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  • Is Obama an Avatar ??!!

    11/08/2012 8:02:03 PM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/4/2010 | barelypolitical
    Obama the Avatar? Does this effect the Oscars? Our congressional leaders had the guts to confront this issue at the recent Health Care Summit.
  • Avatars Invade Military Training Systems

    02/26/2012 11:12:00 PM PST · by U-238
    National Defense Magazine ^ | 2/1/2012 | Eric Beidel
    A lot of virtual training happens in video game-like environments, where soldiers see combat through the eyes of a superhero character. But if the Army is going to train its troops through gaming, officials say the characters in the virtual world should perform more like actual soldiers. That is one part of the reasoning behind a new idea the Army has to create avatars for every soldier. These digital representations would accompany service members throughout their training and allow them to see, through simulation, how their skills, or lack thereof, would play in life and death situations. The influence of...
  • Disney to build multiple-attraction 'Avatar' land in Animal Kingdom theme park (PC BARF)

    The Walt Disney Co. will build a theme-park “land” based on the movie “Avatar” in Disney’s Animal Kingdom as the first step in a broader licensing deal that will lead to similar attractions in Disney parks worldwide. The deal announced Tuesday gives Disney exclusive theme-park rights to use elements from the 2009 blockbuster and from sequels due out in 2014 and 2015. “Avatar,” which was directed by James Cameron and grossed nearly $2.8 billion in worldwide box-office receipts, is widely considered one of the most valuable intellectual properties not already tied up by a theme park. Disney said it plans...
  • Overpopulation: Should we take extreme measures?

    01/27/2011 9:29:54 AM PST · by La Lydia · 32 replies
    There are too many of us already, and we must not let our numbers grow even further beyond what Earth's resources can provide. If we want to keep/improve our current standard of living, those who are able should take precautions. A few of the more extreme ideas (i.e. killing off "unnecessary" members of a population), while theoretically efficient, seem elitist and unnecessarily drastic and cruel from a human standpoint. Then there are people who believe in the ideal that either nature or an all-powerful being will eventually "balance out" our growing numbers (Eywa?). Yes, people die every day, but lives...
  • Worst Movies of 2010 ... So Far

    08/31/2010 11:37:02 AM PDT · by Immerito · 111 replies · 1+ views
    MSN Movies ^ | Glenn Whipp
    10. 'The Back-up Plan' 9. 'The Bounty Hunter' 8. 'Clash of the Titans' 7. 'Cop Out' 6. (tie) 'The Great Directors' / 'Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel' 5. 'Grown Ups' 4. 'The Last Airbender' 3. 'The Last Song' 2. 'Sex and the City 2' 1. 'Furry Vengeance'
  • The Last Airbender: Movie Review

    07/01/2010 8:27:47 AM PDT · by Neoavatara · 30 replies
    Neoavatara ^ | July 1, 2010 | Neoavatara
    You want the quick version? Don't waste your money. And don't keep reading. But for the few that still care...
  • Stephen Hawking on Space Colonization - The Human Future or SciFi Fantasy? (Today's 'Most Popular')

    08/25/2010 9:06:20 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 31 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Galaxy ^ | 8/25/10
    Humans have always been fascinated by the idea of space travel. Some even believe that colonizing new planets is man’s best hope for the future. The popular idea is that we’ll eventually need some fresh, unexploited new worlds to inhabit -a real-world Pandora. In an earlier Galaxy post we wrote that Stephen Hawking, world-celebrated expert on the cosmological theories of gravity and black holes who held Issac Newton's Lucasian Chair at Cambridge University until his recent retirement, believes that traveling into space is the only way humans will be able to survive in the long-term, while warning about the potential...
  • Zoe Saldana strips down to her skivvies as the new face - and body - for Calvin Klein underwear

    07/22/2010 11:20:49 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 59 replies · 5+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 07.22.10
    As if Zoe Saldana weren't already every guy's dream girl with her roles in sci-fi flicks "Star Trek" and "Avatar," the sexy actress is turning up the heat as the new underwear model for Calvin Klein.
  • (Obama's) Killing The Drilling

    06/04/2010 7:08:42 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 63 replies · 1,353+ views ^ | June 4, 2010 | Investor's Business Daily staff
    The Economy: As if the latest measly numbers on our jobless recovery weren't bad enough, along comes the administration to pile disaster upon disaster by slapping a six-month ban on deep-water drilling. When President Obama visited Louisiana on May 1, he talked about the possibility that the oil gushing from BP's Deepwater Horizon well could "jeopardize the livelihoods of thousands of Americans who call this place home." Now the administration's response could jeopardize the livelihoods of tens of thousands more. In a letter sent to Obama on Wednesday, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal challenged the president's decision to suspend deepwater drilling...
  • 'Titanic' Director James Cameron Joins Effort to Plug Gulf Oil Spill

    06/02/2010 8:10:56 AM PDT · by bgill · 58 replies · 870+ views
    Fox 7 ^ | Wednesday, 02 Jun 2010, 8:22 AM CDT | AFP
    Oscar-winning filmmaker James Cameron and another Canadian who built submersibles for the director's 1989 thriller "The Abyss" joined talks on Tuesday in Washington on innovative ways of capping the Gulf of Mexico oil spill... Cameron made two documentaries about the wreck of the ocean liner Titanic prior to filming his 1997 blockbuster Hollywood movie "Titanic." He used a small fleet of specially designed remotely operated underwater vehicles and is regarded as an expert in the field.
  • Why I Hate 3-D (And You Should Too) - (Roger Ebert)

    04/30/2010 6:11:48 PM PDT · by re_tail20 · 70 replies · 1,225+ views
    Newsweek ^ | April 29, 2010 | Roger Ebert
    3-D is a waste of a perfectly good dimension. Hollywood's current crazy stampede toward it is suicidal. It adds nothing essential to the moviegoing experience. For some, it is an annoying distraction. For others, it creates nausea and headaches. It is driven largely to sell expensive projection equipment and add a $5 to $7.50 surcharge on already expensive movie tickets. Its image is noticeably darker than standard 2-D. It is unsuitable for grown-up films of any seriousness. It limits the freedom of directors to make films as they choose. For moviegoers in the PG-13 and R ranges, it only rarely...
  • Avatar Project Seeks to Help Military Amputees

    04/28/2010 7:45:52 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 249+ views
    FORT DETRICK, Md., April 28, 2010 – In the blockbuster movie “Avatar,” Jake Sully, a former Marine who lost the use of both legs in combat, climbs into a vessel that magically restores his body when he assumes a new, 10-foot-tall avatar identity. A new project being funded through the Advanced Army Medical Technology Initiative promises to bring some of that same technology to real-life wounded warriors to promote their rehabilitation and help to ease their reintegration into society.The Amputee Virtual Environment Support Space project aims to create a virtual world in which military and veteran amputees can swap information...
  • AVATAR, V For Vendetta, and leftist content in this weekend's new movies

    04/23/2010 9:25:43 PM PDT · by mikalasukala · 13 replies · 628+ views
    get your progressive politics out of my movies ^ | April 23, 2010 | Consigliere5
    leftist content in today's new movies plus dvds including AVATAR and V FOR VENDETTA
  • Earth Day Avatar? Sigourney Weaver's Environmental Lesson in Brazil

    04/22/2010 2:06:29 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 14 replies · 564+ views
    Politics Daily ^ | April 22, 2010 | Staff Writer
    "Avatar" star Sigourney Weaver traveled to Brazil this month with the film's director, James Cameron, co-star Joel David Moore and an environmental group that's working to halt the construction of a hydroelectric dam in the Amazon. That group and others say the dam will destroy parts of the rain forest and displace its indigenous communities. The Brazilian government says the dam will provide necessary clean energy for the country. "Avatar," now the highest-grossing film of all time, is rich in environmental themes that dovetail with the visit to South America, and with the 40th anniversary of Earth Day – today,...
  • Sigourney Weaver attacks Oscar voters (Avatar didn't win Oscar because "Jim didn't have breasts")

    04/13/2010 3:27:22 AM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 101 replies · 2,305+ views
    New York Post | April 13, 2010 | N.Y. Post
    Sigourney Weaver has launched a blistering attack on the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, saying James Cameron didn't win the Oscar for Best Director because he "didn't have breasts." Outspoken "Avatar" star Weaver said she believed Cameron -- who lost out to his ex-wife, "The Hurt Locker" director Kathryn Bigelow -- didn't win because the academy wanted to make history by naming its first ever female Best Director. "Jim didn't have breasts, and I think that was the reason," Weaver told Brazilian news site Folha Online over the weekend. "He should have taken home that Oscar In a...
  • Tribes of Amazon Find an Ally Out of ‘Avatar’

    04/10/2010 1:46:06 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 19 replies · 630+ views
    nytimes ^ | April 10, 2010 | ALEXEI BARRIONUEVO
    VOLTA GRANDE DO XINGU, Brazil — They came from the far reaches of the Amazon, traveling in small boats and canoes for up to three days to discuss their fate. James Cameron, the Hollywood titan, stood before them with orange warrior streaks painted on his face, comparing the threats on their lands to a snake eating its prey.
  • Why We Fight: (James) Cameron, (Tom) Hanks and (Matt) Damon Drew First Blood

    03/25/2010 1:22:11 PM PDT · by Falcon28 · 17 replies · 984+ views
    BigHollywood ^ | March 25 2010 | Kurt Schlicter
    Why do we at Big Hollywood and elsewhere in the conservative blogosphere even care about James Cameron and his stupid eco-dreck cartoon? Or about Tom Hanks’ insights into the nature of American-Japanese relations World War II? Or about the conclusions Matt Damon has drawn about the Iraq war that he’s derived as a result of his years of intense work at being a movie star? Well, at one level, we don’t care. James Cameron is another overpaid Hollywood petty tyrant with twin talents for shooting exciting action set pieces and for overtly and covertly serving up sophomoric lefty clichés. Tom...
  • Glenn Beck to Address James Cameron Comments (Today's Show)

    03/24/2010 10:25:37 AM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 20 replies · 1,217+ views
    TVNewser ^ | March 24, 2010 | Kevin Allocca
    Director James Cameron took a swipe at Fox News' Glenn Beck during a recent publicity event for the release of "Avatar" on DVD, according to the Hollywood Reporter: Asked what he thought about Beck during a junket appearance in support of the "Avatar" home-video release, Cameron said: "Glenn Beck is a f---ing asshole. I've met him. He called me the anti-Christ, and not about 'Avatar.' He hadn't even seen 'Avatar' yet. I don't know if he has seen it." Cameron went on to say, "I think, you know what, he may or may not be an asshole, but he certainly...
  • China: U.S. yuan critics are like cruel "Avatar" troops: report

    03/18/2010 5:40:11 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies · 209+ views
    Reuters ^ | 03/18/10
    U.S. yuan critics are like cruel "Avatar" troops: report BEIJING Thu Mar 18, 2010 12:16am EDT BEIJING (Reuters) - First it was environmentalists and indigenous activists; now China's beleaguered financial officials are being compared to the giant, blue-skinned heroes of the mega blockbuster film "Avatar." A commentary in the official China Daily, "Like the Na'vi, we'll decide, thanks," on Thursday blasted the critics of China's currency policy, comparing them to the greedy corporation ripping apart the planet of Pandora in James Cameron's 3-D epic. "The sound and fury in the United States over China's valuation of the yuan reminds me...
  • Alice in Wonderland opening weekend surpasses Avatar and Passion of the Christ

    03/08/2010 7:39:21 AM PST · by RGirard · 17 replies · 188+ views ^ | Mar. 7, 2010 | Réne Girard
    Walt Disney's new movie 'Alice in Wonderland' had a wonderful opening weekend at the box office with an estimated $116.3 Million in domestic ticket sales, surpassing Avatar as the 3-D box office champ, and eclipsing Mel Gibson's Passion of the Christ for opening weekends during the first quarter of the year ...