As Hollywood has gone 3D crazy, some filmmakers are embracing an entirely different experience — IMAX. Brad Bird‘s Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol, in theaters now, features 23-minutes shot with 15-perf 70mm IMAX cameras. The much anticipated The Dark Knight Rises will feature nearly 50 minutes of full IMAX footage.  There is no denying that the IMAX shot footage looks breathtaking, and having the image expand to the full IMAX screen results in an experience unlike anything else.

So the question is: Do you know where to experience these films in full 70mm IMAX? Or have you been watching Digital IMAX, known to most film geeks as “LIEmax”? Because the difference can be EVERYTHING. We will explain the difference, chronicle the history, and answer the question in this week’s edition of Q&A!

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VOTD: ‘the films of [Christopher Nolan]‘

From the earliest installments of his “[the films of]” project, I’ve noticed /Film commenters wondering if and when Kees van Dijkhuizen would get around to spotlighting Christopher Nolan. The British director inspires fervent devotion from movie geeks as few other filmmakers do, thanks to his wildly ambitious imagination, his masterful storytelling, and his eye for cool beauty, and van Dijkhuizen notes that he’s received “hundreds, literally hundreds of requests” for a video showcasing Nolan’s unique style.

Now, for the eleventh installment of his yearlong, twelve-part montage series, van Dijkhuizen has finally released “[the films of] Christopher Nolan,” with a sleek stylishness that serves fitting tribute to the Dark Knight director. Watch the video after the jump.

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The /Filmcast: After Dark is a recording of what happens right after The /Filmcast is over, when the kids have gone to bed and the guys feel free to speak whatever is on their minds. In other words, it’s the leftover and disorganized ramblings, mindfarts, and brain diarrhea from The /Filmcast, all in one convenient audio file. In this episode, David Chen, Devindra Hardawar, and Adam Quigley discuss whether or not the action from The Dark Knight actually makes sense and debate whether/how our history of racist cartoons should be released. Special guest Tasha Robinson joins us from AV Club. Click here to watch Jim Emerson’s Dark Knight dissection and also be sure to check out Joseph Kahn’s response.

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Some fans consider negative comments about The Dark Knight totally blasphemous. Christopher Nolan‘s 2008 mega-blockbuster has reached the kind of untouchable status where it’s not only considered by many to be the best superhero movie of all time, some even consider it one of the best movies of all time. I think it definitely warrants mention in the superhero argument but, personally, don’t think it even comes close to the second column. Neither does critic Jim Emerson, apparently, who has just debuted a new feature on Indiewire called In The Cut where he breaks down action scenes shot by shot trying to figure out what the filmmaker did right and wrong.

His first deconstruction is the chase sequence in The Dark Knight where Harvey Dent is transferred between jails. According to Emerson, “We notice lapses in visual logic whether our brains register them consciously or not. I found this sequence utterly baffling the first time I saw it, and every subsequent time.  At last, I now know exactly why.”

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Want to pitch a superhero movie to Guillermo Del Toro? Is Pittsburgh ready for The Dark Knight Rises? What does Chris Evans think of his suit in The Avengers? How about Chris Hemsworth‘s thoughts on a new director coming on board Thor 2? Read all this, and get some fashion tips, in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

What did Total Film rank as the Best Superhero Movie of All Time? When and where will Cowboys & Aliens have its world premiere? Did you ever think you’d be able to create energy out of nowhere like Cyclops? How much did Green Lantern cost and what’s it on track to make? And what the heck is that image about? Find out about all of this and much more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

VOTD: ‘The Batman Complex’

Probably all of us have entertained fantasies at some point about becoming one of our favorite superheroes, whether as children playing with action figures or adults watching the latest comic book blockbuster. Generally, it’s just harmless fun — but take that drive to the extreme and things can get really weird, as seen in today’s Video of the Day. The Batman Complex is a (sadly) fake film trailer about about a paranoid schizophrenic who comes to believe that he is actually Batman. Or something. Watch it after the jump.

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Facebook has starred in movies, we’ve seen a movie about Facebook and now, for the first time, you’ll be able to watch movies on Facebook. Warner Brothers just announced they’ll be the first movie studio offer movies directly to Facebook. Starting March 8, they’ll “begin testing an offering of selected movies for purchase or rental through Warner Bros. Entertainment’s Facebook movie Pages.” The first film available is Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight, the most financially successful movie in Warner Brothers history. If you “Like” the movie on Facebook, you can choose to rent it for $3 and then watch the movie, comment during it, pause it and more, right on your Facebook page, for 48 hours. In the near future, you’ll also be able to purchase full movies and do the same thing.  Read more details after the jump. Read More »

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