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James Cameron’s Many Imitators

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then James Cameron must be one of the most beloved directors in Hollywood. Every one of his films has been aped at least once, sometimes before they even came out. Here are … Continue reading

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I Hated Avatar, But Here’s Why I’m Going to Watch Avatar 2

So, Avatar 2 has finally received a release date, and it’s going to arrive 11 years after the original film. I watched Avatar in the theater on Christmas Day 2009, and I haven’t seen it since. The first year that … Continue reading

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Will Avatar 2 Share the Same Fate as Alice Through the Looking Glass?

Alice in Wonderland debuted in March 2010 and it took Disney remakes of their own films to a whole new level. It was the first of its kind to make $1 billion worldwide, and every live-action Disney remake since it … Continue reading

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Forgotten Film Gems: Gattaca

Why do great movies like Gattaca bomb at the box office while drivel like Avatar earn way more money than they deserve? I guess the film business is a lot like high school. The smart, nerdy films get ignored while … Continue reading

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James Cameron’s Best Movie

What is James Cameron’s best movie? It’s not Aliens. It’s not Terminator 2: Judgment Day. It’s not even Titanic. No, his best movie is one that he planned more than a decade before it became a reality. He had to … Continue reading

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Movie Matchups: Titanic vs. Somewhere in Time

You’ve probably heard a million times that James Cameron’s Avatar isn’t the most original story ever told. But did you know that his previous film Titanic, which set new box-office records during 1997-1998, has virtually the same story as a … Continue reading

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Battle of the Message Movies: How to Train Your Dragon vs. Avatar

How to Train Your Dragon is what James Cameron’s Avatar was trying to be. It’s a great movie filled with emotion, action and interesting characters. As a bonus, it has a subtle message that is so central to the film … Continue reading

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