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Spielberg will Make First Ever Appearance at Comic-Con!

Posted in Books, Comics, Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 14, 2011 by ghostradioworld

For the first time in his career, Steven Spielberg will be appearing at Comic-Con.   It will be on July, 22, 2011 as part of the The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn panel.  He will also be receiving the annual Inkpot award.

Most believe this appearance is due to concerns over Tintin.  The big budget CGI motion capture film which is far from a sure thing.  Especially in America where the source material, a Franco-Belgian comic, is not especially well known.  Will it work?  Well, a similar appearance by James Cameron prior to the release of Avatar did.  But Spielberg isn’t as much of a huckster as Cameron.  Hmmm …

Video: Michael Bay and James Cameron Discuss TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON!

Posted in Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror, Toys, UFOs, Video with tags , , , on June 27, 2011 by ghostradioworld

More 3D evangelism from two big budget filmmakers.  We’re not 3D bashers.  But Cameron can go a bit too far at times.

James Camerson Throws PIRANHA 3D Under the Bus!

Posted in Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 30, 2010 by ghostradioworld

In an interview with Vanity Fair, James Cameron had this to say about Piranha 3D:

I tend almost never to throw other films under the bus, but that is exactly an example of what we should not be doing in 3-D. Because it just cheapens the medium and reminds you of the bad 3-D horror films from the 70s and 80s, like Friday the 13th 3-D. When movies got to the bottom of the barrel of their creativity and at the last gasp of their financial lifespan, they did a 3-D version to get the last few drops of blood out of the turnip. And that’s not what’s happening now with 3-D. It is a renaissance—right now the biggest and the best films are being made in 3-D. Martin Scorsese is making a film in 3-D. Disney’s biggest film of the year—Tron: Legacy—is coming out in 3-D. So it’s a whole new ballgame.

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Cameron to Take us Underwater in AVATAR 2!

Posted in Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror with tags , , , , , on April 21, 2010 by ghostradioworld

We know Mr. Cameron loves his Oceans.  And, according to the LA Times, he’s gonna spread some of that watery love in Avatar 2:

And I’m going to be focusing on the ocean on Pandora, which will be equally rich and diverse and crazy and imaginative, but it just won’t be a rain forest. I’m not saying we won’t see what we’ve already seen; we’ll see more of that as well.

Hmmm … is this a case of his biggest flop meeting his biggest hit?  Could Cameron still be smarting from the failure of The Abyss at the box office?

Hey, and did we really use the phrase “watery love” in that opening ‘graph?  We’ll never hear the end of that one.  Yikes!

3D STAR WARS Getting Closer!

Posted in Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror with tags , , , , , on January 26, 2010 by ghostradioworld

Although Lucasfilm denied reports of creating 3D versions of the Star Wars film as recently as October, it seems they’ve had a change of heart.

In an interview with George Lucas during the Golden Globes he had this to say about Avatar:

I liked it … I make movies like that,  I can appreciate what he went through to do it.  Happy it’s so successful, and worked very well in 3D.  Haven’t been a big fan of 3D, but that movie definitely improves in 3D.

Then he went on to say:

We’ve been looking for years and years and years at trying to take Star Wars and put it in 3D.  But the technology hasn’t been there. We’ve been struggling with it, but I think this will be a new impetus to make that happen.

Doesn’t sound like it’s close to active development, but the “impetus” he speaks of may soon put it there.

AVATAR Becomes Billion Dollar Film!

Posted in Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror with tags , , , , on January 5, 2010 by ghostradioworld

Avatar recently passed the $1 billion dollar mark in worldwide box office grosses.  It’s current grosses are $1.025 billion.   This makes it the fourth highest grossing movie of all time internationally, trailing Titanic, Return of the King, and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest.  As he did with Titanic, James Cameron has quieted the naysayers, and once again proved he has his finger on the pulse of the moving going public.

AVATAR Impresses at Box Office!

Posted in Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror with tags , , , on December 22, 2009 by ghostradioworld

Avatar posted the largest opening ever for a film that isn’t an adaptation, remake or sequel with a total take of $77.2 million.  It had the highest take for 3D screens, $55 million of its weekend haul came from 3D screenings.  The previous highest take for 3D showings of a film was Up with $35 million.   All this is especially impressive when industry mavens report overall drops in theater attendance on the East Coast due to snow storms.

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