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Luke Cage villain Mahershala Ali in talks for James Cameron's Alita: Battle Angel

Mahershala Ali is going from battling a bulletproof man to a female cyborg.

The Luke Cage star is in talks for a role in James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez’s post-apocalyptic sci-fi film, Alita: Battle Angel, EW has confirmed. After his high-profile role as Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes, Ali is tackling another villain in Alita; he’s in talks to play Vector, who runs a gladiator-type combat game called Motorball.

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'The Terminator' at 30: An oral history

Terminator 1984

Thirty years ago, a killing machine from 2029 — assuming the form of an Austrian bodybuilder — arrived with a lethal directive to alter the future. That he certainly did. The Terminator, made for $6.4 million by a couple of young disciples of B-movie king Roger Corman, became one of the defining sci-fi touchstones of all time.

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Guillermo del Toro exhibit 'At Home with Monsters' opens in L.A.

Bleak House, the personal treasury of filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, is legendary: The Pan’s Labyrinth and Pacific Rim director stored countless books, movie props, paintings, life-size figures, and more items in his San Fernando Valley home, and now, you too can see his vast collection up close in an exhibit titled ”Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Mon

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James Cameron to premiere climate change short film at DNC

Instead of premiering his next film in theaters, James Cameron is headed to the Democratic National Convention.

Cameron and Maria Wilhelm have produced a short film titled Not Reality TV, which will premiere Wednesday at the DNC to draw attention to global warming. Sigourney Weaver, who narrates the film, will introduce the short at the convention and speak about the effects of climate change.

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Aliens turns 30: An oral history of Power Loader Ripley vs. the Alien Queen

It was a showdown between two mad-as-hell mothers.

On one side, Sigourney Weaver’s Ripley, trying to rescue the little girl Newt (Carrie Henn), the lone survivor of a decimated colony who stands as a surrogate for Ripley’s own lost daughter. On the other, the gargantuan Alien Queen, who mercifully spares Ripley and Newt — only to have the human betray their unspoken deal and torch her nest of hatchlings.

It’s on.

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5 True Lies about James Cameron

James Cameron knew something was wrong. It was July 7, and inside Westwood’s Mann Festival Theater, the L.A. press preview of True Lies didn’t sound quite right. The voices of stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis were pitched too low, while the usually frenetic Tom Arnold was talking at normal speed. ”Nobody else noticed because they don’t know the film the way I do,” the director said the next day, a week before True Lies opened on 2,368 screens. ”They all thought I was hallucinating. I had to leave the theater.”

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