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The Governator gets face time in “Terminator Salvation”


  arnold-schwarzeneggerArnold Schwarzenegger is probably better known outside of California for playing a Terminator in the movie franchise than he is for acting as governor of the Golden State.

 So for the movie “Terminator Salvation” opening on May 21, Schwarzenegger had to figure out how to be both the Governator and the Terminator, because as a busy man he didn’t want to spend time being both.

“Terminator Salvation” director McG, whose given name is Joseph McGinty Nichol, said that the problem was solved by using visual effects to superimpose Schwarzenegger’s face onto the body of a deadly Terminator robot in the movie, for a short scene. The image was taken from Schwarzenegger’s appearance in an earlier movie, before he became California’s governor in 2003.

McG said he spoke “at great length” with Schwarzenegger about “Terminator Salvation.”

Dave Gibbons gives “Watchmen” movie artistic license


Illustrator Dave Gibbons and author Alan Moore are not on the same page about the movie adaptation of their magnum opus, the 1980s comic book series “Watchmen.” It’s not a minor difference of opinion — Gibbons lent a helping hand to director Zack Snyder for the movie, whicwatchmenh opens in the U.S. and many countries on Friday, and Moore has famously pledged to be “spitting venom” at the film.

“Alan has said that he doesn’t want any involvement with it at all, and I would imagine that would include seeing the movie,” Gibbons told reporters recently.

New “Terminator” movie gets L.A. preview


PEOPLE-BALE/For the first three “Terminator” movies, nuclear destruction and an epic war between man and machines loomed in the future. “Terminator Salvation,” the next installment in the saga due out on May 22, takes everything up to the year 2018, and it features plenty of newfangled machinery.

In a preview on Wednesday night in Los Angeles, the movie’s director McG (given name Joseph McGinty Nichol) played for a small audience scenes from the upcoming film.

Stallone, Schwarzenegger in Bollywood? Not both.


arnie.jpgAction star Sylvester Stallone will make a cameo appearance in a Bollywood movie, but movie fans hoping Sly would share the screen with action hero-turned-governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will have to keep waiting. And maybe for a long time.

Aaron McLean, Schwarzenegger’s spokesman in the California governor’s office, dismissed recent media reports that the “Terminator” star will appear in the Bollywood movie “Incredible Love.”