Guillermo del Toro has won critical acclaim — and a baker’s dozen Academy Award nominations — for his latest film, The Shape of Water. The movie is about the close relationship that develops between a woman and a strange creature that’s being held captive in the research facility where she works. Del Toro wrote the screenplay, so we wanted to know if the roots of the relationship could be traced to anything he’d experienced in his life. His answer is surprising, because he was the “creature” to Oscar-winning director James Cameron!
The Shape of Water is playing now in theaters everywhere.
Next month, Titanic will get a special one-week re-release to celebrate its 20th anniversary. Yes, believe it or not, it’s been two decades since Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet boarded the ill-fated luxury liner. And the film is still the second-biggest grossing film in the world, behind only another James Cameron-directed film, Avatar Back then, DiCaprio had established himself as one of Hollywood’s brightest up-and-coming young actors, having earned an Oscar nomination for What’s Eating Gilbert Grape. But he’d never starred in a big-budget movie before, and when Titanic came along, he actually had to think long and hard about whether he wanted to do it or not! (Click on the media bar below to hear Leonardo DiCaprio)
The 20th anniversary re-release of Titanic opens in theaters on December 1.
Even with an extended break from acting thanks to his political career, Arnold Schwarzenegger has made an indelible mark on cinema. Though my personal Schwarzenegger favorite is the twist driven Total Recall, most movie buffs cite Terminator 2: Judgment Day as his finest work. Director James Cameron has overseen the film’s 3D conversion,and now Terminator 2: Judgment Day 3D hits AMC Theatres starting August 25.
We’ve interviewed Schwarzenegger numerous times over the years and he has always been more than happy to talk about the Terminator franchise. Even though Terminator: Genisys didn’t set the world on fire in the U.S. (it didn’t break the $100 million mark), it still made over $350 million internationally.
Click on the media bar to hear Schwarzenegger discuss why the Terminator franchise is far from over!
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Although there David Fincher, James Cameron and Jean-Pierre Jeunet have all explored the Alien universe (to varying degrees), Ridley Scott, thanks to 2012’s Prometheus and now Alien: Covenant, is pretty much the main voice of the franchise. Although visual spectacle is part of Scott’s aesthetic, he’s also building on the complex themes he developed in Prometheus with Alien: Covenant.
The latest installment, however, expands on the dangerous life forms that showed up at the end of Prometheus, and though Alien: Covenant has its share of cerebral and eye catching compositions (Scott pays a subtle homage to Stanley Kubrick’s 2001), the film’s foundation lies in its ability to scare people out of their seats. Having theatrical trained actors like Billy Crudup and Katherine Waterston helped Scott confidently deliver the appropriate chills.
“When you’re doing a film like this which is constantly people dying and constantly stressful and in a constant show of fear,” said Scott. “There’s many colors of fear. There’s many colors of remorse. There’s many colors of everything and a person who has theater background – they dig deep and they can pull that out. So they helped enormously.”
Click on the media bar below to hear Scott talks about the evolution of the AI characters in the Alien films (Ian Holm played Ash in the Ridley Scott directed original, with Michael Fassbender playing the latest AI Walter with Alien: Covenant):
It has been over three decades since Arnold Schwarzenegger landed his career making role in The Terminator. The actor continues his storied run with the franchise, as Terminator Genisys marks the fourth time he’s played the titular antihero..
Many diehard fans may have lost faith with the Terminator universe, especially after many devotees gave a lukewarm reception to 2009’s Terminator Salvation.
However Schwarzenegger says Terminator Genisys honors the past Terminator movies even director James Cameron has given the movie his blessing!