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.
February 26, 2014 |
Organizers of the annual Red Carpet Green Dress challenge announced Wednesday that Olga Kurylenko ("Quantum of Solace," "Vampire Academy") has been tapped to wear this year's winning eco-friendly gown to the Academy Awards on March 2. The winning sustainable design was submitted by French fashion designer Alice Elia, who is a student at ESMOD in Paris (where, according to the announcement, she's specializing in couture for women). Now in its fifth year, the program, the brainchild of Suzy Amis Cameron (wife of director James Cameron)
March 2, 2007 |
Academy Award-winning director James Cameron will partner with Interscope Geffen A&M Records (home of Dr. Dre, Eminem, U2, Gwen Stefani, 50 Cent, the Pussycat Dolls and many others) to produce 3-D presentations of music videos, concerts, commercials and stage musicals using the Fusion digital stereo camera system developed by Cameron with Vincent Pace.
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October 9, 1998 |
For more than 30 years, Placentia has celebrated its heritage with a festival and parade. The city will continue that tradition Saturday with the 34th annual event, starring Academy Award-winning director James Cameron, a former Placentia resident, as grand marshal. All festivities will take place from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Kraemer Park, at Chapman and Bradford avenues. Cameron, who directed the blockbuster movie "Titanic," will lead the parade, which begins at 10 a.m.
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.
September 25, 2011 |
Like a bunch of aging starlets, some older blockbusters are undergoing major cosmetic enhancement to prepare for their comebacks. Hollywood has begun converting some of its highest-grossing titles to 3-D for planned rerelease at the box office, including "Star Wars," "Titanic" and "Top Gun. " The surprisingly strong ticket sales for the 17-year-old animated movie "The Lion King 3D," which Disney converted and returned to theaters last weekend, is...
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.
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.