Evolution of Artificial Intelligence in Movies

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.

In this edition, see how artificial intelligence has evolved in movies over the years, from the classic film Metropolis through The Terminator, Blade Runner, Her and beyond. Plus, see how The SnyderVerse approach to DC Comics compares to the films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And finally, listen as Emma Stone recites Steve Martin‘s famous profanity-laden rant from Planes, Trains & Automobiles. Read More »

terminator anime series

Hasta la vista, live-action – here comes a Terminator anime series! The Terminator film franchise has been met with diminishing returns for years now, and Skydance – the production company responsible for the series – has taken note. Rather than plow ahead with even more movies no one seems to want, Skydance is instead teaming up with Netflix for a Terminator anime series. Mattson Tomlin, who penned the upcoming The Batman, will serve as showrunner.

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Terminator: Dark Fate Sequel

Terminator: Dark Fate made a valiant effort to properly reboot the Terminator franchise by sending it off in a fresh direction while still having ties to the the original continuity after Terminator 2: Judgment Day. It essentially gave the Terminator franchise the same treatment that The Force Awakens did for Star Wars, complete with the return of Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor, a new Terminator played by Gabriel Luna, Mackenzie Davis as a cybernetically enhanced resistance fighter from the future, and a new take on the John Connor formulua in the form of Daniella (Natalia Reyes), the new savior of the future war between humans and technology.

Unfortunately, Terminator: Dark Fate didn’t rake in as much cash at the box office as Paramount Pictures and Skydance hoped it would. The film earned $261.1 million worldwide, which isn’t the best way to start a “new” blockbuster trilogy as producer James Cameron hoped. Thankfully, Mackenzie Davis has given us some insight into where a Terminator: Dark Fate sequel would have gone, though it admittedly raises more questions than answers.

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Tyler Stout Terminator Poster

Tyler Stout is responsible for some of the most coveted pieces in the pop culture art scene. His style is unmistakable, his prints are hard to find, and even when you do, they usually cost and arm and a leg on the secondary market. But every now and then, we’re lucky enough to be on an even playing field when Tyler Stout releases a new poster, and that has happened today with a new print for James Cameron’s The Terminator. Check out the Tyler Stout Terminator poster in all its detailed glory below. Read More »

Brie Larson Auditioned for Star Wars, Terminator and The Hunger Games

Brie Larson has been established as one of the strongest superheroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with her role as Captain Marvel. But she’s been auditioning for a number of other major studio blockbuster franchises that just didn’t pan out for her.

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Brie Larson started her own YouTube channel in order to allow her to bolster “deep conversations, anti-racist rhetoric, inclusive content.” But the actress will also use the outlet to express herself personally, not to mention talking about her career. When addressing the latter in her inaugural video, Brie Larson revealed that she auditioned for some major franchises, including The Hunger Games, Terminator, and at least one of the Star Wars movies.

UPDATE: Brie Larson clarified that she auditioned for not just one, but all of the new Star Wars films in a recent video where she went into further detail about her biggest audition “failures.” We’ve added her new revelation to our original story from July 5 below.

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Pablo Olivera Blade Runner and Terminator Prints, Ben Harman's Disney Dreamlands

Since San Diego Comic-Con is only unfolding as a virtual online convention, a lot of artists won’t be able to sell their work to fans on the showfloor. Bottleneck Gallery is helping to offset that disappointing situation by having a week’s worth of new art releases, starting today.

First up, Pablo Olivera has delivered a new print for The Terminator franchise, featuring the army of T-800 ensoskeleton cyborgs charging into battle, and another print for Blade Runner, highlighting the mesmerizing futuristic skyline of Los Angeles in the then-future of 2019. Meanwhile, on the other end of the spectrum, we have a new set of Disney Dreamland Locations from artist Ben Harman, this time for Robin Hood, Beauty and the Beast, and The Little Mermaid. Read More »

RoboCop vs Terminator in Mortal Kombat 11

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.

In this edition, see what it’s like when RoboCop and Terminator go head-to-head as playable characters in Mortal Kombat 11. Plus, watch a featurette with the cast of Space Force talking about the experience of working with Steve Carell in his first TV series since The Office, and listen to Ricky Gervais answer the web’s most searched questions about him. Read More »

Terminator 2 Bill Hader DeepFake

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.

In this edition, see what Bill Hader might have looked like if he played T-1000 in Terminator 2: Judgment Day thanks to an impressive DeepFake video. Plus, watch a vintage clip of Jim Henson and The Muppets making an appearance on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, and hear a dialect expert review American accents in movies like The Departed, Fargo, and more. Read More »

Terminator: Dark Fate Honest Trailer

Terminator: Dark Fate is one of many new legacy-quels taking what you loved about the best installments of a franchise, ignoring the movies that were bad, and basically rebooting the whole series by doing it all over again. Unfortunately, audiences didn’t really turn out to see this one in theaters, so we’re not likely to see how the story would have continued. But at the very least, we have the Terminator: Dark Fate Honest Trailer to remind us that this movie makes the events of Terminator 2: Judgment Day completely pointless. Even so, this is easily the best Terminator sequel since then. Read More »

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New Terminator Movies

Can we all finally agree that there shouldn’t be any more Terminator movies? The latest film, Terminator: Dark Fate, wasn’t that bad, but it also wasn’t great, either. And it failed to find an audience to boot. That’s probably a sign that the world is done with the Terminator franchise, and one of the franchise’s biggest stars is fine with that. In fact, she’s ready to be done as well. In a new interview, Linda Hamilton, who returned to the series for Dark Fate, says she’s made peace with letting the series go.

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