_Avatar_, directed by James Cameron

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How long ago did Final Fantasy come out? This trailer really defines 'meh'.

Adam Bruneau, Sunday, 23 August 2009 17:11 (5 years ago) Permalink

Shit, there was a Magic Roundabout movie?

When two tribes go to war, he always gets picked last (James Morrison), Monday, 24 August 2009 00:55 (5 years ago) Permalink

With Whoopi Goldberg doing a voice? What the fucking fuck?

When two tribes go to war, he always gets picked last (James Morrison), Monday, 24 August 2009 00:57 (5 years ago) Permalink

Please do yourself a favor and read the Avatar article in the new Entertainment Weekly. They're discussing the likelihood of the movie's success based on near-universal praise from the fan community. Choice quote:

While some naysayers called the dialogue cheesy, other audience members were blown away: "My eyeballs were raped" was a common sentiment on Ain't It Cool News. (In fanboy-speak, that's a good thing.)

Uh.

I HEART CREEPY MENS (Deric W. Haircare), Tuesday, 1 September 2009 14:38 (5 years ago) Permalink

hahahahahaha talk about spin

crappy, use her name (latebloomer), Tuesday, 1 September 2009 14:50 (5 years ago) Permalink

preliminary digging on AICN (which btw: gross) shows that EW did actually get that correct

a fact-checker with The New Yorker magazine (HI DERE), Tuesday, 1 September 2009 14:53 (5 years ago) Permalink

EWw

crappy, use her name (latebloomer), Tuesday, 1 September 2009 14:55 (5 years ago) Permalink

Seeing the trailer the other day waiting for Inglourious Basterds did it no favors on the big screen.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 1 September 2009 15:07 (5 years ago) Permalink

it's weird to me how dead the blue people's eyes look...you get the feeling that the character designers purposely made their eyes almost anime-size to try to get a more lifelike effect, but it just doesn't work

tony dayo (dyao), Tuesday, 1 September 2009 15:10 (5 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

According to Titanic star Bill Paxton, the word "no" gives James Cameron an erection.

Many things about this sentence raise questions.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 19 October 2009 19:32 (5 years ago) Permalink

But where Cameron chooses to focus his attention, the detail is remarkable. Rocks on Pandora look like rocks; hair comes in individual strands (though it is often bound up in braids) and falls naturally; and, while the animals don't have fur, their muscles pump and pulse beneath their flesh. Even the colors are richer when seen inside the theater.

banned, on the run (s1ocki), Monday, 19 October 2009 19:46 (5 years ago) Permalink

i cant wait to see a movie where rocks look like rocks... FINALLY

banned, on the run (s1ocki), Monday, 19 October 2009 19:46 (5 years ago) Permalink

and hair. HAIR!

access flap (omar little), Monday, 19 October 2009 19:52 (5 years ago) Permalink

Rocks and Hair, coming this holiday season.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 19 October 2009 19:52 (5 years ago) Permalink

hair that comes in individual strands... what would the lumiere brothers think

banned, on the run (s1ocki), Monday, 19 October 2009 20:01 (5 years ago) Permalink

• Something James Cameron actually shouted to Arnold Schwarzenegger on the set of True Lies: "Do you want Paul Verhoeven to finish this motherfucker?"

well pull down my pants and call me swamp thing (latebloomer), Monday, 19 October 2009 20:48 (5 years ago) Permalink

god, true lies would have been an awesome verhoeven.

Matt Armstrong, Monday, 19 October 2009 21:31 (5 years ago) Permalink

yeah totally

well pull down my pants and call me swamp thing (latebloomer), Monday, 19 October 2009 21:34 (5 years ago) Permalink

Paul Verhoeven's Titanic

Ned Raggett, Monday, 19 October 2009 22:32 (5 years ago) Permalink

Rocks and Hair, coming this holiday season.

― Ned Raggett, Monday, October 19, 2009 12:52 PM (2 hours ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

lol.

schwantz, Monday, 19 October 2009 22:42 (5 years ago) Permalink

The NY article makes you admire Cameron, and really, really wish he had decided to make something other than Avatar.

Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, 20 October 2009 00:57 (5 years ago) Permalink

thats it exactly isnt it

banned, on the run (s1ocki), Tuesday, 20 October 2009 02:06 (5 years ago) Permalink

its like you're dedicating decades and millions of dollars and your genius to...

THIS??

banned, on the run (s1ocki), Tuesday, 20 October 2009 02:07 (5 years ago) Permalink

That New Yorker article is amazing. I've only read the first paragraph!

“Watching him light is like watching two monkeys fuck a football.”

Adam Bruneau, Tuesday, 20 October 2009 03:42 (5 years ago) Permalink

in their pursuit of a precious superconductor called Unobtanium, are beginning to do the same to Pandora.

wait is James Cameron aiming to make a serious movie involving a material called Unobtanium?

dyao, Tuesday, 20 October 2009 06:37 (5 years ago) Permalink

that is Lucas-level bullshit right there

well pull down my pants and call me swamp thing (latebloomer), Tuesday, 20 October 2009 06:43 (5 years ago) Permalink

"It’s a two-fingered inverted draw past the head, like a Samurai,” he said, tracing the shape in the air over his left shoulder. “The archery instructor came and said, ‘Do you want me to teach them archery or do you want me to teach them this? This would never work.’ I said, ‘See that bush?’ It was a hundred and fifty feet away. I nailed it.”

James Cameron = the IT guy from The Office

dyao, Tuesday, 20 October 2009 07:08 (5 years ago) Permalink

I love this bit:

After he finished making “True Lies,” Cameron called Kubrick, by then a recluse, and invited himself over. They spent a day, in the basement of Kubrick’s house in the English countryside, watching “True Lies” at Kubrick’s flatbed editing station. Cameron went over the shots—Schwarzenegger in a Harrier jet firing a missile, with the villain attached to it, through an office building and into a helicopter: boom!—so that Kubrick could learn how the effects were done.

Sounds like the best friend from hell.

surfing on hokusine waves (ledge), Tuesday, 20 October 2009 09:06 (5 years ago) Permalink

i like that he apparently went over to kubrick's house with a 16mm or even 35mm print of his own movie.

Tracer Hand, Tuesday, 20 October 2009 09:32 (5 years ago) Permalink

Kubrick was thinking "Man, I wish we were watching the new Verhoeven instead."

Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, 20 October 2009 09:42 (5 years ago) Permalink

“We made it in the papers once, for a U.F.O. sighting over a hot-air balloon that we built and launched at night that was powered by candles.”

loooooooooool

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Tuesday, 20 October 2009 15:58 (5 years ago) Permalink

Right, screw Avatar, I want to read his memoirs!

Adam Bruneau, Tuesday, 20 October 2009 21:41 (5 years ago) Permalink

My friend has funny stories about James Cameron's - such as his band of ex Mossad commandos coming the rescue of his boss' house during some Malibu wildfires. Also has an anecdote about Cameron comparing the budget of Avatar to the budget of the Manhattan Project.

mayor jingleberries, Tuesday, 20 October 2009 23:33 (5 years ago) Permalink

Sam Worthington: not a cartoon (he says)

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 28 October 2009 15:41 (5 years ago) Permalink

the new yorker article is so amazing.

this paragraph is incredible:

The meeting ended on a boisterous note. “That fuckin’ rocks!” Cameron called out in response to an image of a snarling maw of thin blue-veined tissue, the mouth of the pterodactyl-like banshee that Jake’s avatar domesticates for his ride. “Look at the gill-like membrane on the side of the mouth, its transmission of light, all the secondary color saturation on the tongue, and that maxilla bone. I love what you did with the translucence on the teeth, and the way the quadrate bone racks the teeth forward. It’s a sharky thing. As wacky as this creature is, it looks completely real. Maybe I’m getting high on my own supply.” He was practically out of breath. “The banshee lives! He’s a fierce-looking sonuvabitch.”

banned, on the run (s1ocki), Wednesday, 28 October 2009 16:10 (5 years ago) Permalink

saw the preview for this before paranormal activity and some guy a few rows back said "that looks terrible"

am0n, Wednesday, 28 October 2009 16:15 (5 years ago) Permalink

If Paranormal Activity ends up being a bigger success than Avatar I am so going to laugh. (In terms of budget vs. return it's already the winner of the decade.)

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 28 October 2009 16:16 (5 years ago) Permalink

I basically don't know a single thing about this movie other than what's in that New Yorker profile (hadn't heard of it before), but the article did make me want to see it.

M. Grissom/DeShields (jaymc), Wednesday, 28 October 2009 16:22 (5 years ago) Permalink

am0n, Wednesday, 28 October 2009 16:22 (5 years ago) Permalink

banned, on the run (s1ocki), Wednesday, 28 October 2009 16:23 (5 years ago) Permalink

trailer i saw had a lot more (awful) dialogue

am0n, Wednesday, 28 October 2009 16:24 (5 years ago) Permalink

john why did that article make you interested? this seems like the exact opposite of the types of movies you usually like

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 28 October 2009 16:26 (5 years ago) Permalink

welcome to pandora!

am0n, Wednesday, 28 October 2009 16:26 (5 years ago) Permalink

I didn't know someone made a stage version of Thundercats!

Tuomas, Wednesday, 28 October 2009 16:31 (5 years ago) Permalink

john why did that article make you interested? this seems like the exact opposite of the types of movies you usually like

Well, I'll admit I was greatly put off by this: "The third act of “Avatar” contains what Jon Landau, the producer, calls “the mother of all movie battles.”" But I think the movie seems like it could be a visual wonderland, especially in 3D. And I like high-concept sci-fi like A.I.

M. Grissom/DeShields (jaymc), Wednesday, 28 October 2009 16:32 (5 years ago) Permalink

Yeah I loved that article but did not come away feeling like i would want to be in proximity to james cameron under any circumstances.

Durian Durian (Jon Lewis), Wednesday, 28 October 2009 16:41 (5 years ago) Permalink

Maybe I’m getting high on my own supply.” He was practically out of breath. “The banshee lives! He’s a fierce-looking sonuvabitch.”

― banned, on the run (s1ocki), Wednesday, October 28, 2009 12:10 PM

ahaha fuck lol

am0n, Wednesday, 28 October 2009 16:42 (5 years ago) Permalink

"Maybe I’m getting high on my own supply.” He was practically out of breath. “The banshee lives! I am the reason LARPERS sing 'The goddess wears a thong!'"

Dynamic Leia Dress (kingkongvsgodzilla), Wednesday, 28 October 2009 16:44 (5 years ago) Permalink

am0n, Wednesday, 28 October 2009 16:50 (5 years ago) Permalink


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