Archive for February, 2009

GSCA Award Winner for Best Cinematography and Special Achievement in Filmmaking “Grand Canyon Adventure” Debuts on DVD and Blu-ray

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Innovative Image Transfer Technique Delivers State-of-the-Art Image Quality LAGUNA BEACH, Ca. (February 25, 2009) -- Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk 3D, MacGillivray Freeman's award-winning giant screen film about global water shortages, is now available on DVD and Blu-ray, it was announced by MacGillivray Freeman Films Distribution Company. Distributed by Image ...

Cincinnati CityBeat covers third wave of theatrical 3D

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Cincinnati CityBeat takes a brief look at the history of 3D, and Hollywood's recent push for the technology with such releases as Coraline (above) and My Bloody Valentine in 3D. As many as 11 3-D releases are currently scheduled for release during the rest of 2009, following on the heels of ...

National Geographic Entertainment and 3ality Digital’s ‘U2 3D’ hits $20 million in box office in advance of Japan opening

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Top-Reviewed Concert Film of 2008 to Launch in 40 Japanese Theaters in March U2 3D, rated the No. 4 best-reviewed film and top concert film in 2008 by Rottentomatoes.com and recipient of the Best Musical Film Award at the Los Premios MTV Latin American Video Music Awards, will open in more ...

GSCA, IMAX Corp. discuss marketing and branding issues

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

The Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and IMAX Corporation recently met to discuss marketing and branding issues. Key to the discussions is the recent roll-out of digital IMAX theaters, and its impact on the traditional film-based IMAX theaters. Regarding IMAX's digital transition, IMAX is currently working on a policy to ...

AMC Mesquite IMAX opens March 6

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

Mesquite, Texas will be getting a new digital IMAX soon. Pegasus News reports: From the AMC folks comes word that they're opening a new IMAX theater at the Mesquite 30. The new facility will celebrate its opening on March 6 when the eagerly-anticipated Watchmen movie makes its appearance on area ...

Video: Extended Watchmen Rorschach clips now online

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

Two extended Watchmen clips featuring Rorschach have appeared online. Watch the clips using the player below: Directed by Zack Snyder (300), the film is set in an alternate 1985 America in which costumed superheroes are part of the fabric of everyday society. It opens in conventional and IMAX theaters March ...

Video: Cradle of Aviation’s Gary Monti in Conan O’Brien clip

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

Via GSCA, Conan O'Brien airs his favorite Late Night clip: playing 1860s baseball which features Cradle of Aviation Museum's Gary Monti.

Hubble Space Telescope Image to be Unveiled at Chabot Space & Science Center

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 24 (AScribe Newswire) -- As part of the International Year of Astronomy, Chabot Space & Science Center will unveil an image taken using a combination of NASA's Great Observatories - The Hubble Space Telescope, The Spitzer Space Telescope and Chandra X-ray Observatory. NASA is releasing images from ...

Big Picture Big Sound reviews Coral Reef Adv Blu-ray

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

Big Picture Big Sound has posted their review of the Blu-ray edition of MacGillivray Freeman Films' Coral Reef Adventure. The Picture Once again Image Entertainment has done an excellent job in capturing the large format, 70mm IMAX production from MacGillivray Freeman and bringing it to the high definition Blu-ray format. The 1.78:1 ...

Hollywood studios embrace 3D technology

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

The Daily Free Press takes a look at the recent surge of 3D media from Super Bowl ads to the upcoming slew of films. Although anaglyph technology is the classic type of 3-D technology, and many people can identify it, it is rarely used for movies, said Lenny Lipton, a stereoscopic ...