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.
January 18, 2013 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 20 - 16, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SUNDAY Here in L.A., it's all about the car. Except, of course, when “It's All About the Food.” Which must be why host Josh Stone will be visiting a trio of auto-centric eateries - at a car dealership, a gas station, and a car wash - in this new special. (Travel, 7:30 p.m.) MONDAY A serial killer develops quite “The Following” while in prison … only he escapes, and it'll take all six degrees and then some of Kevin Bacon's former FBI agent to bring the madman and his minions to justice in this creepy new procedural drama.
November 5, 2012 |
Sam Worthington was on the hook, then he was off the hook, after an allegedly drunken scuffle Saturday night in Atlanta that led to his arrest on suspicion of disorderly conduct. The "Avatar" star was refused entrance to a restaurant because he appeared intoxicated and didn't have proper identification to get into the place, TMZ reported Monday. Worthington then became disorderly, according to a police report obtained by the website , and allegedly pushed doorman Jerry Link twice.
March 30, 2012 |
Did the ancient Greeks think in terms of sequels? The ongoing adventures of their mythological gods certainly lend themselves easily to serialized entertainment. And so following the box-office success of 2010's "Clash of the Titans" comes the more-of-the-same sequel "Wrath of the Titans. " Directed this time out by Jonathan Liebesman, the film lacks inspiration or zest in storytelling, performance or action. This is pure product, a movie desperately without energy or enthusiasm of any kind.
January 27, 2012 |
When a guy steps onto a narrow ledge, many stories above a messy bit of New York City asphalt, you figure it is someone in dire straights taking desperate measures. In "Man on a Ledge" that guy is an ex-cop, convicted felon and recent prison escapee played by Sam Worthington - a situation that is about as fraught as it gets. And yet, Worthington's Nick Cassidy doesn't seem all that frantic, in fact, except for a couple of deep breaths he barely breaks a sweat. I, on the other hand, was gripping anything in reach, palms dripping, thinking I might not have survived the effects had they been 3-D. Though there were other production sites, serious time was spent actually shooting on that 14-inch ledge wrapping the 21st floor of the Roosevelt Hotel to create the vicarious sensation of being there.
November 4, 2011
SERIES Extreme Makeover: Home Edition: In two new episodes, an Iraq war veteran who has a severe case of post-traumatic stress disorder triggered by, among other things, loud noises, lives near a rock quarry and a train yard. With help from Glenn Close, Ty and the team build a brand-new home in a quieter neighborhood (8 and 9 p.m. ABC). Kitchen Nightmares: Chef Ramsay attempts to make over a Burger Kitchen in Los Angeles (8 p.m. Fox). Supernatural: In this new episode Dean and Sam (Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki)