necklace inscribed "This Be Your Lucky Star.
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.
November 13, 2001 |
Four years after the release of his blockbuster epic, James Cameron is returning to the Titanic--literally. The Oscar-winning director of the all-time box-office champion has been in the North Atlantic, diving from the Russian research vessel Keldysh to the wreckage of the Titanic once again. This time, he's collecting footage for a 3-D, Imax-style documentary titled "Ghosts of the Abyss."
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.
April 30, 2012 |
What's more exciting than James Cameron re-releasing “Titanic” in 3-D? When an even richer man - Australia's Clive Palmer - tries to bring the ill-fated ship to life. By building a modern replica of it. The mining billionaire said Monday that he has commissioned CSC Jinling Shipyard, a Chinese state-owned business, to construct a new Titanic from scratch. “Many people have attempted to do it before but have failed because they didn't have the buy-in of a shipyard and didn't have the money to pay for it,” he said.
January 15, 2014 |
James Cameron will make his return trip to Pandora with some familiar faces, as "Avatar" stars Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana have signed on for three sequels, studio Fox announced Tuesday. Though Cameron presumably could have taken the franchise in a different direction, Worthington and Saldana reprising their roles as Jake Sully, the disabled ex-Marine inhabiting an alien body, and Neytiri, the Na'vi huntress, suggests that their story will remain front and center. Given that "Avatar" still holds the record for worldwide gross with nearly $2.8 billion, and that Worthington and Saldana are the film's main characters, it's not particularly surprising that they've signed on for the sequels.