NY Comic Con 2009: McG on Reviving <I>Terminator</I> and Christian Bale’s Rant

McG is certainly an unusual person. I wrote "insane" in big letters in my notebook, and underlined it, but I think it is actually enthusiasm. Anyway, he helmed the most rip-roaring panel that I attended this weekend at Comic-Con. He was in the biggest room, with a hugely critical crowd presenting eight minutes of his take on the Terminator franchise just days after the Christian Bale rant leaked out all over the internet and basically made it look like an out of control set. But McG strutted out in front of the masses who had waited hours on line to see this panel (OK, and Watchmen too) and right out of the gate started talking about why he wanted to make this movie, and when a bit of feedback interrupted his tale and an audience member shouted, "that's fucking unprofessional," he laughed it off, and said simply, "I'm good." At least this wild and unpredictable director who riled the crowd by calling Christian Bale at home via cell phone (Bale's wife answered and told McG he was crazy... he readily agreed), plucked a member of the audience out to ask his question on stage simply because he was wearing a Cyberdyne T-shirt and him screaming to the projectionist that the trailer had "better be loud" got this girl in the mood to see how Skynet takes over the world.

Bonham Carter lends a touch of class to Terminator

by DeAnn Welker June 30, 2008 4:42 pm
Bonham Carter lends a touch of class to <i>Terminator</i>

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Helena Bonham Carter is the latest casting coup for the producers of Terminator Salvation.

Swear To Blog! McG Says Terminator Spoilers Are Fake

by Kasey McDonald June 5, 2008 3:00 pm
Swear To Blog! McG Says Terminator Spoilers Are Fake McG is seriously over people making fun of his name, you guys. Oh, and he also totally wants you to know all those Terminator spoilers you've been reading about all week aren't true. I'm serious. He blogged about it. Kthxbye!

I Want My DVD: Tuesday, February 19, 2013

by Ethan Alter February 19, 2013 6:00 am
I Want My DVD: Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Ben Affleck strains to think up new "Argo [bleep] yourself" jokes.

I Want My DVD: Tuesday, August 28, 2012

by Ethan Alter August 28, 2012 6:00 am
I Want My DVD: Tuesday, August 28, 2012

You sunk Tim Riggins's battleship!

Don LaFontaine, 1940-2008

by Zach Oat September 4, 2008 10:13 am
Don LaFontaine, 1940-2008

When watching movie trailers, audiences are usually so entranced by the images they're shown that few people think about the voice that's telling them what the movie's about. Of course, if the voice is doing its job right, you don't have to think about it; only a bad voice-over jars you out of the scenes you're watching. A good voice-over will make you think some omnipotent deity is inside your head, filling you in on the details, and more often than not, Don LaFontaine was that omnipotent deity. Sadly, he passed away on September 1, which means he just got a lot more omnipotent, and one step closer to deification.

Chill Yourself, Bale!

by Lauren Gitlin July 23, 2008 11:59 am
Chill Yourself, Bale!

As you've undoubtedly read by now, Christian Bale was arrested (and later released without charges) in London earlier this week after police responded to reports of verbal assault that were allegedly called in by Bale's sister and mom. WTF, Christian? Just because no one's singing your praises for being the straight man in the excellent-as-all-get-out new Batman flick doesn't mean you have to freak out on your mom and sister, dude. That old chestnut about all publicity being good publicity? Doesn't really extend to domestic abuse.

Farewell, Stan Winston

by Tippi Blevins June 17, 2008 12:47 pm
Farewell, Stan Winston Academy Award-winning special effects and makeup artist Stan Winston died Sunday at his Malibu home after a seven-year battle with multiple myeloma. He was 62. Winston managed to be a creative force despite his illness, overseeing the creation of the physical suit for the Iron Man pic and serving as special effects supervisor for the upcoming Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins in cahoots with his employees at Stan Winston Studio.

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