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Oscars Snubs: ‘Elvis,’ ‘Banshees of Inisherin’ Shut Out as ‘Top Gun: Maverick,’ ‘Avatar 2’ Only Win One Award Each

Perhaps Tom Cruise and James Cameron were onto something. The superstars behind two of the biggest films from the past year, Top Gun: Maverick and Avatar: The Way of Water, didn’t attend the 2023 Oscars, where their blockbuster movies, despite being nominated for multiple awards, went home with only one award each, both in the […]

An Oral History of the Epic ‘Titanic’ Oscars at 25

Twenty-five years ago, both Titanic and the 70th annual Academy Awards at which it was crowned best picture made history. The film’s victory, however, was not preordained. Its Oscar campaign had to overcome naysayers who first doubted the film would be a success and then held its success against it. As for the ceremony itself, […]

‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ Digital Release Includes 3 Hours of Bonus Features

Avatar: The Way of Water is headed to home entertainment, with James Cameron’s film available to buy on digital on March 28. As part of the release, Disney and 20th Century will debut three hours of bonus materials focusing on topics such as performance capture, creating the undersea world of Pandora, the introduction of the […]

James Cameron Convenes ‘Avatar 2’ Fans for Unfiltered Feedback: “We’re Not Looking for Praise”

Days before James Cameron’s Avatar: The Way of Water splashed its way past his 1997 film, Titanic, on the global box office charts to become the No. 3 movie of all time (not adjusted for inflation), the filmmaker took a seat on the Walt Disney Studios lot in Burbank to do something he said he’s […]

How James Cameron Executed Complex VFX in ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’

Following the success of 2009’s groundbreaking Avatar, James Cameron began writing a new story that would take Jake Sully (Sam Worthington), Neytiri (Zoe Saldaña) and their children on an emotional journey in a new region of Pandora — moving from its bioluminescent forest to its seas in the hopes of protecting their family from the […]

Marc Maron Recalls “Ridiculous” ‘Avatar 2’ Audition, Says He Had “Nothing Invested” in Role

Marc Maron says that while he got a box of cigars as a consolation from James Cameron for auditioning for a part in his Avatar sequel, the entire experience was “ridiculous.” While speaking to Happy Sad Confused podcast host Josh Horowitz for a recent 92Y conversation, Maron opened up about going out for a role […]

Just How Many Visual FX Awards Will ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ Win?

When the 21st annual Visual Effects Society Awards are presented Feb. 15 at The Beverly Hilton, the question might not be will Avatar: The Way of Water win, but just how many awards will it collect? The juggernaut earned 14 nominations this year, a record for a feature — or any single project — in […]

James Cameron vs. James Cameron: ‘Avatar 2,’ ’Titanic’ Navigate Unusual Box Office Showdown

The 2023 Super Bowl isn’t the only game in town. There’s also an interesting contest underway at the worldwide box office, where a 3D rerelease of 1997’sTitanic is going up against juggernaut Avatar: The Way of Water, both directed by James Cameron. For the filmmaker, it’s an embarrassment of riches. Avatar: The Way of Water […]

Box Office: ‘Magic Mike 3’ Wins Super Bowl Weekend With $8.2M But ‘Avatar 2,’ ‘Titanic’ Close Behind

Magic Mike’s Last Dance won Super Bowl weekend at the domestic box office with an estimated $8.2 million, the lowest showing of the three films in the Channing Tatum franchise. However, Last Dance is playing in far fewer theaters — 1,550 cinemas is a modest number for a high-profile studio release — than the first […]

‘Avatar 2,’ ‘Elvis’ Win Big at Advanced Imaging Society Awards

Avatar: The Way of Water and Elvis were big winners at the 13th Advanced Imaging Society Lumiere Awards, which celebrated the creative and technical achievements that brought showmanship to entertainment during the year. “It’s just this great big glorious marriage between the performing arts and the technical arts,” summed up Elvis helmer Baz Luhrmann during […]

James Cameron Recreates ‘Titanic’ Jack and Rose Ending to Test If Jack Could Have Fit on the Door

Amid the 25th anniversary of Titanic, director James Cameron is attempting to settle the longstanding debate once and for all: whether Leonardo DiCaprio’s Jack could’ve fit on that door and survived. In a teaser of his upcoming National Geographic special, Titanic: 25 Years Later with James Cameron, the director conducts a scientific study to assess whether […]

Box Office: ‘Avatar 2‘ Sets Sights on Scuttling ‘Titanic’

The remarkable performance of Avatar: The Way of Water continues. Sometime on Friday, James Cameron’s big-budget spectacle will overtake the $2.071 billion grossed globally by Star Wars: The Force Awakens to rank No. 4 on the list of history’s top performers at the worldwide box office, not adjusted for inflation. The next milestone: sailing past […]