Sequel Problems: The Spielberg/Cameron Conundrum
Jan 18th '19

Sequel Problems: The Spielberg/Cameron Conundrum

Last year, when James Cameron announced he would be spending what would seem to be the rest of his career making Avatar sequels, I sighed. Yes, I enjoyed Avatar, and yes, I am curious to see what else he has to do in that very pretty world. However, I enjoyed everything else he did in his […]

50 Years of ‘2001’

50 Years of ‘2001’

In the entire history of cinema, there are a handful of science fiction movies and properties that loom larger than all the rest. The first would be Fritz Lang’s 1927 silent German expressionist, Metropolis. It was the first time audiences would see sci-fi taken seriously. Treated with high production values and given an original score, it […]

JAMES CAMERON VS. TECHNOLOGY: Volume 2

JAMES CAMERON VS. TECHNOLOGY: Volume 2

In the previous article, I discussed the theme of James Cameron’s catalogue of movies involving humanity vs. technology. Cameron goes back and forth about how the use of technology can be both a benefit and a burden for mankind, and we as an audience will know how he will pose technology in the movie depending […]

JAMES CAMERON VS. TECHNOLOGY Volume 1

JAMES CAMERON VS. TECHNOLOGY Volume 1

James Cameron burst onto the scene in 1984 with The Terminator, and two years later in 1986 he released his second feature, ALIENS (to pretty much near-unanimous praise); thus Cameron had already begun a love/hate relationship with technology. As a storyteller and a director, he was well aware of the possibilities of technology, both as […]