Archive for July, 2009

Qatar’s Villagio Mall IMAX to open in August

Friday, July 31st, 2009

The Villagio Mall's IMAX 3D Theater in Doha, Qatar will be opening in August. The Peninsula reports: The Villaggio mall will open its 13 cinemas, one an IMAX 3D theatre, during the latter part of this month. Mohammad Al Ali, general manager of the Qatar Bahrain Cinema Company, the company that ...

Kelly Slater to embark on possible surfing tour?

Friday, July 31st, 2009

Among surfer Kelly Slater's upcoming projects is Giant Screen film, Ultimate Wave Tahiti, and perhaps a rumored surfing tour. The Los Angeles Times Outposts blog investigates: Is Kelly Slater's rumored surfing tour finally taking shape? An appearance by the nine-time world champion at the X Games on Thursday night might be ...

Guardian: Why Avatar Day could be James Cameron’s smartest move

Friday, July 31st, 2009

The UK's Guardian speculates on James Cameron's strategy with "Avatar Day" where fans can see 15 minutes of Avatar for free at their local IMAX theater: Waving, not drowning … James Cameron at a panel discussion on Avatar at Comic-Con 2009. Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters James Cameron seems like a man seldom troubled ...

Video: New Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs clip released

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

A clip from the film Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs has been released: Inspired by the beloved children's book, the film focuses on a town where food falls from the sky like rain. The film opens in conventional and IMAX theaters in 2D and 3D September 18, 2009. BMZ Film ...

Video: Jon Favreau talks IMAX 3D for Iron Man 3

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

Director Jon Favreau is still showing interest in filming in IMAX and 3D for the Iron Man franchise. Watch the MTV interview below: Source >> And also check out the latest around the web on Favreau's MTV interview: /film: Jon Favreau Talks 3D, IMAX For Iron Man 3 World of Superheroes: 'Iron Man ...

Project Mayhem: Five things you need to know about the IMAX version of ‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

Project Mayhem offers some tips for when you go see Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in IMAX: 1. Your 3D glasses will be underutilized. Granted, the advance hype says, "experience the explosive opening sequence in 3D!", which is entirely true, to the letter. And yes, it's thrilling, taking a first-person ...

Baltimore Sun: ‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’ casts a spell in IMAX

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

The Baltimore Sun checks out the IMAX version of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince at the Maryland Science Center: "See more, hear more, feel more!" goes the IMAX motto, and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, which opened Wednesday at the Maryland Science Center, fulfills that promise on every score. ...

Sci Museum of VA celebrates sharks with exhibits, film

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

RVA News visits the Science Museum of Virginia and takes in all things shark including Giant Screen film, Sharks, now playing in the museum IMAX Dome theater. In case you’re wondering, a shark kinda feels like a wet nose. (It’s cartilage, right?) And it turns out, the idea of petting a ...

Video: MTV talks with James Cameron on kick ass action of Avatar

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

MTV has posted their San Diego Comic-Con interview with filmmaker James Cameron who talks about what audiences can expect from the highly anticipated Avatar. Movie-hype quiz time: Is James Cameron's "Avatar" the most frantically anticipated movie of the year, the last several years, or the new millennium? Well, Cameron has been working ...

Huff Post: Harry Potter and the Future of Day-and-Date Simultaneous IMAX/35mm Releases

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

Film critic Scott Mendelson speculates on this weekend's box office with the wide IMAX release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: For those who don't already know, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: An IMAX Experience, with its initial fifteen-minutes in 3D, finally gets its nationwide release today. This will ...