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10 Things About The Terminator You Never Knew

10 Things About The Terminator You Never Knew
The Terminator. It's one of the greatest sci-fi thrillers ever made. It launched several sequels, a television series, and several spinoffs in all types of media, gave us one of Arnold's most famous catchphrases and made James Cameron one of Hollywood's most bankable directors, years before Titanic or Avatar. But he road to production wasn't exactly a smooth one, and there's quite a lot of history behind the project. Today we look at 10 things you don't know about The Terminator.

At first, The Terminator was all a dream.

James Cameron had exactly one feature film credit to his name when he came up with the idea for The Terminator: Piranha II: The Spawning. While sick with fever, Cameron had a dream about a skeletal metal death machine emerging from a fire, as though it had been covered in human flesh. A cybernetic organism, one might say...

Hollywood counted out James Cameron.
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James Cameron on Eliza Dushku’s ‘True Lies’ Assault: ‘Had I Known About It, There Would Have Been No Mercy’

James Cameron on Eliza Dushku’s ‘True Lies’ Assault: ‘Had I Known About It, There Would Have Been No Mercy’
James Cameron, legendary director of “The Terminator” and “Avatar,” praised the bravery of Eliza Dushku in coming forward to speak out regarding the molestation she experienced on the set of his 1994 film “True Lies.”

“Eliza is very brave for speaking up,” he said at the Television Critics Association press tour Saturday, also noting that she is one of many women speaking out about past abuse. “I think this has been endemic throughout human systems — it’s just heartbreaking that it happened to her.”

Read More:Eliza Dushku Accuses ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Stunt Coordinator of Sexual Assault When She Was 12

Cameron was speaking in response to Eliza Dushku’s account of being sexually assaulted by stunt coordinator Joel Kramer while shooting “True Lies.” Dushku described being “groomed” by Kramer at the age of 12, before being taken to a hotel room and molested by him.

Dushku published her Facebook statement Friday night, followed
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Sylvester Stallone Teases Expendables 4 Production

Actor-director Sylvester Stallone has confirmed that The Expendables 4 is happening. Following his breakthrough with the Best Picture Oscar-winning boxing drama Rocky in 1976, Stallone quickly transitioned into becoming an action star, beginning with box office hit First Blood in 1982, where audiences were introduced to who would soon become an iconic character John Rambo. After two Rambo sequels in the 1980s, Stallone, found himself vying for the title of action movie king against former bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger, who quickly rose to prominence thanks to his Conan movies, as well The TerminatorCommando, and Predator.
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The Big Lebowski, The Terminator, and more in our Flashback Film Fest!

The Big Lebowski, The Terminator, and more in our Flashback Film Fest!The Big Lebowski, The Terminator, and more in our Flashback Film Fest!Jenny Bullough1/12/2018 4:03:00 Pm

Have you ever wished you could see your favourite, classic movie back on the big screen? Or better yet, introduce your kids or friends to a beloved classic in the way you first fell in love with the film, in a theatre? This February 2nd-8th, Cineplex Events is bringing modern classics like The Big Lebowski, The Iron GiantDune, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, WarGames, and much, much more to select theatres for a special low price!

Watch the trailer below and click here for the full lineup of films! 

To purchase tickets for a single movie, a bundle of 3 movies, or a complete pass to all movies in the Fest, click here and choose your preferred theatre.
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Orion Pictures Acquires Rights to Holiday Zombie Musical Anna And The Apocalypse, Release Planned for 2018 Holiday Season

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Since Daily Dead Managing Editor Heather Wixson gave it a five-star review at Fantastic Fest, we've been excited for readers to check out the zombie musical Anna and the Apocalypse, and now horror fans are one step closer to seeing the horror comedy deck the cinematic halls, as Orion Pictures has acquired the film and is planning a holiday season release this year.

Press Release: Los Angeles – January 9, 2018 — Orion Pictures, recently relaunched by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) as a new, stand-alone U.S. theatrical marketing and distribution company, has acquired the North American and Latin American rights to John McPhail’s award-winning zombie holiday musical Anna and the Apocalypse. The announcement was made today by John Hegeman, President, Orion Pictures. Orion plans to release Anna and the Apocalypse in the 2018 holiday season.

The film stars Ella Hunt (Our Robot Overlords) as Anna, Mark Benton (The Halcyon), Paul Kaye (Game Of Thrones) and
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A Kitty Pryde Spinoff Movie Is In The Works With Deadpool’s Tim Miller

Renown X-Men character Kitty Pryde (Aka Shadowcat) has been earmarked for her own spinoff at Fox.

Collider has the scoop, revealing that Tim Miller (Deadpool) is developing a potential solo movie for the all-powerful mutant. Exciting though that may be, the outlet goes on to stress that, due to the historic Disney-Fox merger, Miller’s project may never take that definitive step into production.

Couple this with the director’s stacked schedule (read: The Terminator and…Sonic the Hedgehog) and it’s important to keep our expectations in check at this early, early stage. A Kitty Pryde movie is in development, but if history has taught us anything, it’s that just because a project sparks into life at a major Hollywood studio – 20th Century Fox, in this instance – doesn’t necessarily mean it’ll see the light of day. And let’s face it; the impending Disney buyout will surely complicate matters further.
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Gal Gadot Says James Cameron Was Trying To Get Publicity When He Criticized ‘Wonder Woman’

Not everyone fell in love with the universally adored “Wonder Woman,” and one prominent filmmaker who had a few bones to pick with the movie was James Cameron. Over the summer, the director said the movie presented “an objectified icon, and it’s just male Hollywood doing the same old thing!” adding that “I’m not saying I didn’t like the movie but, to me, it’s a step backwards.” Later, Cameron stuck by his position, saying that the current iteration of Wonder Woman is too sexualized, unlike his own female hero Sarah Connor from “The Terminator” movies.

Continue reading Gal Gadot Says James Cameron Was Trying To Get Publicity When He Criticized ‘Wonder Woman’ at The Playlist.
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Wamg Giveaway – Win the Terminator 2: Judgement Day on 4K Ultra HD

Director James Cameron’s iconic sci-fi action classic has returned in pristine clarity. Terminator 2: Judgment Day arrived recently in a Limited Collector’s Edition EndoArm box set including a 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital HD). Still lauded by critics today as one of the greatest action films of all time, only 6,000 of the Limited Collector’s Edition EndoArm box sets will be released in the U.S., allowing fans to own a life-sized replica of the T-800 EndoArm mounted on a uniquely numbered stand with James Cameron’s signature. Say “hasta la vista, baby” to Sd and relive each quintessential moment in four times the resolution with Full HD and High Dynamic Range on the film’s first-ever 4K scan. The Terminator 2: Judgment Day EndoArm Limited Collector’s Edition 4K Combo Pack box set is loaded with bonus content, including an all-new, never-before-seen documentary
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Crypt of Curiosities: Enzo G. Castellari’s Bronx Movies

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Escape From New York is one of the greatest genre films ever made. It’s lean, it’s mean, and it has an absurd premise and setting that’s just begging for exploration. It’s a bona-fide John Carpenter classic. And much like Halloween before it, it inspired quite a few knockoffs. From Sergio Martino’s 2019: After the Fall of New York (1983) to Lockout (2012), Escape From New York has become a regular genre knockoff touchstone. But today, I want to focus on just two: Enzo. G Castarelli’s Bronx series.

The saga began in 1982 with 1990: The Bronx Warriors, Castellari’s attempt to blend Escape From New York, The Road Warrior, and The Warriors into one sci-fi actioner. The film is set in, well, the Bronx circa 1990, now a “no man’s land” where absurdly themed gangs run free and squabble over land without police interference. The skyline is intact,
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4Dx, VIP, and more: the best Cineplex experiences of 2017

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4Dx, VIP, and more: the best Cineplex experiences of 20174Dx, VIP, and more: the best Cineplex experiences of 2017Jenny Bullough12/27/2017 9:03:00 Am

It's no surprise that all of us at Cineplex are huge movie fans. Whether it's buzzed-about indie films or big-budget blockbusters, we're here for it. And while we'll admit to being purists in the sense that we're happy watching movies the old-fashioned 2D way, we also believe in bringing more to the movie experience, and exploring all the ways that the future of moviegoing is changing. That's why we're continually introducing new technologies and experiences in our theatres; here's a list of some of the best, most popular, and attention-getting experiences from the past year.

Movies in 4Dx

Whether it was The Lego Batman Movie, The Fate of the Furious, Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy v2 or something more recent, there have been so many choices
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Animated Children’s Movies Have More Death and Murder than Adult Movies

The idea that children’s films have more death and murder than adult movies is leaving me with a really, Really confused look on my face. It’s the same look I’d give to anyone that suggests Bambi’s mother getting shot was way worse than however many Sarah Connor’s really got their ticket punched in The Terminator. Think about it, you can throw every mathematical equation you want to at this issue and the problem still comes down to the variables that people don’t see that could possibly exist and could blow a crater-sized hole in their theory. Adult films are less

Animated Children’s Movies Have More Death and Murder than Adult Movies
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December 26th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Mayhem, Brawl In Cell Block 99, Flatliners (2017)

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Even though Christmas is technically over, that doesn’t mean there still aren’t a few gifts for genre fans this week in the form of some killer Blu-ray and DVD releases. It’s a relatively quiet day for home entertainment debuts, but the films coming home on December 26th make up an entertaining assortment of viewing experiences to get you through this final week of 2017.

Rlj Entertainment is keeping busy on Tuesday with a pair of brutally awesome movies—Joe Lynch’s Mayhem and S. Craig Zahler’s Brawl in Cell Block 99—and for those of you who may have missed it in theaters, the Flatliners remake comes home to both formats as well. Terminator 2: Judgment Day is coming to 4K this week, too, and you can see Wesley Snipes take on aliens in The Recall, to boot.

Brawl in Cell Block 99 (Rlj Entertainment, 4K Ultra HD/Blu,
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Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Still looking sharp 26 years since its premiere, James Cameron’s picture completely masters the mass audience thriller while pushing the effects envelope far beyond the industry’s horizon. Technically slick, conceptually brutal, Cameron’s style is what still prevails in action-based Sci-Fi. All this, and Ah-nold too.

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital

Lionsgate

1991 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 137 min. / Street Date December 26, 2017 / 22.99

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick, Joe Morton, S. Epatha Merkerson, Earl Boen, Castulo Guerra, Danny Cooksey, Jenette Goldstein, Xander Berkeley.

Cinematography: Adam Greenberg

Film Editors: Conrad Buff, Dody Dorn, Mark Goldblatt, Richard A. Harris

Original Music: Brad Fiedel

Written by James Cameron, William Wisher

Produced and Directed by James Cameron

Back again and cleaned up for a new home video format Terminator 2: Judgment Day looks better than ever, showing off the superior effects talents of its demanding producer-director. James Cameron’s career
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James Cameron Really Wanted To Bring Bill Paxton Into The Avatar Movies

James Cameron has been laboring away on the follow-up sequels to his Avatar movie for years, and recently the writer/director opened up about his regret that he wasn't able to include the late Bill Paxton into his new franchise. In a recent interview with EW Cameron explained:

"Of course recently, I was staring down the barrel of four more Avatarfilms and I was thinking of a good place, a good fit for Bill. Then, of course, he died unexpectedly before I made a presentation to him. That denied us that next chance to work together. I would have loved to have continued working with Bill and I'm sure he felt the same way."

In a lot of ways, Paxton was arguably one of Cameron's go-to actors, as he appears in some of his best movies. They first worked together in the very first entry in The Terminator franchise and
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‘Titanic’: James Cameron and Cast Look Back 20 Years Later (Exclusive)

‘Titanic’: James Cameron and Cast Look Back 20 Years Later (Exclusive)
“You can be blasé about some things, Rose, but not about Titanic!”

Those words, spoken by the grandiose villain Cal Hockley to his dispassionate fiancée, Rose Dewitt Bukater, proved true both for the then-unprecedented ship and its fateful journey in 1912 and the record-breaking juggernaut film that told its story in 1997.

Twenty years after the film’s release, it’s hard not to see Titanic as an inevitable success: one of this century’s greatest love stories featuring two of today’s top stars, Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, set against the backdrop of one of humanity’s greatest tragedies.

But before the film’s release, it was the subject of much scrutiny, with many mocking its premise, excessive budget and pushed release date. Before Rose and Jack ever made it to theaters, Titanic was nearly dead in the water, with two studios -- Paramount and Fox -- shouldering the financial burden of the $200 million budget, which at the time
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Killing Gunther Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD on December 26th

Action superstar Arnold Schwarzenegger stars in the hysterical action docu-comedy Killing Gunther, arriving on Blu-ray (plus Digital), DVD, and Digital on December 26 from Lionsgate. The film is currently available On Demand. Also starring Taran Killam, Bobby Moynihan, and Cobie Smulders, the hilarious adventure follows Gunther, the most infamous hit man of all time, as he seeks revenge on a dysfunctional group of assassins who are comically attempting to kill him to advance their careers. Written and directed by Taran Killam (TV’s “Saturday Night Live”) in his directorial debut, the Killing Gunther Blu-ray and DVD includes a blooper reel and deleted scenes, and will be available for the suggested retail price of $21.99 and $19.98, respectively.

Killing Gunther is a comedy set in the world of contract killers. A group of young, raw, and undisciplined assassins hire a docu-crew at gunpoint to have undeniable proof that they’re the ones who will
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Are franchise blockbusters too big to fail?

Anghus Houvouras on whether franchise blockbusters are too big to fail…

Sequels, prequels and reboots. Hollywood is in love with the familiar because more often than not it’s a safe bet. This year’s monumental blockbuster clusterfuck Justice League is proof of that. Can you think of a big studio film more maligned? More inherently flawed at a fundamental level? It was the product of short-term thinking and absolutely baffling choices from a studio realizing a creative vision can’t be hacked and slashed into existence.

And yet, in spite of a long laundry list of poor decisions and questionable calls, Justice League will end up losing around $100 million. In comparison, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is projected to lose almost $150 million. Justice League wasn’t just an unmitigated disaster. It was a franchise stress test. Proof that these familiar characters are the safest bet in blockbuster cinema.
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Cinema’s Damaged Heroine

Sarah Myles on cinema’s damaged heroine…

“Badass.”

As a word, it has become synonymous with determined women in movies. Why? Because that is how critics routinely describe them.

“Black Widow gets extra bad-ass in this Avengers 2 trailer,” said Rob Bricken of i09.

In Atomic Blonde, Charlize Theron plays “a career badass who enjoys both the job and the perks with equal enthusiasm,” according to J. Hurtado of Screen Anarchy.

Kaya Payseno of Bust tells us that “Badass women star in a feminist western,” while reviewing The Keeping Room.

According to Wendy Ide of The Guardian, Wonder Woman is “A gloriously badass breath of fresh air.”

From whence does this strangely limited vocabulary come? How have we reached a point where a critic can use the word ‘badass,’ and we almost all picture exactly the same thing: a mostly solitary woman, in figure hugging/revealing costumes, scowling and being violent?
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"Alita: Battle Angel"- New Footage

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Sneak Peek new footage, plus images from the live-action feature "Alita: Battle Angel", produced by Terminator" creator James Cameron and directed by Robert Rodriguez, based on the manga series:

"...in this action-packed story of hope, love and empowerment, set several centuries in the future, the abandoned 'Alita' (Rosa Salazar) is found in the scrapyard of 'Iron City' by 'Ido' (Christoph Waltz), a compassionate cyber-doctor who takes the unconscious cyborg Alita to his clinic.

"When Alita awakens she has no memory of who she is, nor does she have any recognition of the world she finds herself in. Everything is new to Alita, every experience a first.

"As she learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield Alita from her mysterious past while her street-smart new friend, 'Hugo' (Keean Johnson), offers instead to help trigger her memories.

A growing affection develops between
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James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez’s ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Gets Creepy First Trailer

James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez’s ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Gets Creepy First Trailer
The first trailer for Robert Rodriguez’s “Alita: Battle Angel” has arrived.

Rodriguez, James Cameron, and Laeta Kalogridis wrote the screenplay for the film, based on the manga series “Gunnm” by Japanese artist Yukito Kishiro. “Alita: Battle Angel” is an action-packed sci-fi story of a woman’s discovery of her own abilities and her fight for global change.

Cameron originally wrote a 186-page screenplay accompanied by 600 pages of notes and eventually shared both with Rodriguez, who tried his hand at cleaning up the draft to transform it into a shooting script. Satisfied with the result, Cameron also asked Rodriguez to direct the movie.

“Robert and I have been looking for a film to do together for years, so I was pumped when he said he wanted to do ‘Battle Angel,'” Cameron said in the 2015 announcement of the film. “He’s very collaborative and we’re already like two kids building a go-kart, just having
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