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James Cameron knows a thing or two about 3-D. And it's fair to say that the creator of "Avatar" also knows a thing or two about other worlds. But until this very moment we would have said that the circus was probably not an area of expertise.
Well, guess what?
James Cameron may have gone to China to encourage the country to open up to more co-productions with the United States (which would give Hollywood's films access to an enormous movie-going market) — but it was his comments about his plans for the "Avatar" franchise that are really creating buzz.
While humble movie director James Cameron spends his free time exploring the Mariana Trench or funding asteroid mining operations, actual scientists are still obsessing over his 1997 blockbuster "Titanic."
Some loose message board ponderings led to a small faction of internet eggheads on Reddit (via Gawker) to crack the code of whether or not Jack and Rose could have both stayed afloat on that famous piece of wood, and it turns out Kate Winslet wasn't being a selfish plank hog after all: they would have sunk. Get More »
Hollywood's biggest epic sets sail once again this week as James Cameron's dimensionally expanded "Titanic 3D" hits theaters to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the eponymous ship's voyage (we can assure you that making more money has nothing to do with it).
Audiences old enough to have seen the movie that made Leonardo DiCaprio a superstar during its theatrical run will get to relive the phenomenon -- this time in 3-D -- while a new generation will have the opportunity to experience "Titanic" on the big screen for the first time.
But first, grab some Kleenex, break out the best of Celine Dion and learn a little inside info about its legacy. Get More »
The ship of dreams, the ship of legend, the unsinkable ship that ... well, sank on its maiden voyage. But that's okay, because even though "Titanic" was one of the most famous disasters in history, it went on to become one of the most beloved and successful movie sensations of all time.
Now, 15 years after first docking in theaters and 100 years after the actual tragedy, you can re-experience the romance as Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio), Rose (Kate Winslet) and director James Cameron usher you into the 3-D movie event of the year. Know what else is going to be in 3-D? Your copious tears. Get More »
Hey, does your cell phone reception suck? Clearly you are not James Cameron, who Tweeted from the Mariana Trench's Challenger Deep yesterday, the deepest and creepiest part of the ocean.
"Just arrived at the ocean's deepest pt. Hitting bottom never felt so good. Can't wait to share what I'm seeing w/ you @DeepChallenge," he wrote.
No, it wasn't part of a promo for the release of "Titanic 3D," just another day for the writer/director/producer whose interest in both technology and the deep blue sea has resulted in some seriously groundbreaking discoveries. Get More »
When James Cameron created a world full of blue-skinned human hybrids and a Tree of Souls, it likely came as quite a surprise that so many other people had been there as well.
In the sixth lawsuit against the blockbuster movie, writer Elijah Schkeiban claims that Cameron's "Avatar" blatantly ripped off his seminal work, "Bats & Butterflies." In the suit, Schkeiban claims that Cameron stole elements of the paperback, including an injured protagonist, an indigenous non-human species living on a far away planet, and a war between two groups (no, seriously).
Schkeiban alleges that some dialogue was stolen as well, although with Cameron dropping phrases like, "When people are sittin' on s**t that you want, you make 'em your enemy," all over "Avatar," we're more than a little worried about the mental state of anyone who might lay claim to them. Get More »
Will actual film -- you know, the 35mm kind of stuff -- be little more than a novelty by 2015?
That's what they say, which means digital filmmaking may be poised to become the norm in Hollywood, a transition that's already spurning much debate and discussion (not to mention lamentation). Does digital take the "art" out of filmmaking? Is digital making it impossible to discern the real deal from the amateur shooting in his backyard? And what the heck does James Cameron mean with "You can't shoot 3-D on film?" Get More »
When a movie like "Avatar" brings home about 2.8 billion in global receipts, it's no wonder when people start crawling out of the woodwork to get a piece of that spicy meat-a-ball.
Thus is the case with Mark Ryder, a former employee of James Cameron's Lightstorm Entertainment who claims the "Titanic" filmmaker sank his dreams of success. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ryder filed a suit in Los Angeles Superior Court wherein he sites treatments, photos, 3-D imagery and character elements all created for an abandoned project titled "K.R.Z. 2068." Get More »
We hope 3-D glasses are waterproof, because they're gonna be doused in tears by the end of this.
That's right, ladies, get your hankies ready, because when Celine Dion sang about her heart going on and stuff she meant it: "Titanic" is coming back to theaters, and you can see every longing gaze and heart-fluttering smooch in 3-D.
James Cameron, who's been scouting locations in other galaxies for the next pair of "Avatar" movies, temporarily returned to Earth's atmosphere to introduce the trailer for the re-release of his other highest grossing movie of all time. Get More »