Avatar 3D Blu-ray Giveaway

Fox announces on Facebook today: “Pandora comes to life like never before with the ultimate home video viewing experience.” For the first time ever, a deluxe 3-disc 3D edition of Avatar can be seen on your home screen. October 16th — a month after 3D...
Posted On 14 Aug 2012

Two Avatars? Wasn’t One Enough?

Movie Videos & Movie Scenes at MOVIECLIPS.com I was always grateful that Jim Cameron never decided to make a Titanic 2. Sure, he made Aliens as a sequel to Ridley Scott’s Alien, and he made Terminator 2, but when he shoots his wad he does so with such gusto that one...
Posted On 27 Oct 2010

Cameron expands Avatar 1, expounds on Avatar 2 & 3

Avatar gets a theatrical re-release on August 27. Lots of people are excited about the 8 minutes of new footage, so I’ll gamely feign enough interest to post the same details. It‚Äôs actually nine! [Extra minutes.] I added some since that press release. It‚Äôs all CG. None...
Posted On 08 Aug 2010

Cameron Joins Real-Life Na’vi in Protest

Jeff Wells at Hollywood-Elsewhere finds himself conflicted over Jim Cameron lending a hand to native people who are trying to preserve their land and way of life: What I mean is that it feels “right” and a tiny bit weird at the same time. What is environmentalism if...
Posted On 13 Apr 2010

Sigourney Weaver Cries Sexism, or Something

The other story coming out of the “Jim Cameron goes to the Amazon and paints his face in protest” was that Sigourney Weaver made a really comment about this year’s Oscar race. When asked why Jim Cameron didn’t win the Oscar, she said: “Jim...
Posted On 13 Apr 2010

Spit n’ Rub: Final Oscar Predictions

Don’t forget to enter our Oscar pool over at Awards Picks! And our Predictions contest. And our Predict the Oscars WRONG contest. As Kris Tapley wrote over at In Contention, I feel like this could be an off year for me too. ¬†I figure, it suddenly became unpredictable once...
Posted On 06 Mar 2010

Last Minute Words from Smart People

Illustration by Joe Zeff Design Two articles caught my eye this morning. ¬†One is Erik Childress’ final Oscar predictions. ¬†And the other is Joe Morgenstern’s piece for the Wall Street Journal about Avatar and The Hurt Locker. ¬†I think Morgenstern writes of these...
Posted On 06 Mar 2010

Cards Falling into Place for Avatar

The New Yorker’s Richard Brody believes that the majority of round one votes will fall overwhelmingly in Avatar’s favor: Hendrik Hertzberg‚Äôs Comment a few weeks ago on the change in voting method for Best Picture that the Academy instituted this year, when it...
Posted On 05 Mar 2010

The Blockbuster vs. The Long Tail – AO Scott Sums Things Up

The Oscars find themselves locked in a battle for the near and immediate future of Hollywood. Coming out of the last ten years we were lulled into a false sense of security, that independent cinema WAS the future of Hollywood. Think again. Money has never seemed as important to...
Posted On 04 Mar 2010

How Can Avatar Lose?

Nikki Finke raises a few interesting things to note about the Chartier email. When I read that an Academy flack, an EMPLOYEE of AMPAS, had forwarded the story on the Carpetbagger about the military’s objection to The Hurt Locker, I thought, hm. That’s strange. Why...
Posted On 03 Mar 2010