Archive for December, 2008

Video: Night at the Museum 2 teaser posted

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

We've posted the teaser to the film, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, the sequel to the 2006 film. Directed by Shawn Levy, the film sees the return of Ben Stiller as bumbling night watchman, Larry Daley. The film opens May 22, 2009 to conventional and IMAX theaters. BMZ Film Page ...

Video: Monsters vs. Aliens trailer now online

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

The trailer to the upcoming Dreamworks' film, Monsters vs. Aliens, is now online. Directed by Rob Letterman and Conrad Vernon and starring Reese Witherspoon, the film follows a rag-tag group of monsters enlisted by the government to defeat an alien invasion and save the earth from imminent destruction. The film opens March ...

ComingSoon.net: Avatar Behind-the-Scenes Shot

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

ComingSoon.net has posted a behind-the-scenes image from James Cameron's upcoming film, Avatar. Avatar is the story of an ex-Marine who finds himself thrust into hostilities on an alien planet filled with exotic life forms. As an Avatar, a human mind in an alien body, he finds himself torn between two worlds, ...

IMAX theater coming to Kolkata

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

An IMAX theater is in the works to be built in Mani Square Mall in Kolkata, India. The Times of India reports: "Apart from Dark Night, King Fu Panda, The Day the Earth Stood Still and Eagle Eye that were released last year, we should screen Transformers 2, Madagascar 2, ...

Free Lance-Star profiles Science Museum of Virginia IMAX Dome

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

The Free Lance-Star takes a look at the Science Museum of Virginia's Ethyl IMAX Dome theater, the largest movie screen in Virginia: Putting films like "The Day the Earth Stood Still" and "Madagascar 2: Escape to Africa" on the IMAX Dome requires more than an ordinary projector to produce its massive, ...

New Watchmen images posted

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

New images to the film Watchmen have been added to BMZ. Billy Crudup as Dr. Manhattan A complex, multi-layered mystery adventure, Watchmen is set in an alternate 1985 America in which costumed superheroes are part of the fabric of everyday society. The film opens March 6, 2009 in IMAX and conventional ...

Moviegoer unimpressed with digital IMAX

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

The Orlando Sentinel's entertainment blog writes about a disappointing visit to AMC Altamonte's 18 digital IMAX theater: But not all IMAX screens are created equal. The company is expanding its big screen reach, but it's doing it without spending the money to put bigger screens in place. Thus, does Doug in Orlando ...

AP: Imax rises as consumers embrace large screens

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

Associated Press reports: Shares of Imax Corp. rose Tuesday as consumers seem to be increasingly embracing the Canadian company's large-screen format, an analyst said. Imax's average per screen sales are three and a half times the national average, according to Morgan Joseph & Co.'s Jeffrey Blaeser. The weekend's No. 1 film at ...

New multiplex and IMAX coming to San Bernardino

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

Maya Cinemas has signed a development agreement with the San Bernardino City Council to renovate and expand the closed CinemaStar movie complex. The renovation will include a 3D IMAX screen. The Press-Enterprise reports: [Maya's president and chief operating officer Frank] Haffar said he plans to open the new IMAX ...

Twentieth Century Fox’s The Day The Earth Stood Still opens number one at the box office, shows strong performance in IMAX® theatres

Monday, December 15th, 2008

IMAX Corporation and Twentieth Century Fox today announced that The Day The Earth Stood Still, which opened number one at the domestic box office, generated an estimated $31 million, with 123 IMAX® theatres contributing approximately $3.7 million to the domestic total. From Friday, December 12, through Sunday December 14, the ...