The Terminator reboot has found an actor with the chops and machismo to play John Connor, the military messiah who keeps humanity together by punching Skynet right in the solar plexus.
Australian actor Jason Clarke will be the latest actor to sport Connor's scar and stick it to the machine.
Actress CCH Pounder has been entertaining audiences on television and film for almost 35 years and is considered one of the finest character actresses of her generation.
She was first featured in the film All That Jazz, and has gone on to appear in such critically acclaimed and successful films as Prizzi’s Honor, Bagdad Café, Postcards from the Edge, Benny & Joon, Face/Off, and Orphan, as well as in James Cameron’s Avatar as Mo’at. But it is television where the actress has truly left her mark having played Detective Claudette Wyms on the groundbreaking FX series The Shield. Since then she has had roles on several popular series including Justice League Unlimited, The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, Warehouse 13, Revenge, and most recently Sons of Anarchy. Now Pounder returns to feature films with the new movie Home Again, which will be released on DVD and digital download beginning November 12th.
Home Again revolves around three Jamaicans that are deported from the U.S., Canada, and England, and must make their way in a land that they are not familiar with. Pounder plays Dulsay Mooreland, a single mother living in England with a teenage son (Stephen James) who is deported to Jamaica after committing a minor crime. Now Dulsay will do whatever she needs to in order to get her son back from Jamaica before he is heads down the wrong path. The film was directed and co-written by Sudz Sutherland (TV’s Degrassi: The Next Generation), and also stars Tatyana Ali (Kiss the Girls), and Lyriq Bent (Four Brothers).
I recently had the absolute pleasure of speaking with CCH Pounder about Home Again, as well as the upcoming Avatar sequels, and the legacy of The Shield. The veteran actress discussed her new film, the deportation problem in the U.S., her character’s struggle to help her son, acting alone with a phone, the impact The Shield has had on audiences, when the Avatar sequels begin shooting, and whether or not her character will return.
Like a T-1000 reforming even after being blasted with liquid nitrogen and blown into a million pieces, the Terminator franchise just won't quit.
With the fifth theatrical installment in this unkillable series heading to theaters in the summer of 2015, we're getting some sense of who could played the new versions of Sarah Connor, Kyle Reese, and even John Connor in the Terminator reboot.
Just how tough is the villainous Colonel Miles Quaritch?
So tough that (spoiler alert) taking several Na'vi arrows the size of second-graders to his burly chest won't keep him from returning for all three of James Cameron's sequels to Avatar.
James Cameron is putting together Avatars 2, 3, and 4 to start hitting theaters in 2016, but fans of the biggest movie of all time (not adjusted) will soon have a whole different way to visit Pandora.
For the last several years, plans have been afoot for a massive Avatar theme park at Disney World Resort's Animal Kingdom park in Florida. Some concept art and early imagery from the eventual Pandora park have made their way online, giving a taste of the exotic alien locales coming to Florida.
It's not often that an on-the-nose allegory for the struggle of Native Americans against the impossible tide of imperial expansion spawns a slot machine tie-in.
But that's what's happening with Avatar Video Slots and Treasures of Pandora.
Now that Jake Sulley and the Na'vi are living large on Pandora, who could possibly be fearsome enough to face them in Avatar 2, which kicks off a set of three sequels to the biggest movie of all time (not adjusted for inflation)?
If a new rumor is to be believed, James Cameron is reuniting with his most hulking lead actor for Avatar 2, which could very well feature Arnold Schwarzenegger as the villain.
Paramount Pictures, Skydance Productions, and Annapurna Films are planning to have a fifth Terminator movie in theaters on June 26, 2015.
Up until now, the goal of kicking off a whole new trilogy (sigh) during the year of mega-sequels looked like a lofty one, since this mysterious reboot-sequel-thing didn't have a director to oversee the continuing battle between humanity and Skynet.
What we're calling Terminator 5 still doesn't have a director, but it might soon, with Alan Taylor in negotiations for the job.
There are many, many adjectives you could fairly apply to the new theatrical trailer for Gravity, but the one that springs to mind first is "intense."
Anyone wondering just when Avatar 2 bring Pandora and its blue cat-people back to 3D screens nationwide got an answer today.
Not only that, but it turns out that the planned Avatar trilogy is now an Avatar quadrilogy, with James Cameron and Fox hiring a quartet of writers to help the director out with the screenplays for three more Avatar movies to be produced concurrently starting early next year.