It’s been nearly eight years since James Cameron’s Avatar took the global box office by storm, and while it’s become très chic for some corners of the internet to endlessly bash Avatar, I still maintain my stubborn affection for Cameron’s movie. Very few filmmakers can create action-driven science-fiction that operates at Cameron’s level; just look at how many times people have messed up Cameron’s Terminator franchise, a near-flawless formula for blockbuster movies that studios have nevertheless run directly into the ground. We may laugh at Cameron’s planned sequels, but they are both original (technically!) and creator-driven movies. Isn’t that what we claim to want from Hollywood?
The Avatar franchise has turned into James Cameron’s Xanadu, a vanity project of staggering scale to which the public will seemingly never be permitted access. It’s kept him busy since 2009, as he’s concurrently scripted a whopping four sequels to the immensely lucrative 2009 sci-fi epic. Perhaps, one day, it shall be his tomb. But to us unwashed rabble in the general populace, the grand Avatar franchise is little more than an idea, and a weird idea at that. As our beloved Editor-in-Chief Matt Singer noted not too long ago, pretty much everybody has moved on from Avatar as a cultural touchstone. Cameron seems more jazzed about this plan than anyone else, but he’ll have to put his dreams on hold for a little while longer.
James Cameron doesn’t lack for confidence. And why should he? This is the guy who made the biggest movie in the history of the universe, and then he topped himself and made the biggest movie in the history of the universe a second time. If there is anything in the world of movies James Cameron can’t do, he hasn’t found it yet.
I don't know why, but I love a good cover tune. The operative word is good. You can go to any bar in North America on a Saturday night and get 12 solid hours of bad cover tunes. But a good, well performed covered tune is a hard thing to beat. I guess I just really enjoy hearing a song we all know and love transform and become something different. Here is my list of favorite cover tunes. This is fa
One of the undisputed best bands of the day Saturday was Avatar. If you missed the set, it sucks to be you because they just straight killed it. Check out some photos from the Swedish Metalers here (Photos by JC Designs):
Saturday is the big day! Festapalooza II is almost here! And a lot of people have been asking what time everyone is playing. Well, below are the scheduled time for everyone. As always, things are subject to change. It's gonna be a great day full of kick ass rock. It's suppose to be sunny and 85. So, get your tickets and get ready for the BIGGEST party of the year.