Director James Cameron recently revealed that production on Avatar 2 is 100% complete in both live-action and motion capture filming, and Avatar 3 wasn’t too far behind. If you’re wondering what’s taking so damn long, it might be more than just the extensive post-production process and development of state-of-the-art technology. Because according to Sigourney Weaver, preparation for the shoot required cast members to train with “elite military divers” in order to allow them to hold their breath underwater for as much as six minutes, so Cameron could maximize the amount of footage he could capture in a single take. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, September 10th, 2020 by Ben Pearson
You may have forgotten that sci-fi movie queen Sigourney Weaver is playing a new character in James Cameron‘s long-delayed Avatar sequels. That’s what happens when casting news is released in 2014 and the movie hasn’t come out yet. Instead, Cameron said “she’s playing a different and in many ways more challenging character in the upcoming films,” and now there are some new set photos of Weaver donning an underwater stunt. Read More »
The reopening of movie theaters next month is still somewhat of an uncertainty, especially with Christopher Nolan’s Tenet recently being pushed back another two weeks and Disney considering yet another delay for their live-action adaptation of Mulan. But that’s not stopping Sony Pictures from bringing Ghostbusters back to the big screen in July, not only for theaters open in areas that have mostly overcome the spread of COVID-19, but for the safer, thriving drive-ins around the United States. Read More »
Ghostbusters fans are stuck patiently waiting for the arrival of Ghostbusters: Afterlife since the film was delayed from its original July release date this summer to spring of 2021. Thankfully, Josh Gad has something to hold us over with the latest edition of his nostalgic web series Reunited Apart.
The cast of the original Ghostbusters got back together virtually to take a look back at the making of the original 1984 sci-fi comedy classic. Director Ivan Reitman, co-writer and star Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, Annie Potts, and even William Atherton all participated in this supernatural trip down memory lane, and Ghostbusters: Afterlife director Jason Reitman came along for the ride too. Watch Ghostbusters Reunited Apart below. Read More »
Frozen star Josh Gad has been bringing a lot of joy to fans of some of the most beloved films of all time thanks to his web series Reunited Apart. On the series so far, Gad has virtually reunited the cast and filmmakers of The Goonies, Back to the Future, Splash, and Lord of the Rings, and now it sounds like there’s something strange in his neighborhood, because he put in a call to the Ghostbusters.
Reunited Apart will debut its Ghostbusters episode next Monday June 15, and an amusing teaser has arrived to whet your appetite for the supernatural. Believe me when I say that you will be surprised at who they got to call in for the Ghostbusters reunion. Check out the Reunited Apart Ghostbusters reunion teaser below. Read More »
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The Movie: Never Surrender: A Galaxy Quest Documentary
Where You Can Stream It: Amazon Prime
The Pitch: Galaxy Quest cast members Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Justin Long, Sam Rockwell, Tony Shalhoub, Missi Pyle, Rainn Wilson and Daryl “Chill” Mitchell, along with director Dean Parisot and writer Robert Gordon, share their memories of making the movie in a fantastic ensemble of new interviews. Meanwhile, pop culture favorites such as Wil Wheaton, Brent Spiner, Greg Berlanti, Damon Lindelof and more than a dozen other notable filmmakers, craftspeople and entertainment-industry observers offer keen insight into how the movie, despite not being a box office sensation, has had a lasting impact and a growing fan base that extends around the world.
Why It’s Essential Quarantine Viewing: Back in 1999, just over 20 years ago around Christmas, the freshly formed DreamWorks studio founded by Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and David Geffen was in need of a hit. With the sci-fi comedy Galaxy Quest, they hoped they had found it. Unfortunately, the movie that cost an estimated $45 million only raked in $71.5 million at the domestic box office and a less than stellar $19.1 million internationally. It wasn’t a flop, but it was far from the big success they hoped it would be. But as time has proven over and over again, that doesn’t always mean a movie will be forgotten. In fact, since being released in theaters, Galaxy Quest has only grown in popularity, obtaining a different kind of success. And the new documentary Never Surrender charts the film’s path to production and ultimate rise to the status of cult classic. Read More »
James Cameron‘s Avatar 2, which will take us back to the world of Pandora first established in his 2009 record-smashing blockbuster behemoth, had to shut down its New Zealand production last month due to the coronavirus pandemic. But today, the film’s official Twitter account shared a behind-the-scenes photo (hopefully taken long before that shutdown) that gives us our first look at returning characters played by Sigourney Weaver and Joel David Moore. Does this photo indicate that the sequel will feature a flashback to the time period of the original movie? Read More »
Following confirmation earlier this month that most of the original cast of Ghostbusters has been lined up to reprise their roles for the sequel coming in 2020, the new movie has brought in a newcomer.
The all-around delightful Paul Rudd, known for everything from Clueless to Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, has landed a role in Ghostbusters 2020, which seems to be the working title for the movie for the time being. Find out who he’s playing below. Read More »
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Jason Reitman‘s upcoming Ghostbusters may be introducing a new generation of proton pack-wielding ghost hunters, but the director knows that there will always be a group of actors that audiences are always going to call. At the first-ever Ghostbusters Fan Fest, Reitman cryptically hinted that several of the 1984 film’s legacy cast members will be reprising their roles as part of the 2020 Ghostbusters sequel cast.
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