|As an Actor||Cameo||2||$23,229,908||$0||$23,229,908|
|In Technical Roles||Director||13||$1,970,805,840||$4,256,969,174||$6,227,775,014|
|Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 13 films, with $6,227,775,014 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #3)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Avatar (Director), Avatar (Screenwriter), Avatar (Producer), Titanic (Director), Titanic (Screenwriter)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Himself (The Muse), Himself (The Muse), Himself (James Cameron’s Deepsea Challenge 3D), Himself (Side by Side)|
|Most productive collaborators: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Jon Landau, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang|
October 17th, 2016
The original Alien movie can be described as a haunted house movie set in space, only with an alien instead of a supernatural entity attacking the cast. Aliens, on the other hand, loses nearly all of its tension and instead goes for an action-oriented approach. Does it work? Oh hell yeah. This is one of the best films from the 1980s and it is a must have. Is this 30th Anniversary Blu-ray worth picking up if you have the box set? That’s an interesting question.
April 3rd, 2016
Despite what the box office numbers would indicate, there are some people who have never seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens. [Copy Ed: Some of us have never seen any Star Wars movie]. Because of that, we are going to have two reviews. The first is going to contain absolutely no spoilers... okay, just one spoiler. The big boat sinks in the end. ... On the one hand, I feel the need to apologize for that joke. On the other hand, I will never not find that joke funny. So how do you do a review without a single spoiler? Simple, nothing but lists. I will rank The Force Awakens in a trio of lists. How does this film compare to others in the Star Wars Franchise? How does it compare to the biggest hits of 2015? And finally, how does it compare to the biggest all-time hits?
December 1st, 2015
November ended on a positive note with a strong Thanksgiving weekend. Even so, the overall numbers were mixed with a lot of misses mixed in with a few hits. It was better than October and we will call that a victory. Meanwhile, December is potentially record-breaking. Actually, given the evidence, it is almost assuredly going to be record-breaking. Star Wars: The Force Awakens has already set a record for the most money taken from ticket pre-sales and the biggest December weekend will fall. The pre-orders alone will guarantee that. On the downside, it is very likely that no film will make as much in total as The Force Awakens will make during its opening weekend. There's a chance no film makes in total as much as The Force Awakens makes during its opening day. There are a few films that have a shot at $100 million. For example, Joy should get there, if it becomes a major player during Awards Season. If not, it will at least come close. Daddy's Home, and to a lesser extent Sisters, could be surprise $100 million hits. However, like the rest of 2015, December is shaping up to be a month of a record-breaking hit and a lot of films that struggle just to get noticed. On the other hand, last December, was a lot more balanced at the top with four films earning more than $100 million, led by The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. There's a chance The Force Awakens earns more than all four $100 million hits from last year earned combined.
August 10th, 2015
Mythbusters has been on the air for roughly thirteen seasons. (It depends on whether you consider the three first specials as a separate season or not.) It has been a while since I watched the show consistently, but when I do catch the occasional episode, I'm usually entertained. Collection 13 has eight episodes on two discs. What episodes are they? And where do they rank on the show's average?
August 8th, 2014
Last week, there was only one limited release that I thought would do well, Calvary. This week might be even weaker. There is only one film earning a good amount of buzz, What If. Unfortunately, its reviews are likely not as good as they need to be. Again like last week, there are also a couple of documentaries that could find audiences in limited release: Fifi Howls from Happiness and The Dog.
June 19th, 2014
Cosmos debuted on TV in 1980 and featured Carl Sagan, who was arguably the most famous science communicator ever. When it was announced that the show was being re-booted as a mini-series, I was super excited, even more so when it was announced Neil deGrasse Tyson was the host, my anticipation grew even more. But did it grow too much? Could the show possibly live up to my expectations?
March 11th, 2013
I requested Cirque Du Soleil - Worlds Away for the same reason I requested Samsara. After reading numerous reviews, I had really no idea what the movie was about, which made it difficult to come up with keywords. Unfortunately with Samsara that didn't work out so well. I loved the movie, but there was no plot to describe. Is this movie going to be the same?
November 23rd, 2012
This weekend is Thanksgiving and as always that means Black Friday and Cyber Monday plus 48 hours of shopping in-between. Unlike most years, I'm only halfway done with my Christmas shopping. So what recent, and not so recent releases are prime candidates for the perfect gift this year? Over the next month, we will go over several dozen possibilities with our annual Holiday Gift Guide, which is divided into into four sections. This week we start with Major Movie Releases. These are first run releases, franchise box sets, etc. However, before we get into the individual titles, we will start with an update on...
|8/8/2014||James Cameron’s Deepsea Challenge 3D||Himself||$149,879||$0||$149,879|
|8/17/2012||Side by Side||Himself||$58,825||$8,229||$67,054|
|8/8/2014||James Cameron’s Deepsea Chall…||Executive Producer||$149,879||$0||$149,879|
|6/6/2013||Swan Lake Mariinsky Live||Producer||$0||$0||$0|
|12/21/2012||Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away||Executive Producer||$12,512,862||$15,500,000||$28,012,862|
|1/28/2005||Aliens of the Deep||Director,|
|4/11/2003||Ghosts of the Abyss||Director,|
|7/12/1991||Point Break||Executive Producer||$43,218,387||$40,313,571||$83,531,958|
|7/2/1991||Terminator 2: Judgment Day||Director,|
|5/22/1985||Rambo: First Blood Part II||Screenwriter||$150,415,432||$149,984,568||$300,400,000|