Posted on Thursday, March 28th, 2019 by Eric Vespe
I had the very great pleasure of sitting down with Robert Patrick at SXSW this year to discuss his fun, satirical midnight movie Tone-Deaf, in which he plays an aging boomer who hates millennials so much he decides to AirBnB his isolated cabin so he can torment and kill one.
Or course, this isn’t the first brush with darkness for the actor, who has pretty much made a career out of playing bad guys. Most famously: the liquid metal T-1000 in Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
Patrick has been very happy to discuss his role in that film for years, but when I sat down with him, I thought it might be interesting to talk about the times he played the T-1000 AFTER Terminator 2. His eyes lit up when I proposed this and he held up four fingers. Then he challenged me to list off the times he played the T-1000. And I gotta say, I didn’t do too bad.
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This year doesn’t mark a special anniversary for Terminator 2: Judgment Day, but since James Cameron’s action sequel is coming back to theaters in 3D, there’s a little bit of chatter about the 1991 film making the rounds as publicity for the re-release builds. That includes Robert Patrick, who played the liquid metal villain T-1000 in the sequel, discussing his history with the role, which resulted in the actor revealing that he wasn’t the person who was originally cast to play the part. Instead, that role was supposed to go to none other than rock star Billy Idol. Wait, what? Read More »
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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Posted on Thursday, March 31st, 2016 by Fred Topel
Members of the cast of Scorpion attended a Wondercon panel for the CBS show. Based on the cases of Walter O’Brien, a team of geniuses helps Homeland Security solve crises, many based on O’Brien’s true missions. An upcoming episode will portray the Scorpion team break into Fort Knox. Eddie Kaye Thomas, who plays compulsive gambler Toby Curtis, told reporters about the episode.
“It doesn’t go smoothly, I can tell you that,” Thomas said. “Like everything else that we do on Scorpion, it’s possible but not probable. We almost die but no one’s going to die at Fort Knox. It gets very close and it’s a very fun episode, it’s very cool.” Read More »
Today brings Terminator: Genisys to theaters, mashing up all sorts of elements from the previous films in the franchise into one big, convoluted mess of a time travel sci-fi adventure. (Though our own Peter Sciretta didn’t hate it.) But at the very least, the film does get people talking about what I think is the best film in the series, Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
While the newest film brings the liquid metal T-1000 model back into the fray, albeit in the form of Byung-hun Lee instead of Robert Patrick, this time the liquid effects of the regenerating Terminator are done digitally. But back in 1990, even though the film was a pioneer in digital effects, many gags had to be done practically by Stan Winston Studios. And we have a fantastic look back at how the Terminator 2 T-1000 special effects were created. Watch below! Read More »
In our extensive interview with Skydance Productions CEO David Ellison and Chief Creative Officer Dana Goldberg, we learned a little bit about why they developed and wrote a trilogy of new Terminator movies before releasing Terminator Genisys. How far out have they planned in advance? Will another James Cameron Terminator alumni appear in the next planned Terminator film in the series? And how will the new Terminator TV series (still in development) connect with the new films? Find out what we learned, after the jump.
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Posted on Tuesday, July 9th, 2013 by Angie Han
Amanda Seyfried‘s covered more genres in the few of years than some actors do in their entire careers. She’s done an indie drama (The End of Love), a thriller (Gone), a musical (Les Misérables), a romcom (The Big Wedding), a kids’ cartoon (Epic), and now, she’s gonna do porn. Er, that is, a movie about porn.
Jeffrey Friedman and Rob Epstein‘s Lovelace chronicles the story of Linda Boreman, who became an international sensation after changing her name to Linda Lovelace and starring in the crossover porn hit Deep Throat. Seyfried plays the title character, while Peter Sarsgaard co-stars as her husband/Svengali Chuck Traynor. Watch the first trailer after the jump.
Update: While the original embed was removed at the studio’s request, the official version has been released and can be found below.
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Posted on Friday, January 11th, 2013 by Angie Han
With Ruben Fleischer‘s Gangster Squad hitting theaters today, Warner Bros. is squeezing in one last extended trailer. Based on true events, the drama follows a special force of LAPD officers who are tasked with breaking the mob’s iron grip on the city of Los Angeles. The new three-minute promo offers looks at Josh Brolin and Ryan Gosling‘s incorruptible cops, but it mostly highlights Sean Penn‘s scenery-chewing performance as gangster king Mickey Cohen. Watch it after the jump.
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Some months ago, before shooting his latest film Jayne Mansfield’s Car, Billy Bob Thornton said that there just aren’t many movies being made lately that are really of interest to him. And indeed, the first trailer for his latest, which stars Thornton, Robert Duvall, John Hurt, Frances O’Connor, Ray Stevenson, Robert Patrick, and what looks like a draft-dodging Kevin Bacon, makes the film look like a pretty controlled, even old-fashioned family drama the likes of which we don’t often see.
That’s not a bad thing, at least as an absolute, though in this particular case the film doesn’t look like the liveliest thing around. But there are good performance moments in this trailer, which arrives thanks to a DVD release that hits there early next year. Thornton’s ’60s-set drama is rooted in the South and revolves around a family reunited for a funeral; see some of what he put together, below. Read More »
There are a lot of big, attention-getting films in 2012, and one that I forget about once in a while is Gangster Squad, the film in which Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer follows the efforts of a squad of LA cops (Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Nick Nolte, Giovanni Ribisi, Anthony Mackie) to stop the incursion of organized crime into LA, led by Sean Penn as famed mob boss Mickey Cohen.
A trailer has just been released for the film, and it looks like a good period cops and robbers story, bolstered by that cast into a level of quality that might let it sit alongside other period LA crime tales such as L.A. Confidential. Check out the trailer below. Read More »