Tuesday, July 23, 2019

MOVIEGOERS TO COVER COST OF CAMERON’S DEEP SEA EXPLORATION

March 29, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

So, who paid for James Cameron’s pioneering voyage to the bottom of the sea last weekend? Well, he indicated in an interview with reporters in London, you and I did. It was already known that Cameron had a massive lighting display rigged up on the body of the Deepsea Challenger, together with 4 3D movie […]

CAMERON IN LONDON FOR TITANIC PREMIERE ONE DAY AFTER DIVE

March 28, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

James Cameron turned up in London Tuesday night for the premiere of his 3D-enhanced re-release of Titanic — just one day after completing his voyage to the bottom of the Mariana Trench, seven miles below the surface of the Pacific. “I felt like I literally, in the space of one day, had gone to another […]

3D MOVIES DECLINE AT BOX OFFICE

March 23, 2012 by · 3 Comments 

The latest revival of 3D may have turned out to be another flash in the pan. While a record 47 movies were released in 3D last year, revenue from 3D movies dropped 18 percent to $1.8 billion in 2011 versus $2.2 billion in 2010, according to figures released Thursday by the Motion Picture Association of […]

REPORT: OBAMA LETTER HELPED OPEN CHINA TO HOLLYWOOD

February 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

In late December, President Obama wrote a personal letter to Chinese president Hu Jintao urging the Chinese leader to make good on repeated promises to allow more foreign films to be shown in the country and to increase the percentage of box-office revenue that foreign producers may receive, according to the Hollywood Reporter, which cited […]

PHANTOM MENACE RISES IN RECORD BOOKS

February 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Few people had high expectations for the 3D re-release of Star Wars: Episode 1 — The Phantom Menace. Even when it was originally released, the first of the Star Wars prequels took a drubbing from critics and fanboys alike. Nevertheless, the 3D version opened over the weekend with a solid $22.5 million — enough to […]

WILL BEAUTY AND THE BEAST RETURN AT #1?

January 13, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

There’s a strong possibility that the belle of the box-office ball over the Martin Luther King holiday will be Walt Disney’s Beauty and the Beast — all decked out in digital 3D stateliness. The 3D conversion is said to have cost the studio about $10 million, and box-office pundits are conservatively forecasting that it should […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: ARTHUR CHRISTMAS

November 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Arthur Christmas has already brought the gift of smiles to the faces of generally hard-boiled critics. It’s one of those animated films, they say, that parents don’t have to merely endure but can actually enjoy. There are “plenty of sly jokes for grown-ups,” Neil Genzlinger assures his readers in the New York Times, while Amy […]

CAMERON POSTS TITANIC 3D TRAILER ON FACEBOOK (IN 2D)

November 16, 2011 by · 3 Comments 

Saying that he wanted to celebrate the fact that the Facebook page for his upcoming 3D version of Titanic has now reached more than 10 million fans, director James Cameron has posted the new trailer for the movie first on Facebook. “It’s an experience you shouldn’t miss,” Cameron hypes in his introduction to the trailer. […]

SHARES OF REAL-D AND IMAX PLUNGE

November 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Following reports that moviegoers were eschewing 3D screenings of Puss in Boots and The Three Musketeers last weekend (only about half were willing to pay the 3D surcharge) and that they were likewise failing to pay premium prices for IMAX screenings, both RealD, the principal maker of 3D theater technology, and IMAX saw their shares […]

SCORSESE’S USE OF 3D PRAISED AT NEW YORK FESTIVAL

October 12, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

3D is ordinarily a technology regarded with derision by most cinemaphiles — and rarely does one see a film shot in that process being screened at film festivals. But Martin Scorsese’s Hugo may be a rare exception. Not only did a not-quite-completed 3D print of the movie turn up at the New York Film Festival […]

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