With movie theater ticket sales in decline and the piracy still on the rise for home video, Hollywood is looking towards virtual reality as another avenue for the entertainment dollar. And IMAX wants in on the ground floor, announcing last year that they would be opening six IMAX VR Centres in 2017. On Tuesday morning, I visited the first IMAX VR Centre located in Los Angeles, hoping to get a glimpse of the future of immersive entertainment.
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IMAX has revealed that Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast will be specially formatted to fit the full digital IMAX screen for the entirety of the movie.
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Millions will be headed to movie theaters this weekend to see Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Before the movie starts, trailers for some of the biggest blockbusters of 2017 will be played, but at select locations, audiences will be treated to a 5-minute prologue from Christopher Nolan‘s upcoming World War II drama Dunkirk.
Since most of Dunkirk was shot on 65mm IMAX cameras, Christopher Nolan is making this prologue only available in select IMAX theaters so it’s seen in the best format possible. If you’re not sure if your local IMAX theater is worthy of this honor, a full list of theaters playing the prologue around the world has been made available online.
Get the full Dunkirk prologue IMAX theaters list after the jump. Read More »
Sadly, nowadays when a movie hits the IMAX screen, it’s usually also in 3D by default. Very rarely are there IMAX screens showing a movie in 2D. However, in the case of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, there will be a very small amount of theaters not only showing the movie in IMAX 2D, but with a 70mm projection as well.
Find out where to catch the Rogue One 70mm IMAX screenings after the jump. Read More »
Fans of the Transformers franchise have been waiting to see the first footage from Transformers: The Last Knight ever since cameras started rolling earlier this year. Even people who aren’t all that excited about another sequel in the franchise are likely at least curious to see how this movie brings together King Arthur and his knights, Hitler and some mini-Dinobots and mch more. Thankfully a trailer is coming very soon (likely this week), and we’ve got a sneak peek to hold you over until then.
Now we get a taste of the mayhem that Michael Bay (and his trusty camera called Bayhem) has in store for us as the first bit of Transformers The Last Knight footage has arrived in an IMAX featurette that celebrates the impact that the franchise has had on the success of the giant screen company. Watch below! Read More »
We’re just a few days out from seeing what Marvel Studios has to offer with their latest entry in the Marvel cinematic universe, Doctor Strange. So far the early buzz has been mostly positive with plenty of praise surrounding the visuals and action of the movie, despite the fact that the movie does hit some of the tired tropes of the origin story and introduces a character not wholly dissimilar from Robert Downey Jr.’s take on Tony Stark.
At the very least, we’re getting the beginning of a new Marvel franchise that brings us into a completely different realm of the Marvel cinematic universe. Helping with that is the IMAX 3D format that allows trippy, mystical visuals to come to life in a big way. Check out a new Doctor Strange IMAX featurette after the jump to see what we’re talking about. Read More »
Just last week, we learned that Warner Bros. would be hosting a special fan event for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them on October 13th that would offer a sneak preview of the forthcoming Harry Potter spin-off in 18 cities around the world. Also, the events hosted in the United States were slated to feature an exclusive IMAX screening of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. But it turns out; that’s just the beginning of WB’s plans for fans.
The studio has announced that every single film in the Harry Potter franchise will be coming to IMAX locations in the United States for one week only following the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them event. Get the details below. Read More »
IMAX has announced they will be expanding their partnership with Twentieth Century Fox to include four key tentpole films: Maze Runner: The Death Cure, Predator, Alita: Battle Angel and the Fox’s untitled Marvel film. Hit the jump for the details.
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While filmmaking legend Steven Spielberg may think that virtual reality technology could be dangerous to filmmaking and storytelling, other directors and movie studios are jumping on board. Earlier this summer, IMAX revealed plans to create IMAX VR theaters. Now IMAX Entertainment head Greg Foster is revealing new details about what they believe might be the next step in immersive storytelling.
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The first trailer for Voyage of Time: Life’s Journey, a new documentary from filmmaker Terrence Malick, debuted back in June ahead of a special 45-minute IMAX release of the film coming this fall. Brad Pitt narrates that version, and it’s the only one confirmed for a US release so far. However, there’s a feature-length, 90-minute cut of the film that is narrated by Cate Blanchett, and a new trailer has just debuted teasing that version of the movie.
Watch the new Voyage of Time trailer after the jump. Read More »