One of my favorite films is For All Mankind, the documentary edited from footage shot by Apollo astronauts and set to music by Brian Eno. I don’t expect that Hubble 3D, the new IMAX-format film about the Hubble telescope and the astronauts who maintain it, will represent the same incredible marriage of image and music that For All Mankind does. But it might be an equally great combination of content and 3D. Even with the footage in this new trailer, which only hints at how beautiful the movie might be, I think I’ve finally found the 3D movie to get me interested in the format. Read More »

Kick-Ass To Premiere at 2010 SXSW Film Festival

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South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival announced this morning that it will host the official premiere of Matthew Vaughn‘s big screen adaptation of Mark Millar‘s comic Kick-Ass. Of course, a rough cut of the film secretly sneak previewed in December as part of Butt-num-a-thon. I was there and can tell you — believe the hype, this film is awesome. Kick-Ass will be the opening night film at the 2010 SXSW Film Festival in mid-March. The first wave of films were also announced, and include Aaron Katz’s Cold Weather, Sebastian Gutierrez’s Elektra Luxx, Hubble 3D (IMAX), Wes Orshoski and Greg Olliver’s documentary Lemmy, and James Franco’s documentary Saturday Night. You can read more about all the films mentioned above, in the press release after the jump.
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