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, a video essay explores how James Cameron might be the best action director in the world. Plus, The Simpsons voice star Yeardley Smith teaches slang from the animated FOX series in character as Lisa Simpson, and witness the age of female superheroes on the big screen in a powerful montage of inspiring heroics. Read More »
Posted on Sunday, January 14th, 2018 by Fred Topel
This weekend, actress Eliza Dushku took to Facebook with a story alleging that True Lies stunt coordinator Joel Kramer molested her during production when she was just 12 years old. Kramer has denied these allegations, but no one is taking this situation lightly at all.
True Lies director James Cameron appeared on a Television Critics Association panel, the day after Dushku revealed this story, for his AMC docuseries James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction. When asked about Dushku’s post, Cameron said he had only just heard about it, and he did not know that this happened behind the scenes. Read More »
Though Terminator 2: Judgment Day is obviously the more acclaimed and beloved collaboration between director James Cameron and star Arnold Schwarzenegger, there is still plenty of love for the action comedy True Lies out there. The film has inexplicably yet to be released in high-definition, and you can’t even find it to download or stream anywhere. Thankfully, James Cameron says that will change sometime in the near future, but we don’t know when.
In the meantime, it looks like we may get a new version of True Lies on television before the original movie ends up available in an HD format. James Cameron is executive producing a TV series reboot of True Lies in the works at 20th Century Fox Television, but unfortunately, there’s one name involved that makes us a little less excited about this prospective TV show. Read More »
This weekend Melissa McCarthy enters secret agent territory as the unlikely hero Susan Cooper in the action comedy Spy. And while the trailers seem to indicate that she’s probably not the best woman for the job, she did get us thinking about the best spies in the business.
There have been plenty of spies on the big screen, from James Bond to Jason Bourne, and I decided to count down the Top 15 Best Movie Spies that we’ve seen throughout the years. However, you won’t find the likes of real-life spies whose life stories have been adapted for film. Instead, this is a collection of fictional spies from the movies. So with that out of the way, let’s count down the Top 15 Movies spies after the jump. Read More »
Ever since he announced his return to acting, rumors have run rampant about what project Arnold Schwarzenegger would chose to do as his return film. He’s seriously considering over a dozen scripts, many of which are sequels or reboots to some of his beloved films: Predator, The Running Man, Terminator among others. According to Tom Arnold, who co-starred with Schwarzenegger in the James Cameron action film True Lies, the pair have both read and loved a script for a sequel to that film and he believes it could be the one Schwarzenegger chooses to do next. Read Tom Arnold’s hilariously optimistic quotes after the break. Read More »
FilmDrunk has put together a video which compiles every Arnold Schwarzenegger scream/shout/grunt from every movie Arnold Schwarzenegger was ever featured in. The resulting video is seven and a half minutes in length and can be viewed right now after the jump.
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James Cameron‘s Lightstorm Entertainment is developing a television series based on (or spinning off from) the film True Lies, and the show will now air on ABC. When we reported on the development earlier this past week, we knew very little — only that Lightstorm and Cameron were producing with Rene Echevarria (The 4400, Castle) as writer and showrunner. 20th Century Fox TV is still involved, though ABC will now air the show.
This is the spot where I could recap the plot of the original film, in which family man / government agent Arnold Schwarzenegger gets his wife (Jamie Lee Curtis) involved in a plot to take out terrorists with nuclear ambition. But (a) you probably know the plot and (b) we have no idea how closely the TV show will relate to the film. Cameron lovers, go ahead and hope that he’ll direct the pilot. Stranger things have happened, and Cameron did direct the end of Dark Angel, the earlier series he produced… [Deadline]
For years, various participants in the James Cameron film True Lies — primarily Tom Arnold — have talked up the possibility of a sequel. So far it’s been nothing more than talk, though James Cameron himself has dropped hints about the possibility of a second film that continues the story of a family man (Arnold Schwarzenegger) who is also a government agent. Now there’s word that the film will have new life as a TV series through Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment and Fox.
Deadline says that the series has been in development with Rene Echevarria (The 4400, Castle) as writer and showrunner, and that it is going out to networks now. No word yet on precisely how the film’s story will be echoed or continued within the TV series, but it would be surprising to see a Cameron-branded show not find a quick network home, even if it is an expensive proposition. So we should know more soon.
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This just in: Tom Cruise still does his own stunts and Mary Hart still thinks it’s goddamn amazing. Ever since Cruise’s romantic action comedy changed its title from the serious-sounding Wichita to the jump-out-a-castle-windowish, Knight & Day, I don’t think any of our readers have wondered, “How is that film going?” And even though the current title befits a high concept Matt LeBlanc comeback vehicle, the lack of awareness is odd since Knight is due next summer and directed by James Mangold, who can aptly do the macho-thing (3:10 to Yuma), the girl-thing (Girl, Interrupted), and in between (Walk the Line). In a Vanilla Sky reunion, Cameron Diaz co-stars with Cruise as the romantic interest. She has plenty of happy things to say about him (and the flick’s dangerous stunts with footage!) after the jump…
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