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James Cameron Has An Answer For The Terminator Franchise’s Biggest Question

Sarah Connor fires a grenade launcher in Terminator Dark Fate

With the arrival of Terminator: Dark Fate, the titular franchise finds itself swimming in new waters. Not only does the new movie make huge changes to the continuity (namely by totally ignoring the last three films), but it also establishes a major shift in future events. While Linda Hamilton’s Sarah Connor may have been able to successfully stop the creation of Skynet with her efforts in Terminator 2: Judgement Day, it doesn’t actually stop the coming artificial intelligence-driven apocalypse, as we learn about the existence of Legion in the new release.

This naturally adds to a question that the Terminator series has been asking for years: is it actually possible to change the future, or is the end of the human race at the hands of technology destiny? This definitely isn’t something that is totally wrapped up in Terminator: Dark Fate, but according to writer/producer James Cameron, there is a specific answer in mind.

Last week I had the wonderful pleasure of being a part of a roundtable interview in Los Angeles with James Cameron, who joined the conversation via video chat in New Zealand, where he is currently hard at work at the upcoming Avatar sequels. While discussing the latest chapter of the Terminator series – the first title he’s been involved with since the second, he fully acknowledged what the arrival of Legion means for the bigger picture, particularly for Sarah Connor:

I think one of the things that was against us from the beginning of this movie is the fact that we’ve got the future as Sarah was told it would take place, and then she obviously changed it. So now we’ve got to reconcile what she knew, what she knows about the Skynet future, with now what has transpired in the future that Mackenzie Davis’ character comes back from… So now you have two futures, or two possible futures, as [Kyle ]Reese would call them. I think Sarah has had to adjust to the fact that there’s probably a kind of inevitability, like a great kind of forcing factor that always tends to see the rise of an artificial super intelligence.

Continuing, James Cameron acknowledged that this is definitely the sense that you are meant to be left with as you are watching Terminator: Dark Fate. While certain details about the future can be changed by individuals in the present, on some level it all has the effect of throwing a stone into a stream. While it may cause a splash, and have a minute change on the current, it’s not going to cause the stream to totally change directions or stop flowing.

It was in acknowledging this that James Cameron and his fellow filmmakers found a direction they wanted to go with the world and Sarah Connor, starting with the events of Terminator: Dark Fate. Said Cameron:

That it’s just the direction that the universe is heading. This is a collision that the human race is on, essentially with its own progeny, in a sense. So we came up with this idea of like what Sarah had done was she kicked the can down the road, but she’s just going to have the same fight again, and have it again, and have it again, until there’s a resolution.

And apparently that resolution has already been imagined. While working on Terminator: Dark Fate, the creatives didn’t stop themselves from thinking about where things go from here, and they evidently established a clear idea of what it is that’s going to happen and how things can reach a conclusion. As noted by James Cameron, it will require the new release to earn enough money to justify sequels, but if the Terminator team is ultimately given the green light, there is a plan that they’d like to execute:

In our grand scheme, what we came up with is there is a resolution. Kick the can as many times as you want, but there has to be a resolution. But that’s… if we’re lucky enough, we make some money with this film, and we get to do a second one, maybe a third one, we have a direction to resolve that innate conflict, you know, ultimately. I don’t want to talk too much about that, obviously, for spoiler reasons, but you know, we’ve thought that through.

So how will it all unfold? Well, audiences will have the chance to watch the exciting first chapter in this new developing timeline very soon, as Terminator: Dark Fate is now less than two weeks away. Starring Linda Hamilton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mackenzie Davis, Natalia Reyes, Diego Boneta, Gabriel Luna, and Edward Furlong, the movie arrives in theaters everywhere on November 1st.

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Here’s Why Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum Chose to Divorce

In her new book, Gracefully You: How to Live Your Best Life Every Day, Jenna Dewan reveals the reasons she and Channing Tatum decided to split up in April 2018.

“I’d come to realize the dynamic I was in wasn’t serving me nor was it serving my daughter,” the actor-dancer writes, according to People. “First and foremost I had to accept the realization this isn’t working and had moved into hurting.”

In the book, Dewan says she and Tatum decided to call it quits the night before she started filming World of Dance season two. They were able to keep news of the split hush-hush during most of production.

“The public saw Channing and I in this idealized romanticized light,” Dewan also writes in her book. “This made things difficult for me because I like being as honest and real as I can.”

Earlier this month, Dewan told People that she was “gutted” by her marriage to Tatum ending. “It was so difficult for me,” she said. “It was the loss of an idealistic future for myself and my life. What does that now look like for me? Where do I begin? I met him when I was 24. I didn’t know life without Chan.”

“It was a hard journey of growth and change,” she continued. “Ultimately, now I can honestly say that I’m living in a very joyful new place in my life, and I’m happy about it.”

That joyful new place in her life includes a relationship with Broadway actor Steve Kazee, and a baby on the way. Dewan confirmed she and Kazee were expecting on September 24 via Instagram. “Becoming a mother is quite simply the absolute best most incredible thing that has ever happened to me ,” she wrote. “@stevekazee you are a gift from above and i couldn’t be more excited to be expanding our family together…! Thank you guys for all the love!!” See the post for yourself, above.

Jenna Dewan’s book, Gracefully You: How to Live Your Best Life Every Day, is now available.

Rumor: No Time To Die Is Shooting Three Endings To Keep Bond’s Secrets

There are long-running franchises, and then there’s the James Bond movies. 007 has enthralled moviegoers for decades, balancing style and action with each new installment. Daniel Craig has had a strong tenure as Bond, although it will soon come to an end. Cary Joji Fukunaga’s No Time to Die will be Craig’s fifth and final performance as the MI6 agent. And a new rumor indicates that up to three endings could be filmed to properly guard the blockbuster’s secrets.

Spoilers are a dirty word when it comes to major franchises, and the Bond movies are no exception. Eon Productions must guard the events of No Time to Die, especially with Daniel Craig’s departure from the role. But could the movie really be filming three different endings? While this ensures secrecy, it would presumably be a ton of work and money spent for naught.

This rumor comes to us from The Sun, and is far from confirmed by the studio. Still, the idea of multiple endings isn’t totally knew. Plenty of big projects have been teased to have shot extra footage to throw off the fans and press. There’s a ton of hype around No Time to Die, so keeping the blockbuster’s events under wraps is important. Especially considering the set was marred with some controversy.

Still, purposefully filming two separate fake endings seems wild. Bond movies are already famously expensive, and No Time to Die did have a delay in filming due to Daniel Craig’s on set injury. Security on major franchises like Bond, Star Wars, and the MCU are famously extreme. And aside from avoiding spoilers, sometimes filmmaker do film multiple endings, which utilize for test audiences in the editing process. So perhaps Cary Joji Fukunaga is simply being thorough, and giving the movie options.

It should be interesting to see exactly where the story of No Time to Die will go. While there has been a brief synopsis provided, the movie’s tone and story is largely a mystery. But Daniel Craig’s tenure as Bond has already been groundbreaking, as the past five movies have embraced serialized storytelling, rather than functioning as an anthology. That will continue with the upcoming movie, which features a bunch of returning cast members, including Spectre‘s Bond Girl Léa Seydoux aka Dr. Madeleine Swann.

The pressure is certainly on to give Daniel Craig’s Bond one final adventure, and the appropriate sendoff. Craig brought a hulking physicality to Bond, and his movies were far more gritty and real, straying away from gadgets and quips. We’ve watched 007 fight and grieve, losing M and Vesper Lynd over the past decade and change of movies. No Time to Die will see him retired from his career as an agent. At least, until Jeffrey Wright’s Felix Leiter comes back into his life.

Our questions will be answered when No Time to Die hits theaters on April 8, 2020. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.

Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker’s Runtime Has Been Revealed, And It’s Long

After what felt like an extraordinarily long wait, the final full trailer for J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker premiered last night during Monday Night Football. Coinciding with the release of that stirring trailer, tickets went on sale for what will be the final film in the Skywalker Saga. And with the tickets going on sale, the runtime for Episode IX has been revealed and it’s long.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will clock in at a lengthy two hours and 35 minutes. This comes from the AMC Theatres website where you can now purchase your tickets for Rise of Skywalker. It confirms the Reddit leak that popped up last week pegging the film’s runtime at 155 minutes and is 20 minutes longer than the 135 minute runtime John Williams’ brother Don hinted at. That two hour and 35 minute runtime makes The Rise of Skywalker the longest Star Wars movie to date.

The longest film in the franchise up to this point was Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, clocking in at two hours and 32 minutes. The Rise of Skywalker will eclipse that by three minutes. Prior to The Last Jedi, for a long time the longest Star Wars film was Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones at two hours and 22 minutes. So The Last Jedi was 10 whole minutes longer than that prequel film and The Rise of Skywalker will be even longer.

The shortest Star Wars film was the first one, with A New Hope running two hours and one minute long and overall the majority of the films in the franchise, including the anthology films, have ran in that 130 minute to 140 minute range. While long runtimes don’t necessarily make a movie good or bad and often don’t provide a ton of clues about the film itself, there is much to discuss with regards to The Rise of Skywalker’s 155 minute runtime.

The first way we can look at the runtime for The Rise of Skywalker is that being the longest film in the Skywalker Saga is a good thing. We still(!) don’t know the plot of this movie, but just based on the trailers and what has happened in the Sequel Trilogy and Saga so far, there is a lot of ground to cover in Episode IX. This is the closing chapter of a nine-film series and there’s a lot of wrap up to do.

This isn’t just about the Resistance defeating the First Order once and for all, it’s about bringing balance to the Force, closure for all these characters and tying everything up. The Rise of Skywalker needs to not only bring back Emperor Palpatine, but explain how he’s back, in what form and have the heroes defeat him.

Plus, J.J. Abrams has said that he wants this film to be a cohesive ending to the entire Saga that answers as many questions as possible. Well, there are a lot of questions and that all takes time. It looks like he’s going to get it with a two hour 35 minute runtime.

I’m actually almost surprised that this movie isn’t longer. As we saw from the over three-hour Avengers: Endgame, long runtimes don’t dissuade audiences when the interest is there for a movie and a property and the interest is certainly there for Star Wars. But if J.J. Abrams can accomplish everything this movie needs to accomplish in two hours and 35 minutes, there’s no need to make the movie overly long just for the sake of it.

Especially after that emotional trailer, I think we all want to take one last long look at our friends from a galaxy far, far away. Fortunately, that last look will turn out to be the longest yet in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker charges into theaters on a majestic Orbak on December 20. Get your tickets now and check out our 2019 Release Schedule to see all the other movies headed to theaters this year.

Apparently, Liam Hemsworth Doesn’t Care About Miley Cyrus’s Relationship Status

Liam Hemsworth is reportedly completely unfazed by his ex Miley Cyrus‘s highly-publicized relationships following their split in August. If you’re having trouble keeping up, the “Slide Away” singer was first linked to Kaitlynn Carter after she and Hemsworth announced their divorce. Now, she’s dating Australian singer Cody Simpson. But Hemsworth isn’t keeping up with any of this gossip—he’s moved on.

“[Liam] doesn’t have a reaction or plan on engaging with Miley [at this time],” a source tells E! News. “[He] has moved on.”

The insider adds that Hemsworth hasn’t been “seeking out updates on her and what she’s gotten up to. He doesn’t want to hear about it and usually doesn’t.”

Apparently, “nothing is really a surprise at this point” for the Hunger Games star, per this source: “He’s leaving it all in the past and is in a different place now. He is busy on set and working. That’s his focus now and what he is going to keep doing.”

Liam Hemsworth also has a new fling going on of his own. Earlier this month he was spotted out and about with Dynasty actor Maddison Brown. Their exact status isn’t known to the public, but they were spotted kissing in New York on October 10. The Daily Mail has those photos.

Meanwhile, Cyrus’s new boyfriend Simpson threw some low-key shade at all her exes in a recent interview on the Kylie & Jackie O Show. According to E!, Simpson said that Cyrus hasn’t been able to “experience” romance in any of her previous relationships. “I’d like to be the best boyfriend I could possibly be,” he said.

Hemsworth probably won’t talk about his relationship status any time soon. He was very tight-lipped following his breakup from Cyrus, only offering a brief statement on Instagram. “Hi all. Just a quick note to say that Miley and I have recently separated and I wish her nothing but health and happiness going forward,” he wrote. “This is a private matter and I have not made, nor will I be making, any comments to any journalists or media outlets. Any reported quotes attributed to me are false. Peace and Love.”

Victoria Monét Shows You What It Takes To Have Glorious Glutes In ‘Ass Like That’

It’s almost winter now, but summer is always around the corner because of global warming. It’s 45 degrees and rainy today; tomorrow could be 97 and scorching. To be ready for what the weather brings, it’s always best to have one foot in the gym so that your confidence is maxed out. Just ask Victoria Monét.

As she reveals on her new single, the frequent Ariana Grande collaborator has been in a relationship with aerobics for some time and has the body to prove it, too. “Ass Like That” is about this fascination with aerobics and the benefits that they bring to the body — mainly, having an awesome ass. But that’s not all. There’s also confidence, strength, and perseverance. But those come second to having a nice ass.

Monét met the gym two months ago. It’s the first line of the dulcet tune that’s really “an empowering song,” as she writes in the video description. Monét’s been making heads turn with her thighs, burning calories like medical marijuana, and not editing pictures. With her soft voice, she boasts about her body with a warm grin that makes you want to put down the deep-fried macaroni and cheese bites and pick up a medicine ball. No matter who you are, having a nice ass is always worth the work.

In the accompanying lyric video, Monét gives a preview of the routine it takes to have nice thighs. She’s on the exercise bike, drinking a ton of water, and making sure to stretch whenever she can. If this is the bar she sets to reveal her lyrics, we can imagine what’s going to happen in the actual music video.

Watch Monét’s “Ass Like That” lyric video and get inspired up above.

Zombieland: Double Tap Originally Had A Hilarious Keith Richards Cameo

Ever since Bill Murray appeared in the first Zombieland, and playing himself no less, fans were looking forward to more cameos in any potential Zombieland sequel. Since that sequel took 10 years, and many, many, drafts of scripts, to come to the screen, it turns out that a lot of different cameos were considered for the film, and one would have been Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards.

There’s a sequence in the new Zombieland: Double Tap in which the characters come into possession of an RV, but apparently, in an early draft of the script, it wasn’t an RV, but the tour bus for the Rolling Stones. Inside the bus, the group found one of the Stones, apparently still alive. At least, he was, until our heroes showed up. According to co-writer Rhett Reese…

Of course, this cameo does sound a little familiar. It’s very similar to the situation in which the characters find Bill Murray in the original Zombieland. The actor is faking being a zombie in order to avoid becoming one for real. Eventually, Murray gets shot by Jesse Eisenberg‘s character when he thinks Murray is an actual zombie.

There would have been one key difference in this case however. In this cameo Keith Richards wouldn’t be mistaken for a zombie because he dressed himself as one. Here, Keith Richards would have been mistaken for a zombie because he looked like Keith Richards. Co-writer Paul Wernick goes on…

While the “how in the world is Keith Richards still alive?” joke is an old one, it’s also a joke that almost always works, so equating Richards to a zombie, and seeing the guitarist in on the joke would still be pretty funny.

Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese don’t explain to Yahoo why this cameo was removed from the script. It’s not clear if they found it to be unfeasible or if they just decided the idea wasn’t as good as they thought.

There were clearly a lot of ideas involving celebrity cameos for the Zombieland sequel, many of them didn’t work out for one reason or another.

Keith Richards has been willing to do movies before. He showed up in an equally self referential cameo in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise playing the father of Johnny Depp’s Captain Jack Sparrow. It was fitting since Depp had used Richards as inspiration for his character in the first place.

We’ll have to wait and see if there’s any opportunity for more Zombieland movies after this one finishes its box office run. If there is, perhaps even more cameo opportunities could open up.

How to Do Euphoria Makeup for Halloween 2019

Plenty of shows set the tone for what fashion trends everyone wants to be wearing—Gossip Girl and Succession are two obvious ones that come to mind—but few have become so celebrated for their mastery of makeup that it inspires a whole new genre. That’s exactly what HBO’s Euphoria did this year with its inventive use of glitter and artful takes on eyeliner. Instantly “Euphoria makeup” was all anyone could talk about.

But as much as we’d love for cloud eyeliner or glitter tears to be part of our day to day, they’re not really the most practical—unless, of course, you’re talking about Halloween. Every year there’s a Halloween costume that promises to be both topical and easy to execute, and for 2019, that’s without a doubt Euphoria makeup. Not only can you wear something already in your closet (unless you’re going for Kat’s cam girl glow up, in which case, amazing), most of the makeup you need is just one Amazon Prime order away.

The other great thing about dressing up like a Euphoria character for Halloween is that there isn’t one single makeup look that’s better than the rest. They’re all fantastic and every character has more than a handful to choose from—which, admittedly, can also make it difficult, so we asked the show’s head makeup artist, Doniella Davy, to break down how she created each of her favorite looks.

Whether you want to go as Rue, Cassie, Maddy, Jules, or Kat, scroll on for Davy’s best advice and the products she recommends to re-create her looks at home.

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One Thing The Downton Abbey Cast Kept Doing That Wasn’t Historically Accurate

Downton Abbey is very much a fictional movie and TV series with fictional characters. However, even though a lot of fancy and imagination has been involved in the making of the popular movie and its previous TV series, the franchise is a period piece that tries to maintain period details, from the cast’s clothing to transportation and even the etiquette of the time.

However, one surprising detail the Downton Abbey cast had trouble getting right over the years was a particular mannerism: touching. In fact, according to detail machine Major General Alastair Bruce, one big thing various members of the cast kept trying to do while acting was showing affection through touching one another. That was a big no-no in the 1920s, and he explained why.

Hugging, holding hands and even touching one another’s shoulders are common in this day and age. Then again, we aren’t suffering from as many deadly pandemics as were still common in the 1920s. In this day and age, antibiotics are widely available. Downton Abbey is only a few short years past the 1918 Spanish influenza in the timeline. Of course, there’s still some kissing and I do believe I remember Carson and Mrs. Hughes holding hands, but apparently touching had to be kept at a minimum during the making of Downton Abbey‘s TV and movie.

In addition, characters like Cora Crawley, Lady Mary, Lady Edith and more are living in a time before penicillin and other drugs came onto the market. In short, families were much less touchy-feely at that time, and with good reason. Although there is a part of me that wonders about class stuffiness during the period, as well.

Regardless, luckily Downton Abbey had Major General Alastair Bruce on hand to talk about period details such as touching when they arose. A military man, Bruce also is involved in projects to make sure characters do things like holding weapons correctly.

Downton Abbey specifically works to get a lot of period details right. In the movie, major attention to detail is given to a royal parade scene featuring plenty of pomp and circumstance. In fact, Downton Abbey’s director Michael Engler previously told CinemaBlend the most expensive part of the movie happened to be the royal parade, which involved hundreds of extras (and in extension hundreds of hotel rooms), not to mention attention to period details.

So, if you happen to be a 1920s expert, perhaps there are some details in the show and movie that aren’t quite right for the period, but have no fear that the minds behind the characters are working excessively hard to get it all right, down to simple gestures.

Netflix’s Let It Snow Looks So Darn Charming

Netflix recently announced a new slate of seasonal films and shows, proving that Hallmark isn’t the only platform giving us the holiday feels this year. The trailer for one of those movies, Let It Snow, just dropped on Tuesday (October 22), and it looks do darn charming.

Here’s an official description of the movie, which is an adaptation of the novel Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle:

When a snowstorm hits a small midwestern town on Christmas Eve, a group of high school seniors find their friendships and love lives colliding thanks to a stranded pop star, a stolen keg, a squad of competitive dancers, a mysterious woman covered in tin foil, and an epic party at the local Waffle Town. Come Christmas morning, nothing will be the same.

Incredible, right? And it becomes even more so after watching the trailer, which features Kiernan Shipka, Isabela Merced, Shameik Moore, Odeya Rush, Liv Hewson, Mitchell Hope, Jacob Batalon, and Joan Cusack. “The holiday season is the one time of year that just feels full of possibility, anything can happen, especially romance,” director Luke Snelin told Teen Vogue. “People come together, they go back home to the places they grew up, old flames and new can get ignited.”

You’ve got multiple storylines playing out at the same time with lots of unrequited love, new crushes, and friendships—all set against a gorgeous, snowy backdrop. “This place is beautiful, it’s like the perfect holiday card,” one character says in the trailer.

“They don’t know what’s going to happen next, who they might meet or fall in love with and that’s exciting and unpredictable and wild,” Snelin also said to Teen Vogue. “I love the idea that this Christmas Eve is one they will talk about for years to come, the one that changed them all forever.”

Let It Snow starts streaming on Netflix November 8.