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Jack Rico

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2013/08/22 at 8:49pm

James Cameron’s “Avatar” Movies To Get 4 Book Novels

08.22.2013 | By |

Filmmaker James Cameron has tapped noted science fiction author Steven Charles Gould (Jumper) to write four stand-alone novels based upon – and expanding — Cameron’s history-making 2009 film Avatar, and Cameron’s stories for his three upcoming Avatar sequels. Read More

Pau Brunet

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2012/10/16 at 12:00am

Avatar 3D

10.16.2012 | By |

 

Hace once años, el Titanic de James Cameron zarpó diciendo adiós al gran espectáculo de Hollywood. La epopeya de aquel barco fue como una despedida del cartón y piedra. En unos años, Peter Jackson unió por un momento el cartón de los decorados de antaño con la era digital. Las prótesis se mezclaban con las telas azules. Este universo, ha seguido mezclándose aunque cada vez con menos brillo – Robert Zemeckis ha ido dándose con la misma piedra desde hace seis años-, dejándose seducir más por lo azul que por lo real. Pero once años después de este barco, Cameron da por fin la gran bienvenida a esta era digital y del 3D. Avatar es un avatar del Hollywood de antes con el de ahora. El director le ha dado al cine de los grandes espectáculos pirotécnicos, un traje nuevo, hecho a medida y donde convergen estilos, ideas y nuevas tecnologías, todo ello envuelto en un tono muy cerca de ‘Dances with Wolves‘.

 

Avatar cuenta una historia clásica de un soldado en tierras extrañas y como por accidente termina involucrándose en la vida de los habitantes de ese lugar. Como en Dances with Wolves o The New World (la historia de Pocahontas contada por Terrence Malick), Avatar es un relato sobre las culturas extranjeras y desconocidas por el mundo occidental. Sabiendo esto, Cameron no trata de dar a la historia ningún matiz novedoso –algo que es criticable, y por el que lo criticará más de uno-, sino que centra su atención en el nuevo mundo que descubre su personaje principal. Es en este punto donde la película funciona a toda máquina, la curiosidad del personaje de Sam Worthington es el motor de la historia, y Cameron logra que sintamos lo que siente él. Los hermosos lugares, los matices de los personajes y la lograda ambientación son todo un triunfo en mayúsculas para su director. Lo que no ha logrado Zemeckis en tres películas, Cameron lo logra en una. Por primera vez, la tecnología 3D se justifica para entender todo lo que sucede a nuestro alrededor.

 

En estos dos años de intentos tridimensionales, Avatar es la reina absoluta al lograr imprimir imágenes inolvidables, con texturas impresionantes, y llena el vacío que hay entre la pantalla y los ojos del espectador. Cameron construye un nuevo mundo entero y ese es su acierto, sobrepasando los defectos de un film algo largo y pesado en su primer acto, y falto de originalidad. De estos defectos también destaca una música de James Horner que no acaba entrar en el oído como hacia en Titanic o Legends of the Fall, y la canción final es casi un despropósito artístico. Una pecata minuta que se olvida rápido gracias a la presencia de Sigourney Weaver y todos los guiños a Aliens.

 

A modo personal, Avatar me recuerda a esas películas de antes – y que ahora sólo saben hacer los señores de Pixar – que te invitaban a soñar y entender que Hollywood es la fábrica de sueños.

 

Mack Chico

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2012/08/14 at 12:00am

‘Avatar 3D’ Bluray will be released Oct 15th!

08.14.2012 | By |

'Avatar 3D' Bluray will be released Oct 15th!

Finally! 3 years since its release on December 18th, 2009, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment announced this morning that James Cameron’s Avatar will arrive as a “Collector’s Edition” Blu-ray 3D on October 15 globally and in North America on October 16. Three years to wait for a 3D bluray?? Nuts.

“3D television is the future of home entertainment,” said Cameron, “I’m a huge proponent of the technology and very pleased that ‘Avatar’ can be viewed in the living room the way it is meant to be seen.”

“As the number of homes with 3D televisions continues to grow, we thought it was important to bring the biggest 3D film ever right into your living room,” continued producer Jon Landau, “This is the only way fans should experience the world of Pandora and this release offers the highest picture quality possible.”

Previously only available to consumers through an exclusive deal with Panasonic, the two-disc Avatar 3D Blu-ray Collector’s Edition will feature the original theatrical release and be available in all-new collectible packaging. Seen by more than 310 million people worldwide, the Oscar and Golden Globe winning epic is the highest-grossing film of all time, taking in more than $2.7 billion in worldwide box office. It is also top-selling Blu-ray disc of all time.

Dominican actress Zoe Saldaña who played Neytiri in the movie, is on the cover of the 3D Blu-ray movie.

Zoe Saldana in

Jack Rico

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2012/04/06 at 12:00am

Titanic 3D

04.6.2012 | By |

Titanic 3D

Coinciding with the centenary of the sinking of the transatlantic ship Titanic, director James Cameron returns us to the most famous ship in history, but now in 3D. His aim is to revive the magic of the film to audiences who saw it in its original theatrical release back in 1997, but also present it to a new generation of potential fans.

I will not bore you with the plot, since you should already know it, so let’s talk about the 3D implementation. Does it make this film better? Yes it does. Cameron has created perhaps the best 3D conversion in film history at a cost of $18 million dollars and over a year’s time of meticulous work. But besides this particular movie, there is usually a difference between a film shot in 3D and one converted to 3D – it’s cheaper and less effective. The  three-dimensional effects are weakened when the film is not shot in stereography cameras and the viewer’s eye might notice the defect. It can take away from the experience you are paying for.

In the opening scenes, the quality you can notice the spectacular conversion, as if it were shot in 3D back in 1997. The three hours of Titanic will still make you sigh, tie you up in knots, crying again all the way until the end of the credits.

Titanic‘ is a classic, and arguably one of the best films in cinematic history. Defending this point are its accomplishments: winner of 11 Oscars, including Best Picture and director, most expensive production ever in 1997, highest grossing film in history to the world for twelve consecutive years until ‘Avatar’, from Cameron beat it. The love story is just as strong, reminding us why it occupies a prominent place on our shelves and in our memories… and in 3D it’s much better.

Jack Rico

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2011/05/19 at 12:00am

James Cameron to re-release ‘Titanic’ in 3D

05.19.2011 | By |

James Cameron to re-release 'Titanic' in 3D

HOLLYWOOD, CA (May 19, 2011) – Paramount Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox and Lightstorm Entertainment jointly announced today that James Cameron’s “TITANIC” will be re-released worldwide on April 6, 2012.
 
The release, which marks the 100th anniversary of the Titanic setting sail (April 10th), will present the film in 3D for the first time ever.
 
Written, directed and produced by Cameron, “TITANIC” is the second highest grossing movie of all time. It is one of only three films to have received a record 11 Academy AwardsÒ including Best Picture and Best Director; and launched the careers of stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.
 
Called “A spectacular demonstration of what modern technology can contribute to dramatic storytelling” by Variety upon its release in 1997, the long in the works 3D conversion is being overseen by Cameron and his Lightstorm producing partner Jon Landau who produced the hit movie.
 
Said Cameron, “There’s a whole generation that’s never seen ‘TITANIC’ as it was meant to be seen, on the big screen.  And this will be ‘TITANIC’ as you’ve never seen it before, digitally re-mastered at 4K and painstakingly converted to 3D.  With the emotional power intact and the images more powerful than ever, this will be an epic experience for fans and newcomers alike.”
 
“This new presentation of Paramount’s top-grossing film is particularly special because 2012 is the 100th anniversary of our studio. Paramount has had the pleasure of introducing audiences to some of the all-time classics of cinema during that century of moviemaking and we cannot think of a better way to mark the occasion than with this re-release of ‘TITANIC’,” said Brad Grey, Chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures.
 
Commented Fox Filmed Entertainment Chairmen and CEOs, Jim Gianopulos and Tom Rothman: “Our 30-plus year relationship with Jim Cameron and Lightstorm has been enormously rewarding, from ‘Aliens’ to ‘Avatar’, and the global phenomenon of ‘TITANIC’ remains one of the greatest sources of pride in our history.  We are pleased to allow a new generation of audiences to experience the film in its brilliant digital restoration in 3D.”

Jack Rico

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2010/07/29 at 12:00am

Guillermo del Toro, Cameron pair up for ‘Madness’!

07.29.2010 | By |

Guillermo del Toro, Cameron pair up for 'Madness'!

Mexican director Guillermo del Toro will direct “At the Mountain of Madness,” adapted from the novel by HP Lovecraft, with the production help of James Cameron, director of “Avatar.”

The plot tells the story of an expedition to Antarctica in the 30s, during which a group of scientists found a mysterious and ancient city. According to Deadline Hollywood, the movie will be made in 3D.

Del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy) will create a fantasy and horror film, which will require a substantial budget.

Jack Rico

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2010/04/20 at 12:00am

Avatar

04.20.2010 | By |

Rating: 4.0

Rated: PG-13 for intense epic battle sequences and warfare, sensuality, language and some smoking.
Release Date: 2009-12-18
Starring: James Cameron
Director(s):
Distributor:
Film Genre:
Country:USA
Official Website: http://www.avatarpelicula.es

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Jack Rico

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2010/04/20 at 12:00am

Why you shouldn’t buy ‘Avatar’ on Blu-Ray…yet!

04.20.2010 | By |

Why you shouldn't buy 'Avatar' on Blu-Ray...yet!

Get ready to get royally screwed – 3 times – by James Cameron. On April 22nd, Earth Day, 20th Century Fox and James Cameron will release Avatar on DVD and Blu-Ray.

Everyone who didn’t see in theaters is anxious to see what all the fuss was about. How great was the 3D experience? Did it revolutionize the way we see films? All those questions will NOT be answered nor seen in the upcoming DVD release.

Why? Because the smart marketing people at Fox will be releasing 3 versions of the film between now and next year.

Here’s the breakdown of what you should expect for all 3 editions:

– On April 22, Best Buy and the rest of the DVD chains will be renting and selling the bare and bones edition, which essentially contains only the 2D movie. No special features, no menus, no trailers, no bonus features at all. According to Cameron, they wanted to use every available bit of information on the disc to preserve the visual and audio quality of the film.

– The second version will be released in November. They’re calling it ‘The Ultimate Edition,’ which will drop after the theatrical re-release of Avatar in 3D with an extra 20 to 40 minutes of deleted footage and extra features.

– And lastly, a third version will drop in 3D for 2011 as a 3 disc set, along with all the bells and whistles your blue Avatar self can imagine. The idea is that by then, more consumers are expected to have 3-D televisions in their homes.

So with all this information we just researched for you, why would you buy the upcoming Avatar blu-ray movie, if you can see the re-release of Avatar, with additional content and in the best possible 3D at theaters, then have the option to also buy the special edition in November?

What we want you to avoid is to have to pay over $100 for the same dvd movie. It makes Cameron richer and you poorer. Doesn’t he already have enough money? Isn’t the movie already the highest grossing in history, destroying Titanic’s record from what was thought to be utterly impossible! Don’t buy into the marketing ploy that some marketer from Fox came up with to exploit you. Just wait a few months and get a much superior release for your hard earned money.

And for those of you that don’t care buying it, but streaming it via Netflix on your big 50 inch LED screen, with your high speed FIOS internet, get ready to wait 28 days to see Avatar, May 20th to be exact, after its April 22nd release. This was part of a deal just signed between Netflix and Fox and Universal Pictures. So why would Netflix succumb to this deal? More inventory at a discounted price and an expanded number of titles it can stream directly to customers. In exchange to have Blockbuster sell first, Netflix, for the first time, will stream shows like 24 under the new pact. The company seems to be calculating that video-on-demand will become a bigger part of its business in the future, making any loss of revenue due to rental delays negligible.

So there you go folks. Be a wise and savvy consumer and don’t let yourself be taken for a ride.

Pau Brunet

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2009/12/17 at 12:00am

Avatar

12.17.2009 | By |

Avatar

Hace once años, el Titanic de James Cameron zarpó diciendo adiós al gran espectáculo de Hollywood. La epopeya de aquel barco fue como una despedida del cartón y piedra. En unos años, Peter Jackson unió por un momento el cartón de los decorados de antaño con la era digital. Las prótesis se mezclaban con las telas azules. Este universo, ha seguido mezclándose aunque cada vez con menos brillo – Robert Zemeckis ha ido dándose con la misma piedra desde hace seis años-, dejándose seducir más por lo azul que por lo real. Pero once años después de este barco, Cameron da por fin la gran bienvenida a esta era digital y del 3D. Avatar es un avatar del Hollywood de antes con el de ahora. El director le ha dado al cine de los grandes espectáculos pirotécnicos, un traje nuevo, hecho a medida y donde convergen estilos, ideas y nuevas tecnologías, todo ello envuelto en un tono muy cerca de ‘Dances with Wolves‘.

 

Avatar cuenta una historia clásica de un soldado en tierras extrañas y como por accidente termina involucrándose en la vida de los habitantes de ese lugar. Como en Dances with Wolves o The New World (la historia de Pocahontas contada por Terrence Malick), Avatar es un relato sobre las culturas extranjeras y desconocidas por el mundo occidental. Sabiendo esto, Cameron no trata de dar a la historia ningún matiz novedoso –algo que es criticable, y por el que lo criticará más de uno-, sino que centra su atención en el nuevo mundo que descubre su personaje principal. Es en este punto donde la película funciona a toda máquina, la curiosidad del personaje de Sam Worthington es el motor de la historia, y Cameron logra que sintamos lo que siente él. Los hermosos lugares, los matices de los personajes y la lograda ambientación son todo un triunfo en mayúsculas para su director. Lo que no ha logrado Zemeckis en tres películas, Cameron lo logra en una. Por primera vez, la tecnología 3D se justifica para entender todo lo que sucede a nuestro alrededor.

 

En estos dos años de intentos tridimensionales, Avatar es la reina absoluta al lograr imprimir imágenes inolvidables, con texturas impresionantes, y llena el vacío que hay entre la pantalla y los ojos del espectador. Cameron construye un nuevo mundo entero y ese es su acierto, sobrepasando los defectos de un film algo largo y pesado en su primer acto, y falto de originalidad. De estos defectos también destaca una música de James Horner que no acaba entrar en el oído como hacia en Titanic o Legends of the Fall, y la canción final es casi un despropósito artístico. Una pecata minuta que se olvida rápido gracias a la presencia de Sigourney Weaver y todos los guiños a Aliens.

 

A modo personal, Avatar me recuerda a esas películas de antes – y que ahora sólo saben hacer los señores de Pixar – que te invitaban a soñar y entender que Hollywood es la fábrica de sueños.

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