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May. 20, 2009by: Daniel Barna

When the man behind the highest grossing movie of all time says that his next film will change the way movies are watched and made, people tend to stand up and listen. To say that the expectations for James Cameron's sci-fi epic AVATAR are huge is a gross understatement. If the film doesn't gross like six trillion it's opening weekend it will be considered a flop. According to The New York Times, IMAX is considering giving AVATAR an 11-week (almost 3 months) run to “satisfy demand” for Cameron’s first feature film since TITANIC. Avatar hits theaters on December 18th 2009, and the next film set to hit the giant screen is Tim Burton's ALICE IN WONDERLAND. Of course nothing is set in stone yet, but if AVATAR did indeed run for 11 weeks on an IMAX screen it would mark the longest such run for a major Hollywood film. James Cameron obviously has something the rest of us dont and it's called clout.

Extra Tidbit: THE DARK KNIGHT had a 10-week IMAX run, and was going strong until EAGLE EYE replaced it on September 26th 2008.
Source: NY Times

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10:20PM on 05/23/2009

Imax Experience

As much as I loved James Doco's I'm so glad to see this new Feature Film. Same as JediteX, James is my all time fav Director also.
As much as I loved James Doco's I'm so glad to see this new Feature Film. Same as JediteX, James is my all time fav Director also.
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5:44AM on 05/21/2009
Cameron is my favorite director of all time. Lets just say that I'm very...very excited about Avatar. I'm more excited about Avatar than I've ever been for a movie.
Cameron is my favorite director of all time. Lets just say that I'm very...very excited about Avatar. I'm more excited about Avatar than I've ever been for a movie.
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10:53PM on 05/20/2009
Locked N Loaded I also read that article, I am baffled by what I keep hearing about this flick!

I can not wait to check it out.
Locked N Loaded I also read that article, I am baffled by what I keep hearing about this flick!

I can not wait to check it out.
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6:31PM on 05/20/2009

BTW

the guy on time magazine talked about his experience when he saw a little preview of avatar. he said "i could'nt tell what was real or what was fake." and michelle rodriguez said in her FF4 interview that it's like "seeing films being tranferred from black and white to color for the first time."

i mean c'mon. you have James Cameron, one of the most intelligent directors ever. every movie he made was kick ass. the last movie he made was the fucking TITANIC which was like 10 years ago or
the guy on time magazine talked about his experience when he saw a little preview of avatar. he said "i could'nt tell what was real or what was fake." and michelle rodriguez said in her FF4 interview that it's like "seeing films being tranferred from black and white to color for the first time."

i mean c'mon. you have James Cameron, one of the most intelligent directors ever. every movie he made was kick ass. the last movie he made was the fucking TITANIC which was like 10 years ago or something like that. they're all keeping this film a secret because they know we'll be blown away and they want us to be surprised as late as possible so it wont spoil us. i believe this movie will DEFINITELY live up to the hype. WOOO!!!!
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6:25PM on 05/20/2009

ALRIGHT

NOT ONE TIGHT ASS PICTURE; POSTER OR TEASER TRAILER.

CAMERON'S TEAM IS DOING AN EXCELLENT JOB AT KEEPING AVATAR A SECRET. I'M SURPRISED WE KNOW THE TITLE OF THE DAMN MOVIE!

I'LL DEFINITELY BE WATCHING THIS IN IMAX :)
NOT ONE TIGHT ASS PICTURE; POSTER OR TEASER TRAILER.

CAMERON'S TEAM IS DOING AN EXCELLENT JOB AT KEEPING AVATAR A SECRET. I'M SURPRISED WE KNOW THE TITLE OF THE DAMN MOVIE!

I'LL DEFINITELY BE WATCHING THIS IN IMAX :)
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2:16PM on 05/20/2009
I have a feeling this thing won't meet expectations. Nobody talks about this film. I don't see many articles about it and when I do it just talks about how amazing it's going to be and how it is so hyped up and the most anticipated movie ever. They need to just give us something even if not a teaser to get us hyped. Give us a teaser poster or a viral site or something.
I have a feeling this thing won't meet expectations. Nobody talks about this film. I don't see many articles about it and when I do it just talks about how amazing it's going to be and how it is so hyped up and the most anticipated movie ever. They need to just give us something even if not a teaser to get us hyped. Give us a teaser poster or a viral site or something.
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1:59PM on 05/20/2009

Give us a teaser already

We've seen so little about this movie that I'm starting to suspect it'll get delayed. Either that or they're doing a fantastic job keeping it under wraps.
And no movie for me is more anticipated than The Hobbit.
We've seen so little about this movie that I'm starting to suspect it'll get delayed. Either that or they're doing a fantastic job keeping it under wraps.
And no movie for me is more anticipated than The Hobbit.
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11:33AM on 05/20/2009
Don't get me wrong, I wanna see this, but the most anticipated movie?
Don't get me wrong, I wanna see this, but the most anticipated movie?
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9:55AM on 05/20/2009

No teaser Please!

I am sick and tired of those teasers that give away everything. Right now I am happy with that blue dude pic we saw months ago. Can't we just for once go the the movies and be blown away by what will be shown to us.
I am sick and tired of those teasers that give away everything. Right now I am happy with that blue dude pic we saw months ago. Can't we just for once go the the movies and be blown away by what will be shown to us.
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3:36AM on 05/20/2009
I'm still waiting for Baby's Day Out 2.

Anyone else?
I'm still waiting for Baby's Day Out 2.

Anyone else?
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3:29AM on 05/20/2009

rewatchability

If DK managed 10 weeks, Avatar should by logic be able to double that. DK is after all a rather bleak affair that only rabid Batfreaks would want to see more than once or twice. Avatar is a whole new world, an alien biosystem that can only be spectacular, so without even taking into consideration the scifi action and inter-species love affair, this thing should be immensely re-watchable. Not to mention the brand new supposedly photo-real animation.
If DK managed 10 weeks, Avatar should by logic be able to double that. DK is after all a rather bleak affair that only rabid Batfreaks would want to see more than once or twice. Avatar is a whole new world, an alien biosystem that can only be spectacular, so without even taking into consideration the scifi action and inter-species love affair, this thing should be immensely re-watchable. Not to mention the brand new supposedly photo-real animation.
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3:18AM on 05/20/2009
Avatar has reached probably the highest, most unimaginable height of hype of any movie ever released with all these statements we keep hearing like "change the film industry like colour and sound did", etc.

But let's get a fuckin' teaser already. There have been teasers for movies more than a year before their release (not including delays - think Star Trek, even though its January 2008 teaser wasn't significant).

And what film could Fox possibly show the teaser with? They wasted their
Avatar has reached probably the highest, most unimaginable height of hype of any movie ever released with all these statements we keep hearing like "change the film industry like colour and sound did", etc.

But let's get a fuckin' teaser already. There have been teasers for movies more than a year before their release (not including delays - think Star Trek, even though its January 2008 teaser wasn't significant).

And what film could Fox possibly show the teaser with? They wasted their chance with Wolverine, NATM2 comes out Friday so it's too late for that, and Ice Age 3 comes out in July (their last tentpole). Come on, I like to imagine I know a little about the industry from being a fanatic of Entourage, but come on, are they just being brainless by not showing any footage?

End rant.
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3:00AM on 05/20/2009

I'll wait and see ...

... it's time for a teaser, at least.
... it's time for a teaser, at least.
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2:33AM on 05/20/2009

sweetness

is avatar the most anticipated movie ever???
is avatar the most anticipated movie ever???
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