Late last week, Beyond Fest 2017 hosted a double feature of Predator and The Running Man to celebrate the 30th anniversaries of both films, and star Arnold Schwarzenegger appeared in person for a Q&A session beforehand. It was everything an Arnold fan could have hoped for: great stories, terrific jokes, and even a surprise appearance by Predator co-star Bill Duke.
Read on for some highlights of the event, including a video of Arnold arm wrestling a young fan and the actor’s recounting of how he orchestrated one of Hollywood’s all-time great troll moves during the height of his feud with Sylvester Stallone. Read More »
Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s post-politics return to the silver screen has been a mixed bag of weird and sometimes ambitious choices. The ’80s and ’90s action icon remains beloved by his many fans, but it’s become increasingly clear that many modern filmmakers don’t know how to utilize the Austrian-accented muscleman. At the same time, it’s also become increasingly clear that Schwarzenegger himself seems eager to experiment and try new things in his old age (with the notable exception of Terminator Genisys).
So enter the Killing Gunther trailer, which finds the Austrian Oak playing the world’s greatest hitman, who has been targeted by a team of assassins. But it’s a comedy, as the presence of several Saturday Night Live cast members in front of and behind the camera should indicate.
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Okay, okay – so the killer robots in the Terminator movies aren’t technically killer robots, they’re cybernetic organisms. (“Living tissue over a metal endoskeleton,” as one helpfully explains in T2.) But those time-traveling death machines must look like Arnold Schwarzenegger for a reason, right?
That’s a topic that’s been on James Cameron‘s mind lately, and in a new interview, he explains how Terminator 6 – the movie he’s producing that has Deadpool’s Tim Miller supposedly lined up to direct – will explain exactly why the T-800 models look like a muscle-bound Austrian man. Read his explanation below.
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(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.)
This edition of The Morning Watch features a video essay discussing what other superhero movies can learn from Wonder Woman, a collection of clips featuring various fake versions of Arnold Schwarzenegger created with special effects over the year, and a nearly hour and a half masterclass discussion with Gravity and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban director Alfonso Cuaron.
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If you never got a chance to see Terminator 2: Judgement Day in theaters, then lucky for you, $7 million has been spent on converting James Cameron‘s action movie classic to 3D for a re-release. The director was hoping it’d be in theaters last summer for the 25th anniversary, but that didn’t pan out. The 3D conversion of Titanic was well-received, and in a new trailer for Terminator 2: 3D, Cameron appears confident audiences will embrace his iconic sequel in 3D as well.
Below, watch the Terminator 2 3D trailer.
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Batman & Robin is an objectively terrible movie, possibly still the worst superhero movie ever made. But it’s been 20 years now…can’t we all just relax?
It’s two decades later and director Joel Schumacher is still apologizing for the garish, neon-soaked nightmare that is Batman & Robin. And while I’m willing to forgive him on some things — the ice puns are unironically great — those bat nipples still baffle me and presumably everyone else. And Schumacher realizes this, explaining the thought process that led to him creating those infamous rubber nipples. And on that front, he’s not sorry.
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Since it’s Memorial Day, a lot of people are enjoying an extended weekend. Whether you’re one of those people chilling out at home or stuck at work trying to kill some time as everyone else outside the office has fun, we have a good way to kill some time.
Someone with a massive amount of time on their hands decided to recreate Terminator 2: Judgment Day in its entirety by using a modded version of the video game Grand Theft Auto V. It’s surprisingly well done, and for those who don’t have the time to sit through all of the real film’s running time, this version is only an hour long and still hits all the finer points of the film.
Watch the Terminator 2 remake in Grand Theft Auto V after the jump. Read More »
Earlier this year, we learned director James Cameron is returning to the Terminator franchise he created to produce and shepherd the new approach to the dying sci-fi property that hasn’t had a good sequel since Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Deadpool director Tim Miller will be at the helm of the movie, but otherwise we haven’t heard anything about what to expect from it, and frankly even with Cameron on board, it’s been hard to get excited for yet another Terminator sequel. However, a new update might help get fans on board.
Even though any of the sequels intended to follow Terminator Genisys have been canceled, as we learned in January this year, that only means the previously planned storyline won’t continue. Arnold Schwarzenegger said back in April that just because Paramount Pictures isn’t making the sequels they were developing doesn’t mean the franchise won’t continue. Now the actor himself has confirmed that he will be reteaming with James Cameron for whatever this new Terminator sequel will be. Find out more below. Read More »
I miss Taran Killam. Saturday Night Live has found itself in the spotlight because of the insane political climate we’re living in right now, but to me, the show has felt like it’s been missing something without his buoyant presence. While it seems like the comedian has disappeared off the face of the earth for moment, there’s good news: he’s been making his feature directorial debut on a film called Why We’re Killing Gunther, in which he co-stars with a little-known Austrian actor named Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The action-comedy doesn’t have distribution yet, but it’s being sold at Cannes right now and a first look image has been released. Grab your own handgun and join the standoff below.
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When it comes to the Terminator franchise, one thing is certain: no one really knows what the hell is going on with it right now. Arnold Schwarzenegger wants to make another one, but a sequel to the forgettable Terminator: Genisys is apparently dead. But since the franchise revolves around time travel, let’s take our eyes off the future for a moment and look to the past. The glorious, glorious past.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day is a hallmark of sci-fi and action cinema, and very soon, we’ll have the chance to see the 1991 classic on the big screen in a way we’ve never seen it before: in face-melting 3D. A conversion has been in the works for years, and now it’s finally happened. Flip cock your shotguns, rev up your motorcycles, and meet me below to watch the Terminator 2 3D trailer.
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