The Walk Early Buzz

The New York Film Festival is in full swing, and this past weekend brought the premiere of Robert Zemeckis‘ drama The Walk, a narrative chronicle of the real life stunt featured in the documentary Man on Wire, where French high wire artist Philippe Petit walked across a high wire placed between the Twin Towers in 1974.

Now that the film starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt has been seen, some of The Walk early buzz has hit the web, and at the very least, it sounds like there’s plenty of suspense and thrills to be found, even if the move as a whole seems to stumble a bit here and there. Read More »


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The Walk IMAX trailer

Robert Zemeckis‘ The Walk is the kind of movie that demands to be seen in IMAX 3D, or at least the kind of movie Sony would like you to think demands to be seen in IMAX 3D. So the studio has just issued a nearly five-minute IMAX trailer to convince you that those pesky surcharges will be totally worth it.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as Philippe Petit, a French high-wire artist who in 1974 attempted to walk between New York’s Twin Towers on a tightrope strung between the two buildings. Needless to say, it looks like an intense experience. Watch The Walk IMAX trailer after the jump.

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IMAX producing movies

Even though it’s fairly standard for many blockbusters to have a period of their theatrical release on IMAX screens, that’s a relatively recent development with Apollo 13 and Star Wars: Attack of the Clones being the first blockbusters to play on the gigantic screen in 2002.

Since then the number of movies has gradually increased with about 32 blockbusters hitting IMAX screens in 2014. But even with more movies taking advantage of the larger screen format, the corporation still has plenty of times when there’s not a new movie hitting IMAX, and they’re hoping to change that in the future with a few possibilities, one of which would be IMAX producing movies on their own. Read More »

The Force Awakens IMAX

Nowadays, movies move in an out of theaters very quickly. Gone are the days of a movie sticking around your local multiplex for months. And movies have an even shorter shelf-life on IMAX screens, since there are far fewer of the giant movie theaters available for movies to inhabit.

Therefore, it’s somewhat surprising, though also not entirely unexpected, that Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be getting an extended stay in IMAX theaters when it opens on December 18th. Fans we’ll get their chance to see The Force Awakens IMAX screenings in theaters across the country for an entire month. Read More »


After the jump:

  • Outlander‘s Tobias Menzies signs up for Underworld 5
  • Dave Franco is also moving back in for Neighbors 2
  • Jack Reacher 2 is gearing up for a fall shoot
  • Jurassic World returns to IMAX 3D for one week only
  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 reveals first images; John Stamos joins the cast
  • Mrs. Doubtfire 2 definitely won’t happen without Robin Williams
  • LeBron James is hoping for a Space Jam 2
  • Sinister 2 drops a new clip and a featurette
  • Lionsgate’s latest Hunger Games ad is accidentally NSFW
  • Simon Pegg talks about feeling “pressure” as the writer of Star Trek Beyond
  • Chris Pine and Idris Elba bicker (for charity) on the set of Star Trek Beyond

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Star Wars Force Awakens Falcon

Due to the overwhelming amount of CGI visual effects used in the Star Wars prequels, and all the complaining that followed from fans hoping for more practical filmmaking, Lucasfilm and director J.J. Abrams have really been hitting home their use of authentic, real, practical effects for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. They’ve been relying heavily on that message, as seen in the recent Comic Con behind the scenes reel.

But that doesn’t mean Star Wars: The Force Awakens won’t have its fair share of CGI visual effects. Undoubtedly, CG was needed to extend sets, hide puppeteers, and even create entire characters. (Hopefully none are as distracting or invasive as Jar Jar Binks.) However, it sounds like there aren’t a lot of shots in Episode VII that are completely CGI, with no practical effects whatsoever.

Find out how many Star Wars The Force Awakens CGI shots there are after the jump! Read More »

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IMAX is usually a super-sized cinematic format, but in this case it is actually shrinking something a bit. (And not for Ant-Man.)

It hasn’t even been a week since WB premiered the first full-length Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer, but there has been more than enough time to examine that long batch of footage in detail. But if you want a different sort of detailed look at the footage, a slightly shorter, theatrical IMAX edit of the Batman v Superman trailer will be in theaters this weekend — or, if you don’t care about seeing it on a huge screen, you can check it out below. Read More »

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The Walk IMAX release date

Sony is releasing Robert ZemeckisThe Walk early on September 20th 2015 in select IMAX theaters, a couple weeks before the film’s scheduled October 9th 2015 release date. I’ve seen the trailer for this film in IMAX 3D and this definitely seems like one of those rare films that has been envisioned for not only 3D but also IMAX. So releasing the film in IMAX a couple weeks early makes sense.

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