Thanks to Bad Robot, iPhone and iPad users can now insert themselves into a high-end action special effect. The company behind Lost, Alias, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol and Super 8 has just released a cool, free iPhone app called Action Movie FX that allows users to shoot a short scene on your phone or tablet and then layer in a big explosion, attack or crash just like in a movie. Read more and watch all the effects in action after the jump. Read More »
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iPad users who have the Netflix app should head into the App Store immediately and download the latest update. It’s being billed at Netflix 2.0 and has a vastly improved user interface as well as support for Latin America. Read more after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011 by Angie Han
Ever had the experience of getting caught up in a really good TV show or movie… only to get sidetracked during an intense moment when you notice the main character is rocking exactly the kind of retro-chic glasses you’ve been searching high and low for? Well, as they say, there’s an app for that. eBay has introduced a new feature to its iPad app that will allow users to search, browse, and purchase products from shows and films as they’re watching them. More details after the jump.
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If you’re a regular reader of Superhero Bits, you already knew this and if you aren’t, what the heck are you thinking? Yesterday we ran a bit that has since gone viral so we figured we’d pull it out for all to see. It turns out Seamus McGarvey, Joss Whedon‘s director of photography on The Avengers, revealed in a recent interview that some of Marvel’s epic superhero team-up was shot on an iPhone. The shots not only ended up in the movie; they’ve already been used in the trailer. Read his exact words and analyze the trailer below. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, September 27th, 2011 by Angie Han
If you’re the kind of person who constantly exhausts your friends and family by spouting fun facts any time a movie comes up in conversation — and if you’re reading this site, there’s a decent chance you are — IMDb’s got a new product just for you. The movie reference website has just launched a free game for iPhone and iPod Touch that asks players to answer trivia questions about films, television, and celebrities from the past several decades. More details after the jump.
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Attempting to keep up with all the film events in Los Angeles is an exercise in futility. There’s simply too much going on all at once, all over town. But every once in a while a few pieces of news hit at once and that’s why we created /Film LA. Here’s what we’ve got.
- The original 1982 Tron is screening March 5 at the Aero Theater in Santa Monica with writer/director Steven Lisberger and more in attendance. As an added bonus, it’ll be in 70mm.
- My favorite and probably the best theater chain in all of Los Angeles, Arclight Cinemas, just released their first iPhone application.
- Disney has finally set the official opening date for the Disneyland opening of the brand new Star Tours: The Adventures Continue: June 3. Also opening that day is an all-new Little Mermaid ride.
- In case you missed it, Quentin Tarantino is taking over his New Beverly Cinema in March including a premiere run of Kill Bill: The Whole Blood Affair.
Read details about all of this and more after the jump. Read More »
For those of you who will be in Austin Texas in late-September for Fantastic Fest, I thought I’d let you know that they have released an iPhone app for the 2010 Festival. Created by Slated as part of the IFP Festival Genius line (the guys who acquired B-Side Entertainment), this app allows you to discover films, plan your festival and interact with other festival-goers.
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According to a new piece at The LA Times, Warner Bros. are currently looking to push ahead with one of their two, long-in-development takes on the Wonderful Wizard of Oz story; meanwhile, Collider are reporting that no movement has been made on either project in over a year and that the Times piece is simply repackaging old information with no real reason to be doing so right now. In fact, they even call it ‘hit whoring’.
Who’s right? I guess we’ll have to wait and see if there’s any action in the next few weeks or so, but I personally wouldn’t be surprised to find Warners chasing after Alice in Wonderland‘s big box office with the nearest thing in reach.
The two projects supposedly in contention are the Josh Olson version, and another one from Darren Lemke, writer on the upcoming fourth Shrek as well as Bryan Singer’s Jack the Giant Killer and a New Line take on The Nutcracker.
Meanwhile, Universal have their Wicked film (based on the Oz-related musical of the same name) somewhere along the pipe, and there’s also a John Boorman-directed CG version of Oz that hasn’t been heard of for a while, though is still said to be progressing, if slowly. The future is looking more than a little Baumy.
Your iPhone 3g might allow you to shoot video, but unless you’re a one-shot Scorsese, you still need iMovie to create a presentable phone shot film… But a new app has been released which might change everything. ReelDirector gives users the ability to stitch videos together, add titles, transitions and other effects. Watch a video demonstration after the jump to see the app and all of its powers.
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