Posted on Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 by Angie Han
UPDATE: The Game of Thrones IMAX presentation has been delayed one week, but will now open on 200 screens, which you can find below. Tickets go on sale January 16. Original article follows, new info is after that.
The big world of Westeros is about to get even bigger. HBO has announced a Game of Thrones IMAX release to hit theaters later this month, making the fantasy epic the first-ever TV series to play in the jumbo-screen format.
The screenings will consist of the last two episodes of Season 4 (“The Watchers on the Wall” and “The Children”), plus an exclusive first trailer for Season 5. More details on the Game of Thrones IMAX release after the jump. Read More »
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Posted on Friday, January 9th, 2015 by Angie Han
Clint Eastwood‘s American Sniper has been racking up box office dollars and picking up awards nominations, and now it’s getting the IMAX treatment. The company has announced an American Sniper IMAX run to kick off later this month.
Bradley Cooper leads the drama as U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, called the most lethal sniper in American military history. Hit the jump for more details on the American Sniper IMAX release. Read More »
The King Kong prequel Skull Island just got a new title and release date. Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts and starring Tom Hiddleston, the film is now called Kong: Skull Island. Additionally, it has moved from November 4, 2016 to March 10, 2017. It’ll be released in 3D and IMAX 3D.
Below, read the brand new plot description for Kong: Skull Island. Read More »
Update From Editor Peter Sciretta: Paramount Pictures has released the artwork and details for Kevin Dart’s other two Interstellar posters. You can see them above side to side in the completed triptych. After the jump you can learn details about how to get the Kevin Dart Interstellar posters and see them each in high resolution.
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From the first screenings of Christopher Nolan‘s Interstellar, you could hear the controversy coming. Audiences in different cities complained about the sound in the film. Nolan’s mix, or something in the presentation, resulted in several lines of dialogue – seemingly important lines – being blown out by sound effects and music. Was this an artistic choice by Nolan? Or was it the fault of individual theaters?
/Film reported on the sound issues, and as the story spread over days, no one would comment. Not Nolan’s camp, not Paramount Pictures and not IMAX. The only update was from one theater in upstate New York, which blamed Nolan for the sound. Now, finally, Nolan has responded to the controversy. Does he accept blame? Does he even think there’s a problem? Read Nolan’s quotes about the Interstellar sound problems below. Read More »
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UPDATE: An IMAX spokesperson confirmed to /Film that IMAX cameras are being used for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The original article follows, with minor edits.
Zack Snyder‘s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is, without a doubt, one of the biggest movies of all time. Now it quite literally might be one of the biggest of all time too. The film is currently shooting in Chicago (including a particularly recognizable, even iconic scene involving Batman) and several fans who were watching the filming say they saw IMAX cameras capturing the action. We had an idea it would be released in IMAX, but it’s news if the film is shooting in IMAX.
A rumor about this did begin floating over the summer but no one representing Warner Bros. or IMAX would confirm. Now they have. Batman v Superman is filming in IMAX. Below, we reveal how we discovered the Batman v Superman IMAX connection. Read More »
There’s no denying the visceral power and prowess of Christopher Nolan‘s Intersellar. The ninth film from the popular director is his most ambitious, and it looks jaw-droppingly gorgeous. The sets, miniatures, and images of space travel and planets all combine to make a film the scope of which rivals any other space movie.
Emotionally, the film comes close to achieving a similarly momentous effect. Interstellar follows Coop (Matthew McConaughey), a father forced to leave his family in a possibly mad attempt to preserve the future of humanity by finding another habitable planet. The tale is filled with drama, humor, intense action and surprising plot twists. There’s rarely a dull moment in the movie because the story is so compelling and poignant.
But maybe it’s all a bit too much. The script, by Nolan and his brother Jonathan, packs ideas and theories in every single scene. Concepts about love, survival, physics, and time burst from the film more prominently than the emotion and visuals. Even with a nearly three-hour runtime, so many ideas are presented that the film rarely has time to focus on one over another. The result is a technical marvel with a powerful narrative that ends up feeling a tad empty because we aren’t sure exactly which point it’s trying to make. Read More »
Christopher Nolan controls every single aspect of his movies from preproduction through publicity. He wants every single thing about his film to be handled just right, from something as important as the IMAX film capture all the way through to who writes about the movie before release. Recently, multiple reports said he personally went to numerous theaters that would be screening his latest film, Interstellar, to double- and triple-check the sound and picture quality. That’s a comforting fact, to know that he’s out there making sure things look and sound great.
Much less comforting is the buzz coming out of those screenings. From the first press screenings through opening night, fans have been complaining about issues with the film’s sound mix. Reports say multiple scenes have the music and sound effects so loud that dialogue is drowned out. This doesn’t seem to be an isolated incident. It’s a complaint that’s been registered all over the US, Europe, and Canada.
Below, we’ll present some of those reactions, some of the stories, and some of the explanations hoping to get to the bottom of these possible Interstellar sound issues. Read More »
If your local theater has a film projector, it’s likely you can see Christopher Nolan‘s Interstellar beginning on Wednesday, two days before the rest of the country. It was the famously old school director’s way to paying respects to the past, and also letting people know his preferred format: film. The problem is, over the past few years, almost every theater in the country has begun to transition to digital projection. Digital is cheaper to distribute, easier to handle, and is not subject to the same sort of handling damage that can mar film prints.
The final numbers have been released and the number of theaters opening Interstellar on film versus on digital (with the digital rollout taking place on Friday) is pretty staggering. The numbers for Interstellar film theaters are below. Read More »