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[UPDATED] Check Out Entertainment Weekly's New TERMINATOR: GENISYS Promo Pics!
The past two days have been nothing short of active in lieu of recently-revealed promotional pics from Entertainment Weekly's exclusive coverage of director Alan Taylor's trilogy reboot starter, Terminator: Genisys. Based on EW's coverage, the film, writen by Patrick Lussier and Laeta Kalogridis, will forsee a revamp of the story that centers on iconic heroine Sarah Connor's orphaned upbringing beginning at the age of nine years old upon the arrival of a Terminator who becomes her "guardian" who she addresses as "Pops". Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who has either starred in or appeared in all previous Terminator films dating back to helmer James Cameron's successful first in 1984, is returning to reprise the classic role as the killer-cyborg from the future whose living tissue, sitting atop his metal alloy, has become the segway for the Terminator's "aging" process while co-existing with mankind.
On Thursday this week, more details are being revealed by way of EW from the director, who says the new film will re-enact the Terminator's electrifying arrival in 1984 at the Los Angeles Griffith Observatory from the first film. "It's the holy grail of visual effects," Producer David Ellison told EW. "You create a walking, breathing human that doesn't exist." Of course, no great action thriller can exist without a great villain, and so the producers are keeping an extra tight lid on that detail, except for at least one hint they shared about the particular new villain in the film, describing what Comingsoon.net wrote as "a man-machine hybrid" which they hope will become a major stepping stone in visual effects delivery in addition to semi-digitally reviving Schwarzenegger's youth. "Part of the challenge is to dazzle people with something they haven't seen before," Taylor said. "There are elements in our main villain that are straining the capacities of our brilliant visual-effects people. So that's a good sign."
July 1, 2015 is the new date for Terminator Genisys from Paramount Pictures and Skydance before releasing the remaining two on May 19, 2017 and June 29, 2018. Schwarzenegger joins actress Emilia Clarke and actors Jason Clarke, Jai Courtney to lead the cast along with J.K. Simmons, Dayo Okeniyi, Byung-hun Lee, Michael Gladis, Sandrine Holt and Matt Smith starring. You can catch a handful of the cast in brand new promo pics from Entertainment Weekly just below.
UPDATE (6:32pm EST): ComingSoon.net forwarded more exclusive pics from Entertainment Weekly for Terminator: Genisys which you can view just below
Making a film of any kind takes some seriously hard work, especially one that pushes boundaries. I've never been in an editing booth, although I can imagine the tediousness that comes with putting together a project that can be physically and mentally demanding on its face. Throw in the bread and butter of special visual effects and although your time is your own, you're ultimately on a whole other battlefield. It's an emotion that's understandable for want of being a creative and to be able to share it with audiences. After all you've been through in life until now and investing a heavy portion of your time and energy on a project like Black Lightning: Tobias's Revenge, actor and filmmaker Choice Skinner is more than qualified on the matter after winning Best Fan Film at the Urban Action Showcase and Expo last November.
"The team and I were honored to have been selected and screened at such a prestigious event." says Skinner before giving praise to the…
Welp... it's been a less than ceremonious weekend for me. Being sick didn't help much for want of seeing Black Panther (guess who is avoiding Facebook to abstain from spoilers!), but it did give me a chance to do some important work for the site.
Ultimately, that includes introducing the week's entries for The Hit List now online and with none other than stuntwoman Tally Rodin getting our stunt playlist off to an explosive start. Following that are reels by Aidan Kennedy, Ronnie Shalvis, Nilo Ghajar-Williams, Thomas Lorber and a parkour jam sesh hosted by 3Run. Rounding it all out are Daniel Bodlák, Marco Falcone, Emily Tung, Jae Greene, Rebecca Ahn and Robin Calvo.
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The days of video stores are long behind us, as are the days of distributors throwing literally EVERYTHING at the booming DVD market. In those halcyon days, independent distributors were lining up to partner with (see: take advantage of) indie filmmakers and help chains like Blockbuster and Hollywood Video fill the gaps in their shelves between big Hollywood releases. For those of us brave enough to wade through this swamp of content, the occasional diamonds felt like a gift from god.
For every 10 unmitigated disasters, there was a gem like Mean Guns or Extreme Heist to incentivize further exploration. Sadly those days are lost to time; a fading piece of nostalgia that older millennials will lament to future generations. But maybe those days aren't totally lost. The torch of obscure video store treasures may have been passed to an unlikely new champion... Amazon Prime!
From the beginning, Amazon Prime felt grittier than the other big dog of streaming, Netflix. It was a bit more …