Featuring one of the most impressive casts of the year, director Baltasar Kormákur is ready to take audiences to one of the most frightening and mythic places on the globe: Everest. The new film, which stars Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Sam Worthington, Keira Knightley, Emily Watson and Jake Gyllenhaal, opens September 18.
Based on true events, Everest tells the story two teams attempt to reach the summit of the mountain in one of the most violent snowstorms ever recorded. Kormákur shot the film in real conditions and IMAX 3D to give the viewer an experience almost as harrowing as the real people. Did he succeed? Check out the first Everest trailer below. Read More »
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This weekend, the latest Brad Bird movie, Tomorrowland, hits theaters. Bird loves cinema in its purest fashion, so leading up to release he was very careful about what to reveal about the movie. He also did something special for IMAX presentations of the film, presenting it in a larger than normal aspect ratio to really take fans from the real world to the future and Tomorrowland.
From The Iron Giant, to The Incredibles, Ratatouille and Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol, we here at /Film are huge Brad Bird fans. We know you are too. So we jumped at the chance to give away a Tomorrowland IMAX one sheet signed by Bird himself. Below. find out how to enter. Read More »
When your conflict has “infinity” in the title, you’ve got to go big, and that’s what Joe and Anthony Russo will do when they shoot both parts of Avengers: Infinity War starting in 2016. We know the brothers are using a new digital 2D IMAX camera for about 15 minutes of footage in Captain America: Civil War, which officially began production this week in Atlanta. Now they’ll use that new system for the entirety of the next two parts of the Avengers saga. Get some Infinity War IMAX quotes below. Read More »
Most people would agree the best theatrical movie experience is 70mm IMAX film projection. With IMAX Laser, the company’s aim was to try and replace – and hopefully even surpass – that experience. They’ve succeeded.
Earlier this month, IMAX debuted the first IMAX Laser projection system in the United States at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood, CA. This system is 60% brighter than traditional film projection, with darker blacks and whiter whites creating a contrast that is exponentially better than 70mm IMAX projection. “You haven’t seen a movie until you’ve seen it in IMAX Laser at the TCL Chinese,” said Alwyn Hight Kusher, the president of the theater. That might be a slight overstatement, but IMAX Laser is definitely another evolutionary step in the theatrical experience.
Below, watch a video about IMAX Laser projection and read some more details. Read More »
If IMAX is the future of movies, the company is really going to show it with Brad Bird‘s Tomorrowland. While the director didn’t shoot in native IMAX, his film will be presented entirely in an expanded aspect ratio when it is released on May 22. Sam Mendes’ Skyfall did something similar; it was shown in a 1.9:1 aspect ratio, which is 25% bigger than a regular screen. Tomorrowland will be similar.
If that’s not enough, fans who go to see Avengers: Age of Ultron in IMAX will be presented with an extended look at Tomorrowland, running about six minutes long. Read more about the Tomorrowland IMAX goodies below. Read More »
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Even though pretty much everyone in the world has seen the Batman v Superman teaser trailer already, Warner Bros. is still hosting a IMAX trailer event Monday. How do they entice people who got tickets to still go? Well, director Zack Snyder tweeted that a few extra shots will be included in this trailer and fans will have a chance to get two special Batman v Superman IMAX posters. Check them out below. Read More »
Other film series have taken the plunge into full-format IMAX shooting, and Captain America: Civil War will be Marvel’s first foray into using full IMAX sequences. The twist is that this one will go about it in a slightly different way. The sequel, which is about to get under way in Atlanta under the direction of Anthony and Joe Russo with returning cinematographer Trent Opaloch, will be the first to use a new IMAX camera, the digital 2D system co-developed by IMAX and Arri. Read More »
IMAX film stock is large. And that means, it needs a larage light to shine through it in order to project on those massive screens. We rarely think about that kind of thing when we’re watching a movie but the light bulb in a projector could not be more important. Especially an IMAX projector.
So what does an IMAX lightbulb look like and how do you change one? A new video shows you the process and it’s pretty fascinating. Check out the IMAX lightbulb video below. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 by Angie Han
Prepare to spend a lot of your time in IMAX theaters over the coming year. IMAX and Disney have just renewed their contract through 2017. The deal covers, among other things, upcoming tentpoles from Star Wars, Marvel, and Pixar. Get the details on the Disney IMAX deal after the jump. Read More »