Virtual reality technology has been making a comeback in a big way with the Oculus VR hitting shelves along with Samsung and PlayStation creating their own devices for the immersive innovation in entertainment. Slowly but surely, the technology is starting to make its way into filmmaking as VR movies have been playing at various film festivals recently.
However, director Steven Spielberg doesn’t sound too keen on the technology making its way into cinemas and he believes it could be “dangerous” to the nature of storytelling. Read the Steven Spielberg’s remarks on virtual reality movies remarks after the jump. Read More »
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After releasing just four films in four decades, Terrence Malick suddenly became much more prolific starting with 2011’s Tree of Life. To the Wonder and Knight of Cups followed in quick succession, and Weightless should be coming along in the not-too-distant future.
Even as he’s picked up his pace, though, he’s taken his good sweet time with Voyage of Time, a documentary which aims to the entire story of the universe. And by “taken his good sweet time,” we mean this film has been in the works, off and on, for the past 30 years. But happily, it looks like we’re finally reaching the light at the end of the tunnel. Voyage of Time has officially been set for a fall 2016 IMAX release. Read More »
Late last year, Warner Bros. set a September 9, 2016 release date for Sully, the true story about Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, a pilot who heroically landed a U.S. Airways liner in the Hudson River just off the coast of Manhattan back in 2009. So far only the above photo is what we’ve seen from the drama directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Tom Hanks in the title role, but some interesting new details about the movie have just surfaced.
While filmmakers like Christopher Nolan, J.J. Abrams, and Zack Snyder have dabbled with shooting parts of their feature films on IMAX cameras, it will be Clint Eastwood and Sully with a record amount of footage shot on the large format. In fact, almost the entire movie was made with IMAX cameras. Find out more about Sully shot on IMAX after the jump. Read More »
Some people think that Jennifer Lawrence is the most beautiful vision that Earth has to offer. But only her voice will guide us through a documentary that shows us the beauty of our planet from the International Space Station, which might give her a run for her money (and she has a lot of it after The Hunger Games).
A Beautiful Planet is a new IMAX documentary that gives us some unique insight into our planet at the environment from the perspective of astronauts orbiting in space around it. Stunning shots of our planet from space give us gorgeous vantage points that we’ve never seen before, making this something that will be magical to see on the IMAX screen. Read More »
Paramount Pictures and IMAX have given us the opportunity to debut the IMAX illustrated poster for 10 Cloverfield Lane created by a UK artist Kevin M Wilson, who goes by the pseudonym Ape Meets Girl. We’ve featured his work many times in the past on /Film; you might remember his Jaws, Back to the Future, WALL-E, Peter Pan or Incredibles posters. His latest is for the J.J. Abrams-produced, Dan Trachtenberg-directed thriller 10 Cloverfield Lane, which hits theaters nationwide on March 11th, 2016. Hit the jump to see the Ape Meets Girl 10 Cloverfield Lane poster and read my brief chat with the artist. How many hidden Easter eggs can you spot in the art?
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Even though we haven’t gotten a single look at the new Spider-Man who will be making his debut in Captain America: Civil War in a few months, that’s not stopping the wallcrawler from having his future theatrical affairs put in order. Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios have struck a deal for a worldwide IMAX release in theaters when the film arrives in the summer of 2017. Read More »
In just a few days it’ll be Christmas Day. And while most kids are excited about Santa Claus coming down the chimney with some cool new toys, the adults are excited about a different guy in a red suit coming in 2016. Deadpool is finally getting his own movie, and the red band trailer seems to indicate it’s exactly what fans have been waiting for. And now we finally get to see Deadpool on the big screen with one of his favorite foods in a quick new IMAX teaser that hits theaters this week as well. Check it out! Read More »
In just one week, Quentin Tarantino‘s new Western The Hateful Eight will roll out around the country with special 70mm screenings at select locations that will feature a longer cut of the film, complete with an intermission. In order to make this happen, The Weinstein Company had to put in the effort to get some theaters up to snuff with a 70mm projector. And now that could have some cool side effects for cinephiles interested in seeing more movies in the format, including next year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Read More »
While director Quentin Tarantino had The Weinstein Company overhaul a bunch of theaters to be able to play his newest western The Hateful Eight in glorious 70mm for maximum effect, if you want to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens in that format, that’s going to be much harder. In addition, if you want to see the film in the newest, praised format of IMAX 3D laser projection, you’ll have an even harder time. But a list of the handful of theater showing the movie in these two preferred formats can be found below. Read More »