We all know who Cameron is. And we all remember how Avatar was an effects spectacle with pretty much nothing else going for it creatively. “Excellent”? Technically, sure. Story, characters, performances, setting, pacing? It’s at about the level of a low-tier Pixar movie. And way below Cameron’s previous efforts, which… Read more
Oh my money’s on none. People will find any number of excuses to defend shitty men.
We’re talking about it now because Cameron hasn’t made a movie in 13 years and this has the potential to be the biggest boondoggle in cinematic history. Just the break even costs are fucking astronomical. Nobody would be talking about the first Avatar in the history of cinema’s cultural impact if not for Cameron’s… Read more
The issue with Avatar is that the only allure was it’s visual effects. That’s it. Uninspiring story. Boring characters. It’s all sizzle and no steak.
No, clearly you just start counting from zero, like all good programmers.
James...you made The Terminator. Titanic. Aliens. The Abyss. True Lies. Why, why do you have to hang your hat on this uninspired, boring franchise? You fuckin’ went into the Mariana Trench for fuck’s sake, and the thing you want to be remembered for is Avatar?
People can’t stop talking about him, so he must be good! Also I’m hearing a lot of things about some indie film called the Room?
By that logic Zack Snyder is the greatest filmmaker to have ever been born.
Will the human race place its ability to share photos of spaghetti smeared toddlers above its knowledge of the universe? Only everyone knows for sure.
The infamous “bunny boiling” scene very clearly only exists to destroy any sympathy for Alex, so we can root for Dan to win and suffer no consequences for his own terrible actions.
Susan Faludi’s book “Backlash” has a great section on the sexism that went into making Fatal Attraction, Michael Douglas’s horrible remarks and attitude toward women when discussing the film, and the test audiences intervening in order to make Glenn Close’s character more unbalanced and less relatable. Read more
As his character Indy said, he can “fly yes, land no”.
he also likes weed, possibly more than either other thing.
I’m intrigued. Segel can write some pretty interesting things. it was lost in the morass of streaming content, but Dispatches From Elsewhere had great acting performances and some excellent moments.
There’s not much more he loves than acting, it would seem. Well, aside from crashing airplanes. Crashing airplanes, and then acting. Those are his two favorite things.
I can’t help but wonder how much of this is self-selecting - people buy cars for the reputation of reliability, and both subject the car to good maintenance (that aids longevity), and are more willing to spend for the occasional big ticket repair rather than getting rid of it (because, you know, it’s a reliable car!… Read more