Briefly: The RoboCop remake opens in two days, with showings starting Wednesday. (It has already opened in the UK.) Those who attend IMAX showings of the film will be treated to some marketing from Warner Bros., which is packaging an extended look at 300: Rise of an Empire with the biggest-screen outings of RoboCop. How you’ll feel about this naturally depends on the reaction you’ve already had to the many trailers for the 300 sequel; Warner Bros. is obviously banking on the idea that seeing some of 300 on the country’s biggest screens will be a good sales pitch.
Jose Padilha directed RoboCop, which stars Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams, Jay Baruchel, Jennifer Ehle and Marianne Jean-Baptiste. 300: Rise of an Empire is from director Noam Murro, with a cast that features Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Callan Mulvey, Hans Matheson, Lena Headey and Rodrigo Santoro.
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By now comedy fans are well aware of Jerry Seinfeld‘s online series, Comedians in Cars With Coffee. It’s a fun show where Seinfeld takes out a new exotic car, picks up a famous comedian, and they get coffee and talk about life. The latest episode is the season three premiere, and features Louis CK. About 14 minutes in, CK explains one of his favorite things in life is going to an IMAX 3D movie stoned. But not just that. He has a whole process on what food to bring, what pockets things go in, how to get there and his favorite part of the whole experience: “The Blue Numbers.” Check out the video below. Read More »
These days, IMAX doesn’t just mean a giant screen. It means giant sound too. I’ve had multiple occasions to talk to executives for the innovative company and time and time again they stress what makes IMAX special isn’t just the possibility of a larger than life screen. It’s a a sound mix that’s unique, loud and second to none.
IMAX has released a new video that explains a bit of what makes IMAX sound so special, and even got composer Hans Zimmer to talk about it. Check out the video below. Read More »
Briefly: When you think Kenneth Branagh movies, you think IMAX. Obviously. So it shouldn’t be too surprising that, for the second film in a row, Branagh’s directorial work is getting the giant screen treatment. Paramount’s Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit will get a day and date IMAX release on January 17.
Starring Chris Pine, Keira Knightley and Kevin Costner, the film tells and early story of the popular Tom Clancy character who has to stop a terrorist attack. To read more about how the film can get an IMAX release, read this interview. Watch the trailer here. [THR]
Posted on Monday, December 9th, 2013 by Angie Han
Spidey isn’t just returning to the big screen next year, he’s returning to the biggest screens in the world. Sony announced today that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will be released internationally in IMAX 3D next year, just as the previous film was.
But before he lands on screens around the world, he’s got plans to swing by his hometown. As the “Official Super Hero of Times Square 2014″ (whatever that is), Spider-Man will drop in on the annual ball drop in New York City, bringing some new footage along with him. Get all the details on the movie’s release and Spider-Man’s Times Square gig after the jump.
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Michael Bay, once again, is his own worst critic.
In 2011, the action director used the word “crap” to describe the mystical storyline of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. (Read the full quote here.) At the time, he was confident the third film, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, would be better. Fast forward to 2013 and, discussing the upcoming fourth Transformers installment, Transformers: Age of Extinction, Bay has once again criticized his previous work, this time saying the third film was “a bit too goofy.” Read More »
There are many misconceptions about IMAX. What films are shot in the format? What films are exhibited in the format? Why are some screens certain sizes and others so much smaller? One fact is, with The Hunger Games: Catching Fire now in theaters, it’s officially the first time two studio features shot in IMAX have been released in the same year. To mark the occasion, we spoke to Hugh Murray, the SVP of Film Production at IMAX as well as Adam Davis, the Executive Director of Corporate Communications at IMAX, to discuss some of these misconceptions and talk about the innovations and choices being made, both in Catching Fire, and at IMAX in general. Read More »
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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire isn’t your typical blockbuster sequel. Yes it’s bigger and better than the original movie. The stakes have been raised and new characters are added. But what makes Catching Fire unique is how it’s infused with a gravitas most major Hollywood entertainment lacks. At every single turn, the plight of the citizens of Panem is felt as they face the cruel tyranny of the Capitol, adding layers of pathos and tension to everything we see. Couple that with the impressive IMAX visuals and a more surprising story, and Catching Fire joins that rare breed of sequels that improve on the original. Read More »