CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
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.
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 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.
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 1, 2012 |
Julian Fellowes recalls his first Titanic moment, decades before a young Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet climbed onto James Cameron's set. "It haunted me," he says of a childhood viewing of "A Night to Remember," the 1958 British film about the ocean liner's crash into an iceberg and the ensuing race for the lifeboats. "Somehow the disaster of the Titanic embraces so much of that world -- high and low, working men and aristocrats, entrepreneurs and movie stars, immigrants hoping to start a new life in America.
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.