Archive for November, 2008

Blu-ray editions of Alps, Coral Reef Adventure get reviewed

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

John and Siena Harlin. (Photo courtesy: MacGillivray Freeman Films. Copyright by: Holcim.) The recently released Blu-ray edition of MacGillivray Freeman Films' The Alps gets positively reviewed on DVDTown.com: The Alps: IMAX is the first IMAX feature that I've seen in a home setting. I was worried that the experience would be diminished ...

Analyst says IMAX more essential to movie studio plans

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

With the recently signed five-picture deal between Disney and IMAX, analysts look at how Hollywood has come to view IMAX. The Associated Press reports: Marla Backer of Soleil Securities Group Inc. said the Disney agreement, which follows a deal Imax signed with DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc., shows the studios understand ...

Disney’s new five-picture deal with IMAX to begin with “A Christmas Carol”

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

Epic Fantasy From Director Robert Zemeckis Aan Starring Jim Carrey Leads Impressive Line-Up Disney's A Christmas Carol, the spectacular 3D 2009 holiday release from director Robert Zemeckis and starring Jim Carrey, will be the first film from The Walt Disney Studios slated for IMAX ® theatres under a new five-picture arrangement ...

H’wood Reporter profiles Van Gogh film

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

The Hollywood Reporter takes a look at the upcoming Giant Screen film, Van Gogh: Brush with Genius. This Imax Theater documentary, from MacGillivray Freeman Films, provides the visceral thrill of seeing numerous masterworks by the painter in visually dazzling fashion, even if its narrative style leaves something to be desired. The ...

New webisode for Under the Sea now online

Monday, November 17th, 2008

The fourth production webisode for Under the Sea 3D has been posted on the film's official website. The video features footage shot in The Great Barrier Reef along with behind-the-scenes footage of filmmakers Howard and Michelle Hall, and the Under the Sea film crew. The sequel to Deep Sea 3D will ...

IMAX Corporation to present at Imperial Capital’s Global Opportunities Conference

Monday, November 17th, 2008

IMAX Corporation today announced that Bradley J. Wechsler, Co-Chairman and Co-CEO of IMAX Corporation, will present at the Imperial Capital's Global Opportunities Conference on Tuesday, November 18th at 2:45 pm Eastern Time. The conference is being held at the Hilton New York Hotel in New York City. The presentation is being ...

Duluth Omnimax likely to close

Monday, November 17th, 2008

The Associated Press reports: The Duluth Omnimax Theater will probably close when its lease is up in 2011. Dan Russell, the director of the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center, says another shortfall is predicted for this year. That would mean the theater has operated in the red for several years. The Omnimax opened in ...

Video: The Day the Earth Stood Still trailer #2 now online

Monday, November 17th, 2008

MTV has debuted the newest trailer for upcoming film, The Day the Earth Stood Still. In 20th Century Fox's contemporary reinvention of its 1951 classic, Keanu Reeves portrays Klaatu, an alien whose arrival on our planet triggers a global upheaval. The film opens December 12 in IMAX and conventional theaters. BMZ ...

Jim Carrey To Narrate Latest IMAX(R) 3D Film Under The Sea 3D

Monday, November 17th, 2008

LOS ANGELES, CA, Nov. 17 - Warner Bros. Pictures Inc. and IMAX Corporation today announced that Jim Carrey will narrate Under the Sea 3D, the third IMAX(R) 3D co-production between the two companies. Scheduled to be released to IMAX(R) theatres beginning on February 13, 2009, Under the Sea 3D will ...

Video: Monsters vs. Aliens Director’s First Look featurette posted

Friday, November 14th, 2008

Up on BMZ is a short featurette from DreamWorks Animation on the upcoming film, Monsters vs. Aliens. The clip features the directors of the film, Rob Letterman and Conrad Vernon, and has behind-the-scenes footage of the making of the film. The film will be digitally re-mastered into The IMAX Experience® ...