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James Cameron Sued By Unpublished Sci-Fi Romance Author

Avatar” was a mega-money maker for all involved, but author Kelly Van seems to think she was left out of the pay day to the tune of a quarter of a million dollars. Why? She claims that James Cameron stole ideas from her unpublished sci-fi romance novel, Sheila the Warrior: the Damned. She’s filed a copyright lawsuit against the filmmaker, stating that the characters, setting, plot, sound, visual effects, and total concept of “Avatar” are similar to her book which is about people from Earth who travel to another planet called “Tibet.” I wonder how she came up with that name? Very creative. Keep reading »

Reach Out & Touch (A Porn Star) In 3-D

The future of pornography is here, and it’s more graphic than ever before. Blame (or thank, depending on how you feel about the genre), the success of Hollywood mega hits like “Avatar” and “Alice In Wonderland” for what some predict will take porn to the next level, literally. French director Tom Sridix has been working on the release (ha) of the full-length, 3-D, dirty film “Shortcuts 3-D” for over a year, but wanted to wait until James Cameron caused the current mania in order to fully capitalize on the moment. He’s glad he did and is convinced that 3-D makes for the ultimate erotic film experience: “… you feel like you can reach out and touch her.” Keep reading »

“Avatar” Takes On The Runway

We’ve talked about the “Alice In Wonderland” impact on the runway, but it looks like this year’s Oscar darling has the Disney classic beat. “Avatar,” the James Cameron flick about big blue aliens and their planet (OK, so I fell asleep during the movie), raked in over $2 billion so it was only a matter of time before the fashion industry hopped on a train to planet Pandora. Jean Paul Gaultier took an Eden-like approach to his January show, and Vogue‘s March issue will feature a 10-page spread of forest-inhabiting, tattoo-smothered models. New York designer Jen Kao has already proclaimed that her next collection will be an homage to the sci-fi film. The photo above shows some “Avatar”-esque looks from Valentino and Gautlier. What do you think — would you dress like a Navi? [New York Times] Keep reading »

LARPers Get Blue For “Avatar”


As a closet nerd, I’ve secretly wanted to at least know someone who does LARPing, otherwise known as “live action role playing.” So, I was pretty excited when I saw Live “Avatar” Role-Playing featuring the Na’vi people of Hometree, Wisconsin, frolicking in the forest with the tree of souls and tsahaylu-ing (making a sacred bond) with plants and stuff. They also say really awesome things like, “F**k you, sky bitch!” and “I didn’t believe in God before ‘Avatar.’” It’s so spot-on, it almost makes me want to go blue and run around Los Angeles making a mockumentary of my own. Too bad I’m all tsahaylu’ed to my computer, or I’d totally get right on that. Keep reading »

“Dear John” Defeats “Avatar” At The Box Office

This weekend, after seven weeks at the top of the box office, “Avatar” dropped down to the second most profitable movie at the megaplex. The film that beat blue alien ass? “Dear John,” the Nicholas Sparks-penned love story starring Amanda Seyfried and Channing Tatum. And I helped contribute to its success — it made $32.4 million in its opening weekend — by seeing the film opening night. My assessment of the film, which includes spoilers, after the jump … Keep reading »

The Oscar Nominations Are In!

The nominations for the 82nd Academy Awards were announced this morning and some of the nominees include: George Clooney for best actor in “Up in the Air,” Mo’Nique for best supporting actress in “Precious,” Maggie Gyllenhaal for best supporting actress in “Crazy Heart,” Gabourey Sidibe for best actress in “Precious,” and a little movie called “Avatar” was nominated in a whole bunch of categories, tying “Hurt Locker” for a total of nine nominations. One difference in the awards this year is that 10 movies have been nominated for best picture rather than the usual five. For a full list, check out the official website of the Oscars. Keep reading »

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